Friday, July 24, 2009

Where I create...(make a mess)

Welcome to where I make my biggest messes. Thank you to Karen at My Desert Cottage for hostessing this wonderful party 'Where Bloggers Create'. If you could have seen this room a week ago! While cleaning it up I found so many half done projects that I can't wait to start messing it up again. I am definitely motivated to get things done now. Can we have another one of these in say... two months? I'm sure that will give me time to have another pile of partially completed projects again.
This room seems to collect all those odds and ends that I haven't found a permanent home for yet, so it gets pretty tight in here at times. My yard sale finds, my T.J.Maxx and Michaels and....finds, all seem to end up here for awhile until I can decide where they would look the best in the house, or until they get their makeovers. I guess that it what a studio is for. I love having a room of my own to make all the messes I want. When my family was young, I only had the kitchen table between meals, so this is a real treat for me.
So glad you could stop in to take a peek. Now I think I'll sit here and finish a project or two.


Peonies & Magnolias said...

You have a beautiful room to create in. The room itself is an inspiration to create all sorts of wonderful things.


Paula said...

Dear June,

I love your room!!!! It is so gorgeous!!! I could see it in the magazine, Where Women Create! The pink walls are so pretty and peaceful looking. I love all the white and cream and your fabulous furniture! How wonderful to have that large window over your sewing table. I would love to sit there and sew beside you! :) Love the pretty rosy fabric you used for curtains and all of your vignettes are gorgeous! Oh, those old vintage bowls and glass jars are perfect for your lace, papers, and other pretties!!! Your room is so organized and has such a romantic look to it! I am so happy you have this beautiful room to create in dear June!!! You are such an inspiration and have a gift for decorating. I am getting so many ideas for my sewing room! I love how you pasted music sheets in the back of your bookcases, and how you have everything arranged so beautifully! Just look at all your lovely fabric! I know how happy you are to have this room. I feel the same way. In our previous home my sewing machine was in our bedroom and in this home, which is much larger than our other one was, I have my own sewing/craft room! I am so very thankful for it!!!!

June, thank you for sharing your gorgeous room and all of the pretties you have arranged so beautifully! I always enjoy visiting you! Thank you for your kind visit, I always look for you, too! :)

Have a blessed day sweet June!

Love and hugs,

Such a Wondrous Place this Faery Space said...

Stunning and inspiring! I could while away the hours here. Blessings dear one!

Rita said...

June, " BELLISSIMO" no other words to describe your space. SO calming, I am having my second espresso, I think I will have tea now. You have relaxed me, beautiful treasures too. I don't think I could have done a photo shoot of my space, is chaotic, chickens all over the place laying eggs between drills and miter saws. Good job "Dolce Donna" Ciao Rita

zandra said...

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

Connie said...

Honey, you do Idaho proud with that space!! Pink walls, an old garter belt(!), shabby chic fabric and just lots of eye candy. WOW. I am impressed. Next time we come up near Sun Valley I'll have to get your address and stop in and see it for real, sugar.

Ana said...

Hi June,
It is an absolutely beautiful and inspiring room. Defenitely a place where creativity flows. So sweet. Thank you for sharing. Have a great weekend.

♥Ana~A Petite Cottage

Debby said...

WOW!! Your creative space is gorgeous!
Thanks for sharing.

Joy at Cupids Charm said...

Hi June! You have a WONDERFUL studio to work in! You have a knack for storage and making everything look soooo special. I would feel right at home in your studio! Thanks for sharing ~ xo Joy

kelli said...

Your studio is simply amazing June! thank you for sharing! Don't you love having a space that makes you happy?

Gypsy Mermaid said...

Hey Chickadee!
I love your studio! it is so cute how everything almost is in jars!!!
Big mermaid hugs


Roberta said...

Soooo pretty!

Marilyn said...

What a beautiful & serene place to create!! I Love the soft pinks & cottage whites but I green with envy!! Just kidding.....

Carolyn said...

Hi June,
what a beautiful place to create! I could enjoy sewing or puttering in there for hours. I still use the kitchen table.
Have a good weekend,


Tracie~MyPetiteMaison said...

Hi June,
You definitely did not disappoint! Your studio is dreamy with all the layers of soothing color and textures. I want to climb into my computer to dream the day away. I will come back later this weekend to take in some more... thank you for the inspiration, I would get up off this couch and move things around after looking at this beauty, but I am too sore. Pretty, pretty space.

Claudia said...

What an amazing space. So beautiful with pretty things everywhere. I love your colors and all your vignettes.I can imagine how wonderful it must be to create in your lovely room.

Thanks for sharing it with us!

C'est Moi, Julie Marie said...

Oooh June, how lovely! Yours is the first blog I have visited today for Where Bloggers Create... I am so new at blogging, and have only lived in our new home for several months, I doubt anyone would want to see where I create yet! You have inspired me to start working on my craft room, I want it to look beautiful, like yours! So serene...

Deb said...

Just as fabulous as I thought it would be :-)
What a beautiful room you've created. The colours are so peaceful ~ looks like the perfect spot to create in♥

Southern Lady's Vintage said...

What an awesome space!! Thank you for sharing it all with us!

Rebecca said...

Hi June
Your studio is soooo pretty! I love how you used all the cake covers and cloches. And isn't it true - I have been cleaning for a week now and I found a lot of stuff, but I feel inspired just to have it clean! We should do another party on "What we were inspired to make after the clean up"! Do a little show and tell :)
Say I have a question--what am I doing wrong that sometimes I can click on my pictures and they enlarge and sometimes they don't. I thought I would be able to enlarge my studio pics but can't. I took them at 10 on my camera and uploaded them on the thumbnail setting.
Thanks so much for visiting my studio today and leaving such a nice message.

One Shabby Old House said...

Hello my friend,
I couldn't make it by yesterday to see your wonderful whites because I was knee deep in my creative mess...oh my does my back ache today.
Your room is F-A-B-U-L-O-U-S!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I really knew that it would look like this. Everything you do is beautiful.
Aren't ya having fun peeking in to others creative places. Lovin this day!!!!

A Stitch In Thyme said...

MS JUNEBUG, you give me hope that remodeling doesn't last a lifetime & pretty is always in style. I love your fabrics used... so beautiful. My favorite part of your room is how you have not ignored one nook or cranny. You have found something for every space and that something looks perfectly at home where it is. GORGEOUS!! Inspiring for sure. Thank you for sharing.

The French Bear said...

What a lovely and inspiring room to create in!!! I just love all the jars and different containers you have used to store lace and buttons in! How fabulous everything is. We need to do this more often, you're so right, it does keep us in check!!! I found things I immediately wanted to finish too!! How funny is that! You really do have a charming and inviting room, thanks for sharing it!
Margaret B

alicew said...

June, I just knew your space would be filled with elegant romance and is divine! I love every detail and how beautifully you have arranged it all...each spot is an inspiring vignette by itself. I too will check back here when I need a fix!

Debra said...

All these wonderful spaces and all the wonderful creative collections. I am finding that the most creative people have the most creative and pretty collections!

Brynwood Needleworks said...

Lovely, yummy and inspiration! Thanks for the photos.
Hope you stop by to visit!

Jodie LeJeune said...

okeydokey June.
I knew that when I'd come here I'd die (and I did) as this is as close to heaven as I'm gonna get I tell ya. Because I'll be honest, when I die for real, I ain't going to heaven because I'm so dog gone jealous and green with envy...there's no forgiveness for it! ;)
Oh my...I just love's so dreamy. How can you be so lovely with everything you touch? Some people are just beautiful in every way and you are certainly on top of the list!
I love the upside down dried flowers, the crack in the mirror, the flower frogs, the pics of your granddaughters, and the girdle. What's with the girdle June? Is that one of your half finished projects? (if it is...I wonder what the other half will be ;)
And I'll tell you another little secret. I got up at midnight and waited until almost 3am for you to post. No post. So I went to bed dreaming of what I thought your creative space would look like...this is totally dejavu!
everything vintage

The Chateau of Remnants said...

What beauty..I love your crafting place! I am in love with it all!
I have been getting more & more ideas, with every blog I I really need more ideas to fill my brain!!

Thanks for Sharing you Creative Space.


maryboys said...

so lovely, june! so soothing and cozy - i'd love to come over and take a little nap, then wake up and craft:) i know i'll be back to look at this again - thank you for joining the party...


Terri said...

Half done projects ..there we are very similar. I have a back problem and just looking at my mess made it hurt. You have a beautiful space to create!Enjoy the party!

Annabelle Bulat said...

I love your studio! It's so cozy & welcoming. I really like the table skirt & the flowers in the cake dish. I scrolled down and saw a photo of your puppy. What kind is he? What a sweetie.

The Feathered Nest said...

Oh June. Your space is just GORGEOUS!!!! Very, very magazine worthy girl!!!! I just love everything about it....such a lovely place of inspiration ~ I know you must love it, hugs and love, Dawn

blushing rose said...

I 1 to 32 second them all!! I particularly love the little dishes you use to put things in that are so cottage rosey pretty & the beauty of your laces/fabrics. You have a gorgeous studio, June. TTFN ~ Marydon

Rebecca said...

Dear JunieGirl...Are you kidding me????? OMGOSH! My mouth is gaping wide...your room is gorgeous! Siply amazing! I LOVE IT ALL!

Know what...I knew I would. You love, your light shines in there. I'm smiling.

God has blessed you.


lorhen82 said...

June, your work space is gorgeous!!! Wow! I love the soft color pallet and all the great things you have to display! What a great place for you to get away and create. And for the record, it doesn't look like it's ever messy!


Linda said...

What a pretty room you have!! So many wonderful things to be inspired by. I love the lace under the domes! What a great idea! I know what you mean about all the finds ending up in your room and then you don't have space to move. Ha. But we are blessed to have husbands who let us have our own space, aren't we? I really enjoyed the tour and will be back! Linda

LiLi M. said...

I love this room, the color scheme is so me. A mess??? Where and when? It's all inspiration to me, thanks for showing me around!

Carole~Maynard Greenhouse said...

Your creative space is as lovely as I thought it would be. It's so you.
Glad to hear it has gotten you motived to do some more creating. Now that the weather is getting hotter you may want to come inside out of the heat.
Take care,

The Victorian Parlor said...

Oh June,

This room is so lovely and welcoming and beautiful and inspirational and...well it's perfectly you! It's just gorgeous! Of course, I am not at all surprised that it's so fabulous-I've seen the pictures of your house and gardens and I would have expected nothing less from your creative space. Thank you so much for the continued inspiration!



Sophee-a Laroo Bijoux and Sheri too said...

Your space has all of my favorite colors..I have never been to your blog..glad I found it.

Wish I had your dreamy space :)

LillySue said...

Such a blissful space....I love all your colors and accents! Thanks for sharing!

Shell said...

I am in love with your studio. Beautiful.

Lori said...

Your room is so feminine and cozy, June. I love all the decorative touches. I am inspired by you! Thanks!

Artsy Fartsy Junkin Finds said...

Ok..... I am so in love with the white cabinet, LOVE!!! Everything looks great, such great style! I will be back to visit, great blog! Blessings, Janna

Judy @ In His Grip said...

Your space is so pretty! Come on by and visit my studio at:

I am lovin' this party!!!!

Natasha said...

Ooooh, your studio is so wonderfully feminine! 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,


Cathy said...

Oh I absolutely love, love, love your room! I just love all of the pink and the frills. This is the direction I want my room to go in--but it's very slow!
Where in Idaho are you? I'm in Idaho Falls and I love it here!

Cathy ♥

Amy@TheLemonCottage said...

Breathtaking! You have my dream room!

Draffin Bears said...

Hi June,

I love your work room so much. All the beautiful pink and lace, .... everything is so pretty.
I am like your were, working off the dining room table. Guess I will have to wait until our kids move out. One day I will get a work room.

Have a happy weekend

Stephenie said...

I just adore your creating space..It looks sooooooooooooo pretty... I love how you have everything displayed...Love all the pretty lace.. I would just love to go shopping in your room(hehe).

Rose Garden Romantic said...

Hi June!! Wow!! What a beautiful and charming creative space!! I love everything!!!

Miss Sandy said...

Oh my stars! Can we say I am in love! Your studio is just heavenly dreamy! I love everything about it, the colors, the style, the unique way you display all your crafting supplies and the surprises in every nook, cranny, and corner. I really like the three graduated sized bowls lined up on the shelf, they remind me of my grandmother. I might have to dig some of her bowls out and borrow that idea. Thank you for sharing.

Karen Valentine said...

Oh June, I just knew your room was going to be fabulous and I was not disappointed. OMG my eyes were just having a feast! And I see as I read your other comments, I was not alone! Thank so much for coming to my party. You really helped to make it a great success!

My Desert Cottage

Sandra~Romantique Inspirations~ said...

Your space is gorgeous - it has a very nice romantic flair to it! From what I can see by a glimpse I want that pot or whatever you call it, with the pink rose on it. It looks beautiful- where did you ever get it?


~Becca~Bluebird Rose said...

Your creative space is so pretty; in the colors that I love!
I didn't get my studio photographed for this event, but I am having a giveaway on my blog this weekend for "Christmas in July". Stop by if you like PINK! :)

Kara Ward said...

So shabby chic and gorgeous. I would love to create something fun in your studio. The fabric is just so beautiful!

Denise said...

I love the femine quality of your studio. That seems to be what i am drawn to when I look at everyones studios, the shabby chic look. Mine is not that way at all, so I may have to make some MAJOR changes:) I hope you got a project or two finished:)
Dancingly, Denise

Tracey said...

Just beautiful!!! (BTW I simply adore the angel statue in your header, is that a picture you took in your house, so pretty?) Happy weekend:)


Olde Tyme Marketplace said...

I am speechless! What a gorgeous room. You outdid yourself in there! I loved every picture!! Thanks so much for sharing!

caren said...

Such a lovely place to create! It is gorgeous!

fairychildheirlooms said...

I absolutely love your space! the shelves with the music paper is divine! and all of those heirloom laces etc... please come visit me too! I think we have some things in comon!
:) Missy

Lynn Stevens said...

How Beautiful ,eye candy everywhere! And it dosent look a mess to me at all TFS

Shabby Chic Junk said...

I adore your studio!!! Karen's party helped us get our spaces cleaned up. I'm still looking at all the beautiful rooms, this has been so nice. Thanks for sharing, I will be back again.
Enjoy, Debra

Brigitta said...

Wow June, what a beautiful place to create!!! I'm creating at my dinnertable downstairs, so you can imagine the mess my livingroom is in at times LOL

JerseyTjej said...

So neat and tidy! I could live amongst the peonies, roses and laces all day!

Coralie Cederna Johnson said...

I'm enchanted with your wonderful cottage collage of creative projects and place! I could spend hours in your's so truly beautiful! Thanks for sharing and please come visit when you have a moment!

The Pink Birdhouse said...

June, so many comments!! wow, I could hardly find the bottom of them. :-) I just knew people would continue to find you and your blog, since it is one of the best places to be in blogland!! As for your messy studio, it is looking pretty good to me. so many pastel colors, all that lace, and all those fabrics, the colors you used in the room itself. Oh my heart be still, I am so in love with your room!! I still work from the table too and have to constantly move things off so that we can have a meal, some times we have a meal with the end of the table piled high and everyone is warned NOT to spill anything or let drops fly! :-) I am so glad that you shared these pictures with us, because I like picturing you there in your favorite room. It sooo suits you!! thinking of you, sending a hug your way, Debby

Lori said...

June, your studio is gorgeous...i love how you use glass jars for storage, all of your little tid~bits look so pretty like looks like you have so many beautiful supplies for creating...i love all of your cupboards and shelves...everything looks SO wonderful and inspiring!!!

Me said...

It looks so tidy!
you haven't seen my room where I create
I am a little ashamed of that when I see yours!!!
Thanks for visiting my blog and joining my fanclub! :o)
Gr. Anna

Zita - Mlle Magpie said...

A most beautiful place to create in - I love it!

Sandi said...

Hi June,
I thought I commented on your gorgeous creative space, but didn't find it so apparantly I forgot. That is what happens when I try to look at too many blogs at once! JUST GORGEOUS !!! Everything is so perfect! Makes me want to tear into mine!!
Have a lovely day!

Melissa the Holiday Queen said...

So, so pretty! This is my kind of mess room.

Reflections from the Stone Nest said...

Hi June,

Thanks for stopping by. I adore your studio. It is just beautiful. It is a challenge to organize all our treasures and finds, but you do it beautifully...

Have a great week,

Shannon @ Silver Trappings said...

Beautiful room. I love the soft colors.

Michelle (Shell) May said...

Let's see...hmmm... Looooooooove it!!!!!! Fabulous space! Love the colors!
Thanks for a great tour!
bunny hugs,

Jeanneoli said...

Your space is incredible...I am drooling! You are blessed to have such an amazing space.

Queen of Dreamsz said...

Hello June,

Oh, what a lovely soothing romantic shabby studio! :0) I see your sheet music being used in your shelf. I'm planning on using sewing pattern tissue and sheetmusic among other vintage paper goods that I have to cover the WALLS in my studio...I think I've gone mad...LOL It will just have to be a work of art in progress for the rest of my life. :0)
Thanks so much for sharing your space. It really is just delightful. I could be a hideaway there very easily.

When you have a moment please stop by to see my "studio in progress". I've just recently moveded into our home and I've been remodeling for going on three months. I'm almost finished (I think!!)

See ya,

paintinpatti said...

I am just ohhing and ahhhing over your very pretty room. I love how you have everything organized in such pretty ways. I have gathered lots of ideas from your room. Very, very lovely.

Karen said...

sigh. I love your space. It's feminine, it's personal, it's shabby, it's vintage. I would love to just sit and look at everything.
Thanks for sharing. I'll be back! Often!
Some Days Are Diamonds

Anonymous said...

Oh so charming! Very pretty and eye candy. Thanks for sharing.

icandy... said...

Oh, June!!!!!
How often do you get lost in this creative paradise??? What a beautiful wonderland!

Christina :)

BellaRosa said...

Such a Beautiful creative space! What I would give to "make a mess there!" :)Better yet, what I would give to just sit and look around at all the beautiful things in there. Rose

Jane said...

I am still getting to all of the beautiful creative spaces and I'm glad I finally got to yours. What a wonderful studio!! Thanks for sharing your fabulous space.

Kim-Fille de Fleur said...

Your spot is wonderful, pink, and divine! I am still looking at everyone's space and enjoying every minute. I love your blog and spent some time getting to know a bit about you. I will be back! Your garden is fabulous, and I would love to sit in it with a cold glass of lemonade. Thanks for sharing with us!

Jessica at Kids Napping? I'm Scrapping! said...

eep... I love your creative space. I love the lighting. It looks so romantic and gorgeous! :) xo.

TinyBear said...

Oh - I love your room. It´s so bright and beautiful and I love all of your displayes. You have so much beautiful stuff. Thanks for sharing and for you visit over at my place :D
Have a lovely weekend.
BTW love the photos from your garden too - looks so cosy and beautiful.

Molly Alexander said...

June - I love your studio - what inspiration! So beautiful, clean and organized! The hutch backed with the sheet music is definitely my favorite (although it is hard to pick a favorite thing in your studio - everything is fabulous!). Thank you so much for sharing your space!

:-) Molly

IsabellasCloset said...

June, I LOVE LOVE LOVE where you create..
It's truly a delight! What a joy it must be just spending time is this room..
Blessings ~Mary~ :-}

KV Creative Designs said...

Wow! I just love your Studio! I would love to sit down and Create there! Thank you for sharing with us! I hope you will come visit my new Studio too!

Artful Blessings,

caren said...

Oh, such a wonderful creative space you have! It is so cozy. Thanks for visiting me...I still haven't got around to everyone. I will be back to visit you!

susan said...

Yes definately a woman after my own heart you would love England and Paris!!!Susan England

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