I LoVe Imperfections...
chipped... salvaged... tattered... worn... rusty... crusty...

Monday, August 1, 2011

**August ChiPPy!-SHaBBy! ViNtaGe Seaside Lobster Vignette**

Each month I arrange a special vignette in our entry to compliment the season....  August to me says ~ Seaside, Sand, Lanterns, & Lobsters!!!  Here's what developed this year...    

SuMMeR "Seaside" Vignette...
I bought the lantern some years back...   It was well "covered with mud/dirt"...  After a good scrubbing, it revealed one of "The BeSt" ChiPPy Paint Loss Patinas!!!  - What a FaB FiNd...
(click on pic to enlarge details...)



These 100 Year-Old-PlusVintage Bottles have taken on a Translucent "Rainbow-Like" PaTiNa...
The one on the left is an 1880's Medicine Bottle...  The other an 1870's Whiskey Flask...
While most collectors favor a more "Mint Condition Bottle" - I just LoVe the PaTiNa that has naturally occurred on these...  Years of exposure to nature's minerals & water deposits produce such a PaTiNa - Just PeRfeCt for a "Seaside" theme...

  


Old Fishing Nets...
Metal Industrial Basket...
Time-Worn Fishing Buoy...




 While on Washington Island, just off the Door County, Wisconsin Peninsula, we recently picked up this ViNtaGe Ships Running Light...    ~  Being fueled by oil, I would date this from around the late 1800's...  It's top brass tag identifies  a manufacturer in Chicago...



Not as commonly seen, - ViNtaGe 1950's LoBsTeR Tablecloth!*!*!




Does this Say S*U*M*M*E*R... or what!?!?!

8 comments:

  1. What a great vignette!!!

    Sylvia

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  2. Love this, it's so fun! that lantern is such a wonderful piece! xoxo Debra

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  3. In my best Maine accent I agree... "Ayup, that screams Summah deeah." What a wicked cool display! ~Lili

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  4. Hi Jeanine! Thanks so much for your wonderful comment and following! I love your chippy style too! I've never seen that lobster tablecloth, it's fabulous! Love that iridescence on the old blue bottles too!

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  5. Such a pretty design. I'm loving the chippy lantern. And, when you can, please send me the metal industrial basket....I love it!!!

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  6. Are you going to Elkhorn? I’ll going to go. are you selling there or do you have one of your sales planned. let me know. Cynthia

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  7. Looks great Jeanine; your vignette evokes cool shore breezes; (instead of this mean humidity we've been fighting!) You know I love those bottles and just yesterday was admiring once again one that was a sweet gift from a friend. ;)

    Stay cool,
    Jan

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