Welcome to the 3rd Annual Where Bloggers Create Party along with my own Pearls and Lace Thursday Party! I have a lot to share with you today, and would be thrilled if you'd like to join me for the Pearls and Lace Party. But first, I'd like to thank Karen at My Desert Cottage for hosting the Where Bloggers Create Annual Party. I've had a blast getting my room ready for its debut. Hope you enjoy, and thanks so much for stopping by!
This is a view from the door peering over tons of collected items looking at my favorite area: The LACE PLACE!! I have scads of laces and buttons and rhinestones, yumminess in every corner! My most favorite for the moment though are the sewing boxes on the second shelf.
Recent additions to my space, they are so pretty and add such a touch of 'vintage' to the room that I'm drawn in the door multiple times a day to gaze and dream!!
To the left of the LACE PLACE is the Scrapbook desk/area. I have a ton of paper and SB supplies that I've collected over the years. It's been a progression too, from a small space with just one table and a few drawers to this whole room. One thing I've kept and won't change is the table (brown) which is actually a stock door. I love it. It's big, it was cheap, and it makes the perfect work area for many crafts, not just scrapbooking.
My love for buttons began years ago, and I've collected them at yard sales, etc. for a long time. I have a thing for bottles and glass jars, so whenever I see them I grab them.
I have found that the basic setup for my white drawers on and above the table have not changed much over the years I've had this. I know where to find my tools and try to keep them put up....TRY...
An old drawer from a now gone desk worked out PERFECTLY for my stickles storage. My favorite thing to use for storage is something old or vintage. Plastic works, but if I can use something that has some character, I'm much happier.
The LACE PLACE is the best spot for me to get inspired to create. I love to make lacy pillows, and recently I've learned to make lace roses. Seems I have a ton of them.
The front of the house along the window. I have a tall white drawer storage full of....LACES. Doilies, lovely laces and edgings. The dark chest has lots of packs of seam bindings and sewing supplies. The flooring is a long repurposed remnant from my in-law's kitchen. I use one office chair on wheels and this floor allows me to scoot to each of my 3 stations.
I don't have a fancy sewing machine that cost a ton of money....and the one I did have since I was in the 5th grade has now gone to sewing machine heaven. This one is relatively new, and honestly, I'm still learning to use it. There is actually the back of a large gray storage shelf behind the sewing machine. I have put up a corkboard covered with material and a piece of lace and use it for a bulletin board. Lovely vintage pinkness to inspire!
I have to confess that I've already messed up my craft table.
I made a dress form covered with vintage music!!! My husband was, well, not really sure about me at first....but more on that later. I have to save something for another post afterall!!
There are actually lots more pictures and areas that I'd love to share with you too, but I don't want to overwhelm blogger and botch up the whole thing!! I'll share them later.
Thanks again Karen for hosting the fun of Where Bloggers Create.
Now...it's time for Pearls and Lace Thursday. Please add your post's url code to the link below.
Share your pretties, your creations, whatever you love...even your craft room!!
I can't wait to see what you've been up to!
I'll be linking up with the following parties as well. Be sure and take the time to check them out and join in the fun too! Have a great week, and thanks so much for visiting!!!
Whatever You Want Wednesday
Vintage Thingie Thursday
Treasure Hunt Thursday
Open House Party
Home Sweet Home
Feathered Nest Friday
Show and Tell Friday
It's a Hodgepodge Friday
A Crafty Soiree
Vintage Inspiration Friday
Thrifty Things Friday
Mosiac Monday at
Today's Thrifty Treasures at
Blue Monday at
Show Off Your Cottage Monday at
Just Something I Whipped Up