Wednesday, June 1, 2011

What I've been doing

Hi Bloggerettes!  Do you ever get excited over clean carpet???? Well, I do and I am.  Just had the bedroom carpets shampooed today and I'm so happy.  Yep, it doesn't take much to make me happy. 

Now on to some more stuff.  I did a little change of vingette on my newly painted dining room side table. 

I found this great chair at auction and it cost me a total of $12.!!!

Whipped up a pretty pillow with my favorite vintage lace find....

I put a decal on this kinda bland round mirror and put it in my booth...

Okey dokey, that's it for now.  I'm off to the garage to paint some stuff.  I'll show you later.




A Vintage Green said...

Your bedroom carpet looks great - the whole room is so organized/clean/cleared/decorated. Sigh.

Love how you decorate.

I finished spray painting my first 'gold ornate framed' mirror, 'gold ornate' frame and a wall shelf, all antique white. We'll see how they do in my booth. As 'gold' frames, they did not sell.

- Joy

Anonymous said...

Hi Sissie!
Oooh I used to get very tickled over freshly cleaned carpet. Haven't had wall-to-wall in a few years since we moved and now we have wood throughout. I miss it sometimes. This is a lovely post as they always are. Hope you're having a great day.

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

Just don't be tracking any paint in on those nice clean carpets, Sissie! : ) Great chair and I love the pillow you made for it. Love your candlesticks. I have a trio that are similar.

Pansy Cottage Girl said...

Yep, clean carpet makes me very happy too! Cute post.

stefanie said...

oh, that is on my mile long to do list!!!! yours are perfect!!!!

The Polka Dot Closet said...

Okey Dokey! That is such a midwestern term, when I lived in Minnesota everyone said it, when I say it now in Florida people look at me like I have grown two heads! That is such a good idea for the mirror. Nothing better than clean carpets than no carpets, except I have always loved carpet under my feet in the bedroom.


Kathysue said...

I love love clean carpet so I am so there with you on that one. Your new vignette looks beautiful. Love that too!! Sissie, I posted my finished playroom today, finally, KS

Blondie's Journal said...

We used to have the same type of wool carpet in our bedroom and I loved it when we had it cleaned. In looking at the end of your bed, I think we have very similar ones...I noticed the wheat pattern right away. Love your chairs in the bedroom, too!

Your new vignette is pretty. I love the shutters! Happy painting!


Sweet Cottage Dreams said...

Oh yes!!! I love to have the carpets cleaned and mine are the same color of yours. Simple things make us happy, huh? :)

Sissie, your home and vignettes always are so pretty! Your pillows are just fabulous. I would love to learn how to make a flower with lace.


Shelia said...

Hi Sissieness! Oh, you're so good. Love your new buffet and how you've topped it! Beautiful! I adore your precious pillow with the doily and the lace flower! I may have to borrow that idea! :)
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Linda@Coastal Charm said...

Clean floors do make you feel good:) Lovin' that $12 chair and as always you have added one of your beautiful pillows!!!


marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Oh I so need to have my carpet cleaned. Yours looks wonderful. Love the pillow also. Enjoy those gorgeous floors. Hugs, marty

NanaDiana said...

I was thinking about getting the carpets cleaned yesterday. My bedroom needs it and so does the area rug in our family room...It never ends, does it?

Love all the things you have made and found! Great chair!!! Hugs-Diana

Anonymous said...

Hello dear Sissie!

Oh, I sure do love a nice clean carpet too! I went to Florida to see my soul sister Shari of My Cottage of Bliss, about 2 weeks ago. One thing I asked hubby to do was clean the carpets while I was away. When I returned, the carpet was all nice and clean and bright! I was so happy! Love your pretty vignette! I am signing in as anonymous, because my blogger won't let me sign in. :(

Debbie from NJ
Pink Roses and Teacups

Nancy said...

I just came across your blog and couldn't help but laugh when I saw you were from Ocean Isle....My husband and I both are from Columbus County and every Sunday afternoon we used to go to Ocean Isle and lay out on the beach and come back blistered......Another funny.....we call my grandaughter Sissy.......well girl, we have two things in common plus our common love of decorating and pretty things.....

Your blog is beautiful ........

Sares said...

Clean carpet feels so good on your feet! It just makes you feel better when you know the carpets are clean. Your new vignette looks great, but then they always do. I've been painting all day off and on. I think I'm liking the chalkpaint. It goes on really smooth but won't know for sure what the final product will look like until I get the wax on. Have a terrific Thursday Sissie!

Bringing Pretty Back said...

Sissie, it takes very little to make me happy as well! Isn't that wonderful! The carpets look brand new!
Gorgeous home.
Have a pretty day!

Riet said...

Your carpets look so new Sissie. I love your sidetable and the new chair with beautiful pillow.

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Love the new vignette, Sissie. And the carpet looks great!!

My Grama's Soul said...

Hi Sissie....haven't been by in forever. It all looks beautiful as always.

Yes, I do get excited over clean carpets...I'm ashamed to admit it but we had our carpets cleaned over Christmas and we hadn't done it since we moved into the house. We've been here almost 9 years. OMG.....I am so mortified that I just admitted that! LOL



Amy @MaisonDecor said...

Hi Sissie, I don't have carpet to clean, but your room looks immaculate! I love those chairs. Send me your pic so I can get sketching!!

Lululiz said...

With two very active big dogs, I don't have a hope in hell of having pristine carpets.
You have a wonderful home, Sissie, I know I have said it before, but it really is perfect.

Crystal Rose Cottage said...

Sissie, I love anything clean, especially carpet! Your floral side chairs are always beautiful...anywhere!~Hugs, Patti

Passionate for White said...

I'm with you...LOVE it when my carpets have just been cleaned - makes all the difference!

Cindy said...

Everything is so bright and clean and pretty. Your house is delightful!



Hi Sissie, Nothing like clean floors. I love your chair and your pretty vingette.

Dorthe said...

Sissie, I love the sea green accents you added to your side table- looks so fresh and lovely, dear.
The pearls around the candle, looks very beautiful-and so does your pillows with old lace ,my sweet.


YOUR BEDROOM IS A GRAND HOTEL...I'd like to book a date to come and stay over...when's good for you! Heck, I'd even stay there if the carpets didn't look half as gorgeously clean and fresh as they do!

love your home!
thanks for don't get any paint on that flooring!

Ciao Bella!


Cindy Adkins said...

Oh my gosh--I love it all and I love your blog header--it's gorgeous! I just came in from painting in the

I want to ask you something...I am thinking of changing my background to just plain white...I tried to figure out how to do it, but I'm a little confused...I think I want to remove the blog background I have because white looks SO much prettier! Is it difficult?

Rosemary@villabarnes said...

Everything looks so beautiful, and I love the framed piece from your last post.

awal.ny said...

I know exactly what you mean. I am the same way when mine are clean. But it only lasts a few hours with mine, with 3 young children it is hard to keep the floor clean.

bj said...

O, nothing excites me more than clean carpet. Love it. I am a carpet girl, anyway. Love it.
Love that 12 dollar chair and love that pillow even more.
xo bj

Leann said...

Mmm.. yep and it looks squishy too. Love those chairs in your bedroom - romantic. Soo your style.

Thanks for visiting!


Patty said...

Sissie, I LOVE the aqua beads around the candle...what are those?! I'd love to get some for my candlesticks!!

Tarnished and Tattered said...

Oh Sissie,
I've missed you! I'm commenting on this post instead of the Pink one because I LOVE your nice clean carpet & your clean bedroom! I have a nasty loop berber just deep enough to hide Lego's so I step on them & suck them up thru my vacume! We won't even go into the stains, so YES I get excited over clean carpet too. Love all your mirrors, chair, dining room stuff too.

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

Every single thing you do is just so darned cute!
The material on your bedroom chairs is gorgeous..but ...yes, I know...I already said it..but everything is beyond adorable.!
I learn from you...I always see some little thing that makes me inspired!
Clean carpets? But of course that makes me smile! :)

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