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Monday, August 1, 2011

**August ChiPPy!-SHaBBy! ViNtaGe Seaside Lobster Vignette**

Each month I arrange a special vignette in our entry to compliment the season....  August to me says ~ Seaside, Sand, Lanterns, & Lobsters!!!  Here's what developed this year...    

SuMMeR "Seaside" Vignette...
I bought the lantern some years back...   It was well "covered with mud/dirt"...  After a good scrubbing, it revealed one of "The BeSt" ChiPPy Paint Loss Patinas!!!  - What a FaB FiNd...
(click on pic to enlarge details...)

These 100 Year-Old-PlusVintage Bottles have taken on a Translucent "Rainbow-Like" PaTiNa...
The one on the left is an 1880's Medicine Bottle...  The other an 1870's Whiskey Flask...
While most collectors favor a more "Mint Condition Bottle" - I just LoVe the PaTiNa that has naturally occurred on these...  Years of exposure to nature's minerals & water deposits produce such a PaTiNa - Just PeRfeCt for a "Seaside" theme...


Old Fishing Nets...
Metal Industrial Basket...
Time-Worn Fishing Buoy...

 While on Washington Island, just off the Door County, Wisconsin Peninsula, we recently picked up this ViNtaGe Ships Running Light...    ~  Being fueled by oil, I would date this from around the late 1800's...  It's top brass tag identifies  a manufacturer in Chicago...

Not as commonly seen, - ViNtaGe 1950's LoBsTeR Tablecloth!*!*!

Does this Say S*U*M*M*E*R... or what!?!?!


  1. What a great vignette!!!


  2. Love this, it's so fun! that lantern is such a wonderful piece! xoxo Debra

  3. In my best Maine accent I agree... "Ayup, that screams Summah deeah." What a wicked cool display! ~Lili

  4. Hi Jeanine! Thanks so much for your wonderful comment and following! I love your chippy style too! I've never seen that lobster tablecloth, it's fabulous! Love that iridescence on the old blue bottles too!

  5. Such a pretty design. I'm loving the chippy lantern. And, when you can, please send me the metal industrial basket....I love it!!!

  6. Are you going to Elkhorn? I’ll going to go. are you selling there or do you have one of your sales planned. let me know. Cynthia

  7. Looks great Jeanine; your vignette evokes cool shore breezes; (instead of this mean humidity we've been fighting!) You know I love those bottles and just yesterday was admiring once again one that was a sweet gift from a friend. ;)

    Stay cool,


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