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

Saturday, December 31, 2016

New Year's Eve **2016**


It's Almost Time!*!*!
To Ring-In *2017*

THanK YOU Friends... Customers...
for a FaB 2016!*!*!

Have a Safe and HaPPy New Year's Eve!*!*!
 

Saturday, December 24, 2016

Christmas Wishes ChiPPy-SHaBBy STyLe...








HaVe a B*E*A*U*T*I*F*U*L 
~* CHriStMaS *~
Shared with Family & Friends...


Wednesday, December 21, 2016

ViNtaGe TOLE CHRISTMAS TREE With Birdies...


~* While We Wait *~

ViNtaGe Tole Christmas Tree with 
~** ViNtaGe Clip-On Birdies **~

My *Most Cherished ViNtaGe Christmas Item*
Each year we light these red vintage candles
 for just a very "short" time,  -
due to the nature of them burning & dripping
Soooo Quickly!*!*!
Such a ~*Special Treat*~
I always look forward to this on 
Christmas Eve!!!


This Little ViNtaGe Birdie
Has **Spring Legs**...



LoVe the Natural Time~Worn P*A*T*I*N*A
on THIS ONE!*!*!


Hope your HoLiDay Preparations
are coming along...

Wednesday, December 14, 2016

Christmas HoLiDay Vignette ~ IT'S ALL IN THE DETAILS!*!*!


ViNtaGe Reindeer Forest...
with Adornments!*!*!

Inspired by actual ~*DEER*~ 
Running Around Our Property THIS MORNING,
~**I created a little forest vignette **~
on a favorite *Re-Purposed 2-tier stand* I netted
this past Fall...


 Deer ~Or~ Reindeer???
Did you know that both Male & Female
REINDEER
Have Antlers!*!*!


 *FReSHeNed*
This ViNtaGe Reindeer  - By Adding A Hint of Sparkling Glitter...



Stay W*A*R*M
Single Digit Temps here in Wisconsin
with a **BiTiNG W*I*N*D**!!!


Monday, December 12, 2016

ANTLERS for the HoLiDay Season...


I sell Antlers like CraZy come 
NoVeMBeR ~ DeCeMbeR!*!*!
~ FaB WINTER-TIME Adornment ~

JuSt PeRfect Accent!!!
~Like JeWeLry On-The-Dress~
ANTLERS IN A BOX
ON TOP OF A VINTAGE FARMALL TRACTOR GRILL



 Whimsical Antlers!!!
LoVe the Graphics on this 
ViNtaGe Painted Label Soda Bottle!*!*!
PeRfeCt HoLiDay Touch
Red... White... Elk with Antlers!*!*!

REAL FUR
~* DEER ANTLERS *~
Add a FaB *Go-With* to any HoLiDay Display
Would Be
"PeRfeCt ON-THE-MANTEL"


 

Re-Purposed 
IRON PLANTER BOWL
Now Holds Deer Antler Fragments
with Large Sugar Pinecones & Greens...

 Hope *YOUR-MoNdaY*
Is off to a "Good-Start"...


Sunday, December 11, 2016

ChiPPy-SHaBBy ViNtaGe SNOW CANS!*!*!


S*N*O*W  DaYs...
~** ViNtaGe Style **~

1950's-1960s
ViNtaGe S*N*O*W CAN Collection
I Just LoVe ALL the Wording/Graphics
 On These Spray Cans!!!
******

*Make-it-Snow...
**White Christmas
*Frosty Snow
**Instant Snowflakes
*Self-Spraying Snowflakes
**Decorative Snowflakes ~ Fragrance added!!!
*Snow Blitz Flakes
*Doubl-Glo Sno
 
What I  Look For In a ViNtaGe SNOW CAN:
#1.  FAB GRAPHICS
(Lending a "feel" of an era gone by...)
#2.  NO Bar-Codes
(Validates it's vintage...)
#3.  A Natural Time-Worn Patina
(Gives it one-of-a-kind character)



 You won't find "Bar-Codes" on 8 of my 9 Cans!!!
JuSt LoVe the Old California Mfg. Markings!!!
A*N*D  the connection that I lived there at one time...



 I LoVe Imperfections!*!*!
Sooooo Much MORE INTERESTING Than Brand New!!!
A Natural Time-Worn PaTiNa ~ Along with the Dent in the Cap
Makes for a ONE-OF-A-KIND FIND!*!*!



 
 
Have a GREAT Snow-Globe Sunday
if you happen to be in my party of the world
*~ Ahhhhh - WiScoNSiN ~*

A*N*D - It's going to continue All-Day- Long...
 
 

Wednesday, December 7, 2016

ViNtaGe Christmas Bottle Brush Trees & Birdies...


 The ViNtaGe CHriStMaS TREES ARE OUT!*!*!
 Seasonal Christmas Entry Display
In-Our-Home

 ViNtaGe Bottle Brush Tree Collection
*Many with their original price sticker and/or manufacturer*
Years... & Years... of Collecting...



I Just LoVe the Nite-Time Glow...
Birdies... Bling...



 
Sweet Birdie Cut-Outs
from Vintage Musical Religious/Hymn Note Paper, 
dusted them with fine glitter, punched a hole &
added string with an option to hang...
I LOVE HOW BITS OF RELIGIOUS
VERSES CAN STILL BE READ






Have a CoZy Evening!*!*!

Tuesday, December 6, 2016

ViNtaGe Chritstmas HoLiDay Boxes ~ EVERYWHERE!!!


Despite Yet Another
Gloomy... Sunless... Day here in Wisconsin,
I feel motivated to create some small 
Christmas HoLiDay Vignettes 
In-Our-Home...

The HoLiDay Boxes are Everywhere!*!*!
Soooooo Much Fun unwrapping these 
ViNtaGe Christmas Display Items!!!
But Oh What a Mess!*!*!*!



~* ChiPPy-SHaBBy Office/Loft *~
*ViNtaGe Bottle Brush Wreath
 with the *Chunkiest Old Flocked Snow*...
**~ "Freshening" an Old Bow/Ribbon with a Curling Iron
 - Works GREAT!!! ~**
 
*Stacked Funnel Christmas Tree*
 
*AwEsome Metal Deer Creation on Log*
~FaB PaTiNa~
 
*Old White Lantern filled with Sparkling Pinecones*

~* Can't Wait to *SEE* what else develops *~ 

Sunday, December 4, 2016

Ahhhhhh Wisconsin.... LET~IT~S*N*O*W!*!*!


Although we have a L*O*N*G Cold  WINTER, Here in Wisconsin 
(about 5-months)...  I still LoVe the Season's First Snow Fall
& All through the HoLiDays...
~* A Magical Wonderland *~

 Out & About Early This Morning, tiny
Snow Flakes started to create a dusting effect 
in nooks and crannies on our property...
Boots On... Ski Poles in hand down a slippery hill,
I headed toward my Frog-Husband's stacked wood pile
in search of some ~*Birch-Logs*~ to fill my
 SHaBBy Old-Red ViNtaGe Ice Cream Bucket!*!*!



 Now Brown Hydrangeas,
later in the day appeared like
 SNOW-BALLS on STICKS...



Vibrant Fall Cabbage Plants still going strong,
with a dusting of S*N*O*W...
I'm most certain the lavender plant will be totally
wilted by morning...



 Our beautiful Cedar Trees 
Looked Stunning!!!
~*Like Icing On-A-Cake*~



Winter In-The-Garden
Dusted with S*N*O*W...



A PeRfeCt Afternoon to 
BaKe HoLiDay CooKies!*!*!
Traditional *Snowballs* ~ YuM!!!
Thumbprint Cookies w/raspberry filling...