Saturday, July 23, 2016

Sista's New Beach Condo and Some Changes to my Home Decor!!!

It's been an exciting week here at Sissie's Shabby Cottage and I can't wait to tell you all about it.  My Sister Kim and her husband bought a condo here at the Beach!!!!!  I can hardly contain my excitement!!!!  It's not their permanent home but it means she will be here more often.  Her condo is just five minutes from my home and that sure beats eight hours away.  

Needless to say, we have been very busy shopping and decorating on a budget!  We've scoured the thrifts, the antique shops and of course, our favorite stores.
Here's a little peek...
Her sofa arrives next week so I'll be sure and take photos for a new blog post.  I'm excited to show and tell how we did it all on a budget!  You won't want to miss it.

Meanwhile, back at the ranch....  I've been busy adding to this corner again.  This time with a lace covered mannequin that I discovered at Home Goods.  Just had to have understand...

Sister and I found these great script signs and of course, what one sister wants, so does the other...
The same thing goes for side chairs.  She accidentally ordered two of these from Joss & Main, so I naturally had to take one off her hands.
I also added a few things to this entryway table.  It all started with the cute bunny picture from Home Goods and yet another touch of corral with some silk flowers.
So there you have it.    Be sure and check back soon to see my Sista's new beach are going to love it!!


Monday, July 4, 2016

Creating a few things, and Angry Beavers!

Hi everyone!  I hope that you are enjoying your summer.  It's a little hot and humid here at the beach but that's pretty much the norm. 

But, it's never too hot to create something new.  A few months ago I found this bicycle wheel at a nearby thrift store.  I wasn't sure what to do with it, so I painted it white and added some "instant ancestor" cards and white glittered clothes pins....for a funky memo holder.
 I hung it on the laundry room wall rack to get a better photo.
It's not for everyone, but never-the-less, fun.

The next project is a metal mailbox container filled with faux lavender and embellished with two birds and a rosette.

 My blogging friend Linda (A la Carte), whom I've known since I first started blogging over 8 years ago, sent me all of these pretty vintage gloves.  They belonged to her Mother and Grandmother and she didn't want to throw them out.  Instead she sent them to me!!!!  I just can't thank her enough.  I had a few in my shop space on display, so the ones she sent me helped to fill up this vintage lace lingerie/jewelry bag.  Thank you Linda!!!

 I showed this canvas painting before, but I can't resist showing it again.  Everytime I walk into the entryway and see this entire vignette, I can't help but smile.  Love it!
The basket holding the faux flowers was a great find at HobbyLobby.  When the faux flowers go on sale I just buy a few more of the little roses and prop them in the basket.  Hopefully before long, I'll fill it up!

Now I have a little story to tell you.  We have been in our new home about three years now and as you know, new construction means lots of landscaping that can be very pricey.  We planted two trees the first year we moved in and just this last month, we ordered a third tree to be planted in the center.  While waiting on the landscaper to arrive, I grabbed a cup of coffee and headed to the porch and this is what I saw !!!#$%^&#
This is what was left of our maple tree!!!

A beaver family decided to use it for their house.  Can you believe it!  So as the landscaper was putting in the new tree, we had to order another.  We now have all the tree trunks encased with wire to deter the little varmints!!!  I can't believe I used to think they were cute little things!
Well, sorry for the long post and sorry for not posting more often, but you know how it goes.  I'm off to check out what you've got on your blog.  Happy 4th Everyone!


Monday, May 23, 2016

A new dressed up mannequin.

Well, I swore I would never sell her, but someone made an offer I couldn't resist!  
So now, I'm in the process of creating another pretty mannequin.
This one is a smaller bust mannequin that has seen it's better days.  I painted it then started adding the pretty stuff.
First, a crocheted piece of lace, a rosette created from an old doily, and then I used the head band from a vintage bridal veil to simulate a crown.  Next I added a cameo brooch and a large dried flower.
 I found some wings at Hobby Lobby to give her an angelic look.

Her skirt was created from the same vintage bridal veil.

She's heading to the booth to take center stage.
I'll probably add some white lights underneath the skirt for display.
I'm not sure she can upstage her predecessor, but she's gonna give it a try!
Hope you like her.

Enjoy your summer. 


My favorite stuff

  • Donuts
  • Iced Vanilla Coffee
  • Finding Junk and making it beautiful
  • Spending Time with my Sister
  • Holidays with my family
  • Poirot movies
  • reading murder mysteries
  • searching shabby chic stuff on ebay
  • writing stories and blogging
  • snuggling with my husband and my kitty kats
  • comfortable pajamas
  • slot machines
  • yard sales
  • hunting through estate sales and thrift shops
  • going to antique shops
  • eating out with my sister
  • having lunch with my husband
  • having lunch with my son
  • vanilla wafer cookies
  • pedicures and pink toenail polish
  • Lavender scented soaps and body wash
  • Good makeup