Friday, August 20, 2010

Rachel Made Me Do It!!!

Hi Bloggerettes!  I was so worried that I wouldn't be able to come up with any pinks for Pink Saturday so I went on a hunt to the thrifts, Habitat and a few other places just hoping I would see something pink! 
A few days ago I did find this little table.  Yep, I did it again.  I forgot to take a picture of before.  Trust me, it was brown and ugly.  Now, it's kinda cute, not pink, but cute.
How about some pink flowers?

Just when I was about to give up my search, I found this!

Just looking through Rachel's book made me drool....
Look at her daughter's bedroom

Here's her collection of vintage prom and party dresses....
Here's my collection. Um....I think I need some more...

Found this great sewing idea book and it's pink!

And, this wonderful book "Savannah Blues," by
Mary Kay Andrews.  I have already read this one
and I highly recommend it.
Of course I've read all of her books.

Happy Pink Saturday  Pinkettes.  Be sure and stop by our
and check out some more pinkilicious stuff.

Right now I need to go bury my nose in Rachel's book!
I won't be coming up for air for quite some time!!!

Have fun finding treasures and creating this weekend.


~~hugs some more~~


Rebecca said...




(you and rach!).


June said...

Sissie can prettify anything you get your hands on, can't you? I think I'll get me an airline ticket and see what you can do for me.LOL! Seriously though, I love what you did with this sweet table!

Country Wings in Phoenix said...

Happy Pink Saturday Sissie Sweetie...
I love your share today. Your table turned out absolutely gorgeous. I love it. The flowers are just the perfect touch. (You always have that perfect touch).

Loved Rachael's book. That bedroom is so delicious. Yep it looks like if you are going to keep up with the Jone's you are going to have to add a few more prom dresses. Get to shopping Sissie.

Hope you have a beautiful Saturday. I love stopping in to say hi. Love ya girl.

Many hugs and so much love, Sherry

Theresa said...

Love you new table Sissie! And for Rachels book...well I have it and I go through it over and over again! Love it! Have a fabulous weekend! Theresa

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

The table is so cute, lovin' the legs! Have a great weekend:@)

{Vintage Sweet Pea} said...

I am drooling over this table! It's just too cute!! I love the vintage dresses! I am out and about this weekend and I am going to look for some dresses to put on my Vintage Manaquin!

Thanks for the inspiration!


Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Hello sweet friend,
I LOVE, love, love your shabby table!! Gorgeous! I love your collection of dresses too in fact I like them better than those in the other closet. Thanks for stopping by and I hope you have a pretty pink weekend.


Donna said...

Ok Sissie, I am coming over and stealing your new table! I just love all of the wonderful detail, so glad you painted it white! I love Rachel Ashwell, too. I don't have the book you mentioned, but I did find her 1st book awhile back at our library's used book sale for a buck! I was surprised anyone would want to part with it!

Annesphamily said...

Love that table! Your pinks are perfect today. I will be posting my pinks soon. Please stop by. Hugs Anne

Marsha (Sassy Mini Dolls) said...

Oh, my, what lovely PINKS you have to share! I LOVE that table, Sissie!!! Ahhh, that's all I need to do now is collect prom dresses . . those are so cute! Reminds me of a bridesmaid dress I wore one, we all had different colors. Now I can't remember if mine was pink or lavender, I think it was lavender as someone else wanted pink . . .

Have a great weekend!


Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Sissie, I love that table and the twisted legs on it. You did a great job of making it better. Have a great weekend.

Cathy~Mille Fleur said...

Lovely pinks Sissie! The little table turned out beautifully...I love it!

I hope you have a wonderful weekend!


Grace said...

Sissie Rachael is such good influence! lol I love what you did with the table. Happy Pink Saturday. Grace xoxoxo

Debra@Common Ground said...

Great save on that table. And those prom dresses are just gorgeous! You always come up with wonderful Pink Saturday finds! Have a great weekend!!

Sherry @ No Minimalist Here said...

Hey Sissie, What a wonderful the skirting around the top. Have a great weekend.
xo, Sherry

Ginger said...

OH MY GOSH I loooooove that little table. Are you selling it? You did good on the pinks. Great post.


Linda @ A La Carte said...

That table is just too cute Sissie! Love the pink in the books! Oh you know I'm a Mary Kay Andrews fan. Love all her books. Found one today at a thrift I will gift to a friend. I need to read a Rachel book, maybe the library as I never see one at the thrift.

Wanda @ Just Vintage said...

Kinda cute, my foot. Girl it's perfect!

CHERI said...

I am absolutely drooling over that white table...the legs are to die for!!!! I thought of you today when I was looking through some old linens I've collected. Found this sweet little pillow cover that I had gotten from my mother-in-law's house when she downsized. I need to get a pillow to go inside and do something special with it. You are such an inspiration!

Mary said...

Hi Sissie,
Hey, i just finished reading "The Fixer Upper" by Mary Kay Andrews! It was cute. I think I've read all her books to date. Enjoy your new RA book - I'm sure you already are.
Your "Rachel-d" table is pretty. Ya done good :) Love your and her prom dresses.
Happy Pinks~

Nancy said...

Oh, I bet Rachael's book is great! I love her taste. And that little table is too cute! You did a good job on it. The distressing is great!


Brenda ~ Shabby Cats and Roses said...

Hi Sissie :) I am sooooooo LOVIN' that sweet table!! Great find, and fabulous redo!!

Have a great weekend, warmest hugs, Brenda

Linda@Coastal Charm said...

Your little table makeover looks outstanding...I love the legs! Thanks for posting my giveaway!


fitty's pinky rose cottage said...

your table makeover looks pretty and yeap, am so glad Rachel asked you to do it.. teehee! she makes us all run wild with our own imagination and creativity.. can't wait to see more of the dresses..

My Shabby Roses said...

Sissie, your table turned out wonderful!
I just checked out the Rachel Ashwell book at the library. So many delicious pictures!
You look like you've got a wonderful collection of prom dresses yourself!
Hope you have a wonderful week-end!

Crystal Rose Cottage said...

The table looks really pretty Sissie! I love the spool legs on it! Nice vignettes in Rachel's book! So pretty!~Hugs, Patti

Something Nice and Pretty said...

I love that shabby table too and the flowers make it even prettier!

Right now I'm reading The Fixer Upper by MKA, I bought it tonight at Target, right after I made sure I visited the Simply Shabby Chic section:)


Lee Laurie said...

Such a pretty table. I love it!

Tales From My Empty Nest said...

Your table is gorgeous! I love all the detail on it. Love & blessings from NC!

Allison said...

Your table is so sweet. I love the turned legs. And, your flowers are beautiful! How. funny....I have a small vintage collection of prom and party dresses, too. Have a nice weekend.

Sares said...

Nothing can beat Rachel for Pink Saturday! Love your little table. I always forget to take the before picture too. But whatever it is usually starts ugly and brown too! Happy Pink Saturday Sissie!

My name is PJ. said...

Another beautiful little white table!

Hey, you did pretty darn well coming up with some pink!! Nice work!!

Tarnished and Tattered said...

Hey my Sissie Girl,
That RA book is a classic isn't it? She wrote that ages ago & we're still inspired by it. You table is the bomb girl! Have a great weekend. I'm taking to my bed until Monday. I taught a class, went to meet the teacher day & threw a pool party for 25 people. See ya Monday LOL.

Bunny said...

You sure do great work with old furniture Love it.

~~Carol~~ said...

You did a fantastic job on that little table Sissie! And there's nothing like getting lots of inspiration from a great book. I love to see what other people collect, and old prom dresses are such a pretty and unique thing to collect!
Happy Pink Saturday!
p.s. When I went to Tuesday Morning to get one of those birdcages, they didn't have any ;0( Oh well. I did find a vintage one on vacation though!

Ozma of Odds said...

...YOU are soooo cute!!!
Sweet little table :) I have one similar and use it in bath next to the tub ~ I call it my pretty little spa table as it contains lots o` potions and lavender salts and fizzy things OH! and BUBBLES!!!!! It makes me happy everytme I see it!
~ and I'm sure with all the pretties in your shop/house you would have some pretty fabulous containers/silver trayssssss(is that enough for all those trays you have??!) to display in your bathroom!!
xo, Rosemary

Secret Garden Cottage said...

LOVE the table, and your pink flowers look beautiful on it!
Have a great weekend!
~ Jo :)

AshTreeCottage said...

I love that sweet table! I have read all of Mary Kay Andrews books too! Aren't they fun??!

Susan and Bentley

Karyn Bernard (French Charming) said...

Hi Gorgeous Sissie,

I absolutely love the table, beautiful job you did! The vintage dresses are divine, one day I'm going to find one.

Have a fabulous weekend Sweet friend!!


femme hesse said...

Hi Sissie,

Awesome job on the table! I'm partial to those prom dresses, very fun :)
Lotsa love,

maría cecilia said...

Hola Sissie, great collection of dresses, wonderful!!! and the white table turned out wonderful!!! We call it here "cruz montt" style and there`s lots of old furniture in same style, I love them!!!
maria cecilia

Amy @MaisonDecor said...

Sissie that is such a pretty table I can't imagine it looking ugly even brown! How pretty it looks with the flowers on it! Also, don't you just love Rachel Ashwells style? I do too, she makes everything look so dreamy.

Jil~Say It With Roses said...

Hi Sissie...What a charming table and it looks so pretty with the pink posies on top!
I have Miss Rachels book and love to look through it from time to time.
How I would love to come shopping at your shop!

gena said...

LOVE Mary Kaye Andrew's books - read them all too ! The shabby table is very sweet - I'm sure it will look lovely anywhere it's set.
I hope you're enjoying your weekend !

Dorthe said...

Hi sweetest Sissit--uuhhhmmmm love taht table, you made it look beautifull,-
and Rachel well, love her books, too.
have a beautifull sunday friend, would be lovely creating together :)
Love and hugs, Dorthe

someplace in thyme said...

Sissie, I think your table looks fabulous. I have often wondered what people would think if they saw what others did with their cast offs. I bet they would want that table back in a heartbeat!!
The blooms are perfect and look so nice on the table.
Rachel has so much talent. I used to love to watch her when she was on T.V. Happy Pink Saturday to you and have a wonderful week, Char

The Polka Dot Closet said...

Sissie, I love that table! Thank you for stopping by my blog about renting space, Your right about always moving stuff around, I don't think you have any trouble keeping it stocked with great items, everything you make is gorgeous.


Candi said...

wow love that table! and love your blog too! You've such a wit. Stop by my blog and enter the fall give away I'm having.

☼Carolina Artesanías☼ said...

me canta!!
todas tus creaciones son bellas!!

Dogmom Diva said...

Hi Sissie, thank you so much for sharing! And I wanted to tell you how much I love the burlap pillow in the previous post..who knew burlap could be so pretty!
Have a blessed week!

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