I almost made it!
So I am going to share my not quite complete, work-in-progress, happy space anyway. Hope you enjoy it as much as I will enjoy visiting all of your creative studios!
Come on in. Don't mind the unfinished doorframe. I can't decide what color to paint it. The door came from a bank in Lawrenceburg, Indiana. We found two of them at an antique mall. It's mate is the door to the bathroom right across the hall.
As you can see, I am having a hard time choosing trim colors. Work-in-progress, as I said before.
There is a workspace to the left. Most of the furniture here has had a past life. The enamel topped table was my grandmother Florence's. She was my mom's mom. It sat beneath a mirror in her basement laundry room. I think of her folding laundry on it's top each time I sit down to create. I can feel her presence surround me with happiness. Her mirror which hung above it now lives in my powder room. The yellow shelving unit was a piece my father built for my room when I was 5 or 6. It then moved to my brother's room and was painted this golden yellow color. It will probably be painted in the future. (When I can decide on a color, haha.) The table it sits on is from my In-Law's house and the desk was a birthday gift from my hubs several years ago.
I have arranged my favorite memento's among my books and supplies.
Since the rest of our home is relatively sedate color is indulged here at every turn. Red is a favorite.
A birthday token from my blog pal Jodie is displayed in my cork board. The shelf/memo board was a brown wood find at Good Will brightened up with spray paint.
The blue Canasta deck is precious, no? (How the heck do you play Canasta anyway?)
This charming metal cabinet was also from my grandma's laundry room. The black deco handles had broken so I replaced them with green glass. My grandma placed the flamingo decals on it before I was born. I believe she is the reason I have such a strong pull to the styles of the 20's, 30's and 40's.
A closer look. This cabinet is a sweet part of my childhood memories of grandma doing laundry in her sunny walkout basement and then taking it out to the line to dry in the sunshine. I can smell the lilacs and honeysuckle.
Lot's of empty space waiting for more goodies. I am filling my IKEA shelves slowly as I make an attempt at organization.
You may recognize some of the pieces I have collected recently, such as the Lassie lunchbox.
When we brought these shelves home from IKEA I discovered that they were about an inch too tall for the back wall because of the duct work that had been boxed in. Oops! I found an alternate place for them but that eliminated the bifold closet door, since it would be impossible to open. I found some fabric to coordinate with all of the bright colors in this space to turn into curtains to cover the closet opening.
This table sits beneath the window on the wall opposite my grandma's table. I am not sure if it will stay. I would love to have a wall to wall table that I could stand at to work. For now it will do.
As you can see I have a lot of wall space that I have plans for.
Looking across from the window table. I will bring in a TV to watch movies while I work. I love me some TCM.
For now I will listen to my vintage radio. Although I purchased this recently it also reminds me of grandma Florence, who adored the Cincinnati Reds and was never without her transistor radio when a game was being broadcast.
Glimpses of color and sparkle.
Joy in things we love. All of this brings inspiration to the creative soul.
My stash of fatbooks created together with like minded artists who share the love of vintage treasures. Women I would never have known if it wasn't for blogging.
I am so grateful to be able to share with all of the friends I have met through this most wonderful world. Thank you for being so gracious and generous.
Thanks once again to Karen for hosting this wonderful event.
As my space progresses I will share it with you.
Now lets get out of here and go visit everyone else!!!
Have a Social Saturday, P.