I LoVe Imperfections...
chipped... salvaged... tattered... worn... rusty... crusty...

Saturday, April 20, 2013

A Day of Eye-Candy @ The Chicago Botanic Antique Garden Fair...

YESTERDAY, Frog Husband and I had a date!*!*!  Geared-Up with *Winter Coats, Hats, Scarves, & Gloves - as we headed out to the Chicago Botanic Gardens - for their annual ViNtaGe Garden Fair - in  Illinois...
  Years past ~ I can remember wearing a light Spring Jacket - and on a few occasions, having sandals on!!!  Although all of the antiques are INDOORS, it was quite a long walk to the entrance - due to the flooding of a good portion of their parking lots... - So glad we "geared-up" for that...  I always love touring the grounds after doing the show - but this year - with sleet, rain, & COLD temperatures - next to nothing was in bloom OUTSIDE...

 Lot's of Metal with a "rusty... crusty... PaTiNa"...








 Obsessed with ViNtaGe T*O*L*E...
Tucked under a larger table was my most FaVoRite Piece of the entire VinTaGe Garden Show...
H*O*W*E*V*E*R, The Price was INSANE ~ No Way could I take it home...
I L*O*V*E ViNtaGe Tole that has acquired a natural time-worn patina!!!  Hints of random chippy... crusty... rusty... PaTiNa - on top of the old painted colored metal
 - Makes me CrAzY!*!*!




 Another KiLLeR Tole Piece!!!

























 The Real Deal - NOT a re-production...



 I loved this little cubby drawer cabinet!!!
HOWEVER, yet another eye-candy item
 due to the insane price-point...







 Sooooo refreshing to SEE this live vegetable garden.....
LoVeD the hand garden tool
 and watering can as well...




 I DIDN'T TAKE MY OWN ADVICE...
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RARE ZINC DRAIN GUTTER w/FaB PaTiNa!!!
I don't very often come across ViNtaGe Zinc Pieces...  This one was wonderfully crude with it's imperfections and the PaTiNa was sooooo much better than this picture depicts...  It was a good size as well - not tooo big, not tooo small...   Unfortunately, it was the first thing I fell in LoVe with - IN THE VERY FIRST BOOTH we were in...  The price point was a bit high - but still affordable for my budget...  Not knowing what other time-worn SHaBBies lie ahead, I reluctantly decided to see if it continued to "call out to me" as I continued my ShoPPing...   It did indeed haunt me the entire show ~ and when I went back ~ THERE WAS THE RED TAG...  I was sooooo sad...  Soooooo talking to myself as I am you - when you see an unusual/rare piece that's calling out to you at a high traffic show - BUY IT RIGHT THEN AND THERE...  I'm STILL trying to get over this...








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It's going to be a B*U*S*Y week For Me!!!
Gearing Up for the *FiRsT* in a Series of
*** MonthLy SaLeS ***
At Our Home 
For the *2013* Season

S*A*T*U*R*D*A*Y
APRIL 27th
Historic Cedarburg, Wisconsin
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Come Shop-My-SHaBBies
Shop Historic Downtown Cedarburg, Wisconsin!*!*!

Jeanine

1 comment:

  1. what a wonderful show event, love combining garden with vintage!! so many great ideas!

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