Sunday, November 7, 2010

Finds and Creations

Hi Bloggerettes!  Wanna see what I won at auction?  Of course, it needed tons a little bit of paint and love!!!  Do you remember these old wardrobes that held so many treasures, like Grandma's dead squirrel cape! Yikes those things were creepy!
Of course, I wanted to keep it for myself, but that's how I always feel about anything I redo or find.

Check out this gorgeous antique iron bed in another booth.  I sure wish it were mine!  But, I'd have to paint it white.

Of course I'm always working on a burlap runner....
And a matching pillow...

Be sure and stop by there and catch everyone's fabulous finds and creations.

Go out and make it a good week.  I hope you find, create, decorate, write or photograph something wonderful !!



Midwest Cottage said...


NicNacManiac said...

WOW...everything is just to die for!! Your booth and all that you give new life to is just beautiful!! Infused with your lovely handmade creations...I know that you will do so well with Miss Minnie!! Love your burlap so pretty!! Happy Weekend xOxO Nerina

Cozy Home Scenes said...

I probably would have kept that one for myself. I know how that is though. Years ago I used to paint furniture to sell. There was one piece in particular I wanted and priced it high thinking no one would buy it. This lady kept coming in the store every day begging the owner to talk me into reducing the price. Knowing how bad she wanted it, I didn't. I really thought she wouldn't pay that much.

Little did I know her husband would pay full price for it for Christmas. To this day, I still regret letting that one go.

Love the green knobs and the pretty edges on yours! I'm sure it will sell quickly.

Bella said...

Gorgeous finds. I would have had a hard time not keeping that for myself. And I love that bed. :)

Linda @ A La Carte said...

I have always loved those huge wardrobes! Painted white of course. Love the new runner and pillow.

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Oh Sissie, your armoire is gorgeous. Love it. You always do such a fabulous job with your paint projects. Stunning. Love the runner and pillow also, so pretty. Hugs, Marty

Petite Michelle Louise said...

so much loveliness...wish i could shop there! TFS!

Blondie's Journal said...

Your cabinet is sweet! Are you really going to keep it? I love the glass knobs. And the bed is gorgeous!

I think I will be having a slow week, but that's okay, it will be crazy busy before you know it!

Love the runner. I am looking for a runner that is shorter than most as my dining table only seats 4. It's hard to find tablecloths, too. Sigh.


Pamela said...

Love the cabinet but I really love that bed Sissie!
I agree with you I would paint it white too!
Pamela xo

Cindy (Applestone Cottage) said...

That is just a fabulous cabinet Sissy!
I mean I love it, and I couldn't sell it no way no how!
And your runner and pillow are so gorgeous!
What talents you have!

Pam said...

I like those old wardrobes, but it does creep me out when there's a necktie or something left in them. It reminds me that it's probably from some old person's estate. I am going to attempt a burlap runner tomorrow. I like the look of the fabric (instead of burlap) on the ruffled part.

Anne - Fiona and Twig said...

That's a yummy wardrobe, Sissie!
I'd have to price it really, really high so that no one else would buy it and I could keep it for myself. :-)

Have a wonderful week ahead!

Sherry said...

You have some wonderful finds! Love the bed, the table runner and pillow are all gorgeous. The wardrobe is very functional too. It will be a goodie.

Incipient Wings said...

oh it's lovely!
i made a little wardobe for my paper dresses that remonds me of this...hmmm maybe I should of left it
i love that bed frame too, ours is a yucky greenish...I'll bet some white paint will transform it!
i'm inspired now!!
thank you:)

Shelia said...

Hi Sissieness! Oh, that's a lovely little wardrobe!! It looks great! Keep it, keep it! :)
Your runner is so lovely and I like the contrasting ruffle. Do you line your runners?
I just made a simple cotton one for a fund raiser for one of our blog friends. I didn't line mine.
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

One Cheap B*tch said...

I don't remember squirrel but I remember a lot of faux fur. I remember my mom cut up some old faux fur so my Barbie house's livingroom would have a fur rug. Oh, the good ole days! =) And that bed is fab!


~ ~ Ahrisha ~ ~ said...

Hi sissie sweetie~ ~ Love all your pretty white things but Oh MY, the upholstered chair a few posts back with the big pink flowers is just calling my name. . .can't you hear it??
~ ~Ahrisha~ ~

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Hi Sissie girl,
I just LOVE that runner and pillow! Love the wardrobe too; especially in white! I'm glad I don't have to part with the things I paint! It's so much work and then to have to turn around and sell it; don't think I could. Your booth must be filled with treasures that make your heart go pitter patter!


Sherry @ No Minimalist Here said...

Sissie, The armoire turned out beautiful. I have such a hard time letting go of certain things. I think this piece would be one of those.
Hugs, Sherry

Crystal Rose Cottage said...

That is a sweet little wardrobe cabinet! Everything looks so pretty..the iron bed with the chenille bedspread and your very lovely burlap runner and pillow! I love the combination of that ruffle with the burlap!~Hugs,Patti

trash talk said...

Girl you are such a talent. Love the runner and pillow. You know it'll be the first thing to sell...right?

Jane said...

That cabinet is simply gorgeous!! I'm sure someone will be hauling that away real soon. Beautiful fabric on the runner and pillow. How do you get everything done??

Catlyn Berry (Cizz) said...

The wardrobe is just fabulous and I love your runner and pillow! Wish, wish, wish all the way to my Christmas list!


The Polka Dot Closet said...

I love the armoire so sorry to hear it does not come with the dead squirrel cape! Your new pillows and runner are fabulous!


Sharon Wengel said...

The old wardrobe is great . My grandmother had one when I was a girl , I remember I thought it was weird that she didn't have a closet , but had this old box thing instead , now I would give anything to have it. Yes it would be hard for me to give it up too.

A Cottage Muse said...

So pretty Sissie...when I get a piece like that I always put the price up higher in case I change my mind!!

Have a great week!!

Claudia said...

The wardrobe is lovely - and the green glass knobs are the perfect touch!


Kathy said...

Hello Sissie! LOVE the wardrobe - the iron bed is fantastic - I'd love to have something like that! Love the fabric of the runner and the pillow - just a very lovely post!

Tammy at Tattered and Timeless said...

I love all of your stuff you know that right?
Now give it up..the address of the new mall you are located in please. I so want to find you at some point so I can shop my heart out..

Diane said...

Sissie, isn't it wonderful to be so busy and inspired! I can't imagine life without being able to be creative. You always seem to be living your artsy side to the fullest!
Hugs, Diane

Elizabeth and Gary said...

HI Sissie,
Me too, I love the bed frame. I can never find a king size vintage bed frame..Maybe one day I will.
Your table runner is lovely! I think a table runner adds so much charm and just pretties things up...
Now for the wardrobe cabinet. Wow! its amazing, I love it..
Have a sweet day and hugs, Elizabeth

Himmelriket said...

Lovely wardrobs...
keep it ;)

Nancy said...

I would want to keep all of those neat finds, too. That's why I'd be a terrible business woman. I'd buy but never sell! lol!


Dorthe said...

I think you are giftet with very ,very good eyes, when it comes to finding special,-and wonderfull things, dear Sissie--and you made this wardrope look so lovely-----and also your tablerunner,and beautifull pillow to go with it,will be the most wonderfull find, for someone.

Okie Chic said...

I love all your pretties!! Thanks so much for all the nice things you said about my wreath.

Patti said...

beautiful wardrobe...but what really caught my eye was the beautiful chenille bedspread!!!

Sylvia said...

Beautiful furniture...that bed is to die for!!!


Michelle @Shellsshabbyshack said...

I know how you feel about not wanting to part with your treasures. I have a booth...sometimes things mysteriously make their way back home :) Love the green glass knobs on the wardrobe. So fresh! I'm a new follower!

Take care,

Happy To Be/ Gl♥ria said...

It's all just beautiful Sissie as everything you do...Hugs to you girl..Gl♥ria

Kristin @ My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia said...

This is so pretty, your pictures are so dreamy!

Donna said...

I love your armoire, Sissie! Doesn't white paint make everything look better? And I really love your runner and pillow. The fabric is gorgeous!

Dragonfly Treasure said...

Just gorgeous!


Hi Sissie, The armoire looks so fabulous and your burlap runner and matching pillow are "sweet". I hope you have a great week!

CHERI said...

love the white wardrobe! Your burlap pieces are always lovely. Is this a special type of burlap or is all burlap the same? I've never really seen anyone other than you use it to make such pretty things.

Cabin and Cottage said...

Such lovelies! I remember sewing! You must have such a beautiful booth.

Blue Creek Home said...

I can see why you want to keep that gorgeous wardrobe. I grew up with one a lot like it in our laundry room. It stored my mom's neatly stacked fabrics - I thought it was magical.
Lovin' the runner and pillow.

Marie @ Sally Lee by the Sea said...

They are all gorgeous!!

I'm a new follower from Nifty Thrifty's nice to meet you :O)

Marie @ Sally Lee by the Sea

Tara said...

Sissie,I adore the knobs on the cupboard..Your pictures are always just so beautiful..xx

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