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Monday, May 3, 2010


It all started around 4:30 a.m. this PAST Friday Morning...  I headed out toward St. Charles Illinois for a "whirlwind weekend" visiting my Best Friend, Terry...  It's going to take a few days of blogging to JUST COVER THE HIGHLIGHTS!!!  We packed it in!!!  Batavia Whole Town GaRaGe Sale...  Sycamore Antique Garden Show... Working @ Daddio's Diner... and "2" days at Kane County Flea Market ~ Best-Ever Finds!!!

This sign got me CraZed!!!

Terry & Myself making a haul to her van...

TEXAS GALS ~ "Start Drooling"!*!*!  YES, the sign did indeed say FREE!!!  I remember seeing a couple of "Blue Couch" pics from the last Warrenton Show...  

The town of Batavia Illinois is sooooo quaint!!!  This house was a bit "over-grown" - but needless to say, it had it's charm...  Look at all that architectural salvage!!!

Front of the same house...

What a FaB Piece of "Bling"!*!*!

Is This Precious or what????  The lemonade was actually delicious!!!

OMG!*!*!  I had the surprise of my life at this SaLe!!!  I'm shopping in the garage area, and the Host of the SaLe says to me ~ "are you ChiPPy-SHaBBy"???  OMG!!! ~ Jen reads my Blog!!!  ~ Small World...  They say that every sixth person you meet, there is some connection... 

I made some great finds at this stop!!!  ~ Angel Wall Sconce and some rusty plant hangers... ~ and this was our second day of shopping the Town Sale... ~ YES, we did it again - before going to Kane on Saturday...  Check back tomorrow for the SYCAMORE GARDEN SHOW PICS...


  1. That looks like it was so much fun! Did you keep the sofa?
    Blog: Capers of the vintage vixens

  2. i know that white house lol its in sycamore il i stoped and took a pitcher of it on saterday

  3. So fun to finally meet you! It looks like you and your friends had the ultimate weekend and I can't wait to see more of your finds!


  4. Hello Chippy Shabby!! It was nice to meet you in Judy aka Tapestries of Nature's booth at Kane!! Your blog is fabulous and I've become your latest follower and look forward to seeing more of your treasures!
    You're making it very tempting to drive up to Burlington for the show in June :-)
    My blog is new and if you'll take a peek you can sign in to register for my first GiveAway!!
    Love Chippy Shabby!!

  5. Sounds like a dream weekend to me! Love the chandelier and love your blog! Just wondering if you still sell on Ebay,love Ebay too!!! Deb

  6. What a perfect week-end, in my book! Mark your calendar to next year, huh? Thanks for coming to see me on Sunday- I had a fabulous day and really appreciate your business. I'm gathering for Grayslake this week!

  7. WOW! I'm green with envy, girl!! Can't wait for the next installment! (Loved the old house architectural details!!)

  8. we're just up the river...there's so many venues this time of year

  9. I am crazy in love with both of those houses! Makes me want to buy them just to make them shine like they used to!

    Stop by sometime when you are at Kane County and say "hi"...would love to meet another blogger kinda sorta from my area! ;o)


  10. That chandelier has me drooling over my keyboard!!!


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