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Monday, May 24, 2010

Shabby Chic

I have recently gotten really into shabby chic decorating. I love the mix of beat up vintage pieces with super fancy objects, like chandeliers and antique mirrors. Everything in these rooms always looks so cozy, and even though I love to use tons of bright colors in decorating, I'm really loving the all-white look. Here are some of my favorite shabby chic rooms:
I just love glass doors on kitchen cabinets so you can see everything inside.

so cozy!-A window seat in a kitchen, packed with patterned pillows!
I really like how this room is separated into two separate sitting areas. And of course that bright white fireplace covered with molding, gives the room an amazing centerpiece.

Love the mixture of cream with bright white in this room! and especially those dining room chairs!

Such a sweet, perfect bedroom, love to see the lights reflecting off of that beautiful vanity. Also may steal the idea of displaying vintage purses on the wall!

All white with just a pop of floral color!


Such a cute workspace, love the idea of putting a work table in the center of the room, and using vintage fabric to create an adorable skirt for an old table (that way you can hide even more stuff underneath!).


And this has to be my dream studio, love the colors and huge white hutch stuffed with stacked linens and fabric.

Friday, May 14, 2010

I AM NOT A MORNING PERSON AT ALL, BUT IN THE SUMMER, AND ONLY ON FRIDAYS AND SATURDAYS, I TRANSFORM INTO THE MOST CHEERFUL MORNING PERSON AROUND THANKS TO ONE THING- GARAGE SALES. TODAY WAS MY SECOND WEEK OUT BARGAIN HUNTING, SO HERE'S A PREVIEW OF SOME OF MY VINTAGE FINDS BEING ADDED TO MY "MISS MOLLY VINTAGE" BOOTH THIS WEEKEND. SET OF VINTAGE ICE CREAM CUPS $12, WITH VINTAGE ICE CREAM SCOOP $4

HOPING TO MAKE A CUTE LITTLE ICE CREAM THEMED TABLE AT THE BOOTH LATER THIS WEEKEND- FULL OF SORBET CUPS, ICE CREAM BOWLS, AND SUNDAE CUPS!



VINTAGE LIPSTICK HOLDER WITH MINI MIRROR ON THE BACK $10-NEVER USED!



LUCITE MIRROR WITH VINTAGE PICTURE $12- YOU COULD EASILY REPLACE THE PICTURE ON THE BACK WITH YOUR OWN PHOTO!

LOVE THIS BLACK AND GOLD MINI CLUTCH $8- ITS MORE PLASTIC THAN FABRIC SO IT WOULD MAKE A GREAT MAKEUP BAG!


A GREAT BETTY CROCKER COOKBOOK "DINNER FOR TWO" $5- THE PICTURES INSIDE ARE ADORABLE AND THE RECIPES LOOK GREAT! (I ALSO FOUND ANOTHER BETTY CROCKER COOKBOOK ALL ABOUT OUTSIDE DINING, WHICH I HAD TO KEEP!)

TURQUOISE SYRUP SERVER $6-EVERYONE NEEDS ONE OF THESE!



SET OF 3 OVENWARE YELLOW AND WHITE DISHES- $9
(I FOUND THE ROSE TRAY AT AN ESTATE SALE LAST WEEK. i ALSO GOT A MATCHING TURQUOISE ONE AND AM KEEPING BOTH TO DISPLAY IN MY KITCHEN!)


A FABULOUS NEEDLEPOINT PURSE $15
GENUINE VINTAGE CAT EYE SUNGLASSES- $8


AIGNER PURSE- $15- LOVE THE SHAPE OF THIS BAG!


CREAM BRACELET AND MATCHING EARRINGS- $16


I WISH THESE WERE MY SIZE- THEY WOULD LOOK GREAT WITH 50S SUMMER DRESSES!



SOME NEW NECKLACES I HAVE STARTED MAKING COMBINING DIFFERENT VINTAGE JEWELRY PIECES TOGETHER





AN EVENING IN ROMA DRESS $16- SO CUTE- EVEN COMES WITH THE STRETCHY WHITE BELT!


YELLOW COTTON DRESS $14


YELLOW SATIN AND LACE COCKTAIL DRESS $28- THIS WAS ORIGINAL A LONG DRESS, BUT I SHORTENED IT TO BE COCKTAIL LENGTH.



A CUTE FLOWER LAMP WE SPRAY PAINTED BRIGHT RED $15
PICNIC TABLECLOTH $7

HAVE A GREAT WEEKEND!

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

WELCOME SUMMER!!!

muffins and a movie
This is an easy and delicious blackberry cornbread muffin recipe. I got this from the wonderful Southern Living magazine last summer. The recipe originally used canola oil instead of butter, but I substituted the butter which makes the cornbread have more of a pound-cake flavor, which I loved. Enjoy!:

Yield: Makes 2 dozen muffins

Ingredients

  • 2 cups self-rising white cornmeal
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 5 large eggs
  • 1 (16-oz.) container sour cream
  • 1/2 cup melted butter
  • 2 cups fresh blackberries

Preparation

1. Preheat oven to 450°. Stir together cornmeal and sugar in a large bowl; make a well in center of mixture. Whisk together eggs, sour cream, and oil; add to cornmeal mixture, stirring just until dry ingredients are moistened. Fold in blackberries. Coat 2 muffin pans with vegetable cooking spray; spoon batter into muffin pans, filling three-fourths full.

2. Bake at 450° for 15 to 17 minutes or until tops are golden brown. Cool in pan on a wire rack 5 minutes. Remove from pan to wire rack.


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One of my favorite movies to watch in the summer is "Come September." It's not a well-known movie, despite a very famous cast including a young Bobby Darrin, Sandra Dee, Gina Lollobrigida and Rock Hudson. Two main reasons I love it: It was filmed in 1961 in Italy, and I especially love Gina Lollobrigida's entire wardrobe in the movie. I first discovered it on Netflix, then ordered the dvd off amazon, but it might be difficult to find otherwise (it's worth the hunt though!).


i so wish women still wore scarves like this! (i've tried multiple times, but it never looks right)


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Welcome to my very first blog! I hope to be sharing all sorts of vintage finds, do-it-yourself projects, decorating ideas, and recipes. Hope you will enjoy following my adventures in vintage!