My Alpine Home

Saturday, July 11, 2015

Where Bloggers Create

Hello, and welcome!
(I am joining two special parties.  Click HERE if you are visiting from Vanessa's  Mad Tea Party)

This is the third year that I have joined Karen's wonderful
Where Bloggers Create party.


 
 
It's a party that I look forward to every year!
 
I must admit that I have hardly changed a thing in my creative space.
 
 
 
Yesterday  when I was in there tidying things up a little so that I could snap photos I decided I would show you what the barn doors look like closed.
 
 
I was even excited to see what it looked like.  Can you believe that I haven't closed them since we finished the room 3 years ago?  lol!
 
I just like looking at my 'stuff'!
 
I love anything numbered so the minute I spied these baskets at Home Goods I snatched them up.
 
 



Baskets and bottles fill every nook and cranny.





I received this cute heart box filled with treasures from a Valentine exchange.  I've used a lot of it, but it was too cute to store out of sight.




 
 
My favorite place to shop for bottles is thrift shops.  I love using old sugar containers for bits of ribbon and trim. 
 I pick them up for $1.

 
 

I also have a weakness for any type of vintage storage.  Metal or wood.

 
 The drawers in the bottom box are perfect for 12 x 12 paper.
I've debated about painting the two vintage boxes, but I kind of like their time worn look.

 
 
Love old muffin tins for corralling little goodies!
 
 
I painted a few old wooden bowls to hold small items for a particular project.
 
 
Little shakers are perfect for those little embellishments.
 
 
 
 
 
I scored this rolling table at a yard sale for $2.  Perfect accessory next to my craft table.
 
 
My work table is an old laundry table.
Every year I think I will make cloth bags to hang from the hooks and it hasn't happened yet.
 
 
My heart soared when I spied this cabinet at a damaged goods store last year.
It satisfied two of my loves:  numbers and cubbies.
 



But what I really love about it, is that it really isn't small cubbies.  Yeah cubbies are great, but where was I going to store my three filing cabinets of paper and kits?
 
Four sections of the bottom cubbies open up to be three doors.  Perfect indeed!  Meant to be if you ask me.  :)

 
The top three open up to a total of 6 drawers.  Really holds lots of goodies!


See that drawer #7?
That leads me to another two of my favorites.
The number 7 and the letter O.
 
I have plenty of them in this room.
 
O is for Olson of course, and 7 because we have 7 in our family and my birthday is in July.
 

This desk once belonged to my daddy.  He passed away when I was 9 months old so it holds a special place in my heart.


 


 
 
 
 
Recently I picked up a box of these darling bird cards at an estate sale.
 
 
I strung them across the shelves so I could enjoy the pretty bird images for a while.
 

Some other storage items:
 
a magazine rack holds music and books for paper crafts.
A basket full of crinkle paper and moss
 



A decorated wooden crate holds scrapbooks.  The one in front was my mothers.

 
Trays and small baskets are perfect for keeping craft items
 close by.
 
 


I found the thread caddy at a flea for $5.




I'll leave you with a few shots of the room.
 
(more numbered cubbies)
 
 







 
Now that I tidied my room for this post I wonder if I can get back to finishing this?
 
I want to cover the twig nest I made from the trimmings of my trumpet vine with moss, feathers, and bits of paper and fabric.
Build my own nest, sort of speak.
 

And cover the eggs with old stamps.

 
Thanks for visiting and I hope you enjoyed my 'creative space'.
 
Looking forward to seeing your special place!
hugs,
Jann

79 comments:

Cerri said...

Your studio is lovely!
Thanks so much for sharing!

FlowerLady Lorraine said...

What a nice creative space! I love your different storage units.

Happy Creating ~ FlowerLady

Kim said...

Be still my beating heart!! Oh my, your creative space is truly gorgeous, Jann. So, so many things to look at, so, so many treasures to delight in. Love, love, love the wooden cabinet with the drawers; now that was a find. I should think you would never want to come out of this beautiful room.....but then, it seems to me every nook of your amazing home is filled with visual delights!!

Michellee said...

I love all your vintage pieces.. Your creative space is truely beautiful... Thanks for sharing your AMAZING space.

Shelia said...

Oh, my goodness! What a space you have! Love that huge filing cabinet you found and all of the storage area it gives you. You just have everything perfectly pretty! I'm not jealous! :)
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

janie said...

Oh My goodness.....I am drooling over your room. It is wonderful. Can I move in!!!!

JUst love your cabinet of drawers.....One of these is on my wish list for sure.

I am afraid if I had a room like yours I would never leave. It is perfect. Exactly like I dream my room should be.

Enjoy and thanks for sharing, Janie

Kim said...

What a lovely, ample room to create in! I have a teeny tiny cabinet in my basement family room, overflowing with stuff. I want a room just like yours!

camp and cottage living said...

Jan
Your room is certainly evidence of your creativity! It is just full of so many creative displays.
I love that you are able to have your father's desk. Those pieces that my father made for me are the ones most dear to me too.

Salmagundi said...

Even your space is creative!! Enjoyed the tour. Sally

Fairhope Supply Co. said...

When Jesus said, "I go to prepare a place for you," I think this is the room he was talking about for me (If I'm really, really good!). LOVE everything in it and completely understand why you wouldn't close the doors. The display itself is art!

Christine said...

I could get lost for days, looking at everything close up.
What a special place!

Art and Sand said...

I have seen many beautiful creative spaces so far this morning, but yours is the only one that completely speaks to ME.

love ... love ... love ... love ... love ... okay, I'll stop.

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

Jann,
I need to come back and look more but I wanted to just let you know how much I love this space!! I love the barn doors and the color of them. The laundry table is so charming and that Library Cabinet is to die for!!!

Thanks so much for visiting. I re-did my Craft Room this year and had to share it in 2 different posts!! Stop by when you can...

Hugs,
Deb

Sandra Kaye said...

Loved this walk through!!! I really think your cubby you found is awesome and perfect. I love wooden cubbies..which I had room for more:):) Thanks for sharing!!!

20 North Ora said...

OMG! You are so organized! I loved walking thru your craft room with the beautiful photos. Don't know how you keep everything so neat! Mine is a disaster!

Judy

Leanne said...

don't paint those lovely wooden drawers! *sigh* You have a lovely space.

mjmaterazo said...

i love your space! so functional & pretty at the same time. i would be inspired working in there. tfs! enjoy your weekend. xo- maryjo
https://maryjomaterazo.typepad.com

Consider It All Joy said...

Oh Jann, I love your space but I mostly love that you own a special piece that belonged to your dad, how wonderful! I can imagine you sitting and creating great pieces in that room with all those great supplies and storage ideas. How fun! Happy Creating, Cindy

Kristi Schurr said...

Your space is absolutely delightful! I adore all of basket and cubby storage. I especially love the vignette of your father's desk and that gorgeous old typewriter! Swoon♥

Mary@mydogsmygardenandmary said...

Oh Jann, what a great creative room. you are so organized.
Everything is perfect. I love the barn door. Can you come and help me organize my mess? LOL
Thanks so much for the great ideas.
Hugs,
Mary

Diana Seal said...

Hi Jann, I love your beautiful space! There is so much detail, all the vintage goodies, just beautifully done!
Thanks for sharing your great space!

Beverly Flores said...

What a wonderful place to be creative!!! I love your barn doors and your bright yellow! I really love your spool display. I have some of the jars that you have with your crystals in them. I have two different sizes and I love them so much. Thank you for sharing your crafty space, it is just beautiful. Hugs, Beverly

Rose L said...

Love the tall cabinet with all the drawers! And those barn doors are so cool! I look forward to getting my craft room organized once the painting is done, shelves hung, etc.

Becky Craig said...

I love your vintage style. You've got so many awesome pieces and flea market finds! This is a fun and cheerful space. Thanks for sharing!

The Victorian Girl said...

Okay Jann, I know you're a quilter. So where are you hiding your sewing machine? What a great room full of cool things for organizing your "stuff"!

AnnMarie aka Vintage Junkie aka NaNa said...

I want to go shopping in your creative space! What a lovely room and those barn doors are dynamite! I have been watching a lot of HGTV lately and those doors are the thing to have. Actually your room could be featured in an HGTV show!

The Junque Seeker said...

So much to love in this room, but those barn doors might be my favorite!

Linda @ A La Carte said...

I have a corner and it's messy but it's a start for me and a creative space!! Yours is amazing, I want to add more storage soon!

Carol said...

Wow, your space is so fun! I really like all the different pieces of furniture you have utilized, plus all of the little cute containers holding bits & bobs. Thank you for sharing your creative space.

Maureen Hayes said...

WOW, you have really scored some wonderful finds at garage sales, flea markets and vintage stores!! Your room is swoon worthy for sure!

Cindy Rasley said...

Great craft room! Lots fun!

Connie said...

It is truly hard to find words for your space. I love the mix of banners, supplies, art and antiques. If this isn't candy for our eyes then I don't know my candy . . . and I have always had a sweet tooth for eye candy :) Your cubby cabinet is wonderful . . .what a fine! I love so many things . . . not to forget to mention your rooster. Did you make him? He is adorable. Thank you for let me come in and peek around, I have had a lovely visit.
Connie :)

bobbie said...

What an adorable space! I love all your personalized and decorated storage options, and that cubby is fabulous! Thanks for the look-round!

Stephanie said...

Oh my...Oh my...OH MY! What a gorgeous craft space, my friend! You must spend hours upon hours in there...I know I would :) I love your sweet thread holder and all the jars make me happy :)

Thanks for sharing your sweet space with us. Hugs to you!

Karen Garrard said...

WOW...... Jann what an amazing crafty space you have here. Where do I start??? Well I love the ruler crate, the barn doors, Vintage storage drawers, Cameras, Oh and my heart stopped beating at the Underwood, (which I have on my wishlist) ok...... I've regained consciousness now, moving along I am also in love with the huge set of drawers that are actually cupboards and bigger drawers, what a fabulous find. Thanks so much for sharing. Karen.x

Deborah Weber said...

Oh what a fabulous fun place!

Anne's Attic - Design said...

Jann I feel so special that I got to see this amazing room in person! It is so full of your darling personality. Have a wonderful weekend. Hugs, Jo

Grantham Lynn said...

Oh I love your space. Those doors are just fabulous. I love your creative way to organize and store. That storage unit is great too.
Thanks for joining the linky party and sharing your space.

Trina said...

I haven't stopped thinking of this creative space for the last two weeks (when I had the privilege of seeing it in person). It is a creative woman's dream room. But it does have Jann written in every nook and cranny, so full of joy, whimsy, fun, and inspiration.

Penny @ Penny's Vintage Home said...

I love, love, love, love that cubby cabinet! What a delightful place to create...thank you for sharing...hugs..

sandi s said...

I absolutely love your studio and all your wonderful treasures! Thank you for sharing all your pictures. Your barn doors are just wonderful. Hugs,

Junkchiccottage said...

Jann,
Your creative studio is so awesome. I loved going through all the pictures. Love the yellow barn doors too sweet.
Just a beautiful space to create.
Kris

Laura Lane said...

Now I REALLY want to come and play at your house!

It's terrific and so organized!

Blessings from Harvest Lane Cottage,
Laura

bj said...

What a beautiful and useful creative space you have made for yourself. I love everything and love how organized you've made it....and...
it's a pretty room, too. :)

Halle said...

I love all the vintage containers!! I'm slowing picking up some fun ones to keep supplies tidy but pretty and at the ready. I aspire to have a creative space as pretty and functional as yours one day. Just got to get those kids off to college so I can take over a room. :)
Halle #58

Rhonda said...

Oh, your studio oozes vintage!! I am enjoying everyone's storage ideas, love the party!

Rhonda said...

Oh, your studio oozes vintage!! I am enjoying everyone's storage ideas, love the party!

Rhonda said...

Oh, your studio oozes vintage!! I am enjoying everyone's storage ideas, love the party!

Cathy, 1929 Charmer Cottage said...

A great creative space, and what a large space you have! I'm just starting on my creative space since hubs kicked me out of the other one! But I love having a whole room to myself! I have 4 sewing machines and I need to get rid of one of two! Love how organized you are too!

Karen Valentine said...

Jann I am so happy you joined the party again!! It could never change from to year and would love to still come visiting! I adore the barn doors and wish I had enough space on either side of my closet to do the same thing. Super cute! But of course, my favorite things remains and always will be that divine cabinet you found. I agree, it is perfect with it's faux cubby drawers! Have fun at the party!
xo,
Karen

Lori said...

Wow! LOVE! I just adore all the ways you have stored and organized your goodies. This is a wonderful space. I want to play in it! I absolutely am in love with that old laundry table, now a work desk. And the cabinet of cubbies---how wonderful for you that you found such a bargain! I'm so glad I stopped by. I am inspired to use some of your ideas for my room.

KayC. said...

Love your "cubbies"! What a great find. Thanks for sharing your creative space.

L J Dogsmom said...

Happy Birthday Month!
Thank you for sharing your beautiful space.

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

Oh my gosh, Jann, what a great space you have! Love those barn doors. They were the first thing to catch my eye when I started to read your post. It's funny that you never close them. Sometimes our supplies are so pretty we just want to look at them and not keep them closed away.

Love the size of your space and the natural light. Maybe you will get to those fabric bags this year. I know I always feel inspired to do something in my space after this particular linky party. That cabinet you found is great! I love that the bottom opens up as doors. I'd love to be able to have a piece like that in my space.

Thanks so much for sharing your space! Happy Birthday! My Mom and granddaughter share July as a birthday month, too.

pamelahuntington said...

Oh.. this is a truly lovely space to create.. I love the little surprises everywhere..!
Pamela

cynthia lee designs said...

Love, love, love your creative space!!! I was going to share my creative space, but life got in the way. I hope to be back blogging in the next few days.
~Cindy

Heather Maxwell said...

Jann, what a great space! Love all those drawers (even the ones that are secretly not) and the barn doors are fabulous! Beautiful displays!

lynn cockrell said...

What an awesome space to create in, Jann! Filled with nostalgia and fun. A great place to relax and be inspired!

Wilma said...

Hello Jann,

What a great creative space you have! All the vintage items
are so wonderful to be surrounded by.
I'm sure you love to be there.
The cabinet with the cubbie drawers is gorgeous !
and I LOVE your work table !! You have so much items to play with !
Thank you for sharing.
Happy creating !!

Wilma, Shabby Royale.

Pendra said...

I could move in tomorrow! I adore your worktable, that sweet yellow barn door, your cubbies drawers...and all the metal, wood, glass jars and little creative ways to hold all your treasures! Thanks for sharing!

Geralyn Gray said...

LOVE everything!!!! Love that the seats are comfy looking, I always save heart shaped boxes too for supplies, especially for supplies to use for valentine making.

Gwen Simmons said...

What a lovely space! I so love all your vintage and thrifted pieces. Beautiful studio-- love the bar
n doors. Thanks for the tour.
Best Wishes,
Gwen from A Glitch in Time

Jillian's Bella Rosa Antiques said...

Such a neat space....I love all of the little details! And that cubby drawer cabinet-awesome!

Mari Brown and Colourblob said...

Love, love your space! Many things that I like about it, but the barn doors... Yummy!!! You picked a really nice yellow for them and they look brilliant with the otherwise mostly white on white décor. Super storage compartments and baskets. All very pretty!
Great tour! so will have to come back and check out rest of your posts.

must love junk said...

Jann, I just love your creative space! So many fun elements like that rolling cart and those fantastic drawer cubbies (be still my heart!)
Susan

Diane said...

I love every little nook, crany and cubbie. So much eye candy.
Thanks for sharing

A Joyful Cottage said...

Great space, Jann. I love everything you've done, and you've given me lots of ideas for my new workroom (or should I say FUNroom?). As always, I admire your ability to make a room sing. Hugs, Nancy

C.D. Loken said...

Oh my goodness, Jann- your creative space is absolutely amazing! There is so much to LOVE-the barn doors, the vintage boxes, the cabinet-and that laundry table-WOW!! No wonder you are always coming up with so many lovely and creative things!

My thrift store addiction said...

Jann, what a delightful room and so much space! I adore that fabulous barn door and the drawer cabinet too ~ love your style, friend! Blessings, Cecilia

Linda said...

Jann- Love your room and I would love to have found the thread caddy for my MIL! She's impossible to buy for but I know she would LOVE something like that!

See you at the party soon,

LINDA
Bestoflongislandandcentralflorida

Stacey said...

That is one awesome space, Jann! I'm jealous.

Shirley@Housepitality Designs said...

Wow..your creative space is phenomenal....filled with many great antiques and love that yellow barn store and you certainly scored on that damaged goods cabinet!....I can sit here for a long while take in every wonderful detail of the room...you must love creating your beautiful things in that beautiful and every so functional room!

SpicingUpIdaho said...

Your craft room is so unique, and a delight to look at all the amazing ways you've found to store, collect, and create! What joy this room must give you, to be able to play and create in this special place! :)

Melissa said...

Wow Jann, what a fantastic creative space! You've managed to make it unique and personalized, while at the same time keeping it organized. I especially like the rolling cart and the storage console disguised as small little cubbies. Very clever!

Sea Cottage said...

Wonderful storage ideas in your studio.

Jacqueline said...

Wow, what a wonderful place for storage! All so beautiful and unique!

Cathy said...

Very awesome creative space! Your storage ideas are great and I love the way you've displayed your collections. I'm glad that I got to stop in!
Cathy
CraftyCat

USS Crafty said...

I could craft here! I love the cabinet, your desk, and the barn doors! Such a great crafting space!!!

Navy Wifey Peters @ The Submarine Sunday Link Party

Lynnae said...

Very pretty. Thank you for sharing.