Monday, December 3, 2012

my sipping and making space.....




 what makes me happy?
my space
my little corner
my tea sipping ~ fun making nook 





as promised in my last post.......
 I said I would show you how I display my cards
believe it or not
I use a "dainty" dryer
{that's what I call it}
you know....
 those octopus looking things that some folks hang their undies on to dry
I found one at a charity shop in turquoise....
it just kind of jumped out at me
and begged me to take it home
I had no idea what I was going to do with it
but I did know I wasn't going to be drying my undies on it



at Christmastime I hang my Christmas cards 
{that the nice mailman brings me from friends and family}
along with little bits of ribbon/fabric and glass balls
on it



I think it is the perfect way to display them

off to hide in my space for a bit.....I need to make some more of my 
little Christmas notes 
{see "how to" in post below if you missed them}

{xox}

hope you are enjoying your December days

{for my next Christmas countdown........yes we are working on .week 3........ I have an adorable treat and tradition to share with you
 from my ice cream book which will be out in the Spring of 2013.


48 comments:

NanaDiana said...

If I had a space like yours I would be hiding there, too. As a matter of fact I don't know if I would ever leave it. Love your card display. Everything you do -you do beautifully- xo Diana

Alessandra said...

lovely corner!!!
xxx Alessandra

Sarah Jane said...

Your space is lovely. And I love the way you have displayed your cards - so cute!

xx

Jacqueline said...

Oh wow sweet Koralee, i am so in love with your magical space! It's so beautiful and your idea of how you display your cards is just amazing! Have a lovely merry happy Tuesday and love to you!

Jacqueline
http://jqlinesocuteithurts.typepad.com/

Sharon said...

This is a lovely post, your photos are great. I like your colors in your nook, and the card hanger. I love it.

Auntie Bliss said...

Ice cream book? Can't we see it NOW? I just finished a bowl with homemade maraschinos on it :)
I love your desk area! Fluffed mine today, too.

Sue said...

You have such a flair for making every square inch beautiful and inviting!

Sewn With Grace said...

I don't think I would ever come out of this room! :)

Tracey Ayton Photography said...

Oh my goodness, I would be so inspired by working there. I think I might just warm up my space with a cup of tea. Mind passing the cookies over?

tinajo said...

It all looks so cosy and nice! :-)

Duni said...

I love everything in your little nook! What a sweet idea to hang the cards from a dryer :)
The flowers are gorgeous!
have a lovely day,
Duni xo

cafenoHut said...

What a great post. I loved your corner and all details in the room. Colors are so unique...

Enjoy your work ...

It's me said...

Ice cream book ???...o no !!!.....i will not hear that !!...hahahahahaa!!...love your display...owww that colors are pretty....love from me...xxx...happy first advent week...xxx..

Magda said...

It looks so romantic:-) I'm not suprised that it makes you happy to spen time in such a beautiful space:-) XOXO

Vintage Sheet Addict said...

It's a great idea! Mine isn't a very nice one, hidden away in a warm cupboard so not for displaying pretty cards I'm afraid! :)

Hen said...

So lovely, I like your use of non-traditional Christmas colours, too.
Hen x

The Pinkhouseladies said...

What a great idea that dryer for your christmascards!

Your desk looks good too!

the vanilla squirrel said...

...it all looks so beautiful...what a lovely haven to nestle away in....brilliant idea for your cards too........it has got me thinking now.....X

paisleysummer said...

Love your space, it looks so tidy! And the card hanger is fabulous!
Penny x

Veronica Roth said...

That is so pretty. I love popping over to your site to see all this pink and blue loveliness. There is a woman who has a stall in one of the local antique malls who specialises in the kinds of lovely things you feature. I love walking thru her collections...so happy looking. :)

Lynne said...

Individuality . . . YOU . . .

Waiting patiently . . . for your ice cream book . . . my family surprise for 2012 . . . an ice cream maker . . .

my little red suitcase said...

sweet idea! i will making my cards too, actually better get started! Heather x

Crafted by Carly said...

Well, what a gorgeous space for fun times! :-)
I love that you've added a few bits of Chrismas sparkle!
Carly
x

andrea creates said...

what a super idea!

Barbara said...

Such a cute idea for the cards, Koralee! I love your "space!"

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

GOOD MORNING My most inventive and bright bluebird! WOW....this is the most wonderful way to use an undy hanger! I have not seen one of those in SO MANY YEARS....my mum used to use them for socks...

Oh Koralee, your little nook space is divine. I long to just have a moment to CLEAN MY HOUSE, and share where I create my posts (I will not share my basement where I actually do my art!), but your colors of beauty and love shine here for the holidays and are making me want to just DOMESTICATE my life with the special and most important things: to reach out to my friends and family with these precious expressions of love.

Oh my sweet one.....last night, my husband and I were SO EXCITED TO TRY a new tea! We were like children, trying to decide which flavor to try first! THEN WE BOTH FELL ASLEEP! This morning I am going to sip on some SANTA'S SECRET! AND I am going to start preparing my little NOTES of the season for my beloved friends....

You have been a blessing to me my dear and I wish you a productive and special day at school today. Off I go to get some work done. MUCH LOVE! Anita

Martina said...

Love the colors here, and the female, whimsical bluebird touches that are so you! Very sweet working space - will make a cuppy now and think of you - cheers! xox

Paula said...

Hi sweet Koralee! I love your desk pretties! The colors are very cheerful and sweet! It makes me happy looking at your beautiful photos! I am glad your little corner makes you happy! Your tea and cookies look yummy! I love how you displayed your cards. You are so creative! It is perfect! I hope you are enjoying your December days too! I look forward to your next post. I am excited about your new book and so happy for you sweetie! Love, Paula xoxo

The Blue Farmhouse said...

So that's were all the magic happens...okay, now go back and make some more happen...and I'll be waiting!
Love:)

Dagmar said...

Your little corner is adorable...love your "dainty dryer to hang your cards...of course it is perfect in turquoise, making your vase with the carnations look amazing. happiness and joy to you❤

Erica said...

Oh, I just love that idea for displaying cards. Also, your color palette of pink and turquoise reminds me of my wedding colors. Such a pretty combo. :)

Tammy@T's Daily Treasures said...

No wonder it jumped out at you. It's the perfect color to coordinate with your little craft corner. Happy holidays! Happy creating ! Tammy

Tangled Sweetpea said...

Beautiful photos and a lovely way to have your cards!
Victoria xx

polkadotpeticoat said...

Your creative space looks like a Christmas oasis.....hugs Heidi

GardenofDaisies said...

A very sweet way to display your cards. Such a pretty space for sipping and creating, especially when decked out with shimmery trees.

vintage grey said...

Your creative space is beautiful, and I love your white tinsel tree and the pretty aqua display!! Have a lovely and sweet day! xo Heather

~Damita's Pretty Wrap~ said...

Such a sweet space and so beautiful! I love that little hanger you got!! That's so neat! :) Smiles and hugs! Holly

A Vintage Chic said...

So lovely & inspiring, sweet Koralee...love every little bit of your beautiful space!

Wishing you a magical first week of December, my friend...

Julie

Sue (Someones Mom) said...

Well that is a clever idea...does everything turquoise jump out and grab you?

Marilyn said...

You find the most "you" things. The turquoise card holder is just perfect. Your little space is so colorful and happy, I love it, especially with the tea and goodies.

by Teresa said...

Your colors you share are so darn pretty! I love coming to visit you here for my pastel fix!
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*M*E*R*R*Y* *C*H*R*I*S*T*M*A*S*!*
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((hugs)), Teresa :-)

Jacqueline @ HOME said...

It all looks so pretty Koralee and, I cannot believe that you found that 'thingy' to display your Christmas cards ..... and in turquoise too !
We have woken up to a light dusting of snow this morning so I am twirling and clapping my hands ....... everywhere looks so sparkly !!
Sorry that I haven't been around lately ..... I can't seem to get into a commenting routine since I got my new computer ..... I will try to do better in 2013 !! Much love. XXXX

Ingrid said...

Hello Koralee,what a beautiful place you have.......enjoy all the beautiful days............x

Tammy Chrzan said...

Your little space is just divine!

Rebecca @ Belle Blog said...

Hi Koralee,

I love the dainty dryer... or as I would call it. A spinny thing with clips. I love all the gorgeous colors in all your photos. And that is a lovely way to display your cards.

Rebecca♥

Palomasea said...

That is so cute! I have a yellow one(my grandma's!)...I suppose it could be painted... :)
What a lovely, happy space you have, sweet friend!
Can't wait for the book...
Thank you for the inspiration!
Blessings,
- Irina

**CREATIVE CARMELINA** said...

Sweet and pretty, just like you.
I can see you sitting there, doing what you do best....making cute things with all of your cheery touches of colour!


Thanks for sharing, Koralee.
Ciao Bella
Creative Carmelina

malia said...

how utterly sweet!