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

Thursday, May 29, 2014

Glimpses of SHaBBies - This PAST WEEKEND'S Maxwell Street Flea...


 The weather was just PeRfeCt!*!*!



 I brought lots of Props/Containers 
For PaTio/Garden/Yard PLANTS...





 **Stacked BirdCages**
BirdCages make GREAT DISPLAY Pieces...
Display on a Table -Or- Hang on the Wall
Fill with flowering plants
Stack Plates under a "Lift-off Style" Top for your "Porch Party Desserts"...
Large BirdCage on Bottom - STILL AVAILABLE...








 This F*L*A*G went to a very Good Home
The Gentleman was in the Army...




 I LoVe Wrapping ViNtaGe Handkerchiefs
 Around Glass Jars!*!*!
Adds a touch of Sweetness!!!




Just Killer SHaBBy Table 
S*O*L*D




~ ViNtaGe ~
The Sweetest Metal Cabinet 
with AwEsoMe Patina in all the right places...
Hang or rest on cabinet
- Still Available -
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Mark Your Calendars
June 13 - 14
Friday... Saturday...
Northwind Perennial Farm
Antique Garden Show
Burlington, Wisconsin
(more details coming soon...)

Monday, May 26, 2014

Memorial Day ~ F*L*A*G*S

ViNtaGe F*L*A*G*S
Time~Worn & Tattered
ChiPPy!-SHaBBy! Style
Honoring the RED~WHITE~BLUE...
This Memorial HoLiDay
Hope you've enjoyed some outdoor time & relaxing 
this HoLiDay Weekend...

I'll be posting some pics of Sunday's Flea,
 here in Cedarburg - Soon!!!

Saturday, May 24, 2014

A PeRfeCt Weekend for ShoPPing THE F*L*E*A...

Just GorGeouS Weather
for This Memorial HoLiDay Weekend!!!

Visit My SideBar for D*E*T*A*I*L*S...
ChiPPy!-SHaBBy! Booth #326
**Kitty-Corner** from the Kettle Corn Vendor

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Shop-My-SHaBBies ~ MAXWELL STREET FLEA, Cedarburg, WI

YoU'Re InViTed!*!*!
~ This SuNdAy ~
May 25th, -2014 -


I'll be "tapering my stock" to meet the needs of this
 *Particular Market*
 with lots of "ChiPPy!-SHaBBy! Bargains!*!*!

(Visit my SideBar for MORE Details...)
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Monday, May 19, 2014

E*L*K*H*O*R*N Flea Market ~NEVER DISAPPOINTS!*!*!


ThAnK Y*O*U Elkhorn ShoPPers!!!
~ S*U*N*S*H*I*N*E ~
~ Warm Temperatures ~
Brought Out a Good "Buying-Crowd" 
For Elkhorn Wisconsin's Flea Market 
This Past Sunday at the Walworth
 County Fairgrounds...

 EVERYONE wanted the
 "7-Drawer Cabinet" with AwEsoMe Pulls...
But it wasn't until mid afternoon when it S*O*L*D...
I LoVed the "contrast" of  the darker wood & old paint...




 I was "On-The-Fence" about selling the
PeRfeCtLy ChiPPy 
ARCHITECTURAL VALANCE/HEADER
Of Course It S*O*L*D
But most certainly went to a "Very Good SHaBBy Home"...




 Just AwEsoMe Crude Form
on this ViNtaGe Bottle Carrier...
S*O*L*D



 This ENTIRE Vignette
 is STILL AVAILABLE ~ OMG!!!

LOWER ROUND WHITE TABLE W/IRON BASE
Original Old White Paint with time-worn crazing

STURDY FOLDING CHAIRS
Original Old White Paint
"Stamped Chicago Park District" ~ OMG!!!
Perfect for that "extra guest" during these summer months...

SWEETEST SMALLER-SIZED ROUND TABLE
Great Form with lower "criss-cross"
Just perfect in between a couple chairs!!!
Original Chippy-White Paint PaTiNa...

VINTAGE TOLE FLOWER CANDELABRA
AwEsoMe PaTiNa with Hints-Of-Rust!*!*!
Put me on your Patio Garden Table!!!

•DARLING CHIPPY-GOLD PROP STOOL
The Sweetest!*!*!  



 Just *KiLLeR* ChiPPy-WhiTe Bucket
with hints of rust!*!*! S*O*L*D
SOON-TO-BE adorning an Outdoor Wedding in Door County, Wisconsin -
filled with "Pink Geraniums!*!*!



"Frog Husband" joined me at Elkhorn, setting up
a small "guy-area" right front...  
Jeff's MEN WORKING IN TREES Sign
S*O*L*D to a man who owns a "Nursery"!*!*!
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MARK YOUR CALENDAR
~ * NEXT ELKHORN MARKET *~ 
Sunday, June 29th

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

E*L*K*H*O*R*N Flea Market - THIS SUNDAY!*!*!


7am ~ 3pm



STOP BY...
SHOP...
Or Just Say *Hellooooo*
For BeSt Selection, COME EARLY!*!*!
Weather Prediction 
*SuNNy* ~ Low 60's!!!
Just PeRfeCt!!!

Monday, May 12, 2014

Just AwEsoMe Selling Day at URBAN FARMGIRL'S ViNtaGe Market ~ this PAST Weekend...

OMG!*!*!
  What an incredible D*A*Y it was!*!*!
Everything Exceeded My Expections!!!
ThAnK Y*O*U Mary
 for being the PeRfeCt Host!!!
Thousands of people came through the Gate!!!
AmaZiNg Variety of ViNtaGe Vendors!!!
Just AwEsoMe Displays!!!
  The Weather was "just perfect"...
Lovely backdrop on the grounds of
Midway Village Museum
in Rockford, Illinois

ChiPPy!-SHaBBy! Booth Space 




 Most FaVoRiTe Item In-My-Booth
Rusty... Crusty... BiRdCaGe!*!*!
S*O*L*D just minutes after the Gates Opened!*!*! 




"BitterSweet" to See-It-Sell...
Time-Worn & Tattered FLAG VIGNETTE
with re-purposed metal canister...
~* BeSt *~

Do Hop on over to Mary's
URBAN FARMGIRL'S FaceBook Page
To SEE many other Eye-Candy Sights
from this PAST Weekend's Event...

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N*O*W Gearing-Up
for My FaVoRite Flea!!!
THIS UpCoMinG S*U*N*D*A*Y
May 18th ~ 2014
ELKHORN FLEA MARKET
Walworth County Fairgrounds
W*I*S*C*O*N*S*I*N
(Do visit my Sidebar for details...)

ChiPPy!-SHaBBy! 
Booth #514
Across from the "Cream-Puff" Stand,
Grandstand side of the park...

Thursday, May 8, 2014

Tuesday, May 6, 2014

4 Days & Counting... URBAN FARMGIRL SHOW...

 SaTurday, M*A*Y 10th is only a few days away!!!
My First OUTDOOR MARKET OF THE SEASON!!!  
Weather Prediction looks FaBuLouS!*!*!
S*U*N*N*Y & 70 Degrees - OMG!*!*!
I just know the trees will be in full budding mode
 with weather like this!!!

Urban Farmgirl's
MAIN STREET MARKET
Rockford, Illinois
On the Historic Grounds of Midway Village Museum

You're InViTeD!!!
Come Shop-My-SHaBBieS
At THIS SEASON'S FirSt OutDoor Selling Event for me...

Gate Opens at 10am THIS SATURDAY
Do Visit my "SideBar" for More D*E*T*A*I*L*S...

I'll T*R*Y to squeeze in a "Sneak-Peek" in the next few days...
Hope to see you on SaTurday!!!


Sunday, May 4, 2014

ShoPPing Yesterday's F*L*E*A - St. Charles, IL...

I squeezed in a little last minute "FLEA-SHoPPinG" -  yesterday ~ at  KANE COUNTY, in St. Charles, IL
before Urban Farmgirl's Main Street Market
Next Saturday, May 10th in Rockford, IL
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AQUA-BLUE, MIXED WITH WHITE 
WAS THE "HOT" COLOR AT THE FLEA!!!

Aside from the WIND, the weather was AwEsoMe!!!
  A mix of Sun & Clouds with temps in the low 60's...  Initially there was a good crowd waiting as the Gates Opened, but oddly enough, in my opinion - it seemed to "thin-out" by mid afternoon, instead of getting busier...
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My FaVoRiTe Dealers did not disappoint at the flea!!!  
FINALLY ~ the FLOW of new "ViNtaGe Finds" is hitting the MARKET!!!  It's been quite a SLOW-START this Season, due to the cold hard winter here in the midwest... 
 I netted a few "Select Shabbies" ~ but for me, I was disappointed at the increase of  entire booths with newly painted furniture,  made in china adornments, & business advertising booths...



 ViNtaGe Metal Folding Chairs
with Original Paint... 
I saw them being hauled-out later that day... 




 Judy had the Sweetest
 ViNtaGe Metal Drawer Cubby Cabinet
 in Original ChiPPy Light Blue Paint...
 The sun was shinning so ~ I couldn't
 pick up it's true color...



 Industrial Lockers



 SHaBBy Sightings...



 *Almost* Bought the SHIP...
For a Show I'll be doing
 Up in Door County, Wisconsin, 
ON JULY 12th
LOCATION:  Bailey's Harbor
 - in a park that skirts the water!*!*!
This would have been just S*W*E*E*T for
 someone's Waterfront Cottage Home...



 Kathy goes All-Out with display!!!
She mixes in a small amount of original vintage,
 along with her more recently painted ones...



OMG ~ B*E*S*T...
Most FaVoRiTe Sighting!*!*!
This Dealer ALWAYS has such Unique 
ViNtaGe Items in ORIGINAL, AS-FOUND
Conditon!*!*!
Even her S*O*L*D TAG is ViNtaGe!*!*!



A*N*D... Last but not least,
ThAnK Y*O*U So Much for
A*L*L* your "Well~Wishes" on My
ViNtaGe GaRdeNs Magazine Feature!!!

Thursday, May 1, 2014

OMG!*!*! ChiPPy!-SHaBBy! Featured Magazine Article!*!*!


~* PREMIER ISSUE *~
From the Editors of "Cottages & Bungalows"




Just Thrilled to be a part of this 4-Page
 ViNtaGe Garden Collectibles Magazine Spread!*!*!
The Picture of Me in The Apron did not make it to print, but I just had to share it with you...  It's a ViNtaGe VICTORY GARDEN APRON which I wore selling my Shabbies one year at the Northwind Perennial
 Farm Antique Garden Show in Burlington Wisconsin...
  It S*O*L*D that day to a good customer... 
What was I thinking??? ~ I have yet to find another!*!*!   


 VINTAGE GARDEN COLLECTIBLES
Are My FiRsT LoVe 
It all started when I lived in the desert of all places, some 20 years ago -  In Boulder City, Nevada...
If you've ever come to one of my 
Occasional ChiPPy!-SHaBBy! Sales at Our Home,
here in Cedarburg, Wisconsin,
you might be pleasantly surprised at our 
GaRaGe Ceiling ~ where more than 100 
Naturally Time-Worn Vintage watering cans are hung & displayed on shelving!*!*!
From Watering Cans I branched out to what I call "go-withs"...
  •Old Orchard Signs •Hardware Store Advertising Display Racks •Flower Frogs •Hose Sprayers •Vintage Garden Ephemera - Seed Packets/Magazines/Advertising •Trellises
  •Seed Jars/Boxes/Cabinets •Garden Tools •Pots With Patina, 
 to name a few...

This Magazine issue just came out ~ so it may take a few days  to show up in your area...  
If you're having trouble finding it ~ Barnes & Noble is always a good source with lots of issues on hand...

Just a LoVely New Magazine with lots of other inspiring vintage garden "eye-candy"...