Welcome to Boxwood Cottage!

So glad that you found me! My blog is about everything I love like gardening, decorating my home & garden and crafting. Although I'm from Germany I write my blog in English so that hopefully every visitor can read it. Hope you'll stay a while and will leave me a comment so that I know that you were here! xoxo Carola

Friday, June 18, 2010

Welcome to the Where bloggers create ~ II Blog party

Update 06-23-2010: I also linked this post to Kathleen of Faded Charm's White Wednesday today, see my side bar button link.

Update 06-22-2010: I added some more pictures after I got around to decorate a bit more over the last weekend and clean up my messy work desks.


Welcome dear blogging friends and readers to the big Where Bloggers Create party 2010! It is already the second time now that Karen Valentine of  My Desert Cottage hosts this party and since I love my attic studio, love rearranging my space and decorating it and showing off my collections and of course meeting like minded bloggers and finding new creative souls all over the world , getting inspirations overload I just had to participate again!

I haven't got as much done as I would have wished for because normally this time of the year is all about the garden and I also rearranged my living room lately, I'm still quite happy with the changes I accomplished this week though. Wednesday I took a day off work and started it by finally painting my old printers drawers in a creamy white. I did that downstairs in my parlor:


When the acrylic paint was dry I brought it up in my studio:


And now I so enjoy the new fresh look of it:


I needed almost 3 hours to paint all these small cubby holes but I think it was well worth the time at the end, don't you think?


The open vintage suitcase was a friendship swap parcel gift from my friend Ann of The Tin Rabitt who will also be at the party, don't miss her studio, it belongs to my favorites and is drop dead gorgeous!



Do you noticed Riley our sweet Tabbey cat in the next picture? He loves to come up to have a nap in my quiet attic studio and I love his company wether it's up here or in my garden.


I decluttered my vintage dress form and gave her a vintage inspired parasol and a pair of old lace gloves:


Ins't she a beauty?
It's always so fun to decorate her for the different seasons, so this is her summer outfit.



When I create I sit behind her and can look out of the two large double windows over the roofs and trees.


The vintage metall stamp holder stands on this desk. I have amongst other a very beautiful personalised round stamp with scalloped edges for Boxwood Cottage that I already showed in an older post this year.


One thing I really love to collect is top hats. I have some smaller ones in a vintage coffee display case. It's fun to decorate dolls and other studio inhabitans like the Alice in Wonderland hare - who sits on a shelf in a corner of my studio where I store jewelry pieces amongst other supplies -with them:


 But I was searching for a new display for my real vintage black silk top hats ( one of them is a family heirloom from my grandfather) and thought they might look quite good on the wall of the open studio staircase where you go up and down the stairs ever so often and it looked quite boring until now.


I hung my vintage black wooden mirror on this wall too and some framed vintage pictures and a vintage black silk dress and voilá a new display was born.


Oh yes I have indeed 2 of these pretty vintage inspired umbrellas lol I bought one to display in my studio and one to actually use in the rain 2 years ago, but now I used them both as decorational pieces.


On the gallery of the studio staircase I displayed some more collections like vintage suitcases and vintage sewing baskets as well as vintage sewing machines. The small blue one is my own toy from my childhood in the late sixties/early seventies, the cream white one was my older cousins one, the tow others are flea market purchases.


The black mirror now offers new glimpses of my studio - different from every angle I stand and I really like this.


The old paper cutter is one of my favorite things in the studio. I'm not finished redecorating the shelf yet though.

Update photo after some more decorating this last weekend:



View from another angle, where you can also spot my comfy couch in the corner where I usually sit with my laptop and type.


I like using IKEA's Expedit shelf  with all the big cubby holes for studio organising as you can see in the photos above and below, they come in all sizes and always fit exactly in the corners I need them too, so practical!



I love the wooden shoe form, my fathers dad was a shoemaker.


Above some sunbathing beauties in a cup on top of the shelf.


The white wooden organising boxes with the glass lids and words painted on where Christmas gifts from my dear daughter, I only had the "Buttons and Yarn" one before in which I store pretty lace borders.


Here I also display of some of my soldered charms and other soldered works like a collaged house and paper weights. The turnable charm holder was a birthday gift from my dd.


A glass bottle that I soldered and altered and made a round tag charm for:


The following photo is a close up of my quite messy solder work desk:


And the next one is another desk with my "wall of inspiration" over it, on which I like to arrange things, write, practising callygraphy and other more or less clean works.


Now here comes a photo in which are all my 3 studio desks, for an overview, this is probably my favorite studio view.



A favorite vintage graphic framed in an old black family heirloom frame, which hangs close to the old black wooden mirror:


Some more studio mirror reflections. As always I left all my pictures quite big so that you can click on them to see more details if you wish so.


I did show lot's of pictures of the part of the studio that you can see in these reflections before and if you are interested you can always have a look in them in my flickr photo set here: http://www.flickr.com/photos/boxwoodcottage/sets/72157603980980932/


That's it for today from my space, thank you so much for visiting me! There are hundreds of participants in this party that you should not miss.450 to be excact lol I'm looking forward to start visiting them now too and it will probably take me a month or more until I saw all the creative spaces. Phew I thought I would never get this post done in time but now I think I managed quite well. I'll show you the pictures I had already prepared of my rearranged parlor and new garden photos with my roses in full bloom in my next post then. I used some of them already for my new blog header, did you see it? Hopefully you'll find some inspiration in this post and I would love to hear back from you, about how you liked it. I you have any questions don't hesitate to ask me!

Happy WBC party everyone!!! :)

xoxo~ Carola

118 comments:

oldgreymare said...

Carola,

Oh I'm happy to be the first at your party...well if I type fast. It all looks wonderful my dear friend. Everyone is going to love you!

Z

Lis said...

Hallo Carola

Danke für den Einblick in dein tolles und auch so aufgeräumtes Atelier! Du machst ja wirklich wunderschöne Dinge, da kann ich nur noch staunen. Ich habe hier noch eine Postkarte von dir an der Wand hängen mit dem Datum vom 30.10. 2005! Daran kann ich am besten erkennen welche Fortschritte und Wandlungen du in den fast fünf Jahren gemacht hast,das ist wirklich bemerkenswert! :-)
Wünsch dir ein schönes Wochenende

LG Lis

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Anita said...

Wow, congratulations! Your new white letter case really looks great! I especially like the vintage wooden spools that you put inside! And I really enjoyed looking at all those new pictures. By the way, did you already think of getting a new white corset for your Vintage dress form? Might be a good idea for a new fresh look (instead of geeting a second one?)
Have a great "Where Bloggers Create Party" time!

Hugs, Anita

Francie of The Scented Cottage said...

Everything is just beautiful ! Your space is full of treasures.

time-worn interiors said...

I made it Carola! What a fabulous space you have! I can tell you love tiny things, me to! I love the arched iron window! Great place for many creative moments! Have a great day!
Theresa

Grace said...

Carola! Oh my what a Fabulous room! I so loved visiting thank you for sharing Grace xoxo

Paula said...

Dear sweet Carola,

I love your new header photo… it is gorgeous!!!! And so is your studio!!! You have everything arranged and decorated beautifully! Your printer drawer looks wonderful in white! The vignette you created with it is lovely. Is that one of darling Madai's sparkly WISH banners? I agree, dear Ann's studio is gorgeous! The vintage suitcase she gave you is so pretty. Your dress form looks beautiful. I love her lace and umbrella! I love how you have all of your wonderful top hats displayed! Very creative! I love your vintage suitcases and sewing machines. You have a great collection of them all. The reflections you shared are so pretty. I enjoyed every one of your gorgeous photos of your beautiful studio, and I look forward to your next post! Thank you for the sneak peek in your header photo. I love what you have done, very inspiring as always! Love, Paula

kat said...

How inspiring a space you have Carola!
It's been a pleasure to stop by and take a tour. I love your labeled boxes and all the trinkets on the box shelf you painted. It looks so much nicer white!
Butterfly wishes Kat x
(secretsofabutterfly)

Scrap for Joy said...

I am going to have to wipe the drool from my chin. What an inspiring place...as I knew it would be! I have a printer's drawer that I will be painting cream very soon now...it looks dynamic! Thanks for sharing this wonderous space and all of your inspiring nooks and crannies!
xoxo
Joyce

Such a Wondrous Place this Faery Space said...

How completely joyous to spend some time here today. Thanks for the sharing and your soldering is divine! Blessings dear.

Monica@The White Bench said...

Hello Carola,
your studio is an enchanting place for sure! So fresh and airy. I love each and every detail of it!!
The vintage mannequin, boxes, suitcases, paper cutter, sewing machines, parasols ... OMG, such an incredible collection! All is fabulously displayed too.
Thanks for sharing, and Happy Party!
Monica.

Julia - "Vintage with Laces" said...

Dear Carola, Thank you for inviting us all to your wonderful studio again! There is so much to discover and besides all the treasures to admire and play with, I can see that sweet little Riley has found a comfortable place again to relax. It's indeed labor-intensive to paint those type drawers but I think it was worth it. There is so much inspiration in your studio and you have some awesome collections.
Happy creating and have a great weekend!
Hugs to you,
Julia

Katsui Jewelry said...

Carola,
I am dazzled. That is an incredibly beautiful space that you have created. I love it's whiteness and the many beautiful things...your "girl" and umbrella, the sewing machines, and the lettering on the boxes. i am challenged to make my two (yes, I have two, one for beads, one for paper, etc) spaces better. I have an attic space and I imagine it looked much like yours when you started. You did a beautiful job.

We are three months old (in blog time) and are a mother daughter team. I didn't set the space cleaned but stop by sometime, if you wish. I didn't get my spaces clean!

Susan (Suz) Reaney
http://katsuijewelry.blogspot.com
(not just about jewelry)

Michelle May said...

Hi Carola!
I just looooooooooove your studio!!! It's fantastic! I'm so glad to find you through this wonderful party. I'm now following along on your blog so I can keep in touch.
Hugs!

The Tin Rabbit said...

Carola...This is my third visit!!! I keep looking and finding more and more treasures! Your studio is absolutely gorgeous! How I'd love to play in here~! So,so many treasures and I see so many things I love! The top hats, dolls, and all the pretty things you've made..oh my! I am just getting lost in your pictures! I love,love your space with a sky-light~ how cozy! Awww, you have the suitcase looking so pretty...I can't believe it's so many miles away! Oh and I love your little sewing machine collection! Oooh, I just love it all! Have a WOnderful Day Carola~! Love&Hugs, Ann

C'est Magnifique said...

What a great space, I love it!! I've GOT to go reorganize and redecorate mine now!

Tania

June said...

OMG!!! Carola, I want mine to look like yours. How 'bout I fly you over here to help me make mine as dreamy as yours????? I just love everything in it. I cannot wait to fill mine up with more lovelies.
I so agree about the timing of the party. This WAS really difficult to do right now. You should see the weeds in the garden right now. I really need to be out there today, but there were friends I just had to see today...like you.

It is just a joy to see your gorgeous space.
hugs to you dear one

Deb {Posted from} Home said...

Beautiful Carola! I love your printers drawer filled to the brim with tiny treasures!!

april said...

Truly an amazing space.

Little Pink Studio said...

Carola, I have always loved your space and now is no exception! I love the printers tray with all of it's lovely treasures! Can't believe you had to patience to paint that by hand, I think I would have grabbed the spray paint rather quickly on. :)
Your studio seems so "you", and I can see your creative spirit in every corner.
Cerri xoxo

Ceekay- Thinkin of Home said...

Fantastic. Your studio is a fav of mine. I think I love the slanted ceiling...I had that in my bedroom as a child. You have wondeful things....really enjoyed the tour!

Sandy Michelle said...

WOW Carola! I love the creams, the dark top hats and umbrella and most of all how you painted and filled up your printers' tray!

Thanks for showing us around!

Sandy xox

stefanie said...

Its GORGEOUS...I love all of it...so much fun being surrounded by all that beauty!

Gifts of Serendipity said...

Wow Carola, you are AMAZING!
This space is pure serendipity - unexpected and truly lovely.
Thank you for allowing me to visit,

Felicity

Jeanne said...

What a delightful studio space you have Carola. The black top hats and umbrellas remind me of Mary Poppins! I am like you, Couldn't show my desk as it is piled high with projects I am working on (and not exactly in a neat orderly way!) Thanks for letting us peek in.
xo
jeanne

Lululiz said...

A beautiful, romantic space, and I would feel so at home there, its just lovely.

Cami @ Creating Myself said...

Your studio, as well as your garden, are amazing Carola....simply amazing. LOVE the staircase...the storage niches are charming! And your collection of sewing machines & top hats are fabulous. I love all your stuff in fact! What a wonderful space!

Robin said...

I would love to set in there and just look around for days! So much eye candy,I can't pick a favorite. ~ENJOY~ Robin

A Fanciful Life said...

What a wonderful space you have. I adore what you have done with the printers drawers. Just fabulous!
Sharon :-)

Kristin said...

Ok, your space is just stunning! I LOVE your cubbies especially! This is such an inspiring place (and your charms are beautiful), Kristin xo

MosaicMagpie said...

That printer tray looks great painted white, I think I will do that to mine. All those charms and that glass house, too cute!
Debbie

Magpie's Mumblings said...

How lovely! Thank you for inviting us in.

Rebecca said...

Everything is just beautiful Carola! What a wonderful work space you have created. Love the attic with the dormered ceiling. All your treasures displayed so artistically. The sewing machines and top hats are my favorites but I will have to come back and look some more.
Blessings
Rebecca

laura said...

OMG now your studio deserves an award~~~~truly inspiring!!!! come visit. xoxo Laura

LuLu Kellogg said...

Carola, your studio is gorgeous...I love the umbrella! I didn't get to participate because I have had pneumonia for a month *sigh* Seeing your studio has inspired me to paint some of my old furniture white :)

LuLu♥

kimberly shaw said...

Carlota, your attic studio is so dreamy. I love every inch of it, your wonderful collections and treasures. Thanks for the delightful tour, it was really enjoyable.

gabrielle messina said...

LOVE LOVE LOVE the top hats... along with a very pretty studio!!

Amber Leilani said...

WOW! gorgeous beyond words!

i've been wanting to get my hands on some top hats...your collection is lovely!

paperbird said...

Carola what a lovely studio you have to create your pretty art. I love the beautiful things that you have- all so gorgeous and amazing. The vintage sewing machines are absolutely a treasure. It all looks so neat and tidy- please tell me that it is not like this all the time? Thank you for sharing your lovely space.

PS.

I am just about ready to send your package- I am so sorry that it has taken me so very long- It must feel like I have been teasing you :-) anyway I have lost your address- will you please mail it to me again.

Myrna said...

Beautiful space! So organized,pretty and serene! A fun place to create!!
Blessings!
Myrna

Josephine Tale Peddler said...

Carola, as usual, I love your space! Not only is it organised and beautiful but also has a wonderful dramatic flair with the top hats. Massive inspiration here! xx

The Feathered Nest said...

Hi Carola!! Your studio is absolutely gorgeous!!!! I love all of the goodies you have displayed, the dress form and umbrella are so wonderful displayed together ~ I love the sewing machine collection....you have a beautiful space sweetie!! hugs and love, Dawn

The Rustic Victorian said...

Oh my Carola,,how wonderful your space is. I will see you over at flickr too.
Have a creative week!
Love
Marcie

kluless said...

Your space is just stunning and I love hearing about the "fix-ups". Thank you for sharing.

sweetpea said...

Carola, your studio is beyond words beautiful! I love everything there and could spend hours poking around. Thanks so much for stopping by and commenting on my studio. I loved hearing from you.

Hugs,

Shelley

Jodie (everything vintage) said...

Hi Carola!
I'm booking a flight out to Germany as we speak...I'm coming to play in that beautiful attic studio of yours! ;)
Oh if only...that wouldn't be reality now would it? haha
Your space is awesome...I think it would be hard for me to turn off the lights and shut the door. I would want to stay up there forever! It has so much personality and attitude...I just love it!
Ann's suitcase is full of goodies and that paper cutter would be my favorite too!!!!
Love it all girl...wish I was there to play!!!
:)

Sue@MyArtsDesire said...

Carola,
Oh my! I cannot tell you how happy I am to have found your blog. Pure delight as I wandered around soaking in all the beauty and inspiration. The patience it took to paint out your printers drawer...but it looks AWESOME! You are a very creative soul and I'll be back again and again to go through all your posts as I love, love, love your blog! I hope everyone takes the time to enlarge your photos as the details in each picture are just divine! Thank you for sharing! Xo, Sue

Karen- The Graphics Fairy said...

Hi Carola,
I love everything!!! I know I shouldn't pick favorites, but your gorgeous space is at the very top of my list! Fabulous! I'm so into Top hats right now so, it was a real treat to see your collection of them. And I love that you painted that printer tray white!
Thanks so much for stopping by to see the new blog that Daniela and I started. I have to confess I don't know any Italian! Daniela and I use online translators to communicate and to write our posts. We both edit each others posts after writing them, to fix up what the translators didn't get quite right. So now you know our secret!
Thanks for the tour, it was very inspiring!

Hugs,
Karen

Queen Bee said...

Carola,
What a wonderful and great studio you have. I can see why you are so talented. It would be easy to let your creative juices flow in a space like that. I love all of the vintage items.
Queen Bee Studio

zandra said...

Oh my, you have a lovely shabby chich creative space. So, much to be inspired by. The cabinet was well worth the time to paint, looks fabulous. So, enjoyed by visit with you. I have been doing this party since friday night and I am now just getting to you...lol
Have a great week.
Hugz,
Zandra

Tobi Britton*pinkpixieforest.blogspot.com said...

Hello Carola,
What a lovely studio you have! It is hard to believe that any part of it could be a mess. Thanks for inviting us in!
Sparkly Hugs,
Tobi and the Pixies!

Michele Seraphim said...

Simply put... WOOOOOOOOOW. I LOVE all your top hats and sewing machines and love the grouping of all your wonderful collections. And what about that Judy with her vintage umbrella top! What a fun and wonderful space! Thanks so much for being todays morning inspiration!

Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

What a wonderful creative space!

I adore your storage solutions. You have inspired me to work on my own crafting paradise.

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

What a wonderful space,Carola! I love the little cubbies you painted and how perfect they work for you. I love the lightness to your studio and the different storage ideas you have. I think your sewing machines lined up are my favorite!

Thespa McLaughlin said...

Lovely lovely lovely. Just love your space. And those amazing umbrellas are the icing on the cake.

Cindy Geilmann said...

Thanks for letting me visit your studio. Loved the black hats and the unbrella and the sewing machines and the star ruler and all the storage. OK, I loved it all!

come visit
cindy@stitches

curlysusieQ said...

I'm sure I'll be seeing your studio in the next WWC magazine. So many great pictures of your space, storage ideas, treasures you collected, etc. Thanks for sharing.

Chris said...

Oh my heavens! Your space is fantastic! Such awesome design elements!
Best wishes,
Chris

www.curbyscloset.com/blog/

Boxwood Cottage said...

Aw thank you all so much guys or better gals lol for all your lovely comments, it is such a pleasure to read them! I have still not gotten around to visit everyone, I'm hopping from here to there lol but I hope to keep visiting more of you over the next weekend. This is such fun! So much inspiration!

Thank you all so much for visiting my studio!

Carola xoxo~

Paula said...

Hi sweet Carola,
I love all of the extra photos you added! They are each gorgeous!!! I enjoyed seeing more of your beautiful vignettes! You have a beautiful place to enjoy creating in. Thank you for sharing it! Love to you, Paula

The Green Pea said...

What a great and fun blog. I love you studio and your garden. I am a new follower. sandi

Anne - Fiona and Twig said...

What a beautiful space! And your photos are absolutely gorgeous.

Have a wonderful Tuesday!
Anne

Claudia said...

I love, love your space! I could spend hours poking around there. You have so many wonderful things there. Love the top hats! I was just thinking of painting my printers drawer white so I love seeing yours.
Thanks for sharing your space with us.

Karen said...

I love your studio.
It's so big and airy and bright.
I could very easily get lost in there . . .
I gotta go back and check it all out one more time . . .
Thanks for sharing! LOVED this!
Karen ~ Some days are diamonds

Bernideen said...

I REALLY ENJOYED MY VISIT TO YOUR BLOG!

One Shabby Old House said...

What a great party this has been. I am finding new blogs and meeting new people. Nice to meet you Carola. Your space is wonderful. I think after this event as a vendor in an antique shop I would be wise to get a bunch of printers trays lol. I loved your. As well as your collection of sewing machines. I was just at a shop in London called All Saints and the whole shop was filled with a spectacular collection of old machines. So I loved your space.
Hugs
Becky

Inn Country said...

What a beautiful Creative Space I love the vintage sewing machines I love everything. what a wonderful party I love to see what other people do with there creative spaces. thanks for sharing

Have a beautiful day Lisa

Andi's English Attic said...

My mum found your blog listed on Nostalgia at the Stonehouse. Mum is very, very new to computing and even newer to blogs, but when I saw what she'd found I just had to stop and visit. I LOVE the white printers drawer. I have four all in their brown wooden state, but how lovely they will look if I paint them white. Your attic room is gorgeous and filled with so many treasures I could spend all day looking at them.
I'm now a follower. Look forward to dropping by again. xx

Naturegirl said...

Carola! What a fabulous creative inspiring space you have carved out for yourself!So many wonderful delights to see and browse!I must take a second look at every minute detail!You are one busy gal....and then there's your gorgeous garden!
WOW!!!!hugs anna

www.MaisonStGermain.com said...

Wow! What a great creating space. There is so much that I LOVE about it I don't know where to start. So all I will say is that I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE everything!!!!!
~Debra
Blog: Capers of the vintage vixens

Theresa said...

What a dreamy studio! Absolutely LOVE your space and your oodles of treasure so carefully organized!

Kathy said...

Wow! Your studio is packed with wonderful things! I could spend a lot of time just enjoying your wonderful things. The printer's tray turned out beautifully! I can imagine that it took a very long time!
Kathy

Dee@FrenchBleuVintage said...

Holy Cannoli!!! What a feast for the eyes ~ Its gorgeous - I have to go back now and spend an hour looking at every little thing ~ Dee xo

Sylvie said...

ich bin einer ohnmacht nahe carola, ehrlich...das sind sooo umwerfende bilder! kein wunder, das du so zauberhafte kreationen erschaffst, bei diesem umfeld!
liebe grüße
sylvie

Marianne@Songbird said...

What an amazing space! I love it. I'll have to come back and look at all the little details in your pictures, too much to see in the first look.
Greetings, from across the border!

Faded Charm said...

Such an inviting space you have to work in. I love your old printers drawer painted white and turned into a cubby. Very cool idea! Also your collection of old sewing machines.

Very inspiring!

Kathleen

Tami said...

Visiting from Faded Charm's White Wednesday. Your creating space is such an inspiration. I could sit here for hours looking at your pictures...GORGEOUS!!

I just became your newest follower. Have a great week!

LiLi M. said...

Ah your studio is always so much fun to visit and is such an inspiring place! I love the small vintage sewing machines, I happened to buy one about a month ago, isn't that a coincidence? Of course I want to have more too, ah one is nothing, two is something but three is a collection! Love love love all your photos, where to start? I think I just don't say anything anymore, just look at your photos again and again and enjoy!
Too bad I didn't have time to join WBC this time. I was so busy making my husband a new office and preparing a graduation party for my daughter. I'll show photos of the new office space soon, it's a kind of creative space as well! Thanks for your lovely wishes Carola and I do hope you are enjoying your garden and beautiful weather right now!

Liz said...

OMG! Look at all this wonderfulness! What a great room! Thanks for sharing!

~Liz

Tracie~MyPetiteMaison said...

Hi Carola,
Your studio is beautiful as are so many of your collections. I will definitely have to come back tomorrow and take it all in a bit more. I am so happy to have found your blog through the party. It's taking me quite a while to get around, you too? The cubby box turned out so pretty painted white with all your beautiful items tucked inside. I was with you in thinking I wouldn't get my studio posted in time for the party, it's a lot of work for certain.

Thank you for your very kind comments about my studio, I am loving it outside. I'm going to start following your blog, I love your style, it speaks to my decorating heart. Chat soon.
xo~Tracie

Our Back Porch said...

Totally awesome! I would never want to leave! Thanks for sharing your creative space. Hope you can drop by for a visit and see mine. Happy White Wednesday!

Back Porch Blessings,
Rebecca

Natacha said...

Hi Carola,

Es ist natürlich nicht das erste Mal dass ich bei Dir vorbeischaue, aber irgendwie schaffst Du es immer wieder dein Studio neu aussehen zu lassen. Es sind so viele Einzelheiten zu sehen. Dein Studio ist wirklich wunderschön!

Liebe Grüsse aus Luxemburg!

Natacha

Lovey said...

Carola...such a beautiful studio! I absolutely love your vintage sewing machines! Just so full of inspiration!

sandra said...

Hi Carola,
I'm a bit late for the party...we've been on vacation for 3 weeks, and I can't seem to get caught up!
Your studio is fabulous....oh my! I love everything, but to name some of my favorites...of course, Ann's suitcase (I so covet that case of gorgeousness! ;-), the beautiful hatbox above it, your sloping ceilings, and oh, your wall of inspiration is gorgeous!!!! I love that you've painted your printers tray...wow, I bet that was a pain to paint! But it looks so very beautiful. Thanks for sharing all this beauty with us.
Love & Hugs,
Sandra

*Ulrike* said...

Wow! You do have a wonderful place, and I would not know where to begin on what I like best since it all looks great!

Cheryl~ZanyMayd said...

Hello Carola ~

Your Creative Studio is Absolutely Amazing..... I am so happy to see so many photos, we are really able to see Everything & get some wonderful Details ~ Like we are all Creating Together.....
Thanks for Sharing

Candylei said...

So beautiful! I am in awe of your super organized beautiful space and all of your treasures! Every photograph has so many little delights in it!

The Polka Dot Closet said...

OMG your studio is amazing! Painting those printer boxes must have been a nightmare to paint, but the end result was worth it! My creative space is not to exciting, but if you get a chance stop by!

Carol

vanny said...

Hi Carola,

Your blog and studio are beautiful. I have visited your blog before and always found it charming and whimsical. Love the transformation of the printer drawer--soo cool. I deffinately look forward to dropping by again soon,
Take Care
Vanessa, MAD Stitches

Heather ~Pretty Petals said...

Hello Carola! OH I have SO enjoyed looking through your studio... it is just AMAZING. YOu have so many beautiful things. I have been trying to go slowly around and enjoy everyones spaces... it is so fun to get a peek into your space.

xoxo Heather

p.s.- you had asked about one of my peony plants on my flickr picture and I wanted to tell you that I believe it is a Sarah Berhnhart peony... but I am not completely certain.

Heather ~Pretty Petals said...

that is supposed to be Sarah Bernhardt.... ;)

. said...

Its been a treat looking through your studio space, so many neat things and storage ideas. I like the old suitcases and the stamps.

Scrap Krazed said...

I love your creative space! I love everything in it and how you arrange it. It surely is a space this is creatively inspiring. Thanks so much for sharing!
Terry Frias (Artistic Ramblings)

Ann @ makethebestofthings said...

You have a beautiful creative space, I just love the "careful chaos" of all your lovely collections. You are inspiring me to organize and rearrange and decorate my own studio, but it will never be as pretty as yours!

Regards, Ann

~Becca~Bluebird Rose said...

Beautiful, romantic, and inspiring!
Thank you for sharing with us....
:)
~Becca~

sweet european dreams said...

oh my. I'm speechless (type-less). The entire room is so beautiful and full of inspiration. What a wonderful place to call home. -diane

Janet Bernasconi said...

Wow...I am blown away by your beautiful space. I felt like I was in a beautiful store. You did a wonderful job. I love it. So nice to meet you and hope you can come by and visit me too.
XO
Janet
Janets Creative Pillows

TinyBear said...

I love your studio Carola - everything is so organised and so pretty. You know I love your style and you have so much pretty stuff.
That suitcase from Ann looks so yummi and I love how you display your soldered charms.
xoxo Tina
ps: going to write you about the flower frogs and the book later - just got hove from Italy

Sandy Mastroni said...

Love your studio and blog ! it's beautiful
You inspired me to paint my printer's tray and I put it up on my wall already . Thank you for that !
and on YOUR blog I discovered [by accident ]that when I click the 'large' photo it gets even bigger .
wow > I've enjoyed your photos so much !

Barbara Jean said...

Love it all!!

My very fave is the suitcase you have lined with paper and filled with pretties.

blessings

barbara jean

Shari Replogle said...

Oooh Carola it is all so beautifully displayed!
A while back you made a comment that we probably couldn't shop together because we like the same things LOL, I don't know if you remember. But,when I saw your top hats I remembered LOL. I collect those too! I probably don't have as many as you , but I do love them. And, you have found a way to display them so wonderfully! I love it.
~Shari

valerie said...

What a wonderful treat to visit your studio today via your blog. I love the white printers tray and that you hang it on the wall. I keep mine flat holding bits and pieces for use in my art. Thanks so much for sharing. Valerie

Terri said...

I'm loving it all... truly an amazing creative space...Fantastic storage and the dress form with the umbrella. Wow so much to see a real treat for the eyes. TFS

cityfarmer said...

is it any wonder you get so much done?
I am so happy to have found you over at fif's place ...


she was just in my home taking photos for her new book ...
I'd love it if you popped in over my way to read about the day ...
let's be friends

Something Special said...

Oh my, that is my favorite so far. The most amazing crafting space. I like my little room, but yours is to die for. So happy to have found your blog. It is filled with so much inspiration. I am hosting a Christmas in July Swap and have a giveaway going on that ends this Saturday. Come say hi if you have the time.

Shelly said...

Das ist Augeseichnicht!

LOL,,,,sorry, I love that word! Your studio is wonderful! I love, love love everything about it!!I think it's one of the best, if not THE best that I have visited! Thank you so much for Sharing your creative site!!

My family lived in Bremen for a short time,,,,,,waaaaaay back in 1929, right before they came to live in America! I have a half sister in Heidelburg and have visited THAT part of Germany, but so far, that is it!

Want to visit Europe again soon! Ich kann sprechen ein bischen Deutsch, aber ich Vergessen! If you don't speak it, you forget!


Stop by my little blog if you have time and say hi!

Tschuss! Hugs,
Shell

Sandy said...

Thank you so much for your kind comments on my blog!

Tootles,

Sandy @ My Shabby Streamside Studio
http://myshabbystreamsidestudio.blogspot.com/

Gracefully Vintage said...

Carola, I love your Creative Space, I could have so so much fun in there- so many things i spotted i would so want- you gave me so many ideas for my area-
A New Follwer- Ill be back- SO Far I LOVE LOVE your blog- Glad to meet ya
Karryann

Carole~Maynard Greenhouse said...

I don't even know where to start there is just so much to love here. The mannequin with that adorable parasol is like a little Mary Poppins but better because she can't sing:)) haha
All I want to know is how do you leave a place like that....I would be hold out in there and never come out!
Just incredible!
xxx

donnaj said...

great space! so much to see and inspire-thanks for sharing

Jillayne said...

Carola, your room is beautifully inspired! I love the top hats and parasols, the printer's tray and sewing machines - I love everything. It looks like such a beautiful, happy place to be and to create. Thanks so much for the tour!

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Karen Valentine said...

Carola your studio is gorgeous! Filled with yummy vintage goodness from top to bottom! Thank you so much for joining the party and sharing it with us all.

xo,
Karen
My Desert Cottage

Angela Weimer said...

Hello, Sorry it took a bit to get to your creative space but I have been slowly making my way through the list. thanks for the wonderful tour. Your space is simply lovely and filled with so many vintage inspirational things. I love your sewing machine collection. thanks for sharing and have a wonderful day. Angela

Lynnae said...

The drawers that you used for your creative display caught my eye right away. They look lovely painted white. There is so much sparkle to your room, I love it. And the hats. It's lovely. Thank you for sharing!

Connie Eyberg Originals said...

I love everything about your studio! The little open suitcase is great. I have a couple I haven't done anything with yet, but plan to one day. Sorry I'm so late on the tour. Enjoy your day! Connie

marnie said...

What a lovely space with such amazing light! Totally digging your top hat collection--it made me smile. :D

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