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

Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Naturally ChiPPy & WHiTe!*!*!


~** For the LoVe of Architectural SaLvaGe **~
...ViNtaGe...
  So Much More Interesting Than Brand New!!! 

A Wall In-Our-Mud Room...
Some of my FaVoRiTe SaLvaGed Finds!*!*!
******

CRaZy B*U*S*Y 
Getting Ready for my 1st Show of the 2017 Season!!!

Hope to C-U THIS WEEKEND
SaTurDay - SuNDay
MARCH - 4th... 5th...
Kane County Flea Market's 
*2017* SEASON OPENER
St. Charles, Illinois 


WEATHER PREDICTION IS BEYOND AWeSoMe!!!
Hundreds of Dealer Booths!!!
For B*E*S*T SELECTION
Shop-My-SHaBBieS E*A*R*L*Y...
ChiPPy-SHaBBy Booth #29 
MAIN OLD ROBINSON BLDG.
 (Do Visit Previous Posts for MORE INFO.)

Monday, February 27, 2017

S*P*R*I*N*G ViNtaGe Wooden Flowers...


~**Whimsical Wooden Flowers**~
While -We-Wait FOR SPRING...


ViNtaGe Garden Appeal
ChiPPy-SHaBBy STyLe
HOPE "YOUR-DAY" IS OFF TO A GOOD START!!!
S*U*N is out here in Wisconsin!*!*! 


Just a Reminder...
SHoP ChiPPy-SHaBBy 
MARCH 4-5 
Kane County's Flea's 2017 Season Opener
St. Charles, IL
(Visit previous posts for details... map...)

Sunday, February 26, 2017

Thinking Spring Vignettes - ChiPPy-SHaBBy Style!*!*!


Last week's weather had me 
~**Thinking Spring**~
This Weekend's Weather is a totally different story!!!



On Wednesday, here in Wisconsin, 
I visited a GREENHOUSE!!!
Low 70's Temps ~ OMG!!!
S*P*R*I*N*G Will Come!*!*!
***********
Hope to C-U NEXT WEEKEND
@ Kane County Flea - IL
March 4 & 5 

Do Visit previous post for MORE DETAILS/MAP

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Kane County FLEA MaRKeT........................... MARCH 4th - 5th *2017*


Yet ANOTHER Un-Heard Of Warm SunShine Day
Here in the MidWest!*!*!
Weather like this is making it so much more
pleasant to get ready for my
1st SHOW of the Year
 Kane County FLEA
~SEASON OPENER~
St. Charles, Illinois 
March 4th - 5th


 Just About 10 Days Away!!!

For BeSt Selection
Shop-My-SHaBBies E*A*R*L*Y...
INDOOR BOOTH SPACE #29

Monday, February 20, 2017

Out & About ChiPPy-SHaBBy SHoPPing!*!*!


BeSt-Ever
ChiPPy-SHaBBy SHoPPing
On-My-BiRthDay Weekend!*!*!

OMG!!! 
~**NO Jacket,  along with Pure SunShine **~
An Unheard of 67 Degrees for my February Birthday -
here in the Midwest!*!*!
My "Frog Prince" of a Husband planned a Fab 
ChiPPy-SHaBBy SHoPPing
Day For Me!*!*! 


 We kicked off our ViNtaGe SHoPPing Day at an 
Antique Show neither of us have ever been to, -held
at THE FOREST HILLS LODGE, in the Rockford, Illinois Area...
I was very pleasantly Surprised!*!*!
A good mix of Vintage Garden, Industrial, Architectural Salvage,
and hard-core Antiques...




After ShoPPing TROVE'S BOOTH, this past Fall
 at Nellie's Barn SaLe, - I just knew I had to put
This SHoP - on-my-list to visit!*!*!
Owned by 2-Sisters, Mary & Elizabeth...



A Gem of a Shop - Nested in a Residential Neighborhood!!!
LOVED THE ARCHITECTURE OF THE BUILDING ITSELF!!!
FaB Displays!!! ~ So Inspiring!!!
Great Mix of Vintage Whites, Industrial, & Architectural Salvage...
Can't wait for my NEXT VISIT!!!
TROVE - Rockford, Illinois

We went to so many other vintage shops/antique stores, 
 in the Rockford/Beloit Area as well!!!



 Lunch at Lucy's Burger Bar #7 
in downtown Beloit, Wisconsin
 Was AwEsoMe!!!  Fun Atmosphere!!! 




JuSt Started Unloading...
ChiPPy-SHaBBy Finds from - the - weekend!!!


Saturday, February 18, 2017

With Warm Weather Like This...

THinKiNg Spring...
THinKiNg OutDoor Flea...

One of *My-FaVoRiTe* Finds
THAT-GOT-AWAY
along with EVERYTHING ELSE,
some years back!*!*!

Have a Great Weekend!*!*!
A*N*D
Do check my *Side-Bar* for
a list of UpComing
 ChiPPy-SHaBBy Events...
 
 

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

MARCH 2017 Kane County Flea Season Opener!*!*!


It's Time to 
*Ease My Way Back* Into Selling SHaBBies!*!*!
Only a few weeks away!*!*!


Do Visit THIS BLOG'S "SideBar"
for MORE ChiPPy-SHaBBy Venue DATES
 to put on your Calendar!!!
(Use WEB VERSION on your Smart Phone to view my SideBar)




Tuesday, February 14, 2017

REAL LoVe *FarmHouse STyLe*...



Out & About on a walk...
**I Spied** this AwEsoMe VaLenTine Sign
for EVERYONE On the Road To See!!!
How Sweet Is This VaLenTiNe Greeting!*!*!



******

~ HaPPy Hearts Day ~ 
However you Spend It!!!

Monday, February 13, 2017

ViNtaGe Maid-Of-Honor Kitchen Accessories w/Birdie Motif...



V*I*N*T*A*G*E
~*Maid-Of-Honor*~
KITCHEN SCALE
with "signature birdie/berry motif" 
**I think these now vintage
 kitchen accessories, were made by "Sears"...

What Was I Thinking?!?!?
S*O*L*D this RARE ViNtaGe Maid-Of-Honor Scale
last Summer at the Elkhorn Flea...
Tooooo Sweet!!!


ViNtaGe Cake Carrier!!!
(these were so practical in the 1950's-60's...)
LoVe the Sweet Birdie/Berry Motif
~**Makes Me THinK S*P*R*I*N*G**~ 
Even if you don't choose to actually use these older cake carriers,
they make a FaB *SHELF DISPLAY PIECE* for a
FarmHouse -Or- Cottage Style Decor!!!



 FaB Natural Time-Worn PaTiNa on-the-rim...




"Embossed"  -Bottom of Tin...



 This BRAND (Maid-Of-Honor) also has a Sweet Canister Set
with Red Bakelite knobs on their lids!!!
*******

HaPPy-MoNDay
THE S*U*N Is O*U*T
in Wisconsin...

Thursday, February 9, 2017

ViNtaGe Valentine H*E*A*R*T*S...


It's Going to be a 
HEART-FELT Weekend!!!
Valentine's Day is Just Around the Corner!*!*!

 Always My FaVoRiTe!!!
ViNtaGe ~*QUEEN-OF-HEARTS*~ 
Valentine's Day Planter
JuSt AwEsoMe Patina - 
with hints of time-worn crazing in the glaze...



 Seasonal FEBRUARY Entry Vignette
~ at our home ~
Some Years Back!*!*! 
I've had the "Pepper-Berry"
HEART WREATH
Forever!!! 



 LoVe...  LoVe... LoVe...
This ViNtaGe, Fluted-Edge Cookie Cutter!!!
I actually use this each year while making my 
signature **Linzer-Heart** Cookie Recipe!!!




One-Of-A-Kind
Made by Hand ~ Years Ago for Someone
ViNtaGe HEART FLoWeR FroG!*!*!


HaVe a CoZy Weekend!!!

Wednesday, February 8, 2017

ViNtaGe GIRL SCOUT Collectibles...

 

Inspired by a 4-Page Spread on
ViNtaGe GIRL SCOUT COLLECTIBLES,
in the New March *2017* Country Living Magazine,
I thought it would be fun to "round-up"
some of the ViNtaGe Girl Scout Finds I've Kept & Sold
over the years...

 Still in my posession, I LoVe this little Girl Scout Pin/Brooch!!!
"My Guess" is that it was attained  after a long hike... 
1950's...



 On Occasion ~ It's a perfect go-with
adorning a pocket on one of my Jean Jackets!*!*!



 Although this Girl Scout Badge Sash is long gone,
I think it would look FaB Re-Purposed,
adorning a pillow!*!*!
JUST LoVe that it says C*H*I*C*A*G*O...



ViNtaGe Girl Scout Canteen!!!
**~NO PLASTIC water bottles back then~**
LoVe the D*E*T*A*I*L*E*D Snap Buttons
with the Girl Scout Logo!!!



Saturday, February 4, 2017

ChiPPy-SHaBBy Style!*!*!


I  LoVe One-Of-Kind ViNtAGe Finds!!!
Each Item tells a StoRy... 
chipped... salvaged... tattered... worn...

My *ChiPPy-SHaBBy StyLe*
is All About One-Of-Kind ViNtaGe Finds
with a NATURAL Time~Worn PaTiNa!*!*!



 V*I*N*T*A*G*E
ImPeRfeCtioNs
So Much More Interesting Than Brand New!*!*!


Have a Good Weekend!*!*!

Thursday, February 2, 2017

ChiPPy-SHaBBy ViNtaGe BIRDIE-LoVe!*!*!


Burrrrrrrr...
*10 Degrees in Wisconsin THIS MORNING*
But We-Have-S*U*N*S*H*I*N*E!*!*!

 ViNtaGe Tole Birdie Candelabra!*!*!
Surrounded by an Architectural Salvaged Window with NO PANES...



 ~**JuSt Precious**~
ViNtaGe Birds & Hearts Brooch
in an Antique Casket Box...



ViNtaGe Enamel Compact 
with Birdie Motif... 


Wooden Fok-Art Birdie...


With the S*U*N OUT, I'm motivated to
 GO "Out & About" looking for **SHaBBies**...


Wednesday, February 1, 2017

It's FINALLY F*E*B*R*U*A*R*Y...


~** LoVe Is In The AiR **~
WeLcoMe FEBRUARY
 Although we're still a long way off from any
 "garden hose sightings" - here in Wisconsin, 
Longer Days  & Sunshine
are definitely a welcome sight!!!




~ ViNtaGe ~
**Queen-Of-Hearts**
Valentine Planter
Original Label - Shafford, Japan
LoVe Her Time~Worn PaTiNa on the Heart!!!
(I'll be filling her vase in with 
dried white roses & baby's breath)



Rusty... Crusty... PaTiNa
~* OLD WHITE GATE *~



*~ Naturally ChiPPy-WHiTe ~*
Urn... Corbels...




~ ViNtaGe FRENCH LoVe Letter ~
Amongst Rose Hip Berries...




F*E*B*R*U*A*R*Y
ChiPPy-SHaBBy Seasonal Entry Vignette



P.S.  I'll Start Posting UpComing*2017*
 SHOW DATES S*O*O*N!*!*!