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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to enjoy ALL the other White Wednesday Entries!!!
White Wednesday is just packed with InSpiRaTioN!*!*!

Jeanine

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

ChiPPy!-SHaBBy! FLEA MARKET FINDS!*!*!

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...

Jeanine

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...


Jeanine

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!*!*! 
ViNtaGe...
Italian Tole...
ChiPPy PaTiNa...
Birdies...
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
 STILL RETAIN their ORIGINAL
 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...

Jeanine

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...

Jeanine

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

W*H*I*T*E WEDNESDAY!*!*!

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!*!*!









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

Jeanine

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

Selling ChiPPy!-SHaBBy! Finds - THIS PAST WEEKEND, LAKE COUNTY FAIRGROUNDS - Illinois...



 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!*!*!
SINGLE DIGIT TEMPERATURES...
SEVERE SLEETING SNOW - WIND...
OMG!*!*!







 ~* 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!*!*!

Jeanine