I LoVe Imperfections... Soooo much more interesting than brand new!*!*!

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

ChiPPy!-SHaBBy! ImPeRfeCtioNs & PaTiNa...


I*M*P*E*R*F*E*C*T*I*O*N*S
Sooooo Much More Interesting
 Than Brand New!*!*!
 ~ Let's Take a Look ~
•chipped-edge on the vintage frame •vintage bird/nest print   •tattered-edge books •hints of rust on white metal flower holder •shrunk/cracked plaster on scroll-base prop support •time-worn chippy patina on lamp base •natural time worn paint loss patina on table & shutters...

**~ ImPeRfeCtioNs ~**
*Lend so much more character
*One-of-a-kind
*No longer ordinary




Although this sweet little white metal flower holder was probably more recently made in china, it most likely was left outside to the elements - and has now acquired a NATURAL time-worn rusty patina ~ making this item
 MORE INTERESTING, MORE MEMORABLE,
 ONE-OF-A-KIND F*I*N*D... 



NATURALLY Rusty
In-All-The-Right-Places...



Naturally Time~Worn
~ ChiPPy!-SHaBBy! Style ~
Accented by a "Newer Whimsical Lamp" Shade
 which adds a lovely compliment to the LooK...
*****

Have a Great Rest of the Week!*!*!
I'll be B*U*S*Y in-the-garage
getting ready for
URBAN FARMGIRL'S
Outdoor MAIN STREET MARKET
 May 10th
Rockford, Illinois
(Do visit my SideBar for Details/Link...)


Monday, April 21, 2014

ViNTaGe BirdBaths!*!*!

S*P*R*I*N*G 
Has Finally Sprung in the Midwest!*!*!
One of my most favorite *joys* is watching
a ROBIN in a BirdBath...
YESTERDAY we mounted the tops back on the BirdBaths...

They just don't make them
 like this anymore!!!
The Robin's LoVe
 the one on the left the most...




  The extremely long... cold... Wisconsin Winter
 produced a fab time-worn chippy paint patina
 on my 2 favorite Old Concrete Birdbaths...






It was such a joy "smelling the earth" 
coming alive as we cleared
 the flower beds...

NEXT CHiPPy!-SHaBBy!
Selling Venue
Saturday, May 10th
ROCKFORD, ILLINOIS
Urban Farmgirl's 
MAIN STREET MARKET
OUTDOORS
Do Visit My SideBar For MORE Details as well...



Saturday, April 19, 2014

Easter Greetings ViNtaGe Style...

Hellooo Friends!*!*!
Wishing Y*O*U A Wonderful Easter Weekend
Although I did not find the time to display my
 ViNTaGe Easter Collectibles ~ THIS YEAR,
 here are a few clips from years past...

 ViNtaGe BUNTE CANDY Co. Advertising ...
The BUNTE CANDY COMPANY was started
 in 1876 on State Street in Chicago...



 Antique Glass Rabbit 
Candy Container




 ViNtaGe Paper Mache Bunnies
ViNtaGe Tin with Spring Daffodils






Monday, April 14, 2014

Washington Street Market - It's a WRAP!*!*!

 This Darling ViNtaGe*Folding Cart* On Wheels
S*O*L*D  Early-On during Pre-View Nite on Friday...



 LoVed this BirdCage!*!*!



~** ChiPPy!-SHaBBy! Signature Creation **~
SHaBBy ViNtaGe Mirror with attached Electric Sconce
 First to Sell on Friday Nite...
GorGeouS



JOHNSON'S WAX
ViNtaGe Industrial Advertising Cart
Went to a good home...
Customers will be using it in their 
Bathroom ~ to Display their Towels!*!*!



 Re-Purposed license plate fragments...








"Unframed ViNtaGe Mirrors"
Both Sold by end of show... 




 ViNtaGe SEED BOX
**Still Available**



 Diane's Booth
ALWAYS Outstanding Displays!*!*!



 Carla, being a Landscape Designer by Trade,
ALWAYS uses her Creative Talents
 Thinking"outside of the box"...
Unique, one-of-a-kind 
Re-PurPoSed
ViNtaGe Mix Master turned Planter!*!*!





 Cindy Roehrich ~ CR Design Gallery
A*N*D
 Jeannie LaBelle ~ Crown Jewels of Art 
Partnered Up to ShowCase their 
Over-The-Top FaB JeWeLry Creations
One-Of-A-Kind Jewelry Creations
 with many a piece re-purposed from Old ViNtAGe Jewelry Fragments...
Display Backdrop Props were just "jaw-dropping"!*!*!
Chippy... Crusty... Rusty... Tattered... Worn
BeSt-Of-Show Booth Display 
** I bought a "killer-necklace" from Jeannie's
Re-Purposed ViNtaGe StaSh!*!*!
Can't wait to wear it!!!






 Of course Janice's 
Over-The-Top-Fab
ViNtaGe French Settee S*O*L*D
FAB DETAILS...
I envision a large chandelier dripping with BliNg, 
hanging over the top of this one!*!*!
B*E*S*T







A*N*D
I just can't say enough good things about
The Show Promoter, 
MARK of ROOM 363
His shop in downtown Naperville, Illinois is Just AwEsoMe!*!*!
**~ Killer Displays ~**
I've seen lots of photos of the interior before ~ but there is
 NOTHING like experiencing the inside displays first hand,
 with a live walk-through!!!
Mark REALLY as an eye for re-purposing ViNTaGe in his Displays!!!
The Store's building/interior has such great "bones" about it!!!  
FaB Mix of Old & New!!!
Chandeliers in every room!*!*!
Detail... Detail... Detail...


ThAnK YOU Mark 
and Little Luxuries 
for hosting this past weekend's 
Washington Street Pop-Up Market


Friday, April 11, 2014

ChiPPy!-SHaBBy! Booth Sneak Peek!*!*! WASHINGTON STREET MARKET...

It's HaPPeNing!*!*!
~WASHINGTON STREET MARKET~
NAPERVILLE, ILLINOIS
OPENS to the Public @ 5:30 Today
Friday, April 11th
Do visit my SideBar for MORE D*E*T*A*I*L*S
on this 3-day Event...




Parking GaRaGe is located around the corner from the Entrance



Thursday, April 10, 2014

It's S*H*O*W~T*I*M*E Naperville, IL This FRI... SAT... SUN...


 Such an AmAziNg Space!*!*!








*~ WHERE TO FIND MY BOOTH ~*
at the Washington Street Market
*There is a "parking garage" around the corner from the entrance

********

Hope to SEE you this Weekend!!!
Stop by ~ Shop My ChiPPy!-SHaBBy! ViNtaGe F*I*N*D*S
Along with a good amount of other amazing vendors...
FaB Inspiring DISPLAYS!*!*!
Visit My SideBar for MORE Details...


Wednesday, April 9, 2014

SHaBBy Sightings at the Kane County Flea - Illinois...

 First OUTDOOR Tent Sightings
 of the *2014* Season, this past 
weekend at the Kane County Flea 
in Illinois...




 ChiPPy-White Cupboard




 LoVed the FABRIC on this SHaBBy-Painted
Old White Chair!*!*@
Rhubarb Reign's Booth




 The ChiPPy Shorter Pillars
 drew me in this Booth...




OMG!*!*!
ALMOST  S*H*O*W-T*I*M*E
SHOP-MY-SHABBIES
1st Show of the Season
for me!*!*!
THIS FRIDAY, SATURDAY, SUNDAY
APRIL 11, 12, 13
**Visit my SideBar for Details**

HOPE TO SEE YOU THERE!!!