Thursday, April 8, 2010

Spring Cleaning!

I decided to clean my art room the other day, well it wasn't a plan but I found a great piece in my local junk store and that got me started. Seven hours later it was mission complete! I am going to share some pics with you of a few of my goodies.


This is the new piece that got me started.

A few new buttons on the same shopping spree.

More treasures!

Love this egg carton filled with goodies from Lisa over at http://tarnishedandtattered.blogspot.com/


some of my favs here.

and here

more pretties

found this beauty at the local junk store also, I love this.

treasures everywhere.

also found the flowers, tons of flowers and the jellow molds and lots of doilies at the thrift shop.

a few more goodies.

more STUFF

A piece made from trash for a Paper Whimsy Challenge

snippets of more beautiful goodies

love these old jello molds, needed these a few months back for a project at Artist Class but just found them this week at the thrift shop.

bits and bobs

I love doing journal round robins, this is my cover for one I done a few years ago. Everyone had to choose a month they wanted to create in my journal, it is beautiful.

a few rusty goodies

a collage I done a few years ago

My name tag for the Paper Whimsy retreat last year in Michigan.

that's it for today, hope you have enjoyed a few of my favourite things.

56 comments:

Jan said...

Your treasures/bits and bobs/fancies and dear "stuff" are wonderfully beautiful. And your music today is absolutely the most romantic I've heard in awhile.
Your little cleaning adventure was worth the time you spent on it and I am so glad you shared with us.
Love you, Debby Doodle! And miss you lots!
Hugs,
Jan

peggy gatto said...

divine designs!!!

Anji Gallanos said...

great goodies. You have found some amazing things.

Terri Kahrs said...

Oh, My!!! How could I NOT enjoy this fantastic post?!??! Your delicious eye candy has me drooling all over my poor keyboard, and I'm over the moon with happiness! Thank you SO much for sharing! Hugs, Terri xoxo

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

Wow, such beautiful goodies to surround yourself with. I would never leave if I had all those vintage beauties surrounding me in my craft room. Thanks for sharing and congrats on your blog win.

Melinda Cornish said...

holy cow! I love it all....so pretty and inspiring....my art and sewing space has some pretty things, but it is more funtional than pretty.....this all suits you..........

Dorthe said...

Oh my goodness, you realy have fantastic founds and things here,so many goodies in one place,I would have loved cleaning up with you, lol,
and could use a little help in my studio ,too.
Hugs Dorthe

Nora Johnson said...

What treasures in those great pics - and memories!

btw,just to let you know, Debby, I didn't include you in yesterday's list cos it was for recently discovered blogs & I've known you now -and admired yr blog- for, oooh, ages!!

Off now, so have a lovely day & in haste,

XOXO LOLA:)

Diane said...

I would love to go thrift shopping with you--the only thing is that we'd probably fight over everything :)

Healing Woman said...

Your studio area looks inviting. I especially like the art piece showing the girl with musical notes.
Makes me want to visit and have a cup of tea while relaxing in your delicious atmosphere.

tarnishedandtattered.blogsot.com said...

Debby,
I want to come over! I would go nuts, sorting through your 'play room'. You have some really cool things there! Ever picture I said 'Oh, I love that!' You've gathered some real treasures, & of course your own wonderful pieces. I could have some real fun Debby, but when I leave you better check my bag. I might have, oh some rusty cones, cabinet cards, bits of lace, some velvet strips (?) & a bit fat book under my arm. LOL Lisa

Garden Antqs Vintage said...

Debby, thanks so much for stopping by. I enjoyed seeing your fav things. Hope you have a great Friday, Theresa

Claudia said...

Love this peek into your space and all your favorite things!

xo
Claudia

Thespa McLaughlin said...

WOW! Great post! I loved looking at all those neat things you found, and your works of art. Thanks for sharing!

Tiina said...

Lovely "stuff"!!!
Have a nice weekend!

Lynn said...

WOW, thanks for sharing all your great finds and treasures with us today, you must have a really great thrift store where you are, there is not much around here, actually nothing lately. Have a great weekend Debby :)

Zuzu said...

Heavenly!!! So glad your photos enlarge - I loved seeing all the details! Sigh!
:)
Zuzu

Tristan Robin Blakeman said...

I want - no, I NEED - all your fabulous art supply stuff!!!!!!

friedaquilter said...

What an absolutely gorgeous art room you have, Debby. It must be wonderful to be surrounded by all your spendid treasures while making your art! That must be some thriftshop too!!

Holly Loves Art said...

oooh thanks for all the delicious eye-candy! I love the pretty bust of the sweet girl. Very nice! And all your treasures are just so lovely. Thanks for sharing!
Holly

Anne - Fiona and Twig said...

Absolutely amazing finds!

Have a wonderful weekend!
Anne

Fabric Art said...

Oh Debby so many different things to see, all these wonderful treasures, absolutely amazing finds you have here, I love the rusty cones, have a nice weekend.
Anni

Lenna Young Andrews said...

debby, i love the bust you found at your local junk shop. It is so beautiful!

Karen Valentine said...

Oh my Goodness!!! Be still my heart!!! There are so many wonderful goodies there! You are a happy happy girl I am sure! Thank you for coming over for a visit. It's always so nice to hear from you. I hope you are happy and healthy and you have a wonderful weekend!

Karen
My Desert Cottage
Valentine Design

Debbie@Debbie-Dabble said...

Debby,
I so enjoyed looking at all of your treasures and bits and pieces that were all so pretty and fascinating!!
Debbie

CARMELINA LOUNSBURY said...

Oh isnt' it delicious fun to putter about in our creative spaces and play with our treasures!

what a lovely post, I only wish that your photos were bigger because that way I would have drooled more of a puddle over them! lol

thanks for sharing this lovely post!

ciao bella
creative carmelina

Jessica at Kids Napping? I'm Scrapping! said...

*gasp* Can I come over and play?

Lori said...

Debby, you are surrounded by oodles of lovely and inspiring things there in your art room...you must have so much fun creating in there!!!

Marlynn said...

ONly one word comes to mind....

WoW.......

Carole said...

Cool stuff! That bust is gorgeous!

I really need to have a clean out of my studio. I get started on something and my work space gets more and more cluttered until I can't even deal with it.

Thanks for stopping by my art blog!

Lorraine @ creativedaily said...

Fabulous treasures - makes me want to play!

The Victorian Parlor said...

It's all beautiful!!!

Blessings,

Kim

Sue said...

Ah, I LOVED seeing your treasures! Beautiful items and you have them displayed wonderfully! Thank you so much for sharing.

Sue:)

Terri said...

Wow Debby, all those gorgeous things you photographed. Everything is so inspiring! Your new piece of art will fit right in.

Sares said...

What fun! I loved seeing all your treasures! Hope you have a great weekend Debby and may some sunshine come your way!

Nancy said...

Wow, what a bunch of eye candy you've shown...I love the bust.

Your sign off with the bird and nest is the cutest ever!

Please drop by my blog this weekend...having my first $100 giveaway!

Marilyn Rock said...

Beautiful artsy things. I love clicking on the photos to enlarge!

June said...

Beautiful collection of beauties and art. Thanks so much for sharing them with us
take care and have a lovely weekend
hugs June xxxxx

Deborah said...

Hi Debby, I bet it was difficult to do all that cleaning up with all those wonderful things to distract you. You do have some delicious finds. I love the piece that started it all. Such a beautiful lady. Thank you for stopping by and saying Hello.

the gypsy said...

You cetainly have great stuff and have created beautiful things with it!

Lorraine said...

love all your vintage treasures especially the rusty cones.. I tided my craft room today and found the garage keys which my son had hidden behind the sofa !! thanks for visiting my blog today

Jonny said...

When I seen your statue bust of a young girl on my dashboard I wanted to die----- I love it!!!! With all your finds You got me excited to clean my art room and go shopping Thank you for the inspiration!Sincerely Jonny

sissie said...

Hi Debby,
If I had all those lovely things surrounding me, I would never leave my studio. Everything is so beautiful.

hugs
Sissie

Deirdra Doan said...

Thank you so much for your comment about my kitchen. Your art and blog are so full of sweet things.. I would like to see your little Maltese dog...sounds so dear.

You might like my husbands music after hearing the music on your blog.

www.johndoan.com

Julia - "Vintage with Laces" said...

Wow, Debby, these are a lot of gorgeous treasures and it looks like you had lots of fun! Thank you for sharing all those goodies!
Have a wonderful Sunday!
Hugs,
Julia

Hands to Work, Hearts to God said...

Beautiful eye candy! But I thought you were going to clean! :^)

Pamela Terry and Edward said...

Such a treasure trove!

Thanks so much for my sweet birthday wishes! I had a lovely one.

Faerie Moon Creations said...

My jaw dropped at all this wondrous beauty!!! Thanks for sharing all of it! Theresa

betsy said...

Nothing like a little inspiration. I'd LOVE to visit your art room! Thanks for sharing!

Linda said...

Wow! So many pretty things!

Lorraine said...

Oh wow! What lovely goodies!!:o)

Rhonda said...

Boy, I need to get out more! All these blogs with great thifty finds are making me jealous.

What a lovely post! Each picture was a treat and I especially loved the rusty items.

The Tin Rabbit said...

Wow..wonderful, wonderful! Have a Great Week!

Kath said...

everything is so beautiful Debby! you hit the jackpot!

thanks for visiting my blog :)

Julia Smith said...

That was very restful and rejuvenating. Thanks for taking us through your art room.

JaN's ArTy AtC JouRneY said...

OMG, so much lovliness in one post!! Your gorgeous finds and fantastic art are amazing!! Thanks so much for sharing with us!! Off for another look!! ;)
Jan x