Saturday, July 14, 2012

4th Annual Where Bloggers Create...come see my creative space!

Hello, and welcome!

I hope you have a happy time exploring my studio.
For me, that happiest of places!

You'll be in good company....everyone here is friendly and welcoming.

Like most of you out there with your own creative space, I have a lot of "stuff". And I like to make my storage as pretty as possible, something that makes my space beautiful. Like these vintage cigar boxes I was lucky enough to find, they house vintage blocks and office supplies.

Some of my business cards waiting to be cut out.

Some local folks I've found recently....love them!

Glitter in vintage containers...I use a lot of glitter!

My pretty Nancy Ann collection....love their sweet faces!

My pink hanging basket thrift find, in pink no less! I love it to hold my vintage flowers.

An old photo that I love and some old flash cards on a cabinet door....

My sweet bisque girls and some vintage storage boxes.

My initials, in wallpaper of course...:)


Some hatbox storage....love the florals.

I found this beauty on Etsy and was so happy that she was a seller in my own state of Oregon....I use it to store my tags from my Etsy shop.

A pretty barkcloth knitting bag that holds old trims.

I found this cool wire storage piece at HomeGoods and it fit this weird space in my studio perfectly! I use it to hold my antique cabinet card photos and some bits of ephemera.

A table that I added this past year. I love the faux bamboo trim and the floral oilcloth top....I use it to wrap my packages for my Etsy shop.....it's been a wonderful addition to my studio. My dh put tiny wheels on the bottom so it's easy for me to move around if need be. The leather train cases underneath hold some of my Etsy items for sale.

A work space with necessities above....

Storage, storage, and more storage! I love to use old locker baskets, tiny jewelry boxes, vintage file boxes, and floral glove boxes....hmmm, guess I like boxes!


Florals are my favorite!




Lots of vintage floral wallpapered drawers.
These hold my stamps, and things to alter.....

A stuffed dresser top.

Leather doll bodies, don't know why I love them, I just do!

Another knitting bag....

Supplies on my wrapping table, I made the string box with some vintage wallpaper. Wish I had a whole roll of this gorgeous paper but I just had a small piece.


A tiny bit of my vintage wallpaper collection.

Vintage sewing box with old supplies.....

Are you still with me?


Another cool storage piece from HomeGoods.

Some old friends!




Clear hatboxes make the BEST storage, you can actually see what you have.

Well, I'm exhaused, how about you?! Thank you so much for visiting me today...I feel so fortunate to have my own space to create in. When we go on vacation each Summer I actually pine away for my studio....:). Whenever I'm feeling down I know just where to go to make myself feel better.
I can't wait to check out all the other creative spaces in this years party.
Thanks once again to Karen for hosting this awesome event!!!

46 comments:

Mary Ellen said...

What a wonderful space you have created and so many neat ideas for storing all your pretty things to create with. Love those clear hat boxes- I don't think I have ever seen those before!

I have a new little creative space for me thanks to all the years of visiting all those wonderful Where Women Create parties- would love for you to come by for a wee visit!

bee blessed
mary

Petite Michelle Louise said...

your studio is so bright and cheerful. i love all of the aged florals...especially your wallpaper-covered pieces! That table on wheels at the center of the room is sweeeeet! (I miss my studio when I'm away as well. tee. hee.) so happy you opened your doors to us all. such inspiration....merci!

The Feathered Nest said...

What a wonderful studio Gail!!! You've filled it the the most amazing, vintage goodness ~ in every nook and cranny! I love your taste and can tell it would be so much fun to visit and see it all in person...just gorgeous sweet friend, hugs and love, Dawn

rosechicfriends said...

Thanks for sharing your gorgous space. I too love florals..and you have some beautiful one for storage!
Lorena

Dragonfly Treasure said...

Awesome creative Space ♥
*hugs*deb

Diane said...

I love your vintage solutions to storage. It makes the room so pleasant and warm.

Rhonda said...

I love your studio, Gail. It's full of your collections and you can tell how much you love each piece.

That table with wheels is what I need! Great idea. Now, where's that man of mine...LOL

Susan said...

You have such a beautiful creative space!! I love your table and all the other treasures you have!

**CREATIVE CARMELINA** said...

Hello Gail! It's nice to meet you on this blog hop.
I love peeking into the creative space of other bloggers and fellow crafters!

you have such an amazing array of collections...all chosen with love, that certainly shines through!

thanks for sharing....hope you'll sneak a peek into my space.....this is my first year joining in on all the fun.

ciao bella
creative carmelina

A Magical Whimsy said...

Hi, Gail
I love your studio! It looks like such a romantic and comfortable area in which to create. You are giving me ideas as I have some vintage floral storage bins/drawers too. You are a gal after my own heart!
Hope you are having a lovely summer...and it looks like I missed Dessert Cottage Bloggers Create posting.
XXOO
Teresa in California
http://amagcicalwhimsy.blogspot.com/

Doni said...

Hi Gail!
Loved your room last year, and even more this year!! Those boxes are just so lovely. I love how happy and colorful they make your space. I could just sit for hours and gaze...and then I'd open them all up and play with all the lovelies!!
Blessings,
Doni

Kathy said...

**THUNK** That is the sound of me hitting the floor! Gail, your room is just over the moon. I will be coming back to this post again and again for inspiration. I already jumped up and changed two things while I was reading. Girl, this room ROCKS! Thank you so much for sharing.

Keli McKinley Hansen said...

Nice collection of vintage bits!
Lots of great ideas!

Blessed Serendipity said...

Gail I am in love with your studio. You have so many neat pieces and old wallpapered boxes that I love. I just adore how you have displayed all your treasures. You have made such a beautiful space to be inspired and to create in.

xo,
Danielle

Boxwood Cottage said...

Hey Gail!
Your studio is such a charming and happy place. I especially love all your vintage wallpaper boxes.
Enjoy your time off at the beach with your family!
Sending you very happy WBC party wishes from Germany!
Carola

Anne said...

Lovely space! So many beautiful things - thanks for sharing them!

Shari Replogle said...

Gorgeous space Gail! I love your work bench area (with the doll heads :), and your work table! They are absolutely fantastic.
xoxo
~Shari

melanie said...

your studio looks wonderful!

Andy's Attic said...

Love all the florals, Gail. And of course the drawers covered in wall paper. And your table with the bamboo legs is just awesome. Lovely place to be, I am sure.

Luce Lavertu said...

Love the florals! So very nice place to create!

Rose Garden Romantic said...

Hi Gail! You have me drooling all over my keyboard again! haha! I just adore your studio!!! So many charming and happy treasures! I need to stock up on old bins and boxes for storage.
Michelle

craftyles said...

Love your space. The bamboo table is really nice. Lovely thing all around. I'm coming back to check out your blog-looks like lots of vintage!

Maureen said...

Awesome room and I love your antiques and boxes!

brochure printing said...

Wow. Your studio looks fabulous. A space to put your creativity and imagination into work. Well done. Hope you can make great stuffs in these place.

brochure printing said...

Wow. Your studio looks fabulous. A space to put your creativity and imagination into work. Well done. Hope you can make great stuffs in these place.

Karen Valentine said...

Oh I just love all the wonderful vintage goodie you have!!! The room has such a warm and welcoming feel to it. I am so glad you joined the party this year. I REALLY enjoyed the tour!!!

Michellee said...

I love your CREATVIE SPACE... All the vintage storage.. All the amazing goodies you have (envy). It is so beautiful.. T hanks for sharing.. Blessings, Michellee

cathy @ma vie trouvee said...

Oh so many lovely vintage goodies tucked in your beautiful studio. I bet you have so much fun creating there.... I know I would have hours of fun playing with all your treasures!

cathy @ma vie trouvee said...

Oh so many lovely vintage goodies tucked in your beautiful studio. I bet you have so much fun creating there.... I know I would have hours of fun playing with all your treasures!

Sandy said...

All your vintage containers make me swoon! LOVE that bamboo table with oil cloth top, fantastic find, you must love using it. Really love your creative space, thank you for sharing.

My Little Corner said...

Lovely room and so much to look at and glean ideas from. I love the old knitting bags. Thanks for sharing!

Nook and Cranny said...

I love your creative space.
I specially love your different boxes, hat boxes, wooden drawers and such. I would love to come over and look in every single one.....
Amazing studio.
Thanks for sharing.
Michele

Lovey said...

Such a beautiful space to be inspired in...love the old boxes and the feel of your studio....

Heather said...

Gail, your studio is looking amazing! You have left me inspired as always And those business cards?!? BRILLIANT!

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

Oh my gosh, I love it all, Gail! Love your storage ideas and all the pretties filling them. Love that table and wheels must make it easy to move around when you need to. Love all your shelves filled with the hat boxes and other bits and bobs. I'd love to spend a day in this room! Thanks for sharing your tour!

Shell said...

I absolutely love everything about your space! All your lovelies! (My son saw your dolls/heads while I was reading and said "you two are weird") Love my doll heads!

Wallpapers,,,,,oh yeah baby! I got to go to Hannah's Treasures in Iowa a couple of years ago during Silver Bella,,,,,I wanted to move in!

Thanks for Sharing! (I'm stealing your wallpaper/Twine idea, just so you know! HA!)

Stop by and say hi when you have time!
Hugs,
Shell

Rita Barakat said...

SO many pretty things in one place! i love the vintage salt shakers for glitter! I think I might have to go collect some and switch my glitter collection over!Your table is an adorable addition!Thank you for sharing I love looking at all the beautiful rooms!

Kadee @KadeeWillow said...

Ok... I'm hooked!! Your space and collections are so delightful. It drips with so much eye candy! So what peeked my interest? (as if I can play favorites here!).... your business cards are charming... the vintage photo with the flash cards underneath (great wall art).... and that bamboo table with the oilcloth.. to die for! So you are now on my radar and I am going to be your newest follower! If you have a moment, do drop by my blog. I would love to have you over and we can pull out all my goodies and play!! Thanks so much!

Cindy Craine said...

I adore your space! All those wonderful goodies all in one place...can I come over and play?? Thanks for sharing! xoxox-cindy

Something Special said...

Such a sweet vintage studio you have. I am in love! and I am a new follower.

Maureen Hayes said...

What a beautiful space and so many good organizing tips! I love boxes too, although I tend to forget what I have in each one. . .LOL! Thanks so much for letting us into your studio to see where you create!

Kristi S said...

wow! I love all of your pretty things! Especially how you used vintage wallpaper for your boxes and such. Thanks for sharing your amazing space!
Hugs,
Kristi

Vicki Dutcher said...

Love the way you covered things to go with the fun feel of your vintage room! All your wire baskets....WONDERFUL! :) TFS your space

katep25 said...

Love all your vintage stuff, those old photos displayed as you have look wonderful! Mine just sit in a box. Thanks so much for sharing your inspiring craft room, there are some fantastic ideas which I'm going back to look at right now :O)

Creative Grammie said...

Beautiful studio you've created for yourself! I can see how you would pine away for it when you're not there. Thanks for a lovely tour.

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