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

Monday, March 28, 2016

ChiPPy-SHaBBy ViNtaGe Concrete Dove Birds...


Bringing a Hint of the "Outside ~ In"
FaB PaTiNa on these Naturally Time-Worn
ViNtaGe Concrete Dove Birds...

Saturday, March 26, 2016

It's EASTER WEEKEND!*!*!


E*A*S*T*E*R
Has come soooo early THIS CALENDAR YEAR!!!
Still sporting my *Winter Coat*...
Still seeing *Snow* on the ground...
Still feeling *Cold Temps*

H*O*W*E*V*E*R
Easter makes me feel *Hopeful*
The Birds are Singing!!!
The Sun is out today!!!
A*N*D We all know the magnificent color
 that will slowly begin to appear over the next couple months!!!



Have a Wonderful Easter Weekend!*!*!
I am soooo ready for a  CHOCOLATE FIX!!!


Thursday, March 24, 2016

OMG!!! FuNky & Fun!!! *Re-Purposed ChiPPy-SHaBBy LIGHT FIXTURES*


~ OUT & ABOUT ~
I **StoPPed Dead-In-My-Tracks**
when "I-Spied" These Breathtaking 
~* VICTORIAN ERA *~
 GLASS GLOBE FLOWER LIGHT FIXTURES
(Now In-Our-Home)


 JUST ABOUT EVERY VINTAGE FIND HAS - A - STORY!!!
A*N*D THIS ONE Most Certainly Does!!!
While the Shop Owner was wrapping up the YELLOW GLOBE, it fell out of it's base and "C*R*A*S*H*E*D" in a million pieces on-the-floor...  OMG!!!  My heart sank...  Iwas envisioning them in a GROUPING of THREE as a TABLE CENTERPIECE...   I could just see them filled with perhaps  CANDLES, PLANTS, Or  Even FRESH FLOWERS...  Now looking at the remaining *Two* - THEY JUST DIDN'T LOOK RIGHT TOGETHER...
  In my haste, I made a bad decision
~ just taking the *BLUE ONE* Home with me...  

 

 Upon Arriving Home, and over the next few days,
 I became more and more **OBSESSED** over this
 NOW RE-PURPOSED, ViNtaGe Light Fixture... 

LONG STORY SHORT...
By a stroke of luck,  I was able to find a somewhat similar *Yellow/Orange* Glass Shade on Ebay...  The Embossed Flower Mold is  EXACTLY the Same, HOWEVER, THE HAND PAINTING TECHNIQUE, on the inside, is quite different - but acceptable in the grouping...
NOW FOR THE PINK-ONE... - I ENDED UP CRAZILY driving near 70-Miles "Round-Trip" -  going back  for the PINK ONE!!!  It was still there, and the Shop Owner was willing to sell me the Metal Housing from the Broken YELLOW One...  OMG!!! OMG!!! OMG!!! 




 I just L*O*V*E how the daylight brings out their rich colors...
 *JuSt Stunning*...
If I keep them displayed on the table, I most certainly will rest them on some crude old warm wood - perhaps a cutting board???  AwEsoMe for Summer Nites On-The-Deck!*!*!




 I also LoVe that they have dimensional "ribbing"
 on the lower white globe part...



 The simple metal ceiling housing
 (without more commonly found ornate edging) 
Is the perfect "go-with" - not too busy ...




~** JuSt FaB **~
Lit with a larger Votive Candle...






Thursday, March 17, 2016

ViNtaGe Go-Withs FOR ST. PATRICK'S DAY...


Seasonal ~* March Theme *~
In Honor of St. Patrick's Day

 Time-Worn Rusty/Crusty Enamel Tote
 filled iwth Shamrock Plants...
ViNtaGe 1950-60's Painted Label Soda Bottle
*Tom Moore* Beverages, Minneapolis


"Winking-Eye" Leprechaun Graphics

Tuesday, March 15, 2016

BACK from this PAST WEEKEND'S SHOW!*!*!


I'll definitely be coming back to sell at the
WISCONSIN ANTIQUE & VINTAGE SHOW
 Which was held in Franklin - Wisconsin, this past weekend!!!

ThAnK Y*O*U ChiPPy-SHaBBy ShoPPers!!!
It was GREAT to SEE sooooo many re-peat customers,
and MEET "New ChiPPy-SHaBBy ShoPPers" as well!!!
~ A*N*D  ~
A Big ThAnK YoU to the Show Promoters of this New Event!!!
Sooooo well organized... Great Advertising...
We definitely needed something like this in Wisconsin
  INSIDE, during the cold weather months...

SAVE-THE-DATE
Next Antique & Vintage Show
Will be in the FALL
October 22 - 23 


ChiPPy-SHaBBy Booth
Wisconsin Antique & Vintage Show
Franklin, Wisconsin



 Garden Theme Area


**JuSt KiLLer**
B*U*C*K*E*T
~* PeRfeCtLy ChiPPy Old Green Paint *~
Unique Handle - Hooked INSIDE the Bucket!!! 
S*O*L*D



 **Maid-Of-Honor**
ViNtaGe Canister with ROBIN & BERRIES...
S*O*L*D



 I can't even begin to tell you how many times I
could have SOLD More Martin Birdhouses!!!



FOLDING CART found a new home 
NOW being filled with plants!!!







 AwEsoMe ChiPPy-Paint PaTiNa
on this Exceptional ViNtaGe Tri-Mirror!!!
I only wish I had taken a pic of it's full view!!!
Beautiful Etching on the end panels...
S*O*L*D



 JuSt Sweet!*!*!
ViNtaGe German Birdie Hankerchief
Re-Purposed!!!



AwEsoMe ViNtaGe Green Number Cubby
S*O*L*D




 ~* OMG!!! -  BEST *~
Antique Litho Print - Girl w/Rabbit & Spring Flowers!!!
EXCEPTIONAL ~ To-Die-For ViNtaGe FRAME
S*O*L*D



 Does this Say Spring -Or- What!!!
ViNtaGe Champion Clothespin Bag with Whimsical ViNtaGe
Clip-On BiRdiEs!*!*!
S*O*L*D



 ** PeRfeCtly-ChiPPy **
ViNtaGe Wooden Tulips!!!
S*O*L*D

 
*~ NEXT UP ~*
Just About a Month from now!!!
SAVE-THE-DATE
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Thursday, March 10, 2016

SHOP ChiPPy-SHaBBy THIS WEEKEND!*!*!


OMG!*!*!
*~ 1st Show of the *2016 Season ~*
THIS Saturday & Sunday!!!
March 12 - 13
 6000 W. Ryan Road   -   Franklin, Wisconsin
MILWAUKEE COUNTY SPORTS COMPLEX BLDG.
 

ChiPPy-SHaBBy Booth Space#901-902
MORE DETAILS ON My BLOG'S SIDEBAR...
***********
 
 
**Come Say *Hellooooo To Spring**
I've Missed Y*O*U ALL This Winter!!!

Sunday, March 6, 2016

ViNtaGe Clothespin Bag...


~*Feeling Hopeful*~
That SPRING will Come...

This ViNtaGe Champion Clothespin Bag
is a reminder of *Days-Gone-By*...
There's nothing better than the feel and scent of "Bed Sheets"
that have been hung out on the line to dry!!!
~ NOW Re-Purposed ~
Displayed hung on a ladder with
a bouquet of Fresh Spring Tulips!*!*! 
This would make a FaB House-Warming Gift, 
filled with Laundry Products!!!




 
I've come to find that"different years" had different prices!!!
I've seen 49cents -59cents- 69cents...





Have a Great Day!!!
S*U*N is Out in Wisconsin!!!


Tuesday, March 1, 2016

WeLCoMe M*A*R*C*H with ViNtaGe BiRdie Adornments Inside the Home...


It may be March 1st on the calendar...
~ HOWEVER ~
 the view from outside my window is 
like a SNOW GLOBE!*!*!
 
Time to bring out some
 ~* Signs of SpRiNg *~
INSIDE-THE-HOME!!!

Just Sweet!*!*!
Re-Purposed Glass Lamp Shade/Globe
with Bluebird Motif...
Looks fab at nite with a lit votive candle glowing through...
A sweet find "SOME YEARS BACK"
 - from Judy of the Iowa Junk Gypsies!!!




~*Oh-My-Heart*~
JuSt PreCioUs VintaGe Oil Painting on Board...
Dogwood Flowers... Leaves... Birds... Nest... Branches...
An AwEsoMe Find from Dealer  friend Cheryl,
 in Danville Illinois - At HobNob Market, Last Spring... 




 A major weakness of mine is 
~**ViNtaGe Tole**~
A BiRdie On "This-One" makes it extra special!!!





The smallest of things can add soooo much!!!
Simple Vintage Advertising *Bird Trade Card* 
from Arm & Hammer Baking Soda, perched in a time-worn flower frog...




Love... Love... Love...
This Time-Worn ViNtaGe Mirror with Painted Birdie...
FaB Silver-Loss Patina!*!*!




~*ChiPPy-Framed Bird/Nest Litho Print*~
- V*I*N*T*A*G*E -
Sooooo Much MORE INTERESTING Than Brand New...
Each item has it's own, One-Of-A-Kind, Time~Worn Imperfections...


 Have a Good Rest of Your Week!!!
Busy... Busy... Busy...
Getting Ready for my first "2"  ChiPPy-SHaBBy Shows of
this *2016* Selling Season!!!
Wisconsin Antique & Vintage Show
6000 W. RYAN Rd. - Franklin, Wisconsin
MARCH 12 - 13
Do visit this Blog's SideBar
 for MORE DETAILS...
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A*N*D
SaVe-The-Date!!!