Saturday, January 15, 2011

Blogger Hugs, Book Bundles and Booth Pretties

Hi Bloggerettes!  I am sayin that you are all the best bunch of sweeties in the whole big wide world!!!!  When I asked you to welcome a new blogger, Lauren from the Painted Cottage, all of you
welcomed her with open arms.  You are just an awesome bunch and I feel so lucky to have you all in my life.

I have worked myself up to a big tearful mess.  Give me a minute.
Okay, I'm now going to show you some more of my altered book bundles.  The first ones I sold, so I said to myself, why not make some more....



I used twine, vintage ribbon, tags from etsy, graphics from Graphics Fairy and snippets of this and that.

Look at this great cabinet Peggie found at a flea market.
The doors are missing, but who cares...right?



It's in our booth at Fancy Flea Antique Mall waiting for a new home.

Everyone enjoy your weekend and remember that next week
I'm starting a giveaway countdown to 1000 followers.
Not sure what I'll be including in my giveaways but I'm workin on it!
Stay tuned.

~~hugs~~

Sissie

33 comments:

Marydon said...

A girl certainly can't have TOO many PINKS in her life! Yours are gorgeous.

I so love these book bundles, Sissie ... the little pink buttons are the perfect final touch to them.

Love the cupboard, I've used them without doors before, great show pieces, but what is all that pink in the little case? Hmmmmmmm?

Beautiful, as always.

Have a beautiful PS weekend.
TTFN ~
Hugs, Marydon

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Sissie, those book bundles are great and I like that cabinet without doors.

Diane said...

The bundles are wonderful!!!!
Hugs,
Diane

Linda @ A La Carte said...

Sissie I love those book bundles...too cute. That cabinet is gorgeous and I'm totally in love with that burlap wreath! hugs to you! Linda

The Polka Dot Closet said...

The books are great, I am like you I only do a couple of something and then wait to see if they sell. OK, now you have to tell me how to do it. Do you take the whole cover off, front and back or just the front? And then from the graphic fairies you print off the front cover and just attach it to the front and then bundle it up. Thanks again Sissie. I did not tell you I found the sign lettering at Hobby Lobby, thanks for that also!

Carol

MARY PERNULA said...

Very darling booth. Hugs Mary

Sandy said...

Sissie...your books are so clever... I might have to try my hand at making one or two. I think they would be so cute laying on my long table...in the tablescape. Thanks for sharing... Wish I was near enough to come to your little booth...darn. Have a lovely weekend...xoso Sandy O

afistfullofweeds* said...

Awesome, as always! Rhonda

Sharon Wengel said...

Again , I could spend hours looking at all the goodies in your booth. Those book bundles are so neat.
Sharon

WhiteWhispers2u said...

Miss Sissie~I am lovin your book bundles.Best of Luck at your sale~Cheers Kim

Sherry @ No Minimalist Here said...

Hi Sissie, You can take the plainest objects and make them so beautiful. The altered books are wonderful! Lovin the cabinet too.
Hugs,
Sherry

Nancy said...

Sissie, love all you things as usual! I also like your profile pic. Is it new? I know I haven't been blog reading as much so I might not have noticed it before. I am "liking" you on facebook now...how fun!

Take care!

Hugs,
Nancy

Pamela said...

Oh Sissie I love these books!!!!!!!!!!
I want to make them for myself. They are lovely. So elegant! You have the best ideas.
Pamela :)

Pam @ Frippery said...

Fabulous as usual!!!

One Cheap B*tch said...

I love what you did with your book! I did a batch today myself and yours put mine to shame! Back to the drawing board. =)

Jeanine

Tanza said...

Hi Sissie,
YeP !! A girlie CAN'T have to many PiNkS !! How sweet was that post !! LoVe your pretty and charming books all dressed up !! Very SWEET !! All of you bloggy girls are soo creative, and inspirational to lil' ole' mee !! Always FuN visiting you, and seeing just what you are up to NoW !! Have a happy rest of your week-end sweet one ~
HuGs ~TeA~ xo

Allison said...

Wonderful book bundles so beautifully decorated. I spy a pink button, too! I like the fun Mad Hatter tag. Hope you're having a lovely weekend, Sissie.

Cat & Cricket said...

Sissie~ Oh what pretties you did create... and your booth...FAB!!!
How you keep going I will never know... glad Lauren had a bunch of visits...
Good Karma I say...
Smiles~
Cat

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I really love it all, Sissie! The cabinet is awesome!

~Tonja~ said...

Love it all...thanks for sharing all your creations and other blogs with us...
Have a Blessed day
Tonja

Amy @MaisonDecor said...

I'd like to take a closer look into your booth Sissie. The book bundles are works of art, no wonder they sold!!

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

Your booth looks great Sissie! I'd love to spend some time looking around:@)

trash talk said...

You are such a softie...kinda like pink marshmallows!
Beautiful little works of art kiddo!
Debbie

Roselle said...

Dear Sissie:
Your new blog header is making me swoon. I want to live in it! LOL
Those book bundles are amazing. I've seen many versions of upcycled vintage books but YOURS are my favorite!!! GORGEOUS!
xo
Roselle

saltbox treasures said...

Hi. Your book bundles are lovely!
~ Julie

Diann said...

Hi Sissie!
Oh, your book bundles are just so sweet! I can see why they sold so quickly! The new cabinet addition is just perfect without the doors!

LemonyRenee' said...

I love the cabinet. If it were mine, I would put some lovely ecru lace along the shelves. I can just see it . . .it may have to do with the fact that I bought 5" of beautiful clooney lace circa 1930s this past week and it's burning a hole in my pocket!

Lovely as usual.

Margaret MacCabe Ritchie said...

It's all so yummy! Love your blog and love you! Thanks for your kind comments on my blog, Sissy.

Crystal Rose Cottage said...

Sissie. love your altered book bundles! So clever! You always have that touch to make the ordinary, extraordinary!~Hugs, Patti

The Painted Cottage said...

Sissie! You are not the only one who was a tearful mess ... I am so so appreciative of your request for TPC (and Lauren!) love! All of the SWEET SWEET comments from your SWEET SWEET followers boosted my spirits after long days of setting up our 2 new booths this weekend!

Thank you SO SO SO much for looking out for a new blogger! :)

Hope to run into you again soon! xo!

The Summer Kitchen Girls said...

We LOVE your booth here Sissie! Droool's a drippin'! We couldn't take it anymore, and Saturday after work we ran up to our local antique mall. Most things were still Christmas, and we found a few things - oh how we wish we could have visited your booth :)

oldgreymare said...

Totally digging that burlap wreath. I have done just about everything possible with burlap over the past 20 years, stuffed it, sewed it, wrapped it, draped it, glued it but never made a wreath like that. There is always another great idea!!!

xx
z

Terry said...

Hi Sissie - where do you finds your items to sell for your booth? I can't imagine how busy your life must be having two booths. Thanks for sharing a part of your life with your warm blog!

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