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

Monday, July 29, 2013

Working Our Way to IOWA...

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...




 Rockton, IL




 Some towns later,  I spotted this open
 gated area next to an Antique Shop...
  OMG!*!*!
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!!!
OMG!*!*! +++

Jeanine

Thursday, July 25, 2013

Part Two - **SHaBBy ShoPPing** New Hampshire...

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!!!
OMG!*!*!
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!!!
Sooooo InViTiNg...




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...
FaVoRite Restaurant:

FaVoRite Coffee:




** Toothache Wax **
OMG!*!*!
I found this Antique Jar w/Dental Advertising 
to be very interesting!!!




My **Keeper-F*I*N*D**
from the Bottle Show!*!*!
BeSt!*!*!
***********
Have a great rest of the week!!!
I'm back On-The-Hunt
Re-plenishing my SHaBBy SHoW SToCk!!!
Jeanine

Monday, July 22, 2013

ViNtaGe Neon Motel Signs - Whirl-Wind NEW HAMPSHIRE TRIP...

"Just Back" from a "long weekend getaway"
New Hampshire!*!*!  
~ 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 **
On-An-Outdoor-Porch!*!*!



 Lobster Buoy
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
 "Hacker-Craft" Boat
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

Jeanine

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Re-Purposed SHaBBies that Say S*U*M*M*E*R...


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**




 ViNtaGe POSTER
**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
ENJOYING S*U*M*M*E*R...

Jeanine

Monday, July 15, 2013

SHaBBy-SHoPPing Cedarburg's Local Flea...

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!!!
Jeanine

Sunday, July 14, 2013

ChiPPy!-SHaBBy! MONTHLY SaLeS ~ At Our HOME...

BeSt-Ever Weather for **SHaBBy-SHoPPing**
 - OutDoors, -ChiPPy!-SHaBBy! July SaLe,
Cedarburg, Wisconsin...

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, &
Architectural Salvage...
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...
F*Y*I
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!!!

Jeanine

Friday, July 12, 2013

**SNEAK PEEK** This UpComing SaTuRDaY's S*A*L*E...

CrAzY BuSy!*!*!
~ Beautiful Weather Prediction for SaTurDaY's SaLe ~
ChiPPy!-SHaBBy's House
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-My-SHaBBies
Shop Historic Cedarburg, Wisconsin

A*N*D
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
•Colorful Primitives
Hotter Than Ever!*!*!




SEE YOU SaTuRdaY!*!*!
Jeanine

Tuesday, July 9, 2013

SaTurDay's ROAD TRIP ~ On-The-Hunt for SHaBBies in Wisconsin!*!*!


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!*!*!




 SHaBBy Desk
 *Keeper-Find*




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
JULY 13th
SaLe @ ChiPPy!-SHaBBy's! House
Cedarburg, Wisconsin
One Tent... One Day...
(Do visit my SideBar for Details...)

Jeanine