Sunday, December 13, 2009

Great weekend finds.....

It just wouldn't be Saturday without going to all the yardsales, thrifts, Goodwill and Habitat, now would it?  I know I'm not alone when it comes to thrift store addiction,
because once you go, you are hooked FOREVER!
Here are my wonderful finds:

Sweet little frenchy looking clock.  I added the fleu-de-lis scroll using rub on art. How cut is that? And the clock only cost $2.00. Yep, $2.00!

This shabby cottage looking plate with roses for $2.00 at Goodwill.  I added a little bow in case someone would like to hang it on the wall.

Victorian Hot Plates with coasters for $2.00 each.

Found this tiny little tree in a burlap bag for $2.00, added the balls for $1.00 and a few other ornaments I had laying around.  I put the tree in a $1.00 white vase from
a thrift shop and created a little tree that would be perfect for someone in the hospital, or nursing home, or for someone who doesn't want to put up a big tree.

I also went out into the back yard and picked up pine cones to paint and glitter.
For some reason people are buying these things like crazy.  I originally put them in my booth for decoration, but they started selling.

Wait, there's more......I was so energetic that I whipped up two burlap pillows for some customers.  I hadn't worked with burlap before, but it was easy.  It's inexpensive and gives the pillows the french decor look that is so hot right now.

Well, that's about it for now.  I think that today I am going to take it easy.  Maybe even take a nap.  Mr. Sissie and Son are making dinner.  Now, how lovely is that?
I'm going to get a glass of iced tea, prop up in my bed with the kitties
and  look around at all my blogger friends posts.
Can you think of a better way to spend a day?


Mary said...

Hi Sissie,
Love the burlap pillows you made. Sugar-glitter dusted pinecones are really popular now! They are so pretty,too. What finds the pretty plate and vintage clock are. Sounds like you're in for a great day (guess that was yesterday). Happy Pink Saturday~

stefanie said...

I can't believe you just "whipped" those gorgeous pillows up!!! love all your finds!!

Fabulously french said...

Lucky you, what fabulous finds! The cushions are gorgeous.


Marsha (Sassy Mini Dolls) said...

Oh, WOW, just wonderful finds. I LOVE LOVE LOVE that clock, the pillows and the glitter pinecones!! What fabulous finds, Sissie!!!

Enjoy your day!


Purvail said...

Great finds.. I have some rose plates with the scalloped edges like your find that I found at a yard sale . No sales up here in this weather. I have to rely on Goodwill and other thriftt stores. When I buy a sweater at Goodwill and someone asks where I got it I tell them ""GW FASHIONS"

Country Wings in Phoenix said...

Oh My Gosh Sissy...
That clock is just precious. I love the little add(ie) to it. You made it so special.

The coasters and hot plates were beautiful and I loved the little tree. You can never have to many trees. Not ever.

Sweetie I am so lovin those burlap pillows. They are just beautiful. Especially the one with the little layers. You are so talented sweetie. So talented. I need those for my leather couches. How beautiful they are.

I am going to have to check out your Etsy shop. Oh and sweetie thank you so much for sharing today. I hope you rest and enjoy getting waited on by the guys. I so wish we lived close, I would be shopping on weekends with you. I usually go alone out here. I always have a great time, but sure would enjoy being with a good friend.

Could you email me your address? I have a little something I would like to send to you.
Country hugs, Sherry

Tammy of Yarborough House said...

Sissy, You did great. You must have wonderful thrift shops where you are. Ours are- well not so good. Gotta find me some new ones. I love the pinecones and adore the pillows. Don't you just love burlap? Did you wash yours first- it gets so soft that way.


KarenSue said...

I think we have some things in common. I thought I would stop and say hello and then go back for more of your pretty blog.
I'm hooked on the thrift store. Some people just don't get it. I'm adding you to my list.
Happy week to ya!

Anne~fiona and twig said...

Hi Sissie,
Thanks so much for paying me a visit, it allowed me to discover your beautful blog!
You are so right about Saturday's and thrifting, once it gets in your blood it's all over!

Love your pillows!

My name is PJ. said...

You 'whipped' those beautiful pillows up? I bow very low to your sewing supremacy! Holy Cow! I can't believe you whipped them up! BEAUTIFUL!!

BonjourRomance said...

Bonjour Sissie!
Fantastic finds! Great touch to the clock. I agree with PJ, you did a fabulous job on those pillows you just 'whipped' up! Enjoy your dinner, you lucky girl!

Jane said...

You have been busy. I love how you took all of your finds and tweaked them to turn them into pieces we would all love to have displayed in our homes. And the burlap pillow were beautiful.
Have a great week.

Vicki said...

Sissie, that sounds like a perfect way to spend the day!! You found some wonderful things at the thrift shop, and I love your burlap pillows! They do seem to be all the rage right now. I know you enjoyed your wonderful dinner. Have a beautiful week. Much love and blessings to you! Vicki

Riet said...

What great finds again Sissie. I love that clock and the plate and just everything. Good for you, you take a lazy day.

Coralie Cederna Johnson said...

Fabulous finds! I especially love the cottage white floral dish with the ribbon you attached! Beautiful! I can't stay away from those thrifty stores much fun for so little spending! What's not to love! Great post! Thanks for sharing!!!

Diane said...

Hi Sissy, I'm Diane--new to the blogging community. And I'm finding some wonderful bloggers. I LOVE, LOVE, yours. I have a passion for vintage items, and in the summertime, that is my favorite pasttime--hunting for all of these great finds. I'm so glad I found your blog--I'll be following it!!

Chrissy said...

Oh my gosh...I love those pillows you whipped up!!!All your little treasures are awesome,great post!!! Talk soon,Chrissy

Becca @ Blue Cricket Design said...

Hi Sissy!!!So glad to meet you!!!Your blog is simply beautiful!!!! I love your ruffle pillow!!! I can't wait to get to know you and your blog better!Be sure to come and link up on our linking party every Wednesday! I know my readers would love to see your style and talent!


Gypsy Mermaid said...

Hey sissy!! Hehe thats what I call my sister and she calls me! I love that name. I love the pillows and your living room! omg I just love it all. Where did you get the burlap? I have problems with my burlap shedding does yours do that? hugs


Karen Valentine said...

My name is Karen and I am a thriftstore shopoholic! Yes Sissie, I do understand your addiction! What great little treasures you found this week. Thank you soooooo much for your very sweet words about my garland. You had me grinning from ear to ear! Have a GREAT week!

My Desert Cottage


What sweet finds! I love that clock and the plate, looks similar to one my mom has. You have made me want to go shopping! Blessings!

Terra said...

You found so many treasures, I especially like the plate with roses on it.
We do love a bargain, I must admit to it.

Grandma Yellow Hair said...

Wow you did great on your shopping trip. I am like Sherry wish we lived close to you.
These burlap pillows are the thing now. Everyone wants them. You are so talented to be able to just whip these up.
Why don't you put some of your things on my Temptation Mondays they are just to pretty not to.

Artsy Fartsy Junkin Finds said...

Girl, I see you are a Thrift shop Junkie too!! Great finds. Thanks for stopping by. Just love the use of the Silver plates and glass cloches!! I see you are a fan of that as well. I hope to get the rest of my finds posted this week. I have taken some old lightweight tarnished silver platters and made magnetic memo boards with them. They look gorgeous hanging on a kitchin wall. I will be back soon to see what all you are up to, Blessings, Janna

Cottage Panache Antqs Blog said...

Sissie, what wonderful thrifty finds and I love the way you embellished and perfected them! What a beautiful home you have. Maureen

Debbie @ The Shabby Bungalow said...

Great finds and I love your cushions and pinecones - they would look fab in my living room! LOL :)

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