Monday, December 1, 2008
A Visit to The Painted Cottage
I am back from my Thanksgiving trip. Full of turkey, memories, and photos! I must have taken sixty photos at The Painted Cottage between the studio, cafè and home store. Don't worry: I've narrowed it down to about seven pics (but that may change next time I'm re-reading my own post)! I am hoping to capture the inspired feeling I get when I walk through the Studio and workspace.
I can only hope that this photo, taken on the first floor of the studio (yes, there are 2nd floors in both the Studio and Home stores) gives a sense of the many amazing things for sale.
This exposed painted brick wall is so beautiful: it makes me want to build one inside my home!
Pale shades of aqua and pink are everywhere, as are mosaics, pillows, chandeliers, painted furniture, architectural finds, pretty hardware ...
The fabrics make me want to overcome my fear of patterns and finally use my "new" sewing machine (last year's Christmas gift from my husband)
More furniture upstairs at the Studio
Views of the workspace. GASP! Paint, fabrics, furniture, dishes!
Main level of the Home store (located in the Woolworth's building. See previous post for exterior)
Artist and co-owner, Valerie Boothroyd with her beaming fan: me! How cool and busy is Valerie? Well, she seated my party for lunch at the cafè and then was at the Home store willing to be in this photo afterward! Thank you. :)