Thursday, July 11, 2013

Where bloggers create 2013... Vintage chaos


I'm going to let the pictures do most of the talking...




I have only been in my studio for a couple of months...


As you can see, I still have totes and baskets to unpack...


If it wasn't for all my cupboards, drawers, hat boxes and containers, my vintage bits and baubles would be literally everywhere!


As it is... I wanted to be "real" and let you see my chaos...


I'm hoping to be settled by September... Since I have a mall space, doing four shows this summer, and I conduct estate sales, I'm giving my studio time to evolve...


But I absolutely love creating my distressed tags...


Decorating candles...





Playing with vintage letters and old old ephemera...











Creating mini terrariums...





Creating plaques...





Toying with words and letters....


And taking antique papers...


And creating paper flowers...


In September I hope to update you all on my ever-changing studio...


And if you're in the Pacific Northwest you should come by these great vintage shows and see me ( and loads of great dealers!)



So for now- thank you so much for stopping by- a HUGE thank you to Karen from My Desert Cottage for hosting this super great event that I look forward to every year- I'm going to be spending lots of time going through everyone's studio... Can't wait to see them all!



40 comments:

Maureen Hayes said...

I think it looks lovely so far and will continue to evolve with you. Thank you for sharing!

marie said...

I adore your chaos! You have some amazing display pieces to work with. Have fun organizing it all AND especially, creating in your great space!

StasaLynn said...

Fun, fun, fun space to work in and I think it is great that you are letting it do its thing. Love Love Love

Sugar Lump Studios said...

What a great space to create! I love all your treasures too! Thanks for sharing your space with us!

Nancy
http://www.sugarlumpstudios.com

. said...

Oh I can relate of being the unpacking stage, I was there last year when I had everything in boxes during the last WBC event... funny part is that when I was cleaning up here for this years event I found yet another box or three that still needs sorting through and be unpacked. Your space will look fantastic when you finally get it all set up, ton of great storage containers and stands. Love the old green (I think it was used for nails and things??) stand.

Happy unpacking and creating your new space, I hope you share it again next year so we can see how it turned out : )

Art and Sand said...

Even though you are not totally organized, your space is wonderful. I love the vintage furniture and the wonderful cabinets you have on hand.

I will be back to watch it evolve.

Doni said...

What a great space to play in! I love all your cubbies and boxes and that nail bin for storage...WOW! Thank you sharing with us!
Blessings,
Doni

Rebecca said...

Hi Melanie
Looks like great fun and so exciting to be in a new space. Loved all of your containers and bins. It will be fabulous... it has a great start!
You are a busy gal, good luck on your shows
Blessings
Rebecca

Beansieleigh said...

Oh my gosh, a junk fest, you say?!! I'd be there in a heartbeat, if I could!!! Loved seeing your craftspace, and I really enjoyed stopping by! ~tina

Valery Klassen said...

You have some fantastic antique storage pieces. Thanks for sharing your space. Great place to spend your days creating.
Valery
www.sun7designs.blogspot.com

ImagiMeri said...

Love all the storage pieces you have. Your space is very cool.

Hugs,
Meri

Kathy said...

Oh my GOODNESS you have a busy schedule! I love seeing your studio progress. All those little drawers are just so fun and love the big metal spinner. Thank you for sharing your work in progress! Yes, I am local and looking forward the the upcoming Plucky show.

Andy's Attic said...

It is looking great, Mel! Can't wait to see it in person!!

GARAGE SALE GAL said...

I want to come over and "snoop" around! How awesome to have a studio like yours! You are so busy!
Loved the tour!
Warmly,
deb

dj said...

that roundy, nail bin thing...GREEN with envy!!
LOVE your space and all your neato creations xox.

Devon Smith-Breidel said...

It sounds like you would have a few takers on your green roundabout organizer if you ever go to sell it! Good luck creating your space to fit you; I like it so far!

Karen Valentine said...

Sometimes the setting up a studio is as much fun as actually playing it! Thank you for letting us see your work in progress. It look like it's going to be pretty fabulous. :)
xo,
Karen

Bevlea Ross said...

looking good so far.. would love to see it when its all done...

Lavender Cottage said...

A studio that is cozy already, it will be nice when finished.

Jennifer LaVite said...

You have lots of fabulous drawers. Great space!

Carmen said...

Melanie, I found your method of playing with words by using Scrabble intriguing... thanks for sharing your studio! :-)

Connie said...

Your space looks like a very interesting and inspiring place get creative. I love that it is so big, lots of room to spread your wings and soar.
I'm having such a good time visiting studios and seeing how everyone gets creative. Please come over and visit my little studio. I'm having a Give-A-Way of a $25 Amazon.com gift card to anyone the follows my blog and leaves a comment.
Come join the fun.
Your blogging sister, Connie :)

Leanne said...

Awesome space . . . and I love when you wrote that you are giving it time to evolve. LOVE that. (And love the "have faith" sign, too.) Truly a talented soul, for sure. Thanks so much for sharing this peek into your creative world. I love it!

Nanna said...

wonderful place to be creative!
Helen

fairyrocks said...

Love those hat boxes, my first space for holding things was a hat box. That row of drawers is spectacular too. I just want to see in every one.Love that you are a metal artist too.
Keep smiling and creating, thanks for sharing.

Louise (Elsie May and Bertha) said...

Your workroom looks lovely and I love all the different types of storage., especially the carousel and the sets of small drawers. I keep an eye out for something like that for my room but I've not come across anything as yet.
Your work that you have displayed looks lovely too. Your decorated candles, are they actual candles or things for putting candles in? Either way they look lovely, as do your paper flowers.
Thanks for showing us around your workroom.
Happy making :-)

bobbie said...

Love, love, love your old vintage hardware store carousel! You have a great space; may you grow in it happily!

cindy-stitches-n-stuff.blogspot.com said...

wow, many wonderful treasures. your very talented. I enjoyed my visit.

hugs,
cindy@stitches

Lori said...

I just LOVE all the vintage goodness in your studio! I can't wait to see what you've done come September. Have fun making this studio your very own.

Mary Walden said...

I love all of the storage and boxes and bins you have. I hope you have some time to slow down and enjoy your creative space.
Thanks so much for sharing.

Maureen said...

Oooh that industrial rotating bin has me drooling!!! Awesome. Thank you for sharing your space!

Julia - "Vintage with Laces" said...

You've got some wonderful storage pieces. The drawer chests are great and I'm totally in love with that super cool metal revolving hardware display. OMG, this is just fantastic!!! What an over the top gorgeous find. LOVE, LOVE, LOVE it!!! Thank you for sharing!

Leann said...

Chaos? Looks like a fun place to play to me! I wouldn't want to leave it!!!

Enjoy your weekend sweet friend!

Leann

Maggie said...

Good luck with your unpacking, settling in, and your busy schedule! Maybe I'll see you at Plucky Maidens (I'm a Portland girl)! Thanks for the tour.

Bee & Mason said...

It's pure magic,it really is!

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

What a great creative space!! Filled with some great storage ideas!! Thanks so much for sharing!!

Hugs,
Deb

Marilou said...

Love your ever changing studio, thanks for sharing!
Hugs Marilou of Lulus Lovlies

Glenda said...

thanks for sharing, looks a great place already to create in.

Kadee Willow said...

Hi, Melanie.. I finally have a chance to blog hop. So many projects.. so many workmen at the house! But here I am and glad I found you. I will be in Portland the first few days in October and I will make sure to stop at Stars and the mall across the street~ my favs! Your space feels so at home to me. All the bits and pieces needed to create magic! I am now your newest follower and if you ever have a moment I would love to have you stop on by blog... I so enjoy meeting new people!

Creative Grammie said...

Wow! Your work space is looking mighty fine already! I can't wait to see more as you continue setting up. I may not be participating this year, but I'm having fun visiting everyone's studio.
Thanks for the tour.