Sunday, July 29, 2012

Shabby Chic Candlelabra, mason jars, screen doors....things I bought while shopping with my sister...

As promised, here are a few of the things that I bought on my trip.
Believe me Sista and I worked really hard to find good stuff.....the only problem is that we both want the same things, so  we've learned to compromise or in some cases be the one that gets to it first!

She spotted this beauty and decided that it would be perfect for my booth.....I grabbed it fast before she changed her mind...(gasp!)

This fabulous shabby prom dress took my breath away.  I had to have it.  Even though it was dirty and dingy and was gray with built up dust and dirt.  A good soak and fluffing, she is now purdy as can be.....
 I think she makes a nice prop for my booth.
 I lucked upon this vintage jar carrier with the mason jars at the flea market.  Home with me baby!
 Sista found these fabulous screens in the back of a shop.  The shop owner was thinking about throwing them out! No, no, I'll take them for $5.00!!  They are already gone from my booth.
 Another great find is this metal bottle carrier.  I'm keeping this one for myself.  Right now it's parked on my kitchen table.

Be sure and stick around this week.  I've got more pictures of my sister's home to show you.

Now get out there this week and create, make, draw, paint, photograph, write, cook, repurpose and find something wonderful and share it with us.



Mary Ellen said...

Oh Sissie some great finds!!! Some of my friends are taking me out on an antiquing thrift store outing in a few weeks for my birthday and I sure hope I find some goodies like you! Would love to find a vintage dress like that!

I get to spend a little time with my 2 sisters this next weekend as
we are meeting to go to a bridal shower together. Not a weekend just a few hours but so looking forward to some sis time!

bee blessed

Shabby chic Sandy said...

Great finds! Funny how one persons garbage can be another person's treasure! Love that bottle carrier. Looking forward to seeing more of your sisters house:)

Susan said...

Sissie, you found some wonderful things when shopping with your Sister. That chandelier is top notch! I love the metal bottle container. In fact, I think it is my favorite of your finds!

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

Surprised the chandy wasn't snatched up yet! Love your new bottle carrier, need to find myself some of the mason jar flower frogs-too fun:@)

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

I can't believe all the great things you found, Sissie! So glad you saw past the dirt and grunge on that dress. It is stunning now!

Martha said...

Wow, I love it all! That dress is especially impressive!

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

You found some great stuff. I am not surprised that the doors sold so quickly.

Maureen said..., fun, fun stuff!

Donna said...

Sounds like you and your sister had way too much fun, Sissie! My favorite is the bottle carrier, I would have a hard time parting with that, too:)

Pamela said...

Oh awesome finds! I can certainly see why you kept the carrier. Looks awesome on your table with the greenery in it.

Annesphamily said...

Beautiful finds! Your cheerful presence here is so welcoming! Blessings to you sweet lady!

Sharing Shadymont said...

Love the bottle holders. I would have grabbed those jars too! Makes me shudder to think of someone throwing those away!

You did good!

NanaDiana said...

What great, great finds! You know that chandy? My hubby's family used to own a lumber yard and it sold everything from screws to light fixtures to furniture.

This chandy was sold in the late 70's and originally sold for $59...(quite a lot at that time) My friend bought two of them and used them as swag lights by her kitchen sink. Guess what? She still has them (I called her to see what she paid-and I THINK that was the company cost on them..rather than retail...because she was an employee there and could buy at cost). All your other finds are great, too! xo Diana

Katherine said...

LOVE your finds! The dress is to die for and the rest is just as fantastic!!! :D


ℳartina @ Northern Nesting said...

Great finds Sissie! That sweet little chandy is my favorite!!

The Polka Dot Closet said...

Of course I love everything you do!! That chandelier and prom dress...OHHHHH!


bj said...

Omygoodness, Sissie, what fabulous finds you did come up with...I just love all of them.
I know you and your sis had a great time.:)
xo bj

Tammy@T's Daily Treasures said...

Great stuff! Love that bottle carrier on your table with the pretty plants. Imagine something that was gonna be thrown out was snatched up right away in your own booth. It's true what they say about another man's trash ...
:) Have a wonderful week. Tammy

Gail said...

O'Sissie, you always find the most beautiful things. That prom dress is just gorgeous!!

Linda @ A La Carte said...

Oh lots of great goodies! Love the screens but my fav is the metal carrier your keeping!! Love that look! Hugs, Linda

Amy @MaisonDecor said...

Love love love the tole chandy!! I hope you put a big price tag on it!!

The Summer Kitchen Girls said...

Awesome luck shopping with your sis! Love that light...what an awesome find :) Been looking at your sisters home ~ what a fun porch to relax on...and your bedroom is oh-so-sweet! Looking forward to seeing more pics from ya!!

Beverly said...

Thank you for your birthday wishes. You made my day more special.♥

Great finds. Are you selling the mason jars and holder?

Dorthe said...

You lucky gal...all so gorgeous, you must have had fun, finding all those great things.Love the lamp and carrier, it looks wonderful on your table Sissie.
Hugs from me.

Cindy said...

The dress is a perfect prop for your booth, it's soooo Sissy's Shabby Cottage. Great finds! I bet your visit with your sister was so fun. Ya'll must have been a hoot spotting the same thing at the same time!


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Honey at 2805 said...

Such great finds! No wonder you are keeping some for yourself!

Ginger said...

OMG that prom dress is to die for beautiful. LOvE it, and you made a haul. I so wish I could shop in your store.
Your sisters home is lovely, I can see the resemblance not only in looks but creativity between you two. Love coming to see what your up to, and never disappointed.

Okio B Designs said...

Wonderful finds Sissie! Love the mason jars and the bottle holder. I would have snatched them up too!


Jacqueline~Cabin and Cottage said...

Oh I love that ruffly dress! Just what every girl needs! You and your sis make quite a pair!

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Hi Sissie,
Love the fluffy frock and the blue mason jars! The bottle carrier is wonderful too. You did good, girl! Thanks for stopping by and have a delightful day.


Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

I love it that you are so proud of your sister's home...neat!! :)

Mari said...

Ohhhh Siasie what beautiful treasures you have unearthed, I love the toile chandy, just beauteeeefullllll lol....

Big smiles~

Lynn @ UpCountry Olio said...

Throw out those screens!! Where they crazy?? You found some great items, I'm loving that cute chandy.

Ruffles n Raspberries said...

Awesome finds with your treasures Sissie!!

jana holland said...

that's some really, REALLY good stuff, girl.......I would have bought it all as well.
Good job!

Linda@Coastal Charm said...

You sure did find some wonderful those screens and that tote (I gave my daughter one at Christmas last year).


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