Welcome to Old Soul Studios, We love vintage and aged items that portray a silent story about them. We create new items from salvaged items and create new stories, kind of like the makings of "An Old Soul". We love the art of making something out of nothing, making something old into something new!

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Being a part of great things...

Hope everyone is having a great week so far and welcome back! We have been busy in all directions and the past few days have been so much fun. Being a part of Summer Cottage Antiques is a great addition to our Old Soul Studios adventure. We spent the last few days enjoying the special event of Fifi O'Neill visiting the store for a book signing for her new book Romantic Prairie Style. Our very good friend and owner of Summer Cottage Antiques, Michelle McCauley has her cabin featured in this wonderful book. So about the book signing...
The store was just beautiful, even more then usual and as guest began to arrive it was so much fun to see and meet fellow lovers of all the beauty that this book inspires.
One of the front windows of the store was decorated with a perfect prairie style scene with kites overhead! The other window repeats a photograph that appears in the book of a very inviting bed that sits on the patio outside Michelle's cabin in the Sierra Mountains.
 Everything was so charming and beautiful for the event, I would love to share it all with you... but I can't and I won't, Ha! This is because you will have to go to the Summer Cottage Antique's Blog to see more. I assist Michelle with the store blog and want to save some of the surprises for over there. Fifi O'Neill and Mark Lohman, the books photographer were such a pleasure to met, we had a great time getting to visit with them. They shared their stores and we shared ours.
We were honored that Michelle chose the crowns we create to decorate the table where Fifi sat to sign, she is quite the princess. Here she was signing my book and we were discussing my French/not so French name and how I spell it... It was a wonderful day and very inspiring experience. For some Fifi inspiration and more about the book visit her blog at Chez Fifi. Thanks for dropping by and come back soon I will be photographing some of our newest creations this week and showing them for the first time! ~ Jacque


  1. How exciting!

    Susan and Bentley

  2. I love her book, and it must have been a thrill for you all to meet her! Now, off to visit Michelle's blog!

    Take care, Sue

  3. It was such a wonderful treat to be a part of your adventure this weekend - and thanks to your silent partner, the other JF, who was such an amazing asset to Michelle!!!

  4. How exciting that you got to meet Fifi! I would love to have a copy of her new book. Believe it or not, I haven't even seen it yet - other than some of the images on blogs. Maybe soon.

    By the way, I just joined you as a follower.

    Liz @ the Brambleberry Cottage

  5. So wish I could have been there but our family has been under the weather all week. Looks like you had a great time! Hope to see you soon...