Monday, June 28, 2010

Thrifty Finds!

Hi Bloggerettes!  I didn't have much luck at the yardsales this weekend but I did find something wonderful at Habitat's ReSale Store.  I arrived just as they were carrying it in the door and said,
"I'll take it!"  I didn't even know how much it cost, but I knew I
had to have it!

I just added a kingsize pillow with a sham, a small white pillow that I whipped up and a neckroll pillow.
Looks pretty sweet, don't you think?

Found this sweet little wooden stool and couldn't resist
taking it home for a song!

I wanted to create a very soft white cotton table runner and I wanted it to drape completely over the surface so it would be long and flowing. In fact it measures about 86 inches long. And, I didn't want it to be flimsy, so I doubled the fabric for extra sturdiness. I also added ruffles for a little flirtatious romance....

Wouldn't this be pretty paired with a burlap runner on an outdoor table. yes?

So be sure and stop by there and look at all the
other wonderful finds and creations.



afistfullofweeds* said...

You lucky duck!! You find the best stuff!! I love it!! The runner is awesome.. Rhonda

Linda @ A La Carte said...

I love that wicker chaise! The pillows are so cute on it. What a great find! The runner is beautiful!

Charlotte said...

Love the wicker! So, what was the price? Did you get a good deal? I agree with you about the yard sales being pitiful this weekend. I didn't have the good luck that I usually do.

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Hi Sissie, I would have yelled I'll take it too. Just look at that wicker chaise. Just love how you dressed it up. Love the runner you made too. I am going to start making some things with burlap soon.

Nancy said...

Girl, you have the best eye for the neatest treasures! You can spot 'em a mile away! That loveseat is very unique and I love the pillows you added. It's very pretty!


Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

Oh my gosh, what luck on that wicker piece! I do love it with the pillows! I haven't tried the Restore yet {it's a little further drive than Goodwill}, but I just have to get there. Your new runner is beautiful, Sissie!

Marsha (Sassy Mini Dolls) said...

What a fab wicker piece!!!


Jamie said...

What a great find! Looks like a cozy,comfy place to curl up with a good book on a summer afternoon.

Victoria said...

Oh wow, that's gorgeous! What a great idea to put a pillow on it, it fits perfectly:) I wish I could just "whip up" a pillow like you can, you're so clever!!!

stefanie said...

you are sooooooooo lucky!!! I love it!

Bunny said...

Oh my how wonderful you lucky girl. Looks fantastic.

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

That love seat is just too much fun, timing is everything!!! Love your runner too!
I'm having a patriotic give-away, winner chosen the 4th of July, stop by if you'd like!

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Your little chaise is just fabulous. I love it. So pretty with your white pillows. What a super find. I love your tablerunner too. Gorgeous. That little stool is just so cute. I think you did really great. Hugs, Marty

LuLu Kellogg said...

Oh my lawd....Sissie, that is a wonderful fainting couch...I have wanted one of those things forever. Ahhhhhh, I have Sissie envy!


Barbara said...

Oh my goodness, you really aced it with that chaise didn't you? And your pillow additions just set it off.

Hugs XX

Sandy Mastroni said...

the wicker chair is SO great . Your pillows look good on it
Love what you do !

Linda@Coastal Charm said...

What a super neat looking wicker loveseat...luv that style! How much did you pay for this SWEET baby?


Ceekay- Thinkin of Home said...

Lucky girl! I can see why you bought that sweet baby up! And I love the pillows on it...fantastic!

Kim said...

How romantic and lovely. What a wonderful find, especially with your ruffly and cozy additions.

Low Tide High Style said...

Sissie only you could find the perfect wicker fainting couch at your local restore and then dress it up to make it even prettier! I love it, and that stool and runner are pretty darn special too!

Kat :)

rustandruffles said...

What an amazing find your wicker settee was! Love, love, love...everything you do Sissie!
Happy day!

Jennifer said...

I love it!!! I would have took it too!!!

Keep on Junkin Sista!

Debbie said...

Oh Sissie, I absolutely love your chaise, or fainting couch or love seat, or whatever it's called!!! You dressed it up beautifully. Do you sell those neck roll pillows with the print on it? I would love to buy one from you.

Karen said...

Now see you're good. I get too excited. But . . . maybe just maybe I would've first ever so subtly (YEAH RIGHT!), while pinching myself said "I would like that please" and then I I would've texted my friend Joy with "START THE CAR!".
:) You always find the BEST STUFF!!! It's just too fun!
:) Karen

Susan said...

The wicker seatie thingie is so beautiful. I would have purchased it too on site!!

trash talk said...

Ooh la la! I love, love, triple love the bustle chair. How charming! How fun to have the "vapors" and pretend faint on it!

Rosemary said...

I love the wicker, so cute!!!
I think I may have had to buy that one too!
Thanks for the visit, and I'm glad you liked my 4TH decorations. Not all done yet.
Please let me know when your package arrives.

Jil~Say It With Roses said...

Sissie, that is the most wonderful find I have seen in ages...If I found such a sweet wicker piece I would not feel safe until I had in the van!!! You have it done so romantically and it looks perfect...comfy, too! I bet you go and just look at and think how lucky you are!! Can you imagine anyone giving up such a unique treasure????
Love how you made your runner and I agree, for outside with burlap over it, would be a lovely and unexpected twist...
Are you going to paint the little stool or put a little ruffly cover over it?

Crystal Rose Cottage said...

Sissie....You scored big time! I love it and I love how you did the pillows! So cute and I am so envious!~Hugs, Patti

FrenchGardenHouse said...

LOVE that settee!! What a find. Your home looks just darling, and so do you. xo Lidy

Donna said...

Hi Sissie,
Oh, wow! I love white wicker, and your chaise lounge is beautiful! Love the pillows you added. You found a real treasure!

Something Nice and Pretty said...

What a beautiful piece to find right when you are walking in the door, I'd say you were meant to have it! Love all the linens too! So pretty!


Stephanie ~ Angelic Accents said...

Hi Sissie! That wicker love seat is just awesome!! But what REALLY makes it stand out are your lovely pillows!

Thanks so much for your sweet comments about the WEDDING BLOG PARTY. I had so much fun putting this party and the giveaway together. Truly some amazing gals, amazing weddings, and amazing love stories out there, aren't there?!?

Big TX Hugs,
Angelic Accents

Julia - "Vintage with Laces" said...

The love seat is adorable, Sissie! What a great find and your sweet pillows are the perfect addition!

Grannys Attic said...

I love that whicker loveseat and like how you added the pretty pillows. Blessings, Vicky

Riet said...

What a great find your loveseat is Sissie and with the lovely white pillows it is gorgeous.I never saw anything like it.Have a great day!

My name is PJ. said...

That chaise is charming as all get out!!! Awesome find, Sissie!

Lululiz said...

Great find, Sissie, I would have snapped that up as well.

Susan said...

Oh my gosh, Sissie, what a great find! What you did with it is just adorable and I love the surroundings you put it in. I can see you have a real eye for decorating. Maybe you could come on over to my house and help me out a bit. ;-)

Hope you have a lovely day,

Shellbelle said...

I know that little loveseat was thrilled it was going home with you! It knew you would do something special and that it would be loved AND you did!

If you get a chance drop by and look at my post from last Friday. I was out browsing and spotted a special tea set that I fell in love with, but when I first spotted it, I thought of you. Now I may be wrong, you tell me. (You'll know it when you see it.)

Tarnished and Tattered said...

Hey Sissie girl,
I'm home, did you miss me??? I have about 10 of your posts to catch up on. It must have been hard riding that little pink bike home from the restore with that settee strapped to the back! Girl, they have some great thrifting in your neighborhood, you always score in a big way. You know how I love your burlap runners, so yes I can see it for outside. In fact, I'm getting my Paper Cowgirl post ready & I'm showing my kits for the class which were totally inspired by my sweet friend Sissie. They were all burlap (23 of them) all embellished differently with bling. I'll email when I post it. They really were dedicated to you!
Now go out & find some more goodies! Lisa

A Cottage Muse said...

Hi Sissie...I'll be right over to sit and relax in style with you!!!

Ticking and Toile said...

oh my goodness! what a find ~ love the wicker chaise!! love how you already have it all dolled up :)


sjmcdowell said...

Oh Sissie what a great find!! I love white wicker
chairs and have been looking for one. The other day I spotted a white wicker love seat in two different stores one price was alomost three hundred dollars and the nicer one in the other store was $89.00....on consignment as well. I have to run back there and get it!! Lol

Love and hugs to you,


Diane said...

Why, Sissie, it's like an old-fashioned fainting couch! Fabulous find!

WhiteWhispers2u said...

Sissy~Great find, you had a good treasure hunt day! Looks Fabulous My Dear.~Enjoy Kim

WhiteWhispers2u said...

Oops! Sissie

Debra@Common Ground said...

The wicker piece is amazing!!! I've never seen anything like it. I'll be right over to lounge! Oh, and your house from last post... just gorgeous, Miss Sissie!!

Brenda-shabbycatsandroses said...

Sissie, OMG!!! Love your wicker settee!! what a FABULOUS find!! You lucky girlie you!! :)

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