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Friday, July 15, 2011

Vintage Inspiration Friday #46: Where Bloggers Create

This is my second time participating in
hosted by the lovely Karen at My Desert Cottage.

Welcome to my studio
It's the place where you can usually find me!

June 2010
(these walls really were not mustard,
but I just couldn't get a good picture in here)

I've made a few changes in here,
the one with most impact was painting the walls a creamy white.
Seeing the photos from last year prompted me to get out the paintbrush.
(I seem to have a small addiction to paint...)

This is my computer station where I do most of my blog.

My vintage worktable...
always piled with ideas for new projects

with old train cases, suitcases, and trunks full of paper supplies.

This sweet satin partial manny is my model for my jewelry photos
 for my Etsy Shop

I use "found items", and old jewelry pieces to create one of a kind key pendants.

watch pendant

Last fall I painted out a cupboard to hold jewelry supplies.

And a chippy shelf holds a variety of fun items.

"watch the birdie!"

Birds are a favorite theme in my studio

I recently put together these altered art hanging photo album pages
with vintage bird graphics.
They'll be in my Etsy store soon.

My over stuffed comfy chair with ottoman and vintage standing lamp

Every studio needs a spot to relax

An old piesafe holds other craft supplies

This is Irma, named for my paternal grandmother
who also models for me.

TV armoire

Hope you enjoyed the tour,
thanks for coming by from Where Bloggers Create
I'd love for you to come back and visit again soon.

Last week at
Vintage Inspiration Friday
we had so many wonderful posts,

Here are just a few:

Joy, the Savvycityfarmer has the Dish Gene

A Sense of Design
Just gorgeous!!

Alison from Stuff and Nonsense shared a recent visit with

scroll down to Wed. July 6 to read about it.

And take a look at this creative display
from Rita at May-Days

Hope you'll join in for
Vintage Inspiration Friday

"anything vintage or vintage inspired"
please link back to this post with a button image or link in your blog post,
thanks, guys!

I'll be linking up with these great weekend parties
links on sidebar buttons

edited on 9-21-11
to join in for:

Have a great weekend!
love you all,


Marilyn said...

No wonder you are so creative... What a beautiful space to do so!!

Pamela said...

Your space looks just lovely! I need to work on mine but I keep getting side tracked!:)

Glenda/MidSouth said...

Thanks for sharing your great space with us.
I would love to have a room just for all my "stuff". :D

Sherry said...

WOW! Debra, this is so beautiful. I wouldn't ever want to leave. Love your pie safe and all the creamy whites. Thanks for joining me at Home Sweet Home too!

Ceekay- Thinkin of Home said...

You have a lovely studio. I like all the Bird touches...enjoy creating!!

red.neck chic said...

Augh!!! Will you come make my laboratory look as good as yours does?! THAT is fantastic!!! I'm green with envy!!!

;-D Love it!

Kathryn Ross said...

Debra - Such a marvelous spot for creative juices to flow! You have filled it with all of my favorite things! The dolls are a particular fancy of mine - although my daughter would be totally creeped out by the doll heads in the basket! She doesn't like any of my babies. Now, I know the little lady seated in front of the bird picture in the salmon colored gown and bonnet - is that a Horseman doll with rolling tin eyes? If so - it is my mother's doll which I now own, sitting with another circa friend from the late '20's in their repro carriage with lace umbrella. I've got to do a doll post! I'm redoing my space - but it is VERY small. Thanks for some inspiring ideas!
Miss Kathy

Shelia said...

Hi Debra! Oh, I just knew where you create your magic would look wonderful and you didn't disappoint! Your workspace is gorgeous!
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Betsy said...

It's no wonder you're always creating such beautiful treasures. Your space is amazing! I'd never want to leave the room:-)

Ido said...

Your studio is gorgeous and huge! I love it, now I know why you create such beautiful jewelry, you have the right place for inspiration. I really love your studio.
Have a wonderful day!

Miss Gracie's House said...

gosh, Debra...I LOVE it! *SOMEDAY* I will get my act (er, stuff) together to create such pretty place to work! THANKS for sharing with us!

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

I'm so pleased to visit your studio again this year, Debra! You are my first visit for the Where Bloggers Create party. Love the new wall color {don't happen to remember the name, do you?}. I also love the furniture you have in here. Your computer area is so pretty it's no wonder you have posts filled with such beautiful pics. Love the table and your manny, too! There is a good chance I will be having my own little room when we downsize. I am really looking forward to that and hopefully, by next year's party I'll have a proper "room" to show off. I'll have my post up in the morning. : )

Faded Charm said...

This looks like such a nice and cozy place to create. I also enjoyed your photos of your living room. I really liked how everything turned out after the paintbrush got a hold of it:-)


Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

What a beautiful and blissful place to create!

Claudia said...

Debra, your space is lovely and just what I would expect you to have! Airy, white, cream, beautifully laid out - a real haven for you.

Thanks for showing us your space.


Faye said...

Oh how I love those birds and the old photo pages! Beautiful! Thanks for hosting!

Rita May said...

Nice surprise to see my chicken feeder dish rack featured! Thanks so much. I loved your tour. So many great ideas! Just charming.

Lynn-Teacupstitches said...

Debra, your creative space is so inspirational and filled with lots of eye candy!
So many things to look at and admire! I know you must love to be in there with the creative juices flowing.
I love the comfy chair with pretty roses fabric.
Thanks so much for the fabulous tour!!

Jacqueline~Cabin and Cottage said...

Hi Debra! I like the new color of your studio! It's such a pretty place. It would be very energizing to work in here with all your inspiring things to look at. It has a perfect balance too with your comfy place to sit. I'd never leave a room like this! Beautiful! Thanks for hosting Vintage Inspiration!

Boxwood Cottage said...

Hi Debra,
looks like we are the first to play along in Karen's WBC Party today,while she's still sleeping ;-)
I must tell you that love all the white changes you did lately in your living room and in your studio too. Everything looks so much better and fresher and simply more beautiful in white and your chandelier is fabulous!
Happy party wishes sends you

alison said...

what an amazing space for you to create in...love all the white and whimsy...and thanks so much for the feature my friday friend!

Rebecca said...

Thank you for showing us your lovely creative post! Truly fabulous my friend. LOVE IT ALL! You are one amazing lady!


Courtney ~ French Country Cottage said...

Thanks so much for hosting Debra! I love your creative space~ it is certainly inspiring to me! :)

At The Picket Fence said...

Oh my goodness Debra, your studio is gorgeous! I loved seeing where you create and cracked up that we both featured Alison's house this week! Thanks so much for hosting Friday friend,

Pam - diy Design Fanatic said...

So pretty!What a wonderful place to work! I love the pie safe!

Leslie said...

Can I just come sit on the chair and look around all day?

sissie said...

Debra I could get lost just daydreaming in your beautiful and very comfy workplace. I love everything.


Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Debra, I love your room. So many great items and I know you love working in there.

www.MaisonStGermain.com said...

What a great place to create! It is bright and cozy. I'll bet you get so much done in there. I'd love to share my studio but it is always a disaster;) lol It's nice to see where others create.
~Debra XXX
Capers of the vintage vixens

Pamela Gordon said...

What a beautiful room! I love it. Pamela

Blondie's Journal said...

Your studio is wonderful...a great place to create or just sit and dream! I love it!


Confessions of a Plate Addict said...

I love your studio, Debra! It certainly would help me to be creative if I had such inspirational surroundings! Lovely! Happy weekend!...hugs...Debbie

C'est Moi, Julie Marie said...

Hi Debra, your studio is so pretty... I love all the birds everywhere, and your little place to relax... it is so soft and dreamy looking in there... I am also happy I own several of your beautiful vintage key pendants!... xoxo Julie Marie

Something Special said...

Your studio is marvelous. I am so glad I visited here. Don't you just love having a creative space surrounded by your favorite things. Sure do like your blog too. I think I will add a link for something today too.

Lynn said...

Your new wall color is lovely, Debra. The entire space is charming. Your attention to detail is so inspiring and like others have said, I can see why your work is so beautiful and clever. Your space should be featured in a magazine. It's outstanding!
Best to you,

Donna, The Decorated House said...

Hi Debra~
What a wonderful space for creating. I love how you have your computer area set up. So practical and pretty!

kluless said...

Your space is beautiful. Your color palet makes it all seem so cool and serene. Wonderful!

Terry @ La Bella Vie said...

Wow, this is such a pretty room, I could spend all day in here! Also, thanks for hosting another VIF!!!

Blue Creek Home said...

Debra, Your studio is delicious and romantic! It must be a pleasure to work in such a beautiful environment.
I love everything.

Jilly said...

There are no wonder because you are always creating such beautiful treasures. Your space is amazing and each and every stuffs arranged perfectly.
solicitors fife

Anita said...

Okay all I can say is WOW! What a gorgeous workspace...you can't help but be inspired to create something beautiful with a space like that!

marie said...

You have an amazing creative space...and you create amazing things in it!
The new paint color is the perfect background for all your wonderful treasures!

marga said...

What a beautiful creathing space you have.....love it!

Theresa said...

SOOOOO much beauty! I could live in that room:) Have a blessed day! HUGS!

trash talk said...

Having seen this glorious room up close and personal...I can only say I wish I had of had more time to hang with Irma...and you!
Love your new art work. Girl...you do live a charmed life.

Lauren @ My Wonderfully Made said...

Debra this is just so beautiful! I love how you use beautiful things, i.e. suitcases and cupboards to store your supplies and yet make the space so inviting to work in!

Diann said...

HI Debra! Wow, what a grea craft room you have! I love the necklaces. thank you for hosting and have a lovely weekend!

saltbox treasures said...

Debra, Your space is gorgeous!!!
Have a great weekend! Thanks for hosting.
~ Julie

The French Bear said...

Debra, I do love your space....so inspiring!!! You make me want to paint too!!!! This year has been a tough one but all these images of creativeness are really making me want to dive in and make big changes!!!
Thank you for sharing, it was wonderful as always!!!
Margaret B

Thespa said...

I'm loving that super cute birdie on your lamp shade. Lovely space you have.

earthypawscreatures said...

Your space is so pretty, and I love all of the birds that you have as decorations! :) And I LOVE your computer station! Thanks for sharing!


Barb~Bella Vista Cottage said...

Just beautiful, Debra. It is such a calming space even though it contains so much....that is very hard to accomplish. And, you have!

So creative.

Hugs, Barb

Carol said...

Your studio is truly filled with inspiration! What a wonderful place to work!
Your header is gorgeous.
My computer is giving me fits today, so I think I'll take a break from it right now.
Have a wonderful weekend!

Feathers and Flight said...

Good Morning Debra!
Your Studio is so Fresh and Beautiful! A Perfect Place for Inspiration and to Create! Lovely Debra!
Have a Wonderful Day Friend!

Brenda ~ Shabby Cats and Roses said...

Your studio is simply heavenly! One can definitely be inspired while working in there ~ and love that comfy chair :) Lots of wonderful ideas and inpiration can be found while looking at these photos ~ thanks so much for sharing your creative space with us :)

Warmest hugs, Brenda

"Create Beauty" said...

B E A U T I F U L !!!!!

What a lovely space, your decor is fabulous! I too have that little crowned bird : )

I just got my own post up, it has tken me all morning and I think I need a break before I go look at any more participants!

I love all your white, and how you display your treasures. Thank you for sharing your creative space!!!

~ Violet

The Summer Kitchen Girls said...

Beautiful Debra...what an inspiring place to create....what a joy it must be to just walk in the room :)
Enjoy your weekend!!
Karla & Karrie

Amanda said...

What an amazing space! I am truly inspired! Thank you for sharing, Debra! And thank you for hosting today!
Best Wishes and Blessings,

Emily said...

This is a fabulous space to create, and create you did when designing your office. Its lovely. Thanks for hosting today...........

The French Hutch

Vicki said...

I adore your space! Love your creations and that is the perfect spot with natural light to photograph your Etsy items. The pie safe, all your jewelry pieces and the altered cabinet cards with bird images are definitely my favorites. Have a great weekend!

Jill said...

Debra your space is so beautiful!

Celestina Marie Designs said...

Hi Debra,
I love your creative space. What a wonderful place to create and even relax. So very inviting and inspiring.
You just have the perfect touch.
Hugs from Texas, Celestina Marie

Brambleberry Cottage said...

What a wonderful space for creating your beautiful treasures, Debra. And, of course, I LOVE the bird theme you've got goin' on!

Thanks for hosting.

Liz @ the Brambleberry Cottage

Prior said...

your jewlery and photography just keeps getting better and better! Love your space, too. Joining in on your great party!


June said...

Beautiful, beautiful, beautiful Debra. Everywhere I look I see something wonderful!
I think I fell in love with your floral chair!!!
hugs from here...

T's Daily Treasures said...

Hi Debra -- you do wonders with a paintbrush! And I absolutely adore those hanging photo album bird art pages. Absolutely beautiful! Your jewelry is all so beautiful too. Have a great weekend. Tammy

Richard Cottrell said...

What a wonderful space. I would love a place like to create, I just have a corner, behind the counter in my shop. Maybe someday? I love the yellow walls. I am glad you chose some color, I get so tired of all white. Thanks for sharing and thanking for hosting. Richard at My Old Historic House

Sherrie said...

Such a beautifully inspiring space! Love the jelly cupboard! So many pretties!

Sandi said...

Hi Debra. What a lovely space to create in. I love the color of your walls now! So dreamy and relaxing. I need to get on the ball and get mine cleaned up!! hee hee
PS if that bird and lampshade comes up missing don't look at my house for it! lol GORGEOUS!!

{Bellamere Cottage} said...

So pretty and restful.....

Warm blessings,

Mary Ellen said...

Oh I am loving your creative space!! Just gorgeous!! I so want a pretty space like this to create in!

stephanie said...

I am so enjoying visiting all the wonderfully creative spaces like yours!

Just inspiring...And, I particularly love all the birds!

Stephanie Suzanne ♥ Queen of Dreamsz said...

Hi Debra,

I love your studio. I do remember it from last year. I love love the lampshade with the birdie...just fabulous. Your jewelry is so whimsical...very pretty!

I'm visiting for the Where Bloggers Create Party. Hope you'll drop by for a moment.

Pink Sparkles,

Stephanie Suzanne ♥
Queen of Dreamsz

Tarnished and Tattered said...

Wow!! Your studio is awesome, now I can see how you are inspired to make so many wonderful creations. Love the dress forms, the jewelry station & all the doll heads.

Thistle Cove Farm said...

What a fabulous space! It's full of treasures such as the overstuffed chair and pillow...love them both.

Dorthe said...

Dear Debra,Oh ,it is a beautiful room now in cream and white- I love the softnes it brings along- and love all your wonderful furnichures, like the pie safe. Your jewlery, you know I adore, and the bird cabinet cards, are so lovely,too.
Thankyou for the beautiful, invite, to your beautiful studio.'

A Cottage Muse said...

Thank you for the tour Debra!
You have a wonderful place to create in!

Petite Michelle Louise said...

i got a glimpse of your studio last year and see you've made some changes for this year! As you know, i just love the "cream color" palette. it is soo calming especially when one has oodles of supplies on hand. your creative space is absolutely divine! i love the dress form with the white lace dress and all of your lovely necklaces. i also wanted to say "merci" for your very kind compliments about my own studio. coming from the queen of perfection herself...it means soooo much!

myartsdesire said...

Debra, Touring your creative space was a pure delight! We like a lot of the same stuff so your space really spoke to me! I love the pieces of furniture you have in your room. All of your little vignettes are all so artfully displayed. Thoroughly enjoyed my tour! Xo, Sue

Sherry said...

Your studio is wonderful. I enjoyed seeing your creations and your inspiring place to create them. Love the cozy spot to relax, thanks for sharing this special place.

Deborah said...

A very pretty space and what fun to look at. I also enjoyed seeing some of your great jewelry designs. Thanks for sharing.

Creative Grammie said...

What a charming creative space you have, so warm and inviting.
You create beautiful jewelry.
Thank you for sharing your creative space and adorable jewelry, I most definitely enjoyed my visit.

Ivy and Elephants said...

I love your work space. It's so pretty, how do you get any work done?! Thanks again for hosting, I love seeing what everybody else is doing. Does that make me nosey?

Terri said...

Beautiful space and great creations... a real feast for the eyes! TFS!!!

Maggie said...

Creamy white painted furniture (I love your desk space and the shelves above!!) and birds and jewelry!!! All so gorgeous. What a great space to be creative. So pretty.


The Feathered Nest said...

Hi sweet Debra!!!! I just LOVE, LOVE your studio!!!! So much goodness, I would love to dig around I can tell :) Your jewelry creations are so beautiful and I love that you have the dress form on the ready for a photo shoot, right by the window too!! It's so wonderful to peek into your creative space, I can see how you are inspired! hugs and love, Dawn

Terry said...

I love your big comfy chair. I have one in my studio too and I love, love, love it! I am getting a kick out of how many people have named their dress forms. I guess I will have to name mine. Thank you for sharing your space.

. said...

Love it!!! It is so soothing and warm and inspirational, when you have white on white (or cream on cream). Really love what you did to your space, and I know the issue too well when it comes to yellow walls. We painted our kitchen soft yellow (cream cupboards), and its a very soft yellow, but we took a picture and it turned out almost like we put the sun in there on full blast. So needles to say, its going some time soon!!! Lovely space and I really enjoy reading your blog posts, so I will come back for sure.

Happy creating and summer to you,


Theresa said...

Loved the tour! Your space oozes creativity!


What a beautiful creative world you have out there! Your space is awesome and you do lovely work! I enjoyed my tour.
Hope you're having a beautiful day.

Shan said...

Chalk paint is making it possible for me to enjoy painting as well! Simply stunning crafting space! Very elegant and beautiful. Thank you for joining us here on Roomspiration! :)

cityfarmer said...

HI SWEETIE ... had no idea you featured my dishes!
thanks so much.

I had just popped over to do mr linky with you today and saw the feature!

sadly, mr linky was closed!
sniff sniff

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