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

Friday, October 17, 2014

ViNtaGe F*A*L*L Adornments...

 Remembering this Long Since SOLD
ChiPPy-WHiTe Curved Railing...
Just PeRfeCt for PuMpKinS...



 Just Killer Apple-Green 
Weight Scale...



From my personal collection...
A*N*T*I*Q*U*E
Large Black Lantern with Original Glass Panels...




Hope your Weekend is Off to a "Good-Start"...
I've been SHaBBy-SHoPPing up a Storm the past few days,
and will continue through the Weekend!*!*!

H*O*L*I*D*A*Y  S*H*O*W*S
are just around the Corner!*!*!


Tuesday, October 14, 2014

The LEAVES are FaLLing!*!*! ~ Wisconsin...


 After our unbelievably GoRgeOuS Warm
 & SuNNy FaLL Weather this past weekend, The F*A*L*L RAINS & WIND are doing their seasonal duty ~ by dropping thousands of COLORFUL LEAVES on our deck!*!*!



~* CHINESE LANTERN PODS *~
Added  to the mix for just the right amount of P*O*P...




 A Barn SaLe FiNd 
from a few weeks ago...
CRUDE METAL HORSE BUCKET
Handle... PaTiNa...




 Whimsical F*I*N*D!*!*!
 WHITE TURKEY WEATHERVANE
Now Gracing Our Front Porch CornStalks...
Although Not Very Old, it shows some character 
having been exposed to the elements...
Hints of Rust... Scuffs... Dings... & Paint-Loss...



~** Bittersweet **~
 Here in the MidWest, F*A*L*L will be winding
 up in the next few weeks...
I'm choosing to STAY IN THE MOMENT ~ Savoring whatever time we have left before the Cold
 Temps, Bare Trees, & Snow Sets in...
  Lots of work yet to be done readying our property
 FOR THE LONG WINTER MONTHS AHEAD...
*********

As it stands RIGHT NOW ~ 
Only "2" More Shows for me this year!!!
•Kane County Flea - November 1-2
•3 French Hens Holiday Market  November 14-15
**Visit My SideBar for Details**

Monday, October 13, 2014

A Visit to ~*LuCkY JuNk*~ Arlington Heights, IL...


OMG!!! ~ OMG!!!
For the LoVe of ViNtaGe FiNds
 Chippy... Rusty... Crusty...  **In As-Found Condition**
Owner Janet McCarthy of
~* LucKy JuNk *~
REALLY NAILS IT!!!
I was first drawn to Janet's keen eye for Time~Worn ViNtaGe FiNds some years back while shopping an Antique Mall she had a booth space in...  I was just trilled that someone else had an "EYE" & Appreciation  for Naturally Time~Worn SHaBBies like I do...

This past Friday, while On-The-Hunt, I found
myself near HER Store **LuCky JuNk**
~ located in Arlington Heights, Illinois...

HONESTLY, No pictures I have ever seen, or the ones I took,
 can depict how Over-The-Top Fab this Store Is!*!*! 
YOU NEED TO VISIT TO **EXPERIENCE THE SPACE**

Although it's obvious that Janet's main passion is her 
naturally time~worn vintage finds, she is a smart
 business woman, appealing to many people's styles...
A Line of Chalk Paint,  Local Artist Creations, along
  with hosting various Workshops are her key to success!!!



Of Course I Netted aChiPPy!-SHaBBy! 
ViNtaGe F*I*N*D...
LoVe my Zinc Bottom Tray w/chippy-white wood edges!*!*!

Although it's quite a trek for me to get to her shop,
 I most certainly will make the effort ~  especially when Janet  changes out her look for the Christmas HoLiDays!*!*!


I sooooo enjoyed my visit!!!

Friday, October 10, 2014

Colorful F*A*L*L Leaves & Rust...


"Simple" Old Rusty Tray (Now SOLD) ~ 
Really Makes these colorful Leaves P*O*P!!!
ViNtaGe Glass Jack-o-Lantern adds just the right
 touch with Halloween around the corner...



Tuesday, October 7, 2014

FALL was in the air ~ LAST WEEKEND KANE COUNTY FLEA - IL


SaTurDay was just C*R*A*Z*Y 
In-My-Booth!!!
Re-Arranging Vignettes ALL-DAY-LONG
as lots of Furniture & Fall Adornments
went out-the-door!*!*!

THaNk Y*O*U SHaBBy ShoPPers!!!
I made so many "new" ChiPPy-SHaBBy Customers!*!*!
A*N*D A good number of  Last Weekend's 
Elkhorn Flea ShoPPers ~ came by as well!*!*!

 ChiPPy-SHaBBy Booth Space
with a Fall Theme in mind...
 FaRmHouSe StyLe DRY SINK
  SOLD early-on...
It was such a darling "nice smaller size"...



 
 "Bittersweet to see them go"... 
ViNtaGe WITCH LABEL CRATE
CALIF.  HALLOWEEN FRUIT BOX
S*O*L*D during set-up...






 
 Just KiLLer!*!*!
Antique Woven Basket
 with Funky Galvanized Lower Rim!!!
Found a new home very quickly...



 "Just Sweet"
ViNtaGe "Lefton" Owl on stump...
**Still Available**



 Another long-time item pulled
from my personal collection
~* Naturally Time~Worn *~
 Galvanized BUCKET with Orange Band ~*
~* Re-Purposed *~
Hanging Wire Candelabra/Chandelier




ChiPPy-SHaBBy
W*H*I*T*E*S



Re-Purposed 
2-Tier Fluted-Edge Display Stand
Now gracing someone's Harvest Table



  
The *2014* Selling Season is Winding Down!!!
Only 2 more Shows Left for me!!!
Visit My SideBar for Details...


Friday, October 3, 2014

Shop-My-SHaBBies *KANE COUNTY FLEA ~ IL*


THIS WEEKEND
October 4th & 5th
St. Charles, Illinois
The Van is Stuffed!!!
I don't think I could put one more shabby in it!*!*!
Y*O*U can Find my ChiPPy-SHaBBy Booth Space
INDOORS in the Old Main Robinson Bldg.
(Visit MAP on my SideBar,
along with MORE DETAILS of this Event...)


Wednesday, October 1, 2014

ChiPPy-SHaBBy Booth ELKHORN FLEA, WI


Last Sunday ~  SeLLing 
~*ChiPPy-SHaBBy*~
ViNtaGe FiNdS
ELKHORN'S LAST FLEA OF THE
 *2014* SEASON
in Wisconsin

I REALLY "Worked" this set-up!!!
Gave it Everything I had...



 I Soooooo wanted to keep this 
AwEsoMe FuNky BRANCH TABLE!*!*!
A*N*D It's on Wheels!*!*!



 ViNtaGe Apple Picking Basket SOLD Right Away!*!*!
ViNtaGe ABBEY RENTS Catering Box
 SOLD to a Lady who just bought a House
 On "ABBEY LANE" ~ OMG!!!



 This Piece was the Hardest for me to Part With!!!
FaB ViNtaGe  8-Drawer Cubby
Original OLD-WHITE-PAINT PaTiNa!*!*!
Now adorning a Kitchen Counter Top in Door County Wisconsin!!!



A young Lady found Just what she was looking for!*!*!
ViNtaGe CHaNDELieR B*L*I*N*G...



 *Just KILLER* Old Black Iron Fragment
with Crusty... Rusty... PaTiNa in all the right places!!!
 OLD WHITE GATE
It's hard to see from the photo, but it had The BeSt PaTiNa!!!



 I've been re-purposing these Fluted Farm Pans
with F*A*L*L PUMPKINS for years!!!
LoVed the Rusty PaTiNa on it's side edges!*!*! 
SOLD Complete with leaves & long-stemmed pumpkin...



Old Industrial "Trough of Sort" Sold early-on,
Complete with Adornments...
Just FaB Table Centerpiece!*!*! 
~ Switch it out later in the Season with HoLiDAy Greens ~




EVERYBODY VAMPED OVER THIS
ViNtaGe TWIGS CRATE!!!
The "Cart-On-Wheels" was the perfect "go-with"...
-SOLD-




 AwEsoMe ChiPPy-WHiTe Vintage BirdCage
was LoVed by many ~ but never found a new home...
FOR NOW, it's found a great spot in my office loft...



 Frog Husband joined me for All "4" Elkhorn Fleas
 this year...  What a GREAT HELP!*!*!
He SOLD a good number of Antique Lightening Rods & Balls!
They Look FaBuLouS in-the-garden all year long...




 Yet another 
HARD-TO-PART-WITH SHaBBy!!!
ViNtaGe Picture Frame
Just Killer Old Apple Green Paint PaTina!*!*!
Went to a well-loved regular ChiPPy-SHaBBy Customer...
~*Sooooo Bittersweet to see it go*~




 Initially Furniture was slow to sell...
Come Late Morning both these furniture pieces found new homes...



 New ChiPPy-SHaBBy Customer ~Lori~ 
was my LAST SALE OF THE DAY, snagging this
FaB Old Side Table ~ During pack-up...
LoVeD the Edging & Corner Drop Finials!*!*!



It's a Wrap for
~ELKHORN'S LAST FLEA~
Of The *2014 Season
THaNk Y*O*U ChiPPy-SHaBBy ShoPPers!!!
I soooo appreciate your continued support!*!*!

NEXT SELLING VENUE
Kane County Flea - IL
THIS WEEKEND!*!*!
Do visit my SideBar for DETAILS...