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

Tuesday, December 29, 2015

Looking Back... MOVING FORWARD...





 ~A Glimpse of a Few~
 **Long-Gone** ~*FaVoRiTe SHaBBies~*
From this PAST *2015*
 ChiPPy-SHaBBy SELLING SEASON



~THanK Y*O*U~
*Soooooo Much*
For Your Friendship
A*N*D ShoPPing **ChiPPy-SHaBBy**
This Past Year!!!

Friday, December 25, 2015

Season's Greetings from ChiPPy-ShaBBy!*!*!

~* ViNtaGe ToLe Christmas Tree *~
adorned with vintage clip-on birdies!*!*!

~ T*R*A*D*I*T*I*O*N*S ~
Every *ChriStMas Eve* ~  for a very short period of
time, we light the candles on this very special
ViNtaGe Tole Tree... 

Wishing Y*O*U All A Wonderful Christmas Day!*!*!

Monday, December 21, 2015

OMG!!! ViNtAGe Christmas Bottle Brush Trees!*!*!


 I *RUN-ON-SOLAR*
and it's been sooooo gloomy here in Wisconsin!!! 
With the S*U*N FINALLY coming out over this PAST few days,
Energy Abounded As Well As The Christmas Spirit!!!

 **Just-In-Time**
Out Comes the *SPaRkLe & B*L*I*N*G*...
~*V*I*N*T*A*G*E Bottle Brush Tree Collection*~ 
is the Main Focus in this year's 
Christmas HoLiDay Vignette in our Entryway...




~*Just LoVing*~ 
**All The MaJoR B*L*I*N*G ImPaCt**
I put every one of my trees out this year!!!




There's just something about V*I*N*T*A*G*E  that makes them so special!!!
Each One Tells-A-SToRy...
Character, Patina, Imperfections, Time period,
 Whose table has it been on,  Where did they live,
 What store was it purchased in, etc...
AND then there's "my story" of where I netted it as well...





It's such a plus finding Vintage Bottle Brush Trees 
STILL WITH THEIR ORIGINAL LABEL!*!*!
It also drives the price up...
Made-In-Japan, Napco Co.,
& Original Store Price Sticker is *~My FaVoRiTe~*




I search all year long for
 Vintage BiRdiE STRING LIGHTS!!!
Since my tree is white, & their electric cording was green,
I opted "To Just Hang Them" without the lights...




ViNtaGe White Tree
with ~PeRfectly ChiPPy~ White Wood Base!*!*!




OMG!*!*! 
ChiPPy-SHaBBy TREE BASE
It just doesn't get any better than this!*!*!




JuSt Killer Keeper Find THIS YEAR!!!
RE-PURPOSED FRAMED ORNAMENT TREE
*~FaB Creation from "When Pigs Fly"~*
in Whitewater, Wisconsin...




*~PeRfeCtLy ChiPPy Santa~*
Naturally Time~Worn In All The Right Places!*!*!
A local Cedarburg, Wisconsin Find, Some Years Back!!!




~* HaPPy HoLiDays  *~
From Our House to Yours!*!*!


Saturday, December 19, 2015

OMG!!! SpArKliNg BLUE VINTAGE CHRISTMAS TREE!!!

I started "Calling-Out
Some ViNtAGe Christmas Pretties From
My Personal ChiPPy-SHaBBy S*T*A*S*H...

~* This SParKliNg Beauty CAN-BE-YOURS *~ 
Rare... Less Commonly Seen...
 Nice Small Table Top Size...
~ 2-feet - 7" Tall ~ 
ViNtaGe Blue Aluminum Christmas Tree 
Currently UP-FOR-BID
NOW S*O*L*D
Auction Has Ended...







GoRgeOuS Blue/Silver
 Aluminum ViNtaGe Tree!*!*!
1950's ~ 60's




~*Artic Sapphire *~
Original Tree Box With Instruction Sheet!!!
~ Tomar Industries ~ Chicago ~





Make Your Christmas 
S*P*A*R*K*L*E
ChiPPy-SHaBBy Style!*!*!
EBAY SELLER:  chippy-shabby

5-Day Auction
ITEM IS NOW S*O*L*D




Tuesday, December 15, 2015

ViNtaGe HORSE COLLAR...


Decked-Out with some *~Fresh HoLiDay Greens~*
~ViNtaGe Horse Collar/Wreath~
ViNtaGe HORSE COLLAR
Can't believe No One bought this
at my last ChiPPy-SHaBBy HoLiDay Show!!!
JuSt GoRgeOus NOW Hanging in our GaRaGe!!!
Perfect outdoors on a Shed ~Or~ Cabin Door...

Friday, December 11, 2015

OMG!*!*! ViNtaGe Christmas SNOW CANS with fab graphics...

 
LoVe The Graphics!!!
ALWAYS On-The-Hunt for these less commonly seen 
ViNtaGe S*N*O*W CANS...
***
 Finding Snow Cans with their
 Original Red-Ribbed-Metal Cap is a plus!!!
LoVe how the metal neck area has acquired a wonderful naturally time~worn aged patina!!!
NO "Bar Codes"... NO "Zip Codes"...
On "Early Cans"...




These *Two Cans* Are Dear To My Heart...
*LoVe the SNOWMAN GRAPHICS* !!!
OMG!!! ~ "Pine Fragrance Added"...  The ONLY Can I've ever seen with this wording...  I doubt the "yellow-cap" is original to the piece, ~perhaps it had a White One???

*~ VINTAGE AERO SNOW CAN ~*
This was the first can I ever bought, many years back!!!
LoVe that it has a "Paper Label", not to mention it's nice
smaller-size and AwEsoMe Graphics!!!



Wednesday, December 9, 2015

*~ViNtaGe Christmas~* HoLiDay REINDEER Adornments...


I've always LoVed Whimsical
REINDEER ADORNMENTS at HoLiDay Time...

 *~ Just Sweet ~*
Although Now "long-gone" ~ I Loved adorning Christmas 
Gift Packages with these *WHiMsiCaL ViNtaGe DEER HEADS*
Pipe Cleaner Stems - with "Made-In-Japan" Labels...



~V*I*N*T*A*G*E ~
Things that are O*L*D Tell A Story...
Soooo Much MORE INTERESTING Than Brand New!*!*!




ViNtaGe Church Village with Trees... & Reindeer...
"A Recent Keeper-Find"
 *FARMGIRL ART & ANTIQUES*
 Milwaukee, Wisconsin



ViNtaGe REINDEER Under Cloche
I "Freshened" these plastic ViNtaGe Reindeer
with a dusting of "Fine Glitter"...




~ Whimsical ~
Silver DEER COMPOTE




~ CHILDHOOD MEMORIES ~
of Christmas Shopping in the City with my Dad...
Vintage Christmas Box ~ Marshall Field & Company
C*H*I*C*A*G*O



I LoVe adding "extra-special" touches to gift wrapping...
A ViNtaGe Deer, Affixed to the top of this package,
was like "icing on-the-cake" ~ FOR THIS GIFT BOX...



Although NOT VINTAGE...
This Anthro "T" with DEER GRAPHICS, is quite WHiMsiCaL!!!
JuSt Perfect ALL-WINTER-LONG...
********

Have a Good Rest of Your Week!!!
Just AwEsoMe Weather here in the Midwest!!!
Just a little over "2-weeks" till Christmas!!!

Tuesday, December 8, 2015

ViNtaGe CHriStMas *Creamy-White Chenille Tree*...


Having so much fun creating
 Small HoLiDay Vignettes,
in and around our home...

LoVe this Creamy-WHiTe
ViNtAGe Chenille Tree
with original mercury glass bead tips...

Added ~*A Hint of Nordic-Style*~
with a  fluffy white-fur pelt, on a favorite
*PeRfeCtLy-SHaBBy* Stool!*!*!

Saturday, December 5, 2015

ViNtage 1950's-60's Painted Label SODA BOTTLES...


*~ LoVe the Winter Graphics ~*
 on these ViNtaGe Painted Label Soda Bottles!*!*!
 A nice *HoLiDay Vibe* Go-With...
Sno-Maid... •Holiday... •Snow White




Adding just a touch of "traditional green" 
to my Hutch filled with White Matte Pottery 



Have a Wonderful Weekend...

Thursday, December 3, 2015

LoVing ViNtaGe R*E*D Adornments - This HoLiDay Season!*!*!


Starting to bring out "some"
 ViNtaGe HoLiDay Adornments
  In-Our-Home...
 
R*E*D
*~ The HoLiDay "Go-With Color" This Season ~*
Just loving the FaB, - Naturally time-worn PaTiNa
on this ViNtaGe Red Lantern!!!
I see these vintage water-tight, battery operated lanterns at flea markets all the time...  HOWEVER, the COLOR & PATINA on *This-One* won me over... 
AwEsoMe Find from ViNtaGe Bliss in Beloit, Wisconsin




~* S*I*M*P*L*E  ViGneTTe *~ 
Fresh Spruce Tips in an Old Presto Canning Jar...
ViNtaGe Red Lantern adorned for the Holidays...
Large Sugar Pine Cones...



 Child's ViNtaGe Wooden Skis
Black Rubber... Fabric Strap... Original Old Red Paint...
**AwEsoMe Pointed Tips**




 Every year I bring out this 
ViNtAGe SKI PATCH
from Sturgeon Bay, in DOOR COUNTY, Wisconsin...




A temporary spot for these skis till 
they go out On-The-Porch!*!*!

 

Sunday, November 29, 2015

Working on the *Christmas Entry Vignette*...


Each year I "pull" some items from my personal *Christmas S*T*A*S*H*, and replace them with "more recent" ViNtaGe Finds I have acquired during the past selling season...
  Here are **THREE** Over-The-Top FaB ViNtaGe FiNdS
 I'll be incorporating into this year's
 HoLiDay Entry Vignette In-Our-Home...

 Sooooo Creative!*!*!
One-Of-A-Kind... 
A mix of old & new Christmas Ornaments shaped into a Tree -
surrounded by a time~worn Frame 
on an industrial wire grill of sort...
Just AwEsoMe Find from *When Pigs Fly*
 - Whitewater, Wisconsin...


 

ViNtaGe Wooden *Merry Christmas* Sign
FaB Find!!! ~ So much more character than the picture shows...
AwEsoMe Find on EBAY, from Gloria of SHABBYTOWNUSA!!!




*Made-In-Wisconsin*
CARVED-OUT WOODEN *SKI LIFT SIGN*
Not Sure how old this sign is - but the weathered board,
 old screw holes, and marks on the backside,
  - show evidence of some authentic age to the piece...
******
Will make a perfect "Go-With" for a pair of
ViNtaGe SNOW SHOES I have ~ In Old-White-Paint
Perhaps I'll save this sign till January??? - If I can't fit it in!!!

Have a Wonderful Week Ahead
as we turn our calendars to DECEMBER
 ~ OMG!!! ~
I have lots of projects to do around our home...  
Christmas ShoPPing List...
Baking HoLiDay Cookies...
A*N*D Catching Up with Girlfriend Lunches!!!

 

Friday, November 27, 2015

S*H*O*P ChiPPy-SHaBBy - "On Small Business Saturday"...


**Historic Cedarburg, Wisconsin**

*~ Just AwEsoMe ViNtaGe Sled ~*
If you happen to live locally, here in Cedarburg, Wisconsin, I have 
A FEW HOLIDAY ITEMS, Displayed FOR SALE, in the Cedar Creek Antique Shop, located in the Cedar Creek Settlement Shops, - 2nd Floor, Downtown Cedarburg, Wisconsin...



*Side Entrance to the Antique Shop*
Picturesque Old Woolen Mill Building
On-The-Creek




NOTE:  I do not have a regular booth space here...
~Only a few HoLiDay Items left over from my recent shows,
for a short period of time...