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

Friday, December 28, 2012

Tick~Tock... **2013** is just around the corner!*!*!

Looking Back... Looking Forward... 
****
 ~ ViNtaGe CLoCks ~
~* Work -or- Not, they add a fun Whimsical Touch to the Mix*~



~ Time-Worn PaTiNa ~

It's TIME for a bit of "LOOKING-BACK"
as we end the 2012 Calendar Year...
-- AND -- 
It's also a time to Imagine
 "What will 2013 Bring"???

As for Home Decor,
Sooooo Much to Think About!*!*!
 I want to give my customers
"Fresh Ideas"
and keep my "Creativity Flowing"...   

•What will be the "Trendy Look"???
•Will W*H*I*T*E Still be Popular???
•What will be a "New Twist" on things???
•Will people still "Vamp-Over" a ChiPPy-Paint Patina???
•Is the INDUSTRIAL LOOK still strong???


 Magazines/Pinterest Definitely have a strong
 influence on these changes...
Can't wait to SEE How 2013 UnFolds...

Jeanine

Wednesday, December 26, 2012

It's a W*R*A*P... Fussy little PaCkaGeS...

I LoVE making Gift-Giving ~*SPECIAL*~ 
It's all in the Details... - Adding "little fussy embellishments" along with speciality wrapping paper...

 I LoVed this BiRd Paper!*!*!
Layers of fussy ribbon... Sparkly-Bling...
 Old-Fashioned Wired Cherries, along with a BiRd Gift Tag...




 Whimsical OWL WRAPPING PAPER...
with a hint of ViNtaGe STAR BliNg,
Tied Ribbon & SParKLe...




Nature Paper ~ Trees... Birds...
Wrapped with a hint of Bling & Candied Cherries...




 ViNtaGe Santa Face
 "Pipe-Cleaner Star" Adornment...




Retro Paper ...
with ViNtaGe "Reindeer Head" Adornment...

Hope you enjoyed your Christmas HoLiDAy...
Jeanine

Monday, December 24, 2012

Heartfelt CHriStMaS Wishes

 ~*May we LoVe Even More*~ 




ViNtaGe Tole Candelabra with Birdies...

Have a wonderful next few days
 with Family & Friends!*!*!
~* HaPPy HoLiDaYs *~

J*E*A*N*I*N*E
CHiPPy!-SHaBBy!

Saturday, December 22, 2012

*HoLIDay Adornments* ~ Making Your Guests COMFORTABLE...

 **~ Just A Hint~**
of HoLiDay SpArKLe
In the Guest Room...

 *FaVoRiTe F*I*N*D
 from this past HoLiDay ShoPPing Season...
SiLVeR DEER Compote
nested in the Guest Bedroom Hutch...








SpArKliNg BiRdiE NeSt
in Twig Tree with ViNtaGe Clip-On-Bird Ornament...
GUEST'S - OWN TREE...




 ViNtaGe Wire BaSkeT
filled with greens & Tallow Berries
Along with some books to read...




ViNtaGe Trumpet
**~** Sooooo Jean d' Arc Living **~**
BeSt PaTiNa!*!*!
An area to hang a few items...


Tips for Making "Your Over-Nite
 Guests Comfortable
In-Their-Room...

  *OPEN UP THE ROOM• 
     •Rid clutter, remember they're bringing
       ALL their travel gear...           
                              
*SITTING AREA•
        •Their "own space" - checking emails,
   phone calls, etc.

*EASY OUTLET•  
       •Charging their electronic devices...
   
 *READING MATERIAL*
   Something that they may have
          an interest in...  

*SNACK BASKET
      •Bottled water, nuts, candy...

*TOWELS*
  •Stack them on the Dresser 
      so they don't have to ask...  

*KLEENEX:  
  •By the bed...

*BLANKETS*
  •Within easy reach, 
    so they don't have to ask... 
    (Sleep with it cool at nite,
  they can easily grab a blanket)

*HANGERS* 
   •For certain clothing...


*BATHROOM* 
    •Travel Size: Shampoo,Conditioner,
            Liquid Soap...Tooth Paste, Tooth Brush,
              Floss, Deodorant,Shower Cap,
  Paper Cups, Nite Light...
     (Put these in a basket in the Bathroom)

GUEST ROOM
I've left lots of room in the right corner - for luggage...
Bench under the door - for Shoes & folded clothing...
Wood Box by Hutch, for electronic device plug-in...




 Guest Room
 **ChiPPy!-SHaBBy! Style**
Cozy Seating area with table in-the-corner...




A MOUNTAIN OF FLUFFY PILLOWS!*!*!
~* D*R*E*A*M*Y - C*O*M*F*O*R*T *~ 
All ready for Amy's Arrival!*!*!

Is your HoLIDay ShoPPing 
Ever REALLY Done?!?!?

Last of the HoLiDay Wrapping is on MY-List For TODAY...
 Food ShoPPing...
A little Baking...
Touch-Up Cleaning...

~* It's Almost Christmas *~
HOPING YOUR HoLIDay is Unfolding As Well...

Jeanine

Thursday, December 20, 2012

ViNtaGe Angel with a hint of HoLIDaY SPaRkLe!*!*!

 Fussy "Little HoLiDay Pretties"
~* Vignette with B*L*I*N*G *~

 Vintage Christmas Angel supported by Italian Tole Flowers,
 ~ Nested in a a compote bowl over-flowing with
 **Strands of Pearly BliNg!*!*!



It's All-In-The-Details... 
V*I*N*T*A*G*E
Sooooo much more interesting than brand new!*!*!




 ChiPPy Cherub Lamp...
LoVe the "Nite-Lite" - Base...




I'll be posting a few more HoLiDay Pretties
 in our Guest Bedroom over the next few days...

Jeanine

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Let~It~S*N*O*W... "Season's FIRST SnowFall - Wisconsin...

Afternoon SuRpRiSe!*!*!
GoRgeOuS... Huge Fluffy SNoWFlaKes!*!*!
Ever Soooo Gently Coming Down...

Put my Snow-Boots on ~ and went out to play!*!*!




 Nature's Decorating in our yard...




 Bird Frenzy at the Feeder...




 Garden Angel Dusted with S*N*O*W...



Time to get back In-The-House...
Crackling Fire... HoLiDay Music... & Gift Wrapping...
A WinTer Afternoon in Wisconsin
**~ I'm soooo thankful to be HOME on special days like this ~**

Jeanine


Monday, December 17, 2012

W*H*I*T*E with a ~PoP-Of-CoLoR~

Simple... Clean... Fresh... Crisp...
WHiTE ~ On ~ WHiTE





*~Textured FaBriCs ~*
Along with a P*O*P of Color,
Make this bed Soooooo CoZy



Our Guest Bedroom
* Freshened for the HoLiDAys *
BiRdiE PEACE Pillow 
**like jewelry on the dress**...



All Ready for Amy's Arrival!*!*!



A Hint of HoLiDay Bling...




Some of my Most-Favorite
**PeRfeCtLy ChiPPy SHaBBies**
  are in this room...
BeSt-Ever Lamp Base, Shutters, & Table!*!*!





Hope your HoLiDAys Plans
 are falling into place...
It's time for me to start baking some C*O*O*K*I*E*S...

Jeanine

Saturday, December 15, 2012

**ViNtaGe CHriStMaS** ~ This Year's Vignette is UP!*!*!

I'll have to say, After saturating myself with C*H*R*I*S*T*M*A*S Finds for HoLiDay Shows since Last October, it was REALLY HARD for me to get enthused about decorating Our Own Home...   
My focus for the past couple weeks 
has been Getting Grounded @ HOME...
  Preparing our property for WINTER here in the Midwest, meant MAJOR SHABBY ORGANIZATION - mostly in the garage ~ so we could get BOTH our vehicles in...  Giving the House a REALLY Good Cleaning... Simple things I rarely have time for - like straightening the "Sock Drawer," have now ALL been taken taken care of ~ allowing me to start enjoying HoLiDaY-Time!*!*!

I just had to add some COLOR...
**ViNTaGe Bottle Brush Tree Collection** 




 A hint of  ViNtaGe Architectural SaLVaGe
**Old Round Window**




 The Real-Deal!*!*!
NOT REPRODUCTIONS...
Just look at those bases!*!*!




 A good number of my ViNTaGe Bottle Brush
 Christmas Trees have "markings" -  
Made-In-Japan Stamp/Store Price Tags...




 Recent ViNtaGe F*I*N*D to add to my collection...
Goldish Bottle Brush Tree
Look at that Tree Base!*!*!




 This one's in My Top Three FaVoRiTes!*!*!




 Soooooo SHaBBy!*!*!
ViNtaGe Chenille Tree



A Chicago Icon... 
My Dad would take me to Chicago to visit Marshall Field's
HoLIDay Window Displays every year...
Soooo Sad that it was Sold in 2005
Now Macy's...




 A hint of nature brought indoors...
Although the OWL isn't vintage,
I just had to make an exception - this time...
















** 2012 **




- 2010 -



2006 
Garden INspiRed...



 Most FaVoRiTE
HoLIDay Vignette
** 2007 **


Jeanine

Thursday, December 13, 2012

**Woodsy Winter Wonderland** with a hint of ViNtaGe...

~ F*I*N*A*L*L*Y ~
 Working on my HoLiDay Entry Vignette...
Can't wait to SEE what develops from this "Woodsy Inspired Theme"!*!*! 



 Wonderfully Old, Garland of Mercury Glass
 Beads & Tinsel Balls...
   Fab F*I*N*D from Grayslake Antique Market this past weekend...  It adds just the right amount of "Sparkle" ~ adorning the "snow-sprayed" branches...





** Jeanine **