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

Monday, March 20, 2023

WeLcoMe S*P*R*I*N*G...


Time to start sprouting your 

~* Springtime Vibe *~
L*I*V*E Eastertime Wheat Grass Basket

~* ViNtaGe Tin Basket with daffodil pattern *~
OMG!!! ~ Those Colors!!!
One of the most favorite gifts
  from my precious "Frog-Husband"...

**How-To Grow the Grass**

*Purchase some rye -or- wheat berries
(I find mine at the health food store)...

*Soak the berries in water overnite...

*Line baskets or any containers, with thick aluminum foil...
*Fill with potting soil /dirt ~ initially 3/4 high in container...

*Arrange the soaked berries somewhat close together over the dirt...

*COVER these berries with about a 1/2" more of dirt...
*Lightly Water This Layer...

-Germinate the seeds-
*I set my baskets in a warm dark place, (like a closet or bathtub) covering lightly with newspaper, for about 4 days...  Do not water any more during this time...

Place the Containers in a "Sunny Window"
~*You just won't believe how fast the seedlings start "popping-up" & turning green!!!

The Containers will now require "LIGHT WATERING" every few days.  Do Not over water them! - Just a trickle now & then.  Use household scissors to trim the grass as it grows quickly.

I have made these baskets well over 20 years now!!!
I would sell them at my ChiPPy-SHaBBy Spring Shows, & give as gifts at Easter time...

*They last anywhere from 2-3 weeks after sprouting...
*If you want to "slow-down" their growing, set them in a cool garage...


Wednesday, March 1, 2023

ViNtaGe Garden ViBe FOR MARCH...


*Feeling Hopeful* for SpringTime!!!
 I like to designate *just one area* in our home, for ViNtaGe Seasonal Displays.  It adds a nice ReFreshing ViBe with impact ~ just like seasonal pillows do on the couch!!!

ViNtaGe GaRDeN & Architectural SaLvaGe
 FINALLY Hung this Lavabo!*!*! ~ After 6 years of hiding in my personal ChiPPy-SHaBBy STaSH!!!  I LoVe It!!!  Can't stop looking at it!!!  Endless display possibilities...

There's nothing like naturally time-worn old concrete garden statuary!!!

ViNtaGe Watering Cans with old naturally time-worn paint loss PaTiNa!!!
  The ones with the OLD PAINT are getting harder and harder to find in today's market...

chipped... salvaged... tattered... worn... rusty/crusty... 
~*For the LoVe of P*A*T*I*N*A*~
All these characteristics make for a ONE-OF-A-KIND F*I*N*D
No two items are identical...

Easter is early This Year...
Looking forward to freshening this display 
with ViNtaGe Easter Adornments...


Wednesday, February 22, 2023

~*WHiLe We Wait*~ FOR SPRING!!!

*Pulling-Out* my boxes of ViNtaGe Spring Adornments...
The "Ice Storm" Outside my window today,
 has definitely ~*SPaRKeD*~ some Springtime Vignette creativity!!!

~*Easing Into*~ An Early SpringTime ViBe*~
ViNtaGe Bunny Rabbits, Springtime Birdies, and one of my B*E*S*T Old SHaBBy... Crusty-Rusty... BLUE WaTeRiNg Cans!*!*!

"Gridley ViNtaGe Concrete GardenRabbit"
PeRfeCtLy ChiPPy in-all-the-right-places!*!*!
A Forever KeePeR...
~*JuSt Sweet*~

Painted-Label, Crown-Top Soda Bottles with Birdie Motif...
The birdies on top of the bottles are actually vintage "light bulbs"!!!


Wednesday, February 1, 2023

~*ViNtaGe Hearts for VaLeNtines...


It's FEBRUARY!*!*!
This year's seasonal display in-our-home

A more recent find, that I snagged at a HoLiDay Show in November... 
ChiPPy-WHiTe Arched Frame 
 FaB FiNd from my FaVoRiTe Dealer Friend, Jackie, in Michigan.

~*My Heart Be StiLL*~
I've had this Heart Tin Pan for a very long time...
I loved that I'm FINALLY displaying it!!!
ALL IT NEEDED were these darling little cards ~ perhaps from some sort of game???
  *JuSt-PeRfeCt* for this heart pan!*!*!  The cards were a recent find from my friend Carol's Booth in Germantown WI.  Sometimes it's just the smallest of things that make it all come together!!!

ViNtaGe VaLeNtiNe Heart Planter

~*Naturally Time-Worn*~ 
Old Paint-Loss Crackling/Crazing
in all the right places!!!

- Architectural SaLvaGe - 
Naturally Time-Worn & ChiPPy!!!
I always love "mixing-in"  Pieces of SaLvaGe to my vignettes...

~*Heart Flower Frog*~
RaRe...  One-Of-A-Kind...
- Another Vintage Valentine Planter -
~*DoVe LoVe BiRds*~
under cloche...

"Bake King" Metal Heart Pan
Adorned with "a little sprig of sweetness"
heart handkerchief, cupid cupcake topper, red velvet ribbon

You can easily hang light to medium weight metal on your wall
with one nail, & a flat piece of magnet on the wall first!  

I always save these Dried Red Berries from late Fall... 
 I love the refreshing *PoP-Of-Color* that they bring to my Seasonal Vignette at this time of year!!!


Wednesday, January 11, 2023

ViNtaGe *Hearts-A-FLuTTeR*...

VaLeNtiNes Day
~*JuSt About a Month Away*~

Starting to "un-box" some Vintage Valentine Pretties!!!
I like to comb-through photos of "year's-past" to get some inspiration.  Such is the case here ~ Just Adorable RED Fairbanks Scale Vignette.  THIS SCALE is yet another "What-Was-I- Thinking Items?!?!  S*O*L*D a few years back at a  Show - Ugh...

Hoping to go *Out & About* - SOON, looking for more inspiration & adding a New/Vintage Find to Kick-Start this February -2023- ViNtaGe VaLeNtiNe Vignette...

ViNtaGe VaLeNtiNe Planter has always been my most favorite Valentine Collectible...  PeRfeCtLy time-worn old paint crazing in the red heart area too... 

Jeanine Burkhardt


Sunday, January 1, 2023

Turning the page to a NEW YEAR ~2023~

~* HaPPy New Year *~
A time of Winter Stillness here in Wisconsin...

Hoping for more *Sunny Days & BiRdie Sightings*
~* WHiLe-We-Wait *~