Saturday, April 24, 2010

Welcome to Lavender Cottage!

Welcome to the 52nd Sunday Favorites...
"One Year" Birthday Celebration!!!


I am so happy to be a part of the FUN....ONE YEAR and going strong! 
Visit Happy to Design for more party fun!


I went back a year to find this post! I thought you might enjoy seeing my home here in Florida! So here we go....

Our home in Florida REALLY is lavender! A beautiful pale shade of lavender!


So welcome to my home and join me in a tour of the study!



"Lavender Cottage" Art by Catherine Holman


I don't think I will call it my hobby room because I am sharing it with my hubby!


He has a small corner of the room for his computer....
and he gets the closet! heehee!

I love having all my craft and sewing supplies here...


but it didn't really feel complete until I got everything moved down here!


AND my Catherine Holman paintings framed!


Aren't they amazing!


I feel so inspired surrounded with beautiful art!


This was my first cross stitch....from many years ago!


I am so blessed! I know I will enjoy many creative hours here!




Have a wonderful weekend everyone!


34 comments:

Larry said...

Now, just how cool is that? We, "well I", have a sewing basket exactly like that one. My wife does not, nor ever has sewn.

Storybook Woods said...

What a beautiful home and I love the color ;-) Clarice

Catherine Holman said...

I'm so honored to have so many of my prints in your study! Thanks so much for sharing them with everyone and your home is so lovely!
Hugs,
Cathie

Kaerie Faerie said...

Your house is so pretty, what a lovely color, looks like dusk in FL
Isn't it paradise here!
Kaerie Faerie

Yellow Rose Arbor said...

Welcome to Florida! We are in central FL on the east coast.
I enjoyed seeing your Lavender Cottage! The paintings are beautiful!

Katherine

Celestina Marie said...

Hi Diane,
Your lavender cottage home is truly beautiful and I love your creative space that you share with your hubby.
I love Catherine Holman's work and you have the perfect spot to showcase them for inspiration. Just lovely.
Thank you for sharing a bit of your pretty home.
Have a nice weekend.
Hugs, Celestina Marie

Draffin Bears said...

Thank you for taking us on a tour on your beautiful Lavender Cottage.
Your hobby room looks wonderful and you must be happy, spending lots of time there.

Enjoy your weekend and the sunshine.
hugs
Carolyn

Apple Tree Cottage said...

Oh, I adore the color of your beautiful home. The tour was just wonderful! Thanks for letting us take a peek. ~Martha

SHERRY ZEHNER said...

What a lovely home you have! I love your crafting space and all your 'stuff' especially those little mouse pincushions or whatever they are. Thanks for visiting my blog...I love yours also! Sherry

Gary and Elizabeth~ said...

Such a perfect space! and I love the way you have set everthing up. The shade of lavernder you have choosen is so claming, I could see that you can be very creative for many hours. It's so nice to be able to leave the sewing mechine out with everything right our finger tips. Thanks for sharing your wonderful craft room / Hubby's office with us.
Have a great day,
Elizabeth

Vee said...

Your room to create (even if hubby is in there on his computer) is really great and you are so blessed to have the lovely paintings by Catherine. They look very nice grouped together that way.

M.Kate said...

Beautiful Diane and many thanks for the tour..seriously, i'd rather pop over there myself if I could. Love those cross stitch you did..you are a great artist...have a splendid week ahead/hugs.......M

Aihara Ramintessah Sanchez said...

Hi dear! Whaahah! Thats a very very beautiful home. And now I know where you get your inspiration. How I wish I could have a house as big as yours.Take care sweety!

Kelee Katillac said...

Thank-you for visiting The Katillac Shack! I can see from your heartfelt home how much you love creativity! I hope to see you again on the front porch and having a lemonade with us!

love,kelee

Shelley said...

You are very blessed,indeed! Your home is beautiful.....

Blessings,Shelley

lila said...

What a lovely room! i can see how you would love to work in there! i must go down and sew something myself now!

Susan Ramey Cleveland said...

Your lavender cottage is very pretty. And I do love your hobby room/study.

Diane said...

What a wonderful place to create! And yes that is a small tablecloth I found today so charming, thanks for popping by.

Wanda Lee Of The Plumed Pen said...

This is just a creative persons dream! Thanks for sharing!

Lori E said...

Thanks for the tour. I don't think I have ever seen a lavender colored home before. It fits in down south but up here in western Canada it would be a completely different tone. Not so soft and pretty but would be muddy looking.
Your pictures are really cool. Great looking houses.

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

Your home is so neat and tidy! I try, I really do, but things get a bit of a mess..like tonight. I redid the top of my curio cabinet in the living room and ...the step stool is still leaning against the sofa, a few leafs are here and there on the floor. I got distracted trying to help Howard get our cell phones figured out..and ...
Anyway..it's NOT as neat as yours. I think...some just have the "neat" gene! :)
I think I would rather have that gene than dark hair back again!! I mean that! Makes me nuts!
Hugs,
An Admirer!

Chari at Happy To Design said...

Hi Diane...

My friend, your home is gorgeous!!! Oooh...and I love that soft shade of lavender! Was just wondering if that is how your blog name came about? Girlfriend, it would be fabulous to have a room just for crafting (even if you are sharing it with hubby...hehe) It looks like a lovely room and I certainly can see how you would be inspired to craft with all of those pretties around you! I love, love, LOVE the Catherine Holman paintings! I have always admired her work! Diane, I love your study...thank you so much for sharing it with us this week for Sunday Favorites...what a sweet treat!!!

I also wanted to say thank you for stopping in and leaving such sweet well wishes for my Sunday Favorites "One Year" birthday celebration! I sure do appreciate that my friend!!! Thank you!!!

Have a super Sunday and best wishes to you in the gift card giveaway!

Chari @Happy To Design

Linda@ Lime in the Coconut said...

Well happy one year! What a sweet lavendar cottage!!

Barb~Bella Vista said...

Wonderful pictures, Diane. You have done a great job of capturing your home.

I love, love, love lavender.

RainGardener said...

You have a beautiful home - love the color!

{Bellamere Cottage} said...

Your home is lovely! I adore those big windows. So light....

Warm blessings,
Spencer

Kaila said...

I can no longer be your friend. Your lovely home is just too neat and tidy.

Even as I look around the space where I am working, I am uneasy just thinking that somehow you can see my mess. Heehee

Shirley said...

You have a lovely home and I love the color. If I had a Florida home I think I would like it to be pale peach.

Lisa Kelly said...

Lovely in lavender! Happy Sunday! we are moving soon and I sure hope I will get to have a crafting room in our new place...

Maryjane - The Beehive Cottage said...

Love your REALLY lavender cottage! It is a pretty lavender to! Isn't it nice to have a little bobby room! I love to create and have a little space of my own! Have a wonderful week!

Hugs,
Maryjane

The Fab Miss B said...

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Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

Your home is beautiful Diane! I love the color and all the greenery that is around you!

You have a very cofortable craft room! My husband and I are also always working in the same room ..we like it that way!

♥ PAT

M.Kate said...

You have a beautiful place Diane, I am sharing my room with my son..and I must say he is slowly taking over.

She'sSewPretty said...

I want to come play in your room. I love those Catharine Holman paintings and all of your pretty dolls and pincushions!!