Thursday, April 22, 2010

Getting Inspired!

Hi Bloggerettes!  What's happening in your corner of the world?
Are you finding lots of good stuff?  Are you creating something beautiful?  Are you transforming something boring into a work of art?  Are you making a collage or painting? Are you taking photos of something we will ooh and awh over?  Well????

What would you do with this?  Ruffles and lace....ooh-la-la!!!
It's this......a gorgeous formal dress that I found at the thrift store for a few dollars.....

Oh how I wish I was the size zero.....I would wear this around the house!!!
I am thinking it will make a nice vanity table skirt???

Here's a wooden shelf that I painted white and shabbied a little.
It's hanging in my laundry room.  I love it.

I have a hard time passing up wooden shelves.  Here's another one in a corner of my laundry room....

Here's one I painted pink and it's over the sink in the
laundry room.....told you I couldn't pass them up.

Okay, this is enough about my stuff, I am going blog hopping to see what you have done and get inspired!
Oh how I love you keep me inspired....yes you do!



Mari said...


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Brenda-shabbycatsandroses said...

Hi Sissie :) I'm lovin' that lovely dress! I think a vanity skirt would be feminine and romantic...ahh yes!! Your shelves are wonderful! I have a few in my home that I have given a make-over to, and just love them..all filled with some pretty rose china and other sweet finds :) It's sooo much fun hunting for treasures, isn't it :) Thanks for sharing these photos with sure to post what you do with that dress!

Blondie's Journal said...

A vanity skirt sounds wonderful!! It amazes me when someone can look at something like a formal dress they don't need and see a vision of turning it into something else. The creativity in Blogland in never ending. I know you will do something very special with the dress.

Love your shelves too. What a nice way to pretty up a laundry room. That' some inspiration I can use! Thanks Sissie!


afistfullofweeds* said...

Wow Sissie, that dress is awesome!! Vanity skirt, pillows, what about curtains or a lovely throw for your sofa?? Love it! Rhonda

Sherry @ No Minimalist Here said...

You could slipcover a chair with the dress. The bodice could go on the back and the bottom of the dress becomes the chairs skirt. You would need a chair with a pretty wood or cane back. Love the shelves.

Klik said...

This pink one is enchanting! And the dress...!!!!!

trash talk said...

I say put it on and dance around the house! So what if it doesn't fit...who's to see? It's gorgeous!

Carol Mae said...

Love all the ruffles and your shelves turned out so nice. Happy evening, Carol Mae

Alaina said...

I was thinking the same about the dress, or the edge on a table cloth. I love your shelves, I have some that I made that are more of a mantle shelf, just big enough to make a small vignette on. Have a wonderful day.

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

That dress is fairy tale spectacular - can't wait to see what you do with it!

Debby said...

Oh my gosh, I love that dress. Love the sound of a vanity skirt~ Ooh-la-la!!!
Love all your painted shelves.

Sylvia (at) Lily's Pad and Petals said...

Hi Sissie you have such vision, I can't wait to see what you do with that dress.

Linda said...

Oh it is beautiful. Can't wait to see what you do with it.

katie said...

Love that pink shelf. Everything you do is so yummy and feminine.

Debra@Common Ground said...

Hey Missy Sissy, what a great comment you left on my post, I feel the same, I think you're the best, and anyone who eats chocolate peanuts off their own body is my kinda gal!!! There are so many beautiful blogs out there, but gee, I'm a REAL person!
The dress is wonderful, yes, I can see you sashaying around doing your laundry in that little number. You collect shelves, I can't pass up a little table, ohhh... it's a weakness!

Linda K. said...

What a pretty lacey dress, so many possibilities! I know what you mean about shelving. Thanks for stopping by REB and entering the giveaway.

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

Those little shelves are great! I think they come in handy for so many areas where you can't put anything too big. The first picture, I was thinking, "I'd wear it", and then you said it was a dress! A vanity skirt sounds lovely or even a tablecloth skirt or how many pillows could you make out of that baby!

Cathy said...

Oh my I love your stuff...I love my stuff...I love stuff...stuff...stuff;)!

How is that for materialistic...hehe!

Your shelves are darling...I love them all...I think I need to follow you around when you shop...I have been looking for some shelves and can't find any...not any!

The dress is beautiful and I know you would look lovely in it...dancing around the house all fufu and pretty;)!

I hope you are having a wonderful evening!

One Cheap B*tch said...

So pretty! And honey, you get the Home Goods/Marshalls/TJMaxx coupons if you get their credit card. Well worth it! =)


Chrissy said...

Oh I love this post,your so sweet!! I am going to go check out your etsy!! Talk soon,x0x0

Chrissy said...

Oh I forgot to tell you how much I love your pretty!!!!!

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Hi Sissie,
One would feel like Cinderella in that frock! If it was mine, I would just hang it somewhere. Love your shelves too! Have a lovely weekend.


Bunny said...

Oh you lucky girl, love that dress you find the best things. Would love to go shopping with you. Sad that I am too far away. Hugs Bunny

GypsyNurse said...

Sissie~ you find the most beautiful items...

vintage French Hen said...

It's so funny that you posted about a vintage formal. My mom and dad just brought over a bunch of formals they found in the hall closet after cleaning it out! In it was my prom dress form my senior year, and a bridesmaid dress from my first wedding. Plus, A dress I wore in my sisters wedding in 1974, and 2 of my sisters dresses from prom. WOW! They are so tiny! And to think I thought I was fat back then!

Kathysue said...

sissie that dress is wonderful. I think a dressing table is the perfect choice for that little lovely, great idea, Kathysue

~ Regan said...

Oh my, that is going to be a beautiful table skirt.. And if anyone can pull off sewing it together, it's you, my friend! Can't wait to see what you do with it.

I like the wall shelves- haven't scored any myself, but I wouldn't mind having a few! ;) Better keep my eye out!


Oh YUM that dress is gorgeous! I wish I was a size zero and I don't even own the dress!!!!

it looks gorgeous just hanging around as is!...hang it off your curtain rod in the bedroom or something...or off the shower curtain! I love it!

of course, when you work your creative magic, it will be beautiful no matter what you do!

how great would that dress be for a beach wedding! wowowoowowow!

love all your shelves and what you put on them! great for collecting, right....

glad I popped in!
ciao bella
creative carmelina

Shelia said...

Hi Sissie! Oh, what a lovely ruffly dress! I know you'll use it and make something pretty! Now I love your little shelves too! You know how to decorate them too!
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Sonia said...

Hi Sissie,

Oh I love all the pretty wooden shelves..I have a few I want to repaint and use again. So nice to display your pretties in. I do love the lace tiered dress you could do so much with it...napkins, table runners, or vanity shirt..all would be so nice.

Thanks for your sweet visit! I wish you luck in my giveaway...drawing is Saturday nite. Take care!

Miss Bloomers

Julia - "Vintage with Laces" said...

That dress is really pretty, Sissie and I know you will make something beautiful out of it! I love your wooden shelfs as well.
Have a good night!

Tracie~MyPetiteMaison said...

Ooh Sissie,
Love all the little shelves and the precious items you having perched upon them too. The dress is beautiful, it would make a very nice dressing table skirt. Can't wait to see!

Amy Kinser said...

My friend...You have such beautiful taste. So elegant, you are.

If you have a minute, stop by and see my washtub all shabby and full of goodies.

Annie Louise said...

I just love your blog, such wonderful inspiration, uplifting, and beautiful treasures to look at. Thank you so much for sharing your wonderful pictures and thoughts will all of us.

Lululiz said...

Oooh, the dress is gorgeous! I wouldn't have the heart to cut it up, I think I would keep it as it is and just display it hanging from my wardrobe. Sigh, I never was a size 0, but I do remember being a size 4 ( size 8 UK ), I am afraid those days are gone though.

Dorthe said...

Sissie, oh it is wonderfull,
I think that I would keep it as is, for a while, and then I see lots of lots of angels.
And your shelves are so sweet, and gives endless possibillyties for showing off, lovely things, like you do here.
Thanks for showing,dear, friend.
Love and hugs, Dorthe

Daphne Nicole & Lynda Cade said...

Sissie, that dress is gorgeous!!! It would make a great table skirt, but I would problaly have a hard time cutting something so beautiful, I've bought vintage clothing and vintage throws before just to cut up and make purses and pillows with, but I always find I have a hard time when it comes time to cut them, so I have many of them just stored in my work room. I know I'm a little goofy, after all that's what I bought them for, maybe one day I'll brake down and cut them and make something beautiful with them!!! Blessings~~~ Daphne

Paula said...

Hi Sissie,

I love that gorgeous dress!!! Your photos are so beautiful! I can see that made into a vanity skirt. Do share when you finish it. I love all of your shelves. I have a weakness for them too, and my sweet hubby makes a lot of them for me! Thank you for the inspiration! Love, Paula

Melanie said...

That dress is GORGEOUS!!!! Love your blog so much. Glad I found it tonight so I can follow your future posts! Have a great weekend!

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Stephanie ~ Angelic Accents said...

Oooh, so you're a shelfaholic, too! Nice to meet you! Love that sweet gown!!

Big TX Hugs,
Angelic Accents


Hi Sissie, I am so happy to have found you lovely blog this evening. I'm in love! I can imagine the dress being made into a bassinet or cradle covering or even hanging about a cradle...Can't wait to see what you come up with, I'm sure it will be fabulous! I hope you have a wonderful week.
Kim a new follower of yours:)

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