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

Wednesday, October 31, 2012

** ChiPPy-BOO ** HaLLoWeeN!*!*!


*~ C*H*I*P*P*Y - B*O*O* ~*
HaLLoWeen with a "Twist"


It's ALL-In-The-Details...
*Black Cat...   *Witch...




A Very "Special" Creation
Made By a Very Special Artist...
**With "me" in mind**




One-Of-A-Kind...



Witch Hat...
Crow...



Candelabra...



HaPPy HaLLoWEEn NiTe To YOU!*!*!
*  *  * ChiPPy - B O O *  *  *

Jeanine

Monday, October 29, 2012

Last of the F*A*L*L Planters ~ Crusty... Rusty... PeRfeCtioN!*!*!

C*O*L*D Weather...  B*A*R*E Trees...
 S*N*O*W Flurry Sighting...
All of the above have now hit our area here in Wisconsin...  
Over the past few weeks, we've been "readying" our property for 
W*I*N*T*E*R

~* Last PLANTER Standing *~
The Ultimate Crusty... Rusty... P*A*T*I*N*A, 
accenting the Old-White-Paint!*!*!


I took this picture - Last Week, with a "hint" of the
 Red Burning Bush in the background...



T*O*D*A*Y, the Burning Bush is "Long-Gone"...
We've had about 4 Heavier Frosts Now, so it's just a matter of time
 before we'll need to put this Crusty... Rusty... Beauty, - in Storage till SPriNg...

Jeanine

Sunday, October 28, 2012

Cedarburg, Wisconsin Article - MIDWEST LIVING MAGAZINE...

The Quaint Historic Town "where I live", CEDARBURG WISCONSIN, was just featured in the latest issue of MIDWEST LIVING MAGAZINE!*!*!  All about the *Old-Fashioned HoLiDay Magic* in our Picturesque Historic Town...

 November/December 2012 ISSUE
MIDWEST LIVING MAGAZINE...



 Pages 45 - 49...
















 YES ~ This is what the town I live in REALLY LOOKS LIKE!*!*!  
I am sooooo lucky to live here...  And Our Home is in walking distance of this Historic Downtown...

My Top "3" FaVoRite Shops
(do click on the name to link-up)




**The Stagecoach Inn Bed & Breakfast**
 This is my photo taken a few years back during the Winter HoLiDAy Season...
Built in *1853*
For those of you who don't know, for the past 19 years,  I've worked here part-time as an Innkeeper ~ taking reservations & checking-in guests !!!  Located on the Historic Main Street,  Washington Avenue, The Stagecoach Inn is in walking distance of EVERYTHING!!!      We have a total of 13 Rooms, some with whirlpools...  Do hop on over to the Stagecoach's Web Site for a "Virtual Tour" of each of the rooms...
262-375-0208
**********

Want to visit this quaint little town
 AND Shop My ChiPPy!-SHaBBy! ViNtaGe F*I*N*D*S
 During this Festive HoLiDay Season???
  
I'll be selling my SHaBBies on SATURDAY, DECEMBER 1st
 - just 12 miles from Cedarburg...
*** ViNtaGe Christmas HoLiDaY Market ***
Germantown, Wisconsin...
Hosted by the PILGRIM ANTIQUE MALL
Located in the Former Country Store Building
W156 N11500 Pilgrim Road
Germantown, Wisconsin 
262-250-0260
(I'll be posting More Details
 as the Event Date gets closer...)
*~* Shop-My-Shabbies *~*
Then Visit Historic Cedarburg, Wisconsin


Jeanine

Friday, October 26, 2012

Rusty... Crusty... L*O*V*E ~ Time-Worn SAP BUCKETS

With "3" Holiday Shows coming up in November (visit my sidebar for details) ~ I've begun working on my **HoLiDay STaSh**...  I came across this PeRfeCtLy Crusty... Rusty... SAP BUCKET that I had netted at the Last Elkhorn Flea...  

 Soooo Much More Interesting than Brand New!*!*!




These "2" rusted together Sap Buckets are now "married for life"...
-No Way will they ever come apart!*!*!  
Just LoVe the "Loose RIM" ~ lending so much character to the piece
One-Of-A-Kind F*I*N*D 




 The last of our Lovely Fall Leaves
 were just the perfect adornment for this piece...




I'm "linking-up" with Debra of Common Ground for
ViNtaGe Inspiration #111 - Savoring Fall
Do hop on over to her Blog to SEE MORE of these fab
Fall Entries!*!*!
Click Here:  Common Ground Blog

Jeanine
ChiPPy!-SHaBBy!

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

ViNtaGe SQUIRREL - ChiPPy W*H*I*T*E PaTiNa...

Hellooooo Friends!*!*!
The Word Is Out!!!   *New Link-Up PaRtY* ON WEDNESDAYS ~ AND It's All About W*H*I*T*E...    I most certainly am hopping over & linking-up with Becky - of "TIMEWASHED", and I'm show-casing my ChiPPy-W*H*I*T*E ViNtaGe SQUIRREL!*!*!

~* ChiPPy-WHiTe *~
ViNtaGe Concrete Squirrel...



 Be sure to enlarge this one!*!*!
BeSt-Ever Natural Time~Worn P*A*T*I*N*A...







I added some FaLL Color with the Cranberry-Red Mums 
as a FaB "Go-With" for the Squirrel on our deck...
******
 I LoVe Double-Buckets!*!*!
and this one has a fab "white-washed" PaTiNa,
 along with it's imperfections on-the-seam...







Now Hop on over to 
 ~  Blissful Whites Wednesday ~
Hosted by Becky

HOPE YOU JOIN ALONG AND LINK-UP...
New Inspiration...

Jeanine

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

"BitterSweet Goodbyes" Viva la Cottage Closes it's Doors...

   It's been public knowlege for some time now, that Angie McMahon, Owner of Viva la Cottage ~for some 2 decades now, made the decision to "Close her SHOP Doors for Good"...  This past Saturday was Viva's "Last Hurrah" - CeLeBraTing the closing with a SPaRKliNg Festive
 *~* WiNteR WoNdeRLaNd *~* Holiday Market!*!*!

Here I am with Angie ~ saying our "Bittersweet" Goodbyes Last Saturday...
To Me Viva la Cottage was like a "little Anthropologie" up in the quaint resort town of Sister Bay Wisconsin...  Approaching the STORE'S FRONT DOOR - which was almost always open, you were greeted by a wafting essence of some of the BeSt Specialty Soaps & Lotions...  The soothing color schemes of "Creamy-Whites/Yellow/Beige" along with Angie's Talent for Unique Eye-Catching Displays,
  Magically made you want to buy E*V*E*R*Y*T*H*I*N*G!!!
  Unique Jewelry, Designer Clothing, & Just AwEsoMe ViNtaGe F*I*N*D*S ~ 
"Were Extra Icing ON-THE-CAKE" - For Me!*!*!



 This Year's Winter Wonderland 
was a "SpaRKliNg SHaBBy White-Out"











 I bought sooooo many wonderful ViNtaGe Christmas F*I*N*D*S from Carol!*!*!  ~ I'm keeping them a secret till my First HoLIDAy Show at Grayslake Antique Market on NOVEMBER 10th & 11th at the Lake County Fairgrounds in Grayslake, Illinois  (I'll be posting MORE details about the Event as the date gets closer...)













 Carol & Angie 
@ The Check-Out...







 *~* Carol & Angie *~*
Angie could not have asked for a better employee than CAROL!*!*!  
Carol IS-THE-BEST SALES PERSON - EVER!!!
Always greeted you with a Smile, Pleasant Conversation, Helpful, FaB with Re-Arranging/Displays, Great Eye For ViNtaGe!!!  Angie was soooooo lucky to have her!*!*!




With ALL of Angie's Talent, my guess is she's just taking a break ~ WaiTiNg 
 for "Something Else" to Develop...  Until we cross paths - AGAIN...
Big Hugs Angie & Carol 

Jeanine

Sunday, October 21, 2012

F*A*L*L in Door County - Wisconsin...

"Squeezing-In" 28 hours of F*A*L*L
 in Door County, Wisconsin...
Door County was the *Most Beautiful*   I have ever seen it!*!*!
 ~ Still aglow with many colorful leaves & PuMpKiNs E*V*E*R*Y*W*H*E*R*E!*!*!

This "Jack-O-Lantern" Tree was FaBuLouS!*!*!
Up in Sister Bay ~ At The Domicile Shop...



 I just might try this at home!!!
When the light hit a certain way - they looked like they were *glowing*...




 Many a "RoadSide" Wood Bundle could be seen...




Beautiful "BackRoad" Scenery...
 Birch Trees... Tamaracks... Maples...
B*E*S*T




~*~ Schartner's ~*~
My Most FaVoRite Farm Stand!!!
I just LoVe their CHERRY-RASPBERRY PIES!*!*!




 I soooo wanted to buy this Primitive Dry Sink!!!




 The views in Sister Bay on Saturday,
 were just "breath-taking" 
Cool... Crisp... Clear...




AND... Most Importantly - 
We came up to Door County to say our bittersweet goodbyes
at Viva la Cottage...  
Saturday was Angie's "Last Hurrah" - after many many years in business...  
********

in the next day or so...

Jeanine

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

ViNtaGe H*A*L*L*O*W*E*E*N ChiPPy!-SHaBBy! StyLe...

*~* The Magic Spell *~*
IT ALL STARTED WITH A "RuSty... CRuStY... METAL TRAY and a few "Dried FaLL Leaves"... That's how my "Seasonal Halloween Vignette" - developed this year!*!*!  I'm soooo enjoying some "No-Pressure" Free Time THIS MONTH!*!*!  I REALLY needed a little break...

 I picked up this time-worn Metal Tray
 on our recent New England Trip...




Seasonal ENTRY DISPLAY in our Home...
Over the years, I've found that keeping my Seasonal Display Items in "just one area" has the best impact ~ not getting "lost" tucked here and there all over the house...



 This Year's Display seems to be focusing
 On-The-W*I*T*C*H
*ViNtaGE Baby Ruth Candy Box ~ 
(Whole Box 69-79 cents...)
*Mary Myers 1991 Wooden Folk Art
 Witch with Cat...



 More Folk-Art Pieces from the 1980's...




 •ViNtaGe Bottle with W*I*T*C*H GRAPHICS...
•Just AwEsoMe ViNtaGe Fortune Telling Cake Set...
(contains metal trinket charms that were baked in a cake!*!*!)
OMG!!!



 Here's the Rusty Tray now adorning ViNtaGE •WITCH NOISEMAKER,
 •JACK-0-LANTERN, •OWL LIGHT, •OWL CUT-OUT WITH PAPER WINGS, and •TIME-WORN ChiPPy BLACK LANTERN...




 ViNtaGe FANNIE FARMER Halloween
Wax/Paper Candy Container
(opens from the bottom)



Lighted Large Plastic Halloween W*I*T*C*H
Just FaB "ChiPPy PaTiNa"...




 ViNTaGe  ~*GURLEY*~ HaLLoWeen Candle Collection...
Most Recent Addition - Top Left - SKELETON, found at Grayslake Flea
 this past weekend!*!*!




The W*I*T*C*H is Out!*!*!
That is the Wooden One I recently found
on our trip Out East, a few weeks ago...
PeRfeCTly ChiPPy
Flying Above the Vignette Above...

Hope you enjoy looking at these pics
 as much as I do... 
ViNtaGe H*A*L*L*O*W*E*E*N
ChiPPy!-SHaBBy! Style...

Jeanine