~** ViNtaGe **~
Sooooo Much More Interesting Than Brand New!*!*!



Monday, September 7, 2020

*SEPTEMBER* ~"Baked From Scratch"~ PuMPkiN MuFFins!!!

 

I LoVe To Bake!*!*!  Having once owned a small "Bake Shop" in Boulder City Nevada,  ~*Jeanine's Sweet Treats*~

These PuMPkiN MuFFins ~ were a well sort after delight - come FALL...

Back in Nevada, I tossed in "chocolate chips"..

   Here in Wisconsin ~ I Started Adding WHOLE CRANBERRIES!!! 

~*Hot BAKING Tip*~

If your PuMpKin Recipe calls for the addition of "water" - **Substitute Pure Fresh Apple Cider**...   What a difference it makes!*!*!


JuSt LoVe this VINTAGE MUFFIN TIN!!!  ~ Gifted to me from a friend some 20 years ago!!!  Embossed "Hercules US *1943*...  Come to find that this was a U.S. Military Muffin Pan - OMG!!!  I love that it is a little bit deeper than most muffin pan tins!  It also is AMaZiNgly more sturdy/thicker than most pans as well...  

We've ALREADY eaten our way through "This Batch"...  Yum!



No Confirmed "September 2020 Show Updates"

~* JuSt Yet *~

Tuesday, August 25, 2020

~ *EARLY FaLL Decor with ViNtaGe FiNds*~

Come Late August through the first few weeks of September, I like to start introducing some of my ViNtaGe FaLL Decor.

I RESERVE *JUST ONE AREA FOR THIS* in-our-home...

   Initially I shy away from PuMpKiNs, Strong ORANGE Colors, and PLAIDS at this time, so as not to tire of them as the month moves on...  Looking to *NATURE* ~ many a seasonal plant is turning/popping up!  I begin introducing colorful Apple-Green Hydranges, Yellow Tansy/Yarrow, & Snippets of "this & that" that are good Dried Items for Basket Fillers or Go-With Adornments...   I ~*JuSt LoVe Using ViNtaGe Containers & SaLvaGeD Pieces to Display These In!*!*!

 

~* ViNtaGe Finds Displayed with a FaLL Twist *~
"Hickory Haven Squirrel"...  1880's Light Green Jar with Rolled Lip...  ChiPPy-WHiTe Iron Fragment with leaves & Acorns...   Time-Worn Garden Urn filled with Hydrangeas... Architectural SaLvaGe Post & Corbels... Architectural SaLvaGe White Plinth Block with Maple Leaf Motif... Vintage Pear Litho Print...  Chalkware White Squirrel Vase with dried flowers...  Industrial Prop Stool...  RePurposed 2-Tier Metal Display Stand with German Owl, ViNtage Crow & Owl Bottles... 



 Vintage Mache Crow Decoy on post...  Embossed  Rusty FARM Cream Can with dried corn husks...  Architectural SaLvaGe ChiPPy-WHiTE Shelf... ViNtaGe Round Wooden Basket with Metal Slat Supports & Dried Yellow Tansy...  ViNtaGe 1950's Tablecloth with Leaf Pattern...  ChiPPy-WhiTe Old Concrete Squirrel on "Sawed-Off" Tree Round Prop-Base...  Bangor Michigan ViNtaGe Apple Crate...


 
 





 
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NO Confirmed SHOWS/FLEA MARKETS - JUST YET!
Stay Safe "Out There"!!!

Monday, August 10, 2020

~*Dried FALL Decor* in ViNtaGe Containers*~

 

 "Mid-August"...  As I'm *Out & About* on my walks, I notice nature subtly changing...  YES, we still have many weeks left of SUMMER, but birds & plants have started their Seasonal Change...  Most of the Robin's have left now ~ the wintering ones are still here.  I'm seeing more squirrels...  Lot's of potential for DRYING WEEDS & BLOOMS are appearing.  I love using these as colorful fillers indoors for vintage wood & metal containers...  I've already cut Yellow Yarrow & Tansy...  The Hydrangeas are now a beautiful Apple Green ~ and dry so nicely...  The tall brown-toned weeds with many a seed, are great dimensional basket fillers as well...


  Dried Apple Green HYDRANGEAS in a FaB Old Urn with hints of rust in all the right places!*!*!



           Yellow TANSY propped up in a naturally time worn chippy wicker hanging basket!*!*!



    Old FRENCH GATHERING BASKET
 with brown field weeds ~ fab fall filler!*!*!

  


                                                          



No Shows... No Sales... Till ??? ~ Ugh...



Thursday, July 16, 2020

ChiPPy-SHaBBy *WiLL-NOT* be at ELKHORN FLEA This AUGUST -2020-


~*JuSt Too Risky FOR US*~
ChiPPy-SHaBBy WILL-NOT Be Setting Up at the
August 9th Flea Market in Elkhorn Wisconsin
We are "So Sad" to have had to make this decision!!!

- To-Date -
The ELKHORN FLEA
IS Still Scheduled to Happen
 ~ Just Without Us This AUG. 9th 2020 ~

**hoping to set-up at the September 27th event**
EVERYTHING HINGES ON COVID-19 CONCERNS/SAFETY ...



Sad... Disappointed... Upset... Stressed...
We were hoping the "Corona Virus" situation would have been better by now!!!  However, that IS NOT the case, with numbers rising...  INITIALLY, we were feeling comfortable setting-up in an Outdoor/Open Air Booth Space, and wearing our Masks.  To date, as we navigate Out & About,   we're seeing way too many Non-Mask Wearers, & with the Summer's Heat upon us, NON-MASK WEARING is most certainly to be expected...  The thought of up close contact while helping customers with their purchases, collecting payments, removing our masks to drink/eat, & using the restrooms, has us way too STRESSED!!!





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Please consider wearing a MASK!!!
*I wear a mask while out & about
even though I feel well...
*I am educated enough & have good common sense
to know I could be asymptomatic & could give you the virus.
No, I'm not living in fear of this virus,
I just want to be part of the solution, not the problem...



Sooooo Sorry to Disappoint!!!
Considering ALL the current COVID information,
*FOR US* -it is in our best interest to STAY HOME FOR NOW!
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Wednesday, July 1, 2020

ChiPPy-SHaBBy ViNtaGe Patriotic SuMMer Sea-Side Vignette!*!*!


WeLCoMe  ~  J*U*L*Y!*!*!
Hope *~Your SuMMeR is Off to a Good Start*~

4th Of July 
Red... White... Blue...
ladder, fishing nets, stars, american flag



ViNtaGe *Ice Cream Buckets*
ViNtaGe Whimsical "Fish BAIT SIGN"
flags,  stars & stripes crepe paper roll, chippy white lantern, oyster container, sailboat canisters, campfire tin, folk art sailboat, liberty cherry jar cap 



~*PeRfeCtLy - ChiPPy*~
vintage lantern, oyster container with advertising



 vintage sailboat canisters ~ with hints of rust, 
Mayville Wisconsin crown top soda bottle, smaller-size campfire tin




Naturally Time~Worn Lobster Buoys




 Folk-Art Wooden Sailboat, 
"Liberty Brand Cherry Jar Lid"



July SuMMeR Sea-Side Vignette
In-Our-Home



~* ViNtaGe *~
Sooooo Much More-Interesting than brand new...


I LoVe ImPeRfeCTioNs!*!*!
chipped.. salvaged... tattered... worn... rusty/crusty...

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Monday, June 29, 2020

OMG!!! Elkhorn Flea OPENS THIS AUGUST 9th, 2020 in Wisconsin


News ~ F*L*A*S*H!!!
**It's HaPPeNing**

ELKHORN ANTIQUE FLEA MARKET -WISCONSIN-

SUNDAY, AUGUST 9th - "2020"
Walworth County Fairgrounds
411 E. Court Street  ~ Elkhorn Wisconsin

UPDATE AS OF JULY 16, 2020
ChiPPy-SHaBBy WILL NOT
 be setting up at this Event on August 9th...

JuSt Too RiSKy with the COVID VIRUS

~S*H*O* ChiPPy-SHaBBy ~
O U T D O O R  BOOTH SPACE #514

It's Been Way Too Long!!!  ~ 
  Can't Wait to See YOU!!! 
I have secured an Outdoor Booth Space at this UpComing August 9th, 2020 Flea Event.
Honestly, we still have some strong concerns about being Out & About in a crowd, while still needing to take precautions from potentially contracting the COVID VIRUS.  
 
~*I ask that you PLEASE Wear a Mask in-my-booth* ~
and try your best to social distance... 
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**If anything changes between now & this Flea Date**
I will keep you posted!!!
Please keep in mind, - that RIGHT NOW, Wisconsin is in the "Safe Zone" with no spiking of Covid Cases.  We "may" choose to CANCEL as the Event Date Nears...


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Monday, May 18, 2020

SeLLing ChiPPy-SHaBBy ViNtaGe Finds in "2020"???


IS IT POSSIBLE TO 
Navigate our way "Out & About at the Flea Markets SAFELY"
during this "2020" COVID-19 Pandemic???

~*Elbow-To-Elbow People ShoPPing*~
This pic was taken last year at a local flea, here in Wisconsin.  If you're a Flea Market Shopper, and the weather is good, THIS IS WHAT AN AVERAGE DAY AT THE FLEA LOOKS LIKE!!! 

What About the 6' Rule??? ~ For COVID Safety???
 ~ I really doubt it could be adhered to at this type of market!

I can't envision EVERYONE Wearing a Mask Either!!!
~Especially if it were hot outside...  Hydrating with bottled water & *EATING* - requires having to touch your mask!




~* SeLLing Outdoors Under a Tent *~
I think I miss this the most!  Outdoor Displays are So InViting!!!

Most Tents displayed with merchandise, barely have room to easily walk around in..  How could I police the number of people allowed in my booth? ~ Especially if I'm the only one selling?

Besides the Safety Measures of Mask & Social Distancing,
 -AS A FLEA MARKET SELLER- 
Should I Wear Gloves??? ~ Everyone Touches Everything!!!
Handing Money & writing up tickets would be very difficult.
What about Credit Card Purchases & touching the Device???

Come End-Of-Day PackUp
Unsold Merchandise & Props ~ Will I be bringing the virus home with me???
I CAN'T WIPE DOWN EVERYTHING!*!*! 




As Much as I want to get back to selling at Specialty Shows & Flea Markets, I think I've answered my own questions...

Selling is stressful enough...
Wearing a Mask, Gloves, & Social Distancing would be taking away my Joy while selling to you!  I want to be safe, & I want my customers to be safe, I want to give you a hug!!!  ALL the info out there Todate - IS MOST UNCERTAIN & EVEN QUESTIONABLE...

RIGHT NOW ~ MY DECISION IS TO ~*STAY HOME*~
No Flea Markets "FOR ME" ~ TILL FURTHER NOTICE
My *Frog-Husband* & I are STAYING HOME!

I have a Fab FRESH ChiPPy-SHaBBy STaSH Ready to Sell for this Season!!!
I'm currently *Re-Thinking* how I might move my merchandise safely.
I'll keep you posted!!!

STAY SAFE OUT THERE!*!*!


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