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

Thursday, April 28, 2011

**BuSy ~ ChiPPy!-SHaBBy! SHoPPinG**

I have a VERY BUSY Fun SHaBBy ShoPPing Weekend Ahead of ME!!!  Lots going ON...  

ChiPPy!-SHaBBy!
 "Chit-Chat" ~ L*A*T*E*R...

Jeanine

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

**ViNtaGe Tole** ~ ChiPPy!-SHaBBy! PaTiNa!*!*!

If you've ever scrolled down on my Blog ~  far right bottom, you can view a "LIST OF MY WEAKNESSES"...  ViNtaGe Tole is One-Of-Them!*!*!  Toleware is painting on metal - and I LoVe Mine ChiPPy!!!   Here is one of my FaVoRiTes from my personal collection...

I love the PaTiNa on this table candelabra!!!  It's PeRfeCtly ChiPPy "in all the right places"...  I love it's fluted bottom edge...  Although this particular piece does not have a Metal Italy Tag - It does have a paper label on the bottom...




 A PeRfeCt adornment for a Porch Table with the glass shielding the candle from wind!*!*!







The "ChiPPy-BiRd" is a perfect "go-with" perched near by...

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As always, I'll have a good amount of ChiPPy ViNtaGe Tole FOR SALE at this year's 2011 Northwind Perennial Garden Show - June 10th & 11th, in Burlington Wisconsin, just minutes from Lake Geneva - Be sure to MARK YOUR CALENDAR!!!

Monday, April 25, 2011

**Think SPriNg** ~ ChiPPy!-SHaBBy! Chalkboard Paint Applications...

Here in the Midwest we're ALL Soooooo wanting for "Spring-time" Flowers to appear...  

I picked up BOTH the lovely watercolor painting of "Tulips" and the "FaBuLously-Framed Chalkboard" at Grayslake Flea Market a couple months ago... 




I've been having a lot of "good results" enhancing items with  CHALKBOARD PAINT...  Here's a glimpse of 2 metal containers in my booth at the Expo Center Show...   Both of these are long gone...



I applied the chalkboard paint on this chippy wooden tote...  How fun to change the wording depending on it's numerous uses!!!  Also SOLD...


*** May is just around the Corner***
and such a BUSY MONTH FOR ChiPPy!-SHaBBy! ViNtaGe Selling!!!  Here's the lineup:
 May 14th:  RoadSide Sale @ Our Home...
May 20th-21st:      Na-Da Farm Sale...
May 29th:  Maxwell Street Flea Market...


Do check my "sidebar" for more details on EACH EVENT as the date gets closer...


Jeanine  

Saturday, April 23, 2011

**Easter Grass Baskets** ChiPPy!-SHaBBy! Style...

I've been making live "Easter Grass Baskets" for at least 25 years now...  It all started when I lived in Nevada,  where I had seen them at what we now call - "Occasional Sales"...  These SOLD very well for me at Grayslake Flea Market a couple of weeks ago, and I filled quite a few "personal orders"...


 Daddio's Diner in Batavia, Illinois was kind enough to "Save Their Early Morning EGG-SHELLS" for me...  I colored them as you would whole Easter Eggs...









For the most part, I try to use older Easter Baskets... 



 The Shells will keep for next year as well...



 The Wheat/Rye Grass grows very quickly...
The Baskets last about 2 weeks when watered sparingly...










Now "hop-on-over" to Debra's COMMON GROUND BLOG to view all the other InSpiRaTion Friday Entries...
Have a wonderful Easter Weekend Everyone!!!

Jeanine...

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...   

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

**It's ChiPPy!-SHaBBy!** ~ WHITE WEDNESDAY Candle Holder**

I always LoVe Linking-Up with Kathleen of "Faded Charm" for her "White-Wednesday" Posts!!!  I didn't have to search too hard to find something "ChiPPy" & White" in our home!*!*!  Enjoy my pics then hop on over to FADED CHARM'S BLOG to enjoy All the other inspiring entries...

 Sometimes it's the simplest of things that bring joy ~ make you smile...  This sweet iron candle holder is just that to me...  I have it resting on a funky silver tray next to the bathroom sink vanity...




 The paint is old and has taken on a soft chippy paint loss patina here and there...



 It looks fab lit or not.. AND mixes well with other functional containers...



 I purchased this SHaBBy Candle Holder at a Flea Market last Summer...  I remember thinking twice about buying it - only because of the price...   I'm now soooo glad I did!!!  I just love it's delicate design...



 I picked up this lovely silver trinket box last fall in New Hampshire...  It comes in very handy on my tray...



Can't wait to visit ALL the other entires...

Jeanine

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

*** Selling ChiPPy!-SHaBBy ViNtaGe Finds!*!*!***

I've been flooded with emails & even a few phone calls - about last weekend's "ChiPPy!-SHaBBy!" UpScale ViNtaGe SaLe at our Home...   I can't Thank You All enough, for All-Your-Kind-Words and supporting my ChiPPy!-SHaBBy! SaLes... 

 I soooo enjoyed myself at this SaLe!!!
 What was GREAT for me ~ I didn't have to "pack all my SHaBBies" into my small vehicle - drive all the way to Chicago - Unload... Set-Up... Sell... Pack-Up... Figure how to get it ALL in the Car AGAIN... Unload at our house...  Organize the UnPacking...  
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I Enjoyed the Relaxed Atmosphere at our Home.... AND being able to TALK TO MY SHaBBy-SHoPPers!*!*! 
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NEXT Monthly ChiPPy!-SHaBBy! SaLe
@ Our Home
May 14th - 2011
One Tent... One Day...
UpScaLe ViNtaGe RoadSide SaLe

Hope to SEE YOU there!*!*!

Monday, April 18, 2011

"Thinking Crowns" ~ ChiPPy!-SHaBBy! Style - In HONOR OF THE ROYAL WEDDING!!!

With the "Royal Wedding" just days away ~ I've been drawn to C*R*O*W*N*S!!!  I recently picked up some wonderfully "Jeanne d' Arc Style" Vintage Bottles that I'd like to share with YOU!!!

 Sooooo Inspired by Jeanne d' Arc Living!*!*!
If you've never seen this magazine ~ it's more like a very special book!!!  Hop on over to Urban Farmhouse's Blog to order your monthly copy...  Well Worth the Expense - FOR SURE!!!



 The Crown Top on this vintage bottle has "The BeSt PaTina"!!!



 The large crown on the front of the bottle is just lovely...



 This smaller-sized bottle was actually used for HOLY WATER!!!  One side has a crown/cross embossed on it...



The opposite side is well embossed with the words:  HOLY WATER...  I also love it's crown top stopper!!!  I adorned the blue civil-war flash in the background with a FiNd From Texas ~ Jewel-Adorned, Crown Necklace...

** Long Live The Queen **

Sunday, April 17, 2011

***BeSt-Ever... Just FaBuLoUS... Over-The-Top ChiPPy!-SHaBBy! SaLe*** - April 16th!!!

OMG!*!*!  Despite the "worst weather" for April ~ Die-Hard SHaBBy ShoPPers Flocked to my 1st MONTLY RoadSide Sale of the 2011 Season!!!  With temperatures in the 30's... Rain-Soaked Roads... Light Rain & Wind come late morning - My ChiPPy!-SHaBBy! ViNtaGe Finds "Were Flying Out The Re-Routed Sheltered Location IN-THE-GARAGE"!!! A Million and One ThAnk Yous ~ChiPPy!-SHaBBy! ShoPPers!*!*!   I Soooooo Appreciate YOUR Business!*!*!

Now Grab a Cup of Coffee -or- Hot Tea...
I took a ton of pictures...  Click to enlarge... 









This was one of my FaVoRiTE Vignettes...  I SOLD a lot of "Display Props" that I've had for years" ~ hoping to "Re-Fresh My Stock" with new/old vintage finds this 2011 season...



 As you can see ~ a lot SOLD in this Garden Area of sort...




 My sweet little "Bambi" NOW has a new home...  I made sure to hug her "goodbye" AND feel better knowing that she'll be happy in a grassy area near a creek...  Bambi was from my personal collection...  At Christmas Time she greeted guests outside by the front door, with a big green wreath on her!!!




 I pulled some watering cans from my personal collection For Sale...



 Best Old Naturally Chippy Chair Prop & ViNtaGe Tole Container...



 This Industrial Bin was "Just AwEsoMe"!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Nice Smaller Size ~ FaB Wheels...




Dave has a weakness for Chandeliers/ViNtaGe Tole - as much as I do!!!




 If there was ONE PIECE I was "On-The-Fence" about selling ~ it was this PeRfeCtLy Chippy Window Frame without glass...  I haven't had it very long - LOVED IT SO!!!!!  Of Course it SOLD!



 These ShaBBy ShoPPers walked away with MORE than you see right here!!!
  FaB Furniture FiNds!*!*!



















*** FaVoRite Pic of the SaLe!!! ***
Here's My "Frog~Husband" helping these ChiPPy!-SHaBBy! SHoPPers from Illinois steady the load ROLLING Down-Hill Toward the Road...  These Ladies bought some of My BEST-EVER SHABBY/INDUSTRIAL/ARCHITECTURAL FINDS...
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Mark Your Calendar for NEXT MONTH'S ChiPPy!-SHaBBy! RoadSide Sale:  Sat. MAY 14th, 2011

Jeanine