Friday, September 18, 2015

Sweet Salvage- Rustic Remains

I've been away for far too long. Unfortunately there has been a lot of sad news in my house the last few weeks and I just haven't felt like blogging much. For the time being I'm concentrating on being happy and my visit to Sweet Salvage this month certainly helped. How bad do you want this pumpkin??? Seriously it was huge and too fabulous for words.
 Fall and Halloween were every where in the store.  Thankfully the temps here in Phoenix have been pretty good. It makes thinking about Fall soooo much easier!

 I don't do orange pumpkins, so all the white ones were a treat for me!

I love these colors!

 I collect ironstone and transferware and this P & G wood crate was perfect to hold the beauties they had for sale.

 I think you guys know I have a thing for chairs.

 These were really sweet. I love it when they have real stems. :)

 I also collect old scales, but this one was just too big for my space.

 I don't know what this thing was, but I like it!!

 The tag says this is a Victorian music cabinet. I just know it was super cool!!

 This was another gorgeous piece. This dresser was in beautiful condition and the detail on it was fabulous!

Okay ladies.... I'm warning you now. The photos take on a decidedly creepier tone from here on out. After all... Halloween is coming!!!

 If you love Halloween this show is a feast for the eyes!

 Creeptastic goodies were everywhere and the creativity was endless.

 I love this chalkboard message on the door!

Well that's it for this month's event. Hopefully it won't be 2 months before I say hi again!!

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

When it's too hot to play outside...visit Sweet Salvage!

 It's sooo hot outside here in Phoenix, but inside Sweet things were cool as a cucumber!

Look at all those great suitcases!!

 This teal iron gate piece is yummy!!

 So many pretty things to look at.

 This piece was really nice in person.

 But this one was my favorite. Love all those drawers!

Then again... maybe this one was my favorite! It had actual divided drawers that were usable!

 If you like industrial, this was the piece for you!

 What a great window!

 Old signs are super cool!

 This handmade lamp was awesome too!!! My hubby would love this!

 So much for the eyes to see!!

 Too much good stuff!!!

If you missed this month's show.... good news! 
They will do it all again next month!!!

Monday, July 20, 2015

Thank you, Thank you, Thank you!!!!

It's been a little over a week since this years Where Bloggers Create party kicked off. By now most of you have finished  visiting with all the party guests and I am sure found lots of inspiration during that time. I just want to say thank you so much to everyone who participated. This party would not be as much fun without you all. In fact, there wouldn't even be  a party without bloggers like you joining us. I was very excited to see how many we had join the party for the first time. I hope that even if you have  showed off your studio numerous times, you will not let that stop you from joining next year.

To all the lovely ladies who took the time to leave a comment on each and every blog you visited, you are all rock stars! I know that it takes a lot of time to leave comments for everyone, but I hope you know how much that means to all the ladies who put together their posts for you.

Thank you also to everyone who left a comment for me, that I missed responding to. I love everyone of them and want to thank you all for your very kind words. :)

And last, (but not least) thank you to everyone who just came and hung out with us. I hope you had as much as I did, peeking into the creative hearts of so many talented ladies.

Friday, July 10, 2015

Welcome to Where Bloggers Create 2015

Hello my bloggy friends and welcome to this years Where Bloggers Create party!! I hope you all have a wonderful time browsing the beautiful, quirky, or just plain awesome studio spaces that our party goers are sharing this year!

I suppose as always we will start with mine. I was kind of hoping to share a whole new studio space this year, but it wasn't in the cards for me this time... alas maybe next year. That being said, I am very grateful for the wonderful space that I have. It's not a whole lot different from previous years, but there are a few new additions. :)

 This is the view when you first walk into the space. I found that rolling cart at a garage sale for $5.00. I painted the butcher block top white and I love it now. It is always there when I need an extra table during a project.

 A shoe cubby works great atop the dresser to hold trims and laces.

 This is a small selection of vintage cabinet cards. I just love them. They are my adopted ancestors. :)

 The dress form was an amazing Craig's List find. I drove two and a half hours up north to pick her up. How could I resist? She was only $75.00!!!!

I keep all my glitters in and on this cabinet. I especially like all little salt and pepper shakers to hold my favorites.

 The bookcase behind my desk is overflowing with fabric. Sometimes it's hard to keep it neat and organized cause I just keep shoving more in there! The cabinet to the right is full of jewelry supplies like beads and wire, but the wooden drawers on top hold hold all my bling!!!

 See that cutie on the left?? The card catalog was a Round Top find. I painted it Duck Egg blue and distressed it. I have a confession to make. I originally put in my shop to sell. I was so bummed out after putting it in there, I went right back to the shop the next day and put a sold tag on it!!! I couldnt let it go!!! Seriously, it was meant to be mine because on my way home from picking it up, I stopped at Goodwill and found 2 more shoe cubbies to paint and put on top of it!!!

 It took the place of my TV which I rarely watch anymore. I have become addicted to audiobooks!!

 This cool vintage ladder holds some of my favorite "real" books. :)

The cubbies are filled with authentic vintage lace that I have been collecting for years. When I first started collecting it I was hoarding it like there was no tomorrow! I couldnt bring myself to use any of! Now I feel a little more comfortable using it (sparingly) LOL!!!

 As you can see, I like to have most of my supplies out where I can see them. I forget I have things if they are too hard to find. I also like how everything looks when it's displayed. Unfortunately sometimes you have to go for function over form as with this light fixture. I have to say though... it is the most wonderful light I have ever had! The magnifier is a godsend to these 50+ year old eyes!!
 I use these cubbies to hold the crinkled (and sometimes dyed) seam binding I make. I love the way it looks.

 Yards of lace hang where I can see them too. It's a simple thing, but it makes me happy to look at it! I also love the door pocket organizer that holds different kinds of ephemera and doo dads!

Well, I tried to keep this post short and sweet so you guys could get to the rest of the party goers!!
Have fun and don't drink too much!!!

PS... Please click on the title under the thumbnail (not the thumbnail itself!!)
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