Monday, July 29, 2013
Early Friday Morning Frog Husband and I found ourselves - *BACK-ON-THE-ROAD* working our way toward Iowa... We took our time.... Stopped... Shopped... & Ate in many a small town, taking-in the sights ~ enjoying S*U*M*M*E*R...
FIRST STOP (after Starbucks)
The Small Town of ROCKTON, ILLINOIS
Unfortunately we were way toooo early for any Antique Shops to
be open, but enjoyed the Window Eye-Candy!!!
I'm almost certain I would have snagged a couple shabbies in this town...
Many of these small towns
have quaint old buildings...
I LoVe the "blink-of-the-eye" tour, which usually
extends only a couple of blocks...
Surprise... Surprise... Surprise...
I discovered the "workshop" of
Dealer Friends, Erica & Lenni of
**Apron Strings Mom & Me**
This Mother & Daughter Team Sell FaB SHaBBies & Have
Inviting Displays in their Booth AT The ELKHORN FLEA,
located in one of the animal buildings...
Some towns later, I spotted this open
gated area next to an Antique Shop...
JuSt AwEsoMe SHaBBies amongst a Pile of Junk!!!
I vamped-over those PeRfeCtLy ChiPPy Fluted Metal Shutters!!!
Along with the Small ViNtaGe White Iron Bench...
Upon inquiring inside the Antique Shop
*** N-F-S ***
We FINALLY arrived in Galena, IL
It's been quite a few years since we've been there...
The Architecture is just Amazing!!! I could have snapped
a zillion pics of interesting doorways... trim... ~ but chose to enjoy
the moment instead... In my opinion, the town has had
a real come back... Many new shops, restaurants - and it was BUSY!!!
The cool sunny day made it so pleasant to wander up and down
the picturesque hilly main street...
Is This ChiPPy!-SHaBBy! or what!*!*!
Just Darling Boutique located on Galena's Main Street
** Ethyl's, a place for chicks **
Definitely had the vibe of a little Anthropologie!*!*!
I snapped this pic of their Dressing Room Doors!!!
I'm sure you've heard the saying
**Saved The BeSt For Last**
Well THIS IS TRULY IT!*!*!
Do Check Back about Mid-Week
to **SEE** what's Down This Road!!!
Thursday, July 25, 2013
Our main focus for visiting New Hampshire was an Antique Bottle Show in the Downtown District of Manchester... A few days prior - we "squeezed-in" just a little bit of SHaBBy-SHoPPing in the LAKE AREA...
How inviting is this!*!*!
I want to say that there were 5 Cottages In-A-Row,
each with a different Antique Theme...
Such Great Eye Candy!!!
** AwEsoMe Window **
I have to remind myself not to complain on long
16 hour one-way road trips to the East Coast Area...
Since we FLEW this time - it was killing me not to
easily be able to bring certain things home...
The GLASS KNOB Shop is DEFINITELY
On the Re-Visit List WITH AN EMPTY VAN!!!
Open Seasonally Spring - Fall
Moultonborough, New Hampshire
Priced Right ~ Killer Rusty PaTiNa!!!
The Glass Knob Shop
Just Darling "Tented Shopping Area"
in their back yard!!!
Lots of ChiPPy-WHiTe ON THE BUILDINGS in this old
downtown section of Laconia, New Hampshire
In walking distance from our Hotel in
Manchester, New Hampshire
Located in an Old Mill
**I'd probably make this shop a regular stop if I lived in the area**
This booth had a fab mix of
WHiTe SHaBBieS & Darker Woods
Again, Sooooo Sad we didn't have the VAN!!!
However - I did net some SHaBBy Finds...
LoVed the Rusty PaTiNa on White...
I really liked Downtown Manchester!!!
~ ELM STREET ~
FaB Food, Coffee, & Pastries...
** Toothache Wax **
I found this Antique Jar w/Dental Advertising
to be very interesting!!!
from the Bottle Show!*!*!
Have a great rest of the week!!!
I'm back On-The-Hunt
Re-plenishing my SHaBBy SHoW SToCk!!!
Monday, July 22, 2013
"Just Back" from a "long weekend getaway"
~ Part ONE ~
Blur-Tour in and around Lake Winnipesaukee
With 95 degree + temperatures...
Most of our planned "outdoor activities were nixed!!!
Soooooo sight seeing in an air conditioned car around Lake Winnipesaukee,
was our next best option...
We came upon an area that had quite a few
ViNtaGe NEON MOTEL/COTTAGE SIGNAGE...
Takes me back to the 50's... 60's...
Funky Lobster Building...
One of my FaVoRiTe Sightings...
** ViNtaGe Chandelier **
In and around the boat sandbox...
Just AwEsoMe ViNtaGe Architectural WINDOW!!!
LoVed the "Spider-Web-Like" - Edges...
Many a Building had these "Light Window Panels"
above their Garage Doors...
Later in the day...
we "cooled-off" taking a boat ride in a
1948 VINTAGE Wooden Mahogony
in the town of Wolfeborough, NH
Check Back for MORE
on our "whirl-wind trip"
•Shabby Shopping - around the Lake
•Bottle Show in Manchester, NH
Tuesday, July 16, 2013
Touches of SuMMeR in & around our Home...
Adorned "Just with SeaShells"
Although this WHITE LANTERN is not that old ~
it has acquired a wonderful time-worn rusty PaTiNa!*!*!
**Sometimes the smallest of things
can add sooooo much**
**Stages of Butterfly Development**
•Re-purposed Light Fixture Candle Holders
•ViNtaGe Wicker Suitcase...
** Re-Purposed **
Industrial FUNNEL On Stand
turned Planter w/Bird...
HaVe A GREAT rest of the Week...
I'm going to be Out & About
Monday, July 15, 2013
YESTERDAY, was The Maxwell Street Flea Market - here in our quaint historic town of Cedarburg, Wisconsin... It's held "4 times a year" at our local Fairgrounds - *Firemen's Park*... Most of the time you can find me selling my SHaBBies at 2 of the 4 events - May & September...
It was "slim-pickings" for me
at the Flea Yesterday...
Traditonally at this market, July is sparse with
Dealers & the Crowd as well... Such was the
case - yesterday... ~ NO comparison
to May & September's Booths/Crowd...
HOWEVER, here's a glimpse
of a few SHaBBieS I did net!*!*!
Hope *Your Week* is off to a good start!!!
Sunday, July 14, 2013
BeSt-Ever Weather for **SHaBBy-SHoPPing**
- OutDoors, -ChiPPy!-SHaBBy! July SaLe,
I was just thrilled to meet sooooo many
"New ChiPPy!-SHaBBy! Customers" -
as they were to discover me
- At Yesterday's SaLe!*!*!
I mixed things up a bit ~ setting up
along side the house for this Month's SaLe...
FURNITURE was a Hot Seller
Tables... Chairs... Stools...
Along with Mirrors, Garden items, &
With many requests for a certain piece of furniture,
I found myself "pulling extra pieces" - out of the garage,
and they too were selling!!!
I'm Looking For the
"New Shabby Customer" who purchased
•"Re-Purposed Green Wooden Ice Cream/Vase",
•ChiPPy Robin's Egg Blue Stool...
• White Lattice-Like Garden Tool Holder...
THE Tall WHITE BOOKCASE/Wall SHELF THAT Y*O*U
& ANOTHER LADY WANTED
IS STILL AVAILABLE
~ She ended up Not Taking It!!!
(My email is on this blog's sidebar if you're still interested...)
I ALWAYS LoVe Seeing & Visiting
with these two SHaBBy SHoPPers!!!
It was such a delight selling SHaBBies Yesterday ~
like having an outdoor summer party ~ catching up with friends...
Another Beautiful Day!*!*!
Thank Y*O*U SHaBBy ShoPPers!!!
Friday, July 12, 2013
~ Beautiful Weather Prediction for SaTurDaY's SaLe ~
Historic Cedarburg, Wisconsin
I've been "pulling" some extra special
SHaBBies from my personal collection
FOR THIS SALE...
Saturday, July 13th
We'll Open Promptly @ 8am...
Closing around 3pm...
(Do visit my sidebar for More Details...)
Stop by... Say Hellooooo...
Shop Historic Cedarburg, Wisconsin
Not that I'm rushing Summer...
Just picked up the FALL Issue of
**RoManTic Country **
** ViNtaGe Style **
Not having time "just-yet" to read them,
the "Flip" Looks FaBuLouS!!!
•ChiPPy WHiTe ViNtaGe Furniture
Hotter Than Ever!*!*!
SEE YOU SaTuRdaY!*!*!
Tuesday, July 9, 2013
Saturday's Wisconsin Day Trip started out ShoPPing the Princeton Flea Market, then heading to their Quaint Downtown Historic District - with numerous Antique Shops and Speciality Stores... After lunch in a Home Town Diner - we then headed to Berlin, Wisconsin where SaVing Grace SaLvaGe Company is located...
Only seeing pictures on FaceBook...
When arriving at
I could hardly contain myself when we
rounded the corner and saw this!!!
~** InViTing Entrance **~
EVERYTHING was so well grouped/organized!!!
The main floor had many an inviting display ~ however just about everything that caught my eye HAD NO PRICE TAGS... After inquiring on prices - almost all of the items I vamped over were either NFS... Wedding Rental... or Already Sold - with NO TAGS identifying as such...
Moving on to Princeton, Wisconsin...
Bird Nest Sighting in Chandelier !*!*!
and yes ~ the BiRd Flew Out!!!
~** The Old Tracy Porter Building **~
Although TRACY PORTER'S Store has closed in Princeton,
Ironically I found and purchased one of her FaB Clothing Creations at a
ReSale Shop a few doors down from where she was located!*!*!
LoVEd this Dresser!!!
I'm going to hang on to these SHaBBies for a while as well...
~ PeRfeCtLy ChiPPy ~
A*N*D They're W*H*I*T*E...
A*N*D... **Don't Forget**
It's Happening THIS SATURDAY
SaLe @ ChiPPy!-SHaBBy's! House
One Tent... One Day...
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