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

Saturday, October 30, 2010

**Cider Donuts** & other Seasonal Delights...

I don't know about you, but I'm just about over-saturated with Halloween Decorations & moving onto 'FOOD'...  While we were "Out-East" a few weeks ago, we occasionally came across Road-Signs that read CIDER DONUTS!*!*!  I am sooooooo craving one of these "Hot Now" delights!*!*!  BeSt-Ever, warm... sweet... sugary...

 After passing up quite a few of these signs, we just had to STOP!*!*! 



These were the BeSt!*!*!  Made right on the spot outdoors...  Be sure to enlarge this one!*!*! 


My friend Liz is the BeSt Pumpkin Carver!!!  She shared quite a few "secrets" with me including the best tools to make it easy...


I sold this delightful 3-compartment industrial tote last month at Kane...  I wont' be selling at Kane County Flea this November - but will have a booth at GRAYSLAKE, IL NOVEMBER 13th/14th...  Check my sidebar for details...


Fresh Cranberry Sighting in Connecticut...  I wish I could have taken some home...

So for now... Have a great rest of the weekend!!!
*** HaPPy HaUnTiNgs ***

Thursday, October 28, 2010

**ChiPPy!-SHaBBy! ViNtaGe HALLOWEEN**

***ViNtaGe Halloween***  Here are a few clips of my VINTAGE HALLOWEEN VIGNETTES over the past few years...  I've  linked up with Joan, of "Anything Goes Here" - for her ViNtaGe Halloween Blog PaRty!*!*!  Come join in the fun!*!*!

 The Mirror is one of my favorites ~ Just FaB Silver-Loss PaTinA!*!*!



The Gurley Candle Company produced many a "Seasonal  Holiday Candle"...  I only collect Vintage Halloween candles... All of mine have the original cardboard label on the bottom with price sticker...




Next year I'm anxious to display the candles in a metal industrial box turned sideways...  I think I have just the perfect one!*!*! 


 ViNtaGe Crepe Paper Napkin...  Great Graphics!!!




ViNtaGe Baby Ruth Candy Boxes...
Metal Bell Ringer with Cat/Pumpkin Graphics
Folk-Art Paper Mache Ghost...


These older "Witch Fortune Telling Cards" add a bit of whimsy...


Another vintage crepe paper napkin of sort.. It really dresses up the black tray!!!



A FaVoRite of mine ~ 
Very Old Vintage Glass Jack-O-Lantern...
The PaTiNa couldn't get any better!*!*!



Vintage Concrete Owl peeking-out of a large black antique lantern...
Soooooo "Fall/Halloween"...

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Wednesday, October 27, 2010

**ChiPPy!-SHaBBy! ViNTaGe White WeDnesDay**

I've linked up with FADED CHARM for "White Wednesday"!*!*!  Enjoy some of my ChiPPy!-White Eye Candy!!! ~ then grab a cup of coffee, sit a spell, and enjoy ALL THE OTHER "White Wednesday" Vignettes as well...

Just a hint of a Chippy-White Cabinet I have hung on the wall...  The Mirror's PaTiNa has The Best "silver-loss" ever...



 I sold this Architectural piece at one of the shows I did in Germantown, Wisconsin early Spring...  I'll be bringing an architectural piece with corbels/mirror/shelf to Grayslake on November 13th/14th...  Come shop my shabbies!*!*!



 Love these architectural fragments with tassels still intact!!!  Keepers of mine ~ yet to be hung...  Great paint crazing...



Newel Post...  Sold on my Ebay Site last winter...


SHabby Architectural Molding with metal flower hooks!!!


 Major Regret!!!  
Passed up these beauties this summer at Kane...  Obviously I wasn't thinking... 


Love this chippy base...
Candelabra I use for jewelery...


And lastly...
Blog Pressure!!!  ~ Its a done deal!!!  This PeRfeCtLy ChiPPy Sled is now mine...  Thanks for ALL your supportive input!!!  I'll be picking  it up sometime before Thanksgiving...  Most certainly it will be in one of my Holiday Vignettes...  It's a keeper for now...

Jeanine

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

**More ChiPPy!-SHaBBy! UpDates on the Madison WI Shabby ShoPPing**

The Burkhardt's REALLY PACKED-IT-IN!!!  Late in the day on Saturday, we ventured out-of-the-area - to Evansville,  with hopes of shopping Windmill Antiques. Arriving at 4:25 p.m.,their sign read CLOSED...   The lady at the check-out was kind enough to give us "a 10 minute, blink-of-the-eye viewing"...  Shortly after, petal to the metal, we headed to our last stop,  ~ STOUGHTON ANTIQUE MALL with 35 minutes of shopping time to spare...

  I love shopping this "girlie" mall of sort...  I almost always come away with a SHaBBy Find!*!*!


The outside of the building is just amazing!!!


Love the seasonal adornment...


Side of building next to the parking lot...




"On-The-Hunt" at another Antique Mall, - This little vignette just drew my eye...  LoVed EVERYTHING in it!*!*!  I definitely would have bought the tray ~ but it just wasn't "shabby enough"...


Just FaB CHiPPy!-SHaBBy! ShoPPing Spree!*!*!   I had such a fun day!!! Great Food... SHaBBy Finds... and did I mention a 20 minute stop at Anthropologie ~ AwEsoMe Display at this Madison location...


Thanks sooooo much for all your input regarding  THE SLED...  I'll be calling the Store today...  Hope it's still there...  You know the old saying:  "When you see an antique" - BUY IT -
 

Monday, October 25, 2010

**Sneak Peek** ChiPPy!-SHaBBy! Finds ~ Madison Wisconsin

OK...  I usually don't like to show "My ChiPPy!-SHaBBy! Finds" when they're "not displayed" ~ HOWEVER - since toooo many of you asked ~ here's a "Sneak-Peek"!*!*!  You can see & buy these ViNtaGe Finds, all displayed for your shopping inspiration, at my NEXT SHOW ~ November 13th & 14th in Grayslake, Illinois...  (see sidebar for details)...  (Sorry... I cannot hold anything at this time - get there early for "The BeSt" Finds!*!*!)

Chippy White Basket ~ just fab for your holiday wrapping paper!!! Chippy Architectural Column... Chippy metal basket w/patina... Chippy green table w/just fab time-worn patina... Best-Ever Industrial Laundry Bin on wheels - nice smaller size!!!


Chippy White Stool w/great form!!!  Metal architectural fragment candle holder - perfect for the bathroom sink!!!


Just FaB ~ Industrial Box...



ChiPPy ViNtaGe Tole Chandelier ~ perfect as a decor accent on a porch... gazebo... (no electric)...  ChiPPy White Fence Fragment ~ perfect holiday background display... 




Might have to keep this "green metal tote" - has handles - perfect centerpiece display filled with holiday adornments...



 Sled Sighting...  Although it was perfectly chippy, I DID PASS ON IT... ~ Just a bit tooooo country/farm primitive for me???  What do YOU think??? - I can still call the shop...
HELLLLLLLLP!*!*!



Of course we stopped at my FaVoRiTe Diner!!!
Hubbard Avenue Diner in Middleton, Wisconsin - Madison Area...



The Chocolate/Raspberry Scone was delicious!*!*!


MORE on our Madison Antique Shopping in the next day or so...  AND please do let me know what you think about the SLED!*!*! ~ Buy or Not to Buy...
Thanks! ~ Jeanine

Sunday, October 24, 2010

**ChiPPy!-SHaBBy!** Antique Trip - Madison Wisconsin...

We headed out somewhat early on Saturday to spend the day "Antiquing in Madison, Wisconsin"...  We arrived a bit too early for the shops to be open, so we opted for "BREAKFAST AT SOPHIA'S"!*!*!  This little gem of a Bakery/Cafe has the BeST Food!!!  I think only the locals know it's there...  "4 Tables" and a waiting line down the block...  LoVed our breakfast and nice strong CoFFee!*!*!

  I love ShoPPing Madison!*!*!  Great Antiques, Clothes Shopping, & BeSt-Ever Food Choices...


Sophia's...  The "Urban Spoon" of the neighborhood ~ a bit away from the Capitol, on East Johnson Street...


Although the restaurant only has "4" tables and a window bar, THE WAIT IS WELL WORTH IT!*!*!


FUNKY Decor with a hint of retro...  It's soooo fun to watch them cook/prepare your food...  Their "sweet treats" are just as delicious as they look...

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Please do check back... ~ MORE TO COME on the rest of our Saturday Antique Shopping in Madison...  All I can say is by days end, we FILLED UP THE CAR with some FaB ViNtaGe Finds!*!*! 

Saturday, October 23, 2010

**ChiPPy!-SHaBBy!** SaTuRday Antique ShoPPinG!*!*!

Which way will I/We Go???   THREE POSSIBILITIES for Antiquing Today:  Door County ~ **Viva la Cottage's Annual Winter Wonderland Show...  **Shop-The-Shed in East Dundee Illinois...  **Madison Wisconsin Antiquing Day Trip...  Can't go wrong with any of these venues!!!  Check back to "see" where and what ChiPPy!-SHaBBy! sightings I encountered ToDay!*!*!

What SHaBBieS will I bring Home???  Rainy days are sooooo great for antiquing and "good food"...



This little vintage squirrel adornment is a keeper for sure!!!



 Enamel Birdie Plate ~ perfectly chippy in all the right places!*!*!  ViNtaGe Find from our recent "Out-East" trip...

Have a great weekend!*!*!  

Jeanine

Friday, October 22, 2010

**ViNtaGe Labeled WITCH BOTTLES** Not tooooo SHaBBy!*!*!

Debra of COMMON GROUND inspired me to show you 2 of my most FaVoRiTe ViNtaGe Bottles with "WITCH LABELS...  A PeRfeCt ViNtaGe Halloween "go-with"...







Backside...  From Kansas City, MO


"Just FaB" ViNtaGe Label...  From Salem, Mass.
(Double click to enlarge)...

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

**Halloween/Fall** ChiPPy!-SHaBBy! Vignette!*!*!

Just LoVing this "Old Antique Lantern" I picked up at a recent Barn Sale!*!*!  The Owl that recently SOLD - had a "twin sister"!!! ~ Same mold - a bit different patina...

Take a closer peek at the time-worn paint on the glass edges...


Tuesday, October 19, 2010

**BeSt-Ever** INDUSTRIAL CABINET...

OMG!*!*!  This was the Best-Ever Industrial Cabinet Sighting on our Fall Trip!!!  YES, I did say "sighting"...   With "space issues" extreme weight, & oily smell,  there was just NO WAY we  were taking it home this early in on the trip...  AND, I just about passed out looking at the price tag ~ ONLY $65.00 - that's right, the decimal is in the correct place...  OMG!*!*!  

 If this were going to be a "keeper", we most certainly would have found a way to get it home!!!








Loved this RoadSide Stand just miles from our home...



I SOLD this "Fluted-Tin" at Cedarburg's Maxwell Street Flea Market on Labor Day Weekend...  The Tin will also look "Just FaB" adorned with Christmas Greens & Ornaments...