Monday, March 22, 2010

Couldn't wait to show you!

Hi Bloggerettes!  I'm so excited to show you what I won at the auction yesterday.  I could swear that this must have come out of  Rachael Ashwell's home.  I'm so excited to show it to you that I took a photo of it in the trunk of my car.  Is that blogger love or what????

Now I know that you shabby style girls are lovin this chandelier.  I  might have bid a little more than I planned but hey, a girl has gotta have it! Yep, had to have it. You just can't put a price on lovely rust like this!  Not sure if I can part with it or not.

I am also still in the rufflemania mode.  So, what better to do than whip up a soft white pillow loaded with ruffles....ahhhhhhhhhhhhhh.
Now don't forget to enter my giveaway.
Everyone have a wonderful week and I hope
you find lots of good stuff.



Loui said...

Love the chandelier..
love the ruffly pillow equally!
both are just perfect!!
warmest hugs..

alice said...

Sissie, You lucky duck! That is wonderful!!!! Love the rust and yes Rachael called and said send it back! I have not tackled my pillows as yet. Hope you were not waiting for the sCrEaM!!
Yours are beautiful!!
smiles, alice

Lilly Higgins said...

That chandelier is unbelievable! I would have paid anything for that too Sissie! Well spotted!Gorgeous pillow too of course! x

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

The chandelier is just gorgeous. Where are you going to put it? The pillow is lovely too. I love the ruffles. Both are fabulous pieces. Hugs Marty

Mari said...


The French Bear said...

Wow, what a great chandelier!! I am in love with your ruffled pillows, they are so adorable!! I did add your giveaway to my sidebar over at the french bear.
Margaret B

GardenofDaisies said...

The chandelier is marvelous! Do you already have a spot picked out for it? Love the ruffled pillow. And speaking of ruffles, did you decide to keep the shower curtain or return it?

fitty's pinky rose cottage said...

ahhhh you scored! love the tole chandelier! i love it! It is my dream to have at least one of the chandeliers.. awesome!

Cindy said...

To die for! The chandelier and your ruffly pillow!!!! I am soooo envious, I haven't seen a chandelier like that out here. You really should keep it!
Thanks for stopping by; that is really cool about Bill Cosby. I haven't seen the HBO series, I'll try to, now.

Julia - "Vintage with Laces" said...

Wow, what an awesome chandelier! I haven't seen anything like that before. Ahh, more ruffles! I love your new creation!
Thanks for your e-mail and entering me in the giveaway, dear Sissie!

Kathysue said...

Sissie I love that chandelier, I am always attracted to that look. I was just looking at a ruffled table cover yesterday, coveting it!!! I have also decided I think I am addicted to your blog for my daily dose of pink, Have a wonderfully Pink Monday, Kathysue

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

What a great chandelier, Sissie! I love the colors!

Dorthe said...

Sissie, dear

oh i would love to have that in my home, so shabby, and wonderfull.
And your ruffles, gorgeus, as alwayes.

Paula said...

Dear Sissie,

I love it!!! Oh, it is gorgeous and I am so glad you won it!!! I love how you took a photo of it in your trunk!!! That is blogger love! :) I love your gorgeous white pillow! The ruffles are so sweet! I made two pillows over the weekend and will post them soon.

Love and hugs,

Brenda-shabbycatsandroses said...

Sissie, that chandelier is sooo Shabbylicious!! You gotta keep that for yourself!! I know I would! Your pillow is so dreamy :) Very feminine! Thanks so much for sharing these pretties with us! Have a lovely day, warmest, Brenda

Linda said...

That chandelier is wonderful, I would have bid for it also. The pillow is ruffleicious!

Tanza said...

Hi sissie,
Ooohh .. the chandy is gorgeous !! And, that pillow is awesome !! a girlie can't have to many ruffles .. and pretty white .. soo crisp, and Spring like .. hoping you have a fabulous Monday ~
hugs ~tea~xo

LemonyRenee' said...

Ooooh, Sissie! You have such good taste. I love to see your spoils. Beautiful chandelier!

A Cottage Muse said...

Your ruffly pillow is divine and the chandelier, heavenly!

Sweet Cottage Dreams said...

*gasp!* The chandelier is just wonderful! Love your pillow! I've made some ruffled ones and just love the look. Reminds me of a little summer shirt I wore in the 70's.


Cottage Panache Antqs Blog said...

Sissie, That chandelier is to die for! Good for you! It has just the right amount of rust too.

Nancherrow said...

Ahhhh....rusty, pretty, shabby chandelier love. Sigh. And ruffles. Lovely!


Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

PART WITH IT?? Sisser, have you gone completely nuts?
p.s. I certainly hope what's her face is enjoying my sweet little key and pillow!! (sob!)

And by the way..(or not) that was about the sweetest thing anyone has ever, EVER, said to me in my life..what a dear compliment that was. I value it so much!

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

Sisser?? LOL Good grief...Sissie...Sissie, Sissie!! I am getting worse and worse with type o's but this one was a doozie!!

~ ~ Ahrisha ~ ~ said...

Oh, Where ya going to hang it? Can't wait to see. I'd keep it too. She is so pretty she needs a name. How about Summer no I guess she is more like Spring. Do you name your objects too?
~ ~Ahrisha~ ~

Riet said...

Oh what a great chandelier Sissie and I love that pillow. Gorgeous

Victoria said...

That is a gorgeous chandelier! I love your ruffled pillow too:)

Lynn-Teacupstitches said...

What a gorgeous chandelier Sissie! I've seen the littlest sconces in that style go for big $$$$. I love the tulips and theres even a butterfly! Sweet!
I've enjoyed reading your blog - its so lovely!

The Tablescaper said...

What a fun chandelier. Where is it going to live?

- The Tablescaper

Enchanted Rose Studio said...

Sissie, the ruffled pillow is soooo charming! I love the chandelier! Congrats on the win!


Marydon Ford said...

Now Sissie I am anxious to see WHAT you do with the chandie! It is unique & could be very very interesting ... hmmmm.

Happy spring!
Have a beautiful week.
TTFN ~ Hugs, Marydon

Claudia said...

That chandelier is just gorgeous! What a wonderful win at auction! Can't wait to see where you put it!


Mary said...

What a great win! Congrats!
Your ruffle pillow is beautiful.
Love it!

Lori said...

oooh, what a great find...i love the lamp!!! your ruffled pillow is gorgeous Sissie!!!

just_charming_ said...

OOHH!!! Just gorgeous! What a great find! Suzanne.

Jane said...

That chandelier is gorgeous!! Worth every penny you bid on it. I'm also loving all of your ruffled pillows, you are one talented seamstress.
Thanks for the suggestion of the crystal drawer pull for the front of my platter holder. I really like that idea and am going to be on the lookout for one. This is what I love about blogging!!

junkdreams said...

The chandy is stunning Sissie...I have been looking for one like that for years!

Amy Kinser said...

Sissie, you are killing me with your pillows. Those ruffles are devine.

I also love your chandi.

tina, theoldfrenchdoors... said...

Hi sissie, I love it and i must say Im in the rufle mode at the moment too. I cant get enough of it. Love your pillow.

Fabulously french said...

Sissie I love the ruffled pillow and the chandy is gorgeous.

Leeann x

My name is PJ. said...

That is the coolest chandelier ever! If you decide you can part with it, you should do a blind auction on your blog. Set a reserve so you don't sell yourself short. I think you've got a lot of shabby chic lovers who read your blog.

Janean said...

hand it over right now!!! LOL. that is stinkin' gorgeous. adore that pillow to pieces too.

better frisk me before i leave this post because i've already got a place for both of your new finds. heheheheh.

liz said...

I just found your blog thru Etsy, and so glad I did. A delightful half hour has been spent reading all of your past posts and enlarging every photo to see all of the wonderful details. Your pillows are just lovely.

Linda said...

That awesome chandelier is so PURDY!!! Hope you are having a FUN day:)



What a lovely shabby chandelier! Will you be painting it white?
Loving the ruffles too!

WhiteWhispers2u said...

G'Day~Awesome new treasure it does look like a RA find.Way to go!

"Ruffles Rock" I want some.........~Cheers Kim

Queen of Dreamsz said...

Hello Sissie,

How I love your shabby chandelier! How sweet it is..can't wait to see it once you have it hung...Are you going to leave it as is or give it a transformation with shabby pastels?

Thanks so much for coming over for a visit...In your comment you mention that you found me on a blog where I was being featured?? Would you tell me who's blog that was please....pretty please..LOL I'd like to visit to see the post...Pop back over and let me know when you have a moment.

Have a lovely evening...
Stephanie ♥

Tracie said...

I love that chandelier! That is my kind of shabby chic right there! Awesome!

Sares said...

This chandelier is dreamy! Rust and all! The new pillow is beautiful too!

CC said...

Sissie..Just had to slow down from looking at your beautiful site long enough to comment on this most wonderful pillow.It's beyond gorgeous..possibly is the prettiest pillow I've ever seen.* sighs..I want such a beautiful pillow..

Sherry @ No Minimalist Here said...

The chandelier is fabulous...don't you just love auctions? The pillow with the ruffles is too cute! This makes me want to take sewing lessons.

Annesphamily said...

I love your blog and I love your giveaway! Congrats on all those followers of which I am one in many! You have a beautiful blog over here. Hugs to you Sissie!

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