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Friday, July 13, 2012

Welcome To My Creative Space and Where Bloggers Create 2012 Blog Party

My Latest Creation Along With My Muse the Inspirational Dress Form and Occasional Pin Cushion 
An Overview of My Workspace
My Singer Retro Sewing Machine and I Still Have My Mom's Feather Weight which looks like a Mini Version
Yes, Cartoons in the Backround, Grandchildren Visit:)
Music to Work By
Across From My Work Table
Another Overview
Behind My Work Table My Side Board now holds laces, linens and goodies to work with along with Jars of  Yarns, Trims and Book boxes full of Supplies
A Few Of My Favorite Things
My Beautiful Mom and Dad when he was  just a boy, love vintage family pic's!
My Mom's Baby Shoes 
Mom's Baby Dress and Shoes shown above
My Retro Singer on my Vintage  New Home Machine Cabinet ( New Home doesn't work)
Wire Dress Form Holding Post Cards from Swaps
Yep, Cartoons again:)
Cartoons, but then again when working I can watch a Movie or Videos from previous Workshops I have taken when wanting reference
Vintage Hat Box full of Laces
Storage for Books, magazines full of Great Eye Candy
Work Table purchased from the Goodwill with cut down curtains installed with spring rods and can be removed for washing and covers up more storage underneath on both sides with other side open
Work Table I added a Tape Measure to the edge, very handy, Sewing Machine Drawers to the left hold paint brushes, stamps, inks ect.
Double door closet with doors open for storage with shoe bags hung on the inside come in very handy. When I was Very young and a new Mom this was my Sewing Closet and inside was a machine on a narrow table I would sew on when the children were napping:)
Once was a bookcase, now hold jars of supplies, kinda like a candy store to me:)
 To the left a pedestal shoe tree painted and placed on the top of the cabinet for laces, yarns and rolls of seam binding to crinkle:) Right side, bookcase, more jars of eye candy, in the center a wood burning fireplace that faces the other room

Welcome to My Creative Space,  my newly decorated Studio  dedicated to my beautiful Mom and handsome Daddy who helped me become the woman I am today. It all began last summer in my Family room. All my life I have worked here and there within my home and I finally realized that I was wasting a perfectly wonderful room that really didn't get totally used as it should be. With children grown and grandchildren visits I wanted something family friendly to be sure. Starting out with repainting and a total furniture re-arrangement, it worked better than I expected and this is where I spend most of my creative time. I still have my wonderful sewing room that provides extra storage and another machine but this is my "work central". I would like to thank our lovely hostess Karen of  My Desert Cottage for bringing is all together  to share space, storage ideas and peek into each others worlds for a weekend of fun and friendships. Karen we love you! Reposting this post to the wonderful Etsy Cottage Style Blog Party for "My Creative Space". Happy Monday!!                          


The Polka Dot Closet said...

Oh Lulu, fabulous space, there is eye candy from one end to the other. And so many memories of your folks, Dad was quite a looker....My! Oh, and Mom's baby dress and shoes, how adorable are those! I love this time every year!


Doni said...

Absolutely awesome space! I'm jealous of your new Singer vintage model...I want one!! It looks so good on top of the wood model. And your jars full of lovelies...just like candy!
Thanks for such a beautiful tour!

suziqu's thread works said...

Hi Marilou what an incredible central work space and you have it organized exactly as you like it. A beautiful space to create and be inspired by all the most beautiful elements of inspiration around you such as the vignette of your mum's shoes and her little dress too.
It all looks so beautiful!
Thank you for allowing us a peek into your inner world.
Love and hugs,

Teacup Mosaics said...

Oh so vintage and wonderful. I am sure it is a adventure for your grandchildren visit.
Thanks for a peek into your world.
Party ON!

Unknown said...

Just love how you created a wonderful creating space right in your home. How well it blends, loving all vintage pieces of eye candy you have. Especially yor vintage sewing machine. Im so blessed to have my hubbys grams pump Singer machine displayed in my home too.

Thanks for sharing!

deb said...

Amazingly gorgeous!! So much eye candy!

Celestina Marie said...

Hi Marilu,
Everything is fabulous. I just love your creative space and can appreciate all the work you did to redesign your new room. I remember last year as you were working on it. What an amazing finish and I just adore all the treasures you include. I can see this gorgeous studio provides lots of inspiration. The pics of your mother and dad are beautiful and I know they are very proud of you and all that you have accomplish.
You just inspire me with ideas.

Blessings to you sweet friend and enjoy the rest of the weekend.
Hugs, Celestina Marie

The Creative Bohemian said...

I love your use of antiques and vintage pieces. what a lovely creative space!

Kathy said...

Hello Lulu, this is such a lovely spot! You've arranged it in such a lovely way - I love your touches of tribute to your parents - your jars of supplies do look like a candy store - Love organization - you've made it beautiful!
I hope you have a blessed week,

Tammy said...

What a beautiful studio! It's always been my secret dream that my studio could be right in the family room and maybe spilling into the kitchen...Why can't we take over the whole house?! :)
Thank you for sharing all your family treasures.


What a wonderful space! Well done Marilou!


Shari Replogle said...

Oh I am definately in love with your mannequin, and all of your vignettes! .

Marlynne said...

I throughly enjoyed your new redecorated work central1 I love to work in the middle of the house too1 Your vintage hat box full of laces was delightful!

Sandra Kaye said...

Love your space Mama Lou!! That machine is just delightful!!! And all the yumminess in jars...YES!! Love it all. Big hugs from one of your biggest fans...Sandie

Maureen said...

Eye candy indeed! What a great space, love all the antiques and family photos!

romance-of-roses said...

Marilou, your work space is so inviting, I can see why you enjoy spending your time in there. I like the dark wood. Hugs, Lu

CATHY said...

I love your candy store! What a fun way to display all your trinkets.

{Bellamere Cottage} said...

What a great space and a wonderful idea to use part of a previously unused space. It's a shame that some spaces in our homes go unused when they could be put to such good use. Everything looks so pretty. Good for you!


Unknown said...

I so love your sewing machine, what a treasure.
Thanks for sharing your wonderful space.

Lady Locust said...

Okay, so you have yet another follower - can't help it. It's just so beautiful. I love that there is color and depth.
I noticed you are a bit of a crazy quilter - as am I.
Feel free to take a peek at my blog if you like - http://thelocustblossom.blogspot.com/
Thank you so much for sharing - what an inspiration.

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

Great space, Marilou! I love that table! What a great space to work at. Love your mannequins. Glass jars are a great way to display and be able to see what you've got. I'm working on getting more together for my own space, too. Thanks so much for sharing your creative space!

Rita Barakat said...

WOW - what a beautiful space- so many lovlies to look at! You are so fortunate to have all those wonderful treasures that remind of of your loved ones!

Linda K. said...

'Tis a beautiful studio. What a relaxing place to kick back and create! Lovin' your blog too...Absolutely the best!


My Creative House said...

Hi Marilou, wow what a wonderful place you have to be creative in, so many treasures and fantastic things to be inspired of.
Hugs Anni

deb said...

What a fun place to create! I'm in awe!!

A China Cupcake said...

What an amazing studio . there are antiques everywhere !
I love your candy jars filled with a kinds of lovelies . what a great idea to use as storage . the antique sewing machine is amazing . I would love for you to stop by ...

ornamentsbypink said...

Hi Lulu, what beautiful pictures of your studio. Love the dress form.

❁Velma ~Down Our Country Road❁ said...

Hi Marilou! I saw your post at the Etsy Cottage Style party and had to stop by. So glad I did.
Goodness! So much eye candy and so many great ideas for displaying and storing much needed items. Who says we need to use plastic totes or cardboard boxes storing items in places that no one every sees? You have provided many wonderful examples of how lovely a work space can look. I'm taking notes ;) Thank you for sharing.

Linda Carole Bloom said...

Such a pretty studio with all your special family touches! Love the photos of your parents.