Friday, July 24, 2009

Where Bloggers Create

Welcome to oldgreymare's studio. This space is a tiny 9' x 9' loft. So small that I could not get a broad shot of the whole room. It certainly is cozy, and one of the few rooms in my home with color and I have been fortunate to create in this space for 16 years. I covet anything with cubbies and multiple drawers; I need them for storage and I seem able to always make room for just one more. Out of photo range is another set of cubbies and another primitive small white table. Outside the window is a big old lush ash tree always filled with chattering birds and a nice distraction for musing over the next project.

The studio stores my children's childhood teddy bears, treasures of my parents, cards and letters from my children and friends. I am surrounded by warm memories and good thoughts here, the perfect retreat for oldgreymare.

50 drawer apothecary and ancestors


Some of Hannah's black and whites




Old chicken coop filled with fabric


Favorite browns and spoon/fork chandelier


Found this pincushion with the hat pins in Orange, CA


One of my favorite pieces/drop door desk


Inside the desk


More cubbies and wonderful old cabinet filled with fabric


Everything within reach


Favorite ribbons and wool roving




Big comfy chair


Aw shucks, c'mon in


More storage


My work table

42 comments:

zandra said...

Wow! So glad you joined the party so I could find you! Great Space and of course love that letter "Z"! Thanks, for sharing! Hugz, Z

Gypsy Mermaid said...

Hey Chickadee!
WOW I LOVE YOUR SPACE! so chic!!
Big mermaid hugs

toodles-
sarah

Debra said...

I WANT YOUR STUDIO!!!! (I really want the Wizard sign (really) so cool) I love it it is all color coordinated too! You have a wonderful collection of things too which seems to be the case with every creative person in this event! LOVE LOVE LOVE this!

P.S. I want the apothocary cabinet too!

Brynwood Needleworks said...

All that AND a comfy chair?! I'm impressed. I love each and every photo...just sat here drinking it all in. I'll be back! Hope you get a chance to visit me, too.
Hugs from the "tour",
Donna

Terri said...

Oh my what treasure you have in your creative space..it's like a walk down memory lane of yester year. A real vintage treat for the eyes. Hope you enjoy the blog party!

Anonymous said...

Oh how I love those 50-drawers! Thanks for sharing your studio.

www.queenmarcyoriginals.typepad.com

Claudia said...

What a wonderful space - just what I like, full of wonderful cubbies (that apothecary chest is fabulous) and all of your photos and wonderful things. It is perfect! (I just went to Orange when I was staying out in San Diego - WOW! I love Country Roads.) Thanks for sharing your space.

Sophee-a Laroo Bijoux and Sheri too said...

I am just blown away by all these wonderful spaces...yours is Superb!!

One Shabby Old House said...

I am so glad that I found your blog. What an inspiration. Your organized style is wonderful. So homey! Love the Wizard sign. cute
Now I am going to look at your white Wed post. Love that day too.
I would say that blogging has been wonderful this week.
Hugs
becky

Lisa said...

What a wonderful space! You've made such a good use of your space.

Vee said...

Such a cozy spot! I loved seeing it. I think all you gals who are including comfy chairs in your work areas are brilliant!

Desires of the Heart said...

What beautiful tones in your studio and so many neat pieces to work and use for storage. Thanks for sharing with all of us. Linda

Karen- The Graphics Fairy said...

I'm so in love with all the sepia tones in your space!!! You really have a fabulous eye, everything works together so beautifully! I love your apothecary cabinet, what an amazing piece!
Thanks so much for the tour.
Karen

fromthepines said...

Love your space! That coop full of fabric and those drawers! I'll be back.

Cheryl

Kara Ward said...

So many favorite parts...the drawers, the spoons,...I could go on for days about how fabulous your space is!

LiLi M. said...

Ohh I love this space, I'm smitten with all your drawers! Thanks for sharing, have a lovely day!

Lori said...

What a beautiful, cozy and folksy studio you have. I'm glad I stopped by. I like the silverware chandelier. Thanks for the tour.

Judy @ In His Grip said...

I really like the natural look of your studio. Come on over and visit me at:

http://judysturman.typepad.com/in_his_grip/2009/01/stitches-by-sturman-studio-makeover.html

I am loving this party!!!!

LissyLou said...

great great room x

MaygreenFairies said...

Ohhh I wanna come play in your truly scrumptious studio, it's amazing, absolutely gorgeous. Thank you so much for sharing it. Mandy x

A.Muse Designs said...

Love your studio! So cozy and organized.
-Amanda

Karen Valentine said...

I love it all...every bit of it. The colors, the vintage furniture for storage, that comfy chair. I would just hang out in there and soak it all up! Thank you so much for coming to my party. You've really helped make it a success!

Karen
My Desert Cottage

~Becca~Bluebird Rose said...

What a great place to create!
I didn't get my studio photographed for this event, but I am having a giveaway on my blog this weekend for "Christmas in July". Stop by if you like PINK! :)
~Becca~

Natasha said...

Your 'Wizard' tapestry photo leaves me breathless... sigh... I'm entirely enchanted. What a beautifully creative space you live in! It is a pleasure to make your acquaintance at this lovely event; please do stop by for a visit soon!

Enjoy the party!

Warm Wishes,

Natasha
www.lifeafterdarkjewelry.blogspot.com

Gail said...

Love your space, especially the "Nobody gets in to see the Wizard" quote, a good friend had that above her door at work and I just loved it! Thanks for sharing your magical space.
Cheers,
Gail

Queen of Dreamsz said...

Oh my gosh, I love, love this studio...the furnishings are so nice and you have everything store and organized so perfectly...it's an inspiration! Thanks so much for sharing.

Please drop by my blog to see my "studio on progress". I just recently moved into our home and have been remodeling for almost three months..it's almost done. (I think!) :0)

See ya,
Stephanie

Rose Garden Romantic said...

I love your studio!!! I was wondering where you found those garden gate photo holders? I have been looking for one like that for so long! I love your "Nobody gets in to see the wizard" sign!!
Michelle

Denise said...

I love your "Nobody get's in to see the wizard!"
Great space
Thanks so much for sharing...
Dancingly, Denise
www.dancinglydenise.typepad.com

Miss Sandy said...

Oh my goodness, I love your loft studio! All the vintage goodness! Thanks for sharing.

Zita - Mlle Magpie said...

What a rustic, soulful and pretty place to create!

Michelle (Shell) May said...

How fun! Your space is just way to fun! I love the "nobody get's in to see the wizard sign! Fabulous!
bunny hugs,
shell

Deb said...

Absolutely gorgeous Studio! Your 5 drawer apothecary is fabulous. Love the name Oldgreymare Studio too :-)

Shannon @ Silver Trappings said...

I love your space! I love the colors! It is so soft and warm! That 50 drawer cabinet is great.

Shannon

Caleen said...

I am still getting around to everyone. I really love your treasures and so many things to see. Love the colors and allyour fun vintage things. Love the apothocary Cabinet too. Thank you for sharing. Keep Creating!

paintinpatti said...

Your collections and attention to detail make this tour FUN and inspirational! Fabulous space!

paperbird said...

You have a wonderful creative space. I love your antique furniture pieces and all your amazing treasures that you have collected. What a fun place to create. Thanks for sharing.

FitToSeeJane said...

You have a wonderful studio! I love it.

BellaRosa said...

My Stars how I love your studio, all those beautiful storage pieces :) I think you and I could just put things from my studio into yours and yours into mine and they would be so happy :) Rose (did that make sense? lol) Sorry, I just have some beautiful storage pieces too and love when I see others that appreciate them too.

Molly Alexander said...

I love yuor space! Especially the old, primitive stoage pieces. Thanks for sharing your workspace!

:-) Molly

Cindy said...

I love your space, you have the coolest storage cabnets. I want them all.


cindy-stitches-n-stuff.blogspot.com

June said...

So sorry I'm late getting around to everyone's creative spaces. Am I ever glad that I didn't miss out on this beautiful place! You have been able to put so much in this beautiful loft. I'm in awe.
Smiles,
June

Carol said...

Your little studio enchants me with no end! I can see Magic happening there! The apothocary cabinets, the iron gates, the wizard sign well everything really speaks right to my heart!
Wish I could come and play there with you!