Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Looking for something to blog about...

Hi Bloggerettes!  I am fresh out of new things to write about.  I wish I could say that I have lots of new things to show you.  I wish I could wax poetically.  I wish I could wave a magic wand and dazzle you, but it just ain't happening.

Walking through the house with camera in hand I decided to show my guest/sewing room again.  If I keep adding pillows to the bed  pretty soon it's going to be nothing but a giant pillow!

I must confess I did not make the pink rosette pillow.  I found it at TJ Maxx.  It can't decide which bed it likes best.

 See this sweet lavender print duvet.  I found it at Habitat and after washing and fluffing it up, I couldn't let it go.

This sweet birdcage on a stand was another great find.  It's in the booth waiting for a new home....

We are getting our home ready to go on the market.  I've decided that 3400 square feet of living space is just too much cleaning for this ole gal.  So, we are downsizing and hoping our home will sell quickly.  Wish me luck.

I hope to be back later with some new stuff.  Sure don't want to let my bloggerettes down.



Linda said...

Hi Sissie..I love your beds and all of the pillows! I am a pillow gal myself! (:>) I just love all of your pretties!

4 years ago we downsized from 3800 sq. ft, to 3400. But even that seems so much smaller...because the other house had more storage. We are collectors and have too much stuff!

We sat up in an antique mall for 2 years to sell off some stuff and yet we still have way too much!

It is a lot to dust and clean I understand what you are saying...but when ya like pretty things it is just so hard to stop collecting and it keeps on growing! ha! (:>)

But you sure do have the touch for making things beautiful! I enjoy following your blog!

Linda @ Truthful Tidbits

Linda said...

Hi Sissie...your guest bedroom with all the pink and pillows look lovely. I love pillows as well.
Downsizing not only makes you get rid of "stuff" but I found that it also declutters your mind. I downsized from a 3500 sq. ft. to 1100 square feet after all my boys left the nest. I am much happier with less to clean but I do have a storage problem. just have to get creative with that one but you'll be fine. good luck on selling your house. Just don't give up blogging because I love to check in with you daily.
Your friend,

One Cheap B*tch said...

Good luck selling your house Sissie! I'm with the pillow - I can't decide which bed I like either - ha!


Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

It happens, Sissie, sometimes there is just nothing going on. I love it on your guest room bed; it looks like it goes so well with the toile. Love the birdcage! Did you find it like that or work your paint magic? : )

Claudia said...

Downsizing will be fun, Sissie. I know that feeling of trying to find something to blog about! You did a great job.


Petite Michelle Louise said...

you could NEVER let us down sweet sissie. i am loving that pink pillow (just pinned it to my "Pretty In Pink" Pinterest board!) The birdcage is lovely as well. Good luck with the sale of your home. wow...that's a whole lotta space you got there! I am sure your new home will be perfect for you!

Victoria said...

I go through the same thing Sissie, I run out of things to blog about in my tiny apartment! Your bird cage is so gorgeous, I love it!

Good luck with your house, I hope it sells fast and can't wait to see what you find:)

Roselle said...

I want to live in your guestroom :::grins:::
Good luck with the sale of your home. It's GORGEOUS, I'm sure you won't have a problem!
Don't fret about blogging...all your posts and lovely and very inspiring!

Pamela said...

Lovely photos Sissie!
Your home will sell in a snap it is so gorgeous!!!
Smaller homes are easier to care for. I love small spaces!

Pamela xo

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

Best of luck with the sale of your home Sissie, I know that's a lot of work! Wishing you all the best:@)

Amy @MaisonDecor said...

Well downsizing makes you pick the best of the best stuff to take to your new nest. I have had to do it several times...I love moving, fixing up a new home is the best!
Love the pillow with the thimble on it...

LuLu Kellogg said...

I will keep my fingers crossed for you and hope your home sells quickly! I know it will show very well because your taste is extraordinary.


Brenda ~ Shabby Cats and Roses said...

Hi Sissie :) I just LOVE your pretty guest room ~ I saw that same pink rosey pillow at our TJMaxx, and would have gotten it, but my "funds" had run dry by the time my daughter and I got to that store :( Wishing you much luck in selling your home :) You have such a lovely home, and I'm sure you will have no problem finding a buyer.

Warmest hugs, Brenda


Hi Sissie, I love both of your beds but the second one is my favorite. I think the rosette pillow looks so pretty on your lavender duvet. Thank you for sharing!


Sissie, I forgot to say, "Best Wishes" on selling your home and moving to a smaller one. Will it be on the water like you had written before that you had dreamt about owning one day? I hope things go smoothly for you!

GardenofDaisies said...

Your pillows are ALL so pretty! I love the lavender flower bud duvet. Looks so English.

The Polka Dot Closet said...

Pretty pink pictures are all we need! 3400 square feet yikkes! I sacrificed the big house in the suburbs for the small house in the center of downtown and have never looked back, I love being around all of the happenings.....Oh, something new to decorate! If you ever get around to doing a dress form besure to send me a picture


Michelle @Shellsshabbyshack said...

Oh, good luck getting your house ready for the market. You've done a beautiful job decorating so it's already staged :) Hope it sells quick. That IS a lot of house to care for. I think I like the pillow on the second bed, best!
Have a good night!

Linda @ A La Carte said...

Sissie I never tire of seeing your beautiful home and you know I love your pillows. I understand that a big home is too much. I think mine is almost too big but I can still manage it for now and what would I do with all my stuff???? hugs, Linda

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

You surround yourself with so much beauty! It's always a joy to visit and see what pretty things you'll share! We've downsized...kind of! It's a lot of work but I love it! ♥

Crystal Rose Cottage said...

We downsized 4 years ago and it is perfect for just the two of us. I know you had mentioned about going back to WV a while back. Your house is so pretty but I know your next one will be just as lovely with your special touch!~Hugs, Patti

Kathysue said...

sissie good luck on the sale of your home. I know what you mean about running out of things to write about. It is not that there aren't many subjects but sometimes it is just hard to put down in words. It sounds as if you have a lot on your mind, hang in there and think pretty pink thoughts,Kathysue

Debbie said...

Oh Sissie...I always enjoy visiting your blog. Everything is so beautiful! Your whites, and pinks are so crisp and fresh.
I hope you are able to sell your home. I can't imagine it being on the market for long.
Enjoy the rest of your week.

Country Wings in Phoenix said...

Hi Sissie Sweetie...
Your bed pillows are so beautiful. You know my weakness as well. I love the pink one too. Even though you didn't make it, it is stunning on both beds.

DH and I laugh every time I make the bed, as he says please no more pillows, I already can't see you over there. They just make the bed so lovely.

Love that bird cage as well. It won't sit long in your booth. It is stunning. So many uses for it.

Good luck on your house sweetie. I will have you in my prayers for a fast sale. Yes I would say 3400 square feet would be to much for me as well.

Many hugs sweetie and SO much love, Sherry

Blue Creek Home said...

Your guest room is so romantic and soothing. I think one would always have sweet dreams sleeping in your pink and white bed.

I would to have you link up some of your treasures to a Treasure Hunt Thursday soon.

Artzy Heart said...

I love your sewing/guest room! I just happened to find your blog from an old posting of the Rose Vine Cottage...and I'm so glad I did. I love all those pillows and your fabulous photos. Thanks for sharing.

Something Nice and Pretty said...

Hi Sissie! Don't worry about what to blog, just showing your lovely pretty things is enough for me:) I love the patio table too, I'd buy it in a heartbeat♥
I can't wait to see your next home, such an exciting adventure for you!


Bringing Pretty Back said...

Sissie, There is NO way you could let us down!!! That would be impossible! the pillows are perfect!
Everything is perfect!
Have a pretty day!

Jane said...

I love all of those pillows. They really make a pretty bed!
Your house is beautiful and I'm sure you'll have no problem selling it.

Shelia said...

Hi Sissieness! Oh, I'm sorry you're feeling like you have nothing to blog about! Look at all your beautiful pillows! I do wish you well on selling your lovely home and know you'll find the perfect place.
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Glenda @ Magnolia Bend Drive said...

Sissie, I am kinda glad you had to look for something to blog about. I love the pink and white. So fresh, so pretty.

NanaDiana said...

Sissie- I love your pillows...what a great find that rosette one was/is!! I do wish you luck on downsizing and a quick sale. That is what we are going to do next year too, I think. Bittersweet in a way,isn't it? Hugs- Diana

Sharon Wengel said...

Good luck on your home sale ! Maybe you can find a cute little cottage to fix up .I love all those pillows . and that green metal bed is to die for . I only do 2 or 3 posts a week because I always have a hard time thinking of something to blog about .

Sezoentje said...

Wish you all the good luck on your home sale!
Loving greetings from Belgium,

awal.ny said...

I just love all of the pinks in the first picture. My favorite is the pin cushion with the bling.

Jacqui said...

Hi Sissie, your bed is fab-u-lous!!!



CIELO said...

Ah but you have already dazzled us with all those pillows and lovely beds.... ;) Thanks for sharing the beauty around you!


Suzann said...

Hello Sissie,
Your pillows are lovely!!! I love the pillow on both beds.
Good luck in your sale, I love to visit your blog and look forward to see glimpse of your home and your shop.
Suzann ~xoxo~

Thespa McLaughlin said...

So what's wrong with a giant pillow? I say. NOTHING. You have such gorgeous pillows. And don't worry about your bloggers block it will return. Hugs!

Rebecca said...

Sissie Girl...You my friend could write about a brick or a piece of dried up wood and make it sound lovely! You know that, right?

Blessings as you work to sell your home. I'm quite sure it's going to fly, fly, fly away fast. Sooo lovely!

Blessings and love to you~


~ Regan said...

I love your pillows! I wish you could show me how to add both welting and ruffles, I just can't get it down! ;) (and, I love the white bedspread on your guest bed. So pretty!!)

CHERI said...

If you have a YARD SALE when you move, let me know! I'll hop on a plane and come buy you out:) I recently read about a couple who sold their house plus everything in it and decided to start all over. I don't think I could ever do that. Do they not have an attachment to anything they owned??? Your pillows are gorgeous...and I know your new home will be just as lovely as the one you have now. You just have a way of prettying up everything:)

Passionate for White said...

I sure you'll have more than one potential buyer asking if you'd be willing to sell your home completely furnished...I know I would!

The Tablescaper said...

We all have our moments that we don't know what to blog about but you sure came through. Such beautiful pillows! I think you would have to float off to dream land if you slept in that bed. Perhaps you'd like to link this post to Seasonal Sundays for Mother's Day.

I appreciate your comment on my Royal Wedding Breakfast Part I and thought you might like to know that Part II is up now.

Good luck with selling your home.

- The Tablescaper

Dorthe said...

Hi sweet Sissie-
this guest bedroom, is a dream-and so are all your pillows, dear- and the bed side table, filled with beauty-roses,heart-and the pillow is adorable.
Sissie, good luck selling your home--- do you have a place to moove?
Big hug-Dorthe

Shabbyfufu said...

Hi shouldn't feel obligated to blog....those who love you will always be back to see what you are up to:-) xo, Janet

P.S....good luck selling the home and be sure to let us know!

Mari said...




Sassy Marsha said...

Another person putting their house on the market!! (We're not, I just "know" several bloggers who are! Wish we could but the market really sucks here)

I hope your beautiful home sells quickly! Love the first photo!!!!


Sares said...

At least you have lots of pretty pillows to blog about! The birdcage was a great addition to your booth. I wish you great luck selling your house, since it's "staged" so beautifully I am sure it will sell quickly. Be sure to come by and join my giveaway when you get a spare minute from all that house cleaning!

About Vintage French Hen said...

That does it. I'm going to TJ Maxx after work today! Love the pink rosette pillow, and did you make the white one? You probably did, you are so talented. Before you move you should do a whole house tour. Your home is amazing, and I for one would love to see more! Good luck selling your home, this will be fun, change is always refreshing and you will have another project of making a bare canvas come to life when you get in your new home. Have a Happy Mother's Day Sissie dear!

Cozy Home Scenes said...

If we get a vote, I chose bed #2 for the pillow. I'm like you and LOVE pillows so much that my family jokes at how many are on my bed too. In fact, I saw that same pillow at TJ Maxx and wanted it, except it was a little too pink for my bedroom. Therefore, I'll just have to admire yours.

Lululiz said...

Every inch of your home is so beautiful, I have drooled over all the photos of your gorgeous home you have ever shown us. Do your guests ever leave, lol? I would find it very hard to vacate such a beautiful guest room.

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