Friday, July 13, 2012

Where Bloggers Create 2012


I have put my finest party dress on for this years edition of "Where Bloggers Create 2012". This year I added an entire wall of shelves and some gorgeous Cath Kidston chintz wallpaper. Big changes. Come on in and take a peek...


These shelves continue to  serve as the central storage solution and focal point for so many of my vintage finds. All the bread tins hold fabric, felt, ribbon, greeting cards, and more.


You will find millinery in the lamb doll trunk, map pins in the doll dresser, stamps in the wicker baskets and playing cards in the tool box.


The freshly painted hutch holds packing supplies for my shop while the corner cabinet keeps my fabric bolts handy.


There is no color scheme to speak of so anything vintage goes. A favorite hankie garland hangs on a vintage laundry line.


More shelves for fabric and pattern books. Vintage kiddie records decorate the door frame with curtain pins. 


Betsy (the dress form)  nestles in between the shelves ready to display the next creation.


My big pink harvest table (salvaged from years of wear and tear in the kitchen) doubles as the cutting station, sewing central and paper crafting palace.


The art work has a tendency to revolve in my room as seasons change so I hang them on the wall with 3M removable strips.


Surrounding myself with my favorite artist work inspires me to create. This mini quilt made by Janelle Wind, clip boards via Magpie Ethel, pin cushions from Beths Bagz, small dress form from Georgia Peachez, glittered creations from Kim K. and so many more.


A pink rug graces the floor for the three dog that often fight for space under my feet.


My love affair with shelves doesn't end with the kind that perch on the floor.


If I can't stitch a vintage item the next best thing is to re purpose it.


Silverware tray to book display.


Crayon box to fat quarter keeper.


Handy Andy tool box to sewing trim storage.


These are all ideas I have soaked up from this wonderful blogging community. The ingenuity, creativity and generosity overflows. A huge thank you to Karen for hosting again this year and to you all for stopping by my favorite little place in the world.


Now pop over and see all the other wonderful creative spaces.
Where Bloggers Create 2012 hosted by My Desert Cottage.

70 comments:

Sandy said...

Renee,
I knew this would be spectacular!!!! I am so jealous! But I am getting there! Congrats on a great post!!!!!
And a wonderful crafting space full of wonder and color! :) Sandy

GardenofDaisies said...

Your studio is brimming with creativity, color, and inspirational pieces. I LOVE looking at all the pictures. You have some of the coolest storage solutions... I steal a lot of your ideas. :-)

Tazas y Cuentos said...

I never tire of watching your beautiful space! I enjoy each detail...
Congratulations!
Besos from Argentina, Silvina.

Debra Ganas said...

OOOOOOOHHH, just wonderful! Maybe this year will be the year I get rid of the excess and have a space as beautiful as yours. My favorites have to be the wall of storage and the laundry line of hankies.
Debra

Michaele said...

I don't know that I'd ever get anything created in your studio, I'd be so busy PLAYING! It's the kindergarten teacher in me, I'm sure.

I love how you repurpose and re-use, and I also love how you display your treasures in a way that you can enjoy them often.

Thanks for sharing- do visit if you have the time, it's my first time participating.

Michaele

http://twigsandtulle.blogspot.com/

Shirley Hatfield said...

I remember when I first joined Pinterest and your workshop was the first one I pinned. I loved it...but now it's even better! So many treasures...just like my Grandma Patta's doll room. Thanks for the tour! =D

A Primitive Place ~ Tammy said...

What a wonderful and fun space!
Love it!
Tam

Kathy said...

Renee, it is just like a colorful candy necklace - pretty and sweet and yummy. LOVE that hankie garland. Oh, I want to come over and play! Thank you for sharing!

~Damita's Pretty Wrap~ said...

OOOh my goodness I just love your space!! SOOO many goodies in there! I see Ms. Betsy is looking good over in her corner :) You're so creative and inspiring! Thank you for sharing! xo Holly

craftyles said...

Renee,
It all looks like a fairy land to me. I love the hankies, the Handy Andy trim box,Betsy, the new hutch and all of the vintage touches throughout. There's so much of your personality in there, no wonder you are such a creative girl!

Susan said...

Oh gosh I loved every picture. What a great space, thanks for sharing. Susan

GeorgiaPeachez said...

FAb-u-lous!!!

vintage grey said...

Absolutely stunning!! I could honestly spend hours and days in your sweet studio!! So inspiring!! My heart still smiles every time I see that pink metal high chair and all your bread boxes!! Thanks for sharing!! xo Heather

Shelia said...

Oh, my Lord! What a wonderful space you have! I love all of your sweet vintage things and all of the color in here. I see lots of sweet sweet little toys too.
be a sweetie,
Shelia :)

donna said...

Your studio is so darn cute. I am in awwww with all of it's cuteness.
Hugs
donna

Mecky said...

Your room is so adorable! I love all the vinatge goodies. I can see how it inspires you to create!

Thank you for sharing!

Mecky

vivian said...

wonderful!!! I love everything in your craft room! EVERYTHING!
so glad you posted all these pictures!
xoxo

laurie -magpie ethel said...

That one wall of shelves does me in right there..tack on all the other eye candy and you are over the top with fun. Would love to see it in person...and so DANG tidy!

Jane said...

Oh, my goodness! What a wonderful treasure-filled space! Thanks so much for showing all the pictures!
xoxo Jane
p.s. The F-P Melody Chime Apple is one of my favorites!

Into Vintage said...

Absolutely inspiring -- I love it all! My favorites are whatever is draped over your sewing machine (did I miss that post?!) and that lampshade. And the Handy Andy storage. It's amazing -- thank you so much for sharing it! xo

PS Sooo coveting that entire wall of vintage storage.

Dorothy Prudie Vintage said...

Reneeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee....we were separated at birth...I'm telling you. I was looking at the things you collect and can not believe it...who knew others liked the old children's records, Fisher Price Little People, old metal doll houses, etc. I absolutely love, love your room. The Cath Kidston wallpaper is perfect. I am going to look at the photos again to see all of the ideas. I love the idea of using the metal picnic baskets for storage and the doll bed. I also love the idea of using a laundry line for hanging things on like a banner. I am so going to try to do the Spelling Board...would look cute for for holidays. Thank so sooooo much for sharing.

marie said...

Fun, Fun, Fun!! What a delightful space. You have great storage options and oh my, the color!! It's all amazing!

Chenille Cottage said...

A little piece of heaven, my sweet friend!!
What a magical place to spend hours and hours stitching away!
Oh, thank you, Renee, for letting us all spend time in your happy space!
Hugzzz,
Carolynn xo

Nan said...

I'm catching up on your blog here and I swear you have to be the Queen Bee of Cuteness!! I can't stand it as I can find NONE of these too cute things in Alaska!! Oh well that's okay I have the view as you tell me and it's worth an awful lot to me.

Nan said...

I'm catching up on your blog here and I swear you have to be the Queen Bee of Cuteness!! I can't stand it as I can find NONE of these too cute things in Alaska!! Oh well that's okay I have the view as you tell me and it's worth an awful lot to me.

DianeM said...

Absolutely gorgeous! What a treat...you make me want to run right out to the nearest garage sale to search for vintage goodies! Thanks so much for sharing your space :)
Smiles, DianeM

Mosaic Magpie said...

What a wonderful space, so full of color and life. I love all the vintage finds and repurposed items. The doll bed full of books, great! You make me want to hit every garage sale in town! This has been a very inspirational space, thank you for sharing.
Deb

Barbara said...

I am in awe. I've seen bits and pieces but I don't think I've ever taken all of it in at once. Can't tell you how much I love it!

Kim K. said...

This is how much I couldn't wait to see this post...I'm sitting in a hotel bathroom with my laptop sneaking pics of your over-the-top fantastically creative studio. It's just such a beautiful space filled with so many delightful collections. I'm loving every single detail.

Holly- Cutie Pie Cottage said...

Oh I could just look and look and look! Thank you for all the pics, Renee! I love how you used the doll crib for storage. ♥

Jacqui Wise said...

What a beautiful, colourful, inspiring space and I absolutely love all of your tins.

Erica of Golden Egg Vintage said...

Oh man! Talk about the perfect place to create! Crazy how the trims fir perfectly into the old Tool Box.
LOL Now I get what "Where Bloggers Create 2012" is! I think I said "Congrats" the other day because I thought you were going to be in the magazine! haha
Being a new blogger often means I'm clueless! :) Your space is DARLING!
Erica

Holly- Cutie Pie Cottage said...

Is there supposed to be a link up so we can see all the creative spaces posted today?

janice15 said...

Your studio looks really nice...very pretty and full of color...Happy Saturday with love Janice

PamKittyMorning said...

totally dreamy space!!!

GARAGE SALE GAL said...

LOVE your studio!!! It's so happy, pretty and FUN!! Colorful too!
Loved the tour! I should copy your hanky valance since I have a "few"!
Warmly,
deb

Lynn said...

Hi, I just love your craft studio!
It is just vintage beauty at its best. Thanks for sharing and inspiring! I am on the hunt for bread boxes to take up some storage in my craft studio because of you:O)
I saw that cute doxie on the cover of the book displayed in the silverware tray. could you scan me a copy Please? you know I am a doxie Mom:O) Hugs
Lynn from Life on The Wienee Ranch

Patti said...

Oh my gosh Renee! Every inch of your room is adorable! I am so inspired! Love, Love, Love EVERYTHING! We might be moving, so I will be combining my doll room with my craft room - you have given me lots of good ideas!

Blessed Serendipity said...

Renee,
Your space is so fantastic I LOVE EVERYTHING! Your love of vintage and gift of display shows throughout your space. I loved every detail. Thanks so much for sharing.

xo,
Danielle

**CREATIVE CARMELINA** said...

Hi Renee!

I love how neat and organized you are! Peeking through your studio makes me feel like I'm a little kid again who's looking through a candy shop window... dying to get in and play around with all the colours.

thanks so much for sharing your space.

Hope you'll come by and visit with me too.

Ciao Bella
Creative Carmelina

Diane said...

I'm in love with this room! The whole nostalgic vibe is wonderful! I had one of the pressed tin dollhouses. It makes me want to find one of my own!

DeeDee said...

Gulp! I am speechless.. so beautiful and such creative stuff all in one place... I love it.

Little Susie Home Maker said...

Isn't that just the sweetest room ever! I can't believe how much creative ideas just come oozing form here! It is such a wonderful thing that you can surround yourself with things you love. Too many adorable things to mention. But I do want to mention one. It is your cloth laundry hamper on wheels! I would love to see a better picture of it if you have one? I have been wanting one like yours forever! My mom had one that I believe is the same as yours. I have always missed it, and the wonderful memories I have with my mom when she hung things on the line. Thanks you for sharing your space!
Blessings,
Susie

The Feathered Nest said...

Renee, your studio is AMAZING!!!! So wonderfully cheerful and happy!! I just love it ~ xxoo, Dawn

Sewn With Grace said...

I always love a tour of your most beautiful studio, the place where you create all your lovelies! Hope you are having a good weekend!

Keli McKinley Hansen said...

Happiest place... So completely sweet!
I'm happy to know this is a reality!

Leanne said...

bread tins! a brilliant idea :) love the bright happiness of this space...

Mary Ellen said...

Oh my gosh like one giant doll house to play all day in!!! This is so fun and cheery!! Loved touring your space!

Hope you might come by and see my new space!

bee blessed
mary

Lovey said...

Oh wow....I love it!

Linda Ruthie said...

WOW!!! It's all wonderful. I can imagine spending hours in your room and still not see all the vintage cuties you have displayed. And such creative storage! Great ideas. Love the hankie garland and the trim storage. Thanks for sharing.

Amy, a redeemed sheep said...

I know this is saying a lot, but it's true, out of all the crafting rooms I have seen, yours is the best.

Scrap for Joy said...

Before I came back to these pictures for the THIRD time...I went back to December 2010 to see what your room looked like then. Boy, have you evolved! Your studio is an wonderful combination of talent and ingenuity. You have made the most of your space and in the process, created an almost museum-like monument to the 1950's. I have known for a long time that you have been given marvelous gifts and you use them in the best possible ways. Not only are you an inspiration to cloth and paper crafters alike but you are a darned sweet lady!! Bravo to you Renee!
xoxo
Joyce

Sherry said...

Your studio makes me smile. I love everything about it. I love the laundry line of hankies, I am going to have to do something with my hankies this year. Thanks for the fun tour.

Lily Anne said...

Your studio is breathtaking! I have looked at it several times and still never see the same thing twice. When I grow up,I want a playroom just like yours. Thank you for sharing your beauty with us. It is truly a feast for the eyes :)

Maureen said...

Oh wow... what a fab room! I adore your decorating with vintage children's things; so perfect!

Tammy@T's Daily Treasures said...

Absolutely beautiful, Renee. I love color and your place is just chock full of such beautiful color and pattern. Very unique and so very cozy and organized. Have a fabulous new week. Tammy

Angelina (Lina) said...

HI Rene, your room is so beautiful.. I only wish at the moment still in the hunt phase for items to go in my room! Cheers, Lina B.

Kerri said...

oh my, renee!! i just LOVE your creating space!! i could spend hours upon hours in there!!

Holly Loves Art said...

Hi Renee!
Thanks so much for visiting me! Oh my goodness.... I just loved seeing every little corner of your gorgeous creative space. Thanks for sharing all the angles and details... I wanna come over and play!
Have a great day.
Holly

Corey Moortgat said...

Just love, love, love it all! You and I have such the exact same taste!! I know I've said it before, but I am so envious of your full wall shelving-it's just the perfect solution for displaying our kinds of collections. But I know my husband would have a conniption if I asked him to do it in my studio, since we spent a lot of money on the cabinets I now have...! Maybe someday!

Rita Barakat said...

What a fun space! Reminds me of candy store! SO much eye candy! Love it!

fairyrocks said...

Wow this space is like a sugar shop. Everything just added in to make one huge irresistable room. Love that you are able to do your colors and patterns up so well. That is an artform all on its own. Your vintage pieces are wonderful. Keep smiling and creating thanks for sharing.

My Little Corner said...

Now that is one happy room! Wow, loved it all!

Lady Locust said...

I sooooo love it. It is just beautiful. There is just something so cheery about the post depression era colors:) You have a new follower. I am hoping to participate in the WBC next year. It has been such an inspiration to see. Thank you for sharing.
(Feel free to peek in at my blog if you like: http://thelocustblossom.blogspot.com/)

Sandy said...

Love the storybook setting of your studio, so vibrant and colorful. I adore vintage children's book images and this is like stepping into a happy tale from childhood. You must have a wonderful time creating in there. Thank you for so much inspiration.

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

What a great room, Renee! I scrolled down through your most recent posts to get here and I just love the vintage goodness you have going on. Images like these always make me think back to a happier, simpler time. I just love your dress form and that dress is fantastic! Your shelves are so organized and neat. I love how you've got the same containers set up on each shelf. I can only think you must be so happy every time you are in this room! Thanks so much for sharing your creative space!

Shell said...

"Sew" Cute and so Kitchy! Thanks for Sharing!

Hugs,
Shell

Karen Valentine said...

Hi Renee! I'm finally getting over here! Boy was it worth the wait!! I am not typically a "color" girl, but your studio just makes me smile! It is so cheery and fun! Thank you so much for sharing it with everyone. I know we all enjoyed it!!!

Kadee @KadeeWillow said...

Well, is your space so gosh darn cute, or what?! I had fun.. and I mean that in the truest sense.. taking a peek around every corner and every nook and cranny. The vintage hanky garland was so sweet. The collection of tin bread boxes was delightful. And that farm table you work at.. it's pink, isn't it? Love that! Thanks for sharing and when you get a chance, drop on by mine. The only thing I have from the era you love is the folded vintage tablecloth I use as a valance in my entry way. Love those, don't you? Thanks again!!

bee'nme said...

Hello Renee!! I am over the moon for your sweet studio - what a magical, whimsical, inspiring space!! Your brimming shelves filled with vintage tins that moonlight as fabric and trim storage are as practical as they are beautiful! At every turn is delight after delight...fabulous hankie garlad, repurposed tool box, beautifully frocked dress form, adorable hutch, colorful art - wow! If you can't tell, I LOVE it all!

Thank you for sharing - and enjoy every moment in your dream space! Happy creating!!

Hugs & Blessings,
Becky