Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Put A Ring On It

New Bathroom sneak peek

I have always dreamed of having a Clawfoot tub.   
And it just so happens, when our builder made a 
huge mistake when what was suppose to be a soaker tub 
turned out to be more like a more like a hot tub, 
we offered to go purchase the tub ourselves. 
Guess what was on sale?
A Victorian style floor model tub was being discontinued 
and so now my dream  has come true.

Have a look at My Gorgeous Clawfoot Tub
I am still looking for all the finishing touches 
for our bathroom, but I wanted to share how it looks so far.
We found this Victorian look vanity at the same store
Rona Lindsay Ontario
It was a small space to work with, bit this 
corner shower works great
Also from Rona, Lindsay
Working with builders isn't always easy...
the tile with the wrong grout was completed before 
I had a chance to tell them.
Found this pretty ceiling fixture at good old Canadian Tire!
I have my eye on another vintage looking fixture 
for over the mirror...waiting for it to go on sale...
Made use of my own mirror and retro Parylite sconces
 The storage cabinet was a after thought from 
Canadian Tire...On sale of course...
My vintage serving dish makes a pretty mantel 
for my perfume, mini claw-tub and tea-light holder, 
which I use to hold my rings...
Not sure if the towel ladder is staying...
I'm looking for some cute pictures also...
Close-up of the vanity...A soft mint color...
looking for towels to match...
Retro Partylite sconce  
 Before


 After

I really enjoy soaking in my gorgeous Victorian tub and yes, 
I have put a ring on it lol!
 
  

Saturday, July 12, 2014

Where Bloggers Create 2014

I'm so happy to participate in this years
Where Bloggers Create virtual tour 2014
hosted by Karen Valentine of My Desert Cottage.
Please stop by Karen's to check out all the other party goers. Thank you Karen for all your hard work in creating this funtastic virtual tour. 
Where Bloggers Create 2014
  If you are anything like me and are often curious, looking for inspiration, and may enjoy exploring some amazing studios, craft spaces, sewing rooms, then please join in on this wonderful studio tour of  Where Bloggers Create.  And as a bonus you get to meet some unique and interesting like-minded woman who often become friends. After all a friend may be waiting behind a strangers face.

I'm excited to be attending again this year. I have moved since last year, but I do have a small room carved out in our new basement with a big window to let natural light in. It's a smaller room then my last studio, but I have managed to make it work. Some of my things are still in boxes...I will find them eventually. 
 Serendipitously our new smaller home has a front room that I use for my office, just like my last home. Yippee! I hope that you will follow along with my new blog adventure, Petal & Lace Cottage.

Welcome To My Studio

Lots of natural light 
Thought I would put my vintage lamp replica 
in my room this time
Since we have no dining room in this house 
I thought rather then to sell my china cabinet I would use it for 
fabric and books etc.
My hubby made me this fantastic fabric rack 
My vision board and 12X12 scrapbook frames where 
I can display my next pages.  
My farmhouse kitchen island works great as a 
cutting table and for scrap-booking

My bookcase which will fill up when I find the rest of my stuff 
Some vintage family keepsakes.  Yes I did use that iron when I was a little girl
You might be asking, what does the "P" stand for when my name is Helena...
My dad nick-named me Pidge and it has stuck after all these years.
My Mothers Lazy Susan houses some of my trinkets 
My little photo printer for scrapbooking
The chandelier is from my old office...works great here...Oh and the Mary Mary Quite Contrary Doll is in memory of my sweet Mom by the same name. Only she was not contrary 
Some previous creations
Embroidery sampler...I love to embroider



My Office 

Our antique chandelier adds some bling to my room
A room of my own
My morning sanctuary, where I write and enjoy my morning tea 

Enjoy The Party

Thank you all for visiting today 
There are many studios to visit, so I best get started.
Another big thank you to Karen for inviting me to the party 
and for inspiring me to get my room organized.  
Maybe now I will find my remaining unopened boxes.
  ❥❥❥.¸¸¸I leave you with this Beautiful collection of lace was sent to me across the miles all the way from Australia by a dear lady whom I now get to call friend...Thank you Linda...I was blown away by your lovely gift from the heart...Luv U



 Memory Box Creations is my poetry blog where you can find my studio from our last home. 
 Last year my husband and I downsized to another home across town and I thought..A new blog? Why not! At Petal & Lace Cottage I will share my personal touches to try and bring cottage flair to our new  home on a dead end street surrounded by trees in Beautiful Kawartha Lakes. I invite you to come along as we attempt to change an ordinary house into a home. 

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

❤ Welcome To Petal & Lace Cottage


 
When I first started my blog, Memory Box Creations ... three years ago, it was because I was encouraged by good friends that I should be sharing my poetry. Through this experience I met so many wonderful friends along the way and many serendipitous happenings began to unfold as I perused many other wonderful blogs. I was drawn to view beautiful decor and lovely craft artists, 
bouncing from one blog to the next. 
As a result I began sharing my own home decor and artful crafts  
on my poetry blog, Memory Box Creations.

So last year my husband and I downsized to another home across town and I thought..A new blog? Why not! At Petal & Lace Cottage I will share my personal touches to try and bring cottage flair to our new   home on a dead end street surrounded by trees in Beautiful Kawartha Lakes. I invite you to come along as we attempt to change an ordinary house into a home.

I have always thought of our homes as a safe haven, a warm and cozy sanctuary. It may be slow going, but I will be sharing my home decorating ideas as well as fun notions of other ways to bring unique and interesting beauty into our lives.
 
 

I am grateful for inspiration and imagination ♥*´`*•.✫ How our day dreams can become a reality, if we truly desire something, we can manifest it ♥*´`*•.✫ There is a certain magic about artistic expression and of the people who create ♥*´`*•.✫The imaginings of artistic talent is inspiring and hard to resist, no matter what form it takes ♥*´`*•.✫Creativity manifests as if by magic, something from nothing. Whatever you hope, whatever you dream, whatever you believe will materialize ღ ஆεlεɳa