Thursday, July 23, 2009

Where Bloggers Create

Thank you Karen for hosting this fun event, please make it over to
My Desert Cottage to see all the wonderful studio's on display.

I have to say just a few words that I feel very fortunate to have been nurtured in a loving and artistic environment. My father was a very talented artist and had his studio at home, he made his living as a commercial artist but he also sang, played any instrument he picked up, wrote a couple of books, painted beautifully and spoke all over the world. I owe all my talents to my earthly father and my heavenly father.

Welcome to my studio
I am sorry but the pictures will not enlarge when clicked on for some reason, so I put a slide show at the bottom of the page, if you click on it will show in in full screen ...thank you.

My studio is in the back of the house, so please follow me down the path, under the white rose trellis, please watch your head the roses sometimes get a little wild.

We will cross the back patio and follow the flagstone to the left past the fountain, the building on the right is the potting shed, don't trip on the hoses--I'm sorry I tend to leave them laying in the way and to the left is the studio.














Ok, here we are through the French doors--it usually is quite messy in here, I tried to clean it up as much as I could for your visit.
Just a slight warning...time stands still in here.

Hi... Come in, feel free to look around, take your time and I'll get us a glass of wine.











































One of the things I enjoy most about my studio is the morning light that filters through the windows, as it faces east. It calls to me every morning.
I had a ton of shelves put in for all my vintage fabric, and then curtained it all with some old fabric that I had a lot of. At one point my shelves broke from the heavy fabric, that's when I decided I better start selling.
























So what do I make in here - you say?

Well, that varies with my mood, in fact that is my biggest problem....so many ideas so little time. I love old fabric so I do a lot with mixed media and fabric. I paint with oils and acrylic, in fact I have a half finished still life over there in the corner. I make jewelry and collage work. I do a lot of holiday especially Christmas, a couple of years ago I was a featured artist at Macys in Chicago. Anyway here is some of the projects I am working on right now.









Well, I really enjoyed your visit today. Please come back anytime and visit I do love the company. And thanks again Karen for being such a wonderful host. Please leave a comment if you so feel inspired, I do love to hear from you and I am also extending a give away of some found treasures that I uncovered cleaning my studio this week. Names from my comments will be put in a hat and drawn, the winner will be announced on White Wednesday. Thanks for dropping by and don't forget to turn out the lights!





Blessings to you,


Rebecca

83 comments:

  1. Very very nice indeed. I thoroughly enjoyed my visit to your creative space!! Love the old world feel it gives and exudes warmth. Very pretty.

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  2. I am totally in awe and amazement. Your studio is gorgeous, and a place that is totally inspiring. I could spend all day in there just enjoying all your finds.
    Debra

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  3. Love the feel of your studio and you work is exceptional!

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  4. I am so glad you dropped by and commented on my blog. I have so enjoyed your creative space... just stunning! Will be back to enjoy more!

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  5. I was so excited to see you place where some of the talent and ideas come out of.You did a very good job showing it through your eyes.Just starting on the path with a glass of wine was a awesome way to stsrt.I loved every minute of it thank-you for sharing.Have a bright and cheerful day!! Fun Finds 2 U... Chickie

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  6. Rebecca,
    I am soooooo jealous!!! You have an awesome studio...I don't want to leave! I enjoyed the tour and will be coming back for more inspiration.

    Happy Crafting!
    Lisa

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  7. Rebecca, Your Studio is the most gorgeous spot I've ever seen!!

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  8. Absolutely drop dead gorgeous!!!! I just want to move into this breathtaking studio...I keep going back to see what little detail I may have missed. Truly stunning...thank you for allowing us to come into your wonderful studio!
    Sandra

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  9. WOW, BECK, THAT BLOWS ME AWAY! EVEN AT IT'S MESSIEST, IT WAS A WONDERFUL PLACE TO BE. YOU'VE DONE A GREAT JOB (THERE WAS NEVER A DOUBT ABOUT THAT) AND IT'S WONDERFUL! YOU ASKED ME IF I WAS GOING TO PARTICIPATE IN THIS AND I HAD TO LAUGH BECAUSE, AT THE PRESENT, MY STUDIO IS MORE AKIN TO THE AFTERMATH OF A TORNADO, OR COULD BE COMPARED TO A LANDFILL! SOMEDAY THOUGH........... HUGS, JUDY

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  10. that is the most amazing, beautiful, charming, gorgeous cottage studio i have ever seen, i love it!!! there is just one thing missing a bed because i would want to sleep in there, i bet you would have wonderful dreams, thank you so much for sharing, and inspiring.

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  11. Your gardening skills just blog me away. I love how pretty it looks and then your work space is so interesting. I can imagine with it being so pretty you are able to create beautiful things. Then, to be a featured artist at Macy's, now that's a dream!!

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  12. Love Love Love your special place!!! My dream studio is located in a little cottage like that too! You've made wonderful use of your space and I can see how you would be so inspired working and creating there. Thanks for sharing! ~ xo Joy

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  13. What a beautiful studio. The lighting, the color, the vintage textiles. I feel like I've been touched by an angel, like the little princess... something from a dream here to savor. Good to find you!
    ~Tracie

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  14. Rebecca, I am in total awe of this beautiful backyard studio. Everywhere I look there is something amazing to look at. I just love all the different pieces of furniture you have used in the space. And just getting to it is a feast for the eyes. My dream is having an outdoor studio too. Oh where is hubs anyway? Wait until he sees this.
    Smiles,
    June

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  15. Wow just getting to your place I can imagine all the fairies in your garden! So glad you joined the party so I could find you! Great Space! Thanks, for sharing! Hugz, Z

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  16. Now here is a studio I can truly get lost in. My dear friend Tracie of My Petite Maison sent me over...said it was a must see and she is so right! I will have to go back through and savor each photo individually {I was so giddy with excitement to leave a comment that I scrolled down as quickly as I could while trying to take it all in...but this deserves hours of drooling over!} Thank you for the amazingly inspiring tour and the glass of wine ;)

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  17. your place is so gorgeous : sweet, cute... nice music too !!

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  18. It's official! I have studio ENVY big time here! I LOve your place, a whole separate place! ( I dream of places like yours). I adore the fairy lights and all the marvelous eye candy. Seriously have you noticed that all these creative studios house some of the most fabulous collections! I sure have, I LOVE LOVE LOVE yours!

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  19. Your studio is absolutely beautiful. I am in heaven and would move in tomorrow, it is so full of incredible stuff, I love it. I will have to spend time looking at each photo to appreciate all the little details and I love the fairy lights and your garden.
    Thank you for the tour.

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  20. Hey chickadee!
    What a wonderful room looks like pictures from a magazine!
    Big mermaid hugs!
    toodles-
    Sarah

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  21. I love the romantic feel of your studio. Something wonderful awaits to be seen at every turn of your head.Truly awesome.
    Jean in virginia

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  22. I'm nearly speechless looking at all the wonderful photos of your incredible work studio! A few words come to mind...romantic, vintage, inspirational, organized, shabby (in the best possible way!), and ENVIOUS. ;-D
    Hope you get the chance to visit my humble space.
    Donna

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  23. I am utterly spellbound over your room. It is beautiful! Your studio is breathtaking and I, for one, would never leave if it were mine. I have to agree with Donna of Brynwood Needleworks--your room is romantic, timeless, so vintage, inspirational, shabby (my favorite thing!) and just----LOVELY!

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  24. The gardens leading to your studio are breathtaking ... how peaceful. You have a lovely studio ... so vintage & romantic. TTFN ~Marydon

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  25. Great stuff. Wonderful studio. Have you bought from me at the Wheaton or Grayslake Flea Market? For a long time my business name was The Potting Shed. I see that you are from Glen Ellyn

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  26. You had me at the "Posh" sign~lol

    In my wildest dreams..I would never have imagined a studio so heavenly.
    I could live in yours~Beautiful

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  27. Absolutely beautiful space - just stunning. I want to camp out in there. And the magical path through your garden is the icing on the cake!

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  28. Wow, after seeing this I'm ready to totally redo my space ,this is just yummy
    Lynn-trashtotreasureart

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  29. Oh my...how absolutely DREAMY. This girl can only dream of someday having a seperate little studio. After raising 6 children you certainly deserve that stunning space! Thank you so much for sharing, I love your blog too :)
    Becca

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  30. Rebecca....Just beautiful my friend. Lovely as ever! Very inspiring!

    xoRebecca

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  31. Rebecca-
    All I can say is WOW. You have one amazing studio and it is to die for. Thanks for letting me - a complete stranger in for a peek. I am so amazed by it and wish it could be mine.
    ~tammy

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  32. HI Rebecca, Oh my goodness!!! Your studio is absolutely gorgeous!! So many beautiful things to look at!!I just love the star pillows you are working on!! They are soso beautiful!! Thanks for sharing it all with us. I'll be back! Linda

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  33. I think I've gone to heaven. Your space is one of the most beautiful I've ever seen. If I could pick my dream workroom it would look like yours.
    Stunning!!!!
    Carole

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  34. I can lose myself in your beautiful studio for hours. What a wonderful place to create and what beautiful creations you are working on! Thanks for visiting and sharing your lovely studio!

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  35. Pinch me! I am dreaming to have visited such an amazing studio! Wonderful!

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  36. Your studio is wonderful as is your work (or play). Loved the tour & I'll be back. Jan

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  37. I'm drooling over my desk! This is simply stunning! Not just one thing, everything, I just don't know where to start, but that crafty house looks like heaven to me! I can stay here for hours, but I won't do that now, too crowdy, you know, I'll come back and then enjoy this all, very quietly...
    Thanks for inspiration!

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  38. So yummy. I just wanted to curl up in one of those comfy chairs and dream of all the possibilities. And your back yard commute to work is amazing. What energy you have! Lovely. Thanks for the tour.

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  39. Your space is simply beautiful. A place to dream, create and be.

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  40. Your studio is awesome and I love all of your vintage treasures. Come on by and visit my studio at:

    http://judysturman.typepad.com/in_his_grip/2009/01/stitches-by-sturman-studio-makeover.html

    I am lovin' this party!!!!

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  41. I just love your studio.. The walk to it through the garden was delightful.. So beautiful. I love your sudio.. Everything is lovely. So many beautiful things.. Chairs, lamps, ribbons, old books, doll heads, cupboards and shelves, architectural pieces.. Wow! Such wonderful light too.. I have 6 children too.. 4 Girls, 2 boys.. How Fun.. Only one Grandchild now.. What a fun life.. I know what you mean about creating at this time.. You have a shop too? I will have to visit it.. I love all the laces, material.. I love that kind of stuff.. I will be back to visit. Such a pleasure to visit.. Have a great weekend. Happy Creating.. Thank you for your kind words and for visiting me.. :)

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  42. Ohhhh I'm in love!!! I wanna come live in your studio pleeeeease!!! It is so gorgeous, thank you so much for sharing it with us. Mandy x

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  43. Your space is just beautiful x

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  44. Oh, your garden, your garden... your delicious garden! How utterly romantic! And your studio is the perfect transition. What a beautifully creative space you live in! It is a pleasure to make your acquaintance at this lovely event; please do stop by for a visit soon!

    Enjoy the party!

    Warm Wishes,

    Natasha
    www.lifeafterdarkjewelry.blogspot.com

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  45. Rebecca, everytime I see pictures of you lovely home and garden I think,,, Hey, she's living in my house!!! And your amazing studio is no exception. It is so perfectly me. If I had access to the wonderful vintage goodies that so much of the rest of the country has, this is exactly how I would do my studio. Thank you so much for coming to my party. You've really helped make it a success!

    Karen
    My Desert Cottage

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  46. Heaven! Abosolutely, positively Heaven! Oh how I would love to come and sit with you and visit in such a lovely space! Sooooooo fabulous! I'm adding you to my blogroll! I'll be back to visit often!
    bunny hugs,
    shell

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  47. Oh my gosh what an absolutely awesome space! I so love it! Lots of great inspiration. Thank you so much for the lovely tour!

    Cathy ♥

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  48. This is so enchantingly sweet ~ I want to go back and savor each and every photo!
    I liked what you said about your father's inspiration (both earthly and heavenly)
    I get my artistic side from my dad too.
    I didn't get my studio photographed for this event, but I am having a giveaway on my blog this weekend for "Christmas in July". Stop by if you like PINK! :)
    ~Becca~

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  49. Oh my my my, I have been looking at so many of these wonderful spaces for the past 2 days and I had finally decided that I would call it quits and then something made me click on your link, and I am so glad I did!!! I absolutely adore your cottage inside and out. I hate to play favorites, because there were so many wonderful ones, but this one is it, absolutely my favorite! I love everything that you have collected, and everything that you have made, I adore how you put it all together. Your displays and vignettes are extraordinary! Words really cannot describe how fabulous it all is. On top of that I am truly honored that you chose one of my backgrounds for your blog.
    Thank you so much for this amazing tour of your studio!
    Karen
    P.S I will add a link for you on my "Graphics Fairy" blog and my "Fleurish" blog.

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  50. Fabulous garden! Super studio! I live in AZ, but I'm from Naperville and you make me miss it!

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  51. I just adore your space, the vintage and shabby chic feel is just so evident. I could spend all day in there!

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  52. Just beautiful Rebecca. Your peace of heavan and your presentation. Just Fabulous!
    Thanks for visiting my blog!!!
    Steph
    www.diviacity.blogspot.com

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  53. Hi Rebecca, you have such a beautiful garden and studio! I am in awe of all I see here! I had to giggle when I read about you having so much fabric that it broke the shelf. hehe! thanks for stopping by my blog.
    :) Missy

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  54. Okay, I sorta got sidetracked in the garden...I love that you have a separate building for your studio...a dream of mine. It's all so dreamy and filled with lots and lots of beautiful things. It's all so very inspiring. Thank you for the wonderful tour.

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  55. Hi Rebecca!
    I go in...I dreaming, are this place is real? What a beautiful, beautiful place.
    I haven´t words. I believe...you have so many ideas but little time. Thanks for the sharing your inspirations.
    I had a good time your studio.

    Warm greetings from Finland

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  56. You have created a most magical place where all great creativity lingers and casts it shadow and glory about for all to learn and do! Your art room is wondrous! (Thank you for sharing and please come visit me, too!)

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  57. Dearest Rebecca - it is true - you have been inspired (by your dad, and the Lord) and now you have inspired us. Your room is truly a place where inspiration and creativity abound. Thank you so much for sharing your wonderful and beautiful place. Hugs, Patti

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  58. Hi Rebecca,
    I came across your blog by accident as I visited different blogs. I hope you don't mind, but I'm listing you as one of my favorites. This may sound a little goofy, but the path to your studio brought tears to my eyes. It's exactly how I envision my garden some day far, far away. (It'll be a little harder to do because of the climate here in San Antonio, TX. But I'll get there).
    And then you invite us into your drop dead gorgeous studio. I would never leave if I ever stepped foot in there. It is truely so beautiful!
    Thank you for the tour.
    Blessings,
    Patricia :o)

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  59. Can I say how much I ADORE your incredibly fabulous space?!! TDF gorgeous!!!

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  60. You got me at your banner........I love the idea of the studio being outside the house......I have thought about doing that myself....but, it turns out to be a fantasy....but, you have inspired me to think it is possible....I am afraid to go to all that expense and not use it....or have water damage.

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  61. As many others have said. . .it is truly an amazing space! I love the walk back to your studio, and the inviting paths and doorway used to enter your beautiful space. Thank you for the tour, and for visiting my blog as well! I love the colors and style and furniture pieces that you have used. . .I could go on and on. . .

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  62. What a wonderful cottage space! It all looks so comfortable. The lush green garden is beautiful, too.
    Sharon :-)

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  63. Oh my gosh! I love your studio.I love all the things you have in it. Thank You so much for sharing and taking pics of it all..even your tour to get to your studio was great. All has given me ideas. Love your star pillows. I have some of that tinsel..just take it out to look at it..I will certainly put you in my favorites..sally

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  64. I only have one word ...

    ENCHANTING

    xo
    Jill

    p.s. I'm coming over for a glass of wine ... finally someone not offering me a cup of tea ; )

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  65. Girl - it would take me a BOTTLE to get through that room. I might have to throw down a sleeping bag, because I want to see it in the morning with the new light. What a delightful space. I don't know that I would ever leave . . . LOL.
    I sooooo enjoyed this. Thanks so much for sharing! I will definitely be back.
    Karen
    Some Days Are Diamonds

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  66. Hi Rebecca!
    You totally had me at the lit trellis! Your peaceful patio area is a delight and as for your studio, it's so romantic! I love the way the light filters in...so beautiful!
    everything vintage

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  67. I think yours is my favorite studio of all! So gorgeous. I would never leave. Enjoy creating in there and thanks so much for stopping by!

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  68. Enchanting, magical, and ethereal! I knew this was going to be good at fist glimpse of your blog banner. I adore the mirrored shelf above that fantastic blue sewing machine! Can I pleas come over and play? Thank you for sharing. I'll be back for a longer visit later!

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  69. Thank you so much for your kind words in your recent comment on my blog. I am so glad you stopped by so I could come and visit yours! I am in love with your work space...so organized and peaceful and BEAUTIFUL! Please come back to see! I know I will be returning !!
    Many thanks,
    Beth

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  70. What a gorgeous creative space you have. You have such beautiful treasures. I could spend hours looking at your beautiful things. thank you for letting me peek.

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  71. Thanks for stopping by my blog - my machine is a little one from a department store in the UK called John Lewis x

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  72. Wow, I love your style. Your studio is beautiful. Even the walk to it is beautiful. And your artwork is lovely. So glad I got to see it!

    Shannon

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  73. Absolutely enchanting! Everything! I love your whites, I love your style and I love your heart. The scripture verse (Ecc.) on your sidebar is just perfect. I am so glad I came over...I will be back! Thank you for the sweet encouragement you left for me, too!
    Rene'

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  74. I am so glad I found your blog last week via the "Where bloggers create event"! I have something for you over on my blog if you get the chance to check it out. Mandy x

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  75. Not only is your space so wonderful, but boy the entrance going into it is stunning. The architectural piece you have hanging above the doors is amazing. You know what so is your whole darn yard. GORGEOUS I tell you!!

    Have a Great Day-

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  76. Wow everything is so beautiful. I feel like I have landed in another world and I am loving it. Thankyou.

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  77. Rebecca, the pathway to your creative world is as wonderful as your studio. Thank you for letting us in. I loved every minute of my visit. Your world is amazing!

    Blessings, Jayne at mysongwithin

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  78. Rebecca,

    please forgive me if we have met 'before' now, and I don't remember (I can get pretty lost here on the blogs!) but i live in Illinois too!

    email me and we'll talk okay?

    let me just say, I'm quite ashamed to even show you any of my creative space photos (aka summer house) after seeing yours....

    quite ashamed..........

    and i love madeliene peyroux (btw)

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  79. Wow! So magical! You said the sunlight calls you in every morning. I say, no matter the time of day, your enchanting little Studio calls you in. Thank you for sharing all the wonderful details. Just beautiful!
    M.L.

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  80. I can see why time stands still! I couldn't imagine ever leaving such a beautiful space. You must be tremendously inspired every time you go in there. I know I was from my brief visit. :) xo.

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  81. What a lovely studio you have, and what an amazing gaden you have to use for inspiration! I love your Christmas stars - just beautiful! Thank you so much for sharing your workspace!

    :-) Molly

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  82. Stunning, simply stunning. I would ask if I could come by and visit but I would never want to leave :) Your studio is truly enchanting. I will have to come back to look again and again to get some inspiration to finish my lil bebe studio. I just loved everything about yours, the colors, furniture, all the treasures to be inspired by and well just the walk to your studio had me thinking I was going to the secret garden of studios. Rose

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