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

Friday, September 30, 2011

Fall Color & Warm Wood Tones...

Even though I LOVE WHITE, when it comes to "HaRveSt Time" ~ a good splash of strong color, along with warm wood tones, is such a lovely accent...







Thursday, September 29, 2011

ChiPPy!-SHaBBy! "VaMPS OVER-SHaBBy S*I*G*H*T*I*N*G" @ The Flea...

Although I REALLY LoVed Selling at Elkhorn Flea this past weekend, I STILL drove myself CrAzY "Not being able to Shop All Day"...  I can't even tell you how many SHaBBy Sightings Cruised By-My-Booth!!!   ~ ONE OF THESE DEFINITELY SENT ME "Over-The-Edge"...

A PeRfeCtLy Chippy ~Crusty/Rusty... - 
IN SOMEONE ELSE'S CART - OMG!!!   Honestly ~ My heart was pounding!*!*!
(click on this one...)




 I approached the Cart... Talked to the "OWNER"...  NO WAY was she going to part with this Crusty/Rusty!*!*!
Can't you just SEE it with HoLiDaY Greens & a glass/candle???  I'm not giving up...
Will I get over this??????? - NO...
  We're Staying in touch!*!*!



 The ONLY thing that actually made me "feel better" ~ was this "early morning Find"...
Pair of Arched ZINC Frames...
Couldn't you just see them Mirrored?!?!?




FaB PaTiNa... 



**~** BeSt **~**


Tuesday, September 27, 2011

ChiPPy!-SHaBBy! Sells at Wisconsin's Premier Flea Market - ELKHORN...

For years I have shopped the ELKHORN FLEA MARKET, at the Walworth County Fairgrounds, here in Wisconsin...  I LoVe ShoPPing there soooo much, that it was a hard decision for me SeLL there...   Although as a Dealer you somewhat "Get First PICKS" during Set-Up,  - the ShoPPing Time is so limited...  I had a FaB TIME SELLING THIS PAST WEEKEND, but it STILL drove me CrAzY when I caught glimpes of SOLD SHaBBies cruising past my Booth!*!*! - More on that later... 

 (click to enlarge pics...)
All Set-Up ~ Ready to Sell My SHaBBies
IN-THE-RAIN...




Early Dealer SaLes on SaTurDay...
Cabinet & Wicker Cart were some of the first to go...




I never even got a chance to hang the 
FaB ViNtaGe CAR SEAT SPRINGS...
Great Form... Rusty... Endless Possibilities...




"Marnie" Found a New Home early on...
Mannequin Torso ~ GoRgeOuS Face!!!




R*A*I*N   B*O*O*T*S
It was off to a Very SLOW START on Sunday...
   CAROL from Door County Popped in my Booth  just at the right time - adding some "sunshine"!*!*!  ~ I was beginning to have 2nd thoughts... 
"Will they Really Come in the Rain"???
**Frog Husband Set up a small
 Bottle & Guy Stuff Table Next to me**
  



My Main Display Anchor piece was this ViNtaGe, 1890's Victorian/French Style Chair...  It had such incredible lines & still retained it original black leather...  It was over-the-top FaBuLouS!!!  



Wonderful time-worn PaTiNa...




Of course that FaB SHaBBy White Shelf SOLD...
























ThAnK YOU ChiPPy!-SHaBBy! ShoPPers!*!*!
I really had a GREAT TIME Selling at Elkhorn & the rain actually made it quite fun ~ especially because I was dressed for it!*!*!

Jeanine

Monday, September 26, 2011

**BeSt-Ever** ChiPPy!-SHaBBy! Selling @ ELKHORN FLEA MARKET-WISCONSIN!*!*!

OMG!*!*!  No matter what the weather, ViNtaGe Seekers Definitely came out this past weekend, to Shop the "last of the 2011 Season" FLEA MARKET, in Elkhorn, Wisconsin...

(click on pic to enlarge...)
  OMG!*!*!  It rained... It poured...  The SUN came out with rainbows...  It rained & poured some more...  That was the Weather Report ALL DAY SUNDAY at the Elkhorn Flea...  My Booth was consistently packed with ShoPPers after 11 a.m. - and they were buying!!!  I came home with one of the sparsest loads ever...

 **~** A HUGE ThAnK-YOU **~**
 to ALL My ChiPPy!-SHaBBy! ShoPPers
 @ the ELKHORN FLEA
I made sooooo many new friends/customers

AFTER I catch up with this & that, do check back in the next day or so - I'll be posting more pics from the weekend...

Jeanine



Saturday, September 24, 2011

ELKORN FLEA ~ We're All Setting UP!*!*!

It was raining Off & ON during Dealer Set-Up late today (Saturday)...  HOWEVER, it didn't stop SHaBBy ShoPPing!!!  I'm bringing a small load in the morning to re-plenish my stock!!!  
 Thank goodness it stayed dry
 while we were putting up the tents... 

***Do Wear Your Rain Gear & Boots***
You can dodge in and out of the numerous buildings in between shopping the outdoor tented spaces...
ALL US DEALERS ARE SET-UP



See sidebar for details/booth location...

Thursday, September 22, 2011

It's HaPPening... Rain -OR- Shine ELKHORN FLEA MARKET On SuNdaY...

You're InViTeD!*!*!
**~**~ Come Shop-My-SHaBBies ~**~**
RAIN ~OR~ SHINE
@ Walworth County Fairgrounds,
Elkhorn, Wisconsin


See SideBar for more details... 



 With RAIN in the Forecast...
"NO WORRIES"...
Come Shop My SHaBBies under our
 "Double-Tented" Space!*!*!
AND... ~ Check OUT MY NEW BOG RAIN BOOTS!!!
N O T H I N G  STOPS SHOPPERS AT ELKHORN!*!*!



Hope to C-U on Sunday...

Jeanine

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

ChiPPy WHITE WEDNESDAY ~ Architectural Pedestal Base & Finial...

W*E*D*N*E*S*D*A*Y'S  seem to come around Sooooo Fast!*!*!  Once again, I'm happy to link up with Kathleen @ Faded Charm - the Host of WHITE WEDNESDAY!!!  Enjoy my pics - then hop on over to Faded Charm's Blog to enjoy all the other inspirational White Wednesday Photos!*!*!

Here's a "hint" of the ChiPPy, Time-Worn Architectural Pedestal Base, I'm featuring...  Took this pic at my SaLe last Saturday...  LoVe it's varied patina...





As I'm pulling items for this weekend's ELKHORN FLEA MARKET, in Wisconsin - I Spotted this time-worn shabby amongst the pile...  A PeRfeCt piece for WHITE WEDNESDAY!*!*!




 I grabbed an ARCHITECTURAL FINAL I've had for a long time...  It looked so FaB on top of this Prop/Base, that I may just end up "keeping them"?????????  I have a few days to THINK on this one!!!





Can't wait to VIEW all the other entries...


Elkhorn Flea Market UpDates...
LaSt SaLe Of The 2011 Season...
S*O*L*D  O*U*T
All Dealer Spaces are FULL!*!*!
~*~* Come Shop-My-SHaBBieS *~*~
This Sunday, September 25th
@ this FaBuLouS Flea...
See SideBar for Details...



Monday, September 19, 2011

ChiPPy!-SHaBBy! ViNtaGe Finds ~ from-My-weekend SaLe...

A few "SHaBBies" that found a "New Home" ...

 Architectural Header - from my personal collection...
Best Old PeRfeCtLy ChiPPy Churn/Crock...
Just FaB Industrial Stool...




 Wonderfully Time~Worn Galvanized Container...
Old Wicker Chair with FaB Form...





 These beautiful leaves from our yard, were a perfect adornment for this ViNtaGe VaSe with it's own leaf motif...




 OMG!*!*!  I can't believe I pulled this AwEsoMe Lamp - to sell at the SaLe...  I've had it in my personal collection for a very long time...  The PaTiNa couldn't be any better...




 This SHaDe complimented it well...




Gathering up the Fall Adornments at Day's End...
"Thank YOU ChiPPy!-SHaBBy! ShoPPerS"

Jeanine

Hope to SEE you at the Elkhorn Flea this Weekend
See SideBar For Details...


Sunday, September 18, 2011

October 2011 Country LiVinG Magazine PUMPKINS... BOTTLES... ChiPPy!-SHaBBy! Style!*!*!

The lastest October/Fall issue of COUNTRY LIVING MAGAZINE, is a "must SEE/READ"...  BeSt Issue in a long, long time!!!  The cover photo REALLY drew me in!!!   I just had to try my hand at the AmAziNg FALL PUMPKIN Idea & WHITE BOTTLES... Just a day before my ChiPPy!-SHaBBy! RoadSide SaLe, (like I had nothing to do...) - here's what I came up with!!!    

 **~** OWL-PAPERED PUMPKIN **~**



October 2011/Fall Issue
Country Living Magazine
Is this a FaB Cover or What!?!?!




 I displayed this PUMPKIN CREATION at my RoadSide SaLe on Saturday, along with a copy of the magazine...
  The milk glass pedestal/compote stand was JuSt PeRfeCT for displaying the Pumpkin!!!  Unfortunately the stand SOLD RIGHT AWAY ~ but it went to a good home!!!




 I followed Country Living's directions up to a certain point - then tossed-in a bit of my own interpretation ~ especially the center stem...




Not being a "crafter" - it seemed to take me a Long-Time...  AND now I know some things I'd do a little different/better...




 The next item that caught my eye in the magazine were WHITE BOTTLES with Bug/Nature Designs...  This was my "ChiPPy!-SHaBBy! Interpretation of what I saw...  Soooo fun for HaLLoWeeN!*!*!  




 Here they are at Saturday's ChiPPy!-SHaBBy! RoadSide SaLe @ My Home...




 As items got SoLd, I created different vignettes using the BOTTLES...  Placement & Adornments can make such a difference...




I LoVEd the Bottles on the table's lower shelf...

MAYBE- More RoadSide Pics to Come???
I have such a BUSY WEEK AHEAD!!!  Less Blogging??? - More Doing is on my agenda...

********
Come ShoP-My-SHaBBies
ELKHORN FLEA MARKET
S*U*N*D*A*Y  SePt. 25th...
See SideBar for Details...

Friday, September 16, 2011

RoadSide SaLe @ ChiPPy!-SHaBBy's HOUSE - S*A*T*U*R*D*A*Y...

I've been Soooooooooo BuSy!*!*!  
CoMe SHoP My SHaBBies...
This SaTurDay, September 17th
By-The-RoadSide...
We'll OPEN Promptly @ 8:30 and not before...

For the BeSt Selection & Display Ideas - 
Be There at 8:30 when we open!!!
  YOU just won't believe what I've been up to!*!*!

Jeanine

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

ChiPPy White WeDnesDay ~ Architectural Railing IN-THE-GARDEN...

I'm linking up with Kathleen of Faded Charm ~ for WHITE WEDNESDAY!*!*!  I didn't have too far to look to find something ChiPPy!-SHaBBy!  White & Worn - FOR today's post!!!  Check out my pics, then hop on over to FADED CHARM'S BLOG to enjoy all the other inspiring entries...


 "ChiPPy" ViNtaGe ARCHITECTURAL RAILING FRAGMENT defining a small garden area on our property...







This piece has been in my garden for about 4 years now...  I stabilized the wonderful chippy paint patina with a clear varnish...  It's held up quite well through our Wisconsin winters... (click on pic to enlarge details...)









********
You're InViTed!*!*!
"Come "Shop-My-SHaBBies"
This SaTurDay, Sept. 17th...
@ My Home in Cedarburg, WI

We'll Open Promptly at 8:30 & not before...
Weather looks FaB for My Tent By the RoadSide!!!

Make a day of it...  Enjoy Historic Cedarburg's 39th Annual Wine & Harvest Festival as well - just down the road from me!*!*!
(see SideBar for Details...)