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June 18, 2010

Where Bloggers Create Party II

Hello my friends!

First of all, thank you, Karen
for hosting this amazing party
for a SECOND year!

I participated in the party last year,
I didn't think you all wanted to see
my same old studio again,
so for this year:

This is how it started for me...
the potting shed to be unveiled
in all it's glory
for this year's party...

A potting shed? A studio?

A studio? Was I out of my mind?

Yes, way too small
for my large table!
Surely... it's not to be!
(Don't worry I'll show the potting shed
in a future post... it's really cute!)

But I wanted to be outdoors, to hear
church bells, doves and music from
the Healdsburg Jazz Festival!

Perfect for me that one morning ~

Said the angel below...
"Follow Me, I'll take you
on a serendipitous journey"

Come on, don't tire yet!

Pails & Churches of days gone by...
Memories with daughter

Memories with grandma

We have arrived!
See what I mean about the large table?
By the way... Wynonna is supposed to have
my table's sister. Wynonna, if you're out there
Is it true, do you have a table like this?

If you are parched,
all things
with bubbles (a must here!)
I know you're attending many, many
go ahead ~ CAFFEINE it is!

Perhaps a glass of Sofia?
Oui! Named after Mr. Coppola's daughter,
the winery's up the street
"To Marie Antoinette, The Movie
and Where Bloggers Create, of course!"
Olives... nicoise? picholine?

An antique bottle rack,
more memories
from France & many
vintage bottles

You can never have too many bottles
or is that, you can never try too many
kinds of Pastis while in France?

Okay... both!

Go ahead browse around...
I'll be back in a while to pick you up

~ Fleur de lis ~
Specially made for my art work
by Sandi of Wayside Treasures ~ thank you, Sandi!

We mustn't let this time escape...
tell someone so special you L-O-V-E them!

Yes, love them!

Some of my creations
Above and below ~ love creating!

No studio's complete without a toolbox!

A custom order, work in progress for Shakespeare lover...
My drawings...
sorry for the secrecy ~ needs to be a surprise!

Super duper secret tools (more memories!)

Can't forget this...
Inspiration, inspiration, inspiration
Love your studio, Karen... Can't wait to see more ;)

Julia Child roses peek through...

Beautiful lace work vest on Lilou
from Polly ~ Counting Your Blessings

Vintage rosaries & pendant from grandma

Can you see why the angel
talked me
into having the studio here...

An everyday gazebo from the hardware store...
dreams are what you make them, right?

Come on, Come out...
Your imagination can take you anywhere!

Sunflowers as tall as me

I'm sure you've stopped by Karen's by now,
maybe you should go again!

Click photo above for Karen's My Desert Cottage

Mathilde in the Land of Eiffel Towers
thanks you for visiting

(do you whimsically name your photos too?)

It's been magical, your visiting with us today...

Feel free to go through the side gate to your next
wonderful studio, just follow

~ the white rose ~

Another angel awaits for your departure...
Beautiful, personalized crown
by Rosemary ~ Rose's Petite Maison

I think you were so busy browsing about,
time escaped after all!

Hope you found much happiness in my outdoor
studio, visiting with me

and the angels here today!

Bonheur ~ Happiness

to YOU!


KarenHarveyCox said...

What an absolutely gorgeous place. So enchanting, and I love every vignette. Lovely inspiration.

Debra@Common Ground said...

Oh Tracie, It's magnificent. So ethereal and dreamlike. so beautiful! Thank you for the refreshements. they were divine!

donna...@ d. reyné.com said...

You have created a magical place!
It's simply lovely!
Have a wonderful weekend and thank you so much for sharing your fabulous space with us!

C'est Moi, Julie Marie said...

Oooh Tracie... how utterly fabulous! I have been so anxiously awaiting a peek at your studio and it is so gorgeous! I can't believe all you have created in this most Heavenly spot... and how perfect that angels lead the way... I am overwhelmed, and like some of the other ladies posts, I must go back again and again, as I do not want to miss seeing one single tresor!I am so happy to see some of your grandmother's things... Your table is magnificent, and I adore Wynonna, how wonderful she has one like yours!I also loved seeing your creations, including one of the Petite Marie bottles, which I so proudly own, and have in my own little atelier... Loved seeing the kitties, is that Gigi in the first photos? And Zeke, what a doll! Bisous Bisous to everyone! xoxo Julie Marie

Fun With This and That said...

You are very lucky It is wonderful place . The weather must be great there. I have alway wanted a cottage by my house. Come visit Laura Q

Claudia said...

Oh. my. goodness. Tracie, Tracie, Tracie - what a magical studio you have created! It is gorgeous and so inspired. You always amaze me with your talent. Thank you, my friend. Love seeing sweet Zeke, too. The table is fabulous, the angels heavenly, the whole thing is tres magnifique! (I hope I spelled that correctly!)


BonjourRomance said...

Bonjour Tracie,
What a marvelous place you have to create all your pretty things! You've thought of all the little details that make is a dreamy place, especially the cooler! Thank you for sharing with us.
Bon week-end,

Shabbyfufu said...

Tracie, Tracie,'s all too beautiful and jaw dropping for words my sweet friend! I'll have to come back again for another look! Have fun creating...xoxo

Laura @ 52 FLEA said...

Hi Tracie...
You have created an amazing and wonderful space inspiring...every detail is perfect!
Thanks so much for sharing!

Connie said...

Aaaaash, Tracie, how sweet, quaint, delightful and ethereal it is. I just love what has been done. Magic for sure.


BellaRosa said...

Oh Tracie amor, how absolutely has such a surreal quality & feel to it, especially with all the lovely lights, lace & gauzy billowy inspiring it must be to be out there and create...Your table is gorgeous, as is your bench seat and everything else I could see...Your treasures are all beautiful! Thank you so much for sharing your enchanting creative space :) Besos, Rose

ps...Amor, thank you so much for your thoughts and prayers for our daughter and us, they were so welcomed by my family and so cherished by me! Besos!

Alison said...

OMG this is just way too beautiful. Thank you for sharing it with us

Edie Marie's Attic said...

Bonjour Tracie!

I am wiping up the drool off my keyboard this morning after wandering through your angelic work space! How clever to use a store bought gazebo to create such a heavenly place for working & enjoying what you do. You should win some kind of a prize for what you have come up with! I LOVE it!
Hope things are calm & good in your life. I haven't been blogging much of late, too busy, but I think about you often.

Mille bisous, Sherry


Tracie you just took my breath away. Every time I read one of your comments I say to myself "what sweet & beautiful lady she is" now seeing what you have beautiful, original, romantic & dreamy makes me get to know you a little bit more. Ahhhh xoxo laura

Counting Your Blessings said...

Wow! HOW did you do that?? I've been wanting to make my outside area more romantic. You've totally ispired me! Oh, and you're welcome for a visit ANYTIME =)

Blessings... Polly

cityfarmer said...

this visual is almost more than I can handle ...

thanks for the peek


Such a Wondrous Place this Faery Space said...

I love the outdoors and this is the idyllic place to dream and create! You are inspiring. Blessings and light, Amy

Celestina Marie Designs said...

Hi Tracie,
What an incredible and fabulous garden retreat and enchanting outdoor space.
I love it and so inspired by your charming vignettes.
Your sweet furry friends look so content to be in your magical place. I love the angels that grace the way. Just too wonderful and I will have to go back and enjoy everything again. I would love to be walking there in person.

Thank you for sharing, I have so enjoyed my time at your WBC party. I hope you can stop by my party when you have a moment. Miss B would love it too.;)

Hugs and have fun on the tour.
Celestina Marie

time-worn interiors said...

What an amazing place! Magical!

MJ Ornaments said...

Your space is so inviting and comfortable looking, and just darn gorgeous! Take care, Martha

Nook Cranny Gifts said...

What a fantastic idea, an outdoor studio. It is just lovely.
Thanks for sharing.

Rosemary said...

This is the most awesome thing I have seen in a long time.
Your work certainly paid off!! It's so beautiful, and creative. I would stay out there every minute of the day, even the night. By the way, Sofia is one of my favorites!!!
The crown looks really cute on your statue!!!
A magazine should come and take photos of what you have created there.
Rosemary said...

What a cool spot!! So welcoming and romantic.

Faded Charm said...

Thanks so much for giving us a tour of your beautiful outdoor space. It looks so inviting to me. What more could you ask for....inspiration surrounded by flowers and garden elements.

Take care,

Deb {Posted from} Home said...

So pretty Tracie!

Malisa said...

Yes, I could move in...if you insist...I am packing right now! Your creative spot in the garden is absolutely charming! Thanks so much for allowing a glimpse into your studio and your life! Stop by and visit me!


Isabel said...

Wow soo Lovely!!! I dont know where to start!!:O) I love the table(Wynonas) I will def be visiting again Thanx for sharing:O)

DEBBIE B. said...

Tracie....WOW! how gorgeous & dreamy!! I LOVE it! How inspiring it is also! You have really created a dreamy..magical space hon!! Lucky you girl:)

tina said...

If this is how the "studio" turned out, I can't wait to see the potting shed!!
I love outdoor rooms :)
Thank you so much for sharing. WHile I didn't take part in this years' party, I am enjoying following the blogs, reaping much inspiration for my new studio!

Romeo said...

What a magically creative space! Yes, I can certainly see why you have chosen this spot - your vignettes are beautiful and the setting is purrfect!

Well done!!!!


Romeo and "her"

Suzanne MacCrone said...

Tracie ~ this is just too gorgeous! Thanks so much for sharing your spot of heaven with us!

Now...take a walk up the street and pick up a great bottle of Coppola of my favorites.

Ciao bella,

oldgreymare said...

What a lovely post. I really felt like I stopped for a rest here. I'm only half way through the party and I needed a rest and a pick me up.


Daphne Nicole & Lynda Cade said...

What a beautiful space to create in! I love your table, it's gorgeous!!! Thanks for sharing your space. Blessings~~~Daphne

Draffin Bears said...

Hi Tracie,

I loved coming on a tour of your gorgeous place. It is charming and lovely and you are the perfect hostess, for leaving us bubbles.
Merci beaucoup, for letting us take a peek into your place.

Happy weekend

La Doña Jenny said...

Hello Tracie,

Such a lovely and serene presentation of your creative space. The out doors seems more grand dressed in all your pretties. Thank you for sharing.


Le Chateau des fleurs said...

WOW! SO pretty! I love it and all the pictures!

Roses, Lace and Brocante said...

Thankyou Tracie

I enjoyed that magical wander through you outdoor studio.
Soooo many things I would have picked up there and you have presented them so beautifully.

Enjoy your Sunday.

Theresa said...

*sigh* Just heavenly! What an inspiring, exquisite tour! Love the fact that it's all tranquil. And did you say Healdsburg??? Perfect! Thanks so much for sharing your enchanting space...

zandra said...

Your creative space is fabulous! It must be so nice to work outside in the fresh air. So shabby chic, just admire it so. Your lace is to die for. So, enjoy your space again this year. Enjoy the rest of the party.

June said...

Absolutely divine Tracie. I'm not sure how many times I have looked trough these pictures, but I came yesterday and didn't comment because I knew that I would have to go over and over it to see it all and take it in. You have carved out the most amazing place to dream and inspire. You have surrounded yourself with such beauty and special things. Mind if I sit and take it all in...AGAIN?!
hugs to you

Marina Capano said...

Hi!!!What an absolutely gorgeous place. great pics!

Thanks for sharing!


Barbara Jean said...

This was all so wonderful.
Loved seeing all your ideas for storage, and just all the sweetness.


barbara jean

Leanne said...

an outdoor studio? Wow! That's awesome!!!!!!! It's like finding a magical other place at the bottom of the garden.

DreamChallenge said...

Tracie, your imagination is such a treasure and your treasures are wonderful. The angles surround you and I could feel them reaching out to me. Could almost taste the wine and memories of France filled my head. Come see me, Blessings, Jan

Chris said...

I adore all your garden touches! What a wonderful place to create!
Best wishes,

Whosies said...

i could totally get lost in there! what a wonderful space. i'm sure you are happy you chose a studio for the space.

Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

What a wonderfully creative space!

I adore your storage solutions. They have inspired me.

Boxwood Cottage said...

Oh my gosh how utterly gorgeous!!!!
I have just found you through the WBC tour Tracie and I'm so happy that I did!:) Now I'll never leave again! Well I must go back again and again to take in all the wonderful details of your inspiring pictures.

I so love outdoor/garden house studios and your's is to die for with all the components I love!
I saw some really gorgeous studios these last few days but right now I'd vote yours as my fave right away along with Rebecca's garden house.

Sending you my warmest wishes from Germany

Carola xoxo~

Bleudelavande said...

Ooohhh such gorgeus place!!!! I love all!!!! Tank you for sharing!
Have a nice day.

A Romantic Porch said...

Tracie, It is so absolutely gorgeous. I'm so glad you participated again this year! Thank you for sharing. xo rachel

Gypsy Brocante said...

Tracie~ Please don't be scared when you wake up one morning ... come out to the studio ... and find someone living there ... a vagabond gypsy type of girl ... it will just me!! ... and I'm pretty harmless ; )



The Tin Rabbit said...

How utterly beautiful! I've found you through WBC~so glad I did!

BailiwickStudio said...

I enjoyed the tour very much! I love the romance and dreamyness of it all. ::Jill

Rebecca said...


You know what girly? Your space is heaven sent! I love it so much. I so want a bigger studio built out back...we are hoping to get things going soon. I'd love to be surrounded by the earth and flowers just like your divine, magical place.

Thank you for sharing.

Love, Rebecca PS: Thank you for visiting, too! I'm still getting around!

Pam Aries said...

Bonjour! Thank you for stopping by and leaving that sweet comment! believe me..that photo was the only good one out of a dozen..hah. your gorgeous home.I want to live there! Zeke looks so happy. So, ys I am back in Carolina for a while. I have a lot of great friends here and I needed to come home for a bit:}

Theresa @ 612Riverside said...

Oh my goodness! That is just amazing! Really, what a treat for the senses. I would never want to leave! Thank you for sharing your beautiful space and so much inspiration, Theresa

Liz said...

SO Beautiful!! I love this space!! :)
It is just dreamy!


sweetpea said...

In a word, wow! I am almost speechless over the beauty and how wonderful to be outside. It's really special for sure.



Alice W. said...

I could stay and swoon all day! Truly magnificent Tracie! Love every single detail...wish I could come and visit in of these days...

Alicia ~ time worn style said...

OH Tracie, you outdoor studion is amazing. i have had a glass of bubbly and stayed awhile, what a gorgoeous place!

Elyse said...

oh, how magical! i love the photo taken at night.

thanks so much for sharing where you create.

happy summer, too!


Boxwood Cottage said...

Hi Tracie,
here I am again with a bit more time to read your post and study your beautiful photos and just now I got that your studio is not in the garden cottage but that you have created a gorgeous outdoor studio out of a simple gazebo, wow how very clever and creative that is and it turned out so absolutely enchanting I'm still in awe! I so love the lace you have used for the tent! It also looks fabulous with the little lights on in the evening!
And that table with the music key and notes and scrolls looks so special, I can't believe anyone else could have the same!
Your garden and style is right up my alley!
You sure have won a new follower in me!
Sending you warmest wishes from Germany
Carola xox~

kimberly said...

Your studio looks like such a fun place, very charming!

lizzidroege said...

o my so wonderful love it love it

Sue@MyArtsDesire said...

Tracie, Your place is definitely a little slice of heaven right here on earth! I could plunk down smack in the middle of it all soaking in all the beauty and not even be lured away by a piece of chocolate. Loved this tour!! Xo, Sue

Kelly Lish said...

Every detail is as lovely as could be-so nice to meet you!

Michelle May said...

Tracie...I'm gonna pass out! Oh how I looooooooooooove this space! Dreamy, fabulous and wonderful!!!!

VINTAGE HOME lifestyle said...

OOOOOH Tracie, it is just magical!!! You have inspired me!

Andrea - Faded Plains said...

What a great post with beautiful photos...I love the way you write.

Magpie's Mumblings said...

It was great fun visiting with you. Looks like you have a gorgeous space to create in. Thanks for inviting us.

vicki said...

How absolutly wonderful your creative space is my friend! This has to be the most creative use of space I have seen so far! I love that you are outdoors -so perfect! Your treasures are displayed so beautifully! Simply amazing! If you don't win - you should! Such a delight~~~


Cindy Geilmann - TSFL Coach said...

OMgosh, you must have good weather all the time. This is the most enchanting place I've visited. Something sexy about it too. Do you really work in there? It's great, thanks for letting me look.

big hugs

Karen Valentine said...

Tracy.... dear, dear Tracy...I'm a little at a loss for words. You have combined two of my favorite things (vintage and gardens) into the most wonderful space! I cannot believe how beautiful it is. I would never go in the house!!! I'm sorry I don't have a thousand words of praise to say, I just keep sitting here shaking my head. Fabulous. I love it. Thank you so much for sharing your talent for creating beautiful things (including that studio) with all of us.
My Desert Cottage

Cheryl~ZanyMayd said...

AmaZing Tracie, Just AMaZing.....
What a Magical Moment!
Thanks for Sharing

Cathee said...

Amazing lovely "shabby Chic" space!Thanks for posting your life!

Terri said...

Delightful and thanks for sharing it all with us!

Celestina Marie Designs said...

Hi Tracie,
Just stopping by to say hello and so enjoyed once again visiting your enchanting outdoor space. It just gives me so much inspiration and I love everything about this dreamy and magical place.

Hope you have a nice week ahead.
Hugs, Celestina Marie

Jillayne said...

Oooh I love it - so very pretty! Your pictures are beautiful as are all your treasures you have filled it with.

donnaj said...

what a lovely, magical place you have!

Miss Sandy said...

Stunning! What a genius idea to create and outdoor studio! Perfectly appointed, plenty of inspiration, and pretty beyond belief. Thank you for sharing your creative garden haven.

Lynnae said...

That is so lovely. You've created your own little conservatory out there, and I bet it feels so good to be outside.
That room is dreamy. You are so creative and have done a fantastic job! Every corner is just as beautiful as the next! I love it.

Connie Eyberg Originals said...

What a magical space! Lots of lovely photos. Thank you for allowing me to visit. Connie

Renee said...

your space is beautiful. Like a fairy place.

Scrapping With Sherry said...

I just loved looking at your space and all of your vintage items. I have just recently fell in love with vintage.

I have only been blogging for a month but I hope to take part in this event next year... That is if I get done with this years list! BTW~ I am having a giveaway to celebrate the 30 day anniversary of my blog... Yes, only 30 days! I would love it if you would come by and visit at Hope to see you there~ Sherry

marnie said...

What a dreamy and romantic space! I can see why you were inspired to be in that lovely environment. Loved seeing all your pretty vignettes with the yummy textures and sweet lace. :D