Thursday, July 23, 2009

Where Bloggers Create

What a fun blog party! "Where Bloggers Create" is being hosted by Karen at My Desert Cottage. My studio is a work in progress. I can see the finished product in my mind. But I think I am only about half way there. So here it is in its current state.


Francesca lives in my studio. You will usually find her here by the window. This little white table is where I use my Cricut machine for scrapbooking.
I like the way this wall is coming along. As I run across new estate sale finds, this will probably change and grow.

I got these four 12x12 frames at Hobby Lobby. I put a 12x12 sheet of corkboard into each frame, covered by scrapbook paper. I have put photos, embellishments and some vintage jewelry on these - one for me and hubby, and one for each of my kids. I love having these right by my table when I am working in my studio.

A great chandelier that my mom gave me for my birthday!
My husband put adjustable shelves in the closet for me. Lots of storage for my scrapbooking supplies, jewelry making supplies and other crafting needs.
These bookshelves hold our homeschooling books, as well as my crafting books, catalogs, etc. My husband made these. We still need to screw them together at the top and then add molding strips on the fronts and crown molding around the top. When that is done it will have the look of a built-in unit. I will show that to you whenever we get around to it.
Any time I can use something silver and pretty to serve a practical purpose, I do. One of my favorite items is this wonderful silver twine holder.

To see more studios where bloggers create, go to My Desert Cottage by clicking below.
Thanks so much for stopping by! Now I am on my way to make the rounds. I can't wait to see your studios and get some great ideas!


Shannon

54 comments:

trash talk said...

Okay, I gotta get me a talent and quick!
What a great area to create in!
Debbie

Jayne said...

I love your space! I love your wall decor. I love your light fixture! I want your studio picked up and moved to Dallas (you can come with it if you want to)! (smile)
Jayne

Terri said...

Fabulous area to create in and so classy!

Jodie LeJeune said...

Good Morning Shannon!
I knew your space would be wonderful and include some touches of Silver here and there!!! I love it!!!
I'm admiring that beautiful desk of yours...and the chandelier...and Francesca too with all of her lovely jewelry!
Your husband is a keeper, those shelves are sooooo handy. Can he come to my house for a while...I could use his carpentry talent!!! ;)
Oh I enjoyed my visit here...thanks for sharing!!!!
everything vintage

MaygreenFairies said...

Thank you for sharing your space, it's so inspiring to see all these different styles of workspaces, what a great event this has been. Mandy x

M.L. @ The House of Whimsy said...

SUPER organized. LOVE the four 12x12s and what you did with them. The chandelier...wow...lucky girl. The little silver display w/ twine holder is precious.
Thanks for sharing!
M.L.

Christine Edwards said...

Shannon, your studio is so glamorous! It's hard to imagine glue and paint being slung around in there. :-)

Kathy at Shocking Pink Thread said...

I love the silver! And what a great idea with the 12x12 frames. Thank you for sharing your space. ~Kathy

Such a Wondrous Place this Faery Space said...

Simple elegance, this your wonderful place! Blessings.

KarenHarveyCox said...

Wow, I adore your blog, it's beautiful. Your chair, oh that alone is inviting me to sit at that desk. I love your chandelier and that storage closet so organized too. I love Francesca. My friend has a Cricut machine and she loves it. I too love scrapbooking.

Your studio is stunning.

Karen

zandra said...

Wow! So glad you joined the party so I could find you! Great Space! Thanks, for sharing! Hugz, Z

AliGripp said...

What a great area! You have got a great start! I completely understand the vision! I am right there with you! I love the window..I have a few of those that need a place to go and that is a great idea! Thanks for sharing!!

Debra said...

Love the silver inkwell. I am seeing that all these creative people have the neatest and most creative collections! Great space!

Gypsy Mermaid said...

Hey chickadee!
I love it! esp the window with the S!
Big mermaid hugs!
toodles-
Sarah

Molly Alexander said...

Hi Shannon -

Your workroom is so lovely - I especially love the cork boards and the window on the wall. I can tell you that I am with you on the 'work in progress' sentiment...but I would be willing to bet that each and every one of these wonderful artists are always 'working' on their studios as well!

Thanks for sharing!

:-) Molly

Anonymous said...

Much too pretty! I love that chandelier your mom gave you, that is one gorgeous thing.

THanks for sharing.

www.queenmarcyoriginals.typepad.com

Lynn Stevens said...

beautiful Love all your rich decor.
TFS
Lynn -trashtotreasureart

Claudia said...

You have created a lovely space - I know it is a work in progress, but it sure looks great! I love your chandelier. Thanks for sharing it with us!

Studio At Crow Haven Farm said...

Your wall is just amazing and beautiful. Thanks for sharing and have a wonderful weekend!
Cheers

Southern Lady's Vintage said...

Love that silver twine holder! Great space too!!

Chrisy said...

You have a real eye for beauty dear girl...so pleased I stumbled into your place...thank you for sharing...

Simply Susan said...

I am love with your chandelier!!! It is just GORGEOUS!!! I also love your frames by your desk.

You have a great space to create in ;o)

A Fanciful Life said...

I really like that white window frame and what you did with it!
Sharon

Caleen said...

I love your space. Love what you did with the wall.. The pictures and embellishments of your Family.. Love the window too.. The light fixture your mom gave you is beautiful. Love all the great books.. Wow.. It is really well organized. Thank you for sharing. Thank you for your kind comments and visiting me.. Thanks.. Keep Creating..

Kara Ward said...

I love that container with the old Christmas ornaments in it...fabulous!

Sheila R said...

Your space is beautiful. I love your frames filled with pictures and beautiful things. Thanks for sharing and stopping by!

LiLi M. said...

Thanks for touring me around. I love all these frames. Thanks for inspiration, have a lovely day!

Tracie Lyn Huskamp said...

Shannon.. love your space Thanks so much for sharing

Lori said...

I love your space. Great wall decor as well. And that chandelier is beautiful!

Judy @ In His Grip said...

Your space is so pretty and I love all of the bling. Come on over and visit my studio at:

http://judysturman.typepad.com/in_his_grip/2009/01/stitches-by-sturman-studio-makeover.html

I am lovin' this party!!!!

Joan@anythinggoeshere said...

What a tidy and inspiring space. I bet you create wonderful things in there.

Karen- The Graphics Fairy said...

Pretty, pretty, pretty! I love all your touches of silver and gold, and the chandelier is stunning!
Thanks for the tour.
Karen

Natasha said...

Your mother gives excellent gifts! My favorite item: that beautifully detailed silver shoe... And, it has PURPOSE! Wonderful use for it. :) What a beautifully creative space you live in! It is a pleasure to make your acquaintance at this lovely event; please do stop by for a visit soon!

Enjoy the party!

Warm Wishes,

Natasha
www.lifeafterdarkjewelry.blogspot.com

Michelle (Shell) May said...

Sophisticated, elegant and all together a fabulous space! Thanks so much for the tour!
bunny hugs,
shell

Geralyn Gray said...

I love your space.....if I sat in that chair i would not be able to get up....I love how everything is so organized in the closet.

Karen Valentine said...

I love the process of putting together a room. The evolution is so wonderful as you find that perfect piece to go here or there. That's what makes where you are right now so exciting! Have a wonderful time with your room and thank you so much for coming to my party. You've really helped make it a success!

Karen
My Desert Cottage

Cathy said...

What a beautiful, beautiful space! I love it!

Cathy ♥

~Becca~Bluebird Rose said...

Lovely creative space!!
I didn't get my studio photographed for this event, but I am having a giveaway on my blog this weekend for "Christmas in July". Stop by if you like PINK! :)
~Becca~

Embellished Bayou said...

You've got a great start on your creative space! I just love the wall with the old window. Thanks for stopping by my tour.

Holly said...

Beautiful space! I love the photo used in your blog title. You have some wonderful silver pieces! I also love your idea with the 12 x 12 frames and cork board. What a fun way to have your family close to you, and you can add to it!

Thanks for stopping by my blog. I love your space!

icandy... said...

Silver...ahhhh! You have a splendid space here... I'm in love with your studio! Thanks for the peek!
Happy day!
Christina :)

Denise said...

Love the 12x12 corakboards...what a cute idea. Thanks for sharing your space with all of us!
Dancingly, Denise
www.dancinglydenise.typepad.com

Connie said...

It's GORGEOUS, sugar!!! That chandelier??? Ask your mum where she got it. I'd loooooove to have one for my ceiling fan light. Let me know pleeeeeeease. That is simply stunning. We are getting a Hobby Lobby here in Boise and it's the first one in the state I believe. I'd never heard of it until my ebay group told me about them. Squeeeeeeal!! I like what you did with the 12 x 12" photo frames also because I have several message boards I've made, as you could see. Just lovely, chickee, LOVELY!!!
xoxo,
Connie

debi @ life in my studio said...

Your studio is sooo pretty. Love your chandelier! You've got great storage with that nice big closet, and the shelves your husband built are wonderful! tfs

Gypsy Flea Market said...

Great studio!

A to die for library of books...
a to die for chandelier ...
a to die for organized closet ...
do I need go on and on?

xo
Jill

Jane said...

I really enjoyed touring your space. Loved your wall with the old window and the 12 x 12 corkboards. Thanks for sharing your space.

Dawn-Hydrangea Home said...

Shannon - I love the way your studio is coming along and all of your special touches. Looks like a great place to create! Great chandelier too. Thanks so much for stopping by!

m i c h e l l e said...

What a beautiful studio!!!! I'd sure like to peek in all those boxes, etc. in the closet! :-)

Miss Sandy said...

One of my favorite things is your silver twine holder and a cell phone in the shoe, so clever! Your studio is beautiful! Thank you for sharing where you create.

Rebecca said...

Thank you so much for stopping by I enjoyed our visit.
Your studio space is so nice and I love the twine holder. The chandelier is great also--what a sweet mom.
Blessings
Rebecca

Tracie~MyPetiteMaison said...

Hi Shannon,
I love your studio, it's just my colors, all natural! You've got some really nice pieces to enjoy while being creative in your space. Really like your chandelier, it would be perfect in my studio ;)

You asked about my little "fireplace". I found it in an antique shop last year. I noticed another a couple towns over from me which have fleur de lis on the fireplace insert too. I would happily offer to run see if they still have in the musty aisles, but would cost a fortune to ship to you. I really hope you find one of your own, it would look perfect with your ambiance there.
~Tracie

paperbird said...

Your studio is wonderful. I want a Francesca- she would be the perfect creative partner!

paintinpatti said...

Your space is sooooo pretty! I love the chandelier! Love your inspiration wall!

Becca said...

Beautiful space! I love anything sparkly so the beautiful chandelier caught my eye :) Thank you for sharing