Tuesday, July 10, 2012

What a wonderful world: Where Bloggers Create Party!

It all started with a 1950's kitchen table that I bought to be my sewing table, and the rest as they say, is history. I added the two pie safes that are now filled to the brim with paper goods, antique ledgers and jewelry and what ever else I can get in there!
Then I had this humungeous book shelf built. It was so big they had to take the ceiling fan off to fit it into the room and it's so heavy it took 5 grown men to fit it into this tiny 12x12 room. It too is filled with all kinds of collections and treasures that I have collected at estate sales, garage sales, and last but not least, Canton and Round Top. I'll be showing you a lot of my collections because there isn't a lot of room for any other kind of storage. I'm already bumping into furniture now!
I had the closet converted into big shelves that hold so much lace, fabric, trim, sewing supplies and odds and ends that I'm surprised the shelves aren't giving way with all that weight!
I decorated each bin for this event and my plan is to keep it all organized, at least for a week anyway! The bins are really filled to the top with lace, fabrics, binding tape and crochet items. I just love it all.
My favorite bin. I keep telling myself to use this special trim and I can't bring myself to use it. It's silly because I have 3 wedding dresses waiting in the wings waiting to be tea stained!
This is one of the pie safes that I repainted and piled treasures on top. The square dancing dress was my aunt's. Dorthy was the belle of the square dancing ball! She was also one of the creative influence's in my life. She would just whip up a dress for a date in a day!
These are silverware boxes that I converted and they are now filled with laminated 1950's funny ads and  pages out of old magazines. The articles on marriage and "keeping a happy home," are such a hoot I had to laminate them! I use a lot of the ads for bookmarks!
 I decorated the tops of the boxes to show what is inside.This one holds old bridal ads in 1950s and 1960s old magazines!
This is the other pie safe, filled to the brim as well! I have such space envy of the other studios I have seen. I wonder if Nate Barkus would come fix my "small space", since he loves to create in small spaces! Plus he's a cutie-patootie!
When the inside is full I just start putting things all over the top! I think I am officially out of room.
I know you're thinking OMG! I couldn't pass this up. Growing up Methodist we went to church at least 3 times a week so this church board was a must have. I even have the box of numbers that went with it!
Bingo numbers, plastic phone key chains from the 60's and more ballet dancers that were made for music jewelry boxes are just a few of the items in this chest. Belt buckles, mother of pearl buttons, and what ever else I can fit in here. It's like my own little silly five and dime store!
This is actually the piece the TV goes on but I couldn't pass up an opportunity to display some pretties. 
The black and white photo in the jeweled frame is my grandmother, Lilly with her best friends. After finding old photos of her and her friends I found out that my grandmother was very playful and dramatic in her early years. It's funny how we forget to think about them ever being young and what they were like before we knew them. 
One of my best friends Mary Kathryn gave me one of my first toy singer sewing machines that actually still works! The other ones that I have found just look cute but don't actually work.
Mother of Pearl buttons are everywhere!!! I should use this space for storage but sometimes a girl just wants something to just look pretty. I won't tell you how many pounds I have hoarded of MOP buttons but I think if you put a toddler on one side of the scale and my buttons on the other.....that poor kiddo would go flying!
My husband will never know how much I paid for all this bling. It's going to my grave with me! NO, not the bling, ..... the price of the bling! 
But how could you pass this up! It has taken quite a few years to collect all of this, it's kind of like a monthly payment plan....I buy a little every month!
And pearls, don't ya just love pearls!
I know there is a project out there just screaming for this, I just haven't found it yet!
Pretty cute, huh!
Mirror. mirror on the wall, who has more junk than them all?
Ahhhh, you knew I'd get the vintage wedding photos in here somewhere didn't ya! Just another collection that I love to hunt for at Round Top and, sometimes late at night when I can't sleep, can you say....Ebay!
 Cake toppers, check!
Now who doesn't have a collection of gum ball machine wedding rings. You don't? 
Well I think they are just to die for. I don't know why but, it just makes me so sentimental thinking about how wonderful it must have been for this as your prize you got when you put your dime in the machine. I would thought I had died and thought I had gone to heaven it would have been so special. 
Why is it that only the men can't seem to stand up straight. It actually looks like they're about to jump over the side. These are bits and pieces of vintage cake decorations that I collect too! Boy that collection list is really getting long. How many "collections" can you have before it turns into hoarding?????
One of my many finds when I went to the "wedding estate sale" of my dreams. This was the sale where I met Cathy from "Girls Gone Junkin'." We were both crazy women stuffing bridal lace, bridal veils and everything else we could get our hands on into sacks and between the two of us almost wore this one poor estate worker into a "spell." Plus Cathy got the pink ruler. I told her to put me in the will for that darn ruler, she's a fast lil' bugger when she sees a prize!
OK, so I'm bidding on Ebay on TWO sets of these ballet dancers. Well I thought it was only two sets. I just kept thinking when I got outbid that I had just re-bid on that item. The long blond story of it was that I ended up with EIGHT sets of them! I put myself in time out for while on that one! Believe it or not, this is not all of them. Yikes! Are they for sale you ask..nope!
There's just something about having whole roles of lace that give you the freedom and option of saying, what the heck, let's do three layers of lace!
 Doll heads, pink phone, pearls and a wedding cake topper, why on earth I picked this combination, I have no idea!
 OK I'm one of those weird doll head people but you have to admit, they are funny. I think the one looks like it's praying, one looks drunk, one looks so sweet and the last looks almost normal, what's that one doing there!
 Frozen charlotte dolls and more wedding flowers.
My latest find with my gal pal Charlene! We were at Canton, it's nine thousand degrees and she spies this musical wedding  cake topper thingy! I still need to fix it up a bit but it's adorable, thanks Charlene!
Old camera collection, check!
What is it about horse ribbons that we all love?
I know, I know, how many tickets does one person need? Well apparently more than this because there's more behind these. I found the majority of these at Marburger Farm, and boy are they heavy!!
More doll heads and more buttons!
This is my grandmother Lilly again surrounded by lace, of course.
These were from my belt buckle making phase. I sold them at the Cowgirl Hall of Fame for awhile but they bought me out!
Then there was the phase of decorating frames. These are photos of my mom, wasn't she a "dish!"

I found this ghostly bride at Round Top for $30, one of my favorite purchases from there! Everyone I showed this to just had this odd look on their face like, "oh yea that's so pretty, I mean creepy," which makes me love it even more.
I found this little girl at the Goodwill!! I just couldn't believe some family would give this up. She reminds me of Glenda the Good Witch in her pink gown. This is also the end of my tour, so it's time for you to click your heels and think,"there's no place like home." 
Thank you for stopping by! 
Y'all come back now, ya hear!
P.S. A big thank you to Karen Valentine at 
My Desert Cottage for working so hard on this party. 
I appreciate everything you've done!!!! 
Just click on her blog and it will take you back to her site!

129 comments:

LuLu Kellogg said...

Oh Cindy! I want to come play in your studio! It is LOVELY!!!

I am back from Tennessee and trying to get caught up on Blog visits, emails, work and a pile of laundry!!

Love ya Girlie!
LuLu~*xoxo

Rebecca said...

I'm with LuLu! I wanna come live at your house. I could play all day long!

LOVE IT! Absolutely LOVE IT!

xoRebecca

Brenda ~ Shabby Cats and Roses said...

Wow!! I love your studio ~ love all the pretty fabrics and laces...and is that shopping cart Pink ~ what a fabulous idea!! Love it all!! ~ And my space looks nothing like it does in my photos now either...it's been taken over with all the things I'm gathering for my daughter's Baby shower, lol :)

Warmest hugs, Brenda

Marilou of Lulu's Lovlies and Heartful Creations said...

Love it all Cindy, looks like so much fun is to be had with all that stuff, when do we start? Have fun party hopping! Hugs Marilou

Sandy Navarro said...

Girl, your room is a sparkl'in pink wonder! But I have to say it's even more FabUlous in person and yes, we could all get lost in there for freak'in EVER! I love what you did with the bins. Great post and I can't wait to come back to Texas to see ya again next Spring.

I'll be posting tomorrow night.

Love ya!

Liz-Anna said...

Wow, do you ever have treasures! Thanks for sharing all of them.

Lovey said...

Ooh Lace and Bling...my two favorite things! Love your studio!!

Karen Valentine said...

Oh sweetie, it was so fun looking at everything again!! I am still in awe at everything you have in there!! You are amazing!! How can you NOT be inspired to create all the wonderful things you make with a studio like that??? I'm sorry I missed your call today. Let's try to chat tomorrow. :)
Love you girlfriend!! Have fun at the party and thanks so much for sharing your awesome room!!

Vicki said...

Cindy your studio is amazing. Definitely one of my favorites. I love the bling and the lace. I love all the quirky collections even more. Thank you so much for sharing. I enjoyed every moment.

trash talk said...

Warning Warning! Serious...and I do mean serious...hoarding going on here. GAH! I love it...every stinkin' bit down to the last button. I see so many ideas I want to steal...make that borrow to incorporate into my space. A cotton candy delight and a dream to see.
Deb

Pretty Things said...

I tried to pick just a few things to comment on but wow, I love it all. Ok, one -- I've been dying for a 1950's table. But seriously -- I'm in love with vintage and have been trying to figure out how to incorporate it with my wildly colorful stuff.

Will become a follower!

I hope you'll have time to visit my spaces...

http://www.prettythingsblog.com/2011/07/where-bloggers-create-2011-pretty.html

she dreams big! said...

You have the BEST.STUFF.EVER! You are my collecting hero! Thanks for sharing!

Feathers and Flight said...

Cindy your Studio ... to say the very least is absolutely Beautiful! It must bring you so much Joy and Inspiration! What a Divine place to Create!
Have a Wonderful Day!
Hugs
Jill
If you want a Peek of my Studio, Pop Over!

susie said...

Love, Love, Love your room Miss Cin...but you know that!!! I've been one of the few lucky ones who has been able to sit on your floor & PLAY with all your goodies...heavenly!!!
Wish I lived next door & could play STUDIO with ya everyday!!!
Hugs,
SP

earthypawscreatures said...

I love your blue bookshelves and your vintage camera collection! Everything looks so organized :) Such a beautiful room. Thank you for sharing!

~Alli

Carine said...

OOOh ik hou van alles in die kamer ! Ik ben bijna jaloers want ik moet nog veel bijeen sparen om zoveel te hebben ...
Vlug nog naar een fleamarket hahaha

Liefs
Carine

Holly Loves Art said...

WOW!!! I love it here! Every little section is gorgeous from the dolls to lace and the color... well I will say that we have that in common! Pink and aqua are a marvelous combo! Thanks so much for sharing every little bit.
Cheers!
Holly

Donna said...

I'm lovin all that bling!!!!! And everything else!!!
I'm a Texas girl myself!!!

Pansy Cottage Girl said...

Hi Cindy~
This is just the coolest place to be. I love all your goodies. Thank you for visiting me. Have a great weekend.

Tina @ TinyBear said...

Such a pretty room you have Cindy. I love all the bins with the lace and all your bling too. It´s so hard to find over here.
Thank you so much for sharing and for visiting over at my place too.
Have a wonderful weekend.
Tina

Becca said...

Wow, you have some really awesome things! I could look around in your studio for hours! Thank you for dropping by my blog..I think I'll be back to take a closer peek at your vintage stuff again!

myartsdesire said...

Cindy!!! I spent minutes studying the enlarged version of your first photo of the shelving unit. I was so mesmerized that I didn't even think about scrolling down to see if there were some close ups of all these goodies! You are a girl after my own heart!!!! Except you look way more organized than me....! I'm so jealous of your church sign! I've been on the hunt for one of these for a long time [at a decent price, of course!]. Love, Love, Love how you've displayed your Aunt's square dancing dress. That beauty caught my eye immediately. When I first laid eyes on your shelving unit, I wondered immediately where you found such a treasure. That was a great investment! I thoroughly enjoyed my visit. If I take this long on all the blogs it'll take me years to get through the list! Xo, Sue

Tarnished and Tattered said...

Cindy,
ommygoodness!!!!!!!!!!!
Now that's what I call a playroom! Your a girl after my own heart, if ones good then two or 30 are better! I love your blog 2 of my favorite things (Lily is my daughters name) are Lily & lace. I hope our paths cross one day at the barns or Canton.
Lisa

**CREATIVE CARMELINA** said...

I could do some serious shopping from your fabric collections! And doilies too!
That photo of the toy singer sewing machines.....WOW! How precious!
It is so nice to meet and follow you today. Stop in to visit with me sometime.

Ciao Bella!


CREATIVE CARMELINA

Petite Michelle Louise said...

oh my...where do i BEGIN? your studio is soooooooo gorgeous! so many lovely details and so much inspiration! i love..love...love! (as for those ballerina cupcake toppers...think you'd sell any of them? i know someone who has been looking all over for some!)

Diane said...

This was quite a trip my dear Cindy....and I thought I had a lot of stuff! Nope, you have me beat by a long shot!! Especially with all those pink phones =) lol xo

Inspiration from Nature said...

Hello Cindy,

You have treasuries in your creative space. I love the stuff on your shelves.
I am sure you will create pretty things with these wonderful supplies.

Thank you very much for stopping by my place and your kind comments.

I wish you a beautiful creative day.

Bonjour de France !

Helene O.-G
aka Hogart

Lynn-Teacupstitches said...

Hi Cindy!
This by far the most eye candy creative space I've ever seen!
So many interesting things to see and ways to display them. I've found quite a few ideas to try and love the 3-tiered tidbit tray - I have a couple of them and am going to go get them for creative storage.
You are a lady after my own heart with the concept that if 1 is good then 20 is better :-))
Thank you for the grand tour of your inspirational place!
Hugs and Smiles,
Lynn

Ceekay- Thinkin of Home said...

Girl...I love your collections. Where on earth do you find the wedding rings. I would love just one set! That is just too adorable. Your room is just so much fun. I will be back to look through it again!!

Magic Gypsy said...

Now I know where all the stuff went! What a pretty place for such a great stash and I love those belt buckles!

bertie said...

This is one of my favorite studios...very girly and I am loving those pink phones! Your collection of treasures is amazing and i could spend all week just looking at that bookcase filled with goodies! What great displaying you do and as I am a lover of lace, I was in heaven seeing your oodles of it! Loved it! Thanks for sharing and hope to see you over at my place! bertie
www.queenbartistry.blogspot.com

bertie said...

Me again...just had to add that I am now a follower and am putting your gorgeous site on my sidebar for all to see! Thanks again for making me smile with all of the lovelies!

Cheryl~ZanyMayd said...

What a Fun Studio, First of all ~ I Love, Love, Love that Blue Cupboard... then all your wonderful organization, with the Jars, the Beautiful marked Bins, Shelves & Boxes... Not to also miss the Fabulous Trinkets, like the Gumball Wedding Rings ~ Fabulous!
Cheryl

Incipient Wings said...

it's amazing!!!!!!
i love it all.

Maggie said...

LOVE love LOVE it all, but especially 2 things: Pink phones hung on the walls!!! And the CHURCH READER BOARD....boy, does that bring back memories. Such a fun studio; thanks for a great tour. Come visit mine when you get a chance.

maggie
http://www.themagrag.com

Junk Fairy said...

Cindy, OMG!!! you are so funny! You have one of the most amazzzzing studios!! You have all the things I love!! And your doll head collection, it's too much! i just bought a great doll today @ a tag sale! I wish,I wish I lived closer so, I could see it in person. I bet it's even more fabulous!!I love the bins, the pink phones,the wedding stuff i love it all!! thanks for visiting me too!
Happy Junking!
Eloise

Jana said...

Eye candy galore! My personal fav are the tiny 60's phone key chains. Love it all.

"Create Beauty" said...

WOW wow WOW!!!! What Fabulous STUFF you have, and organized so creatively!!! So fun to see!

~ Violet

Fran. said...

OH my goodness such beauty!! I LOVE your creative space and your personality that goes along with it! I would so love to spend a day or two with you!! My daughter would say I'm being a stalker, but I'm not I just love all your cool stuff!! Thanks so much for sharing!! XO Fran.

Inn Country said...

What a beautiful place to create in. You are so organised I love the vintage table and your large book shelf to store everything one. thanks for sharing photos of your studio.

have a beautiful day Lisa

Auntie Em said...

What a room! Everything is so organized. I remember having one of those little miniature phones for my Barbie when I was a little girl...not yesterday!
Thanks for sharing your photos! :)

fairyrocks said...

I think you could use some of your awesome tickets and sell tours to your space.
WOWZER. I loved every look at all your wonderful creative storage jars and collections.
That wall unit of fabric is to die for!!!
Well done. Funny about the cake topper men. I have an entire photo file called 'Good Weddings Gone Bad'...I always blame the man LOL
So happy you took the time to share your personal space. Keep smiling and creating

Jo said...

Oh wow! You have so many amazing treasures! Thanks for the tour.

Pinkie Denise said...

Oh my gosh! Thank you for the peek inside your wonderful world! Pinkie Denise

Jan E O said...

The hymnal board is the best. Sends me right back to coloring on the program at church. The pictures on the end of the totes are great.

Claudia said...

OMG! I love all your collections - they are so fun and whimsical. And we clearly like the same colors - pink and aqua. And we both collect wedding cake toppers. I have a feeling I could happily hang out in your studio for days on end. Love, love it!

Charlene said...

I have been trying to comment for 2 days now & Blogger is MESSED UP! Fianlly Sandy told me a trick & it worked (when you sign in you have to UNCHECK the box that says keep me signed in). Hope they get this fixed soon! Anyway, I wanted to tell everyone that I HAVE HAD THE PLEASURE OF PLAYING IN THIS AMAZING ROOM & IT IS EVEN BETTER THAN THE PHOTOS SHOW! There is no way to capture the wonder of this playground. LOVE IT ALL Ms Cindy! And I am soooooo glad we found the vintage wedding topper for it is certainly divine! HUGS! Miss you!
Charlene

rosechicfriends said...

I am in creative awwwwwe and wishing I could find some of the amazing goodies that you have in displayed in you gorgeously fun space. It's just so amazing! Thanks for sharing with us!
Be blessed...Lorena
Ps...I'm so jealous, i'd love to some day shop Canton I've heard it's great.

Annette said...

Okay Cindy - I want to come and play in your studio!! It's wonderful! I love, love, love all the pinks! I am your newest follower and look forward to coming back to visit!
Thank you for visiting my space and leaving a lovely comment.
Hugs to you,
Annette

Ronnie said...

I wondered where all the buttons in the world went. ; )
Had a great time roaming about your wonderful play room and playing with your snow too. My favorite item is that pink kitchen timer. Nice!
FYI: I found you commenting at Earth Angels today.

imsteelefullofscrap said...

Wow wow wow that is all I can say if you ever want to swap some things drop me a line!!!

TheFairyyellowbugQueen said...

While I am not a turquoise and pink type of gal, I love, love, love the order you have in your studio. It is so calming and I bet conducive to creative inspiration for you. This is a nice spot. *smiles* Norma

Linda Carole Bloom said...

Oh, P.S.
I just sent two aprons in to Apronology - I got the post card this week that they had been received. Keep your fingers crossed! Love, Linda

CATHY said...

WOW that is one Fabulous shelving unit - so neat and color coordinated! LOVE your studio. So many things to look at - if I could only touch them too : )

Tammy said...

Hi! I am friends with Deanna & Phil W. I LOVE your blog & have been reading it for several months. Just became a follower.

Love your creativity & am looking forward to meeting you some day.

marie said...

Amazing space ~ and may I just say I LOVE that "humungeous book shelf"!
I love all your jars and bottles and baubles and bling!
What a fun, fun, fun place to create!

karlascottage.typepad.com said...

love, love, love it!

Terri said...

Wow that was quite the visual treat! I'm thinking that's what I have to do floor to ceiling cubical storage..I just wasn't thinking big enough! Thanks for all the inspiration...diggin' those pink phones too!

The Feathered Nest said...

CINDY! Ohmygoodness girl!!!! What an INCREDIBLY WONDERFUL space!!!!! I just love that you've displayed what you love...out in the open, not stashed away in drawers ~ and that massive shelf unit is to DIE for!!!! I be those guys who loaded it in were ready to pop you in the head :) I just love your studio ~ it's just amazing!!! hugs and love, Dawn

Madame Samm said...

These are all your pics in your home in your sewing room.....all of your fabric in those cubby holes..oh my my my....how do you have this much stuff....I am sew in awe...I can't even imagine what you would do with all of this...do you quilt? lol sew enjoy the view..

WindandHoney said...

I really enjoyed looking at your studio. You are so organized! And I love your church board. That's great attendance but of course, last Sunday's attendance was kind of a bust. : )

Lisa said...

Hello! I wanted to thank you for coming by my blog... I may have been here a left a comment but I'm back again! Oh girl! I love all the costume jewelry on everything! where in the world can you find so much of it??? And those bottles with the buttons.. oh you stole my heart! That wall of shelving... my oh my I could spend all day in there! You have so many pretty things! And I have to say my favorite thing is that basket of doilies! I collect them and my mouth was watering at the site of those! We should do a swap girl!!!
Off to put you in my favs!! Can't wait to go check out the rest of the goodness I can find here!!
Have a great day!
Lisa... sorry for all the "!" but I'm just so excited seeing all this vintage goodness!!! oopss there i go again! ... can't stop!!! ha ha

Rochelle said...

Okay Cindy - YOU WIN THE PRIZE - the prize for having the most gorgeous stuff all in ONE room!! lol.... Your space is amazing and you are right, we do have the same color scheme and many of the same items. My jaw just dropped every time I went to the next picture of treasures in your space...I am in deep envy! I love love love your belt buckles - I am partial to the cowgirl one in turquoise - I wonder why?? :) Do you still sell them?
Anyway, thank you for all the lovely comments about my room, but yours far EXCEEDS anything you said about my space!! I want to come play in your room - oh the things I could make with all your stash!!
Cheers
Rochelle

Valery said...

Wow, you have some amazing treasures. I want to come and visit in person and take a look through everything.... it's overwhelming in a good way! I love those pink phones and all of your furniture. The vintage kitchen table is a keeper! Thanks for sharing, I loved everything about your studio.

Rita Barakat said...

What a beautiful spae! I think I could spend hours here just looking at all the wonderful treasures in your space! I love the encrusted bauble mirror!!!Gorgeous!

Creative Grammie said...

Wow, I love all that storage. That is a massive cubbie shelf unit and I love your two pie-safes. I can't believe how much treasures and collections you have! And all in one room.
Thank you for sharing your space and your treasures, I have a wonderful time visiting.

Michelle May (Shell) said...

How fun! I just love those pink phones!Ooodles and oodles of pretties everywhere you look! Love it! Thanks so much for the tour!
xx, shell

Jennifer Hayslip said...

Beyond amazing! Im in awe of your beautiful collectables, lace, buttons, bling, and PINK PHONES!!! Oh my!! TDF!!! Im very impressed! You've done a beautiful job with your creative space. :) Thanks for sharing and thank you for your sweet lovely comment on my blog. Xo, Jenn

Debbie@Debbie-Dabble and A Debbie-Dabble Christmas said...

O MY!! What a magnificent creative space!! Truly amazing and filling with so many lovely things that you have displayed beautifully!!
What a pleasure it has been to visit you!!

Hugs,
Debbie

lovelinest.org said...

I think it was easier for me to list the things I don't love rather than the things I do love, or I could just do it like this:
Don't love - NOTHING!
LOVE - EVERYTHING!!

I've been looking at pink phones on ebay for a while now, but they go high! I'm hoping I'll come across a cheaper one at an estate sale...patience,patience, patience.
Thanks for sharing. I'm bookmarking this, so I can come back and study your photos for ideas. I need some more collections, right?

Curtains in My Tree said...

AMAZING is all I can say
I thought I had lots of mother of pearl buttons, well girl I don't compared to yours
and I thought I had lots of vintage lace and rhinestone jewelry, well I don't compared to yours

I say you win the prize for the prettiest well organized , and showy studio

love it

Bonnie Schulte said...

Oh wow, that was so much fun. Love every single item in your room, and want to be your BFF. Bonnie in WI

nelda said...

Now I know where all the good stuff has gone...your studio is amazing. So pretty too! Thanks for sharing.

just me... jan said...

I'm howlin' Catwoman! Now I understand why you were tryin' to buy those vintage flowers "in bulk" in Canton...it wasn't out of fear of never being able to get them again...you had two square inches of empty space left to fill in that room before reaching ultimate capacity! Criminy darlin'...you've got one sweet space goin' on there...can't wait to see it up close & personal. My rooms, compared to yours, make me look like a minimalist! LOL LOVE the phones on the wall...sooo you! Oh...and you own the toy sewing machine I had as a child...sniff, sniff!

just me...suffering sensory overload...jan

Deborah aka Miss Bee said...

uhhhhh...I don't know what to say! I'm just flabbergasted at all your yummy loot! My word, Chickie...do you really need to do more junkin'? I would love to be in this space while you're going through it all finding what you need to create a goodie! Wow o' Wow! I love the horse ribbons and those frames with the vintage clip ons!

Love ya!
xoxoxo

denise hahn said...

Cindy this room is breathtaking, it must bring you so much joy to create in there. And I am so glad I guessed right that you like PINK! LOL and that is evil of you to taunt me with those ballerinas that are NOT for sale!

Kadee said...

Ok... I need a shopping trip with you! Round Top, Canton ~ wherever!! You have so many amazing collections and I love how you display them! The handmade tags on the cloth bins.. great idea! But you have something I didn't know about. The gumball machine wedding ring sets! Who knew! Thanks for the tour and you will have to come visit mine when I get it up tomorrow!
xoKadee

Anonymous said...

Hi Cindy!
This is your Mom's ,Irene, checking in. Love your Blog and had to leave a comment after looking at all your collections so very organized and beautifully displayed. Such a fun tour!
Love you,
Irene

kecia said...

love the studio! where's the candelabra? was hoping to see it in it's glory! seriously though, i'm coming shopping in your studio! you have everything i need. love your aunts tutu!

Teacup Mosaics said...

Oh my! Your studio is a girls dream come true, a wonderland of bling. Thank you for sharing. I plan to put you on my blog fav list so I can visit often.
Party On!
Kelley

Dragonfly Treasure said...

Awesome creative Space ♥
*hugs*deb

Amber Lyon Ferguson said...

I am a new follower...LOVE YOUR "JUNK" AND TREASURES!!!!!!!!!!!!I am also crazy for doll heads and anything vintage wedding. I like your use of pink in your studio space. I am a blancophile but all the pink pops are fun here!
Amber

The Feathered Nest said...

WOMAN!!! You have such an AMAZING, INCREDIBLE studio!!!!! So many goodies...I wouldn't know where to begin to look, dig and enjoy!!! So many precious old treasure and you have it all organized so wonderfully...you truly could open your own magical store :) Just beautiful sweet Cindy!!! Hugs and love, Dawn

JoAnne said...

OMG Cindy, your studio is unbelievable! I'd like to make a playdate.....

Rhonda said...

Cindy, you absolutely have the best sense of humor. I mean it. I always laugh at your posts...from the very beginning of finding you. Sure wish we lived closer.

Your studio is small but you have arranged it well. It is amazing!

You go girl...you must have the best time in there creating away!

Mary Ellen said...

Never get tired of touring your space Cindy= You have filled it with so much fun!

Leanne said...

that first picture is absolutely jaw-dropping gorgeous. Raptures! I couldn't figure out why you had space envy ... but I am impressed you can get all that stuff in there... such a gorgeous book case and pie safe .....

Blessed Serendipity said...

Wowza! You have some very cool stuff. I love it all!

blessings,
Danielle

Kathy said...

Somebody get me some smelling salts! I made it about a quarter of the way through your post when I knew I have to follow. I don't have an over-the-top-gorgeous room like you but we love all the same things and I will be coming back to this post again and again for inspriation. I am so happy to find you! Thank you Karen.

Sandra Kaye said...

Cindy..I just coming to see your art room. It is just lovely..The colors always make me happy...the pink and blues!!! and your collections are just to die for!!! Such yumminess every where!!! Love, Love, Love!!!! Many hugs- Sandie

Sandra Kaye said...

PS... I so need to find me a pink toy sewing machine!!!! Keep an eye out for me...I will buy it in a heart beat!!! hugs-- Sandie

A China Cupcake said...

Your collections are staggering !!! How many collections of vintage finds lace do you have? I am sure you are constantly adding to your amazing studio. The colors especially the green blue furniture give a contrast in values from light pail pinks to the deep blue greens . so much to see . I want to come back and visit again Pat Beglin

craftyles said...

Your studio is my favorite so far. It is so amazing with all the vintage and storage and collectibles. I'm in awe! Can't wait to come back and check out your blog. Thanks for sharing a truly inspirational space!
Leslie-a fellow Texas Girl

Karen Valentine said...

They like you! They really like you!!! LOL!!! I think I had more fun reading all your comments than I did looking at the studio pics! Of course I've been lucky enough to see it in person!!! Hope you are having fun at your class!! Love ya!!!!!

Maureen said...

Oh yes! I remember your room from drooling over it last year! Who could forget the pink phones, all the wedding people, the doll's heads (no matter HOW hard they try ;) ). It is all so wonderful!

If you ever want to sell any of those tickets, my hand is up for some. Just can't find any in my neck of the woods.

Awesome creative space Cindy!

cathy @ma vie trouvee said...

oh my.....it looks like a beautiful little boutique - one that I want to shop in!!! Please can I come shopping there? Your studio is magical!

My Little Corner said...

Your room is lovely and so much fun to look at! Thanks for sharing! Oh, and I love Doris Day as well. I have lots of her movies and most of her music!

Michellee said...

Your CREATIVE space is AMAZING!! I can't quit looking all your wondeful photos.. Your space has really inspired me to work more of displaying my stuff. Thanks for sharing your AWESOME space.

Sandy said...

Aqua, Pink, And Lace oh my! What a dreamy yummy confection your studio and supplies are. Pure eye candy! Thank you for sharing.

{Bellamere Cottage} said...

Oh Gooooodenss. :-) I think I just want to come and "hang" in your studio... It's like a museum and I want to touch everything...

Blessings,
Spencer

Nook and Cranny said...

Get the heck out...
I love your creative space, seriously I do.
Can I come over for a better look??
You have so many wonderful, unique items, who doesn't love vintage lace and trims and pretties.
I am beside myself now..
Thanks so much for sharing your awesome space.
Michele

Lovey said...

Oh my...what a beautiful full of yummy goodness craft room. I am in love!!! just beautiful...oh if I could just visit for a day or two..shucks maybe three..heehee...I love it all. I have added you to my sidebar to make sure I can find you again and again...such inspiration in here! Thank you!!!! Wow!

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

What a fabulous room, Cindy! I'd love to come over and play in here! Love all those bins of trims. Your cubby shelf is wonderful! It stores so much and you can use some of the shelves for display. Such a great piece. It may have been something else to get it in the room, but it looks like it was worth it. You've got so many great things in here. Thanks so much for the tour!

Shell said...

Where do I begin? Love the Cabinet you had built! Ackkk! You had me at lace in the first place! Doll heads and tons of Vintage Bling and Supplies! Love it all!

My studio wants to be your studio when it grows up! Thanks for Sharing!

Stop by and say hi when You get a chance!
Hugs,
Shell

Geralyn Gray said...

I love the frames......and that wall shelf with it's color and all it's shelves are a winner!!!!
The plastic phones remind me when my mom would come home from the PTA card parties and say that was all she won......great memories...thanks for sharing!

Linda K. said...

Oh my goodness! I've been here before and love coming back to see and to drool. There is something about vintage lace, buttons, pearls and old cameras. Wonderful tour!

Linda

A China Cupcake said...

wow what an amazing studio . the colos the incredible large wooden storage spaces and great finds I loved it all
I also work with lace come vist I am becoming a follower thank you Lilly !!! pat beglin

Bohemian said...

Oh Cindy, what a Fab Studio you have... you make Organization look so Beautiful! And I'm having serious Doll Heady Envy! *Winks* Your Collections and Creations are Amazing, Thanks for sharing and Inspiring!

Alas, I couldn't join in on the Creative Space Party since our Son is now Living in my Artist's Studio Cottage! *Le Sigh* He's gotten so comfortable in there and the Gals Love the Gypsy Style Space, so it is doubtful he'll ever want to leave now... *LOL*

Blessings from the Arizona Desert... Dawn... The Bohemian

Kadee @KadeeWillow said...

I'm here for a return visit, Cindy!!! I saw that I commented already but I had to come back one more time! How was the visit to SLO? Sometime when I visit my son I will see if you and Charlene are around and we can go shopping, junking, eating or drinking... you pick! By the way, I am going to hit "follow" so I don't miss out!! Come on over and visit my blog.. would love to have you!!!

Something Special said...

you have so much stinkin' vintage I can't stand it. Some how I just have not gotten here to visit your studio yet. It takes a long time to get through all of the blogs with studios. I love love yours.

myartsdesire said...

Cindy,
You are a breath of fresh, humorous, and witty air! AND I SOOOO remember this studio from last year's tour...it made me feel normal!!! I would give a kidney for your shelving unit and without hesitation would have swooped up the ghostly bride portrait. A steal at $30! Thanks for sharing your INSPIRING and DELIGHTFUL studio and collections. If I were holding up cards, you would get an 11 (on a scale of 1-10). Xo, Sue

Cathy said...

I LOVE your studio! It's fun, it's gorgeous and it's organized! I love all of your fun collections and the unique ways that you've displayed them all. So, so, so cute!

Cathy ♥

PS..the ghost bride isn't creepy, she's very pretty and antiquety.

Tami Von Zalez said...

I remember that Sunday School attendance board. As a child, I too attended church 3 times a week.

I am inspired by your jars of buttons, especially the way you have them displayed.

Give me a visit some time, here is my Sunday School post.

http://thriftshopcommando.blogspot.com/2012/03/rainy-day-project-and-sunday-school.html

Holly Loves Art said...

Hi Sweetie!
OMG I just loved seeing every little bit of your creative space! The wedding collection is ahhhh-mazing! Those gumball rings are just so much fun and you know I love your color scheme!! Hope you're having a fabulous week.
Hugs,
Holly

Evelyn said...

LOVE LOVE LOVE your studio! I just showed my husband the picture with the 4 doll heads in your button jars and said, "see, and you thought I was the only one." The look of shock on his face was priceless!! Thank you for sharing all your wonderful, yummy collections!

Linda Carole Bloom said...

I love all those cubes stuffed with stuff. Love all your lace, and the belt buckles! And your little pink sewing machine. I'm going to have to visit some more to see everything!

Maureen Hayes said...

I am having some serious "bling" envy while touring your lovely studio! You have some of the mose beautiful collections I have ever seen, you lucky girl.

Thanks for sharing your space and your pretties with us all!

Kristi S said...

WOW!!!I can't even believe how amazing your space is! I love all of your collections! If you decide to open a supply shop online, I'll definitely be a good customer!
Thanks for sharing with us!
Hugs,
Kristi

katep25 said...

What a vintage, shabby chic dream of a studio! My goodness and my hubby thinks I have 'stuff' your collection of treasures is amazing - WOW - I can't get over the number of beautiful pieces you have - you must be in crafting heaven. OK I'm a teensy bit jealous here lol. Thanks so much for sharing your studio, it's wonderful.

Dortesjs said...

ohh my dear, what a great and stunning world love to see this irl. so fantastic i could live in this forever...and take it to my grave ;O)) thanks for all the inspiration this gives me

Ellen said...

Love your studio. I could play for days in it. Great use of the vintage aprons. Thanks for sharing.

Marilou Bain said...

Finally getting around to some more Where Woman Create Blog party post and Cindy I think you are the winner in my books as you have the greatest and most interesting space ever, I just love it all and could spend hours in there. I can't believe that it is just 12 x 12 wow, great organization and so well done. Awesome my friend, Hugs Marilou

Creative Grammie said...

What an amazing studio you have! I love your collection of bling! Thanks so much for a fantastic tour.

DownTheLaneWithDaisy said...

Such a beautiful space! Just stunning!

DownTheLaneWithDaisy said...

Such a beautiful space! Just stunning!

Fun With This and That said...

All i can say is omg.
Laura

Helena White said...

Simply Beautiful Studio space! So glad I stopped by. Thank you so much the the tour ♥ ஆ

Chenille Cottage said...

Oh, My goodness! I am speechless!!!
Your sewing room is out of this world. I could spend hours and hours puttering...enjoying every single treasure, bit and bob. Oh...the colors, shine and sparkle.
Thanks so much for sharing your magical hideaway.
Blessings,
Carolynn

Lori Bowring Michaud said...

Oh my goodness, how wonderful! It's not hoarding if it's organized! Love your space, but I am going to show it to my husband -he won't complain when I come home with "more stuff" every again ;)

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