Friday, June 18, 2010

Where I Create

Welcome...come on in! But, I must warn you...you might want to grab a coffee, 
tea, or something that makes you feel comfy because you are gonna need it...
THIS POST IS A L..O..N..G.. ONE!

When I decided to participate in Karen's Where Bloggers Create II,
I didn't realize the organizing that I had to do in my space...
you would think it wouldn't take too long to get into shape
being that it is the smallest room in this house
but it has the most stuff in it than any other room

We will start in this corner which houses this great cabinet I found on Craigslist for a steal
It holds vintage glass jars (also a steal at a Goodwill store - 12 for $1!!)
A lot of my favorite aqua trinkets and statues are also here

Moving right along we have my counter space where I create everything
My new swivel chair from Ikea makes all the difference when I spend hours here
Everything at my fingertips - this is a must when there is chaos all around!

And to the right we have more shelving with paper storage
More glass jars filled with ribbons and flowers
Inspiration boards and a covered tower of storage bins

And this corner is the cleanest...
I gotta work on getting something up in 
this corner so it doesn't feel left out!

Would you believe that this dresser was mine throughout my childhood?
I just recently gave it a fresh coat of turquoise paint and painted the hardware white
It used to be a rust color - not a cohesive color with my room!

More storage...

And more...

And I love this cabinet I got many years ago before my love of turquoise

All my pretties laid out before me so I can sit and stare at them while I work

You can never have enough vintage jewelry boxes
They are so handy as storage boxes

A sweet german doll head

And another I added as altered art to an iron dress form

More heads just waiting for their purpose in life

I am lucky to have my baby bracelet that I was sent home from the hospital with

A cute pincushion

A reminder to me...dream your dreams...

An old cupie figurine

A recently purchased art apron from Holly at Holly Loves Art
I can't wait till I have a chance to wear it other than at home

It helps so much having all my supplies in glass jars
Easy to see at a glance what I need

You can never have enough storage...

Where everything happens...

My bead storage at my fingertips...

green, purple and blues

pink, brown and whites

black, red and silvers

Waiting for creating

So many possibilities

Watch faces and typewriter keys

Are you still with me??
Do you need another cuppa coffee??
I'll wait....go ahead...

Loving all this organized prettiness

Glasses

Millinery

Whatnots

And in the bottom drawer - ribbon - lots of ribbon

There's even a sleeping beauty

More turquoise love

Alice in Wonderland tag swap that Karla's Cottage hosted

Glitter

Tags

And photos that make me happy

Things that are a must when creating

Waiting to be soldered

Another storage option - vintage altered suitcases from the lovely Jane's Apron

Fun colors

And look at this find I got a couple of weeks ago
An area rug where my little doggies can lay down and keep 
me company while I work

It is the perfect match for these curtains!

See what I mean - at a glance

And I am loving all of the storage that this dresser provides
And when the drawers are closed, I see no clutter!

An old vintage birdcage becomes ribbon storage

A pretty aqua powder puff jar that has never been opened

Another altered tin with one of my german gals

And, times up!
Are you still awake??
I want to thank you for stopping by and enduring all these photos
And I also want to thank Karen for hosting this blog party
If you want to see more pretty spaces of others and where they create
Head over HERE

30 comments:

jen said...

Rochelle it's all WONDERFUL! I want to visit and play! what an amazing space!
have a great weekend!
luvs and glitter
~jen

karlascottage.typepad.com said...

How colorful and fun!

jsimplylive said...

Hi! I really like your studio and love the blue and brown combination. Very vibrant.

Cindy Geilmann said...

OMGosh, I've never seen so much stuff. Thank goodness for all those jars. It's beautiful Rochelle. I enjoyed the look.

come visit
cindy@stitches

Holly Loves Art said...

OH WOW!!!! Your have a gorgeous creative space Rochelle! And you take such pretty pictures too. I want to come over and play! Thanks so much for sharing your new art apron too. It looks so nice in your studio - fits right in. I'm so happy you like it.

Have a wonderful weekend.
Holly

Liz said...

Wow weee wow wow!!! I love it all!! What a great space!!! Love the colors, the doily shelf, the bird cage ribbon holder, and on and on.

Thanks for sharing all you wonderful ideas!

~Liz

The Polka Dot Closet said...

This has been so much fun! I am your newest follower! I can see how creative you are by looking at your room. When you look at mine, it doesn't really say creative! How did you find all of those watch faces and Barbie suitcases! great fun stuff. If you get a chance stop by, bring the dogs and say hi to Billie the cat!

Carol

Susan said...

Great pictures of your perfect space. I enjoyed looking at your space but I keep going back to those puppies!! Thanks for sharing and also for looking at my "one " photo of my space. Susan

Queen Bee said...

WOW! What great color inspiration! LOVE IT! The jars are great! I will definitely be back! I am now following you. :)

zandra said...

Love you teal and brown creative space. My second favorite combo. So, many nooks and crannis with such cherish treasures. I love your china doll heads. Sooo, love my visit with you. I would love to play in there. ;o) Enjoy the rest of the party.
Hugz,
Zandra

kimberly said...

What a wonderfully fun room you have to play in with so many amazing treasures at your fingertips. Loved your tour.

Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

What a wonderful creative space!

I adore your storage solutions. You have inspired me to work on my own crafting paradise.

Leanne said...

Love the space its so turquoisey!

Chris said...

What a fun, bright and cheery studio! You must create many wonderful things!
Best wishes,
Chris

www.curbyscloset.com/blog/

Michelle May said...

Hi Rochelle! Love your name and love your space! I want to come and play too! Fun!
Hugs to you!

natalea said...

so fun and filled with lots of goodies! and you are so pretty by the way! xo natalea

Thespa McLaughlin said...

OK girl, you had me a turquoise and brown! Love your space and everything in it. Especially your vintage jewelry boxes, I posted about mine too, I love those old things and you found some in the perfect colors! Lucky duck! Wishing we were neighbors. Hope you have a fantastic week!

Magpie's Mumblings said...

Your studio just plain makes me happy! Thank you so much for the tour - I really enjoyed my visit.

Claudia said...

Love your space! Oh my gosh, there is so much to look at - lots of wonderful supplies and treasures everywhere. Thanks for sharing it with us. Oh, and I love what you did with the counter/work space!

kluless said...

I adore your color scheme and all of your pretties! I have a thing for the old jewelry boxes my self except mine are pink, white and green. Thank you for the tour!

Terri said...

So vintagie and what pretty colors you have chosen to accent your room with..truly a delight for the eyes..and treasure to be seen everywhere..this must be one of your your happy places.

donnaj said...

what a fun room-love all the glass storage-thanks for sharing

imaginationlane said...

Happy Canada Day from not too far down the road in Surrey, BC! I love your bright and wonderful studio, especially the birdcage full of ribbon. Brilliant idea!

I've signed up to follow, in part so I can gaze adorongly at your puppies. We lost our Yorkie two years ago..miss her so much..and I still think they're the most beautiful dogs out there!

I made a rare visit to my brother in Chilliwack a while ago..wish I'd known you were there..might have stopped by for a peek. Not that I could buy one..we have a little schnoodle now who would be jealous as heck if she was usurped.

Again, great studio, and it's relly nice to meet you!

Lynette

Karen Valentine said...

Rochelle I LOVE the turquoise and brown! It's such a pretty color combination! I also really liked the cabinet with all the jars and you fab collection of doll heads! Thank you so much for joining the party and sharing it all with us!
xo,
Karen
My Desert Cottage

Lorraine @ creativedaily said...

Rochelle, fantastic space! The colour scheme is great, am seeing this turquoise pop up all over and am starting to really like it. The jewelry boxes are fabulous as is the ribbon stuffed bird cage. Stencilled counter top is very creative.

Miss Sandy said...

I love the retro feel to your studio! The paint treatment on your counter surface is so very clever, love it! Your vintage Kewpie figurine is adorable - I have one similar to yours. Thank you for sharing your creative haven.

Lynnae said...

Adorable! I especially love the mermaid apron and the darling fashion luggage. Too cute!

Halle said...

Love all your storage solutions!! What a fun room with so many goodies inside!

marnie said...

How fun to see all your creative detials! Love your clever storage solutions (and good deals!) - especially the birdcage full of ribbon and the old typewriter keys. Lots and lots of crafty fun! :D

Sandy Michelle said...

Woweee I love the colors, the drapery and your vintage cabinet. Thanks for giving us a peek at wear you create :) Sandy xox