Thursday, July 14, 2011

Where Bloggers Create III - Welcome to My Art Room!

Thanks to the hard work of Karen over at My Desert Cottage we get to party again this year at "Where Bloggers Create III" - that's THREE.  The party officially begins this Friday, July 15th.   Last year was so much fun.  I think there are as many styles and sizes of art rooms and studios and creative spaces as there are bloggers and each one filled to the brim with that blogger's brand of inspiration. 
Welcome to MY art room - I am looking forward to visiting YOURS!
I will take you on a 360 degree tour around my little creative space.  The room has an odd shape because it is a portion of what was once an attached one-car garage.  It amounts to about a modest 150 square feet.  This is the view from the doorway.  I tried putting on a tablecloth since company was coming but it just didn't look "real".   Well, I guess this really doesn't either since the table is usually covered with a project or my latest picking haul.
This is looking back toward the door from the other side of the room.  I showed the closet doors last year but never shared the inside.  I have done a couple of projects inside there since last year so I'm opening up the doors this year.  By the way, I painted those folk art style pictures above the doors about 25 years ago.  I keep thinking I will get back into that style of art one of these days but we all know there are only so many hours in the day!
This dresser is a recent addition and sits behind the left closet door.  I punched round, scalloped labels from wallpaper and used them to label the drawers.  You will see more of that same wallpaper a little later. The top three shallow drawers are still empty.  I'm toying with the idea of sorting my treasures according to the three primary colors and then one of the big drawers for black and white.  Do you think orange goes with yellow or with red?
I found this sweet little white book shelf that happened to fit perfectly behind the right door.  It is really the top from a hutch and has two cute little drawers and a scalloped top. Fitting these two pieces inside the closet required a LOT of purging, let me tell you!
A closer look at the book shelf.  Hmm...  box shelf?
I have a "thing" for old Buxton-style jewelry boxes and I have quite a few of them.  Here is the funny thing - most of them are empty.  I really struggle with needing to have things out where I can see them and be inspired {and not forget I have them!} so I have no clue why I keep buying these jewelry boxes.  When I come up with the right use for them they will be sitting here waiting for me.  Undoubtedly with a few more friends by then - LOL!
This is an odd shaped room so this notch is the side of another, deeper closet on the same side as the big closet doors.  A perfect spot spot for a perfect vintage trash can for storing my rolls of wallpaper.  This closet will NOT be opened for blog posts.  It houses a water heater and it will take a lot bigger brain than mine to spin that into anything attractive.
But I can spin the door!  This is a close-up of the door to the other closet.  The vintage shoe bag is new since the last party. I love the floral pattern and the colors.  The curtain rods for hanging linens are still behind it and they are still visible all around the shoe bag.
Now we are moving on to the second wall.  I moved all of the magazines out of this bookcase this year because it is easily accessible so it makes sense to store more frequently used {or enjoyed!} things here.
A closer look...  more boxes, but at least these are either labeled or have been used for the same items for so long that I know what is in them.  Love that vintage postcard - the caption says "down she goes"!
Lots of little bits and pieces waiting for their day in the sun.
I am always on the lookout for apothecary jars because they are the perfect display for buttons.  Just like jars of candy - eye candy!
Stacks of vintage sheet music, old books and other ephemera.  I mainly select sheet music based on the graphics on the cover but sometimes the lyrics will ignite a little spark of imagination.  It's all good.
My big red, rolling tool chest.  This "Husky" girl offers SO much storage but all that red was kind of jarring so I made her a new outfit with the same wallpaper I used for the round labels on the dresser.
Glass buttons are my favorite so they get an eye-level nest on top of the tool chest. Glass rhinestones and clear glass are in apothecary jars.  Wood buttons and vegetable ivory get their own apothecarys in the back.  The compartments in the vintage satin organizer hold opaque colored glass, celluloids, tight tops, china, bone, some vintage button cards....  The small boxes in the front are vintage plastic and hold their own collections of plastic rhinestone buttons and vintage buckles.
There are also a few oddballs like a doorknob, a giant lens and a fuse mixed in - because I can.
Next to the red tool chest we have a little shelf of curiosities. 
Below the curiosities we have boxes and baskets filled with more buttons, a giant glass jar of buttons and spools and a little assemblage I made from a round cigar box.
This assemblage is one of the rare occasions where I managed to use some of "the good stuff", including a vintage lace hankie that belonged to my grandmother.  That vintage postcard just spoke to me and it seemed like the right thing to do.
Above the shelf of curiosities I have a mobile I call "Extra Credit" because the ATCs are made from those fake credit cards that used to be in the daily delivery of junk mail.  I wonder if those are collectible now??
The third wall, looking back toward "Husky".  Look down in the corner between Husky and my workbench...
...and you will find another vintage trash can.  This one stores metal cans that have been burned to patina them or are awaiting the patina.  Behind it, out of view, is a small bookcase that holds spray paints and other unattractive supplies and a large crock that holds rolls of wrapping paper, yardstick and other hard-to-store items.  No vacant square inches  around here!
Opposite the oak buffet "workbench" is the table you saw from the door.  I use vintage suitcases for storage underneath the table.  One holds tissue and wrapping paper and the other three are filled with family artifacts.
The self-healing cutting mat on top of the workbench was new this year, a Christmas gift from the husband, along with a rotary cutter.  LOVE both!  These tools just make so many things easier.  I don't know how I ever got along without them and I cannot recommend them enough.
More buttons on my workbench to entertain me while I work plus a new apothecary I just picked up the other day.  What?  Unused space?  I need to do something about that.
There are three wide shelves mounted on the wall above my workbench. 
The bottom shelf stores items that are frequently used so they are within easy reach.
Tiny drawers and jars attempt to keep the tiny treasures from being swallowed up in the chaos.
I have to use a stepping stool to reach the top shelf so it is used for things I use less frequently, things I plan to use "someday" and things I just like to fill up my eyes with.
I skipped past my sewing machine table at the end of my workbench this year.  It sits in front of the only window in the room and I just couldn't seem to get a good picture against the light. Now we are on the fourth wall where I have my desk.  The dresser in the corner has been mine since I was a baby.  I added the black paint and used fabric and Mod Podge to cover the drawer fronts.  It hold my printer/scanner and my old-school TV so I can watch American Pickers and Pawn Stars and Antiques Roadshow.  Okay, I'll just say it...  and Ice Road Truckers and Swamp People.  It's no wonder I don't get more done in here....
A little corner shelf above the TV holds more bits and pieces of inspiration clutter that I can't reach.
Another new project for this year was "respecting the lace".  Last year this drawer was a loopy, tangled mess of lacey goodness.  I made little tags from recycled cereal and cracker boxes covered with wallpaper then untangled and neatly wrapped each and every piece.  A huge project but worth the effort since I can now see and therefore USE what I have.
A little collection of religious items, my soldering attempts, a saltbox bird shrine and a bell to call the maid.  I need to fire that girl.  She's always goofing off somewhere and never hears me dinging.....
My simply perfect in every way custom desk my youngest son built for me.  He designed it exactly to my specifications and I love everything about it.  It tucks right in to the L-shaped alcove at that end of the room, the storage space towers eight feet high and there is no crawling under the desk to plug my camera in to the computer.  It just doesn't get any better than that.  I am so grateful!
Books and magazines above the desk.  The little tags identify specific articles I want to be able to find.  I put a little piece of blue painters tape on the spine of the ones I have been published in.
Pins and needles and pretties.  I am overly fond of what I call "poke sacks" of sewing supplies and notions.  They frequently include boxes, bottles and cards of pins and needles which I store in this jewelry box.  Makes perfect sense to me.  The white dish is filled with chandelier prisms and other sparkly clear glass baubles that caught my magpie eye.
More books, magazines, buttons, boxes of pens and markers and things I walked in with and just set down and if I move them then I would have to dust.  The insect leaning on the front of the two-tier aluminum serving dish is made from an old-school bottle opener and a couple "petals" off a collapsible vegetable steamer.
These two jewelry boxes hold my favorite mother of pearl and metal buttons.  The card catalog drawers hold tags, both finished and unfinished.
A big jar of mother of pearl buttons waiting to be used in projects.  They are so heavy I am afraid to put them in an apothecary jar so the poor things are banished to an old pickle jar.  At least I Mod Podged some pretty paper on the lid. 
 A plethora of mark-making tools and a little hand to give me a hand and remind me to do things.

This concludes the around the room tour of my little piece of peace.  If you have managed to read all the way to the end of this very long post I would like to leave you with these two parting gifts to take away and use in your own artwork.  Double-click them to enlarge before you save or copy them.

Thank you so much for visiting!

89 comments:

The Old White Barn said...

Oh, my - where to start? First - absolutely love your table. So glad you decided against the tablecloth! Those vintage tables are getting hard to find because they are gorgeous! And the Husky is to die for - this is an amazing space! You have so many creative, fun ideas I'm going back for another look......

Thanks for sharing.

laurie -magpie ethel said...

Great studio! Isn't it amazing how much stuff you can cram in one room?! And sooo organized!
Happy Birthday!!!

Annette said...

WOW! I think I could spend hours in your space just looking at everything. What a wonderful room to create in. I like the shoe bag with all the vintage goodies hanging out of the pockets and the desk your son made is really very nice. I enjoyed the tour very much!

CATHY said...

Such a fun tour! Such a GREAT room!!! And you have done so much since last year. {sigh} I really need to clean and purge. I could easily spend a day in your room - no, a week! and I will definitely be showing this to my husband as he thinks I have a lot of boxes - you make me look like an amateur! Especially like the vintage shoe holder - so sweet. Cheers

Lovey said...

Awesome vintage wholesomeness! Oh what a great place to create.

Pretty Things said...

I love, love, love artists who fill complete walls with things to look at and USE! It's my favorite thing!


I hope you'll have time to visit my spaces...

http://www.prettythingsblog.com/2011/07/where-bloggers-create-2011-pretty.html

My Vintage Mending said...

Amazing how much you can get in there. I love it. Everything deserves multiple looks. Thanks for sharing...smiles...Renee

earthypawscreatures said...

I love how you decorated the tool chest. It looks so pretty! I love the entire room, it looks like it is a very inspiring place to create :) Thanks for sharing!

~Alli

Betsy said...

Wow! My head is spinning! Your space is so organized and functional. I love it all, especially the suitcases under the table and your jewelry boxes. The "extra credit" cards are such a good idea, beats cutting them up. Next year I want to see that water heater all decked out.

marie said...

Oh My Goodness! What a great space!! Love the table...the suitcases under it...the oak workbench...everything! I love what you did with the red tool box..so neat. and I love all your creative ways to store your treasures and show them off.

Thanks so much for sharing. I will be back to examine each photo in more detail!

Cindy Craine said...

Wow and Wow! I love it all and want it all, just perfect!

Dawn Binyon said...

Wow you did an amazing job putting together your place. I love the hand shaped bowl, your corner desk, and all those buttons. Thanx for stopping by my place too!
~Dawn @alteredartists.blogspot.com

melanie said...

wow- I love all your suitcases and boxes and satin boxes and ...I could go on and on...
your room is fab- and I love your Americana paintings- so very beautiful...happy creating!

Rebecca said...

Well girly...you DON'T LOOK KLULESS TO ME! I'm overwhelmed and starstruck by your space. It is amazing! I could just sing the praises of YOU forever. Simply amazing! I LOVED MY TOUR. You are sooooooooo talented!

Thank you for visiting me and your kind words. You blessed me today~

xo~Rebecca

Maggie said...

oh, for the love of pete, that was a fun tour! I really LOVED seeing your space, with SO MUCH stuff in every nook and cranny. You have so many interesting and funky boxes and containers. I want all those jewelry boxes! I have to tell you, I am memorizing your photo...why, you ask? I live in Portland, too, and we probably haunt the same Goodwill bins and garage sales....if I see you in the corner of my eye, I'll know I have to grab 'the good stuff' quickly before you do!! Come by my blog for a visit...

maggie
http://www.themagrag.com

Dayle said...

I love the imaginative storage/container ideas.

Leanne said...

what a well-organized space! I especially liked how you've made bookmarks for your magazines for articles you know you'll be referring back to ... and you've inspired me to clean up my lace box, so I can actually find what is in there....

Beth said...

Thanks so much for stopping by my studio for a visit with me and Nevermore, and leaving me a comment! And your studio, well, I don't know where to begin...I covet those vintage suitcases under your desk and that custom workspace made by your son...OMG! I am jealous, jealous, jealous! LOL
Hugs and have a fabulous rest of the weekend,
Beth P

Cathee said...

love your stash! will ahve to look over your blog and see all the creations you ahve made! GREAT to be published!! I have not attempted that in the mags yet..I will be published in a home town mag soon tho! HUGS

bertie said...

Where to begin??? Ok...how about you get the most organized, pristinely, packed with the most amazing collection of treasures studio award! By far!!! I am in awe and bow to the master organizer!!! I love all of your trinkets and just want to get in there to look around for hours and get ideas...and as far as the colors go...I would put all three together..first, red..then, orange..then yellow. Sound good? Like you need my help!Hope you will stop by my humble little studio when you get a chance. Thanks for sharing this amazing space! bertie
www.queenbartistry.blogspot.com

ANNE said...

What wonderful treasures! I'm glad you didn't cover the table, its beautiful. I've never seen a tabletop shaped that way. I'd love to see what you create there,will spend some more time browsing through your blog.

Kathy said...

What a lovely space filled with so many treasures! I'm in awe! Thanks for visiting mine. Happy creating! :)

wickedfaerie said...

Thanks for visiting my studio. I like your space. You have so much in there you must create a lot! Happy belated Birthday too.

Have a nice day
Sue

Tina said...

wow - your space appears so large but totally organized...super cool. It looks so lived in - I am especially fond of your glue holder - is that an old spice container?

thanks for visitng my blog and the comment. It sure has been fun to see so many spaces and get ideas.

have a great weekend
tina
embellishments by tina

fairyrocks said...

OOOOhhh your room is just full of so many carefully sorted goodies. That is a whole lot of eye candy to take in. LOVE how you fixed the tool caddy ...ya know if you wouldn't have told me what it was....Just kidding wonderful inventive space. Keep smiling and visually sorting.

Orange Sink said...

Hi Kathy,
I am just astounded at how organized your studio space is! OH MY! That tool chest is wonderful! And what a great table! Super workspace! I can relate to having to have things where I can see them or I forget I have them...... very often it's like Christmas around here when I find some vintage treasure stashed away I forgot I had! I need to go check out your creations!
Thanks so much for your visit and kind words on my studio too! This has been great fun doing this (my first year!) I'm already getting excited for next year! LOL!
Cathy G

NanE said...

Thanks for taking us on a tour of your fun space! There is so much I love about your space, the vintage suitcases, the table and wooden shelves but I LOVE what you have done with the rolling tool cart! Oh, and you are very brave for showing the inside of your closet, I wouldn't dare pull back the curtain to mine! Have a great weekend, Nan

Jana said...

Beautiful space. Don't you just love old chidren's book illustrations. I've been collecting to create some soldered charms but last week I saw someone use old fashion shrinky dinks. Didn't know those were even still made. Thought you may appreciate the idea.

Lynn Richards said...

Holy moly, this space is chock full of FUN!!! There is so much to gain inspiration from- I just love it!
xo
Lynn

C'est Magnifique said...

What a lovely room! I can see why you like my room... because we have a lot of the same tastes... vintage jewelry boxes and glove boxes, the vintage shoe holder, etc.! Your room looks great... and stuffed to the gills just like mine!! :)

Tania

Elizabeth (Blue Clear Sky) said...

You have a great space that I could easily spend hours in. The jewellery box collection is really neat. Thanks for sharing.

Claudia said...

Wow - there's so much to see! I could spend hours looking at all your wonderful treasures. Great space!

Susanne said...

You may think your space is small but you certainly got alot of good stuff in there. I love the old jewelry boxes as well, some I use, I just love the faded velvet insides!
Susanne.

Jo said...

Such beautiful treasures! Thank you for the tour, and Happy Birthday!

Into Vintage said...

Incredible. I am so in awe of your organization and inspired by it as well. I think I could spend days in your studio looking around at all the interesting little bits & pieces you've collected to work with. I love the use of the apothecary jars as well -- I have some things tucked away that would look so pretty in jars like that. Thanks so much for sharing -- loved it all.

PS I have an old school tv as well where I work / watch Hoarders & Real Housewives of NY. :-) Don't tell anyone.

Joanne@ Desertmountainbear said...

Thanks for visiting my space and letting me know you where there.
You have a wonderful so well organized place to create. If I could have as much stuff in my space and keep it as organized as you I would be in heaven. All of that inspiring material at you fingertips, I am so impressed with your space.

Petite Michelle Louise said...

wow..you sure sue every nook and cranny there! you have an amazing inventory of supplies. soo awesome!

DeeDee said...

Hi Kathy... what a lovely place to play and create.. I so love big red....I need one in black now... hehehe! I really love allt he small treasures and finds you have featured... would love to create with you one day....thanks for visiting my studio as well...and thanks for the little freebies too..

Annette said...

Hi Kathy, You have a wonderful place to create! I could spend hours looking at all your wonderful treasures! And I will be back to do that as I am your newest follower.
Thank you so much for stopping by my place earlier and leaving a sweet message!
Hugs,
Annette

Tamatha said...

That was a fun tour! I love what you did with the red rolling tool chest! You have some great storage ideas too-especially for marking magazine articles. I have a magazine addiction myself. I'm so glad you stopped by my blog and hope you come back again!
Tamatha

{Bellamere Cottage} said...

AWESOME! I love it that you haven't wasted a single inch. Floor to ceiling, wall to wall wonderfulness... :-) I loved the little tags on the magazines/books.. That is so darn clever. And, I agree.... how did we ever get along before cutting mats? I have one on my work table and one stashed so I can put it on the kitchen table or island when I need more space.... well, that's just about any time I'm making something. :-)

The "parting gifts" line just cracked me up... funny and clever too chickie!

Hugs to you...
Spencer

Karen Valentine said...

You studio is Amazing! I loved looking at every little detail! I will be getting my own mat and rotary cutter soon, so it's nice to hear you love yours!!! I like how all your supplies are out to see. You don't forget what you have that way! And the display is really attractive! Thank you so much for sharing it with everyone.
xo,
Karen

romance-of-roses said...

Very, very nice studio. Love the red rolling tool chest, it's awesome. It was fun touring and I am now following you.
Hugs...Lu

TheFairyyellowbugQueen said...

I love that yellow wall color. It is such an inspiring backdrop for all of you luscious stuff. I bet you are often inspired in this lovely creative place. *smiles* Norma

Abby's Paperie Garden said...

I am loving all of the cheerful colors and your collections are just beautiful and drool worthy!!!

xo,

Abby

Jan E O said...

Wow, you have really made good use of that space. I grew up in Portland so nice to see someone from my ole stomping grounds. Been raining here most the day so I have been busy inside instead of in the garden where I would prefer to be. Gonna pop in once and a while as a follower.

Gabriela said...

Such beauty!Wow,,,so many things....do you remember
where everything is?????I wouldn't!!!

Junk Fairy said...

What a beautiful space! I love it all!!!! the buxton boxes, and the vintage shoe storage with all the eye candy!! Simply fabulous!!
E

Linda Carole Bloom said...

Hi, I just stopped to visit and I love your space - you are so organized! And I love your blog - I just kept on reading it. So I'm going to be one of your followers.
Thank you so much for your nice comments about my blog - and since you came clean I will too - my favorite show is Deadliest Catch!!
Love, Linda
houseofbeautifuldogs

Miss Sandy said...

Oh my goodness that was a fun tour! I see we have so many things in common, I too love to collect boxes and most of mine are empty to. I have asked a friend to stop if I try and buy more when we go out junking. I saw a pair of hands that we both have in our studios and a some tiny chairs on one of your shelves that I have a set of displayed in another part of my home. I love every nook, cranny, and corner of your creative space. Can I come over and play?

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

I do remember your space from last year, Kathy, and am really glad to revisit many bloggers' creative spaces this year! I am so taken with all of the pieces used for storage and as surfaces for creating in your space. I think it might be a bit of note taking in my subconscious since I am hoping for a "real" space once we downsize!

Kiki aka Victoria said...

Yay!! So gorgeous! and wow..i am So in love with your folk art style art...yes you really must share more and create more..I'd love to see more...they are fabulous..i love that kind of art very much!
Your space..is amazing..so much to see..mnay treasures sparkling.. truly a fabulous job!! Wow-wonderful!
Kiki

Donna said...

Lots of wonderful goodies to create with!!! Love your space, it's so warm and inviting!!!

Kit said...

Your space reminds me of my space. A mixture of our craft supplies and things we love. I have a closet to make shelves for, etc. and I may instead look for an old bureau to use also. Great idea! Kit

Inspiration from Nature said...

I imagine how happy you are to have this dreamy space to create. You have tresuries !

Thanks a lot for your comments.

Bonjour de France
Hogart (Helene)

Marilou of Lulu's Lovlies and Heartful Creations said...

What a wonderful use of space, I loved every bit of it, Thanks for stopping by for a visit and my goal for next year is to get more organized as right now it is organized chaos. It is hard to believe that is a one car garage. i don't think mine is that wide nor does it have closets. You are one lucky and talented lady! Hugs and smiles sent your way, Marilou

Martha's Favorites said...

Hi: What an amazing space. I love what you did with your lace. What a great idea. There is so much to look at, I have to take a second look. Have a wonderful week. Blessings, Martha

Jane said...

You packed a lot of punch in a charming little space!! I enjoyed looking at every nook and cranny you pictured. So much to see and take in!!
I love your storage ideas and displays. This is a space I could spend hours in.
Jane

Laurie said...

We have so much in common! Somerset is a real treat for me, too -- special occasion stuff! And, I did a whole respect the lace thing, too, which you probably saw on my post when you stopped by! :) I adore your space because it reminds me of me! (Does that sound vain?!) Anyway -- use the good stuff more often -- your piece was wonderful!!

jasperandblue said...

wow you have so many great and interesting things in your art space. I love it.

Doni said...

Kathy your room in incredible!!! OH how much FUN!! I love your boxes...because I'm a box girl, but you have so many cool ideas!! LOVE the red tool cabinet made over! The pickle jar lid modge podged! THE BUFFET!! How cool!! I'm just riveted to each picture and now I must go back and enlarge each one so I don't miss anything crucial. SOOOOOO glad you stopped by my blog and left such sweet comment...now I found YOU!
Blessings, Doni

slowlaneblog.com said...

Thank you for visiting me:) I am in awe of your space and I think I will use it as inspiration over the next year. I love what you have done with all your bits and pieces, how it all fits yet looks so totally casual. If I had that as my room I would be a hermit as I would never want to leave it.

Vicki said...

Hello! I don't know where to start. Love the Husky girl with her wallpaper decorations. There are so many treasures here. You have made great use of your space. It is one of those spots you could explore for hours checking out your work, your repurposed items and your wonderful collections. Thanks for visiting me today. I look forward to coming by again real soon.

Char said...

One of the things that makes this so fun, is all the ideas we can put up along the way. I would have never thought of the husky girl, but that is perfect and easy to find. I love the wall paper you used too.
Your room is wonderful and I would love to work there. I might not get anything done, because I would be too busy playing, but that's a good thing too. Ha.
I loved my visit, Char

Terri said...

Thanks for the freebies and thanks for the tour. So much to see..and so organized...most times I'm living in the chaos I have created..but I must say I like when everything is back in it's place..like your space. Thanks so much for the tour and your visit.

Lori said...

Wow! Okay--double WOW! I love this room and I think it's because of all the wood. There is so much to touch, to see--it's so visually appealing. I noticd the curved wooden piece that holds your glues--where did you get that? I need one! I need to come back and really take a good look again when I have more time. Thanks for sharing such a beautiful, inspiring room and for stopping by my blog as well.

stefanie said...

oh, I love it!!! you have so many supplies....I want to play!!!

Pam said...

Wow - love everything in your space - my favorite is the wall hanging covering your electrical box with bits of dresses and the hanger reading Rock Your Gypsy Soul!

Sassy Marsha said...

What a wonderful, fun, colorful creative space you have! The reflection of a true artist's soul!! I have to chuckle at the dresser in the closet! You know, that looks to be about the right size for the other side of my closet, LOL

xxoo
Marsha

The Painted Garden said...

Hi,
It is so nice to meet you and spend time in your charming creative space- goodness - where to start as everything is so bright, fun, happy and colorful. Your big red tool box is awesome and I loved seeing how you decorated her.
Thank you for sharing,
Blessings,
Erin

Diana said...

Thank you for stopping by my studio. I love yours. Would love to be able to visit and poke through all your treasures.
Hugs
Diana

Diane said...

Oh I loved looking at all of your treasures Kathy--and so well organized! So where can I find a self healing cutting mat that large? It would be perfect for my worktable.
I just moved my artroom into a bigger bedroom, but I'm trying not to clutter it up--I just love the space so I can MOVE--I was tripping all over myself in my other room.

trash talk said...

The tour made me just a little envious and maybe just a tad dizzy...but in a good way!
Girl...you got the "right stuff"!
Deb

Tina @ TinyBear said...

Your room is wonderful with so much great stuff to create with. Thanks for sharing and for visiting over at my place too.
have a lovely day.
Tina

Nook & Cranny said...

Whow, love your space.
So many great things to look at. I specially love your collection of boxes. I should collect more of those, too.
Thanks for stopping by my creative space.
Have a great rest of the week.
Michele

Ruth Rae said...

our studios are very much alike, my space was once part of the garage as well. happy creating!

Valery said...

What a fantastic studio space. I love that big red tool chest! Your collection of boxes is amazing. Thanks for stopping by my studio! Enjoy your day!

Creative Grammie said...

Aloha kathy,
I so enjoyed visiting your creative space! So much to see; every nook and cranny.
You too have some very cool organizing ideas! I love what you did to the big red.
Um, do you like boxes? LOL I love your stash of boxes.
Thank you so much for sharing your space and your artwork. By the way, yes, you should go back and paint again.
Thanks for stopping at my blog for a visit and thanks for your kind comments you left.
Hugs to you.

Rita Barakat said...

What a great space to create in!!! I think I need to stop by and borrow a few buttons! I love all your collections and WTG with the ribbon!!!

Magic Gypsy said...

What a great studio! I bet its taken years to get it that stuffed. I've taken my time looking at all the details and enjoyed every bit, like the birdie salt-box shrine. Thank you for the tour!

Maddy*Moo said...

Thankyou for sharing your lovely space and visiting mine. I just adore your usage of storage. What a great idea with the tags in books with articles etc. happy creating. x

Something Special said...

Oh I love your art room. You have everything you need and what you did with that tool chest is just amazing. I really like how everything is organized. Thanks for sharing with us all/1

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

What a beautiful space you have out there! You got amazing collections and they're so organized well. I'm glad I stopped by. Thanks for letting us peek into your creative world!
Hugs,
Reina

Renee said...

You have a wonderful space and so many great storage ideas. Makes me want to do more with my closet. Lots of great supplies to use, too.

Kathy said...

I forgot all about this blog party. I missed the entire thing. I think I missed that entire weekend! Good golly, Molly. You are organized. Come to my house and organize me, would you? this is fabulous and I'm going to steal..err....borrow some of your organizing ideas. Especially the magazines. That's a great one! - Kathy

Muttpuppy said...

What a great space! Can you tell me more about these Lady Buxton boxes?

Kathy said...

Muttpuppy, I didn't find an email address for you so thought you might check back here for a reply. I don't really know much about them other than they were the popular style in the 50s and 60s. The outside always a "leather like" material, usually lines with velvette and they come in a variety of colors. You might try Google to find out more. Thanks for stopping by!

Debbie@Debbie-Dabble and A Debbie-Dabble Christmas said...

What a great creative space...filed with so many pretty treasures!!

Thanks for sharing!!

Hugs,
Debbie

fatmi said...

I like your space decoration, and the boxes are so nice.

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