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

Friday, October 28, 2011

ChiPPy!-SHaBBy! ViNtaGe H*A*L*L*O*W*E*E*N Vignette...

 H*A*L*L*O*W*E*E*N weekend is finally here...  I've been collecting ViNtaGe Halloween Adornments forever ~ and have quite a stash!!!  Although this year's Halloween Entry Vignette went up with the clock ticking, and the vignette is a little busier than I normally would like, I still LoVe It & will be enjoying it all-weekend-long...
I'm linking up with:
THE MONSTER MASH BASH PaRty!*!*! 
Debra's Common Ground FABULOUS FALL FUN!!!  
Do enjoy my Seasonal ViNtaGe Finds ~ then hop on over to the other HALLOWEEN LINK PaRtiEs to ENJOY ALL THE OTHER ENTIRES...
    
 A RaRe Find Indeed ~ Witch Weathervane... 




 LoVe Old Candy Boxes!!!
  ~ Just look at that price for a Full Box!*!*!

Fortune Telling Cake Set...
Can you believe they actually had metal charms that they would bake INSIDE THE CAKE...  

GYPSY WITCH
Fortune Telling Cards ~ Just Fab!!!



•Felt Witch ~ Folk Art Creation...
•Metal Cat/Pumpkin Bell...
•BeSt PaTiNa!*!*!   ViNtaGe Glass "Jack-O-Lantern" 



PeRFeCt for Halloween
Mirror with silver-loss patina...



ViNtaGe Witch Head for a broomstick...



Wooden Folk-Art Witch/Cat w/Moon & Stars
by Mary Meyers...




ViNtaGe Gurley Candles...




Have a Spooktacular WeeKeNd!!!

J*E*A*N*I*N*E
ChiPPy!-SHaBBy!

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Crusty... Rusty... BLACK BirdCage~ Sooooo HaLLoWeen!*!*!

Early-On this Fall I put a price tag on this "Black" BirdCage , planning to bring it to one of my shows...  Sooo glad I changed my mind!*!*!  Black is soooo FaB for HaLLoWeen...

 Crusty/Rusty Time~Worn PaTiNa... 
The ViNtaGe Paper Mache Owl Decoy was a fun choice for the inside of the cage...  




I found this very old Black Hat - adorned with the sweetest sprig of millinery & large black bow...  I just knew it would be PeRfeCt for Halloween!!!











Wednesday, October 26, 2011

ViNtaGe GURLEY HaLLoWeeN CANDLES!*!*!

I LoVe ViNtaGe Halloween Collectibles...  My "GURLEY BRAND" Halloween Candles are among some of my FaVoRites...  






Buying these vintage candles with
 the original paper bases/tags adds to their value,
 along with untouched candle wicks...







Integrated in this year's Halloween Vignette...




Last year's display...




BeSt Displayed in an old funky CabiNet
 purchased from Red Chair Antiques a couple years ago...

Monday, October 24, 2011

Getting READY for HaLLoWeeN!*!*!

As hard as it was... ~ I made myself STAY HOME THIS PAST WEEKEND!!!  And let me tell you ~ it wasn't easy!!!  With "3" back to back shows, come the first weekend of November, I REALLY NEEDED to get my Show-Stock in order!*!*! In between this and that ~ I FINALLY arranged this year's ViNtaGe Halloween Entry Display & Baked some cookies...


 Although my "Spider Plate" isn't ViNtaGe - I still LoVe It!!!  In between scrubbing... repairing... & tagging my SHaBBies, I "Fueled-Up" on these yummy bite-size PuMpKiN Cookie Treats!*!*!





 I pulled out "this-year's" HaLLoWeeN Candy Container...




ViNtaGe Paper Cat NaPkiN...
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More on my ViNtaGe HaLLoWeeN Display Items
 later this week!*!*!

Jeanine

Sunday, October 23, 2011

**ChiPPy!-SHaBBy!** SHoPPinG @ TWIN ELM FARM - Peterborough, NH

Talking to Shop Owners REALLY pays off when you're traveling!!!  Doing so led us to yet another  FaB SHaBBy-Chic+++ Antique Store in the Peterborough New Hampshire Area:  TWIN ELM FARM

Located just a few minutes away from Peterborough's Depot Square ~ "on a country road" ~ was TWIN ELM FARM ANTIQUES... When we pulled up, I was just crazed with excitement ~ a group of ladies who just shopped the store ~ WERE LOADING UP THEIR SUV!*!*!  It looked almost like a "tailgate" event...



The leaves hadn't quite turned in this area just yet...













 I netted that AwEsoMe Scroll Iron Piece
 hanging from the beams...
My BeSt Find/Keeper of the Trip...  








You'd never know that this was a more recently opened business ~ WELL STOCKED ~ Inviting Displays...  The owner was so helpful/friendly!!!  Definitely put this on your ShoPPing List...  
You can visit TWIN ELM FARM on FaceBook... 

Friday, October 21, 2011

**White Home Collections** ~ Wilton, New Hampshire ~ BeSt SHaBBies!*!*!

FaB Mix ~ Naturally distressed/time-worn shabbies, painted shabbies, architectural, buy-sell adornments, & a hint of industrial...


 If I had to pick just ONE FaVoRiTe
 SHaBBy ShoPPing Stop on our entire trip
WHITE HOME COLLECTIONS
would be it!*!*!



A good number of the SHaBBies I purchased were - displayed outside in this area... 



 OMG!*!*!  What was I thinking???
Passed up this FaB SHaBBy...  Major regrets...  AND Frog Husband encouraged me to get it...












You can find
 WHITE HOME COLLECTIONS on Facebook
Wish I was lucky enough to live nearby!*!*!


Jeanine



Thursday, October 20, 2011

**Bad... Bad... S*Q*U*I*R*R*E*L*S... ChiPPy!-SHaBBy! Mess...

It didn't take these squirrels very long to find my  RoadSide Vignette Pumpkins...
OMG!*!*! ~ What is with them???????

It was DEFINITELY a SQUIRREL - I saw his entire body inside the big one - as I drove in the driveway today...  
HeLLLLLLLLLLP!*!*!

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

ChiPPy WHITE WEDNESDAY ~ Crusty... Rusty... VINTAGE MOTEL CHAIR

It's once again WHITE WEDNESDAY - Hosted by Kathleen of FADED CHARM... Check out my Rusty... Crusty SHaBBy ~ then hop on over to Kathleen's Blog to view all the other inspiring entries!*!*!

Talk about "faded charm"...  There's more rusty... crusty... showing than there is hints of old time-worn white paint left...








Wonderfully ChiPPy!!!
LoVe the fanned out form...








Driveway entrance to our home...  NOT SURE how long this set of pumpkins is going to last - Check out my next pic to SEE WHY!*!*!



 THIS is what's happening
 ALL-OVER-OUR-YARD THIS YEAR!*!*!
Each year I mound up pumpkins in my birdbath, line our winding driveway wall with pumpkins, & set out quite a few surrounding my planters - NOW - ALMOST ALL MY PUMPKINS ARE TOTALLY CHEWED UP BY THE SQUIRRELS... and they're not eating the seeds!?!?!
TIME TO GET OUT THE TRAP!*!*!

Jeanine
   

Monday, October 17, 2011

HoLiDay Decorating Issue - ROMANTIC HOMES MAGAZINE...

N*E*W*S  F*L*A*S*H:
OMG!*!*!  Just received the November Issue of Romantic Home's ~ HoLiDay Decorating...  If you LoVe SHaBBy White - drop everything & head to the store for your copy right now!!!  Starting on Page 36 - is a "13" page spread with SHaBBy Whites & Holiday Decorating ~ OMG...  BeSt Ever!*!*!  Here's a "Sneak Peek"...




Hope you enjoy it as much as I am...

BOWERBIRD ~ Peterborough, New Hampshire

One of my FaVoRite Stores to shop in and get inspired is BOWERBIRD in Peterborough, New Hampshire...  The shop is nested down in a valley - in a quaint upscale shopping district called DEPOT SQUARE...  The area is soooo beautiful in the FALL...   In years past I've been known to make "quite a haul here"...

 What an inviting store front...



 Here's Kathy the owner, along with Laurie who re-purposes lighting...  You can find some of Laurie's Items
 @ ZINC STUDIO DESIGN and of course bowerbird...




 I was lucky enough to catch Kathy in the store this year...




















   As you can see, the SPACE is just AmAziNg!!!

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Do Check Back ~ I'll be posting pics on some newly discovered "WHITE-OUT" SHaBBy Shops in the area - SOON!*!*!