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

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

WHITE WEDNESDAY ~ ChiPPy VaSe!*!*!

Digging through my "keeper stash" - it didn't take very long to find not one... not two... but three  WHITE ITEMS, with a ChiPPy!-SHaBBy! P*A*T*I*N*A!*!*!  
Just PeRfeCt for WHITE WEDNESDAY...

It's been quite a while since I've pulled this
 SHaBBy Out-Of-Hiding...




I've had this Wonderful Old White Matte VASE for a very long time...
  It's a lot larger than it appears here...  
  I'm not a big fan of "fake flowers" - but these are different ~ 
made out of some sort of ruffled "paper"...
  I LoVe their "tattered-look"...



LoVe it's imperfections with "hints of old mustard/gold paint" 
"poking through"...



The GRATE/PROP is a more recent find I purchased
 at the Kane County Flea...
Just FaB Time-Worn P*A*T*I*N*A...



The LoVeLY SHaBBy-Painted Dresser 
was acquired from Rosemary of Villa Barnes Blog...
EVERYONE AT THE FLEA WANTED IT - LAST YEAR!*!*!
Just look at ALL THE GESSO RoSes On-The-Edging...



I just LoVe this Iron Architectural Fragment!!!
Probably from a Porch Trellis Support...
I don't display it very often ~ but every time I see it ~
I LoVe it even more!*!*!
Just FaB Character/Patina...



Now hop on over to
to enjoy ALL THE OTHER
WHITE W*E*D*N*E*S*D*A*Y ENTRIES!*!*!

Jeanine


Sunday, March 25, 2012

Time-Worn PaTiNa...ViNtaGE GaRdeN BuCKeT...

OMG!*!*!  I stopped "dead-in-my-tracks" 
When I Saw This Time~Worn ViNtaGe SHaBBy!*!*!

 A few days ago, my friend Beth came up to visit and SHOP CEDARBURG... Our "1st Stop" was STACIA'S...  We were greeted at the Front Door by an Old Rusty Bike and this Just FaB... PeRfeCtLy ChiPPy Bucket!*!*!   

Is located on Washington Avenue in Historic Downtown Cedarburg, Wisconsin, only 1-1/2 miles from my home!!!  Stacia has such a talent for DISPLAY!!!  You'll find a mix of VINTAGE, INDUSTRIAL, SHABBY, HOME DECOR, Etc.  Do Visit her WeB Site and SEE for your self!!!



 I applied some chalkboard paint to the little wooden birdie
 adornment, adding a touch of SpRiNg, along with the pussy willow sprigs... YES, we already have PaNsies!*!*! ~ Thanks to the EARLY warm weather, here in the Midwest this year...




 BeSt Old INDUSTRIAL BENCH on Wheels...
Just FaB Lines along with it's Natural Time-Worn 
Chippy-Green Paint Patina!*!*!
ViNtaGe Garden & Industrial go soooo well together...



 I LoVe the Crudely Bent / Dinged-Up Base...
Soooo much character!*!*!
One-Of-A Kind ViNtaGe F*I*N*D...







A couple FaVoRite ViNtaGe Watering Cans from
my personal collection... 








Be sure to MARK-YOUR-CALENDAR
 Saturday,  A*P*R*I*L  21st

First ChiPPy! SHaBBy! Monthly SaLe
 of the 2012 Season...
 Our Home - Historic Cedarburg, Wisconsin

*** Make a Day of It ***
  Shop My SHaBBies... Shop Historic Cedarburg, Wisconsin...
(more details as the SaLe Date gets closer...)

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** Just linked-up / Joined the Garden Party via 
Hop on over to view ALL THE OTHER ENTRIES!*!*!

Jeanine

Friday, March 23, 2012

BeSt!*!*! ViNtaGe Tole Birdie with P*A*T*I*N*A...


I've REALLY been buying quite well lately - not only finding SHaBBies for my UpComing Shows & SaLes - but also for myself!*!*!  I REALLY think it's due to the unseasonably warm weather - encouraging people to rummage around in their GaRaGes... Basements... Attics... - with this EARLY Selling Season in mind...

 Here is yet ANOTHER Over-The-Top,
 Just FaB **KEEPER** for my personal
 ChiPPy!-SHaBBy! Collection...

** My Number One Weakness **
 in the "ChiPPy!-SHaBBy!" Category is
 ViNtage Tole with Birdies & Patina...
(click on pics to enlarge...)




 It doesn't get any better than this!*!*!  
ViNtaGe...
Toleware...
Natural time-worn PaTiNa...
Fab Color...
Great Form...
Birdie...
Cherry Motif - Reminding me of DOOR COUNTY...
Useful - Candelabra
It's a "Pair"
















   ** Just Sweet **



  *****
Enjoy YOUR Weekend...
I'll be working on my "SHaBBieS"
and of course I'll squeeze a little
 "SHaBBy-ShoPPing" in between...

Jeanine

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

It's ChiPPy! It's White! It's WeDneSdAy!*!*!


A possible **keeper** from this weekend's
 SHaBBy ShoPPing!*!*!
~*~ ViNTaGe Whimsical Wooden Tulips ~*~

 Do these have a PeRfeCtLy ChiPPy Natural Time~Worn
 ChiPPy-White P*A*T*I*N*A or what!*!*!




 I had a FaB ChiPPy-White 
Planter Box to put them in...







 It's not often that I find ViNtaGe Garden Tools
 with "a-white-handle"...
I found one in my STaSh...







Glancing at the "Background"...
My STASH-OF-SHABBIES is GROWING!*!*!
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MARK YOUR CALENDAR
1st ChiPPy!-SHaBBy!  MONTHLY S*A*L*E
 of the 2012 Season AT - OUR - HOME
Historic Cedarburg - Wisconsin
SATURDAY, APRIL 21st
details as the Sale Date gets closer...




Time to plant the rest of the pansies!*!*!
LOVING this "early Spring weather"!*!*!

Now hop on over to FADED CHARM'S BLOG
to enjoy All-The-Other 
W*H*I*T*E   W*E*D*N*E*S*D*A*Y ENTRIES...
Kathleen has one of my FaVoRiTe Postings today...
BeSt - Rusty White BirdCage & Chippy-White Clay Pot!!!

Monday, March 19, 2012

*Somewhere Over-The-Rainbow* ~ ChiPPy!-SHaBBy! WEEKEND ROAD TRIP!*!*!


It just Amazes Me
"How much Frog Husband & I can Pack-It-All-In,
in such a small window of time"...
 We've ALWAYS been this way!*!*! 

 Our Whirlwind **40-Hour** Weekend started out EARLY Saturday Morning...
About an hour into the drive, we hit some very unexpected MAJOR THUNDERSTORMS!!!
We were rewarded by a "double rainbow" - how appropriate on St. Patrick's Day!*!*!  
Will our destination yield a Pot-Of-Gold????



Saturday Afternoon was spent ChiPPy!-SHaBBy! SHoPPing...
We were able to hit **4** of my FaVoRite Shops in and around the City...
AS FOR PICS ~ between the Thunder, Lightening, Gushing Water & Deep Puddles,
 I just wasn't in the mood...
AND... "Froggie" was Not Happy loading a
 Large Iron Architectural Piece - into the car, during all of this!*!*!




Sunday was a beautiful day - mostly sunny and warm...
EVERYTHING was in bloom, with trees still retaining their blooms -
 even with the intense rains from the day before...



 What a welcome sight!*!*!
Besides these blooms, daffodils, tulips, forsythia, & red bud blooms were out as well ~ JUST GoRgeOuS!!!




  S*U*N*D*A*Y'S
BOTTLE  SHOW
The main reason we made the trip- a yearly Bottle Show...  



 This was a FaB Display of ViNtaGe Seltzer Bottles
 from someone's personal collection...
Even though we were in St. Louis, Missouri, - I would imagine the person whose collection it was - must live in Ohio - with so many of the Seltzer being from there...




 On the way home - Sunday Afternoon,
 I spotted what looked like a FaB JUNKER Stop!*!*!



 Unfortunately, being later on a Sunday, 
- it was already closed...
  I just know I would have found some AwEsoMe SHaBBies!!!




We hit one more "Junker Stop"... 
This was just one of many "Whimsical Buildings" surrounding
 the main Antique Shop/Building...  

Time to "unpack" the car ...
I found ChiPPy!-SHaBBy! ViNtaGe Finds
 at EVERY STOP!*!*!

Jeanine

Friday, March 16, 2012

Guest Bedroom RE-DO... Work-In-Progress!*!*!

 I'm not anywhere "near-done" - but I just had to share some P*O*S*S*I*B*I*L*I*T*Y Pics with you... It ALL STARTED in January - when I picked up a Rusty-Arched Fence-Like piece of SaLVaGe from Jan of *Gracie's Cottage*...  Immediately my mind went - HEADBOARD!?!?!


•I LoVe W*H*I*T*E...
•I LoVe O*R*A*N*G*E...
•I LoVe C*H*I*P*P*Y Furniture...
•I LoVe  Things With P*A*T*I*N*A...
•AND Just Recently - am acquiring a taste for "mixing-in"  just a bit of "Darker" -woods/texture...

This table is a "Recent Find" - last weekend to be exact - 
at Grayslake, from Rhubarb Reign...
Sandy & Joe bought this - WITH ME IN MIND!*!*! 




SHaBBy-Style ViNtaGe TABLE  I love it's form & patina... 
With just about everything in the room - 
pulled away from the walls as I work, -
  BY ACCIDENT - I set the TABLE in the corner...  OMG!!! - I LoVe when stuff like this happens!!!  For the last 7 years I've had a large chippy white garden chair there...  
I knew the area now needed a light fixture - 
Sooooo I pulled this ViNtaGe Tole Chandelier from my loft upstairs...
Can't wait to get it hung!*!*!  What a GREAT Pop-Of-Orange...




 Lots of time-worn "Paint Crazing" & layers of beige/grey/white poking through...




 The ViNtaGe GaRden Chair was also in my office loft...
Soooo functional here...




Although there's some slight evidence of  "power tool sanding" -
I still LoVe It - It's a FaB Piece!!!




I found these AwEsOMe 
"Bo-Ho Style" Shams at Anthropologie...
I like using *All-White* Bed Linens,  - 
just changing out Shams Seasonally - 
yielding a QUICK/INEXPENSIVE Freshened Look...
I think these will look FaB against the **Rusty Headboard** -
really bringing it together!!!





 What a FaB Sweet Adornment!*!*!
Purchased from "Paper Patty" - at Kane last month...




 Remember this "Killer-Piece" 
- that left me weak-in-the-knees...
I think it's going to work out perfectly, on the wall, next to the bed, possibly with this chandelier...
 I have a Stash of Chandeliers to pick from - if  I need more B*L*I*N*G impact!!!



I'm considering displaying these Old Textured Wicker Suitcases
on Top of the Hutch that houses my White Matte Pottery...



 I'm currently painting slats of wood to back
 this Rusty Architectural Fragment/Headboard...   



 These Birdie cut-outs are going to get a slathering of rough plaster & paint...
Then added to the headboard area...





These are ALL P*O*S*S*I*B*I*L*I*T*I*E*S...
The "POP-OF-ORANGE,  HINT OF RUST, WICKER SUITCASES" - 
 along with *ALL-THE-WHITE*...

Have a FaB Weekend!*!*!
GoRgeOus Weather, here in the MidWest!*!*!

Jeanine