Thursday, May 20, 2010

On the Hunt for Pretties!

Hi Bloggerettes!  I have been on the great hunt for pretties to put in my booth.  Most I have to paint, so I will show you those later.  So, I haven't much to post about.  I think I'll take some time this evening and blog hop.  I am looking for some inspiration and that's one sure fire way to get it!

Here's a few pillow creations I 've been working on.  A funky burlap pillow.....
A french lace pillow.  The beautiful black lace was sent to my by a very special blogger friend....

I found this mirror at the church sale the other day and it was an ugly brown color, so out comes the white paint and there ya go!

Well, I'm outta here.  Got to fix dinner and then take some time for blog hoping!  See you in the funny papers!!




Ceekay- Thinkin of Home said...

You are killin' me with those pillows! I love the ruffled burlap!

Marsha (Sassy Mini Dolls) said...

OMG, Sissie, I LOVE LOVE LOVE that French lace pillow . . . I'm so jealous of whoever buys it :( yep, I'll admit it, JEALOUS!! :)


Nancy said...

Your pillows are sooo pretty! I like that mirror, and I like it much better white. Looks great!

Mari said...


Ozma of Odds said...

Who just doesn't love ruffles? On anything!!Adore the mirror! ~ but most especially, the reflection of those buttercream toile pillows, fabulous room!!
xo, Rosemary

Carmelina said...

oh so pretty, and as always so make me want to sit beside my sewing machine and see what happens!

ciao bella
creative carmelina

btw...i love the clever positioning of your gorgeous mirror...the reflection of your home's contents is gorgeous!

well done!

afistfullofweeds* said...

LOL!! @ Carmelina..I wish my sewing machine would do something if I just sit by it!! Love that burlap pillow!!!! Rhonda

Dorthe said...

Hi sweetie,
that burlap pillow is so wonderfull, love that look, of simplicity, and richness together,-you are just great to create those little beauties ,dear Sissie,--and the french...Oh LaLa ,so manifique,

Donna said...

You really have the ruffles and lace! Love all your creations. See ya soon, Donna

Linda said...

Such gorgeous pillows! Love how the white paint can change something ugly to beautiful!!!

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Lovely pillows, Sissie! I love what a transformation some white paint can make; love the mirror! Have a wonderful evening.


Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

Love your Paris Polka Dot pillow, Sissie! Very pretty. The mirror turned out great and I love your picture with the reflection in it.

stefanie said...

what would we do without spray paint? it fixes everything!


Hi Sissie, Love your pillows and newly painted mirror. I'm cooking dinner now and will be blog hopping tonight, maybe I'll run right into you, ha ha! Thank you for stopping by and comment on my Rednesday; I flipped my "Lid" post. Yummy Red... I am hooked on thrift shopping now, what is a girl to do? Whe knew it could be sooo rewarding. Love my new "RED" finds.

Lululiz said...

The French pillow is so............. well French, lol, its fabulous, very chic indeed!

Pamela said...

Beautiful pillows!! I love the photos in your header! I love pink!
Pamela from French Buttons

Polly said...

Hi Sissie!

Is that burlap beauty heading to your Etsy shop? If so, let me know! It would look great on my old stool in my kitchen!! LOVE IT! Your pillows are always awesome!



Debbie @ said...

Hey there Sissie girl! You sure make the loveliest burlap items I have ever seen. Love them! I am desperately needing some sewing time...I want to fix up my back patio and use some burlap to do it!!

Sherry @ No Minimalist Here said...

Hey Sissie, You make the most adorable pillows! Lovin all the ruffles.

Lynn-Teacupstitches said...

Only Sissie would think of such a fun thing as ruffled burlap! It looks adorably cute!
And a little peek into the gorgeous redo mirror shows some more pretties to admire :-)
And I cant forget the black lace pillow which is so Paris chic!!
Enjoy a super supper!


Paula said...

Hi sweet Sissie,
It is always a delight to visit you! The burlap pillow is so lovely and the Paris pillow is gorgeous! The black lace is the perfect accent for the sweet polka dot fabric. Love the flounce and flowers too! The mirror is fabulous! It is amazing what white paint can do. I have a large mirror in my parlor that had a brown frame, so my dear hubby painted it white and it looks so much better! Your mirror has such pretty details and they really stand out with the white paint! Love, Paula

Brenda-shabbycatsandroses said...

Hi Sissie, your pillows are just scrumptious, as always, but really love that Paris pillow :) That mirror is just gorgeous. Have a great evening my friend! Warmest Always, Brenda

raggygirlvintage said...

Gorgeous Sissie! I just stocked up on burlap today, can't resist the stuff! Really love how that mirror turned out! Sometimes it's hard to part with the stuff we upcycle, isn't it!

Lori said...

Sissie, your pillow are beautiful...i am just loving your mirror with that pretty, fresh coat of white paint...gorgeous!!!

Kat said...

I think you found the pretties! LOVE the burlap pillow. Love it!

Crystal Rose Cottage said...

Hi Sissie....Very cute burlap pillow! Your mirror that you painted turned out so pretty too! Love it!~Hugs, Patti

Julia - "Vintage with Laces" said...

Ahh, more very pretty pillows! You are the Queen of Ruffles, Sissie!
The mirror turned out beautiful. What a luck that the @9#*)=! guy hadn't given that away as well.
Have a lovely weekend!

My name is PJ. said...

You work miracles with paint, Sissie! You know what we haven't seen evidence of lately? Your fleur de lil (or however you spell that).

Diane said...

Sissie, you always make burlap look so soft! You have "the touch" with it! Who'd have thought burlap could work like this! Beautiful job once again!

A Cottage Muse said...

Love, love, love that mirror! They are my weakness!

Linda@Coastal Charm said...

Sissie, that FUNKY burlap pillow! HAPPY FRIDAY!!!!


Diann @ The Thrifty Groove said...

Very pretty frame Sissie! And love that little black and white pillow!

Marydon Ford said...

Cute burlap but I love the black lace creation.
Your designs are so warm, Sissie ...

Have a fantastic weekend.
TTFN ~ Hugs, Marydon

Shellbelle said...

Who would've thought a ruffled burlap pillow could be so gorgeous? Why Sissie, of course!

Everything is simply wonderful, but that mirror…ooh, la, la, love it.

I'm not signing up for your fabulous giveaway, I've been the lucky winner several times recently and I don't want to be greedy (really, I do, but momma and daddy taught me well).

I'm slowly decorating my new place and just have to tell you what an inspiration you've been my dear. Could you please tell me what kind of paint you used for your mirror. I have several things that need touching up and I want to get it right the first time. Thanks, so much!

Nancy's Notes said...

Ahhh...sweet Sissy! Ohhh la la, is right! You ahve some neat treasures there!



junkdreams said...

Such pretty pretties Sissie,,,,,love that ruffle you added to the burlap pillow!

Sares said...

They're all fabulous. I don't think I could pick a favorite!

Debby said...

Hi Sissie, love, love your new pillows.

The Feathered Nest said...

Sissie, you make the most gorgeous things!!!! Do you have Ross stores near you? I love to check out their clearance section for feather pillows (even if the outer cover is hideous) I can get a wonderful feather insert for about 6.00 or 7.00 ~ I rip off the ugly cover a sew my own slip...I hope you're having a great weekend sweetie, hugs and love, Dawn

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