The mantel piece and my new easel in the art studio *Love*

I’ve been working hard these past few days to unpack all the boxes and bags from my move. I’m so happy to say I’m starting to feel so at home. My fairy lights were the first things to get unpacked and put up. It made my first night in so cosy. I wanted to share some sneak peek photos of the new space and promise to add more as I tidy up completely! So here goes…..

*Live, Laugh, Love* on my art studio cupboard door. A motto for us all to live by. :-)
Making my living room mantle homely with cards and decorations.
A place for all my creative books and magazines. ahhhhh
Lights, ornaments (from a visit to a friend in Staunton, Virginia) and branch I found outside my new home. So excited to have two fireplace mantels to decorate!
My first tree I bought six years ago when I first arrived in the US, now sits overlooking the street, full of light.
The skylight and stairs shining light into the hallway. Let the *Sunshine* in.
My Tibetan bell hangs happily, inviting abundance into my home and creative space.

And finally *JOY* for being in this wonderful space I now call home, to fill an even bigger vase with corks from wine enjoyed and to host friends and family to fill the walls with memories, laughter and love.

Also pleased to announce the winners from the First Friday Giveaway. Chosen randomly, you all receive 3 hand-made ornaments. Please email me your address to info[at]louisegale[dot]com:
Winners are: 1) Phoenix Peacock, 2) Tiffany, 3) Leila West Congratulations!

Thanks to all who shared a lovely story about ornament memories.