Tuesday, April 6, 2010

A Funky Find and Playing with Picasa

Hi Bloggerettes!  Check out the ruffles on this.  Bet you can't guess what it is.....bet ya!

I was at a yardsale on Saturday and it was hanging from a tree.
Seems the owner used to be a Square Dancer and was selling off all  her fancy, smancy, dancin petticoat crinolines.
Moi, being the lover of all things girlie, rufflly and frilly,
just had to have this.

I just discovered how to edit my photos at Picasa.
So, I have been goin a little crazy...
Here's a corner of my booth at Miss Minnie's

Another little corner....

A silver vingette on my diningroom table...

I just finished making this burlap runner.  It has a large ruffle on both ends and it's long and weighty.  So pretty.
I haven't decided yet whether I am going to add an image...
still thinking....

Should be in my etsy shop soon.

Well, that's it.  I'll be back soon with some more ramblings.
I'm so glad that you are all my friends.  Oh, how I love



raggygirlvintage said...

Sissy, I think you should rename your blog "Queen of Ruffles"!! Loving that petticoat.

Love coming by, your posts are always beautiful and inspiring:-)


alice said...

I am so impressed with your Picasa. I still seem not have trouble with all computer stuff!!
Maybe after vacation I will be settled down!lol (sounds good anyway). Love your look as always!
smiles, alice

Loui said...

love visiting with you because I ADORE your beautiful white living room!! and the endless array of pretty girly stuff..
Have you just discovered Picasa? I have used it faithfully since Google first introduced the site..talk about serious love!!
I've sold a few of my photos (on which I used Picasa for editing)so easy, user friendly!
to me Picasa is Priceless!!
warmest hugs..laughing smiles..

Caroline said...

The crinoline is so pretty Sissie. Are you going to sell it as is or do you plan on making something out of it. I could see you whipping up a pretty pillow or something out of that. Haven't been doing much by way of thrifting, the flu bug has hit us pretty hard and we're still recovering. Take care and keep up the creative work. PS. Thanks for adding me to your sidebar :)

Jane said...

Swing your partner round and round....love the ruffled petticoat. Your pictures look really good. I need to try out Picasa.

CC said...

Love that petticoat and love all your ruffles.
Beyond gorgeous..

Kathysue said...

Sissie I love your crinolines. I use to love to dress up with those when I was a little girl, how fun!! Love the ruffled runner, looks wonderful,Miss Sissie.

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

You are so sweet, Sissie! Love the ruffles and I'll bet you could make some pretty things out of it, too. Love the runner ~ I think I'm going to have to get one soon. I just played with Picasa last week to try and clear pictures up. I'll have to play with that softening, blurred look ~ maybe on a picture of me! : )

Beansieleigh said...

Hi Sissie! LOVE all those beautiful silver candlesticks!.. And that square-dancing skirt is gorgeous! I'm wondering if you're going to keep it just the way it is, though,or if you're going to make something out of it?? LOVE that powder blue color! ~tina

Kathy said...

Love the ruffles!!!!
and your space is adorable!!!!
soft and girlie....Yum,
xoxo~Kathy @
Sweet Up-North Mornings...

Ginger said...

I love the crinoline. I would have bought it if I had been there. I remember wearing those, ok I'm dating myself. Love your little corners.


junkdreams said...

You have been up to GORGEOUS things again Sissie!

Sherrie said...

If what you are wearing doesn't twirl, than what is the sense of wearing it. It is fun to be a girly girl. I love your photos. I just got turned on to that program and have been editing a few photos that I will be getting ready to post.It is so addictive.

Low Tide High Style said...

Hi Sissie, you are one ruffle lovin' gal! I love your burlap runner with the ruffle, and your images are very cool!

Kat :)

~ Regan said...

Beautiful pictures! I love to use Picnik- never tried Picasa! They look wonderful! Do you feel funny yet about publishing un-editted photos yet? I do! :P

Mari said...


Sherry @ No Minimalist Here said...

Hey Sissie,

Love the burlap runner...especially since it has ruffles! I always enjoy visiting you and seeing all your pretty things.

Annesphamily said...

Your ruffles are so girlie! I love it!You are getting to be a pro on this picture stuff! I am still clueless! I love to stop by! Thanks! Hugs ti you from me!

Julia - "Vintage with Laces" said...

That's a pretty petticoat and your booth is a total eye-candy, Sissie! I wish I'd be nearer and could just drop by to take a closer look.

Sweet Bee Cottage said...

Nice pictures. I haven't played with picasa. Have you tried picnik? It's fun and free!

Your runner turned out great!

Riet said...

Hi Sissie, You find the most beautiful things.Gorgeous ruffles. Isn't picasa great? I use it all the time. I also make my mosaics with it. So easy and done in a jiffy.

Daphne Nicole & Lynda Cade said...

Hi Sissie, Your pictures are wonderful!!! I love that frilly petticoat, and your silver vingette is gorgeous!! Blessings... Daphne

Dorthe said...

Oh dear, such beautifull photoes, Sissie.
Did`nt know Picasa could do that,have to look closer one day, trying to find out!!
love your wonderfull runner, and the skirt is just to remind me being a little girl-such fantastic ruffles.
Love and hugs, Dorthe

BellaRosa said...

Sissy amor, I think since my girls named me Fru Fru gaudy girl cause I love ornate pretty things..since you love ruffles and beautiful things...I will dub you...fru fru ruffle girl :) oh darn I forgot that tiara should come with that title :) well I am sure...that like me...you probably already have a tiara for such an occasion ;) But seriously, you find the pretties things and you make the loveliest things with ruffles that I am starting to now notice them everywhere I go...not a good thing as it means one more thing I want to collect :) Besos, Rose

My name is PJ. said...

Your photos are great, Sissie! LOVE the blue ruffles!!! And from a square dancer. Who woulda thunk it?!

Shabbyfufu said...

IN LOVE with your photos Sissie, and the crinoline and runner too! ~xo~Janet

ozma of odds said...

...major score Sissie!! I can remember my grandparents getting dressed from head to toe getting ready to go off square dancing, it was such a sight! Thanks for taking me back.
xo, Rosemary

Debra@Common Ground said...

LOVE all those girlie ruffles, ever think of taking up square dancin'? me neither. I know you'll find something fabulous to do with them! Love your photo work!

Paula said...

Dear Sissie,
Oh, that is so pretty and girlie! So glad you found it and brought it home. Love the color too! You did a fabulous job in Picasa with your lovely photos. Your booth is beautiful and filled with such pretties!!! I love your pretty silver vignette and the gorgeous burlap runner you made! So glad you are my friend! Love you, Paula

Helen said...

Of course you know I adore your ruffles ~ all of them.

Karen said...

Good morning! I hate it when I don't have time to visit my daily blogs! I have lost so much! But had to zip over here this morning to catch up. I am praying for the miners . . . How very, very sad.
Love the runner! And LOVE the ruffles! What fun!
Must head off to work AGAIN today . . . :( I don't like working this much - but the money is pretty fun! :)
HAGD! Karen

A Cottage Muse said...

Beautiful photos...love the ruffly runner too!


I love the pinks you have hanging in your booth. I have been looking at my wardrobe and thinking I need more pastels in it. Time to go shopping.

tarnishedandtattered.blogsot.com said...

Hey Sissie,
I'm home from vacation. Changed my panties, saw a heart specialist & now I'm catching up on my Sissie posts. What a great find!! I can just see the wheels spinning. Could it possibly be disassembled & made into pillows??? Whatever you do it will be amazing! Lisa

Stephanie ~ Angelic Accents said...

Oh how I love you, Sissie, and all your ruffled goodies!! I've just now become a follower (thought I already was, as I've had you in my Google Reader forever!).

Big TX Hugs,
Angelic Accents

Lynn-Teacupstitches said...

Hi Sissie!
I love how you can take the most humble of all fabrics - burlap - and with a wave of your magic wand . . . ahum . .. sewing machine :-) . . . turn it into something so adorable! Your runners are simply SWEET!
My Grandma squaredanced til she was in her 80's and she never had such fancy dresses as that HA! Another lucky find for you! I love love LOVE all the pretty laces you found too.
Thanks bunches for sharing Picasa too! Must check that out!!

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