Saturday, October 27, 2012

Shabby Chic on a Thrift Store Budget ~ Pink Saturday

 Thrift Store Pillows

I LOVE pretty pillows!  
When it comes to decorating with pillows....  more is always more.
Last week I picked up some awesome vintage pillows for next to nothing!  Needless to say.....  I was tickled PINK!!
I found two lovely satin pin wheel pillows for $1.49 each!  One is a very soft pink and the other a brighter pink (the pictures make it look a lot brighter than it is).  They are in perfect condition.  Very plump with no stains or snags.  I love them!
I found the pretty rose pillow with the ribbon work the same day at another thrift store for $3.
I love the "Good Luck" pillow!  It is one of my fav's.  I traded for it so, it cost $0.  I love the hand embroidery and the lace around the edge.  And.....  who doesn't need a little good luck!!
All the other pillows (except the round Rachel Ashwell pillow)......  I made myself.  They are all reversible and can be mixed and matched for several different looks.  I used all vintage fabrics, pink ticking and vintage cross stitch pieces.  
The square "roses" pillow I made by hot gluing silk roses to a plain pink satin pillow.

Hope all you lovelies are having a very 

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Barbola & Roses ~ Vintage Wallpaper Tray

Old Barbola Vanity Tray

While shopping at my favorite antiques store "The White Rabbit" I found this lovely old vanity tray.
I absolutely LOVE it!  I knew as soon as I saw it that I had to have it.
I love the Barbola roses, the chippy green paint and the old rose wallpaper is to die for.
The sweet little handles have roses engraved into the metal.
The rose wallpaper is just gorgeous.  It reminds me of the wallpapers used in the boudoirs of old Victorian homes.
I love vintage trays.  They are not only beautiful but are a great way to contain and display your collections. 
It looks pretty in my bedroom with a pink Murano glass mirror and a few vintage perfume bottles.
So the next time you run across one of these lovelies.....  you might want to make it "yours".
God bless,

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Savvy Southern Style for Wow Us Wednesday
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If you were a fan of White Wednesday......  you will love this new "white" linky party!
A Delightsome Life for Home and Garden Thursday
French Country Cottage for Feathered Nest Friday
My Romantic Home for Show and Tell Friday

Monday, October 22, 2012

Autumn Changes


Fall is here!  
The mornings are crisp and cool, the leaves are falling and my gardens are fading fast.  
We had gorgeous weather this weekend.  I took advantage and worked outside both Saturday and Sunday....  raking leaves, planting mums and redecorating the porch.
I Love mums!  They are so colorful and you get a lot of "bloom" for your buck.  Add a few pumpkins and you are good to go until Thanksgiving.
Thought I would share a few pic's.

Hope everyone has a great week!

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Je t'aime ~ Heureux Anniversaire de Mariage

 Today is my Anniversary and my sweet Hubby sent me two dozen roses!  
They are gorgeous!  What a wonderful surprise.
I love him so much and would marry him all over again.
My wedding day was the most special day of my life (other than the birth of my children).
I married my best friend, my Romeo and my hero.
After all these years..... he still gets to me.
Maybe that's why I love and collect old wedding mementos.
The wedding photo....  from the 1930's....  was salvaged from a broken, discarded frame.  The glass had broken and it was in the trash.  I loved the picture....  even without a frame.  Isn't she beautiful!
I found this fabulous 1930's wedding dress last week at my favorite antiques store "The White Rabbit".
Floor length and made of lace, satin and tulle.  It's absolutely gorgeous!  
 I love the lace bodice and the layers of pink satin ruffles.  It's lined with pink satin and has a built in tulle petticoat.  It's just to die for!

Hope everyone has a wonderful week!

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The Dedicated House for Make It Pretty Monday
Coastal Charm for Nifty Thrifty Tuesday
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French Country Cottage for Feathered Nest Friday
My Romantic Home for Show and Tell Friday