Friday, July 13, 2012

Where bloggers create 2012

In my studio, I surround myself with all of the vintage things that I love...

 drawers and shelves of trinkets and books....

 letters, ribbons, glitter...
 inspirational items on the walls...
 and see through hat boxes with vintage ribbons and lace...
 my quirky squirrel collection...
 and bins of hardware, trinkets, and scrabble holders...

 and letters...I just can't get enough of them and use them so very often in my tags, plaques and creations...


 this little Venus drawing pencil box was cheap, because it was missing two drawers...did I care?
 but of all the things that you will find in my studio...
 I must have dozens of jars filled with, well pretty much anything that you can think of...from blocks and clothespins...
 glue and scissors...
 and even Star Trek and Star Wars toys (yep...way in the back there...cuz you never know when you might need a starship or a Jedi...)




 so thank you so much for stopping by my vintage playroom...
and thank you Karen Valentine for sponsoring this event...I soooooo look forward to everyones studio, every year!

61 comments:

Charlotte's Web Antiques said...

Oh my gosh, Melanie. So many things to inspire you to create, and they are so well organized! I really need to spend some time on my multi-purpose room!!

Michaele said...

It's my first time participating in studio visits and I'm so glad to have found wonderfully inspiring spaces like yours! Though not as chock-full of treasures, my crafty nook is a bit more colorful than many of the muted, natural, or whitewashed studios I've seen so far, so it's wonderful to find a vibrant spot such as yours.

I do hope you'll drop by for a visit- thank you for the inspiration!

Michaele

Oh my goodness, I've died and gone to heaven! LOOK at all of your paper! And wow, I'm thinking you're probably a Tetris master by the looks of all of your storage. I've been smiling as I visit everyone's creative spaces.... we all seem to have the same white wooden desktop organizer!

Thank you so much for sharing, and do drop by for a visit!

Michaele

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Michaele said...

Ha! Gotta love technology Melanie: I've got two windows open so I can visit multiple blogs, and for some reason Blogger decided to post both of my comments in your window.

:)

Michaele

GARAGE SALE GAL said...

Love your unique storage finds for your treasures and supplies!
Thanks for the tour!
Warmly,
deb

Mary Ellen said...

Great space Melanie!! I love the idea of seperating out the scrabble letters! I need to find something to do that with my letters.

Kathy said...

Wonderful!! Those cigar box drawers are just amazing. Your room is filled with inspiration. Thank you so much for sharing!

Susan said...

Wow you have so many things to look at...thanks for sharing. Susan

craftyles said...

I'm coming back later to check out your blog. I love, love all the vintage goodness in your space. The cigar box drawers are absolutely great. You must have a fun time in here!

Andy's Attic said...

Looks like you put your new bin to good use. Everything looks great.

Helena White said...

Melanie, I Love the see through hat boxes! So much to look at. This is my first time at the Party and I am definitely inspired ~ smile ~ ♥ ஆ

The Feathered Nest said...

I can so tell I would love to visit your wonderful studio!!! So many treasures and great storage ideas ~ it's perfect! xxoo, Dawn

Tammy@T's Daily Treasures said...

Such a lovely and so many quirky storage units. I want to run out and buy glass jars so I can organize all my stuff. Thanks for sharing and have a great day! Tammy

Tammy@T's Daily Treasures said...

I mean to say lovely space! ;)

Sensible Sarah said...

Great art studio!

Sandy said...

I bet if I asked you "do you have" you
will say "Yes" and it will be in your stash! Love the Venus box.. great find!
Sandy

Something Special said...

oh that set of drawers is spectacular. Are those old fruit boxes? Love all your vintage goodies. Fab!

Something Special said...

oh that set of drawers is spectacular. Are those old fruit boxes? Love all your vintage goodies. Fab!

Keli McKinley Hansen said...

Oh the Venus pencil box makes me swoon!

donna said...

LOVE your stuff!!! OMGosh!!! Are you going to the big antique thing at the EXPO this weekend? I may go, first time ;) tho.

Geralyn Gray said...

I was going to write......you got me at your drawers......but, I knew that wouldn't be right . YOu have some great finds in vintage organization which i love!

stefanie said...

ooooooo, what a fun place!

Sandi said...

I love this!!! Thank you for sharing your space.
VictorianGypsy

Karen Valentine said...

Melanie you have some awesome storage pieces and some really wonderful goodies for playing with! Thank you so much for joining the party and sharing your studio with us!!!

Leanne said...

your vintage pencil drawers! and there was another vintagey thing that kind of looked like it was made out of cigar boxes. wow :) thank you for sharing.

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

Love all your cubbines and those bits and pieces, Melanie! Those are some of the most fun things to look at in people's creative spaces. It looks like you've got everything set up just as you need it and you must get lots of inspiration every time you go in there! Thanks for the tour!

Eva Agnes said...

Dear Melanie,
I love your well organized and country style studio.
Must be fun to work in there.
Love and hugs
Eva Agnes

Nook and Cranny said...

Love your space, full of interesting treasures and such.
I am inspired by the see thru hat boxes, I must look for some of these in my travels.
I really love the cigar box unit, amazing.
Thanks for sharing your space.
Michele

Sandy said...

Love your collections and supplies, adore that cigar drawer piece, so unusual. You have a great eye for display. Thank you for sharing your creative inspiration.

Dreams and Decor said...

Hi! Thanks for the tour of your amazing space! I love everything---the squirrel collection, the clear hat boxes (too cool! I've never seen those anywhere before!), and my very favorite--- the cigar box drawers!!! I would love to have you stop by & visit my studio on the tour if you get a chance. Take care, Patti in Texas

Anne said...

Gorgeous stuff and I love your wood cabinets. Lovely space for creating...

Have a happy week!

Cheryl said...

Ok, I would like to own a few things in your studio lol.... geeze, more things to keep an eye out for when I hit yard sales lol Your lucky to have such wonderful treasures!!!

marie said...

Delightful creative space! Love all the bins, and the Venus pencil box is awesome!

Love the squirrels too...I also collect them!

Melanie Statnick said...

You have got some GREAT STUFF!! I love all your jars and the treasures that fill them.

StasaLynn said...

Fun space!!!!! I can see why you have so much fun and lots of creative pieces coming out of this fun space!

Thanks for sharing!

Stacey

Vicki Dutcher said...

Fun stuff ! I adore the first photo box storage.... I'm thinking miniature version with all the cigar boxes I have thanks for sharing

Judys Fabrications said...

Nice, friendly and interesting studio.You have lots to inspire you here.new Follower.
Judy

Alexandra Eitel said...

Beautiful workspace! Thank you for sharing.
Alexandra

Vintage Station said...

Now that your studio is so organized, would you do mine??

fairyrocks said...

Wow you have some fantastic storage pieces there. Love your big bins, and those see through hat boxes. Perfect!
Keep smiling and creating thanks for sharing

Jan E O said...

Love exploring these studios to see how everyone stores their stash. You have some great "stuff" to create with organized in some terrific containers.

Cache-Mire said...

What a wonderful collection! Love your space and your stuff!! Thanks for sharing and stop by my place when you have a moment :-)

your newest follower,
Terri

Lori said...

Wow--so much vintage goodness! Your studio is like a candy store for mixed media artists! TFS! I hope you'll swing by (if you haven't already) to take a peek at my 'play room'.

Maureen Hayes said...

Wow, you are the only other person I have come across who shares my love of squirrels! It started for me with my favorite children's book, "Little Miss Suzy", which is all about a squirrel and I have been hooked since!

I also have a terrible fondness for letters and scrabble tiles so I was drooling over your beautiful collection.

Your space is lovely and very inviting. Thank you so much for sharing it with us.

Shell said...

You had me at Vintage! Love the Cigar Box drawer! You and I would "Play" well together! Thans for Sharing!!!

Hugs,
Shell

Deb S said...

I love love LOVE those hardware bins. And I think I have a metal cabinet like yours! - great storage. Thanks for sharing

Charmaine Hansen said...

I love all your bottles and containers filled with the magic you use to create...I just loved steping into your world and was inspired.
Charmaine

rosechicfriends said...

I love how you have taken great vintage goodies and used them for storage in your room.
Lorena

Shari Replogle said...

Drawers, cubbies, nooks, and jars , all of my very favorite things!!!
Are those vintage cigar boxes you have used as drawers? Oh my they are lovely :)
~Shari

. said...

I feel like Im a kid again and looking in to a candy store, so much to see, love it. I really like the two different drawers, the green venus and the one with the numbers on it, so neat!!!
I also love different kinds of letters, the older they are the better... But hard to find around here.

Very fun and creative space.

Victoria said...

So many beautiful things! I think the Venus Drawing Pencil box is my favorite. I love all the color, too. Thanks for the tour!

Victoria from Brushstrokes

Tamatha said...

I love the jars filled with goodies! Thanks for the tour!

Susan said...

Wow!! Great studio!!

Diane said...

Thanks for sharing your studio. I absolutely love your cigar box drawers! Diane

Kadee said...

A fellow lover of all those bits and pieces that are eye candy for us! So hard to resist! Love the unit with the cigar band drawers... very clever! Thanks for letting me take a peek. What fun!

city said...

nice posting.. thanks for sharing.

A China Cupcake said...

Your studio is by far has the most clever storage solution of any blogs I've visited so far
I love the spinner organizer I am going to become a follower of your blog it's fantastic Pat Beglin

Maureen said...

I adore your pencil cabinet! Awesome collections too! Loved the tour, thank you!

Carole said...

Beautiful studio Melanie. Love the storage containers and there is no doubt you have definitely inspired me.

Susan ~ Killam Creative said...

Wow, what a fantastic collection of stuffs! Great tour - thanks so much. Good luck with A Vintage Gathering!

Cheers,
Susan

Creative Grammie said...

Great creative space! I love your vintage treasures and your storage system! Thanks for the tour.

Corn in my Coffee-Pot said...

Hi I just found your blog via "where bloggers create 2012"
I loved seeing all your craftiness!

I tell you , I did have a chuckle at the huge glass jar with the all the GLUE inside! That is my kind of storage right there.

I'm off to see other parts of your blog.
enjoyed it. Pat