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Friday, April 22, 2011

**Last Friday** ChiPPy!-SHaBBy! ~ Shops Chicago Botanic Antique Garden Fair!*!*!

Even with my RoadSide SaLe only hours away ~ "LAST FRIDAY" - I just had to visit the CHICAGO BOTANIC GARDENS ANTIQUE FAIR...  The day was cold & dreary - but full of "Springtime Displays" at this ViNtaGe Garden Themed Event...  I even ran into some other bloggers!!!


 Worden Antiques was one of my favorite booths at the show...  We're re-doing an area in our home and this METAL BASKET will look Just FaB on top of an Antique Cabinet...  (pics soon...)




 Sooooo Fun ~ whimsical painted flowers!!!
  FaB Patina...




 I have weakness for time-worn ZINC ARCHITECTURAL FRAGMENTS...  The price was well out of my budget...













 These "Funky Vintage Flower-Like Lamps" drove me over the edge!!!  I can't even begin to tell you how long I looked at them...



 I soooooo wanted to purchase one of these Tole Lamps for my desk at home...  I insanely - strongly considered it for some time...  As expected at this type of "Eye-Candy Show" - they were priced "well beyond my means"... $$$$$




 Enlarge this pic... - BeSt Old Rusty Paint Patina!!!



 SHARON of "Sweet Repose" - I took this one just for YOU!!!



 This booth was in the "more affordable" area...  IT WAS MOBBED!!!   I want to say these people are from Tennessee...  Although everything looked lovely - a good number of items were reproductions, but they did have some "Re-Purposed ViNtaGe" as well...



LoVely lines on this chippy white iron table!!! ~  Loved how they flipped the carrier/tote on it's side for display...



What a welcome sight!!!  These gorgeous flowers - surrounded the "pick-up" area...   

9 comments:

  1. I loved the looks of that show. I have got to get the car gased ($3.79 gal)up and hit the road.

    There is so many good shows this time of year.

    Those tin doll head molds were interesting . loved the iron lamps in the Tennessee booth

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  2. Those zinc pieces are wonderful! Love the doll molds too...just wacky enough.

    Have a wonderful Easter!

    Jan

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  3. Hey Sweet Pea...
    Wasn't the Show Amazing! Wordens... oh my...Loved Everything they Had! The Doll Heads...were Gnarly....I was Inspired...as always...Sounds like you had a Great Time!
    Love to Ya..,
    Barb C.

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  4. Looks like a wonderful show:) I just got a basket similar to the one you are holding. I think I'm going to roll up towels and have it sitting next to my clawfoot tub...love it!

    Hope the sun is shining on you today and enjoy your Easter weekend.

    Kathleen

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  5. love that gate! wish i could have grabbed that! it's fantastic! xoox, tracie

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  6. Thanks for the pics Jeanine. I so wanted to go, I had friends set up there. Love the basket. I always want the most expensive thing on display too. Have a Happy Easter. See ya soon!

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  7. Oh how wonderful that the Botanical Gardens hosts an Antique Fair... I love visiting our local Botanical Gardens and I love Antiquercizing so it would be absolutely perfect to have both together like that!!! I see so many things that would have tempted me...

    Have a Blessed Easter... Dawn... The Bohemian

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  8. I love the big basket and the iron table is to die for.
    linda

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  9. Love everything, especially the zinc architectural wall hangings! Looks like so much fun!

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