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

Monday, May 31, 2010

***MEMORIAL DAY*** 2010

A day of rest???? ~ Don't think sooooo....  Major house & garage organization AFTER two big SaLes, 2 weekends in a row...  I'm now getting ready for "MY FAVORITE OUTDOOR VENUE OF THE YEAR" - Northwind Perennial Farm Antique Garden Show ~ just outside of Lake Geneva, Wisconsin...  Enjoy the rest of your Monday HoLiDay!*!*!  It's almost summer...  UpNorth Cottage...  Boating...  The Lake...  BBQ...   CHECK BACK Later in the week:  I'll be posting yesterday's MAXWELL STREET FLEA MARKET PICS...  

This was LAST YEAR'S HoLiDaY BBQ...  I better get to the grocery store if I want a repeat this year!!!


Nothing say MEMORIAL HoLiDay Weekend like Boats in the water...  This was taken at Pewaukee Lake, in Wisconsin, last year...



OMG!*!*!  An AMPHICAR!!!  I finally saw one driving on land & entering the water!!!  MY DREAM ~ to get a ride in one someday...

Saturday, May 29, 2010

Set Your CLOCK ~ Cedarburg Flea Market 7 a.m. Sunday Morning...

The Weather was just perfect for Today's Set-Up !!!  "Sneak Peek".........  Stop by my ChiPPy!-SHaBBy! Booth and say "hellooooooo" - tomorrow, Sunday, May 30th.... NEW OPENING TIME - 7 a.m.  Fireman's Park, Cedarburg, Wisconsin...

 FaBuLoUs FiNdS Await YOU!*!*!*!

Friday, May 28, 2010

Just some ChiPPy!-SHaBBy! Finds...

What a GoRgeOuS Day in Wisconsin!*!*!  Unfortunately it's a "work-day" for me NOT a play day...  I'd rather be gathering my stock for this weekend's Flea Market!!!  But in the meantime, here's some eye-candy of mine for you to enjoy!!! (click on pics to enlarge detail)...

Some of you know I collect I-Rice Perfume Bottles...  On a recent trip to Ohio, I netted this GoRgeOuS I-Rice Bottle for my collection...  It's a real beauty!!!  It's a bit different than other I-Rice Bottles in that it does not have the shaft with bling extending out of the top...  I LOVE IT!*!*!


Here is the bottle mixed in with my other I-Rice Collection...  This is MY FAVORITE VIGNETTE in the entire house!*!*!  I just love the bling in my jewelry nook!*!*!


I couldn't believe my eyes when I saw this same Garden Statue on Debra's Blog -  "COMMON GROUND"!!!  Debra's appears to be concrete.... ~ Mine is plaster/chalkware & has acquired a chippy patina...  I LoVe adorning her basket with vintage millinery & draping necklaces around her neck...  Click on Debra's Blog!!!  ~ I believe it is the SAME mold... Twin Sisters!!!


Just AwEsoMe!*!*!  Sorry... She's a keeper for now!!!
Have a GREAT WEEKEND!!!  Maxwell Street Flea Market Pics come MoNdaY!*!*!

Thursday, May 27, 2010

Cedarburg WI Maxwell Street Flea Market - THE LAST 5 YEARS!*!*!

As I get ready to pack up my "ViNtaGe FiNdS" for this weekend's Flea Market, here in Cedarburg, Wisconsin, I like to re-visit past years displays to get a feel for what look I can envision for this year...  MAXWELL STREET FLEA MARKET  has a new opening time this year - 7a.m.  Some of the ads are still showing 6 a.m.  The ROAD is going to be a challenge - Washington Avenue, the main EAST SIDE ENTRANCE is currently torn up...  Hopefully it may be open for entry...  I'll be in my same location this year - BOOTH SPACE #1020, On the East/West Row, Kitty Corner from the Kettle Corn Vendor...  Hope to see you there ON SUNDAY, MAY 30th ~ It's going to be a BEAUTIFUL WEEKEND!!!  Enjoy the pics from prior years!*!*! (click on pics to enlarge detail)

Last year's booth, May 2009


ChiPPy!-SHaBBy! Booth, May 2009


ChiPPy!-SHaBBy! Booth...


May 2007 ChiPPy!-SHaBBy! Booth...


May 2007 ChiPPy!-SHaBBy! Booth...


Maxwell Street Booth 2006...
If you notice in the background ~ My signage use to be "Porch & Garden"...


May 2005 Maxwell Street Booth...
I was in a different location then...  This was one of my favorite booths - when I was more into VINTAGE GARDEN!!!  
I've been thinking of changing my booth location for next year...  Right now my outdoor space is in a great spot for "GO-BACKS" as you leave the fairgrounds...  Easy to find...  I've been scoping out a potential NEW SPOT - grassier area and has an electrical outlet on the light post - perfect for my chandeliers!!!   Should I think about moving my space for NEXT YEAR????  Let me know your thoughts!!!




Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Part TWO ~ More Pics ChiPPy!-SHaBBy! SaLe!*!*!

The "inside" clean-up is still underway ~ NOW getting ready for THIS WEEKEND'S MAXWELL STREET FLEA MARKET, right here in Cedarburg!!!  I'll be taking some of the items that did not sell, AND a good number of **first time out** ViNtaGe Finds too...  Hope to see you there!!! - Maybe there was an item you're still thinking about??? -OR- Something you just didn't see...  My booth is "kitty-corner" from the Kettle Corn Vendor, on the East/West Row, Booth 1020...  (please do click on pics to enlarge detail)...

This was the "backside" of the lacy area...




This chippy dresser SOLD right away!!!  Teal Blue mixed with white is very "hot" right now...


Inside - ViNtaGe Garden Area...


This Old Seed Box went right away!*!*!  Just Fabulous medium-sized piece ~ the best inside lid area for display...


All of these 4 items left the SaLe also...  I just LOVED that pedestal bird cage!!!  I'll be bringing another round one to Maxwell Street Days...  Don't you just love the idea of the stacked vintage restaurant ware under the cage???


I always try to push the limit with myself and provide some "homemade" bakery items...  I use to own a small Muffin & Espresso Shop, In Boulder City, Nevada, where I lived for 10 years, before coming to Wisconsin...  We had blueberry muffins & sugar cookies, along with Starbucks Coffee & Good Earth Tea...



This was a Fabulous Shabby Coffee Table!*!*!  SOLD...



A glimpse of the yard area...


Inside the GaRaGe ~ Just hours before the sale...
Once Again... A BIG HEARTFELT THANK YOU TO EVERYONE!*!*!

Sunday, May 23, 2010

ChiPPy!-SHaBBy! SaLe ~ Exceeded my expectations!*!*!

A big ThAnK YOU!*!*! to ALL of those who came out to yesterday's May 22nd SaLe, here in Cedarburg!!!  I do sooooo appreciate your business...  I gave this SALE my all ~ select vintage merchandise... creative displays...  many an early morning/late night preparation...  THANK YOU's also to my Husband, Jeff - he did a million & one "honey-do's"!!!  - My FaBuLouS "#ONE Check-Out Crew" - can't ThAnK YOU enough!!!  I was happy that I took sooooo many pics!!!  The early shoppers were sooooo focused on "the hunt" & with the place being mobbed (thank goodness) - it was probably hard to take in ALL the Displays ~ Soooo NOW ENJOY PART 1 of 2 pics of yesterday's ChiPPy!-SHaBBy! Sale here in Cedarburg, Wisconsin... (FOR GREATER DETAIL,click on any pic to enlarge)

Customers were greeted by my ChiPPy!-SHaBBy! Sign & Chair...


We opened promptly @ 7a.m.  I was sooooo pleased to see this many people in line!*!*!  Kathy drove all the way from Michigan, getting up at 3a.m.


 This is what you first saw upon entering the sale area...   Chippy... Crusty... Rusty Vintage Bicycle & Watering Cans, mixed with an Outrageous piece of Bling!!!  The ViNtaGe Bicycle was the Inspiration for my ENTIRE SALE, including the mailing piece that was sent out!!!    The bicycle will be FOR SALE at an upcoming Antique Garden Show - Northwind Perennial Farm - just outside of Lake Geneva, Wisconsin (see side bar)...  June 11th & 12th...  This is MY MOST FAVORITE SHOW OF THE YEAR!*!*!  The setting is just spectacular... 


As you rounded the corner into our large garage area, this is what you saw...  I used all my old pieces of "favorite lace" to hang above this "girlie area"...


This is what I enjoyed seeing!!!
JUST MOBBED WITH CUSTOMERS!!!


Here I am writing many a "RED SOLD TAG"!!!
The "holding area" was CrAzY!!!


Wide View of the SaLe... 


Dresser Area...  Everyone wanted to buy MY Window/Door Prop -  "criss-cross" glass, that I got at the Marburger Show in Texas just last Fall!!!  I bought them from John & Peg of "French Vanilla"...  Check Out Their Blog!!!


This area was a bit more "1950's, kitchy-retro"...


 The Old "2-Piece Pedestal Sink" was a big hit!!!  The buyer will be picking it up later this week...  I thought it would make a great display piece in a store where soaps were sold...


I loved this vignette...  I hooked this square, flat-backed birdcage on an old wooden board w/hooks...


 "ReUpHolSter Rescue"...  Tattered Chair ~ with butterflies!!!  The ViNtaGe Wedding Shoes went right away...


I had a "Sea-Side" Area that included a Lobster Vignette tucked in the background...


Lots of old glass bottles in a bucket of sand... 


Hanging lantern area...


Lamps... Architectural Salvage... Mirrors... Little fussies...


This was one of the pretties shabby mirrors with a beautiful ornate crown top...


This area had Such Impact!!!  The old lace was just fabulous!*!*!  I was soooo sad to see the FABULOUS RUFFLED ORANGE UMBRELLA - Sell, but it served it's purpose for an eye-catching display...

Please do check back in the next day or so to see PART-TWO of My ChiPPy!-SHaBBy! Sale Pics...  Your comments/Suggestions, are much appreciated either at the end of this blog -or- email me!*!*!

Again... My most sincere THANKS TO ALL OF YOU that participated!!!
Jeanine


Friday, May 21, 2010

Jeanine's Cedarburg WI ChiPPy-SHaBBy UpScale Sale, May 22nd 2010

Less than 24 hours to go!*!*!  This is going to be one of the BeSt "ChiPPy!-SHaBBy! SaLes EVER!!!!!  I went "all-out" with displays...   So do wish all you bloggers from far away could make it!!!  In between the "frenzied buying" - please do stop and say hello/introduce your self!  Hope to see you tomorrow - SATURDAY, MAY 22nd...  We open promptly @ 7 a.m. and not before...    Remember ~ "we have a holding area" when your arms get tooooo full"...

YOU are going to have The BeSt Time!!!
Come Shop The ChiPPy-SHaBBy SaLe!*!*!

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

**SNEAK PEEK** Jeanine's ChiPPy!-SHaBBy! SaLe - Sat. May 22nd

Less than 4 days to go!*!*!  Here are a few "Sneak Peek Preview Pics" ~  These items are available THIS Saturday, May 22nd, at my BeST-EvER  ChiPPy!-SHaBBy! ViNtaGe SaLe...   We open promptly @ 7 a.m. and not before...  Sooooo do hope YOU can make it!*!*!  Don't Miss This One!!!

 You'll be the talk of your Outdoor Garden Party with this VINTAGE BIRD CAGE, on a pedestal!!! Easily access dishes by lifting the bird cage lid straight up...  Look at those darling pieces of vintage restaurant ware!!! ~ they have a "basket motif"...


The Sweetest TOLE CHANDELIER!*!*!  Great big funky flowers!!!  I LoVe this One!!!


This Iron Fragment with swirling flower motif would look fabulous in your garden!!!


Tall Oval Mirror with silver loss patina!!! ~ GoRgeOuS Top Crest!*!*!
Sparkling ViNtaGe Chandelier dripping with prisms!*!*!
It's REALLY SHAPING UP!*!*!
Can't wait to see you on Saturday...

Monday, May 17, 2010

**SNEAK-PEEKS** - My SaLe & ELKHORN FLEA MARKET - WI

Firsty, I'm not anywhere where I want to be at this point with my SALE SET-UP....  OMG ~ I was soooooo bad yesterday ~ JUST HAD TO GO TO THE FIRST ELKHORN FLEA MARKET of the Season!!!

C H I P P Y - S H A B B Y  ***SNEAK-PEEK*** PICS!!! ~ SATURDAY, MAY 22nd...  5 - Day Countdown...



Bring some "extra muscle" if you wan to take this AwEsoMe Vintage Urn Home!!!



Remember....  These are just SNEAK PEEKS!!!  Everything will be displayed for your shopping enjoyment & inspiration...
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For some reason their signage was wrong...  YES, this was taken just yesterday...  Mobbed!!!
















Worth the wait...  Delicious beef sandwich & best fries!!!


I REALLY wanted this silver pot!!!  ~ GoRgeOuS Patina!!!  ~ Price was just toooo high...  I'm sure someone bought it...








Professional Shopper doing an "Early Buy-In" like myself...