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Tuesday, March 8, 2011

**ChiPPy!-SHaBBy!** Shops KANE COUNTY FLEA MARKET Season Opener March 2011...

When I left Wisconsin on Friday, - the skies were "partly-sunny" & nearing 50 degrees!!!  I thought this was a good indication that SpRiNG was soon to come, and more importantly - OUTDOOR FLEA MARKET Fun!!! ~ I think my first picture tells it ALL!!! 

By Saturday Morning the weather had taken a MAJOR TURN!!!  Sooooo glad I Bundled Up and wore my mud boots!!!!!
Sleeting Snow...  Windy & COLD...
The parking lot was a grey "soupy mush bowl"...  
However, nothing stops ChiPPy!-SHaBBy! from netting yet another Chandelier Find!*!*!



Although the weather was extremely disappointing, - Cabin-Fever Spending abounded!!!
Everyone in Midwest has had enough of this long, long winter... 




 
Jackie had more "French Bling" in her booth than ever!!!  I thought 10 minutes tooooo long and missed out on an AwEsoMe Vintage Tole Lamp...



When I got to Rosemary's Booth ~ EVERYTHING was SELLING FAST!!!  Loved the Valance she was holding ~ PeRfeCt above a bed...  A glimpse of the Shabby White Dresser and Chandelier are now some FaB Finds I'll be keeping for a while...




There were random birdcage sightings every so often...






This CORBELS were H*U*G*E...




Mark & Janice were set up in an "out-building"...  Mark did a great job adorning the ceiling - which drew people in from afar...



Their booth was just mobbed!!! and items were selling!!!




I was pleasantly surprised to see Michelle and Mariann of WILLOWS!!!  These ladies set up across from me at the Morris, Illinois 3-French Hens Show...  Their Shop is located in Dubuque, Iowa...  I just loved their Spring Display!!!  The Old G A R D E N letters went home with me...



Here's Carrie of Hot House Market!!!   Look at that AmAziNg Huge White Flower...



The ChiPPy Blue Table drew me in ~ and I FORGOT to re-visit it!!!



Hot House Market is ALWAYS COLORFUL!!!
Lots of Retro FiNds...



Sandy & Joe's Booth was one of the first I hit...  Sooooo many RED SOLD tags!*!*!

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Come Shop-My-SHaBBies this weekend,
March 12th & 13th 2011 - at the Grayslake Antique Flea Market!!!
(see sidebar for details)
~ and ~
Per ZURKO PROMOTIONS,
Receive 1/2 OFF Admission just by printing out my blog page & handing it in at the ticket booth!!!
Hope to C-U-There!!!
Jeanine


8 comments:

  1. Besides the weather it appears you had a whale of time, I don't think we have such markets near where I live but would just love to go to one - the furthest I get is Car Boot Sales on a Sunday and now and again you do find a bargain but they are becoming harder to find! Keep up the good work showing piccies of your finds cos find it real interesting!

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  2. wow I see so much I would snap up!! I am drooling!

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  3. Oh it looked so nice! I am sad I missed it - I frequent that flea market so much.. it's close to where I live.
    Lara

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  4. I'm soooooo ready for a road trip, hopefully soon, just can't force these old bones out into the cold...not just yet...SOON!!! Great stuff Jeanine...thanks!

    s

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  5. looks like soooo much fun!!! Lots of fab finds!! xoxo gina p

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  6. Thanks for the mention. Glad to see you out. I spotted Rosemary carrying that small white dresser in and I thought of you! Sometimes things in the universe just need to get together :) I am hoolingup today's post to you because I don't have my camera unpacked yet! Good luck at Grayslake!

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  7. wow! wish I could have gone...I would have made it to the entrance and then had enough walking...

    this baby is comfy inside and refuses to enter the world I swear......save some good stuff for the farm :)

    did you know that Janice and Mark are selling here too?? I'm so excited to work with all of you!!

    xo+blessings,
    Anne Marie
    (p.s. I hope Anita does in October!)

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  8. Jeanine, Anita is right. Some things are just meant to be. You got your hands on the dresser just in time. Thanks for the mention and your great photos. I had no time to get away from my booth Saturday.
    Have a great show at Grayslake.
    Rosemary

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