Thursday, February 25, 2010

New workroom pictures...again

I am not sure what has gone into me lately…Either it is the snow outside that makes me only think white, or a burst of energy that has struck me. I wanted the room to be white and airy. A canvas for all my stuff. So I have been painting almost everything I could find. The desk, the drawer, the counter, mirror and some small boxes too. Now I am wondering if I should paint the chandelier white also…?

I have another room with my dollhouses. I will show you that one later. I think I have managed to put up enough pictures here for now. This is where I sit and make my minis and talk to you.

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My antique house, and another house that will have a French flair. Oh a lot to do with both!wr16 

My drawer that holds my clay and some inspirational things on top. Light and cheerful, dont you think?wr5

Buttons and glitter always come in handy. Maybe not for miniatures but for other craft projects.


Some miniature chairs, flowers and French candle sticks. wr19

I am very fond of old boxes. My husband found these in our garage with nails in them as he was doing a clean up. Luckily he asked me if I wanted them before he trew them away!!. Of course I did. Can you see the old matches. I was thrilled!!…Sometimes I am easy to please;)


Some more nick nacks I have around. The beautiful card was bought in Florence some years ago. It was a beautiful city by the way.


The frame has chicken  wire for displaying some inpsirational things, memories and cards. wr6wr4

More boxes and storage. I don’t think I will ever get enough;)


My Laduree paper decor  decorated with some scrap  roses.  Under glass of course.



This is the side of the room with least interest. I have a lot of storage here. Fabrics, packing materials, miniatures, and lots of papers. 


This is also a relatively new found. It used to belong in our basement so I didn't have to go far to find it;) I love the industrial look to it. It has also great storage possibilities.

Now hopefully it will be some time before you see more pictures from this room, but as promised I will soon show some taken from the dollhouse room. Have a nice weekend everybody:)

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Linda Carswell said...

What a fabulous room, you are so lucky to have such a room all to your self....simply wonderful!!!

Linda x

Debbie said...

Now that's what I call a work room. Love the draw units that the Dolls Houses are on. Your very organised Christel, thanks for sharing the pictures with us..xx

Irene said...

It all looks very efficient and organised - the white looks good. I love the script fabric on those mini chairs too!

Jill said...

Ah, so this is where the magic happens! You have a beautiful studio-- it's wonderfully bright, but serene too. I love all your storage cabinets-- especially the one from the basement! Thanks for the peek into your world...

kimsminiatures said...

I want your room!!!!!!!! I love it Christel. So lovely like all your creations. But how could they be anything else with a room like that. Now I will go back to my kitchen Lol Hugs~ Kim

dale said...

It's gorgeous! And, so neat!

Daisy said...

What a beautiful place, the white makes everything more clear!

Lize said...

You lucky girl! You are sitting in a paradise. No wonder you can create such beautiful things!!!

rosanna said... not be envious, do not be envious...I shall write it a hundred of times and then I'll go back to my kitchen table. I LOVE your room and all it contains. Rosanna

miniacollection said...

You are lucky to have such a room. I love it, because it is a workroom but you managed to put a lot of decorations in it. So many beautiful things. I love the dolls' house on the left.

sylvia said...

Wow, what a wonderful room!!

Sylvia X

The Old Maid said...

I love your antique dollshouse! And your work room is all you wanted: fresh and airy!

PetitPlat Food Art said...

oh wow! Lucky you!!
Such a big place to work in :) and beautiful as well! I love white furniture, it's so easy to live with when the room's a mess :P


julie campbell said...

How beautiful Christel,it makes me want to get the white paint out too !
I've never been able to keep anything white clean though LOL so I'll resist the urge and just admire yours. Love the dolls houses too, they are wonderful
julie xxx

Lynn B said...

Oooo Christel, what an absolutely fabulous room, I just love it, so light and airy and a wonderful backdrop for your absolutely wonderful creations!

Lynn B

Janne said...

Fy filleren for en ordensans !!!!Er ikke i nærheten engang ,det kan ikke være noe problem å få insperasjon i det arbeidsrommet.Det ble bare nydelig når du malte møblene .
Ha ei fine helg !


Begoña said...

OOOOOOHH I wish I had such a big and lovely place to work on my minuatures in. It's amazing, love the colour, although, I wouldnt paint the chandelier white, i would paint it in the same light green you have on that small piece of furniture at the background, on the right. It would look perfect

jocelyn teo said...

Oh Christel, I'm so envious! your workroom is too beautiful! :)

Eva J said...

I am not at all envious - LOL -
a lovely room with so many beautiful things in it. I wish
my workroom was that neat and

Eva J

contar said...

It is impressive his workshop, already I wanted to be able have something like that,
It is very nice you on having taught his special abitacion to us, really it is an inspiration.

Es impresionante su taller, ya quisiera yo poder disponer de algo asi,
es usted muy amable al enseñarnos su abitacion especial, realmente es una inspiracion.

Christel Jensen said...

Thank you. What a lovely bunch of people you all are:)
Though I have to say that I really make a lot of mess when working. Just isn't so fun to take pictures of it;)
Lol my daughter counted the drawers in here, and she came to 133!! Some of them are empty by the way.

Peach Blossom Hill said...

Oh, my! This is lovely! And it insures that I will NEVER show pix of my lowly, plain, unfinished basement where I work but it suits my personality which is much like a plain Jane old shoe! LOL! Every detail here is exquisite.


Dollhouse kitchen miniatures said...

What a beautiful, elegant room. I love your dollshouses.

Kim said...


miniannalee said...

I love your work room. I wish I had a room like that. I love all the antique storage containers. I wish I could find antique drawers and tins in my house.
Where did you get the antique dollhouse it is beautiful.
mini hugs

Claudia said...

Oh Christel, it is just lovely! It speaks of you and your style. What a wonderful room in which to create!


Wee Cute Treasures said...

I am green green green with envy. I spent yesterday trying to tidy up my workspace which is a 5' desk, shelf and tiny wardrobe. What an beautiful room. Enjoy!! Carol :)

Garden of Miniatures said...

Wow,it has everything what a working room needs !I'm only stunning,you can be very lucky.Jeannette

MINILISA said...

bellissimo il tuo laboratorio !!! ciao

Whittaker's Miniatures said...

OOOoh green with envy here, it is truly beautiful Christel and yes yes yes paint the chandeleier !! It was such fun clicking on all the pics to enlarge them and see all the goodies up close! The dollshouses are glorious, lucky you! Its exactly as id dream of having a workroom if I had the space for one! Kate xx

Mimmi said...

Så lekkert arbeidsrom du har! Det var noe annet enn de to klesskapene jeg har stuet 7 dukkehus inn i, pluss alt annet dukkehusrelatert jeg har (utrolig at jeg får plass til alt i to skap!) Jeg har en award til deg på bloggen min :-)

Irene said...

I've passed you a Kreativ Blogger Award. You can collect it from my Hambleton Hall blog

maria said...

Nice long blog,i am a bit jelouse of your workroom.
I love everything in there!
I pass the Sunshine Award on to you.
You can pick it up at my blog.

minwks said...

Dear Cristel,
A big clean up is invigorating - not only clears the space but the mind. Leave the chandelier black as every white room needs black!
Thanks for sharing your light-filled space. I can imagine many mini workshops being painted and reorganized as I write.
regards Janine

Alicia said...

Hi Christel
I have a little award for you on my blog :))

Paris Miniatures said...

I wish my place would look like yours, perfect fot pictures in a decoration magazine!!!
But I know this is never gonna happen, as I work everywhere in the house, following the seasons, and the need of the momment!!
It looks wonderful!!!

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Christel, this is exquisite to see your workspace! My attempts pale in comparison! Anita

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Oh Christel,
Thank you for visiting my silly little blog! I am not a miniature artist like you, but I so love this world. Your work is so magnificent and I just saw your crêpes on the previous post! I am a full-time teacher who barely cranks out blog entries on the weekends. I draw and play the harp as well. So glad to have run into your wonderful space here.

Have a fabulous Sunday! Anita

KarenHarveyCox said...

What a gorgeous gorgeous work room. I just love it, especially amongst those beautiful doll houses. That last drawer unit looks wonderful.

Vane said...

THATS! a workroom!
You are very lucky :)

Sabiha Barkey said...

Wish I had a work place like yours,only for making all my mini's and keeping them save from little hands,haha!

Love your room anmd love all the whites! I absolutely just adore th antique house and can't wait to see more off it.

I am very curious to see your Doll house room,such a lucky girl you are! Two rooms for this great hobby!

I also love your crepes and clock house!

synnøve said...

Looks like a heaven.....but I know it would!!! The white and the green Ladurée color goes so well together!!!!

Kaleidoskopic Romance said...

Hi there,
I have an award for you in my blog :)

Cynthia's Minilife said...

Christel - your studio is an inspiration in itself! My room is much the same shape and size, but does not look like this...if it was this nice, my husband would never see me he says...hmmm, that might be o.k. he thinks. I'll get to work on that.

Cozy Little House said...

I am totally smitten with your lovely room!

Marsha (Sassy Mini Dolls) said...

I just love your workroom!! I would never want to leave! I love containers too, problem is I put things in them and then forget all about them! I need to labe them!


Maria said...

Oh, what a amazing working room!!

Ingerid said...

Hei! Kjempe fint hobbyrom! skulle ønske jeg hadde det sånn på mitt..!
Har du foressten sett på min blogg?
Hilsen Ingerid

The Old Maid said...

There is the award waiting for you on my blog hope you will like it :)

Lisa said...

Hi Christel,

I am positively green with envy, this is a most wonderful work room.... I love, love, love everything about it... who wouldn't want to work in such a lovely place, thank you for sharing your pictures :)

Hugs, Lisa x

Lisa said...

Hi Christel,

I have a blog award for you on my blog...

Mini Hugs, Lisa xxxx

Carey said...

Hi Christel,

Oh I died when I saw what you have done with your work room. It is beautiful and so big. I love the white. It feels full of energy. I love those little french chairs and how you add special little feminine touches around the room. I dream of having a room like this one day.

Punto Sur miniaturas said...

Christel: you really have a dreamed workplace! Mine looks terrible, LOL!
Anyhow, you know how much I admire your work, and since I learnt how to deal with blogs (my wife was the one who did our blog in 2008), I wanted to become your follower to express the admiration I have for you. Now I can see all you post!
Hugs from Argentina!!!

Cindy Lietz, Polymer Clay Tutor said...

I love the pictures of your workspace Christel! You can show them to us as often as you like. They are such great inspiration!

madge1967 said...

Hey over there Christel! My name is Melissa and I am from USA GA. I love your blog!!! Nice and beautiful kitchen! Can you have a roommate!!!

Silkku said...

I love that yours antique house. I hope that I find same way a mini house someday. =) Can I get some photos from house?

rojospa said...

What a beautiful room! I am using it as my inspiration for my work room. I hope you don't mind!