Friday, June 18, 2010

Where Bloggers Create II








Hello! I am so glad your here. I have to tell you that I took A LOT of pictures. So get a cup of coffee... Or plan on a second trip and come back again and look some more.





Okay... Those were the basic shots so that you can get an idea of the space. The pictures that follow are the details..... Lots of details!

My craft table... where I scrap book, sew and whatever...

My desk... where I pay bills and sometimes blog...




I love nooks and crannies...

Inspirational reading...



My painted desk....



and bench to match...






Do you love cigar boxes? I do... I love to use them for storage.






A place to stop and think... The skirt on my craft table and this chair are a
full size bed skirt that I bought at Good will.

















Thank you for joining in on the tour. Midge says that she is always available for consultations. She only excepts payment in Skip Jack Tuna. (fancyfeast)
She is a great supervisor and motivator!


A big Thank You to Karen at My Desert Cottage for hosting this HUGE (and I mean HUGE) party. She put so much work into it. Make sure you zip over to her blog and take a gander at the long list of participants.


Have a great weekend!

81 comments:

Kim~HomeIsWhereTheHeartIs said...

What a great space :)

Cindy (Applestone Cottage) said...

WOW! What a lovely room. All the details from the painted table and bench, to all your unique decor. I love the colors and it is just so very charming!
Cindy

Happy To Be/ Gl♥ria said...

Oh Liz, I have waited all week for this post...And girl you did not disapoint me...WOW!! love your space and all the great things in in...love the desk and chair and how clever with the bedskirt and that shoe last with the olden spool, girl you really outdid yourself with this wonderful room..Thanks so much for sharing this...Hope you have a GREAT weekend my friend...Hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

Lisa said...

Liz,
I knew you would have a space this beautiful. It's all so enchanting I don't know what to see first! But I have to say your sweet wicker chair is just about perfect! I love it to pieces!!!

Atelier de Charo said...

So beautiful room, full of beautiful french touchs decor, thanks for this lovely tour!

Hugs
Charo

Glenda/MidSouth said...

Thanks for the tour of your beautiful space! I really like some of your storage ideas. Thanks for sharing.

Ceekay- Thinkin of Home said...

Oh Liz...your space is wonderful. I love that painted table. I so need a room to work in...I am getting inspired!

Lisa said...

Oh I love your black and white! I can never settle on much I love when some one can go with a theme! Thanks for a peek into your space♥
Hugs, Lisa

Cherrie said...

Nice space!

Kit said...

I just knew your space would be so gorgeous. I love all the little touches. Your attention to detain is incredible. Thanks for sharing! Kit

Whimsey Creations said...

Wow Liz what a charming and comfy and cozy creative space you have! Thanks for sharing so many lovely pictures. Hugs!

Kristin said...

Oh, what a wonderful space! A girl after my own heart! I lOVE all the B&W and Anthropology-ish touches! Your sewing is wonderful and I love how you took an old bedskirt and gave it new life! BRAVO, Kristin xo

BEAR's Mom said...

Liz...thanks for stopping by and leaving your sweet comment...

Love the black and white theme going on throughout your space :D

Now go put some lights on your tree!

~victoria~

Julia Smith said...

Delightful visit to your creating space, Liz. My favorite shots were:

20 - Extra buttons package and twine
22 - jars of thread, with more spools in the background
32 - jars of buttons
40 - your cat!

Karen Burns said...

Love your works space. Classic black and white looks great with your special touches. Thanks for stopping by my blog and leaving a nice note.

Karen

oldgreymare said...

A lovely room, a lovely post and I very much enjoyed my visit.

Thank you.

Suzan

Claudia@DipityRoad said...

What a stunning space to do your art! I love your style

I will be back (marked you) when I have more time to look around... i am sure I will be inspired.

Stop by if you get a moment... I have a little give away.

Have the best day-- enjoy all your visitors!

Claudia ♥ ♥

http://www.dipityroad.com

The Polka Dot Closet said...

What a great room, I like mine organized also, I love all of the French flair! I am your newest follower! My sewing room is a little boring, but I would love it if you and Midge would drop in and say hi to me and Billie.

Thanks
Carol

Sheila (TCW) said...

Liz, thanks for stopping by and for leaving such a lovely comment.

I love cigar boxes and all the details, too. I also have a few cigar boxes in my studio. Your studio is so elegant. I love it!

Vintage Porcelain Art By Amy Enright said...

What an AWESOME work space! I'd better get busy decorating my studio!
I love the white porcelain I saw! I wanted to take and paint on it! HAHA!~
Amy
http://vintageporcelainart.blogspot.com/

Francie of The Scented Cottage said...

What a beautiful and elegant space!
Now THAT belongs in a magazine.

The French Bear said...

Love, love your room, so gorgeous!!! I just love all the hidey cubby hole places to tuck in bits and bobs!!!!
Wonderful studio! Very inspiring and also nicely co-ordinated!!!
Hugs,
Margaret B

April said...

It is all so very beautiful and TIDY. I love all the black and white--this is what my space would look like if I ever had a space of my own. Thanks for showing us!

Cindy Geilmann said...

Liz, I am in heaven this morning. Thank you for your visit and your comment. I am sooooo excited to visit you, I hope you when the big prize because your shop is perfect. I adore black and white, you've combined it all so magnificently. Where did you find your wonderful lamps? I am moving mine into a bigger room and I have so many more ideas. Don't ya just love it!

Have a wonderful week-end. Happy blogging. I'll be back.


big hugs
cindy@stitches

Theresa said...

What a serene studio! Lovelies abound and am inspired by your organization! Loved all the interesting photos and angles you chose. Thanks so much for sharing your creative space!

Syd said...

What a beautiful space. I love the black and white color scheme with the touches of pink.

Rochelle said...

It's all in the details like you said! Your place is amazing...I could get lost in all the beauty! Love the colors you have.
-Rochelle

Dina said...

Pretty as a picture is an understatement. I would hate to mess up such a beautiful place.

Marsha (Sassy Mini Dolls) said...

What a lovely creative space and in my FAVORITE colors and decor!

someplace in thyme said...

Ok Liz, I am in love. I have to say the black and white are just too pretty for words. I want your glass jars, esp the short, fat ones. Those are so cute and functional too. One of the best things I saw was the wicker chair with the pretty cushion and the crochet work at the bottom.....very creative my friend. I love your special place, happy creating, Char

sweetpea said...

Hi Liz! Thanks so much for popping by and commenting on my studio. I love yours and it seems we share a love of the same palette. Its really pretty.

Hugs,

Shelley

zandra said...

What a great creative space. Afterall, what not to love about black and white. ;o) Love your painted tables, too. So, enjoyed my visit with you. Enjoy the rest of the party.
Hugz,
Zandra

Queen Bee said...

What a terrific studio! So many goodies!
Queen Bee Studio

Our Back Porch said...

What a lovely creative space. I L*O*V*E your painted table and bench! Have fun at the party. I have enjoyed visiting all the wonderful, creative spaces!

Creative Blessings,
Rebecca

Karen said...

OH! MY! GOSH!
I came over to verify your blog to sign you up for the Sorority! Little did I know I'd fall in love with your SPACE!!! GIRL!
Love the painted table, and all the attention to detail. Your studio and your photos are just gorgeous!
I will definitely be back soon - as soon as I can get caught with the sorority list after being out of town for 3 days! UGH!
OMG! i can't believe how gorgeous your studio is . . . .
:) Karen ~ Some days are diamonds
PS! OH! I almost forgot! Your'er in!!!! See you next Friday at the sorority party! :)

Shabbyfufu said...

One word for your studio space that quickly comes to mind is Elegant, with a capital E! I love your choice of colors Liz....have fun creating! xo, Janet

She'sSewPretty said...

Your studio is so pretty! I would love to sit down at your desk and peek into all of your cubbies. Thanks for the tour!

Chris said...

I love your black and white color scheme and all your decorative touches! Just so classy!
Best wishes,
Chris

www.curbyscloset.com/blog/

Tania said...

wow, this is a beautiful room! thanks for sharing and visiting mine and leaving kind words.

Becca said...

Hi Liz, wow you do have such a lovely place! I love your style, and it looks like you love to take photographs just like I do! I just became a follower, and look forward to visiting you again!

Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

What a wonderful creative space!

I adore your storage solutions. You have inspired me to work on my own crafting paradise.

Tammy at Tattered and Timeless said...

Yours is such a classic - calming room. Very tastefully done.
thanks for sharing your space and dropping by and sharing mine.
tammy

Sandy Michelle said...

Hi Liz! How about we do a 'studio swap' where we get to live and play in eachother's art studios for a week..lol! I love your color palette, the old furniture, the gingham table skirt... I could go on! Just lovely!

Sandy xox

Diane said...

Wow! What a beautiful space and love your pictures =) I love those little squatty jars....I do need some of those!
diane
xoxox

Lynn@ The Vintage Nest said...

Magazine worthy for sure!...and I love the black and white. My family room is black and white with some red thrown in. :)

Whosies said...

lovely and peaceful...i can totally see why the cat likes to hang out. thanks for sharing it with us.

http://patchworkposse.com/blog

Debora said...

Liz, it was such fun to visit your space! Love the overall and the details. I may have to visit again to soak it all in!

So glad you came along to visit my creative space and that you like my bears! Come back to visit anytime.

Debora, New Avenue Crew

Something Special said...

Wow, thanks for visiting my blog. I have just begun to visit everyone, cause I have been gone for 3 days. Your space is the so wonderful. I love the black and white vintage. You have all the stuff I love.

debi said...

Where to begin....your studio is STUNNING!! I love your color choices, so cozy and elegant.
I LOVE your painted desk and bench!!
Your room is just so beautifully decorated, right down to the last detail.
Thanks for sharing!

Justin said...

Ohh... Here's so nice... :)

Linda Robinson said...

Hi Liz, I must say I am IN LOVE with your room, it is beautiful, I just love the colors and your wonderful little Items you have scattered all around, It makes me feel all warm and fuzzy inside..

Thnak your for your sweet comment, It brought a big smile to my face!
Hugs, Linda

Jodene Shaw said...

Hi Liz,
What a beautiful tour...I feel like I got to actually walk thru with you! I love the toile, black, white, cream with a touch of pink. Just lovely...I enjoyed the visit.

Thanks for coming over to see my little space at Opened Door where I create with my 3 yr old and my big kids too at my dining room table.

grace,
~jodi shaw of Opened Door
www.jodeneshaw.blogspot.com

Cheryl~ZanyMayd said...

Hi Liz ~ now that I see Your Detailed Photos, I am alittle Jealous.... Your Studio is Beautiful, I Love all the B & W... The Top of the Old Dresser is My Favorite with the Spools & the Sewing Drawers ~ Just Beautiful! Well, at least I was Finally Able to Upload My Studio Pics, so I guess I will be Happy with That ~ hope you get a chance to stop by & Finally See Them ~
Cheryl

Michelle May said...

Hi Liz!
I loooooooooooove everything!!!! Love! Love! Love! it all!
I'm following your blog now so I can keep in touch!
I think my friend Gail Friend might have gone to that Arizona Bloggers luncheon. Sounds familiar to me.
Anywhoo, thanks for the fabulous tour of your beautiful place!

Marianne@Songbird said...

What a stunning room! I love all of those black and whites together. You have some really original little touches there.
Must be wonderful to create in there, have fun creating!

Magpie's Mumblings said...

I really like the touches of black in your space. I might 'borrow' that idea for when I get into my studio re-do. It looks stunning. Thanks for the tour.

Jane said...

You have a beautiful creative space! I love the color palette, I love all the cool display pieces, I love all the jars filled with goodies. I love it all! The room looks like a wonderful place to create, read and relax (oh yeah....love the wicker chair too!).
Jane

kluless said...

You have a wonderfull art space. I really like the black and white. I only wish I could maintain a color scheme! Thank you for sharing.

MosaicMagpie said...

Liz,
Thank you for the comment you left on my blog. What an absolutly beautiful work room you have I love all the black and white. That Chanel book is calling my name. The cigar boxes are great I love how they smell (if you get a new one that is).
Debbie

CATHY said...

Hi Liz,
Thanks for stopping by my studio. Yours is very sophisticated yet fun. And so neat! I am not sure mine will ever be neat. In fact it is back to it's normal mess after the photos were taken for the event. Urg! Love all the black and white. Cheers - Cathy in Brussels

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

Very beautiful and elegant! It would be inspiring to spend time in your room! I love the black and white...so crisp and fresh! I've enjoyed visiting! ♥

La Doña Jenny said...

Hello Liz,
Thank you for visiting. I must say I do love the black accents you have incorporated. Give's me an idea. And most importantly, you do have a lovely studio.

Jenny

June said...

Liz I am overtaken by the awesomeness of your studio! I LOVE that mirror and it would look so great in my house,hehe. You have taken some gorgeous shots for us to enjoy of your creative haven!
hugs
I loved your 'rush' artwork.(and your picture) too cute!

Sweet Cottage Dreams said...

Liz, your home and your creative space is beautiful. So organized and sweet. I love that Midge has her own spot to hang out, too.

xo
becky

Janet Bernasconi said...

Sooo pretty!! I love it all. You keep it all so organized and so inviting. I would love to have a space like yours. Thanks for sharing,
xo
Janet
Janets Creative Pillows

TinyBear said...

Hi Liz
You have such a beautiful room - all in my favorite shades of colors. So much pretty stuff.
Thank you so much for visiting over at my place too.
~ Tina

Beth A. said...

Oh my....your space blows me away. Soooo pretty!

Jillayne said...

Oh What a gorgeous room! I love the coour combination and all the beautiful vignettes. Just charming!

Terri said...

Very classy! Decorated just wonderfully. I really enjoyed seeing your creative space ...lots of great treasures in there too!

donnaj said...

lovely room-thanks for sharing!

Karen Valentine said...

Hi Liz! I finally made it over here!!!Boy am I glad I did! I love your studio! The black and white is perfect and I totally dig the plates on the walls. I have collections of them all over the house! I'm going to come back over and look some more when I finish going through the list!
Thanks for joining the party!
xo,
Karen
My Desert Cottage

Lynn Stevens said...

What a fantastic space! WoW

C'est Magnifique said...

What a beautiful creative space you have, it's so organized and pleasing to the eye, it looks like a living room! I am still making my way through all the great spaces from the party!

Tania

Miss Sandy said...

Sophisticated style! I love the black and white pallet of your studio so many lovely details but I adore the buttons down the lamp shade. The painted desk and matching bench are quite fantastic too! Thank you for sharing your creative haven.

the gypsy said...

What an elegant studio - with all the black and white, and touches of pretty pink. Thank you for the tour!

Anna said...

Elegant and cozy at the same time; this is a wonderful space. Just love your desk!

Halle said...

Love the black and white..so classic. You have such fun "stuff" in your space! I'm thinking I really need that "H" though. :)

Lynnae said...

I love the black and white accents. Your room looks so good! I love how you have cleverly re-imagined old items and made them really great.

Connie Eyberg Originals said...

I love the feel of your studio. It appears homey and comfortable, yet somewhat tailored. I am loving all the accents in black that I have seen in several studios, including yours. Thank you so much for sharing your studio. Connie

Renee said...

You have such a beautiful space.

Love your colors. I have some black accent pieces in my space.

marnie said...

Very pretty room! I love all the jars of goodies & how you stacked the short squat jars under the regular ones - looks very cool.

That bedskirt was a great find, and I really like how you repurposed it for your chair and table (with kitty peeking out from underneath).

I'm glad you included photos of the books you are reading. I'd seen most of them, but i'll have to check out the Blogging for Bliss one--sounds very interesting. :D