Friday, June 18, 2010

DID SOMEONE SAY PARTY?

It's time for the second annual WHERE BLOGGERS CREATE PARTY hosted by the uber talented KAREN VALENTINE of MY DESERT COTTAGE blog. I'm pleased to join all the other talented party goers in presenting my studio to you...

Come on in...

After you've checked out my creative space, please head over to KAREN'S to see all the other fabulous studios.







One of my DIY projects... The stripes are off... I like it anyway...






I love nature stuff. Nests, wasp nests, butterflies...














Remember when I made this coin purse necklace? Started a trend among bloggers... Thanks Anthro for the inspiration...


I love my zinc top work table...


These fab boxes from Tuesday Morning hide a multitude of stuff...


My chalkboard I made from an old huge mirror frame. Used to hang over the counter in my shop... Recently painted grey...








My baby pic in an old pocket watch case.


I love this saying...














My inspiration board. A DIY that turned out right for once...




My reading nook. The old painted cupboard in original grey paint houses some of my many decorating books...






Some of my flower frog collection...

Thanks for stopping by...

93 comments:

Amy said...

It is too pretty to mess up with creating. I would just sit in there and sigh.
So beautiful
Amy

Lovey said...

Beautifully rustic! I love your space!

Claudia said...

I love this room. Love the zinc top table and your beautiful chalkboard. Everything is gorgeous and reflects your style. Thanks for sharing it with us.

xo
Claudia

Gail said...

Love the color palette in your studio! Just gorgeous :)

Sue said...

I LOVE all the chippy architectural elements, especially the mantle. The zinc top table is great. I have one and they are so great for anything, they wipe clean in a second. I wish my office was as tidy!

Take care, Sue

donna...@ d. reyné.com said...

This is gorgeous!
I love every litle detail!
The zinc top table is totally amazing!
I could spend some serious time in your space...Thank you for sharing it with us!
Blessings,
Donna

Lisa said...

YOur space is so lovely! How great to be able to put all your treasures in one spot and look at them while you create! I have so enjoyed seeing your space♥
Hugs,Lisa

Vintage French Hen said...

What a gorgeous work area you have! I love love love your style!
Marcia

Lisa said...

What a phenomenal space! I love every single bit of it! Your beautiful chalkboard is shear perfection!

Susie~From My Home To Yours said...

Hey Shelley,

Eveything looks amazing...you've been busy! Even though I didn't post for the party, I have been organizing my studio...feels good.

CYA soon...let's do lunch next week!

XXOO
Susie

stefanie said...

its gorgeous..love all the serene colors..and they chair is soooooo beautiful!

Lenore said...

Fabulous chippy architectural pieces in your studio.....love the chalkboard and the mantel is superb.

Rita said...

Wow, all those the photos of your amazing space were such a visual treat! I love the table upon table look and the way you used the bottle rack to hold ribbons and trimmings.

MosaicMagpie said...

Chalkboard is neat! Love the double table with all the flower frogs. Geart style and space.
Debbie

Laura @ 52 FLEA said...

Fabulous! So many inspirational vignettes..I would love to spend time here! Thanks for sharing! :)

Beth A. said...

What a beautiful space you have! It is just lovely.

lisaroyhandbags said...

ok, this officially qualifies as the most gorgeous, inspirational work space I've ever come across! I would never want to leave this space! : )

oldgreymare said...

I feel so redundant but...that zinc top table! You could have a bidding war going just with the few who have visited so far.

The entire room is beautiful and has so many special features- too many to list with 500 plus studios to visit. Glad we all got an early start!

i'll be back for a review next week. : }

Suzan

Boxwood Cottage said...

Aw that flower frog collection is awesome!! You have a great creative space and I would want your zinc top table! That is awesome for a work desk, especially it would be so practical for my solder works.
So nice to meet you here at Karen's WBC party, I was and still am so inspired by your gorgeous garden cottage inside and out lately.
Best wishes from Germany sends you
Carola

Magdalena said...

Lovely details you have in your space...
very charming atmosphere!

My best regards

magdalena

time-worn interiors said...

Everything looks fabulous Shelly! I love it all!
TOT

Francie of The Scented Cottage said...

I agree, that space is tooo elegant to make a mess in :)) I would just sit and sit and soak it up. Probably wouldn't ever leave that space and would never get a thing done :))
Just beautiful.

A Cottage Muse said...

Simply wonderful! Full of inspiration ~ thank you for sharing!

Theresa said...

How lovely! You have wonderful natural light and sweet vignettes for lots of inspiration! Thanks so much for sharing your creative space!

KitB said...

One of my favorite places, Shelley! I could live there. I am so sorry about the loss of your friend. Saying a special prayer for you. Thank you for sharing your space!

Hugs,
Kit from PaperKitz

jsimplylive said...

Gorgeous space. I love everything about it.

Lululiz said...

The zinc top table is my absolute favourite in your gorgeous room!

Dorthe said...

This is more than beautifull,Shelley, so many adorable things, and collections, oh my , a dreamland to create in,--love the tables on top of each other with the flower frogs.
Dorthe

Cindy Geilmann said...

Hi sweet pea, I love you space. I wish I could do that.

comevisit
cindy@stitches

Jill said...

So very artistic. Oh my, it's soothing and serene and beautiful! I especially want to note the bird nest in the clock case, the little pieces hanging from the frame wire and the "gratitude" piece on your desk. Thank you for the tour, I so enjoyed it and thanks for stopping by my blog. I will have to follow you so I don't miss out on your future posts. Now, to check out the cottage I see you posted about!

The Tin Rabbit said...

Oh my word, simply gorgeous!!! Can I come and live in this room? SO nice to "meet" you Shelly! Love your style!

april said...

Beautiful space! I want that chair!

Jeanne said...

Your space is beautiful - I love all the rich neutral colors. I collect nature items too and although I despise wasps, I also have some nests that I have salvaged as I love the texture of them.
xo
jeanne

Tarnished and Tattered said...

Shelley,
Hey you Trend Setter you! I can't stand all the awesome-ness in this post! I just want to google your addy (oh yeah I have it already) & come ransack your studio. First of all, the chair...DIY? Do tell! The inspiration board that turned out right, OH SO Right! Love it so much. The quote is beautiful, I copied it down as not to forget. Last but not least, that pair of gloves hanging on the frame, the black ones with the white trim. Put them in a little box & mail them on over! LOL Great job Shel, Lisa

Rebecca said...

Hi Shelley
Such a great room with all your achitectual elements...I love your style it is right down my alley! The zinc topped table is wonderful and I love the stove top on the column. You have the eye girl!
Thanks for sharing
Blessings
Rebecca

Faded Charm said...

I think this is how I came across your blog last year and fell in love with your style. I remember sitting and going over and over all the detail in your photos. Love you zinc table.......love everything!

Thanks for letting us tour your studio today.

Kathleen

Garden Antqs Vintage said...

Girlie, how did I miss your post. Your place is always so well decorated, I just love it!

Heather ~Pretty Petals said...

ohhh your studio is just SO GORGEOUS... I love every little bit of it. I love the zinc table... and your colors look beautiful. I am going to go back and look again as soon as I leave this comment. This party is so fun!

xoxo Heather

CINNIBONBON said...

Stunning!

Liz said...

Wonderful! What a great place to escape to and find inspiration!

~Liz

Deborah said...

Gorgeous flower frog collection.I love the old chippy elements in your space and your interesting use of texture. The chalk board is absolutely fabulous.

The French Bear said...

You have such a gorgeous space, love your style and the chair looks awesome!! Everything is so inspiring, I could just sit and visit or even create!!!!
Love your room!
Hugs,
Margaret B

trash talk said...

Shell...it's a beautiful area for dreamy inspiration. Love the mantle display...a lot!
Debbie
P.S. I've been out of the loop for a little while, but I wanted to say how sorry I am to read your previous post. It's so hard to say good bye to friends. Good ones are irreplaceable. Sending love, hugs and prayers your way from Texas.

Zuzu said...

Such a gorgeous and peaceful space to create in. Thank you for inviting us in for a visit, Shelley!
Zuzu

Theresa @ 612Riverside said...

Oh my goodness, I don't know where to begin... it is all so lovely. I love the chair you made, I couldn't tell that the stripes were off. I love all the the finds on the mantel, your inspiration board, and especially the zinc top table! I really could go on and on, and if I were you I would never want to leave that room. Thanks for sharing so much inspiration in there, Theresa

Katsui Jewelry said...

What an incredibly beautiful vintage space, Shelley.You are so lucky and I am sure it involved a lot of fun, but hard work. So you are the person who brought us the purse bag. They sure are popular right now! You have quite a decorating talent...I am going to have to look on and see what you create in here!

Some day, come and take a peek at my daughter and my blog. It is three months old and not really just about my jewelry. I love paper crafting...she loves a million other things like vintage fashion. We were not in any shape to photograph but I am loving the tours.

http://katsuijewelry.blogspot.com

Suz

Julia Smith said...

Really enjoyed my visit to your creative space, Sweetpea. I love the warm colors you've used, and your flower frog collection!

Sorry to read about your friend Pam - my condolences.

sweetpea said...

Hi Suz! Thanks for your sweet comment. Actually the coin purse bag started with Anthropologie and I did my interpretation of one on my blog. After that post they started to pop up here and there on other blogs so I that's why I claimed the origination of the knock off brand, at least in my little circle of blogland haha.

Hugs,

Shelley

Claudia@DipityRoad said...

Simply simply divine.

The color selections of your photography really tips it over to fabulous.

If you get a moment I would love for you to stop by... I have become one of your newest followers.

Have a blessed week.

Claudia

Jodie (everything vintage) said...

Wow Shelley,
Am I surprised that it's so beautiful? NOT at all as every thing you do is FABULOUS!
If only I could have a tenth of your creative vision...I'd be one happy little girl :)
Thank you for the wonderful inspiration. That chalk board is to die for..it's my FAV!
(I think I'm going back and sneak around again if you don't mind)
:)))

June said...

Be Still My Heart!!! Ok Shelley...this is the one! I love this place. You do it SOOO right, whether it's setting up your booths, decorating your home, and finding all the right treasures to make us drool! You just have 'the touch'.
Thank you so much for sharing this lovely space. LOVE IT!!!!
hugs

Lovey said...

Your studio is So very pretty Shelley. I love the peace about it.
BTW...thanks for your comment on my Studio too! Smiles...Lovey

Queen Bee said...

F A B U L O U S! LOVE IT! If I were a magazine, I would publish you! :)

Wizard of Was said...

Wow Shelley!! That is such a wonderful room for you to create in! Magazine perfect, I would say...you are such a talent, girl! Believe me, not one person would want to see where I create..It's one old messy paint /glue spattered garage! So nice to see how the other half lives..!
My Best
Gale

Gypsy Brocante said...

I dream of a zinc board table, and a flower frog collection , and lovely linens ... I dream of a space like yours! Just dreamy! Thank you for sharing it with all of us!

xo
Jill

zandra said...

Such a lovely shabby chic creative space. definitely, have to make an inspiration board. Love your quote, too. So, enjoyed my visit with you. Enjoy the rest of the party.
Hugz,
Zandra

Michelle May said...

Hello sister! This is my kinda spot! Looooooooooove everything! I'm adding you to my blogroll now so I can keep in touch!
Did I mention I loooooooooooove everything!!!
Hugs!

unique unique design said...

No wonder you have done so many creative projects, etc. Your space is fabulous! Thanks for dropping by. Judy is wonderful!
marcie

Barbara Jean said...

This is ownderful.
Of course you know I love the shabby of it all. =)

That saying about growing into our dreams is wonderful!!
have to make note of that.

blessings and smiles,

barbara jean

clustres said...

This post was so much fun for me! And reading the comments was fun too! Just one more word to add:
mahvelous!

Tammy at Tattered and Timeless said...

Love your room..it is a joy to look at. Can't wait to come back later and look at all the blog-
tammy

debbie said...

I LOVE YOUR PHENOMENAL SPACE.
I WOULD ENJOY LOOKING THROUGH ART BOOKS IN YOUR READING CORNER.
WHO WOULD EVER HAVE THOUGHT YOU COULD TAKE AN OLD DESERTED WASP NEST, CHIPPY ARCHITECTURAL DETAILS, FLOWER FROGS, AN OLD ZINC TABLE TOP AND WATCH PARTS AND IT TURN OUT TO BE THE MOST ELECTIC, BEAUTIFUL SPACE THAT WOULD MAKE PEOPLE DROOL WITH ENVY. YOU HAVE THE GIFT FOR TAKING THESE AWESOME THINGS AND MAKING A HOME...THE SWEET PEA HOME. I LOVE IT....THOSE ARE THE VERY ELEMENTS THAT SING TO ME.
HAVE A GOOD WEEK
HUGS
SIMPLY DEBBIE

Gypsy Fish said...

Your space is divine~ thanks for stopping by and taking a peek at mine as well....just love the flower frog collection.
hugs
Beth

hollyhock garden antiques said...

wow what a place beautiful !

sandra said...

I love this post. So many beautiful things. We have similar taste. I love upolstering chairs in old grainsacks too.

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.

I am sorry to hear about your friend.

Joan@anythinggoeshere said...

I loved my visit to your workspace. I am doing a recap of my favorite spaces for my blog. Can I use one of your pictures in my post.? I will link back to your blog so my readers can come by and visit. xo Joan@anyhinggoeshere

The Feathered Nest said...

Oh Shelley, I knew your creative space would be wonderful and it SO is!!!!! That zinc covered table is to die for....and the precious inspiration board and chalkboard are beautiful to me. You know I'm a nature lover as well and the sweet little items from the forest are beautiful sprinkled around your room ~ thank you so much for sharing this amazing studio sweetie!!!! Hugs and love, Dawn

Cabin and Cottage said...

Such a lovely space. So serene, interesting, and beautiful. Thanks for inviting me in! Jacqueline

Thespa McLaughlin said...

Oh how I love your space, especially that zinc top table, SaWeeet! You have so many aged lovelies. I so wish I could just teleport on over and enjoy it in person. Wonderful, wonderful, wonderful. I love it! Thanks so much for sharing.

Romeo said...

Love your creative space Shelley!!! Flower frogs on the wall - too wonderful and original!!! Touches of nature, a killer inspiration board and a zinc top table....and your DIY chair - fabulous!!! So many wonderful things, no wonder you stay inspired and create beauty of everything you touch!!! Thank you so much for sharing!

Romeo and "her"

One Shabby Old House said...

As always I love to visit here. Your space is wonderful and your talent is amazing. Looking forward to bumping into you again at Mt Dora.
Hugs
Becky

Magpie's Mumblings said...

I know I could create here! I like your touches of nature throughout. Thank you for inviting us to visit.

Elyse said...

what a beautiful farmhouse-chic space you have. i love your style!

how fun to see where you create.

happy summer ~

xo
elyse

Glamarella Junk said...

Always Fabulous my girl....can you come over to my house.....Yes I'm going to make it soon to Texas.....and you will be the first one I want to see!!!!YEE HAW!!!xxoxo Sherry

Cindy at LottieBird said...

I love the white on cream on gray on white. Your space inspires me.

(I just bumped into you, and now look forward to coming back. You know, when I have more time...like that EVER happens!)

vanny said...

Hi Shelly,
Your blog is wonderful. We are kindred spirits because I too love naturaly colors and objects from nature. Your uses for nests and wood is so lovely. You really have a penchant for incorporating nature into your life and antiques so elegantly--thank you for my lovely visit.

all the best,
vanny, MAD Stitches

kluless said...

So many inspiring things to look at - I especially love the table full of flower frogs! Thank you for the tour.

Abby's Garden said...

Love your space....there are little treasures every where!

Zita - Mlle Magpie said...

Shelley, I love your studio space. I call it "vintage elegant"!

Abby's Garden said...

What a glorious time I had visiting your space! I am in love with all of your treasures through out...and a little jealous:)

Monica@The White Bench said...

What an incredible space, Shelley!!
Love, love, love it! The bulletin board, white cupboard, nature stuff (I collect it too), zinc topped table and on and on. WOW! I could spend days in there just to sneak a peek at all your fabulous collections! Thanks for sharing. I really enjoyed my visit!
Also, thank you for taking the time to leave a nice note to me!
Monica.

The Green Pea said...

Shelley, are the flower frogs in the picture frame over the mantle for sale? sandi

Jillayne said...

What a beautiful room! I love all the details and lovely vignettes you have created. My dining room table is loaded with grey and taupe paint chips and I am thrilled to see a room using the same soft shades - now I know I am definitely on the right track!

Terri said...

Oh my what a beautiful area...what is there not to like I loved it all!

donnaj said...

great space, so much to look at-thanks for sharing~

Sweet Old Vintage said...

I am in captivation... I would love to have a space just a fraction of this.... It is just lovely.... Love the style and color.... Just to my liking.... Happy Fourth and many blessings.

Karen Valentine said...

Hi Shelly! I finally made it over here! I knew your space would be fabulous!!! I just adore it! It is perfect from the zinc top table to the amazing mantle vignette, to the lovely sitting area! Thank you so much for sharing it all with us!
xo,
Karen
My Desert Cottage

Christine Edwards said...

Wow!, your space is incredibly beautiful. It's obvious that you've surrounded yourself things that inspire you. Every detail is gorgeous. Thank you for sharing!

Miss Sandy said...

Stunning! I love every faded, chippy, textural inch of your amazing studio! The reclaimed mantle with the nests is a particular favorite. How inspiring! Thank you for a peek into your creative haven.

Sue@MyArtsDesire said...

I'm sending a moving truck to load up all your GORGEOUS furnishings and bringing them to my place! Oh how I wish...what a wonderful room filled with stuff that makes my heart skip a beat. Your old architectural pieces and furnishings are beyond yummy. Your tastes are simple...you like the best! What a fun tour...thank you for sharing! Xo, Sue

Lynnae said...

Your place is beautiful! I love the peaceful shades of white, and all the vintage things.
Thank you for sharing with us!

marnie said...

Love all your great textures in there - especially the grouping on the mantel. An inspiring place to work and dream! :D

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