Sunday, July 31, 2011

Not Too Shabby....

Hi Bloggerettes!  I've been so busy all week that I just realized I haven't posted anything new for an entire week!! 
This week I seem to be running into all things shabby, romantic, chippy, frenchy and lovely.  
I just happened to spy these lovely Shabby Chic pillows in a thrift store.  They were dirty and the stuffing was a mess.  I took them home, washed them and gave them new inserts.....look at these pretties now!

They sure blend in well with my vintage white pillow shams.  I might not be able to give them up.

My plan is to create a "shabby" display for my booth, but I'm not sure I can say goodbye to these just yet.

I bought a sweet ladder back chair from another booth, (thanks, Gloria) and just loved the way she created an image chair cover.
I plan to show you hers a little later.

I experimented with making a little cover for this chair...

Crown image from Graphics Fairy!
I think this will fit in well with my Shabby theme.

I also found the cutest little pair of pink ruffled tie back curtains with ruffles galore.  Had to have them for my shabby theme.

The pink mercury glass reproduction candlesticks will be going along also.

So far, so good.  I think it's starting to come together.

I've been working on some pillows this weekend.  So, I think I'll throw some burlap, lace and french inspiration in with the mix...

I love this sweet little lamb image pillow....

Okay, that's it for now.
So get out there and create, make, sew, paint, photograph, repurpose, cook, write or find something wonderful and share it with us!!



ℳartina @ Northern Nesting said...

Love those pillows Sissie and they look wonderful with your white bedding! You are soooooo talented, love the seat covers and new frenchy pillows too! Martina

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

Oooh, ruffle heaven, Sissie! Love your pillows and that chair slip is very pretty!

Ann said...

Great save on these shabby romantic pillows. Your other pillows are gorgeois too-lovin the stencils.

Brenda ~ Shabby Cats and Roses said...

OMG!! LOVE those pink rosey pillows you found!! I would be sooooo keepin' them!! Great find :)

Warmest hugs, Brenda

Vicki said...

All of those pillows are to die for. How sweet is that little lamb?

Karen said...

Wowza! I love all of those pillows, what great luck finding those pretty shabby chic ones at the thrift store, the pillows I see at the thrift are scary LOL. The ones that you made are to die for, just gorgeous loving that lamb, its too cute..

Crystal Rose Cottage said...

The shabby chic pillows are so pretty! On your one chair with the crown design, it had the little cystal crown sitting on it. Well, my birthday was a couple of days ago and I actually got one of those as a present from my sister in Florida! It was quite a surprise seeing it sitting on your chair! I wish I had your's so hot. It's not helping my motivation!~Hugs, Patti

Barb~Bella Vista Cottage said...

Sissie, I love those pillows. The insets are so pretty and slightly different. They are lovely with the whites. Great finds!

Happy Sunday,
Barb ♥

Nancy said...

Hi Sissie!

Boy, you have been busy. I like those pillows you found thrifting. Good for you for rescuing them; they look great now!

Happy creating!

Ann@A Sentimental Life said...

great pillows! those pink mercury glass candlesticks are too cool!

Mary Ellen said...

Pillow heaven should be the title of this post!! Pretty pretty-

NanaDiana said...

Sissie- What an absolutely delightful post. I have always loved that first Shabby Chic has always been one of my very favorites. Love your pillows too...and I have to say-I don't know where I've been but I have never seen pink mercury glass before. Was it made like that in the past too or is the pink just a modern take on it? LOVE IT! xo Diana

Amy @MaisonDecor said...

Those pillows did come out perfect. I wouldn't have thought of that, putting in new inserts after a bath in the washer!! Your shabby booth will be a hit for sure!

Lynn-Teacupstitches said...

Hi Sissie!
You always find the best treasures! The pillows are super sweet and sure do look nice after their makeover! I think I have that pink rose fabric in my stash!
Please post pics of your shabby chic space at Miss Minnies when you have it set up!
I totally enjoyed my visit today - as always. Don't stay away so long :-))

The Feathered Nest said...

Oh Sissie, DON'T!!! Don't give those up....they are GORGEOUS and so YOU! I think they are timeless....when will roses go out of style? NEVER! I can't even believe you found these at the thrift, how cool is that? You're amazing and transforming stuff girl and these are wonderful, hugs and love, Dawn

Dixie said...

your pillows are always beautiful.. i should know.. I have one of my very own!

blessings. Dixie

Daphne Nicole & Lynda Cade said...

Oh Sissie, what great finds, their absolutely beautiful. I can't believe you found them at a thrift store.... how exciting. I once found a pair of alabaster lamps at a thrift store for 5:00 each, I couldn't grab them fast enough! I don't blame you I would keep them too, they go so well with your other pillows. I love your chair cover and you little lamb is just precious, I have a thing for lambs, they look so sweet! Hope you have a wonderful week!
hugs~~~ Daphne

Atelier de Charo said...

Love all your sweet and cute pillows!


The Polka Dot Closet said...

Sissy, you know I love the shabby look! I love the pillows you found and the crown chair, I think I will copy that for a stool I am redoing. Did you use Tshirt transfer paper? I have thought of giving the Citrasolve method a try.


Rustique Gal said...

Sissy, Such lovely STUFF! And thanks for the reminder to create and do! I have to get out of my head and start using my hands again!
Have a great week!

T's Daily Treasures said...

You are finding and making some mighty fine things. I think that shabby chic pillows do need to stay with you. They look great. Nice chair cover too. Happy 1st day of August to you. :) Tammy

Riet said...

Oh WOW Sissie, those pillows are all gorgeous. I love the ruffled ones with the roses, so beautiful and the pillow with the chair or that crown. You are a true artist,
Have a nice week!

Cindy said...

What sweet soft looking romantic pillows... good find, and they look brand new! I love your little chair cover with the crown on the seat and the fat ruffle!


Elizabeth and Gary said...

What fun and pretty throw pillows! I love pillows and have many all around the house..I keep making slip covers and reusing the pillow form. A different look for all seasons.
Your photo's are wonderful!
Have a sweet day, Elizabeth

Jacqueline~Cabin and Cottage said...

Your booth must be the most darling one around! Those pillows are just luscious and gorgeous freshened up. And they photograph wonderfully!

Shannon@Cozy Home Scenes said...

Love all the frilly pretty things you have. The pillows are really sweet and I like the pink candlesticks. Shabby chic is definitely my style but you do it much better. Shannon

Passionate for White said...

This post was well worth the weeks wait!!

Ginger said...

You know me Im all about Roses and Shabby!!! Love it all so much, but those pink candlesticks are to DIE FOR!! Sorry I havent been by in a while, life got in the way.

Victorian1885 said...

Love love love those rose pillows! Have a great week!

The Summer Kitchen Girls said...

Absolutely loving those pillows...all of the Sissie :) they are perfectly charming!!

The Summer Kitchen Girls said...

ha!! do you ever think faster than you type :) We meant to say ....all of them, Sissie! gees! Guess we'd better slow down the thinking to typing speed - lol!

Sonya@Beyond the Screen Door said...

What great finds! Isn't it great when you find something so perfect at the thrift? And I'm loving those pink mercury glass candlesticks!

Honey at 2805 said...

You won't get any encouragment from me to sell them! They are so pretty - you enjoy them!

Donna said...

Hi Sissie,
Wow, lots of wonderful shabby goodness going on here! I don't think I would want to part with those pretty pillows, either! And your chair cover is awesome! I love that crown motif, I've used it in several projects myself!

Sares said...

I know what you mean! I went a whole week too. I love those shabby pillow covers. I would have a hard time parting with them too. Also love that crown on the chair cover. I've used that image too! have a great week Sissie!

Olivia said...

Oh my heavens! That is my FAVORITE shabby chic print! I am in heaven over the moon in love with them!~ What a fabulous find!!!
Big Squishy hugs,

Dorthe said...

Sissie,dear, yuou have to keep those pillows, they are gorgeus,on your bed.
And the chair project looks so pretty- with all the beautiful pillows from your hands.- love the rusted crown,too.

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