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

Wednesday, March 31, 2010

BeSt ChiPPy FiNd of the weekend!*!*!

OMG!*!*!  This is The Most AwEsoMe Find from this past weekend!!!!  I finally got around to taking it out of the box ~ just today....   It's going to be a keeper for now!!!  More to come when I "catch my breath"   busy... busy... busy...

Is this ever a One-Of-A-Kind Find??????  I'm going to put it up in my "garden loft" ~ filled with twisty branches!!!


This FaBuLouS Old Cupboard could be yours!!!
Up for bid on my Ebay Site right now!!!
Ebay Seller:  chippy-shabby

Monday, March 29, 2010

Hunt & Gather - MN!*!*! ~ THE BeSt Store for Funky ViNtaGe!!!!!!!!!!

BeSt Antique Weekend in Minnesota!!!     If I had to pick "Just One" Antique/Vintage Shop to call MY FaVoRite ~ It would be HUNT & GATHER, in Minneapolis... LOVE IT!!! ~ LOVE IT!!!! ~ LOVE IT!!!  With my upcoming shows in mind, "I smoked my pocket book" at the check-out...  The BeSt - Most AwEsoMe Finds, were hauled out the door...

The outside of the store is sooooo funky!*!*!


 Hunt & Gather is just a block away from a very UpScale Community ~ Edina, Minnesota... Great restaurants and other FaBuLouS Shopping+++...


The BeSt Displays!!! ~ I don't know how they pack it all in...  I guess "going up the walls" is the secret...  I spend HOURS in this AwEsoMe shop...










This pic is for SHARON - SWEET REPOSE BLOG...

Great ViNtaGe Finds for an "Up-North" Lake Cottage Decor!!!


OK...  I totally understand why the owner had an NFS on this AwEsoMe Piece!!!  I would have snatched this up in a heart beat as a "keeper" myself...  I could just see her with vintage millinery & necklaces...




Thursday, March 25, 2010

**BeSt TiMe** SPriNg @ FIBBER MCGEES & THE RED ROOSTER - WI

OMG!*!*! ~ What Fun I had!!!  There are 2 shops in the town of Plymouth, Wisconsin that have a variety of Old & New items ~ all displayed for inspiration/enjoyment...  FIBBER MCGEE'S CLOSET & THE RED ROOSTER...  Yesterday was their "SpRiNg Open House"...  I managed to take the day off work to attend... I came home with a "keeper" and a few items for my upcoming Shows/SaLes...


 The line was forming shortly before 3 o'clock when they opened...


Katherine and Her Mom behind the check-out counter ~ "Precious"!!!


Katherine putting the "finishing touches" on the outdoor stuff...


Smitty was working the "Garden Shed" Area out-back... 


I drove up with my friend, Liz - from Cedarburg...  This was the first spot we hit - the outdoor garden shed...  


BeSt SuRpRisE!*!*!  As Liz and I rounded the corner ~ OMG!!!!!!!! ~ Beth & Carol were shopping!!!!  Beth is from Lake Geneva & Carol - Door County...  It was such a delight to visit with them!!!!!   PROFESSIONAL SHOPPERS!*!*!

Katherine had everything looking SpRiNg!!!


Bird Cage adornment...


Moving across the street, is THE RED ROOSTER...  LINDA HUSA has owned this store for years!!!   Linda has been known to shop many of my sales also - here in Cedarburg...   GREAT WINDOWS FOR DISPLAY!*!*!


In The Rooster's Front Window...


LoVed this Hanging Tole Lamp!*!*!


LoVeD this Vintage-Based Lamp!*!*!  


Here's Julie "Ready to ring up those SaLeS"!*!*!  I've bought from Julie for years!!! ~ and she too, is a good customer of mine!!!  Check out Julie's Blog:  


Linda's Husband was working the lovely Beverage & Sweet Treat Table...


Carol with her arms full of AwEsoMe Finds!*!*!

 
The "3" Professional Shoppers!*!*!





Tuesday, March 23, 2010

***Think SpRiNG*** Blumen Gardens-Sycamore IL

Think Spring!!!  BLUMEN GARDENS, in Sycamore Illinois has The BeSt!!!  ~ LoVe their vintage backdrops for EVERYTHING!*!*!

Monday, March 22, 2010

St. Louis, MO AnTiQuE Road Trip...

Sooooo we started out early Saturday morning in THE WORST road conditons!!! ~ Major spins outs EVERYWHERE!!!  However, we did make it safely...  Jeff collects Antique Bottles...  We had a selling table at a show in the St. Louis area...  There are "2" favorite antique stops we make - where I almost always bring home a keeper for me - a real plus!!!  Unfortunately, the bad news is ~ I FORGOT MY CAMERA!!!  ~ I was just sick...  50 miles from home - the light bulb went on - OMG!!!  I drove my husband nuts all weekend with " I can't believe I forgot my camera"!*!*!

 Here's my Keeper!*!*!  The BeSt ViNtaGe Oil Painting!!!

I'll be getting rid of the frame - of course...  It was painted on an old board... A little bit chippy left  bottom edge...  Tooooo Tweet!*!*! or is that Sweet!?!?!


Saturday, March 20, 2010

ChiPPy!-SHaBBy! AnTiQuE Weekend!*!*!

We'll be Out-And-About hitting some GREAT Antique Stops this weekend!*!*!  Road Trip...  BTW- just woke up to SNOW...

Friday, March 19, 2010

What I'll be MISSING OUT ON!!! ~ Warrenton TEXAS Flea Market...

OK... I"m feeling a bit SAD that sooooo many of you Bloggers are packing up - Right NOW & heading to WARRENTON, TEXAS for the AmAZiNg "Mother of All Flea Markets"!!!   I sooooo enjoyed helping out Mariann last Fall!!!  It was an experience that has changed my life forever!*!*!  Besides the wonderful people I met, here are a few pics of things I'll miss...  Perhaps I'll visit again in the Fall????

 The Heat-Index was over "100 degrees"!*!*!  The Bug Juice Man had the BeSt LeMoNaDe on the planet!!!  What a funky set up it was!!! ~ Great conversations EACH TIME I visited his stand...


Our booth was just a stone's throw from ZAPP HALL...  The food smelled delicious and that it was...  Their ICE TEA - free refills... ~ was THE BEST I've ever tasted!!!  ~ Not to mention these amazing seasoned cracker snacks they had!!!  


Best Mexican Tacos!*!*! ~ I honestly had one EVERY single day I was there...
Just a stone's throw from the famous JUNK GYPSIES BOOTH...  The Junk GYPSIES VIDEO WILL DEFINITELY GET YOUR FLEA MARKET JUICES FLOWING!!! 


 Here's Teresa from GARDEN ANTQS VINTAGE...  Her booth was right across from us by Zapp Hall!!!  I am honored to have met her...  ~ Genuine nice person...  Sorry I'll miss the Blog Party she hosts...  Her booth is AmAZiNg!!! ~  I passed up that AwESoMe metal awning that was for sale....  What was I thinking???

Here's where we were...  "Mariann's Booth" - The Chicken Coop Shack!!!  BeSt of SaLeS this Spring Mariann!*!*! 










Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Simplest of things.... & AnThRoPoLoGie Display...

 I picked up this "Tiny Bling" Item at Grayslake Flea Market this past weekend...  ~ The double picture frame...  It is the sweetest little thing!!!  I took out the baby photos that there in it and added things I love - chandeliers & birds with crowns...  A PeRfeCt adornment for my jewelry nook on my plateau mirror... 


Anthropologie in Highland Park, Illinois ALWAYS has The BeSt Displays!!!  Their stylist's are THE BEST - MOST CREATIVE!!!  (click to enlarge for better detail)...  


These AmAziNg Plastic Sculpture Flower Balls were hanging in their corner window...


They appear to made from PLASTIC BOTTLES that were spray painted and cut...


Look at those FaBuLouS Flowers above the bed!!!  
The Flowers actually looked  much better in person...  They had wires in them to help hold the shape...  BTW... ~ I finally used my Holiday/Birthday Gift Cards on this visit!!! ~ Came home with the most amazing jacket and blouse!!!!!!!!!!!