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

Sunday, August 28, 2016

FALL Seasonl Entry Vignette...


Time to "Change- It-Up"
~* F*A*L*L *~
 Plaid Blankets & Campfires...
Indian Summer Picnics...
The Old School Lunch Box...
Hints of Color in Nature
Yellow Yarrow... Green Hydrangeas...
Bittersweet Berries...  Chinese Lanterns...
Sunflowers...
Owls & Squirrels

 In just a few days ~ it will be SEPTEMBER!!!
Time to introduce MORE ViNtaGe FALL into the Home Decor...



 Colorful Fall Plaid Blanket
Framed "Owl" Print
Green Hydrangea Sprig



 ~* BeSt-Ever *~
Naturally Time-Worn ChiPPy-WHiTe Basket
with Dried Yellow Yarrow...



 Rusty... Crusty...
ViNtaGe CAMPFIRE MARSHMALLOW TIN
with a ViNtaGe HOT DOG ROASTER!!!




 ~* ViNtaGe *~
 Green Plaid Picnic Jug!*!*!
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SaVe-The-Date
You're InViTed!*!*!
~** FALL SALE **~
@ ChiPPy-SHaBBy's House
is less than 2 weeks away!!!!!!
 
 

Thursday, August 25, 2016

Early Hints of ViNtage FALL...


It's Feeling Like F*A*L*L
The Squirrels are busy Outside...
The Annabelle Hydrangeas have turned...
Time to Introduce JuSt A Hint Of  FALL
INSIDE THE HOME

 
~*   I LoVe FaLL  *~
The Earth's Way Of Producing a "Colorful Finale" 
before the dead of Winter comes...
ViNtaGe Squirrel Adornments & Colorful Hydrangeas
are first to make their appearance in & outside of our home...




 This Antique Iron Squirrel Door Stop is 
All About PaTiNa!!!

 

 - RARE -
ViNtaGe Squirrel Flower Frog!*!*!
I've yet to come across another...


 

 Naturally Time-Worn 
ChiPPy-White Shutter
with Squirrel Cut-Out...


A*N*D
SaVe - The - DaTe
Early Fall SaLe @ ChiPPy-SHaBBy's House
**Get 1st Dibbs**
On My ChiPPy-SHaBBy
 FaLL S*T*A*S*H!!!
Cedarburg ~ Wisconsin
(20 minutes North of Milwaukee)

 

Tuesday, August 23, 2016

WASHINGTON STREET HoLiDaY MARKET - IL


Woo-hoo!*!*!
SaVe-The-Date
NOVEMBER 19th - 20th 
*~ 2016 ~*

This Show *JuSt-RoCked*
Last Year in My ChiPPy-ShaBBy Booth!!!
~JuSt Mobbed - Even in a SNOW STORM!!!

HoPe to See YOU There THIS YEAR!!!
Shop-My-ShaBBies Along with Other
Quality Dealers all displayed with a HoLiDay Theme in Mind...


Thursday, August 18, 2016

FaLL Annabelle Hydrangeas...


The Harvest Is In!*!*!

This Year's *2016* Crop is one of the BeSt-Ever!!!
~ ANNABELLE HYDRANGEAS ~
No Brown Flowers...
No Bug Eaten Leaves...
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I'll have a "Select Number Of Bunches"
Available at My HOME S*A*L*E
Here in Cedarburg - Wisconsin
ON SEPTEMBER 10th



Have a Great Rest Of Your Week!!!

Monday, August 15, 2016

Back from A Weekend of Selling ChiPPy-ShaBBy ViNtaGe Finds!*!*!


ELKHORN FLEA
Walworth County Fairgrounds
Wisconsin

 THaNk Y*O*U Elkhorn ChiPPy-SHaBBy SHoPPeRs!*!*!
Sooooo Glad the weather cooperated THIS TIME!!!
It may have been *HOT* - But No Rain!!!



 Just A ~*Hint-Of-Fall* was in the Air in My ChiPPy-SHaBBy Booth
This Mid-August ~ with Mums & Hydrangeas adorning this & that...



 Funky 2-Drawer Wood Box with *Paint-Splatters*...
S*O*L*D



Hard-To-Part-With...
PeRfeCtLy Time-Worn Florist's Basket with Hydrangeas...
S*O*L*D



 Yet Another FaB "Mother Mary Religious Statue"
S*O*L*D


 ViNtaGe MONTGOMERY WARD
Re-Purposed Galvanized Ice Cream Bucket
S*O*L*D



* Fishing Creel with *Fish Hasp*
*Architectural Salvage Prop Base
*Re-Purposed Canning Jar Holder
*ChiPPy-Gold Candle Sticks
*Farmhouse-Style Bench
S*O*L*D




 ~*BeSt-Ever*~
Architectural SaLvaGe Prop Base
Just Awesome for a Statue
S*O*L*D 






SaVe-ThE-DaTe
~ NEXT ELKHORN ~
**2016 Season Finale**
Sunday, September 25th

Thursday, August 11, 2016

ELKHORN FLEA in Wisconsin THIS SUNDAY Aug. 14TH


COME SHOP MY ChiPPy-SHaBBy ViNtaGe Finds
Along with *500* More Dealers
E L K H O R N  F L E A  M A R K E T


Stop By... Shop... Say Hellooo...
FOR BeSt SELECTION - COME EARLY!!!



Wednesday, August 10, 2016

ChiPPy-SHaBBy SHoPPing ~ CaLiFoRniA's GOLD COUNTRY!*!*!


I LoVe Being *~OUT WEST~*
Having lived about a third of my life there...
It's been about 3 years now since we've been back to California...
I didn't realize how much I've have missed those 
**Cool Dreamy Nites** 
with the AwEsoMe Ocean Air drifting inland...
Green Lush California is now in it's 5th year of
drought...   

 
 SUTTER CREEK, California is such a lovely little town...
Located in the foothills of the Sierra Nevada Mountains, 
with larger Cities like Sacramento & San Francisco
 somewhat near by... 
~*My FaVoRite Shop is THE ANTIQUE GARDENER*~



 Aimee ~ Owner of THE ANTIQUE GARDENER
"Gets What LoVe of A NATURAL TIME-WORN PaTiNa Is"
Aimee's Shop abounded with 
Rusty... Crusty... ChiPPy ViNtaGe Finds!!!
BeSt Vignette/Displays as well...



Outdoor Patio Displays



Lots of ALL the things I LoVe!!!
FaB Lighting... Galvanized Containers... Architectural SaLvaGe...



 **Frog-Husband**
On-the-Porch, by the entrance of
THE ANTIQUE GARDENER
Sutter Creek, California



 Tomorrow's Heirloom's
in Sutter Creek, California
Is like a "little Anthropologie"
My ShoPPing Bag was quite full as I exited THIS STORE!!!
~Sweet Frog Husband~
knows my weakness for "Birdies" ~ and bought me this
over-the-top fab BiRd NeCkLaCe!*!*!



 Having once owned a Bake Shop in Boulder City, Nevada,
 I ALWAYS LoVe a Good Slice of P*I*E...
*BUFFALO CHIPS*
in Sutter Creek, California 
Had Eye-Catching Homemade Pies 
 that tasted as good as they looked!!!
The addition of "Vanilla Bean Ice Cream"
 from McConnell's in Santa Barbara, California,
 was the perfect "go-with" ~ **Y*U*M**




 READY-FOR-LUNCH!*!*!
Soooooo Glad we stopped in this itty-bitty town of Amador City, CA
AMaZiNg Architecture ~ Especially Inside & On the Back Patio
 The IMPERIAL HOTEL Dates from around the late 1800's...


 We opted to sit outside on the patio of the 
IMPERIAL HOTEL
~**GOOD FOOD**~
 and very pleasant waitress...
I can only imagine the ambiance at night with the string lights on
 against the wood and stone surrounds...


 Our lunch table was just below this fabulous 
naturally time-worn flower painting...
It was almost like we were in a "grotto setting" with the tall 
stone wall behind us...



 A few ChiPPy-WHiTe Sightings
on-the-trip...



I always get so inspired from traveling!!!


NOW
IT'S FULL SPEED AHEAD 
As I Get Ready To Sell My 
ChiPPy-SHaBBy ViNtaGe Finds
THIS UPCOMING WEEKEND
ELKHORN - WISCONSIN


Wednesday, August 3, 2016

SaVe-The-Dates!*!*! UpComing ChiPPy-SHaBBy Selling Venues...


Come SHoP-My-SHaBBies
Along with other ViNtaGe Dealers

**~ SaVe-The-DaTes ~**
Mark "YOUR" Calendar


 Elkhorn Flea Market - WI




SaLe @ChiPPy-SHaBBy's House
Cedarburg ~ WI



 Nellie's Barn SaLe ~ Roscoe, IL


I already have a FaB SHaBBy S*T*A*S*
**Squirreled Away** for these events!*!*!
Don't Miss Out!*!*!


Monday, August 1, 2016

WeLcoMe A*U*G*U*S*T...



WHERE DID THE SUMMER GO????
The beginning of August is often "bittersweet" for me...
 
A time of reflection ~ "Did I make the most of my Summer"???
A time of looking forward ~  Magical FALL is Just Around the Corner!!!

Hints of Fall are cropping up everywhere...
Fall Clothes are slowly popping up in the stores...
Fall Catalogs are coming in the mail...
Mention of School Starting...
The Yarrow crop is ready to pick...
My hydrangeas are just about ready to turn...
The bittersweet berries need just about another month yet...
The Chinese Lantern pods have quite a ways to go...
The pumpkin patch is looking hopeful...
It's staying dark longer in the morning...
The grass is quite "dewy" early-on...
ALL THESE SUBTLE CHANGES TAKING PLACE!!!

SO SAVOR THE SUMMER
 BEFORE IT'S GONE!!!
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SAVE-THE-DATE
Shop-My-SHaBBies
ELKHORN FLEA MARKET
Sunday, August 14th
Walworth County Fairgrounds
Elkhorn - WI 
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