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

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

**ChiPPy!-SHaBBy!** ReUpholstered MAKE~OVER!*!*!

Some years ago (I'm much tooo embarrassed to actually say how many years...) Jeff and I were On-The-Hunt for either a New -OR- Used Pair of Upholstered Chairs for our home...   With our tall, almost floor to ceiling  windows, we needed  chairs with very low backs so we could easily take advantage of the views...    After much shopping, we opted to "Re-Upholster" a pair of chairs from a ReSale Shop - that were covered in some gruesome "Hippie-Style" 1970's  Fabric!*!*!

 




 Just before Thanksgiving, the Upholsterer Delivered our Newly, "Not Toooo ShaBBy", Upholstered Chairs...  I just LoVe how they turned out!*!*!  SHADES OF WHITE can be quite tricky...  We were just thrilled that we picked the perfect shade of white ~ not blinding to the eye, & not too strong of beige or yellow tones...
 *~*Just a soft creamy white *~*
  We had him do some updates ~ omitting the skirt and exposing some newly varnished legs to match the sofa...  We also had him add lots of piping detail...




The Pottery Barn Catalog arrived shortly after and these HoLIDay Pillows were "Shabby-Love" at first sight!*!*!




The Catalog was already Sold-Out
 on this GoRgeOus Pillow, 
so I netted mine at the store...
Now hop on over to Faded Charm 
& enjoy the rest of the WHITE WEDNESDAY ENTRIES...

Have a good rest of the week!*!*!
***
Jeanine

Monday, November 28, 2011

**ViNtaGe** Mercury Glass Globe Shade ~ Re-Purposed!*!*!

 It's now time for me to start "Fussing-Up" ~ My-Own-Home for the HoLiDays!*!*!  I've started the "nesting process" for the long winter season ahead, - sorting, packing, & rearranging all my SHaBBies from this past Season...  I'm almost always rewarded by coming across something I had long forgotten about...  Such was the case as I came across a FaB ViNtaGe Find that I netted from the Iowa Junk Gypsies...  When I spotted this time-worn ViNtaGe Mercury Glass Globe Shade, I had a pretty good idea what my plans were for it...


I have the large globe flipped over ~ resting on a vintage plateau mirror...




 A side view of the globe reveals
 a much desired silver loss patina...  Adding a candle in a glass holder, most certainly will enhance this time~worn patina...




 I added some springs of "G*R*E*E*N*S from our garden, along with a sweet BiRdiE Adornment, painted silver acorns & leaves...




A unique, one-of-a-kind re-purposed F*I*N*D, 
 not only for the HoLiDay Season, but long into January as well...


Sunday, November 27, 2011

**DOOR COUNTY** Wisconsin ~ Just for the DaY!*!*!

EARLY Friday morning Frog Husband & I headed "Up-North" to our most favorite place DOOR COUNTY, WISCONSIN...  We are soooo lucky to be only 2-1/2 hours away!*!*!  We did our usual ~ breakfast at the White Gull Inn, in Fish Creek ~ then on to Viva la Cottage's ViNtaGe NeSt HoLiDay Market...


 The NOVEMBER Scenery was just B*E*A*U*T*I*F*U*L...



 I've always wanted to snap a pic of this sign... TODAY was the day...  LoVe those gorgeous cedar trees...
   Sooooo Door County!*!*!




Although the ViNtaGe HoLiDaY Market hosts just a handful of vendors, the parking lot was quite full, and it most certainly did not disappoint!!!  I came home with some FaB Finds ~ some possibly going to Grayslake Flea  on December 10th & 11th...  (see sidebar for details...)







 I just LoVed this Mug Display!*!*!



 Carol's Booth was the first thing you saw upon entering...







 Angie, owner of Viva la Cottage, ALWAYS does up EVERYTHING "First Class"...



 Just LoVed this Display!*!*!







 ChiPPy SiGhTinG!*!*!



Our last stop was FRED & CO. in Fish Creek...  I was sooooo lucky to get some "pet 'n purrrr" time with my most favorite Himalayan Cat in the world ~ Everest...  It's a RARE occasion to see him at the store...  Thank YOU Terry!!!


Thursday, November 24, 2011

Gobble... Gobble... **ChiPPy!-SHaBBy! Style!*!*!

T*H*A*N*K*F*U*L...
   For everything this blog has brought my way ~ with friendships & inspiration at the top of the list...  
With sooooo much going on lately, this PeRfeCtLy ChiPPy Paper Mache Turkey is the"one & only" star of my Thanksgiving Vignette this year...  



Have a delightful Thanksgiving Day...

Jeanine

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

MORE ON ~ 3 French Hens HoLiDay Market, this past weekend...


 As you entered the door, you were greeted by Traci, Monica, & Mark's Huge displays...



 I snapped this picture just minutes before we opened for **Preview Nite** on Friday, at the Grundy County Fairgrounds in Morris, Illinois... 




 Lot's of Fireplace Mantels were displayed...




 I snapped this quick pic of Mark at the Entry Table...  DO HOP ON OVER TO HIS BLOG!*!*!



ChiPPy!-SHaBBy! Booth...




 My Genuine MINK FUR-TRIMMED Ice SKaTes SOLD right away, as did the tall Red Stool!*!*!




The White Cubby Drawers were 2-Die-4!*!*!
**SOLD**




The perfectly chippy little Red Chair brought back a lot of "nostalgia" for many a customer...
** Still Available **




 Of Course this FaB ViNtaGe Bling Tree SOLD!*!*!




 AwEsoMe Skis... SOLD




 This was one of my FaVoRiTe Items...
I loved how the lid opened from the side...
  FaB RED COLOR for the HoLiDays...
Both Industrial Can & BirDie ~ SOLD...




 Everyone loved this darling pair  of "Child's Red Skis" ~ but no one took them home...
**~** Still Available **~**~




 BeSt Old Red Plaid Tin ~ SOLD...




My FaVoRiTe Booth at the Show ~ 
Fellow Dealer "JEN"...
Lot's of ViNtaGe Christmas!*!*!  Jen sells at Kane County Flea Every so often...
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ON TO:  Gearing up for TuRKeY DaY!*!*!

**~**~ AND ~**~** 
 I'll be taking a trip up to Door County, Wisconsin to SHOP
@ Viva La Cottage
on Friday, November 25th...
Opens 10 am

Monday, November 21, 2011

**Preview Nite** 3 French Hens HoLIDaY Market - 2011

This past weekend I SOLD my ChiPPy!-SHaBBy! ViNtaGe  Finds in Morris, Illinois at the 3 French Hens HoLiDAy Market...  Most definitely I will be putting this show on my calendar for NEXT YEAR as well...  Monica & Traci REALLY know how to do it up right!*!*!

This year's location was at the Grundy County Fairgrounds in Morris...  Come 5pm, the Crowd was definitely there!*!*!




 **~** ENTRANCE **~**




 Just Mobbed on Preview Nite...




This was a ChiPPy!-SHaBBy! Find
 I bought AS-A-KEEPER!!!
*** BeSt ***

I'll be posting MORE Pics in the next few days...

Jeanine

Thursday, November 17, 2011

On-The-Road-Again ~ 3 FRENCH HENS HOLIDAY MARKET ~ Morris, Illinois...

It's ALWAYS such a good feeling ~ "once the van is fully loaded"!*!*!  I'll be heading out very shortly for this weekend's 3 FRENCH HENS HoLiDaY MARKET, held at the Grundy County Fairgrounds, in Morris, Illinois...   I'm soooooo excited!*!*!

Can't wait to see what develops!*!*!
 ~**~**~ Hope to SEE you there ~**~**
Do visit my sidebar for Show DETAILS...

Jeanine

Monday, November 14, 2011

ChiPPy!-SHaBBy! **HoLiDaY SPaRkLe** ~ GRAYSLAKE ANTIQUE SHOW...

Hellooooo Friends!*!*!  
What a "whirlwind weekend"!!!  "6 trips" back & forth Illinois/Wisconsin ~ Selling my SHaBBies @ the Grayslake Antique/Flea Market in Illinois...  For Months now, I've been saving "Select ViNtaGE Finds" - Just for this show!!!  They came ~AND THEY BOUGHT!!!  Thank YOU Sooooo Much ChiPPy!-SHaBBy! ShoPPers!*!*!

This group of ladies were "Just CraZed" over my ViNtaGE Coke Display Rack...  I picked it up this summer on the way to Memphis...




 Is this AwEsoMe or What!*!*!
FaB Smaller Size/Folding Coke Rack...
 PeRfeCt for a Front Porch Display...
SOLD - early afternoon...







 Just FaB Industrial Ventilator
 ~ Adorned for the HoLiDAys, inside or out...
Come Spring ~ IN-THE-GARDEN!*!*!
** SOLD **






 Tooo Sweet...  PeReCtLy ChiPPy!!!
Just Fab for fireplace kindling...
*** SOLD ***



 Everyone wanted this ViNtaGe Church!*!*!
** SOLD **






 ~*~*~ N*O*E*L  ~*~*~
I picked up these ViNtaGe STORE LETTERS, on our recent Fall Road Trip in Vermont...
SOLD IMMEDIATELY!!!



 "Rich Kid" Ice Skates...
SOLD...


This was one of my FaVoRite Display Areas...
  The vignette changed quite frequently...
Both the Mirror & 2-die-4 Metal Cart SOLD, along with other smalls...



 What was I thinking??? ~ SOLD this PeRfeCtLy Crusty/Rusty BirdCage - all adorned with snow & sparkle... ~AND the FaB Table Centerpiece Planter SOLD as well...



 I have a thing for OWLS ~ around HoLiDaY Time...
These SParKliNg ViNtaGe Beauties w/Japan Label still intact, went to a good home...



 I bought this Crusty... Rusty... Bucket w/much metal loss, from one of my FaVoRite Vendors - "CARLA"...  
It's a keeper... I used it as a prop for my UpComing ChiPPy!-SHaBBy! Show Info Sheets...




I displayed some ViNtaGe Thanksgiving..
The Fall Oil Painting on Canvas & Turkey Platter SOLD... 



It's a very short week for me...
 **~** Gearing up **~**
3 FRENCH HENS HoLiDaY MARKET
 Morris, Illinois
Grundy County FairGrounds
This Friday & Saturday, November 18th & 19th
(Do visit my sidebar for more details...)
***
Once again, I'll be bringing many "1st-Time-Out, Never Before Seen" ViNtaGe ChiPPy!-SHaBBy! HoLiDay Finds...  Hope to SEE you there!!!
  Do stop by and say Helloooooo...

***********
P.S.  I Do want to THANK all of you who leave comments from time to time...  I soooo enjoy when other bloggers respond to my comments ~ but these days I just don't have the time to respond to each and everyone of yours... Do know that you are appreciated & Your Comments are valued!!!

Jeanine