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

Wednesday, February 29, 2012

W*H*I*T*E WEDNESDAY ~ ChiPPy Metal Box!*!*!

It's ChiPPy... It's WHiTE... It's WeDNeSDaY...
*~* LiNkiNg-Up ~*~ with Kathleen of FADED CHARM with a FaB ChiPPy!-SHaBBy! W*H*I*T*E Metal Box!*!*! ~ BeSt!!!

One of my FaVoRite Display Boxes...

 I just LoVe this roll of ViNtaGe Wallpaper in the background!!!  I'm hoping to apply it to an arched piece of wood - making for a FaB Backdrop!*!*!  Soooo Inspired by Rachel ~ of Shabbyfrenchforme Blog!!! I've been "vamping" over her wallpaper on wood for some time now!!! 

 PeRfeCtLy ChiPPy!*!*!
Sooooo much more interesting than Brand New!!!

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White Wednesday is just packed with InSpiRaTioN!*!*!


Tuesday, February 28, 2012

**SpRiNg InSpiRaTioN** - 4 Magazines - A MUST!!!

ANOTHER grey, cloudy, damp, dreary
 Winter's Day - in Wisconsin...  
HOWEVER - **No Worries**  I've now armed myself with not ONE ~ BUT 4 FaB and Inspiring NEW MAGAZINES - that just hit the News Stand!*!*!  I'm bubbling Over-The-Top with NEW InSpiRaTion for S*P*R*I*N*G...  - Which BTW, is just around the corner!*!*!

Sooooo much FaB InSpiRaTion!*!*!

Sunday, February 26, 2012


With my longing for SPRING, and the Spring/Summer Show Contracts coming in, ~  All I can think about is **WHITE TENT TIME**   I'm feeling desperate for an OUTDOOR FLEA MARKET FIX!!!   -  I've now resorted to going through pics - from long ago - of FaB Finds & Great Selling Times from a DAY @ THE OUTDOOR FLEA...

You can shop SHaBBies INDOORS - but there is AbSoLuTley NOTHING LIKE BEING ON-THE-HUNT - OUTDOORS, Surrounded by a Sea-Of-White TENTS" - SUNSHINE, & the Aroma of Food!*!*!  That DEFINITELY is **My SHaBBy Bliss**

FaB Finds from A DAY @ The Flea - 
Some Years Back...

 Whenever I get home from "ChiPPy!-SHaBBy! ShoPPing", I almost always take pics of my FINDS - Either after unloading OR while they're still in the van... 

 I love "looking back" on ShaBBies I've netted!!!
Some were keepers... Some long gone...

Lot's of W*H*I*T*E on this trip!*!*!

2011 ChiPPy!-SHaBBy! Booth at
Viva la Cottge - ViNtaGe Market Show
Sister Bay, Wisconsin
This is one of my Most FaVoRite Shows!!!
Who wouldn't LoVe being up in Door County!*!*!
In 2011, Flea Market Style Magazine, voted this as one of THE BeSt Small Outdoor Shows in Wisconsin...

Although I've netted a few select ViNtaGe Finds during this Winter Season, I still long for the Sighting of Those WHITE TENTS  ~ in pursuit of my
 ChiPPy!-SHaBBy! Bliss...

I'm hopeful that I might SEE a few WHITE TENTS 
Next Weekend ~ @ Kane County's First Flea
 of the 2012 Season...  
So for now...


Friday, February 24, 2012

B*I*R*D*S are SiGNS -OF- SpRinG!*!*!

Even though the month of February is just "flying-by" - SPRING just can't come soon enough for me!!!  Aside from the GoRgeOuS THICK,WHITE, & FLUFFY Snow we woke up to this morning, for the most part, the landscape remains dull... dead... & brown!!!     - Sooooo I decided I needed a little "Pick-Me-Up" - Something just for me ~  that says: **SPriNG's Around The Corner**...

 Nothing Says "Spring's Around the Corner"
** Like BiRdS ** and ** Bright Colors **
I picked up a whole stack of the sweetest - 
"dessert-size" birdie plates!*!*!  ~Soooo glad I did!!! 
The colorful *Flower Dish Towel* added a much needed splash of color
making the vignette POP!*!*!

I just couldn't resist the Platter either!*!*!
Platters are soooo functional!!!
The ChiPPy SHaBBy White Metal Tote is a fun piece to display it in...

**Think Spring**

GoRgeOuS "SHaBBy White-Out of SNOW
in our backyard this morning...


Monday, February 20, 2012

BeSt-Ever!*!*! VinTage Tole Birdies & Cage...

LAST WEEK, while selling my SHaBBies at the 
  Grayslake Antique/Flea Market, I netted
 *~* One-Of-The-BeSt-Ever *~* ViNtaGe Finds
for my personal ChiPPy!-SHaBBy! Collection!!!  

The BeSt of EVERYTHING!*!*! 
Italian Tole...
ChiPPy PaTiNa...
Garden Ivy Leaves...
Metal Italy Tag...

 It's not very often that I come across
 ViNtaGe Italian Tole 
with BiRdiEs!*!*!  

I've seen Tole Birdcages before...
I've seen Tole Birds on Sconces/Candle Holders...
I've seen Birds on Tole Flower Lamps...
But I have NEVER seen the combination of both
 the Birdies & Cage together!*!*!

 I LoVe when these Italian Tole Pieces
 Metal -Or- Paper, "Made-In-Italy" Tag... 

For now, this darling Birdie/Cage
 will adorn my hutch filled with some of
 my FaVoRite White Pottery...

Have a good rest of the week...


Sunday, February 19, 2012

Sunny SaTurDay... SHaBBy!-SHoPPing On My BiRthDay!*!*!

YESTERDAY, "Frog-Husband" and I hit the road in search of SHaBBies for Me... and "Guy-Stuff" for him...  STILL the Dead of WINTER here in the Midwest, not a lot of "fresh-stock" is flying in and out of these malls... AND, for a dealer, it's always hard to buy at malls, because of the "price-point"...  HOWEVER,we both came home with a few ViNtaGe Finds!!!

 **Random SHaBBy-SiGhTiNgS**
from SaTurDAy's Hunt!*!*!

 What an inviting vignette!!!
Think Spring...  Lots of Pastel Colors...

Friday, February 17, 2012

ViNtaGe **Girl Scout Pin/Brooch** ~ OMG!*!*!

Imagine my SuRpRiSe when I found this darling ViNtaGe GIRL SCOUT PIN in a jar of Old Buttons!*!*!

My First Thought was to Attach it to a necklace,
 along with other vintage charms...  HOWEVER,
 I just don't want to remove it's pin backing...

FOR NOW ~ I've decided to wear it
 adorning my "Jean Jacket Pocket"

It's all in the details...
Sometimes the "smallest" of things bring joy...


Wednesday, February 15, 2012


One of the things that pulls at my "heart-strings", is a  LoVe of ViNtaGe Items "with a B*I*R*D*I*E Motif...    Since becoming addicted to JEANNE d' ARC LIVING MAGAZINE, I'm gradually becoming more and more attracted to "Religious" Adornments - especially if they have a ChiPPy Paint Loss Patina... and this one has a B*I*R*D... 

Adorable Small W*H*I*T*E Statue of the
Virgin Mary ~ Holding the Sweetest little Birdie!*!*!

Although this darling statue - isn't ChiPPy, 
**Its White, It's Vintage, & has a Birdie**
I would think it's quite unusual to find the Virgin Mary - HOLDING A BIRD...  

An old rosary adorns the statue... 
Soooo Jeanne d' Arc Inspired!*!*!

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Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Send Some L*O*V*E... It's VaLenTiNes Day!*!*!

Hope YOUR Day is S*W*E*E*T!*!*!
~**HaPPy VaLeNtiNeS Day ~**

XOXO  Jeanine

Monday, February 13, 2012


 Here in the "MidWest" - we've had one of the most Mild Winters Ever...  
HOWEVER, that just wasn't the case this past Friday Afternoon, for Dealer Set-Up, at the Grayslake Antique Market in Illinois!*!*!

 ~* PeRfeCtLy ChiPPy *~
Naturally Time-Worn SHaBBy Dresser
was the first to sell...

ViNtaGe Springtime Soda Bottles
with **The Sweetest** BiRdie Motif!*!*! 

 The SHaBBy Seashell Aquarium 
SOLD right away...

**Just Adorable**
This Pair of ViNtaGe Tole Candle Stick Holders
with "RoSes" went to a good home...

 A hint of Spring
with flowering bulbs adorned the
Ironstone ...

The Industrial Coffee Table was one of my FaVoriTe Items...
It SOLD very early on...  

** Think Spring **
Do Hop on over to
 Mark's Blog - Room 363
To get an overall view of the Show
 at Grayslake this past weekend...
Later in the week -
I'll be Sharing a FaB ViNtaGe Find I 
netted for myself -at the show!*!*!