Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Fabulous Finds and Flourishes!!

Hello lovely bloggers!  It's time to tell you about some of my fabulous finds from those wonderful "thriftiques,"  (that's a new word, just made it up) like "bon marche Goodwill," and  "Habitat Treasures," Now that sounds better.  Oh well no matter what you
call these wonderful shopping mecas, the good finds are abundant.

You might remember a few posts back where I started going crazy with the fleur-de-lis motif.  Well, I'm still puttin them all over everything!

Found the cup and the soap dispenser for $2. each,
added yet another flourish and now I have a set!

The box was brown, so I gave it some white paint and added a
you know what.

The two hammered silver spoons were 75 cents each

One of those boring wooden boxes
beautifully transformed......

Painted some blah wooden coat hangers and
prettied em up!

Family Room sofa loaded down with pillows
and my latest creation the burlap Paris fleamarket
pillow.  It's going to my booth. 

Ok, that's it for today.
Have you found any goodies to show me?
If not, you better get out there before its all gone.
Then be sure and show us what you found.

um, maybe I should host a "I found it for a bargain



My name is PJ. said...

Oh, I look at your stuff AND how it's put together/displayed and I drool.

Imagine the mess I made reading today's post!

Marsha (Sassy Mini Dolls) said...

Such lovely thriftiques!! Today I get my final crown so I'm going to stop off at the Dollar Store and the Discovery Shop on my way home and see if I can find any bargains . . . . Last week I found a fab shabby chic frame for $3.00!


KarenSue said...

Ok, I really do need to start posting what I find. You have encouraged me. Yes, you need to host a "I found it for a bargain day". I'll be there!

Lisa@Pickles and Cheese said...

I just love how you added the fleur de lis to all of your great white finds! Your really got some great things and I love the burlap pillow. Wish I lived closer to shop your booth. I'll look for you next time I nearby at the beach!

Country Wings in Phoenix said...

Oh Sissie Sweetie...
I so love to come and see what you have found this time. What bargains. Dang it I sure wish we lived close by, we would get into so much trouble together. I love the box prettied up and the hangers are just so dang cute. I love it.

Ofcourse I love your fleur-de-lis creations. They are so beautiful. I need to find some of those darn appliques, as they look so pretty on your white.

Pillows, love them. Can never have to many pillows. I have them in almost every room in the house.

Thriftiques - I love this word. So precious. Works for me.

By all means, I think you should host I found it for a bargain. What fun would that be.

Country hugs sweetie and much love...Sherry

Polly said...

Fabulous finds!! I really like what you did with the divided white box! How did you get the fleurish to look aged like that? Great technique!

The paris flea market pillow has my name all over it!! Do you ever sell those on-line?

Great post!!


Brenda-shabbycatsandroses said...

Hello Sissie! So nice to meet you :) I found out about your blog over at Ms. R's at A Gathering of Thoughts. You have such a lovely blog, and I love your wonderful Thrifty finds. I love to shop those "Thrift Boutiques" myself. Sometimes I find wonderful treasures, and sometimes I leave empty-handed. You just never know what you might find at them. There are 3 different Goodwill stores I like to frequent. Love your giveaway you are having. Please enter my name in it (though I have never been lucky enough to win one yet :( ) I'll be becoming a follower too!! Again, it is so nice to meet you! Warmest, Brenda (shabbycatsandroses)

Linda said...

Thriftiques! I am so with you on that one! Love your finds and your ways of making the boring so beautiful. I would join in with found it for a bargain!

junkdreams said...

Absolutely gorgeous work Sissie...isn't it amazing how a little paint instantly transforms something. I just love your style!
Happy day.

Sandi@ My Yellow Door said...

Wonderful finds and flourishes! Thanks for sharing and enjoy your day.


Blondie's Journal said...

I just love how you pretty things up, Sissie!! The boxes are so sweet and I would love to have a whole closet full of those pretty hangers. Your pillow is can you part with it?? ;-)

Fab post!


The Tattered Cottage said...

Sissie -
Gorgeous....everything is gorgeous! You have picked up some beautiful treasures and I love how you transformed them :) I think you should host a "I found it for a bargain" day.

Zuzu said...

Hi Sissie!
I just popped over from Lisa's T&T! Your blog is gorgeous, and I love what you've shared today. I'm adding you to my blogroll - I don't want to miss a thing that you share!
Have a Happy,

Cathy said...

Oh my...I love everything!!! The box you transformed is it filled with all of the darling bath goodies!!!

I just came over from Lisa's and I am so thrilled that I did!!! Your blog is beautiful...your header photo is perfection.

I am off to enter your giveaway and check out the rest of your it!!!


BonjourRomance said...

Bonjour Sissie,
Love your new word -thriftiques! Your finds are great, the fleur de lis give all your new treasures a whole new life. Great job on the pillows.
Have fabulous evening and Happy Thriftiqueing -ok perhaps that's a bit much, you've inspired me :)


Everything as always is GORGEOUS! I say it again GORGEOUS!! I am thinking of borrowing that fluer de lis, and using it in a few place in my bathroom.
Blessings always and keep in coming!

Coralie Cederna Johnson said...

I always love seeing your finds and then how you, so often, transform them so beautifully! Love the hangers and the holder...Gorgeous!

stefanie said...

Everything is gorgeous, like always, I am telling you, you should sell on Etsy!

Atelier de Charo said...

Everything is so pretty, those are great finds!!!

Karen Valentine said...

Sissy your finds truly are fabulous! You worked some real magic. That stuff looks as though it came out of a high end boutique. Great job!

My Desert Cottage

Miss Gracie's House said...

HI Sissie! This is my first visit and what a had me laughing and inspired all at the same time! Great work with those rub-ons...I picked some up right before I'd better go find them!

Moments of Grace said...

I have just discovered your blog and have fallen in love with it all!!! I have gone every photo and read every words several times and just adore your site.
Thanks for giving me yet another beautiful place to visit.

In Grace,

alice said...

Oh, Sissie....I will be thinking about you tomorrow! Let's hope you don't have to go back.UGH! I do! As always I love your style!!
smiles, alice

Jane said...

Such beautiful whites! Love how you transformed all of the pieces...lots of inspiration!

Barbara Jean said...


LOVE your blog,and the treasures you make!!
So glad you came by to visit me so now i know where you are!


barbara jean

PS I'm looking for your giveaway. will look again and find it! =0))

ceekay said...

Great finds and you did such cute things with them. I love the pillow....I love pillows, as my husband would tell you!

Laura said...

Hi Sissie,
Beautiful finds..made spectacular by your talents! Your burlap pillow looks great!

LuLu said...

Oh you found some good treasures and i love what you did with them,

Tanza said...

Hi Sissie,
Ooohhh what wonderful treasures for you ~ Your home is just beautiful, and I LoVe peekin' in to see what's new .. Soo calming and relaxing .. Your give-away is beautiful !! How generous and wonderful of you to share with the lucky girlie !! Hoping your evening to be relaxing ~
Big hugs ~tea~xo

Linda said...

I'm lovin that awesome BURLAP will be out of the door soon!


Rebecca said...

Every thing looks love love the pillows especially the burlap Paris pillow

June said...

Man oh man you are goooood! I can't believe what you unearth when you go thrifting Sissie. Maybe you would consider being my personal shopper? Oh, I thought

Sares said...

Your pillows are so beautiful! I say you can never have too many throw pillows. I love what you did with all your 2nd hand treasures, where do you get the flourishes you add to them? They really make the pieces and help tie them all together!

Vicki said...

Hi, Sissie,
You are finding some great thriftiques!!! I think the added fleur de lis are perfect, too. I always enjoy visiting you to see what pretties you will have to show us. I hope you are having a lovely week, my friend. Sending much love your way! Vicki

Amy Kinser said...

You found some great stuff and I love love love your pillows.

I have not had a great amount of luck at Goodwill recently. I have two that I frequent often and have been disappointed as I walk out of the doors with little or nothing.

Angie said...

Love everything and I don't blame you one bit for putting that cute fleur de lis on lots of stuff! I may have to try it too!

Just Joany said...

I love your new word. Soooo chic! And your finds are wonderful. What a good idea with the wooden hangers. What kind of paint do you use so it won't rub off on the clothes? Or, is that a dumb question?

~ Just Joany
Red Wagon Flights

Word Designer said...

I'm aaaaaaalllll about new words... and new finds. You did well with both.

Word Designer

Christina Lee said...

AAh I love it all esp. the fleur-de-lis "stuff" :D

Sherrie said...

I have to say that I am so going to use your "Thriftiques"!!!! I will get credit to you ....maybe you should copyright it. Thanks for your kind comments about my name change. I did it. I am now A conversation at Goodwill. I like the sound of that. You don't have to do a thing. It will already show as this new name under sites that you have joined. It was a low tech way of doing things, kind of like switching out a photo in the banner under layout, but it worked. Thanks again.

Tracey said...

Sheesh, you're an expert at finding, and making, beautiful things!!!

Your burlap Paris pillow is perfection!!!

:) T

Janean said...

sissy, since you obviously have WAY TOO MUCH talent for one gal, have you thought about putting all that EXTRA talent in bottles and selling it??? LOL. girl, you got it goin' on! everything is PERfect. :)

Grandma Yellow Hair said...

Sissie you do have the eye for great buys. I love stopping by here and seeing your goodies.
I will be having another Temptation Monday if you want to list anything for sale just send me an email and what you want to list
Take care
your comment was funny but believe me I thinkg the man was way to old to be trying to pick anyone up. hahahaha

Miss Mustard Seed said...

Everything is so pretty! I love your style. I get on kicks as well, when I find a color, motif, or look I really like.

Collected Treasures said...

What a great word....thriftiques....enjoyed my visit and hope you stop by an se me sometime..


The Apiary said...

love the flea market pillow you did. Looks great.

Dixie said...

Love all your fabulous finds... and then the emblishing... perfectly beautiful!

Yes, Candy and I found some fantastic bargains today.. and I'll be posting about them soon.. but check out my header photo.. crystal vintage chandy... got it for my guest room!

kayellen said...

My first visit~~what a pretty blog!
So nice to meet you:)
I will look for you on Pink Saturdays!

Bless you:)
Kay Ellen

Anne~Fiona and Twig said...

You GO, girl with those fleur-de-lis's! ;-)
Good stuff there!

All my thrifty treasures I've shared in the past couple of days on my blog. I've been hit with the flu, so no treasure hunting for me this week. :-(


Yaya' s Changing World said...

You have some wonderful finds. I've learned that we don't even have garage sales where I live. *sigh* Apparently, I am the only treasure seeker. *double sigh*

~ Yaya
Yaya's Changing World

GypsyNurse said...

Sissie. you to to send me on the yellow brick road where I could buy your stuff!!

EnchantedBella said...

OMG your Thriftique finds are fantastic. And the "I found it for a bargain day" such a good idea. I would so join that blog party.


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