Monday, January 25, 2010

Sometimes being creative is MESSY!

A peek at one of my work tables....ugh!!!
It's just awful, I know....but so many ideas are flying around in my head
and I have just dumped everything here!

Gorgeous stamp to use on our tags in the antique mall ~

On the ironing board even ~ A nest my mother-in-law gathered for me....she SO gets me!!

Little baskets that I found on clearance at Hob Lob
to place a few wrapped soaps inside ~

Now....a peek at some of our finds for the new space.....
an amazing old scale ~ a little rusty but who cares?

An old clothespin bag ~ just like we love.....and look at the graphics on the old bottle!

Rustic baskets, simple cabinets...

I love clocks....the graphics of clocks....or anything having to do with them!!

Gorgeous old picnic basket, old metal lunch box, wonderful apothecary jars....

Lamps created from old posts....
wouldn't they look wonderful with shades with old handwriting on them?
How can I make that happen.....we'll see...

Wonderful old galvanized buckets that will perfect for spring plantings ~

More clock graphics....yes, they are busted ~
they have no hands or motor but who cares?
Aren't they lovely?
Oh yes, and a minnow bucket too!

A cool stand that won't be for sale but will display cards and other goodies for sale ~

Old industrial containers that would be perfect to plant herbs inside ~

So there you go! A little peek at what we've gathered so far!
I want to incorporate nests, eggs and other natural elements into our "look" ~

I have to share with you a beautiful jar that Kerry of Farmlass created!!!
I'm in love with it ~
Kerry calls it "Spring in a Jar"....PERFECT!!!

Spencer of Bellamere Cottage is celebrating her one year blogiversary!!!
She's giving away a sweet gathering of goodies
We wish you many more postings to come Spencer!!!

Thank you ALWAYS for stopping by here....
for saying hello and for caring about what I'm up to!

Wishing you a wonderful Monday sweet friends ~
Take a little time to do what you love....
hugs and love,


Rose ~Victorian Rose ~ said...

Dawn...OH SO MANY delightful things....lucky you have MIL that "gets" you...that does not happend too often. have nothing on my "collection" entire dining room table is covered with "stuff"..and this is the second time I have had it loaded with all "things" delightful. That is why I should be able to enjoy your upcoming classes...which I just signed up for today. HOPEFULLY will be able to use some of this stuff finally.


Rose ~Victorian Rose ~ said...



Anne Lorys said...

DAwn, I would LOVE to come visit y'all in your wonderful new space! Everything you've shown is something I'd be proud to have in my home or sell in my booth.

I love looking at (okay, more like STUDYING, LOL!) your work table. So much creative genius just waiting to happen there! :-)

Have a great week!

Shopgirl said...

My kitchen table catches all my stuff and most of the time it is where I craft. I try to clean up after each session, but there are those times when it is not possible to put everything away and get it all back out again...takes up to much time.
Right now the table is filled with all kinds of fruit because we have been juicing and freezing for my diet...I hate to use the word diet, but thats what it is. One of my own making, it will work better for me if I do it my way.
I love all you little tresures, I would love to follow you around for awhile, it would be a education.
Have fun Dear Dawn, Hugs Mary

BellaRosa said...

Dawn amor, I am IN LOVE with everything! :) can you save me one of those lil baskets with some of your lil eggs? paleasze :) Dawn my lil eye spied soo many things on your table that I want :) since we are so far from each other, we can share pics of our treasures to swap :) lol cheaper than me flying down there right :) Besos, Rose

ty for Spencers giveaway info, I haven't been online in abit and might have missed it :)

Chani said...
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Chani said...

Hi Dawn!

I love all the great things you have for crafting... it's so inspiring! Especially the stamp, it seems to be huge!
I just adore your blog!

Love, Chani

P.S: If you are posting my scans, would you mind linking them back to my blog? Thanks!

Barbara Lewis said...

I'm new to your beautiful blog ... so many lovely things.

Sandy D. said...

Sweetie, my have you been busy being creative! I love all of the combinations of the old jars, nests and the stamp is wonderful. Even your worktable is beautiful. I cannot wait to see pictures of your space at the antique mall. Too bad I live up north! Otherwise I would be there for the grand opening. Have a great week.

Hugs Sandy

Dorthe said...

Dear sweet Dawn ,

seems lots of us are having this same little problem, here in january, a messy worktable.....

but you have got so many beautifull things to sell, and to work with, I am in love with all of it, such great buyes you have done.
The lamps looks so wonderfull and your idea with them, will be so elegant and fine.
I`m wishing you dear friend many happy houers with all this great things.

Have a wonderfull monday dawn.
Love and hugs

Lori said...

Dawn, i am absolutely loving that scale...the coloring and patina are perfect!!!

Theresa said...

Hey Dawn, I love all of your gorgeous treasures! I want to shop at your Antique Mall. I live in Covington. Can you give me the name so I can find it? Thanks a bunch...

Julie Ann said...

Wow!! Such awesome things! I love that rack you found! And that Spring jar is just wonderful!! I will have to stop by Kerry's place and leave her some love :)

Scrap for Joy said...

A messy workspace is the sign of a creative mind...isn't that what they say? I hope so-that's what I'm always telling my Mr....hehehehe! I come here every day for my inspiration "fix" and you never disappoint! I only wish I could come and shop at your booth. (I love that rack with the clips...I would love to find one. Do you know what they're called?) Thanks for another wonderful post Dawn.

Lisa said...

Wow Dawn! All of it is sooo wonderful. I love the bird cage, and yes, HL has some really neat stuff right now. That rack for displaying will be filled with your creations soon I know. Here's to a great week! Lisa

Sherrie said...

First of all, your space isn't messy. I have a post from last week showing my messy sewing room with all the treasures I uncovered that were buried beneath the clutter. I loved your stuff, especially the spring jar that you were showing.

Dixie said...

Dawn... you have gathered some wonderful stuff... can't wait to see what you do with it all... as for messy... at least you have it all gathered together in one room!

I absolutely love Kerry's jar... just beautiful!

Have a wonderful week! Dixie

Sylvia (at) Lily's Pad and Petals said...

ooooh I love all your new finds !

Anonymous said...

A messy desk is a good sign of a creative mind....I can't wait to see what you come up with.....

Take care,

Lorraine said...

I adore clocks! Thanks for sharing Dawn and Happy Monday!

Julia @ Vintage with Laces said...

Hi Dawn, You have wonderful treasures on your desk! I also love what you found for your shop! The clock graphics are gorgeous and the stand is so awesome to display your cards and tags.
Maybe you would like to come over to check out my giveaway in the "One World One Heart" event. Have a wonderful Monday afternoon!

Lululiz said...

Goodness me, your work space is an Aladdin's cave of the most gorgeous treasures! Just look at all that lace, and the eggs, oh, and the books, and and and, lololol

Great new finds as well, the clock faces are fabulous.

stefanie said...

I am loving all your treasures!!!

Joy Lett said...

Dawn- I promise- that is not a messy desk- I could show you a messy desk or two and a messy table. Even your messiness has style. Can't wait to see you at Antique Griffin - maybe I'll actually run into you- love all your goodies and can't wait to see it all put together. I've been working to get goodies together for my new space at High Cotton- it's exciting.

Becky said...

Hello my sweet Creative Friend. How is it you are always saying what I am thinking. I've been cleaning and reorganizing and those are my very thoughts the whole way through...Being Creative is so messy"
Well, I'm glad I'm not the only one who thinks so.
Hope you are well my friend. It is still and always so refreshing to come over and visit your blog. Like the comforts of HOME.

Smiles to you my dear,

Kerry O'Gorman said...

good day Dawn...thanks for featuring my jar on your blog...I have had so many sweet comments left on my blog! It really was inspired by all that kind of 'mess' on your tables...I guess it depends on how people see it...I see your tables as portholes to beautiful things to come...I'm so glad I discovered your blog and look forward to my daily dose of Dawn. Wish I lived closer so I could come visit your treasures...Cheers...

The Rustic Victorian said...

Oh yea! a mall space, you go girl! The mess is a most necessary thing,,enjoy it, we are. Spring in a Jar,,,love that!

Vee said...

(Compatibility View? What's that? Your blog doesn't like me today as I am having trouble staying put. Oh well...trying again for the third time...I'm tenacious that way...)

Delightful gathering of all the bits and pieces that you love. I enjoyed seeing them all.

Kerry's project..."Spring in a Bottle" is so clever. I can think of at least three other applications. :D

Have a very productive week, Dawn! Holding my breath as I hit the "post comment" button.

Ribbonwood Cottage said...

Good morning Dawn! This is one of my favorite posts of yours yet! Just beautiful. Your mother-in-love is wonderful and yes she gets you. what a great gift! I love all that you shared. Just beautiful! Hope your day is absolutely wonderful!

June said...

Dawn you have gathered the best things here. I cannot wait to see what all you with it. It will be wonderful I know! I have no doubt that this will be wonderful for you.
Kerry's jar is just darling.Love it! She's a talented girl. And you are an inspiration.

Jann said...

Your "mess" looks pretty neat to me! You should see my craft room--it's in utter chaos; hopefully, I can get it cleaned up today. Thanks for always providing such wonderful ideas and links! I LOVE the music sheet link from your previous post!

Unknown said...

It all looks wonderful to me, sweet lady......just ready to become something great....and a space in an antique mall....good for you...such fun..

Barbara Jean said...

Dawn, Love love love all your finds for your new space!

Thanks for the tutorial.
Lovely nest in the jar by Kerry.

And.... you ain't seen a mess till you've sen my crafting areas!! =0))


barbara jean

Rustique Gal said...

Hi Dawn, A truly inspirational posting! I love seeing what you collect and what you will do with them. I only wish I could get to your shop too! Have a great week~Sherry

Gerushia's New World said...

Oh what a gathering of truly fabulous pieces. I adore everything rusted, galvanized, silver, and oh, did I mention rusted? have shared some lovely eye-candy.

Gerushia's New World

Free Art Printables said...

I bought a bunch of those baskets from hob lob too! They are so cute!

Unknown said...

Dawn, Oh, so many BEEE-utiful things!!!! How do you keep track of everything?? If it's not in front of my face, I don't remember I have it. sigh. And the do you keep track of those?
I think my favorite are the clock pieces. No, maybe the baskets. No, the galvanized buckets....

Pretty Things said...

Oh man, I just love EVERYTHING! You definitely have my office style.

Marva Plummer-Bruno said...

Oh would you look at all of the treasures you have!!!! And your table is really clean, you should see mine! I should join the 12"x12" club, if I have that much space I'm lucky! Marva

vintage tickled pink said...

dawn how come your "messy" is still better than my clean?? sad but true. the stuff all looks great i wouldn't have turned down any of it. diane

Coleen said...

my mess makes yor mess look clean!!! even in your messiness, you are organized. I do not dare show you mine..Marcie has seen it...but, i do not show pictures, uh way!!!

Heart Hugs,
PS I am having a give away!!

DragonflyzDreams said...

Oh My Dawn,
You have collected somany beautiful things! I just retrieved two bluebird nests from my boxes!
So delightful! Thanks for sharing all your goodies!
Smiles, Cyndi

Anonymous said...

Dawn, where is the antique store where you will be selling your wares? I have to come see it.
THanks. Marcy

Lisa said...

What delicious lovely finds.. I'm in awe!
If your workspace is messy then mine is a war zone!
You are so lucky to have such a great MIL..not very common!

Sandi said...

Hi Dawn,
Somehow your "messes" are beautiful and mine are NOT! lol Love all your treasures especially the bird nests, clocks and those little baskets from hobby lobby are too cute!!!!!! Have fun fixing up your space!!

rozetta said...

Creativity is messy business.

Would you ever consider selling the clock faces through your online shop?


Mitzi Curi said...

Hi Dawn, I've had success decoupaging laser copied postcards to parchment-type lampshades. Perhaps you could try this technique to get some lovely handwriting around shades for your chippy wood post lamps. They would look fantastic!

picklechips said...

Yikes...that's not should see my studio when I'm the way, where do buy those packages of eggs? I need a supply of them for my projects! Thanks....Sherrie -

picklechips said...

ooops.. I gave you the wrong's !!! Hoping you can help me find those eggs!~ thanks!


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