I feel today is such a turning point in the year...the summer holiday has just ended the kids go back to nursery, autumn begins soon, our new year is coming up - the time for many new beginnings...a fresh start. Ella begins daycare for the first time, I begin full time work next week after a 3 day week, I have signed up for an evening ceramics class (very happy *beam*) and have just returned to my studio after a break to begin a brand new collection of work for autumn/winter. 2 views returns next week and soon documented art sessions with Shelly this year :)


Those who know me well, know that i have a love for old things, boxes and all things nature - so you can imagine my joy at our latest find from the flea market ... an old printers drawer - the perfect home for most of our nature collection. Included in our collection are pieces from Seattle, Portugal, UK and Germany.

There is something about compartments and the pleasure of filling them with beautiful objects... each one representing a memory or a place or a person..a time in our life....


Wishing you a lovely weekend and coming autumn or spring depending which part of the world you live in xxx

19 Comments:

  1. kelly said...
    wow julie...so many good things about to start for you : ) what a nice feeling to be starting this new chapter. i agree it's lovely to find that turning point. you are going to be a busy lady! the ceramics class? can i come too please?!!! can't wait to see new posts on your progress! + more 2 views/shelly's creations too? it's like all my favourite tv programmes coming back for a new season!

    love your latest flea market find...what a score! very special + a nice way to display all your treasures.

    looking forward with you xxx
    treasuring said...
    ooh, youare inspiring me to take a class for the fall! it'd be like back to school time. :) have a great time in the ceramics class! that sounds great. can't waitt o see the new 2 views, posts, too...
    drb said...
    This inspires me to do the same.

    I pick up almost every interesting rock and stick I see, and practically all of them seem interesting, so I have boxes full of them -- but I can't enjoy them in a box.
    stephanie s said...
    what a lovely treasure box.... and yes, we do need to catch up - miss you too. -s
    lisa s said...
    what a lovely way to show off treasures.....

    welcome fall!!!
    shari said...
    this is so lovely julie. so much to look forward to in a new season isn't there? sending you hugs my friend. xo
    Sofia Barao said...
    I love flea markets too, the season is starting again now, so after the 16th I'll be looking around some flea markets and other charity shops.
    Autumn is my favorite season and even though this year we had no summer here in the north of France I'm already looking forward the new season.
    I also have some wonderful projects to start and the best of all I'll be having one month holidays to start doing it all nicely and relaxed.

    September is such a wonderful month to re-start everything again, to give things (and people) a second chance, to plan new projects and good resolutions (I would like to start a yoga class).
    Love this fresh new start :)

    Can't wait to see your new projects and more of 2 views :)
    UNIFORM Studio said...
    oh, I love little compartments too.
    Have you read "The Poetics of Space" by Gaston Bachelard?
    There is a chapter called: Drawers, Chests and Wardrobes, and he talks about spaces that you can only inhabit with your mind -I think this is why these types of little compartments are so compelling -we inhabit them like rooms, but in our mind.
    Your collection is beautiful.
    cruststation said...
    So many exciting and wonderful things to look forward to Julie. Wow, a ceramics class, can't wait to follow your progress! Love the printers drawer, a beautiful way to display your most treasured finds :)
    simple me said...
    here's to wonderful new beginnings and great autumn days ahead.

    xxx
    *p
    syko kajsa said...
    very beautiful find! My little E just started daycare so I now have four days to create undisturbed and it feels wonderful. Good luck with your projects and new starts!
    jen said...
    love your collection and the way you display it. happy autumn!
    risa said...
    hi julie friend!
    i love your new find. so very you.
    good luck in the job! is this the same job you were doing part-time?
    i can't wait to see the results of the new art classes-the one you are taking and the one you are teaching!
    bug hugs!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    maditi said...
    good luck with all your new beginnings!!
    that drawer is a lovely display for all your finds :)
    sia said...
    yay for new beginnings! looking forward to seeing the pictures from all those lovely projects...

    cheers from Amsterdam
    Uschi said...
    Hi dear,
    I'm a bit late but I'll keep my fingers crossed for everything new!!!

    I did always love these drawers, but I'd never own such a beautiful old one!!!
    AnastasiaC said...
    you sound busy and new exciting things happening!!!
    hope daycare goes well...Im thinking of putting Neo in soon too...he's not 3 yet so still my baby if you know what I mean...
    gracia said...
    Such a beautiful, natural collection... a real cabinet of wonder from the natural world. Enjoy!
    see you, g xo
    amisha said...
    happy new year julie!
    i too am in love with little compartments... this cabinet is such a wonderful find! and a perfect home for your beautiful collection of nature.
    this fall sounds like it is going to be fantastic for you. can't wait to hear about your ceramics class and work, 2 views, the art lessons... so many good things happening my friend!
    xoxo

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