Sunday, June 12, 2011

Fluffin up the house!

Hi Bloggerettes!  I'm so excited because Monday is the day that the maids come to clean my house from top to bottom! Yippee!!!  As you know our home is going on the market and it should be ready by Wednesday.

In the meantime, remember this chair I got at the auction......

It begged me to paint I did....I gave it some glaze too, not too sure about it.
She's happy now.

I can't stop adding to this vingette in the corner of my dining room.
First, I painted the table, then added the shutters and other pretties and now I've added a pretty mirror.  I like it much better and I hope I can stop!  It's all your bloggers caused this!

While I'm at it, might as well show you the pretty pillows on my entryway bench.  This bench is the first piece of furniture that I bought for our home when it was built.

The pillow on the right was a birthday gift from my sweet friend, Peggie.

This is the entryway into our very open home.  And, before you say anything,  I know the rug doesn't really go with the colors, but I love it and don't know where else to put it. 

I seem to be having a thing for crowns lately.  Um, wonder what's up with that!  Found this one at Tuesday Mornings.

I want to thank all of you for your sweet and kind comments about my home.  I've decided to go with all of you and keep it decorated the way it is.  I plan to de-personalize with photos and a few items, but for the most part it's going to still be me.

I'm so glad that you helped me make that decision.

You are all so adorable!

Since the chair cost me $5. and the mirror, $15. and I made the pink toile curtains and painted the side table.....I guess that qualifies me for Coastal Charm's Nifty Thrifty Tuesdays!

Okay, get out there and make, sew, bake, paint, repurpose, photograph or find something wonderful and share it with the rest of us!!!!



LuLu Kellogg said...

Everything looks magazine ready! I hope your home will sell quickly my dear!!


Linda @ A La Carte said...

Oh so pretty and I can't imagine anyone not loving your decor! hugs, Linda

Kathysue said...

Sissie love the new chair and I am sure she is much happier this way, she seems to be smiling now!!! Enjoy your housekeepers!! Kathysue

Sharon Wengel said...

Oh what fun to have maids come in , wish I could do that at least twice a year . The chair is lovely ! Good luck on your house sale !

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

Looks fabulous, Sissie.......I cannot imagine soimeone not falling love with it just the way it is.......beautiful.

Lululiz said...

The chair looks great after your makeover, you always know exactly what to do.

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Sissie, your house always looks fabulous and I think that rug works just fine. I think it adds whimsy.

A Vintage Green said...

Love the painted chair/pink seat - and then, nice surprise, the grouping you have made it part of. Beautiful.

- Joy

Okio B Designs said...

I just love how you have everything displayed in your diningroom. And that chair ain't bad either! ;) Good luck with the house!


Daphne Nicole & Lynda Cade said...

Sissie, everything looks so beautiful.... and I think your rug looks just fine where it is!!!
hugs~~~ Daphne

Petite Michelle Louise said...

it all looks sooo gorgeous! i love the blue shutters and the whole vignette on the dining room table. the entryway blue dresser looks lovely too! oh and the sweet! oh it all. gush...gush...gush!

Sherry @ No Minimalist Here said...

Hi Sissie, Your home is so pretty and I just love the entry chest. Best of luck with selling. We are still trying to sale our home but not many showings.

Draffin Bears said...

Hi Sissie,

I enjoyed visiting you today in your gorgeous house.
The vignette is fabulous and love the shutters and your new chair. Good luck with the house sale.

Happy week

The Polka Dot Closet said...

A maid! Those were the days for me, I'm the maid now! I so love your house, I think you are going to have a tough time down sizing! I'm with you Sissie, there is just not enough time to do all I want to do so I go 100 miles an hour, I'm getting done all that I can


NanaDiana said...

Sissie- When I come to visit do NOT allow me to sit on that bench with those pillows...because when I get up to leave those babies will be underneath skirt and you will be looking at the biggest butt you ever saw...(I'm talking about the under-the-skirt pillows, by the way;>). Love your home, you know I do! xo Diana

Amy Kinser said...

Everything is just beautiful, Sissie. Best wishes with the house.

Angela said...

Your house looks so pretty and I love that little grey pillow with the doily on it, wow!
My husband rolls his eyes when I tell him of my plan to paint everything white, I give all my blog friends the blame for that too...

Marilou of Lulu's Lovlies and Heartful Creations said...

Hi Sissie, Thanks for stopping by and I love your rug, I love the mix of things, I don't think everything has to be matchy matchy! Hard to believe I hadn't found you before! Guess it takes a blog party. By the way reviewing your wedding post I would say you are Not old as I was married in 1961 and I think of myself as Young at Heart and just gettin' betta" Hugs and have a great week! Marilou

Linda said...

Oh Sissie, everything you do is just beautiful. You should not have any trouble selling your casa. Have you found a place yet to move to?

Rebecca said...

Your house is going to fly off the market! I'm so excited for you. Where will you be moving??? did I miss something?

Now girly...about the weight loss.

It's hard. But so is watching people I love very, very much get sick and sicker because of weight related issues. I feel better than ever. If I wasn't so modest I'd show before and after pics. Maybe someday!

Love to the rug!


JENNIFER, said...

What a wonderful blog! I'm a new follower as of today and have so enjoyed visiting. Your Gabby looks exactly like my Emmie...LOL! they could be twins :o)have a nice evening. Hugs, Jennifer

Cindy said...

The corner looks wonderful with the darling white chair and mirror and that touch of pink fabric! I love love your curtains too, and oh my goodness that blue pillow is just beautiful, and looks so pretty next to the pillow your friend gave you. Your house is so bright and cheerful and holy moly, it looks soooo clean. And it's funny... but that rug, is actually kind of cool there, i think i like it...


Honey at 2805 said...

I think you made the right decision to leave your home decorated while selling. A beautifully decorated home always helps it sell.

Theresa said...

your home is so lovely Sissie, anyone would be thrilled to have it! Your new vignette is wonderful, every bit of it. As I mentioned in my post, sometimes it's hard to stop adding! It looks gorgeous! xoxoxoxo

trash talk said...

Don't you dare touch that rug. It's such an unexpected pop of color that says the lady that lives here has style!

Cindy Adkins said...

Hi Sissie,
WOW, your house looks so spectacular!!! It will fly off the market! Everything looks so totally beautiful!

Cindy Adkins said...

If your pillow is missing, come look for it in New Orleans! lol It is unbelievable!!!

stefanie said...

your home is soooo gorgeous, its going to sell sooo fast, but they are going to want all your pretties too!!! I would!

Biljana said...

Your house looks fabulous, I love your decor:-)
Hugs, Biljana

Elizabeth and Gary said...

Hi Sissie,
Everything looks beautiful! I think the offers will come pouring in.
I love how your white and pink chair turned compliments your curtains.
Have a sweet day and hugs, Elizabeth

Burlap Luxe said...

Hiiii! Sissie :)

Thank you soooooo! much for your beautiful visit! your sweet Frenchee comment is treasured :)

Love your French chest of drawers I will be featuring my french chests soon, all things inspire French do they not!

I am going back now to take in slowly more of your chic-ness :)
see you soon sweet friend.

Kathy said...

Charming as always...
House on the market!
where have I been?
xoxo~Kathy @
sweet Up-North Mornings...

Dixie said...

Sissie... I've been having comment posting problems lately... what's up with Blogger! Anyway, figured out a way so here I am...

I love your decor... You're an inspiration! Women buy houses, not men... they just pay for houses... LOL... and not always anymore!... what woman in her righ tmind would fall in love with the possibilities you present with your decor...

Perfect painted white chair... I've decided to paint one I purchased last year a pretty white thanks to your inspirations!

hugs. Dixie

Dixie said...

that was suppose to read "what woman in her right mind wouldn't fall in love with...."

trouble posting and comments and she can't type either!!

saltbox treasures said...

Everything is lovely! Your chair is definitely happier now :). Love those pillows on your bench.
Have a great day!
~ Julie

Amy @MaisonDecor said...

How did I miss this post Sissie? I know, I was working with Mr. MD again the last two days...anyway I was BOWLED over by the full shot pic of the dining room! I am in LOVE with that corner cab! Your room is looking amazing, the chair looks perfect and the vignette is just right, so now STOP!

SueBee said...

Your home is beautiful! And I love your rug, if you love it it goes!

bj said...

O, is beautiful. I love the fabric you used on her, too.

I also love how you have the little shutters propped up against the wall instead of hanging it.
xoxo bj

PⒿ @ $ € € ₦$ ₣®0₥... said...

Sissie, where are you moving to? Locally? Are you just down-sizing?

If you have things you need to sell because they won't fit, email me first, okay? :)

Stephanie ~ Angelic Accents said...

Love what you did to the chair. And I REALLY REALLY love the sweet vignette that you keep adding to with the shutters and the mirror! A girl can never have too many mirrors OR pillows!!

Big TX Hugs,
Angelic Accents

Ms. Bake-it said...

Love the dining room Sissie! The corner vignette looks great! I love how you have the shutters as the background. I also like the makeover you gave the chair. Your home looks great!


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