Saturday, August 6, 2011

Auction Find & Critters...

Hi Bloggerettes!  I promised you that I would show you what I found at auction. Forgot the before photo, because I'm always in a hurry, but you can imagine what it looked like.....ugly!
Here it is....But first it had to be inspected by Inspector No.1...
Once Inspector No.1 gave her stamp of approval
I painted it a feather green, which looks more white than anything.  Then used mocha glaze to add a little interest.  I then polished it with minwax finishing wax.

I love this wooden tray found at a little nearby shop, plus the cute turtle.  I think it makes a nice little centerpiece for the kitchen table.
Um, is there a critter theme starting here?

These cute prints on simulated barn board jumped right into my cart
at Home Goods.  I just love the sheep....

And the cow...

I also wanted to show you Gloria's chair.  I saw it in her booth
and bought it right away.  She used an image from the Graphics Fairy.  I love the way the skirt falls to the floor.  Very cute and perfect for the corner in my family room...

Well, that's about all I have for now. 
I want to thank all my new followers and let you know that I really appreciate you!

Everyone have a fun weekend and find something wonderful!



Confessions of a Plate Addict said...

Hi Sissie! I love your new additions! You did a fabulous job on the telephone table! You are so fortunate to have Inspector No. 1 on hand to do quality checks for you! The farm animal prints are sweet and I LOVE the chair...perfect! Happy weekend!...hugs...Debbie

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

Gizzy's funny, instead of laying on the padded chair she chooses the table part! Cute things Sissie-Happy Weekend:@)

LuLu Kellogg said...

You find the best treasures!!
I hope your day is filled with love and creativity!


Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

Wow, Sissie, such eye candy this morning! I'm enjoying my second cup of coffee and loving Gloria's chair slip, as well as your telephone table(?). What a great shape to that. I've seen a lot of those with just straight lines and very plain. I thought it looked like an Heirloom White type color, does it look like it has a little green in it in person?

PⒿ @ $ € € ₦$ ₣®0₥... said...

Inspector Number 1 now owns a piece of my heart.

Love all the finds, Sissie. Gloria's chair seat cover almost makes me want to sew....almost!

NanaDiana said...

Sissie- I love that old phone seat that you painted. It looks great now. My daughter has one that belonged to her great grandmother. And I LOVE that toile on the seat cushion- I have some of that same fabric stashed away.

I don't think I ever commented on the pillows in your header but I love those too. Hope you have a wonderful weekend-I'll be working and blog skipping when I can sneak a few minutes-xo Diana

Daphne Nicole & Lynda Cade said...

Hi Sissie, love your finds, and you always do such a wonderful job painting! Glad number 1 inspector put her approval on it! Beautiful chair from Gloria too, love the seat cover! Hope you have a wonderful week!!!
hugs~~~ Daphne

Something Nice and Pretty said...

I just adore the gossip bench, especially how you primped it up, so adorable and the skirt on the other chair just makes me sigh!
Great finds Sissie!

Wanda @ Just Vintage said...

Love what you did with the telephone table and the fabric on the seat = perfect! Glad too that you showed us a picture of the chair with the long skirt. I ended up with 3 plain, country, ladder back chairs that I just might have to put long skirts on. I'm thinking that might be just the thing to make them not so plain and ordinary.

Linda @ A La Carte said...

Sissie I love the makeover! I have a telephone bench and I need to make it over. cute skirt on the chair also. Have a great weekend.

Ann@A Sentimental Life said...

love the telephone table and chair! great finds!

Amy @MaisonDecor said...

Cute telephone table sissie, looks like a winner!

Riet said...

HI Sissie. I love that phone seat, I have never seen one before. Great find and you did a wonderful job. I love that chair too, lovely with the cover.
Happy weekend!

Crystal Rose Cottage said...

Darling phone table! Love the color choices!~Hugs, Patti

Karen said...

I love that telephone table Sissie, I just passed one up at Goodwill because I have no space for it BOO HOO. I'm still not over it. Love that chair skirt too.

Petite Michelle Louise said...

i have a telephone seat exactly like that one but.... oh doesn't look that PURDY!! Must get out my paint brush!

Olivia said...

Oh sissie as always your work is just incredible! Love, love.

Cottage Rose said...

I love the phone table... my Mom had one years ago,,,it is looks so pretty....


Irma@CosasBellas said...

Wow Sissie, I don't know what it looked like before you worked your magic but it sure turned out magnificent!
I am so coveting that wood tray, it is sooooo yummy looking!
I don't blame you for jumping on that buy, the chair is awesome and of course the cover makes it look incredible.


Anonymous said...

I do love your blog. I would really like to see more pictures of your home and some of the decorating ideas involved in creating your romantic style of decor. Not just about your booths.

bj said...

ooo, a gossip bench stood in our hallway, with the only phone we had, all the time I was growing up. What happened to it, I wonder..
This one...I WANT SOOO BAD. I just love it. I will start looking and just maybe I'll find one.
I would LOVE to find one for my daughter, too. She'd love it.
Love that chair cushion, too. Wish I knew how to do all that...*sigh
I finished my little stool I covered with a coffee sack's nothing to write home about. :(

Sherry @ No Minimalist Here said...

Great finds, Sissie! My parents had a gossip bench in their home and I spent many hours as a teenager talking on the phone while sitting in it. The tray and turtle are adorable and I love your new signs. What a beautiful seat over on the chair.

Debbie said...

Hi Sissie....I came over to catch up on your posts. As usual, I marvel at your talent for putting things together. You've been busy with some beautiful projects. Your booth is AWESOME!!
I love the chair with the crown cover, and those floral pillows look so pretty in your home.
Have a great, and productive week!

Marydon said...

I so remember those telephone stand, but yours is far prettier than the ones in our time, lmty! And, that chair cover, love it! Always such beauty you create.
Have a beautiful week ~

Caroline (Piorra Maison) said...

Hello Sissie, I haven't been around lately. Missed all your great creations. You did a great job on the bench/gossip chair.
take care

Shelia said...

Hi Sissieness! Oh, I love the little telephone seat and you did a great job on it. Your little Inspector is adorable too!
Love seeing your pretty kitchen and all your pretties in there! You must take some might good vitamins!
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Sharlotte said...

Hi Sissie! Thanks so much for dropping by my blog. You are so sweet. I love, love, love your posts, every one is so inspiring! The white is so crisp and clean and your little friends are just precious. I love this little table. Too cute! Happy Sunday!

Shannon@Cozy Home Scenes said...

This was a great post, Sissie. I love everything you showed, especially Inspector no. 1. The blue and green toile on the gossip bench is very pretty. Shannon

Blue Creek Home said...

Love everything! Great finish on the telephone table and the fabric is sweet.
Love the barnyard animals too.
The chair skirt is cute,cute,cute!

The Polka Dot Closet said...

That is the cutest inspector! Love your phone chair, and the one you bought from your friend. I am working on a post now that has my inspectors...Where there is a camera they will come


Sares said...

You are too funny Sissie, I hope you sell more than you buy from your fellow vendors! Or at least break even! I love that grain image too, I just used it on some aprons for my space.
I may have to make a trip to Homegoods, those are awesome! Your little table makeover turned out just beautiful too, it does show white in the photos. Have a happy week!

Amy Kinser said...

The slipcover for that chair is beautiful. I love the cow and sheep prints on the "barnwood". (especially the cow) Wish we had a Homegoods nearby. Your little telephone table is just perfect.

Passionate for White said...

How is it that you manage to buy, buy, buy and yet your home doesn't appear to have any clutter?

Gloria Gray said...

Hey Sissie,

Thank you soooo much for buying my chair! I'm so flattered that you liked it! As you know I don't have a blog but I sure do enjoy your blog as well as many others. Thanks to all of you for your inspiration. I'm at work right now trying to figure out how to leave this comment. I hope you get this Sissie. Thank you again. Maybe someday I can leave my day job and 2 hour commute and join the blogging world.


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