Slide Hello, thank you so much for your continued support during these challenging times. The online shop is currently open, but due to the global pandemic, orders may take longer than normal to reach you. It’s an ever evolving situation but rest assured we are following government guidelines and doing all we can to keep our customers safe. When at our studio John and I have no contact with others and all deliveries will be left outside to further minimise contact. We are assessing the situation constantly and will endeavor to update our customers if and when things change. If you have any questions don’t hesitate to contact us.
Thank you again for your orders and support. John and Helen Shaw x
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ourspacetocreate

ourspacetocreate-stepsWhat is #ourspacetocreate?

We sell a range of goods but vintage school desks are at our core and what we love most. They each tell a different story with their unique scribbles and markings and provide a space to create and be you. We passionately believe that having a creative space is so important for children and adults alike. No matter how big or small we all need that nook, desk or corner to do our thing.

With all of the above in mind, we want to celebrate creative spaces and shine a light on their importance in lettings kids be kids and grown-ups to relax and feel inspired. We want this conversation to grow and become central to our story and something we as a brand champion.

 

How can you get involved?

We are asking people to share their creative space in their home, studio or place of work.

It doesn’t have to involve a desk, it could literally be an area you use to draw, read, get crafty, work or do the dreaded homework! We want to see a whole plethora of creative spaces that involve both kids and adults. The nature of a creative space means it might be a bit messy and we love that! It doesn’t have to be a perfectly styled interiors shot.

All you need to do is post a photo of your creative space on your Instagram feed and add the hashtag #ourspacetocreate

We will share our favourites each month and then pick one person to win the monthly prize. (To be in with a chance of winning you must be following us, @blueticking and the prize giver/s.)

JUNE PRIZE: A leopard print from the brilliant Max Made Me Do It and two A4 Type prints (one for you and one for a friend) from the equally brilliant Rebsville. 

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Creative Spaces celebrated

Wow, look at all of your wonderful creative spaces!

Below are the images on Instagram that have been tagged with the hashtag.

Today I’m feeling grateful for: the sun that’s shining into my room my new/old school desk from blueticking That I’m off to have lunch with a good friend I’m going to have acupuncture later on which will hopefully take some pain away To celebrate this good mood I’m going to add some lovely things into my diary (thank you theartfulelle !) and write a couple of cards to family. Hope you’re feeling happy today and the sun is shining - either literally or metaphorically! #bookstagram #vintagestyle #vintagebooks #bibliophile #bookshelfie #booksofinstagram #coraliebickfordsmith #emmabridgewater #ourspacetocreate #vintagefurniture ...

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Morning all! I hope you enjoyed your weekend & are starting to feel a sense of normality returning? I still spent mine at home, appreciating the slower pace that we've become accustomed to, gardening, reading, crafting, yoga, cooking....⠀ ⠀ Anyway, over on the blog today you'll find a new post about a lovely book called Make:Cornwall, highlighting 25 craftspeople from the south west and their creative workspaces. (Pictured is ondineash's studio) What was particularly interesting to me was that photographer anyarice & writer katherineelizabethsorrell self published the book. Find out a little more about how & why they did it over on the blog.⠀ ▪︎▪︎▪︎▪︎⠀ #selfpublishing #craftbooks  #supportsmall ⠀ #readmakegrow⠀ #kindlecuriosity ⠀ #celebratinghandmade⠀ #makersworkshop⠀ #myworkwall ⠀ #ourspacetocreate⠀ #creating_boldly⠀ #creativestudio #creativeworkspace ...

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What a fabulous Bank Holiday. Shame as soon as we sat out last night after the girls went to bed it started raining. We sat under the parasol for a while but by the end there was only one cushion that wasn’t soaking wet 😆 so we came in and finished Gangs of London instead. Has anyone else seen it? Couldn’t resist another photo of our VE DAY cream tea on Friday. Homemade scones and tea in wedgwood China we got as a wedding present. It’s our 7th wedding anniversary on the 30th of June. Typically the first year we’d booked to go away for the weekend without the girls. 😭 obviously very unlikely we’ll be going anywhere now! Would be good if they can at least have a sleep over at Grandma and Grandads. Look at those gorgeous peonies too! Don’t forget you can get £10 off bloomandwild with the link in my bio! 😊 . myhousethismonth #50shadesofpink storyofmyhome #supercalifragilisticexpialidocious mygardenthismonth #makearainbow . . . . #outdoorliving #alfrescodining #veday75 #myhousebeautiful #myhousethismonth #storyofmyhome #dailydecordetail #inspiredliving #pimpupmypad #bloomandwild #myperiodhomestyle #mygardenstyle #rockmystylishhome #nestandthrive #xmumsgramx #ourspacetocreate #ourhomeobsession #stylemynest #pocketmyhome #gardeninspiration #lovetogarden #homeaccount #colourmygarden #gardengreatorsmall #outdoorlivingspace #colourmyhome #discoverunder10k ...

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We made a new place to create and draw as we needed a bit more space for us all. It seems to be working well at the moment just need to buy some new stools. I can’t decide between some Tolix or wooden ones #ourspacetocreate #makeandwonder blueticking ...

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Peep the sleepy bubba all settled in. • • I put a slight pause on home renovating. I feel like I’ve been go-go-go lately and I just need to take a moment to relax. • • This was our first room we completed when we first moved in. We still need to paint, add crown molding, and re-do flooring, and replace the fan. BUT! we got our furniture in first so we could actually just relax while we were moving. • • We still have boxes tucked away in corners in this room ☠️ but I promise it’ll get done. Eventually. • • #westernstyle #southwesterndecor #westerndecor #bohowestern #instahome #ranchhousedecor #warmtones #farmhousedecor #instadecor #westernhome #modernwestern #relaxing #ourspacetocreate #ourspace #home #homedecor #livingroomdecor #livingroomideas ...

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Catching up on the #100dayproject using melissadoty.art prompts for #thetogetherchallenge . Here are days 15-23. I’ve still got a couple unfinished ones to add that I’ll photograph later. . I will put be putting these up in my shop at some point to buy as single tapes. Just trying to decide when to do it. . Thank god the sun is shining today, kids are in the garden and I’m trying to get stuff done in the office! Happy Saturday all x . . . . . #cassette #cassettetapes #cassetteculture #incolourfulcompany #colourpop #makersofinstagram #ourspacetocreate #isolationcreation #patterndesigner #patternmaking #patternplay #patternobserver #patternator #patternart ...

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M O N D A Y . This shot was taken yesterday! When this area was used to sit, read a book, drink some wine and take a moment! . . Today, this area will be covered in kids school learning sheets, kids drawing, play dough and and we_are_konoc products, tissue paper, business cards and envelopes while I try to juggle a role of teacher/business owner for the day! . . Maybe by 5pm it might resemble this set up again, we can only hope 🤞🏽😂💭 . . . . . . #pictureshelf #shelfie #shelfiedecor #kitchentable #mondayvibes #farrowandball #houseplantsofinstagram #picturewall #kitchendinerextension #gallerywall #ourspacetocreate #ourfamilyhome #interiordesign #ikeahome #kitchendiner #kitchen #funspace #smallrooms #smallhouses #discoverunder1k #follow #interiors #interiorstyling #myhomevibe #apartmenttherapy #myhome #homevibes #myhomevibe #homesense #whyilovehomesense #apartmenttherapy ...

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P O C K E T S o f I N T E R E S T . I like to call it organised clutter! I’m certainly not minimalist in my styling! I like pockets of interest all over the house. No wall is bare, no shelf is empty nor hooks unhung (if that’s even a phrase?) 🤷🏻‍♀️ but you get my drift! It’s not for everyone, but I love a little collect of bits and you will find that all over konoc_at_home ✌🏽 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . #homesweethome #livingdecor #livingroominspo #loungeinspo #interiorsnapshot #storyofmyhome #apartmenttherapy #designmilk #homestyling #myhshome #ourspacetocreate #ourfamilyhome #interiordesign #smallrooms #smallhouses #discoverunder1k #follow #interiors #interiorstyling #myhomevibe #myhome #homevibes #myhomevibe #interiorinspo #interiordesign #interior123 #lounge #gallerywall #desenio #organisedclutter ...

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This is Edith’s room; it’s full of her creative personality and sense of fun. It’s also where I spent a lot of time yesterday putting lego heads back on bodies! Such a productive day! #girlsbedroom #kidsbedroom #girlsroom #kidsinteriors #ourspacetocreate #bluewalls #kidsroomdecor #decorforkids #ourhome #interiordesign #interiorstyling #farrowandball #stiffkeyblue #childrensbedroom #walldecor #kidsprints ...

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👉ON THE SHELF. Yasss so my studio space is all done, I’ve been faffing with all my nick nacks at the weekend which was very good for the soul. 😊😊 Today is also the start of #housetourincloseups organised by zabbyallen and katy_casey. I’m cheating a little as I’ll be mostly doing #studiotourincloseups as I’m super happy with my new colourful space!! 🎉🎉🎉 And a double whammy, iamrachelshop is also relaunching #rainbowmonday today! 🌈💖👏 - - - - - - - #shelfielicious #mycolourfulhome #shelfies #livecolourfully #incolourfulcompany #indieroller #mycreativespace #shelfiemonday #mycolourfulinterior #lockdownproject #rainbowhome #myspacetocreate #rainbowismyfavouritecolour #friendsofhollyandco #ourspacetocreate #mycolourfulhome #ihavethisthingwithcolor ...

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Happiness is moving your desk into the new basement studio!! Oh yes!! 🎉💖💪 Glenn has finished tanking the basement, it’s plastered, painted and my desk and shelving unit is IN! From working from the sofa, to a desk in the bedroom, to half the basement (the other half is taken up by Glenn’s static bike / cinema room) Slowly, slowly, I’m taking up more space 💖😊 - - - - - #myspacetocreate #mycreativespace #colourfulspaces #indierollercoaster #indieroller #studiovisit #workingfromhome #stayinghome #stayingin #carveouttimeforart #takingupspace #hidingfromthekids #friendsofhollyandco #creativespaces #creativespace #positivityiskey #colourmyworld #creatingeveryday #makersgonnamake #deskie #mystudiospace #mydesk #studiocorner #incolourfulcompany #ourspacetocreate #colourmehappy #livelifeincolour #homeoffice #workstation #creativeworkspace ...

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Good morning!! I do love my little workspace, it’s not big and it never looks this tidy, but it’s in a sunny spot and I can look at all my colourful goodies 🌈😍 Today I will be drawing up your name trays, thank you so much for all your orders!!❤️ Plus I’ll be planning for my biz birthday next week 🎉 There will be a daily sale item, a.give away and some new goodies to reveal too 👀👀 Keep your eyes peeled! 😜 - - - - - #makersgonnamake #deskie #mystudiospace #livecolourfully #wahm #naptimehustle #wfhm #mydesk #studiocorner #incolourfulcompany #colourmyhome #mycreativespace #ourspacetocreate #indierollercoaster #indieroller #colourmehappy #livelifeincolour #homeoffice #workstation #creativeworkspace ...

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Well, it's been an interesting few months of juggling work with homeschooling! And we've just found out my daughters school are unable to welcome year 1 kids back next month, so home learning will continue for the foreseeable future around here. ⠀ ⠀ In some ways, I think it's been good for her to see me working & what I do every day. I think she thought I just watched telly while she was at school! 😂⠀ ⠀ If you'd like to hear more about what I do, I'll be giving a short talk as a guest speaker on Friday (29th) at nancy_straughan's Grounded event which is happening online. You'll also hear from Nancy & florist hazelgardinerdesign & get a digital goodie bag! Come along & 'virtually network' with us & other creatives! Just grab your ticket via the link in Nancy's profile. See u there! ⠀ ▪︎▪︎▪︎▪︎⠀ #seekinspirecreate #creativebusiness #creativebusinessowner #creativewomen #womeninbusiness #readmakegrow⠀ #kindlecuriosity ⠀ #ourspacetocreate⠀ #creativeworkspace #motheranddaughter #creativelife #homeschooling ...

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And the winner is…

@_rebeccaemery. We chose this image because we just love seeing kids engage in creative activities and if it involves a desk, even better! Congratulations Rebecca.

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#ourspacetocreate blog

Head over to our blog to read everything creative spaces! Each month we will interview someone about their creative space/s and why it’s important to them.

For Our June interview, we chat to the artist and illustrator Rebecca Lea Williams of Rebsville. Her stunning designs reflect her own passions in life, including food, travel and learning. 

read #ourspacetocreate blog

 

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We want you to feel inspired and help your family connect with their creative side. Your space can be anything you want it to be, there are no rules or parameters.

A desk could be the perfect starting place, as could a fun print, or other room décor.

To help you get started we have put together a range of items. Simply click on any of the images to find out more.

Don’t forget to head over to our blog to read about other creative spaces.

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