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

Sunday, January 3, 2010

January Cabin Fever ~ Antique Road Trip ~ YES!*!*!

Bundled up... Car full of gas... Fanny Pack loaded with "cash"...  I pulled out of our driveway around 8 a.m. Saturday morning in the "7 degree" Wisconsin Winter temperatures ...  The SUN WAS OUT....  ROADS WERE DRY... ~ What more could I ask for...  A new Antique Show was being held in Illinois at the DuPage Expo Center, in St. Charles Illinois...  Word had it that a lot of the "Kane" dealers were setting up there...  Starved for an antique fix, - How could I not make the 2-1/2 hour drive!*!*!  As you will see, it was well worth it!*!*! (click on pics to enlarge detail... comments are welcome!!!)


  An inviting ANTIQUE SHOW SIGN got my adrenaline pumping after the long boring winter-time drive!*!*!



Sooooo ViNtaGe Paris Apartment Decor!*!*!
Just Sweet!!! ~ Cherub Lamp WITH BIRD!*!*!
An Exceptional AwEsoMe Find...




With my Christmas Decorations now down, I'm Thinking "ViNtaGe Valentine Vignette"...I picked up a few darling old vintage valentine paper adornments...
Birds!*!*!  ~ Butterflies!*!*!




The BeSt!*!*! I snatched up this AwEsoMe Old Candelabra in Diane's Booth!!!
This one looks like a keeper to me!*!*!




OMG!*!*! Totally funky Vintage Frame with Bird Adornment...
Soooooo heavy...  I think it probably had a mirror or picture in it...




Love It!   I could just see this chippy, shabby, crusty, rusty, old white basket loaded with towels in a bathroom!*!*!




I just had to take this picture for SHARON IN IOWA!!!  http://thefabricofsweetrepose.blogspot.com/ You'll LoVe both her BLOGS!!!  http://whiteornot.blogspot.com/  Her new store, THE JUNK ASYLUM is driving me CrAZy!!!!  Spring road trip... LARGE TRUCK... is on my mind...




I stopped dead in my tracks when I saw this most unusual "ViNtaGe" Pair of Chippy Iron Cupids!*!*!  I do soooo hope they work out well in my seasonal entry valentine vignette...





6 comments:

  1. Great finds! Especially those rusty cherubs! Love it all!

    Polly

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  2. Okay, I'm jealous. Dang. I wanna be there.

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  3. OMG! I love all your great finds! Dang it, wish it was time for a junk trip but it's too darn cold for me...Happy New Year! Andrea

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  4. We thought it was a great show. Glad to see you thought so too. You scored some great stuff. Funny, when you are selling,you sometimes miss the fun stuff!Hope you come back next month!

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  5. Thanks for sharing this useful information with all of us.Keep sharing more in the future.Have a nice time ahead.

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  6. Wow...love the collection of photos. The interiors are so inspiring...with the right amount Indian and Western decor to be appreciated by all.Thanks for sharing the photos

    Susan Graham

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