Sunday, April 10, 2011

It's Not About The Glamour, It's About The Function

Long time no see. I am so sorry for taking so long to post. I love you all so much and am sorry that I've been a bad bad blogger the past few months. It's been beyond hetic around here for me.

I have so much I want to post about and have been busy trying to get things in order.

First off, my daughter and SIL moved out, so I moved into the master.

I know, the wall color is beyond hideous! And ignore my birthday balloon (photo taken in January). Oh and ignore me leaning against the bathroom door trying to be inconspicuous. I would absolutely love to paint those awful walls when time permits.

But, it's so much bigger than my former (tiny) 9' x 9' bedroom; I posted about it for Pink Saturday here.

Which became a storage room (for about a month)....then I turned it into my work studio...

not a show place but works for me. I'm thrilled to have the work space! It is so wonderful to have my materials right there, instead of digging through boxes in the garage.

I managed to squeeze in a narrow desk and it works just fine!

As a result of my new work space, I've been busy finishing up some very pretty pieces....

like the mate to the side table I finished over a year ago..

couple of birdhouses

a pretty in pink, green n white shelf...

among other projects. Those are the "in progress" photos I took a few weeks ago, I'll post the finish pieces as soon as I can grout them all. I promise ;)

But, that's not the point of this post. ha!

I mention that this space was used for storage. Well, now that I've made it a work space for me I need to thin things out a bit.

This is difficult for me. When I moved from 3800 sq.ft. down to 1350 sq.ft. I sold so many things. It's clear to me that I still have too much stuff!

I am very fond of these items, but I realize that I just can't be keep them all. I really had to pare down, otherwise they just sits in the garage in boxes, lonely and unappreciated!

Here's a peek at some of the lovely items I'll be listing in either my etsy shop or ebay during the next few days....

Even looking at the photos now, I don't want to let them go. But I seriously do not have the space. My hope is that someone will cherish and enjoy these pieces as much as I have.

So there you have it....I've loads to do and loads I want to share with you!

If there is something you want to know more about, feel free to email me @

I'm so glad you didn't forget me! Thanks so much for stopping by and for taking the time leave me your sweet thoughts!

Have a lovely, safe, warm (and dry) week!


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Sue said...

Tina, so good to hear from you! Everyday life takes priority over blogging, so heavens- don't apologize for being away! You've been a busy girl in your workroom. wow- loved seeing your stash of china in there.How are you selling off the Bordallo bunnies/lamb/cabbage plates- as sets or as individual pieces? I look for those suckers every time I go into a Marshalls or TJ store. Let me know, okay? ~ Sue

sissie said...

Hi Tina,
I completely understand abou the blogging thing. Sometimes we just have to tend to life. I've seen quite a few posts, including one that I did, about doing less blogging.

I love the pieces that you create, they are so beautiful. Your studio looks like the perfect spot for inspiration and creating.

You also have many lovely pieces to sell and I'm sure that they won't last long.


Jojo said...

Lots of exciting change for you. Such beautiful items too!

Lottie said...

Love the projects you are working on!

NanaDiana said...

Tina- What wonderful pieces you are selling! I am sure they will be snapped right up.

So very nice to see you blogging again. I am glad that you were able to get your bedroom back...and I love your workspace!

We will be downsizing in a year or so too and I have sooo much to get rid of at that point. I am dreading it. xxoo Diana

Mari said...




Susan said...

Awwww, Tina. So glad all is well with you. I was worried something was wrong. (Me, the worrier.)

Ohhhhh, isn't there any way you can keep some of those gorgeous items? I could not BEAR to part with them, either. I love all your china mosaic stuff, too.

Oh, wouldn't you love your own little SHOP? Then you could keep everything in one place. If something sold, great. If not, oh well, you'd still have it in the shop! That would be so sweet.

Take care. Love your new workspace. You deserve that as you do such beautiful work and are a fabulous artist. Susan

Stephanie ~ Angelic Accents said...

Tina, so love all your pretties! My fav piece is the heart shelf you are working on right now! Beautiful!

Angelic Accents

susansspace said...

Hi, Tina! Welcome back to bloggy world! It looks like you've been busy decorating & accomplishing alot with your mosaics!
Beautiful work, as always!
I'm sure someone's going to snatch up those pretties you're listing,
pronto!! I especially LOVE the Bordallo cabbage leaf items! S: )

Susan said...

I absolutely love your blog!! Your studio looks like mine. Except I sew and do other craft like things. I love your mosaic pieces!

Gail said...

Your work area is functional, organized so everything is at hand for making your gorgeous pieces - what a blessing to have such a place.

Johanna said...

Your house looks beautiful by all it's meaning! Do you paint your house walls on your own or get some outside labor for the purpose?
Yes I too hope whoever gets those pieces keeps them as wonderfully as you have kept them so far!
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Marydon said...

Oh, Tina, I love that pink cover on the bed. It is exquisite. Such a beautiful decor in your home.

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Have a beautiful weekend.

Cassy said...

You have a lots of stuffs in store at your house and they are truly very lovely.

Looking forward for more posts.

Cassy from Acoustic Guitar Lessons

susansspace said...

Hi, Tina!
I've missed your always fabulous blog posts!
Are you okay?
Susan (aka 'Mimi's Mosaics')

Lottie said...

Hi Tina!
I've missed your blog posts also! Just wanted to let you know I was thinking of you and hope all is well!

Heather said...

Hi, my name is Heather! Please email me when you can, I have a question about your blog!


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