Thursday, April 26, 2012

Things around the house that make me smile....

I'm just walking around the house and looking at things that make me happy.  Do you ever do that?  It's so beautiful outside and the sun shining through the windows (remember I have tons of windows)....just makes everything look even prettier.

It's the little things that make me happy.  Like this little clear glass case so I can easily see my jewelry...

Or, how about the wonderful rust on this jar lid....can't create that.

 I love the look of this shell collecting basket full of vintage jello molds and cutters...
How about a lovely wire basket full of flowers.  My sister gave me this wire basket container and I love it!

The breakfast room table centerpiece full of this and that.
 Little chalkboards I created with  thrift store pictures and frames...

I used photoscape to create a few of the little flowers...

Pretty Pink pillows that I just finished and will be taking to Miss Minnie's...

My dining room wall of mirrors that I have collected over time and still collecting.....

I got a little carried away with the photos and I hope I didn't bore you too much.  Now, I'm going over and check out your blogs and see what pretties you have in store!

Everyone have a lovely weekend and I hope you find or do something wonderful or just spend time with your family.


I'm joining the party at Common Ground's Vintage Inspirations!


Shelia said...

Hi Sissieness! Oh, I'm happy too. You have lovely things and you're a great photographer too! :)
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

I love your tiered stand, Sissie! Let me know if that message works on the plants! : ) Love the little chalkboards ~ how great to use for a party's food table to label what is what.

Diane said...

You have lovely things in your home! Love the wire flower basket.

Cindy said...

I LOVE your "bloom damn it" chalkboard, totally awesome! and the jar with the rusty lid, now that's just cool... thanks for sharing pics of things that make you happy around your house, i like that idea...


Marydon said...

Always a delight to see your home & treasures within, Sissie. Love the pillows you created ...

Have a beautiful weekend ~

Mary Ellen said...

Looking at your pretties is never boring Sissie!! I loved you little photo shop help flowers!

Oh your mirror collection is so pretty!

bee blessed

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Love that basket your sister gave you and really love your chalkboard sign saying!

Imageremix said...

Hi Sissie,

Thanks for the tour. I enjoyed getting a glimpse into what makes you happy. I also go around and take pictures, inside my house and elsewhere of things that lift my spirit. I say enjoy! Thanks for the tour. Hope you'll stop by my place sometime. I'm your newest follower. Hope you'll follow my blog as well. Thanks!

Amy @MaisonDecor said...

well I have to confess i love that flowered chair. every random seldom time you show it ~I just love t!! also love the wire basket, not sure why i love wire things, but i LOVE them!!!

Lucille said...

You have beautiful things, Sissie! I love those pink cushions and that chair they're sitting on is to die for. What a beauty! You have such a knack for putting things together!

NanaDiana said...

You could never bore me with your beautiful pictures, Sissie. Love your glass jewelry display case..and I LOVE LOVE LOVE those pillow and that chair is just gorgeous! xo Diana

red.neck chic said...

I think that walking around your house would make me happy! LOL

Gorgeous - every single bit of it!!!

;-D robelyn

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Linda @ A La Carte said...

I never get tired of looking at your lovely home and sweet collections! Hugs, Linda

Linda said...

I love your pretty mirror collection Sissie! You have so many pretty things to enjoy! Thanks for sharing them with us in these pictures!

Love, Linda

Something Nice and Pretty said...

I love the wire baskets Sissie and your great with photoscape!

Debbie said...

I love seeing photos of your home, Sissie. How could we ever be bored seeing things that you've made, re-done, and displayed.
Your new picture of yourself is so, so cute!!!!

Sweet Meanderings said...

I really love that wire basket. What a lovely gift your sister gave you! I certainly didn't get bored with your pictures! Thanks for sharing them.

ℳartina @ Northern Nesting said...

Sissie these pics made me happy too! So pretty! Your chalk board sign made me LOL!! Have a great weekend!

Jil~Say It With Roses said...

Hi Sissie...Yes, it is happiness to just at look at our things that bring us pleasure! Special pieces that we have gathered in love and that often bring a memory of a sweet day. I love cleaning my house as when I am dusting I think of it as playing with my things! I love touching my pretty china. lol! When my grands were small they were very good about not touching after I told them they were my "toys" and that I did not sit and play with theirs...

Everything is so pretty and your pink pillows very yummy!

Next month I am venturing into a space in an antique/craft mall. I am doing it with a friend and our tastes are opposite, so this will be very interesting!
♥ Jil

Pink Roses and Teacups said...

Hi Sissie,

Love all of your pretties that make you happy. that little chalkboard sign is a hoot! Love it! I love looking all around at my pretties too! Thanks for sharing yours.

Debbie xo

Shabby chic Sandy said...

I so adore your mirrors--I always think of you now when I see that kind of mirror. I love those new pink pillows you made--they are beautiful!

Dorthe said...

Dear Sissie yiou have such a beautiful home, and I can never be bored looking at your wonderful photoes. The new pillow is adorable,and in that chair-OHHHHHH LOVe it!
Hugs -xx

Sares said...

Thanks for the pretty tour! Love the bloom dammit sign! Have a great weekend!

Julie said...

Such lovely things in your house. I just love your wall of mirrors, and the pink floral chair.

I do the same thing as you: wander around the house and just look at stuff that makes me happy. It's kind of like shopping in your own house.

Ann from On Sutton Place said...

I wasn't bored in the least. Beautiful photos and beautiful pillows. Thanks for sharing these. Your pics are crystal clear. Well done! Have a wonderful Sunday...Ann

Roselle said...

It's ALL so pretty!!!! I can see why it all makes you happy ;)

Deneen@dreaming-n-color said...

Sissie, I think all the pillows you make are pretty! Love the pink one!

My favorite stuff

  • Donuts
  • Iced Vanilla Coffee
  • Finding Junk and making it beautiful
  • Spending Time with my Sister
  • My friends at Miss Minnies
  • Holidays with my family
  • Law and Order Criminal Intent
  • 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
  • getting emails from my sister
  • 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