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Monday, July 21, 2014

Old Rusty Buckets

What to do with an old rusty bucket????  Why add some doilies, lace, burlap and bling of course!


I lined the inside with some old lace curtain fabric using decoupage.  These have been selling in my booth mostly to brides or wedding planners.

Love the fabric label on this one.  It would be cute in a laundry room.

 Gizzie says hi to everybody.  She's been really busy bird watching through the screened in porch.
 That's it for today.  Remember to get out there and make, create, photograph, write, paint, craft, repurpose and find something wonderful and share it with us!!

                                               ~~hugs~~
                                                Sissie
                                               

 

Thursday, July 10, 2014

A visit to my sisters for a family reunion...

Let's take a visit to my sister's house.  This past week all six of the brothers and sisters gathered at my youngest sister's house for our first annual family reunion.  While there I couldn't resist snapping a few shots of her lovely home.

I gotta tell y'all....the girl has got a way with putting things in all the right places.

The rosettes on the lampshades are magnetic.  She also has a huge collection of brown ironstone. 

Just look  how lovely.  This corner of the room is the focal point with a faux mantel and gorgeous Venetian mirror.


Don't you just love this pretty vignette featuring more ironstone,
bell jars and a lovely lampshade from Pottery Barn.


She found this old radio cabinet at an antique shop in Greensboro, NC.  She painted it with chalk paint and added lots of pretties.
 
Here's me getting a big smooch from my two beautiful sisters.
 
Okay, that's it.  No excuses for not blogging as often.
Remember to get out there this week and create, make, sew, photograph, write, craft, paint and find something wonderful and share with all of us!!!
 
~~hugs~~
Sissie
 
 

Thursday, June 12, 2014

Welcome to my home!

Hey Y'all!  Today I'd like to welcome you into my home.  So come on in to the big ole foyer or as my Mom used to say... the front door where only company gets to enter!
 Kick your shoes off if you want too. And go ahead and hang your hat...on my new thrift store hall tree that I found today...


This house has a big entryway and it has been and still is a decorating challenge.  
Straight ahead on the left is the dining room and going further leads you right into the great room.  
Looking back from the great room you can see the entry into the guest bedrooms and laundry...
This is the dining room.  I've shown it to you before but now you can see how it all flows as you enter.  This is my favorite room.

I stopped in Marshall's today and could not resist these yellow pillows.  I think I might be craving some color and this is going really bold for Miss Monotone Me!


If you are wondering why I posted that picture of myself it's because I've just lost 45 pounds!!!  I've been keeping it a secret so I wouldn't sabotage myself.  I wanted to make sure that I could stick with it before bragging about my weight loss.
It's not been easy and I'm still working on reaching my goal.  My secret weapon was Nutrisystem.  I think the program helped to keep me on track and eating healthy, while learning about portion control and choosing the right foods.  I am taking what I've learned and continuing on my journey.  It has taken me six months to lose it and I've never felt better.

So that's it for today.  I'm so glad that you came by to see me.  I hope to show you more of my home soon.  And maybe a little less of me.

                                       ~~hugs~~
                                         Sissie





















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