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Friday, June 18, 2010

Pink Saturday and Where Bloggers Create Party

Happy Pink Saturday !! Thank you Beverly, you are the sweetest and most faithful Hostess ! :) Please go say Hi to her and the other Pink posters :)

Just a wee bit of pink on this old box. These were my Grandmothers pinking sheers :)

The Pink Westinghouse aluminum salt and pepper shakers were my Great Aunts, I just love them, and the pink measuring spoons I bought for my very first apartment twenty five years ago.
I bought these on eBay a few years back.................
To hold these.........................................

And my last bit of Pink are these roses I painted. I started this painting a few months ago, and finished it today :)
That is my Pink Saturday !!!! :)

Now, on the the Where Bloggers Create Party. Well, I was still too under the weather to finish the things I wanted to do for my craft room. ( YES, I say craft room, Not Studio, I picture a studio as an over-sized loft in a vintage downtown building, not my wee 8x10 room, hee hee :) )

I got this room last September when my Son moved out. He had been in and out, and this time, he seems to really want to be independent. So, after 6 months, we felt confident to paint it. It was this DARK, icky blue that he made me faux finish for him a few years ago.I cant tell you how DEPRESSING that color was for me. I feel SO weighted down around dark colors. I am a light and happy person, and love my surroundings to reflect that. Plus, Hubby drug home that big wood desk for me dumpster diving. EWE ! Anywhoo, even my poor dog just wanted to sleep when she came in here.
Finally, after much begging, Hubby put two coats of primer on it and two coats of my favorite pale cream paint on it for me :) Yippee !!!!That was in March, sadly I haven't done anything else to the room, but PACK IT with my Junk :) Well, I DID paint a few small shelves............And bought fabric for the chair I have now, drapes and a skirt to hide the computer under my desk. I chose these three prints. Two are vintage and the one on the left
I found at our local Upholstery fabric outlet. The desk has since been painted the same color as the walls and my other furniture, but I have yet to add the Jewelry. The things that make a room, a Home. :)

Thanks so much for visiting me today :) I hope soon I can finish my room and share it with you.

I hope you go say Hi to both Beverly and Karen, Our amazing, Creative, Awesome Hostess's !!! :)

Hugs,

Rhea

65 comments:

Annesphamily said...

You have a divine craft room! I wish my kids would finish college and move so I could have a doll room and a crafting room. I love them bunches but I need some space! Seriously! Love to you Anne

Diane said...

Looks like it is coming together nicely, I can see why you create such magic! Hugs, Diane

She'sSewPretty said...

It is already so pretty and so you Rhea! I hope you're having a good weekend! Happy Pink Saturday!

debi said...

Rhea, your room is so pretty! You've made a really good start on it, and I can't wait to see it when you have it finished. I know it will be dreamy, just like everything you create!

Rebecca said...

Rhea...

Thank you for visiting my blog today, Rhea! Always a JOY to have you. I so admire your work and that of Miss Celeste, too! Your hands are gifted and blessed.

Can't wait to see what all you are going to be doing with your new space. SHOW PICS SOON! K?

xoRebecca PS: Happy Pink Saturday, too!

Shelly said...

Well Missy,,It looks pretty darn good the way it is! I see "Miss Rhea" all over it!

My "studio" was formerly a playroom in the "dungeon" of "this OLD house.....so, it's not perfect, but suits me well now,,,,AND it taught me anything can Happen!

Thanks for your comment and support! Stop by anytime,,and don't forget....LOL my Event August 13th,,,,I think it should be hysterical~~

Love and Hugs,
Shell

Alison said...

Rhea what an amzing change the cream paint has made to that room.So light and bright. Love it.
Hope you will soon be well enough to go back and 'play' in there again
Alison

Kathy said...

I love your painted roses. Just beautiful!! It was fun to see where you have fun. - Kathy

Scrap for Joy said...

Well, this just proves that you don't need a huge space to create the kind of magic that you do. All of your touches are lovely. I chuckled when I saw your pinking shears...I inheritied my Mom's...same box too, and her dressmaker's shears...she would flip if she knew I use them on paper!
Thank's for letting us poke around Rhea.
xoxo
Joyce

Brenda-shabbycatsandroses said...

Hi Rhea :) Your room you create in is just lovely!! I look forward to seeing more pictures of it when you have everything finished :) And your pinks you've shown us are gorgeous!! Have a fabulous weekend, and wishing you a very happy PS !!

Warmest hugs, Brenda

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Miss Rhea, you have a wonderful space to create in! I love your pink hand-painted roses! Love your pretty fabrics and everything is wonderful. Happy Pinks and have a beautiful weekend.

Blessings,
Sandi

Seaside Rose Creations said...

Oh those alum salt and pepper shakers are just heaven!! Nothing like vintage pink! Your gorgeous roses painting is stunning. Glad you finished it!

Happy Pink Saturday!

Roselle

Rose Garden Romantic said...

What a pretty, bright and cheerful studio! The white really is wonderful! I love those gorgeous fabrics!!!
Michelle

A Hopeful Heart said...

This is my first visit to your blog. Just wanting to see what your pink showings are for today.

I SO love all your pink roses. One can NEVER have too many of them.

Your fabric is absolutely gorgeous.

Have a lovely day,
Patti (Fill My Cup with Beauty)

Connie said...

Ooooh, sugar, I'm so glad he finally got that blue off the walls for you. It's just precious. What are you going to do with that painting? Hmmmmm?????
xoxo,
Connie

nannykim said...

I know what you mean about a son coming in and out. We have one of those! My son is in military training in Mo. right now. But will be back in July and looking for a job. I can't wait till he has his own place!! I love him, but he so wants and needs to be out on his own!

Sweet fabric and the room looks much more cheerful in the lighter color!

Pink Roses and Teacups said...

Hello Sweet Rhea,

What a pretty craft room. I would be happy with that. I have my things here and there, no specific place, as I don't have a craft room. Have a great weekend, sweet friend.

Debbie

The Quintessential Magpie said...

You have two of the colors I love best in that room... that pale teal/blue and pink! What a great space. I enjoyed seeing this very much and appreciate you sharing with us.

Happy Pink Saturday...

XO,

Sheila :-)

karlascottage.typepad.com said...

What a difference lightening up makes! How cheerful.

Elyse said...

hi rhea,

the biggest step of painting the walls is done, the rest is the icing!

thanks so much for sharing where you create.

happy party hopping!

xo
elyse

Jeanne said...

IT's so very beautiful - your creative space, that is! I'm having so much fun hopping around from blog to blog to see the places where everyone creates the things they blog about. What fun this is!
xo
jeanne

Lisa said...

Ok I adore your pinks! The measuring spoons are great!! Your space is lovely! I too don't get blue as a wall color. Not a happy one for me! Love the change over!
Hugs, Lisa

Cathi said...

Lovely Pink. I especially like the salt and pepper shakers and the measuring spoons!!
I'm your newest follower too. :)
Happy Pink Saturday!
Hugs,
Cathi

GARAGE SALE GAL said...

Hi Rhea,
Pretty pink treasures and your craft room is WAY better than my couple of tables set up in the lower level family room :) I love how it's coming together for you and the fabrics are very pretty!
Warmly,
Deb :)

Marsha (Sassy Mini Dolls) said...

What a difference paint makes!!! Love your fabric! I am so enjoying seeing everyone's creative space!

Happy Pink Saturday!!

xxoo

Recycled Rita said...

I love the picture you finished today! It is really pretty! Your craft room is great! I would love to even have a room! hugs! karen....

Sarita Boyette said...

Lovely post Miss Rhea - I enjoyed seeing your craft room and your lovely pink items, too. God bless you and hope you have a good week!

Gayla said...

I loved your craft room. We got to take a peek at the place you create all your beautiful things. I hope you feel better this week! Hugs.

Marina Capano said...

Hi you have wonderful studio and so romantic!

thanks for sharing!

visit me anytime!

xoxo

zandra said...

Love the paint color, so shabby chic. So, enjoyed my visit with you. enjoy the rest of the party.
Hugz,
Zandra

P.S. love the pink post, too.

Katsui Jewelry said...

It is going to be just beautiful. I cannot believe what a difference getting that coat of paint on has made! I love the upholstery you have chosen and and pink and aqua pain you put on your two shelves. I think your rosebud painting would look beautiful in there.

Thanks so much for letting me visit.

Suz
http://katsuijewelry.blogspot.com

Queen Bee said...

Your studio looks great! I love the fabric!
Queen Bee Studio

Esther said...

Oh, my gosh..I'm visiting a day too late again, but I'm here..that's what counts doesn't it? So, Happy Belated Pink Saturday to you and I hope you'll visit my PS-post and enter my give-away! Love, Esther XX

Ginger said...

Your craft room is gorgeous. Such a difference from the blue and I would have painted it also. Very bright and cheery now. Thanks for sharing.

Ginger

someplace in thyme said...

Hello Rhea, it's a pleasure to see where you create. I think it's wonderful that you have your grandmother's pinking sheers, what a gift of love.
I would love to see your finished space when it's complete. I think your room is magical. Happy Pink Saturday, Char

Mari said...

HELLO SWEET PEA....
THANK YOU FOR YOUR MUCH NEEDED PRAYERS FOR MY PEBBLES :)
I LOVE YOU PAINTING I WANT IT....LOL
AND YOUR CREATIVE CRAFT ROOM IS TURNING OUT JUST LOVELY :) CANT WAIT TILL YOU ADD YOUR JEWELS...LOL

BLESSING TO YOU SWEETIE~XOX~MARI

Cottage Remnant said...

Oh, can I relate... my craft room (I do have a hard time calling my closet a studio LOL)was once hubby's office...it is STILL a grey-blue wallpaper and dark mocka paint wainscotting.... YUKK!!!
Love the change in paint colour in your room....

Heather ~Pretty Petals said...

I love your pinks Rhea, and your craft room is so pretty with the new coat of paint... it always amazes me what a fresh coat of paint can do!

Have a happy week, xox heather

Chris said...

Oh my gosh soft, sweet and so adorable! Too many lovely things to mention.
Best wishes,
Chris

www.curbyscloset.com/blog/

Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

What a wonderfully creative space!

I adore your storage solutions. They have inspired me.

Stephanie ~ Angelic Accents said...

Your pinks always always ALWAYS make me HAPPY, Rhea! Love how the new paint job really brightened up your craft room. It is fun to see where you make such heavenly doo-dads! :0)

You are such a sweetheart for posting my Bridal Button! Hope you will join us this Friday for the party!!!!

Big Hugs,
Stephanie
Angelic Accents

Fleur de Bee said...

Oh sooooo beautiful in cream! Yes that was the rigt thing to paint it haha! What color paint and who's it by? love it!!

rosechicfriends said...

Hi Sweetie!
I always love my visits here! Thanks for sharing your wonderous pinks and craft room! It's a room that shows how I have always envisioned the amazing things that you create, coming from!

I now have a graduate! She's college bound in the fall, Lord willing and will be staying at home for now.

No job news still, we still are waiting upon the Lord as G scoured oodles of job adds, with very little response. We have grown so much spiritually, but still have days of wondering why! Its been such a challenge in so many ways, but I remain faithful to our Lord! We are living on 401K $ which I am so thankful we have saved for years..just not quite how either of us envisioned using it.

Stop by for a visit when you are feeling good..and we must talk soon, okay?

Gentle hugs and much love!
Lorena

fiberdoodles said...

Lovely pinks and what a great creative space. Happy belated Pink Saturday :0)

vickie said...

Hi sweet Rhea! Happy PS, and I love your "new" craft room. Wow, what a difference. Hope you are feeling ok and have a wonderful week.
hugs,
Vickie

Claudia said...

Your space is so pretty! What a nice change from those dark walls! I love your rose painting - so lovely.

Sandy Michelle said...

I love your fabric and all the inspiration in your craft room :)

Sandy xox

Gail said...

Rhea,
I know your room will be fab when you finish it just the way you want it. Good call with the paint job! And I love your fabric choices too.....

Liz said...

OMG!!! I love love love that fabric!! Your space is perfect if you ask me. :)

~Liz

kimberly said...

What a beautiful space!

Sue@My ArtsDesire said...

What an inspiration and testimony to what color or how a fresh coat of paint can transform a room! The fabrics you've chosen...oh, they speak my language! Just beautiful. The vision for this room is all in place, and what a warm, lovely place it will be when all is said and done! Xo, Sue

kluless said...

You took on quite a project and it is progressing nicely! I love the new colors and the fabrics you picked. Good luck with your project and thank you for sharing.

Janet Bernasconi said...

Hi Rhea!

It's so nice to visit you again. I love how your work space is coming along. It's so pretty. Can't wait to see it all together soon. Have a great weekend. Hope you can come by and visit me too.
xoxo
Janet
Janets Creative Pillows

Karen Valentine said...

Hi Rhea, I got my room when my son moved out too. You did a wonderful job of making it your own! I'm so glad you joined the party so we could all enjoy it with you!
xo,
Karen
My Desert Cottage

Magpie's Mumblings said...

Your room looks bright and cheerful now. Seeing all these pretty studios is making me want to get at my own re-do sooner rather than later. Thanks for the visit!

Terri said...

Delightfully bright and cheery space to create! A reflection of your personality I am sure. TFS!

donnaj said...

well, you have a great start to your room already-takes time to get it "just right" i know, i've been trying for yrs :)

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

I think you are off to a great start ~ the paint change made a world of difference! This won't come together overnight ~ I'm still tweaking my little garage space, but enjoy the process otherwise it seems too much like work. : )

Connie Eyberg Originals said...

You vastly improved that room! It looks much brighter and cheerier now. Love the fabrics you have chosen. Thanks for sharing, Connie

Renee said...

Wow, the paint made such a difference. Love your space. Isn't that what all spaces should be-a work in progress?

I love the pained shelves you have in there.

Great space, pretty colors.

Lynnae said...

Good work on your room. Your little shelves are cute. It certainly is hard to take over a room when your child moves away. It took me 1 1/2 years.

Sherry F. said...

When I saw a pix of your painted shelves it reminded me of my last craft space. I painted each wall a different color, using pink, green, blue and a yellow. All in the same color scheme you used on your shelves. When It was done it was darling! Thanks for the memory! And thank you for sharing your craft ROOM with us.

Artzy Heart said...

Love your space...mine (although I posted too late for the party) is still a work in process, mostly because I am getting so many ideas from all the rest of you who are in the party! Thanks for sharing.

Scrapping With Sherry said...

What sweet pink items and your craft space has so much wonderful light to craft in.. I am trying to finish up the list of where bloggers create link party... It is taking me a while. But I am determined. Love to drool over others craft areas... I have only been blogging for about 3 wks but I would be honored if you would stop by for a visit at http://scrappingwithsherry1.blogspot.com Take care~ Sherry

marnie said...

Your banner photo is totally yummy like a french pastry treat! Love the Easter basket & cupcakes under glass. The stacks of fabric look so pretty on your shelf and so festive against the cream colored wall. Really like those fabrics you are using to decorate with too. :D