Thursday, July 14, 2011

Welcome To My Studio

Thanks for joining me for the Where Bloggers Create party hosted by Karen @ My Desert Cottage.  
I am very happy to be participating again this year.  This party has always been a great motivator for me to get my space cleaned and organized.

The basic pieces in my space haven't changed much since last year but I did add a little something new here and there to help the space work better for me. 

I had a couple of goals when getting organized this year: 
1.  To have things displayed more visibly so I knew where things were. 
 2.  To use use the old boxes and containers I've accumulated over the years for display and storage.                          
 Some people in my family think this makes for a very cluttered looking room.  Cluttered to them, organized to me!

So, on to the tour!  I hope you enjoy it.

The anchor piece in the room is my antique cubby.
This has always been one of my favorite pieces and it's fun to fill with photos and little found treasures.
My mother's first sewing machine, a 1948 Singer Featherweight, is displayed on top of the cubby.  My mom taught me how to sew on this machine and I'm very happy to have this sewing machine displayed in my studio.
Old bread boxes and wood boxes were put to use for storage.  I finally got smart and labeled the boxes so I knew what was inside.
The shelf above the cubby was a thrift store find and it was a perfect size to hang above the cubby for more storage and display.
This year my laces and trims hang underneath the cubby from a white, chippy towel bar.
The clips slide right over the towel bar making the trims easily accessible.
Underneath the right side of the cubby I hung the front of a 1926 Kolster radio.  The metal front is perfect for my magnets and to display an old photo or two.
To the right of the cubby is an old typewriter stand holding a German beer crate full of paints, glues and other supplies.
Above it hangs a spice cabinet repurposed to hold small bits and pieces used in projects.
I recently found this wonderful green cabinet and couldn't resist the chippy paint.  It's now hanging above the spice cabinet.
On the wall to the right of the cubby hangs another old shelf.
I pictured this shelf in last years post and I haven't made any changes to it since then.
The shelf system pictured below has been hanging since last year too.
Two large wood boxes supported by iron brackets hold a lot of various supplies.
I did whitewash the boxes since last year to update their look.
Since one of my goals was to keep things more visible, I hung all of my keys on the box to keep them front and center.
This wall of photos is across from the wall with the cubby.
I contemplated removing the photos to utilize the wall space for more storage but I like this display of family photos too much to take them down.
To the right of the photo wall is the corner that my dress form "Shirley" calls home.
I've utilized the wall space behind Shirley to hang doilies and vintage handkerchiefs.
And above her I hung a vintage drying rack to hang embroidered pieces.
I'm very fortunate that my studio space gets a lot of natural light with three windows on one wall.
In front of the windows I placed a wire rack with eight locker baskets.
I've had the locker baskets for a few years but I just found the wire rack at an antique store a couple of weeks ago.  I'm so happy to finally get my locker baskets out in the open for storage and display.
To the right of the wire rack is a $5.00 thrift store find that is another great piece to hold more of my supplies.
The freshly painted tool box on top is put into service to store bottles of game pieces and hold some of the magnets that I've made.
And tucked into the corner is my shopping cart filled with rolled papers and maps.
Hanging above the shopping cart is a shelf from a vintage trunk displaying a couple of apothecary jars and a few thread spools.
And what's a studio space without a television?
I found a little more storage by placing a vintage suitcase filled with sheet music under my TV (the TV sits to the left of my antique cubbie).
I decided that the red curtains I've had hanging in this room were too dark and heavy looking.  I took them down and created a new window treatment by clipping vintage dress patterns to a piece of rusty, garden fencing.  I found a crocheted window topper in my stash of stuff and clipped it to the underside of the patterns.
My version of a quick, no-sew window treatment.
Rather than have all of the patterns stored away in a box, I get to enjoy the wonderful graphics every time I'm in the room.
I don't think my pictures really show off this window treatment to it's best advantage.
Another addition to the window area are two old, wood, time card holders.
(This was an earlier photo when one of the the holders was hanging on the wall in my studio).
The wood frames between the windows in this room were the perfect size to hang the time card holders.
The slots in the holder are great to store and display some vintage packages of trims.
I'm almost finished but there is one more thing to look at on your way out.
Hanging on the door is the holder I made from an old piano roll.
I filled it with old photos and cabinet cards that I will use for projects.
But until I get to those projects, I think it's a nice way to store and display the photos.
Thank you very much for stopping by for a visit!
I know you had to endure a lot of photos and I hope you enjoyed the tour!!

If you want to step inside more studios be sure and head over to My Desert Cottage for a list of the bloggers participating in the party this year.  I can't wait to see all of the beautiful spaces being linked.

Have a wonderful weekend!

Jane

169 comments:

  1. I love your space and I am so copying the piano roll hanger. I already have the roll. That is way cool!

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  2. Jane your place is to die for!!! I love absolutely everything in your room!
    WOW! Can I be you?
    Susan xo

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  3. What a great room! You must really have fun in there.

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  4. You must get so much joy being in this space, Jane! I'm sure it's a great escape for you, too. I love how your organization and storage is also decoration. The lace on the rulers is a wonderful touch and I like that you can see everything. I'm like that, too. If I can't see it I don't think I have it and that's when I wind up buying duplicate stuff.

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  5. I'm speechless! Absolutely Fabulous...you are so creative, love all the funky items you use to store!

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  6. I don't do much creating but I would just to have a space like yours. I have been a dealer so long I have always sold the cool things. Not any more I'm keeping the cool stuff. You have so inspired me.
    Thanks really,
    Lisa

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  7. Jane I would love just to visit your space and take in everything. So much to look at and enjoy. I can see one of the reasons you are so creative, this space is amazing.

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  8. Jane,

    I am thrilled to visit you first this year..Of course I remember so much from other posts and past years parties and I am happy to see the new touches and love them all. Delightful and so dear to this organized gal's heart. <3

    Enjoy the party :D

    xxx
    z

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  9. Jane, you have so many great collections. You could open a store and make a mint I believe. Love your new chippy shelf and the vintage patterns are so cute hanging where you can enjoy them.

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  10. Jane - it is fabulous! can you come and organize my studio?!

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  11. Jane, your space is incredible. So many great ideas for using old pieces. I love the way you used the piano roll to display photos. I'm drooling!

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  12. Your space is filled with creativity. No surprise there. Loved it all! If you ever want to sell your alarm clock collection, holler my way.

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  13. I've said it before-you are the Queen of repurposing! You can see the most amazing possibilities in cast-offs and I love all of the storage pieces you use. The locker baskets are so great-you can see everything that is in them. Almost looks like a shoppe. My very faavorite thing in this space (besides your amazing cubby) is the fence and dress pattern valance! Brilliant! Who wouldn't be inspired in this room?
    Thanks for sharing your amazing talent with us Jane!
    xoxo
    Joyce

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  14. Jane, your studio is awesome!!
    Love it!!

    Cindy

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  15. You have one of the most wonderful spaces to create in that I have ever seen. I want to come play there with you. You could market your organizing skill, Jane. I love how you use vintage to store vintage. Your lace display is my favorite. The way they are rolled on rulers and hung on those clips is amazing. Mine are stuffed in a drawer. I know it was a lot of work getting ready for this event and I thank you for sharing with us.

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  16. Jane, you have the most amazing creative space and so many wonderful ideas. The lace and trim ruler holders are ingenious! Tam x

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  17. Oh my! I could get lost in your studio..like a little girl in a candy store! You are very creative with your way of decorating. You certainly have some great pieces on display!

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  18. I know you have been working hard on organizing your work room. You didn't let us down.
    If I had to choose ONE thing that I liked the best, it would be the way you displayed the lace on the rulers and clips. Or maybe it would be the locker baskets or vintage drying rack to hang embroidered pieces or ... I could go on and on!

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  19. I love all of the vintage things in your studio, and the creative way that you display everything! I just want to go in there and touch every little thing. I especially love that old garden fence that now holds patterns. Genius!

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  20. Jane, I've been waiting to see this space. It looks totally organized to me. I'm in awe. Wish I could get myself this organized, not that I have any of these awesome things. LOL
    I learned to sew on a Singer just like the one you have. My sister still has it. Love the cubby. It would be my favorite piece!

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  21. I have to tell you that I couldn't sleep the other night thinking of ways I want to decorate my laundry room and then your blog came to mind, and I am laying there while my husband snores. Finally I slink out of bed and dig under the bed and pull out a couple of old shelves and start working on my laundry room in the wee hours of the morning! That's how inspiring you are! :)

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  22. I enjoyed the tour again, Jane. It's always great to see your wonderful storing ideas and repurposed items. I can understand why you love your cubby so much. That's such a fantastic piece. Thank you for showing us around in your studio!
    xoxo,
    Julia

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  23. Of course I love it Jane.
    You are as creative with your storage ideas, as with all the things you do.
    Love the time clock display, and the piano roll holder for old photos.
    And love the holder for your wire baskets too.
    Maybe net year I will get inspired to fix up my room.

    blessings
    barbara jean

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  24. Jane, utterly amazing space! I love your use of older items and re-purposing all done in such an eye-pleasing and pretty way!
    I might also copy your piano roll idea, it's genius and I have a lot of them....;).

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  25. Jane, I really love your studio!! You are one of the most creative people I know, and I always come away from your blog inspired. The vintage pattern valance is wonderful!!!

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  26. What a wonderful studio you have - I love the cubby and how you have organised and displyed everything - so very inspiring. What a clever way to organsed the lace and trims and I love the wire basked solution too. YOu have so much pretty stuff and so many wonderful displays. Loved seing everything.

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  27. OH...MEIN...GOTT....
    so wundervoll!!!!!!!!

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  28. I bet you feel like a kid in a candy store. Love the pattern valance! Love everything.

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  29. I love everything Jane! Organized clutter is a wonderful thing. If it was hidden away somewhere, even in an orderly fashion, you still probably wouldn't remember what you have. This way, it is right in front of you, easily accessible and able to inspire instant creativity. Fantastic! Have a great day. Tammy

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  30. You know I love your studio. My favorite things this year are the new valance or window topper made with the sewing patterns and your piano paper hanger. So creative! Love it! xoxo

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  31. Over the top with creativity and presentation. Just absolutely amazing the things you've come up with. Everything is delightful! I store my ribbons in boxes - you - on hanging rulers! Just love it all!

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  32. Hi Jane,
    This isn't cluttered this is amazing!
    I so enjoyed looking around your room and seeing all your great ideas, I even recognised a few things from previous posts.
    The piano roll hanger is one of my favourites!
    Have a wonderful weekend
    Maggie

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  33. I should have known your studio would be be incredible!!! Wow, saving this post so I can just come back and stare!

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  34. I am at a loss for words - I want to come and play (and mess it up!!) Just stunning!

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  35. I LOVE your studio! It is such an inspiring place, and so... yummy! It reminds me of an old fashioned candy shop, but with crafting sweets and dainties. :) I especially love the way you've organized and displayed your lace and ribbons on those rulers hung from the rod, and your window treatment is perfectly done!

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  36. Be still my heart! I could make the place look uncluttered for you.....by taking it all to my home! Love your studio. By the way, I am spending the weekend in (beautiful) Hiawatha. (I wrote you once and told you how I had spent years at the Sparks Flea Market). Sooooo...I am in the neighborhood if you want to unload the room!! ha. Lori L

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  37. If that is possible it looks even better than last year! Love it all! Thanks for visiting me again too! Joan@anythinggoeshere

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  38. Jane, I love your space. You use and reuse items in such an imaginative and practical way. So many wonderful details!

    Thank you for sharing it with us.

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  39. Thanks for the tour!! I think your window treatment is awesome (all of the room is) and I agree how neat to see the vintage clothing all of the time in the room.

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  40. I love how you used the old piano roll to make an organizer for your photo cards. And the "pattern" valance is too neat! Thanks for sharing!

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  41. I agree, you are my hero!!!! Wow and wow again, you really are creative and really inspiring!!!!! Awesome! Can I borrow some of your fabulous ideas?!!!
    Hugs,
    Margaret B
    xxxx

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  42. Audible gasps at the lace. And I LOVE how much vintage you've collected. I mix my vintage with some really wild eclectic stuff. Oh, and I love how you display your cabinet cards... I only have a few but have despaired of how to properly display them.

    One of my favorites, and I'm becoming a follower!

    I hope you'll have time to visit my spaces!

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  43. I LOVE every bit of this...every...single...thing!!!! The ruler hangers holding trim is brilliant. This is my dream work space! Hands down by far my absolute favorite space with such creative uses for things.

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  44. I want to live in you craft room! Love it all! Maybe the window treatment the best. AWESOME! Thanks for sharing.

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  45. Yep Jane.... You NEVER stop amazing me... No wonder you're always whipping up the MOST creative things.... It's all around you! What a perfect space. I want to come over and just hang around for the day, peeking at each and every thing. LOVE it.

    Huggies,
    Spencer

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  46. What a beautiful studio, Jane...it is so organized, makes me jealous.

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  47. Jane, I am so happy to have found your creative space! It is one where I could sit and probably never leave. Your displays are gorgeous and I really love how you have used all the old, chippy shelves and oh! Those wire baskets!!! Fabulous. Thanks so much for sharing.
    xo
    Lynn

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  48. Just catching up a bit on my blog reading and just saw your reveal! Wow, you did an amazing job. I was so envious of how you pulled it all together. Love the vintage patterns for a valance. You are really, really creative (I know I have told you that a million times, but I can't help it). Love your husbands new wheelchair, that is so awesome he can have more freedom now, the picture of him reclining is classic, he looks happy.

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  49. ahhhhhhhh where do i begin? yah..not enough space here to tell you what i LOVE! I LOVED IT ALL! Soooooo much inspiration here.....sigh.

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  50. Wow! I love all of it! Your studio is so beautiful and so nicely organized :) Very inspiring! I especially like the little cubby shelf :D Thank you for sharing!

    ~Alli

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  51. I love your studio space. I like your idea of storing lace on old wooden rulers. So cute.

    Danielle

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  52. I am in awe! I can't get enough of all the vintage shelves/hangers/racks/goodies you have! You have such an eye for design--I just love your space!

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  53. Is there a bed for me in there, because I want to come live in your studio? I think my favorite part (if I have to pick a favorite) is your time card holders. Or maybe the drying rack with linens hanging. You have great organizational skills!

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  54. Your room is just beautiful and sure inspires me to get going on my room! I have a few old Singer Featherweights that I use for quilt making, I could just set one out on a shelf like that! Just to look at!! Why keep them stashed away in their cases!!!
    Thanks!
    Faye

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  55. Holy Cow!! What a gorgeous -- and organized!! -- studio!! Very inspirational! Love that window treatment!!
    Midge

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  56. Hi Jane,
    I love your creative space. Everything is so organized and wonderful looking. I like how you use unusual vintage pieces to organize all of your ribbons, lace and materials.

    Thanks for the tour.

    hugs
    Sissie

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  57. Hi Jane,
    Your studio is awesome and I LOVE the valance of pattern! You are so creative!
    Happy weekend to you.
    Warmly,
    deb :)

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  58. OK I'm stealing all your wonderful storage ideas. The lace on the rulers, perfect! Your time card holder, perfect! Loved all of it! :)

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  59. I have loved my visit to your studio, Jane! I love being able to picture where you create all your wonderful projects! So many great display areas...I particularly love the hanging lace and trim rack!

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  60. OMG--what a fabulous transformation. Imagine everything in it's place!! You have inspired me to redo my area. Great job. LuAnn

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  61. Jane, everything looks fabulous! You come up with the best ideas for repurposing your thrifty finds and creating such wonderful displays. Wanna come work on my space? Have a wonderful weekend!

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  62. There are so many things I like about your room. I really like the cubby. That is a great storage piece. I like your wall of family photos, the locker baskets, and I really like your vintage patterns. What fun to look at those every day.

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  63. Hi Jane!
    Wow I love it here. Your space is so beautiful with so many clever displays and lovely things. I could look forever! You have a quite a collection!
    Thanks so much for sharing. Following you now. :)
    Cheers,
    Holly

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  64. wow...just amazing!!!!!!love everything!!!!

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  65. Wow...had to add you to my favorites! I love how you used paint stirring sticks to put your collection of lace on! How clever is that??? You may see that in my studio next year! thanks for sharing such a great space...I am putting you on my sidebar of best blogs on my site and will be back again. Hope you will stop by my place and say hello! bertie
    www.queenbartistry.blogspot.com

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  66. Hasn't this been such a Fun weekend, sitting & Loving All the wonderful Creative Studio's ~ With Yours Jane, being probably My Favorite! ! ! I Always Love the Fabulous & Very Creative Ideas You come up with.... I keep coming back to see more ~ I think I may have to "steal" that valance idea with the Patterns, I can't believe, I just threw out a long length of that Garden edging a few weeks ago, I was at My Daughters (where my dead car has been sitting for 6 months in her drive & I was cleaning out the trunk of the car that was filled with picked up along the way Treasures, Out went an old Christmas Tree & the Wire fencing - OH MY!) anyway, Keep up All the Inspiration, I Love it, Along with a Million Others!
    xox
    Cheryl

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  67. Creative Craft Perfection!
    LOVE the patterns displayed...great idea!!
    Thanks for the tour Jane!

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  68. So many wonderful treasures! I have my Grandma's old Singer that she taught me to sew on, and I love it. Thanks for the tour.

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  69. I'm speechless once again! I'm in awe of your creative space. Your lace and trim display, the patterns above the window, spice jars for your beads, Shirley. I see no sign of clutter in here, only a beautiful, well organized space.

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  70. Mamie Jane, it's been so wonderful to have you visiting my blog! I am *in awe* of your studio! It is full of treasures! I love, love, love some of the things you've used for storage and it has me so inspired! I also adore your no-sew window treatment! What a wonderful, well-lit place to create!!!

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  71. OK...this is one of my top favorites spaces! Absolutely fabulous! I LOVE IT ALL and I could sooooo work in an visual oasis like this. I have to have things organized and pretty. I just do. It inspires me to create. I've loved my tour and LOVE what you have done.

    Blessings upon your talented hands~

    Rebecca

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  72. I'm a little speechless (and very inspired) after seeing all your great ideas. Everything is so organized and cleverly stored that I'd like to move right in. Is that ok? :-) The cubby shelf is wonderful - I can see why you love it. I think I need to go back for a second look now. Thanks so much for sharing this!

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  73. I LOVE EVERYTHING! Your studio is fabulous! I would try to single out the best thing, but I can't. It's all the wonderful. Again, I LOVE EVERYTHING!!!!!!

    Debbie

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  74. Jane, your studio did not disappoint! What a wonderful place to work and be creative.

    Enjoy your day,
    Gail

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  75. Your craft room is so awesome! You've given me so many ideas and a lot of inspiration for my new craft room I'm currently creating. Thanks for posting this! Mary :O)

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  76. Jane I came back to look at your craft space and I decided that if I had that room and all that great stuff I would never come out. I would be in there making one thing after another! You have such beautiful embellishments, game pieces, door parts, I can't believe what a beautiful space it is!
    Susan

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  77. Hi Jane! WElcome home! This is my first chance to really take some time and visit any of the studio tours, as I was touring your studio I kept thinking, "no wonder she makes such incredible creations!" What a fantastic studio! I don't even know where to begin, you have given me so many ideas in how to finally organize mine. I too am trying to put things out in the open so that I cna see them. No more... 'out of sight, out of mind!' I love the new valance, too stinking creative! The piano roll pockets are perfect for the vintage photos, so cool. I love the wooden time card holders with the vintage trim. I could go on and on, truly your space is just wonderful soooo perfect. Thanks for the tour, I'll ofcourse be back soon for more inspiration! t. xoxooxoxoxo

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  78. Jane you have a special eye for display. Your workspace could just be opened up as a store!! It is so fabby. I bet you love working there and are inspired by what surrounds you. Well done! *smiles* Norma

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  79. Jane you have some fabulous storage pieces!! That cubby is TDF!!! I also love the green cabinet, the locker baskets, and the spice cabinet. Okay... so I love it all. Thank you so much for sharing it with us again!!!!
    xo,
    Karen

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  80. gorgeous - seriously!! I love love all the vintage wonderful storage and while it's all organized so wonderfully - it's beautiful all on its own! I'm just adoring the fence valance!

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  81. What a gorgeous collection of inspiration you have, and I can't get over just tidy it all is!! I am all madness and mess!
    Pretty blog, pleased I popped in :)
    Carole

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  82. A gorgeous, treasure chest studio. I love the way you display your lace and patterns! Thank you for sharing!

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  83. I just had to stop back and view this gorgeous space again. You've got me wanting to go home early so I can tackle my room.
    Thanks for all the inspiration!

    xx
    Carole

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  84. Jane, you have an amazing creative space! I love all the special organizational tricks and tools you've shown us! I LOVE the way the laces are on the rulers and hung with the clip... I need to try that! Mine are in boxes and I have such a hard time remembering what I have! Also love your cubby; reminds of a big "shadowbox" with a little vignette in each section. Thank for sharing with us!! :)

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  85. Good Morning, Jane,
    I wish I lived close enough to visit your studio in person. I could spend hours looking around...I just love vintage. I hope you have time to stop by and visit mine. Sign up for a little giveaway at the end.

    Have a creative day ~Natalie

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  86. I am sure there is nothing I could add!! I have been on vacation and missed this! You are so creative! Every inch is creative!

    Carol

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  88. Thrifty elegance...I'm impressed by all the ways you re-purpose things to store or display.
    Like the spice cabinet that hold all sorts of supplies like wood dice in jars, Piano roll sewn up to hold your cabinet cards from an old wood hanger! Thank you for the tour it has been a real treat!

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  89. Jane you can't even imagine how much I love this room!!!! It is a treasure trove of everything I love. You have such an amazing style. I am drooling over every beautiful picture!!!
    I have got to keep coming back to this one!
    sending hugs...

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  90. Hi Jane,

    I am just in awe of yuour studio. So nice and neat, and sooo creative. Just eye candy all around. Seriously, you should be featured in a magazine or book, on the creativeness you show in all of your projects. The way you turn old things into someting useful and new. I love the cart in your dining room, and the creative artwork on the wall, using the paper holders and rulers. Just awesome! Have a great week.

    Debbie

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  91. I believe this is my favorite studio so far!! I LOVE how you've repurposed so many things, in such CLEVER, practical yet gorgeous ways. The window treatment with the wire and vintage patterns clipped on is FABULOUS. I really gravitate toward rusty, weathered vintage pieces. I love the pastel and soft studios on the tour, too, but the darker, "earthier" feel of your space rocks my world!! I want to visit in person!!

    maggie
    http://www.themagrag.com

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  92. Wow! I want to come and visit in person. Love all of your treasures and how very organized you are. This is definately one of my favorites so far! Loved everything about your lovely creative space. Thanks for sharing.

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  93. WOW!! What a delight this visit has been!! So many great display and organizational ideas!!
    Love how you placed so many wonderful things within eyesight so you can see all that you have!! Amazing!!

    I will be back to make sure I didn't miss a thing!!

    Loved my visit here!!

    Hugs,
    Debbie

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  94. Loved the tour. Your space is beautiful.

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  95. Wow Jane! Your space is unbelievable! I love love love it. So many storage ideas I want to use...thank you for the visit!
    Cheers
    Rochelle

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  96. Your space is absolutely wonderful. I love the way you repurpose things they always turn out so great. Your creativity is endless.
    Thanks Rebecca

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  97. I have had the best time seeing everyone's work spaces and ideas for display/storage. I've been the busy little bee stealing ideas here and there, but girl...I do believe I have found the land of milk and honey! So many great ideas demonstrating how to get the most pow for a square inch. Now...tell me...how on earth did you make the piano roll holder without it tearing?
    Deb

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  98. Wow, you have a wonderful space and so many amazing pieces. First of all - I love Shirley! And how neat that you have displayed some pretty hankies. I have mine all shoved in a drawer. : (
    The wire rack and baskets are my favorite display area and I love how you used the old spice cabinet. You're very inventive and I truly loved my visit here. I'm about half-way though the creative spaces and you're my favorite so far!
    Thanks so much for the tour!

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  99. Love your space and love, love your choices of storage containers. I specially love the locker baskets, my favorites.
    I love the the use of the wooden measure sticks to wrap your beautiful lace and trims around, clever ;)
    Thanks so much for sharing.

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  100. Wow, how great is your space, I love how organized and vintage it is at the same time.
    Thanks for sharing!!!
    debbie
    mybrowneyedgirldesigns

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  101. I would love to play in your studio! I could come up with all kinds of ideas! Great space!
    tot

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  102. You have the most amazing storage ideas! The locker baskets are so cool. My favorite is the way you wrapped the ribbons and trims and hung them on the towel bar. So many repurposed and vintage storage ideas. I love it.
    Thanks for sharing your studio.

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  103. I love the fact that you have mixed funky metals, natural wood and whitewash in your decor. My dream studio would look a lot like this! Thank you for the inspiration.

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  104. A wonderful space! Love the 'curtain' ~

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  105. One of the best creative spaces I've seen in a long time. I love all your creative ways to store your supplies and the window treatment is adorable. Think I will try this on my windows. I'm going to add you to my blog list.

    Hugs,
    Jo

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  106. I love your photo wall. Especially the red background. it looks so nice with the black frames. Your space is lovely!

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  107. Oh my oh my, so many great ideas and pretty too. I like the pattern curtain, the ribbon ruler storage, the roller paper on the hanger, etc. I will redeem the time this winter at night by organizing my craft room in a much more imaginative way like your do (it's organized, just very utilitarian looking)

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  108. What an awsome look into your creative side. I love every little detail. The patterns above the window are about the neatest thing I've seen in a while.

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  109. Loved looking at your studio. I wish you would come and organize mine. But I got some really good ideas from yours. Thank you so much for the inspiration.

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  110. Oh, I am crazy wild about your vintage studio, and your storage solutions. I love the hanging rulers with lace. Thanks for the wonderful tour. I am your newest follower, and if you get the time, please come by and say hi to my studio. I would be honored if you visited my blog.

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  111. UMMMM. ONE HUGE AMAZING WORD FOR YOU {{{{LOVE}}}}}

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    found you via Pinterest.

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  112. Love this. I love the pattern window treatment. Genius!

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  113. My first visit to your blog (via pinterest), and I just want to let you know - you have a wonderful creative space. I love the way you've displayed your lace and trims - and the patterns look sweet (and oh so visible) above the window - great idea!. I've been trying to organize my space too, and making things more visible - things do get lost if you can't easily see them (out of sight...out of mind). Thanks for the inspiration!

    Kathy

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  114. Absolutely stunning room. Such a great mix of treasures. Love all the containers and shelves and cubbies. You did a great job! My room is called my happy place. I can tell that yours is, too!

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  115. Love your space, would love to come "shopping" in it! LOL!

    Cathy

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  116. I just found your blog through Pinterest. You have created my dream studio. I'm gathering every vintage "junque" in my home and re-creating my studio. I've shared my collection thru out the house when, truly, I'm the one who really loves and appreciates it. So why am I not surrounding me and my muse with such inspiration!

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  117. wow!!!! i am with whyte... you have created my dream studio!!! this is just pure eye candy my friend! create like the wind!
    M

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  118. Oh my you have it all!!! I love it! Everything IN it's place, visable and very attractive too!!! I love it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! That's so would work in my shabby style craft room/office! Thanks so much for sharing! I hope you hop over to my blog as well. I don't post much but I try!
    hugs ~ Shabby Jen

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  119. Jane, what a beautiful space!! Is that a Singer Featherweight on you shelf?? I have been looking for one of those for quite awhile (they are $$$!) You have wonderful ideas for re-purposing! Love it!

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  120. Hello Jane. Stopping in to say hello as your newest follower. Savvy City Farmer gave you such a nice shout out on her blog I just had to check you out.

    My favorite is the way you hung your ribbons and the clever pattern valance. You have a lot of stuff to find a place for and I'd say you did a great job both of displaying it and organizing it.

    ~Bliss~

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  121. Hi Jane,
    So glad to have found you - following and excited to see more! I wish I was Shirley so I could sit in that corner of this fabulous room all day! Love everything - the wire baskets, the cubbies, all your great vintage finds. I too love all things vintage.
    Kelly

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  122. I will soon have a studio and think yours is wonderful. I love the treasures you have on display as well as the ability to see your vintage things. My girl is named Lady Jane. Thanks for the pics.

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  123. You have a fantastic room! I'm so jealous!

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  124. I love every single picture in this post. I want to come and just sit in this space. If you ever come near San Francisco, I will pay good money for you to come and help me with my office/creative space too. Just amazing. Thanks for sharing. -K

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  125. Your studio has just blown me away, and I'm featuring it today. Thanks so much for sharing your amazing space.

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  126. What's beautiful space to create in. I love that it is uniquely you, not cookie cutter catalog! Lots of great ideas, but I have to say I love the rulers holing the lace trims. I need to do something with mine so I can see them all as well. Also, the pattern packs as a valance, genius and so pretty! Thanks for inviting us in!

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  127. Wow! What a wonderful retreat you have created for yourself. I am inspired to tidy my work space up a bit and make it as appealing as yours! Love the vintage patterns hung around the room. I bet you feel wonderful in this space.

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  128. Perfect! Lots of inspiration and eye candy. I really like your window treatment...great idea!

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  129. GASP! Can I plan my next vacation at your place?

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  130. Just found you !! LOVE all your ideas and that you actually do them and not just collect ideas ! You've inspired me to 'focus' and make my work space shout 'me' !!! Thanks for sharing !!!!!

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  131. I love your space. I am now on the hunt for a time card rack and locker baskets. I am currently moving my office space to a much smaller space and love the look of vintage pieces reused.

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  132. You are amezing, creative and Fun janker.I just stop on your blog.Great!:)))

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  133. Just found your site and this wonderful post about your studio. I have an empty room waiting and love so many of your ideas.
    Thank you too for sharing about your husband; he sounds like a true hero who left a loving legacy.

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  134. I love EVERYTHING!!! I also love how you love your style and you dont care what other people think of your "clutter".

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  135. You studio puts mine to shame!

    That is so cool to have your mothers sewing machine. What a treasure.

    I laughed when I read that your mannequin has a name. I bought one from Pier 1 last year, and I immediately named her Irene. Hubby said he doubted that many people named their mannequins....Now I know better. lol

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  136. What an awesome, visually stimulating workspace. Personally, "clutter" gives me inspiration. Thanks!

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  137. How I wish I could visit your space. It's just beautiful. The pictures were a fun journey and I enjoyed each one.

    Thanks for sharing.

    Debbie

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  138. I love your room. It's so nice to see all the old things being used and decorating a space. Old things are just comforting to me. Thanks for taking the time to take all those pics.

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  139. Oh my. You have an absolutely marvelous collection of treasures! I can't imagine not being inspired in this room!

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  140. I LOVE this! Thank you for sharing your ideas.

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  141. such a gorgeous studio! i especially love you hanging haberdashery and i was inspired to crate my own version - pics here http://abimakes.blogspot.co.uk/2013/07/ribbon-organising.html

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  142. You have a fabulous create space! Love it!

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  143. I think I found the room I want!!! This is wonderful! TFS

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  148. OMGosh... I am at a loss for words... Utterly amazing... Luv it. Thank you for the inspiration.

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  149. I will probably spend the next couple of days finishing reading you blog, I dare not venture further into it a the moment. I stumbled upon it while using Google search looking for some quirky ideas to display the yards of vintage lace that I will be adding to my little one day indoor Sunday flea market, now my head is exploding with lots of ideas that I can adapt to suit my little corner, your idea if using wooden rulers is just ace although I do have a small private collection of old rules I have to admit these might just be hanging in my craft room in a couple of days. but I have decided to make some kraft labels with rulers printed on them to attach to the yard length of lace. I was having a bit of a blank moment, now don't think I`ll be getting much sleep tonight.....cheers and thanks for being so inspiring, I look forward to checking in on your blog again very soon.x

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  151. You must get such a lot joy being during this area, Jane! i am certain it is a nice escape for you, too. i really like however your organization and storage is additionally decoration. The lace on the rulers could be a fantastic bit and that i like that you just will see everything. i am like that, too. If i am unable to see it i do not suppose I even have it and that is after I land up shopping for duplicate stuff.


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  152. I am in the process of using flea market and antiques in reorganizing my craft room. I love all the vintage items and the way you have used them for storage. Inspirational! And, I wouldn't touch the picture wall either.

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  153. Hello! I'm one of the admins for a Facebook group called I Just Like OLD Junk. I shared your junk magnets with our group for everyone to enjoy. I like so many of your ideas! Thanks for sharing so many great photos. :)

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  154. Azaming idea to display your craft, and i really want to live in your craft room. We also display our products in display boxes. Thanks for sharing this post.

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  155. what an amazing space~ you've got lots and lots of goodies in there~ i'd LOVE ALL of that. until it came time to dust!!

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  157. Where did you find the wire gym baskets? I have been looking every where.

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    1. Hi Dawn, I've had the gym baskets for several years now. I found them at an antique store in MO. Have you had any luck on eBay?
      Jane

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  158. This was most refreshing.. I love the old, vintage look.. love the way you incorporated everything to not only be an organization piece but a work of art... just found you today and will stop by often to check out what else you have done...or created... I hold on to stuff that is old just because it reminds me so much of my younger days hanging out with gma....

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  159. Your studio, especially the cubby shelf with your mother's featherweight, is the absolute tops in inspiration for me! I keep coming back to these pictures, over and over again. I would give anything if I could SEE through your eyes. I'm dying to know where you live in Missouri, since I, too, live in the best state of the union. :)

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  160. I really love your studio, especially the rulers with trim wrapped for easy storage.

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  161. What a wonderful, inspirational space. I could come back and look through these photos over and over again.

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