Saturday, July 14, 2012

Where I Create...


Welcome to my studio;
I'ts the place you'll usually find me.
A place where I can "perch", and be the "queen".


It hasn't changed too much in this last year, except I think I may have added a suitcase or two for more storage. That's my idea for stashing supplies; trunks, suitcases, "train cases", and hat boxes. I love old luggage and containers, so they are filled with ephemera, prints, paper, ribbon, jewelry findings, sewing supplies, and any number of odds and ends.








This room is my little escape and sanctuary.


Filled with bits and pieces of the things I love.





Mementos from friends















odds and ends...


A place where I create jewelry


and photograph it for my Etsy Shop





Much loved collections...









A place to dream and pray...



and look toward what the future may hold...




  
full of the familiar and much loved.











A desk full of ideas and inspiration...





and a must-have comfy chair and ottoman.


And what's a retreat unless you can have
your sweet companions there to enjoy it with you?









Hope you enjoyed the visit.
You can see photos from Where Bloggers Create 2011 here


to share with more of our blogging friends.


I'm also joining in on these great parties:

Savvy Southern Style for Wow Us Wednesday
Faded Charm for White Wednesday 
Share the Love Wednesday for Very Merry Vintage Style

xoxo,

97 comments:

  1. Wow, what a fabulous space for creating, thinking, and praying!

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  2. Loved seeing your creative space - thanks for sharing it with us.
    Enjoy your weekend.

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  3. Debra,
    What a lovely space.I remember seeing this last year and being so inspired.And still I am so inspired.What a beautiful room.I love how creative you were with your space and also using suitcases for storage....brilliant!Thank you for sharing.I still don't have my own space yet.I have the room.But I have not done a thing to it yet.
    ((((Hugs)))
    Anne

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  4. Fantastic vintage coolections all beautifully displayed! You have the "knack"!

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  5. What a beautiful craft space you have, Debra! I don't think I'd get anything done because I'd simply stare at the eye candy all day long! You have some beautiful things ... that little bird, the hanging bottles ... I could go on and on. Love your style!

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  6. Love x 18. My dream office. My dreams have and will and do come true!

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  7. A beautiful spot...thank you for sharing it with us!

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  8. Every woman deserves a place that is just hers...even if it's a corner in the bathroom. It's the place where her heart is revealed.
    Your room speaks volumes about your sweet soul and I'm so lucky to have stepped into it for a moment I'll treasure in my heart forever.
    XO
    Deb

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  9. I love your space Debra and especially the bottle with the psalms on it. :)
    Blessings~

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  10. Hi Debra, I like your creative space. Mine is wherever I happen to be at the time. I have a bag with lots of pockets filled with projects that I can take with me. My favorite spot is a big chair here at home that I can curl up in while I embroidery. Your suitcases remind me of a couple that I have that belonged to my mother-in -law. I fill them with family pictures. Have a wonderful weekend. Your Missouri Friend.

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  11. I sure did enjoy my tour of your room! I could pile up in that comfy chair and watch you create:) Love all of your storage cases! I think they look so neat all stacked up! Have a blessed weekend, thanks for the tour!

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  12. Wonderful space, Debra. I can see how it would inspire. Thanks for sharing......Sarah

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  13. Love seeing your space again this year Debra! What a beautiful and creative place you have made for yourself!

    I finally have a little space for moi and would love for you to drop by and see it if you have time!

    bee blessed
    mary

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  14. Most beautiful! Of course I especially like the company you keep ;) And since you do have a chair and ottoman, I will most certainly be back to better enjoy their company and your wonderful creations in your purrfect studio! Thanks for sharing!

    Romeo and of course "her"

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  15. I am absolutely in love with every detail of this beautiful space! I love how well we can see your sweet personality through the things you surround yourself with! It makes me want to come over, curl up in your chair and just watch you create amazing things!

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  16. Oh wow--I could so live in there. So beautiful! love the plump kitties:)

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  17. What a wonderful, light-filled, creative spot! Although with that beautiful overstuffed chair, I would be tempted to read or nap!

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  18. How could you not be creative in such a beautiful space? Love it Debra.

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  19. What a wonderful room, love all the furnishings. Soothing colors all around. Makes me wish (even more) I had a room of my own. Thanks for sharing yours.

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  20. I'm oohing and aahing! What a dream space, and the kittys fit in perfect!

    Carol

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  21. Thanks for sharing your wonderful space with us. My kitty loves my space too!

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  22. Oh Debra...I just knew your studio would be wonderful!!! I absolutely love it all...so many treasures, great items for storage and beautiful inspiration. It truly is gorgeous! hugs and love, Dawn

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  23. What an inspirational room to be able to work and be creative in Debra.

    Paul

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  24. I love the wraparound desk in white! The whole room is fabulous~I love it!

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  25. Debra ~
    What a wonderful space for you! I love that you use the old suitcases, etc ~ I've recently gotten 2 of them; just need to figure out how to clean them up a bit!
    I hope to see you in my space ~
    bobbie

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  26. Hay Debra,

    Your studio is amazing!
    I love this beautiful treasures you have..
    and those many decorations..
    You are a very lucky girl...

    Thanks for sharing with us..

    Love from Marijke
    from Holland

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  27. I could spend hours in your space.. the juices would flow!
    Very nice collection of pretty things.
    Sandy

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  28. A wonderful space to work in. I am totally with you on the old suitcase, trunk love. They make for marvellous storage and add that lovely touch of timeworn vintage history.
    Di
    x

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  29. Dear Debra,
    What beautiful and lovely room you have ,to hide away and create.
    I love all your wonderful collections,and your fantastic furnichures-
    Love the doll heads and suitcages and your old religious pictures.A wonderful and cosy room to be inspired in and create beauty.
    Thankyou sweetie for showing.
    Hugs,Dorthe

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  30. Hi Debra, so beautiful. Such a wonderful place for creating and dreaming and being yourself. I love your desk, and chair, and the items you have stacked. It is beautiful yet I know you use each area for storing wonderful things that you create with. I love the whole room. I hope you create spectacular things in the future!
    Blessings,
    Debbie

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  31. Well, you've designed a peaceful sanctuary in which to relax and create. Just beautiful!

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  32. A gorgeous space. I love all the white and little vintage touches throughout. Your desk is awesome. I can see why you love your space so much!

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  33. What a great space. I love all of your things.

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  34. All of these gorgeous studios make me swoon. Yours is absolutely gorgeous, Debra. That love seat and comfy chair are calling me. What a fabulous space you have to create in.

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  35. Wow! What a delightfully lovely space you have designed, Debra! I love every detail! Love the storage, and the suitcases! I have 3-4 vintage Samsonite leather ones that will be storage in my new studio! I won't really get started on it until next week. Wish it had been ready for this fun linky party! I will post photos of the progress. Right now the room is HOT pink!

    That chair is awesome, too!

    What color paint did you choose for these walls? I have pretty much decided on one called Desert Dune that looks very similar to your wall color.

    Thanks for sharing all of your pretties, and your fur babies! Just precious!

    Happy Saturday!
    Becky

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  36. What a gorgeous and inspiring space you have there, Debra! Beautiful retreat. Very cozy and comfy!
    Brenda

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  37. This is such a beautiful place to create ... thanks for sharing it :)
    Francine

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  38. Everything you have displayed is beautiful, Debra! From supplies to things from friends to those you've made yourself. I love the table in front of the window and your desk looks like a great place to sit. You've got so much room and I like that you can just swivel around to the other area. Love that you have room for a chair. Such a great place to look through books and magazines for more inspiration.

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  39. So beautiful, Debra. Your thoughts and your creative space. And your furry friends. I think I could sit on that sofa all day and be quite content to just gaze around at all the beauty. Have a wonderful weekend. Tammy

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  40. Debra,
    Your creative space is calming and inviting! I adore that you've surrounded yourself with the things that you love and encourage your creativity!!! Great use of hat boxes and suitcases! Your companions are priceless!!!
    Fondly,
    Pat

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  41. I love your beautiful sweet cozy cocoon, and can just picture you there with all your treasures! You have the PERFECT chair!

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  42. Hi Debra, You have a wonderful and cozy creative space. It looks like your sweet kitties think the same :-). The armchair and the footstool look very comfy. We for sure share the love of vintage suitcases. You have such a great collection.
    Thank you for inviting us to take a look at your studio!
    Have a wonderful weekend!
    xoxo,
    Julia

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  43. You have a wonderful creative space, Debra. Love the vintage suitcases and train cases for storage.
    Thanks for sharing with us!
    xo

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  44. Beautiful! Enjoy your Saturday!

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  45. Such a lovely creative space and beautiful jewelry! I loved looking around your studio...thank you for sharing!
    Gail

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  46. such a gorgeous room, debra! thanks so much for the tour! love that you added your cute kittens:)

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  47. Those are the spaces I dream of. My stuff is all over the house... with three kids and two dogs ( my dogs have their own room can you believe...it's where they go when we have to leave the house so they don't ruin the rest of the house) space is at a premium and I can't take away from one to give to myself... so I just spread out on the living room floor or dining table and pack up when I'm done. Sometime's I am not done until someone is coming over for a visit and I am forced to relocate my things. Someday... when my ids are gone.. my I am not going to look forward to that anytime soon. Just enjoy the present nad make the best of it. :)

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  48. Beautiful place to be inspired to create

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  49. i well remember your creative haven from last year's party and see that it's just as beautiful if not moreso. lovely debra...lovely! merci for sharing it with us again! ;)

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  50. I love your space and I love the hat boxes, cases and trunks idea for storage. Your space is cozy, comfortable and lovely.

    Thanks for sharing it!

    xox

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  51. I can see so many lovely things in your studio that I would love myself Debra. I love how you display all the things that make your heart beat. Your studio is full of so much light and that makes it perfect for a work space doesn't it?
    I love that you even have some sweet friends in there to keep you company : )
    hugs from here...

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  52. What a beautiful space. So glad you shared with us.

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  53. Deb your studio is always one of the highlights for me every year. I could move right in and feel perfectly at home. Thank you for sharing it with us again this year. And btw... I love the new look of your blog!!!

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  54. Thank you for sharing your beautiful space. I love that you have a big comfy chair in your studio, and I love how you have the artwork of Jesus displayed--so inspirational.

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  55. Your studio brings a sense of sereneness and beauty perhaps coming from those most beautiful pictures and rosaries.
    It has a sense of harmony, cosyness and comfort.
    Love all of your vintage touches!
    Thank you for being another wonderful source of inspiration!
    Best wishes for a good life,
    Suzy

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  56. Oh Debra and I am now your latest follower too!
    x Suzy

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  57. Debra, I love your office. I'm moving my office from a small bedroom into a larger one and have a wall of old Catholic, religious artwork and statues planned - yours is SO gorgeous. I hope mine turns out half as good. I also happen to have the same large ceramic cat statue that you showed, and two live kitties of my own to share the office space with. So funny! Loved seeing where you create - it's just gorgeous!... Donna

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  58. I loved everything. I'm partying too. I hope you have a minute to visit. Your space is so amazing. Thanks for sharing it.

    Danielle

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  59. I've been in that very room!
    Several times, in fact.
    I won't mention what I saw on the way there once, tho.... ;-)

    It's so comfy and welcoming, much more beautiful in person!

    XO,
    Me

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  60. Inspirational in more ways than one.

    ~Bliss~

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  61. Beautiful workspace! Thank you for sharing.
    Alexandra

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  62. Hi Debra what a lovely space, I love your blog. I love the picture over your overstuffed chair and ottoman, is there a name of the artist or name of the picture? I would love to find a picture like it. Tracy

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  63. You have made a beautiful nest to perch.......the core furniture is beautiful and all of your vintage additions are perfect! You must feel like a queen. l love it!!! Enjoy your space.......I loved looking at it....thanks for sharing!

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  64. love your space! the pie safe is my favorite!

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  65. Wow, absolutely gorgeous!
    Diana

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  66. Beautiful space. Love the old suitcases. Thanks for letting me visit.

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  67. OMG Debra, your place where you create is just gorgeous. I wouldn't want to leave it. Happy Sunday!

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  68. Looks Fabulous my Friend!!! Thanks for Sharing!

    Hugs and Love,
    Shell

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  69. I love your creative space. I love everything in it as well, including the cats and that comfy chair.
    Every woman should have a special place all her own where she can truly call herself queen.
    Thanks so much for sharing.
    Michele

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  70. WOW! Amazing space filled with some many beautiful, fun items! Just lovely~ TFS

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  71. Wow Debra.........your creative spaces is absolutely wonderfull. I see so much beautifull stuff every where, its realy heavenly!
    Thanks for sharing, hugs Marga

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  72. Oh my! I can only echo what has all ready been said...A simply beautiful work space. Love Love Love it!

    ♥ ஆєℓєηα

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  73. Lovely, just lovely! I'm soooo glad that you, too, feel a "comfy chair" is a necessity in one's "personal space"...I envy the fact that you've found yourself a chair-side table...I'm still on the hunt for mine!

    just me...sayin' thanks for the eye candy...jan

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  74. Just beautiful Debra, it looks like the perfect place full of inspiration to relax, create and write your blogs. I really need to clean mine so that I can see the table again! t.xoxox

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  75. What a peaceful place Debra to create you beauty!

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  76. So pretty, Debra!
    What a sacred space you have created for yourself.
    Hugs,
    Mary

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  77. You have such a delightful creative place.. I could relax and enjoy creating in your Awesomce place.. T hanks for sharing..

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  78. Beautiful and inspiring. I love that you have you r religious items on display for inspiration as well. Truly lovely, thank you so much for sharing.

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  79. You've created a wonderful sanctuary! Love all the "containers" for your supplies.
    Mary Alice

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  80. Awesome space, I'm afraid to show mine! I am so messy...but you have inspired me!
    Debbie

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  81. What a great place to create! I love the idea of using old trunks for storage :)

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  82. Debra, your space is really gorgeous!
    I love it all! Those suitcases...!
    Everything is lovely and the post and way you share your things is fantastic.
    Congratulations!!
    Besos from Argentina, Silvina.

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  83. Definitely fit for a creative queen! So pretty... Thanks for joining the party at Share the Love Wednesday!
    Mary

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  84. what a beautiful space you have...I could get lost in there for hours : )

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  85. What a wonderful space to create in! Hugs, Penny

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  86. Love your space. After seeing all these wonderful creative environments this year, yours included, I now have some better direction for my own space. Next year I will join the party. This year I will prep. Thanks so much for sharing your wonderful creative space.

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  87. What a beautiful place Debra! I love the shelf with the pictures of Jesus. Such a restful space!
    Sherry

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  88. I love the whites you decorate with...and all of your pretty treasures are fun to look at! thanks so much for sharing your space.


    ciao bella
    creative carmelina

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  89. Such a pleasure to tour your space... thank you for the extra-large photos so I can drool and dream.... ;)

    You are, as always, an inspiration. Thank you Debra!

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  90. Yes, I am thinking exactly what all previous 93 commentors are. WOW to your space. and Super WOW to your blog. Gorgeous work all the way around. I could spend days here I am sure and see something new {well vintage shabby chic new}every minute. Keep smiling and creating. thanks for all the inspiration.

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  91. Deb,

    Your creative space is so pretty and serene. I could move right in!!!!

    Hugs,
    Judy

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  92. Absolutely beautiful!!!! I enjoyed looking at your creative space. Thank you. Rebecca

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  93. Oh my gosh, what a gorgeous space! I love your big cozy chair, and pretty cabinets.

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