Picture by Leesiebella – info below
When we were each created, I believe that God deposited a measure of creativity deep within us… which is now just waiting to be released to the world around us. You may have already experienced the joy that comes with sharing your creativity with others, or perhaps you’re still waiting to find out what your gift is. In any case… of one thing I am sure… I know it’s in there!
Creativity comes in all shapes and sizes, as well as many different expressions.
Maybe your gift will be shared through music, or song. Or perhaps you have been gifted with words, and can share poetry, notes of encouragement, or letters of love to lift the spirit of those you come in contact with. The most important thing is not what type of creativity you have been gifted with, but that you share your gifts & talents to help brighten the days of those around you!
Many people wait to create, because they don’t feel like they have the “right” kind of creative space in their home. There’s never really a “perfect” place to create. What you might consider your dream creative space, might not ever measure up to someone else’s expectations. So… we each have to determine what helps bring out the creativity inside of us, and try to surround ourselves with those things.
In my case… my creativity is usually best revealed through words & ideas. And, if truth be told, just a peek into quaint little homes, cottage gardens, and far away places, can put my thoughts in order, and my mind in the mood to write. How is this done? Through the little bits of captured time & place that we call… pictures.
It is for this reason, that I wanted to share a few of the special little creative nooks & crannies of my friends with you. My hope is, that these pictures might ignite the desire to finally prepare a special place in your home, that is set aside for creativity.
As you will see, it doesn’t matter how big your space is… or what you have to fill it up with. It only matters that you finally give yourself a little place to nurture the creativity inside of you!
** Most of the pictures below are best viewed in the larger size. To see the picture bigger, simply click on a picture, and click “all sizes” at the top of the picture itself. Then, choose the largest size… so you can view all of the sumptuous details!
My friend Madai loves to create beautiful little treasures to fill a home with joy! She recently made me a beautiful banner made of individual letters that make up the word “Dream”… I love the way the glitter sparkles in the sunlight! When she gave me the choice of what word I would like, “Dream” was definitely the word that I wanted to hang above my creative space!
You can visit her blog here.
I love how she organizes her space using everyday objects! Madai has such a way of turning everyday object into beautiful displays.
You can see how Madai uses similar colors in her space, so that it remains something beautiful for her to look at while she creates.
Notice the little muffin tin & glass baking dish, that are now put to work cooking up little treasures. I’m sure you have things like these stashed away in a kitchen cupboard 😉
I love how she uses this branch to display pictures, banners, and other pretty things! This idea wouldn’t cost you anything!
You’re going to love the way that Andrea organizes her creative space! I’m sure you’re going to want more from Andrea once you see her work, so stop by her little shop, and her blog to visit!
There are so many pretty things to look at, and ideas for your space… so be sure to study each picture to pull out ideas that you can apply to your space.
I just LOVE this little wire basket with its pink chippy paint! What a nice way to organize her ribbons.
Beth creates beautiful jewelry & art. Please take a moment to visit her blog – Beth Quinn Designs. I just love to see how people take every day ordinary things & turn them into something wonderful! Beth’s space is an inspiration!
Look how she uses a glass cake plate to display flowers that have yet to find their way into one of her creations.
I love the soothing color on the walls!
What a wonderful use for a vintage suitcase!
Similar to Madai’s inspiration board or decorative tree, wire forms can be a great place for displays.
Look at how Beth has taken everyday wooden clothespins (that you can pick up at your local discount store for a few dollars a pack), and turned them into little ladies clothed with silk ribbon… standing proud in this glass jar.
Tiffany has such a way of making everything look beautiful, and turning everyday ordinary things into objects of value. She doesn’t stop at just the objects that she creates, but the way she pulls together her space, is inspiration for us all.
Youâ€™re going to love Tiffanyâ€™s website – Beyond the Vintage Path! Also – stop by her blog & share some comments!
What’s not to love about her use of this vintage standing printer’s box, that is now used as her place to organized all of her needfuls!
This ordinary cork board now becomes extraordinary in the hands of Tiffany. I think I could walk by this same space, and see something new each time 😉
Another printer box gone chic! I LOVE this picture… and it has been a fav of mine since I first saw it!
Lori has a love for everything vintage, and she has such a wonderful way of taking little bits & bobs & bringing them together in a beautiful gathering… so that even her craft closet is a sight to behold!
You can see more of her ideas on her blog – Vintage Flair
I love how Lori has used a vintage clothes hamper to store & display rolls of vintage wallpaper.
It’s always good to have lots of shelf space. After all, you can fit so much into a tiny space! If you don’t have any shelves, don’t despair! Go to Craigslist.com, or better yet… your local “freecycle” list & request one. Price? FREE!
Then, you simply give your new shelves a nice coat of paint to match your room, and away you go!
Vintage books are always a welcomed source of inspiration. I have found some wonderful vintage books at my local library books sales for pennies! One such find included a set of french poetry books with a nice deep red binding… oh how I love red!
Wire racks sold for other purposes such as storing vegetables, can now be considered for organizing items in your creative space. They have some nice wire hanging baskets in the discount stores that are meant for veggies or growing plants, that could be used in a beautiful display!
You’re going to love Sugar Sugar – Leesiebella’s blog! There are just so many pretty things to look at! Here’s a sneak peak at her talent!
Oh how I love this beautiful place to display items that would otherwise be considered a “work” space! Do you see how all of our friends have made their “work” a beautiful space… and a place where they WANT to be?
A rod that would otherwise be used as a place for curtains, paper towels, a quilt, or hand towels, has now become a wonderful ribbon dispenser.
I love the idea of using ordinary hang tags as a way to organize your ribbons & lace.
Leesiebella has taken the ordinary clothes pin a leap ahead by giving them each a coat of yummy color.
Who says you can’t paint your vintage muffin tins to match your decor 😉
Some people love to go into stores filled with expensive large items, but I am happy as can be, while surrounded with tiny beautiful bits & bobs that fuel inspiration for my home. If you feel the same way as I do, take a minute to visit Heather’s store Pretty Petals – or visit her blog for even more inspiration!
Just look at all of this pretty eye candy!
Here’s a close up picture of how Heather organizes her vintage hats & milinary supplies
I hope you’ve enjoyed these wonderful places that our friends create! Be on the look out for part 2 in a few days, as there was simply not enough room for all of the juicy goodness that has been pulled together!
Now… go find yourself a small place in your home to turn into something wonderful in which you can release your creativity!