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

Monday, August 30, 2010

**ShaBBy Antique Booth** Boulder City Nevada...

Back from my Nevada "Girlfriend Weekend"!*!*!  Here are just a few pics to hold you over!!! ~ SHABBY STYLE Antique Booth inside a store in Boulder City, Nevada... (Click on pics to enlarge details...)

Loved her look!*!*!




Just the "right touch"...


LoVed this Tin Panel with "fleurs" and gradation of white/beige - not to mention the ChiPPy Paint!*!*!

More "ShaBBy Chit-Chat" & Sally's Cottage Pics in the next few days...

Thursday, August 26, 2010

**Girlfriend Get-Away Weekend** - Boulder City Nevada...

OMG!*!*!  Only a few hours away till I board the plane!!!  My darling Cousin, Amy sent me a plane ticket for a "girlfriend" weekend - to Boulder City Nevada, where I lived for many years... It will be soooooo wonderful to SEE many an old friend & catch up!*!*!   

The Weekend starts off with a Garden Party... Wait till you SEE the pics come early next week!!! ~ Sally's Cottage House is a SHaBBy "WHITE OUT"...


Here's just a hint of Sally's Back Yard!*!*!

More ViSitiNg at a CABI PaRty Amy will be hosting at the Historic Boulder City Theater...  I most certainly packed my "MARY FRANCES" Handbag for this!!!

Amy warned me it's HOT - 113 degrees... I won't even know I'm having a "Hot-Flash" with temperatures like that!!!

Please do check back to view ALL MY SHaBBy Sightings early next week!!!
Have a Fun Weekend ~ I know I will...
Jeanine


Wednesday, August 25, 2010

**ChiPPy!-SHaBBy!** HORSE COLLECTIBLES...

Recently I was drawn to a few "ChiPPy" Vintage HORSE COLLECTIBLES...  I picked them up on our recent Ohio Road Trip...  THEN - TO MY SURPRISE, the current September 2010 Issue of Country Living Magazine had "quite a spread" on these Collectible Vintage Horse Items!!! - OMG!*!*! Here are a couple items I've found - soon to be for sale at one of my upcoming outdoor markets...  (click to enlarge)





I love "ephemera"...  I like tucking little trade cards like this in vignettes...  - They display well propped up in small flower frogs...


Country Living Magazine Article - Sept. 2010


OK ~ Here's the real deal...  Jeff & I went for a hike on Sunday in the State Park...  These horses were at a Historical Site we also visited just outside the park...

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Fall is In-the-Air...

Last night we finally slept with the air conditioning OFF and the Windows Open!*!*!  Nature's wonders are beginning to Show a small "Sneak Peek" of Their Colors - AND Wisconsin most certainly has them!!!

On Sunday I picked up these GoRgeOus "Chinese Lanterns" - YES, they are real - freshly harvested!!!  The shape and colors are just AmaZinG!!!



The wire basket & rusty white tin will be available Labor Day weekend @ my ChiPPy!-SHaBBy! Booth - Cedarburg's Maxwell Street Flea Market (see sidebar for details)...


A hint of Fall Color is peeking out...
Many an Indian Summer Day to come...

 I want to THanK EVERYONE for your "supportive comments" on my Blog...  It keeps me encouraged to keep moving forward regardless of a "ho-hum" sale day... Your kind words are truly valued!*!*!
Jeanine 

Monday, August 23, 2010

**ChiPPy!-SHaBBy! - Saturday's ViNtaGe SaLe** - Cedarburg, WI

Where was EVERYONE this past SaTurDay?????  I had such GREAT drive-by exposure, - positioning my Tent at the mouth of our driveway...   HOWEVER - our usual road traffic was SLIM!!!  I put an AD in the paper...  Advertised on my Blog...  Had Fab Signs at the corner... I even had quite a few prices as low as $4.-$6.- Sometimes there were lulls of more than 45 minutes when no one even stopped...  I did however make some Great New CUSTOMERS & lots of chit-chat I otherwise would not have enjoyed!!!    Oddly enough most of the sales were things I've had a long time...  All and All - by days end I was still pleased with the Sales I did make...  (click to enlarge)














Sweet Treats!*!*!  
I usually go "all out" and have coffee along with a sweet treat...  I only sold 2 pieces of lemon tea bread...   and the Coffee Pumps were nearly full by days end...
OMG!*!*!  - I'd say things were just a bit "off" on Saturday...








NEXT SALE - at Cedarburg's Maxwell Street Flea Market at Firemen's Park Fairgrounds, Labor Day Weekend.  (See Sidebar for details)...

I'm not giving up...  I will have a few more monthly "RoadSide Sales" at the house this year...  It was just an odd weekend with last minute vacations before the kids go back to school & the weather didn't help any - being extremely HOT & HUMID...  

Many thanks to my friend SANDY who got there early to help me set up!!!! & of course my "Frog Husband"...  & those of you who did come out even if it was just to "say hellooooo"...   Jeanine

Sunday, August 22, 2010

Saturday's SaLe...

This past Saturday I held A Small Roadside Sale!*!*! - ONE TENT - ONE DAY...  Oddly enough, drive-by traffic was SLIM...  However, at days end - it was well worth ALL MY EFFORTS!!! - Thank Goodness...  More pics along with the day's chit-chat - come Monday...

It's just a GoRgeOuS Sunday here - the humidity finally lifted... We're Out-And-About to enjoy the rest of this Day!!!
Jeanine

Friday, August 20, 2010

**ChiPPy!-SHaBBy! ViNtaGe SaLe** - Cedarburg, WI

Hope to SEE YOU - Tomorrow, Saturday, August 21st...  ChiPPy!-SHaBBy Roadside SaLe!!!  See Sidebar for details...

A "hint of Fall" is in the air...


Last Sneak Peek!*!*!
We open promptly at 8 a.m.

Thursday, August 19, 2010

**News FLASH** RACHEL ASHWELL SHABBY CHIC ARTICLE!*!*!

OMG!*!*!  The latest edition of NATURAL HOME MAGAZINE - Sept. 2010 -  Just OUT, has a 4 page article on:  TREASURE HUNT - Shabby Chic's Rachel Ashwell Shares Her Secrets!!!  Just Fab Eye-Candy!!!  Be sure to check it out ... 

Advertised ON-THE-COVER!!!



LoVe the Bling - Chandelier...



Just FaB!!! ~ Blues... Whites...

You can Find a Hint-Of-This Look
 at My ChiPPy!-SHaBBy! ViNtaGe Sale
THIS WEEKEND!!! 
Saturday, August 21st
Cedarburg, Wisconsin...
See sidebar for details...

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

**Hydrangea HaRvEsT** ~ Fall's BeSt!*!*!

I'm just LoVing being HOME soooooo much these days!!!  Yesterday I "Harvested" our GoRgeOuS  Annabell Hydrangeas...

Select...  Cut...  Tie...
LoVe my Felco Pruners for this...



Here's this year's gathering ~hung to dry in the
"Sale Prep Area"...
I'LL HAVE SOME BUNCHES FOR SALE THIS SATURDAY AT MY ROADSIDE TENT SALE - IF THEY'RE DRY ENOUGH!*!*!


Roadside Tent SaLe Sneak-Peek!!!
This Saturday - My House
** August 21st  **
See sidebar for details...

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

**ChiPPy!-SHaBBy! RoAdSiDe ViNtaGe SaLe**

Busy... Busy... Busy...  A lot of tagging... scrubbing... repairing... visualizing is going on!!!   ChiPPy!-SHaBBy! RoadSide SaLe this Saturday, August 21st at "my house"...  (See side bar for details...) Don't Miss This One!*!*!

 One Tent **** One Day Only
*~*~*~ UpScale *~*~*~
ChiPPy!-SHaBBy! Style...

 Just a hint of Fall is in the air...


 Everything will be displayed for your shopping enjoyment & inspiration...  

BE THERE!*!*!
OPENS 8 a.m. - This SaTuRdaY!!!

Monday, August 16, 2010

**THE VINTAGE SHED** ~ Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin...

If you're headed "Up North" in Wisconsin, to the Door County Peninsula, be sure to stop in Sturgeon Bay's Business District & Visit THE VINTAGE SHED!*!*!  Open Weekends May - October...  


The outside of the building just draws you in...


Is this a Funky Sign or What???



Meet Carol!*!*!  Carol is The BeSt Picker/Buyer!!!  -  She comes up with such AmAziNg FiNdS!*!*!  Here she is behind the check-out desk...
 


The Store Displays are sooooooo inviting!!!  Everything from smalls to large cabinets...


Meet Katie - the other talented partner...  Katie does most of the display vignettes in the store...  It's amazing how & what she puts together...


  Soooooo Inspiring to Shop THE VINTAGE SHED...  I came away with a few shopping bags full!!!



Located in Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin - Next door to "Java on Jefferson"...   

Saturday, August 14, 2010

**ThiNkiNg Early FALL ADORNMENTS**

I've only seen a few leaves beginning to turn in our area...  I've noticed the squirrels "going nuts"...  My hydrangeas are ready to be cut & hung to dry...  FALL is just around the corner along with many an "Indian Summer" day to come...  I just LoVe adorning vintage pieces with Nature's Bounty!*!*!

Sometime over the weekend I hope to work on my seasonal entry vignette for Early Fall...  Check back to SEE what develops this year...


Always a sign of Fall along the interstate exit ramps...


Not sure if the bittersweet is ready to harvest just yet...  I may wait till LATE AUGUST for these...



I just LoVe these apple-green wonders of nature!!!  I'll be picking up my stock of these on my next trip to Illinois...


LoVe these colors with white...



I always "bring-the-clippers" when I see these beauties "Out East"...  Exceptional Dried Flowers!*!*!


As for the rest of this weekend ~ ChiPPy!-SHaBBy! will be Working In-the-Garage,
TAGGING FOR NEXT SATURDAY'S SALE!*!*!  

Please do mark your Calendar for Saturday, August 21st.
RoadSide Sale at My House
Opens 8a.m. til 2 p.m.
**** See side bar for details ****