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

Sunday, August 28, 2011

Maxwell Street Days FLEA MARKET - ChiPPy!-SHaBBy! **Sneak Peek**

I'm enjoying yet another beautiful early morning in Wisconsin with a GREAT Cup-Of-Coffee!*!*!
Mark your Calendar - Just one week to go... NEXT SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 4th starts my run of "5-Shows-In-A-Row"!*!*!  CEDARBURG'S MAXWELL STREET DAYS FLEA MARKET!!!  Here's a quick **Sneak-Peek** of what you might find!*!*!


 *~*~ViNtaGe Rake ~*~*
Can't you just see this propped up in a tall bushel basket with cornstalks by your front door!?!?! 




 Come Shop-My-SHaBBies!*!*!
Rain -Or- Shine
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  FaB Old Manufacturer's Label Still In-Tact!!!
"General" Milwaukee, Wisconsin...

Saturday, August 27, 2011

**ChiPPy!-SHaBBy!** Rusty ViNtaGe O*W*L*S...

I'll have to admit ~ I really haven't spent as much time as I would like/should have - in the GaRagE these past few days...  The weather has just been "BLISSful"...  I chose to connect with friends... Go for a drive... Hang my head out the window... Dine at outdoor cafes... and take some walks instead...  In between all of this, that, and the other - I pulled out the hammer and started my "EARLY FALL ENTRY VIGNETTE "...  These OWLS reminded me that I really shouldn't "give-a-hoot"!*!*!   


I LoVe OWLS in the FALL... 



 I picked up these time-worn RUSTY VINTAGE OWLS a few months back... They were covered in MUD!!!  I just knew there was some great patina underneath!*!*!



The natural time-worn rust spots give them such character...  Sooooo much more interesting than brand new!*!*!



Can't wait to SEE what else develops...

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

**ChiPPy!-SHaBBy!** WHITE WEDNESDAY - Architectural SaLVaGe...

It's once again
CHIPPY WHITE WEDNESDAY 
as I link up with Kathleen @ Faded Charm's Blog...  Looking around the house this morning - this PeRfeCtLy ChiPPy!- SHaBBy! Architectural Header - "Just Caught-My-Eye"!*!*!





 BeSt Old ViNtaGe Architectural Header...
Natural Time~Worn ChiPPy Paint PaTiNa!*!*!







Now hop on over to FADED CHARM'S BLOG -
to view all the other White Wednesday Entries as well...

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Have a good rest of the week
I'll be busy working on my "SHaBBies"!*!*!

Jeanine



Tuesday, August 23, 2011

ChiPPy!-SHaBBy! Time~Worn P*A*T*I*N*A*S...

When it comes to ViNtaGe Finds,  "My First LoVe"
is a Natural Time-Worn PATINA...    


I love the Rusty Patina on the
 Old Architectural Tin Panel...
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 The Metal Box's Old White Paint has acquired a FaBuLouS Time-Worn Paint Loss Patina...



The Wicker/Splint Basket has a
 "PerFecTly ChiPPy Paint Loss Patina,
 with many colorful layers poking through...
"Sooooo much more interesting than Brand New"...
(enlarge this one...)



You may find another metal box...
You may find another basket...
But what I LoVe BeSt ~ Is that each one is a "UNIQUE, ONE-OF-A-KIND" ~ ViNtaGe Find...  No two are exactly alike...



 All the different elements work so well together...




Sunday, August 21, 2011

**ChiPPy!-SHaBBy! BaSkeT with FaLL Hydrangeas!*!*!

On our property, we have some of "The BeSt" Annabelle Hydrangeas!!!   Annabelle's produce very large blooms...  In between working on my SHaBBies yesterday, I just knew it was "H*A*R*V*E*S*T   T*I*M*E, - with the hydrangeas having turned green for about two weeks now...


 Before hanging them up to dry... -
 I just had to see what they would look like displayed!!!
 I grabbed this FaB SHaBBy Wire Basket that I purchased at Viva la Cottage mid-summer...  The Basket is quite unusual - as it is much much taller than it's more commonly seen shorter version... 



 BeSt Time-Worn PaTiNa!*!*!
It's wire frame is coated with a rubber of sort ~
 that has now aged just FaBuLously...
(enlarge this one...)




 Such Great Form...  ~ LoVe the Rusty Handle too...
Soooooo Much more Interesting than Brand New!*!*!




"Not Tooooo SHaBBy GaRaGe" - now that the Harvest Is In!!! 
    Looks soooo refreshing with all the Hydrangeas hung on the ladder to dry...  A lovely Accent - to adorn your Fall Baskets/Containers with their GoRgeOuS Apple Green Color... 
***I'll be selling a select number of these bunches at my upcoming Fall Shows***
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It's a GoRgeOuS Day here in Wisconsin!*!*!
Have a good rest of the weekend...
Jeanine

Friday, August 19, 2011

It's beginning to look a bit like FaLL ~ with ChiPPy!-SHaBBy! Adornments...

In these past few days, the air is "Just a little bit different" and some of the leaves in our backyard garden are beginning to turn...   Time to bring a hint of "NATURE'S WONDERS" - InSide!*!*!



Are these leaves gorgeous or what!*!*!




I adorned one of my favorite chippy white picnic baskets with the colorful branch... 




I LoVe the natural time-worn patina
 on this very special piece...
(click to enlarge...)




Hints of "Old Apple-Green Paint" poking through...




I recently acquired this piece of "ViNtaGe BarkCloth", in a less commonly seen "Leaf Pattern" - Just perfect for this time of year...




With September just around the corner, I'm spending most of my days IN & AROUND THE GARAGE... SCRUBBING, REPAIRING, & TAGGING ShaBBies...
  Can't wait for my Fall Show Line-Up to Begin!!!


Jeanine

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

**ChiPPy White Wednesday** ~ Candelabra Style!*!*!

I'm linking up with Kathleen of Faded Charm for WHITE WEDNESDAY!!!  Picked up this ViNtaGe Time-Worn Shabby at the Flea this past weekend...  If I can find a place for it in our home - it's a "keeper"...


 LoVe the  Natural Time~Worn PaTiNa...
Sooooo much more interesting than brand new!!!




 Come Fall this ViNtaGe Candelabra would look "Just FaB" adorned with a hint of "BITTERSWEET"...
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At HoLiDay Time - a few sprigs of "GREENS" would add just the right touch...



Just the way I like it - ChiPPy!-SHaBBy!




Hung on the Wall -or- Free Standing, ViNtaGe Candelabras are a weakness of mine!*!*!
Now hop on over to FADED CHARM to view all the other inspirational entries!!!

Jeanine

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

**ChiPPy!-SHaBBy!** Shops ELKHORN FLEA - Wisconsin...

All I can say is UNBELIEVABLE!*!*!   The weather this past Sunday was "Just PeRfeCt" for Outdoor Flea ShoPPing!!!!!!!!  Every dealer space was FULL...  and the CROWD was definitely buying!!! 

 Just Mobbed with Shoppers ALL-DAY-LONG!!!



 There was definitely lots of competition for buying...
This is my first~ SAD TO SAY... ALREADY SOLD... I would have paid just about any price for this!!!  Nice smaller size - endless FALL DISPLAY Possibilities...  



SECOND, SAD-TO-SAY ITEM...
Again, I would have paid just about any insane price for this Re-Purposed Rusty PUMPKIN CART!!!
 Just FaB!*!*!  (enlarge this one...)




































Spotted this ChiPPy!-SHaBBy! Door
 near the end of the day...
  Too ChiPPy???  Too SHaBBy???
I bought it!*!*! ~ PeRfeCt background Display!!!




BEST!!! - LoVeD this Display!*!*!
 For a minute I thought I was in Warrenton Texas/Marburger!*!*!  FaB ViNtaGe...




BeSt French Fries Ever ~ Served on a ChiPPy Table - Of Course!!!


Sunday, August 14, 2011

**SiLVeR Sunday** ~ ChiPPy!-SHaBBy! Style!*!*!

I'm sooooo InSpiRed!!! 
Just got back from 8 Hours - that's right - 8 Hours of Non-Stop ChiPPy!-SHaBBy! ShoPPing at the Elkhorn Flea Market...  The weather could not have been any better - Beyond FaBuLouS - Just PeRfeCt for Outdoor Flea ShoPPing!*!*!
 I'm linking up with Beth, of Gypsy Fish ~ to celebrate my "SHaBBy ViNtaGe Silver SuNday FiNds"...

ViNtaGe "Silver SHaBBies" netted at the Flea TODAY...
 Along with a "FaB" Dark & Chippy Table - (how perfect for Fall/Halloween) & shabby white glass door... (click on pics to enlarge...)



 I netted these 2 darling silver trumpet vases
 in Sydney's Booth...
The large candelabra in the background was netted from Lenny & Erica - Apron Strings, Mom & Me...



 Just had to have these two broken chandelier arm fragments




 I love adorning old Tea Pots with Ivy...
Seems to bring everything to life ~ like jewelry on the dress...



 Ornate Bases...




Now hop on over to GYPSY FISH'S Blog
 to enjoy ALL the other SILVER SUNDAY Entries!*!*!

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~ A N D ~
Do check back in the next few days for more details on my Elhorn Flea ShoPPing!*!*!