Friday, July 15, 2016

Where Bloggers Create 2016 - A Room to Dream In



My studio started out as the 2nd guest room in our home,
which I quickly claimed as my space
Through the years of blogging
&
selling my handmade creations,
my studio has changed many many times
I truly believe a studio can be functioning,
as well as aesthetically pleasing at the same time
(this is the cleaned up version, trust me)
Drawn to neutral colors,
I've surrounded myself 
with softer hues to work in
A wrought iron garden table makes it into the studio -
I constantly move furniture around in our home
Using what you have is thrifty!
I create at the round pedestal table
and
usually my laptop is on the garden table 
My view from the garden bench
My sweet Sophie insisted on getting into the pictures
I am hoping to find a different desk and settee one day soon
The thrill of the hunt continues.....
When you collect as much as you sell, storage space is critical -
baskets, boxes and shelves are a must!
Keeping every corner styled in vintage
Blending collectibles with supplies for my shop
My home decor finds grows larger every month.....
so displaying decor in my studio is a must.
Rotating your decor saves money and you will always get to enjoy it again!
Thank goodness for this large wrought iron bakers rack!
Supplies Supplies Supplies
The studio closet is organized with Ikea baskets & carts
that are filled with antique / vintage laces / supplies
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The old shabby dresser is filled with antique French ephemera
I kid you not
My ever changing dresser top
The garden table sits in front of the window
and
allows great lighting for taking pictures
The shabby wall candle holder was
replaced with this gorgeous crown
Crown, you c o m p l e t e  me
My studio is where I find quiet mornings, inspiration
 &
now relaxation
I hope you've enjoyed your tour!
I hope you visit again soon!

Thank you to
Karen
of
for hosting an annual 

and

sharing with Courtney
of
for


64 comments:

  1. My dear Rhonda, your creative space is simply divine! I have so enjoyed visiting other blogs and seeing how unique each craft room is as each person's space shows their personality :) Yours took my breath away with its loveliness.

    Have a wonderful weekend! Hugs!

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    1. Thank you so much, Stephanie! Your kind words made my day!

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  2. Sweet Sister Crafter! Your space is so serene and peaceful! thank you so much for inviting us in! Love your space! And I'll be back soon!
    Sweet blessings, Chris

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  3. Your comment made me smile, Chris. Thanks so much for stopping in. I cannot wait to visit everyone's spaces!

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  4. I look forward to seeing your French Studio every year. It is always so beautiful in its french white decor. The new addition of the crown canopy is amazing!!!! Love love love that huge crown and its patina. Our studios are our place of repose aren't they? Thank you for sharing your sacred space with us and your french creations. I appreciate every item that I have purchased from your Shop and the lovely way that you wrap them all up. xx Kerrie

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    1. Thank you Kerrie, your words mean more to me than you know. I want to take a paint brush to the entire room but will hold off...lol

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  5. OOOHH la la! Love all the new changes you have incorporated! Your craft space is a respite for me too! Love your soft touches, and your heart!!
    I adore every single item I have ever received from your hands!
    Susanne

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    1. Thank you my friend, the feeling is returned! I cannot wait to see your new craft space!!

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  6. It's just so soft and relaxing. What a wonderful space to let your imagination free to create beautiful things. I'm loving this tour.

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    1. thank you so much for stopping in, Jocelyne!

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  7. Oh I just adore Shabby French. You have so many wonderful pieces Love Love

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    1. Many thanks! I love shabby French, too!

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  8. A very pretty room! Very inspirational! HUgs!

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    1. Thank you Cindy!! When people say they get inspired, I am so happy!

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  9. Definitely one of my most favourite studios to visit! I have watched each change you have made to your studio as the years have gone by and feel so relaxed and at peace whenever I am here.
    Like you my studio is my sanctuary and I certainly feel that when visiting you here!
    You have displayed your French style and art with such beauty and detail Rhonda.
    You know how much I love your creations dear friend,
    Thanks for sharing with us again!
    Hugs,
    Suzy

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    1. Suzy!! Your studio took my breath away. Your beatiful artwork and laces, I could linger for days. Thanks my friend, for stopping by and let me know if you need anything from studio...I will send it. xxoo

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    2. I certainly will dear Rhonda. I do pop in from time to time! Are you still selling from Etsy???
      xox

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  10. l really love the neutral colours in your studio and marvel at your discipline in keeping it that way, everything looks so co-ordinated and organised, yet beautiful and inspiring. l too love the crown moulding it's a special piece, and what a great idea to bring in the garden table to work on...thanks so much for sharing.

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    1. I hope it stays this clean for a bit longer. If I am sewing, that is when all the fabric, laces and supplies get all over my studio. I try to clean up after each project, try. Thank you so much for stopping in.

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  11. I love that you have a place to sit, rest, read and enjoy your beautiful space! that settee is just perfect! Maybe a peek into your closet next year? Would love to see how you maximize your storage there. thanks for sharing!!

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    1. I place to sit was my priority this time round. I wanted a small daybed but that wasn't going to fit. The garden bench works for now. Yes, I plan on taking photos of my storage soon. I love how everyone organizes their supplies. thanks so much for stopping in.

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  12. How beautiful! Relaxing and cozy, inviting and full of beauty! You have lovely pieces! I especially love that little metal piece hanging above the dresser! Such a sweet piece! You have the eye for pretty things and they all work well together to make spots of beauty! Thank you so much for sharing your space with us! Hugs! Doni

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    1. I'm telling you, between vintage fleas and antique stores, I find so much vintage goodness. I've had that metal piece for so long. It works. thanks for stopping in Doni! xx

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  13. Rhonda your Creative Sanctuary is so Tranquil and soothing to the Soul, no wonder you Enjoy this Space so much! I've always Enjoyed your Creations and now to see where the Magic happens and you are daily Inspired was a Treat! Blessings from the Arizona Desert... Dawn... TheBohemian

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    1. Dearest Dawn, you have the studio of your dreams. Your collections are stunning. So happy you stopped in today!! Maybe one day we will run into each other at Sweet Salvage. xxoo

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  14. I love, love your creative spirit and space. You are so creative. I have so of your creations on my imagine board. Di

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    1. Really? Oh, that means the world to me Diane! So happy you stopped in.

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  15. GOod morning mon amie! I saw this yesterday but was in a rush! How gorgeous is your place, and I see we both share a love for coronas! My studio would be incomplete without mine!

    Thank you for all the loveliness you create for us!

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    1. Morning mon amie! I love my corona and yes, I saw yours and obsessed until I found one...she's a big one! Thank you so much for stopping in. xxoo

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  16. A beautiful creative haven...pure serenity mon amie. I adore your studio and you!

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    1. I've concentrated on my studio for so long, I need to create now! I'm so happy you stopped in mon amie! Our almost daily chats are never enough, I need to plan another trip East!

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    2. The Studio....Grotto...and MOI are here with open arms Mon Amie! Come East to witness the beautiful Fall foliage! Oh how delightful THAT would be...right? ;)

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  17. Supplies, supplies, supplies. Sophie, Sophie, Sophie. Everything looks delightful and peaceful. Love your collections. I'm glad to see your full studio space. I always wonder about the sizes of your creations in the photos you post on your usual blog posts. Now I have a reference point. Keep up the great work, Rhonda.
    Hugs and blessings,
    Marrianna

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    1. Many thanks Marrianna, this event was so much fun!

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  18. Such a beautiful creative space. Now I see why you create such beautiful treasures in this gorgeous space. Little Sophie even matches your creative space. Adorable. Happy Week End.
    Kris

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    1. Thank you sweet Kris! I'm so happy you stopped in. xxoo

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  19. Oh be still my heart!!! Your studio is so calm and serene!! I just love it! We will have to plan another junking outing and see if we can find you that table!!! Thank you for joining the party my friend. :)
    xoxox,
    Karen

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    1. I wouldn't miss your party for anything! I needed to pull it together anyway. Now I can start creating again! Yes, let's go junkin' real soon!

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  20. I so enjoyed seeing your room. You have made it a very comfortable looking place to spend time. Such beauty to behold. I'm afraid I might be tempted to sit and simply look around and forget to create more. Lovely. I'm so glad I stopped by.

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    1. I so get that, I have been simply sitting in there, enjoying the cleaned up space. Now, I really need to get going....thanks for stopping in.

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  21. It is all so very lovely! You must get all kinds of inspiration with creating there. :) Jo

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    1. I really do! I just open a drawer and start! Thank you so much for stopping in.

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  22. A most beautiful and adorable studio, dear Rhonda. It looks lovely and serene there, and you are sure to feel calmness when there, working or enjoying. There are so many fabulous pieces, I wish I could find near here, lol, and all your collections with French ephemera are gold and joy for my eyes.
    Thank you for showing us, sweetie.
    Hugs, Dorthe, xx

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    1. Thank you so much Dorthe! I wish you could visit my studio, too.
      Hugs, Rhonda

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  23. Just fantastic!! Love all the gold accents. :)

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    1. I'm drawn to gold pieces, I find them all over! Thank you so much for stopping in.

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  24. What an enchanting room, Rhonda!
    It looks like a french county retreat, so tranquil and peaceful!
    I sure would like to sit on your little bench and enjoy all the beauty surrounding me, with the crown over me I would feel like a queen.
    Thanks for sharing your incredible space!
    Diana

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    1. Many thanks Diana for your sweet comment. I'm so happy you stopped in.
      I love crowns, too!!

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  25. You have a LOVELY space to create in. Did I miss the type of things you create? I'm sure they are lovely!

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    1. Thank you Marlynne! I didn't post any images of my creations, I've been blogging for so long, I assumed everyone knew what I create. I should have known new visitors would want to know. I am a mixed media artist and usually create a variety of pieces. I use images from antique holy cards from France, to vintage jewelry pieces I find. My sidebar has a shop you can visit, if you want. Thanks so much for stopping in.

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  26. Oh Rhonda, I just knew your space would be beautiful! So peaceful and inspirational! No wonder you create such lovely pieces! Happy creating, Cindy

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    1. Thank you Cindy! It took months to get my studio this way but was worth the work. I cannot wait to get in there and create!

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  27. Rhonda,

    This very blog hop was how I found you 8 years ago now!! Your space is always lovely, always and inspiration and always peaceful. I wish I could make my space look half as beautiful. You are one of my very favorites stops each year on WBC. Thanks for sharing .

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    1. Thank you so much Maureen! I truly appreciate your visit and kind words.

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  28. Changing your decor around is a really nice idea. Once I get organized, I usually don't change things in my studio...the rest of my home yes, but not my studio. I think I will have to rethink and make occasionally changes. At least seasonal. You studio is both interesting and calming at the same time. A very unique trait. Thanks for sharing with us. I will be visiting often.

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  29. Thank you for 5he look around your creative space, it looks lovely! You have some beautiful vintage pieces, I especially like the wrought iron piece on the wall. I love your wooden floor too, it's such a gorgeous colour!

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  30. Lovely room! I really like all the vintage pieces and the crown canopy!

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  31. Lovely room! I really like all the vintage pieces and the crown canopy!

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  32. Beautiful, light, and airy studio! What a wonderful space for being creative! Thanks for the tour.
    Cathy

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  33. beautiful space-so much great "stuff" (follow you on instagram so i loved seeing your space)

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  34. WOW!! SO beautiful and elegant!! A truly lovely creative space!! Thanks for sharing it!!
    Hugs,
    Deb

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  35. Hi Rhonda, I love seeing where your space of creativity and how it has evolved. You have added all the collective beauty that inspires the very work in delve in soulfully salvaging what inspires and inspires the new care takers of your art.

    It really has come along way my dear, and I bet it's a space you love to be in most of your time.

    I have to say the poetic words you wrote the inspired your space is heartfelt, the best I have read in a long time that planted itself in my creative space and self.

    Xx
    Doré

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  36. Dearest Rhonda
    what a beautiful room you have created. I can easally understand how you are inspired to do your wonderful things in there. I wish I had your ability to make som many lovely things.You are really amazing.
    Thanks for sharing these lovely pictures.

    Blessings from Denmark
    Lone

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  37. Rhonda- I'm totally in awe of your stunning craft room. It's more than a creative space really, it's a beautiful place to dream. You have stunning treasures!! And everything is so wonderfully displayed. I'd love so much to have a nice large room like you. Thanks so much for these truly lovely photos:)
    Vicki

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I hope you found some inspiration today.
Rhonda of A Little Bit French