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

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

**ChiPPy!-SHaBBy!** RHinStoNe ViNtaGe Christmas Tree BliNg!*!*!

OMG!*!*!  Way tooooooo GoRgeOuS not to keep...  A recent unique, one-of-a-kind, ViNtaGe Find!!! (Be sure to "double-click" on this one!!!)

Can you imagine ALL the work that went into this glistening  beauty!!!  ALL ViNtaGe Jewelry pieces ~ assembled a long time ago...  GoRgeOuS Details!*!*!


The PeRfeCt spot for this SHaBBy~Beauty, in my jewelry nook, on top of a plateau mirror...
~*~*~ ViNtaGe ChriStMaS ~*~*~
BliNg...

Monday, November 29, 2010

**ChiPPy!-SHaBBy!** ViNtaGe Chenille Christmas Tree!*!*!

I found "A Keeper" for myself when we were out-and-about antiquing the other day...  LoVe this ViNtaGe Table Top Size Chenille Tree!*!*!  It's not very often you come across ViNtaGe Ones... (click on pics to enlarge...)

 BeSt "soft and creamy" off-white color...


I also netted this "PeRfeCtLy ChiPPy" Rusty/Crusty Old Grate...  Just FaB "go-with" base...



Just GoRgeOuS!*!*!

Sunday, November 28, 2010

**ChiPPy!-SHaBBy!** AnTiQuE Day Trip...

The Day After Thanksgiving, we ventured out for a day of "Antiquing" in Illinois...  First Stop ~ Roscoe Antique Mall,  a little less than 2 hours from our home...   This store is a bit upscale with wonderful unique quality vintage/antique items - NO JUNK...  As a dealer, I find it hard to buy for re-sale here, with it's higher priced selling tags, but rightfully so...  We also hit a few smaller shops as we worked our way over to Ridgefield, Illinois...  This bink-of-the-eye downtown is filled with a grouping of antique stores...  It has such a quaint old-world feeling...  I especially love Country Church Antiques - lots of architectural and shabbies to be found there...  The other shop called ANTIQUES, had The BeSt Vintage Garden Display outside - all decked out in Christmas Holiday Trim - sooooo inviting!*!*!  We then stopped at Kimball & Bean, a very high-end Vintage/Architectural/Garden Delight!!!  They were having their HoLiDay Open House...  I did end up netting an awesome chippy Cherub there... 

 This piece was AwEsoMe!!!  Price tag was tooo high for resale, and I didn't love it enough to keep...


This old advertising piece was soooo beautiful...  I just love ViNtaGe Birdies!*!*!



This past summer up in Door County, I sold a small industrial cabinet very similar...  The patina on this one was amazing...



These vintage place card holders were just stunning...


I love shopping here!!!
Located in Ridgefield, Illinois...


Fabulous Architectural Piece!!!


AwEsoMe Chippy Cherubs...


Does this look inviting or what!*!*!  
FaVoRite display of the day...


PeRfeCtly crusty patina...  


"Just FaB" ~ The angel in the bowl was the perfect adornment!*!*!
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Friday, November 26, 2010

**Time to Think ViNtaGe Christmas** ChiPPy!-SHaBBy! Style!*!*!

Near the end of the Christmas Season "last-year" ~ I made a decision to sell my ViNtaGe Christmas Blue Bottle Brush Collection...   I even took pictures of each and every one of the items, found a box for shipping, and planned to list the items for SaLe around this time of year on Ebay...  Well let me tell you ...  NO WAY!*!*!  I just un-boxed these "rare-beauties" ~ THEY ARE JUST STUNNING!!!   Definitely KEEPERS!!!  Parting with my Vintage Pink Collection was insane enough!!!  It takes years to acquire these "more-rare" finds...  I've linked-up with Debra of Common Ground for her ViNtaGe InSpiRaTioN Friday...  Maybe I can inspire YOU to start up a collection of something that's ViNtaGe Christmas??? - Love to SEE IT!!!  Enjoy the "EyE~CaNdY"!*!*! Sorry NOT For SaLe...  (click on pics to enlarge details...)

This one is My FaVoRiTe!*!*!  Thick Bottle Brush Branches ~ The Old Snow is Still Nice and White...  Funky 1950's 
 


AwEsoMe!*!*!



Such Character...



"Glistening"...  The branches fold-up for easy storage...  Tips have mercury glass beads...



Made-In-Japan...  I try and buy my trees with their Original Vintage Labels...  



Mixes well with a bit of "SHaBBy-BlinG"...



This tree is more on the Aqua-Blue Color - but mixes in well with other shades of vintage blue trees...



I usually don't like to add-on an embellishment - but this one just called for the vintage rhinestone pin!!!


The wood base is a bit "ShaBBy!"



I stopped dead in my tracks when I found these amazing "vintage ornaments with blue glitter on them"...  Such a PeRfeCt Go-With!*!*!



I almost let this one get away...  Thank goodness the Lady "changed her mind"!!!  I've had 3 blue wreaths over the years - soooo hard to come by-   This one is definitely a keeper now...  The snow is still nice and bright - Not Dingy...



Wonderfully ViNtaGe
~  Blue Bottle Brush Wreath  ~

Frog Husband and I are off "antiquing" TODAY!*!*!  I'm hoping to Sell MORE Of My SHaBBies in a show THIS DECEMBER  ~ I'll keep you posted on my side-bar...  I'm on the "wait-list"...
 

Thursday, November 25, 2010

**ChiPPy!-SHaBBy!** GoBBle... GoBBle... Turkey Day Greetings!*!*!

Over the years I have LoVed ALL the Whimsical Thanksgiving Adornments POTTERY BARN has displayed...  I have acquired quite the collection!*!*!   THIS YEAR my Frog Husband added the BeST-Ever Turkey Gravy Bowl!*!*! ~ Can't wait to use it for the first time...  With stores now buying limited amounts of each item, it's almost like antiques - when you see it - BUY IT!!!

I love how the ladle handle becomes part of the Turkey's whimsical feather area...


I started gathering our whimsical adornments for the feast...  


Here's a picture of how I make my GrAvy...
I always use the pan drippings and cook it on the stove top...


Here's my Bird from a few years ago...  I wrap my bird up "SHaBBy-Style" in several layers of cheese cloth - saturated with oil/butter...  Some 4 hours later - the AwEsoMe Reveal!*!*!  Sooooooo juicy - Love the Skin!!!


Enjoy your Thanksgiving Holiday
~ Blessings & Thankfulness ~
Jeanine

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

**Part Two** 3 French Hens Show - Morris, Illinois


"First Impressions"... This was Traci & Monica's Booth!!!   Major impact as you walked into the Show...  Although there were a lot of "newer items", the ladies mixed in ViNtaGe Props that were for sale...  It ALL worked together very well...  It looked quite picked-over by late Saturday Afternoon... (click on pics to enlarge...)


 The ChiPPy Architectural Column was THE FIRST SHABBY THAT CAUGHT MY EYE AT THE SHOW!*!*!   This Just FaB Chippy made the ride home with me!*!*!  I have designs on using it in my Christmas Entry Vignette perhaps adorned with a wreath???  ~  I'll keep you posted...




BeSt-Ever Surprise!!!  I met these darling ladies from the Gilded Junque Yard!*!*!  Both Ladies were decked-out with "vintage adornments" ~ LoVed It!!!  Do check out both their blogs...  Cindy makes FaB Jewerly and Sells on Etsy!!!  LoVe her Style... click here... 

Jeannie also sells "vintage jewerly" creations...  LoVe her taste as well!!!  Do visit her Blog and Etsy Shop...
click here...


Way toooooooo Cute & Sweet to boot!*!*!
Meet ANDREA, a "new ChiPPy!-SHaBBy! Customer "!*!*!  Andrea definitely has an eye for AwEsoMe ChiPPy SHaBBy Finds!!!   I totally re-did my booth AFTER she bought the 2-die-4 Shabby Table with Industrial Base  ~AND~  Metal Planter...   Wish I had snapped a picture of her and husband Andy - Cutest "young" couple!*!*!

 


 Mariann was my neighbor at the 3 French Hens Show...  Her jewelry sales were STRONG - busy ALL DAY on Saturday...





These ladies have a shop in Dubuque, Iowa - WILLOWS...   There was quite a bit of "vintage" mixed in with their look...



Mark and Janice shared a booth...  They also sell at Kane, Elkhorn, Grayslake Flea Markets to name a few...  Mark has a web site INDUSTRIAL LIVING and does FaB Window Displays and more - at the DENIM LOFT in Geneva, Illinois





I bought this FaB ChiPPy Table from these Ladies!*!*! 
They just started a BLOG - Old,New,Treasured and True - click here...


Time to pull out ALL my THanKsGiViNg Table Adornments!*!*! 

 

Monday, November 22, 2010

**3 French Hens HoLiDay Show** Just FaB ChiPPy!-SHaBBy! SaLes!!!

Best-Ever fun filled weekend!!!  Not knowing what to expect, I headed out early Friday Morning for a 3 hour plus drive to set-up at the  "3 French Hens HoLIDay Market" in Morris, Illinois...  Monica & Traci hosted this Show in a vacant "Aldi"s" Grocery Store Building - Just FaB Location!!!  These Ladies definitely know what they're doing - visually Pre-view night drew quite the crowd and Saturday's traffic was a constant flow till about 4:30...  The Show was well worth my travel time/expenses...  AND I met the nicest vendors!!!  Enjoy Part ONE of TWO of the show pics...

Inside the front door the ladies adorned the walls/ceiling with burlap, chandelier, & framed chalkboard...




I'm still amazed how much I can pack in my smaller vehicle!!! ~ My tables and props take up a good amount of space...



I just loved the Industrial Gage - Sold right away...




Almost ALL the ViNtaGe Pink Christmas SOLD right away!!!



 The Beautiful Vintage Gilt-Gold Wall Sconce with Angel/Prisms also SOLD...




I adorned the Cupola with large round lights and holiday boxwood branches... Was sad to see this GREAT VINTAGE PIECE Sell!!!  ~ I just knew it would look FaBuLouS on a table at the end of a hallway with perhaps a mirror behind it...



The wooden file box also sold...



This was "The~BeSt" Crusty... Rusty... Birdcage!*!*!  I adorned it with a bit of whimsy - feather bird, greens, lights, pearls, & bling ornament...  SOLD!!!



The Tree Stand Sold Right Away!!!



My ChiPPy!-SHaBBy! Booth was in a Great Location ~ second space from the front door!!!  ~ Thank YOU Traci & Monica!!!



Do check back for PART-TWO in the next day or so...