Thursday, July 23, 2009

"Where Blogger's Create Party"!!

Welcome to A "Fun" Blogger's Party!! Karen Valentine of "My Desert Cottage is hosting.. See my Side bar for the Link.. I share a portion of space in our Master Bedroom.. I have done what I can to cram in a lot of stuff that I love.. I am just grateful to have a space of my Own! I really filled all the tins and utilized what I had.. All my laces, ribbons etc.. are in a container of some sort.. I actually know where everything is.. Hope you Enjoy!!


This book case in the corner.. is filled with lots of wonderful inspiration books.. Somerset studio magazine, Artful Blogging, Legacy, Creating books and some old books.. My Sewing machine is also on this bookcase..





Old Children's Books, Cigar boxes filled with.. old crepe paper etc.. Paints in wood box, pin cushions, buttons, old "Junk" Jewelry, buckles, metal pieces, doorknobs, etc..


We have really high ceilings.. So, I took advantage of the height and kept stacking up... Sure hope we don't ever have an "Earthquake".. I will be in "Big" Trouble!!

One of my Jewelry Boxes with some old and new jewelry.. I have others filled with jewelry "Bling".

More lace...

Some fun Glitter/"Stickles"...

You can never have enought Vintage "Birthday" stuff..

I have Epherma which I love.. I put them in seperate clear plastic pouches so I can see everything. This is just a few.. Old music papers, old vintage patterns and old cards..

Material, old Linens, scarfs and hankies...

This is another closet where I have more stuff for creating.. I actually have more bins in the garage too.. with fun stuff..
Probably about 50 or more old Children's books..

I have this Tapestry given to me by my Mother in Law.. It is from Germany.. I hung it above our bathroom door.. I had no other wall space.. Ha!

Just thought I'd share my special "Treats" I enjoy while "Creating"!!


My Favorite Drink.. Gotta have my "Pepsi"... Hope you enjoyed looking.. Thank you :)

65 comments:

Liberty said...

Your space gives out a cozy warm feeling. I laughed at your mention of the earthquake cuz you stack with the high ceilings. Careful! Have fun and thanks for showing us your space.
Blessings,
Linda

Terri said...

everywhere you look there was a new treasure to be seen. A wonderfully creative space.

Debra said...

Just love the french country flea market feel! Who couldn't feel inspired there. Can I come over and create with you?

Claudia said...

I create in a small space, too! I love that you carved out a place just for you in your bedroom. It looks wonderful! Thanks for sharing it with us!

MaygreenFairies said...

What a pretty space, with lots of eye candy, would love to come and rummage through your studio. Thanks for sharing. Mandy x

Grandmotherfairy said...

I can't believe all the treasures you have....beautiful!

Deb said...

What a fabulous spot! Love your red desk.

zandra said...

Wow! So glad you joined the party so I could find you! Great Space! Thanks, for sharing! Hugz, Z

Gypsy Mermaid said...

eeekkk the vintage goodness in your room makes me want to come over and dig! hehe great space! hugs

toodles-
sarah

Jodie LeJeune said...

Caleen, I love love love your little corner...it's so vintage/Victorian~
I love the old jewelry boxes! And that desk is to die for! Oh I'd have a dreamy night if that precious little cozy corner was the last thing I saw before I fell asleep!
I so enjoyed my visit, when can I come and play?

everything vintage

Brynwood Needleworks said...

Swedish Fish and Pepsi...I hear ya, siste! I love your red school desk, too. I, too, have a tendency toward "stackage". lol
Thanks for the photos and for sharing your space with all of us. Hope you'll visit my studio through Karen's link.
Hugs from a Florida Blogger,
Donna

Priscila said...

oh my gosh@ I totally want to go to your space to create...you have everything girl!!!!!!!! I want to do another swap with u when u are ready.. let me know

Kimberly said...

Really great space. Loved the stacking strategy. I also love the clear packet idea for special paper. I will keep my eye out for those. I like the little string closure like you have.......Thanks for sharing,
Kim

LillySue said...

Love your colorful space, what fun it would be to create there! Thanks for sharing!
Blessings~LillySue

Cindy said...

I love it, I love it, I love it.




cindy-stitches-n-stuff.blogspot.com

Miss Sandy said...

Gotta have my Pepsi too! Fun, fabulous, and fantastic space. I love that red desk!!! Your space just inspires play. Thanks for sharing and have a great weekend!

Coralie Cederna Johnson said...

I'm absolutely lovin' your creative space and your blog!!! Thanks for sharing...great pics of your favorites! Come visit me, too!

caren said...

What a great way to use a small space! It looks so inviting and cozy. I also LOVE children's books!

Rebecca said...

Beautiful my friend. Truly a place for the mind to roam FREE!

Thanks for sharing with us all!

xoRebecca

~Becca~Bluebird Rose said...

How colorful and inspiring! I especially like your red desk!
I didn't get my studio photographed for today's event, but I will be hosting a Christmas in July giveaway on my blog tomorrow (Sat), if you'd like to stop by!
:)
~Becca~

Cottage Way of Life said...

Thanks for stopping by my studio and saying such nice things. I'd be right at home in your creative space, I love it, it's very inspiring!

Karen Valentine said...

Oh Caleenrae, your room is full of vintage-y goodness! There is so much to look at, my eyes could just wander endlessly. Thank you so much for being a part of my party day! You really helped make it a success!

Karen
My desert Cottage

LiLi M. said...

I like the variety of beautiful goodies that you have in your creative room, you must be inspired all the time. Have a lovely day!

Brenda said...

Gotta have special treats! If you look at my space you'll see it's right next door to the kitchen! I love your button-handled basket! Oh, so many things I loved here. I had a great time staring and drooling over your space!
Brenda

Karen- The Graphics Fairy said...

What a fun and pretty space you have! I love the red and turquoise color combo and all your pretty vintage things! I can relate to the Swedish Fish, in fact I think I feel a craving coming on right now!
Thanks for the tour.
Karen

Shannon @ Silver Trappings said...

Looks like a very fun space to create in! Thanks for sharing.

Shannon

Lynn Stevens said...

Another magical wondourous space filled with awesome goodies. I'm with you on the Diet pepsi, couldnt create without it!!!
Lynn -trashtotreasureart

Judy @ In His Grip said...

This is so fun. I love peeking into other studios and would love to come and snoop further in yours. Come on over and visit my studio at:

http://judysturman.typepad.com/in_his_grip/2009/01/stitches-by-sturman-studio-makeover.html

Cathy said...

Oh what a fun space and filled with so many wonderful treasures! I love it!

Cathy ♥

Lori said...

Thanks for showing off such a fun, creative space! You have so much inspiration surrounding you. I am now full of ideas of my own--thanks!

Natasha said...

Your desk is marvelous! Red is my favorite color and so very invigorating! What a beautifully creative space you live in! It is a pleasure to make your acquaintance at this lovely event; please do stop by for a visit soon!

Enjoy the party!

Warm Wishes,

Natasha
www.lifeafterdarkjewelry.blogspot.com

Denise said...

You have done so well to fit what you need into your space! What awesome treasures you have!
Dancingly, Denise
A Day In My Life at:
www.dancinglydenise.typepad.com

A Fanciful Life said...

Hi Caleen,

I really like your red desk and the little stool in front of it!
Sharon

Keli Hansen said...

love all the little boxes for storage... great space! thanks for letting me wander in!

fairychildheirlooms said...

what a fun space! I love that red desk! please stop by for a visit when you get a chance.
:) Missy

Sheila R said...

What a fun space filled with inspiration! Love your treasures. Thanks for sharing your creative space!

Christine Edwards said...

What a great area you have created for yourself. Surrounding yourself with the things that you treasure and that make you happy is what it is all about. Thank you for sharing your space.

Luisa Migon said...

I'm here to say hello and visit your space! Absolutely fantastic place and supplies! :O)

fawndear said...

You my dear, are a girl after my own heart. Love Swedish Fish, vintage linens and children's books. Vintage illustrations in children's books are my fav. Your sweet little red desk and vanity chair are adorable as well.
Thank you sooooo much for sharing. Have a wonderful weekend.

Rebecca said...

Hello
What a great space and I love all your "stuff". Wonderful little treasures tucked in all over the place. It was a real treat thank you.
Blessings
Rebecca

Molly Alexander said...

What a fun space! I love all of you trinkets, but your red desk is my favorite!

:-) Molly

DeeDee said...

Love your blog and I love the jewelery box for small findings and jewels..I love your desk too..thanks for letting me visit

Visit me at: deedeescraftspot.blogspot.com

Connie said...

Your space is adorable, chickee, but what really caught my eye was the Pepsi, swedish fish and chocolate chip cookies!! Whooooooa, sugar, that's my kinda creating'!!!

We lived in the California desert many years ago. Where do you live out there?

xoxo,
Connie

:-) <------ME smiling at ya.......

Martha's Favorites said...

Love your corner of the room. It looks so full of fun things to create. I live in California too, believe me earthquakes are always on my mind. Just loved your whole room. Thanks for sharing, Martha

cindy said...

Love that red desk! And what a clever idea to store epherma in plastic bags! I'll have to try that. And love your stash of children's books...I love to collect those as well!

-c
yapping cat

paintinpatti said...

I love all the storage surprises in your space! You have a wonderfully creative eye. LOVIN' your red desk, too!

Tracie~MyPetiteMaison said...

Hi Caleen,
My what a lot of creating goods you have here! I love that you can stack and stack to your heart's content. I will have to remember that... we have 10 foot ceiling in the studios, so I'll have to give it a try. I think it's darling you even showed your "snacks". I am a diet Coke girl myself, so know what you mean about needing your Pepsi - it's all in the bubbles ;)
Happy to have met you and hope to be back soon.
~Tracie

Sonia ~ Vintage Rose Designs said...

Oh Caleen, youre space is so full of goodies, I love it. I especially love that fan you have opened up there. I love rococo style. Thank you for coming by my studio. There are so many studios to see and I'm still doing the rounds.
Hugs!!
Sonia

Kara Ward said...

LOVE IT!!!! I wish I could come play. That Shutter is fabulous! I think I may buy a couple of white ones for my photography. You have so many things I love. Wish I could make it to California this year. My aunt in Seal Beach just had surgery and I am wanting to stay with her and take care of her like she did me when I was little. Miss my California sun!

karlascottage.typepad.com said...

Love the red desk!

Miss Sandy said...

Thank you for visiting and for your sweet comments on my studio space.

Zita - Mlle Magpie said...

What a fabulous place to create in! So many wonderful treasures!

Shabbyfufu said...

Ohhhh, so many goodies to work with in your creative space. Thanks for sharing with a sense of humor:-)

alicew said...

Lots of whimsy, color and vintage treasures! What a creative space. That tapestry is to die for!

Nancy Maxwell James said...

I adore how you decorated your wonderful space! there are so many wonderful treasures you could find something new to see each day! thank you for sharing your charming spot with us all! :)

Marina Capano said...

What a cute space you have!
I love it!

xoxo

Anonymous said...

Your space is so colorful! I especially love the red desk. Thanks for sharing.

www.queenmarcyoriginals.typepad.com

Kyra and Terry Hoehn said...

HI AUNT CALEEN!! Thanks for all the sweet comments! I love your creative space. That red desk is ADORABLE! You make the cutest stuff. We will have to get together again soon before school starts and life gets crazy! luv ya!

Lady Linda said...

Oh my gosh Caleen, you are so organized and creative. Who wouldn't want to dive in and do something fun with all your treasures. No wonder your the queen of crafts!!!

AliGripp said...

Ahh a pepsi girl..kindred spirts!! I love it! You have such a great space! Thanks for sharing all of your treasures!

Shannon said...

I have really enjoyed seeing your work and your workspace! I love how you have combined the colors. It still looks very old and vintagey - but there is something whimsical about it too!

What lovely work you do! I look forward to visiting often!

Shannon

paperbird said...

Wow, so many wonderful treasures. What a fun creative space you have. thank you for letting me peek into your creative world.

Ele at abitofpinkheaven said...

You are sure organized and I LOVE the red desk. WHat a good idea with the ephemera inside the plastic. I'm always digging in boxes!

Michelle (Shell) May said...

What a fun and happy space! Makes me smile looking at all your goodies! Thanks for taking me on a tour!
bunny hugs,
shell

June said...

I loved seeing your creative space and I laughed when I saw your treats stashed in there. I do the same thing. I need another bin just for my goodies.