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

Saturday, March 28, 2015

Fibber McGee's ~ Plymouth Wisconsin

I've ALREADY had a FaBuLouS 
SHaBBy - SHoPPing WEEKEND,
and it's only Saturday Morning!!! 

OUT & ABOUT
ChiPPy-SHaBBy Day Trip
Meandering the BackRoads of Wisconsin
for ChiPPy-WHiTe ViNtaGe F*I*N*D*S!!!

 I've shopped Fibber McGee's Closet
for as long as I can remember...  
This past FRIDAY - March 27th, was
their first DAY OPEN for the *2015* Season




An Occasional Shop
Open only 3 days a week
FRIDAY... SATURDAY... SUNDAY...
(About 35 miles North of Cedarburg, WI)


Do *Check-Back* to "SEE" Where
Else ChiPPy-SHaBBy ShoPPed!!!
OMG!!! OMG!!! OMG!!!
 

Friday, March 27, 2015

Crusty... Rusty... L*O*V*E...


One-Of-A-Kind
~* P*A*T*I*N*A *~


Time~Worn ViNtaGe Iron Adornment
**So Much More Interesting Than Brand New**

 

Woke up to a dusting of  S*N*O*W...
OMG!!!

Thursday, March 26, 2015

Waiting For S*P*R*I*N*G...


A "little" Ray of SunShine on this cold,
 dreary day here in the Midwest...

*ViNtaGe French Beaded Daisy Flowers...
*ViNtaGe Spring-Shaped Flower Frogs...
*ViNtaGe Felted Birdie with wrapped wire legs...
*ViNtaGe Miniature Salesmen's Sample Watering Cans...
*Architectural SaLVaGe Prop Base 


Still No *Robin-Sightings* in our Neck of the Woods Yet...

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

ChiPPy-SHaBBy *ROAD TRIP* MiNNeSoTa...


OMG!*!*
This Year's *2015*
 ~ ChiPPy-SHaBBy S*T*A*S*H ~
may very well be *My BeSt-Ever*!!!

 I ALWAYS look forward to
 SHaBBy ShoPPing in Minnesota...
Our First Stop this year - The
"Occasional Shops in Carver, Minnesota"
How InViting is this Road Side Corner?!?!?!




Jessica Oberpriller, Shop Owner of 
MS. MAC'S ANTIQUES,
  An Occasional Shop in Carver, Minnesota,
has both an Eye for Naturally ChiPPy SHaBBies,
 along with Over-The-Top Displays...
FaB selection of Chippy-Whites, Primitives, Industrial,
 Architectural Salvage, & Vintage Garden...
OPEN 4 Days a Month 




 AwEsoMe Check-Out Area...
Ms. Mac's Antiques
The "BONES" of the OLD BUILDING she's in is a
 perfect backdrop for show-casing her Vintage Finds!!! 









Next Door to Ms. Mac's Antiques is another
Occasional ShoP OPEN a few days a month...
~ THE NATURE OF IT ~
Owner Cindi Halvorson
Lots of Architectural SaLvage,
 Chandelier Bling, & Vintage Garden
I netted an AweSome Pair of Architetural Corbels!!!




 WE WERE IN LUCK ON FRIDAY
**Warm Weather ChiPPy-SHaBBy ShoPPing**
GOOD JUNK GARAGE
- Open 3 days a month -




 GOOD JUNK GaRaGe
Occasional Shop
Carver, MN




  I LoVed Having a SHaBBy-Hauling Assistant!*!*!




~HOW QUAINT ~
Shakopee, MN
The Dealers at this Shop were so accommodating!!!
I can't tell you how much re-arranging they had to do after we left!!!
I netted some FaB ChiPPy-WHiTe ViNtaGe FiNdS...




Only had time for a "blink-of-the-eye" run through
2 Stores adjacent to each other in Chaska, Minnesota
* SHOP 501 *
One Shop had a strong Industrial Vibe...
The Other ~ Was All About a Natural Time-Worn P*A*T*I*N*A...
OF COURSE I MADE IT TO THE CHECK-OUT COUNTER!!!
****************
TIME FOR ME TO GET The Van UnLoaded!!!
A*N*D Get Working On My SHOW-S*T*A*S*H!*!*!
DO MARK YOUR CALENDAR
SaLe @ ChiPPy-ShaBBy's HOUSE
**GET 1st DIBS On-My-S*T*A*S*H**
SATURDAY, APRIL 18th
Historic Cedarburg, Wisconsin
ONLY 3 "Home SaLes" This Year!!!
Spring... Summer... Fall...
(DETAILS FORTHCOMING)

Monday, March 23, 2015

SaLe @ ChiPPy-SHaBBy's House OMG!!!

I*M*A*G*I*N*E
GETTING 1ST Dibbs 
ON~MY~SHOW~S*T*A*S*H!*!*!

Address... Time... Other Details...
Forthcoming - Closer to Event Date...

Shop-My-ShaBBies
ShoP Quaint Historic Cedarburg, Wisconsin

Bring a Friend & Your Truck!*!*!
RAIN ~OR~ SHINE
It's HaPPeniNg

Stay Warm!!!
We're back to temps in the 20's...  OMG!!!

Thursday, March 19, 2015

PeRfeCtLy C*H*I*P*P*Y ViNtaGe RABBIT!*!*!


Inspired by a recent St. Louis VINTAGE Find,
*PeRfeCtLy-ChiPPy* Concrete Rabbit,
I went to work on my Seasonal 
 ~*S*P*R*I*N*G - T*I*M*E*~
 ENTRY VIGNETTE


 One of the BeSt 
ViNtaGe Concrete Rabbits 
I've come across in a long time...
JUST GREAT FORM & PaTiNa!!!



 ~ NOTHING ~
can come close to a "naturally time-worn"
Weathered ChiPPy Old Paint PaTiNa!*!*!



Child's Size
Time~Worn ViNtaGe Watering Cans




 I LoVe to "toss-in" some 
Funky Re-Purposed Lettering...




 A Prized Keeper-Find from my Collection,
ViNtaGe CABBAGE-SHAPED Flower Frog!*!*!




THINK S*P*R*I*N*G!*!*!
It's SLOWLY Making it's Appearance!!!

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

ChiPPy-SHaBBy ShoPPing ST. LOUIS - MO


 What a FaB Whirl-Wind Trip!!!
I netted some AwEsoMe SHaBBies
for my UpComing Show Line-Up!*!*!




 With FaBuLouS Weather this past weekend in
 St. Louis, Missouri, Many a Shop opened up their
 *Back-Yard* PaTio S*T*A*S*H!!!




 One of My FaVoRiTe SHaBBy Sightings!*!*!
VINTAGE TOLE CHANDELIER CANDELABRA















First Sighting of L*I*V*E SpringTime Plants
Outdoors!*!*!


Have a Great Day!*!*!
~ S*P*R*I*N*G  ~
Is Slowly Making It's Entrance!*!*!

ONLY 4 More Weeks 
Till I *Kick-Off*
My ChiPPy-SHaBBy Selling Season
For *2015* 
(Do visit my SideBar for Details)

Saturday, March 14, 2015

Spring Cleaning SHaBBies...


Great Weather for Scrubbing SHaBBies!*!*!

Have a Great Weekend...

Friday, March 13, 2015

OMG!*!*! ViNtaGe GARDEN SHOW - Waukesha, Wisconsin...


Just Added ANOTHER Selling Venue
to My List!*!*!
S*A*V*E  The DaTe!*!*!







Wednesday, March 11, 2015

SHaBBy Sightings ~ BOULDER CITY, NEVADA...


A "BitterSweet" Trip...
For those of you who don't know, I spent a good part of my life living
 *Out-West*...  One of the towns I lived in was Boulder City, Nevada...
   Prompted by the recent death of My Dear Sweet Cousin Amy Arnaz,
 ~who was like a Big Sister to Me,  I made the trek back to B.C.
 for her *P*I*N*K BALLOON "Send-Off" Ceremony...


Boulder City, Nevada
 has sooooo many Antique & SHaBBy Shops!!!
HOW INVITING IS THIS?!?!?
THE WHITE PORCH
A new SHaBBy-SHoP that has opened
since my last visit to Boulder City...
This Shop is a bit off the beaten path,
BUT WELL WORTH FINDING IT!!! 
A good mix of naturally time worn chippy old painted vintage
A*N*D more recently painted SHaBBies...
Their FaceBook Page does not do this store justice!!!



It was BEYOND WONDERFUL
to *SEE* Fresh Spring Flowers & Green Grass!*!*!
This time~worn ViNtaGe Seeder was "an alley find"
NOW Re-Purposed as a Planter, on my friend Sandra's Porch...




Re-Purposed
BIRD BATH PLANTER



Wonderful SHaBBy Iron Garden Table...
Sooooo many of my friends decorate in the
 SHABBY-COTTAGE STYLE!!!
I LoVed being able to sit OUTSIDE on their P*O*R*C*H*E*S...





FLOWER GARDEN
with SHaBBies On-The-Porch...



LoVed all the time~worn *BiRdiE Adornments*
 Kathy had surrounding her Cottage Home...






Things are NOW *Looking-Up* here in the Midwest!!!
Arrived Home to melting snow, sunshine, and best of all
50 degree plus temps!*!*!

Time to Get-Busy Scrubbing/Prepping SHaBBies
For my UpComing Shows!*!*!
Do Visit My Blog's SIDEBAR  for this Season's Line-Up...

********
Get 1st Dibbs On-My-SHaBBies
~ S*P*R*I*N*G   S*A*L*E  ~
@ ChiPPy-SHaBBy's HOUSE
A*P*R*I*L 18th
Cedarburg, Wisconsin...