Sunday, January 19, 2020

Studio One 'Grab 'n Go'. . .

of any given Year
is always a re~organizing time for me!

So~o~o. . . 
this, 2020, is the Year!

Not only for a re~organizing within Studio One,
but also, a complete redesign of my creative space.

Since arriving On Crooked Creek,
I've always had these two shelving units
stacked one atop the other, making one large vertical storage space.

Issues with my arthritis this past Summer,
have made me pause and re~think
how I use the spaces within our 1970's Ranch Style Home.

Because standing with my hands above my head
for any length of time increases my pain,
I asked "Mr. Ed" to help me bring these shelves down and place them side~by~side.

By doing so. . .
I have created what I call the 'grab 'n go' storage
of my designing accessories within Studio One On Crooked Creek.

Designer magazines
are now easily accessible for Holiday and Seasonal inspiration.

Directly below,
are decorating accessories that I can 'grab 'n go'
for the ever changing vignettes within On Crooked Creek's living spaces. 

Directly above,
is one of my favorite spaces to design in Studio One!

This unique shelf is one that "Mr. Ed" made using a cabinet drawer.
It is amazingly the perfect size for showcasing all those petite accessories.

Just below the duct work,
is a long shelf made by "Mr. Ed", that now holds accessories that are seldom used.

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Welcome to the newly re~designed and re~organized Studio One!

As you enter Studio One,
this vintage three~drawer dresser
and the four~drawer file cabinet
are the first things you see.

Continuing to your right,
is a four shelf unit on wheels made from seasoned privacy fencing
and lattice for an easy~to~move furniture piece.

I covered the shelves with left~over black and white check gift wrap.

The wall to the end of  Studio One holds all my Holiday and Seasonal decor.

This year, 2020,
I edited every storage tub and card cataloged each item within.
This should eliminate hours of searching and make decorating a breeze!

I moved this work station closer to the storage tubs.

Now, as I lift one of the tubs down,
I can place it atop the workstation to easily retrieve the accessories I need.

The air cushioned mat in front of the work station is one of my Christmas gifts.

The burlap / chalkboard identification tags
make a striking contrast to the wicker baskets within the work station. 

The paper board
was gifted to me from my son and daughter~in~law for Christmas.

My first two creative designs for 2020
are represented within the vignette atop the work station.

Now we'll continue around to the right
where the two shelving units were placed, as mentioned above.

We continue to the right,
where I have another creative work station.

This is the main area for designing floral arrangements and wreaths.

The final work station within my creative space
is where all the designing, drawing, cutting,
and list making takes place for all of  Studio One's creations.

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I'm, truly, hoping that the changes made within Studio One
for storage and easy accessibility will allow me to continue
to do as many of the things that I love for a little while l o n g e r.

On Crooked Creek 'grab 'n go' decorating accessories. . .
in Studio One is definitely worth a try.

Until next time. . .

Sunday, January 5, 2020

A Marshmallow World. . .

Although our winter weather won't cooperate. . .
On Crooked Creek. . .
it's a marshmallow world in the winter!

While re~organizing and re~styling the built~in cabinet
within On Crooked Creek's Dining Room,
I decided to embrace this Winter Season with a bit of whimsy!

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It's a marshmallow world in the winter

When the snow comes to cover the ground.
It's the time for play, it's a whipped cream day,
I wait for it all year round!
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Once I brought the chalkboard up (handmade by "Mr. Ed")
from Studio One (my creative space), my cabinet design just snowballed.

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The world is a snowball, see how it grows,
That's how it goes, whenever it snows.
The world is your snowball just for a song,
Get out and roll it along!
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I adore these lidded pottery jars I purchased from Nell Hill's!

Prior to being a part of this winter vignette,
they were showcased on the shelf in On Crooked Creek's Laundry Room.

I have 'other' plans for these lovely lidded pottery jars in the very near future!

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It's a yummy~yummy world made for sweethearts
Take a walk with your favorite girl
It's a sugar date, what if spring is late
In winter it's a marshmallow world!
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When my beloved Grandmother passed away,
my brother received her heirloom Silver Tea Set.

So~o~o . . .
you can only imagine the  joy that flooded over me,
some years ago, when I found an identical match at our local Antique Mall.

Most every afternoon,
I stop for a cup 'o tea to re~energize my spirit.

These silver rimmed dinner plates, dessert / salad plates, cups and saucers
are the perfect size for my cup ' tea and something sweet.

if only Mother Nature would cooperate and bring me
a marshmallow world. . .On Crooked Creek!

Until next time. . .