Sassy and Shabby

For the love of all things Vintage

Thursday, December 18, 2014

TRY IT THURSDAY....My dish soap went Country FANCY....

Are you singing "I'm going country...." or "I'm so fancy.." in your head?!!? LOL!! The moment I saw THIS wine bottle I KNEW it was destined for more than wine....That lil rooster in her nigh heels and pearls was my kinda girl (and truth be told the ONLY reason I bought the bottle). The wine was too dry for my liking....

BUT the bottle I filled with dish soap and added a wine pourer / stopper too (it took LOTSA shopping to find this...I was thinking the pourers you see at the bars would work good BUT it came apart and fell down into the bottle). I found this FAB one at marshall''s actually for wine (obviously) and has the pourer and the stopper (works like a DREAM)....

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Magic of the Season....MACY'S CHICAGO

IF you are planning to go downtown to look at the windows DON'T scroll down it will be a spoiler.....

The infamous trumpets...

All the reviews I heard of the windows this year weren't favorable....I personally LOVED them!! I thought they were fun, a nod to past and present (seemingly the theme of the season this year)

My daughter was born in Minneapolis....but Chicago holds a place in her heart....

This window was cute and animated....the chef chasing the dog....

The city is SO ALIVE....I LOVE going there to just  FEEL the energy...and at the holidays EVERYTHING is MORE magical!! People always talk about how crowded things are THIS is a crowd people!!!

MERRY Christmas to all and to all a goodnight....

After checking out the windows we headed inside (this door was a display in the 6th floor....Being a blogger we find the beauty in EVERYthing)

Did a lil shopping....Tradition is EVERY year we each pick an ornament....

Admired the Kate Spade accessories that are all over blogland....

And THIS coach purse....I was just seeing if the fur was real and at the tune of $895.00 I'm going with yes?

The entire first floor has every cosmetic counter you can think of....One day I just want to go there and explore the cosmetics....this day I stuck with MAC 

And got "Up The Amp"...thank you Santa :)

Can't help but admire the architecture....SO GORGEOUS and classic

The money shot right here....several of the shops....from the escalator view

LUCKY number 7

Dear Santa....the things I want for Christmas can't be bought....but you know my wishes...


Linking up with Linds at The Pleated Poppy for WHAT I WORE WEDNESDAY....
We went downtown Chicago and were SO LUCKY it was a balmy 50!!! The most beautiful weather we've had for our annual trip to the Macy's Christmas windows.
 What I'm Wearing:
Vest - Thrifted
Scarf - Target
T-Neck Sweater - Chico's
Long sleeve T-shirt under sweater - Fam Dolla
Jeans - Chico's
Purse - Michael Kors
 What I'm wearing:
Denim Jacket - O L D Wal-mart circa 1999
Necklace - Gordmans
T-Neck Sweater - Chico's
Belt - Chico's
Skirt - Chico's
Shoes - Macy's
 What I'm wearing:
Short Pearl Necklace - Big Lots (Of ALL places....and I ALWAYS get compliments on it  - ALWAYS)
Long Pearls -Chico's
Top - SUZANNE SOMERS 3 way poncho - NO JOKE!!!! $19.99 at Walgreens and it RAWKS

Jeans - Chico's
Boots - Uggs

I was laying my stuff out to see how it would all flow together - does anyone else do this?!?!?
Jacket - Chico's
Leopard Shirt - Fam Dolla
Green Necklace - Gordmans
Bracelets - Asst - Thrifted, Target, Chico's
Earrings - Dolla Tree 8 years ago

Off to see what YOU wore this week....

Wednesday, December 10, 2014


SO I should preface my post WITH I use my iphone for EVERY picture...I lost the charger to my camera SO my life photo's live in my iphone! And Most all my pics are in the hall of my house BECAUSE it's the only blank wall and taking outdoor fab-ness pics like all you ladies take isn't as easy with an iphone! SO on with the pics...

 What I'm wearing: Jacket - Chico's (I call this backwoods's an olive colored quilted jacket with rhinestones running down the front)
Scarf - Chico's
Black Thermal - some random that came with a jammie set
Jeggings - Chico's
Boots - Steve Madden

(yes, I can get my groove on in a sweatshirt too)
 What I'm wearing:
Hooded Sweatshirt - Boys section at Target 2 years ago
T-Shirt - Target
Jeans - QVC

 What I'm wearing:
Scarf - Chico's
Vest - Thrifted
Tunic - Chico's
Leggings - Chico's (BEST LEGGINGS hands down)
Boots - Steve Madden
What I'm wearing:
Fur Vest - JCP like 4 years ago
Statement Necklace - WALMART (that's tight peeps if YOU haven't gotten on the bandwagon yet - get there!! ONLY $10!!!!
Boyfriend Jeans - Chico's

Off to see what you all wore at

Tuesday, November 25, 2014


So last month when I went to shop and swap last month(you can catch up on the post here and one of the items I found was a glass caddy....and since I was working on a bar cart I KNEW I would be able to use it!!

A few days later while at #Marshall's I was walking down every home aisle (like I always do) and found this six pack of glasses....I had a feeling they might fit the drink caddy BUT if they didn't I would just return them (and they were a STEAL at only $3.00 for all 6)

They were indeed the PERFECT size!!! The only problem was they had only one box of 6 and I need 8 glasses total SO I will be on the hunt for another box of these glasses or something very similar that I could mix and match.

What's been YOUR fave find at Marshall's lately?!?!?

Monday, November 24, 2014

MANIC MONDAY.....With Grateful Hearts

This Manic Monday is inspired by Thanksgiving....I KNOW we ALL can get wrapped up in the Christmas season early - the decorating, crafting, shopping, etc BUT I believe it's important to take the PAUSE and enjoy Thanksgiving....reflect over the blessings of the past year, be grateful for WHO and what you DO HAVE (not what you wish you had or wish you were) be grateful in the MOMENT. I LOVE Christmas as much as the next girl BUT I can tell you this, what I am looking most forward to this week is time with my family. We will NOT be shopping on Thursday....and I hope YOU will think twice about it too...I think retailers need to remember the holidays are for FAMILY not money. Ending on a happier note will be pics of my Thanksgiving decor....very minimal this year as time has gotten away from me BUT there are still a few turkeys scattered about mi casa....

VINTAGE Turkey Platter vignette in the kitchen (the first year I had this platter my mom was OVER THE MOON for it SO the next year I gave it to her for her Birthday....and then one day she found her own Vintage Turkey Platter and gave mine back!!). I pooped the salt and Pepper shakers under a large glass vase (to act as a cloche) at first I was going to  spray paint these authentic colored birds until I realized how nicely they coordinated with the platter....

I WISH I could say this is my display BUT it's's a neighbors down the block....while walking the dog one morning I had to pause and take a pic because I thought this was SO ADORABLE (and something I would totally do)

My sideboard with a few autumnal pops....when you decorate with white dishes its SO EASY to accessorize for the seasons....

Made this banner back in September.....perhaps I should've swapped out the word Autumn with "Thanks"...maybe next year....

 Two years ago my daughter had the idea to make turkey hands and decorate them....this HANDS down (pun intended) is one if my favorite projects we've done!!!
Do YOU still have your Thanksgiving decor up OR have you moved on to Christmas?!?!

Thursday, November 13, 2014

TRY IT THURSDAY....Mixed Media Journaling

I've seen different forms of mixed media journaling, scrapbooking, project life, etc. I found one that I have enjoyed and DON'T feel guilty for not doing if I don't get to it. It simply requires a cut out, card, tag, etc that prompts a can write, it can purely be photo's, you can paint -  whatever your lil heart desires!!! First grab a cuppa coffee and some magazines....

Cut out pics that INSPIRE you (I've found it helpful to cut things that may come in handy later...numbers, letters, dates, etc)

Get your journal and glue stick out and hop to it....this particular pic is for my family room in the basement....
What's YOUR favorite way to journal?!?!?!

Tuesday, November 11, 2014


I'm sure we can all relate to how BUSY life can be!!! It's been awhile since I've done a WIWW post and I'm glad to be back!! 

 What I'm wearing:
Necklace - Crimson Clover
Jacket - Chico's via the thrift
Shirt - Coldwater Creek via the thrift
Distressed Boyfriend Jeans - Chico's
Wedges - New via the thrift
 What I'm wearing:
T-Neck Sweater - Chico's
Distressed Boyfriend Jeans - Chico's
Ugg Boots

 What I'm wearing:
Motojacket - Chico's
T-Neck Sweater - Chico's
Statement Necklace - Wal-Mart
Slacks - JcPenny
Booties - Nine West (NEW) via the thrift


Leopard Tunic - Fam Dolla (I swear they have the BEST stuff)
Scarf - Local grocery store

Linking up with Lindsey to see what YOU all wore....