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

Saturday, February 28, 2015

ViNtaGe Barbola BaSKeTs!*!*!



One of my FaVoRite Baskets!*!*!
LoVe the "Chunky Barbola Flowers & Leaves"...


What is "B*A*R*B*O*L*A" ???
BARBOLA is an applied decorative trim ~ usually found in decorative shapes of Flower Garlands and Swags, but not limited to...  It's composition is "Gesso-Based" made up of molded chalk/plaster and then some...   It is found on ViNtaGe  BASKETS,  Mirror, and Picture FRAMES...

With the nature of the material, time and elements - cause it to naturally shrink ~ producing a FaB Crackle Appearance on Painted Pieces ~ along with "ChiPPy Piece-Loss Imperfections"... Finding an item with it's Original Old Colored Paint on the Garland Flowers, will definitely drive up the price...

 Barbola Flower Garland 
Adorning Basket...


ViNtaGe Umbrella Holder...
Barbola Flower Garland Surrounds the bottom edge...
Less traditionaL ~ "Large Barbola Flower Sprigs"
with "hints of original paint" ~ poking through...


GoRgeOus Color!*!*!
ShaBBy-Painted White Basket
with Barbola Flowers...
Although the ViNtaGe Basket has been 
more recently painted and distressed,
The Barbola Flowers appear to have retained "some" of their
original color...  



All white vintage basket
with lovely Barbola Flower Petals and Leaves...


 

ChiPPy-WhiTe Barbola Rose Flower Basket...




R*A*R*E
VINTAGE BASKET VASE 
with BaRBoLa B*I*R*D
and flower garland swag
ORIGINAL PAINT


HAVE A GREAT WEEKEND
~*Stay Warm*~

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

ViNtaGe INK WELL with BirDie Motif...


 Found the PeRfeCt "Go-With" for my favorite
*1890's* ViNtaGe Ink Well ~ on a visit to Anthro!!!




Have a Great Day!*!*!

Sunday, February 22, 2015

It's ChiPPy... It's WHiTe... It's ViNtaGe...


A FaB Haul over the past few weeks,
Especially at THIS TIME OF YEAR!!!

ChiPPy!-SHaBBy!
Selling Season ~2015~
Starts in just about "7 Weeks"...
Do Visit My SideBar for The Show Line-Up!*!*!
 
 

Friday, February 20, 2015

On-The-Hunt ~ Coldest Day OF-THE-YEAR!*!*!


An UpScale ViNtaGe Shop
 in the Northern Illinois Suburbs
~* Owned by two talented ladies,  Jory & Kait *~ 
REIMAGINED ViNtaGe

REUSE * REPURPOSE * RELOVE

How D*R*E*A*M*Y 
is this Store-Front Window!!!



Despite the "Single-Digit" Temps - yesterday,
AwEsoMe SunShine & Dry Roads
found "ChiPPy-SHaBBy On-The-Hunt!*!*!




~ * Center Island Display Area * ~



ViNtaGe Scales... ViNtaGe Mirrors...
Groupings of "like items" with variations,
 made for fab display impact...



Jory & Kait change up their inspiring displays &
re-stock on a regular basis...
 I highly recommend a Visit to This ShoP!!!

I netted a FaB Pair of
 ChiPPy-WHiTe Architectural SaLvaGe Corbel-Brackets...



I was sooooo taken with the  WALLPAPER in the shop!!!
~* Just AwEsoMe *~
This photo cannot depict
 it's AwEsoMeNess!!!

Light Grey Background with
 "Chalk-Like" Flower Springs!!!
BeSt!*!*!

Visit ReIMAGINED VINTAGE 
 

Have a Great Weekend!*!*!
 

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

The In-Between S*E*A*S*O*N*S BLAHS...

Greetings from the 
F*R*O*Z*E*N  State of Wisconsin...

The hardest part of WINTER,
 here in the Midwest,
 is the time just after Valentine's Day...

 HONESTLY,
Pictures of Birds... Vintage Garden... Fresh Flowers...
 Green Plants...  JUST ISN'T DOING IT FOR ME!!!
  
The REALITY of Winter, here in the Midwest,
 is that S*P*R*I*N*G is  STILL
a LONG WAY OFF ~ about 6-8 weeks...

Yet Another Time of Stillness
WHILE * WE * WAIT
 COME MID APRIL, Signs of Faith & Hope
 REALLY start appearing...
• "Hints of grass" Poking-Out
 in between the cracks in the sidewalk...
•First Garden Hose Sighting of the Season!!! ~ YES!*!*!
•Daffodils - Tulips Poking through the black dirt...
•Birdies Singing like never before...
A*N*D
•That 1st Sighting of a Sea-Of-White Tents at the Flea!!!

Until then, WE JUST W*A*I*T...


Friday, February 13, 2015

You've GoT ChiPPy!-SHaBBy! MAiL!*!*!


Time~Worn ViNtaGe Mailbox...
ViNtaGe Valentine Post Card with ~DoVe BiRd~...




Wednesday, February 11, 2015

ChiPPy!-SHaBBy! "2015" Selling Venues...

Something to look forward to!*!*!


 I'll be adding DETAILED INFORMATION
as EACH EVENT DATE NEARS...
~ A*N*D ~
*Adding* Even MORE SHOWS!*!*!

Friday, February 6, 2015

ChiPPy-SHaBBy ShoPPing ~ In The Winter...


Sooooo tired ~ it's been a SHaBBy-SHoPPing Day...
It "seems" to take more energy in the Winter Time ~
 Coat, Snow Boots, Hat, Scarf, Gloves, Handbag, 
in and out of the car...
***************

A*N*
Now For Some GOOD NEWS
 My ChiPPy!-SHaBBy! Calendar
is starting to fill up!!!

I'll soon be posting
(sometime next week)
~* SAVE-THE-DATES *~

UpComing Fleas/Specialty Shows
in which I'll be a vendor
this *2015* Season

 Have a Great WeekEnd!*!*!

Wednesday, February 4, 2015

Just K*I*L*L*E*R ViNtaGe Tole WALL SHELF with DIMENSIONAL FLoWeRs!*!*!

 ~ B*E*S*T ~
I envision this on a Bathroom Wall
with a few Rolled HandTowels...  Candle...
A*N*D Your FaVoRite Jar of Bath Salts!!!



*~PeRfeCtLy ChiPPy~*
 Natural Paint-Loss PaTiNa,
 in-all-the-right places!*!*!
~ one-of-a-kind ~






Just Listed!*!*!
Up-for-Bid
EBAY Seller:  chippy-shabby 


Sunday, February 1, 2015

It's F*E*B*R*U*A*R*Y...


~** LoVe Is In The Air **~



I've had this Dried Pepper-Berry Heart Wreath 
for about 20 years!!!
Now time~worn and tattered...



 *~ Frog Husband ~* Carved this
Tree-Limb Photo Holder with Wire Heart
for me a few years back...
Just Sweet!*!*!



**Most FaVoRiTe**
ViNtaGe "QUEEN-OF-HEARTS"
Valentine Planter
under cloche...



~ ViNtaGe ~
 Valentine Hearts Millinery
 Japan Label...



*~ Dried Rose-Hips~*
Left over from Thanksgiving... Christmas Shows...
NOW Adorned with"pinking-sheared" edged Paper H*E*A*R*T Cut-Outs...




 Show-Casing ViNtaGe Valentine Heart Hankies
On a "Shabby-Painted" Old Ladder...



LoVe these ViNtaGe Valentine Post Cards!!!
Most of the Collection has Precious Cherub Angel Cupids!*!*!