Friday, July 13, 2012

Where Bloggers Create Blog Party 2012 "My Creative Space"

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 shoe rack painted and used as a riser on the cabinet holds laces, yarns and seam binding ready to crinkle, to the right a bookcase holding more jars of eye candy, in the center a wood burning fireplace that faces the other room
Mommy Ny biggest Inspiration and Fan
Daddy You Always Believed In Me and to Follow My Dreams

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!    Linking up to sweet Beverly of How Sweet The Sound too.                     


craftattack said...

This all looks really beautiful. Now I'm hanging my head in shame and creeping off to tidy the mess that I call my creative space....Valerie

Kathi said...

Marilou, I am drooling! What a wonderfully, gorgeous area to create. I love your bookshelf with the jars- it totally reminds me of a candy shop! Your parents pictures are breathtaking.Thanks for much for sharing. ♥

Janet Ghio said...

Love seeing your studio Marilou!

Robyn said...

this is truly a beautiful "work/creative" space; its easy to see how much love went into the styling of it. Your antiques are amazing and love your dress form. HOpe you have a fun pink saturday.

Anonymous said...

Hi Marilou...

wow...what stunning photos of your mom and dad...I posted a small photo frame with my parents in it too...

your vintage space looks amazing, and that anniversary singer machine is teasing me...there was another blog I hit an hour ago with the same one. I didn't even know they existed...and now I might have to go hunting for one myself! lol

thanks for sharing.
stop by.....if you'd like to.

ciao bella
creative carmelina

Pansy Cottage Girl said...

Hello Sweets~ thank you for sharing your lovely home with us. I just adore your treasures,especially the old photographs and tributes to those who have encouraged you along the way.

Lovey said...

I could so get lost in all this beauty! And that Retro Singer!!! Love her!! Marilou you have a gorgeous space to call your own..Hugs!! Lovey

Jeannette StG said...

Love sewing machines that are called "antigue" now, because I learned to sew back then! It's great to have such good memories of your parents:)

Willow said...

What a beautiful place you have made for your creative work. Just beautiful.

Anonymous said...

What a pretty and creative space you have Marilou!! All the sweet touches of mementos and such are just wonderful. Love your pictures of you mom and dad!!

I have a new little creative space for me thanks to all the years of visiting all those wonderful Where Women Create parties- would love for you to come by for a wee visit!

bee blessed

Graceful Rose said...

Lu, I have enjoyed my visit to your creative space. I love the jars filled with all of your pretties (your candystore). Thanks for inviting us in.

Dragonfly Treasure said...

Awesome creative Space ♥

Leanne said...

spring rods for curtains! Brilliant!

Queen Of Dreamsz Art and Collections said...

Hi Marilou,

The arrangement worked out just great. It's so pretty and functional as well. I love the antique hutch. You did a wonderful job of organizing too.

Thanks for visiting with me.♥

Stephanie Suzanne
Queen Of Dreamsz

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

What a beautiful space! And I am so jealous of the size of it too!
The dress form is fantastic. I LOVE the vintage sewing machine and I noticed your lamps! All stunning!
So many great storage ideas here!
Thanks so much for the inspiration!


Anne said...

What lovely vintage pieces you have! Congratulations on your new creative space - it's beautiful!!

Happy creating!

craftyles said...

I love the pictures and inspiration from your pretty Mom and handsome Dad. The jars do look like candy in a candy store. Such a pretty place to craft in!

Kathy said...

Your room is just gorgeous. I especially love those apothocary jars! Thank you for sharing.

Blessed Serendipity said...

I LOVE your beautiful space to create lovely things in. Thanks so much for sharing it.


Alexandra Eitel said...

You have a wonderful workspace! Thank you for sharing!

Debbie Burkey said...


GORGEOUS! GORGEOUS! GORGEOUS! I absolutely LOVE everything! The way you decorated and arranged all your fabulous things is wonderful. Love the color scheme, the dress forms and all your glass jars of goodies! Love it all, great job! Love the 160th anniversary Singer, I 've got one of those, too! Yours looks great on the old machine cabinet. Thanks for sharing all your wonderful pictures!


Karen Valentine said...

Marilou that room is so YOU!!!! I think it's wonderful that you are using your home in a way that works best for you!! It's wonderful and someday it would be lovely to come over and crate with you!! Big hugs to you cause you know I love ya!!!

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

Love your creative space, Marilou! Great table with lots of space. I love those jars filled with goodies ~ definitely eye candy there! My granddaughter is only 2, but she loves to come back to look at my craft/sewing room. She says "ooooh", so I'm looking forward to when she is old enough to make things with. Thanks for sharing your tour!

Eva Agnes said...

I love your creative space. It is so rich and wonderful.
Love your old sweing machine and the curtains around your table.
Thanks for nice comments on my blog.
Eva Agnes

Geralyn Gray said...

Your space is very rich and sophisticated......thanks for sharing!!!

Heather Graham said...

Oh my goodness! Such a great use of space & I love how it's decorated... beautiful! Thanks for sharing... would love for you to visit sometime...


Sandy said...

LOVE you studio! Wanting to dive into all those amazing goodie filled jars. I so want a retro sewing machine after seeing yours, I am going to have to check those out. Thank you for sharing so much beauty and inspiration.

StasaLynn said...

So beautiful and I love that you can work on your creations while your grandbabies hang out watching cartoons. I LOVE your storage ideas..... I just recently started using the over the door shoe holder (it did not make it into the pictures for WBC photos).

I will become a follower and will be back to see your creations.

Take care and keep creating!

Sherry said...

Thank you for sharing your beautiful space. I fell for the dress form first and then said ooh and ahh and the many vintage items that followed. I love the jars full of fun things to use while creating, you have a great space.

Victoria said...

Marilou, your creating space is so beautiful and warm looking. I love how you have everything stored so beautifully. Thank you for sharing your wonderful space!

Victoria from Brushstrokes

Maureen said...

Love your setup; being able to watch the TV whilst creating is great! (I'd be watching the cartoons too ;) ). Adore the laces and doilies, your family photos and all things vintage. Wonderful room!

Something Special said...

Very wonderful place you got there. I love the blog look and the music. It was such a nice tour and visit. I love love your blog and am a new follower here. I hope that you will come and visit my studio and blog too.

June said...

Gorgeous, gorgeous...every inch of it! Your photos of your parents are so darling and you are blessed to have them.

Maureen Hayes said...

Not only a beautiful space, but a sentimental one as well, can't beat that! Thanks for sharing the beauty with us all!

Kristi S said...

Your space is so lovely and romantic! Love all of your treasures.It's so sweet you dedicated your space to your parents.
Thanks for sharing with us!

Helena White said...

Simply beautiful! I love the vintage feel of your studio! Enjoyed your tour very much ~ smiles ~

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Vicki Dutcher said...

WOW! Amazing space and STUFF you have! Good for you taking over the family room~ TFS your space

Erika said...

Your workspace is so beautyful and bright. I like this very much. Their are so many things to see. It´s nice to share your special room. Greetings from Erika

Creative Grammie said...

You have a beautiful space to create in! I like all your vintage treasures and I especially love your bookcase with all your "candy" collected in the jars. I love vintage Singer machines and yours is just lovely. Thanks for sharing your space.

Marlynne said...

Marilou: I hope you and yours are O.K. I have missed new posts on your blog! Marlynne Snare

Gabriela Delworth said...


Amazing photos of your Mom and Dad!