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Someplace in Thyme

I have been creating since I was a little girl. I am happy to say that having my own website has opened up a whole new world for me. Trying new mediums is a joy and sometimes a real eye opener. I sell what I create on etsy and my website, someplaceinthyme. If you have questions,please email me at cpeterson72@q.com. I welcome new blog friends and am honored if you find my little piece of heaven interesting enough to follow.

Thursday, June 17, 2010


Thank you so Karen Valentine for hosting this wonderful event: Where Bloggers Create. Please check out Karen's blog My Desert Cottage for the list of participants.

Be it ever so humble, there's no place like home. This is the room where I make all the magic happen. I literally took over the game room upstairs and here it is. It's a mixed up collection of many things gathered along the journey of 38 years of life together. It's not coordinated, or decorated nicely, but it's my home away from home, and I love it.

That's not to say I wouldn't change anything, but when I am in this magical place, I don't think about changing the decor, because my mind is on simply creating something beautiful.

A computer table along with a desk from the 1970" give me lots of space for my machines and scrap booking supplies.

This is the table I use for cutting fabrics, sugaring faux treats and painting. Behind this table is an antique cabinet that was purchased in Maryland in the early 2000's that I found at an auction. I have often thought of painting this piece, but just never seem to find the time.

The view from behind my cutting table. Of course I have to have a T.V. to keep my head clear.

This maple table and chairs once belonged to my in laws. I can still see my father in law sitting in the kitchen sipping coffee and reading the morning paper. I now use this for wrapping your pretty goodies and getting ready for the mail. I could not part with this, it has my heart.

The desk where I create my tags and do much of my handwork. Sometimes you can find me sitting on the sofa behind, just chilling.

You have to have an assortment of scissors and other fun items too.

My first sewing machine. I still use this today and I received it in 1972. It may not be fancy, but it runs as good as ever.

A newer model where I sew most items from. This enables me to do many more stitches and fancy ones too!

A sweet wooden box that holds lots of goodies. Doesn't everyone have one of these?

Just some of my ribbons that I use for tassels and wrapping sold items.

Love those storage boxes and can't get enough. The sewing box on the right was a wedding gift from many, many years ago. Gesh, time flies!

I am not a painter by any stretch of the imagination, but I love to make faux treats and you have to have paint.

Supplies for my stained glass projects.

Markers and other necessities.

Would you like to sit and chat awhile? I have some great reading material for you.

Lots of storage, seems that's the one thing I never have enough of. sigh

Love, love, love this book. Lots of great information on many talented women. If you haven't read this, you should.

Happy Pink Saturday everyone. Thank you once again sweet Beverly from How Sweet The Sound for hosting this each and every week.

This week I have another tassel for you, made from a vintage spindle. Hope you like it. Springs colors and beautiful ribbons can be found on my website someplace in thyme.

Have a wonderful week my pinkie friends and Happy Pink Saturday!!


Roberta said...

WOW you ladies are so incredibly fast with your posts...I'm working on mine today but having a lunch break and checking out my google reader :} I'm also participating in WWC II and PS and just love seeing what everyone else does with their spaces. You have so much space...I'm jealous...lol You area is bigger than my whole house...aka the Love Shack as we so affectionately call it. Hope you have a wonderful weekend, fondly, Roberta

stefanie said...

I love all of it!!!! I love all your storgage, and a couch and a tv is a BIG plus!!!! thank you soooo much for sharing!

C'est Moi, Julie Marie said...

Hello Char, thank you for visiting my little spot today! Your haven is beautiful! I love hearing that sometimes you just sit in there and relax too... I also love your pieces of furniture that have special family memories associated with them... you are so organized! I also love your vintage cabinet and hope you don't paint it! It looks beautiful to me just the way it is... your creations are just gorgeous! Thanks for sharing... xoxo Julie Marie

Debbi said...

oh my, this is too organized for me!
I need a little chaos or I cant find anything! But I do love your space Char!

Lisa said...

Oh how great! I love seeing people's spaces!! It seems like you get to know them. Yours is great enjoy all that room!!
Hugs, Lisa

Jil~Say It With Roses said...

Wow! You have a crafting room to die for...I completely forgot this event, so I try for next year!

Gail said...

I am loving WBC, it is so cool to see where everyone works their magic. You have a great space and it serves you well. Thank you for letting me come for a visit. Happy PS and WBC....

Ginger said...

You create such beautiful treasures and your work space is great. Looks very organized. Great post. Thanks for sharing.


Mary said...

Hi Char!
What a great space you have to create all of you pretties!
And you are so organized and have lots of storage!
Thanks for sharing!
And happy Pink Saturday!
XO, Mary

Martha's Favorites said...

Wow! What a wonderful large space you have. It is so organized and looks so together. I wish mine was as big. You are so lucky! Thank you so much for sharing it with us. It is beautiful. Blessings, Martha

scrapwordsmom said...

Fun to see where you create!!

Nancy said...

I can just "feel" being there, relaxing and creating, just like my room in Dallas! I love that you are surrounded by things you love. Have you seen the new cooking channel? It's keeping me company while I prepare and I suppose will when I create again.

Mark started his semi-conductor career with Nikon in San Bruno 26 years ago. His friend from high school is still with Nikon and we have many other friends collected over the years that live in the area. We spent one year in San Jose, so this is a return to the beginning.

We plan to take the southern route through Phoenix on our way out. The scenery was just so beautiful last time. Hope we can meet up for a cup of coffee at least. August?

Elena said...

Everything is so neat & everything is in its place - a great place to do your creative work & be inspired.

Have a lovely week.

ciao for now,
Elena :)

Rebecca said...

Love your GREAT SPACE, Char! What I wouldn't give to have that much room! Fan-tab-ulous!

We hope to have a new studio built for me this year. Just don't know yet if I want to spend the bucks. Much to think about but I would LOVE to have a space without CARPET where everything could be together in one room.

Thanks for sharing sweets!


Theresa said...

So cozy and homey! I could be so inspired and nap frequently in your studio! Love the way you've organized all your oodles so wonderfully...and those sewing machines make me green with envy! Happy creating during Pink Saturday!

Jacalyn @ rmebathproducts.com said...

Char you have a wonderful space for creating! I love it! Gosh I sure could use some of that storage space!

Happy PS,

A Rose Without A Thorn said...

Char, What a wonderful space you have and that is the thing I envy most. The space to move around, no wonder you create so many lovely things. Have a great creative day dear friend, hugs Maureen

CosmopolitanCherry said...

Happy PS

Make sure I dont come over and steal some of your fabrics. From here they all look so cute. I have tons of ideas what I can do with them :D

Love the place you are sewing in. I wish, mine would be as big or as organized like yours.


Svenja (the fabric stealer :D)

nannykim said...

Well, It does make me want to create!! Just having a room like this full of cool stuff!! nice that you kept that table and chairs and have all those memories. I like all the windows too!

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Oh Char, I can't believe how ORGANIZED you are! WOW! I need you to come help me show my space. I am typing in a jumbled mess. LOL!

And I love that open cabinet with all of the things arranged so well in it. And your cute wooden boxes filled with your supplies. And look at all of your ribbon and scissors!!!
Okay, this gives me motivation to get on mine. Thanks for sharing...

Happy Pink Saturday!


Sheila :-)

Anonymous said...

Good morning, Char!
You have an amazing place and plenty of space to create! I would have trouble leaving this room! :)
Have a wonderful Saturday, and thank you so much for coming by to visit me!

Cindy Geilmann said...

Oh, I'm in heaven. What a wonderful place to be. Thanks for letting me visit.

come over

Vicki said...

Hello, dear friend,
I love your work space, and you do create beautiful things there. You are a very talented, sweet lady. Thank you for sharing with us. I love the antique cabinet, and I am glad you never painted it. I like the wood so much. Hope your weekend is perfect in every way, Char~ Vicki

Brenda-shabbycatsandroses said...

Hi Char :) You have a great space there to work in! Lots of room to "spread your elbows" in. I have a radio in my room, no tv. If I had a tv in there, I would spend more time watching it then what I was working on, lol !

Thanks for inviting us into your creative world....and wishing you a Happy Pink Saturday my friend :)

Warmest hugs, Brenda

Olivia~ said...

Hi sweetie I adore your darling craft room! So sweet and how lucky you are to have this.

debbie said...


A Hopeful Heart said...

I'm with you on those gorgeous storage boxes. They are SO pretty, and one can never have enough of them.

Your room is so beautifully organized. I no longer have a craft room. I did...but since my husband has discovered his love for woodworking, he has taken over my craft room. Oh, he has a shop where he does his work, but he needs MY room for his finished work and craft show stuff (tables, awning, plastic boxes, etc.) So, I have to do my scrapbooking at the kitchen table. But, hey, it's better than nothing, right?

Have a lovely pink weekend.

Patti (Fill My Cup with Beauty)

Marina Capano said...


what a nice studio!!!

I love it!


Marsha (Sassy Mini Dolls) said...

Hi Char!

Oh, I'm so glad I get to see where you create!! It really makes a person more real!!! Ahh, I'd feel very comfortable there!!!


Pam Kellogg said...

Hi Char! Happy Pink Saturday and thank you for visiting my blog!

You have a wonderful workspace! I'm going to head back and look through your photos a bit more!


suesueb said...

Your studio space really seems so inviting, I could sit down and visit!! Love the spindle tassel, what a unique and pretty idea! Hope you have a wonderful pink week of creating!!

Maggie said...

Thanks for your visit! I adore you work space... it's wonderful and pretty and organized. Wish it were mine!

Claudia@DipityRoad said...

Hi there!

Your blog is stunning -- certainly wont be my last visit here. I am so excited to see all these talented women!

I am not a seamstress and I am in such awe of all you talented ones. I am very needle thread challenged :)

If you get a chance I would love for you to stop by... have a lil give away going on.

Enjoy your visits -- they certainly will be tickled they stopped by your spot!


Deborah said...

Your workspace looks pretty well decorated to me. I love spaces that serve many functions and yours certainly does. love the box for corralling art supplies.

gail said...

Hi Char,,, It was awesome visiting your creative space. I love all of the room you have. I have to agree. Its my favorite spot in my home as well. Even the cats like it best. :)
Stay cool, and happy creating, gail

Liz said...

Hi Char! I KNEW your space would be incredible!!! I see your little keep calm picture from lunch on your desk!:) he he I know where you got that! What a nice size room with so many stations. I would be in creation heaven here....sigh! :)

Stop by and say hi!

marcia @Child in Harmony said...

wonderful space. Love all your storage. I could just curl up with a book on your couch and be inspired.

happy day!

Julie said...

I love your studio! What a fun place to create. Happy Belated Pink Saturday!!!

Queen Bee said...

WOW! What a super creative space!
Queen Bee Studio

Our Back Porch said...

Wow! It is all so wonderful! You have such a great workspace. Everything is so organized, and so lovely! Thanks for sharing your special area with us.

Creative Blessings,

zandra said...

Wow, what a spacious place to create in. Love all the nooks and crannies filled with such treasures. So, enjoyed my visit with you. Enjoy the rest of the party.

Kelee Katillac said...

Hi Char!

So together you are...everything in its place so nicely!

Those tassels are great too!

Thanks for visiting--I just loved it.

love, kelee

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Great work space, Char! A lot of beautiful creations come forth from that space! Thanks for sharing and a belated Happy Pink Saturday to you.


Tracy F. said...

A bright, cozy room filled with so many meaningful things. No wonder you are so inspired to create!

anna @ frosted petunias said...

I love all the space you have in your creative space! What a wonderful and inspiring place to play and create! Thanks for stopping by and for sharing yours.

She'sSewPretty said...

Oh! I love that spindle tassle. What a great idea. I love your big open space too. My studio right now is a little tiny room. I can't wait to have a bigger space.

kimberly shaw said...

What a fabulous room!

Kimberly said...

WOW! You are so talented. I love your space and all the organization.

Thanks for sharing! That is so terrific!

Anonymous said...

Nice to have your crafting area near the tv and comfortable sofa :-) Maybe when you a little tired from nonstop creating, you get to relax too.

And as I can see, you have lots so it is safe to say the creative flow just keeps on flowing with all the available materials :-)

I love the table (from you father-in-law). I think it is a unique one where it looks like it halved but most of all, I like the story that goes with it :-)


Anonymous said...

Oh, my gosh..I'm visiting too late again, but I'm here..that's what counts doesn't it? So, Happy Belated Pink Saturday to you and I hope you'll visit my PS-post and enter my give-away! Love, Esther XX

Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

What a wonderful creative space!

I adore your storage solutions. You have inspired me to work on my own crafting paradise.

Marydon said...

Golly gee! You have a lot of 'tools' & creative things ... what a wonderful area for creating & it is so comfy, too.

Have a beau-TEA-ful week.
TTFN ~ Hugs, Marydon

Diana said...

I love your room. Your maple table almost made me cry. My grandparents had that same set. It brought back memories. I love your room it reminds me of something my favorite aunt would have had.

Jillayne said...

Your room is lovely, and I am so glad you shared it! I think it's wonderful to have mementos of your 38 years together and they add so much charm to your room. I especially like the way you store your ribbon and think I should adopt that strategy - mine is always a tangled mess. Thank you for your kind words about Bozzy - we love him too! we adopted him from the Animal Shelter when we lived in the Yukon - he had been abandoned in the dead of the coldest winter in 60 years. He lost his ears, the end of his tail and the ordeal stunted his growth so his legs are stumpy too - poor fella! Thanks again and I will definitely be a Follower of your blog!

Kit said...

I just love your space. And your sentiments about the table and chairs. My dining table and chairs were my husbands grandmothers
and I would never part with it. Thank you for visiting Montana. Kit

Magpie's Mumblings said...

A couch must be SO nice to have in your studio. I wish there was room in mine! Thank you for sharing.

Claudia said...

You have a great space - so much room! Love what you've done with it.Thanks for sharing your space with us.

Francie of The Scented Cottage said...

What do you mean not decorated nicely? I think it looks great and am happy to see where you create your wonderful treasures!

Monica@The White Bench said...

Hello Char,
what a beautiful HUGE room! I understand why it's your magical place! Love the sofa, I'd like to have one in my room too, but actually it is small and I am lucky to at least have a wicker chair in it!
Love your baskets. All is very neat, I'd definitely love to spend some time in there!
Thanks for your nice comment about my studio. It was greatly appreciated.

Terri said...

you have sooo much wonderful space storage and supplies..Wow! TFS.

donnaj said...

wonderful room-great memories you have of your table~thanks for sharing, this is fun~

Karen Valentine said...

Char I think your space is wonderful. The first thing I thought when I saw it was. Hmmm, looks homey and cozy! You are lucky to have lots of space to spread out. I wish I had a separate area to do sewing and cutting etc. That would come in really handy! Thank you so much for joining the party. I really enjoyed the tour.
My Desert Cottage

Miss Sandy said...

What a cozy space to create in. You have some awesome storage cabinets. Thank you for sharing your creative haven.

curlysusieQ said...

How wonderful, you have a huge room all to yourself. I like your storage ideas, and I completely understand about loving your space. It's were you create and that is what it's all about, I have done some decorating, but always get side tracked by inspiration:)

Karen said...

HI there!
Well, better late than never - but I guess that's why Karen will have the lists up for one year this time. i guess you really can't be late then, right?
I am visiting you because we are "neighbors". At least on Karen's list. And I had a few minutes today to sit and gaze at everyone's special spots and I thought - I really should come by and say hello!

Well, it seems we both took over our upstairs rooms. I stole the kids "hang out room" 0- the bonus room. When they moved out I looked around and declared "This is wasted real estate!" and decided to move in myself! It isn't nearly as big s yours . . . sigh. How wonderful to have so much space! And you are so organized!
I love snooping through people's homes. How bad is that?
Thanks for sharing! it was nice to "meet" you. And your posts that I read to get to this one - I swear - I put on 10 pounds just drooling over the cakes!
Have a great day!
Karen ~ Some days are diamonds

Halle said...

How wonderful to have that much space!! Thanks for sharing!!

Renee said...

Your space is great. You have so much room and such great storage.

Anonymous said...

Love how your studio is made of pieces collected over time - the story of your father-in-law at the dining table is just too sweet! Your space looks so happy and creative and tons of fun! :D

Anonymous said...

I LOVE that great big room you took over as your own!!! What a great place for all of the things you talented gals use when you create!! The couch must be great for when you are busy THINKING and can lie there and relax and let the ideas flow!! The table and chairs story was so sweet....I am sentimental, too, I have so many things I cannot bear to part with from my family who are deceased..
Love the new tassel....I am still crazy about the ones I got from you!!
Thanks for sharing your room with us.....Hugs, Francy