Thursday, 22 September 2011

A sneak peek at *my room of my own*

Hello, my lovely friends. Thanks for all your encouragement about our recent gardening effortsjust what I needed to hear before I tackle the rest of that confounded ivy on the fence this weekend! Another iris has unfurled her pretty fronds today which has gladdened my heart. Oh, and it looks like we have an apricot tree in our veggie patch! Yes, this little gardening caper is helping to lift my spirits as I start the slow process of finding my *new normal* after recent events

Another little project which is bringing me pleasure is sorting out my precious *room of my own*. So many of you have been waiting patiently for some photos so here are a few of my work-in-progress on my desk.
See anything familiar? Eagle-eyed Planetarians will spot a few things immediately. Like Emma’s desk – in a much better state than back here! There’s sweet Iris’s divine birthday butterfly scarf which I’ve been wearing quite a bit lately. Let’s take a closer look.
Here’s my butterfly vase which you saw, filled with vibrant daffodils, here. There’s little Charlotte, keeping me company and surrounded by a delicate butterfly dish, a divine blue Tasmanian ceramic box (unfortunately I can’t recall the artist) and a little French beeswax candle.
You might recognise some of Felicity’s handmade fluttery friends on the wall. There’s one of my prettiest Cavallini & Co files at the back. That divine blue notebook is from my gorgeous friend, Melissa.
And here’s my *box in a box* - remember that? Now it’s filled with goodies such as Tina’s clay butterfly, Ang’s blue bookmark, the sweet ‘for Jane’ tag made by my local bloggy friend, Sarah, and a heart-warming letter from Suzanne in the US. Oh and the blue circular gift tags are made by the talented Hobartian, Narelle of Ruby Victoria Letterpress & Printing.
Moving along, we come to the wonderfully inspiring set of affirmation cards (featuring one of my favourite quotations from Henry David Thoreau) from kind Catherine (I’ve since painted that wood in Charlotte’s blue, Catherine ☺). The framed French print is by the talented Jessica Purser who has her Etsy shop, Purrr. You might recognise my little glass dragonfly paperweight you saw here

There’s Beth’s brilliantly hued butterfly, perched atop one of my favourite vases which contains a feather from Iris. In front is the divine ceramic birdie from my treasured friend, Felicity, a special letter in a bottle and a doily-imprinted ceramic tea light holder made by the talented Tasmanian ceramicist, Sally Cassandra.
And to finish off, just feast your eyes on this divine painting by my talented and caring friend, Anna. You can buy more of her loveliness at her Etsy shop. You last saw the little French bottle here. The little turquoise post-it note holder and pencil holder are from Typo. I was given the little angel by some precious German friends. I adore the two little blue ceramic colonial Hobartian houses. 

The Eiffel Tower is from Chez Moi – remember how much you enjoyed peeking around Karen’s shop back here? The gold clock was a wedding present and the framed print is also by Jessica Purser.
Overlooking it all are a photo of my Blogging Your Way mood board and my Liberty loveliness I created back here.

I am so delighted at how it’s all coming together. It’s all so very *me*. I am on the hunt for pretty frames for mood boards and need to work out where to hang all the gorgeous garlands you’ve made for me! Then there are all the shelves in my craft cupboard to arrange – look out weekend ☺. 

I must say how thrilled I am to have so many of your kind gifts around me – it feels like a big bloggy hug at the moment! Tell me – how does it make you feel to see something you’ve given me here? I hope your heart is as warmed as mine.
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56 comments:

  1. oh jane it's just lovely! thanks for sharing this peek inside:)

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  2. A passport to happiness I think.

    There's so much to take in and I'm so pleased that you've highlighted the different elements because my eyes were all over the place trying to take it all in.

    It's a great pleasure to see things that your Blogerista friends have given with love and it makes me so happy to hear you say that they make you feel like you've been given a great big bloggy hug.

    This is a truly glorious space and I can imagine it really does give you a boost to spend time in this light and love filled room.

    xx's

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  3. It's beautiful! I am drooling with envy. One brave day I will post a "keeping it real" pic of my 'workspace' - lodged between the kitchen and the mess of kids toys ;)
    You have so many beautiful little treasures, you are sure to be inspired.
    I love it all! x Rhi

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  4. hey - loving a little nosey round your room for your own. STILL loving that scarf (maybe even a little green!) and sharing your love of Cavallini. I have a lovely little selection of notebooks that I can't use because I love them too much...how silly!
    I hope that your space brings you hours of creative happiness. Failing that, a little peace!
    love fee x

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  5. Jane - this is just amazing! So many lovely treasures representing people, places and things that delight your life. Just beautiful. I'm so happy for you that you have this precious space:) Meredy xo

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  6. Hi Jane, your desk is amazingly beautiful. You could just sit there and feel happier. You wait til you see my desk, it's a chaotic mess!
    X

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  7. It all looks so heavenly! Well done!!

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  8. Incredible!

    I just love creative souls like you :)

    So inspiring xx

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  9. a bloggy hug...we are all there for you, and with you, in your very loved *room of your own*...

    so happy to see you creating your little space...a spot for you to just be...and think...and create when the moment takes you...

    Have a wonderful few weeks...I'm sitting in the sun in the middle of the Med for a while...a last dose bf winter really does hit us here again...

    hugs again to you from me lovely...

    Melissa xxx

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  10. So so so pretty and so you! I love it and i am totally green with jealousy!

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  11. ...so you like butterflies, lovely! You're very lucky to have your own space, mine fell through, at least for the moment, I'll tell you about that another time. Have a wonderful weekend..x

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  12. Oh my Jane, it's divine and very you!!! Love it all, such a pretty inspiring desk to work at. I immediately spotted your BYW moodboard :) Great idea to have printed and displayed it there. Enjoy your special spot x

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  13. Jane, it is a lovely space and I bet if feels great to be able to sit and think surrounded by such pretty things. Thanks for sharing and enjoy the weekend.

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  14. Your room is delightful, hope you spend many happy hours in there. Can't wait to see the rest of the room transformation.

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  15. All so gorgeous and a delightful 'me' project to engage in. You deserve it, Jane - especially after all you've been through. I immediately recognised Anna's beautiful print from Lona de Anna and definitely want to head on over to Purr ASAP. Happy weekend to you x

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  16. Oh WOW!!! What an amazing room! I especially love the paper butterflies and the baby blue frame in the third last picture! I wish I could have a desk that was half as nice as that but with course outlines and readers piled sky high, its not a pleasant sight!

    P.S. Thanks for follwing me :)

    x Aliya
    www.papermoonsandmacarons.blogspot.com

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  17. Hi Jane..the blues won't get you here..except for the beauties you've chosen! I adore all your butterflies, your mood board and knick knacks and the fabulous desk. The glass on top makes a fantastic surface and looks great. Have a brilliant weekend!

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  18. Such a special spot, dear Jane. The only thing missing is... A laptop!?! x

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  19. Such a lovely tour de chambre Jane - I am in AWE of the floral painting - so cute. (and the rest of your j´home is divine too)
    Happy spring weekend - we are all set for autumn here:)
    Axx

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  20. Oh Jane, I love butterflies, your space is full of style and inspiration.x

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  21. I just love your desk Jane.
    I would be embarassed for you to see mine!

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  22. Delightful Jane, I am eyeing off our new spare room... inspiring stuff! A x

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  23. Oh it doesn't surprise me one bit that your special room of your own is filled with loveliness Jane. Each piece so beautifully placed and put together with the next. LOVE the box in a box idea, I might even adopt that one for my kitchen bench... I currently have all my stationery doodad's clumsily shoved into a small envelope box! Not very attractive, or effective for that matter.
    As always, the butterflies scattered throughout are spectacular, so much beauty there. It does all look so very you Jane, exquisite :o) xo

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  24. So much to see there, so much inspiration to gain, so many heart warming items... And yes, I am pleased to see the flutterers I sent you hanging quietly on your chair. Also loving your thread Eiffel Tower (or is it something else?) a lot!
    xx Iris

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  25. Yay, i have a gift for your room, something you're missing, brilliant, love Posie

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  26. Gorgeous room - great job! I have hobby room - I don't use it much but it's lovely to have a space & display all of my things - that looks like me!
    x
    Melissah from Coastal Style

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  27. Over the moon.
    Yep.....THAT's
    how it makes me
    feel, you sweet
    sweet girl : )
    And you are right;
    that space is so
    completely and
    utterly YOU. I
    have to admit,
    I'm a bit envious!!
    But only in the
    BEST of ways : )
    Enjoy all your
    inspiration!
    xx Suzanne

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  28. It looks like a beautiful space to spend time in.

    Kate
    xx

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  29. Oh Jane, it's absolutely gorgeous.....WOW!!! Such beautiful & special items...and such colour! The painting is fabulous, going to look ar her Etsy shop right now!

    So inspiring :) X

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  30. I love the paper butterflies! You have such a great workspace and it is so lovely that much of it originated from blog friends!

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  31. Jane, this is just so gorgeous. I'll have to show my friend, Jen, cos she LOVES butterflies (and dragonflies too). I reckon she'll LOVE IT!

    I'm hoping to do my own space in our study some time soon. I've already started collecting things for my desk. I can't wait!

    Well done.

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  32. so many things to love ... the vase the scarf and the wee white clay or ceramic birdie with the blue half circle pattern .. ahhh best le xox

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  33. What a beautiful space. Love the butterflies and of course the Eiffel Tower. All so gorgeous! I have been away from blog World for a while and just playing catch up so will be sending you more messages very soon. Gx

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  34. what a pretty little space! the butterfly scarf is gorgeous!

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  35. Oh Jane what an adorable space you have created for yourself...I can see many happy hours spent crafting in there :)
    x

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  36. Loved the little insight. Gorgeous and totally you! xo

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  37. Oh what a glorious little corner.... with everything so special to you right at your fingertips. A-M xx

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  38. Dear jane

    Between this glorious, inpsiring room of your own, and Felicities blooming colurs all arranged, I have soemthing to aim for.

    Much peace and happiness for you in this room.

    xxx
    Jill

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  39. sorry for the typos, had almost nil sleep last night.
    xx

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  40. What a simply delightful space. Love all the beautiful goodies and the way you have displayed them, and I can imagine that it must look even more beautiful in real life. Hope you get to snatch many happy hours at that desk!
    Clare x

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  41. Oh yay thanks for the sneak peak. Your new space is simply divine. I can just imagine you sitting at that lovely desk filled with so much love.

    So happy for you Jane xx

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  42. So inspiring Jane...I imagine you will love every minute you spend there. Enjoy!

    Jeanne xx

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  43. Beautiful and filled with so much love as much as creativity Jane!Many new favourite to come and discover...Merci!:) I already have lots of butterflies in my room too :)Wishing you a many happy hours in that beautiful room of yours!xx

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  44. How beautiful Jane love the way you have set everything out surrounded by love and gifts from thoughtful friends will without doubt inspire you. I really love the way the sun shines through!

    Always Wendy

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  45. what an insanely beautiful little workspace.

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  46. It is so nice to see your desk so loveingly decorated with all your international objects. I can now see you blogging and corresponding there. I love the butterfly vase, the small Tasmanian houses and the mood board.

    Thank you also for stopping by my blog and your comments!

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  47. Jane your space is so beautiful and so special just like you. xo

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  48. What a gorgeous description of being like a big bloggy hug! I love that! And this space is completely gorgeous! You should be gibing yourself a big hug!!!

    But here's one from me anyway *squeeze*
    Sarahx

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  49. What a beautiful happy space Jane, it must make you smile each time you step in there. i love it & all the creativity & happiness that has gone into it!!!

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  50. What a gorgeous place to create! I am soaking in ever detail as I am currently making over my creative space at the moment.... you have filled the area with such inspirational beauties! Love all the little details! I am now going back for another look! X

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  51. Oh my stars! Thankyou everyone for all your kind and varied comments - I never expected such a response. I am so pleased to have made you smile as that's what this little space does for me.

    There are too many comments to address individually but Bron asked a good question - where is my laptop?! Well, we've finally had a phone line connected to my room so I'll be able to blog in there once we move the computer in. So, no laptop (one day!) but a PC instead. For now, I'm blogging next door in the playroom!

    J x

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  52. Eternal PARIS...
    ;-)
    Greetings from France,

    Pierre
    http://pierre-boyer.blogspot.com

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  53. Jane your room looks fantastic! Such a bright happy place to be! :-)

    Cheers

    Ez

    x

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  54. Thanks, Pierre and Ez - so glad to brighten your day! J x

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  55. this is gorgeous! i love your eiffel tower. Did you get your boxes yet? I still can't believe your blog isn't working on my bloglovin :(

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Thanks so much for sharing your thoughts, you gorgeous soul. You've just made my day! J x

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