Friday, July 24, 2009

Where Bloggers Create

It’s party time! I can’t wait to visit the creative studios of all the party girls. Thanks so much to Karen of My Desert Cottage for putting this all together.
The french doors located in the entry of my home lead to my creative studio aka the living room. It’s still a work in progress but I am going to do my best to show you all of my favorite elements of my space.
No studio is complete without a copy of this book!
Here is a recent TJ Maxx find. It’s lightweight and folds up. It has great shelves and pegs for my ribbon stash, trims and beads. I love this piece!
Some of my floral inventory just waiting to be arranged. I love working with such beautiful supplies!
floral display
My studio is also where all of the inventory for my boutique is on display for local customers to come by to shop.
DSCN0754I try to have open houses at least twice a year for the locals. However, lately with my kids’ schedules and keeping up with the website business, this has been difficult.
DSCN0757 But, I still love playing store and setting up little vignettes. It makes for a very inspiring work space!
DSCN0748A shot of my painting corner.
IMG_3912 IMG_3910Some more supplies. I get lots of great storage containers at Ikea and stores like Homegoods and TJMaxx.
mosaic7229758 This is one of my favorite pieces in the room. Click on this LINK for a before and after post about this piece my husband and I transformed.
And finally, since this room does also serve as our living room, I have a very comfy place to sit and look through my collection of inspirational books and magazines.
Hope you enjoyed your visit and thank you for coming. Please hop on over to Karen’s site by clicking on the graphic below for a complete list of participating creative bloggers!
Party PosterJuly


Terri said...

the room has such a conected feel ...beautiful! And who doesn't like Hydranges. Enjoy the Party!

Noelle Garrett Designs said...

Dawn, That is so beautiful! What a wonderful space to work and live in. Thanks so much for sharing it with us.

Lori @ Katies Rose Cottage said...

Dawn ~
Your creative space is just beautiful !! I love it !

Claudia said...

Beautiful space, Dawn! It has such a lovely feel to it - you must love working there! Thanks so much for letting us visit!

zandra said...

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

Joy at Cupids Charm said...

Hi Dawn! I love your space! It's so beautiful and looks like a great place to be creative. Thanks for sharing with us. ~ xo Joy

Anonymous said...

Hey Chickadee!
Did I die and go to crafting heaven! the shabby colors made me think I did! Love it!
Big mermaid hugs


Barbara H. said...

I just bought that book this week!

What a truly lovely space!

Brynwood Needleworks said...

I love the photos you took of your studio. Thanks for shaing your ideas and inspiration.
Hope you stop by to visit soon.

Joan@anythinggoeshere said...

Very pretty and girlie. i bet it is wonderful to go in there and make magic!!!!

Connie from Big Bear Lake California said...

Just beautiful!! Thanks so much for sharing. Connie

LillySue said...

So soft and blissful! Love your blog and have become a follower. Thanks for sharing!

Crystal Rose Cottage said...

Such a pretty room! I love how you did all the storage by using the vintage theme! Makes it a "happy place"!

Studio At Crow Haven Farm said...

Surrounded by beauty in a wonderful creative space. Enjoy it! Thanks for sharing.

Southern Lady's Vintage said...

Beautiful space! Thanks for sharing!

Cindy said...

Thanks for letting me looksy. I love your style.

Rebecca said...

Dawn...Breathtaking my friend. Now THIS THIS THIS is right up my alley! No kidding! Just what I love!

Thank you ever so much for sharing with us all. I'm have made me smile BIG!



LiLi M. said...

Thanks for sharing and thanks for inspiration!

Natasha said...

Such elegant and beautiful photos! 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,


Miss Sandy said...


What an elegant space to create in! Form, fun, and function all in one area. Thank you for opening your home. Have a beautiful weekend!

Judy @ In His Grip said...

Your space is so pretty and I like how you have edited your pictures to make them so soft. I am just learning PhotoShop and am not that good yet. Come on by and visit my studio at:

I am lovin' this party!!!!

Sheila R said...

Love your studio so inviting and beautiful. I just loved what you did with your cabinet!

Keli Hansen said...

very pretty room... i'm hoping our tjmaxx might have the same folding shelves! thanks for letting us wander in.

Denise said...

Beautiful! Thans for sharing
Dancingly, Denise

Lynn Stevens said...

What nbeautiful things you have. I'd Love to come shopping at your place even if was only twice a year!

~Becca~Bluebird Rose said...

What a GORGEOUS place to create!! Love it!!
I didn't photograph my studio for this event, but I am having a "Christmas in July" giveaway on my blog today, if you'd like to stop by (it's PINK)!

Karen Valentine said...

Hi Dawn! Your room is so lovely and romantic. I bet you hang out in there all the time! Thank so much for coming to my party. You really helped to make it a great success!

My Desert Cottage

Michelle (Shell) May said...

Well you know I love it!!! I bet you can even eat macaroons there! hee,hee,hee!
It's fabulous Dawn, just fabulous!
bunny hugs,

MaygreenFairies said...

What a stunning space, really beautiful. Thanks for sharing it. Mandy x

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fawndear said...

Loved visiting your creative space. So refreshing and enchanting. I love TJMaxx too! All the wonderful goodies you can find.
Thanks for sharing!

Kara Ward said...

It is such an elegant studio. Beautiful and floral!

caren said...

So pretty. I wish I had a couch in my work space. However, then I really wouldn't get anything accomplished!

Queen of Dreamsz said...

Dawn, what a beautiful room...I know you must smile whenever you enter this is so pretty!
Thanks for sharing it.

Please drop by my blog to see my "studio on progress". I just recently moved into our home and have been remodeling for almost three's almost done. (I think!) :0)

See ya,

Coralie Cederna Johnson said...

Beautiful creative space! Love the soft colors! Thanks for sharing and come visit when you have a moment!

Rebecca said...

Thank you so much for inviting me over to look into your beautiful studio. Loved the basket of lace and all the wonderful flowers

Zita - Mlle Magpie said...

Very pretty and lovely!

Shannon @ Silver Trappings said...

You have a very pretty, inspiring space! Love it!


Anonymous said...

absolutely beautiful - your living room must be very lovely! I love the way you have made your storage units PRETTY - all is very lovely!

Kim-Fille de Fleur said...

How pretty. I also love flowers and yours are beautiful. I will be back to see more of what you are up to!

BellaRosa said...

What a beautiful creative space and blog you have. I also love all the recipes that you share. I will be back often :) Rose

Anonymous said...

Your room is so soft and charming, I really like it. And I love hydrangeas too! THanks for sharing.

Molly Alexander said...

What a beautiful room - your flowers are just stunning. I love all of your organiers - HomeGoods & Ikea are 2 of my favorite shopping spots as well! Thanks for sharing!

:-) Molly

Jane said...

I am still trying to get through all the beautiful creative spaces and I'm glad I finally got to yours. You have a wonderful studio, very pretty and organized. Thanks for sharing.

Her Art Nest said...

Love your photos, and how dreamy it all appears. Thanks for sharing your beautiful creative space. ~Nan

June said...

A lovely space to create and enjoy. Just beautiful.

Rose ~Victorian Rose ~ said...

Dawn thank you so much for dropping in my blog and giving me this info. Your "space" is wonderful.
We all need a space to call our own..and to create in.. read in or relax in..and you seem to have created that in your home.
And yes Hydrangas are an added blessing.