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

Monday, March 18, 2013

Just FaB ChiPPy!-SHaBBy! ShoPPing - This Past Weekend - ST. LOUIS...

Each year around this time we make our annual SpringTime trek to St. Louis for an Antique Bottle Show - "squeezing-in" a bit of ChiPPy!-SHaBBy! ShoPPing!*!*!  Although WINTER is almost over according to the calendar - it most certainly WAS NOT in St. Louis THIS YEAR as well as here in Wisconsin...   No Spring Jacket... No Sun... Next to none Daffodils...

*** HoWeVeR **
The SHaBBy ShoPPing was AwEsoMe!!!
  I netted some "key-pieces" that I'll be adding to my "SHaBBy S*A*L*E Stash" for the 1st Monthly ChiPPy!-SHaBBy! SaLe of the *2013 Season* - AT-OUR-HOME, here in Historic Cedarburg, Wisconsin,  SATURDAY, APRIL 27th...... **AND*** The Na-Da Farm S*A*L*E  EVENT at Anne Marie's, in Esmond, Illinois on MAY 17th & 18th...
  Be sure to **Mark Your Calendar**...

 Wet Roads... Sleet... No Sun...
Did Not Stop SHaBBy-ShoPPing!*!*!
If you look REAL CLOSE - 
You can get a glimpse of the Iconic Arch



 We did a lot of different things on this visit ~
one of them was driving around various neighborhoods...
I LoVe looking at Big Old Houses...




ONLY in this neighborhood
 was the grass ever so slightly greening...




 Besides our regular "Antique Stops"
we extended our **Hunt** to the numerous
Re-SaLe Shops that had "popped-up"...
Some of them were just AwEsoMe
with great finds & displays as well...



 This ViNtaGe Round Metal Container had a
 FaB Look, including functional divider/compartments inside,
but the "price point" was just too high for resale...




 For me - this SHaBBy Cabinet was just
NOT ChiPPy in all the right places...
But it definitely had a look!!!  
Perhaps a wreath affixed to the door
 would help with an easement...




 This was my FaVoRiTe Booth in a
Really Fun Junker ReSaLe Shop!*!*!
I LoVeD  this Place and would definitely shop it on a weekly basis - for the thrill of the hunt ~ NEVER KNOWING what you might find digging through this and that!*!*!




 LoVeD these smaller-sized corbels -
but had to pass ~ they weren't WHITE...




 All B*L*I*N*G that I spotted on
the trip was soooo insanely expensive...
  It made me realize how reasonably priced
 my chandeliers are and will continue to be...
SHOP ChiPPy!-SHaBBy! for B*L*I*N*G...




On-The-Way-Up
This Antique Store's WINDOW DISPLAY
was bursting with **ViNtaGe Easter**




 Although I'm not a big fan of  
**Contrived SHaBBies** I just had to stop in this Store!!!
Sooooo Glad I did!*!*!  The smell was heavenly ~ and all their reproductions were top of the line... InViTing Displays inside as well...











  With my ANTIQUE BOTTLE SELLING STOCK extremely low ~ I was able to re-plenish it with some interesting ViNtaGe F*I*N*D*S netted at the Bottle Show...




We brought these two bottles to the show, but they
 are still looking for a good home!*!*!
Demijohns were more commonly found
 encased in "Old Wicker"...
FaB Color... Crude Applied Lip
** 1870's - 1880's **




Just AwEsMe F*I*N*D
ChiPPy!-SHaBBy! Style...
Frog Husband Netted this antique flask for me!!!
BeSt Old ChiPPy! Paint PaTiNa
on the Flowers...
Light Amber Flask dates around
** 1870-1885 **...

So for now... Yet Another Sunless, Snowy Day back here in Wisconsin... 
J*E*A*N*I*N*E

1 comment:

  1. Fun! and that is why you sell and that persons channdie is still there right...hang in there till Spring.

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