Monday, January 30, 2012

Lamp Redo

I picked up this lamp at
a local flea market
a few months ago..

I switched the lamp shade
with this one..

Then painted the lamp white,
added crystals,

and tore strips of
white linen and pink cotton

to get this!

~ Sherri ~

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Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Finds and What I've Been up to..

It's been such a busy month for me.
I've traveled to and back from Michigan
to visit my daughter and my grandson:

His birthday is this month.
I can't believe he's already 4!

And, a wonderful suprize..
My daughter is pregnant
with a girl!!  So, in April I'll
be making another trip up north.
I'm so excited for her and can't
wait for baby Aubrey to arrive.

My brother is also visiting from Germany.
Mr. Ruffles drove down to Ft. Lauderdale
to see him and go out for the evening.

You just know I had to squeeze in
some thrifting and picking
while we were down there too!

I found this amazing set
of antique headboard/footboards:

Yep, there are 2 headboards
and 2 footboards.. a matching twin set!

I also got this antique dresser.
Love the lines and the pulls..

Ok, this one.. I have no idea
what it belonged to or what it
came off of.. but, just look at it!


I can't wait to get started on it.
I can see it hung on a wall
above a bed, or leaned up
on the top of a mantal..

I also made sure I didn't
miss Renningers Extranvaganza
before we left for Ft. Lauderdale.

I was only able to go for a couple
of hours, but, did manage to find
a couple of neat finds like this:

Love the marble base
and the crystals hanging from it!
I'm really hoping I have more
time for the next extravaganza
in February.. last big one until
November.. sigh..

I finally finished this wonderful
childrens rocking chair.

So cute..

But.. you know I had to
fix it up with some Shabby goodness!!

Here's she is.. all pink n pretty:

This one is going up to my booth
at Traditions Antique Mall tomorrow.


I want to take a second to say


to each and every one of you
who has congradulated me
on being featured in
Romantic Homes Magazine
and for stopping by in my booth!

You guys are amazing, and I am
humbled and grateful that you like
my work!!


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Monday, January 9, 2012

Romantic Homes Magazine Feature

I received an email last October from
Beth Livesay, who is the contributor for the
Site Seeing section of Romantic Homes magazine.

She said they'd like to include my blog and
a few photos in the February issue!
Oh my gosh, I am SO excited to share it with ya'll..


Thankyou SO much,
Romantic Homes Magazine
Beth Livesay!

You have made my entire year,
and it's only just begun!!

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Goodwill Chair to Shabby Goodness Chair!

I went to a local Goodwill store
the other day.  As soon as I walked
in the door I spotted this beauty:

Ain't she cute?

Sexy spindle legs,
Curvy arms,
and a seat big enough
to hold my "end result"
of eating too many
Christmas cookies!!

So, I packed her in the truck
and she came home with me.

I sanded her down, bathed her,
gave her a pretty makeover
in Valspars' Swiss Coffee paint,
overstuffed and wrapped her seat
with some gorgeous
Shabby Chic fabric:

And here she is!

Sooo much cuter :-)

~ Sherri ~

Monday, January 2, 2012

CL Hutch Makeover

I went to run some erronds today,
including the post office and the bank.
Am I the only one who didn't know
they were both closed today?  Does
anyone know the reason why? It's not
New Years Day anymore.. it's the 2nd!?

So, that being said, my errond trip was
cut short, and I came back home to
finish up this hutch I've been working on.

I got it a few weeks ago
off of Craigslist..

I just love shopping on Craigslist!!

The hutch was cleaned up, sanded down,
3 coats of Valspar Swiss Coffee
(yes, I still have a love affair with regular ol' paint!)
and shabbied up.. ever so lightly.

Here she is!!

From that...            To this!

~ Sherri ~

Sunday, January 1, 2012

Happy New Year!!

Happy New Year!

I can't believe 2012 is here already..
It's been a crazy and exciting year
for me in 2011.

I started my blog this past year,
and opened my first booth at
Traditions Antique Mall this year.

I've been having, and continue having
a complete blast with Ruffles n Raspberries,
and couldn't of asked for better success in
my first year... There are bigger and better
things in store for myself in 2012,  and I'm
so happy each one of you is here to share
my excitement as each step in my new
journey unfolds. 

Thankyou to each one of you for your
posts, friendship and encouragement
this past year.. without it, I'm not so sure
I would have accomplised so much!

Thankyou, from the bottom of my heart..

~ Sherri ~

Mr. Ruffles and I spent Christmas
in San Juan, Puerto Rico this year.

We were there for 4 days, it was
one of the best and most memorable
vacations we've ever taken together.

I wanted to share some pictures
I took while we were there...

We stayed at the La Concha hotel
and here are a couple photos of
the view from our room..

Needless to say, it was breathtaking!

Below is a shot from inside our room.
You could see the ocean from
almost where-ever you stood
in the room.

This is a shot from inside the hotel.

Just gorgeous!!

Even the lobby was amazing..

Here I am next to the
Shabby Chic Christmas trees
that were everywhere in the hotel!!

(Yep.. burnt to a crisp.. LOL)

The old Convent

Front door of the convent,
I couldn't even imagine trying
to open that door every morning!

Just inside the convent.

Iron chandy inside the convent.

(with a visitor!)

Oh what me and a paintbrush
could do to this chair!! hehehe

Sightseeing in downtown Old San Juan

Christo Chapel - built in the mid 1700's

Inside the chapel.

To the right of the inside of the chapel
was a room that was iron barred off.

I stuck my camara inside and took a shot.

Everywhere you looked
it was decorated for the
Holidays.. sooo pretty!

I claimed this building my new home.

Ya know,
since it was pink n shabby n all..
I just knew it was mine
in a former life.. LOL

The Butterfly People.
Yes, each of those butterflies
are real and pinned to a
background. Awesome!!

Insert my inner soul singing here!!

Did you know?

On Christmas night,
only a few feet from our balcony,
they shot off fireworks!

What an amazing trip!
I loved each and every beautiful day
we were there.

Mr. Ruffles sure outdid himself
with this one!

~ I just know this is going
to be one of the best New Years to come..

I just have a feeling!

I hope you all have a very Happy New Year too!!


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