This past Sunday I set-up at the First Outdoor Selling Market of the 2012 Season... YOU never know what to expect "weather wise" - especially at this time of year... •THE SUN NEVER CAME OUT... •CONSTANT WIND... (I had great tent weights) •WINTER COAT & SCARF... •IT POURED BUCKETS ~ near days end...
Thank goodness most of my SaLes were EARLY-ON!*!*!
4 of my Larger "Anchor Pieces" SOLD well before 10 am
No Worries in my Booth ~ I was there to SELL - ANYTIME!*!*!
This AwEsoMe CHiPPy Cart
was the FIRST to go...
This Over-The-Top FaB ChiPPy White Garden Table was the second "Anchor Piece" to sell early on... In fact, I honestly did not get "FULLY SET UP" - till 11 am - OMG!!!
I quickly found a replacement for the SOLD GARDEN TABLE - with this AwEsoMe White Iron Planter with rusty P*A*T*I*N*A...
Yet another Anchor Piece that SOLD early on...
CARLA was my Neighbor-For-The-Day...
I couldn't have asked for a better friend to be by!!! - She drove & got us some Strong HOT CoFFee to warm up with!*!*!
Carla creates the most AmaZingly BEAUTIFUL/Unique Plant/Flower arrangementsusing THE BeSt Crusty Rusty Props!*!*! No two are alike... This BirdHouse Creation SOLD IMMEDIATELY - Everyone wanted it!*!*! Carla sells at Grayslake Flea quite often...
These 3 Ladies Are ALWAYS SEEN
Such a joy to chit-chat with & I LoVe that
they LoVe My SHaBBies!*!*!
A closer peek of what was to be seen
under the main tent...
Packing Up - In the POURING RAIN was
Even though I had a Tent - It had to come down and be put in the Van - WET!!!
EVERYTHING WAS WET ~ And everything had to be put in the Van...
Thank goodness I brought my AwEsoMe Rain Jacket with a hood!!! - Even that had to be taken off before I drove away in the van...
Needless to Say - I spent a good part of today DRYING OFF EVERYTHING...
~*~ Can't Wait to Show You a FaB Find I bought at the Show ~*~
I always look forward to W*H*I*T*E WEDNESDAY - Hosted by Kathleen of Faded Charm... Even though I'm surrounded by lots of ChiPPy-WHiTe in our home ~ sometimes, I dig into my ChiPPy!-SHaBBy! S*T*A*S*H and ever changing Show Stock...
With the garden season upon us,
I dug these beauties out-of-hiding,
along with the "extra-tall" ChiPPy-WHiTe
ViNtaGe Watering Can...
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Soooo much more interesting
than brand new!*!*!
I've been working like CrAzY - Organizing the Garage/Workshop & Pulling EVEN MORE FaB ShaBBies For this Sunday's VinTage Antique & Garden Show at The Arboretum of South Barrington South Barrington, Illinois (do visit my sidebar for details)
As a well seasoned Collector of ViNtaGe WATERING CANS, it's not very often that I've run across one In Old-Blue-PAINT...Here's a FaB examplefrom my personal collection - and is it ever FaBuLouSly - S*H*A*B*B*Y!!!
This past Saturday was the "Kick-Off" start of this Season's Monthly ChiPPy!-SHaBBy! S*A*L*E*S at our home - April through September - In Historic Cedarburg, Wisconsin...
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SHaBBy ShoPPers were greeted with a Taste Of S*P*R*I*NG
as they rounded the corner of the GaRaGe!*!*!
Waiting for the 8 am OpeNinG!*!*!
I was very pleased to "SEE" such a good number of **ChiPPy!-SHaBBy! Die-Hard ShoPPers** braving the early morning 32 degree temperatures... Customers came not only from the Wisconsin area - but Illinois & Michigan as well...
With weather concerns in APRIL,
we always start the Selling Season **In-The-GaRaGe**
During the "warm weather months" it evolves into
**RoadSide Tent S*A*L*E*S**
I always have a "Holding Area" for ChiPPy!-SHaBBy! ShoPPers
whose arms get Toooooo Full!*!*!
I can't THANK my ChiPPy!-SHaBBy! CHECK-OUT CREW Enough!!!
Sandy & Leta - I LOVE YOU!!!
I couldn't have done it without you Ladies - Thanks!!!
AFTER the mad rush...
I was soooo happy to actually be able to talk with some of my customers!!!
This group of ladies from Milwaukee ~ were JUST ADORABLE and
S*W*E*E*T as can be!*!*! They all LoVed my SHaBBies - Especially Jo Anna!!!
Helloooo... My passion is DISPLAY!!! I Love creating inspiring eye-catching vignettes using UNIQUE, One-Of-A-Kind, ViNtaGe Finds, with a NATURAL time-worn chippy paint patina!!! APRIL through SEPTEMBER, I have MONTHLY ChiPPy!-SHaBBy! SALES At Our Home, here in Historic Cedarburg, Wisconsin... During these WARM WEATHER MONTHS, I also Sell my SHaBBies at various Outdoor Speciality Shows and Flea Markets... ALL UpComing Show Dates will be posted on my Blog SideBar so you know where to find me!!! **As each event gets closer - I'll post MORE DETAILED Information...