Saturday, July 14, 2012

Where Bloggers Create 2012

Thank you to Karen Valentine for hosting the Creative Blog Party again this year!!

My camera is still not working so I’ve resorted to my camera on my phone. Not the best, but at least I managed to get something posted! 

It has been just under a year since we moved to this house so my work space really is a work in progress.  Please come in…..

My most used space in the room, of course, is my desk area. I can’t stand to part with furniture and this proves it. I think I bought this table for my kitchen in 1990.


Not only do I need to find space for supplies but also space for my dolls.  They make me happy!  The antique carriage was an anniversary gift from my husband.  Inside the carriage is my collection of Barefoot Children.


The lamp on the desk belonged to my mother.  It has the most relaxing soft light at night.  I have my brushes and colored pencils in a little flower container I got a Michael’s.  Perfect for keeping them organized.


Beside my desk I have a few of my antique children’s dresses hanging.  Above it is a picture that…once again…was my mothers.  The crowns are Christmas ornaments that were way too cute to put away with the tree! 


Now for the cluttered part!  I put my bookshelves in the corner with my cutting table in front of it so I could easily open it for cutting fabric.  It also gives me a good place for painting with my paints nearby.  The shelves have a variety of things on them including a vintage sewing basket full of vintage notions.  Although I’m addicted to Pinterest, I still enjoy looking at printed pages so the books are here to stay until I clear another place for them! 



On the other wall is my cubes full of supplies.  Not the prettiest things to look at but much needed!  On top is a Pinocchio that sings a Christmas song.  My grandson loves it!  So much that new strings for Pinocchio is now on my list of things to do!


The chest of drawers was part of my daughters childhood bed set.  The little shelves above are from Michael’s and was one of those purchases I thought I just had to have when it was 50% off!  I think I could’ve lived without it! 


On the chest is a child’s antique parasol, bonnet and gloves and two French spools purchased my last visit to New Orleans. The dolls are reproductions made by my mother and I.


The drawers are filled with fabrics that hopefully will get used in the near future!


Thank you for visiting!  I hope you enjoyed my space!  I can’t wait to visit all of the other blogs!


Tamatha said...

Thank goodness for camera/phones! Your space looks lovely even after moving in a short time ago. Thank you for sharing!

Anonymous said...

Oh I am so glad you posted! Your space is filled with the passion and romance of yesteryear! Those beautiful dolls....the vintage children's dresses....drool. are neat and tidy....I love being organized myself!
Great space...thanks for sharing your beautiful home.

Ciao bella.
Creative Carmelina

Kathy said...

Howdy Neighbor, so glad to meet you. I love your blog and I am your newest follower. Thanks for stopping by. I love your studio, the chest photo with all the fabric folded so neatly just about did me in. I love organization but it doesn't seem I can ever get my supplies in that shape.
Yes, I am feeling your pain. I also had to use my phone and it just doesn't cut it. I will be breaking down soon to purchase yet another camera.
I love your post, happy hunting. Kathy

Diane MacNaughtan * Dianie Mac * said...

Gosh, I had the same problem with my camera, so I used my phone too.

Looks like your phone did a great job :)

I love your space.
Your doll collection is wonderful!!!
I about fell over when you mentioned you were a grandma, from your profile pic, you look so young :)
I can just invision the glow your lamp gives off at night, I'll bet it's just beautiful.
You are surrounded by such lovely, heartwarming collections, I bet you never want to leave your creative space.
Thanks so much for sharing your space, it was well worth the wait :)
take care,

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

I love how organized your fabric is in your drawers! Great space and how wonderful that you incoporate your dolls into your space. Thanks for sharing your tour!

Leanne said...

oh I've been looking for a way to display some vintage clothing ... this is just lovely!

Anne said...

lovely spot, that table is gorgeous!!!

Thanks for sharing, xox

Anonymous said...

What a sweet space you have- love the dolls- those pretty dresses hanging and your drawers full of yummy fabrics!

I have a new space to share this year too- sure been fun seeing all the great spaces at Karen's party!

bee blessed

Patty@Lemon Lane Cottage said...

I love the vintage feel to your space. I think we share a love of the same fabrics...I recognize quite a few from my own stash! So glad you posted.

fairyrocks said...

I am a huge fan of white shelves. Lovely space, fun dolls. Beautiful dress collection. Keep smiling and creating

Rita Barakat said...

You are so organized! I don't blame you for not putting away those crowns - I would have found a way to keep them out too!I love those dresses!

Bobbie said...

I love the carriage and your collection of dolls. That vintage dress display is just lovely. I feel like I am in good company...I also had to use an I Phone to take
my photos. Yours turned out wonderful. Best Wishes, Bobbie

Louise (Elsie May and Bertha) said...

You have a lovely room. I like the chest if drawers your exceedingly tidy fabric is in. Mine is all in untidy piles at present.
Thanks for the look around your room.

A China Cupcake said...

I loved visiting your studio! Your doll collection is lovely.i love to collect vintage and antique dolls. I have collected porcelain as well as composite dolls from all different eras.What is the most treasured doll you have collected?
Your collection of Victorian white dresses are beautiful . Pat Beglin

~Becca~Bluebird Rose said...

What an organized space with special memories, and I especially like your collection of children's dresses. So sweet!
Thank you for sharing.

Kadee said...

Don't you love having something in your studio from brings back family memories? Like the lamp on your desk from your mom? I really love the chair you have at your desk... cream leather with dark wood.... luxurious! The chest of drawers is so sweet too and wonderful storage for all those fabrics! Thanks for sharing and I would love to have you drop on by my place when you get a chance. I'll provide the tea and biscuits!

LiliKrist said...

You have so amny dolls, do you wash their dresses? Just wondering =) cause I only have 3 dolls and they're not child dolls but cute animal dolls.
Btw...I love your cupboard where you put pinnochio =) so usefull...

Angela Weimer said...

Where is the clutter you mentioned?? I do not see it. You have a lovely well organized space. Love all your antique goodies and dolls. So very pretty. Thanks for the wonderful tour and have a great day. Angela

Kathy said...

LOVE that collection of little vintage dresses - so sweet! Thank you for sharing.

Sandy said...

Sweet space to create in, love those vintage children's dresses! Thank you for sharing.

Mary said...

Oh Tam!!!! Your room turned out picture purrrfect! Your momma's are couldn't fit the space better. And of course your doll collection and your buggy and your dresses all put mine to shame.

Marlynne said...

Enjoyed your Studio tour. your dolls are precious, the light is beautiful I agree.

marie said...

Very nice studio...I'm like you in the need to hang onto furniture. I'm always thinking "oh, I can use that somewhere!"
I love your dolls and the pretty children's dresses make a lovely display. The lamp is beautiful too.

Thank you for the tour.

Something Special said...

Thanks for the tour. I love the display of the vintage clothing, one of my favorite things.

Karen Valentine said...

Thank you so much for finding a way to share your studio space with us!! It was a fun tour!! You some really pretty things in there!! Have agreat week.

Maureen Hayes said...

What a beautiful and inspiring space! I love the dolls and the vintage children's clothing you have displayed. I have vintage nightgowns out, but would prefer to have childrens things as they are smaller and prettier! I am so impressed with how tidy everything is and those dolls that you and your mom created! You are a talented lady.

Thank you so much for sharing your space with all of us. I am sorry I am so late in coming, I have tried to visit every blog and it took longer than expected. Next year I vow to start at the end of the alphabet and work backwards so I get to you first!! ;-)

Michellee said...

Your studio is beautiful and organized.. Your dolls are AMAC+ZING.. thanks for sharing your creative space.