I've been waiting for today for a long time... after visiting and re-visiting (and yes, even re-re-visiting) all the beautiful blogs from last year's "Where Bloggers Create 2011", I have been anxiously awaiting 2012's Where Bloggers Create party so I can play along too!
Oh and what's a party without a special surprise? Details await you at the end of the post.
Be warned... there are a TON of images, but not a lot of text ;) As always, click on them to biggify.
|View from the couch across the room|
|My main desk|
|Lots of room to spread out; my laptop resides here when I'm not creating|
|A closer look at my desktop: |
I love to use a variety of old tarnished silver to store brushes, pencils, scissors...
|My thrift-store bunny keeps me company!|
|An 1894 Diem and Wing order form - |
the paper company inscribed on my 5 drawer cabinet under this watchmaker's cabinet
|A peek inside my desktop cabinets that keep all my teenie embellies and supplies handy|
|Wooden sheep, brass and wood ruler and calipers, |
Victorian clip, hook and card holder and some framed antique keys
|Antique paper cutter dispenses paper towels to the left of the main desk|
|Shelves over desk store Copic refills, chalks, pastels and more crafting tools|
An antique sad iron makes a great bookend!
|Vintage art and office supplies - the Savabrush cleaner is from 1915|
|Bulletin boards with vintage postcards|
|Stamps in vintage printers trays, mirror tray with silver,|
china and antique door knobs
|Old Kraft cheese box holds my ATC cards and sleeves just right|
|My sewing and stamping desk to the right of my main desk|
|Small ink pad storage with vintage toy Singer sewing machine on top|
|One of my favorites... an uber-cute antique copper and velvet squirrel pincushion|
|A vintage wooden cassette tape holder is perfect to store distress inks!|
Old watch parts and antique keys in my Queen Elizabeth II teacup and saucer
|Antique writing vignette - including my 1939 copy of "Gone With The Wind" |
and an 1869 edition of "Typical Selections from English Authors"
|Glitter and embossing powders in a variety of salt and pepper shakers|
|Glitter close up|
|My home-made cabinet with it's new facelift|
(wood drawer fronts cover the clear plastic Sterlite drawers)
|12 X 12 paper rack I got from an LSS that closed down|
|Antique Putz sheep, Victorian photo album, frame, jar and 2 old scales|
|My candlestick phone (circa 1908) and vintage game pieces|
|Breadbox open; a perfect place to store my handmade cards|
|Seating area across the room from the main desk|
|Clock and a shelf I made using Victorian cast iron brackets|
|Antique lantern, wedding tray and a silver tray used as a magnet board|
Of course, the "Lady of the Studio" looks on
|I found this sheep in the basement of a flower shop out of town |
A cow and goat bell accompany him atop a wicker suitcase
|West wall: well, I need some kind of entertainment whilst creating!|
The authentic Union Jack flag is 75 years old
|Coke case is perfect to display a few tiny knick knacks|
|Shelves and cutting station: My Cuttlebug and Cricket (and a few birdcages...)|
|Punches, flowers, lace and stamps in binders|
|Antique chocolate box with thrift store lace|
|Two of my birdcages with my recently-created bird picture|
|Birdcage from the UK, folding ruler, plant in old cookie jar|
|Scrabble tile magnets|
|Cards, plate, vintage figurines and flower frog|
|Plate inscribed on the back: "To Mrs Bell, Merry Xmas From Flossie 1905"|
|Vintage postcards in cast iron holder from 1880s|
|My Supervisor: Dakotah QC, ORT|
(Quality Control and Official Ribbon Thief)
She hopes you have enjoyed your visit
Believe it or not, there are even MORE photos in this slideshow at Flickr. So if you're not too
I love to virtually "walk" through other's creative spaces, so I can't wait to visit all the other participants in this year's party! I hope you enjoyed your tour through mine.
Of course, none of this would be possible without the extremely talented and hard-working Karen over at My Desert Cottage. Thank you Karen! I am so grateful for allowing me to join the party for the very first time!
To express my sincere gratitude to all of you, I have put together a special GIFT package
including a silver tray, crocheted doily, three lace borders, four vintage Bingo cards, four small embellies (3 ribbon bows and a metal crown), two salt and pepper shakers (for your very own glitter!), a vintage piece of velvet with shell artwork (I removed from a frame for a recent project), the Scrabble tiles you see here, and
the two Queen Anne Fine Bone China teenie tiny cream and sugar! I can just imagine what little treasures these can hold for you in your own creative space. Of course this card made by myself will be in the package to you as well.
How can you win it? Well, if you would be so kind as to leave a comment and Follow Victorian Studio, your name will be in a random draw to be held Friday, August 31st, 2012. One lucky name will receive all the goodies above. Good luck!
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