Thursday, July 14, 2011

Where Bloggers Create 2011


Welcome to my creative space! This is where it all happens: photography, calligraphy, paper art, ribbon roses, fabric projects, vintage displays, plus computer time and more. I actually spend much of my free time here which makes me feel bad for some of my other rooms which just beg to be occupied.



I recently moved the desk from my bedroom into this space. It didn't get much use in the past but now that I use it every day, I can enjoy it so much more. It's my heaviest piece of furniture and was quite tricky getting it in here, but definitely worth the effort.


Six floral photos are framed in this window style picture frame and hung above the desk. I cannot resist photographing flowers, especially when Spring comes around.




Upon entry, you'll find an ornate mirror and some vintage decor. The mirror is actually behind the door, so it's not normally visible as the door remains opens to allow the kitties to go in and out.


Speaking of kitties, Miss Grace just plopped herself down on the table as I took photographs. She loves to be in the middle of every photo shoot. 







This paper and fabric birthday cake is displayed upon shelves. Displaying pretty things makes me feel good but it's always a challenge to find enough space.


 A cone is hung by ribbon upon a glass door handle wall piece.



Oh, you must use delightful file folders. Cavallini makes the most gorgeous folders. I particularly like the  series with birds and vintage writing. These folders are great for using in art projects as well. Sometimes I must just cut one up for the fabulous decor.


Memo boards are wonderful for pinning up inspirational objects


Some supplies are decorations themselves such as these salt and pepper shaker filled with German glass glitter. 


I covered the pink inspiration board with pink Dupiani silk and use it primarily to affix vintage rhinestone pins and floral pins, just waiting to be used in a new project. The window board on the right has mirrored panels which I often place things in. On the faux glass handle, tassels, ribbons and creative clothing tags hang forth.



Teacup holders found at the flea market are repurposed to hold supplies such as crepe paper...


...and newly created items for display.


Supplies and displays mingle together.

My Miss Mannequin sits atop the shelf waiting for new foofy accessories.



Little vignettes are displayed within a box. Groupings help to reduce a cluttered look.



I love these shabby chic chairs, repainted in a creamy white. The pad on top is there just for the kitties who love to keep me company.

The lamp base is adorned with floral in pink and green, still my very favorite colors. And, the black and white damask file holder adds a complementary punch of design.

Always repurposing, I pulled these silky silver ribbons from atop the community garbage area where someone had put the most beautiful gift boxes and ribbons into the recycle bin!

I hope you enjoyed visiting my space this year. Be sure to see many more spaces where bloggers create - you'll find the full list at My Desert Cottage. Thank you to Karen Valentine for hosting this fun event for the third year!


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72 comments:

debi said...

What a beautiful, creative space you have! Love the sweet colors, and everything looks so nicely organized.

Thanks for sharing your beautiful space!

Debbie said...

Wow, can I move in!! I love your space!! The colors are so fun and welcoming. I'm now a follower love your flee market blog.

slowlaneblog said...

So pretty and sweet

Nook & Cranny said...

I love that dress form, so well done. I love the window with the glass door handle, I am inspired by this.
Thanks for sharing your space.
Michele

Halle said...

Such a beautiful and inspiring space! Great re-purposing. Thanks for sharing your space with us!

Geralyn Gray said...

Love the cream backround and the bursts of colors.....I love how you display the rolls of crepe paper.....always a challenge for me.

Rebecca said...

What a fabulous place you've created to work your magic in! I love it! Thank you so much for sharing it with all of us in blogland.

Blessings~

Rebecca

rosechicfriends said...

What a delightful space full of eye candy and inspiration! Intoo have sweet kitties that love to get in my photos!
Be Blessed, Lorena

stefanie said...

what a sweet room!!!! love your colors!!!

Thistle Cove Farm said...

What a grand space; so lovely and creative. I bet the muse visits often!

T's Daily Treasures said...

It's great you are putting that beautiful desk to use. Your space is lovely! Obviously Miss Gracie thinks so too. Have fun creating. Best wishes, Tammy

Feathers and Flight said...

Good Morning Sharon;
What a Lovely Inviting Studio! A Perfect Place to Create! Thank You for Sharing!
Hugs
Jill
http://feathersandflight.blogspot.com/

Shell said...

Your space is beautiful. I'm in love with the desk you use for your computer.

Deb said...

Such a pretty studio! I love the buttercream wall colour & your calligraphy cones & of course, your sweet cat Miss Gracie ♥

cindy-stitches-n-stuff.blogspot.com said...

Loved your space and the beautiful colors. Welcome to the party.

come visit and enter to win
cindy-stitches-n-stuff.blogspot.com

Lori said...

I just love your color theme! Your room is so pretty and I can just feel the sentiment you hold in all your displays. I just want to touch everything. you've inspired me to change things up a bit in my room. Thanks for sharing

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

I love your space, Sharon! I knew from the first picture in your post that it was going to be a happy feeling space. The desk looks great there and I love all the little touches that make it work. The idea binders {I only have one at present}, your pink pens, the mirror behind the door ~ all lovely. What a great inspiration room you have!

Junk Fairy said...

Your space is sooooo beautiful! I love all the creations and the collections! Everything looks so organized!
Happy Creating!
XO

Sara said...

Oh its adorable. I love that paper cake. Hugs Sara

Melanie Statnick said...

What a very pretty space you have, the white and pink are lovely! happy creating

Celestina Marie Designs said...

Hi Sharon,
What a wonderful creative space you have made. I could see hours creating in such a pretty and uplifting place.
You are blessed.
Hugs from Texas, Celestina Marie

bertie said...

You had me with the first picture! I just love your studio...so much eye candy and lovely color and most of all...my favorite...whimsy! Thanks for sharing and I hope to see you over at my studio!
www.queenbartistry.blogspot.com.

Karen Valentine said...

Oh it's just lovely! So bright and sunny and full of wonderful details everywhere I look! Thank you for sharing it with all of Sharon. Have fun!!
xo,
Karen

Pam said...

Love your space and all the whimsical touches!

BLISS angels said...

simply divine space...thank you for sharing it with me... i love the color... It si so bright and happy I can see why the kitties love coming in


pop over.... hugs wendy

Creative Grammie said...

What a lovely feminine creative space you have. I love the vintage and colors that you have.
Thank you for sharing your space.

Claudia said...

I love your use of color - I, for one, love a colorful space! You have a wonderful space. Thanks for sharing it with us.

Diana said...

What a gorgeous space you have. Your pictures are beautiful. I love it.

Thanks for sharing!!

Pretty Things said...

So gorgeous and humbling as I look through everyone's spaces -- I feel very uncreative now!


I hope you'll have time to visit my creative spaces!

{Bellamere Cottage} said...

Hi Sharon....

What a great space... I'd be inspired by all the pretties in here, for sure.

Warm blessings,
Spencer

stephanie said...

Such a pretty space, Sharon...Love how you created a crepe paper holder---adorable!

Celia said...

What a beautiful creative space you have!

Lurena Sheary Williamson said...

Very whimsical and fun space! Gotta love Miss Kitty plopping herself right in the middle of it all! I loved the antique salt n pepper shakers for glitter -Clever!

kluless said...

It's all so sweet and cheerful - well done!

Sherry said...

Your room is so beautiful and I love the colors and that it is so bright. You have many things to inspire your creativity. Thanks so much for sharing this wonderful space.

Maggie said...

that was a fun visit! love your bright and beautiful and fanciful space!

maggie
http://www.themagrag.com

Bette said...

I love your sweet room.

Twyla and Lindsey said...

Your creative space is so fun and cheerful! Thanks for the tour! Twyla

romance-of-roses said...

Beautiful space, it must be a real pleasure to enter this room every day. Love the colors.
Hugs...Lu

Lavender Cottage said...

I adore the photo frame that looks like a window and the file folders, much nicer than the plain old ones I use.
These are the things that I noticed right away that I'd like and from there I would like to poke around in your room for an hour or so to appreciate all the little things you have gathered and hung or tucked into places.

Only Cute Things said...

Hi!

your space is so cute!

You are very creative

Thanks for sharingwith us!

xoxo

The French Bear said...

Such a pretty and serene place to be creative, thanks for sharing your own special place!!!
Hugs,
Margaret B

Stephanie Suzanne ♥ Queen of Dreamsz said...

Hi Sharon,

I love your creative space. It's full of vibrant color and I love lots of color. The energy of it is so nice.

I've enjoyed my visit.

Stephanie Suzanne ♥
Queen of Dreamsz

Terri said...

Love your space and I especially love Miss Grace!

Faerie Moon Creations said...

Your creative space is so beautiful and airy. Thanks for sharing! :)

June said...

Sharon I love every inch of it! So this is where you make your magic. It is beautiful!!!
sending hugs...

Draffin Bears said...

Hi Sharon,

I enjoyed coming to visit your beautiful work space again.
Everything is so wonderful and so well organized. Thanks for showing us around. I love the cones with calligraphy, such a great idea.
Hope that you have a lovely weekend

Hugs
Carolyn

Pierre BOYER said...

Gorgeous Mademoiselle Grace...
Greetings,

Pierre

~CC Catherine said...

Sharon, What a delightful place you have created to design your lovelies in! I especially love the mannequin for your foo-foos. :) So sweet! I agree with you, select lovely file folders. Mine are teacups & green damask file folders. Love it all! :)

Brenda ~ Shabby Cats and Roses said...

Such a fun and inspiring room to create it, and so full of wonderful color! Love it!! Thank you for sharing it with us all :)

Warmest hugs, Brenda

Miss Sandy said...

I LOVE the pops of color in your creative haven! What a magical space to create in and your flower photography is just stunning framed out in the old window frame, I love that idea! Thank you for sharing your whimsy.

Inspiration from Nature said...

A magical and inspiring place indeed.
Thanks to share with you your lovely studio.

Helene aka Hogart

Inspiration from Nature said...

... to share with us your lovely creative pace.

Hogart

Cathie Carroll said...

I love that call everyone including your mannequin, "Miss". I do that too!

Beautiful space thank you for the tour!

Warm regards,

Cathie

Incipient Wings said...

what great studio.
so many things to play with!

marie said...

What a wonderful creative space! It's so colorful and so organized.

I love your glitter shakers!!

Thanks for the tour.

Kim -Truly Tattered said...

So pretty! So colorful! So organized! Love it all......
Kim

Jo said...

What a beautiful space, and Miss Gracie is gorgeous!

Jillayne said...

Your room is lovely Sharon! Bright, cheery and colourful - I especially liked the photographs of the flowers. I can just imagine what an inspiration it must be to work is such a charming space. Thanks so much for the tour!

drooz doodles said...

so pretty! love the crisp, bright colors ( and all that PINK!) what a beautiful work space!

Valery said...

I love your beautiful space and all your creations. Everything is so organized, love it all!

Tamatha said...

Beautiful space and gorgeous work! So many colors!
Thanks for sharing!
Tamatha
http://42ufos.blogspot.com

Linda Carole Bloom said...

I love your fancy birthday cake! And Miss Grace is a cutie! Thank for sharing your cheerful, inspiring space. Love, Linda

~~EVERYTHING~~.ANASTACIA~~~ said...

What a pretty creative space you got going there! I like the way you display and organize your stuff. Nice work!
Regards,
Reina

. said...

Cute space (very colourful and bright) and Miss Grace looks very happy there : )

Magic Gypsy said...

What a lovely and well-appointed studio! Please give Miss Grace a pet from me.

Lynette Killam said...

Just gorgeous, Sharon! There are so many sweet touchs in your space and a wonderful feeling of openness. I too have trouble finding space for everything in my room, and seriously need a good clearing out, though that doesn't seem to happen...LOL!

Please give Miss Grace a gentle pat for me...wouldn't want to wake her up...:)

NanE said...

Well you had me at the first picture with the pink and turquoise! What a fun place to create and express yourself. Thanks for sharing, Nan

Sandra Kaye said...

What a lovely blog and space. I started at the bottom of the list and am now just reaching the top. Absolutely lovely. Thanks for sharing.---- hugs---- sandie

Rita Barakat said...

So many pretty things to look at in your room!

Cheryl De Beer said...

I am re-visiting the list, I think because I was in such a hurry to see as much as possible I may have missed adding a few comments. Just want to say that I am so impressed with your space, that wooden desk and dress form, your space is lovely and I am a follower now!

fatmi said...

I like your collection and all those small things that you have collected for making things..


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