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

Saturday, September 26, 2009

TEXAS Here I Come!!!!!!!!!!!!




The BeST ANTIQUE FLEA MARKET!!!!! I'll be leaving for WARRENTON, TEXAS - in just a few hours!!!!!!! I'm in for the time of my life!!!!!! I'll be soaking up DISPLAY IDEAS like a sponge - can't wait to share with you!!!!! My friend Mariann, has asked me to help her sell!!!! Her booth is - In The Chicken Coop - Zapp Hall Area, which is a stone's throw from the Famous JUNK GYPSIES!!!!! I'll have AmZAziNg Blog pics when I return in a week!!! CHECK BACK THEN... In the meantime, google YouTube Junk Gypsies for a 7 minute video clip!!! to see what I'm in for!!! Enjoy this sweet chippy vignette of Bird Cage/Basket in my loft at home... Remember, you can CLICK ON ANY PICTURE TO ENLARGE... Jeanine ChiPPy!-SHaBBy!

Friday, September 25, 2009

"from scratch CaTeRinG" - Cedarburg...













My friend Donna Erickson is an AmAziNg woman!!!! Donna is the owner and chef 
of a Catering Business here in Cedarburg - "from scratch"... EVERTHING is done 1st Class!!! Donna is married, has a handfull of children which she "home schools", ALWAYS looks sooooo put together, creates super scrumptious food, & ALWAYS has time for you no matter how busy she may be!!! At my last Chippy!-SHaBBy! FALL ViNtaGe SaLe, Donna bought almost everything in her "Tasting/Consulting" Area from me!!! - She has exceptional taste & display talent. Donna's store palette is "Apple Green & White"... I parted with one of my "most favorite" cabinets - the chippy apple green one - seen in the photos below... Way to go Donna!!!

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

ReSaLe ShoPPing!!!!!!!!!!!!!!





Yesterday was a gloomy rainy day here in Wisconsin... We sure need the rain!!! As I was taking my lunch hour break from work, my "SHABBBY CAR" found me enroute to our local "Family Sharing" ReSale Shop!!! I've found in life that some of the BeSt times I've had, have been "unplanned"... I "Power-Shopped" for 30 minutes with Great Success!!! I now have a third of my Fall Wardrobe!!! 3-Pairs of Jeans that actually fit - unheard of!!! ~ Apple Green turtleneck... ~ Deep Brown Turtleneck... ~ Red Print Scarf... ~ Long Brown Sweater Jacket... ~ Fall Print Blouse... ALL FOR A TOTAL OF $42.- I LoVe It!!!

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

LAST YEARS AwEsoMe Fall SaLe '08







Everyone is asking ~ When are you having your Fall SaLe this year??? Well, firstly, let me tell you that it WAS THE BeSt SaLe I've ever had!!! The Fall adornments really set tone and the weather was gorgeous!!! ThAnK You to all my faithful customers!!! This year I've been given the opportunity of a life-time to help a friend with her Antique Booth, "At the Mother of ALL Flea Markets", in Warrenton/Round Top TEXAS!!!! The event lasts for 2 weeks, but I'll be there just a week... Our booth is right next to the Famous JUNK GYPSIES!!! Check out these links!!!! http://www.gypsyville.com/gallery/gallery.asp -AND- http://vintagesue.wordpress.com/2008/03/31/where-is-my-paper-bag/
I'm told the displays are TOTAL EYE-CANDY!!! Mariann is willing to haul back my fabulous finds that will be available for YOU during the Winter months when I sell on Ebay & at our SPRING 2010 BaRn SaLe, which is scheduled for early May... Until then, enjoy these pics from LAST YEAR'S SALE at my house!!! Remember, you can click on any image to enlarge... Here I come Texas!!!

Monday, September 21, 2009

Cedarburg Wine & Harvest Festival '09







This past weekend our quaint historic town - Cedarburg, Wisconsin, had it's Fall Wine & Harvest Festival... This one is my FaVoRiTe!!! We could not have asked for better weather ~ Just PeRfeCt!!!

Sunday, September 20, 2009

Seasonal Area Displays...







DISPLAY IMPACT!!! Instead of scattering "hints of Fall" all around the house, I have designated an old chippy-shabby cabinet in our front entry for my "Seasonal Displays"... Right now the "Early Fall" Vignette is up... This year's theme drew me towards CROWS ~ adorned with seasonal berries & dried wonders from our AwEsoMe Wisconsin Countryside!!! Besides the Hydrangeas, Cat Tails, & Carion Berry Clusters, the Orange Bittersweet Berries are probably my favorite... I display the Bittersweet well into Thanksgiving Day... The Apple Green Balls are Osage Oranges -or- sometimes called "Horse Apples"... Rumor has it that they ward off insects/spiders... Due to our cold winter climate, these colorful apple green balls do not grow in Wisconsin. I always take a drive up to the Wisconsin/Illinois border and fill up a bag!!!

Saturday, September 19, 2009

Our HuGH Annabell Hydrangeas!!!


Fall is in the Air... I've started harvesting nature's beauty from our own backyard!!! ~ I LoVe Wisconsin for that!!! Our Annabell Hydrangeas are always the first to be cut & dried... These hydrangeas last for months & hold their color well when not exposed to direct sunlight...

Friday, September 18, 2009

AwEsoMe SHaBBy Metal Letters!!!


I found these incredible old METAL LETTERS in Bloomington, Illinois - at "3rd Sunday Market" - Flea Market!!! Now I'm looking for the PeRfeCtly SHaBBy board to mount them on!!! I know they'll be an awesome adornment for my ViNtaGe SaLes!!!!