Sassy and Shabby

For the love of all things Vintage

Tuesday, June 30, 2015


AS bloggers we LOVE to decorate for the different seasons....SUMMER is no different, the decor is lighter, more fresh flowers and plants...easy carefree living....Today i am going to show you how a few SIMPLE swap outs can change things...

Ya know how you peruse thru blogs and see something you TOTALLY love and then the stars align and VIOLA you have your own version of it?!?!?!? I was on Shabbyfufu's blog (this post right here - check it out....she had a GORG flamingo painting....I was at the neighborhood garage sale the weekend of the flea market and spotted this BEAUTY....see that price tag?!??!! .25 OH YEAH!!!!

I LOVE the vintage paint by number and wanted the frame to be a bit more elegant (I did toy with the idea of whitewashing it or painting Robins egg blue BUT I worried it would COMPETE with the print) SO GOLD It was!!! 

 (the pic above gave a lil preview of the changes) this pic BELOW is how that corner looked all winter....I think when the calendar says summer (even tho here in the midwest it's been nothing but rain) it's time to take the deers down....

So I swapped the yellow vintage shade for a light and airy linen shade (and added a creamy organza bow)

...touches of pink to tie in the "flyingmingos" as my daughter used to call them....

My throw pillow has subtle touches of pink because I colored it in with a sharpie (YES I did!!! see the post HERE I couldn't find the right pillows I wanted so I touched up my own)

I put up some patriotic decor for the 4th of July....

Added my deer skull (I KNOW I KNOW I just said take down the deer skulls BUT this one reminds me of that COVETED cow skull I want AND I added a flower crown)

Cleared off the coffee table.....kept it simple for summer

Kicked my feet up and enjoyed my handi-work!!! 

Do YOU change up your place for the summer?!??! If so leave me the link so I can check it out!!!

Monday, June 29, 2015


Last month at the flea market after MUCH haggling and settling I got that FAB deer skull on the bottom right...

I have been wanting a horned cow skull for awhile....and I imagined when I found one I'd embellish it....
 Like ANY of these images....
(mmmkay I know mine's a deer skull BUT I COULD still paint or embellish it)
First things first, I had to figure out how I was going to hang it (there are only teeth on one side SO it makes it lopsided, and after getting the twine thru the back of the head THAT didn't allow for a flat display either SO I wrapped it around the antlers and we were in business....

I wasn't quite ready to make a decision re painting or embellishing SO I thought I
d hang it and let it speak to me....I didi add the crown of flowers...similar to the pic with the black skull and the roses on its head....

I am LOVING it, my kids are worried it's going to decapitate someone and my neighbor just doesn't get it!!

Sunday, June 28, 2015


...Pics via my iphone from the week....
(A day late)

FUNKY pretty flowers at Starbucks (YES, they were real - of course I HAD to feel them)

The pup lost a tooth....we noticed she was chewing on something and it was her tooth....

Cake for BREAKFAST!! Why NOT?!?!?! Pretty "Spring Velvet" 

NEVER day off and the lawn guy comes....he's one guy mowing over a dozen lawns SO he's here ALL peace and quiet for me (AND he doesn't blow the grass off the drive which BURNS my a$$)

Sittin, Sippin and catchin up with my gurl....

Who later sent me THIS!!! I heart her!!! I always joke we are Thelma and Louise!!! 

Trying the curly natural look on for size (I ALWAYS wore my hair like this "back in the day" BUT it was longer then SO I wasn't sure if it was long enough yet.....)

LOVE when other patio farmers share their wealth!!! I am TOTALY feeling the natural organic thinking I can live on a farm bit!!

Milkyway S'mores with my kiddo's

Got a pedicure from my daughter (I'm too scared to go in for a real pedi - see my "cancer toe" on the left foot? Been like that since FEB and I'm FINALLY getting into the dermatologist then end of doc saw it and wanted no part of it - referred me to the derm)

The after! Red, white, blue and skully on the "cancer toe"

There's INSPIRATION EVERYWHERE (as bloggers we know that and we see things differently). LOVED these pots....Gonna add burlap to my hanging baskets (which JUST so happen to be this shape....ya know how you see something and it triggers your mind...I didn't have my hanging baskets out until AFTER I saw flowers were just in the baskets they came in - GENERIC) and the palm with the decorative peppers and pop of pink - SWOON!!!!
ANOTHER inspiration is everywhere picture....LOVE these day of the dead skulls.....wanna try my hand at cilantro infused vodka and the Chicago bottle - NEED!!
what have YOU been up to?!?!?

Wednesday, June 24, 2015


Time for WHAT I WORE WEDNESDAY....Linking up with The Pleated Poppy and Because Shanna Said SO

What I'm wearing:
Tunic - Target via Goodwill
Denim Shorts - Goodwill
Sandals - Marshall's

What I'm wearing:
Blazer - Chico's
Necklace - Chico's
Tank - Chico's
Jeggings - Walmart
Sandals - Marshall's

*** AND later that day gym attire ***
T-shirt - Walmart (75% off valentines apparel makes it a PERFECT dolla gym shirt...and the color makes me SO TAN!!!)
Pants - Aeropostals
Gym Shoes - Nike's via ROSS

BUT first, lemme take a selfie!! This is all I got of this outfit....
Necklace - theSassyPearl
Tank - Chico's
What I'm wearing:
Blazer - Chico's
Beaded T-Shirt - Goodwill Dolla days
Distressed Boyfriend Jeans - Chico's
Sandals - Marshall's
Father's Day Dinner
What I'm wearing:
Necklace - Lane Bryant
Dress - Kohl's
Sandals - Macy's via ebay
Off to see what YOU wore!!! 

Saturday, June 20, 2015


...snapshots via my iphone from the past week....

Found THIS beauty on my neighbors curb....I've ALWAYS wanted a glass storm door at THIS house and now I've got it....I just need the hardware and the courage to install it (oh and I'm thinking a spritz of Robins eggs Blue would be prudent)

Garage sale weekend brought rain....OF COURSE it did....I seem to have a curse for sales and rain

 But we cocktailed and made the BEST of it!!!

Found THIS cute idea on Pinterest....putting a cupcake paper OVER your glass so the bugs don't get in - Pretty Brilliant right?!?!?!

My son found this WEIRD looking bulldog MAD frog....I THOUGHT maybe he was Prince Charming (but we will never know - I was having NO PART of kissing him...altho it does sound like the plot of a Hallmark Channel movie)

My vision board is complete...maybe one day I'll do a post about it (and all the others I've made - I SWEAR they come true)

This was our mobile office for garage sale central....signs, tacks, tape and scissors....THIS was how we got almost ALL the people who stopped - flyers on the windshields....pretty clever huh?!?! I remember my parents used to do that back in the day when they had garage sales (altho they sold fine antique furniture but they would make 2-3k on any given weekend)

FRESH guacamole....with my first batch of 'patio farm' cilantro

Check out this GORGEOUS planter at the local grocer....I wish I had somewhere to put it! The peppers are what slay me - LOVE it!!!

It's awesome having one of your bestie's right next door....we hang out and garage sale, have cocktail hour and take turns cooking!! She made the salmon -which was SO DELISH!!! There is DEF a difference in FRESH salmon vs. the frozen pre-portioned stuff

Do YOU see what's outside my window?!?! Without fail the lawn comes on my day off EVERY WEEK....and you may be thinking "switch your day off" that's the thing - it's NEVER the same day! SO my days off never get to be spent in peace outside

So instead I met a friend for lunch and a long island iced tea...

Another night of dinner with my for both our families!!

My son is a lego NUT!!! He has THOUSANDS of pieces - no joke!!! BUT he is BRILLIANT at building things, coming up with his own creations - it's pretty awesome to see how his mind works!

Lotsa little picture frame projects....

Getting back up in the gym just working on my fitness

GORGEOUS days like these make it SO HARD to leave for work....

Dining al fresco WHILE at work (and eating my salad...back to the healthy and fit momma I was working at)

ok, ok pasta may NOT be the healthiest dinner BUT I did add fresh spinach

Snuggling with the pooch on the couch after a LONG week....

CHEERS to the freakin weekend!!!!