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A Place for Inspiration

Inspiration:   In spirit with whatever moves your life. 

This is what I think :  Simple unexpected things bring the most inspiration.   They might not be what we expect them to be and we can easily miss them, but inspiration is everywhere.

Inspiration can come from a piece of wood.

I guess that’s why I like visiting  Max’s Haus Mercantile.  This little house is filled with vintage, old, funky wonderful  things filled with color, shapes, textures and even some sense of humor.   It is two blocks away  from my studio and  when I’ve been sitting  in front of my computer for too  long I take a break and visit.  Norma, is always happy to see you.  She makes a wonderful job choosing and re arranging each room with things that are ready to become something.   She completely get’s it,  it is not what they are, it all about what they can be!   If you have seen Mr. Magorium’s Wonder Emporium  movie, you know what I mean!

What they can be

I first visited Max’s Haus looking for that perfect prop for a photo-shoot, and even though I still find wonderful props there  it has become one of the places I go for inspiration.

Max’s Haus Mercantile

Fun stuff everywhere


Looking for inspiration

Mother’s Pride

15 comments on “A Place for Inspiration

  1. Stevie
    April 26, 2013

    What wonderful pictures, so much interest and texture, a tour of bygone days!
    Most of all, brushes in a silver wine cooler!

  2. Pedro Uribe
    May 3, 2013

    Esta padrisimo mama! You are so right inspiration can come from anywhere!!

    Sent from my iPhone

    • Pauline Stevens
      May 8, 2013

      Pedro….you visited! I am so glad. Thank you.

  3. Tammy
    May 8, 2013

    Beautiful pictures, Pauline!

    • Pauline Stevens
      May 8, 2013

      Thank you Tammy.

  4. Sierra J
    June 18, 2013

    These are the kinds of things that inspire me as well!

    • Pauline Stevens
      June 19, 2013

      Shapes and texture and old funky stuff! Isn’t it?

  5. Jasanna
    June 18, 2013

    This looks like the kind of place that I could spend hours at!!

    • Pauline Stevens
      June 19, 2013

      Oh yes, I can also spent too much time there, and because it is constantly changing I find myself visiting often!

  6. Heather Paulding
    June 18, 2013

    I concur. Inspiration is all around you. I love thrifting and estate sales. Treasure hunting!

  7. Christine Masse
    June 19, 2013

    Interesting site. I love the all the colors.

  8. Mackenzie Lynn
    June 21, 2013

    I love this post, there are so many fun and interesting things you could pick up and craft or redesign with from a place like this

  9. Amy Tolley
    June 30, 2013

    i love to look at places that have all kinds of interesting and old and new things makes for a great searching…thanks for sharing..

  10. Hsin C.
    July 2, 2013

    I love getting inspired. Vintage/old fashion items are fun and makes me wanna get crafty!

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