A New Face for Early Attic

I’ll be going home to Wilmington today. It was a busy and fun week working in my friend’s shop. We got a lot accomplished and it turned out really nice. There is still a lot more to do, physician but this will give you an idea of what I have been up to. Remember I showed you this photo of what it looked like BEFORE we started?


This is how it looks now. We painted some of the walls a cocoa brown with creamy white woodwork. The white cupboard with all the ironstone pitchers, health is now painted a robins egg blue. I think it made a nice difference and really shows off the ironstone pitchers.



Here you can get an idea of how much stuff we had to move around and organize. These are a couple of the back rooms of her shop.


Finding just the right things to create little vignettes is something I really enjoy doing and there sure was a lot to choose from!


I found a few things that aren’t really cottagey, so I grouped them together and put them on the top of an old cupboard.

So that’s some of what we did. Oh, it wasn’t all work. One day we went antiquing and we ate breakfast, lunch and dinner out every day, Janet’s treat! That was really nice. It’s almost 11 o’clock now. I better get packing and ready for my drive home. There is a shop I would like to stop at on the way. Maybe I’ll find something for my store.

Happy First Day of Spring

11 Responses to “A New Face for Early Attic”

  1. rondell konat Says:

    Looks like you had a wonderful time, good for you!

  2. Martha Says:

    The shop looks charming, I wish I could see it in person. I love the old pails you put ontop of the cupboard.
    Those pitchers are awesome, isn’t white ironstone special!

  3. michelle Says:

    What fun !!!

  4. Bobbie Says:

    Oh my…it looks like so much fun, Carole! I wished I lived closer…I simply love white ironstone! I am sure it will be just lovely when every thing is finished…lots of work, but well worth it! Can’t wait to see more pictures


  5. Joan Says:

    What a difference a coat of paint can make! I love the wall color…and the ironstone really is stunning against the blue.
    I was looking forward to seeing the finished-product and you didn’t disappoint!
    Thanks so much for sharing you and your friends creativity.


  6. Carole Says:

    It was wonderful hearing from so many of you. Rondell, Martha,Michelle, Bobbie and Joan! I had a blast working in this shop. I am so glad that you all enjoyed seeing what we did. I’ll be going down again this weekend and maybe I’ll have more to show you. We have more to do, so we’ll see.
    Thanks so much for visiting, it’s always so nice hearing from all of you.

  7. Rachael Kinnison Says:

    Hi Carole!
    Looks GREAT! I LOVE those colors you chose~ its nearly the same color brown I painted the gallery in, with white trim too. My RP Mural is comming along~ painted some ships yesterday~ didnt have time to get to anything on it today. Tomorrow Im planning on doing some whales, I know there werent any whales in the original Porter murals, BUT I love whales, and just cannot have a beautiful New England Seascape without them!
    xoxoxo rachael

  8. Lana Says:

    Oh Car, it’s beautiful! If I had a shop, that’s the look I’d want.

  9. Pear Tree Primitives Says:

    Carole, how fun! The shop looks beautiful and I’m sure your friend is very excited! I know I would be. Love the color choices too, I’ve painted those colors in most of the rooms in our home! The ironstone pitcher photo looks like it should be in a magazine.


  10. Carole Says:

    Yes, Lana, I would imagine you having a shop like this, with lots of brown transferware ironstone!

    Suzanne, good to hear from you. Yes, those colors work so well together and I think they are perfect for a cottage look. Thank you. Are you still watching dancing with the stars? Was that you or maybe another Suazanne.

  11. Christe' Says:

    dear Carole,

    oh, this is so lovely,
    you such have a gift for putting things together.
    the ironstone is calling to me…


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