Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Shabby, Blingy and Silvery!!!

Hi Bloggerettes!  What's shakin?  What's new and uber fantastic?
I have always loved the shabby, worn and chippy stuff that is considered very chic in today's decor.  I guess I've always been a fashionista, and didn't know it!
I love finding boring looking brown wood frames and painting them white.  Then giving them that shabby, cottagey, romantic look.
How about filling a shabby wire wall basket with yummy looking shells, like this big natilus shell...

Another table that I painted white and shabbied a little.
Don't you love the swans head design?

I love botanical prints.  And when they are in a shabby white
frame, I love them more.

Now, I also like a little silvery, mirrored bling to go with the shabbied wood...

How about you?  Do you love shabby, blingy and silvery??




Stephanie ~ Angelic Accents said...

Hi Sissie! You know that you are preaching to the choir here, right?!? Love your swan table and the botanical prints.

I'm having a WEDDING BLOG PARTY on June 25th (my first ever to hostess!) so please stop by if you are interested and read about it ~ I'd love to have you join us! And there will be a sweet giveaway, too!

Big TX Hugs,
Angelic Accents

Lisa @ Fern Creek Cottage said...

I LOVE the botanical fern prints in the shabby white frames!! Gorgeous!

One Cheap B*tch said...

You always post the MOST beautiful photos! And you make me a jealous mess every time! =) The shell on the wall is fab!


Anne - Fiona and Twig said...

Yes, yes and yes! :-)

Beautiful photos, Sissie!

stefanie said...

love the white!

Blondie's Journal said...

Beautiful whites as always!! I love how creative you are! :-)


BonjourRomance said...

Bonjour Sissie,
I love all your creations, the mirrors give it a nice look!
Hope your week is off to a fabulous start.

Nancy said...

Yes, I love all of the above! Those frames are so neat, as is the table and the prints!


sjmcdowell said...

Hi'ya Sissie girl!!

Oh I always love botanicals, so pretty in any setting!! My favorite is the little shabby white table with the Swans heads, sooo lovely!!



Linda said...

Oh I love the white and shabby! I have a print in a frame but I need to make it white. What color and kind of paint do you use? I wish I could do my whole house in shabby chic but DH isn't a fan...to girly!

Donna said...

Hi Sissy,
I looove anything shabby chic! If it's painted white & a bit chippy, I'm there! And I adore your swan table. So unique! My favorite are your botanical prints. I have always loved them, too. Guess we both have the same great taste! :)

junkdreams said...

Hi Sissie,
Love your whites...isn't it amazing how white brings out the detailing of a piece so nicely?!! Happy day!

Kathy said...

You know I do sister!!!!!!!
xoxo~Kathy @
Sweet Up-North Mornings...

The Polka Dot Closet said...

The swan table is fabulous, i have never seen one like that!!


Sherry @ No Minimalist Here said...

I also love the shabby chic look. I owned a shop 20+ years ago where I sold white distressed furniture, chandeliers, vintage linens ect. I just didn't know then that the look would become so popular. Love the botanicals and your white frames.

Brenda-shabbycatsandroses said...

Hi Sissie! Love that wonderful swan table! And of course, the beautiful white painted frames :) I found a gorgeous antique frame at Goodwill today; it's not perfect, but love the details of it. I'll be doing a post tomorrow about it :)

Warmest Hugs, Brenda

Daphne Nicole & Lynda Cade said...

Sissie, i love it all!!! Beautiful pictures.

Riet said...

Good morning dear Sissie. Another beautiful post with great finds. I love love love that swanhead table. Never seen that before.And what you do with a lick of paint. I admire you.
Have a nice day

Dorthe said...

Me,me,me love it too, sweet Sissie,
and love all your painted furnitures, and frames, could even hang them as is, without pictures inside...

Thanks for beauty, today.

Hugs, Dorthe

Lululiz said...

Oooh, that table is so very pretty, I love it.

A Cottage Muse said...

Yes...yes and yes!!! Beautiful treasures!!

Anonymous said...

Sissie, thank you for the idea of shells in the wire basket. I've had one hanging on our bathroom wall for ages and have not known what to put in it! I have some large shells that won't fall through the wires! Perfect!
XX OO Diane

WhiteWhispers2u said...

White is simple but yet makes everything so fresh and clean again.!~Cheers Kim


You are the queen of white! Everything is lovely as always. I also found a copy of the book from the previous post. I got a great deal a bit back at a antiqe store.
Blessings always!

Olivia~ said...

Oh girlie, you better believe it that I loooovvveee white and blingy! Many times I have to control myself! Teee Heee,


Hi Sissie, I love all your pretty whites, I especially love the swan table, it's reall so sweet! You are one busy girl, when do you take time to rest? I love your shells in the wire basket, too cute! Thank you for visiting and leaving your sweet comment on my Patriotic Door Wreath! I really had fun designing this wreath, love the red, white and blue!

Barb said...

Hi Sissie,

You are a gal after my heart. That swan table is to die for.


Grandma Yellow Hair said...

Loved stopping by here for you always inspire me.
Just wanted to thank you for all the get well wishes. They certainly have helped me maintain a little sanity this past month. lol

Sares said...

A girl has to have a little bling somewhere! Everything is beautiful. I am in love with the shabby white frames too. Hope your week is going great Sissie!

Stephanie ~ Angelic Accents said...

Hi Sweet Sissie! Did I tell ya that I'm drooling over that new blog header of yours ~ especially that bottom right pic?!!

I'm so happy you are going to join us on the 25th for the Wedding blog party! It should be so much fun to see what everyone shares that day! And thanks so much for adding the sidebar button to your blog to help spread the word!!

Big TX Hugs,
Angelic Accents

My name is PJ. said...

I love them, but you do them better than anyone else. That's yet another white table! You never told me how many you have in your house!

I still have three gilded frames I want to paint white because you showed me that the look is more in keeping with the crisp white mouldings in my house that I enjoy.

CollectIn Texas Gal said...

I do love all YOUR Shabbyness, Sissie. However, I guess I'm a ColorGal or maybe just a 'DirtyGal' cause white always ends up lookin' like...well...'Dirty'. Could be the West Texas Dirt, huh? That SwanTable is amazing!

Janean said...

adore every one, but the shabby botanicals make me all *swoony* lol.

Jackie said...

Hello out there from your shabby, dusty, rusty, worn and torn and aged friend...I'm not about silver and bling as much as ancient and rustic and old as the hills stuff...but it has to have some fluff mixed with cute! I'm complicated, how about you?
It depends on the season of my life...I've gone from Victorian, to Southwestern, to art deco and back again. Now I'm living in full color Tuscan downstairs, cute as a button upstairs...take your pick. Life rolls on...come on over for a June Cupcake Walk...it's all about sweet...right up your alley and mine.
Love to you! ~Jacqueline~

Nancy's Notes said...

Look at you Miss Sissy! You are so clever and creative, everything you touch looks grand!

Hope you are having a great week!



Anonymous said...

What a beautiful site you have, Sissie! The prints and furniture are all spectacular as it is but I love the soft-focus pics and the overall romance of your page. Living with three men, there is never enough 'girly' stuff in my life. I have signed up to follow and will visit often for my girly fix! I will also see you on 'Where Blogggers Create 2'. Thanks for the inspiration!!


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