~** ViNtaGe **~
Sooooo Much More Interesting Than Brand New!*!*!



Monday, May 18, 2020

SeLLing ChiPPy-SHaBBy ViNtaGe Finds in "2020"???


IS IT POSSIBLE TO 
Navigate our way "Out & About at the Flea Markets SAFELY"
during this "2020" COVID-19 Pandemic???

~*Elbow-To-Elbow People ShoPPing*~
This pic was taken last year at a local flea, here in Wisconsin.  If you're a Flea Market Shopper, and the weather is good, THIS IS WHAT AN AVERAGE DAY AT THE FLEA LOOKS LIKE!!! 

What About the 6' Rule??? ~ For COVID Safety???
 ~ I really doubt it could be adhered to at this type of market!

I can't envision EVERYONE Wearing a Mask Either!!!
~Especially if it were hot outside...  Hydrating with bottled water & *EATING* - requires having to touch your mask!




~* SeLLing Outdoors Under a Tent *~
I think I miss this the most!  Outdoor Displays are So InViting!!!

Most Tents displayed with merchandise, barely have room to easily walk around in..  How could I police the number of people allowed in my booth? ~ Especially if I'm the only one selling?

Besides the Safety Measures of Mask & Social Distancing,
 -AS A FLEA MARKET SELLER- 
Should I Wear Gloves??? ~ Everyone Touches Everything!!!
Handing Money & writing up tickets would be very difficult.
What about Credit Card Purchases & touching the Device???

Come End-Of-Day PackUp
Unsold Merchandise & Props ~ Will I be bringing the virus home with me???
I CAN'T WIPE DOWN EVERYTHING!*!*! 




As Much as I want to get back to selling at Specialty Shows & Flea Markets, I think I've answered my own questions...

Selling is stressful enough...
Wearing a Mask, Gloves, & Social Distancing would be taking away my Joy while selling to you!  I want to be safe, & I want my customers to be safe, I want to give you a hug!!!  ALL the info out there Todate - IS MOST UNCERTAIN & EVEN QUESTIONABLE...

RIGHT NOW ~ MY DECISION IS TO ~*STAY HOME*~
No Flea Markets "FOR ME" ~ TILL FURTHER NOTICE
My *Frog-Husband* & I are STAYING HOME!

I have a Fab FRESH ChiPPy-SHaBBy STaSH Ready to Sell for this Season!!!
I'm currently *Re-Thinking* how I might move my merchandise safely.
I'll keep you posted!!!

STAY SAFE OUT THERE!*!*!


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Friday, May 1, 2020

WeLcoMe May ~ It's ViNtaGe Garden Time!!!


TiMe to get out the ViNtaGe Garden
~*Especially the Old Watering Cans!!!

Can't wait to get my hands in some dirt ~ even if it's just for "potted plants"...
I just LoVe using my Old/ViNtaGe Watering Cans!!!




The ~*SPRINKLE*~ on this Watering Can Rose/Head is AMaZiNg!!!



Getting Harder & Harder to FIND
 Watering Cans with "Old ChiPPy Paint"...
These beauties ALL SOLD
 some years back at one of my ChiPPy-SHaBBy Spring Home SaLes, in Cedarburg - Wisconsin...



LoVe CoLLeCtiBles Displayed in Groupings!!!
Not as commonly found ~ Small 4-5 inch tall watering cans with "original old flower decals"... 
 A*N*D - Yes, the ~*CUT FLOWERS SIGN*~ is the "real-deal"...




ALL Show Updates 
Will Be Posted On This Blog First...

Reminder - MAY ELKHORN FLEA 2020 - CANCELLED

**Hoping for Elkhorn's June 28th to happen!!!

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Friday, April 17, 2020

EVENT CANCELLED!!! -May 17th, 2020 ELKHORN FLEA WI


"IT'S OFFICIAL"
EVENT CANCELLED
due to COVID - 19 Virus

~* May 17th, 2020 *~
ELKHORN FLEA MARKET - WI

Hoping... Wishing...
To "See YOU" On their NEXT SCHEDULED 
ELKHORN FLEA MARKET EVENT DATE
~*June 28th, 2020 *~


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Monday, April 13, 2020

SHoPPing ChiPPy-SHaBBy ViNtaGe Finds...


Random ChiPPy-SHaBBy Outdoor Show Booths
from "YEARS - PAST"...
Can't Wait to *SEE* What Develops
~* When Shows Start Up Again in 2020*~
???????   ???????
ALL UpComing "2020"Show UpDates will be posted
 as soon as we can be *Out & About* Again!!!

 Elkhorn Flea - Wisconsin
ChiPPy-SHaBBy Booth



Elkhorn Flea - Wisconsin
ChiPPy-SHaBBy Booth



 ~*DOOR COUNTY, WISCONSIN*~
Viva's Vintage Show
ChiPPy-SHaBBy Booth




Maxwell Street Flea
Cedarburg Wisconsin
ChiPPy-SHaBBy Booth



Elkhorn Flea - Wisconsin
ChiPPy-SHaBBy Booth


Stay Safe!!!
Better Times will come again!*!*!

ChiPPy-SHaBBy


Sunday, April 5, 2020

Easter Table Centerpiece with ChiPPy-WHiTE Clay Pots & more...




 "Cheerful Delights" at the Grocery Store - Yesterday!*!*!
~*Precious Viola Plants in Dirt*~

Sooooo thrilled to be greeted at the grocery store entrance yesterday, by these pretty, uplifting - 
~*Fresh & Alive Flowering Viola Plants*~
WORKING WITH WHAT I HAVE ~  popped these dirt encased beauties in some chippy-white clay pots I had stacked in the garage...   NEXT - found just the right container with "hints-of-rust" to display them in as a table centerpiece.  The addition of a ViNtaGe Mache Easter Bunny was like "jewelry on the dress"...  Hope this brings a smile to your face as much as it does mine! 


Hope you're "lucky-enough" to find a Chocolate Bunny
 in your Easter Basket THIS YEAR!!!  
Remembering the days of our little independently-owned Candy Store, inside the Stage Couch Inn Bed & Breakfast,  Cedarburg -Wisconsin...
BEERNTSEN'S CANDY - No longer in business AT THIS LOCATION.
~*YES*~ I did buy "this one" many years ago...
ABOUT 2' TALL - Y*U*M!!!




MY GROCERY STORE ~ CURB-SIDE PICK UP GEAR!!!

**~ BE   S*M*A*R*T ~**
Be Safe...  Help Yourself & Others...
*Re-Purposed Face Mask
(cut from a "cherry patterned" dishtowel)...
*Disposable Rubber Gloves...
*Wet Wipes Sanitizer...

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Wednesday, April 1, 2020

Staying at HOME ~ Working with what you have...


~  HeLLooo A*P*R*I*L 2020  ~

~ Adjusting to the "New Way" of how we live our lives ~
Here's hoping that my "little vignettes" add some joy & inspiration to your day... 


ChiPPy-SHaBBy Shows...   Flea Markets...
We'll ALL be so ready for this!!! 


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Monday, March 16, 2020

ViNtaGe Easter with a Springtime Vibe... *Working With What We Have*


As we stay close to home these days,
 I find myself spending time "working with what I have"
to make our home a more comfortable nest!*!*!

V*I*N*T*A*G*E 
**Seasonal Spring/Easter Display**
in-our-home...
*Chippy Old White Gate with hints of rust...
*Vintage Tole Flower Spring...
*Industrial Metal Plant Prop Display...
*Smaller-Sized Vintage Watering Cans...
*Garden Markers...
*Naturally Time-Worn Concrete Rabbit...
*Pussy Willows... ~ Forsythia...
*Clay Pots...
*Vintage Mache Easter Bunny Rabbits
*Easter Basket...
*Easter Hat Candy Container...
and more...



 ViNtaGe Bunte Candy Company
**EASTER Advertising Display Board**
made of cardboard...



 ViNtaGe 
Paper Mache Easter Bunny/Rabbits...
The back Rabbit is a Candy Container with hollow basket in front,
 waiting to be filled...

I find it "less commonly seen" - when these
 Mache Bunnies are in the "4-paw sitting position"...
Most of them are "Standing on their hind legs"...




 Extremely R*A*R*E!!!
ViNtaGe Mache Easter Hat Candy Container 
 flowers, chicks, hat netting, and original pink Easter Grass...






 Wooden Easter Rabbit Candy Container"on-wheels"...
Top lid twists sideways to reveal Easter Candies!!!

Clay Pottery Plate... ~ Not that old, but mixes in nicely!
Backside reads ~ "1996" - "Very Cold Day"...
Breininger Pottery




 Antique Glass Rabbit Easter Candy Container...
Small Woven Easter Basket - Stamped Japan...
Mache Rabbits...



ViNtaGe Easter Candy Boxes...
"Chalk ware Chick"...



My FaVoRiTE Rabbit ~*Gridley*~
Perfectly-ChiPPy & Naturally Time Worn 
ViNtaGe Garden Concrete



~* SPriNGTiMe Vignette *~
ChiPPy-SHaBBy STyLe

STAY SAFE!!!
SHOW UPDATES will be posted as need be!!!

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