Thursday, July 23, 2009

Today is Where Bloggers Create!

Here it is! See yesterday's post for the before pictures. I think this shows that you can take any little corner of your world and make some space to create.
Before I did this I worked at the dining room table.

Not only are there drawers that hold all of my "stuff" I am surrounded by
all of my favorite things that inspire and delight me.

The wonderful new piece above the buffet is by my talented sister Kerri Judd.
I am so fortunate to be surrounded by her talent
each and every day!

I love little drawers. These hold all the different centers I use for
my vintage velvet flowers.

This divided drawer in the buffet is perfect for all my molded blanks before
they are made into real flowers.

A close up of Kerri's Painting.

I love the large trug that I keep my velvet in, it used to hold wine until
Karen spurred me on to do this challenge! Thanks Karen!

I need to get a small table to hold this paper holder.
I will have fun looking for it.

I love old houses but right now we live in a newer space. These recessed shelves are wonderful
but we don't like the window. I gives off so much light that it gets in our eyes in the morning.
We taped up dictionary paper and problem is solved!

This chalk ware lamp is one of my very favorite things.
I made the lampshade from vintage

More original paintings from my sister.

When I sit at my table this is what I get to look at.
Georgie is my beloved Malti-poo.
He likes to lounge right near me.

All of the black drawers hold velvet molded flowers.
All of the boxes hold supplies and goodies
with which to create.

I found this basket at a tag sale in Cambria and thought it would be
great for all of my supplies. I like the old vintage flowers around me while I

My sewing basket. Essential.

This is an old plateau that I also got at the tag sale. The gal said the mirror was
broken so she added the linen. What a great way to display my

A birthday present from my friend Karen! Suzie Scott Design.
I love it!

Kerri wanted me to show you this. It is her favorite thing.

I love little dogs. The silver one is a cookie cutter.
I also love letters and numbers.
I needed to spell out GEORGIE.

Kim, Kerri, and Kevin.
(me, sister, brother)

Is this not the cutest little girl? Oh it is Kerri!

I love old boxes.

Another tag sale find. I added the vintage wallpaper. It is the perfect
magnetic board for me.

A close up of my girls. The one below is cute with fresh flowers too.

I hope you enjoyed this tour.
Now move on to the next one, you don't want to miss a thing!


Terri said...

Amazing creative space. Fantastic treasure and wow on the shade you did!

Duchess of Tea said...

Simply Divine, I love the lamp with the little girl, so charming
Duchess xx

Debra said...

I love all the flowers!! What I am enjoying most is not only are we seeing where blogger create but what they collect!!! Spectacular!

Uncanny Festoon said...

Kim, look like we have something in common....drawers. Every where I look in your studio you have to love them. Thanks for sharing

Claudia said...

Oh Kim, I love your space! That chalkware lamp is beautiful! All your bits and bobs are so pretty and add so much to your space. Thanks so much for sharing - oh, and your sister's painting is beautiful!

Pat @ My Tattered Elegance said...

Love your creative space and all the treasures you collect. Kerrie's paintings are so wonderful. Thank you so much for sharing.

zandra said...

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

The French Bear said...

Kim, everything is so beautiful, I just love looking at it all!!! How lovely everything is ,and you have such creative ways to display it all!!!
Margaret B

Anonymous said...

Hey chickadee! I love love your space! its so pretty! I love your sisters paintings does she have a site? if so could you email me and let me know!! big hugs

Anonymous said...

What a cozy and charming space you have created here! I love the dictionary pages on the window...great solution! And Georgie is so cute!

Brynwood Needleworks said...

I love your work area...and your flowers! And isn't it just the cutest little sewing basket? Beautiful! Thanks for sharing.
Hope you have time to stop by and visit me, too!
Hugs from Blogland,

June said...

Hi Kim, It's just amazing what you did with this space. You have made it all your own. I love what you get to look at from your desk. The kight coming in the window is so lovely.

LillySue said...

Loved seeing your space....your little treasures are beautiful! Thanks for sharing!

One Shabby Old House said...

I can see I am going to go back and go around to all these wonderful creative spaces. I am rethinking my world.
Thanks for the inspiration
Hope you will come visit.

Molly Alexander said...

Hi Kimberly - the vintage flowers are just fabulous, and your vintage bits & pieces are so fun! I, too, like surrounding myself with what inspires me when I am in creativity mode. Thank you for sharing such a beautiful work environment!

:-) Molly

Jean said...

I love your creative space. It is wonderful, especially all the treasures on your shelves. The chalkware lamp is really special. LOVE YOUR ROOM.
Jean in virginia

fromthepines said...

Very nice. I love your sisters painting!


The Feathered Nest said...

Oh Kim, what a WONDERFUL idea!!! I love that you've carved out your own beautiful space...and surrounded yourself with things you love ~ your sister's paintings are gorgeous too!! I can see why you love them so :) The idea with the dictionary pages is a perfect solution! Thanks so much for stopping by to see me sweet friend, xxoo, Dawn

Brenda said...

Oh, I am enchanted by your space and creativity! What a talented lady you are! Now what is a "studio" without pets in it, curled at your feet or watching out for you. I'm so glad to have found you!

Rebecca said...

Beautiful my friend. Lovely space...lovely hands!

You are very, very talented.


Karen said...

What a fun, happy place! I especially love the company you shared (TOO CUTE IS HE!!) and the crowns are wonderful!
Thanks for sharing!

Some Days Are Diamonds

Liberty said...

Love the sunburst of color! Thank you for allowing us to come in and be inspired by all of your ideas.

LiLi M. said...

You have such a lovely creative space. What a large, yet cozy room, I love all vintage and personal treasures you have inside. Have a lovely day filled with inspiration!

Miss Sandy said...

I am so impressed with what you did with an empty nook! I love it! I adore your velvet flowers too. Thank you for sharing you inspiring space.

Karen Valentine said...

Hi Kim! Your room is so cozy and wonderful I would never want to leave! (And what a adorable view you have!) I love that my party was your catalyst for change! Thanks so much for joining us today. You've really helped to make the day very special!

My Desert Cottage

Christine Edwards said...

Kim, your little nook is so sweet, and it's great that you have all of your favorite things on display and in plain sight. I know I need to cut down on the amount of stuff I have and really enjoy the things I appreciate the most. Thank you for sharing your inspiring space.

Lynn Stevens said...

What a pretty space ,I Love all your flowers

Natasha said...

Your flowers are delicious, and I'm also so drawn to your sister's artwork! What a lovely pair the two of you make. 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,


Karen- The Graphics Fairy said...

What a gorgeous space! Your flowers are amazing, those velvet petals are exquisite and those colors can't be beat!
Thanks for the tour.

Judy @ In His Grip said...

Okay, you are another one of those gals that has such a pretty space to be creative. It just inspires me to add a little more "pretty" factor to my studio. Come on by and visit at:

I am lovin' this party!

caren said...

So wonderful things to look at! I absolutely adore your lamp!

~Becca~Bluebird Rose said...

How wonderful to be surrounded by such lovely inspiration!
I didn't get my studio photographed for the party today, but I will be having a giveaway on my blog tomorrow (Sat), for "Christmas in July".
Please stop by!!

denise said...

What a beautiful, cozy space! Your sister has done some beautiful artwork and the color adds to your already stunning room.
I love the idea of using a wine rack for fabrics.
Thanks for sharing...
Dancingly, Denise

Caleen said...

I love your blog and wonderful creating space. I love all your clocks, crowns, the darling lamp.. what? tulle? what a great idea.. Love your wonderful treasures.. The artwork by your sister is beautiful. So special for you.. Love your velvet flowers.. Great ideas for storing things.. Thanks for sharing your lovely space. Thank you for visiting me too.. I will be back.. Keep creating..

Sheila R said...

What a lovely creative space and even more precious by having lovely artwork done by your sister.

Thanks for visiting and the 40 Jar was made by my best friend when I turned 40. It held 40 different yummy embellishments just wait to be used.

Melissa the Holiday Queen said...

Lovely space and exquisite photography. Simply divine.

Cathy said...

What a wonderful and beautiful space and it's so full of creative clever ideas. I love the big picture of roses!

Cathy ♥

Dustjacket Attic said...

SO many beautiful things, it's hard to pick a favorite, but I tell you... I think Georgie has won my heart, he is just

Keli Hansen said...

great collection of wonderfuls! thanks for letting me wander in.

Queen of Dreamsz said...

Hello Kim,
What a lovely creative space! I love the use of the dictionary pages to filter the light from the window...that's a great idea. :0) I love the vintage velvet flowers. Your sister rose painting is fabulous. I would love to have it! And me being the "Queen of Dreamsz"..naturally her crown painting I love too! :0)
Thanks for sharing your lovely space with me.

Please come visit when you can and take a peek at my "studio in progress"..I've just recently moved into our home and have been remodeling for over 2 months and counting! But it's getting there. :0)

See ya soon,

Michelle said...

what a beautiful studio! Thanks for coming by to say hi!Maybe we can meet up sometime...we live close...I'm in Aliso Viejo!

Have a great weekend!

Anonymous said...

Kim, it's all so pretty that I couldn't pick just one favorite. I adore the roses you make! your sister is very talented too.
please stop by to visit when you have a chance
:) Missy

BellaRosa said...

Hi Kim :) I love your creative space and all the beautiful things you have in it! Your sister is also a very talented artist, I love her work. Your flowers and lamp shades WOW! I have some vintage lamp shades some where, when I come across them I would love your imput to make them special. I really love your idea for putting b&w family pictures in your work area, they are wonderful, I was thinking of doing that but wasn't sure how that would work and you know what? I love it, I will try it too :) I hope to meet up with you one day :) I was just out in your neck of the woods yesterday at the HomeGoods with my mom at Roosemore? I think that is what it's called, mom was sweet and got me some special things for my bebe studio, now I just need to make the time and get in there :) Take care and have a wonderful time creating beauty in your studio :) Rose

fawndear said...

'all of my favorite things that inspire and delight me' is the key I think that makes all of us happy. Thank you for sharing your delightful creative space.
Can I borrow your sister?

Coralie Cederna Johnson said...

I'm in love with your painted roses, adorable doggie, and all of the amazing vintage collectibles! What a fabulous place to create! Your blog is also STUNNING! (Be sure to come visit me too when you have a moment!)

Anonymous said...


Love your little space. It looks even better in person!! Loved seeing little Georgie posing for his photo too!! Glad you liked the birhtday is so you!!

Hugs & Blooms,

Karen Eileen

Jodie LeJeune said...

Hi Kim!
It's DAY 2 and I'm still party hopping...please excuse my tardiness ;)

I can't believe you did all that in one day! It's so pretty! I do hope that you found another good spot to put Georgie's food & water since you've filled up that little nook with all of your goodies!!!!
And those velvet flowers are gorgeous!!!
Loved my visit ~ Thanks!
everything vintage

Embellished Bayou said...

You've done an amazing job transforming the space! I just love all the vintage touches. I peeked in your etsy shop and your flowers are all gorgeous!

Rebecca said...

Thank you for the lovely tour of your studio, it was so much fun.
I noticed you have a Kerri and so do I spelled the same! and here I thought I was so original ha
Loved your little collections

Anonymous said...

I love how you created this special place for yourself. You have such a keen eye for placing your items on the shelves. I loved your storage solutions. Really nice - thank you!

A Fanciful Life said...

My goodness, such a wonderful space. Your blog and home are filled with such yumminess. I love the vintage tulle lampshade - what a fabulous idea! I am coveting your beautiful large white windows. My dream home will have such great windows!
Sharon :-)

cindy said...

It's a darling space! I especially love that rose painting by Kerri...wonderful! And your velvet flowers are just gorgeous! :D

yapping cat

Rose Garden Romantic said...

What a beautiful studio!!

Gypsy Flea Market said...

I'm loving all of your space ... I can't look close enough at all of the details...gorgeous eye candy, every single shot!!

Well done!


Anonymous said...

I love the vintage items and your colors look good enough to eat. Thanks for sharing.

PS: I love your dog too.

Dawn-Hydrangea Home said...

Your creative studio is beautiful. You have so many great pieces in there. And a great inspiring view! Thanks so much for visiting!

Jane said...

I am a little late getting to all of the beautiful creative spaces and I'm glad I finally got to yours. You have a wonderful, organized studio and I love all the vintage items. Thanks for sharing.

wendy humphreys said...

Hi Kim! Your site looks wonderful!
Love the tour, would love to see
more beautiful flowers,I adore them.
Oh! Happy Birthday hope your day
was a great one!

Elyse said...

hi kim!

what a wonderful tour of your space. all of your fleurs are so pretty. your love for your sister comes beaming through this post. so heartwarming!

some real inspiration here! thank you for sharing.


Holly said...

Thank you for the tour of your space! It is nice to meet you! You did a wonderful job setting up this area (I checked out the before pics), and I am sure it inspires wonderful works. Have a great day!

Boogdoodle Beads said...

Wow. You've collected some really beautiful pieces and have really made a wonderful place for yourself. What a creative person you are! I also love the design of your blog. You've done a very nice job. May I ask what program you use to create your amazing graphics?

I like your advice about surrounding myself with things that inspire me. I think my space is really utilitarian right now, and after seeing so many studios that are also beautiful places, I feel I need to make some changes over time to make my space more of a place that is both useful and inspires.

M.L. @ The House of Whimsy said...

This post was SO FUN to read and look at!! You've worked wonders here. I'm so glad you took a bunch of close-ups of all your charming things. And what a great idea with the pages on the window!!!

Javajune said...

I so love your space it's feminine and simply gorgeous. Love all the little flowers and wonderful touches in every corner.

Michelle (Shell) May said...

Lovely! Truly lovely! That piece you sister Kerri dis is gorgeous! Very talented. Georgie is a cutie pie!
Thanks for letting me visit with you! I had a great time!
bunny hugs,

FrenchGardenHouse said...

ummmm, hello!! Now that you'ved become instant blogging royalty, it's time for you teach KERRI how to blog. Loving it. 64 comments and counting. :)

xoxo Lidy

debi @ life in my studio said...

Kim, Thanks for the tour of your lovely creating space...everything is soooo pretty.
I LOVE your blog...beautiful!
Hugs, Debi

Her Art Nest said...

What an amazing space to create! It is so relaxing and your blog is really quite amazing! ~Nan

Elena Lai Etcheverry said...

I found you through Michelle Cummings' blog and I am so glad i did. your space is beautiful! I love your style and will be back for sure! thank you for the inspiration.

Artzy Heart said...

Thanks for sharing you space. Your dogs are really cute!

Sara's Sweet Surprise said...

Hello Kim~ I forgot to mention I grew up in So.Cal (where my family still resides). I'm a OC gal at heart. After I married...we moved to the PNW that was 27 years ago. Seeing the sunshine streaming into your living room makes me crave CA.
There are sooo many flea markets and antique shops there to explore. Not to mention the treasures to be bought!
Open (antique) markets aren't conducive with our inclement weather.
The broken mirror that was repurposed into the framed with linen was a wonderfully creative way to display your pretty collection. I'll have to keep that in mind.

Sweet wishes,