Thursday, August 6, 2009

Where I Create

So, very recently KAREN of MY DESERT COTTAGE hosted a party called Where Women Create. Well I missed the boat so to speak. Guess I wasn't keeping up with my favs and so I didn't get in on the fun. I have been planning a post for a while featuring my studio space, and this finally got me to stop procrastinating. Come on in...

Looking in at my studio...


Where I blog and chat with you...


Old cupboard where all the stuff lives...


Where I sit...


Old chippy column and one of the "girls"...


Super old buttons hand~sewn on a card and labeled in the hand of the previous owner. Some are 1800's...


One of three dress forms I own and love love love...


View of the old zinc-top table I covet. Above it a collection of found objects on an old piece of architectural trim from an 1800's home.


My fab table and an old medical stool...


Old French bottle drying rack used to hold ribbon and seam binding...


Found objects...



Fab old suitcase with gorgeous wallpaper lining holds my old grain sacks, an old frame and my initial "S"...



Perfect place to sit and read a magazine...


My "junk" collage on old baby bed springs...


Old oil painting of pansies...


One of my favorite old cupboards that houses my books and flower frog collection. On top, my favorite old corbels...


My inspiration board made from a huge old frame. I pieced together some old grain sack fragments quilt-style and added wire to hang found objects from...



Maybe the favorite thing I own~~an old French grain sack framed in a chippy old white painted frame with the original wavy glass...


Can't get enough of these old ghosting mirrors. The post card was my great~grandmother's.


I love wasp nests. This is the grand~daddy of all time and a double decker...


Gorgeous old silver beaded cord with tassels...


Pile of grain sacks...


Last but not least, my huge chalkboard I made from an old mirror frame. This hung in both of my shops and I could have sold it a zillion times. I never will...


Hope you enjoyed the tour... Thanks for stopping by.

Hugs,
Shelley

31 comments:

Jessica at Kids Napping? I'm Scrapping! said...

You have a lovely creative space. I love all of your unique pieces.

Sweet Old Vintage said...

Just a stunning space. You are very fortunate...

Sweet Old Vintage said...

Just a stunning space. You are very fortunate...

Zita - Mlle Magpie said...

Shelley, what utter beauty, soul and inspiration! I absolutely love EVERYTHING about your creative space. I especially adore that gorgeous floral lining of your vintage suitcase - SO sweet!!!

Rose Garden Romantic said...

Oh my goodness!! What a wonderful studio space!!! I love absolutely everything!!!
Michelle

Nancy said...

It's just beautiful! Thanks for letting us take a look at your creative space.

Nancy

ROSE VINE COTTAGE said...

Hi Shelley,
This is my first visit to your beautiful blog and I really enjoyed looking at your work space, I love the old chalkboard!! I'm going back to look at more(;
Hugs~Kelly

Lenore said...

Enjoyed the look into your creative space.....wish mine look like yours!!! I'm working on it!

Oliver's said...

Love, Love , Love it!!! You are one lucky girl!!!! Paula

Dawn-Hydrangea Home said...

Your studio is GORGEOUS! And such beautiful displays you've created in there too.

Garden Antqs Vintage said...

Shelly, you have one of the best eyes around. And you've found/collected some great things over time. Would love to follow you shopping. Is that the column you bought in Texas I think it was the time before. Love it.

Lisa said...

LOVE your studio! It is so great! I can't wait to have a room for my "junk". Thanks for sharing!
Hugs, Lisa

Lori said...

wow!!! i mean WOW!!! your studio is really amazing...you really think outside the box...or should i say box springs...the baby bed? sheer genius...you have so many inspiring ideas there in your studio...thanks for sharing!!!

sepiadreams said...

TOTALLY AWESOME !!!!!!!! Love Tiina....

Tootsie said...

what a beautiful awesome space!

kaniki's said...

Shelly- I absolutely love visiting your blog- and am so pleased that you caught up and posted all about your space!! I missed out too- but will probably feature something later- !! I'm still "polishing"...

Many Blessings!!
Niki
Kaniki's Prims & Whims

BB said...

You have a wonderful gift for putting everything together. Your creative space is how I imagine my "dream space" would look. I only recently discovered your blog, and it is very inspirational. I check it every day I love your taste and knack for pulling it all together. Thanks.

miss gracies house said...

love, love, LOVE it! I missed the party too but have been inspired to get moving on my *inspiration* room...you've just filled my head with more ideas!
Thanks for sharing!
Rene'

Crystal Rose Cottage said...

What a great "me' space! You have a lot of really neat collections!
~Patti

christine annette said...

Now that is a space I could be inspired to create in! I just love everything!

Smiles, Christine

Terri said...

I follow your blog and when I saw this I had to come in for a visit....Sorry you missed the party...but your space is wonderful!! and full of amazing treasures. Thanks for sharing!

Rebecca said...

Hello
Your studio is great...love everything in it! The table is fabulous and love the ladies. Thanks for sharing
Blessings
Rebecca

Cathy said...

Your studio is fabulous! I just love the framed buttons! Thank you so much for inviting us in.

Cathy ♥

June said...

Hi Shelly,
What a gogeous place! Can I just sit here awhile and drink all this in? If I get in the way, just throw a grain sack over me and I will be very, very quiet.
How beautiful!
Smiles,
June

Faded Charm said...

Thanks so much for sharing your wonderful studio and your awesome decorating ability. I just love it all.

Take care,
Kathleen

Debra said...

Hi
Your studio is amazing. I would relax and let everything go once I walked into a room like yours.
Thanks for sharing.

Charlene said...

Your space/studio is wonderful!!!! I also missed the party. By the time I heard about it there was no time to straighten up my space. Oh well, maybe next time. But, thank you for sharing yours. How do these studio's get such a mess so easily when they are so pretty & inspiring when clean?

time-worn interiors said...

Love it!
TOT

Laura said...

Hi Shelley,
I think we are soul sisters for sure...your space speaks to my heart and soul....so beautiful...so me...oops,I mean so YOU! Thank you so much for sharing this with all of us! It's the best in my book!
Laura :)

Chrissy said...

How in the world did I miss this post!!! More beauty in this post than 10 decor magazines....you have so much talent(and so many treasures) going back for more.....

lauranell said...

What a fabulous space! I am always fascinated by glimpses into the studios and workspaces of creative women. This is one of my favorites! Thanks for sharing.

lauranell
http://lauranell.com

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