Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Green Tea Leaf Office/Studio

Happy Tea on Tuesday all!
Green tea leaf....
that is actually the name of the wall color
in my office/art studio now.
My little space got so crowded
I had to make a change.
It's still a work in progress, but it's getting there.

 It's nice to have a pretty yet functional space to work in,
and not spend too much money on a redo.
This is my 6 foot long work table,
in a location with good light
 and I can get all the way around it.

These curtains came from my living room,
and so did the stained glass piece.
This is the view from my computer chair now,
instead of looking at a wall.
Much better!

This is the wall I used to face,
now it is to my left.
The watercolor is one I did awhile back.
It is called, 'He Brought me Flowers'.
The wall sticker below it
is one I got from my friend Karen.
It says, 'Friends are the flowers that bloom in life's garden'.

 I found this hidden away in a little shop,
got it for almost nothing,
and I love it.
A pretty plant will go in it this week.
Another wall sticker from Karen,
 below the window, that says,
'Every day is a gift.'

Close up of curtain tie back.
I used raffia from an old garden hat band,
and a bird button I won in a blog giveaway.

So, that's it for now.
Still lots to do. 
I'm just taking my time, no hurry.

I'm sitting here drinking my yerba mate tea this morning,
thinking of just how to organize everything.
I cleared out the closet, put in drawers and shelves.
I also have a new 9 cubbie shelf unit,
 a piece of insulation covered with fabric making it my design/inspiration wall,
 a dry erase wall calendar,
stackable files on my desk, plus a file cabinet that my printer sits on.
I have a basket for recycling paper under my desk.
 I must be careful not to overcrowd my room again,
and keep things that I will use.
Everything else is going to be donated to Goodwill.

So...hope you are having a good
Tea on Tuesday.
Join me for tea every Tuesday...
and see what all the other tea bloggers are up to
 by visiting Kimmie at

Getting organized,
having a cup of tea always helps me...
Savor the day!


Healing Woman said...

What an interesting and versatile color~ The white curtain you used makes the room look so luxurious, as does the stained glass. I know you are enjoying working in this fresh new room now..beautiful!

Kris said...

I really like your little touches of beauty. What a cool planter!

Tammy@T's Daily Treasures said...

I like the color and the name. I sure need to get organized around here but can't seem to muster up the energy for it. Today it's very dusty outside so no sense in trying to tidy anything. :/ Wishing you a wonderful week. Tammy

Anonymous said...

What a fantastic studio space and that light!! what a dream to work in that much natural light!
Happy T on T!

Sara S. said...

what a beautiful color (and great name for it!). We recently painted our bedroom in green, but I like your green so much better! Wish I had seen this first! I love your studio it looks like an inviting place to work.

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

I like redesigning on a budget. That is what makes sense to me. And you did an excellent job of the remodel. I would give anything for a long table that has natural light. You are blessed. Happy Tea Tuesday.

kimmie said...

I love the color - it's like beach glass - and it looks like you have some wonderful natural light coming in too. I know what you mean about not letting things get too crowded again - that's really a hard rule to live by - but saves so much stress!

"each day is a gift" is one of my favorite sayings :)

happy tuesday!

*jean* said...

love everything about your new space! it's about time for me to pitch & toss & decorate my space too...happy tuesday, yvonne!

Tracey Fletcher KIng said...

Yvonne I love love love looking at people's studio spaces and it is even better because we get to see yours as it evolves... I love your watercolour of the flowers and that wall colour looks lovely and perfectly appropriate given its name... there is something so satisfying about getting organised and then sitting back and admiring it all... thanks for sharing and happy Tea day...xx

Mary Helen-Art Saves Lives said...

This looks like a very relaxing calm place to work! The curtains work great with the tinge of color of the stained glass behind them. Happy Tea Day!!! Peace, Mary Helen Fernandez Stewart

Whytefeather said...

Loving your "new" space to create in, that color is beautiful! All your little touches are shaping it in to a wonderful little room full of inspiration :)

Attic Rat said...

A friend of mine came and organized my studio while I did some sewing for her. It was a wonderful trade-off. She moved away and now my studio is pretty much back to the way it was before she fixed it all up for me. :(

- Teresa