Friday, June 18, 2010

A GATHERING PLACE IN THE MAKING ~Where Bloggers Create II~... Pink Saturday, Too~


Hello Bloggers both near and far!  Can you even believe it's been about a year since we last gathered together for this fun event?  Who knew such a 'little party' would turn into something so fabulous?

It's with great excitement I welcome you again this year to the
  Thank you, Karen, from My Desert Cottage, for hosting this fabulous event for all of us peeps in Blogland!  Karen is one amazingly talented lady and has blessed so many of us with her creativity and vision!  I hope you'll follow the LINK to her place and visit as many of the participants as you can!  It's sure to be an amazing experience full of endless inspiration, excitement and fun!  Also, since I’m combining my WBC Party Post with my weekly PINK SATURDAY Post I must give a shout-out to Miss Beverly, from How Sweet The Sound, for hosting our PS get-together!  I'd just LOVE IT if you could make time to visit a few of these Bloggers as well! Thanks again to both of these awesome ladies!  You rock!

First...for those of you visiting for the first time let me first tell you my name is Rebecca Suzanne and I own a cottage style business called A Gathering Place.  After owning a local brick and mortar store in the mid 90's  I moved to eBay where I enjoyed a successful run as an online seller. That partnership has lasted now for over eight years and I've enjoyed it more than I can say.  Last September I re-entered the retail market and opened a sweet little booth space in an Oklahoma City Antique Mall called French Quarter Antiques.  In April of 2010 I relaunched my own website and I hope you'll visit when you can.  It is there you will find the things I love to create the most...

Are you ready?  Here goes!  I have lots of pictures for you!
(You can just LEFT-CLICK and the photos will enlarge!)

My studio is dressed just a bit different this year!  I now have the pleasure of working out of two separate spaces in my home.  I have one room designated for sewing and one for painting!  First I'll be showing you photos of where I create soft goods...sweet things like cottage and image style pillows, romantic sachets, etc.  And it's in this very room that I continue to re-purpose vintage train cases!

My fabulous JANOME Sewing Machine rarely has a day of rest.  She sits on top of what was once a crummy computer desk that was dark and foreboding! :(  It was an ugly old thing, a mission style newby, that truthfully I couldn't stand.  After trying to sell it give it away for six months I finally decided to keep the big ol' thing!  Now I'm soooo glad I did.  Refashioning it into a sewing table was my guy's idea!  Brilliant!  Now I can't believe I ever wanted to part with it!  Underneath the gathered skirt are shelves on each end.  It is there I store things I need but don't use every day!
~Antique 1920's CHEST~
Every Single Drawers Holds Vintage Laces

Even with two rooms I have limited space.  To be able to work smart I need to be able to get my hands on what I need in a moment's notice.  Keeping lace in big plastic bags just didn't work for me.  So, I moved two vintage chests of drawers into my workroom.  They are both filled to the brim with vintage laces of all kinds...Venise, Crochet, Cluny, Filet, Machine, Bobbin, etc.  You name it, I bet I have it!


I showed this amazing cubby last year.  It still holds my favorite old laces.  

Last January I moved this fabulous wardrobe into the position you see it in now.  It's full of more ribbons and laces and higher-end finds I only use on VERY special pillows, etc.  No more TV inside it for me!  The stress and drama of the daily News wears me out...I opt for great music instead!  See the little chest in the corner?  It's full of vintage laces as well!  Yummo!

As much as I LOVED the sweet little table in my studio last year I had to replace it with one that was bigger.  This one is large enough to hold my Serger.  In the left closet I have two other machines.  One is dedicated to gathering fabric (Johnson Ruffler) and the other one is a mid-line machine for making things like buttonholes, etc.

My Mr. AGPMan added these sweet Picket Doors to my Ribbon Cabinet!  I LOVE how they came out!  Helps to keep things tidy!

I love LOVE being ORGANIZED!

Now...I am just about done showing you room number one!  Below is a picture of the fabric I've collected over the years.  I still use MOST of it!  But, it's hard to part with material you dearly love!

Now...if you're still with me I'm going to take you into the workroom where I do the hand painting on all those fabulous new and old Finds.  It is also in this room where I do the detail work on the sweet new line of Altered Art Cards and Tags I sell on my website.

  Now...I do NOT base paint my Finds in this room!!  All that is done in my Mr. AGPMan's workshop out back!  

I really do paint in here!  I love the natural light that comes streaming in the window during the morning hours!  Again...I have to work smart because my space isn't that large.  Inside both the closets I store paper, my printer, paints, towels, brushes, etc.  Inside the chest are small finds that are base painted but are awaiting their artwork!  The small closet next to the desk use to be a desk-cubby.  I really disliked the look of it so my guy transformed it for me! :)

A few weeks ago I showed you a picture of this neat old chair!  It's one I hauled home from Tennessee!  Did it come out sweet?  

Below are some things that remind me of how far I've come, including the very first sign I painted in 2002.  It's sort of a sad little thing but I just can't seem to part with it.  It says "Always Kiss Me Goodnight" and it is a good example of the journey my painting has taken me on...  I had the lettering down pretty well but those DARN ROSES!  Argh!

That said...I can't create in a space that doesn't inspire me!  I did that once for an entire year.  I rented an off-site studio with a huge working area and attached garage.  It was the worst year of my life.  It was dark...had no windows...was drafty and I had loud neighbors...  
~ALMOST DONE...A Work In Progress!~

I purchased this darling vintage desk when my daughter was only ten years old.  The top sides are slanted and open up making it the perfect place for holding all sorts of supplies.  Every Altered Art Card and Tag I sell travels right across this desk.   Yes...I really do work here!  And if that darling little bench gets tooooo hard for me I just grab a pillow (Hey Sweet Tea...wanna send me that cushion back???).  :)


I found this neat old Tell City Bench at a thrift store a few years ago.  When (not if!) I get tired during the day I never crawl into my bed...No Sir-Ree!  I snuggle up on this soft and comfy couch thingy  for a short little nap and then I'm SEW Good!  I love to read and that little rocking chair is my favorite place to sit while devouring my favorite mags! :)  That little cabinet on the far right holds finished product that is listed for sale on my website...the closet next to it holds the same thing.  Christmas is coming, you know?

OK Peeps! That's just about it for this year! Thank you sooo much for visiting. I hope you enjoyed yourself and will visit me again very soon! Just as I shared with you last year, whether your space is as big as a ballroom or just a tiny nook in your kitchen, I encourage you to find the passion that lives deep within you and carve out a place to call your very own. I promise you, it will change your life.

Just a LITTLE NOTE of THANKS to those who've helped me realize my dream of creating full time...

Thank you to my Mr. AGPMan, my Baber!  Thank you for everything and for continuing to be my unpaid partner and constant encourager.  Thank you for the years of junkin' and slummin' and for not totally FREAKING OUT when I ask you to do things like crawl into a dumpster to retrieve an amazing chair and for not complaining too much when you missed working in YOUR shoppe for the fourth Saturday in a row!! You will always be my hero!

Thank you to my Mom!  You are the most talented person I've ever known.  Thank you for buying me that "Rings and Things" kit when I was 10. That junky toy helped to change the course of my life.  Thank you, Daddy.  I miss your words of praise... but mostly I just miss you.

Thank you to Adrienne and Brandon, my children.  Re-purposing your old bedrooms into two working Studios brings me great joy.  Each room holds the tender spirit of your childhood within it's walls...and that helps me to never feel too far away from you.

Thank you to Lin, Jen & Bill.  Having a sister who constantly had JUNQUE everywhere must have made you nuts while we were growing up.  I owe you all more than I can say.

Thank you to my Bloggie Friends and both my old and new Customers.  You know who you are and at night I thank God for each and every one of you.

Thank you, God!  Thank you for seeing me through the times when I was too frustrated to paint and for grace and patience when I fell short of my goal.  Thank you for the joy You have placed in my heart when I've succeeded and for Your comfort and peace when I made a big mess of things.  Please help me to remember all good things come from You.  I hope one day to be all You planned for me to be.

Love to you all~


Connie said...

I think I'll be first, sugar! You actually DO have as much if not more fabric than I do, chickee. It's all so lovely I can't even say the proper words for it. I'm drawn away into a dream world just viewing the lovely settings. You did a great job, sweetpea, just great....
Ooooh, come see where I spend most of my time also. *Sigh*....I gotta get a life here very SOON!

Oklahoma Granny said...

What extraordinarily lovely spaces to create in. But then, I wouldn't expect anything less from you.

Next time I'm in the city I'll have to stop by French Quarter Antiques.

Julie Marie said...

Oooh Rebecca... I am overwhelmed! Your creative places are just beautiful, as I knew they would be! I will definitely need to go back two or even three times so I don't miss a thing here... I love how important your family is to you, and reflects in everything you create... I am so happy to see where my little AGP creations were created! I would love to just sit on your pretty couch and sip tea and chat with you! You are an amazing, inspiring, and beautiful lady and I am happy to call you my friend... thanks for sharing these most special spots in your life... love to you... xoxo Julie Marie

BECKY said...

Gorgeous Rebecca! Just gorgeous!! Everything you touch turns beautiful!! And you are beautiful inside and out, too!

What a delightful workspace! I need to spruce mine up and maybe I can participate next year!

Thanks for showing us your loveliness!
HUGS n love,

GlorV1 said...

Wow! What a beautiful place to be creative. It's wonderful. Thanks for sharing.

Unknown said...

A little piece of heaven ... well, two pieces! Elegant, peaceful, awesome, inspiring ... such beauty to behold ... to take in! Your magical touch recreates beyond ones imagination ... & not a speck out of place. Rebecca, it is exactly what I would expect of you ... dreamy perfection ... over the moon!

Now I don't see our tea cups & pot of tea ... get ready ...

I've been sick, will be back up soon.

Please convey to Steve & Brandon & your Father, we wish them the happiest of Father's Day memories.
TTFN ~ Hugs, Marydon

Home and Heart said...

*Sigh* I wish I could say more, but words elude me. So much beauty, and crafty inspiration! Your talent shows in every corner!

Patti said...

Oh, Rebecca, your creative spaces are exquisitely beautiful!!!!! I am positively droooling...and breaking commandment #10 (coveting!)

That beautiful chair is to die is the wardrobe..

I am so glad I discovered your blog, because its beauty is so very inspiring.

Thanks...and blessings,
Patti (Fill My Cup with Beauty)

Debby said...

Hi Rebecca, oh my gosh, your creative space is so gorgeous. There isn't one thing I don't love about it. Absolutely beautiful, very jealous!!!

Unknown said...

What an awesome presentation...
you have outdone yourself..
I would be terrified to work in such a beautiful place, messy as I am...
I love everything you do...
you know that...

Ceekay-THINKIN of HOME said...

Two lovely fortunate you are! They are very beautiful and all you! I would love to come look in that dresser of laces!!

Mosaic Magpie said...

Truly a feminine, pink, rose loving, yummy, fit for a queen, soft, inspiring room. Even your messy work room is neat! Love it all and you.

Lovey said...

Rebecca, your two rooms are so dreamy. Such wonderful places to sit and create in. I love your shelves of fabrics and laces...oh the laces! Simply beautiful!

Connie Eyberg Originals said...

Your spaces reflect your art. Both are very beautiful! I think I could be quite comfortable in a studio such as yours, but I would spend all my time sipping tea and admiring the rooms. If it were a shop I would definitely plan a trip around a visit! Connie

Celestina Marie said...

Hi Rebecca, Oh girlfriend, I love it all both studios are pure perfection and spirit filled. Every perfect vignette of storage and display are beautiful and reflect the wonderful you. I could spend many hours here and I know you do with your heart in it all.

God continue to bless your path and many glorious days spent Where YOU Create!!

Thank you for such a nice party visit. Come by my party when you can.
Love to you, Celestina Marie

Brenda ~ The Heminger Farmhouse said...

Hi Rebecca! Both of your spaces are so beautiful! I was drooling over each and every picture....lots of gorgeous pinks and lots of pretties to behold! Your pink chair makeover is 2die4!! Love the Falling Roses fabric you used for the chair. I've got a couple of yards of that gorgeous fabric that I will be using to make cushions for my Wicker loveseat and chair (one of these days). Thanks so much for once again sharing these special creative rooms with us :)

Happy Pink Saturday to you my friend! Warmest hugs, Brenda

Marilyn said...

I could move right in and putter around. Your spaces are delightful. Thanks so much for sharing! ♥♫

Unknown said...

Rebecca, This is my first time to your blog, and I must say your space is Luscious and yummy, I just Love everything about it! What a wonderful place to create, Looking at it just gives me so many idea's... I so happy I got to visit here!


Tanza said...

Oooohhhh ~r~,
I'm too excited to write, I WILL be calling you soon ... TO DIE FOR !!! AMAZING !! INCREDIBLE !!! I'M sooo jealous !! I would sooo SLEEP, and hole up in either of those rooms !! NOW, I KNOW WHY you've been sooo BUSY !! When do you sleep little one !! YIKERS !! I could and would just get soo lost in your PiNk heavens ..

What a treat to visit again !! NOW, I DO SEE MY PiNk picnic basket .. RIGHT ?? I'm just dying .. this just totally inspired me to .. well.. WANT to re-do some things !!

Okay sweetie, more soon, BUT, I have to say girlie "You sooo got it going on" this was just amazing !! Thanks for sharing, and just know I'm in LoVe with STUFF .. yep .. gorgeous PiNk stuff !! hahaha ..

LoVe and HuGs to you sweet girl ~
~TeA~ xo


I knew that you would have a beautiful work room...I just didn't know that you would have TWO of them.
Lovely rooms!
Deb :)

Lou said...

Ohhhh Rebecca... I just looove your creative space!! I knew it would be totally gorgeous... but oh my... breathtaking!! When did you say you are coming to Aus to do my room makeover???? ...:) Can I please first dibs on that gorgeous pink wire cloche / birdcage??? Please..... I just love it! Hope you are having a beautiful day!!
Love Lou xx

Mary Ann said...

What a lovely visit it has been. I so enjoyed each and every picture. I wish you much success in your studios.

Anonymous said...

Hi my friend, your workspace is so beautiful!! I can't put into words how beautiful it is!!Every detail is so lovely.I don't think i would ever leave those cozy rooms....Kathy

Lisa said...

Oh this party is such a treat! I do love your space. It looks just like you ;)
I wish I had the room, but you have true treasures to make your space yours!
Hugs, Lisa

Sissie's Shabby Cottage said...

Oh Rebecca, be still my heart! I think my heart needs a rest from all the palpitations!! Whew, what a gorgeous work space or should I say spaces! Wow, I cannot believe that you paint in that beautiful room.
And your fabric collection is 2die4
Everything is so lovely that if I were ever to enter such a magical place, I would spend hours just devouring every beautiful thing.

Thanks for this amazing tour of your very beautiful personal space.


Lisa said...

Your rooms are just a vision of pink loveliness! They are just perfect! And so organized on top of all that beauty! Truly amazing.:)

Anonymous said...

OK, you win the "PRETTIEST STUDIO AWARD!" Truly amazing, thank you so much for sharing!

zandra said...

Oh, my gosh! Your rooms are so soft and girly. I can't belive you paint in that room it's so lovely. I really enjoyed my visit here I don't want to
Enjoy the rest of the party.

Char said...

So many beautiful over the top and gorgeous things to see where you create. I don't think I would ever get anything done as it's all so pretty. My eyes would wonder and that would be the end of me. Wish I was closer, would love to visit in person. I could sit in your room for hours and just relax and read, dream and think. What fun!! I too am showing my space this week, please come visit and Happy Pink Saturday, Char

Mary B. said...

The beauty of those two rooms took my breath away. God has given you the heart and mind to create so many beautiful things. Those rooms are amazing. I felt such peace as I saw each space. I can't wait to see what gorgeous new things you add to your "shop."
Mary B. in Texas

Pellie / Penny said...

Both of your rooms are stunning - super organized, beautiful and did I say stunning. Love them both. My space is rather tiny - but I love it.
'Stop by and visit me - I too have joined the party.

Anonymous said...

Hi Beautiful Rebecca! Oh, my goodness! What a wonderful creative space!! It's beautiful - just like you! It's so girly, ruffly, and sweet. Look at all of your storage. The laces the fabrics. Oh, it's truly wonderful.
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Ginger said...

Okay Miss R I am totally drooling all over my computer. I sooooo love everything about your two creation MANSIONS!!! Such a relaxing, inspiring, serene, peaceful, I can't think of enough words to express how beautiful your studios are. You are soooo organized and everything has a place. I so wish mine were big enough to do that!! Great post my friend, I so enjoyed seeing your beautiful creation space. Your rose signs are gorgeous.


Queen Bee said...

WOW! What an incredible space you have! It is breathtaking! If I were a magazine I would publish this space! Really, it's fabulous!
Queen Bee Studio

Melly said...

Soooooo delightfully dreamy, I would not want to leave either one of those beautiful romantic creative spaces, just gorgeous!! Thank you for being an inspiration, Rebecca.
God bless you :)

Anonymous said...

Thank you for sharing your beautiful creative spaces with us! I wish I had a 10th of your energy!


Diane said...

Wow Rebecca you have more fabric than me! I love your gate and window. I have those in my studio too! Thank you for sharing your amazing creative spaces with us.

Dandelion and Daisy said...

I only have one you ever sleep? You have created a beautiful enviroment where you can express your wonderfully creative self. Thanks so much for the tour.

Anonymous said...

Hey chickadee!!!
I am from Norman, OK! Been back and forth from here to there forever! I miss it terribly but love living in LA! I have fallen in love with your spaces! OMG I love love it all! great decorating and organization! big hugs


Mari said...



Claudia said...

Hi REbecca--
Such a beautiful post and studio. This is my fist time to visit you and expect to come back many more times.

Your sewing talent looks vast!

If you ever think you might be interested -- join in our meme on Fridays as we celebrate the beauty in our lives. You would fit in perfectly!

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

Of course I enlarge every photo and as usual when you show your home, this blissful feeling fills me. Even your work rooms...precious!

Rebecca, I have been in awe of all you do for years and you know this I think. My love for your art and creative sewing has grown and even before I met you as a fellow blogger, I had begun to realize that the beauty you create comes from your very soul.
You are dear to me, Rebecca. You give me and all of us, joy!
May God's light always shine upon your face...

Lorraine said...

This is my first visit to your blog Rebecca. What truly beautiful spaces you've created, rooms with special memories. I will see you again!

Mary said...

How beautiful, Rebecca!!!
You have such gorgeous spaces to create your pretties !
Thank you for sharing!
XO, Mary

Robin said...

Be Still my heart! What wonderful spaces! Thank you for sharing. ~Robin~

The Tin Rabbit said...

WOW,WOW,WOW...This is gorgeous! Love all your details!

Kit said...

Your place speaks to the frilly side of me. Where I usually love bold colors and pattern, I love all the pinks and soft colors of your space. Thank you for sharing and visiting my site. Kit

Theresa Plas said...

Yummo indeed! So pink and girly! Lovin' your space and thanks for sharing!

Tammy Neal said...

You are just too much girlie! Thank you so much for your sweet comments about my home, but I definitely have a lot to learn . . . from you!!! It is so important for those of us who create beautiful things to have good supplies and enough of them. I am so thankful you do Rebecca because you are making this world a more wonderful, beautiful place to live with the gifts that God has blessed you with. Thank you for letting us peak into your special spaces. Everything is beyond words amazing and beautiful, just like we see in all of our favorite magazines. I feel so blessed to know you and hope some of your talent rubs off on me . . . soon! Now I want to see more!
Many blessing to you precious friend,
Love Tammy

chicroses said...

Your rooms are absolutly breathtaking. I wished my little room was is a have inspired me to get it in order..but I wished you would have showed more of a pic of your painting station. You know I paint roses also and I am always looking for ideas for storing paint and just how everyone lays out their paints. Silly arent I? Thankyou for sharing your rooms...sally

chicroses said...

Your rooms are absolutly breathtaking. I wished my little room was is a have inspired me to get it in order..but I wished you would have showed more of a pic of your painting station. You know I paint roses also and I am always looking for ideas for storing paint and just how everyone lays out their paints. Silly arent I? Thankyou for sharing your rooms...sally

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

I've never seen so much fabric in my life, not even in the fabric stores I have visited. And if all those cabinets are filled with lace, you are truly blessed.

You have a lovely home and two incredible (and I mean INCREDIBLE) work spaces. I see why you are so inspired. Thanks for sharing this really beautiful and inspiring space.

Rose Garden Romantic said...

Your studio rooms are just simply dreamy!!! Just gorgeous!! I would never want to leave! And so organized, too!

Miss Rhea said...

Gosh, it is SO pretty, Peaceful and restful. I am afraid after I rummaged through your gorgeous ribbons, and millinery, I would fall asleep on that settee in a drooling mess, lol !!! :) No wonder your creations are so sweet, girl !! :) Hugs :) :) :)

A Gilded Life said...

Pretty, pretty, pretty!! Wow... love your workspaces!

xo Debbie

Unknown said...

So gorgeous place to create, no words to describe it! Beautiful, beautiful.


Debbie~ said...

Double Wow factor! All I can say is that your creative space "s" are truly stunning!!! Debbie @ Cottage Hann~Me~Downs

fannipauline said...

I love your beautiful spaces for creating- - - - they are so inviting and interesting.
Hugs, Pauline

{Bellamere Cottage} said...

Oh my would SO laugh at my sewing room.... Let's just say it looks NOTHING like your beautiful rooms. They're totally yummy and so YOU.

Warm huggies,

Carol said...

What an extraordinary & exciting tour. To see where your brush strokes , stitchery and ideas are born left me breathless.

Excitedly I spotted things that are getting ready to be painted. There is (1) item (no can't tell you which one) cuz then I will see a "SOLD" sign on it :)

You really climbed that mountain and are in a "Good, Pretty Pink Space" now. I feel happy vibes from you-It's been a hard working journey, but your dreams have materialized-Thanks for sharing

Carol from
Good 'OL Texas

Anonymous said...

I-ABSOLUTELY-LOVE-LOVE-LOVE-THIS-SPACE!!! As soon as you opened the door, I felt as if I were walking into a Parisian fashion salon. It's totally charming and inviting!

Halle said...

So daughter would go nuts to have that room!

cottagepinkperfection said...

So much eye candy, I think I may need an insulin injection. HAHA! Rebecca, can you please tell me the color of pink you use on your walls? I've enjoyed the tour. Thanks for so much for the inspiration!


chicroses said...

Thankyou for replying...see you have given me an idea already...we just moved to a new home with that is what I have a drop cloth would be great to put down..dont know why I didnt think of that..I envy your energy..of course I am babysitting my Hattie nothing gets done then...but play with her..I dont know if I commented on your granddaughter...but she is beautiful..Hope she isnt still feeling bad about herself..I go to my class reunions and drive out to my home farm town and I always stress over class reunions...but my most loving happiest times were with my own family life.School is sometimes not fun and it should be. Hugs Sally

Anonymous said...

Wow! You have an amazing space here! It is incredible!

shabbyfufu said...

I'll be right over to steal...umm, borrow ~some of your fabric! Love the little fancy nook darlin'! xo, Janet

Isabel said...

Wow!!! I love the whole layout of ur studio the colors so serene and love that you are so rganized:O) Love ur studio Have a great weekend:O) Isabel

Rosehill Cottage said...

How very beautiful and inspirational ~ thank you so much for sharing with us. I've been following your website and blog for a good number of years is, truly, something to aspire to!

Lululiz said...

Such beautiful, feminine, romantic places to work in, no wonder your creations turn out as gorgeous as they always do.

Anonymous said...

Swoon~ swoon~
It's ALL perfectly YUMMO!
Love that new to me word and love you too, Rebecca! ♥

(Those pickets were a fab idea!)

Anonymous said...

Just beautiful Rebecca...a pink, delicious, and feminine dream!

marie said...

Oh my ~ everything is SO beautiful! I could look at these photos all day. Thank you for adding so much beauty to the world!

Martha's Favorites said...

Hi dear friend! I almost cryed your space is so beautiful. I have never seen anything like that before. It is so you. I was so moved and your music was perfect. You truly are living your dream. I pray God will grant me that one day. Thank you so much for that beautiful moment. As always, blessings to you. Martha

Cottage Sunshine said...


Your creative rooms are so beautiful ...rooms that I could stay in all day long, 7 days a week! No wonder you can create such beautiful things in a dream like that! I love the way you are so organized too!! It amazes me for myself how much more I enjoy my work if I stay organized!

I need to create rooms like these! Thank you so much for your always! :)


The Quintessential Magpie said...

Rebecca, these rooms are just breathtakingly pretty! They are YOU! I love them so much. I don't even know where to start because it's just something beautiful at every turn. And that music says it all. Do you know how much I love that song? Our Bible Study leader used to sing it to start every meeting. Sigh. I can see how you create such lovely things when you have these beautiful rooms out of which to create.

Please drop by when you get a chance and see my little goddaughter in her ballet recital and a little friend of hers. I think they will melt your heart. They do mine. Loved this SO much!

Happy Pink Saturday!


Sheila :-)

Syd said...

Ohhh! What beautiful places. Thank you for sharing. The background music is loverly.

The French Bear said...

Rebecca, your rooms, OMG they are sooooo beautiful....I love how you are so organized and I do believe you have one of everything I have ever wanted!!!! He he.....really, what gorgeous spaces!!!!
Your hubby is very talented and sweet to build things for you! I love your rooms!
Margaret B

vanny said...

greetings rebecca
thank you for sharing such amazing photos of your spaces and little nooks where you house your lace and notions. I love that your TV got the boot--i agree to exhausting. Anyway, your studio itself is truly a work of art and total eye candy for those of us who have work spaces too. thank you for sharing and I will be back for more visits, but I am bringing a cup of tea to this lovely place next time.


Karen Valentine said...

Can you say DROOL???? Oh my Rebecca, it's just so lovely! It's sweet and soft and oh so organized! I love it. That wall of pink fabric is TDF! Thank you so much for sharing your beautiful space. You really helped make this years party special!
My Desert Cottage

Liz-Anna said...

So pretty and feminine!

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Oh Rebecca, your space is gorgeous! Beautiful fabrics and pinks! I love it! Who wouldn't get creative in there? Thanks for sharing and Happy Pinks to you.


Karen Valentine said...

Oh Rebecca! It's just so beautiful!!
I had left this really long comment oohing and aaahing and gushing over your wonderful room and then when I went to post it, I got an error message! it must be because so many peiple are gushing too!!! Thank you for helping to make this years party so great!
My Desert Cottage

Unknown said...

What a lovely trip you took us on today Rebecca - your creative spaces are just gorgeous and I can see why your creations are so wonderful. Thanks so much for sharing.

Anonymous said...

Rebecca...I am rendered breathless by your beautiful space. Your blog is a virtual feast...such wonderful things and so perfectly photographed and presented. Wow! I will have to come back many times to really look at everything, so I'll sign up to follow. I'm a newbie, still learning how this works, and your site shows me what I might aspire to. Thank you for sharing...


Olivia said...

You are a pro and have inspired me once again! I love it all! Super sweet hugs,

Anonymous said...

Oh my, Rebecca, this is such a beautiful place to spend time and create! Just gorgeous!!!

Uncanny Festoon said...

I could live in your creative place!


kluless said...

I am speachless! I want to come over and live in your studio. Thank you so much for all the eye candy!

Her Art Nest said...

Wow! What a gorgeous space!! I love it! Take care, Nancy

Jane said...

Hi Rebecca,
You have not only one but two fabulous spaces! Everything is just's pretty, it's organized, it's just lovely. There was not one detail that you didn't miss. Thanks for sharing your spaces with us.

stefanie said...

oh, I couldn't wait to see your space...I knew it would be the most gorgeous of them all!!!!! I am in love with everything, down to the gorgeous rugs!! thank you sooooo much for sharing, it will be a place I will come back to look at! It SHOULD definitly be in the magazine!!!

Betty said...

Gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous!! I will definitely come back and look at your pictures again. What a fantastic space! Thanks for the beautiful tour!

craftyles said...

Wow , your space is fabulous! I love your fabric storage and your crafts are beautiful. Looks like a peaceful and fun place to work!

Caleen said...

You have a very lovely space.. I mean spaces! What a beautiful place to create and dream in. You have so many lovely things and treasures. You also have created so many wonderful things with your own hands. Love all that fabric. I really enjoyed looking. It was a Space of Heaven on Earth! Thank you. Enjoy!

Donna Reyne' said...

You have an amazing studio in which to create!
I can tell that it is a reflection of the person you are and I feel blessed just for stopping by. Thank you so much for sharing.
I too hope to one day be all that He planned for me to be.
Have a blessed and wonderful weekend,

Catharina Maria said...

This is a very lovely working space !
Have a nice pink weekend ♥RINI♥
the netherlands

Lori said...

I am stunned, amazed and in awe of your space---rooms, I should say! They are so feminine and relaxing. I could spend hours upon hours in these two rooms. You are so blessed and fortunate.

Cherished Treasures said...

Dear Sweet Rebecca, I have but one thing to say ------- AMAZING !!!
Hugs 2 U, Carol

Jan M said...

Your rooms are lovely beyond words. Thank you so very much for sharing such beauty through your creations and words.

Tara said...

You have created such beautiful spaces for yourself to create in Rebecca. They truly reflect the beautiful soul you have and the gift you posses for bringing out the glory in the average ordinary thing. You make magic Rebecca!

Sue@MyArtsDesire said...

What a special treat to see your two rooms that look like four of the world's top romantic decorators to ever live came in and worked their magic! "Killer child's armoire" is the understatement of the year. Drool. But I loved your words about the way your new rooms hold the tender spirit of your children's childhood days. Teary-eyed as that was precious...What a joy to visit your blog today! Xo, Sue

Creative Grammie said...

I'm speechless! What heavenly places for you to work in. Painting?? In that gorgeous room? I love the way you've organized your fabric and the unique way repurposed some of the furniture.
What a visit I've had, thank you!

Claudia said...

Your spaces are lovely - and TWO of them - lucky you! They are beautifully decorated and must give you great pleasure when you are creating.

Cherie Wilson said...

Simply delicious Rebecca! Thankyou for sharing. I'm sure I will be back! XO

Angela Weimer said...

Wow, Let me start by saying what a lovely post. Your spaces are amazing and so beautiful they look like they belong in a magazine. Thank you for opening your soor and sharing your creative things with us it has been a truly inspiring visit. Angela

kimberly shaw said...

You definitely take the cake for vintage charm. I am in awe of your gorgeous room that you so beautifully created.

HeARTworks said...

This is a perfect post, lovely pictures that made me oooh and aaah, and a perfect ending with gratitude to God for all your blessings! For you do indeed have the most wonderful blessings in your loving and supportive family, and your grateful heart that appreciates it all! Patsy from

Terri said...

I loved it last year and I still love your creations and your creative space.

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

Both your creative spaces are so beautiful, Rebecca! I would love to spend my days in them. I knew I'd be lost as soon as I saw your sewing table skirt in the first picture! Everything is just wonderful and I love how you have laid it out and stored everything. It must be a real pleasure to create in these spaces. Thanks so much for sharing them!

Pat @ My Tattered Elegance said...

Your spaces look just about like I thought they would after reading your blog for a while. Everything about you says beautiful romantic shabby chic wonderment. It looks more like a beautiful ladies retreat and I wish I could retreat there. Simply gorgeous to go with all your gorgeous creations.
Thank you for sharing all of it with us.
Hugs, Pat

Mr. AGP said...

My Darling Rebecca, what a great post. The pictures came out great and you space is as beautiful as you are. (and that is saying something) He HE You have always told me that the more beautiful you space is the better you can create and after this last studio makeover you should be able to create plenty! Your talent never ceases to amaze me and since I can barely draw a stick figure I am always awe struck when you come up with yet another new design or idea. You just never seem to run out of ideas, or gas for that matter. I only hope I can always keep up with you! :-)


Maggie said...

This is a such a great space! Wow! It's beautiful!

Unknown said...

Okay so I'm jealous! TWO rooms to create in! And decorated soooo cute. I love how you organized your trims and ribbons! Love it all, in fact.

Alexa Lett said...

Beautiful...orderly...clean space! Lovely!

Romeo said...

WOW! I am so loving your space! All those fabrics and dresserSSSSSS full of lace - oh how "she" envies you but is so very glad that all the other lace in the world is safe and sound in your care. Surely, you must own THE best selection of laces and fabrics. It truly would be hard to create with them knowing they would be going to someone else....of course that is part of the joy, yes? Knowing that someone is going to love your beautiful finished piece as much or more than you did when you created it!!!!

Your studio as a whole is wonderful - both rooms of it! Thank you so much for sharing your studio with us!


Romeo and "her"

Jennifer {Studio JRU} said...

What a sweet, sweet creative space you have! I *love* all the adorable cubbies... perfect to use and so cute! Thank you for the wonderful tour!!

Lottie said...

Wow, Rebecca! What a wonderful blog and today's post with the tour was great! Happy Pink Saturday and best wishes!

Baxter's Mom said...

Wow! Such a beautiful space...such an inspiration. Thanks for sharing!

Jeanne said...

Rebecca, I am awe-struck after looking at the photos of your beautiful studio. I need to go back and study each picture carefully. I think my favorite is the shelving units of fabric - all pink, which happens to be my favorite. Thanks so much for sharing it with us.

Rebecca said...

Hi Rebecca
Your visit was the nicest I have had and your comment brought tears to my eyes... thank you.
Now your studio is spectacular, it is just lovely!
That chest of lace is unbelievable! I am all over that!
I love your painting and I hope to get back to mine, it is one of my goals this year.
Thank you again for your inspiration and kindness and your loving heart.
Many Blessings

Simply Debbie said...


donna joy said...

what a beautiful space! and so organized-

Geralyn Gray said...

what a beautiful soft romantic and dreamy space you have are so nice and organized.....i love your style!!!!

Goosegirl said...

Oh Rebecca, your rooms are so lovely. And to hear the gorgeous praise music while I looked at every detail in every photo was perfect.
I just loved every detail. Someday I hope to have a lovely space like yours. It is beautiful and inspiring, like everything you do. Thank you for the beautiful tour.

Chris said...

What a wonderfully, sweet and lovely work space!!Perfect in every way!
Best wishes,

Kathy said...

Beautiful Beautiful space...

Unknown said...

What a wonderful Blog and beautiful rooms that you shared, you make me drool and want to start painting all over again as in everything whites and pinks. I'm not sure I have that much energy left so I'll just create instead. You spaces are just wonderful and I'm in awe of your talent in decorating and your collections. Truly a pleasure to view. Enjoy the party blog hopping and stop by some time. XOXO

Unknown said...

Hey Rebecca! Thank you so much for stopping by and reading about my Daddy. It only takes me about 5 corrections after posting it, to get it right. I just finished.

And WOW!!! That is the ultimate creative space. I could live there and never come out. It's just so so beautiful. Thanks for letting me see it all. Now I have to go pray and repent for all my envy and coveting.

ooxx's...Tracy :)

Stephanie Suzanne Designs said...

Hi Rebecca,

Your creative spaces are just lovely...all so organized and perfect in every way. I love the child's wardrobe piece and the fabric storage.

It's such a pleasure to be back for the party again this year and visiting all of the wonderful creative souls and their creative space. Thank you for sharing yours with me.

I would love for you to visit with me and stroll through my's been a labor of love to put together and now after a year in our home I feel like I can "spread my wings" and fly!

Have a wonderful day,
Stephanie ♥

Unknown said...

Hi Rebecca,

Your work space is stunning. I love it all. I wouldn't be surprised if you are the winner. Wow...
Janet's Creative Pillows

Cathy said...


I only have one thing to say....


Wow girl, I so enjoyed visiting your blog and having such a perfect view of your lovely, lovely workspaces.

Thank you for encouraging and inspiring me on this lovely, summer morning. Have a wonderful weekend my friend.

xo Cathy

Bette said...

What an amazing space to create in. And so inspiring. It seems to be serene, calming,just what you want when you are ready to create.

Barb said...

Rebecca, lovely! I am awed by your great attention to the smallest detail...that is a true sign of an artist. Soft, pink, lovely and gracious....just like your creations.

I hope you are able to realize your dream studio very soon.

Hugs and blessings this day,

V I N T A G E O L O G I E said...


It's DREAMY ....
It's MAGICAL ....
It's ORGANIZED ........
It's WHITE,PINK,and SHABBY .......

I am SO badly wanting to come over and MESS IT ALL UP!! ... in a really, really, REALLY GOOD way!! Just lock me in {throw away the key} and let me create!!

Mind blowing, Rebecca ...

Unknown said...

Goodness! It is wonderful to have such a spectacular place to create. I just knew it would be beautiful. Thanks for showing us. :)


The Rustic Victorian said...

Is this what heaven will look like?
I think so.

Angela said...

Excuse me for a moment, I need to get a kleenex to wipe the drool on my face! Oh Rebecca, what a place..two places to boot!!!!!!! I would definitely be gathering there also and being inspired to create. Like you, I need to be surrounded by beautiful things that inspire me to be inspired to get crafting....At the moment I don't have a specific place where I create,,but I'm being so inspired by this bloggers create theme that I know what my plans will be soon...

The Artful Diva said...

I'm speechless. Your studio is beautiful and amazing!

Sandy said...

Gorgeous, dreamy, and delightful tour of both of your creative spaces. Thank you for sharing them both.

debi said...

Oh! I think I heard my jaw hit the floor!!
Your rooms are STUNNING!! I would never be able to leave.
Thank you for sharing your Amazing spaces.

gm glimmerglass said...

A Sweet Spot!

I love your calming pink sanctuary. You have created such a place of beauty and are VERY inspiring to all of us who are pursuing what we love.

Thank you!

June said...

Oh girl you have it goin' on! The spaces are just as beautiful as you are! I would feel right at home in your studios. If I come over for a visit, I promise to leave it all behind...maybe. I covet, covet all your gorgeous fabric!!!
hugs to you sweet friend...

Jodie (everything vintage) said...

Hi Rebecca!

I just left the beautiful post about your Dad and I thought things couldn't be more beautiful but I was wrong...If I have a heart attack while I'm here, please call 911. No wait..don't...I really think this is heaven! :)

Seriously girl...You are so blessed and with these beautiful surroundings, I can see why your creations are so are such an inspiration, inside and out! :)))))

Decor To Adore said...

What an amazing space you have created! It inspires me to add to my own crafting area.

I adore all of your storage solutions.

Anonymous said...

oh i forgot to mention that i am seriously impressed!

and also to thank you for your visit!

ciao bella again!


Anonymous said...

Rebecca! this is the best thing I've laid eyes on all day!
your workspaces are gorgeous...

in my old home i used to have things set up just the way I wanted them...but ever since I have moved into this place i haven't really had the time to set up like I wanted to.....

and you have just given me the inspired 'kick in the pants' boost needed!

everything, even the half open door bekoning us to enter...your presentation of it all was stunning...!
well beautiful as your creations! thanks for sharing!

simply and utterly gorgeous!

ciao bella
creative carmelina

Gail said...

Hi Rebecca. Girl your studio's are scrumptious to say the least, I can feel your spirit and love in these pictures. Love your work. My DD lives in Owasso (I may have told you this already on PS) and is moving this summer down to the OKC area, I am sending her a link to your site, if nothing else she can buy stuff for her dear ole the antique
I do adore your post and have become a follower.

Rebecca said...

O*M*G, Rebecca!

If I went in...I'd never come out! This room is just gorgeous! So organized and so PINK! Yummy! Thank you for sharing your beautiful creative space!


Julie Ranae said...

A wonderfully inspiring creative space...thank you for sharing it with us : )

Becky said...

Wonderful, wonderful photos! Happy Pink Saturday!

Lynnae said...

Your rooms are picture perfect and your work is beautiful! I loved your post.Thanks for sharing.

Brynwood Needleworks said...

Hi Rebecca:
Yours is the girliest, loveliest and most intuitively organized place I've visited yet. Everything is so pretty!
Hope you'll stop and visit Brynwood when you get a chance.

Tracie~MyPetiteMaison said...

Oh Rebecca,
It's all beautiful here, so many objects to take in for the eye to enjoy and savor today. Thank you for sharing it all with us!

Daphne Nicole & Lynda Cade said...

I love your creative space, it's just gorgeous! I love all the whites and pinks, as they are my favortie colors!!! Blessings~~~Daphne

Kateyed said...

That is one of the most beautiful rooms I have ever seen. I think heaven must look like that...only a little bit better. It is also such a treat to have your beautiful music playing in the background. I wonder if this is the music you listen to instead of watching TV!!

Some day, come and take a peek at my daughter and my blog, if you would like. It is three months old and not really just about our jewelry. I love paper crafting...she loves a million other things like vintage fashion. We were not in any shape to photograph but I am loving the tours.


Olive Grove Primitives said...

Only in my dreams could I imagine having something so beautiful! Wow this is just the most beautiful place I have ever seem. thanks so much for sharing this

have a beautiful day Lisa

Barbara Jean said...

Well, I am speechless. I am green with envy (or maybe I should say Pink with envy).
It is all just too beyond words!

Sweet, and beautiful, just like you, and your work.

When I grow up. I want to be organized like you, but if it has not happened in 61 years, so not sure when or if it will.

Loved and enjoyed my stroll through your lovely palace.

Blessings in all you do.

barbara jean

Gracefully Vintage said...

Oh My that is a dream room (space) how creative could i be, with all that pink,trims 2 sewing machines, space -space and tables oh my- Im so so envious of you... Love it, Where oh where do you sell. I am a new Follower and will be back with out a doubt-

Pictures of your Dad are wonderful.

Stephanie ~ Angelic Accents said...

Rebecca, your creative spaces are just stunning! Beautiful as well as functional. I would so love to just come and drink it all in and sit and watch you create! The colors are so soft and pretty, just like everything you make. LOVE it Love it L O V E IT!!!!

Just a quick reminder ~ the WEDDING BLOG PARTY is coming up this Friday, June 25th! Hope to see you there! It just wouldn't be a party without you! :0)

Big TX Hugs,
Angelic Accents

Dogmom Diva said...

Oh my goodness Rebecca..swoon, can I do that? those rooms are just beautiful and how could you not be inspired working in there?

My home is still very unorganized but by this time next year a different story that will be! I have a plan, just need to clean out that darn office and turn it into a cheerful studio. Need to sell some things to buy some new things to make that vision come true.
Many blessings to you sweets..


Fleur de Bee said...

I have swooned and swooned again and again. STUNNING room it is soooo beautiful! Oh what eye candy. Don't call the blog-cops if I stalk your blog to view it over and over! tee hee!

xoxo Happy Pink Sat AND WBCreate!!

fireythreads said...

thanks doe sharing your lovely space and all your roses I love the look know i could not live it but love it anyway. I hav eth problem that my child moved back home with his furniture and there was only one place for it to go so now i spread out through the house I still sreate that si the important thing. Thankyou again.

~ ~ Ahrisha ~ ~ said...

Rebecca~ ~Yours is my Dream creating place all white and shabby. That wall O Fabric just sent me! It's in my favorite colors of pale pinks and whites. I'm in heaven. Thanks for sharing.
~ ~Ahrisha~ ~

Thespa McLaughlin said...

Absolutely gorgeous space! Love it! Drooling all over everything.

Anonymous said...

Oh what a lovely craft space. x

Blondie's Journal said...

Your two studio rooms are so inspiring and beautiful. I can see how you turn out such beautiful pieces day after day.! These rooms appeal to all of the senses and surely must be the beautiful reflection of you both inside and out. I am so glad I visited, even if late!


sweetpea said...

I can only say wow, how pretty...



One Shabby Old House said...

I think I see a new job in your future and that would be designing beautiful work spaces for others. I have such a talent for making things beautiful.

My Pink & Cream Cottage said...

Absolutley STUNNING I would never ever leave these two rooms if they were in my home I would even be sleeping in them....thank you so much for sharing them with us...

Lyn xxxx

Vintage Porcelain Art By Amy Enright said...

What a beautiful work room and blog! Thanks for showing!

valerie said...

Wow, Pink perfection. I just love your projects and work space. Thanks for sharing.

Draffin Bears said...

Hi Rebecca,

Many thanks for letting us have a peek into your beautiful work studio.
It was lovely to discover your beautiful blog and meet you, via Martha.
I love all your laces, fabrics and your work is wonderful.

Have a happy week

Tins and Treasures said...

Oh, Rebecca,
Your studio looks so clean and fresh...I love your fabrics and laces. And they are so neat and organized!

Thanks for sharing your creative space. Have a terrific Tuesday ~Natalie

BailiwickStudio said...

You have such a lovely space to work in! Or, should I say, two spaces! They're both incredibly inspiring. ::Jill

Scrap Krazed said...

Your space is amazing. Its a creme and pink wonderland of beautifulness. Thank you so much for sharing! Terry

Jenny in Maine said...

Nice to meet you!! and what a beautiful studio you have. Just gorgeous, and I am afraid I may be drooling on your floor!! ;P

If you have time I hope you can stop by and visit my studio.


Elyse said...

oh rebecca!

your creative spaces are just amazingly pretty and sweet and lovely and organized! i am weak in the knees. the fabric, the jars, the ruffles! so pretty, so you.



Beth A. @ Songbird Hill said...

Rebecca, Oh my goodness! What a beautiful space! I could just sit in those rooms for hours. I love the skirt around your sewing machine table. Such a clever idea!

E. Charlotte said...

What a beautiful space to create in! This made me smile! :)

Mari Brown and Colourblob said...

I have to say, Im not a big pink person, but your space is just wonderful, I love it!!

So much to see and discover and its all so relaxing, light, bright and comforting. The antique bench is sweet and the little storage boxes, oh, I can just go on. Love it.

The Feathered Nest said...

Dear sweet Rebecca. I. am. speechless!!!!! Well, not really, I have to gush over your studios, not one, but both of them! So many lovely things, so much organization...and so much inspiration as well. Rebecca, everything is just gorgeous ~ your taste is so serene and soothing sweet friend, thank you so much for sharing it all, hugs and love, Dawn

Rustique Gal said...

How beautiful! Both rooms are so pretty I'd be afraid to mess them up! But you have storage well defined and very creatively. I'm off to visit your website and see your creations.
See you again soon!

Chocolates4Breakfast (Terri ~ Boog) said...

You do indeed have a beautiful space! I don't even know where to begin..... the fabrics/chairs/armoires/rugs - it's all fabulous. My little space is miniscule in comparison - both in size and beauty.

jen said...

What a stunning and inspiring spae just love it!
I am so late getting to everyones blogs but better late than never right?
luvs and glitter

p.s. i'm having a giveaway if you would like to stop by, but no pressure really just thought I'd let you know, there is vintage wallpaper and antique buttons involved:)

Scrap for Joy said...

What can I say that hasn't already been said? Thank you for allowing us to see these two ultimate, extraordinary studios. Every last detail is beautiful and so well thought out. I am in awe of your spaces and your artistic talent. I am SO glad I visited here today!

The Polka Dot Closet said...

OMG how have I missed your website! I am so glad I found you! I think just about everything has been said about your beautiful space! I would love to add that I want to go to your estate sale! Ha! My grown son always comes over to my house and just shakes his head and says "It's going to be a really big sale! Ha!


Becca said...

Hi Rebecca!
What gorgeous spaces you have!!! So girly, feminine and super fun! I feel like I should wear my best pink frilly dress to your party :) absolutely stunning lady! Such a great enviroment for creating such lovely pieces. Thank you for sharing xoxo

Michelle May-The Raspberry Rabbits said...

Hi Rebecca!
Thanks so much for the beautiful tour! I love how pretty everything is! An organized gal after my own heart!
Hugs to you my friend!

Sherry F. said...

One word comes to mind after viewing your craft space. "CHARMING!" You are a very lucky lady. Thanks so much for sharing where you create with me. It is a passion of mine to look at others spaces and work on my own. Thanks Again!

Magpie's Mumblings said...

I'm pretty sure we all would like to come and visit your work space in person and that we all would be totally awed by it. Thank you SO much for sharing it with us!

Unknown said...

How pretty and pink! Everything looks like roses, creating in your studios must be like working in the center of a rose!

Katie said...

So Beautiful Rebecca!!! Just wanted to let you know that you inspired me to make "A Little Sewing Nook" of my own. Thank You!!!
Katie, XoXo

Robin Creates Pretty said...

Thank you Rebecca for inspiring me today! I've put off finishing my store and web site since my partner in crime suddenly passed away ( my little sis) . I love your colours and the things you use for display and how you bring it all together! So much like my decorating choices! You have given me that extra bit of inspiration to get moving and get finishing. This winter will be used to have my store up and running. Thank you for sharing with us and reminding me what joy and peace crearing can and does bring. I shall be a regular visitor from now on, so glad Pinterest lead me to your site! Have a wonderful healthy holidays creating and making!

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