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July 24, 2009

Where Bloggers Create Party!

Welcome to the Party

Now, come on in to My Petite Maison Studio...

I noticed Karen had some white cheddar popcorn
in her beautiful studio when I last looked.

I've put out some of my favorite Queen Anne cherries
Perfect for Summer (and goes with popcorn!)

Favorite supplies in my studio

A very favorite cherub from one of the most
beautiful stores around (Shabbyfufu ;)

Always a Joy
Petite parcels from France

A favorite paint color... Angelica

Lots of favorite supplies
for upcoming projects for the store

My petite studio "fireplace"

I would be lying if I said I sat here and read
your pretty blogs. I'm on the couch, porch, bed
or backyard.

I do proof Porch Magazine here though!

A photograph hidden below
(Antoinette Perkins)
The work of one of my favorite

photographers and dear friends
Painted White by Alice W.

Yes, I am a pack rat...
I collect twigs, I mean branches from
beautiful walks
with my husband and daughter

Vintage and antique french
close to my heart

Love the natural hues and sunlight here

Lots of time, I'd rather work outside than inside
and do just that!

Another "almost" outdoor view

The storage room
(behind door and cupboards)
I lucked out as it is a room under
our stairs... ssshhh, it's a secret!

Oui! My stock room is behind
this wall (one of the beauties of an old home)
Did I mention I love anything architectural?
I will find a place for this lovely old screen door

A studio wouldn't be complete
without an angel looking after me
dear Kendall

And a supervisor to keep me on my toes
while he lays on his own shabby couch
Kind Zeke

Please click the photo below
to be taken to Karen's beautiful blog

Thank you Karen for hosting this most wonderful
Where Bloggers Create Party
Don't forget to click above to visit
Karen at My Desert Cottage ;)

It was wonderful having you tour My Petite Maison studio!

Au revoir for now party goers~


Liberty said...

Love the creams with washed and chippy look, it's beautiful. Thanks for taking us through.

alicew said...

We both made it, can you believe it? And with our procrastinating skills hard at work! Well my hat is off to you dear have outdone yourself with your petite office/studio. I am in love with every corner and detail. I kept making mental notes of things to mention here but the list got too long...I loved it all...and what joy to have one of my photos right there with you...wish it were me day! And yes, I would take you up on the visit any day...but I don't think I would want to go away if you were know Renoir would love to meet his best online pal Zeke. One of these days! Well again, fabulous job...I am so impressed!

Alison Gibbs said...

Tracie what a lovely studio. So many pretty things in there.

Les Cotrions said...

Hello my friend! Thank you so much for the tour! Your studio is faboulous! So nicely arranged and with so many lovely treasures!!!
You're lucky!
Wish you a nice week end!
Big hugs

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Dearest Tracie,
You have a beautiful working space! It is so light and ethereal, it makes me feel so relaxed! I love every corner of it. I really like how you took that little fireplace and filled it with jars...excellent idea. How is Mr. Zeke? Are you enjoying your summer? Take care beautiful, Anita

Chrisy said...

What a treat it was to wander around your studio! That 'fireplace' is a fab idea...and well...just the whole look and feel of your place...a delight!

Draffin Bears said...

Dear Tracie,

What a beautiful studio you have!
I love everything about it. It is so nice to picture where you work and I will come back tomorrow as it is 11pm and I feel I should be getting some sleep as I am feeling tired.

have a lovely weekend

M.L. @ The House of Whimsy said...

Wow...feel like I just stepped into another world for a brief moment. Parcels from France, little cherubs, collected twigs, hidden rooms, old screen doors. Thank you for giving us a peek into your magical world.

Nancy Maxwell James said...

love your space! that bottle collection and the candle set are so pretty! you have so many beautiful wood pieces! heavenly space!

Melanie said...

Beautiful! I so love that "fireplace" idea!

*The Beautiful Life* said...

OH TRACIE! I want to come see it in person! You space is even more beautiful than I imagined it - and imagined it as pretty amazing! :)

It was such a delight seeing all the bits and pieces and subtleties in your personal spaces that "make you, you" !

Thank you for the visual trip!


Jacque said...

Tracie, I love your studio, I can see your creative skills churing in there! I love that little "fireplace"...and those France parcels...I am jealous! Thanks for sharing your space with us!

La Table De Nana said...

What a cute personal post~
I love your studio..a creative soul for sure! Was art always in your background?
I love studios..I took photos of my neighbours paints last week w/ my camera in hand after the lavender fields and the light was wrong:(

I find studios speak volumes of their resident artists.
From the screen door to the fireplace to the white laptop and the hushed hues there.Looks like a great little "Away From It All" haven.
I would have to call mine a craft/office/catch all no soul room.:)

Claudia said...

Hi Tracie! I love your space and it is just as I would imagine it to be. Light filled, with beautiful treasures all around. You have such a wonderful eye for all things beautiful. And your supervisor, Zeke, adds just the right touch!


A Romantic Porch said...

Oh sweet Tracie, it is so so so you! I wanted to participate, but life didn't allow it this time. I was too busy creating to photograph my space. ML Rachel

Sandi said...

Everything is just beautiful!!!! Now I am moving in for sure...get my room ready please. LOL

Connie said...

It's very sweet, sugar, and a delight for you I'm sure. Just beautiful and serene!

June said...

Oh Tracie, I knew I would be in awe of your creative space. There are so many calming and elegant details in this room. Your desk is a beautiful space to work and watch Zeke sleeping. T.T. Rabbit is always at my feet when I work. You have definitely carved out a piece of Heaven here to work.

Jackie said...

What a beautiful and serene space you have to create in!! Love it - thanks for sharing with us!!

Debby said...

Beautiful creative space. Love the colors.

Ana~A Petite Cottage said...

Hi Tracie,
I am in total awe. Your creative work space is to die for. I love, love, love the "fire place." What a great space to be creative in. Thank you so much for inviting us in. Have a wonderful weekend.


Lynne (lynnesgiftsfromtheheart) said...

Loved the tour of your studio.. the colors are so warm and inviting...Thanks for the tour..
hugs ~lynne~

zandra said...

Wow! So glad you joined the party so I could find you! Great Space so tre chic! Thanks, for sharing! Hugz, Z

Deb said...

Beautiful! I love the vintage screen door and all your treasures!
And your "angel" watching over your Studio ~ I have one too ♥

Rhondamum said...

Oh how I love your space. I wouldn't of thought to gather sticks like that, but I like it. And the door, my husband still doesn't understand mine. I would like to make a table out of it one of these days. Lots of wonderful things you have. Thanks for sharing! Rhonda...

Rebecca said...

Hello Tracie
I see we have the same your studio and I have been having so much fun looking at all your details. So glad I found you.
Thank you so much for visiting me today and for your kind comment.

Shabbyfufu said...

Hi sweet Tracie.....just taking a brief beach break to look at everyone's pretty studios, and yours is just, well~....ahhhhhh! ~xo~ Janet

Brenda said...

Oh Tracie, I sure can see you there with Zeke! Right there being warmed by your lovely "fireplace." Creating, imagining, dreaming, being the wonderful blogging friend I know and love!

Gypsy Mermaid said...

Hey Chickadee!
Dreamy just like everything else on your blog!
Big mermaid hugs


Debra said...

Again I see such wonderful collections with all these creative people. I love your "faux fireplace" how neat and your homage to all the religious icons ( I will have to show mine). Great space, love your collections.

Andrea - Faded Plains said...

I love your space's so calming and serene. Let's see what else did I love...your faux fireplace, saints and rosaries...can I just say everything instead. Thanks for sharing your beautiful space with us...I can really picture myself there with you creating up a storm :o)

Terri said...

ok I'm a really bad speller but the placement of your desk is very fung swai (sp) That your back it not facing the door but that you can see who comes into the room. And may i say what a beautiful room it is. A visual treat for the eyes. Love all the natural like that you get too.

maryboys said...

oh my:) i think i could maybe do a little creating in that wonderful just has a warm and welcoming glow. love the clocks, numbers, ephemera, chipped paint...and everything! thank you so much for sharing...isn't it fun?!?


Lori said...

You have such a beautiful blog and studio. Gorgeous! I'll be back to visit just to be inspired by the beauty of this room. I have the same Bakers rack as you, but can't use it in my room--just no place to put it!

French Cupboard said...

That screen door is AMAZING! Your Porch working area is stunning. Now I know where you are when we're emailing fast and furious at the last minute =) And I love the "thingy" that you have the candles in. You have such a great talent for combining the old and new. I so admire that about you.

Blessings... Polly

Sophee-a Laroo Bijoux and Sheri too said...

I knew your space would be like this...looks just like what you love....isn't that what it is all about.

My space is just like me.childlike and very unsophisticated~lol

Queen of Dreamsz said...


Your studio is so magical. :0) Everything is so soothing and easy on the eye.

I too love the architectural elements..I'm a fan of the Porch magazine too. :0)

Drop by for a peek at my new studio that is in in the remodeling stage! I just couldn't pass up this event of such grand viewing and inspiration.


The Victorian Parlor said...


All I can say is gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous!!! Wow, what a beautiful room! It seems so peaceful and serene. Thanks for sharing!



Carole~Maynard Greenhouse said...

What a wonderful space to create in. It's just as I imagined you'd have. The subtle colors and architecture are perfect blended together.
I really need to get my room together soon.
Thanks for inspiring,

Andrea - Faded Plains said...

Ohhhh...okay...I see it now :o)

Cottage Rose said...

Love the colors you have in your room.. So very soothing and calm. Your craft area is just beautiful, thanks for the tour...


Karen- The Graphics Fairy said...

What a very inspiring and serene space you have! I love all of your religious figurines and all of your lovely French things!
Thanks so much for the tour of your amazing space!

Rebecca said...

Love it Tracy! It is just what I expected it to be...wonderful, creative, inviting!

Thank you for sharing with us a part of your life... I can feel the love you have for all you's spilling right out of your heart!


Kara Ward said...

I love the colors and the petite fireplace warms my heart!

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Bonjour ma chère Tracie!
Thank you for coming to visit me in the midst of your busy summer! Your workspace is magnificent! I particularly love the little make-shift fireplace with the jarred candles...magnifique et créatif! You go now and have a great summer with your family and give Mr. Zeke a big, gigantic hug for me! Anita

Alicia ~ Time Worn Style said...

Hi Tracie, I very very much enjoyed the tour of your studio. It looks so inviting and beautiful. Hmmm wish mine did, thanks for inspring me on!!!
Alicia ~ time worn style

LiLi M. said...

Thanks for showing me around, thanks for inspiration, have a lovely day!

Tracie Lyn Huskamp said...

From one Tracie to another... LOVE your studio!!!

A Fanciful Life said...


This is a wonderful space. I envy your older home - so much character! Great colors, lovely furniture - a delight!

Lynn Stevens said...

Gorgeous, absolutely stunning!!!!
inspiration all around you with all your treasures TFS

Karen Valentine said...

Tracie, words cannot express how much I love this room. It is so me!!! The colors. the architectural salvage, the antiques...I could go on and on. I'm very envious, and very happy that you have such a lovely room to create in. Thank you so much for coming to my party. You have really helped make it a great success!

My Desert Cottage

~Becca~Bluebird Rose said...

Lots of lovely creative things in your pretty studio!
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! :)

Natasha said...

Those cherries add the perfect touch to your exquisitely romantic studio. How marvelous! And the wee lights add a warm, romantic touch. 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,


Connie said...

Ooooh, I just simply LOVE where you create, sugar. Very dreamy and ethereal, chick. It's the best ambiance I've seen so far on the bloggers party........

Caleen said...

A very beautiful, french feel to this space. Love all the pretty things. Lots of great shabby things and love all your treasures. Love your blog too. Thank you for sharing. Keep Creating!

Rue said...

Oh my Tracie!..... your creative place is simply gorgeous! I love every. single. thing.
Only you could make walking sticks chic. I think I might try it myself ;)


VINTAGE HOME lifestyle said...

Your Studio is just fabulous. The French mirror looks great. I just love it all. Thanks for the tour and inviting me into your special space.
Big Hugs...

Coralie Cederna Johnson said...

So lovely creative space!!! Love your blog and all the sweet colors used! Wonderful! (Thank you for sharing and please come visit me, too!)

Denise said...

Thanks so much for sharing...
Dancingly, Denise


Love the look Tracie! Thanks for sharing with us.


TattingChic said...

You have such a lovely spot to create and be inspired! I love all the photos! The little collection of old clocks is really cute.

Petit Coterie said...

Traci, Thank you so much for a lovely tour. I could just jump through this blog and grab some of your wonderful accent pieces. Love you style.


I have a giveaway going on.

Judy said...

What a beautiful studio. I loved taking the tour with you, thank you for sharing.

Miss Sandy said...

Glorious! Your studio is so serene, love it!

Jeanneoli said...

WOW!!! Your space is so very gorgeous!!! I wish I could come over and create with you!! You are blessed to have such an amazing space.

Zita - Mlle Magpie said...

Tracie, your creative space is as beautiful and inspiring as I thought it would be. What a pleasure it must be to spend time there!

tales from an oc cottage said...

What a fabulous space!!!

m ^..^

Punk Rose Journal said...

What a great space! I love seeing everyone's creative room or artist nook ~ And of course, Zeke is probably the best supervisor in the world! Your photos are just lovely Tracie ~

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Ma chère Tracie! My kindred French spirit! Yes, doesn't the south of France just tug at your senses? Did you ever have a chance to taste lavender ice cream? There is so much there that pulls at us...God created a special place in that region of the world! Thank you for your prayers and friendship; I made it through the toughest part of writing my thesis and I know people were praying! May you have a blessed day! Anita

Gypsy Flea Market said...

Oh this is good, very good ... why are all of the best of the best in California?? {you don't HAVE to answer that one..I'll be even more envious!}

You're creative space is to die for ... I also love architectural touches, chippy paint, and vintage treasures.

Oh what the heck, I'm hopping the next flight for the west coast ... I'll be right over to play ; )


Marina Capano said...

What a cute space you have!
I love it!
I love your white laptop!!!


KaReN EiLeeN said...

Love your little slice of hard-working heaven. I have yet to get my DH to clear out one of the garages for my studio. Until then I shall be featured in "Where Women are forced to create".

p.s. haven't received my copy of Porch with my photos yet. Is it out yet?

Shannon @ Silver Trappings said...

You have an incredibly beautiful studio! I love, love, love your "fireplace." Where on earth did you find that?


Chrisy said...

I know...I've been before...but I just had to sneak back in for another look...there's such a peaceful vibe here...

Anne Marie said...

oh good heavens! you are SUCH an inspiration.....and I was in the dull-drums def. made me perk up!

Vintage Rose Collection said...

Hi Tracie, Such a Beautiful post! I loved taking a peek into your enchanting home and studio...A dream home!

Fifi Flowers said...

FAB studio!... Oooooh how I need to straighten mine... le sigh!

paintinpatti said...

Thank you for the tour of your very beautiful space. I enjoyed every photo and all the surprises there.

Couture de Papier said... warm and elegant..I would be afraid to dribble paint! I collect twigs and seagrass from the dunes on my walks and pieces of wood and whatnots washed up on the delivered from angel mermaids of the sea.
Any ideas for knotty pine paneling I cannot paint?Love the angelica paint do you mind me asking the products name? Angel Blessings Denise Hull,Mass.

VINTAGE HOME lifestyle said...

Hi Tracie,
Thanks for stopping by for a visit.

That wonderful pillar did sell this weekend.
Big Hugs...

paperbird said...

You have a beautiful creative space. I love all your amazing antique treasure. So many pretty details. I'm sure it is a wonderful place to create.

FitToSeeJane said...

I love your space.very stylish!

BellaRosa said...

What a beautiful inspiring place you have to create! No wonder you create such beautiful things :) Rose

Molly Alexander said...

What a beautiful studio - I especially love the architectural salvage. Thanks for sharing your workspace!

:-) Molly

bonne said...

Your studio is so wonderful!!
those vintage, antique...even twigs(i love to collect too!)i admire everything in your studio!

by the way, thanks for your visit and leaving lovely comment.