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

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

HoLIDay Market THIS SATURDAY - Germantown, Wisconsin...

** You're InViteD **
Come Shop-My-SHaBBies
This Saturday, December 1st
*~*HoLiDaY MaRKeT*~*
Germantown, Wisconsin

A hint of my "SHaBBies" from the
 ** Germantown HoLiDAy Market  in 2009 **

What You Can Expect
Doors Open at 9am
This is a small show ~ held NEXT DOOR to the Pilgrim Antique Mall,
 in the Former "County Store Building"...
  You can easily S*H*O*P this HoLIDay Market & the Pilgrim Antique Mall in a couple hours...
Lots of V*I*N*T*A*G*E  C*H*R*I*S*T*M*A*S
**I'll be bringing Unique/One-Of-A-Kind
 ViNtAGe F*I*N*D*S** to ~WOW~ your HoLiDay Guests!*!*!
Not Toooo SHaBBy ViNTaGe HoLiDay Adornments ~ 
all ready for you to just prop on your porch, place on the mantel,
 set on your table, adorn your front door etc.   

After shopping the Market & Mall
Drive just 12 miles to Historic Cedarburg, Wisconsin!!!
Christmas In-The-Country Festivities 
are going on this weekend!!!

My FaVoRiTe Cedarburg ShoPPing PICKS:


Best Coffee/Atmosphere
*Java House*
(you'll vamp over the mirror above the fireplace...)

Cream & Crepe Cafe

Hope you can make it!*!*!
For BeSt Selection, COME EARLY!!!
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Sunday, November 25, 2012

Northwind Perennial Farm - Decked Out For The HoLIDays!*!*!

If you happen to be near Lake Geneva/Burlington -Wisconsin, or just want to take a little drive,  I highly recommend a **HoLiDay Stop** @ NORTHWIND PERENNIAL FARM'S  C*H*R*I*S*T*M*A*S  S*H*O*P  - Now O*P*E*N Daily 10am-4pm...
THIS YEAR'S BARN DISPLAYS were Over-The-Top-Fab!!! ~ Along with The BeSt Selection of Speciality Holiday Greens and Adornments - EVER!*!*! 

 This Fresh Boxwood Wreath looked AMaZiNg
 Against the ViNtaGe Frame...

Just K*I*L*L*E*R Wheelbarrow
displayed with a Gorgeous Fresh Wreath!!!

 Just AwEsoMe VinTage Hungarian Galavanized Container!!!
The Winterberries REALLY MADE IT *~POP~*

•You'll be greeted by friendly cats... and a dog...
•Enjoy "Roasting Marshmallows" by-the-firepit...
-OR- just sit a spell, "warm-up" and take-in the atmosphere!*!*!


Although most of Colleen's ViNtaGe Display Items
 are NFS(Not-For SaLe), The **Eye-Candy** is 
Over-The-Top AmAziNg!!! and I find much inspiration!!!
On Occasion you just may find a ViNtaGe Item with a S*A*L*E  TAG On It, and such was the case with this FaB Piece of time~worn Architectural SaLvaGe I Netted!*!*!

FOR NOW ~ It's in the *Guest Bedroom*...

Come Shop-My-HoLiDay SHaBBies!*!*!
I'm gearing up for my "Last HoLiDay Show"
**of the 2012 Season**
S*A*T*U*R*D*A*Y, December 1st
in Germantown, Wisconsin
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 and their web site for details...)


Thursday, November 22, 2012

HaPPy T*H*A*N*K*S*G*I*V*I*N*G ChiPPy!-SHaBBy! Style...

My FaVoRiTe Thanksgiving Adornment
*~* PeRfeCtLy ChiPPy *~*
Time~Worn Turkey Planter!*!*!

Hope your G*R*A*V*Y turns out
 as DeLiCiOuS as Mine!*!*!
Have a Wonderful Day of CeLeBraTion...


Wednesday, November 21, 2012


BeSt *Keeper-F*I*N*D from the Weekend...
**SHaBBy~W*H*I*T*E Dump Truck
with Christmas Tree!*!*!

 Is This "SHaBBy-Painted"
 ViNTaGe Toy Truck Adorable -or- What!*!*!
Purchased from "Wanda" at the 3 French Hens Show...
LoVe the Vintage Bottle Brush Tree that it's hauling!!!

 I've mounted it on a Fresh HoLIDay Wreath
 I recently purchased...

It may just stay on our Front Door
 to welcome HoLIDay Guests!*!*!

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Back from the Weekend - * 3 French Hens HoLiDay Market *

This past weekend I made my Annual Trek to Morris, Illinois Selling-My-SHaBBies at the **3 French Hens HoliDaY Market... The exceptional fab sunny warm weather helped draw a HUGE Crowd ~ BOTH DAYS, ~ making for lots of "SHaBBy-SHoPPing" In-My-Booth...

The FaB Green Metal Cart with Red Wheels 
was the First to Sell!*!*!

I've had some FaB S*L*E*D*S this year ~
and THIS ONE is Still Available...

These Ladies made a haul with my 
ChiPPy Architectural SaLvaGe!*!*!

I just LoVed the Double-Bucket with Numbers...
Bittersweet to see it go...

 Re-Purposed Funky C*H*R*I*S*T*M*A*S 

Another HaPPy ChiPPy!-SHaBBy! ShoPPer!*!*!
You can get a better glimpse of this
 FaB "Pull-Sled" with Old RED PAINT - in the photo above...
I can just picture the child sitting with bent knees and shoe heels in the front slots...

Everybody wanted this ViNtaGe S*N*O*W Sign...
SOLD early on...

 found a new home at Shirley's House...

The GoRgeOuS Cherub Candelabra and Mink-Trimmed Ice Skates, 
also found new homes...

Leaving with their ARMS FULL!*!*!

Just FaB ChiPPy-WHiTe Architectural Corbel...

Many an item SOLD in this photo as well...

It was great to meet so many "new customers" & say hellooooo to those that return year after year to
THanK YOU for making it all worth it!*!*!

Thursday, November 15, 2012

*SNEAK-PEEK* 3 French Hens HoLIDay Market...

 *3 French Hens HoLIDay Market* 
 Morris, Illinois
*~* You're InViTeD *~*

Stop by and say "helloooo"...

Friday, November 16th
5pm - 10pm
($10. Admission)

Saturday 9 am - 5 pm
($5. Admission)

Grundy County Fairgrounds
8890 N. Route 47
Morris, IL

ChiPPy SHaBBy Booth Location
*Main Heated Building*
Left Side - Agains the Wall
Just a few Booths from the Entrance

*~* Can't Wait *~*


Monday, November 12, 2012

*Selling-My-SHaBBies* Grayslake Market-Illinois

 FaB "Kick-Off" Start with my first HoLIDay Show at Grayslake Antique Market in Illinois - this past weekend...
ThAnK YOU... ThAnK YOU... ThAnK YOU...
ChiPPy!-SHaBBy! ShoPPers!*!*!
Sooooo much effort goes on behind the scenes,
 and YOU make it ALL Worth It!!!

I LoVe that you LoVe My ChiPPy!-SHaBBy! 
ViNtaGe F*I*N*D*S

The SOLD AREA filled up F*A*S*T 
with some of my FaVoRite ViNtaGe F*I*N*D*S...

 It's so rewarding to have display ideas in your head,
 and then to actually SEE what develops...  I was very pleased with the Eye-Catching FIREPLACE MANTEL Area...
Soooo many things SOLD in this area, including the mantel...

 Just K*I*L*L*E*R ViNtaGe Sled ~ OMG!!!
Of course it SOLD!*!*!

BeSt-Ever ViNtaGe Galvanized Container
with Red Trim...

 I just LoVEd this **HoLIDay** Soda Bottle...

*~* BeSt-Ever *~*
ViNtaGE Cart with ChiPPy PaTiNa...

 AwEsoMe Re-Purposed SHaBBy-White Lantern...

 I love setting out little "Candle Containers" 
during the HoLiDay Season...
This One's PeRfeCTLy ChiPPy!*!*!

 Everything except the ViNtaGe SKI PATCH,
SOLD in this area, including a glimpse of the Chair-Back Sled...

 I have a weakness for Sweet Little Birdies...
I made a mistake and let this one go along with the rusty wire basket...

 Red Metal Tote
PeRfeCt just about anywhere!!!

 Less commonly seen
SQUARE Wire Basket...

 SpArKling **SHaBBy-WHiTe** DEER
with AwESoMe ChiPPy ViNtaGe Bells...

I'll be back at Grayslake in this same new location

Another Show - THIS WEEKEND!!!
3 French Hens HoLIDay Market
Friday & Saturday
November 16th & 17th
Morris, Illinois
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Thursday, November 8, 2012


*~* You're InVited *~*
This Saturday & Sunday  

**Just Print-Out This Blog Page**
and turn it in at the Ticket Counter!*!*!
-Regular Admission $6.
*With Print-Out $3.

*~* Can't Wait to *SEE* What Develops*~*
Do Stop by ~ Shop & Say Helloooooooo...

New ChiPPy!-SHaBBy! Booth Location
"North/West" Area of the Building
(Near Ruhubarb Reign)
Space #74

Visit My "SideBar" for Show Details...


Wednesday, November 7, 2012

**CaSt~IRoN LoVe** with a Rusty P*A*T*I*N*A...

With THaNksGiVinG just around the corner, I found the PeRfeCt "CAST-IRON" Container to Show-Case the last glimpses of Autumn's Delights...

A recent *Keeper-Find* from a Barn SaLe...

 Wonderful Details with hints of a
 Natural Rusty P*A*T*I*N*A

These COLORS are wonderful together for this
"In-Between Time"
as Thanksgiving Approaches...

PeRfeCT on this side table...

Last Big Crunch-Day Before I load my 
SHaBBies for  Grayslake Antique Market
THIS WEEKEND, In Illinois!!!

November 10th & 11th...
**Come Shop-My-SHaBBies**
I'm Bringing some "Over-The-Top-Fab"
** One-Of-A-Kind **
ViNtaGe HoLIDay F*I*N*D*S!!!
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