Sunday, September 19, 2010

One Hot Auction!

Hi Bloggerettes!  Oh the things we do for the love of junking!  Like going to an auction in a dirty old pack house and staying five hours.
It was 90 degrees in the shade and no breeze, but boy-oh- boy the deals were flyin!!  I was one hot mama!  Just look what I got! 
This pretty little baby went straight to my booth.
She was already painted!!!!  And just look at those sweet
key holed drawers....

And just when I thought I would die from the heat,
I saw this pink mirage and it turned out to be real!
Get a load of this hot pink cutie....

I'm hoping my booth will clear out a little and I'll set it up.
Don't you just love it!

I've had a few of these chairs just hiding away in closets waiting for some tender love and care.  So, when I found this fabric at Walmart....yes I said Walmart, for $1.50 per yd, I recovered  the chair and gave it a pillow.  She is now very happy.

Doesn't this fabric look vintage?
I hurried back and got the rest of the bolt, couldn't help myself,
I know you understand, don't you?

One more find to show you and I'll let you go.
This mirror is that heavy plastic stuff and it was ugly gold!
Now look at it....

Hope someone likes it as much as I do and takes it home.

I'm linking up today with Linda's Coastal Charm Nifty Thrifty Tuesdays!......I know it's not really Tuesday, but hey,
this is blogland, we can make it anyday we want.

Be sure to go over to Linda's and see all the good stuff
hauled home, spruced up and  handmade by our Bloggerette Sisters



Sharon Wengel said...

Sissie, She who dies with the most fabric WINS !
Wish I lived closer to your booth , I would love shoping there . You did good at your auction !

The Inspired Nest said...

I love that pink bed! You had some great finds! I wish I could go shopping with you!

Linda @ A La Carte said...

That chest is gorgeous and I would buy that in a minute! You found some wonderful items. Love the chair redo. said...

Wow you hit the jack pot!!!!!
Blog: Capers of the vintage vixens

Polly said...

Wow! I love auctions!!! Sounds like so much fun, except the heat!! LOL

Great finds...can't believe they were already perfect in their "as found" condition! That's a rarity anymore!!

Have a great week!!



sjmcdowell said...


What wonderful items you bid on and won!!!
I also love the is really a great find!!
I found a few items as well this weekend poking around the shops...but they are much smaller items than yours!! Lol..

Happy Hugs and Warm Smiles,


Sherry @ No Minimalist Here said...

Sissie, The dresser is just too cute! Love the pink bed and your transformed mirror. I've been known to stand in the rain at an auction just to get that one great piece!

I like your new Fall header.
xo, Sherry

Petite Michelle Louise said...

all of your finds are just lovely Sissie girl! I would clear your booth out myself if i lived close enough!!

Daphne Nicole & Lynda Cade said...

Sissie you got some great pieces, well worth being in the heat! I hope we get to see picture's when you set it all up in your booth, I know it's going to be just gorgeous.... I wanted to thank you for visiting yesterday and the comment you left was the sweetest ever and so are you!! hugs~~~ Daphne

Blondie's Journal said... are a pastel girl after my own heart. I love everything. I didn't know Walmart sold the chair and pillow! Great job, busy lady!


Jane said...

A white dresser and a pink bed.....I think that auction was held just for you!! Love your auction finds and even better since they were already perfect just the way they were.

Grandma Yellow Hair said...

Goodness Sissie what beautiful pieces you found while burning up. lol
I know it is funny what we do to buy some bargains.
Never have I found fabric that pretty at our Wal Mart. I don't blame you for going back for all of it.
I alwasy check their fabric when I go in so I now I know why,. lol

Amy Kinser said...

Beautiful fabric! Glad you found some pretty stuff.

Brenda ~ Shabby Cats and Roses said...

Hi Sissie :) Wow, you really scored at the Auction!! I'm going to keep my eyes out for that gorgeous fabric at my Walmart!! Beautiful!

Warmest hugs, Brenda

CHERI said...

Girl, you have the most awesome luck! I want to come stay with you awhile! Everything is absolutely GORGEOUS!!!! Love those keyhold drawers and the pretty fabic! But I think you could make an old rag look good!

Teresa @ Grammy Girlfriend said...

You are my 900th follower....and the weird thing is I have never ask anyone to follow and have no idea where we are going.

But I would love to send you a prize if you would send me your information


La said...

I love auctions! I went to several this summer. Looks like your 5 hours of sweating paid off. Great finds and I love the fabric.

Have a great week! La

Raspberries and Rose Petals said...

Oh My Goodness! What great finds! And already painted to boot! Lucky girl!

That fabric is beautiful ~ It sure does look vintage! And I'LL take that mirror, thank you! ;)


Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

Despite the heat, it sounds like you had a great day:@) Lovin' the dresser, and the new fabric is really cute!

Brynwood Needleworks said...

Hi Sissie:
Looks like you really scored at the auction! I love the chest of drawers with the doors. Beautiful. Hope you have a great week!

Cindy (Applestone Cottage) said...

You always find such wonderful things Sissie, I need to find me some of those great auctions!
And that chair re-do, just fabulous! You are so very talented indeed!

Donna said...

Hi Sissie,
You sure are one dedicated thrift hunter! I don't think I could have lasted 5 hours in that heat! But the dresser and bed, they are awesome! And I really love your white mirror (I am guessing it was Syrocco?). I love finding that stuff too and painting it up! Once painted, you would never guess it's plastic! Great job! Oh, and your chair is gorgeous! Love the fabric, you have such a good eye!

trash talk said...

If you'll hang at an auction in 90 degree heat...remind me never to get in your way when you see something you want! Girl...that is dedication or crazy at it's best!
Love your deals especially that bed. I hope you sell a bunch too 'cause I want to see it set up and dressed up a la Sissie!
P.S. I kept thinking of Wimpy saying "I'll gladly pay you Tuesday for a hamburger today!"...don't ask me why...I just did!

MOLLYE said...

Well alrighty my little shabby white guru. You'd be right proud, as I've been giving myself a perky pick-up and painted my dining room table and chairs white, and had paint left over, so went for a book shelf and then an end table and am now waiting on them to get "chippy". Thanks for your inspiration. Love, Mollye

Vicki said...

Hello, Sissie, my sweet friend,
Yes, that auction was definitely worth it!! Love the white dresser, pink spindle bed and newly painted white mirror, all just perfect for your wonderful booth. I love the material from Wal Mart such soft and charming colors and pattern. It looks terrific on your chair and pillow. I hope you have the happiest of weeks~love and hugs~Vicki

cindy @ cottage instincts said...

You just generally rock at everything girl! That pink jenny lind bed? Amazing.

There's only one Walmart left in my town that carries fabric, and that might be toast after the first of the I'm grabbing up my utility fabrics right quick!

stefanie said...

now that is definitly my kind of sale, gorgeous and already painted, they wont last for long!!!

GardenofDaisies said...

I love love love that pink bed!!! And the fabric turned into pillows... gorgeous!!! Still can't believe you found that at Walmart!

June said...

Sissie I don't think these will last long in your booth. I think they will find new homes very soon. They are awesome!
Seriously, you got that fabric at Walmart? The Walmart nearest to me doesn't offer fabric, but one in Boise does. I love this!!!

Barbara said...

Wow Sissie, I love everything you got today, plus the chair and fabric! It's all so awesome, I'm sure you'll have no problem selling them.

Hugs XX
Moore Whimsies

Tales From My Empty Nest said...

Sissie, great stuff you got at the auction! Love the white chest, the hot pink bed and your chair is beautiful. I can't believe you found that fabric at Wal-Mart. It is so pretty! Love & blessings from NC!

Blessedmom's Simple Home said...

I love that sweet dresser, and I'm ready to head to Wal-mart for a look at their fabric. That is beautiful and it does look vintage. Love the colors too. You do know how to find the deals!

Lululiz said...

Great finds, and great makeover on the chair, love that fabric.

Dorthe said...

She is realy a beauty,your new chest, what a great buy, dear Sissie,-
and the pillows you made of that lovely piece of fabric are so beautifull, it realy looks like wonderfull old fabric, and makes the chair gorgeys.
Big hug, Dorthe-and happy week.

My name is PJ. said...

I would love for you to decorate one of the bedrooms in my house, Sissie! You have such a great eye!

Beautiful finds. Even the fun pink bed rail.

Love the Walmart fabric. It DOES look vintage.

shari @ little blue deer said...

Fabulous finds, Sissie! Aren't you lucky! I really love the idea of painting the mirror frames white, I usually do gold or chrome, but I am LOVING the white, thank you for the fabulous idea! XX!

Viola said...

Oh Sissie, you had some great finds! How wonderful! Big hugs! :-)

A Cottage Muse said...

Goodness daughter would loooove that bed!! Great treasures ~ have a wonderful week!!

Barb~Bella Vista said...

Hi Sissie, it is all so gorgeous.....let me look again!!!!!

Barb ♥

just a little bit shabby said...

Sissie, You really scored, girl! Great finds! I love the fabric they took the fabric out of the Walmarts here:( They really had some good buys. Now I get some good things at Hobby Lobby!

Something Nice and Pretty said...

Hi Sissie,
My heart is just beating from looking at that fabric from's just what I'm looking for for a bench unfortunely our Walmart doesn't sell fabric anymore and you sure got it for a steal!

Love the dresser and the pink bed frame, just gorgeous! I painted two mirrors today made out of the same thing they turned out beautiful too♥

Anne - Fiona and Twig said...

Wow Sissie, that fabric really does look vintage. So pretty!

I don't see how could take that beauty to the booth, it would have been so hard to let her go!

Have a wonderful week!

Alicia ~ time worn style said...

oh boy I do love a good auction, its worth the conditions we endure when you bring home a good load of stuff like that!! Love the dresser the most and already white? total bonus!!

Janean said...

sissie, amazing! all of it so worth the heat. the walmarts here are all getting rid of their fabric. :( i have found some great fabric from our walmart. waaahhh!

Jacqueline said...

I really like the color you are adding to your booth!
Hope all is happy with you. You sound like you are enjoying life to it's fullest!
Off to night night land...all tired out from a day off!

raggygirlvintage said...

You are a woman of action!! Your booth is looking fab or filled up with those treasures.


Hi Sissie, I love that white chest, its so unique! You always find such wonderful things! I love how you recovered the chair and gave it a matching pillow, too cute!

Lou Cinda @ Tattered Hydrangeas said...

What GREAT stuff!! LOVE the dresser! SO pretty! I went to an auction Saturday too, but didn't get anything....but I'm going back! lol

I just found your blog and love it! I am a follower!

Lou Cinda :)

Low Tide High Style said...

Ok, that was worth every hot and sweaty moment at that auction! I love the white piece and that pink die for!

Your fabric is beautiful and yes it looks just like vintage fabric! I completely understand running back to buy the rest!

I'm sure someone will love that mirror...maybe even hanging over a cool pink bed?!

Kat :)

Rebecca said...

Dear SissieGirl...

You are KILLING ME my friend! Get outta town! I've nevvah seen that kind of JUNQUE at an auction. Worth melting away for!

Thanks for your sweet note about the Santa Cards. They were sooooo time consuming to do but I love them. Already sold a bunch! Whoot! Whoot!


Jil~Say It With Roses said...

Such beauties you found! Love that dresser and bed and already painted!!! WOW! That does not happen often....You were brave to weather out that heat, but I would have too, somehow!

Thank you for the nice faux cupcakes have been selling nicely! I love making them, so I am glad when others like them, too!

Debbie said...

Hi Sweet Sissie~~~Your items are so wonderful! How I wish I lived close to you and your shop.
LOVE your booth!
When do you find time to do all the things you accomplish? You amaze me!!!!

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My Shabby Roses said...

Sissie, it looks like you had a great time at the auction. They are a lot of fun. My favorite ones are the on site auctions. I think the prices are much better and a lot of fun.
Glad you did so well!

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Sissie, you got some great pieces and I hope they sell quickly for you. I love the fabric you used on the chair and pillow. It does look vintage and what a bargain.

Crystal Rose Cottage said...

Oh Sissie....Love that fabric and how you made the cushion and pillow! No wonder you went back to get the rest of the bolt! I wish I lived close to go to your booth! You have the best stuff!!!~Hugs, Patti

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