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

Friday, July 30, 2010

**ViNtaGe Garden Collectibles**

My love for "ViNtaGe Garden" started out many years ago when I lived in the Desert of all places!!!  It began with WATERING CANS and "branched-out" to other garden related go-withs...  I have my computer/office area in what I call my "Garden Loft"...  I'm surrounded with a good number of my most cherished vintage garden pieces...  Here are a few pics I'd like to share with YOU!*!*!  (click on pics to enlarge)


This is a rarer seed box...  I paid an insane price for it years ago on Ebay...  The RICE'S SEED PACKETS are also a "rare-find" - another Ebay purchase many, many, years ago...  Placement of vintage paper/ephemera is very important ~ you don't want "daylight" to fade them...



 It's rare that I buy a watering cans these days ~ It has to really be something extra special...  This little mustard-colored beauty was a recent "Door County" find this summer...



I love staging small pieces of advertising ephemera on/in flower frogs...  I think it adds just the right touch...



ViNtaGe Seed Jars...



Rochester, New York had many a seed box...
OMG!!! THIS SAME ADVERTISING SEED BOX has a "Full Page Spread" in the latest edition of COUNTRY GARDENS MAGAZINE - Fall 2010 Issue - JUST OUT...
Page 48...  Check-It-Out!*!*!



And lastly ~ ChiPPy!-SHaBBy! Shops KANE COUNTY FLEA MARKET this weekend!!!  YES - I still have some cash to spend...  If you happen to see me there ~ grab me and Say Helloooooo!*!*!

Thursday, July 29, 2010

***JunKin Trucks*** Hauling those ChiPPy!-SHaBBy! Finds...

I'm in the process of looking for a Just Fab & Funky Junk Hauling Van/Truck!*!*!  I'm parting with my now too expensive "SHaBBy Pearl White Beauty" & want something that better meets my spacial needs for hauling my Props & SHaBBy ViNtaGe Finds ~ not to mention those "curb-side" SHaBBy Sightings...  I need something reliable for those early 4 a.m. mornings when I'm on the road alone...  LoVe to hear What YOU drive ~ and how it meets your needs!*!*!  OMG!*!*!  I already got an incredible "HOT TIP"on one possibility already ThiS MoRniNg!*!*!  

I think "this one" has seen better days...
A SHaBBy Sighting a few days ago on Washington Island - Door County, Wisconsin...



OMG!*!*!  Just Fab & Funky...
Most certainly No longer working... Dripping Oil like CrAzY...
A true Beauty in it's day!!!

**********
Remember it Snows in Wisconsin...
HOWEVER - People tend to buy more smalls in the winter - less furniture...  I could make this just a SeAsoNal Spring-Fall SHaBBy Mobile & store it in the winter...
Soooooo On a Serious NoTe ~ LoVe to Hear what YOU drive & any other helpful information...

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

***ChiPPy!-SHaBBy!*** Shops "Old Orchard Tailgate" - Door County, WI

**ChiPPy!-SHaBBy!** is once again "Out-And-About" ~ Thanks to YOU Bloggers, My Husband, Dear Friends, and an InCreDiBle Support Team in DOOR COUNTY - Wisconsin...  There is soooooo much to share ~ but first things first!!!

Tuesday MOrniNg we hit the Annual OLD ORCHARD ANTIQUE MALL'S yearly "Outdoor Tailgate"...  Just LoVed this Vignette!*!*!



Here I am ShoPPinG with Carol of "ViNtaGe NeSt"...  Carol also works for Angie at Viva la Cottage up in Sister Bay...  YES ~ that's right - ChiPPy!-SHaBBy! is SMILING!*!*!



Vendors...



There she is!!! ~ Mariann with her "pink & white" Shasta Trailer...  It is always a pleasure to chat with her and see what shabbies she might have brought!!! - And  I did indeed come away with some...



Just Fab!*!*! ~ PeRfeCtLy ChiPPy Chair...
Great Prop...



A BIG THANK YOU to these Ladies for getting me "back-on-track"!*!*!
Soooooo for now...
*** Lot's more "Good Stuff" to Share Soon ***

Thursday, July 22, 2010

A mIllion & One ThAnK Yous!*!*!

Oh-My-Heart...  THaNk You Soooooooo much for ALL YOUR SUPPORT!!!  Women are InCreDibLe!!!  The Internet is AmaZiNg!!!  All the LoVe from a good number of people I've never even met ~ but have connected with through my blog...   YOU are truly appreciated/cherished... 

A women named SHARON, whom I've never met, sent me the MOST AMAZING LINK!!!  LeMoNaDe - It has changed my life forever...  Soooooo Empowering...  It's about ThE BeSt 30 minutes you'll ever set aside....  

I do want to clarify EXACTLY where I'm at with the job/no job...  I didn't get COMPLETELY AXED - just yet...  I've been given just enough hours to make my Cobra/Health Insurance Payment and put gas in the car - nothing more...  Not very rewarding working just for Health Care...   Hubby isn't working - retired...  I'm becoming bitter over the details of this major cut back...   I still have my part-time job at the Stagecoach Bed & Breakfast where I work about 8 hours a week...  I almost wish they'd put me out of my misery - collect unemployment - and FULLY FOCUS On A MORE SELF-SATISFYING LoVe of Creating Displays for a living...  I'm hanging by a thread ~ but I do have LOTS MORE TIME TO  BRAINSTORM... 



A FaVoRiTe Find I'll never part with...


 JuSt AwEsoMe!*!*!



The Basket & Pillow have long been Sold, but I LoVed Them...
Sooooooo SuMMer!*!*!



*** Things I LoVe *** 
Right now I'm thinking of putting my E-ZUP Tent near the mouth of our driveway on the weekends with my Shabby Finds For Sale!!!  ~  I'm strongly considering having a booth at the August Grayslake Flea Market in Illinois ~ August 14 & 15...  I'll keep you posted!!!

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Picking Up The Pieces...

My eyelids are as "Big as Marshmallows"...  Soaking in the Tub didn't help either...  I was given very very bad news at my job yesterday...  The "Good News Is" ~ ***YOU'LL BE SEEING ChiPPy!-SHaBBy! Selling at a lot more FLEA MARKETS NOW!!!  ~ Doing what I LoVe***  I'm taking a "Blog-Break" to re-group...  Check Back to see what I'm up to... AND Where I'll be selling my FaB FiNds!*!*!  - Soon...

 "Help me Brainstorm" using my passion for ChiPPy!-SHaBBy! DISPLAY ~ Making it more of a Full-Time Job in some way or form...
  I'd LoVe to hear from YOU!!!
I REALLY NEED YOUR SUPPORT RIGHT NOW... 
The gateway is now open for doing what I Love...

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Slim-Pickings... Cedarburg WI Maxwell Street Flea Market...

Cedarburg's MAXWELL STREET FLEA MARKET, this past Sunday, was  "SLIM-PICKINGS"... Way tooooooo many empty spots!!!  Thank goodness for the dealers that did set-up...  The weather was GREAT!  Dry... Little Wind... Somewhat cloudy...  Many of you emailed me to see if I was setting up...  I ALWAYS SELL AT THE FIRST ONE OF THE SEASON - Memorial Weekend... - After that it's "By-Chance"- more like a last minute decision if I do...    

All the grassy area "use-to-be" filled with Dealers...  With all the empty spaces, I was doing BOTH SIDES of the Isles at once...  I felt bad for anyone who drove more than an hour to get there...   It's one thing if there was GREAT JUNK with limited Dealers - But overall, that wasn't the case THIS TIME...   Where were all the FAB BOOTHS from May's Event???    Of course there was always "Shopping in our Quaint little town too"...



This Vendor had a nice selection of ViNtaGe Mirrors and some Old Frames...



Regrets...  Yes, I passed up this chippy piece...  I sure stood there long enough and thought about it...  The price was soooo right too...  



Darling Dresser ~ However, the price was a bit higher than I wanted to pay AND it wasn't White and ChiPPy!



Interesting piece...  ~ Just wasn't time-worn enough, and the price was too high for resale...




I think this Dealer is from the Chicago Area...  Their booth wins "Best of Show"...  GREAT STUFF!!!  I'm  sure they did well... 



My friend Kathy, was lucky enough to snatch-up this AwEsoMe Find!!!



I bought this Mirror from Mariann...  - It WAS GOLD...  I've already taken a paint brush to it!!!  I just LoVed the Barbola Garland Swag over the Mirrored Surface...



All in All ~ I netted only a mere "7" items...  
Thank You Dealers who Did Come Out to Sell on Sunday...

Monday, July 19, 2010

**Highwood ViNtaGe MARKET** ~ Illinois...

Lot's of "SHaBBy-SHoPPinG" went on this past weekend, but I didn't NET all that much...   We started out on THE HUNT around 7:30 am., hitting a SUB DIVISION SALE...  The only GREAT FiNd I came home with was a much needed Sewing Machine ~ WORKS PeRfeCtly ~ OMG!!!~ Only "$5.00"   Next we started our trek to a NorthShore Suburb of Chicago ~ Highwood, Illinois...  The promoters of Randolph Street Market were hosting "HIGHWOOD STREET VINTAGE MARKET"...  After locating the Market, I was thrilled to find out that Anthropologie was less than 2 miles away!!!

 The Market was held in an outdoor park just minutes from the downtown's main street...  There were about 40 - 50 dealers...   Quite a Mix...  Lots of Industrial & Jewelry...


I was pleasantly surprised to see Diane Selling...  It's rare that she has an Outdoor Booth... 
** She's one of my MoSt FaVoRiTe Sellers **


As you can see, her booth was packed with customers!!!  Diane had quite a mix of INDUSTRIAL & VINTAGE GARDEN...


Inside Diane's Tent...



I'm not sure what to think of INDUSTRIAL PIECES Just Yet...  The Bug Hasn't hit me...   All I know is that INDUSTRIAL IS SELLING like "HOT CAKES" at the Chicago Area Flea Markets RIGHT NOW...
Jeff spotted this AwEsoMe Piece - & I just had to have it!!!
The Dealer said IRONSIDES was a brand of car battery...



Yes, it went home with us...  Can't you just picture WHITE IRONSTONE DISHES STACKED ON THIS!*!*!  Just FaB for a "Retro Kitchen Display"...   I'M Most Certainly keeping this for now...  



 These industrial bins/drawers were from an old Frigidaire Range...  The dealer thought they were baking pans of sort...  Later that afternoon we stopped at an Estate SALE and saw the Range!!!



GoRgeOuS ~ but it wasn't old...



It was slim pickings for Architectural Salvage...



We explored Highwood's Downtown Area and came across the MOST QUAINT OUTDOOR FRENCH BISTRO ~ FROGGYS...  Being about 94 degrees, we opted to eat somewhere else...


I just LoVEd this Metal Tole Piece above the entry doors at Froggy's!!!
We're definitely going back...

CHECK BACK IN A DAY OR SO -  FOR THE REPORT ON THIS PAST SUNDAY'S MAXWELL STREET FLEA MARKET IN CEDARBURG...

Friday, July 16, 2010

**SHaBBy-White** Picture Frames & Mirrors...

I subscribe to a Daily Feed ~ REMODELISTA...  More times than not, it is "Just Fab"!!!  I find so much inspiration from this site...  Today they are featuring SHaBBy-WhiTe Picture Frames & Mirrors...  You'll need to scroll down a bit on their site to view... 


   Both Photos Above ~ Compliments of the Remodelista Web Site...
If you like these photos, you most certainly will LoVe Sandy's Blog:  PAINT ME WHITE...  Please do go visit Sandy in Australia!*!*! 




***My ChiPPy!-SHaBBy Mirror Collection with Silver-Loss Patina & time-worn Frames ***

So for now...  I have a Fun ChiPPy!-SHaBBy! Shopping Weekend Ahead of Me!*!*!
Jeanine

Thursday, July 15, 2010

I've Just joined this Weekends PaRty!*!*! @ FRENCH CUPBOARD...

OMG!*!*!  I just had to bring some "ChiPPy!-SHaBBy! BliNg" to the PaRty!*!*!   Come join in... ~ Just click on my "side-bar" button for details ~ Hosted by the FRENCH CUPBOARD!!! 

**Center Front**  ChiPPy!-SHaBBy! BliNg...  ViNtaGe Rosette Brooch...
Adorning an "Anthropologie" Sweater...



Vintage Velvet Ribbon... ViNtaGe Brooch with Pearls... Rhinestone Bling surround...


 
 Creamy off white...  Tattered edges...





** PeRfeCtLy SHaBBy **
Come join the rest of us @ the PaRty!*!*!
--- GeT InSpiReD ---


More Vignettes!*!*! Viva la Cottage Show July 10th...

With such an easy set-up, I was able to snap quite a few pics of the other dealer's booths just as we were about to open...  EnJoy!*!*!  ~  click to enlarge details...

Does this say "Summer" or what!?!?!



I just LoVed Those Chairs!!!



Beth & Carol "shared a booth"...




Mary Virlee's Booth

GoRgeOuS!*!*!





Mother & Daughter Team - Candyce Martens & Jill Kerns during "Set-Up"...
Please do check out both their web site and blog!!!
I was just thrilled that we finally had some "Chit-Chat" time!!!  
These ladies do an incredible job!!! - "The BeSt"...




Katie working on a vignette during set-up...

More of Katie's vignettes...  
Katie & Carol have a shop in Sturgeon Bay ~ "The ViNtaGe Shed"
I was lucky enough to get a whirl-wind tour on our way up to the show...  I'll be posting pics of the Shop soon!*!*!  I LoVe It!!!



The Green GaRaGe Ladies!*!*!  - during Set-Up...



A Wonderful Summer day @ Viva la Cottage's ViNtaGe Market...
*** A Big "Thank YOU" to Everyone ***