Saturday, December 17, 2011

Fun Finds at Renningers Flea Market

Hi ya'll!

I ventured on down,
the whole 3 miles from my house,
to Renningers Flea Market this morning!

I just LOVE a good flea market
and I'm sooo happy that it's that
time of year here again in Florida..

Not to mention, one of the best
is right down the road. ♥

I can't wait for Januarys' Extranvaganza..
crossing my fingers I'm not sick this time...


I want to share with you
the fun stuff I found today..

"Butt Basket"


All Pink ~n~ Rosy

I just adore this
Symbols of Royalty painting!

Made in Ireland..

And.. who does't love an
assortment of old keys
and paddlocks?!

Hope you enjoyed seeing
some of my finds from
the flea market today..


Christmas is almost here,
seems like it really snuck
up on me this year.. LOL

I wish each and every
one of you
the very best Christmas ever!

~ Merry Christmas ~


Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Cabbage & Roses Chair

Good morning Friends,
Can you believe there's only
11 more days until Christmas?

Seems the older I get
the faster time just flys by.. *sigh*

On the flip side, though, with most of
my family still in Michigan, we figured
there was really no reason to sit here and
stare at my walls on Christmas, so,
Mr. Ruffles and I are off to Puerto Rico!!

My parents are coming down in January,
and I'll be flying up to see my grandson James,
and my daughter in January, as well..

I can't wait to catch some sun and warmer weather...

~ Feliz Navidad!! ~

I finished up this chair
I found at a local thrift store.

~ Before ~

So excited to show you
what a little white paint
and some gorgeous
Cabbage & Roses
fabric can do!!

~ After ~

I painted it white (of course!)
and shabbied it all up..

Then, overstuffed the seat and
covered it with this gorgeous
Cabbage & Roses fabric.

I only wish I had 5 more
chairs just like it!!

But, I know now what I'll
be recovering my
dining room set with!

~ Sherri ~

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Monday, December 5, 2011

Catching up..

Happy Holidays my Friends!
I'm here, I haven't vanished.. well.. not completely..
It's been a rough couple of weeks
here in the RnR house.

The weekend of Renningers I came down
with a nasty case of a chest cold mixed with the flu.
Ugh.. what a weekend to get sick!  I did make it on
Friday for most of the day and thought I was better
when I woke up on Saturday ~ so, I went again for
a couple of hours ~ only to end up getting dizzy and hot.
So.. back to bed for me!  It lasted just over 4 days.. yuck!!

I did pick up a couple awesome peices of ironstone
(my personal favorite)

LOVE this pitcher with the "ice lip"

And, I just ADORE this ironstone set of
Tea/Coffee pot, 2 cups, 2 saucers,
creamer and sugar bowl with lid.
No chips, no cracks..
Just gorgeous!!

I also picked up this frame for only $20!

I really wish I would've felt better,
and could've spent more time at
Renningers.. but, at least there
are 2 more big extravaganzas coming up.
There's one in January & another in February.


So, on to my next adventure..

Mr. Ruffles suprized me with an
overnight trip to St. Augustine
for Thanksgiving!

Ahhh.. I just love that town!
Mr. Ruffles ain't too shabby either.. LOL

We stayed at the Wescott House
Bed ~n~ Breakfast:

In the Anastasia Room upstairs..

The Innkeeper says it was the Master Bedroom where
Dr. John Westcott,
a well known physician for the militia, stayed.

Gorgeous Chandy in the stairwell.

Inside our room.

Looking downstairs to the front door.

LOVE this vanity..
This was the first picture I took of it.

And, the second..
Look how many orbs came to visit!!

3rd picture, taken right after the 2nd..
They're all gone.. crazy!!

This was my view at the Colombia Restaurant.
We had a yummy Thanksgiving dinner here
with all the fixins..

Afterwards.. Mr. Ruffles suprized me again ~
A carriage ride around the entire town
in the only PINK  carriage!!

Awww.. I just love him!
If ever there was a man that
deserved the title "Keeper"
it's Mr. Ruffles.. FOR SURE!!

I had a wonderful time in
St. Augustine, and can't wait to go back.


Now, for the not so nice news.
As we were leaving St. Aug. I got a
phone call from my dad letting me know
my sweet grandmother of 96 years had passed.

I love her sooo much, and it's been a really
difficult week for me.  I am trully blessed
to of been so lucky to have a grandmother
like her for the past 40 years.

I flew up to Michigan for her funeral
last week, only to return and learn
that Mr. Ruffles father has suffered his
3rd stroke.  The blows just keep coming
this season.  We keep our faith, and I
rejoice in the fact that I know my grandmother
is with my grandpa in Heaven with the Lord.

She is happy.

~ Sherri~

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Frenchy Coffee Table

I finally finished a coffee table
that's been sitting in my garage
since last April!  Poor thing has
been used for the last few months
as a stand and "catch all" for my
other painting projects.. I thought
it high time she receives a makeover too!

This is the only before picture I could
find of the coffee table, it was taken in
the back of my truck.. upside down..

I picked her up at Goodwill for a song!

I sanded it down, painted it white,
shabbied her up.. just a bit ~

For me, there was just something missing..
So, I hopped on over to Graphics Fairy
to see what I could find.

I found this wonderful French Typography
saved it to my computer, then enlarged it
by 250%.  It printed out onto 6 sheets of
paper.  I trimmed the paper down, taped it
all together (like a puzzle.. lol).

I put carbon paper underneath my copies,
and drew with pencil on top of my
copied paper so that the design would
"print" off onto my table from the carbon paper.

(I wish I would've taken a picture for ya'll
to see, but, once I get started on something
I get so excited to get going, I forget to
take pictures.. sooo sorry!!)

After tracing over the entire graphic,
I took a Sharpie Paint Pen and filled it in.

This is the end result!

As you can see, I screwed the "B" up
a little bit.. but, overall I think
it turned out great!

What do you think?

I haven't waxed her yet, I'm still
debating whether or not to
shabby over the graphic or not.


On another note, how many of you
are headed to Renningers this weekend?
I am sooo excited, I can hardly contain myself!
I am planning on going all 3 days and
I hope I recognize some people from blogland!!
If you recognize me, please say hi, I'd
love to meet you!


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Tuesday, November 8, 2011

More Christmas Decorations and an Old Door..

I've finished up a few projects
I started last week and yesterday
and am pretty excited to show ya'll!

I found an old door that was painted
grey on one side, and pink on the other.

Now, as much as we love pink.. I didn't
think the entire door needed to be.. so..
I painted the pink side white and shabbied it up!

I love how you can see some
of the pink underneath!

I'm getting pretty handy with the
drill too! (haha)
I screwed in a coat rack
I bought from Hobby Lobby.

I also worked on some
Christmas decorations for my booth:

I made a blue and silver wreath with
Christmas bulbs and silver wire ribbon

And, this gorgeous Holiday display
of gold bulbs (some vintage), a cloche,
stringed pearls, a plate and glitter ribbon...

LOVE how this turned out!!

I tied the bulbs in various areas
of the pearl strand so the pearls
wouldn't all drop to the bottom.

I also finished this silver tray
turned chalkboard.

I started by painting the center
with chalkboard paint..

Then, I handpainted the pink
around the chalkboard..

And, once again, hand painted the
decorative and very scrolly outside of the board.

Added satin white ribbon tied in bows
and now a once old tarnished
silver platter is beautiful again
with a new purpose!


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Saturday, November 5, 2011

Fireplace Mantal

Happy Weekend ya'll! Finally!

I say finally because finally Mr. Ruffles
has some extra time to get my finished
projects up in the house..

I'm so excited to show you!!

First is a fireplace mantal I found off
of Craigslist, for only.... $50!
I drove about 45 miles to go get it, once
I got there we tried to fit it inside the back
of my SUV.. but, it wouldn't fit.

Not to worry, I have rope and bungy cords!
I was bound and determined to get this sucker home.

We ended up tying it to the top of my truck:

I had to drive all the way home
on one of the busiest streets in the area
going only about 30 - 35 mph.
(yep, I recieved several honkers
and a coupe middle fingers too!
Didn't care... I was getting it home!)

Here it is, off of the top of my truck
and in the garage ready for me to start:

All sanded down:

And, now.. finally finished and in my home:


I also wanted to share with you
a couple of pictures of the chandy
I finished. 

It's finally hung up in the dining room:

I hope you're all enjoying your weekend!

For me, it's back to the garage now.
We're cleaning it.. oh fun! NOT!


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