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

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

News F*L*A*S*H... ~ Selling at KANE COUNTY FLEA - This Weekend!*!*!

 ~ Just Got the Good News!!!
I've been on the "November Wait-List"
to Sell My SHaBBies at the Kane County Flea, in Illinois...

Now Confirmed ~ It's Happening

Booth Location
 Inside the Far East ViNtaGe Building,
 Across from Rhubarb Reign & Diane...

Flea Market Hours
Saturday, 12pm - 5pm
Sunday,     7am - 4pm

Do Stop By & Say Helloooo...
Come ShoP-My ChiPPy!-SHaBBy!
ViNtaGe F*I*N*D*S
with a "Holiday Theme" in mind...


Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Colorful "Chinese Lantern Pods" - FaB Fall Accent!*!*!

Just LoVe these delicate "papery-like" pods...
**~ Dried Chinese Lanterns ~**

 are tucked inside a cloche next to a
 Paper Mache Pumpkin...

Supporting Architectural SaLvaGe
 Capitol Base is Just AwEsoMe"!*!*!
It's Old-White-Paint couldn't get any better ~ 
PeRfeCtLy ChiPPy & Crazed...

** LiNkiNg-Up **
with Becky of Time~Washed
Blissful Whites Wednesday
Do hop on over to her site for a lot more
 WHITE InSpiRation!*!*!


Sunday, October 27, 2013

ViNtaGE BOTTLES with a H*A*L*L*O*W*E*E*N Theme...

Rats... Owls... Witches...
** Oh~My **

 1920 ~ 1930
Vintage Bottle

 Early 1900's Druggist Bottle
They came in many sizes
Colors:  Amber, Milk Glass, Cobalt Blue, 
with more common ones in clear as seen above

1940's Bottle
Screw Top...

1940's Embossed Graphics
Screw Top...

1950's Cider Jug/Bottle
Door County Wisconsin

Hope you had a FaB Weekend!*!*!


Friday, October 25, 2013

ViNtaGe Halloween CANDY BOXES...

I LoVe the ViNtaGe Halloween Candy Boxes
 from the 1950's - 1960's...  
What's Happened to Today's Packaging???
Those "Plastic Bags" ~ just don't do it for me...

 Baby Ruth ViNtaGe Halloween Candy Box
FaB Graphics!*!*!
**Be Good to Your Goblins**
2 Cents

This is a different Candy Box...
The top is marred ~ but the side graphics 
still retain a fab look!*!*!

Trick ~OR~ Treat
Can you imagine only 79 Cents
for A WHOLE BOX!!!


Tuesday, October 22, 2013


Waking Up to 32 degree temperatures this morning...  Wearing my Winter Coat/Down Vest for a few days now... Gloves & Hat on-my-walks...   It's feeling more like "Early-Winter" instead of a Crisp Fall Day!*!*!

Yard  Squirrels are B*U*S*Y!*!*!  
A sure sign that Winter/Holidays are just around the corner... 

This ViNtaGe Paper Mache Squirrel Vase
 will stay displayed till Thanksgiving adorning
 the bedside table in our Guest Room...
The Annabelle Hydrangeas 
will remind me of warmer days gone by
 ~ adding just a hint of color...

All Naturally ChiPPy & WHiTe
**Just the way I like it**
Looking at the simplicity of the Vignette
 feels so refreshing...  I'm getting a little tired of all the Strong Fall/Halloween Color I've been
displaying with lately...

Have a great rest of the day!*!*!

Sunday, October 20, 2013

ViNtaGe *GURLEY* HaLLoween CaNdLeS!*!*!

Once again, this year's Seasonal Halloween
 Vignette In-Our-Home, highlights my
 ViNtaGe "Gurley-Brand" Candle Collection...  
I've tired different display cases ~ but I ALWAYS go back to this FaBuLoUs Display Box I netted at Red Chair Antiques when they were located in Peterborough, New Hampshire!*!*!  

There is one Item in my Collection
 that IS NOT a CANDLE...
It's the WITCH on the far right - top...

This ViNtaGe *Fanny Farmer* WITCH
is actually a Candy Container!*!*!
STILL a PeRfeCT "Go-With" in the Display...

 ALL my ViNtaGe Candles have their 
1950's - 1960's 

 "Behind Webbed Doors"

PeRfectLy ChiPPy Cabinet...
G*R*E*A*T Form!*!*!

Back to the Work Shop FOR ME on
this GorGeouS Autumn Day!*!*!

on additional HoLiDAy Shows
 I hope to add to
 my Selling Venues in November!*!*!


Wednesday, October 16, 2013

ViNtaGe O*W*L*S with a Halloween Theme...

I'm drawn to O*W*L*S in the Fall...
~ Especially around Halloween~

Here's Just a *SNeaK-PeeK* of what's
 in my HaLLoWeen Vignette this year... 
The Old Black BirdCage is Oh Soooooo "PeRfeCtLy ChiPPy", Rusty & Crusty ~ in All-The-Right Places!!!  Although the ViNtaGe Paper Mache Owl is not as time~worn as I would like ~ the color is just FaBuLouS against the Cage's Black Background... 

ViNtaGe 1950's-60's
 Crepe-Paper Winged-OWL
being held captive in the Guest Bedroom...  

Although this OWL is a "newer re-purposed creation" ~ it's background is 
On a ViNtaGe Wood Board with ChiPPy-Old-White Paint!*!*!
 The Antique Lantern is a lot larger than the picture depicts...
  Hints of Old Frosty Lettering grace the edges on the glass...

Just Linked-Up with Debra's Blog
for her Fall Inspiration PaRty!*!*!
Do Hop On Over for MORE 
HaLLoWeen Display Inspiration!*!*!

Time to start working on my "HoLiDAy" Show Stock
 mixed-in with with a few Antiquing Day Trips...
Backroads of Wisconsin... Quaint Eateries...  LIttle Shops...

The Leaves are Falling Like CrAzY
Soooooooo Colorful!*!*!


Tuesday, October 15, 2013

A VERY "O*F*F" Selling Weekend at The Grayslake Flea Market...

The Crowd NEVER CAME...
   What an "O*F*F" Weekend it was for Selling SHaBBies at Grayslake's Monthly Flea Market in Illinois!!!!!!!!!!  2 hours after the doors opened on Saturday ~ it looked like a "ghost-town"!!!  Sunday drew a much better crowd, but honestly ~ I came home with quite a full load!!!

 The darling Green/Orange "Support Horse"
 with adornments SOLD right away!*!*!

 Items Still Available...

Items Still Available...

 Just AwEsoMe Color ~ Especially at
 this time of year!!!

 Items Still Available...

Still Available...

 Just FaB Vibrant Graphics
Wigwam Sock Box!*!*!

found the perfect Home!!!

Vase... Black Box...
Still Available

Taking the Good with the Bad, I'll be 
setting up once  again NEXT MONTH
at the Grayslake Flea Market

NOVEMBER 9th & 10th
Get a Jump-Start on the HoLiDays!*!*!
**ViNtaGe Christmas**
HoLiDay Theme


Thursday, October 10, 2013


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~  A*N*D  ~

C * O* U* P* O* N

Just Print-Out
This Blog Page COUPON
 & Present it at the Ticket Counter for your discount!!!

Do Stop by and say **Helloooooooo**

ChiPPy!-SHaBBy! Booth Location
To Be Confirmed...
But Most Likely the 
North/West Section of the Building


Wednesday, October 9, 2013

ViNtaGe Squirrel Adornment ~ Just PeRfeCt for F*A*L*L...

**~ HicKoRy HaVen ~**
I netted this "Whimsical Squirrel" some years ago
 on a Fall Trip Out-East...  My guess is that it most
 likely hung on the outside of someone's CaBiN... 

How fitting is this!!!
Just LoVe the Funky Hand-Painted Whimsical
**Hickory Haven** Signage!*!*!


Monday, October 7, 2013

Just AwEsoMe Rusty... Crusty... ViNtaGe F*I*N*D!*!*!

Who says you can't net an AweSome F*I*N*D
 on the "second day" of a Flea Market???
Everyone can't be everywhere & see everything on the "First Day"
 of Market ~ especially when the crowd is shoulder to shoulder... 

With Saturday Weather Concerns, & a lot going on at Home,
I opted to Shop the Kane County Flea in Illinois on
 SUNDAY Morning, DAY Two ~ this past weekend... 

Stopped Dead-In-My-Tracks
when I saw THIS ONE!*!*!
Just **KiLLer Keeper F*I*N*D**
From Diane Passi's Booth...

What's to LoVe About This One???
•Natural time-worn PaTiNa
•Rusty... Crusty... "Over White"
•Crude Wood Dividers
•BeSt of All :One-Of-A-Kind F*I*N*D!*!*!

Come SHoP-My-SHaBBies
THIS UpComing Saturday & Sunday
October 12th & 13th

**Inside Booth Space**
with a select number of Dealers
 outside as well...
**Do Visit My Side Bar for Details**