Saturday, November 26, 2011

Up and Running.....

Well how-de-doo Bloggerettes!  Are you ready to get the Holiday Season up and running?  Yep, I thought so.  I've been waiting to show you this and it's a good thing Dianne at Miss Minnie's Antiques took a photo.....cause, it sold a few days after I took it into the shop!

I found this cutie at the auction.  It was painted a very bright blue, so what better to do than tone it down a little.  So I sanded away.  Painted the top and sides a creamy white and dry brushed the drawer fronts and the hardware. 

I added these shutters to my livingroom....

Our entire family has been under the weather for the past several days but we did mange to have a nice Thanksgiving.  Hope you did too.

Miss Minnie's Antiques and Fancy Flea customers were buying like crazy yesterday.  So, now it's time to "fluff the booths!"



CollectIn Texas Gal said...

Great job on the dresser...just the right touch of blue. Good to hear that folks are shopping antiques...that will keep you busy. Hope you have lots of success at Miss Minniesthis holiday season.

Kathy said...

Love what you did with the chest of drawers! It's gorgeous - I am not surprised it sold fast! The shutters look perfect! I hope your family gets well soon - our daughter is trying to catch something! It is hard when someone gets sick around this time of the year!
Hope you have a blessed week,

Willow said...

I hope you and the family feel better soon. Just love what you did to the chest. Just beautiful.

Crystal Rose Cottage said...

Beautiful chest of drawers! I like it much better with the toned down effect! Hope you and your family is feeling better!~Hugs, Patti

Shelia said...

Just gorgemous, Sissie!
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Amy @MaisonDecor said...

That chest was pretty. I was thinking it was a little different painting than you usually do, more contrast. I love the color blue lately...and this chest looks great, so I guess that is why it sold! Glad you had brisk sales Sissie!

Ann@A Sentimental Life said...

so glad people were buying like crazy!

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

If I could get my new {to me} dresser to look like that, it would go in my master so well, Sissie! I may have to play with paint a bit, I think. Love the shutters, I'm looking for a pair myself. Hoping to find them today at my local place. I hope you are feeling better so you can fluff your booth. I'm sure this is just the beginning of the gift buying season at your place!

LuLu Kellogg said...

I am so glad people are spending money at the Flea! Yippee!!

The dresser turned out beautifully.

I hope you are feeling much better today!


Linda @ A La Carte said...

Love the chest and not surprised it sold quickly. Hoping all at your home are feeling better soon. I'm ready for some decorating! hugs, Linda

Ilenia said...

Complimenti!!! baci!!!

Suzann said...

Love the chest you did, I can understand why it sold so fast!!!
Hope you and your family feel better soon!!!
Lovely pictures of your home.
Suzann ~xoxo~

Theresa said...

Have fun fluffing! I hope everyone is feeling better today. That dresser is so sweet, I can see why it got swooped up, and the shutters are perfect! I could kick myself for passing some up a month or so ago. (had the hubby with me and well, I couldn't get EVERYTHING that I wanted!LOL) Have a fabulous day! t.xoxo

Rebecca said...

Hi Sissie
I am not surprised it sold so quickly... always nice. Wishing you a wonderful Thanksgiving weekend. Be blessed

Peggy57 said...

Wonderful job on the chest I can see why it sold so quickly. Hope everyone is feeling better soon.

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Good morning Sissie,
I hope your family is feeling better. Hubby and I had a bug a couple of weeks ago but better now.
I like your shabby shutters and the sweet little white bottle brush wreath hanging on it! Keep your eye on that wing back chair! I am lovin it! Have a delightful weekend.

Blessings and hugs,

Annesphamily said...

That chest of drawers is so amazing! I am sorry you were all under the weather! I felt awful Thanksgiving Day morning! Then I heard someone say Andrew is coming up the driveway with the baby!!! No more aches or pains for this happy Grand! I scooped that baby away from his mama and daddy and just melted into him! He is so cute! I need to post pictures!
You are one terrific lady! I love love love knowing you! Hugs Anne

Debbie said...

Hi Sissie....I came over to catch up on your posts. Your house looks lovely for the holidays. Congratulations on winning the sign from Paula. She is amazing...just like you! The shutter you hung looks very pretty with the white wreath.
I can see why the chest sold so quickly...very nice. I really enjoyed seeing your tree also.
Have fun fluffing your booths!

Dorthe said...

Love your shutter ,Sissie- it is looking great on your wall.
I`m happy for you the sale was fantastic....I wish it would be so here,too--- but it is not!!!!
Hugs Dorthe

Pam @ Frippery said...

Beautiful dresser! Hope you are all feeling better!

Shannon@Cozy Home Scenes said...

Sissie, the chest turned out beautifully. The color combination was really nice. I hope you and family are feeling much better. It's no fun feeling lousy at holiday time. Oh, and I like the shutters. They look great!----------Shannon

Rosemary@villabarnes said...

I love what you did with that piece. I can see why it sold. Hope you're feeling better.

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

I sure hope you feel better soon! Take care! ♥

Shabby chic Sandy said...

Love the shutters and the dresser--my best friend was sick over the holidays and I was with her so I have been overdosing on vitamen C. Hope everyone in your family is feeling better!

Nancy said...

Hi Sissie,

Sorry there has been illness in your family, but happy to hear you enjoyed your Thanksgiving in spite of it.

I like the dresser. It's hard to picture it a bright blue. I also like where you hung the shutter. What color was it when you bought it and what technique did you use for it? I love shutters!


Betsy@ coastal-colors said...

I love this piece! I'm not surprised it sold so quickly! I hope everyone is feeling better now! Take care!

NanaDiana said...

Well, Sissie- What DOES one do with a bright blue piece 'cept paint it? I can see why someone snapped it up quick!

Love your shutter(s)..and I'm glad you managed a decent Thanksgiving if you were under the weather. Hope everyone is better by now! xo Diana

Sares said...

Pretty makeover on the dresser. I really like the shutters too. I hope you all feel better and your illness doesn't linger. Have a great weekend!

The Polka Dot Closet said...

The chest is fabulous! I worked yesterday at our mall to help with the sale, we estimated 1500 shoppers all lined up! They don't pay us we just do it for fun and to help out! Hope you all are feeling better!


blessedmom's simple home said...

I love it! You did a wonderful job :) I enjoyed your Christmas decor on your previous post too. Everything is so pretty!

PⒿ @ $ € € ₦$ ₣®0₥... said...

I can see why it sold so quickly. The toned down blue is gorgeous!

Lemon Lane Cottage said...

Sissy that dresser was beautiful. I can see why it was snapped up. I hope you are all feeling better and enjoying the start of Christas season. Patty

Stampin D Amour said...

Love the blue accent to the dresser! Very beautiful! I'm not surprised that it SOLD so quickly! :)


Bella Vista said...

Hi Sissie, the chest is lovely and I just adore the shutters. We have some old ones in the attic that I have asked my husband to take down so I can redo them. He was hoping I had forgotten. Haha.

Hoping you feel better really soon!

Hugs, Barb

Larachaika said...

Милая Sissie,давно восхищаюсь всеми вашими работами,творениями и талантом-люблю Вас и очень нравится посещать Ваш блог. я давно захожу к Вам на странички блога и любуюсь всем великолепием,спасибо за Красоту и Вдохновение,которое Вы дарите Миру,жизнь становится лучше Вашими стараниями

☼Carolina Artesanías☼ said...

hugs from Chile

Shelia said...

Hi Sissieness! Oh, congratulations on your pretty piece selling so quickly! Sorry to hear you're not feeling too well. Take care and thank you so much for your kind comments on my tree.
I love your shutter too.
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

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

Hi Sissie.....the blue is beautiful and I'm so glad to hear business in your area is good. I really, really adore the shutters you put up in your home.....they look wonderful.....I do firmly believe that if you sell only what you love you will be successful, because someone else will always love it as well......

Cindy said...

Oh i love your shutters Sissy, the one in the photo looks fabulous. And i'm not surprised that cute little dresser walked out of your booth so fast... It was a sweetie...


Chris said...

Hi Sissie, the chest is beautiful. You did a fabulous job. I don't know how you could part with it after all the hard work. Your shutters look great also. Thanks for sharing. I have recently found your blog and am now following you, and will visit often. Please stop by my blog and perhaps you would like to follow me also. Have a wonderful day. Hugs, Chris

bj said...

No wonder it sold right is Adorable. Girl, you sooo have the touch when it comes to decorating and re-doing furniture. :)

I love olden shutters so much, I wanna marry them. This one sure looks cute.
xo bj

Cindy Lew's Studio said...

Sissy, thanks for stopping by and the kind words. I hope to be around more often now and get back into the swing of things again. Love your site. Missed all of this so much, but I just have so little energy that its hard for me to get into doing much.

So looking forward to seeing what is going on in the bloggy world. Take Care

Love, Light, & Harmony ~ CindyLew

Passionate for White said...

Feel better soon!

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