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Monday, March 19, 2012

*Somewhere Over-The-Rainbow* ~ ChiPPy!-SHaBBy! WEEKEND ROAD TRIP!*!*!

It just Amazes Me
"How much Frog Husband & I can Pack-It-All-In,
in such a small window of time"...
 We've ALWAYS been this way!*!*! 

 Our Whirlwind **40-Hour** Weekend started out EARLY Saturday Morning...
About an hour into the drive, we hit some very unexpected MAJOR THUNDERSTORMS!!!
We were rewarded by a "double rainbow" - how appropriate on St. Patrick's Day!*!*!  
Will our destination yield a Pot-Of-Gold????

Saturday Afternoon was spent ChiPPy!-SHaBBy! SHoPPing...
We were able to hit **4** of my FaVoRite Shops in and around the City...
AS FOR PICS ~ between the Thunder, Lightening, Gushing Water & Deep Puddles,
 I just wasn't in the mood...
AND... "Froggie" was Not Happy loading a
 Large Iron Architectural Piece - into the car, during all of this!*!*!

Sunday was a beautiful day - mostly sunny and warm...
EVERYTHING was in bloom, with trees still retaining their blooms -
 even with the intense rains from the day before...

 What a welcome sight!*!*!
Besides these blooms, daffodils, tulips, forsythia, & red bud blooms were out as well ~ JUST GoRgeOuS!!!

The main reason we made the trip- a yearly Bottle Show...  

 This was a FaB Display of ViNtaGe Seltzer Bottles
 from someone's personal collection...
Even though we were in St. Louis, Missouri, - I would imagine the person whose collection it was - must live in Ohio - with so many of the Seltzer being from there...

 On the way home - Sunday Afternoon,
 I spotted what looked like a FaB JUNKER Stop!*!*!

 Unfortunately, being later on a Sunday, 
- it was already closed...
  I just know I would have found some AwEsoMe SHaBBies!!!

We hit one more "Junker Stop"... 
This was just one of many "Whimsical Buildings" surrounding
 the main Antique Shop/Building...  

Time to "unpack" the car ...
I found ChiPPy!-SHaBBy! ViNtaGe Finds
 at EVERY STOP!*!*!



  1. Oh my goodness! Lovely photos:) And that van....well how could you NOT stop!! Awesome!

  2. I'm ready for a Road Trip, but must leave the hubby at home!

  3. Great road trip photos. i am especially fond of the awesome picture of the rainbow, a double one made it even better!!

    Take care,

  4. Hey Jeanine, my husband would have gone nutso at that bottle show! Those seltzers are just too cool. Let me know what places you hit up there. sounds like there may be a couple I don't know about. Glad you had a great trip!

  5. A bottle show? Never heard of that before, but it looks like fun!


  6. I do not think seltzer bottle exist here in the south. Those you pictured were wonderful. It is fabulous that you and Mr. Frog have such good weekend fun.

  7. Hey Jeanine...the last time I saw you we were both freezing while loading in for Grayslake!
    Sorry I did not have a chance to stop by and see you and your shabbies that weekend as I was not there for the show but looks like you are enjoying life and hunting your treasures. The picture you snapped of the rainbow is priceless! Hope our paths cross again soon!

  8. i saw a dubble rainbow to ! it looked like a fun trip i want to go to st.louis i have never been there. that van thing is crazy i like its face to bad it was closed

  9. Hello Jeanine. Sure wish I knew you were in my neck of the woods. I`m just curious, where is your favorite shops here in St. Louis? I live in historic St. Charles, Mo. just across the Mo. river from St. Louis. Yes we are enjoying a very early spring here, glad you enjoyed the weather.


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