Friday, June 18, 2010

Where Bloggers Create

Welcome to our humble studio. This is where we create and surround ourselves with the things we love. Thanks to Karen at My Desert Cottage for hosting such a wonderful party!

NOTE: Please forgive us for being fashionably late for the party. The blog gremlins are merciless once they get started. They inflicted much pain on us for two long, grueling days. (Should it really be this hard?) We were up ‘til 3:00 this morning trying to post our pictures and again early this morning. Whew! We’re pooped but we hope you enjoy our studio tour. We'll add pictures throughout the day as we keep the gremlins at bay, so please check back.

Please come in!

We found this huge building a few months ago. We were so excited because it has lots of room for all of our needs. The best part is that it's really convenient to both of us! It's a perfect studio for us escape from our daily chores to steal a few creative moments. We ship products from here (got that mess out of the house), we set up a small photo studio to take our pictures (we can leave it set up all the time), and we plan to hold a few sales each year from this nice building! So yes we are very happy girls!!!

Daphne's Purse Studio

These 2 tables are where I sit while I'm designing my purses & pillows, it gives me plenty of room for everything I need while I'm working!

A girl can never have too much bling!

This is a purse that I have started working on!

This little 3 drawer cabinet holds alot of vintage button, brooches pins, small lace pieces. I like keeping things tucked away, out of site!

I keep some of my purses at our studio, hanging on a hat racks to keep the ribbon from getting all crinkled up!

This vintage dress form works perfect for holding vintage brooches

I love this old wardrobe, because I can keep plenty of things tucked away in it, such as material, vintage buttons, brooches, delicate lace pieces, and things such as that.

This little stand works great for all the belts I use for my vintage western purses!

This room is for keeping alot of the fabric that I use!

more fabric...

mo fabric...

and mo fabric!

This room is where I keep alot of my trims, and ribbons. I use a vintage screen, and lay them across the top, so it keeps it all straight!

This building already had this wonderful hanger on the wall. It works great for hanging all the lace and/or material!

Close up of some of my smaller pieces of lace!


This cabinet is one of my favorite pieces for storing my smaller lace pieces. I like the hidden storage at the bottom. The fact that it's shabby chic could also have something to do with it being my favorite since I love shabby chic!


These glass shelves work perfect for displaying smalls. We ship our sold items from this location. The shelves are perfect for holding items ready for shipping as well as extra storage!

This is not the most attractive thing, but this machine sews alot of my purses!

Lynda's Silver Studio

Daphne and I work terrific together because we are both inspired by pretty, "frilly" things. As you can see, our styles are quiet different, but we share many passions.


I create my silver pieces at this little bench. Although small, this tiny space keeps all of my tools handy at my finger tips -- easy to reach.


Studio time is relaxing and rewarding. I consider solitary time in the studio as my "stolen moments"...those just for me. It is my guilty pleasure.

I admire the cowgirl spirit where courage and determination triumph over uncertainty and insecurity. The cowgirl lifestyle greatly influences my jewelry. Cowgirls are tough, yet sweet. Cowgirls are most comfortable in denims but love to dress up in grand style with plenty of silver, turquoise and bling

Horses inspire me. I keep lots of them around of all shapes and composition. I especially love silver horses. They are sleek, graceful, and powerful.

I adore the stark combination of silver and lace, metal and porcelain, steel and crystal....inspiring, indeed.


More silver....I just can't resist it! I use the excuse that these wonderful old pieces are perfect jewelry displays -- logical, right?

The prevailing theme across all of my jewelry is silver. I am, without question, a “silver girl”. I adore the soft yet strong feel of sterling. I can literally distinguish it from base metal from across the room. Sterling is real. Sterling is forever. You will find sterling or fine silver on all of my pieces.


Our small photo studio is perfect for jewelry shots.

One really nice thing about this huge building is that Daphne and I have room to pull all of our "stuff" out of cardboard boxes. It's refreshing to have a secure place to store my displays.

More supplies...

And more supplies....

And a few more... Takes a lot-o-stuff to make jewelry!


I keep lots of fine "old things" around just to enjoy. They make me feel at peace.
And, the older, the better.


Miss Mini-Mi is our delightful helper. She loves "girlie" things, too!
We hope you enjoy our studio as much as we do. It is our quiet refuge.

60 comments:

luluslovlies said...

Hi Girls, You are the first studio for me to visit and your place is lovely, Thanks for all your sweet comments on my blog so I chose you first! So much talent and wonderful things to create with. Have a fun day, I'm impressed with everything you do! Hugs, XOXO Marilou

winnibriggs said...

What a wonderful tour. You are so lucky to have the space to really create. Thank you i have enjoyed the visit.
Jenny

Rhonda said...

I think you should open the studio to the public!!! Boy, could I have fun shopping!

The wall of white lace and fabric is absolutely beautiful.

Rhonda

she dreams big! said...

How lucky you both are to have spaces of your very own in a building separate from your house! Bet you love to go to work! I could just lose myself in all that luscious fabric and lace!

Thanks for sharing! I'm feeling the need to go rearrange all my junk!

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

I about fell over when I entered your studio. This is not just a perfect working art studio, it is also a great place to photograph and sell your art.

All that fabric, lace, and girly items are really romantic and lovely. I can tell how much you love this style as it shows in both your very different media. Thanks for the tour of this really "frilly" and inspiring studio.

luverlie said...

That's a lotta lace! and fabric. and silver!
oh my! tfs
luverlie@gmail.com

Cathy said...

Beautiful studio....I am soooo jealous! I still work out of my extra bedroom and for 2yrs. now have still not organized and "fluffed" it up!! Someday though......real soon! Thanks for your lil tour! Love it! Cathy aka Girls Gone Junkin

Tarnished and Tattered said...

Ladies,
Outstanding JOB, late or not! Being a fabric & lace hoarder myself I have to tell you that of all the studios I've seen yours made me the most jealous! Oh those racks & racks of wonderful pieces waiting to be bags. The lace, the gowns hanging too. Sorry Lynda, loved every bit of your goodies too. How lucky you are to have such an amazing building to call your own. Lisa

Lori Katies Rose Cottage said...

Oh my goodness your studio is amazing !! You have such gorgeous laces and fabrics ~
xoxo
Lori

stefanie said...

what a gorgeous studio, I love all your treasures and all your work spaces..its perfect!

Gracefully Vintage said...

I love your space- it is amzing, i love the furniture you have in there as well, especially that piece that has a long tulle skirt- what is that- i love it- So beautiful-Im so happy you are in Romantic Homes- that must be so so exciting, i just love hearing stories like that, gives me hope for my little shoppe.. I would love to come see your shop.Karryann

Daphne Nicole & Lynda Cade said...

I want to thank each of you for your sweet comments, we love reading them. Karryann, the piece that has the lace skirt, I really don't know what it is, but it holds alot of fabric and it has wheels on it, makes it easy to move. I put the lace skirt around it because I keep my pieces of scrap material underneath on the bottom shelf and it wasn't to pleasing to the eye so I hid it with the lace! I am excited to be in Romantic Homes it's something that I have wanted to do for a long time. We would love for you to visit our shop sometimes, we will be holding a few sales per year just email me if you want to be on our mailing list! I wish you the very best with your shop... Many Blessing to you~~~~Daphne

Karen Valentine said...

Oh girls, it was so nice to tour your amazing studio!!! Both areas were filled with so many wonderful goodies!! I'm so glad you were able to get the pics up! I know how frustrating blogger can be sometimes, but it was well worth the wait! Enjoy the rest of the weekend!
xo,
Karen
My Desert Cottage

FILIGREE MOON said...

Daphne and Lynda, I am in awe of your beautiful creative space! And envious!!! How dreamy to have space to truly see your supplies, glistening silver, luscious laces, fabrics and bling. You have both done a wonderful job of creating an inspiring studio for your fabulous creations indeed! ~ Angela

Chris said...

Love all your vintage BLING!! And all your lovely linens and lace. They are my favs!
Best wishes,
Chris

www.curbyscloset.com/blog/

Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

What an amazing spaces you have created! You all have inspired me to add to my own crafting area.

I adore all of your storage solutions.

craftyles said...

How neat that you combine your studio and your talents. Lovely linens and love the industrial sewing machine. I've thought about getting one of those. Hmmmm. Thanks for the great tour-glad you got your pic's up for us to enjoy.

Jan LaFollette said...

You two have put together all of the ingredients for success, great products and good business sense....you will do well AND get to work in this wonderful environment. Thanks for sharing.

Connie Eyberg Originals said...

You have a fantastic studio space! It has got to be inspiring to work together as artists designing items and bouncing ideas off each other. Love the space and drooling over all the supplies! Connie

Pamela said...

Thanks for the tour girls!
It's a treat to view the place where artists create. I noticed alot of beautiful things!!
Pamela xo

Kelly Lish said...

what a wonderful tour-I loved looking at all the beautiful supplies-such eye candy! Love your blog too-I'll be following-so nice to meet you both!

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

Two for the price of one! I love your studio space{s}! It looks like you both have some elbow room here, which is great. Love all the fabric and trim ~ those are my downfall and I could be lost in that sort of thing for hours. Thanks for sharing your great space!

zandra said...

Wow, what an awesome shabby chic creative space. Yes, never can have enough bling. I love all your nooks and crannies filled with such cherish treasures. So, enjoy my visit with you. have a great week.
Hugz,
Zandra

Lovey said...

Daphne I am in total love with your studio!! The fabrics and lace...OMGoodness!! I can't stop looking at the in total excitement!! I am so thrilled that I stopped by today to find your studio!
Lynda! I can tell you are creating some beautiful things in your studio! Thank you for opening your spaces to us all!!!

Lovey said...

oops...see Daphne I was so excited I made a typo...I meant I can't stop looking at them in total excitement!

Terri said...

A feast for the eyes. What a wonderful studio and so much wonderful things to create with. Thanks for sharing.

Terri(TerriBoog) said...

What a great studio - truly a studio - not just a craft room, like mine! I love it - so many pretty fabrics, trims and bling - love the bling! I love the pink chairs sitting outside. I think I may have to paint my studio chair pink! Thanks for the great tour!

Geralyn Gray said...

Love both of your spaces....the linens are beautiful and I love the big poster in the second space.

Riviera Boardwalk said...

Thank you Lynda, so much for caring about me. I love you for taking time out to leave me your sweet thoughts.

xoxo,
nancy

Anne - Fiona and Twig said...

Holy crap, I've died and gone to fabric Heaven!!!
Unbelievably gorgeous!!!

Hugs,
Anne

Gypsy Fish said...

OK now that I've composed myself enogh to write...How do you ever leave that space? If I had a haven like that I think I would have to live in it.. Thanks so much for the eye candy..crap I think I need an insulin shot now.
hugs
Beth

Daphne Nicole & Lynda Cade said...

Oh no, I hope you don't need insulin, you girls have me laughing already and I just woke up, haven't even had my coffee yet. We did decide since we have it all in order now that we are going to have us a little party in our studio, since it's cleaner than our house's are, ha ha. Seriously I want to thank each of you for you sweet comments about our studio! We love reading them all.

Thespa said...

I'm seriously jealous of all that frill and all that fabric. And there is one small detail that I will be duplicating in my studio, that little band of fabric around your sewing machine that holds your pins. So easy I don't know why I didn't think of it before. Thanks for the inspiration and the look into your wonderful studio!

Brayton Homestead Interiors said...

oh my! I could LIVE forever in that gorgous studio! Your set up is ingenious, it is beautiful, the storage pieces are unbelievable. Your supplies are fantastic and lastly your work is exceptional!!!

Karen
thanks - I'm insprired

time-worn interiors said...

Daphne your studio looks like a little piece of haven! What a great space! And I'm happy to say I am a owner of one of your beautiful purses!
Theresa

Brayton Homestead Interiors said...

thank you for your comment on my barn post- glad there are other barn lovers! let's start a group -or maybe a group post. Barn Chicks?

Karen

Debby said...

Hi girls, I am slowly making my party rounds and have finally made it to your incredible creative space. WOW!!! IT is amazing, love everything about it. OVer-flowing with so much beauty. Thanks for sharing!
Debby

NanaNay said...

Your spaces are wonderful. Beautiful work.

One Shabby Old House said...

How wonderful to not only have a great space to create but a great friend to share your days while you are creating.
I was thrilled with all the fabric. My mom use to have a fabric store and I remember her collections and now I have collections of lace and fabric too. But yours is truly swoon worthy. I love how you have stored each item keeping its beauty in sight for inspiration to which I must thank you for the inspiration that I found here. Please stop by for a visit.
Hugs
Becky

Beatnheart said...

thanks so much for your kind visit and comment to my blog. I love the look of your new studio. The work will fly out of there now. What you need is to have the women of “Where Women Create” come out and do a photo shoot and article on you....

MosaicMagpie said...

Wow! Wow! Wow! I have never given 3 wows before, come to think of it not even 2. This is a dream come true...I don't know how you work I would just sit in awe all the time.
Debbie

Janet Bernasconi said...

Absolutely fabulous!! I wish I lived near by to see it in person. I love it all and especially that pink parasol. Everything is so pretty. I wish you all the best!
xoxo
Janet
Janets Creative Pillows

shabbychicinspired said...

How wonderful!! Love your studio! :-)

Margo said...

What a great space, and so many lovelies everywhere.
Margo

Liz-AnnasOnTheLake said...

Thank you so much for the tour of your lovely creative spaces! So much fascinating 'stuff' going on here!

Tracie~MyPetiteMaison said...

How in the world did I miss your creative space? That's what I get for skipping around I suppose. Love your spaces and all that romantic fabric and lace. Can I come stay there for a while? Beautiful, beautiful! Thank you for sharing, it's the stuff of dreams.
~Tracie

Daphne Nicole & Lynda Cade said...

Tracie, come and stay as long as you like, thanks to everyone for your sweet comments. We have had so much fun reading them!!! Blessings~~~Daphne and Lynda

Miss Sandy said...

How awesome that you both can combine your passions in such a large and wonderful space! Thank you for sharing.

Angela Weimer said...

Thank you for the great tour. You are very lucky to have a wonderfully large space filled with so much good stuff and both of you create such wonderful things. Thanks for sharing. Have a lovely day. Angela

LaurieAnna's Vintage Home said...

What great photos girls! Love it all....I'm drooling over all the fabric and trims!

freeman1 said...

Love your studio! I see how ya'll can be so inspired and creative!! I do love your little white lace cabinet too and the whole area as well-- it looks so elegantly romantic, a place inviting ya' to come "sit a spell"! Keep up the good work!! :)Valorie

Gypsy Brocante said...

I'm pretty sure I just died and went to heaven ... and it's pure bliss ... well done girls!

xo
Jill

Mary said...

Wonderful tour ~ you are 2 luck girls to have all that space! Loved seeing pics of Miss Mini-Mi! She looks like the breed we are quite fond of (having 3 of them ourselves) ~ rat terrier?

sandy said...

I Love your space! So many lovely photos!
sandy

karlascottage.typepad.com said...

That photo with all the lace was just gorgeous!

Rochelle said...

Love your space and all those gorgeous fabrics!! To die for pretty!
-Rochelle

Lovey said...

Daphne...you have the best fabrics. How ever do you find such beautiful fabrics?

Magpie's Mumblings said...

Ah - a space to dream in!! To have a creative space away from the mainstream of life is a wonderful thing. Thank you so much for sharing it with us (and making us all jealous!).

. said...

You two have an a amazing studio space, really neat and I love all the storage places you have (I like the white canbinet too, thats very nice). And you both make some really awsome things, I like how you use all old things to make new things. Wonderful!

Creative Grammie said...

I so love this studio! You both have such a wonderful space! That's a very impressive collection of fabrics and trims. Love how everything is stored.
Yes, I'm still visiting bloggers' spaces; just realized we're heading towards the end of the year very soon.
Thanks for sharing.