~** ViNtaGe **~
One Of a Kind FiNds!*!*!

Monday, April 30, 2012

1st OutDoor Antique Market of the Season - The SUN NEVER CAME OUT...

This past Sunday I set-up at the First Outdoor Selling Market of the 2012 Season...  YOU never know what to expect "weather wise" - especially at this time of year...
•CONSTANT WIND...  (I had great tent weights)
•IT POURED BUCKETS ~ near days end...

Thank goodness most of my SaLes were EARLY-ON!*!*!  

Beautiful Setting...
The Arboretum of South Barrington

ChiPPy!-SHaBBy! F*I*N*D*S

The load-in was wonderfully EASY - you
 could pull right up to your space!*!*!
DEALERS LoVe This!!!

Rosemary came over to give me hug when 
I FINALLY got All-Set-Up...
Do hop on over to her FaB Blog

Although the SHOW Opened at 10 a.m. -
Shoppers were lurking as early as 8:30
4 of my Larger "Anchor Pieces" SOLD well before 10 am
No Worries in my Booth ~ I was there to SELL - ANYTIME!*!*!
This AwEsoMe CHiPPy Cart
 was the FIRST to go...

This Over-The-Top FaB ChiPPy White Garden Table was the second "Anchor Piece" to sell early on... In fact, I honestly did not get "FULLY SET UP" - till 11 am - OMG!!!

I quickly found a replacement for the SOLD GARDEN TABLE - with this AwEsoMe White Iron Planter with rusty P*A*T*I*N*A...

Yet another Anchor Piece that SOLD early on...

CARLA was my Neighbor-For-The-Day...
I couldn't have asked for a better friend to be by!!! - She drove & got us some Strong HOT CoFFee to warm up with!*!*!
Carla creates the most AmaZingly BEAUTIFUL/Unique Plant/Flower arrangements using THE BeSt Crusty Rusty Props!*!*!  No two are alike...  This BirdHouse Creation SOLD IMMEDIATELY - Everyone wanted it!*!*!  Carla sells at Grayslake Flea quite often... 

These 3 Ladies Are  ALWAYS SEEN
 SHaBBy-ShoPPing Together!!!
Such a joy to chit-chat with  & I LoVe that
 they LoVe My SHaBBies!*!*!

A closer peek of what was to be seen
 under the main tent...

Packing Up - In the POURING RAIN was 
***Twilight Zone***
Even though I had a Tent - It had to come down and be put in the Van - WET!!!  
EVERYTHING WAS WET ~ And everything had to be put in the Van...
Thank goodness I brought my AwEsoMe Rain Jacket with a hood!!! - Even that had to be taken off before I drove away in the van...
Needless to Say - I spent a good part of today DRYING OFF EVERYTHING...

~*~ Can't Wait to Show You a FaB Find I bought at the Show ~*~


Saturday, April 28, 2012

One FaB Find... One Regret...

YESTERDAY MoRning...  I hit the Road at 5:30 a.m. to do some ChiPPy!-SHaBBy! ShoPPing in Illinois...

 Here's My - Just FaB F*I*N*D...

 This PeRfeCtLy Crusty... Rusty... 
 ViNtaGe Garden Table is a keeper FOR NOW!*!*!

I'm soooo glad Terry LoVes ViNtaGe ShoPPing
 as much as I do!!!

 Here's my ONE ReGret!*!*!

1. The price was most certainly right!!!
2. Over-The-Top FaB Form!!! Hard to see in the pics - but even the top front edge had a scalloped apron jutting out..
3. Condition issues - the right door didn't open and there was no easy way make it open  due to a secure wood divider... 
4. Top had some wood loss... Could have been filled in - but I'd never match that RED...
4. Legs after scrubbing would almost be bare especially in the rear...
5. Although the RED TOP was attractive - would I dare paint it white???

 Then I Saw it IN-FRONT Of Someone Else's Truck!!!
I wanted it - EVEN MORE!*!*!
You know how that goes...

By days end, Terry and I were "toast"...

I'll be heading out "before the birds - tomorrow" 
to SELL My ViNTaGe F*I*N*D*S!*!*!

** Come Shop My SHaBBies **
This Sunday, - April 29Th
Open-Air Antique Garden Show
**The Arboretum Of South Barrington**
Booth Space D6-7
(visit my sidebar for details...)
Do Stop By and Shop
 -or- Just Say Hellooo...


Wednesday, April 25, 2012

W*H*I*T*E WeDNeSdaY - ChiPPy Concrete DoVeS...

I always look forward to W*H*I*T*E WEDNESDAY - Hosted by Kathleen of Faded Charm... Even though I'm surrounded by lots of ChiPPy-WHiTe in our home ~ sometimes, I dig into my ChiPPy!-SHaBBy! S*T*A*S*H and ever changing Show Stock... 

With the garden season upon us,
 I dug these beauties out-of-hiding, 
along with the "extra-tall" ChiPPy-WHiTe
ViNtaGe Watering Can...
(click on pics to enlarge...)

Soooo much more interesting
 than brand new!*!*!

I've been working like CrAzY - Organizing the Garage/Workshop  & Pulling EVEN MORE FaB ShaBBies 
 For this Sunday's 
VinTage Antique & Garden Show at
The Arboretum of South Barrington
South Barrington, Illinois
(do visit my sidebar for details)

Now hop on over to FADED CHARM'S BLOG 
to enjoy all the other White Wednesday Entries...


Tuesday, April 24, 2012

ChiPPy!-SHaBBy! BLUE ViNtaGe Watering Can!*!*!

As a well seasoned Collector of ViNtaGe WATERING CANS, it's not very often that I've run across one In Old-Blue-PAINT...  Here's a FaB example from my personal collection - and is it ever FaBuLouSly - S*H*A*B*B*Y!!!

ViNtaGe Watering Can in-old-blue-paint...

Sunday, April 22, 2012

They Came... They Bought... ChiPPy!-SHaBBy! ViNtaGE S*A*L*E - Cedarburg, Wisconsin

This past Saturday was the "Kick-Off" start of this Season's Monthly ChiPPy!-SHaBBy!  S*A*L*E*S at our home - April through September - In Historic Cedarburg, Wisconsin...
(click on pics to enlarge details...)

SHaBBy ShoPPers were greeted with a Taste Of S*P*R*I*NG
 as they rounded the corner of the GaRaGe!*!*!

Waiting for the 8 am OpeNinG!*!*!
I was very pleased to "SEE" such a good number of **ChiPPy!-SHaBBy! Die-Hard ShoPPers** braving the early morning 32 degree temperatures...  Customers came not only from the Wisconsin area - but Illinois & Michigan as well...

With weather concerns in APRIL,
  we always start the Selling Season **In-The-GaRaGe** 
During the "warm weather months" it evolves into
**RoadSide Tent S*A*L*E*S** 

I always have a "Holding Area" for ChiPPy!-SHaBBy! ShoPPers
whose arms get Toooooo Full!*!*!

I can't THANK my ChiPPy!-SHaBBy! CHECK-OUT CREW Enough!!!
Sandy & Leta - I LOVE YOU!!!
I couldn't have done it without you Ladies - Thanks!!!

AFTER the mad rush...
I was soooo happy to actually be able to talk with some of my customers!!!
This group of ladies from Milwaukee ~ were JUST ADORABLE and
S*W*E*E*T as can be!*!*!  They all LoVed my SHaBBies - Especially Jo Anna!!! 
It was my pleasure to meet YOU!!! 

Kathy & Molly ARE-THE-BEST!*!*!
Do visit their SHOP **DISTRACTION**
 next time you're in Cedarburg

Is Brittany Adorable or What!*!*!
Even though she couldn't make it to the S*A*L*E till late in the day,

 ~*~ A Big Hug & Thank YOU ~*~ 
To all of those who came out &
  I REALLY worked THIS S*A*L*E, Offering  some of my BeSt-Ever ChiPPy!-SHaBBy! F*I*N*D*S along with Inspiring Displays... Over-The-Top FaB SaLe Day!*!*!

**** I'd LoVe to hear any comments, suggestions, or how happy you are with your ViNtaGe F*I*N*D*S ****