Monday, February 11, 2013

Enjoying the moment....

Hello Blogger Sweeties!  I'v been having more fun than a girl oughta.  Just enjoying life and of course, creating. 

First up let me show you this sweet toile inspired lampshade.  I found it at.....Lowe's!  I started a collection of brown transferware and this goes with it perfectly.....wish I could show you but it didn't make the trip.  Some of it even found it's way to my sister's house...

When I saw these beautiful burlap pillows made by sister...

She put these in our "Sooper Sistas" booth and I think they have already sold.   So....

I decided to make some burlap hearts....

While prowling the thrift store I found this burlap bag.  It had the name of a company across the font so I covered it with wide burlap ribbon and added a bow and some pretties.
Instant cute tote...
My new mantra is "do not put your life on each day to the fullest because no one is promised tomorrow."  I've learned that you must start right now, not tomorrow but right now if you want to change your life.  So here's to change....bring it on, let's do it!!!


I'm joining the party at Coastal Charm's Nifty Thrifty Tuesdays!


Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

Your little heart pillows turned out beautiful Sissie-enjoy:@)

Teresa said...

Love it all! The shade is gorgeous, and those burlap hearts stole my heart :)

Linda @ A La Carte said...

I love that lamp shade and your burlap heart pillows are so cute! I agree, Sissie, live today! hugs, Linda

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

That's a great lampshade, Sissie! Love your tote and how you covered up the name; it looks perfect and you'd never know it is hiding something.

White Weathered Hutch, said...

AMEN!! I hear ya girl!! I love your outlook on life.

L'Heure Bleue At Home said...

The lamp shade looks so pretty against the silver base! Great motto to live life by!

Linda@Coastal Charm said...

Beautiful shade and the bag re-do looks GREAT!!! It's so good having you at my party:)


momto8blog said...

Lowes?! wow..what a find! so very pretty with the silver. like your motto! and I have seen so many people who said "I wished I would have..."
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Lucille said...

I love the lamp shade. Your burlap heart pillows are so special! I love the extra little touches you always add such as the lace, pearls, pieces of ribbon, etc. That pillow with the rosettes is my favourite!

Cindy said...

Yay for you Sissie! Love the lampshade, and all the cute little burlap pillows! As always, you make everything around you pretty...


Shabby chic Sandy said...

Love the pillows--yours and your sisters! That lamp will be perfect with your transferware. You sound so happy--it makes me happy :)

Gail said...

Sissie, your little heart pillows are so sweet! I'm so happy for you and LOVE your new outlook on life!! Hope you have a wonderful day, Gail

Ivy and Elephants said...

These are just fabulous, Sissie. The bag is my favorite. Keep the creativity going. Love it!

ladydi said...

love the hearts and the bag. Would it be possible to do a tutorial on these. and yes i love your new mantra. We must live "just one day at a time".

Debbie@Debbie-Dabble and A Debbie-Dabble Christmas said...

A great motto to live by!!

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Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Amen! A great motto to live by! Love the lamp, the mercury glass, and the sweet burlap pillows. Everything is sooo purty! Happy Valentines day, my friend!


Crystal Rose Cottage said...

Yes, we all need to remember that everyday! Lost my sister in law suddenly last summer and it was so unexpected. Something like that reeally brings it home. It's the simple things in life and always find beauty in everything you do. I know you do Sissie and you always bring beauty to us through your blog. ~Hugs, Patti

Rebecca said...

Hi Sissie-rina! How are YOU girlfriend.

You know...I have SO MUCH to be thankful for and I'm honestly trying to live each day happier than the day before. LIFE IS SHORT and I'm so happy to be healthy and ALIVE.

You know I love your work. LOVE IT ALL and that bag is 2die4.

So happy you came to visit me!

Love you~


chateau chic said...

Great mantra! Life can change in an instant. Love all your burlap creations! So pretty.
Mary Alice

bj said...

O, Sissie...I am about to make a huge change...moving out of our house of 40 years to a modern, spacious fun house right by our son and his precious family....and it only takes 10 minutes to get to my daughter's house. It is a blessed change, indeed...:)
Those burlap hearts are adorable...and I, too, have a burlap bag with WORLD MARKET on it...however, I kind of like the logo so might just add a cute bow and carry it to the pool. :)

Cindy The Victorian Journey said...

The pillows your sister made are gorgeous but, I love love love your burlap hearts... Oh and the bag too. Your so talented.. Oh my what's next... can't wait to see.. Hugs to you Sissie.... Cindy

Createology said...

Bless you and your new mantra. Live the moment and enjoy it fully.

vintageandart said...

l love this post, the burlap cushions and bag are absolutely gorgeous...thanks to you and your Sis for sharing your lovely creations.

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

Ohhh..Sissie! I don't blame you one bit. She is beautiful! I am on a basket kick too. But, actually, I don't think I ever got off of being on one 80's!
I remember I nailed a beam across the kitchen entry that separated the dining room from the kitchen. It wasn't a thick beam but it for all the world looked like a real beam...and I hung it FULL of baskets. I just might do it again. Imagine a white beam full of all sorts of different shades of white, off white, beige etc. baskets. LOVELY!

Dorthe said...

Sissie dear, that bag looks so lovely, and so are your hearts, -so beautiful with burlap and laces with bling!
A favorite :-)
Hugs from Dorthe

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  • 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
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