Wednesday, June 16, 2010

"WHERE BLOGGERS CREATE" &
"PINK SATURDAY"

Welcome to the Party hosted by Karen Valentine of "My Desert Cottage". This is the second year Karen has given amazingly, creative bloggers a chance to show off their creative spaces for everyone to see.

Jo Packham of "Where Women Create" will choose three winners from over 450 entrants. Click on the banner below to see the entire list of participants and the amazing prizes. Thanks to Karen's amazing idea and all her efforts we will all have a chance to see the creative spaces in hundreds and hundreds of artist's homes. I hope you enjoy your visit with me today.




Several years ago when I opened my first online website Treasured Heirlooms, I had an extra guest bedroom where I used to fool around and create and photograph my pretties. As time passed, it was clear that this guest bedroom needed to be transformed into my Office/Studio. Hubby and got to work and added a much needed counter space for our computers and office supplies. In place of the bed we brought in a lovely oak table where I could create my treasures in front of the windows.

The space was lovely and still is, but my business has progressed and so too has my need for work space. Here are the photos of my Office/Studio and a down below you will be invited into my Glitz & Glam workshop.

I hope you all enjoy the pictures and just a few of the thousands of items I've created and sold over these past five years. Thank you all for your friendship and your dedication as returning customers. As always, without you my online boutiques would cease to exist.

Enjoy the view my friends.
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"Let Them Eat Cake Wreath"


Tiny Altered Birdies in Limoges Teacups"

One of my favorite china cabinets

"Lefton Chickadee" in a vintage sugar bowl

My creative space

A little of my vintage "Milk Glass" collection

Beautiful counterspace with some lovely Bavarian china


Hand-painted Rose French Florist Buckets



My Office Space

A lovely brass French Gown Vase "revamped" with hand-built roses

A very old mannequin upcycled into lovely "Bridgette"

"Marie Antoinette" Crown
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Now onto some photos of my Glitz and Glam station.

My home is a very small Townhouse so space is limited. As my business began to grow, I was forced to find more room to house all of my supplies for my "Themed Wreaths", "French Princess Centerpieces", "Crowns", "Marie Antoinette" creations, and whatever else I choose to work my "Magic".

Anyone who knows me and my work is well aware that I am a "Glitter-aholic" (and I mean that in a good way!) I don't know one Pink Fairy who doesn't love glitter, do you? Almost every creation which leaves my home has at least one little sprinkle of "fairy dust" somewhere on it so I can give a little of my magic powers to you.

Here is my newest space, which I've only just begun to decorate. Hopefully I will have more time this summer to finish what I've started. But I wanted to give you all a glimpse of where I play everyday.

"Marie ~ Going to the Ball" Crown

Beautiful fabric boxes to hold wreath supplies

Pink and white polka dotted pots ~ just perfect for organizing colorful feathers

A little shelf which was the perfect place for my "Mannequin" project taught by Christine Rose Elle at "Petticoats & Parasols"

Paper dolls and gifts tags received from the beautiful
"Southern Belles" in Savannah

A "Fairy Wand" and a "Marie Antoinette" mask

Close up of my "Mannequin" sitting in a vintage Sugar Bowl surrounded by vintage Southern Belles and sweet treasures

A gorgeous print by Jenny & Aaron

Gift boxes ready to be filled with treasures for friends in a
lovely mosaic sewing machine drawer

Glitter, ice cream cones, buttons, pearls, flowers and feathers sitting in my "Dreamland" two-tier carousel

More goodies to play with every day

Another one of my FAVORITE THINGS ~ FEATHERS!!!!

A creative corner filled with birdies, my teacup painting,
vintage buttons and rubber stamp supplies
More beautiful containers filled to the brim with creative treasures

The perfect shelf for holding swap items and gifts from my loving friends

A quick overview of the corner of my counter top


My teacup paintings

A fun overall view
Scrumptious goodies

Gorgeous Antique Mirror with Beaded Swag







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A FEW OF MY RECENT CREATIONS.....

"Marie Antoinette" dancing

"Cupcake Fairy"

"Let Them Eat Cake" Candy Box

"French Macaron Tower"

"Bluebird Cloche"

"Pink Poodle Candy Box"

"High Tea in the Rose Garden" Wreath

"Come Play With Me" Vintage Wreath

"Puppy in a Basket" Baby Gift

"Gently Sleeping"

"Choo Choo"

"Southern Belle" Sweetness

"The Queen's Shoe"


Remember to visit our gracious host:
Beverly at How Sweet the Sound for all the wonderful "Pink Saturday" participants. Thanks for stopping by today.

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56 comments:

PeggyR said...

Oh my gosh I love what you've done to the room and you know I love your work. Limoges Teacups are darling. I still plan to purchase a wreath. Right now my husband is in intensive care due to a stroke he had Monday. News is positive, but please keep him in your prayers...

Holly- Girls At Heart said...

Ahhhh... I feel much better now! Lovely, lovely! Thanks for being you! ♥

Connie said...

Oooooh and aaaaahhhh, sweetpea, you haven't disappointed one bit! It's fantastic and could rival Willy Wonka's candy factory for eye candy any day! Just too stunning for words. I think my favorite are the little polka dot pots for feather storage though. Hard to make a decision with so much to see. Great, great job!!!
xoxo,
Connie

Claudia said...

So, so pretty and magical and happy-making! What a wonderful space to create in. Thanks so much for sharing it with us.

I love all your creations, as well!

xo
Claudia

Faerie Moon Creations said...

Oh my, everything is just so gorgeous and feminine! It's like springtime in Paris every day! :) Thank you for sharing where you create such beautiful things. :) Theresa

All Bliss Be Thine said...

Cathy,
Your studio & creations are just gorgeous. I love it all and your talent is over the top both inside & outside your home.
Pink hugs,
Vicki Pink Pearl Girl

LV said...

i have never seen so many lovely pinks in one place in my life. Amazing what you have to share.

Lisa said...

YOu know I can never resist a chance to visit your space! Your entire home is a fantasy land for me! Thanks for sharing!
Hugs, Lisa

Mary said...

Your work studio and office are beautiful!!
Perfect spaces to inspire the beautiful creations you make :)
Very lovely, thank you for sharing!
XO, Mary

Pam Kellogg said...

Cathy, I'm dumb founded! That's new for me!!! Your photos are so gorgeous. Your work space is gorgeous and your creations are breathtaking. I so enjoy your Pink Saturday posts! I'm participating in Pink Saturday now too!

I'm going to look at your pictures for a few more minutes. Thanks for taking them to post them. Everything is so lovely and so pink!

Hugs!!!

Alison said...

What a wonderful creative space. So much eye candy
Alison

Celestina Marie Designs said...

Hi Cathy,
Love your creative space and the sweet confections that inspire your work days. Gorgeous. Your creations for PS are so yummy wonderful too.
Thank you for sharing your creative space. I so enjoyed my visit dear friend.
Hope you can stop by my party too.

Have a wonderful weekend.
Hugs, Celestina Marie

A Rose Without A Thorn said...

Cathy, I love your beautiful creative space and can see why there are so many beautiful things that come from there. They also come from your lovely heart, I wish you a wonderful day dear friend, Maureen.

april said...

That is one super pink, super girly room! How fun!

Julie Ann said...

Everything is so beautiful, Cathy!!! And WOW you have been busy creating new and wonderful pieces!!! I am going to have to come visit you some day and be inspired by your gorgeous studios!

Pink Roses and Teacups said...

Wowzers! What a beautiful place to create!

DEbbie

nannykim said...

Wow, love that first room--so organized and pretty! I also love the High Tea wreath--beautiful work!!

A Fanciful Life said...

I feel like I could just sit down and have tea in your space! It's truly wonderful - so soothing and pretty. Love all the details!
Sharon :-)

kimberly shaw said...

What a delightful studio with tons of charm. Love your teacup paintings and all the pretty things you make. Thanks for the fun tour.

Jeanne said...

What a lovely place to create in and it truly shows in your work. Love those wreaths you made. Thanks so much for giving us a peek.
xo
jeanne

Theresa @ 612Riverside said...

What a pretty pink feminine space for your creations! You can just see that they come from someone who loves what she does. Thanks for sharing, Theresa

Sucr&Chic said...

Votre univers est absolument incroyable ! du rose et des roses partout, voilĂ  exactement le style kitschy-rococco que j'aime !

sandy said...

You have such a lovely workspace! No wonder you're so inspired and creative! Thanks for sharing! sandy

Queen Bee said...

Your creative space is FABULOUS! Those Limoges teacups are to die for! Really, really fantastic! I will be following you...how could I not?!

marcia @Child in Harmony said...

Very pretty space...so much to look at. Inspiring.

happy day!

zandra said...

What a fabulous shabby chic creative space. Love all the vintagness. ;o) Love it all! So, enjoyed my visit with you.
Hugz,
Zandra

Natacha said...

Hi Cathy!
Thank you for stopping by and for your kind words. I love your studio and all the beautiful roses. I see that you like to put your stuff in lovely containers, just like me.
I wish you a good week,
Natacha

Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

What a wonderful creative space!

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

Thespa McLaughlin said...

OMG, your space is over the top gorgeous! Love it all. Wishing I could come over for tea.

Cindy Geilmann said...

What a very organized, fresh, and girly space. Your work is very unique. I love it!

come visit
cindy@stitches

Shirl said...

Hello Cathy, Oh my goodness your creative space is beautiful. So many pretty things to look at. Very calm looking, I'd love to create in that space! I could not join in because my creative space is under construction. Stop my and see my teatime/cupcake guest bedroom if you have time.
Blessings, Shirl
Shirls Rose Cottage

Chris said...

What a wonderful, lovely space! And all your pretty treasures are just to "Die for".
Best wishes,
Chris

www.curbyscloset.com/blog/

Queen of Dreamsz said...

Hi Cathy,

It's like a specialty candy shop. ♥ Just so lovely..Thanks for sharing your space and wonderful creations with me.

I'd love for you to come over for a stroll through my studio. It's been an ongoing transformation for almost a year since I moved in to our new home.

Have a wonderful day,
Stephanie ♥

Charlene said...

Sweet Cathy I LOVE your studio area!!!! What fun to see all the different things. I don't know what I LOVE MOST!!! And you are getting another work space... LUCKY YOU! I see you got one of the paperdolls I made for Petticoats & Parasols. I'm glad she has a home with you.

Hope you come by to visit my CLEAN SPACE!!!! You know what a trauma that was. But, since I got it all cleaned up I have enjoyed doing the things for my mermaid swaps. I have 2 of the 3 in the mail. And the bottle swap I will ship to the hotel in my box so I still have time for that. This weekend is Paper Cowgirls Art Event & THEN I will finish preperations for the mermaids. I CAN'T WAIT! Hugs! Charlene

Elyse said...

hi cathy,

your space is just dreamy. all of your pretty and fancy touches.

love your vintage wreath! so fun.

thanks so much for sharing where you create.

happy summer, too!

xo
elyse

jen said...

Hi Cathy I'm better late than never right Hee hee! Oh your space take s my breath away, just deliscious! Your milk glass is amazing. Have a great week hope all is well!

luvs and glitter
~jen

Debbie@Debbie-Dabble said...

Cathy,
Hello!
I am just catching up! I had such a busy stressful week last week that i needed to take a break from blogging.
Love both your "old" and your new creative spaces!!! Is the new one in your home too?
I live in a townhouse too and both of my sons moved out last year so I have had a wonderful time "playing" with their old rooms. I did make the one into a craft Room but had no time to be part of Where Bloggers Create but i do have a link to a photo album of my creative space on my sidebar should you find the time to take a peek!
I do love everything you create and you know that i think your home is divine!!
Hugs,
Debbie

Stephanie ~ Angelic Accents said...

You have just THE YUMMIEST space to create in ever!! Love all the sweet soft pastel colors and your blingy sparkly glittery creations. Thanks for sharing!

I'm hostessing my first ever blog party this Friday ~ the WEDDING BLOG PARTY ~ and would so love for you to join us, Cathy!

Big TX Hugs,
Stephanie
Angelic Accents

Marcia Antle said...

Yum Yum, that studio looks good enough to eat! How precious.
Marcy
www.queenmarcyoriginals.typepad.
mantle@piedmontcenter.com

kluless said...

Your room is so pretty and I love those little birdies. Thank you for the tour.

Beverly said...

Happy Pink Saturday and WBC, Cathy.

I just knew you would have a creative space filled with wonder. And, it is! I love everything. And, those pink polka-dot pots have me drooling.

SherryRoseBella said...

Cathy, your studio is gorgeous! I love all the sweetness! Your Marie Crowns are 2 die 4 beautiful. I just love all the pretty things you create. Can't wait to see you in Cali!!
hugs,
Sherry

Holly Loves Art said...

Hi Cathy!
What a thrilling ride! I loved every single photo and ooohed and ahhhhed over every one. You are so talented and I love your style!

I hope you're having a wonderful weekend.

Hugs,
Holly

Mimi said...

HI!!!
All of those pics just make me go AWE!!!!I love it all!!!Those wreaths are amazing and the fun office space, wow, even I could be creative int here!!!!
Love it!!!
hugs,
jamie

. said...

Thats a lovely space, so much to see. I like your tea cup paintings.

Jillayne said...

Your room is charming with all that lovely china and such pretty things in it. I liked seeing all your creations as well; you do lovely work and it was very inspiring to come in and take a look around!

Terri said...

Delicate and sweet space and you make such pretty things! Thanks for sharing both with us it has been a delight to take a peek at where you create.

twinkleshabbystar said...

Cathy, Your home & studio is stunning!! Your studio space is dreamy, happy, inspiring, and pure SWEETNESS! What fun you must have creating in such a fabulous room! ;) See you in 2 weeks! XOXO,Jenn

Miss Sandy said...

Sugar and spice and everything nice, that is what your studio is! Such a sweet space! I love your creations too! The Bavarian china is a favorite, I have a small collection of it myself. Thank you for the most amazing tour of your studio.

Karen Valentine said...

Sweet girley goodness at it's best!! Your creations are lovely and so is your studio. Thank you so much for sharing it with all of us. I enjoyed the tour.
xo,
Karen
My Desert Cottage

Annesphamily said...

Awesome pinks! I love the vintage lams and all the pretty pinks. Thanks and happy Pink Saturday to you! Anne

ABOUT ME said...

Your creations are beautiful great pictures.
Thank you for sharing!
Marisela

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

I can't believe I'm still visiting people's creative spaces! Sorry it's taken me so long to get here. Love your space and all your storage and the lovely items you've made. Everything looks so pretty and I hope to one day have a real room like yours to work in!

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

I can't believe I'm still visiting people's creative spaces! Sorry it's taken me so long to get here. Love your space and all your storage and the lovely items you've made. Everything looks so pretty and I hope to one day have a real room like yours to work in!

NanE said...

Such a beautiful space and so many inspiring creations! Thanks for sharing, Nan

marnie said...

How lush and romantic! I can see why you've been featured in so many articles. :D