Sunday, January 30, 2011

Weekend Finds

Hi Bloggerettes!
I have a little of this and that to show you that I found
over the weekend.
First, is this sweet little wicker stool that I recovered using sweet pink fabric with a vintage dolie....

I found this great piece at a thrift store.
It's a vintage, handcrafted schoolmarm's desk...
The top opens for storage of books and papers and
the back has open book shelves.
All we did was sand it to give it some character
and it's now in our booth at Perfect Imperfections...

I spied these strange looking ducks in someone's yard and had to stop and take a photo.
At first I thought they were chickens but it turns out they are called
Muscovy Ducks.

And now for the piece de resistance....
A lovely shabby tole chandelier!!!!!

We hung it up in the our booth today and it looks great! Yes.

Found this sweet print at an estate sale.  The frame was dark so I gave it the shabby treatment with some chantilly lace paint and
lots of sanding.  I think I'll keep this one.
Look at her face.  I love it!

Everyone have a wonderful week.  Be sure to create, write, paint, sew, bake and find something beautiful to share.

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Sherry@Back2Vintage said...

I love that old desk, especially that little railing in the back!!!

Sweet Cottage Dreams said...

Oh boy, if I lived near you, that desk would be in my car like right now! Too cute!
You did a great job on the bench, too!


Dorthe said...

Your stool, and the table, is absolutely gorgeus, both, and each in its own way- so beautifull, -you had your wonderfull hands do magic, again, Sissie.
Do you know that those ducks, are great eaters of those big brown "killer" snails,-that Europe is owerflowed by ,the last many summers::: do You have them in US,too???they eat all green they can find--therefore :killer snails-
Not a beautifull subject-sorry sweet.

Annie Louise said...

Love your finds!

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Oh my word. You really did find some fabulous things. Love the footstool, the desk and the chandy is stunning. The little girl print is perfect. Great finds. Hugs, Marty

Kelsie From Our Country Home said...

OH my I want it all...Including the ducks...I miss my mascovies...and that is a fine looking pair.

I also see why you are keeping that is just delightful, I would love to have that one hanging in my house also.

Blessings Kelsie

Wanda @ Just Vintage said...

You found them, covered one and painted the others all over the weekend? And it's still Sunday? You work fast! I'd still be looking at them wondering what to do with the stool and should I paint the frame and should I do anything to the desk or let it be. LOL They're all neat, but the chandelier... Ahhhhh.

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Yes, I would keep that print too. Love the frame shabbied. Great chandy!

Suzann said...

Oh Sissie what great finds!!!!
I love the stool you redid and the desk. The picture is sweet to.
Thank you for sharing!
Enjoy your day!
Suzann xoxo

Shelia said...

Hi Sissieness! Oh, what lovelies! I'm just amazed at all the pretty things you find! I don't have that kind of luck! :( The little stool is adorable and that desk! Love it. I'm glad you're keeping the print too, it's so sweet.
Hope you've had a great weekend,
Shelia ;)

Donna said...

What great finds, Sissie! That desk is so neat, I really love pieces that not only look good, but are functional, as well. And I sure hope those ducks didn't make it to your shop:)!

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

Great print, Sissie, and that desk is so charming!

Michelle @Shellsshabbyshack said...

Hi Sissie!

Great finds! That desk is charming! I'd love to have a piece like that! I'd buy it, yesterday! Cute stool, chandi and print! I'm thinking my bedroom needs a chandelier.

Muscovy ducks, hugh! I didn't know that. They do look like chickens, haha!

Now you have me thinking drop cloth pillows :)

Take care,

Tara said...

Sissie,I love the desk..You always find the best things..xx

LuLu Kellogg said...

You find the most WONDERFUL things! That desk is amazing and I love the chandie!


" SHABBY JUNK" said...

Sissie, good school desk! judy

Sharing Shadymont said...

The print is so sweet! I'd keep it for sure. I also love the desk. How neat to have it!

Crystal Rose Cottage said...

Very pretty Sissie! Love your fabric choice and the vintage crochet piece! Looks like you had a good weekend!~Hugs, Patti

One Cheap B*tch said...

Oh how I love that footstool! I probably would have stopped for those ducks too! =)


zeth radtra syam said...

hi sissie,
i love the picture, how you paint the frame, looks real vintage..
love your job!


Sharing Shadymont said...


Thanks for your visit and comment. I really appreciate you stopping by. Have a great week!

bj said...

OMGosh, every thing you are showing us is to die for. I really, REALLY love that chandy. sooo pretty.

Patty Sumner said...

Sissie, it is all so beautiful even the ducks. Blessings!

Confessions of a Plate Addict said...

Hi Sissie! Love your stool re-do! And...that chandelier!! Oh my pretty! Happy week!...hugs...Debbie


I wanna come shopping with you!

You've got impeccable taste!

Ciao Bella!
Creative Carmelina

Home of 6 said...

I love it all and wish I was closer so I could buy some of it :) Hope you are warm and having a great weekend..Here's to a great week.

The Polka Dot Closet said...

I love everything, but I will tell you right now I am stealing the doily on the stool idea!!! that looks fabulous! I have two stools sitting in the garage right now!


Linda @ A La Carte said...

You find the best items. Love the desk, but that little wicker stool...perfect.

Cindy said...

Wow! You sure scored this weekend. I love the desk and the stool especially the fabric and doilies on it!

NicNacManiac said...

I am in love with your images in your header...the colors with the!! You have the best eye and I cannot believe the fabulous treasures that you find and make your own...lovely!!
Have a great week xOxO Nerina

From Tracie said...

I LOVE that desk!!!

Cindy (Applestone Cottage) said...

You are the most talented one Sissie!
I love your little footstool and the desk looks fabulous!
Way to go girl!

~Tonja~ said...

Oh Sissie what great finds......
I love the stool you redid and the desk...and the picture is sweet it all
Thank you for sharing
Have a Blessed day

Amy @MaisonDecor said...

The desk is very neat as is the vintage tole chandy and your other finds. You know how to pick 'em. Now where is the little girl pic going to go?
I grabbed an old mirror for my vanity yesterday and hope to show you it soon!

Polly said...

Ok, that chandi is saaaawwwweeeeetttt!!! Just love it!!

and thank you so much for this duck siting info! We just saw one of these odd fellows yesterday along the berm of the highway and wandered what it was. we both immediately said "turkey buzzard" but then my husband said "I think it's some kind of strange duck". I will email him this link!!

Happy week to you!


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

Good stuff, Sissie.....adore the desk and the sweet chandelier.......and you already have it in your booth....impressive.

Diane said...

Sissie, the patina on the school marm's desk is fabulous. And the print...truly sweet!

A Cottage Muse said...

Lovin' that old desk Sissie and the die for!

I hope you have a wonderful week!

June said...

Sissie you have such a way with 'stuff'! I love what you did to that sweet little stool. But I have a big crush on your desk!
Those ducks are the coolest looking little things.
big hugs

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Debbie said...

Your energy amazes me Sissie!!!!! How do you find all the time to do all the things you do????
Your booth is so full of neat things! as well as your home.
LOVE the little stool!

Denise said...

Sissey,You always have the best stuff.Great finds.Your stool is my favorite this time.I love it. Denise

Cathy~Mille Fleur said...

Wow! What wonderful goodies! That desk is beautiful and don't even get me started on the loveliness of that chandy!

Your profile pic is gorgeous!

Sares said...

You find the BEST stuff when you're on the hunt! I found a couple of things for the booth this weekend but nothing as fabulous as that desk!

Olivia said...

Oh wow Sissie! I adore you stool and that school marm desk looks darling in your booth! I am in looovvvveeee with the chandy!

Mary Ann said...

I love love the little pretty.

Dezinaworld said...

Hi Sissy, wow what beautiful pieces, so are right her face is gorgeous.
also i just wanted to let you know i have a free shabby chic collage sheet for today only, please feel free to pop by and grab it while its there.
have a lovely day
hugs June x

Janean said...

that little chandelier....oooooooh, if i didn't have several already.....oooooohhhhh.

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