Monday, June 21, 2010

My Weekend Finds!

Hi Bloggerettes!  I am still in awe of all the wonderful creative spaces that were featured in Karen's My Desert Cottage, Where Bloggers Create.  I feel like I know so many of you so much better.  There is something about stepping into someone's private space that gives you a sense of who they are and their passions.  Thanks to Karen for creating this meme and thanks to all of you for the invitations.

Well, off to my finds of the week.  At my first yardsale I spied this
gorgeous embroidered work from a mile away!  I think my heart started racing!

The owner told me that it was made my her Mom in the 1940's.
Look at the beautiful work and the best's pink flamingos!

Found this sweet vintage basket at an estate sale.  Love it!

Made this flip flop fabric into a pillow.
Looks summery, don't you think?

Okay, now it's time to see what you found or made this weekend.
You will find lots of good stuff there.

hope to see you there!



LuLu Kellogg said...

That embroidery is fabulous! You always find the most wonderful things. I am done with junkin' until the fall (unless it's inside). Me + Heat = Cranky!


Tanza said...

Hi Sissie,
What beautiful finds for you !! The PiNk flamingos are adorable .. Now, if they don't say Summer !! Right ?! It looks so sweet in your beachy vignette .. that basket .. oohh my .. I would of snatched that right up too !! You had a wonderful treasure hunt I might say !! thanks so much for sharing, and here's wishing you a wonderful week my friend ~
HuGs ~TeA~ xo

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

What a great find, Sissie! That embroidered piece looks like it's in great shape. Love the colors in it.

Rebecca said...

SWEET FINDS FOR YOU!!!! I'm telling you girly...I think you might just find MORE sweet stuff than I do! I call in JUNQUE RADAR! :)

Love to you~


Nancy said...

Fun finds, Sissie! I like the basket. And the flip flop pillow is so cute on that chair!


Lululiz said...

I love the vintage basket, its so pretty. It looks to be in perfect condition as well. I almost bought a basket at the Sunday boot fair as well, but it was too expensive. In the end I spent the money ( and more, lol ) on some fab antique paper goodies.

Linda@Coastal Charm said...

How cute...that vintage runner is the "COOLEST"...what an awesome find...I'm soooo lovin' it! Thanks for coming to my party and posting my GULF COAST GIVEAWAY on your blog:)


Riet said...

Hi Sissie. What a wonderful find the flamingo tablecloth is. How could the lady sell it, it is so beautiful. I also love the vintage basket. great finds again my girl.
Have a nice day

Daphne Nicole & Lynda Cade said...

Sissie, I love all or your wonderful finds, it's so much fun to go treasure hunting!!! hugs~~~Daphne

Lynn-Teacupstitches said...

You find the neatest things Sissie! The flamingo stitchery is adorable . . . and if it has both sides embroidered you can make a matching pillow!
I found some souvenier glassware and think there is a Floria with a flamingo. Must go check!
I love your ferny pillow and your creative space is totally inspiring!! You creative ladies have such fun places to work! I think if I started organizing NOW I could have mine presentable for next year . . .. NOT KIDDING HA!!
Thanks for always bringing me a smile with my visit at Sissies Place!

Shellbelle said...

Flamingos? Did you know I'm passionate about flamingos? I even designed flamingo shoes for my zazzle store. Where I lived in Florida you could occasionally see a pair flying together. Did you know they mate for life? And, of course, I have a set of plastic flamingos in my yard. I mean their pink birds, what's not to love?

Oh, and I like the other stuff too, lol.

Brenda-shabbycatsandroses said...

Hi Sissie! Once again you have found some terrific things!! Love the basket...I'd be painting it either pink or white...leaning more toward the white :) And that flip-flop pillow is too cute, definitely puts one in the summertime mood :)

Have a great week my friend!

Warmest Hugs go you, Brenda

Theresa @ 612Riverside said...

Great finds Sissie! Love the flamingo scarf and absolutely love your new runners. perfect. I wanted to thank you for stopping by today, I'm sorry for the confusion though, I can't enter you in the giveaway... if you want to enter you need to go to theshabbychiccottage to enter... I really want you to have a chance at the cake saver! Thanks for always being so sweet, Theresa

Linda @ A La Carte said...

Sissie your finds are wonderful. Love that basket and of course the embroidery with the Flamingos! I see I am not the only one crazy about them!!! The flip flop pillow is so cute!!!

Crystal Rose Cottage said...

Sissie.....Ohhh...Love the pink flamingos! So pretty and that basket is darling! Lucky garage saling day for you!~Hugs, Patti


Hi Sissie, I love your pink flamingo table scarf and the vintage basket you found. Really in love with the flip flop pillow you made, too cute. Thanks for sharing a few of your finds!

Denise said...

Hi Sissie! I'm ashamed that it's been so long since I stopped by. That wedding just kind of consumed me! Thanks so much for stopping by my blog. I really appreciate it.

Happy To Be/ Gl♥ria said...

Sissie I would have fought you over that lidded basket girl...I could just see this one blonde and a old red head in a tug of war ha ha!! Love all your finds you do come up with the best things my friend...Hope you have a GREAT week and I'll see you when I get back from Reno...hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

Stephanie ~ Angelic Accents said...

What cool finds, Sissie! Love that embroidery ~ isn't it sad that the girl didn't want to keep her mother's handwork?!?

Love your new blog header picture, too~

Just a quick reminder ~ the WEDDING BLOG PARTY is coming up this Friday, June 25th! Hope to see you there! It just wouldn't be a party without you! :0)

Big TX Hugs,
Angelic Accents

Debra@Common Ground said...

Love that flamingos linen piece; really in beautiful condition, and I'm so glad there weren't any snakes hiding in that cute basket. But then again, you'd just "charm" them. te he!

My name is PJ. said...

That embroidered flamingo is wonderful, Sissie!!!!

Kathy said...

Lovin the Flamingo!!!!!!
That's my biggest fear...
My kids selling all my quilts and embroidery at an Estate SALE!!!!
Better make sure it all has a good home before I leave this earthly paradise!
Have a great week sweetie!
xoxo~Kathy @
Sweet Up-North Mornings...

Grandma Yellow Hair said...

OMG Sissy you found the find of the year. Even with my back hurting I would have done cartwheels to get to that piece. hahahaha
Can not imagine finding something like that in a garage sale. Good gosh I live in the wrong place but of course I have not been gargae saleing in months. All the vendors buy the stuff up before anyone can get to them.
Thanks for the get well wishes. I am praying and praying this will be over soon.
Loved my visit over here

Thespa said...

OMG you lucky duck! I love the pink flamingo embroidery you found. It's exactly the kind of thing I'm always looking for as gifts for my mom. She LOVES pink flamingos (and not the cheesy plastic ones with vacuum formed leis) but the pretty ones that show some taste, just like that gorgeous vintage goody you found. I'm so jealous. Love your space, thanks for sharing.

Dorthe said...

Dear Sissie,
your basket find is so very lovely, I love old baskets, they alwayes have that special glow, from being used endlesly...
and the embroidery is beautifull,---and so is your little summer pillow-love those blue,green turquoise colors.
You are so lucky, sweet dear friend.
Hugs, Dorthe

One Cheap B*tch said...

Ooooh! I love flamingos and that is one fab find!


Artist Terri Smith said...

Ah..Sissy, I'm in love with that basket! It's beautiful! Love the gorgeous embroidered piece..I too hunt them down like crazy.

Thanks for popping over recently! I love it when you visit. I've lost my good sense lately and have soldered everything I can get my hands on. It's truly an addictive process.

Oh..and thank you for such a sweet compliment on the pieces you've already seen. I think it was the Angels you commented on. Truly my most favorite pieces so far.

I'm off for now..take care sweet lady!
Hugs of Friendship & Georgia Sunshine,

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

All I can say is, the woman that sold the flamingos will be kicking herself soon, but I'm so glad you got it because I know you appreciate it-enjoy!

Debbie said...

Oh I love coming here. Your treasures you found are wonderful!
Thank you so much for your nice comments on my posts.

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Great finds. I especially like the lidded basket.

Nice and Easy Antiques said...

Can't believe the family didn't keep that darling flamingo cloth...although I think it was made for your adorable beach vignette!!!

Jackie said...

What a fluffy treat to come and visit you tonight. I've kicked off my shoes after walking the dogs and stuck some apple turnovers in the oven...and arrived. Spent time looking back at your beautiful space you live in. That's what I love about you...You put on the FLUFFY the best!
Night night and fluffy sent on a wing and a prayer!

Laura said...

Hi Sissie-
You found some great treasures.
Your post made me want to go 'dig' somewhere!
That is great peer pressure.

White Spray Paint

Tarnished and Tattered said...

Hey my sweet Sissie Girl,
Love the flamingos, they look perfect in your vignettes. That basket took me back thru time, my Mom had one exactly like that she kept her knitting in it. Love the flip flops too, very cheerful. I'm off to PC, will be back soon. See my blog, I've got news! Lisa

Creative Carmelina said...

it's really amazing that people would actually part with their own mother's hand embroidered work! you'd think that would be such a sentimental thing to want to hold on to, right!

well, at least it falls into good hands ... i love the flamingo! gorgeous!!!!!

and your other finds..the basket..and flop did such a nice job!

ciao bella
always a pleasure to visit with you and see what you're up to!

creative carmelina

Anne - Fiona and Twig said...

LOVE the pink flamingo linen! That was such a good find. :-)

I scored a nifty Ironstone pitcher this weekend, but it definitely wasn't a bargain! I had to have it, though!


Janean said...

gotta love those flamingos!!!!! such fun things. yay!

The Tin Rabbit said...


Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

I have a thing for baskets..I always think of how hard someone must have worked to make them..and to find an old on in tact WITH the lid still with just so neat.
Everything you have, no matter what it is, you have the ability to make it look like something...I REALLY need! lol
Now...that's a very special ability!
Great finds~!

Sares said...

What a beautiful pillowcase. I have some old ones I use on my bed and they are beginning to wear out. I need to learn how to embroider my own! Sweet basket you found and the pillow is lots of fun too!

Blessedmom's Simple Home said...

I love the flamingos! The color is still so vivid too, it must not have been in the sun. The basket and pillow are sweet, and your burlap runner is very pretty. You always give us such great eye candy :-)

Jackie said...

When I see such fluffy, I think of you, and I mentioned you today on my blog in appreciation of all you love and speak for...
Off to a 7 am breakfast...for champions!

Julia - "Vintage with Laces" said...

Great finds again, Sissie! I just love that basket!

Diann @ The Thrifty Groove said...

Hi Sissie!

I had to come over and catch up on a couple of missed posts! Oh, that embroidered piece is just wonderful! I can't pass up hand embroidered linens when I see them out thrifting! They are precious little pieces of art that someone lovingly create. GREAT FIND!

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  • comfortable pajamas
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