Thursday, July 2, 2015

New Jeanne d'Arc Living Style to make heads turn!

Oh My Goodness!!!  I just can't resist showing you this new Jeanne d'Arc Style.  I love all of their clothes but this one really made me say oooh and ahhhh!  I'm sure that it will make heads turn.

A few blogger friends have already ordered this one and I know they are going to love it!
Thanks  Donna, Marydon and everyone! ( Elane, Patty, Wendy, Joan, Amy).  Also special thanks to Tanza who has purchased several of the JDL styles from my shop.


 This one had me at those appliqued flowers...




Jeanne d'Arc model wearing this:
If you want one, just leave me a message or go to my Etsy Shop at www.sissiecakes.etsy.com.  Sizes S-M-L, only one L left and XL sold out.

                                     This one coming soon:
                                            
                                              ~~hugs~~
                                               Sissie

Monday, June 29, 2015

Are you caught up in the Decorating Blog Overload????

I think I just might be caught in a decorating style dilemma and it's All. Your. Fault!  When I read your blogs I always fall in love with your decorating styles.  On one blog I see Shabby Chic, another French Country, then Farmhouse style, then Nordic, Coastal, Glam, Eclectic....and more!  Makes my head spin!  Which way do I go.  I can't have it all!!!

So, if you look around my house you will see the results of "decorating blog overload."

I'm seeing gold making a comeback, so now there is more gold in my home. (which is something I never thought I'd do).


Step into a corner of the great room and you'll find a touch of Coastal style combined with traditional...


A stack of vintage suitcases in the corner of the great room. 
 A Little Country French style in the kitchen eating area....


There you have it....decorating blog overload!
I suppose the moral of the story is to decorate with what you love and if others influence your style then take a little here and a little there.
Just remember if you love it, it will work.

How about you.  Are you caught up in the Decorating Blog Overload and if so, what is your story????

~~hugs~~

Sissie 


Friday, June 26, 2015

Meet Donna, the Self Proclaimed Rust Goddess!

Hello Y'all!  A big thank you for supporting my Jeanne d'Arc Living line of clothing.  I have been overwhelmed by your response and I truly, truly appreciate you!!!!

Now, off to more great stuff.  Do you ever come across a blogger that speaks to your heart???  Well, of course you do.  There are many of them out there that often become close friends even though you've never met face to face.  Among my many favorite bloggers is Donna, the writer of Distressed Donna Down Home. Donna describes herself as " A self-proclaimed rust goddess who shares treasured vintage finds and how to transform them with different distressing techniques."
Believe me this Southern gal stops at nothing to get her vintage treasures.  She'll forge onward through the heat, rain and cold. She will ride the country roads and ridges and when she spies a would be treasure, believe me, she will snatch it up in a heart beat and give it a redo!
She will also show you step-by-step on her blog how to transform finds into beautiful things.  Like this yummy hinged gate painted in the prettiest aqua.  Believe me the girl will haul anything and just when she thinks she can't squeeze another thing in the trunk, she hits the breaks for another find! 
 How does she find all this great stuff????? If you ask her she will gladly tell you where she found them.  She is always sharing her sources and encourages us to see beyond the rust, dust and tatter.

Another thing you will love about Donna is that she names all of her finds.  She even names her paintbrushes!
Meet Mr. Scrumbles...
Her closet of treasures is "Horror Monster"
Although everything that comes out of that closet turns into something pretty.  Look at this wooden box.  (Swoon)
 
From this....

To this....
 
 
 
Her pooch "Willie"
Another great painted project that she will show you how to achieve step-by-step. 
 
Her Kitty...
 
So if you see Donna on the road with her "Old Coffin Carrier"
filled to the hilt, just give her a shout.
Chances are she'll invite you over for some sweet tea and teach you a junkin trick or two!!!
Shame on me but Donna is wearing Jeanne d'Arc clothing that she ordered from my shop.
She looks great in it too.  She will also tell you that these clothes are addicting and her wardrobe is filling up.  Thank you Donna!
 
So, if you want to learn more from this self proclaimed "junkin goddess" then head over to her blog....Distressed Donna Down Home.
And, if you want to own some of her great stuff then be sure and check out her Etsy Shop.
She also has a shop space in her home town.
 
Happy Huntin Donna.  Can't wait to see what you have for us next!
 
~~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