Friday, June 18, 2010

It’s Where My Muse Lives!

My tiny little slice of the world.  My little studio. 

Some people love being organized with everything put out of sight.  Hidden and organized.  Not me!  I find my inspiration comes when I live with (kinda) organized chaos.  

 

A world where this weeks vignette may become bits and pieces of next weeks project.

Or bits and pieces saved from previous projects, become this weeks vignette.

Pretties saved from my past.  Or sometimes other peoples past. 

I organize in boxes, jars, and vintage tins. 

Because you see…..this tiny studio of mine, also doubles as a guest room.

One of my most precious possessions is my tree bed.  Made for me by a beautiful friend.  At first, I didn’t like the idea of sharing my little space as a guest room.  But I actually find myself in this room quite a bit.  It’s such an inspiring space for me.  Sometimes to just relax and dream of my next project, or recover from a previous project!  :) And many times to blog about what is going on in my life.  In fact, I’m writing this post right now from my studio.  It just seemed “right”

Vintage pillow cases and pillows.  I love them.  And it’s the one, okay the only, thing that I still iron.  Every time I launder my pillow cases, I starch them before I put them back on the bed.  My muse likes them that way!  :)
My quilt has seen some changes over the past year, but in the end.  I’m staying with white.  It’s so calm and relaxing in an  otherwise busy busy room.

My work table is an old long fold out table that I found in the garage.  I simply glued the fabric and trim on and decided to leave the top as is.  Easier to clean that way!  A skirted table is a perfect way for me to hide more of my supplies.

My corner cabinet has turned out to be just perfect.  I have my little t.v. inside and storage underneath.  And my fabulous and oh so talented daughter just finished painting it for me.  It adds the perfect amount of whimsy.  Don’t you think?  You can see more of Heather’s work HERE.  Her business is called Lucky Peach Designs.   She paints for many designers and individuals and stays WAY busy!  Thanks Heather for taking time to paint my corner cabinet!  But that IS one of the perks of being “Mom!” 

A closer look.  I love my little flower knobs that I found at Hobby Lobby. 

And so do all of my little friends!  This is a room where every day is a Holiday!  The glittered skeleton is an all time favorite. Heather found them after Halloween last year for $2.50 each!!!  I loved him so much, I just couldn’t put him away.  So he’s been joined with a few of my other favs.

The same with this little girl who sits next to the tree bed.

Trying to keep that fabric organized.

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This cabinet is a life saver in that department.  It helps keep my fabric and lots of other goodies in order.

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Other random goodies in vintage suitcases, hat boxes, and storage boxes on top.

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Ribbons, buttons, and assorted trims in an old suitcase.

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Vintage linens.  I love them and decorate with them around the house, switching them out frequently.

Purchased this tiny skirt because……it looks cute hanging up?  I do silly things like that occasionally.

A favorite digital project.

A lamp that I repainted and made a slipcover for the shade.  To better match my little studio room.  Of course!

When I couldn’t afford one of the new ruffled slips that I was seeing, I made myself one.  I’ve been sewing A LOT lately.  My daughter was recently married and I made her dress.

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I actually altered the pattern to include the beaded and sequined train.  It was a scary project.  But with determination, and a LOT of encouragement from all of my blog friends, I did it!  And in the end, it looked beautiful on Heather.

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We also made her bouquet.  Every fabric flower in it was handmade by us.  We then incorporated the vintage jewelry.

So……my little studio and sewing machine have gotten quite a workout lately.

Which means that in a space that small, lots of work has to overflow into other parts of the house.  Namely my oh sooooo useful 7 foot farm table.  I never could have cut all of that fabric without it!

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And that nearly indestructible pine top.  Just scratch it up, then wax afterwards.  Good as new.

More views from my studio…….

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Digital art, paper dolls, handmade flowers, sewing, just creating and being creative.  These are the things that I love!  In the end it’s all about having………

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I hope you enjoyed my studio tour!  Have fun touring.  I’m off myself to blogland to see some of the beautiful studios out there! 

Thank you so much for stopping by!

Denise

95 comments:

  1. LOVE your studio! And, your daughter's dress is beautiful!
    Queen Bee Studio

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  2. What a darling place to create. I really love all of the unexpected vignettes you have everywhere.

    How fabulous that it doubles as a guest room - when you're pooped from crafting, you can just have a nap right there!

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  3. First of all Denise, Heather is such a gorgeous bride and her dress is fabulous! Wow, and YOU MADE IT. I remember when you were trying to find the right pattern! Having the wedding "under your belt" you must feel a little sigh of relief. Your studio/guest room is just wonderful, full of fun and whimsy and inspiration. Love seeing it!
    xo,
    Debra

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  4. Denise, your creative space is just a DREAM!! I want to stay in your guestroom . . .I know I would be totally inspired!

    Heather's dress is just gorgeous as is of course the bride and her new hubby is a handsome fella!

    AND I WANT that chair cover!!

    Thank you so much for sharing your special place with us today!

    xxoo

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  5. Completely gorgeous! Every detail just sings of fun! Great tour thanks!

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  6. You have an amazing studio/guest room!
    It is so whimsical!
    I love all the detail! amazing!
    Have a wonderful weekend,
    Donna

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  7. Love your space! Anf I think your last photo sums it up. You must have fun in your space. That is mandatory! :) By the way, great job on yoru daughter's wedding dress.

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  8. What a crative space! Love all the nooks and crannies. So, enjoyed my visit with you! Enjoy the rest of the party!
    Hugz,
    Zandra

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  9. Oh Denise, I absolutely adored this post! I will visit it again. Love all your stuff and your ability to display all the things you love. Your daughter looked beautiful in her wedding dress.
    Thanks for sharing!
    Kelly

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  10. What a fabulous guest room and creative space. When people come to visit, do they create in the middle of the night? :) Heather's dress is gorgeous! And I love that she has a beautiful bouquet that will last forever since you two made all those gorgeous flowers. Awesome! Hope you are having a great weekend. Tammy

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  11. Oh my, I just ADORE your studio space!!! There is so much amazing eye candy all around, I could spend days just looking at everything. It must give you great pleasure to create in a space surrounded by all of the things you love.

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  12. What a perfect way to furnish a guest bedroom. It is like a room out of a magazine. That dining room table really IS the perfect cutting table, and your vignettes are all so inspiring. I bet this is a constantly changing room filled with color and imagination. Thanks for sharing your really beautiful and inspiring space.

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  13. Denise, it was well worth the wait! Thank you so much for joining the party this year! I knew your studio would be a feast for the eyes!
    xo,
    Karen
    My Desert Cottage

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  14. I could so live in your chaos any day!!! What a great job you did on your daughter's wedding! I had to go visit all the post about it! FAB-O!!!



    Joy...............always!

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  15. Denise, your daughter looks so beautiful, love her dress. My goodness you are so creative, I love your special place.....tons of ideas and inspirations!!!! Wonderful to be able to share it, thanks for the tour!!!
    Hugs,
    Margaret B

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  16. Hi Denise,

    Congratulations to the Happy Couple! I am impressed with all the decorations you all made and the dress as well! Time to put your feet up?

    Your creative space is very charming. I expected no less of course! Thanks for letting us have a peek inside where the magic happens!

    ~ginger

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  17. Well this is my first time visiting your Blog and it is such a fun place to visit so much eye candy, love the Studio. Hugs, Diane

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  18. I love your little piece of Heaven. You have a glorious place to create. All of the vignettes are adorable. Love it all.

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  19. Love your sense of style and self! FaBuLoUS!your little vignettes are such wonderful eyecandy!!

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  20. Everything's WONDERFUL Denise!!! I too, love seeing amazing things when I'm in my space and your studio is a treat for the eyes!!! So much inspiration tucked into every nook and cranny ~ just gorgeous....have a great Father's Day weekend, hugs and love, Dawn

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  21. Your space may be small and shared with your guest room but it is certainly inviting.
    Your art pieces are wonderful as well.
    Hugs,
    Penny

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  22. love you craft space it so so cute and I want to spend much longer looking at everything i come back. thank you for sharing with me. if you get time pop over. the kettle is on, Tea or coffee?? ~Wendy at blissangels

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  23. So much inspiration - thank you for the eye candy!

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  24. Your studio is beyond words...so beautiful and so many beautiful things!! Following you today from the many bloggers on "My Desert Cottage"..
    OH to have such a space to call my own! let me go read more...
    Sandy
    thewondersofdoing@blogspot.com

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  25. What an inspiring space. I love it. I'm so impressed with the wedding gown and teven the bouquet. You are a very talented lady. Thanks for the tour!

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  26. Oh Denise, your space is so girlie and inspiring! Heather is one gorgeous bride...her dress was amazing.

    I didn't get to participate in this event because time just didn't permit me to do it since my pneumonia drug on for soooooooo long!

    I loved seeing where you create your magic!

    LuLu♥

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  27. OK DENISE! Where in OK do you live? I thought all the bloggers who love what I love and visa-versa I KNEW!

    Where have you been a hidin'?

    LOVE YOUR BLOG! LOVE YOUR VISION!

    xoRebecca in Edmond

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  28. I am loving all the fabulous details in your studio! Thanks for giving us a peek inside! You did a fabulous job on your precious Daughters' gown and bouquet :)

    Sandy xox

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  29. truly an inspiring studio!! I loved all the displays of your treasures:O) Thanx for sharing:O)

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  30. Tom doesn't mind my crafting as he does his own thing.... I think you have a lovely place to craft and you know I can get the job done also...I just dream of my own space.... It's not a need... Have a wonderful weekend.

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  31. Loving your space! I was amused to see that we both have the same old vase, the blue one with the man and woman with a violin between them. I found mine at a thrift store and instantly loved the color!
    Thanks for sharing your space, it's beautiful!

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  32. Such a lovely space and I just adore the bouquet you made for your daughter's wedding. So unique and lovely. And thank you for visiting me in Montana. Kit

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  33. I am in total awe of your room! I am so inspired by it! I want to copy some of your ideas of displaying vintage items in my room. I just LOVE It! Thanks for sharing your wonderful, beautiful space.

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  34. Hi Denise,

    Well, talk about fun! You have so much fun stuff. I could get in there and place paper dolls! I stay in the world of fabric and fiber so much that paper is just now edging in..LOL

    Your space is marvelous and so YOU!! We both love organized chaos....and that's not a bad thing. ♥ I have so much stuff that I'm still updating my party post..it was just too much for one sitting.

    Come back to see me again because there's more to be added.

    This is so much fun...how long you think it'll take us to make it to see everyone? LOL

    Love and Hugs,
    Stephanie ♥

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  35. What a wonderful studio! So fun to see all your treasures!
    Best wishes,
    Chris

    www.curbyscloset.com/blog/

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  36. I loved all of your photos, you really created an amazing space to work ~ looks so inspiring!

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  37. You have a wonderful studio space! And your daughter was such a lovely bride. Congratulations on the dress you made.

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  38. what wonderful photo's I love your creative space. I also really love the wedding dress you made it's really beautiful. what a wonderful thing to be able to make a dress for your daughter! She made a beautiful bride thanks for sharing

    Have a beautiful weekend Lisa

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  39. I would have a lot of fun getting set loose in your creative space! There is so much eye candy to take in and you've done such a great job of making it very visually appealing. Your last photo sums up your studio the best...FUN!

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  40. Denise, everything is such eye-candy, as usual! I just love looking at your home, it's so inspiring. And I just love seeing that Skeleton Guy, gonna keep my eyes open for one :0)

    I loved my tour!!
    ~♥~
    Kristal

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  41. Denise, what a fun and fantastic place. It must be hard to get house guests to leave with all of that eye candy to take in. Thanks for sharing.

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  42. Your space is downright dreamy ... it's a guestroom as well, correct? ... I'll be over to play and then make some sweet dreams of my own ... if you'll let me!! Looks like a load of fun! You are quite the talented lady!

    xo
    Jill

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  43. Oh, Denise, I loved this so much that I just tossed your blog into my blogroll. I'm looking forward to popping by to visit you often!
    Hugs,
    Zuzu

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  44. You have such a fabulous space - wow - I am soooo impressed. I love that tree bed - how cool is that! And someone made it for you. That is so great. You are a fabulous seamstress to have made your daughter's dress. And that bouquet is "to die for!" Thanks for sharing and also for visiting my space.
    Blessings,
    Tricia

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  45. Your creative space reflects your passion perfectly!..I so enjoyed the photos of everything. Thanks for sharing!

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  46. Wow oh wow! I love everything about it - all the little details and storage solutions are just stunning. What an inspiration, Kristin xo

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  47. What an amazing space you have created! You have inspired me to add to my own crafting area.

    I adore all of your storage solutions.

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  48. This room is gorgeous, and the picture of their rings with the flowers is stunning!!Many Blessings ~ Margie

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  49. If we don't see you in the next WWC I will eat my garden hat Denise! This is over the top gorgeous! I will be going over and over and over this post for a year.
    I LOVE it ALL!
    hugs

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  50. I don't know who is luckier your muse or you----what a great place to create in!!! I have the same gold and white striped hat box....it was my grandmothers......it has a fox on top. I have some of the hats she made also.

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  51. Hi Denise,
    I have really enjoyed seeing your beautiful place where you create all your loveliness.
    Everywhere you look there is something beautiful. Every corner, every nook is full of inspiration and prettiness.
    I also love your farm table and the little peek at your cabinet full of white.

    hugs
    Sissie

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  52. So many lovely vignettes and pretty things to see I had to take a couple of trips around your room. I thoroughly enjoyed my visit here today. Thanks for sharing and for visiting my space.

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  53. Denise, love your studio space. I am loving how each studio give me a understanding of its owners personality and I am loving that. Thank you for coming by Big Horn Mountain Creations/and or Decorating My Tin Shack for a visit. This is way to much fun. Heathers dress is beautiful as is she, I made my daughters dress too and it was a special time.
    Hugs to you,
    Gail

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  54. "FUN" is right - what a terrific room! And good for you for making your daughter's dress - you did a beautiful job!

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  55. Well, I loved it all...from your tree bed to your muse to your posies and your cabinet painted by your daughter. Then I had to look back at her DIY wedding...how cool was that! Loved it all. In fact, I was loving it so much that I read your blog back to January 1. Loved your backsplash made out of textured paper and loved seeing the gorgeous pieces of furniture that you and your daughter did together. You have a lovely, fun, very real blog.

    Some day, come and take a peek at my adult daughter and my blog, if you would like. It is three months old and not really just about my jewelry. I love paper crafting...she loves a million other things like vintage fashion. We were not in any shape to photograph but I am loving the tours. This mother/daughter thing is really fun, isn't it?

    http://katsuijewelry.blogspot.com

    Suz

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  56. Heather looks fabulous in her dress. I like the simplicity of the draped fabric in the front and then the beaded train you made. Thanks for sharing all the eye candy in your creative spaces.

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  57. What lucky guests you have! I would never want to go home. Your daughter is a very pretty bride and that dress is gorgeous. I sew and my great grandmother was a wedding dress designer but I was wayyyyy too timid to make my daughter's dress.

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  58. You've created such an amazing space....I totally get the organized chaos thing...It's the only way to work...thanks for stopping by my space and for your sweet comment..
    gypsy hugs
    Beth

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  59. It's perfect! I love,love your space.I really do. I like how you put detail into all your things. How creative and pretty. I really enjoyed my visit.
    Have fun today,
    xo
    Janet
    Janets Creative Pillows

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  60. Gorgeous and wonderful! I loved seeing all your wonderful things and you display them so well. Wish I lived next door and could come play. Love your blog and I'm adding a link to you in my sidebar. Thanks so much for sharing.

    Thespa
    Vintiquities Workshop

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  61. Thank you for the wonderful tour. Your studio is beautiful and so full of great vintage inspirations its lovely. You are a very talented sewer to make a wedding dress like that. I began sewing a few years ago after my mom passed and I love it. I only wish I had learned sooner so that I may have spent more time with her doing something she loved and was brilliant at. Thanks so much for sharing and have a wonderful day. Angela

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  62. Love your space!!! I especially LOVE your daughters flower bouquet and her dress is so beautiful!! Good job mom!!

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  63. Denise, no wonder your creations are exceptional!!!! So much inspiration, I could spend days in there just looking at everything!!!! Although right now I'm partial to the plaster over brick wall, your daughter's floral bouquet and oh my whiskers you brave woman, you altered a pattern for her wedding dress?!?!?! AND it's beautiful!!!! Love your studio!!!

    Purrs!

    "Her" and Romeo

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  64. What a awesome studio. I love all your collections, how you displayed your art, and what an inspiration you are. Thank you for sharing your wonderful creative space! Great job. Nan

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  65. Just magical. How could you not be inspired to create in that beautiful space?

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  66. What a bit of bliss your sweet studio/guest room is! Love that farm table and sideboard too! Heather's dress was just magical and she looked stunning in it, her smile says it all. Thank you for sharing your creative haven.

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  67. Hi Denise, I can totally understand why your muse would want to live here, amazing. I love your space and everything in it. Your daughter's wedding gown is gorgeous and her bouquet is just beautiful. Thanks for sharing with us.
    Debby

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  68. Hi Denise... oh my, I must go back and look again and again, I so don't want to miss a single beautiful thing! Your place is lovely... the dress you made for your daughter's wedding is stunning... and I adore your tree bed... ok, going back for another look! xoxo Julie Marie

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  69. Hi Denise, You sure WoWed me and I'm drooling! Absolutely something to drool over every where, I'll be back for sure for more drooling, your daughters dress is just Fab as is her bouquet couldn't find one thing I didn't love in your room, I'm ready to move right in! I don't know how you got in all in there but I'm looking at my room wishing I could rearrange it again, I just don't have the man power or energy, so I'll come back to yours and dream! Just Wonderful!!! XOXO

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  70. What a beautiful place! Thank you for sharing it with us!!

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  71. Hi Denise:
    Thanks so much for the tour of your creative space. Quite inspirational! I just finished a wedding gown for my mother in April. I know how much fun it can be to see a bride - a woman you love - wearing a piece of your work. Hope you'll stop by and visit Brynwood and enter my drawing.
    xoxo
    Donna

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  72. I loved the tour of your studio! You have so many interesting and imaginative things going on not only in your studio but in your home too. Everything is lovely! I love Heather's dress too!! It came out beautifully! That was no easy task! And all those handmade fabric flowers in the bouquet...to die for!!

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  73. Denise,
    YOUR STUDIO and creations are pure magic! I love the fact that your daughter is also creative...She's a girl after my own heart.. I paint furniture too! My daughter and I share our creative space... If you're not too tired of touring studio's pop over and see us!

    Happy Creating!
    Deb

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  74. I absolutely love your studio, Denise! I'm hoping to peek into some of your other posts before I move on to the next studio/space.

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  75. I just love your space. You have always made beautiful vignettes. Your space is as beautiful too. So many lovely things. Love your daughter's dress. Congratulations too. A great guest room (love the bed!) Sure would get a lot of inspiration there.. I enjoyed taking a peek. Thanks.. Be back soon :)

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  76. It's enchanting, sweetpea! Just magical. Love it. Nice meeting you also. It's taking me such a long time to get around to everyone. Sorry, chick!!
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    xoxo,
    Connie

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  77. Wow! Your space is super magical! So inspiring x

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  78. You slip-covered a lampshade? You are MY HERO!!!!!! Your blog is scrumptiously delicious! What an eye for beauty you have. Thank You for sharing your talent with us all. I really appreciate it! Bookmarked! :-)

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  79. Your muse must be very happy - to live in such a delightful studio with just the right amount of creative chaos. Your daughter's wedding dress is lovely and what a beautiful bride!

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  80. There is fun everywhere I look!
    Theresa

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  81. Love your Blog- Love Your Space, such eye candy, i could spend hours just looking through your items, love all the frille- i love the images with color added to them=no clue how to do that but love it.
    I too have some holiday in my creative space a vintage santa- Because i love Christams so much-..and couldnt bare to put him away. ANyway a new follower and I will so be back love your creative space-
    Karryann Glad to of met ya..

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  82. I love your space, I love how you decorate! Thank you so much for sharing!! Terry Frias

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  83. What a wonderful space! Just simply stunning! I am so late getting to everyones blogs but better late than never right?
    luvs and glitter
    ~jen

    p.s. i'm having a giveaway if you would like to stop by, but no pressure really just thought I'd let you know, there is vintage wallpaper and antique buttons involved:)

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  84. Heather looks beautiful, congratulations! The dress is just gorgeous! I love your studio. Ahhhh, a fresh breath and swoon! Mine's cleaned up now, and ready to decorate. I'm so relieved.

    Hugs,
    SHeila

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  85. Hello Denise ~ I Absolutely Love Your Creative Space, Your Inspirations, Your Art, Your Home.... Love the Dress You Created for Your Beautiful Daughter & that Bouquet is Awesome..... I am still making my way thru the 400+ Creative spaces & Yours has me in Awe ~ I will be back

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  86. Your room is full of eye candy! And your tree bed, how lucky the guests that get to sleep in that room! That wedding dress is beautiful too.
    I've enjoyed my visit with you, thanks for sharing.

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  87. Very cute space, so much to see and to discover, looks like it has never seen a boring moment... delightful, and my favourite from many, many thing, is the large simple pink flower.

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  88. What a cute spot to create in. I would never want to leave. It is so cheerful. Thank you for sharing your space.

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  89. Wow, I sure do love your studio! I didn't see any mention of the walls (unless I missed it!) are they real brick and some sort of tile? or are they faux painted? Your studio is so inspiring, I love it!

    Tania

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  90. Hi Denise, oh how I enjoyed visiting your creative space/guest room, its such a gorgeous room filled with beautiful treasures that I'm sure however stays there sleeps sweetly. I also love your daughters bouquet what a precious treasure. Thank you so much for sharing your gorgeous space.
    Melly:)

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  91. Good Morning,
    You have done a wonderful job of combining guest room with your studio. That is what I have going on at my place too.

    Yes, your bride is lovely. Have a thoughtful Thursday. ~Natalie

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  92. I adore your creative space! What an inspiring room and collection of goodies!THanks so much for the tour! Cheers, Lurena

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  93. Thank you so much for all the inspiration I've seen in your space. We will be moving into an apartment in the not-too-distant future and my studio will be in the guest room too. Oh yes, and such a beautiful bride in a lovely made with love gown! Thanks so much for the tour.

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  94. I love your collection of artsy stuff! Your what I would call an inspiration board is great! Thanks so much for sharing your part of the craft world with me~ Sherry w/Scrapping With Sherry

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