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

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Cabin-Fever Cure: THinK S*P*R*I*N*G

Garden Cloche... ViNtaGe Flower Frog...
 Salesmen's Watering Can Sampler...
  Beaded Daisy Flower Sprig...

It may be well below zero in Wisconsin Today, 
BUT WE HAVE S*U*N!*!*! 
Adding a touch of ViNtaGe Garden 
with this "Spring-Time" Vignette... 













Sunday, January 26, 2014

ViNtaGe V*A*L*E*N*T*I*N*E HEART Soda Bottle!*!*!

OMG!*!*!  Just PeRfeCt for
 V*A*L*E*N*T*I*N*E*S  Day!*!*!
 ViNtaGe, 1950's 
Painted Label Soda Bottle
SQUEEZE
** Available ** 
Now S*O*L*D
Email Me for details...



 LoVe the Heart Cut-Outs...










Very Good Condition!*!*!  Sparkly Clean!*!*!
No chips...  No cracks... No stain...
  A little base wear around outside - bottom edge... 9-1/4" inches tall...
SuRpRisE Your V*A*L*E*N*T*I*N*E
and PoP A "Rose" in THIS ONE!!!

Saturday, January 25, 2014

V*I*N*T*A*G*E Candelabra Love...


Whether you actually light them -OR- Not,
Candelabras Make a FaB "Statement Piece"
Although not that easy to find, I always try to have a few on hand at my SaLes...

 ~** ViNtaGe CaNdeLaBra **~
from my personal collection...



Ornate Details...










ViNtaGe Brass Candelabra...
Sooooo Jeanne d' Arc Style!!!
I light this one quite often with the safety of glass votive candles...



I tweaked the candelabra just a bit  ~ with the addition of a
 Metal Birdie & Red Berries...







BeSt Old SHaBBy CaNdeLAbRa ~
Turned Necklace Display... 
Necklaces lift off soooo easily!*!*!



 This smaller-sized candelabra has pierced fluted edges,
 allowing for pierced earring display...




Everyone Needs a ChaNdeLier in their 
**JeWeLry ~ Nook **
*******

I just may "bundle up" & venture out - ToDay...
In the "teens"... A bit Sunny... Only 2" of Snow from last night...
But it's Windy!*!*!


Tuesday, January 21, 2014

W*I*N*T*E*R STILLNESS...


The S*U*N is out ToDay!*!*!
 4 degrees on the thermometer...
**~ Another Cabin Fever Day ~**
W*I*S*C*O*N*S*I*N

 A few of my FaVoriTe SHaBBies...
*PeRfeCtly ChiPPy - Architectural Salvage Fragment
*ViNtaGe Chalkware Basket filled with tallow berries...





Architectural SaLVaGe
Concrete Fragment from the outside of a building...
LoVe it's Form & PaTiNa!*!*!      







WHiTe Pottery
(Mostly Matte Finish)
Pots... Vases... Pitchers...


"Age Crazing"on the glaze...





Hope your week is off to a good start!*!*!


Wednesday, January 15, 2014

V*A*L*E*N*T*I*N*E*S DAY ~Just around the corner!*!*!

With VaLenTinE's Daless than a
 month away... I started gathering ViNTaGe H*E*A*R*T* for my ~*Seasonal Entry Vignette Display*~ 





 "RoseHips"
Adorned with Paper Cut-Out Hearts...




I added the "Cupid Brooch" to the Pin Cushion,
but the ViNtaGe Millinery is original to the piece...
*******
With my LoVe for B*I*R*D*S, this little Valentine
Greeting Card is a perfect "go-with"...




~*ChiPPy-WHiTe *~
ViNtaGe Urn




 **Frog-Husband** Made this sweet  
WIRE HEART PICTURE HOLDER
 last year...  LoVe the carved heart!*!*!




~* MoSt FaVoRiTe *~
ViNtaGe Valentine Planter!*!*!
Labeled ~ Stafford, JAPAN







 A FaB F*I*N*D from our summer travels!!!
At one time this ViNtaGe Piece of Ornamental Metal,
 graced the roof peak of an old victorian home...
** This Piece is Available **
NOW S*O*L*D
email me for details...












A simple vignette with impact!*!*!

Hope you're having a good week...
We just got MORE SNOW!!!

Monday, January 13, 2014

J*A*N*U*A*R*Y ~ While We Wait...


J*A*N*U*A*R*Y
A time of waiting... A time of envisioning...
Come Mid-January our living spaces look quite sparse with all the Holiday Fussies now packed away... Our rooms become a *Blank Canvas*...  With so few Flea Markets in our area during Winter, I tend to work with what I have...  I re-visit Personal Vintage Furniture pieces along with my Stash of Shabby Adornments...  Freshening rooms with paint, adding new towels, pillows, lampshades, re-arranging furniture pieces - ALL THIS HELPS ME in making decisions "to pass this & that along" at one of my upcoming  SaLes...


Small Little Touches - like adding some live flowering
 bulbs in a basket, help me make it through the cold long
 winters here in the Midwest...
Bright... Cheery... Hopeful... 

********
I like to keep my decor Plain & Simple during
these  first few months of the new year... 
I search  for new decorating ideas via Pinterest &
 cozy-up with inspiring Magazines...

I begin to make lists of what I might be 
 On-The-Hunt  for come Spring when the Flea Markets are in full-swing again!!!




 With Valentine's Day 
just around the corner, I added this time-worn 
ViNtaGe Heart Brooch with re-cycled gingham bow 
from a girlfriend gift...




 The addition of this darling little ViNtaGe BiRdiE
reminds me that Spring, although yet far away
 - WILL COME!*!*!








THinK SPriNg!*!*!
The S*U*N is out Today  ~ And it's 40 degrees!!!
Tomorrow 3 - 5 inches of snow expected!*!*!
~ Wisconsin ~