Wise Apple Weekly: Globes, Plants, & Life in the Studio

 

Welcome to this week’s edition of Wise Apple Weekly! This past week has been SO darn busy – I think it’s safe to say that the holiday season has officially begun. I’ve been busy packing up orders from the shop, listing new goodies, and preparing for a super fun local holiday market, the Queen City Market. All of this busy-ness made the week fly by at lightning speed, and when I woke up this morning, I realized I hadn’t snapped a single picture to share with you all today – yikes! While I’ll admit I considered skipping this week’s post altogether, I instead grabbed my camera and went hunting for little bits of happy around the house. I’m pleased to report there are actually a few corners of the house that are relatively presentable, as well as a few new additions I’m excited to share! I know I’ve said it before, but it’s such a great feeling to look around and find so many reasons to love our little home, even if nothing really came to mind before I started looking.

Since I spent most of the week working away at my desk, I started the search in my colorful and always-inspiring studio.

 

The view from my desk. Side note: after I snapped this photo, I realized I still hadn’t changed this clock for the end of Daylight Savings – oops. Better late than never, right?

 

These shelves are a total life-saver and hold just about all of my daily tools. They also hold a ridiculous number of random knickknacks, which I like to justify by thinking of as potential photo props. Hey, I might use them soon. You never know!

 

Speak of props, my collection of colorful vintage books is growing bigger and bigger by the day. They’re so helpful for adding a pop of color to my product photos. Eventually I’m sure my shelves will burst and I’ll have to start adding them to the shop, but for now, this little rainbow of reading makes me oh-so happy!

 

This door to the attic is also a constant source of inspiration, thanks to my colorful handmade bunting and an oh-so gorgeous print from Maple and Belmont. The quote is by Franklin D. Roosevelt and reads, “Happiness lies in the joy of achievement and the thrill of creative effort.” Well said, Mr. Roosevelt. Well said.

 

 

My thrifted Rabami Stole swivel chair from Denmark. For the amount of time I spend at my desk, I should probably have something a bit more ergonomic… but honestly, it’s just too darn cute to replace! This time of year means I’m usually working with a blanket on my lap, or the cat, or both.

 

We recently put this sweet vintage sign just across the hall from my studio. The sign used to hang in my mom’s very first house, so it’s extra special to me. Plus – such a great sentiment! Though, at times I think we need another sign next to it that says, “Along the way, take time to read this sign.”

 

Back downstairs in the living room, we’re loving this new-to-us vintage Replogle Starlight globe. I brought it home from an antiquing adventure intending to sell it, but Mr. Apples was pretty smitten with it, and since I’m pretty smitten with him, the globe is staying with us for now!

 

We bought a vintage media console last year that has a working 8-track player, so we’re always on the lookout for good 8-tracks to add to our collection (they’re surprisingly hard to find!) – I not only love the vintage tunes on Fonzie Favorites, I’m also really loving his ‘SIT ON IT’ button. Talk about cool.

 

Last but not least, we’ve added a new plant to our collection! (You didn’t think I’d make it through a whole post without mentioning my plants, did you?) Since we have SO many already, I don’t bring home new additions without a lot of research and forethought. I’ve been looking for a ZZ plant for this particular corner for ages, and our local Home Depot finally had a few! Now to find a fun vintage pot…

Until next week, dear readers! I hope you all have a wonderful weekend and a lovely Thanksgiving! See you next Friday!

 

 

 

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4 Comment

  1. Your house always makes me happy! I love all the color ! And that clock is so so nice thx for sharing! Cq

    1. Nikki says: Reply

      Aw, thanks so much, Cindy! I am most definitely a fan of color as well! 🙂

  2. Linna says: Reply

    You are very talented when it comes to mixing colours in a room. Makes me happy just looking at your interior 🙂

    1. Nikki says: Reply

      Thanks so much, Linna! Happy and colorful is what I aim for! 🙂

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