Sunday, September 12, 2010

Fun creating and thrifting!

Bonjour Bloggerettes!  I'm practicing my french, (je pratique mon francais)!  Pretty good um? (um assez bonne?)   Anyway, I got inspired and made these pillows.

I love embroidery on pillows, don't you?  And when it's in french, it looks even better! Qui?

I worked on my booth for several hours this morning.  Along with three of the other booth owners we fluffed, changed, moved, dusted
and weeded out stuff.  It's also a fun time.  We usually put on some music and dance around and act silly.  It's great girl time.

See the jester head, found her at a thrift store.  She's perfect for my booth. 
I also love my "ooh la la" sign from Marsha at Sassy Mini Dolls.
Makes a great prop.

My booth wall had a million pin holes in it and looked awful.
No time to paint so I took some music sheets and tacked them up.
Darn, I wish I would have gotten a better photo of the black crows.

Here's my yard sale find of the day!   Made me stop dead in my tracks!  A huge bag of trims, lace, ribbon and stuff....(score!)

The more I went through it, the better it got!
Died and went to heaven I tell ya.

So, all and all I had a really nifty, thrifty weekend which

Everyone have a good week and get out there and create something
wonderful.  Then blog about it! 



marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Oh how pretty. Your pillows are just fabulous. Your booth looks so pretty, I can't imagine not buying everything in it. Wow, did you ever score. I don't think I have ever seen that much lace and trims. What a score. Hugs, Marty

La said...

Your pillows are gorgeous! I love it when I buy a bag or box of things and then find wonderful surprises towards the bottom.

Have a great week! La (Ooh la la)

mariondee-designs said...

Hi Sissie, your pillows are gorgeous! Love the embroidery! Your booth looks very pretty too, so many lovely things you have on offer. I used to have a booth and remember doing exactly the same, fluffing, etc, it was great fun at the time. YOu certainly did well scroring all that lace, that the fun yard sales you never know what you're going to find.. have fun with it all. take care, maryann

Linda @ A La Carte said...

You know I am a huge fan of your pillows and with French on them...Mais Oui! Love your Ohh La La sign...that is too cute. I am considering a french bedroom makeover maybe in the future. It's pink and girly now and I love it. What a score on that bag of lace and trims! Yummy is right!!

Marsha (Sassy Mini Dolls) said...

OOOOOH, Sissie, what a score on that LACE!!!!! I got some too but not like that!!!

And I have to say that I LOVE LOVE LOVE those pillows!!!!


Mari said...




Bunny said...

Beautiful pillows, I also love your booth wish I could visit. Your treasures are wonderful. Happy week to you too.

LuLu Kellogg said...

LOVE your booth Sissie!! All that lace is to die for!!

stefanie said...

wow, what a treasures trove of lace!!!
your booth is gorgeous!!

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

Your booth is fun, the sheet music is a good idea, and what a great grab bag of goodies-enjoy!

Vicki said...

Hello, Sissie, my friend,
You did a great job on those French pillows!! It seems that anything French is very popular right now. Your booth is looking wonderful, love the jester head and pretty pink rosy plate. You will have a terrific time creating with all of that lovely lace. Have a happy week! Vicki

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

Oh my gosh, Sissie, you did score! Look at all that lovely fluffiness! Your booth looks wonderful and I do love those pillows. The embroidery looks wonderful ~ I love the font style.

Beansieleigh said...

Oh, mon dieu!.. "SCORE!" is RIGHT!! LOVE all those beautiful laces and trims you found!!! Lucky you!!.. Love the beautiful pillow you made too! "Oui!.. Il sont magnifique!!... Bonne Nuit!" ~tina

Jane said...

More wonderful pillows!! Your booth looks great too and ohh so French! Great find on the lace. I'm sure you'll create something fabulous out of it.

Donna said...

Bon Jour my friend! I Love your pillows! They are tres chic and right up my alley! And your shop looks awesome with the sheet music on the wall, what a great idea to hide all of those holes :) And you really did score with all of the fabulous lace! I know you will have fun creating with it all!

Diane said...

Sissie, I'd have had you down on the ground fighting for that bag o' lace if I'd have been with you! ;-) But I did find a cache of hundreds of MOP buttons, vintage ones, in a quart jar of mixed buttons! Good scores, girlfriend!
And...did you do that satin stitched words? Absolutely beautiful hand sewing!!
Hugs, Diane

Crystal Rose Cottage said...

Hi Sissie....Thanks for your email and encouragement. I have had family visiting and now my camera is acting up...I want to post but I can't seem to get coordinated. Anyway, I love the idea with the sheet music on the wall! Great idea to hide the holes! Your booth is looking good! Have a great week!~Hugs, Patti p.s. Oui! Pretty pillows!

Polly said...

oh, i love that embroidered pillow! I just sent a cool post bag to the embroidery shop, and I can't wait to get it back!!

Your booth looks fabulous! I simply adore the pages and crows as your backdrop!!

Hope you have a great week!!


Sherry @ No Minimalist Here said...

Sissie, You are a lady of so many talents! I didn't know you did embroidery too. The pillows are gorgeous and you have the cutest booth. What a score on all lace. I see lots of pretty pillows adorned with vintage lace.
Hugs, Sherry

The Polka Dot Closet said...

I love the French pillows, and OMG, your right SCORE on the bag of laces!


Sonia said...

Hi Sissie,

Oh your pillows are so pretty..going to have to show one of my girlfriends..she loves embroidery and so do I!! Your booth is so pretty and I love the idea of old sheet music on the wall! So frenchy!! Gorgeous!

afistfullofweeds* said...

I had great luck with lace not long ago myself!! If you dont stop with the pillows, I, I, well, I don't know.. I just luv em!!

Sandi said...

Lucky, lucky you. That is heaven in laces.
Then shop looks wonderful. Wish I could come by and visit.


Amy Kinser said...

More beautiful pillows from you! Love the french writing. So romantical as my little girl would say...

How is your sister?

~ Regan said...

My goodness, you sure did hit the Jackpot!! Look at all that lovely lace!

And the music sheets are a brilliant backdrop for your booth- Good thinking!

Ticking and Toile said...

Hi Sissie,
Those pillows are beautiful! I'm so jealous of your embroidery!! I would love to have a machine that does that! ;)


Sares said...

It looks like a whole bundle of heaven! I had to do some shuffling in my booth today too. Whenever a big piece of furniture moves in, it's time to rearrange!

Allison said...

Oh my goodness, you hit the gold mine with all of that lace! That was meant for you. It's perfect with all of your pillow making. Your booth looks beautiful. You display everything so nicely. I wish I lived closer to come take a peek. Have a great week.

Lululiz said...

Bon jour Sissie, ca va? I have missed reading your posts and looking at your lovely pillows while I was away in France. I love the Le Chateau pillow, its gorgeous!

☼Carolina Artesanías☼ said...

nice! very nice!!
c@ from Chile

Jacqueline said...

You, my dear could get so fancy with all that lace. Pretty! I'm attracted like a magnet to lace too. I once visited Belgium and I felt like I had been swept away to the land of lace. Your booth is amazing!

My little old booth is doing pretty darn good. Sold $600 in August and it's climbing for Sept. too! I'm thrilled! Sold that vintage retro red/white diner table and chairs. My husband has all his boy toys in there with me right now but they are selling well. Eventually he'll move over or out and I can make it fancy and frilly like you!
Love you my Sissy friend.

From Tracie said...

Wow...your garage sale find is making me smile big huge grins right now. Can't wait to see all the beautiful creations that is going to come from that!!

Atelier de Charo said...

Oh la la! Just Beautiful!

My Grama's Soul said...

Oh dear friend.....I want to move to where you find the best STUFF EVER!!! (O:


Kim said...

Everything looks wonderful. It was so smart tacking up the music. I'm seriously loving the bag of lacy goodies you found.

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

you know, Sissie, between the two of us there will not be any lace left for anyone else:) definitely a stash and a find......what I call a suck air moment......lucky YOU!

Confessions of a Plate Addict said...

Hi Sissie! I love your frenchy cute! Wow! You are right! Your Gizzy could be my Baby Kitty's twin! Amazing! Have a great week!...hugs...Debbie

Anne - Fiona and Twig said...

Sissie, I am SO impressed with your darling booth!
It looks just fabulous. :-)

Oh, and those new pillows, too!

Have a wonderful week!
Big hugs,

Nancy's Notes said...

Oh Sissy, to step into your booth would be just awesome, it's just so pretty and your treasures absolutely beautiful. You are one creative lady and your pillows are just fabulous!

Enjoy your day!


Linda@Coastal Charm said...

I just luv your FRENCHY pillows and your booth looks great...sounds like you gals had a lot of fun fluffing them up!!! HAPPY NIFTY THRIFTY TUESDAYS!!!


monah said...

My Mom was a beautiful seamstress. I can barely sew on a button. But I learned a lot about sewing from her. So as a non-seamstress, I love to buy bags of goodies especially lace at estate sales & just like your beautiful blog...I just look & admire & feel good. Thanks for sharing...monah

awal.ny said...

Oh that is a beautiful stash of laces and trims. I bet you just couldn't wait to get them home to your beautiful pillows. I am betting some neat projects are on the way.

Rosemary said...

Hi Sissie,
Love your new pillows!! So pretty!
Thanks for the visit,

Debbie said...

Hello Sissie~~I love your booth! it's so chique!!
What a surprise to find so many wonderful pieces of ribbons and lace in one bag, huh? Great idea to use sheets of music on your wall.
Enjoy your evening.

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