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. 

~~hugs~~
Sissie






Monday, April 25, 2016

New China Cabinet and JDL!!!

Thanks for all your helpful comments on my painted hutch.  You are the best when it comes to feedback and suggestions.  So, the majority said, "NO!"  So, I removed it and replaced it.
My entryway extends to an open dining room.  So the perfect place for this piece is the entryway.

This is a pretty piece from the Bob Timberlake design made by Lexington furntiture.  Lucky me, bought it from another vendor that had it in her booth. 
I am going to rearrange it on the inside and combine the white plates with the transfer ware.  I think I put too much white on the top shelf but I couldn't wait to show it to all of you.
I've been trying out a touch of the color, soft coral.  I think I'm liking it, for now.  Who knows what color I'll use next.  I think I'm I suffer from "color fear."
On the other side of the cabinet I placed a wingback chair and hung the gold mirror.  For now, I like it.  For now.

Before:
Thank you all so much!!!

Switching gears, here's a look at the newest style from Jeanne d'Arc Living.  I'll have it in my Etsy Shop today.
 This one is too pretty for words.  The lace and the slip underneath are enough to make you just want to hang it on the wall and keep it forever.

Okay, that's it for now.  What do you think of the new cabinet?

                                             ~~hugs~~
                                              Sissie

Wednesday, April 13, 2016

Not sure about this one???

You know how sometimes you change something in your home, but that little voice inside your already overcrowded head says, um, not sure about this?
I bought this vintage hutch with the intentions of painting it and selling it in my booth.  I used Faux Real Mineral Paint in the color "cream," waxed it with dark brown and added some pretty knobs.

 Then I remembered my collection of brown transfer ware that had no place to call home.  

 Of course that meant moving everything that used to be in this spot, including taking down the wall decor.
Now, after all the moving around I'm still not sure if I like it!  
So, what's a blogger to do???  Just ask her blogger buds what they think, right?  So, what do you think?  Keep it, move it, sell it????

                                                              ~~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