Sunday, July 4, 2010

Weekend Finds and Redos

Hi Bloggerettes!  Hope everyone's having a great 4th of July holiday!
I found a few things at the yard sales.
Like these vintage crinolines. When I saw them I couldn't yank them down off the tree branch quick enough!
Remember wearing these?  Me neither.

Found this cherub and roses mirror and gave it a coat
of heirloom white.

I found this angel and I just love her.

Remember this ugly chair...

Now look at her...

I found this vanity/desk in a very dirty beat-up state.
Sorry I didn't take a before picture, but I get in too big of a hurry.
I know you understand.
Anyway, a good dose of heirloom white paint and some new
knobs and she's ready for my booth!

Check out this uber cool little crusty, rusty metal chair in a booth at
Miss Minnie's....ooh la la!

I'm going to show off over at Linda's at Coastal Charm's Nifty Thrifty Tuesdays.  Be sure and stop over there and look at all the good stuff.

Have I told yall lately how much I love you.  I do, I really do.




Annesphamily said...

Oh boy, pretty stuff! I think you are one talented lady! Happy 4th! I do remember crinolines, barely! LOL! Anne

I want that angel chair! Ah....

Nancy said...

Lovely finds! That chair is so sweet. Looks a lot better. It's amazing what you can do with some paint!


Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

Your ugly duckling chair turned out beautiful! And I'm lovin' the crusty little chair, it really has character!

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Great finds. YOu did really good, they are all just wonderful. Hugs, Marty

Diane said...

YOu did all that in ONE DAY?! You can come over my house to paint stuff any day, Sissie!

Hugs, Diane

The Polka Dot Closet said...

I do remember the crinolines! Ouch, don't lean back...that chair is so cute!


Petite Michelle Louise said...

i want that "ugly" chair!!!

One Cheap B*tch said...

Wow that chair makeover is just amazing! And I love your little cherub mirror. You find the cutest stuff! =)

Happy 4th!


Diane said...

Hey Sissie
Love all of your WONDERFUL finds! You did good girl!

Brenda-shabbycatsandroses said...

Hi Sissie :) You found yourself some terrific treasures, and gave them fabulous makeovers!! A great weekend for treasure hunting!!

Warmest hugs, Brenda

Linda @ A La Carte said...

Once again some very cool finds but I love how you makeover items and they become so gorgeous! Yep paint and your special touch are amazing!

Ceekay- Thinkin of Home said...

No, I don't remember those crinolines either...I wish! I remember the time I tore mine on the playground. My girlfriend...we were about 7 decided if we knotted it up, my mom wouldn't notice...except it looked like I had grown a huge tumor while at school! Yep, I don't remember them at all!!


Hi Sissie, What awesome finds! Love the angels and what you did with the ugly brown chair! Happy 4th of July!

Grandma Yellow Hair said...

Sissy I can just picture you flying up in the air to crab your crinolines. Where in the world girl to find such good stuff.
The chair turned out way way tooo cute. Love how gifted you are honey.
Oh how I wish I could go shopping with you but I could just see us reaching for the same item. lol

alice said...

Hey Sissie,
I know it has been a lonnnnnnnnnnng time. I am in Australia with grandson and family. Anywho I love the chair! Super job. I wore the itchey pettycoats and thougt I was the bomb! Hope your 4th was wonderful. be back in America soon.
smiles, alice

Lululiz said...

Oh, those crinolines, they make my heart all aflutter, they are the prettiest things.

Alaina said...

I love how you put the angel on the chair. I honestly would not ever thought of that. That little rusty chair is my favorite though. I hope you had a wonderful 4th.

A Cottage Muse said...

Love the angel on the chair! You are so creative!! Have a great week!!

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

The chair and desk look so good together, Sissie! Love that little mirror, too.

Cathy~Mille Fleur said...

Wow Sissie! You have been a busy girl! I love all of your goodies but that chair makeover takes the cake! Simply gorgeous! The angel just adds so much to the whole project!

I hope you had a wonderful holiday!

Shellbelle said...

I'm a HUGE fan of So You Think You Can Dance and the other night one of the judges gave some feedback to this AMAZING dancer. He said something to the effect, "It's your world and I'm just glad to be visiting!"

That's how I feel about your blog, Sissie. Thanks for always taking it to the next perfect level, that angel chair is glorious!

Sherry @ No Minimalist Here said...

Sissie, Love, Love, Love what you did with the ugly chair...just adorable! The angel mirror is so cute and I like your new header. I am always so inspired by you.
xo, Sherry

Crystal Rose Cottage said...

Sissie...Great finds as usual! Love how you transformed them!~Hugs, Patti

La said...

Wonderful outcome!

LuLu Kellogg said...

Sissie, I knew you would do something wonderful with that chair! It looks fabulous my dear. I love all your other finds! That mirror just makes my heart pitter patter. I am just nuts over mirrors.

Guess what....we love you more!


Jil~Say It With Roses said...

Shhhhhh....Oh dear, I remember crinolines....starching the heck out of them so our skirts would stand out! They were a sight hanging out on the line!! giggle! I am so glad that style went out!!!!
I love your angel chair...what a clever idea and your mirror and crusty chair and your vanity and chair...I would love to visit your booth!
Hope you don't get really high humidity....ours was 98% today.....

Susan said...

I would love to visit your booth! How you put the angel on the chair was awesome. I would have never in a million years thought of that.!! All your finds were awesome!

Deb said...

Love the chair, Sissy. Thanks for stopping by today. I think the 'header' on your blog is just beautiful. You have a great week. Hugs, Deb =^..^=x5

Barb~Bella Vista said...

Hi Sissie, love your finds but the crinolines and the desk/vanity are my favorites. I adore the way you give things your special touch.

Hope your week is blessed. Thanks for the compliment about my pillows. It is so good to be creating again.

Hugs, Barb ♥

Sharlotte said...

Hi Sissie!
What great finds and what amazing transformations! I LOVE what you've done with everything...beautiful! That angel is gorgeous! Thanks so much for sharing!
Ms. Sharlotte's...Southern Reflections

Grannys Attic said...

Oh my I love eveything! What great treasures you did find and the crinolines are just to sweet. I remember wearing them when I was little. Even have a picture of me at Easter wearing my crinoline. Thanks so much for sharing all your finds. Blessings, Vicky

Kirsty said...

Oh i love your vanity! and the crinolines are great!

Amy Kinser said...

What neat things you found. I love your angel chair. Just perfect for you..

trash talk said...

Oh the cancans. And yes...sad to say...I not only remember them and wore them, but I miss them! We'd pin bells on them to ring when we walked...even as a little girl, I had to make an entrance!
You do really beautiful make overs.

Michelle said...

I don't know what I like more the crinolines or the frame or the chair with the angel. Great finds!

:) Michelle

Debra@Common Ground said...

Girl, you keep me in stitches! Mine were always itchy, but that didn't stop my mom from piling them on me! Not attractive when you're a chubby little 6 year old! te he, that's why I don't wear them now!

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

OH now, Sissie, you know full well that I can't get to that store to see that trusty, rusty, busty little chair!
Goodness, if it is anything like that little angel chair...well...
So won't you please, please take pictures and show it to us who cannot get there? :) Like me? Ok? :)

Sares said...

How funny they were up in the tree! Love the way you transformed the chair, it's beautiful. The crusty little chair is awesome too! Hope you have a wonderful week Sissie!

Dorthe said...

Sweet Sissie, I love your new header-beautifull,

and your finds, well-WONDERFULL- all, the chair has become so pretty with the angel, and all the other things you painted are ,looking so great now.
The crinolines cute,and sweet.
Love and hugs,

My name is PJ. said...

Is that chair and desk a set or are they separate? That angel chair is fabulous. My mom is in a wheelchair, but she would adore something like that to look at. I know, shipping rates would be prohibitive.....

Jackie said...

Your living it up white and crusty and rusty and frilly...I love it all. You are so good at what you do. Found your bliss I see...
Love and sugar from me to you.

Ann @ makethebestofthings said...

Oh Sissie, your sweet angel could be my angel doll's prettier sister! Love all your wonderful stuff, and you have such an eye for beautiful combos so I'm following you now. Loves.

Stephanie ~ Angelic Accents said...

Love those sweet old scratchy petticoats! And your chair re-do, too!

whew, I'm all caught up now ~ you sick of me?!?!

Always enjoy your beautiful pics and fun posts!

Big TX Hugs,
Angelic Accents

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