~** ViNtaGe **~
Sooooo Much More Interesting Than Brand New!*!*!

Tuesday, February 16, 2021

Waiting For SPRINGTIME ~ Ugh...


~** WHiLe-We-Wait **~

For this entire past year, it seems that ALL I'VE BEEN DOING, is WAITING & HOPING!!!   Still dealing with all the aspects of the pandemic, and now - Severe Frigid Temps along with "MOUNTAINS OF SNOW", make me feel like I'm "Trapped in a Snow Globe!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  I'm really trying to stay "hopeful" - that better days will eventually come...
Will I ever get back to SeLLing My ChiPPy-SHaBBy ViNtaGe Finds at various Flea Markets & Speciality Shows???  - It's been way toooooo long!*!*!     

*I Miss Seeing All of My Wonderful Customers!!!
*I Miss the "Chit-Chat"!!!
*I Miss Setting-Up Displays at the Flea Markets!!!
*I Miss All the Inspiration
 a LIVE SHOPPING Experience Brings!!!
On... & On...

The reality of living in Wisconsin & close to Lake Michigan, - is that Springtime comes late here.   Honestly, I've had daffodils still blooming in the month of MAY!!!  *This Year* it's going to be MONTHS-YET, before I see my 1st Garden Hose Sighting!!!

After Valentine's Day, I like to start pulling out some of my ViNtaGe Birdie Adornments...  BiRdies & live flowering Bulb-Plants in terrariums should keep me going until Mid-March...  Maybe by then I'll have some *GOOD NEWS* about upcoming events!

PeRfeCtLy ChiPPy...  Naturally Time-Worn... Paint Loss PaTiNa...
 ViNtaGe Italian Tole 
~* BiRdie & Cherries  *~

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Monday, February 1, 2021

WeLCoMe FEBRUARY ~ The Month of LoVe...

H*E*A*R*T*S - A - FLuTTeR!*!*!
ViNtaGe VaLeNtiNe Vignettes
~* ChiPPy-SHaBBy STyLe *~

LoVe mixing-in pieces of *ChiPPy-WHiTe* ViNtaGe Finds in my vignettes...~*Especially Architectural SaLvaGe...
*Queen-Of-Hearts ViNtaGe Planter
Rare...  2-die-4...  MoSt FaVoRiTe ViNtaGe VaLeNtine Find!!!
*Fluted Edge ViNtaGe Heart Cookies Cutter is still in use in my kitchen,  while making my  LINZER HEART VaLeNtiNe COOKIES each year...
PepperBerry Heart Wreath has been in my collection for YEARS! 

Some Lucky ChiPPy-SHaBBy Customer *SNaGGed* this Red ViNtaGe Fairbanks Scales at one of the few SHaBBy-SHoWs I set up at Last Year...  Yet another one of those "what was I thinking, letting this one go?!?!?...  Glad it went to a Good Home!*!*!
SPeCiaL VaLeNtiNe Candies our from our Fab Local Candy Store - *Amy's Candy Kitchen* in Cedarburg, WI.  ViNtaGe VaLeNtiNe Post Cards with Cupids & Hearts...

This Year's *2021* 
Seasonal ~ SiMpLe 
HEART-FELT Vignette in-our-home...
ViNtaGe Red Ice Cream Bucket - Repurposed
Naturally ChiPPy-WHiTe SaLvaGed Corbels,  & Column Prop-Base
SHaBBy SHuTTeR Background Prop

Cut some branches while out on a walk...
Added hints of green reindeer moss with a glue gun
Paper Hearts with pinking-shear edges along with some
ViNtaGe Spun Cotton Birdies,  adorn the branches

~*Hoping...  Waiting...
 *2021* ChiPPy-SHaBBy SHOW DATES!!!

THIS-YEAR Has to be better than last!!!
Everything hinges on the World's Health Situation

STAY SAFE Out THeRe!*!*!

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Sunday, January 17, 2021

~*Hearts-a-FLuTTer*~ Time to open the ViNtaGe VaLenTine Display Box!*!*!

 Less than a month away for the
 "short-lived"  ~ but much loved 
VaLeNtiNe's Day Delights - That Come Mid February... 

*For the L*O*V*E of BiRdS*
~* ViNtaGe VaLeNtiNe LoVe BiRd Heart Planter *~

These type of planter/vases were used by floral shops...
Today ~you can magically transform these *Precious Little Pretties*
by just adding a few adornments.

This Year I added a shabby vintage plateau mirror as a base...  I love the filigree edge pattern!  The beveled edge mirror with a bit of "silver-loss" patina, - adds character/charm...  The Cloche Dome Top, although not old, is like ***Icing-On-The-Cake!!!

Thanks for StoPPing By!*!*!

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Friday, January 1, 2021

A Much WeLCoMed New Year... ~*JANUARY*~ -2021-


Starting Off the *New Year* in-our-home, with a very cheerful, fresh, light, & welcoming


I've always loved designating  ~just one main area~  in our home to create *Seasonal Vignettes*...

  I like the IMPACT/STATEMENT it creates - having just this ONE area, verses spreading it out all over the home.  I focus, for the most part on selecting One-Of-A-Kind *ViNtaGe FiNdS* to create these Vignettes...  I look to nature for inspiration & re-purposing objects to relate to a seasonal look ...  

 I chose to put away  WINTER themed adornments such as snow shoes, skis, ice skates etc. -  even tho they relate to winter...  I've just had enough of these in previous Holiday Displays.   THIS YEAR I WANTED SOMETHING  FRESH, BRIGHT, & UP-LIFTING!!!   

White Vintage Tote
with FReSh/ALiVe Green Leaves..

Dried Oranges ~ Strung on a ViNtaGe Ladder...
I've always wanted to try drying oranges!!! - This was the year!
I cannot tell you how wonderful it makes me feel adding this 
in the dead of winter!!!  

ViNtaGe Nail Barrel
Filled with twigs, pinecones, dried orange slices & vintage birds...

ViNtaGe *Spun-Cotton* BiRdiE
Dried Orange Slices...

Using an *Old-SHaBBy* Chippy-White Ladder as an anchor piece,
created a lot of  "air-space" - lending a much cleaner/less busy look ~ especially after the holidays.  Adding some "Dark Mink Fur Balls, Mini Lights, & Candles, added just the right balance of Winter & FreShness I was looking for...

Stay Safe *Out-There*!!!
Better Times are Around the Corner!!!

Hoping... Wishing... 
to get some ChiPPy-SHaBBy SHOW DATES
on this ~*2021*~ Calendar!!!!!

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