I LoVe Imperfections...
chipped... salvaged... tattered... worn... rusty... crusty...

Sunday, September 16, 2018

Back from Selling SHaBBies ~ WASHINGTON STREET FALL MARKET IL

THANK Y*O*U 
ChiPPy-SHaBBy SHoPPers
AND *Show Hosts* 
Mark Allen & Maria Chambers


 Fab 1800's Piece of Architectural Salvage
& Vintage Dress Form
S*O*L*D Early-On in my ChiPPy-SHaBBy Booth



 ChiPPy-SHaBBy customer, Milena, was lucky 
enough to snag this Fab Vintage DRESS FORM, 
early-on...



LONG TIME ChiPPy-SHaBBy Customer, "Yvette,"
knows from experience to get to my booth
"EARLY" - for BeSt SeLeCtioN!!!
She snagged A long-time favorite shabby,
 from my personal STaSh

 *Old White Box*
•great form, •handles, •framed base 
•hints of old apple-green paint poking through
against the white...
AND FaB Old Piece of Architectural Salvage
in the background
 (which would frame nicely, perhaps hanging above a shutter...) 




BOWMAN DAIRY - CHICAGO
LoVed... LoVed... LoVed...
& S*O*L*D
 2 FaB Old Dairy Cream Containers
*BOTH STAMPED CHICAGO*





ORANGE LANTERN
*Less-Commonly Seen* 
Double Bucket with RED Wooden Handle



Just AwEsoMe *Apple-Green* Paint with a time-worn PaTiNa!!!
Metal Cabinet 




Vintage Bottles ~ Mostly INKS
with a hint of bittersweet berry sprigs! 



Re-Purposed Ice Cream Bucket/Container
FaB Natural PaTiNa on it's Metal Rings!!!

FIND-ME-NEXT
ELKHORN FLEA MARKET
WISCONSIN
 SUNDAY  -  SEPT. 30th




Thursday, September 13, 2018

WASHINGTON STREET FALL MARKET - Barrington, Illinois


It's HaPPeNinG
THIS S*A*T*U*R*D*A*Y
SEPT. 15TH
10AM  ~  4PM



SHoP My ONE-OF-A-KIND
ViNtaGe Finds ~ With a Fall Vibe in Mind,
Along with a FaB Group of Other Vendors

On the Grounds of
 THE ARBORETUM OF SOUTH BARRINGTON 
100 W. Higgins Rd.
 Barrington - IL

LOOK FOR a Sea-Of-Tents
in front of the DSW Shoe Store!*!*!

I'm Bringing An AwEsoMe STaSH!!!

Sunday, September 9, 2018

Working-On A FaB ChiPPy-SHaBBy STaSH!!! ~ Sept.15th WASHINGTON STREET FALL MARKET, Barrington, Illinois


Less-Than a Week AwAy!!!
Barrington - Illinois
ONE-OF-A-KIND
ViNtaGe Finds
In My ChiPPy-SHaBBy Booth!*!*!


Shop-My-SHabbies
Along with a FaB Group of Other Vendors

Held Outdoors Next to the Farmer's Market,
On the Grounds of
 THE ARBORETUM OF SOUTH BARRINGTON 
100 W. Higgins Rd.
South Barrington - IL


10am - 4pm
Saturday - Sept. 15th
This FaLL Market is Happening
 Rain -or- Shine
If for some reason the weather takes a turn,
NO WORRIES!!!  We Can Move INDOORS!



Hope to C-U There!!!

Thursday, September 6, 2018

ViNtaGe CAMPFIRE TIN...


There's Nothing Like Waking Up to the
Aroma of a CampFire
in the Cool FaLL Air!*!*!

Rusty... Crusty... L*O*V*E!!!
FaB Old Fire Pit Ring with Deer Cut-Outs!*!*!
Time~Worn Rusty Vintage Campfire Tin!*!*!



Just About a Week Away!!!
**F I N D   ME   NEXT** 
SAT. SEPT. 15th
South Barrington - ILLINOIS

Held Outdoors Next to the Farmer's Market,
On the Grounds of
 THE ARBORETUM OF SOUTH BARRINGTON 
100 W. Higgins Rd.
South Barrington - IL

This FaLL Market is Happening
 Rain -or- Shine
If for some reason the weather takes a turn,
NO WORRIES!!!  We Can Move INDOORS!


Hope to C-U There!!!
I'm working on an AMaZiNg STaSh
ONE-OF-A-KIND
ViNtaGe Finds
In My ChiPPy-SHaBBy Booth!*!*!

Monday, September 3, 2018

F*A*L*L Accent *Go-Withs* Against ViNtaGe Finds...


NEEDING
"JuSt A Little Bit of FALL COLOR"
 ~ "Season's Change Beginning" ~

Needing to keep my Seasonal Decor Accents
to a minimum, -during our "House For Sale Showings,"
-I added "just a small PoP-Of-CoLoR"
with these small Fabric Pumpkins... 

THE COLOR
livens up this otherwise drab vignette... 
This Antique/ViNtaGe Butter Churn adorned 
with subtle changing leaf branches now feels alive!
CLEAN...  FRESH... SIMPLE...



 I LoVe working with WHITE!*!*!
You can instantly change up the whole vibe of a room 
by simply introducing a rich COLOR that draws the eye,
in something as SIMPLE as these 2 Fall Accent Pillows...




Out & About 
On a walk the other day... ~ Came across some wild
BITTERSWEET BERRY VINES!!!
I popped them on this
 Vintage Architectural Header to Dry...

********************


LESS-THAN 2 weeks away!!!
**F I N D   ME   NEXT** 
SAT. SEPT. 15th
South Barrington - ILLINOIS
Held Outdoors Next to the Farmer's Market,
On the Grounds of
 THE ARBORETUM OF SOUTH BARRINGTON 
100 W. Higgins Rd.
South Barrington - IL

This FaLL Market is Happening
 Rain -or- Shine
If for some reason the weather takes a turn,
NO WORRIES!!!  We Can Move INDOORS!

HoPe to C-U There!!!


Monday, August 27, 2018

WHiMSiCaL FaLL OWLS...


Feeling More & More 
~* LiKe FaLL *~

With Our Home Currently On-The-Market,
The ONLY Place I can really display
IS IN THE GaRaGe!!!

Although not very "old"...
These WHiMsiCaL O*W*L*S are
FuN... FuNkY...  & Say Fall Is Around the Corner!!!
Each one is a little different, with slight hints of patina! 
They are a FaB "Go-With" Tucked in a grouping of
MuM Plants...  FaLL Vignette... -Or- On a Fence Post, 
or column...


**F I N D   ME   NEXT** 
SAT. SEPT. 15th
South Barrington - ILLINOIS
Hosted by Washingtonstreetmarkets.com


Held Outdoors Next to the Farmer's Market,
On the Grounds of
 THE ARBORETUM OF SOUTH BARRINGTON 
100 W. Higgins Rd.
South Barrington - IL

This FaLL Market is Happening
 Rain -or- Shine
If for some reason the weather takes a turn,
NO WORRIES!!!  We Can Move INDOORS!

Hope to C-U There!!!!

Wednesday, August 22, 2018

A Hint of FaLL is-in-the-air... "Ah-Wisconsin"



A Hint of FaLL was in the air
  early this morning...
  57 degrees here in Wisconsin!!!
Time For
 ***JuSt A Hint of Seasonal FaLL Adornments***

Bittersweet Vine Deep/Rich-Colored Mums
Begin to Celebrate Seasonal Changes
among a ChiPPy-White Vintage Double Bucket,
and Cathedral-Style Salvaged Window...
******

Speaking about C*H*A*N*G*E*S...
We're "back on track" with Selling Our Home,
-Now that my Husband's Health is Sooooo Much Better!!!
THanK YOU So Much for ALL your SUPPORT/KIND WORDS
during this "sooooo unexpected" heart surgery!!!

Our Home is Finally ON-THE-MARKET!!!
OMG!!!
We are overwhelmed with ALL the interest/shownings
 in just a couple days!!!
Keeping the house "show-worthy" & having to leave 
while the showings are going on,
is soooo intense!!!

Although we have NO WHERE TO GO,
- "Just Yet", we are still hoping to stay in the area,
here in Wisconsin, once the house sells...

I will keep you posted on any new show dates
if & when they come about, other than
Elkhorn on Sept. 30th