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Friday, June 18, 2010

Where I Create!

Come on in, the sign says the blog room is OPEN!

  I have been looking forward to this party since I found out about it a couple of weeks ago.  From some of the comments on posts and sneak peaks I knew all my favorite bloggers are going to be giving us a tour of where they do all of their creating.  I have a feeling it is going to be like my favorite White Wednesday except even better!  Please join me at one of the largest blog parties of them all, Where Blogger's Create II with Karen Valentine at My Desert Cottage. 

Put your party had on ladies and gentlemen I think this party is going to last for days!

Now let me tell you a little about Where I Create.  My space is small, only 9x1, although those who have gotten to know me know I can pack A LOT in a small space.

Besides having quite a bit of furniture in the room, I am blessed with three large windows that let lots of natural light, fresh breezes, and plenty of beautiful views of my gardens.
  This is some of what inspires me when I blog.

My gardens are the other space where I CREATE, but that is a whole other post. 

 Now back to "Mom's Blog Room" as my family lovingly refer to the room.
This room was once my youngest son's bedroom, who has since gone upstairs to share a room with his older brother.  I have now claimed it as my office and I put some of my special touches on it.  I am still not quite done, I want to put some finishing touches on it, but for now I am happy.

My office is one of the rooms that I have a balance of both black and white,
 with a splash of pink as an accent color. 

I love having fresh roses from the gardens for my desk.

Mirror, mirror on the wall.  I tend to collect mirrors.
  I love all the light they bounce around a room.

This cabinet holds all my paper products and any extras that just don't fit anywhere else.
Of course no room would be complete without a chair. 
As much as I like the Zebra print I think the chair is due for a change.
 Mmmmm perhaps some burlap!

On my desk is one of my signature Rose Pens. 
 I have been buying some new roses to make for my kids teachers as end of the year gifts.

The love seat is the second slipcover I ever made and I am in LOVE.
  My kids like to come and sit and watch me blog, especially if I am mentioning them in the blog.

I love having columns to bring the eye upward in a room, and of course my plants.

One of my creations lately have been moss monograms.
They are a bit messy but fun to make.

Another creative moment I had was to make chalkboards out of silver platters.
They are magnetic too, very fun!

I use this memo board for posting some of my inspirations.

Button, button I got the buttons!

I have lots of buttons as you can see, the theme being white, of course.
I like to glue buttons to whatever I think will work, frames, candles, mirrors. 
My favorite ones to make are the button candles, I used to sell out of them in my shop.

If you know me or have read some of my posts then you are probably wondering, where I do all my painting?  It is pretty obvious that one of my painting projects is not going to fit in my office.

 Well most of my painting is done right in the kitchen, but if I am spray painting I take care of that in the driveway. 
All of my sewing projects are relegated to the basement where I have more room. 
One of these days I will have it tidy enough to take pictures to show you.

 Now we have to leave, the office is closed. 

 Thank you so much for visiting Where I Create. 
Make a day of the party and visit all the Where Bloggers Create II,  I know you won't be disappointed, I certainly wasn't. 
 Have a great weekend and Happy Father's Day.


  1. Love it love it ! I want to come over and create with you!
    I didn't get a chance to comment on your last post. I love the house photos just beautiful and your gardens are fantastic.
    I love when you post photos of your home it gets my creative juices flowing.
    Pamela xo

  2. What a gorgeous space, Alaina! Love the mix of black and white. I love your slipcovers and your loveseat just calls to curl up with a book and a cup of tea. So bright and cheery too. How wonderful that your kids want to come and sit with you! your home is just a wonder, so very beautiful!

  3. Most of all I like the dangling baby really it looks cute....that room is great with all of that natural are blessed!

  4. It is lovely, Alaina! I love the mix of black and white, all your treasures, the column, your slip covered sofa, your buttons - The space is peaceful and serene. You must love it.


  5. Your blogging room is SO lovely, you have inspired me to work at sprucing up my blogging room. I can see that that must be your favorite room in your house.
    Thanks for the inspiration!
    Hugs, Cindy S

  6. Beautiful blog & creative space! I'm finding so many new blogs today & look forward to returning!

  7. What a cute post. Your office is fabulous! I need one of those "not open signs", I can't blog with someone looking over my shoulder!

  8. I wish I could make slipcovers!! I need 2!! Love your home, love all the homey things in it like old window type frames, mirrors, buttons, etc. alllllll nice!

  9. It is so lovely Alaina! I love all the roses on the fabrics! I would love to find some of those fabrics. Are they bark cloth? You are an amazing gardener and you know I love a gardener!!!! You have made a gorgeous space for yourself in your beautiful home.
    hugs to you dear one

  10. Gosh, what a beautiful place to work, homey and not so stuffy as some.. I love the eclectic mix that you use to decorate.
    Guess I better follow you to keep up with what you are doing.

  11. Oh, I wanted to ask about the wild roses you said you transplant.
    Do you only do that in the spring, and do you go down and get some root system...I want these everywhere, too.
    My email is on my blog if you get a chance to come by and see me.
    blessings again,

  12. Man I love your room. I love how you have things arranged too. Like life just happened and it is a REAL room, not too staged. I needed to come here and soak up some pretty. I've been working on the den and while I love it, it's pretty masculine. A dose of Arbor House is just what I needed!

  13. I just love your office! What a beautiful and inspring place to be creative. I also LOVE your yard, my goodness! What a gorgeous place you have, inside and out.
    Do you have a subscribe button? I'd love to subscribe to your posts.
    Blessings to you!


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