Thursday, August 5, 2010

Airing Out Your Dirty Laundry and Vintage White

Hi Bloggerettes!  It's time to air out your dirty laundry...

In this sweet little, shabby vintage clothes hamper.
Check out the canister that held scent.

Found it at the GW.  Gave it some heirloom white spray paint treatment.  It's going to my booth first thing in the morning.

I finally put the finishing touch on this darling vintage white pillow.
I added a vintage linen collar and vintage pearl buttons.
The vintage collar was inspired by Lisa at Tarnished and Tattered.
She posted about some wonderful pillows she designed and she used a vintage lace collar.  Thank you sweet Lisa.
The long lace was made by cutting a vintage towel in two pieces
and creating long flowing ruffles for the edges.
It's finally done and I'll be listing it in etsy.

Well that's about it for today.  I'll be heading out in the morning for
some yard sales and an estate sale.  Hope you find or create something wonderful this weekend.



Cathy~Mille Fleur said...

Love the hamper! You always find the best stuff! The pillow is so pretty and love love!

I think I have a little crush on the piece in your previous beautiful!


The Tattered Cottage said...

Hi Sweet Sissie -
Love the hamper! Your pillow is stunning. You create the most yummiest of pillows! Some lucky shopper is going to scoop up that darlin' for their home.
Toni ♥

Sassy Southern Lady said...

You inspire me. I love your work.

Rosemary said...

The hamper is darling, and the pillow is amazing!!
Great job!!!
Thanks for the visit, love to hear from you.
Happy weekend!!

Scrapping With Sherry said...

Your pillow is amazing! I am impressed with your work. My mom had a hamper just like that one... Oh that was such a long time ago. Thank you for the memories! Have fun at the sales. That is what my plan is for the weekend to. Well, that and the fair/rodeo.

I came by today to introduce myself. My name is Sherry and I have joined the Bloggerette Sorority. I have only been blogging for almost 30 days so I missed the Rush, but I look forward to taking part in future events. I would be honored if you would like to come by for a visit at Hope to see you there!

Take Care~ Sherry

Theresa said...

That hamper is too cute! And that pillow? Just Gorgeous! Have fun at the sales! Theresa

Happy To Be/ Gl♥ria said...

Sissie I have that clothes hamper in pink...too funny I use mine every day for over 20 years now ha ha!! Never thought to paint it...Have a FUN sale weekend my Dear friend...Hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

stefanie said...

pretty!!! love the hamper!!

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

Great hamper with the built in deodorizer:@) Your pillow is beautiful, and I wish you Happy Hunting tomorrow!!!


Hi Sissie, My mom had the same hamper, such wonderful memories of those days... I love your pretty white pillow.

Debbie said...

That hamper is just too cute Sissie! I absolutely love that pillow! It would look wonderful on one of my iron beds!!!!

rustandruffles said...

The pillow is gorgeous Sissie...such a great find on the hamper!
Happy day!

Amy Kinser said...

Your pillows are always so feminine and lovely.

Good luck at the sales tomorrow.

Something Nice and Pretty said...

Love the sweet hamper, it won't last long in your booth Sissie. Your pillows are just beautiful they show the love that you put in them♥


Char said...

I have looked in alot of stores and cannot find this kind of old hamper. I don't think they make them anymore... too bad really. They were nice. They don't make alot of things like they used to anymore unfortunately. Thanks for sharing this lovely post!

Diane said...

Love the pillow, Sissie! I've been saving a piece of vintage pink sheer lace collar for just the right T-shirt. Haven't found it yet. Maybe a pillow if one doesn't turn up. Love the way you've let the ends drape.
Hugs, Diane

Crystal Rose Cottage said...

Sissie....Seeing that hamper made me think of when I was a kid and playing hide n seek and I would actually hide inside our hamper! Apparently it wasn't full! Have fun at the sales tomorrow! I know you will find something wonderful!~Hugs, Patti

Sares said...

Great finds and the sales sound like fun. I don't think I'm going to make any this weekend. Enjoy!

Tracie~MyPetiteMaison said...

Hi Sissie,
I love the finishing touches on your pillow, it's gorgeous! I have never seen a hamper with one of those little things to put scent, that is so neat, great conversation piece! Have a great weekend. Sorry it took me so long to get around for WW, think is should be WW, WT and WF for me... I am a slow mover I guess. Happy day sweetie.

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

Seeing that pretty hamper reminds me of one I have in our bathroom {for towels} that the top is starting to come apart. Of course, I've had it for like 20 years, so I guess it's time for a new one! I think I'll go with white this time!

My name is PJ. said...

Everytime I look at your gorgeous white lace pillows, I remember I have 5 dogs and 3 cats....but, gosh, they sure are pretty!

~ ~ Ahrisha ~ ~ said...

Hi Sissie~ ~Thanks for stopping by for a visit I appreciate you taking the time. I love the hamper. I just bought one but not as pretty as yours.
~ ~Ahrisha~ ~

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Barbara Jean said...

A D O R A B L E Pillow. What a great idea to use the collar Lisa had, and you did it all so beautiful. (thanks for sharing your tip on the ruffly edge, without gathering!!!) =)
I have wonted for a long time to make some pillow, just have not figured out how to do it all yet. =) I even have a whole basket of gathered treasures for it.

Thanks for coming by my Somebunny loves me pot. I'm pretty frustrated right now with computer things not working as they should.

hugs, smiles, and blessings

barbara jean

Mari said...




raggygirlvintage said...

Such a sweet pillow Sissie, I love those soft flowing ruffles...

Rebecca said...

Love the pillow, SissyGirl! You are one talented lady my friend. I love visiting your sweet blog.

Thanks for coming by yesterday. I'm so glad my hydrangea problemos are shared with others. Otherwise I would surely feel ALONE! :) :)

Love to you~


Anne - Fiona and Twig said...

The more I see your pillows, the more I think I'm gonna need to order some for our new cottage! Wow, so pretty, Sissie!

Have a wonderful weekend!

Shellbelle said...

Well, you have been one busy gal while I was celebrating my birthday all over the state of Florida! Thanks for the birthday wishes, I have one more small celebration this weekend, but at least it's at home. I didn't celebrate this much when I was a kid and I'm plum wore out!

I did manage to get out to a few garage sales while I was on the other coast and thanks to you, I now look at things with a new idea. I just think to myself, what would Sissie do with this, lol.

Ms. Bake-it said...

Hello Sissie,

I love your pillow! That would look fabulous on my bed when I get done redoing my master bedroom!

~ Tracy

Mary said...

Hi Diane, I love the vintage laundry hamper a whole bunch :) It looks great! Pretty pillow, too.

Dorthe said...

A great find,- Sissie-it will fly out your booth,
and the most darling pillow, sweet friend, love the collar and the long beautifull "tails", ----sweeter than sweet---
Love and hugs, Dorthe

Kathysue said...

Love that hamper and what a great idea, I wonder why they quit doing that, someone needs to market those again!! Kathysue

gleenn said...

i love most the antique mirror. it seems to have so much stories to tell. :)

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Margaret Ritchie said...

Okay, my some of my favorites are your battenburg lace pillow and the burlap pillows. So cute, and what a great idea! I am one of your sorority sisters and am just getting around to checking out your site. Very nice! Stop by mine sometime, if you get the chance!

My favorite stuff

  • Donuts
  • Iced Vanilla Coffee
  • Finding Junk and making it beautiful
  • Spending Time with my Sister
  • Holidays with my family
  • Poirot movies
  • reading murder mysteries
  • searching shabby chic stuff on ebay
  • writing stories and blogging
  • snuggling with my husband and my kitty kats
  • comfortable pajamas
  • slot machines
  • yard sales
  • hunting through estate sales and thrift shops
  • going to antique shops
  • eating out with my sister
  • having lunch with my husband
  • having lunch with my son
  • vanilla wafer cookies
  • pedicures and pink toenail polish
  • Lavender scented soaps and body wash
  • Good makeup