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

Sunday, March 31, 2013

Easter Greetings ~ ChiPPy!-SHaBBy! Style!*!*!

Hellooooo Friends!*!*!

The SNOW is Melting!*!*!
The SUN is Out!*!*!
The WEATHER is Warming-Up!*!*! 





















What's EASTER Without Chocolate???
Our Local "Old-Fashioned" Candy Store!*!*!
Wishing YOU a Wonderful Day!!!

Jeanine

Friday, March 22, 2013

Longing for the OUTDOOR FLEA MARKETS!*!*!

LAST YEAR at this time I had "PaNsiEs" potted on our front porch!*!*!  Mentally and physically I have just had it with these STILL Foot-Deep Mountains of FROZEN SNOW here in Wisconsin...  I sooooo want to/need to - get enthused about **SpringTime** SHaBBy Selling ~ ESPECIALLY OUTDOORS!!!   SOOOOO ~ to give myself the "nudge" I NEED, I've been going through memory lane with  Flea Market pics & ChiPPy!-SHaBBy! Shows/SaLes...  - It REALLY IS just around the corner!*!*!  

 "1st LoVe"
Being Up EARLY
S*H*O*P*P*I*N*G The FLEA!*!*! 




 "2nd LoVe"
ALL SET-UP & READY TO 
** SeLL SHaBBies **
at an outdoor flea - with FaB Weather!*!*!







** 3rd LoVe **
All Tarped Over ~ The hard work is done...
**Awaiting the excitement of the NEXT DAY'S** 
SHABBY SHOPPERS!*!*!



** 4th LoVe **
Seeing my work area in the GaRaGe
Over-Flowing with Show-Stock SHaBBies!!!
~ Imagining Display Possibilities ~



 Behind the Scenes...
Renting a Truck FOR LARGER SHOWS...
Laying out my Selections...



 Sooooo Thankful when I SEE THIS!*!*!
Van Fully-Loaded
It actually takes me on the average, about 2-1/2 hours
to Pack-It-In...




 Just Love... Love... Love...
My MONTHLY ChiPPy!-SHaBBy
SaLes @ OUR Home 
Cedarburg ~ Wisconsin!!!
Held either on the RoadSide, Backyard, or GaRaGe...
First Sale of the 2013 Season
Saturday, April 27th
(details as the event date nears)
Shop-My-SHaBBies ~ Shop Historic Downtown Cedarburg, Wisconsin




AT least the SUN is out ToDAy!*!*!
OutDoor Flowers ~ Soon???? - Hope So!*!*!

Have a Great Weekend
I'm up to some F*U*N
 ChiPPy!-SHaBBy! SHoPPinG!!!

Jeanine

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

1st Day of S*P*R*I*N*G - Think ViNtaGe GARDEN!*!*!

Here in the Midwest we STILL have a good amount of "frozen snow" on the ground with temperatures in the teens - OMG!*!*!  Until I have my "first sighting" of an outdoor garden hose ~ I'll cherish my ViNtaGe Garden Collectibles even more ~ with faith & hope that Spring is indeed around the corner...

In Our GaRaGe!*!*!
Galvanized Plumbing Poles suspend Numerous Time~Worn ViNtaGe Watering Cans... AND the Top Self of a FaB Old Cupboard displays a part of my ViNtaGe Garden Collectibles...



MORE Watering Cans
Stacked on Shelving in-the-GaRaGe...
The majority of my ViNtaGe Watering Cans are just for display...  What draws me to these Old Watering Cans is their NATURAL "Time-Worn" PaTina, Form, & "Rose" Spray Head...




**Rare**
Very early Seed Packets with contents...
Jerome B. Rice Seed Co, Cambridge, NY





 Some of my FaVoRiTes
** All-In-Green **


 More on top of the cupboard...








 GaRaGe Ceiling!*!*!
Time-Worn ViNtaGe Watering Cans...
I started my Collection in the early *1980's* 
when I lived in Nevada of all places!*!*!
LAST YEAR ~ I  "weeded-out" a few of them from my collection, -they SOLD right away...




**Be sure to MARK YOUR CALENDAR**
 Northwind Perennial Farm 2013
Antique Garden Show
Burlington, Wisconsin
 (Just Minutes from Lake Geneva)
FRIDAY & SATURDAY
June 21 & 22

Jeanine

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

Friday, March 15, 2013

ImPeRfeCtioNs... Crude ViNtaGe Frame & Basket!*!*!


Beauty is in the eye of the beholder!*!*!
Such was the case when I netted this darling FRAMED ViNtaGe French Bird/Nest Print ~ along with an
 Old French Bread Basket...



I just LoVe the Old FRAME'S ImPeRfeCtiOns!*!*!
The "broken-off" corners add such character to the piece - validating it as a **One-Of-A-Kind*Find**




The ViNTaGe Basket has also seen better days...
I LoVe it's unique "time~worn" tattered look...







~ Time Worn ViNtaGE ~
*Soooo Much more Interesting than Brand New*

Jeanine


Tuesday, March 12, 2013

FaB Turn Out @ Grayslake Flea - this past weekend...

Dreary Weather ~ No Sun & Intermittent Rain...
 - THIS PAST WEEKEND, did not stop shoppers from attending The GRAYSLAKE ANTIQUE/FLEA MARKET held at the Lake County Fairgrounds in Illinois... 
Here's what developed in my 
ChiPPy!-SHaBBy! Booth Space...

Although the foot traffic was there,
I SOLD mostly "Smalls"...
Larger Pieces & Furniture were just not moving in my booth...




Old Bottles...





I came across yet another
 PeRfeCtLy ChiPPy St. Theresa Religious Statue...  This smaller-size version with Metal Marker Plate "Flower of Jesus"- Sold Right Away - as did the Time~Worn "Holy Bible Book Cover"... 




A Hint of ViNTaGe Garden...

























SOLD-OUT 
Pussy Willow Bunches...




~* Rusty Re-Purposed Planter *~
 "Yellow Daffodils Opened"
and Shamrock plant perked-up
Mid-Day Saturday...
But No One took it home...
Now SOLD...






I'll be at GRAYSLAKE again
NEXT MONTH
A*P*R*I*L 13th & 14th

Jeanine