Thursday, July 14, 2011

~~~~~CREATING A GATHERING PLACE~~~~~ ~*WHERE BLOGGERS CREATE III PARTY*~ MAKING DREAMS COME TRUE

At the top of the stairs in my
La Chaumière de Briarwood...
 Just to the left and past the door of my master bedroom...
 You'll find a sweet little room where I spend the majority of my time...
 ~*WELCOME*~
~~PLEASE COME IN~~

It’s behind this freshly painted, crisp white door I'm blessed to live out the best of my childhood dreams...
 
 
 It is within these simple and uncomplicated walls I'm able let my imagination soar and allow a lifetime of thoughts and ideas to take flight...
 It's truly "A Gathering Place" of sorts for all the deeply rooted passions and unwavering thoughts that continue to live inside my heart...
 My spirit thrives here...
 Surrounding my senses with vintage beauty, much of it created long ago by loving hands, inspires me daily...
 I take great pleasure in honoring the work of those who've lived, learned, taught and shared before me...
      
 I pray to waste-not each of their talents...
 Whether working with old laces, vintage images, ephemera or antique graphics, I strive daily to create with joy and purpose…
 I love antique clothing made with French lace…
and transforming baby shoes into keepsakes...
 Vintage ribbon…
 Vintage Trims...
 
 
  Lacy Christmas stockings...
 
Baubles, bangles and beads…
 
 
Vintage buttons and bells...
 Fragrant sachets and pillows...
And working with artwork painted long before my time...
 
I love vintage sewing goods...
 
 
Jars, bottles and all things glass!
 
I have a weakness for beautiful fabric...
 
And more fabric!
Old flowers make me swoon...
 
Vintage hats with millinery roses, too!
 
I absolutely adore my easy-to-use Euro Sewing Machine....
 
But my commercial home JANOME Rocks the house!
 Not sure anything will ever surpass my WHITE Serger!
 
I listen to great music stored behind these cabinet doors (especially great during the summer when I'm working on Christmas!)

It's also a great place to store my blank paper goods for card making...
Did I tell you I love vintage lace?
Oh yeah...I did!
  
Jars of old buttons and rolls of vintage ribbon just call out my name...
 
(Rebecca!  Get over here and save us from, um, well...that other lady that wants us!!)
 
Custom woven labels are the best!  I've had these for over 15 years now...
Printable fabric changed our world, didn't it?
 
Vintage lighting sets the mood!  It's a must have for me...but, these days I have to have a lot more of it...
 
I'm forever on the lookout for vintage buttons on their original cards...
 
And little containers to hold all my finds...
(And no...it doesn't ALWAYS look this cleaned up!  Are you kiddin' me???) :)

My life is blessed.  I know it.

I was inspired to create early on by watching my talented Grandfather...
 
and his amazingly gifted daughter, my Mother,
 
work their magic with paint and brush...
 
Not to be outdone, my Grandmother, uncomplicated and direct, taught me to stitch a fine seam...
 
My Father, deeply connected to the earth and all her beauty, gave rise to my love of language and the written word...
 
My Children, birthed when not much more than a wee girl, instilled within me true strength and courage.  Assisted by the Most High, they remain my proudest accomplishment...
 
My beloved, Steven, without your daily encouragement, praise and belief in me, without your support and love when others doubted (or said "Get a real JOB!"), I'd have surely failed.  Because of you my dreams have lived on...

You are the greatest of all my loves.
You are my hero.

And to God...thank you for...
EVERYTHING!

~~*~~

Thank you, Karen, at My Desert Cottage
 and the entire crew over at
 WHERE WOMEN CREATE 
 for allowing us all to showcase our studios, craft corners, cubbies and table-top spaces.  It's because of you our creations and our passions have a greater chance to live on and on...

For PINK SATURDAY I've linked up with Miss Beverly of How Sweet The Sound!  Please stop in a say hello to all the pink lovin' gals out there!   You will surely be inspired!

Thank you all for stopping by!  You bless me so much!

Love to you...

REBECCA

169 comments:

Ceekay- Thinkin of Home said...

It was worth the wait. I enlarged all the pictures to take it all in. You do have fabric...that is for sure. Poor me, I don't think you could find a piece in my house! I love your creations and cherish my sachet that you made for me.

Mary Ann said...

Another great job Rebecca. I can't tell you how many times I looked at your entry last year to see your beautiful "creating room"! You've done another beautiful job this year!

rosechicfriends said...

WOW....just so dreamy my sweet friend! All you hard work paid off and you are set for life! Thanks for showing us your creative space! And thanks for your sweet words of encouragement about my space.

Hugs and love!
Lorena

Brenda ~ Shabby Cats and Roses said...

Hi Rebecca :) Oh how I wish I lived close by so that I could come over and see your home with my own eyes! I LOVE your studio...I could just sit here for the rest of the night and look at each & every picture over and over :) I've already made dinner....the dishes can just sit on the counter for awhile..LOL :) Everything is so beautiful, inspiring, and definitely so Romantic! Thank you for sharing this beautiful place where you create your beautiful items.

Warmest hugs, Brenda

NanaDiana said...

That room has you written all over it. I love it-from the fabrics to the sewing machines to the lace bits and pieces right on to the painted baby shoes. You have what appears to be a "dream room". But the best part is your supportive, loving family- xo Diana

NanaDiana said...

ps...Rebecca- I just wanted to tell you that your music keeps cutting in and out - it will play for about 10 or 15 seconds- stop playing and then resume again. It never used to do thst -thought you would like to know. xo Diana

Marilyn said...

So serene..... What a beautiful place!!
Each picture tells a story about you my friend. Love it!!
Marilyn

Chatty Crone said...

Golly - you have the prettiest work room I have ever seen - truly.

Gorgeous - delicate - dainty - with all your things in it.

Love the pictures of your family.

You do have the fabric and lace. Lovely.

Dolores said...

Does this room ever get messy.....I can't imagine. It's so beautiful and organized!
Beautiful creating room for all your gorgeous pieces!!!
Sweet post...
Hugs

Lin said...

Absolutely Amazing! I'm so proud of you! ~ Lin

Susan said...

What a beautiful space you have to create! So neat and organized! I have to get my stuff organized.

Michelle said...

I just joined your blog recently.

I normally don't get teary-eyed over material things, but your room truly is the dreamiest studio I have ever seen. I am so inspired now to create a beautiful studio not only for me but also one that is beautiful and inviting for our children to come into and create to their heart's content.

Thank you for sharing!

Char said...

Your work space is one that calls my name. I love the shabby look of where you work. Simply stated, it's beautiful and I would love to visit, have a look at all the goodies you get to play with.
Thank you so much for sharing your special place with us this week. I had a wonderful time. I hope you will drop by mine for a visit, I have a chair waiting, Char

Debbie@Debbie-Dabble said...

Rebecca,
Hello!
What a joy it has been to visit your beautiful creative space!1 it is just as beautiful as you are!!
So many pretty things. I need to come back later and just stare tat all the pictures!!
I can see why this room makes your spirit soar!!
Thanks so much for sharing it with us!!
LOVE it!!

Hugs,
Debbie

Debra @ Common Ground said...

Rebecca, it looks just like heaven. How could you not be inspired here? Just beautiful, just like you! xoxo Debra

Melissa said...

I absolutely need more lace in my life. Love all the pictures of your lace pieces.

Ginger said...

You have a dreamland to create all your treasures in. I love every inch of it. You are so creative and your love for it shows in everything you touch. All I can say more is IT IS OVER THE MOON!!!!
Xoxo
Ginger

The Polka Dot Closet said...

OK, I am coming to visit, I want to paw through all of your fabric, laces, buttons...It is just plain ...Gorgeous!

Carol

C'est Moi, Julie Marie said...

Hi Rebecca... "Heavenly" is the word that comes to my mind as I stroll through your atelier today... everything is so beautiful and speaks softly of days gone by and those who have passed on before us... like you said, these are precious treasures you have gathered in your little gathering place and I know how much you love them, and honor the wonderful memories they hold... I also love how you have your priorities in the right place, with God and family always first... I am also thrilled that I own several of your beautiful creations, which are precious heirlooms of my own now... love to you... xoxo Julie Marie

Artist Terri Smith said...

My Heart Is Pumping Ninety To Nothing After Your Fabulous Tour! Rebecca, You Are Indeed Blessed! Such A Gorgeous Studio! And yes, I Can Definitely See Your Love For Vintage. From The Fabric To The Lace And Buttons! Stunning Collection I'd Say! But My Overall Favorite Thing (If I Had To Choose) Was Your Gratitude. I'm Honored To Know Such A Loving, Faithful Child Of Heaven. Sending You A Hug Of Love & Friendship This Evening, Terri

Kim B said...

That was soooooo sweet and I love your room. Your room is just beautiful and lovely--just like you.
Hugs, Kim

Miss Gracie's House said...

oh.my.word....can you say beautiful and functional?!!!You have achieved both! I am intrigued by the cubbie with lace...and I can now tell my MR that there *is* someone with a larger lace stash than me:)...I love what you have done and it inspires me to get back to organizing...
Have a great week!
Rene

earthypawscreatures said...

This is such a lovely, elegant place you have created :) I especially love all of the vintage glass and buttons. Swoon! Thank you for sharing!

~Alli

Lovey said...

So beautiful! What a wonderful tour of your beautiful Studio....Love all the lace and eye candy! Simply beautiful!

Cindy@OldTimePickers said...

Rebecca,

Eye candy...your style is so vintage sweet and full of charm! You are blessed!

Shelia said...

Hi Rebecca! Oh, your creative space is gorgeous! So lovely and romantic just like you! :)
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Anonymous said...

WOW! EVERYTHING IS SO GORGEOUS! Thanks so much for letting us have a tour of your Oh-so-Romantic-and-Dreamy creative space!! I SO LOVE IT!! I'm going to look at all the pictures again, and again, and again.... Hugs! Miss M in sunny SG
PS: The family looks great too!

Dayle said...

Thanks for a great tour of your fabulous space. Truly amazing.

GARAGE SALE GAL ~ Deb's Earthly Delights said...

LOVELY!
Deb :)

marie said...

What a beautiful room!

What a blessing to be surrounded by things that you love and what a blessing to know that people youlove are part of it.

Thank you for sharing...I loved seeing it all.

My favorite photo - the one of the wooden tote holding the needle books and the red tomato pin cushion!!

Beth said...

Well done. So do you like vintage lace? 8) Thank you for sharing your space. It's like a fairy tale in there! You must feel like a princess.

Linda K. said...

This has to be the prettiest, shabbiest, and so chic creative area there is in Karen's list. I've stopped by on occasion and am happy to stop by once again to see your talent. Love it!

Linda
Queen Bee Cottage

Holly Loves Art said...

Your space is so dreamy and G O R G E O U S !! True heaven on earth I am sure of that. Thanks so much sharing. Happy I've found you. I'll be back.
Cheers,
Holly

The Feathered Nest said...

Oh Rebecca. Your studio is like a dream world!!!!! It's like a studio from Heaven to me! So much goodness, so much storage and so many treasures....I absolutely love it all! hugs and love, Dawn

Patti said...

Oh my! So beautiful - and truly fit for a Daughter of the King. Certainly a princess would have such a lovely place surrounded with beauty and praise. I feel blessed just to visited you tonight. Hugs, Patti

slowlaneblog said...

I am speechless!!!! What an amazing room

Sezoentje said...

Your studio is beautiful, i love it!!! You have so many tresures.
Finisch my own yesterday and hope that some day it will loke a little like your's, fild with lots of lovely inspirly material!
Forgif me my bad englisch, i am a belgian woman joing the 'where bloggers create' day,
Hugs, Sonja

Linda said...

Rebecca that is an amazing room girl! So neat and so organized! My Victorian Room in my last house was huge and I had to get rid of so much when we moved here. But I do have some pretty things like you have...but just for display...and for me to enjoy. I don't do crafts.

Someday I would love to meet you and get to see your home. I have a special fried in Edmond...and maybe we could arrange a meeting someday.

That would be so much fun to meet the lovely Rebecca!

You are such a beautiful person inside and out!

God Bless You!

Linda @ Truthful Tidbits

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Sweet Rebecca, Your world is magnificent. The music, the carefully selected corners, nooks and items all show a deep sweetness that comes from a happy and grateful heart. Thank you for sharing YOUR world and for coming to visit mine. I aspire to write and to move the world under my feet.

Blessings of God upon you! Anita

Michellee said...

WOW!!! Your Gather Place is my inspiration!!! It is so so BEATUIFUL. It is a dream to have something so romantic. And your words of inspiration so encouraging. I love your dreamy blog also.. Thanks for sharing.

Nook & Cranny said...

Everything is just so beautiful...
I love lace and trims, too. I can't have enough.
You said it so perfectly, "to live out the best of your childhood dreams" when I try to explain why I love my space so much I get lost for words, I only know how it makes me feel. Now I have the words...thanks for sharing your stunning space.
Keep on with the dreams in your heart.
Michele

Twyla and Lindsey said...

Rebecca, it is too pretty in your studio! You wouldn't want to mess it up! I enjoyed seeing all your beautiful lace. I love how you've arranged everything. Thank you for the tour. Have a nice weekend! Twyla

Geralyn Gray said...

I love the stockings you create......love where you create them........love how it all is beautiful, romantic and lacey and how it matches your blog.......And all of your gathering places don't include plastic.....all the wood cubbies are awesome!!!!

Anonymous said...

Oh, Rebacca...this surpasses what I imagined you to have created!! And which was beautiful already, in my mind!! Simply gorgeous, functionable, and so "YOU"!! You have a special "touch" to everything you do, and it comes from YOUR Creator. A wonderful gift, and I love that you share it in so many ways with others.
This has to be the prettiest "work-
room" ever!! I would hate to mess it up using it...LOL....but then we would not get any of the results of the messes would we??!!
I am honored you call me friend.....
Love, Francy

The Old White Barn said...

Your space is absolutely gorgeous - organized and thoughtful. Just lovely. I also enjoyed the older photos of your family and your gracious nod of their contributions to your creativity.

So happy I found you! Best wishes for much success.

Susan

stefanie said...

oh, I am in Heaven!!! its gorgeous, I love everything...swoon worthy!!!!!

Meliss said...

As I said over at Karen's blog, my La-boratory is colorful, but every time I see all these whites and cremes....I fall in love! Your space is stunning. I adore the dresses and long to wear them while strolling through my woods. I promise not to get them dirty.

I hear the "Get a job" bs from people too. They're just jealous. :)

Gratitude for the La-boratory Love.

~magick~
Meliss

Daphne Nicole & Lynda Cade said...

Hi Rebecca, your studio is amazing and absolutely breathtaking, I could spend hours there just taking in all of your gorgeous creations. Have a beautiful weekend!

melanie said...

stunning studio...would love you to "do" my blog for me...your post is just so very lovely...
wish I could choose a favorite pic...I could pop myself in and live in each and every corner of your studio...
thanks for sharing!

Only Cute Things said...

Rebecca! your studio is so romantic! totally cute!
Love it! and so sweet music!

xoxo

Something Special said...

Seriously this is such a beautiful and perfectly organized place to create. I am priviledged to be able to see it. thankyou!

Primitive Seasons said...

Rebecca: this is my first visit to your overwhelmingly beautiful blog but it sure won't be the last. What an amazing collection of beauties you have and your room is so inspiring. I wonder if I could do just one room in my house like that (when everything else is colonial)? I just LOVED my visit.

Mary
www.primitiveseasons.blogspot.com

{Bellamere Cottage} said...

Now THAT'S a STUDIO! :-) Love your space Rebecca.... if only I had half of your supply of yumminess......well, it's probably a good thing I don't.... My HUBBS would NOT be happy if I had any more than I do. :-)


xoxoxox
Spence

Lynn Richards said...

Girl, your storage is right up my alley!!! I love how you have everything displayed so it's right at your fingers-or eyes-for so much inspiration! It's so fun to see where you create and bless others with your talent.
Much love,
Lynn

Feathers and Flight said...

Good Morning Rebecca;
What a Beautiful Space to Create! You have an Amazing Eye for Display! Thank You so Much for Sharing!
Have a Wonderful Day!
Hugs
Jill
http://feathersandflight.blogspot.com/

Jan E O said...

Wow, that was absolutely stunning. I love the inclusion of the family photos. Thanks you.

Leanne said...

I would love to have that much lace. I love the slots on the wall to hold it all!

Barb~Bella Vista Cottage said...

Rebecca, it is just delightful. Completely full of charm and grace. The lighting is my favorite....Ron is going to have a fit because I have to change out my lighting...now.

Aren't we funny?

You know....I love it!!

Barb ♥

Gail said...

Rebecca, if I had to choose just one word (and thank goodness I don't have to!) it would be dreamy! What a wonderful and inspiring space, and I'm so glad to hear that's it's not always that neat and tidy....whew!
It looks like heaven.......thanks for sharing.

Marilou of Lulu's Lovlies and Heartful Creations said...

Oh my Rebecca, I think I just went to heaven! Well it felt like a taste of it, your supplies and displays are just wonderful and you are truly blessed! Everything is just lovely and I know you put it all to good use in your talent a creations. Thank you for sharing a feast for the eyes! Hugs to you my friend and many blessings sent your way! Marilou

Cindy Adkins said...

Oh my gosh, Rebecca, your studio looks like heaven on earth!! It is so totally amazing and has your spirit and special touch in every inch of it...Your are such a special person--and it is reflected in this heavenly pink and white space-WOW, WOW, WOW!!!

Can I come over? lol

Love,
Cindy

Shell said...

Oh my, your space is full of beauty and romance. I could live there.

Kathy Ellen said...

As I gazed at the absolute loveliness of all your vintage creations, laces and treasures, and listened to the beautiful music in the background, I felt as though I was being taken on a wonderful visit with you. Sharing your beautiful words of appreciation and inspiration of your dear granparents, your parents, and precious husband, tells so much about you. You are a beautiful woman, whose loveliness shines from within, because you are a true daughter of our precious Lord.

My Blessings to You, Dear Rebecca.

Dawn @ alteredartists said...

beautiful! I love the cubby with the lace, your chandelier, simply lovely, thanks for stopping by my place too!
~Dawn

Lori said...

Wow, Rebecca! What a gorgeous room! It reminds me of the room I imagined as a little girl. Your room is so feminine--how I would love to be there and just sit and dream. I love how you shared your thoughts about your family and they inspired you. You've been so blessed. Thanks so much for sharing your beautiful room.

Cheryl De Beer said...

I speachless, what a stunning work space and so much lace and fabric that all looks exactly like what I would love to surround myself with - wow!

Annette said...

Oh my gosh . . . your studio is absolutely beautiful! I am a new follower - I want to come back and just enjoy your lovely room! Thank you so much for sharing.
Hugs,
Annette

QueenMarcy said...

OMG, what I would not give for those ribbons, laces, buttons....WOW, gorgeous.
Marcy
www.queenmarcyoriginals.typepad.com

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

I think I'd be like a kid in a candy store in your studio, Rebecca! So cool and calming, yet I can see inspiration everywhere I look. I love all your supplies and how you have them stored and displayed. I would be so happy everytime I walked in there!

Junk Fairy said...

Your space is soooo creaming and dreamy!! One of the best blogs I've see! Very inspirational!! All your pretties are so neatly organized.
XO

Sara said...

I would never ever come out of that room. Sigh. Hugs Sara

Marilyn said...

Your grandmother (above your dad) reminds me of my mom. They look like they could have been sisters!

If I were an envious sort of person, I'd want all within your lovely workroom. But, all I can say is, "Yeah-someone has more stuff than me!" Wish Wally could see it all and be amazed. He never fussed at me, but said I'd have to throw something away before I could bring anything else home! Thanks for sharing and inspiring me! ♥♫

Melanie Statnick said...

Love all your Vintage treasures! Beautiful space. Lucky you!

Celestina Marie Designs said...

Hi Rebecca, Love your creative space and it is every inch gorgeous. I could shop here as it reminds me of a boutique with treasures to behold.
I hope it does get messy now and then!! Tell me it does!!!
Love the vintage pics of your dear family.
God has blessed your life with talent and the gift to use them with all your heart.
Love to you and your creative journey,
XO Celestina Marie

Mary Ellen said...

Rebecca you creative space is so you- just sweet, soft and beautiful!

I so hoped to get started on my space but just haven't had time. I have a ton more inspiration pictures for my file now though!

I can see why your creations are so wonderful having a space like this to work in!! Blessed you indeed!

bee blessed
mary

Reina said...

Ah..how lovely! I could read and enjoy your blog for hours! Your place is just dreamy!

Marcia (One Heart) said...

Unreal. What a blessing. May you continue delighting in it.

C'est Moi, Julie Marie said...

Hi Rebecca... I am back for another dreamy look at everything... I absolutely LOVE the lettering on your "A Gathering Place" sign in your studio!... So fun chatting with you today!... xoxo Julie Marie

Mariette's Back to Basics said...

Dearest Rebecca,

A very nice post about your PASSIONS; yes plural because your heart always shows your religion and your family too! You have done so well and what a treasure you got on ribbons, buttons and fabrics; like a specialty boutique it looks like.
Oh, you are so right about needing more light these days... I was sewing with black silk early in the week and that was a challenge to SEE. But I managed but the age is giving us away. Never mind, the addiction to this crafting stays forever with us.

Lots of love,

Mariette

bertie said...

This is by far the most gorgeous studio EVER!!! I have to say that you have a real gift for not only creating beautiful things, but your father certainly did pass on the gift for the written word. Just beautiful sentiments with stunningly romantic pictures. I am adding you to favorites and will be putting you on my sidebar for others to follow! Hope to see you at my little studio!
www.queenbartistry.blogspot.com

Karen Valentine said...

I have no words... really. Okay, so maybe I have a few..... beautiful, magical, serene, feminine, amazing!!!
What a spectacular place to be. If it was mine, I would never leave! Have a wonderful time at the party Rebecca!
xo,
Karen

Creative Grammie said...

Aloha Rebecca,
I know others have said this but I'm saying it again. Your creative space is like walking into a dream! It's so full of warmth and charm.
I've enjoyed my visit most definitely.
Thank you for sharing your dreamy space and thank you for sharing photos of your family.

Debbie said...

Outstanding!!! I could get lost in there. I love how everything is crisp and white but still very colorful. It's like stepping back in time, or living in a dream or fairy tale. Great, great job, I'm now a big fan, going to be a follower!!

Lavender Cottage said...

Rebecca, I am in awe of this wonderful studio of yours. How the creative juices could flow if I had a feminine room like this to work in.
Thank you so much for sharing your private space and the inspirational people behind your crafting.
Hugs,
Judith

Christine said...

If I had a room like that I'd never come out!

Kathy said...

It appears you have lots of space and tons of storage. I love your storage ideas and all the material and supplies to help you create.
Kathy

Terry said...

Thank you! I truly enjoyed visiting your blog. Your work is beautiful. Your blog is so peaceful. I enjoyed the music, "That's how it is with God's love..." I will definitely be back. Thank you!

missshawna said...

Wow! Your studio is so feminine and lovely. Thank you for sharing the touching story of your family with us all.

Claudia said...

Just beautiful. It's a magical place, indeed. Thank your for sharing it with us.

Jil~Say It With Roses said...

Just had to come by and I am glad I did! My.... everything is so enchanting in your creating room and it looks like a little shop, too!
I had plans this year to show my itty bitty creating corner, but things unexpected came about and so maybe next year.
Jil

Cathee said...

LOVELY and so peaceful,,I would never want to leave!Tahnks for visiting my blog today yours is a breath of freshness and calm!

ANNE said...

Rebecca, I'm so glad that you visited me, so that I could discover your lovely world in return! Your thoughts, workplace, and family are all beautiful and its a delight to visit. Anne

Pretty Things said...

So completely beautiful and feminine. I could spend days just exploring and appreciating what you have. I wonder how long you've spent collecting these things? Even though my studio spaces are colorful and whimsical, there are a lot of vintage things creeping in there as I've discovered a deep love of vintage the past couple of years.

LOVE.


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

ArtbymeCindy said...

Such a beautiful space!! I love it!! those dresses are to die for! I love all the vintage lace and goodies. Thanks for stopping by my blog and thanks for sharing your space.

Hugs

Ruthie said...

So very beautiful! What a joy to see where all my beautiful things that you have made come from.It makes me happy to know that I have a few of your prettys in my own home (lol,ya right a few,ah maybe a little more).Everything is beautiful Rebeca,you can see the love and care you put into your studio,just like everything you create!
xoxo,Ruthie

~Becca~Bluebird Rose said...

Your studio is beautiful, lovely, soothing...
:)
~Becca~

Maria said...

Hi Rebecca!
Oh this is a sewing space that dreams are made of ~
I think we all floated to heaven and this is a room made for angels!
It is truly heavenly ~ and just right for your incredibly beautiful creations ~ so inspired and so lovely.

I am so glad to have stopped by ~ you are always an inspiration ~
what a great idea for a blog party ~ I must go visit more creative spaces!
*Happy Weekend to you*
~Maria

A Rose Without A Thorn said...

Well Rebecca, This was another delight and inspiration. I know that you will always lift my spirits and inspire me to keep going even when things seem at there most difficult. I always love looking at where you create and createyou do. I have not sewn now for over two years but I still love to see where others find their joy. May you always be inspired and feel Our Lords hands in all of your works of art.

Say hello to Steve from Reubs and I, I will sit down one day and write a big letter filling you in on our lives, until then dear friend, hugs and blessings, Maureen.

kluless said...

I am nearly speachless. Your studio is over the top gorgeous! Thank you for sharing. I will be following.

Tamatha said...

Wow! That was a beautiful tour of your little slice of Heaven on Earth! Thank you for the time you must have put into this post. I took my time going through all the pictures. Thanks for visiting my blog and for your kind comments!
Tamatha

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

Dear, dear Rebecca...I enlarged every single photo and in all the years I have been looking at your photo's and your creations, I am always overwhelmed by your amazing talent and eye for beauty. You make us aware. Not just of the beauty in the world but of our immediate surroundings. You are always such a joy...
What a wonderful post. Thank you, again, for sharing your life with us..
Mona

Jenelle said...

Stunning! Can I come over and just hang out in your beautiful studio for awhile? Love all the vintage goodies and the feminine palette. Thank so sharing!

ox
Jenelle
Fa La Vecia

Maggie said...

oh. my. goodness. it looks like a frothy piece of divinity in your dreamy studio. It must make you supremely happy to go in and work on projects. thanks for the wonderful tour!

maggie
http://www.themagrag.com

Debby said...

Only in a dreamy house such beautiful items can be created...my compliments,becky!! Hugs, Debby from italy ^_^

Stephanie Suzanne ♥ Queen of Dreamsz said...

Hi Rebecca,

Just totally beautiful. It always is! Last year my studio was just finished. A year later things have been moved around for my comfort and for everything to function. Come by when you get a moment! We only have 100's to visit. {tee hee}

Stephanie Suzanne ♥
Queen of Dreamsz

Bette said...

What a sweet room! I adore all the lace, the fabric, the lightness of the room. What a brilliant place to be able to create in!

Crystal Rose Cottage said...

What a beautiful room Rebecca! It must make you happy just to walk in there and look around! I am very impressed with what you have created!~Hugs, Patti

Gail said...

The way you store supplies and decorate your workroom is just eye candy. You don't have to make anything, your whole room is a work of art.

Carolyn said...

So Beautiful for a Beautiful lady! :D I can imagine locking myself into your little paradise on earth ...and never coming out...sewing, sewing, sewing! How blessed you are, dear friend, to have a "job" and "workplace" that is so delightful!!

One of the other ladies mentioned your music cutting in and out...it does the same thing on my computer...but I thought my computer had issues. Tried looking at your blog from the computer at my office, same problem there. Never did that before...always loved your music!!

Caption under one of your photos mentioned listening to music when making Christmas things in July. Do you listen to Christmas music in July?? Just curious! :)

Love ya!
Hugs, Carolyn ~ Cottage Sunshine

KatyDidStitches said...

Beautiful...beautiful...beautiful. Did I say beautiful? What has always impressed me about your style, Rebecca, is the way you layer texture. Nobody does white quite like you. You have a GREAT eye...and I don't think that's something than can be taught. You either got...or you don't. And you got it, girl. Well done!

Kathy

Mr AGP said...

Wow baby, When we drug, (and I mean drug since I could barely lift the oak monstrosity), that old piece home with all the cubbyholes, I never dreamed it would work and look so well with all you vintage lace. Of course you knew, like you always do, what the finished product would be like. That ole artist's eye of yours.

I love you so much and I am so proud of you and what you create. I just don't know how you do it, but then I have never figured out how you play the piano without knowing a stitch, pun intended, of music either. That's my baby! :-)

Your room looks so warm and inviting and now it is more functional than ever. What a great job you have done. Keep up the good work and keep those creative juices flowing.

Love,
me

C'est Magnifique said...

Wow... I mean WOW!!! What a beautiful space you have, I'd be afraid to mess it up!!

Tania

Cheryl~ZanyMayd said...

Absolutely Beautiful, I love the soft, sweet & feminine style... I love all the finishing touches, That Cubby Wall is FABULOUS & the little storage boxes & areas are Perfect~ Thanks for sharing...
Cheryl

Ann Tatum said...

What a beautiful room!

tami said...

Rebecca...I am completely in awe of your studio. Your organization is quite an inspiration.
I am so happy that I stopped by to see such sweetness.
Happy Pink Saturday!
xo Tami

JENNIFER, said...

I didn't join the creative space challenge but Your creative space is awesome!...beauty at your finger tips :o) You inspire me to make my "craft room" not only a place to craft but a place to enjoy...Have a lovely weekend, Hugs, Jennifer

romance-of-roses said...

I'm in love, yes indeed I am with your awesome work space. It's so dreamy and romantic. Loved seeing your family also.
Hugs....Lu

Tina @ TinyBear said...

Oh - your room is SO pretty and wonderful. I loce all that vintage lace you have and all your fabric. Everything is so pretty and filled with wonderful stuff.
Thanks for sharing

~CC Catherine said...

Sweet Rebecca, Thanks for visiting me earlier today. I'm making my rounds now... :) I've cried at only one other blog post, but yours for multiple reasons. First, because everything is beautiful, second, because your love for Jesus is evident in each and every word you speak. I prayed for Pam, touched her precious face while doing so; and don't know why, just cried more. :( Crying is good though, when it's from the Lord; and I'm sure it was. Your favorite song, "It is well with my soul", is one of my favorites too. I share a passion for Parisian things, as you do...and vintage finds, old buttons, fabrics...only your inventory is much greater than mine. :) I'd like to get to come back and visit you...I work a full time job for a bank, so my blogging isn't as frequent as I'd like. But, you're definitely someone I'd like to visit when I do. Down to each piece of lace in your possession, you are giving it life to live on...and I am blessed today as a result of coming to visit you. ~Merci Rebecca, you are "Precious" in His sight...and mine too from a blogger's view... ;)

~CC Catherine said...

Sweet Rebecca, just got your note! :) I'd like to think this is another one of those "Godincidences" in life. With HIM, there are no coincidences! ;) I know we will become friends as we go back and forth from GA to OK using this unbelievable blog to blog world. I'm going to pull out my past Romantic Home magazines this afternoon and look up the articles you are featured in. Can't wait to see your pillows ~ How fun! My girlfriend, Kathleen Ellis, a fellow blogger and interior decorator was also featured in RH a number of times... You take care...enjoy your Saturday and may HE bless you ever so much today! :) xoxo ~CC Catherine

Tricia said...

Rebecca,
Your creative space is so dreamy and beautiful! I just love your cubby hole of lace and trims! Wonderful! Also thank you so much for stopping by my creative space and your beyond kind words!
Isn't this party fun!!
Blessings,
Tricia

Terri said...

Just as delightful as ever! A feast for the eyes! TFS!

Abby's Paperie Garden said...

Oh my Rebecca your creative space is like nothing I've ever seen. Your collection of lace, fabrics, and baubles are a girl's dream come true!

xo,

Abby

NanE said...

Oh Rebecca, your studio is dreamy and looks exactly like I thought it would! I love that little sewing table. Thanks for stopping by my blog. Have a great weekend, Nan

mypinkprettiesaboutme said...

Rebecca, Your space is magical. I can see how it helps you find your most creative and romantic side. I can hardly wait to come back and see it again.

HPS

LL

Dreams and Decor said...

Wow! Your space is amazing! It's so beautiful! My favorite things are the vintage window hanging down and how you displayed those gorgeous dresses! Thanks for stopping by & your sweet comment! Patti in TX

Dreams and Decor said...

Wow! Your space is amazing!----so beautiful! I especially love how you displayed those gorgeous dresses! And I love the vintage window hanging from the ceiling! I can't wait to read the rest of your posts! I am adding you to my google reader. Thanks for visiting me & your sweet comment. I'm just now getting to visit the other participants! Yours was definitely worth the visit! Take care, Patti

~~EVERYTHING~~.ANASTACIA~~~ said...

Hello Rebecca, Stopping in again. You are such an inspiration to us all (if I may speak for everyone at this party). Everything is just lovely. Visiting your blog is like a breath of fresh air! I wish I could come and play. I'll surely follow you along in this exciting journey of love and beauty. Keep creating beautiful things! Thank you for sharing.
And thanks for stopping by my humble space.
Best Wishes, Reina

"Create Beauty" said...

Rebecca,
How beautiful and inspiring!

Your creative space is decorated in all the things I love,
and wow, that cabinet with all the cubbies, all of your organizational things are like display cases in a fabulous shop I would enjoy frequenting!

Thanks for coming by my studio tour,

and
may
God
richly
bless
you!

~ Violet

The French Bear said...

Rebecca, how sweet and lovely your creative space is, and sooo organized, you inspire me, you truly do!!! I love all the prettiness and the it makes me smile to see all that beauitful lace and fabric, I know in my heart that God has meant for us to know each through blogging......you make me want to be creative and try harder to be tidier and organized!!!
Love your gorgeous space!
Hugs,
Margaret B
xxx

Tina said...

wow - your space is a most beautiful site. It is heavenly and the colors are so romantic.

Thanks for visiting my blog and the sweet comment

have a great weekend

xo
tina
embellishments by tina

Lynn B said...

Oh my gosh Rebecca!!!!!
I cannot believe I did not see this post the day you posted it, your creative place is truly magical! Oh to spend a day in there with you would be wonderful, watching you create such beautiful things would truly be an honour and a privilege.

I am so going to try and copy some of your craft room, I just love it!
I love the beautiful painted pictures you have created, they are just awesome!

I know, I have a better suggestion, I will prepare my guest room ready for your arrival and you can stay a while and give me tips on how to decorate my craft space!!! What time would you like to arrive?

From Lynn across the pond!

Something Special said...

I have been trying to comment here, but I have been in a hotel room for many evenings, and everytime I visited, my husband was right there and the music was disturbing his quiet, or his sleeping in, so I would click out of it and thought I will come back. Wow, what can I say. Your creative studio is amazing and I love the feeling it evokes when I had the tour. You know sometime, you and I are going to have to swap something. Love Love it!

BrushedByAnAngel said...

This room is as beautiful as the owner. You did a wonderful job putting everything together and at last - I have found someone with more fabric than me!
Brenda

Anonymous said...

Becky--
You really out-did yourself on your studio. Beautiful as always and you have accomplished so much. Thanks for sharing. I am so proud of you!
Love you Forever-- Mom

fairyrocks said...

WOW I am absolutely astounded by the beauty you have created. You drew me in from the first peek through your wonderful hall. Such careful attention to detail.
Every turn is incredible. Beautiful tributes to your loved ones as well. Keep smiling and creating. FANTASTIC !!!

Miss Sandy said...

Simply stunning and so serene, loved every ruffle and rose in there. Thank you for sharing your creative haven.

Inspiration from Nature said...

OMG ! How beautiful treasuries you have in your studio. It is like to be in Alibab cavern !
How happy you must be in this lovely space.Thanks to share with us

Thanks so much for your comments on my own creative space which is nothing compared to yours.

Bonjour de France
Helene aka Hogart

Dixie said...

Rebecca.. I'd call your workspace... "ambrosia for the creative soul... " and it starts at the doorway with that beautiful rose wreath that says... "welcome"...
Just beautiful!!

hugs. Dixie

Laurie said...

Thank you for coming by my blog and for your kind comments, Rebecca! I truly loved seeing your space -- wow!! It would be a dream to spend a quiet afternoon of creating in there, surrounded by all that crisp white! I adore how you have all your laces organized -- and I thought *I* had a lot!! Thank you for sharing it!

Rochelle said...

Oh my Rebecca! Your space is just heavenly! A place for everything and everything in it's place! I'm enjoying going through the list of studios and am in awe of yours!
Cheers
Rochelle

Kerri said...

Hi Rebecca, I just got home from the dog shows and I had to stop in to visit your blog so I could see your studio. I love it, all of it, and I decided I am moving in.LOL

Now you just gave me some awesome decorating ideas! Thank-you for sharing :)

When you have a minute check out my blog to see my boy and me winning in the toy group.

Hope you have a blessed Sunday!

xoxo
Kerri

Mona Kay at Home said...

Oooohhhh...SOOOO romantic!! I just love the old lace and hats...but most of all, the mounted little cubbies...too sweet!

Sheila R said...

Your studio is so lovely. All your vintage treasures displayed so beautifully.

Thanks for coming by and saying hi.

Janet said...

Your creative space is absolutely amazing! I couldn't imagine anything more perfect!
Blessings,
Janet

Linda Carole Bloom said...

Oh my goodness Rebecca! When I saw your space and piles of yummy fabric - and the LACE, it made my fabric stash look pitiful - but I have something to aspire to, right?? Your space is so clean and organized, and inspiring. I'm going to go back and look at it all again. And thank you for your kind comments on my space. Love, Linda
Houseofbeautifuldogs

Kiki aka Victoria said...

Hi Rebecca...wow..what a spectacular space..such beauty and charm and your bautiful heart really shines through!! Wonderfully-wow! Loved everything!
Victoria~

Jane said...

Hi Rebecca,
This is the most amazing space. It took me forever to get through this post (and that's a good thing)!!
I love everything about it.....it looks calming, feminine, organized......your lace storage cubby is fantastic.
I loved it all!!!
Jane

Kim -Truly Tattered said...

Really great! I am just learning to sew (at 53, 54 soon) and you have inspired me! Thanks for sharing,
Kim

Anne said...

Very pretty space.

Donna said...

Love all your vintage items, the lace, fabrics.....A very beautiful place to create!!!

Jillayne said...

Rebecca, your room is so lovely! I would love to just sit in it for hours and take it all in - you have the most beautiful collection of lace, ribbons and fabrics I have ever seen and the buttons!! I can't imagine you ever want to leave it!
Thank you so much for sharing it - it's simply beautiful!

Pam said...

Rebecca, your place is so beautiful and peaceful! I just love it! This is a wonderful way to find kindred spirits - thank you for stopping by my blog.

jasperandblue said...

what a lovely post, So were your newer posts that I checked out. I love how beautiful your room is. So elegant and almost ethereal. You cant help but be inspired ,

Gail said...

Oh my such a beautiful and girly space you have Rebecca. I must tell you that my daughter lives in Edmond, she and her family will be here tomorrow for a 4 days visit, we visit with them at Christmas. Thank you for sharing your space and family with us.
Gail

Francie...The Scented Cottage Studio said...

oh my. I can add nothing to the above comments. Please let me move in. (())

Susanne said...

You have such a wonderful collection of beautiful vintage supplies to work with and you've organized them so creatively. But what really sets your space apart is how it's such an expression of yourself ..... 'childhood dreams', 'adore' your sewing machine, 'Janome rocks the house', 'love vintage lace', family inspiration! I haven't been very far around the WBC party block but I don't think I'll find this much sentiment anywhere else.
Just beautiful!
Susanne.

QueenMarcy said...

Thank you for visiting my blog. I am still DROOLING over yours! OMG, all of that gorgeous lace and fabric, what a heavenly place!!!!
QueenMarcy

Magic Gypsy said...

What a pretty studio supplied with so many vintage goodies! I love your lacey creations!

thetruevine said...

I appreciate your fabric stash!

Maddy*Moo said...

Thanks for sharing your lovely vintage space, it is simply stunning and so well organised too! Simply stunning! Happy creating. x

. said...

Just love the white on white (creams and soft pastels), it looks like a dream, very warm and soft place to create, dream and explore. And you have one amazing vitage lace collection. I have been coming back to your blog, to see more of your work and listen to the nice music. Wonderful space and post, thank you so much for sharing this with us, I really enjoyed seeing this : )
Mari

Debbie Burkey said...

Gorgeous, Wonderful, Fabulous! Love the lace in the cubbyholes! You have beautiful space to create you treasures in! Well done! Thanks for the tour!

Debbie

Rita Barakat said...

What a wonderful post - not only is your room gorgeous but your family photos and tribute are so touching! TFS!

Rita Barakat said...

What a wonderful post - not only is your room gorgeous but your family photos and tribute are so touching! TFS!

Cheryl De Beer said...

Hi Rebecca, I would love to follow you, but evry time I try I get an error????

~ ~ Ahrisha ~ ~ said...

Amazing organization. Lightness and Beauty. Love your space.
~ ~Ahrisha~ ~

waldenbunch said...

Absolutely stunning. What a sweet room to live in and create in. You are blessed.

Lovelinest said...

I'm a Rebecca too! Everything looks beautiful!! I'm so glad I sat down tonight and took the time to blog hop and look at all the studios. You studio and all the things you use and make are incredible! LOVE, LOVE, LOVE

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