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

Thursday, August 27, 2015

Out-And-About -SHaBBy ShoPPing Wisconsin...


ChiPPy-SHaBBy ShoPPing 
 *BACK ROADS OF Wisconsin*
Gathered a Nice-Sized S*T*A*S*H of SHaBBies
 on a **Farm-Run** - Yesterday...

I sooooo Fell-In-LoVe
 with THIS COW!*!*!
Ah - W*I*S*C*O*N*S*I*N

Saturday, August 22, 2015

P*L*A*I*D for FaLL...


F*A*L*L is a great time for Rich Deeper Colors...
I LoVe Hints of  P*L*A*I*D
At This Time Of Year!!!

Going through my "Seasonal Fall Items S*T*A*S*H" -
I Unearthed this FaB
 Old/ViNtaGe  P*L*A*I*D  LUNCHBOX!*!*!
*~Just A Hint MORE of FaLL Appeal~* 




ViNtaGe Wool Blanket
*~Orange ~ Plaid~* 

 Display stacked on Benches, Rolled in Baskets,
 At the foot of Your Bed, Hung on Ladders...

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Have a GREAT WeekEnd!*!*!
I'm forcing myself to WORK-IN-THE-GARAGE!!!
I know I'll be glad I did once I get going...

Thursday, August 20, 2015

BeSt-Ever ViNtaGe DOUBLE BUCKET!*!*!


The Search is Over!!!
*ViNtaGe Double-Bucket*
I'm ALWAYS On-The-Hunt for
ViNtaGe Galvanized Double Buckets!!!
Soooo Hard to Find!!!
It's Rare that I even pick up one per season...
  
These Vintage Buckets were so practical...
 ~ One Side for Soapy Water...  ~One Side for Rinse Water...  
Today they look fab Re-Purposed as a Planter
 -Or- Adorning Dried Fall Foilage... 



 I'll NEVER Part With This One !!!
*~JuSt KiLLeR PaTiNa~*
A*N*D - It's WHiTe!*!*!
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Do check my SideBar...
I've added another Selling Venue
Sunday, Sept. 6th
Our Local Maxwell Street Flea Market,
Cedarburg, WI 

Monday, August 17, 2015

BeSt-Ever ChiPPy-White Basket!*!*!


Still LoViNg - Year After Year!*!*!
PeRfeCtLy-ChiPPy, Naturally Time-Worn, 
ChiPPy-WHiTe Wicker Basket
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Made a HUGE SHABBY HAUL
over the past few days!!!
Time to get scrubbing, repairing, organizing, tagging
for my UpComing FaLL/HoLiDay Shows!!! 

Do Check My Blog *SideBar*
 ~ I'll be adding  
MORE SHOW DATES
 in September, October, November!!! 



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Friday, August 14, 2015

A Hint of FaLL...


It may have been in the 90's today...
But signs of FaLL are
 Just Around the Corner!*!*!
HANGING OUT TO DRY!*!*!
Getting ready to bring just a hint of some
 "Early FaLL Color" ~ into our Home
~*Yellow Yarrow *~
~* Annabelle Hydrangeas *~

Have a Great Weekend!*!*! 
 

Wednesday, August 12, 2015

ChiPPy-SHaBBy Booth *Selling SHaBBies, ELKHORN FLEA - WI

Soooooo Thankful that it
 Stayed-Dry A*L*L Weekend 
At ELKHORN Wisconsin's Flea
This PAST Weekend!*!*!

It was great to SEE so many of Y*O*U
 I haven't seen all summer long!!!
Thank Y*O*U ChiPPy-SHaBBy ShoPPers 
for your continued support!!!
I was AmaZed at all the *1st-Time* SHaBBy ShoPPers as well!!!
Soooo Good to meet you!*!*!



VINTAGE BARN VENT 
PeRfeCtLy ChiPPY and it's White!!!
SNAGGED This BeSt-Ever Keeper SHaBBy - *FoR Myself*
~Just before the Gates Opened On SuNdAy MoRniNg... OMG!!!
 
 
Number Cubby & ViNtaGe Zinc Architectural Fragment
S*O*L*D Early-On...



 The PeRfeCt "Smaller-Size"
Side Cabinet had such FaB Form!!!
S*O*L*D



 PeRfeCtly ChiPPy 
Time~Worn Bird Statue
Just FaB PaTiNa!!!
 



 ~* A Hint of Early Fall *~
Old Green Ladder
Bright Yellow Bushel Basket
S*O*L*D




 Time-Worn ViNtaGe 
CUBBY CABINET
went to a very good home!!!



 *Sweet & Cheery*
ViNtaGe Tole Chandelier
Soon to be picked up...



 ***~ STILL AVAILABLE ~***
JuSt AwEsoMe!!!
"2-Door Cabinet"
Cathedral-Like Arched Doors!!!
Approx. 32" W x 30" H x 15" D
 •Beveled Front/Side Corners
•Older Soft White Paint...
•Darker Grey Door Accent Color is New Paint...
•Doors open and close easily - stays shut...
•Drawer pulls in and out easily...
•Top is more crude/time-worn...
•One middle shelf inside...
•Piece is stable - sits flat
•No Odors - CLEAN!!! 
 $149.




Darling ViNtaGe WIRE TOTE with
 Blue Ball Jars found a New Home...  
*I can just see it in the Fall with "Colored Leaves"
*At Christmas with perhaps Holly & Berries!!!



 Frog-Husband's
Guy Side of the Booth!*!*!
This is about the only show Froggy comes to with me,
other than our *Home-SaLes*...  Such a BIG HELP
- especially setting up the tents!!!
Thank Y*O*U Froggy!!!




~* Mark - Your - Calendar *~
ELKHORN'S NEXT & LAST SHOW
of the 2015 Season
S U N D A Y   ~   September 27th

Monday, August 10, 2015

SHaBBies that got-away - DURING SET-UP!*!*!


This PAST Saturday...
Working on the ChiPPy-SHaBBy Set-Up
AUGUST 2015 ELKHORN FLEA
~Wisconsin~



Naturally time-worn
 "6-Drawer" Stacked Cabinet!*!*!
 *BeSt-Ever* ChiPPy-SHaBBy Find in-my-booth, S*O*L*D
 shortly after unloading it from the van during set-up!!!
  NO WAY does this picture do this fab piece justice!!!
 EVERYBODY wanted it ~ ONE lucky Dealer got to take it H*O*M*E!*!*!
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THIS PIECE HAD EVERYTHING GOING FOR IT!!!
*Original Soft Creamy Old White Paint!!!
*PeRfeCtLy ChiPPy in-all-the-right-places*
*FaB Details on Drawer Fronts, Bottom Apron, & Legs*
*Glass Drawer Pulls*
*OMG!*!*! ~"On Wheels"*
 



 1st To Sell during set-up...
*~ French Inspired Empire Style CHanDeLier ~*



Time-Worn ViNtaGe Wallpaper Crate
Sooooo ViNtaGe Paris Apartment Decor!!!
Another AwEsoMe ChiPPy-SHaBBy Find
 that "got-away" during set-up...



*~ JuSt LoVeLy ~*
PeRfeCtLy ChiPPy Religious Statue
Adorned with Rosary & ViNtaGe Millinery Crown
S*O*L*D

Do Check Back in the next day or so, 
MORE ChiPPy-SHaBBy Booth Pics  ~
AFTER the gates opened At The Flea!!!

Friday, August 7, 2015

*Almost LOADED* Shop~My~SHaBBies At the ELKORN FLEA - WI


Rain -Or- Shine 
It's Happening THIS SUNDAY!*!*!
Come Shop My
 ChiPPy-SHaBBy
  ViNtaGe Finds
Along with 500 other quality vintage Dealers!

Working on "Loading"
The ChiPPy-SHaBBy
ViNtaGe S*T*A*S*H
Weather Forecast looks like we "may" get a little
rain in the early am...  NO WORRIES, all us Dealers Set-Up,
Lots of Tents & Buildings to duck in and out of... 



Tuesday, August 4, 2015

This Sunday, August 9th - ELKHORN FLEA - WI

*~ You're InViTeD ~*
Come Shop-My-SHaBBies
Along with *500* More Vintage Dealers!!! 



Monday, August 3, 2015

ChiPPy-ShaBBy *Out & About In-The-SOUTH*...


Prompted by an Antique Bottle Show
 in Chattanooga, TN -
Frog Husband & I spent the last week doing a *Blurrrrr-Tour* "Of-The-South"
-which included parts of Georgia, North & South Carolina, & Tennessee...



 We *PIGGED-OUT* on some regional BBQ
 at a Fun and Funky Restaurant just a few miles outside
of  Asheville, North Carolina's UpScale Downtown Area...
**LUELLA'S BAR-B-QUE**



We saw a good number of ANTIQUE STORE SIGNS, but most of the
shops we stopped at were what I call **BROWN-OUTS**  ~
 Along with being full of NOT the good kind of Junk!!!

Knowing that our main focus WAS NOT ChiPPy-SHaBBy ShoPPing, & the fact that we flew-in,  - DID NOT STOP ME when I found 2-Killer Pieces at SHABBY SHACK -that I had to have!!!
We found a Bottle Collector at the Show, who is hauling them home for me!!! ~ Can't Wait!*!*!

 

These pics were the ONLY  Quality ChiPPy-SHaBBy Pieces
I might have considered purchasing on our entire trip... 
Sad to say, - The areas we just "happened upon by chance"
just didn't have any ViNtaGe ChiPPy-WHiTeS to speak of...
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 I JUST KNOW THERE IS SOME BLOGGER OUT THERE ~
THAT'S GOING TO TELL ME ABOUT THE
 BEST-EVER SHABBY SHOP I MISSED - ONLY A FEW MILES
 FROM WHERE I MIGHT HAVE BEEN?!?!?


I LoVed Downtown CHATANOOGA, Tennessee, -where the Antique Bottle Show was held!*!*!  Just an AwEsoMe City for WALKING - and did we ever do just that!!!
  FaB Restaurants as well!*!*!   Cooking hot temperatures teetering around 100 degrees - OMG!!!
I Highly Recommend Downtown Chattanooga's FARMER'S MARKET,
Held on Sundays...  I had the BeSt Time Shopping there!!!  
AwEsoMe  Food Choices - Especially the BBQ Pork!!!
Netted some Delicious Peaches & this "Handmade" Seagrass Tote
which will definitely go to some good use!!!
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The Vacation IS OVER!!!
Time to get B*U*S*Y
ELKHORN FLEA MARKET Clicking on my heels!!!

THIS SUNDAY!*!*!
AUGUST 9th
Come Shop-My-SHaBBies!*!*!