Today is the day we've all been waiting for - having a sneak peek into other artist's blogging and creative spaces. What fun! It's all happening on Karen Valentine's blog, My Desert Cottage. This is the second year Karen is hosting this fabulous blog party and there are more that 450 party guests participating this year - WOW!!! So make yourself a cup of your favorite beverage, sit back, relax and enjoy the tour.
Welcome to where I Dream, Create & Inspire.
This is the wall I face when I sit at my desk and it is filled with various cubbies and shelves holding lots of treasures and supplies.
I like using suitcases to store (and hide) lots of fun things.
Scattered throughout the room I have beloved items I have purchased, like the tiny spun cotton cat figure I picked up from Vintage by Crystal shown below.
Here is one of my original collages, a few vintage books and a dancing girl given to me by a favorite friend. The second "book" down from the top is actually a bank given to me when I was a baby.
These are some of my Inspiration Boxes I received from swap partners in Heather's Inspiration Box Swaps. Right now I'm working on her latest swap theme - The Paris Edition.
This cubby opening used to hold a TV. The shadowbox frame I picked up a couple years ago at Michael's filled up the space nicely along with some mercury glass pieces.
A side table holds more of my "pretties."
My DH built this behind-the-door storage for my rubber stamp collection years ago. Hanging in front are more goodies from a swap partner.
I found this little spice shelf at Goodwill, painted it white, added the wood scroll work and it now holds some of my favorite antique shakers filled with glass glitter.
This old rubber stamp spinner, another vintage find, holds even more glitter. In my opinion, a girl can never have too much glitter.
Here's my mannequin I picked up at the flea market. She currently is without a name. Hmmm....got any ideas?A sign bearing the name of my Etsy Shop which I made years ago. The striped metal storage boxes are a Homegoods find.
An angel made from vintage hankies found at a craft show and a hand-crafted pin board is from the craft mall I used to work at.
I have several inspiration boards throughout my studio.
These bookcases sit behind my desk. The shelves hold lots of pretty treasures and the cupboards on the bottom of each of them hold supplies I use often.
Here's some of my vintage book collection.
The flowers below are actually a bridesmaid bouquet from my daughter's wedding that dried beautifully. The candle holders were used on the place card table.
My tiny mannequin collection.
Crowns seem to be a theme that keeps repeating itself all over the room. That's my beautiful daughter on her wedding day in the photo above. And a vintage program for the Queen's Ball shown below.
I love anything related to birds and nests - here's a few special ones.
Ballerinas, an assortment of vintage boxes and mother-of-pearl buttons.
This three-tiered caddy sits next to my desk and holds all sorts of small supplies.
Tiny shelves hold tiny treasures.
More vintage goodies and a swap partner's collage.
I use vintage rose patterned Limoges china plates all over the house. This collection hangs over a vintage hanky valence above my studio window.
I hope you've enjoyed this tour of my creative space. You can see lots more studios by clicking here and then going to the sidebar of Karen's blog where she has links to all the other party guests. Happy visiting!!!!