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

Tuesday, December 31, 2013

B*L*I*N*G-It-UP... It's New Year's Eve!*!*!


Wishing Y*O*U 
All-The-Best in
~  2014 ~
C*E*L*E*B*R*A*T*E
the countdown is here!*!*!

Jeanine

Saturday, December 28, 2013

**2014** Just Around the Corner...


It's that time of Y*E*A*R...
A time of Reflection... A time of Dreaming what's to be...
Bye-Bye *2013*  ~  Hellooooo *2014*



Do Click on the link below
ChiPPy!-SHaBBy!


Jeanine

Tuesday, December 24, 2013

** Heartfelt HoLiDay Wishes **

Burrrrrr...  It's C*O*L*D here in Wisconsin 
this Christmas Eve Morning!!!
Just B*E*A*U*T*I*F*U*L 
with a Natural Snowy Winter Backdrop!*!*!








**~ Enjoy your Family HoLiDAy Traditions ~**

Jeanine

Sunday, December 22, 2013

SHaBBies of Christmas Past!*!*!

Every once in a while, I find myself regretting a few SHaBBies I Have S*O*L*D...  Here are a few
  ** ViNtaGe  HoLiDay ADorNmeNts **
 that are LONG GONE!*!*!


For many a year ~ BAMBI would 
Greet Our HoLIDay Guests,
adorned with her traditional Boxwood Wreath...
She found a very, very, good home just a few years back
 - in the next town over...
  I still miss her...  


Just LoVeD this PeRfeCtLy CHiPPy-WHiTe
Wooden Planter Box with Trellis...
SOLD -Germantown HoLiDay Show 2009...




Antique Wood Cart ~ Old Red Paint
**The CLIPPER**
SOLD
 -  Winter HoLiDay Garden Show
 here in Cedarburg, Wisconsin... 




Old Plaid Monarch Suitcase from New York
**This piece was just a Killer!!!
SOLD on Ebay in 2010...
What was I thinking???????????????????

***********
Christmas is almost here!*!*!
We're TOTALLY
 S*N*O*W*E*D - I*N
this Morning and It's STILL Coming Down!*!*!

Jeanine

Thursday, December 19, 2013

Greet Your Guests with HoLIDay I*C*E LANTERNS!*!*!

HoLIDay preparations are well under way at our home...  
Just about now ~ the fun begins for me!!!  I love wrapping gifts, baking cookies, & adding "fussy little extra touches" FOR-OUR-GUESTS to enjoy...  WITH  VERY C*O*L*D TEMPERATURES here in Wisconsin, this Winter,
 - I most certainly am going to advantage of it ~ making my
 FeSTiVe  I*C*E  LANTERNS...

 HoLiDay Guests will be greeted
with WINTER ICE LANTERNS
ALL A-GLOW!*!*! 



 Sooooo EASY to make!*!*!
*Temperature needs to be
 30 degrees or lower...

FILL a 5 GALLON PLASTIC BUCKET with water, just a few inches from the top...

ADD ADORNMENTS IN THE WATER: pine tree sprigs, pine cones, cranberries, sticks with glitter, etc.

FREEZE OUTSIDE/ADJUST ADORNMENTS: - Keep a watch on it after about 6-8 hours... When the water becomes a "Frozen-Slushy Consistency" - ADJUST  berries, branches, twigs - by moving them to the outer edges using a utensil of sort...  If the water is SLUSHY enough - they will stay there...

NEXT DAY(approx. 12-18 hrs. later)...  - The top will appear frozen, but with a mass of water such as this - a 5-gallon bucket should not have yet frozen DOWN IN THE CENTER...  Bring the buckets into the GaRaGe...  After an hour or two, POKE THE CENTER with something sharp to see if an inch or so down - it's liquid...  If so, you're now ready to turn the lanterns OUT-OF-THE BUCKET...   STAND BACK SLIGHTLY, as A GUSH OF WATER will come out as they slide OUT-OF-THE-BUCKET... 

The Now HOLLOW CENTER - Allows the insertion of a Glass Jar filled with a candle... The Candle light is SAFELY protected from the wind by the glass and ice surround...  Display along your walkway... On the Front Porch... 

 ***Remember, everything depends on TEMPERATURE... 
 The process may happen more/less quickly depending on this...
***I start mine around Noon - Check them before dinner, & put them in the garage first thing in the morning when it's about 30 degrees...


Y*O*U & YOUR GUESTS
 WILL LOVE THESE!*!*!



Spreading HoliDay Cheer

Jeanine

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

It's ALL-In-The-D*E*T*A*I*L*S...

  Add a little S*P*A*R*K*L*E...
      Add a little S*N*O*W...
   T*E*X*T*U*R*E*S...  C*O*L*O*R...


 ViNtaGe Woodland D*E*E*R Creatures
"Freshened with a hint of glitter"





Woodland Racoon & Squirrel
" Whimsical Winter Wonderland"
 Re-purposed ViNtaGe Aquarium!*!*!
S*O*L*D
*************

The HoLiDay Crunch IS ON!*!*!

Monday, December 16, 2013

Adding HoLiDay Cheer with SMALL ViNtaGe Adornments...

A few small HoLiDay Touches
 around our Home!*!*!

THIS PIECE IS ALL ABOUT 
 P*A*T*I*N*A 
including the ViNtaGe Lightening Rod Ball...
LoVe its natural silver-loss on the mercury glass!*!*!





Hope your HoLiday ShoPPing
is moving right along...
CRUNCH-TIME DAYS ARE HERE!!!

Jeanine

Saturday, December 14, 2013

Christmas Themed Displays using ViNtaGe F*I*N*D*S...


*~ ViNtaGe ~*
20th Anniversary
 ICE FOLLIES PIN/BROOCH
Dating *1956*
ORIGINAL PACKAGING - Made In USA...
Besides the item pictured above, I have yet another
 Ice Follies Pin that was  "gifted"  to me as a child -
from a CHICAGO performance - in the early "1960's"
A very treasured remembrance!*!*!
I just love that I found the pin above
 on it's original card...




 These BiRd Cut-Outs may be newly made,
but the "Musical Note Paper" - IS ViNtaGe!*!*!
A little clear glitter  was added - for HoLiDay SparkLe...





 PeRfeCtLY ChiPPy!*!*!
Re-Purposed Naturally Time-Worn Swivel Stool Base
becomes Christmas Tree Stand!*!*!
BeSt-Ever!*!*!

FOLLOWING YOUR HEART...
BUY-WHAT-YOU-LoVe!*!*!
I saw this item at the Allegan Flea Market this past summer...
Being Vintage, Naturally Perfectly Chippy-White, along with
 Great Form, it tugged at my heart strings...
BUT I HAD NO IDEA
 WHAT TO DO WITH IT!*!*!
The Dealer made a few suggestions -
one being a TREE STAND...  Good Idea, but there was 
No Way a Tree Shaft was going to fit in this Small Hole that
could not get any bigger...
FOLLOWING MY HEART ~ It Came Home with me...



 A couple Kane County Flea Markets ago - I bought THIS WHITE TREE  from Judy of  the Iowa Junk Gypsies...  Removing the tree's burlap-wrapped base  - revealed a  plastic stand  which also came off - only to reveal a small metal rod - which fit PERFECTLY into the Chippy-White Stand!*!*!
OMG!!!



Netted from Kristen's Booth
At Elkhorn's last Flea of 2013,
  I initially passed up this AwESoMe
 Wire Basket during Dealer Set-Up, -but it still 
 kept calling to me...
  Soooo thrilled that it was still there early the next morning!!!
  MOST times if you think too long - 
IT"S GONE!*!*!
AGAIN - I FOLLOWED MY HEART...
BUY-WHAT-YOU-LOVE FIRST
Ideas will follow...



It isn't even Christmas yet, and I have Cabin Fever!*!*!
Cold... Snowy...  I've been in ALL-DAY...
 ** Wisconsin ** 

Jeanine




Wednesday, December 11, 2013

ViNtaGe DOOR COUNTY WISCONSIN **Ski Patch**

This past summer, while up in B*E*A*U*T*I*F*U*L DOOR COUNTY, Wisconsin, we came upon a local SaLe where I netted this
 AMaZiNg ViNtaGe Ski Patch
 from the Town of Sturgeon Bay...

What a perfect time of year to display this!*!*!
ViNtaGe STUREGON BAY
WINTER SPORTS CLUB
SKI PATCH!*!*!
It's material is soft old felt...




These PeRfeCtLy ChiPPy Time-Worn 
Old Red Skis with leather bindings
make a FaB "Go-With" for the ViNtaGe Patch...
Maybe these items will get me motivated to put up this year's
 Christmas Vignette in our Entry ~ 
that's right - STILL NOT UP!*!*! - OMG!!!
********
Jeanine

Monday, December 9, 2013

Whimsical ViNtaGe HoLiDay SODA BOTTLES...

Dating 1940's ~ 1960's
Painted Label Soda Bottles
 with HoLiDay Graphics!*!*!

Less commonly seen
SNO-MAID SODA BOTTLE
Just Awesome Graphics!!!
I SOLD this bottle about 3 years ago
 ~ and have regretted it ever since!!!
  After years of searching,  I just recently acquired another one...
  Needless to say - it's a KEEPER!!!




~* ARCTIC POLAR BEARS *~
** CHOCOLATE SOLDIER **
* FROST KING SNOWMAN *
All three vintage bottles found new homes at one of my recent
 HoLiDay Shows this season...

Saturday, December 7, 2013

A LoVe for ViNtaGe Garden At-The-HoLiDays...

ViNtaGe Garden Collectibles has been a very strong passion with me for many years...  I ALWAYS love a "twist" on it at Christmas Time...  

ViNtaGe Garden Angel in Birdbath
 with greens & Snow...
This was taken about 5 years ago at an Annual Christmas Show I would sell at in Germantown, Wisconsin...  Unfortunately the building it was held in - next to the Germantown Antique Mall,  has been Leased-Out...  I REALLY miss this little gem of a show...  Being just 12 miles away -MANY of my local customers would Shop-My-SHaBBies...  It was always held on this first Saturday in December...



 Long Gone...
ViNtaGe Concrete Angel 
BeSt natural time-worn PaTiNa!*!*!




Have a wonderful Winter Weekend!*!*!
Word is we're in for some S*N*O*W on Sunday...

Jeanine

Thursday, December 5, 2013

ViNtaGe Concrete ~**ChRiStMaS F*O*X**~


Sooooooo behind with  my
 Christmas HoLiDAy Decorations!!! 
 I haven't even bought a single gift  ~ just yet...  OMG!*!*!  STILL WORKING on readying the GaRaGe for Winter SHaBBy Storage - and that includes getting BOTH vehicles IN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!    Tonite there's light at the end of the tunnel ~ Froggy's Car IS FINALLY IN!*!*! 

 *~ The only HoLiDay Decorating that got done today ~*
Old Galvanized Tub ~ with hints of rust...
Spruce Tip Branches...
Winter Berries





Mr. F*O*X got pulled from the Garden
 & now graces our front door entry!*!*!

Jeanine

Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Re-Purposed Industrial Ventilator...

Over the past couple days Frog Husband & I have been Organizing, Stacking & Storing - SHaBBies for the long Winter Months...
  Occasionally I'll get inspired & route a few items inside house...
 This VENTILATOR was one of them...

 I brought this FaB Old VENTILATOR to Sell at the Kane County Flea last weekend...  A good number of people thought it was quite awesome, but no one took it home... 
 EVERYONE said - "What would I do with it"??? 




  Here's what I did with it!*!*!
Just PeRfeCt at the End-of-the-Hall,
"UP" on the Cabinet...
 It's such a nice "smaller-size" and has acquired a
 wonderful time~worn PaTiNa... 
I'm planning on adding some "tiny round Christmas bulb lights" just under the top band... 
ANOTHER DISPLAY IDEA 
Just FaB Outside On-The-Deck/Porch
with HoLiDay Lights & Greens...
I can just **SEE** the Snow Falling down on it!*!*!
~ Still Available ~
NOW S*O*L*D

Jeanine

Monday, December 2, 2013

Selling ViNtaGe SHaBBies at the KANE COUNTY FLEA

Warm Weather this past Weekend, drew
FLEA MARKET ShoPPers to  Kane County's
 Last Flea of the 2013 Season
St. Charles, Illinois
**********
Sooooo glad I set up...
Thank Y*O*U SHaBBy ShoPPers!!!

*~ All Decked-Out For the HoLiDays ~*
Darling *Hook's* Heavy Fabric Basket
with wood bottom supports
S*O*L*D early-on...            



I had competition OUTSIDE with 
HoLiDaY Greens, Pinecones, & Birch
Sooooo Needless to say, I came home with more than I wanted to!!!  
Containers were also slow to sell  - unlike a couple weeks ago when 
they were a "hot item"...







Just K*I*L*L*E*R!*!*!
Sooooo Hard-To-Part-With...
SHABBY OLD METAL WINDOW FRAME
~ I had two ~
BOTH S*O*L*D



Corbels
Shabby White Tree
Teal/Blue Ice Cream Bucket
S*O*L*D



BeSt Old
ViNtaGe Red Skis with little
 "Deer Head Decals ~ Pin Striped Edging...
S*O*L*D



A part of me was hoping that these
 Re-Purposed Architectural Column
 Cylinders wouldn't sell...




Deer Box
- Still Available -




Wire Baskets
- Still Available -




PeRfeCt Time of year 
for a TWIG TABLE




ViNtaGe Musical Note Paper
"Re-Purposed"
**Glitter Song Birds**




AwEsoMe Arched Window
with old bubbly glass...
S*O*L*D








AwEsoMe Old Corbels
with "Fan Motif"
S*O*L*D



** PeRfeCtLy ChiPPy ** 
Old WHiTe Gate
with ViNtaGe *Merry ChRiStMas* Signage
was the last thing to go out-the-door
 shortly before closing...

Time to start thinking about decorating
** ~ Our Own Home ~**
for the HoLiDays!*!*!

Jeanine