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

Monday, January 31, 2011

**ChiPPy!-SHaBBy!** ViNtaGe BIRD TIN!*!*!

I'm getting Sooooo Excited about this Upcoming Weekend's Antique Show in St. Charles, Illinois!*!*!  Yesterday I made some "firm decisions" as to what items I will be bringing to the Show...
This darling little VINTAGE BIRDIE CONTAINER WAS Among Them...  That's right - WAS!!! ~ Soooooo Sorry!!!  (4) - On & Off price tags later...  I came to my senses - brought it back upstairs... AND "for now" ~ it's staying put among my vintage garden collectibles!*!*!  At least this is ONE item I wont' have to say:  "What Was I Thinking"!!!

 The Patina on the old bird decal is FaB!!!
(click to enlarge...)




 I have "a love for vintage bird items" and I can't believe I even considered parting with it!!!




 The backside of the painted tin container also has bird ~ less patina...



 The top embossed inscriptions reveal that perhaps it contained "CANDY" -OR- "SEEDS" at one time???




 Sweet...



 A PeRfeCt "go-with" among my other vintage garden collectibles...



 DuPage Expo Antique Show
this Upcoming Saturday & Sunday
February 5th and 6th
St. Charles, Illinois

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Sunday, January 30, 2011

**ChiPPy!-SHaBBy!** ViNtaGe WINTER-IN-THE-GARDEN...

I'VE GOT "CABIN FEVER"!!!  OR Should I say - I did till this MoRning ~  THE SUN FINALLY CAME OUT!!!   I grabbed my "snow boots" and headed out in "foot-deep" snow to snap this "fun pic" of our time-worn vintage motel chairs adorned with Snow and Icicles!*!*!

 I've had this ViNtaGe Motel Chair along with 2 others for the longest time...  Each season the patina gets better and better ~ revealing MORE layers of time-worn chippy paint patina!*!*!


The chairs surround our well-covered "Fire Pit"...
  You can catch a glimpse of a rusty... crusty... ViNtaGe Bicycle in the background!!!  The bicycle looks fab in the summer months with it's "back fender area" filled with a crate of FLoWerS!*!*! 



 I netted these sparkling pretties at the last Grayslake Flea Market...  I love adding a "special touch" to this and that with sweet adornments...  Fussies like this even look FaB just mounded in a special little trinket dish!!!



  DuPage Expo Antique Show
this Upcoming Saturday & Sunday
February 5th and 6th
St. Charles, Illinois

** Come Shop My SHaBBies **
~ Stop by and say Hellooooo...
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Wednesday, January 26, 2011

**It's WhiTe WEDNESDAY** CHiPPy!-SHaBBy! Style!*!*!

Once again I'm joining the PaRty @ Kathleen's FADED CHARM!!! - WHITE WEDNESDAY!*!*!  Everyone has their particular taste in SHaBBies...  My "First Love" is a "Natural, Time-Worn" Chippy Paint Patina - that only time can produce...  Enjoy the random "ChiPPy-White SHaBBies"...  I get sooooo much inspiration from ALL the entries... 

 Lot's of PeRfeCtLy ChiPPy Shabbies in this picture...  The wicker basket with barbola trim is long gone & so is the mirror...



 Time-Worn ChiPPy Fence Fragment in our Summer Garden...  A closer peek reveals the best time-worn paint crazing!!!




 PeRfeCtly ChiPPY in all the right places ~ 
Cherub supporting an urn...  I love Cherubs in my jewelry nook and bathroom...  Soooo many display possibilities with soaps... jewelry adornments...




 PeRfeCtLy Crusty... Rusty... Old White Metal Box...  Even if it's not "functional" ~ the shape/form makes for a great shelf display piece...




 Great little Cabinet with drawer...  Just FaB time-worn patina!!!  Perfect "Prop-Piece" for resting on a larger sized cabinet...




 Chippy ViNtaGe Garden Set...  Hints of Old Green Paint Poking through...




 Time-Worn Architectural SaLVaGe...




 Pretty little fussies on a PeRfeCtLy Chippy Table!!!





Only time can produce an AwEsoMe time-worn patina like this...  Architectural Salvage Fragment...

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I've been SHaBBy-ShoPPing for my next show at the DuPage Expo Center in St. Charles, Illinois
Less than 10 days Away!!!
Do Mark YOUR Calendar
~ Come Shop-My-Shabbies ~
Feb. 5th and 6th
(see sidebar for details...) 

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

**Remodelista's** WHITE-OUT ROOM!*!*!

In Monday's, January 24th Remodelista's Daily Feed...  One of the FaB Ideas is the ROOM PICTURED BELOW...  LoVe the White-Out with the lath and plaster texture among other details!!!   Great inspiration to take off with...

"Wellnest" in Sag Harbor New York...

Monday, January 24, 2011

**ChiPPy!-SHaBBy!** Porcelain FLOWERS!*!*! ~ ViNtaGe...

MORE SHaBBies to put on Your-Find-List!!!  Whenever I see Old Porcelain Flowers ~ I always pick them up...  I love the look of bunching them up in a grouping to adorn this and that...

Just the right touch adorning this Wall Pocket Urn...  The chippier the edges ~ the better!!!




The wire stems are usually plastic coated...  Some have manufacturer's tags...  I would think these to be from the 50's-60's era... I love stuffing these beauties in small "Shadow-Box Cabinets" with glass shelves - Impact!!!



These particular delicate RoSeS are actually "bisque"...
  Just LoVeLy... 

Sunday, January 23, 2011

**ChiPPy!-SHaBBy!** VINTAGE FiNdS FROM-THE-PAST!*!*!

My girlfriend Terry's Mom used to say "January seems to last forever"...  ~ It's most certainly feeling like - JUST THAT TODAY!!!  Near zero temperatures & being what I call "CAGED-UP" are just not my thing... Soooooo in order to get a little "Perk-Me-Up-Fix" ~ I've been viewing quite a few "Old-SHaBBy-Finds" from the PAST...  Hope you enjoy looking at them as much as I did...  SPRING WILL COME...  Only people in "Snow Country" understand and long for this...

ALL these Finds are Long-Gone, but I remember each and every one of them!!!



Loading up for Northwind Garden Show years ago...  ALL that "PeRfeCtLy ChiPPy" Furniture...



Each year I SELL COSMOS PLANTS in my booth at the Cedarburg Maxwell Street Flea Market in late May...



 A pile of "SHaBBies" ~ Some ended up being keepers that I Still Have...
 



I almost always try and have some Architectural SaLVaGe in my booth space...   It's much harder to find it during the winter months ~ but a treat when I do!!!



This photo goes way... way... back...
  A gathering of PeRfeCTLy ChiPPy SHaBBies!!!



YES...  We will eventually SEE sights like this - HOWEVER, not until MAY in Wisconsin... 

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Don't Forget...  Mark YOUR Calendar...  
Come Shop-My-SHaBBies in the next couple weeks!!!

*** DuPage Expo Center - St. Charles, IL ***
*** Grayslake Flea Market, IL ***

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Jeanine
 

Thursday, January 20, 2011

**ChiPPy!-SHaBBy!** Architectural SaLvaGe / ViNtaGe Garden...

PeRfeCtLy ChiPPy...  PeRfeCtLy SHaBBy...  Here's a "PEEK" of my Office/Loft adorned with things I LoVe ~ Architectural SaLvaGe & ViNtaGe Garden...  Time for a re-do???? ~ Maybe...  Maybe Not...

Chippy ViNtaGe Picture Frames...  BirdCage...  Architectural Wood Base...  Concrete Birds...  French Seed Rack...   Crusty/Rusty Chandelier (from the Junk Gypsies in Texas!!!) Favorite Old Watering Can...  Wooden Garden Center Crate...  Architectural Porch Fragment... Iron Plant Stand...  Stoneware Jug with Birds... 
 
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I LoVe Imperfections!*!*!
Soooooo much more interesting than Brand New!!!

Have a great rest of the week...  It's ZERO here this morning...  Time to get busy with my "Show Stock Selections" ~ DuPage Expo & Grayslake Flea ~ just a couple weeks away!!!  SEE SideBar...

Jeanine

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

**Pretty Wrappings** ~ Jeanne d'Arc Living ARRIVES!!!

I order my copy of  The Jeanne d' Arc Living through Urban Farmhouse...  The First of the "2011" Edition arrived yesterday!!!  Lisa makes this already "extra-special" magazine - even more special, by wrapping it in oh-so-pretty tissue paper ~ with string and little key adornment...  See for yourself!!!  "Lucky-Me" ~ I visit URBAN FARMHOUSE, in Thornville, Ohio,  once a year - in the Spring...   AwEsOme Displays...


 This pretty wrapping makes opening Jeanne d' Arc Living even more special!!!


Upon closer inspection, I noticed the sweet birdie!!! Anything special - is always in the details...



I've only had time to "do-a-flip" so far...  
Looking forward to REALLY getting inspired ~ as always...
The magazine is more like a book and yes, it is EXPENSIVE ~ but I'm now hooked... I've never come across anything quite  like it before..  Detailed Inspiration...
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I'd love to hear what YOU think about the magazine...

Jeanine

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

**ChiPPy!-SHaBBy!** Thinking Spring...

I know it's way tooooo early to put out "Flowering" items other than "bulbs" in my vignettes ~ but after getting about 8 inches of SNOW yesterday - the following pics are a "pick-me-up"... "THINK SpRiNg"...

ViNtaGe Garden...
Funky "50's" pink/white garden flowers...
Green Metal Sap Bucket...
ViNtaGe Garden Markers - rare find!!!
Old Metal Grate of sort...
Dried Peonies...


Made-In-Italy... "Capodimonte" RoSe Adornment...
Just Sweet!*!*!


**~**  FRESH  **~**
I just LoVe well-ironed linens!!!
   Even if a linen has a hole or stain - it can easily be camouflaged by covering it up with an object, folding it  under, or turning it toward the back...  Ironing and a bit of starch MAKE ALL THE DIFFERENCE...
I also have a weakness for Vintage Tole Chandeliers!!! They don't necessarily need to be hung or even lit for that matter...

Monday, January 17, 2011

**ChiPPy!-SHaBBy!** Tweet... Tweet... Birdies!!!

Here in Wisconsin, the view from my window looks like a "SNOW GLOBE"!!! Forecast - 4 inches...  I long for a glimpse of SpRiNg ~ which is WAY TOOOOOO MANY MONTHS AWAY...  In the meantime, I can reflect on things "that make me think of Spring" ~ B I R D I E S!*!*!

The SHaBBy ViNtaGe BIRD MIRROR is perched in an old chippy basket with barbola flowers....  Just FaB time-worn silver loss patina!!!
  Sorry - it's ALL a keeper ~ For Inspiration only...



This little glass birdie candle was a Find at Anthropologie some years back...  Perfect by the tub!*!*!



More Birdie Candles...
  T H I N K   S P R I N G !*!*!


Speechless!!! 
I came across this old abandon building last year - AwEsoMe Bird & ChiPPy Old Pink Paint!*!*!


GoRgeOuS!*!*!  Birdie Handkerchief with Cherries!!!


"Maid of Honor"
Bird & Cherries Cake Server!!!
Another one of my favorite vintage items...  I have a complete canister set that goes along with it
  "PeRfeCtLy ChiPPy"!!!

Saturday, January 15, 2011

**ChiPPy!-SHaBBy!** Shops FARM GIRL ANTIQUES ~ Milwaukee, WI

It's been just about a month since I've visited & shopped the newest Antique Store in Milwaukee - FARM GIRL ART & ANTIQUES...  Yesterday was "Girlfriend Lunch" & Antiquing in downtown Milwaukee...  FARM GIRL was our "First Stop"...  I was pleasantly surprised to see lots of FRESH STOCK and regretted not getting some items that I had previously seen - GONE!!!  One of the things I like about the Store is that you can actually "walk inside Lisa's huge window displays to shop"!!!  Lisa's GREAT PRICES and authentic vintage items will keep me coming back!!!

 Did I make a Haul or What!*!*!
Having such a Fab Show at Grayslake last weekend, I'm ON-THE-HUNT for "More SHaBBies" - with two back-to-back shows coming up at the beginning of February...  
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Friday, January 14, 2011

**ChiPPy!-SHaBBy!** ViNtaGe Garden Style...

THINK SPRING!*!*!  My left-over flowering bulbs from last weekend's show are now adding a "hint-of-spring" to my IN-PROGRESS - Early January Entry Vignette...

While "digging-deep" for show stock last week, I uncovered a favorite wire fencing I hadn't seen in some time...  I love when this happens!*!*!



The "collage-box" was also somthing I hadn't seen in a long... long... time!!!  Catch a glimpse of a favorite "crusty/rusty" Industrial Stool to the right ~ BeSt!!!



The ChiPPy Bird is another FaVoRiTe I've had for years...  
**~**~ THINK SPRING ~**~**

Thursday, January 13, 2011

**Other Dealers Booths** @ Grayslake Flea~From the WeeKeNd!*!*!

Wrapping it up on the GRAYSLAKE FLEA MARKET in Illinois - last Weekend's Show...  Here are some other dealers I was able to snap a pic or two of...

 Lights... Camera... Action...
~ Meet Dan & Jason of ODD LIQUIDATORS ~
(630) 776-1209
These are 2 of the nicest men you'll ever meet!!!  Just FaB ViNtaGe Industrial Items+++



 Dan & Jason seem to be cornering the market with ViNtaGe "Hollywood Stage Lighting"!!!




Sandy & Joe of RHUBARB REIGN ~ Do check out their blog!!!  They have a mix of just about EVERYTHING ~ ViNtaGe... Industrial... Shabby... Creative re-purposed vintage...



I LoVe ALL the detailed "ViNtaGe Fussies" she had displayed...



Mark & Janice shared a booth...   Lots of Industrial mixed in with shabby & architectural...



Diane's Booth is always "my favorite"!!!  Lot's of Industrial softened with THE BeSt display adornments... I almost always find some SHaBBies in her booth!*!*!  I set-up next to her at the show...