Karen from My desert cottage is hosting a blog party today and I decided to join. It is all about our creative spaces and showing them off.
My space is in an odd spot - it used to be the living room of the old cottage until we added an addition to make a big living room. Then I took over! I have recently moved everything around and organized it, but it's not quite done yet...if it ever will be. :)
So today I will show you snapshots of my room.
ugh! how did that get there? lol. This is a picture of the in progress move a while ago - just to show you what I was up against.
This is the same cupboard as above I got from IKEA. I turned it on its side and it fit perfect under my window and between the door and wall. I love how much it holds and now I use the top for storage as well.
This corner I recently finished. You can read all about it here. It was a plain wall and I glued dictionary pages and made an inspiration wall.
Above the patio doors to the backyard, I put up this board that says " a key to a vital life is an eagerness to learn" Perfect for me, since I am always asking questions! I glued the vintage key on there.
These are SOME of my books.
Another cupboard from IKEA. I love this one too. The doily design in right in the material and there are 10 adjustable shelves and it's 6 feet high! Lots of storage and it fit in a tiny space I had like it was meant to be.
This is another corner. It is the top of an antique hoosier cupboard I have had for years. It has been used for dishes, food, storage and now art supplies! On top are buttons and ribbons and the journal is one I made at artfest this year in Pam Garrisons class.
Just below here is the base of my lamp with a collection of charms from my charmsters group, an old pic of my Dad and a neat bottle holder I just got at a yard sale for 5 bucks! What would you do with it? I'm thinking it would look good with a single flower in each bottle too.
A collection I have laid on the table at the moment...
Also on the table is paper and more paper! I am currently making vintage paper packs up for the Squam art show. Haven't heard of it? It's a great art workshop in the lakes of New Hampshire in September. Check it out.
A butterfly we found in the road. So pretty.
Thanks for visiting and I hope to visit some creative spaces too!
One last thought...
A mantra I have on my lamp so it is the last thing I see at night when I turn off the light.
Have a good day!