Saturday, June 19, 2010

Where Women Create


Hello and welcome to my little corner in the world. I was shopping in AC Moore one day (like I do a LOT) and came across a magazine called "Where Women Create". I immediately picked it up and started strumming thru it. I had to buy it. I was introduced to several wonderful women and their creative spaces. One of them being Karen Valentine. She is host of this wonderful blog party that I am participating in. So now i will continue with showing you my "creative space":). I will start off by telling you my space is very new.....as in a couple of weeks new. I was working out of my dining room and hated always seeing the clutter everywhere!! I wanted my dining room back!!! So that is when the Mr. Princy n Paris and I decided to carve out a corner in our living room for my studio.....



It all started several months ago when I decided to open up my etsy shop. I wanted to be able to stay at home full time with my three kids and also wanted a creative outlet. I worked nine years as a designer, staging a showroom for a corporate furniture store. I've opened and done up many showrooms and eventually became the Special Projects Coordinator. I was in charge of all the "Special Projects" that went on in our store. After doing it for a couple of years I became pregnant with my 3rd baby and decided I wanted nothing more than to be a stay at home mom. But I didn't want my creative juices to start boiling inside of me so I found a way to let them out....http://www.princynparis.etsy.com/ was born:)


This is one of the first things you see when you walk into my house. A french Provencal dresser painted green {soon to be white!} that houses all of my fabrics, beads, and other supplies that I create with.


I like to keep inspiration near by and have some of my favorite books and magazines at fingers touch.

I place my most used items in these pretty glass jars, ribbons, feathers, seam binding, buttons, ect....








I rescued this chair from being thrown away due to a damaged rush seat. I repaired the seat and placed a silk pillow overtop for something cushy to sit on so my bum doesn't go numb, lol!:) I use the silk flowers, sometimes, in my hair creations. I like to mix them with my fabric ones for a different look:)

The window was also a rescue. The house my hubby was working on had  many windows that he was suppose to throw away. I snatched several of them:)
















Here is my desk, made from 2 LARGE corbels that the hubby attached to the wall (using the studs of course!) and we then found a beveled glass that we used for my surface. I LOVE it. It is so easy to keep clean and I can glue, stamp and create away without worry of damaging it:) Above my work space is an OLD fireplace mantel that I am using as a shelf. On the wall is an inspiration board, that I just made and that is why I don't have much inspiration on it:)

My older son, Angel was so kind to take a picture of mommy working so that I can give you a visual of me in my much loved "creative space"




Here is my faithful companion GiGi. She stays at my feet at all hours of the night! No matter how tired she is she stays with me until the lights are turned off:) Well ladies (and gents in case there are any snooping around;) I hope you have enjoyed looking my space as much I have enjoyed showing you!:)

One HUGE shout out to my wonderful husband!! Happy Fathers Day! I couldn't have asked for a better husband and father to my children! You work so hard for our family! I thank GOD every day for sending you to me! I LOVE you!











42 comments:

  1. Looks great! Seems very you and I see Princy and Paris all over that room! Beautiful!

    I love getting a glance at where people create!

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  2. I want to create there!!!! That is an awesome awesome space!!!!

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  3. OMG!!! Love it Prencie!! You were telling me about the beveled glass table- and it looks amazing!! Love that chair...LOVE it! You look fabulous in your space. OK, when are you coming to my house to help me design a creative space? xoxo

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  4. How lovely! Thanks for taking us on a tour of your creative space:)

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  5. Thanks so much for sharing! I love your space. That french dresser and your chair are fabulous...great job. It's funny, I'm working on my creative space as we speak (or, as I type, I should say). :) I've been working out of the dining room as well and was very frustrated. Items strewn about, nowhere to hang anything and to top it off...I had to move everything EVERY night so eating could be done. :( I now have a room I'm working on, so thank you for sharing, I'm glad I'm not the only one who was dealing with this. xoxo

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  6. Prencie, good job! I love it! and I love tht candle burning! No space is right without a candle, yes? :) And you look beautiful sitting there! Thanks for sharing...

    xoxo

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  7. Just saw the family pic at the bottom....so beautiful. Happy Father's Day to your fabulous hubby!! Happy weekend girlfriend! xo

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  8. What a stunning space! I love your style and you are lovely.

    I will be back (marked you) when I have more time to look around... i am sure I will be inspired.

    Stop by if you get a moment... I have a little give away.

    Have the best day-- enjoy all your visitors!

    Claudia ♥ ♥

    http://www.dipityroad.com

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  9. You have created a beautiful work space! Your studio says so much about you! Thanks so much for giving us a glimpse into your studio and your life! Come by and visit me!

    Malisa

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  10. i adore those little jars! Have a gorgeous weekend! x

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  11. So pretty, I love it! The window you saved is gorgeous... Thanks for sharing this :)

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  12. what a gorgeous space, I love all of it!

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  13. It's so great to have a creative space to call our own. So, enjoyed my visit with you.
    Enjoy the rest of the party.
    Hugz,
    Zandra

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  14. What a lovely creative peaceful space! Terrific!
    Queen Bee Studio

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  15. Prencie,

    Your new workspace is BEAUTIFUL! I love the chair you rescued! I can't believe someone would purposefully let that chair out of her possession! And the pink silk pillow is a perfect match...definitely something I would be proud of! My husband would LOVE those corbels~It is obvious that your husband is very creative as well!

    I hope you are having a great weekend. The picture of your husband and children at the bottom of this post is so precious!
    Mandy

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  16. Oh my goodness! GORGEOUS!!!!!!!!!!!!! And you are too!

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  17. What a wonderfully creative space!

    I adore your storage solutions. They have inspired me.

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  18. What a lovely place to create! Pretty and comfortable too! Love it!
    Best wishes,
    Chris

    www.curbyscloset.com/blog/

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  19. The glass table is pretty awesome, but I can't imagine painting over that dresser's delicious shade of green for white .... perhaps seeing it in person makes that decision. It looks so pretty.

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  20. What a wonderful transformation you have made...very chic and just perfect...oh, and my Miss Morgan {5 pound yorkie} has tuffets in every room I may be in because she's gonna be with me with me! End of Story..:0) They are such a special breed..so smart and sweet.

    Thanks for visiting me and for leaving your kind comments.

    Have a wonderful day,
    Stephanie ♥

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  21. Love the flavor of where you are going with this new room! Adore the "prices" on the chair and the old windows...both awesome pieces..Using a glass tabletop on those salvaged corbels is just outstanding..so much character! Wonderful tour, thanks for sharing! Xo, Sue

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  22. What a lovely room to create in. Just beautiful.

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  23. Bonjour Prencie! Love your creative space! Everything looks so elegant, Marcia

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  24. Your creative space is just beautiful! Absolutely lovely. :-)

    Have a wonderful Wednesday!
    Anne

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  25. Just stopped by your Etsy shop and you have wonderful things. Your studio space is toooo cute! Thanks so much for stopping by my blog.

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  26. Your space is lovely and there is just nothing else like a big old vintage dresser to store a bazzilion treasures! Thank you for sharing.

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  27. Your studio is full of beautiful treasures! I especially love the rescued chair and windows....they add a lovely touch:)

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  28. Love it! Love it!
    Love that dresser and the thought of it being white! Also drooling over those corbels!
    I'm following your blog now so I can keep in touch.
    Thanks so much for the tour!
    Hugs!

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  29. That dresser is to die for - green OR white! Your desk is such a great idea too. Thanks for inviting us to see your space.

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  30. You have a very romantic space to create in! And I love that wonderful dresser. ::Jill

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  31. The way you have attached your desk to the wall is a fantastic idea... beautiful space.

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  32. Love your taste and what a wonderful creative space...very classy ..it must be a reflection of your personality!

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  33. Oh girl, you are off to a great start! You have some gorgeous things happening here. That screen in the first pic is amazing!!!! I also have my hubby bring home cool things he finds at work!! LOL! I hope you will join us next year when we can get an update on the room, although I'm not sure I can take much more fabulousness!
    xo,
    Karen
    My Desert Cottage

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  34. Simply divine! Thank you for sharing your wonderful creative haven.

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  35. That's just lovely. That dresser is fabulous- no matter what color it ends up. That looks so nice!

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  36. Congrats on getting a space for yourself. I absolutely love what appears to be a room divider screen with the roses on it! Great space with great ideas. Thanks for the tour. Connie

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  37. your space is great. Love the things you have rescued.

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  38. Hi Girl, I would certainly love working in your space~! It's just my style. Love the chair. . .I'm also looking to move my creative space to the livingroom. It's so cozy in there. Its nice to meet you.
    ~ ~Ahrisha~ ~

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  39. Your space is so lovely! Such a clever solution for your desk and love that you used glass so it cleans up easily.

    Had a look at your lovely hair accessories at Etsy. Pretty work!

    The father's day phoot is gorgeous! :D

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  40. LOL - you probably already guessed this, but I meant "photo" not "phoot". ;)

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I'm a mother of three beautiful kids and wife to one hard working husband :) I went to school for Interior Design that I currently do part time. I love God and my family and strive to please them.