My life is so full. I'm very blessed. I have a family, job, business, hobby and wonderful friends. I'm also very busy, but that comes with the territory of having a full life. My BFF Lori Holt is also an extremely busy girl with a full life. When we can make time together it is really fun.
Lori invited me for lunch and to spend a few hours with her in her home and studio. Here I am with camera in hand snapping away. Since most of you will never make it to Lori's home I had to take as many photos as possible, and there was so incredibly much to capture and show you.
I love Lori's china hutch. I could take any and all of it home with me. Hint to my family: If you want to know something to get me for Christmas, look above. Unfortunately you can't just walk into Target and buy these things. This is a collection of a lifetime.
Is that tulip bowl just the cutest? And look at the little girl figure. Sigh. So so cute.
I've been wanting a vintage canister set for a long time. I wonder if Lori locks her doors?...?....
Everywhere you look there is just such cute stuff. I loved just standing and walking around taking it all in. Note to family: WANT this vintage scale!
Lori just happened to walk into my camera lens as I snapped this picture. Look how she uses her quilts! I tend to fold mine up and tuck them away. Lori uses her quilts everywhere in her home. I need to do more of that. After all, isn't that the point? - using our quilts.
Lori's style is very cottage and very sweet. Her antiques are placed everywhere and I especially enjoyed looking at her dishes. I love dishes too.
Speaking of dishes - red and white definitely works for me. What a pretty collection.
Fiesta ware and pitchers - darling. Like I said, everywhere I looked I wanted to take a photo.
Her vintage child's chair doubles as a stool. Lori is so clever. I can learn so much from her.
Lori and I both made this basket quilt. Her family room shows more examples of her using her quilts. They are tucked here and there. Lori's studio is an organized wonder. She had so much to show me that I sorta forgot to take many photos and some of the photos that I did take didn't turn out.
I loved how Lori uses space and takes advantage of showing her collections.
Her cutting table is fabric and batting covered so she can iron and work on it with her cutting mat at one end.
More cutting table. So cute.
A large bowl sits on her cutting table with things she is getting ready to use or things that are inspiring her at that moment. The vintage bowl is lovely.
Here is another corner where usefulness, vintage design, and eye candy meet.
Lori's back yard is just a glance away from her studio and family room. While I was at Lori's house there was a very light sprinkle of snowflakes coming down. It made her yard look magical almost.
This is the quilt in Lori's entry. It is really beautiful. It makes me happy that Lori and I have so much in common. I have a dishes quilt too that I hang in my entry. This quilt above is Lori's design. It makes me want to go home and start making this quilt immediately. I want it.
This is the gift Lori gave me during our visit. It is a vintage heart box with sweet yellow roses on it. Adorable. And look at this fantastic feed sack underneath the box. Lori knows what I like. The feed sack is so sweet and it is in perfect condition.
With just Lori and me together there wasn't anyone to take our photo so we took the picture in the mirror in Lori's living room. We had such a lovely time together. Thank you so much Lori, for a wonderful time.