Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Lovely things to share

Hi Bloggerettes!  I've been thinking about fall and fixing up my booth.  I have visions of pumpkins, apple scented candles, baskets of apples, falling leaves and..........burlap!

Yep, burlap.  It seems like the natural texture for all things fall.

I also think that nothing looks better with burlap than beautiful vintage lace.

Still lovin this birdcage.  Looks so good with burlap.
I first saw this antique vanity mirror at a little antique shop and didn't buy it.
But, you know how when you really want something, it keeps calling your name until you go back and get it.  Luckily it was still there and the price was right.

I love this vintage vanity mirror.  It's shabby and very sweet.  I love the patina where some of the silver has worn off due to age. Ahhh, makes my heart skip a beat!

As hard as I try, I cannot pass up silver trays. And when the price is low I have an even harder time passing them up.  This one looks perfect on my wall of venetian mirrors.

My first year blog anniversary is coming up
August 20th and I plan to have a giveaway!
I can't think of a better way to thank all of
you for your friendship and support.
Stay tuned!

~~squeezy hugs~~



Marsha (Sassy Mini Dolls) said...

It's all so lovely, Sissie! Really like the burlap and lace pillow!!


Ceekay- Thinkin of Home said...

Now you KNOW I love that burlap pillow...simple and beautiful. Hope you are having a great week!

Casa Bella said...

Oh I love that burlap pillow! And I can't pass up a silver tray either. I actually purchased 5 of them yesterday at the thrift store. I can't believe people get rid of those, but hey, I'm glad they do. Such lovely things you've posted.

Linda @ A La Carte said...

I am ready for some fall myself. Love the burlap pillow with the lace! That mirror is gorgeous! So pretty and the tray on the wall is fab.

Alaina said...

I love the white on the burlap pillow. I have some burlap that I have been making into bows. I too love to collect silver trays, I like mine tarnished though. Have a lovely day.

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Sissie, that photo of your living room made my heart skip a beat. Look at those wonderful pillows. I love the burlap and lace pillow too. I am going to make some pillows whenever I stop painting.

{Vintage Sweet Pea} said...

I'm in love with burlap and I'm love with your blog!

hugs! liz

CHERI said...

You've only been blogging a year??? Your blog looks as though you invented BLOGGING! I am looking soooo forward to fall...the heat here has been literally unbearable and is still as hot as the devil's homeplace! Also, fall means the beginning of school and I still love the smell of a new box of crayons, even though I'm retired!

Tracie~MyPetiteMaison said...

Hi Sissie,
I love your place, could easily move in and love every single second of it. The burlap and lace is such a nice look, rugged yet feminine too. I would have kept thinking about that mirror too, so glad you got it!! Always love trays myself too. It's just gorgeous here, yours is one I always look forward to for WW, Sissie. Happy WW, chat soon ;)

Sherry @ No Minimalist Here said...

Sissie, The burlap and lace pillow is gorgeous! You make some of the prettiest pillows I have ever seen. Love the tri-fold mirror and the silver tray. xo, Sherry

Ozma of Odds said...

...oh Sissie! You make burlap look soooo lovley!!! ~ and I'm the same way with silver trays...and white platters!!!!
xo, Rosemary

Ms. Bake-it said...

Oh Sissie! I am in love the burlap and lace - it is gorgeous! I love tri-fold vanity mirrors. I am going to keep in mind about hanging silver trays. I have several and I hate that they sometimes just sit in the cabinet and do not get seen.

~ Tracy

Donna said...

Hi Sissie,
congrats on one year! How exciting! I adore your crocheted lace trimmed pillow! Gorgeous! And of course I love your mirror and silver tray! You have such a good eye for style :)

Marsha's Mpressions said...

eeeeww...very pretty!

Nice and Easy Antiques said...

So sweet...so inspiring...as always. Thank you!!!!

Tales From My Empty Nest said...

I love your burlap and lace pillow. Thanks for the inspiration. I need to make some too. Love the vanity mirror too. I am so sorry I did not know about your shop. I will add it to my list of places to visit on my next trip to the beach. Love & blessings from NC!

Barbara said...

Sissie, that crochet on the burlap pillow is just amazing. I love mirrors and especially the ones I see here! Autumn here we come.

Hugs XX

Wanda @ Just Vintage said...

It's all so very pretty. I'd never thought of mixing lace with burlap, but I just might have to steal.... uh, borrow.... the idea. There's a tri vanity mirror I passed up that was also a great price that's been haunting me for a couple of years now. Should'a, should'a! Love the silver tray hanging on the wall, too.

stefanie said...

ok, I love that pillow!!!! and I am sooooooooooooo in LOve with that mirror!!! you have such great taste!

Linda@Coastal Charm said...

Love the look of the vintage lace with the burlap...beautiful combo!


Shelia said...

Hi Sissieness! Oh, what gorgeous pillows. The burlap and that vintage lace is just lovely! I'm loveing coming over here and seeing all your different headers! This one is so pretty with your sofa and those pillows! You are really the pillow lady!
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Nancy's Notes said...

Oh Sissy, oh you know I love that wonderful look! I think burlap and vintage lace is about as chic as can be!



Sherry said...

What a great idea, burlap and vintage lace. I may have to borrow that idea because I happen to have plenty of both. I thought I wasn't ready for Fall but when you mention pumpkins and apple scented candles I do look forward to that.

Something Nice and Pretty said...

I love the burlap and the lace great how they go together! I love your mirror too, I saw one at Big Lots, not near as nice as yours but still thought of you. Oh, I bought one of those lady necklace hangers while I was there too!


My Shabby Roses said...

Oh...I'm lovin your pictures and all the pretty things in them.
That couch in your blog title looks so pretty and comfy too!
You're got quite an eye for pretty things!
Have a great evening Sissie!

Dorthe said...

Sissie ,love your pillow, and can`t wait to see your booth covered up for fall.
The mirror uuhhhh is perfect ,I would have taken it ,too sweetie.
Wishing you dear lady, a wonderfull week.
Hugs, Dorthe

Diane said...

Sissie, do you ever wonder what the Victorians would think of the way we mix lace and burlap! *giggle* YOU make it work!
Hugs! Diane

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

That mirror is so pretty, I just love it, and the tray looks great on the wall-enjoy!
(I'm thinking fall thoughts too:@)

trash talk said...

You know what else would look pretty on that pillow? My head! Beautiful images...as always!
Pretty is as pretty does.

Riet said...

Hi dear Sissie.What a wonderful new header you have. I love your couch. Beautiful with all the lovely pillows. And your new pillows with the vintage lace are gorgeous. MY style and so is the silver tray. wow
Have a nice day my friend

Deb said...

I am in love with that mirror. How pretty is that!
Hugs, Deb =^..^=x5

Tarnished and Tattered said...

Sweet Sissie,
Love the new banner! Did you make all the toile cushions for the couch? I also love the lace with the burlap. I did my class kits with that combo & I never tire of it. Just beautiful! I'll bet that one is sold already. Have a perfect hump day friend. Lisa

Crystal Rose Cottage said...

On yeah....Love the mirror! I love the little swags designs on it too!~Hugs, Patti

Shellbelle said...

Honey, you always find the best stuff. And if you're not finding it, you're making it!

That mirror is a real beauty and I love how you hung the silver tray. Can't wait to see your booth all dressed up for Fall.

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

I love the lace with the burlap, Sissie! I think they go great together ~ a soft yet rustic look.

One Cheap B*tch said...

I had trouble posting last night. =( Burlap and lace: a match made in heaven!


Barb~Bella Vista said...

Just gorgeous, Sissie. All your pictures are so soothing to my spirit. Lovely!!

Barb ♥

Collected Treasures...for the home, heart & soul said...

It all looks beautiful....and the mirror is definiitely gorgeous....don't you love it when things call your name?


Rosemary said...

Hi there,
You know I love that burlap!!
Can't get enough! I just made a burlap pumpkin yesterday. Pretty cute!
I love all that you do!!
Have a great evening,

Debbie @ ribbonwoodcottage.blogspot.com said...

HI Sissie girl! You never cease to amaze me. I love the burlap and lace! I need to go look in my stash...I think I have burlap and lace and they need to meet each other, have a date and get married! Hahahahha....
Love all that you do! I know you are going to be famous one day! I just know it. You are too talented and too darn cute to hide behind a blog~wall....you will be in a magazine before you know it. And we will all comment..."I know her!!!" I just know it I feel it in my bones!
Have a blessed day my friend.

Elaine said...

What a an unusual combanation of burlap and lace..you make it work. I love it.

My name is PJ. said...

I particularly like the weight of that lace with the burlap. Very pretty!

Love the mirror. It had your name written all over it!

Blessedmom's Simple Home said...

I don't have one bit of burlap in my house,(I have a family that says "scratchy") but that little pillow with the crocheted lace is beautiful!! I love it! You are so creative.

Sylvia said...

Your burlap pillow with the vintage lace is gorgeous, Sissie !
The mirror is beautiful, I have a similar one, people would throw it away, I haven't decided yet where to put it.
Nice evening,

The Tablescaper said...

The pillow turned out really neat. I love the contrast of the burlap and vintage lace.

I certainly can understand how that mirror was calling your name. It is a beautiful addition to your home.

Thanks for your visit!

- The Tablescaper

Kathleen said...

Hi Sissie,
I found you through my friend above, The Tablescaper! We have had some fun shopping adventures together.
Your runner is lovely, and I love the shell mirror in an earlier post!
Nice to meet you!

T's Daily Treasures said...

Lovely indeed! I have fond memories of sitting at my Mammaw's vanity when I was younger. She used Olay and Cover Girl and when I smell either, I think of her. She had the most fabulous jewelry box filled with the most wonderful broaches and clipped earrings. I would love to have that box now. Wishing you a fabulous Friday! :) Tammy

Jacqueline said...

Hey good lookin', watcha got cookin' over here? A burlap pillow with lace you say? It feels like you are warming up for fall for sure. I love combining textures too. Random fabrics and lace when combined, work beautifully.

Your booth is such an amazing adventure. I'm doing pretty good in mine too. Hoping to sell the red and white retro diner set...that would be pure profit. I've made rent so far on smalls, so I'm happy for the first month out.

Anne - Fiona and Twig said...

Hi Sissie!
Yet another gorgeous pillow from the pillow queen!

And that vanity mirror, WOW! Love it SO much!

Have a wonderful Friday!

EnchantedBella said...

Hi Sissie, the pillow is gorgeous and I love the way the silver tray looks on the wall. I have one and I think I might hang it up on the wall. So chic! I am having a giveaway and I would love it if you stopped by for a look see.


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