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Sunday, July 27, 2014

My new sofa

Our new sofa has finally arrived!  It's a Lazboy and took about eight weeks for delivery.  It's pretty and very comfy.  Needless-to-say I have been through two sofas in the last year and finally I've found one that feels and looks just right in this gigantic great room.
It was worth the wait.
 I found the wooden and metal round table at Marshall's.  The round white pillow is from Pier1 and the floral pillow is from HomeGoods.
 The area rug is from Pottery Barn.
 I found this vintage wicker table from an antique shop.  It was originally brown.  All the things on top are collected or found at Pottery Barn and Home Goods.
That's it for now.  I'm off to visit your blog to see what you've been up to!!

                                              ~~hugs~~
                                              Sissie

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
 
 

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