I LoVe Imperfections...
chipped... salvaged... tattered... worn... rusty... crusty...

Saturday, December 9, 2017

ANTIQUE TOLE ~*CHriStMaS HoLLy Tree*~ with birdies...



Let-It-Snow...  Let-It-Snow...
Let-It-Snow...

Woke Up to **Season's 1st Snow Fall** here in Wisconsin ~
 Got me in the mood to pull out MORE
of My FaVoRiTe Christmas!!!
ANTIQUE TOLE CHRISTMAS HOLLY TREE
with Antique Clip-On Birds
and Vintage red Angel Candles...
Soooooo Much More Interesting Than Brand New!*!*!



I use RED VINTAGE CANDLES 
To Adorn this FaB Tree!!!
We light "Only for a Minute"
~ Every Christmas Eve ~
because they drip like CraZy & BURN FAST!*!*!




ANTIQUE CLIP-ON MERCURY GLASS BIRDIE 
Soooooo Fragile!!!
This One has "2" wound metal spring legs...
Tail is "spun glass"
Birds are different sizes ~ some have acquired
a fab time~worn patina...




HaVe a CoZy Weekend
~*WhiLe-We-Wait*~ 


Tuesday, December 5, 2017

ViNtaGe Christmas ChiPPy-SHaBBy STyLe!*!*!


It's Beginning to LOOK A Lot Like
*** C*H*R*I*S*T*M*A*S ***
In - OuR - HoMe


Inspired by a few recent finds
I opted to make THIS YEAR'S Christmas 
Display In-Our-Home  - EASY!!!
INSTEAD OF UNEARTHING
A TON OF BOXES 
FROM CHRISTMAS PAST
 *Vintage Reindeer Cut-Out...
*Antique Butter Churn...
*ChiPPy-White Pine Tree Shutters...




LoVe this ViNtaGe White 
Christmas Bird Ornament on the White Tree!!!
I S*O*L*D a Ton of ViNtaGe "Clock-Faces"
at my recent Holiday Shows ~ now using up 
the few I had left!!!




Cutie-Pie Reindeer
needed "just a little something"
to make him P*O*P!!!
ViNtaGe STaR Ornament with Sparkly Ribbon
was "just the perfect adornment"...



 
ViNtaGe 
MERRY CHRISTMAS SIGN
with raised cut-out letters...



 
So glad I saved a few Birch Branches 
from my "Show-Stock"...
I added a "hint-of-glitter" to Bare Pine Tree Branches,
which made a nice "go-with" for the look...




Real Acorns 
from our Oak Tree 
Got a Dusting of Silver Paint - Along with some Sparkle...
Metal Birdie 
Also got a dusting of Sparkling Glitter...




 Antique Butter Churn
NOW RE-PURPOSED
as a base for my White Vintage Tree!!!
I know the Tree could have been a bit bigger,
but I worked with what I had available...




OMG!!!!
Just LoVe These ViNtaGe Pine Tree Cut Out Shutters!!!
An unexpected recent find
while Out & About the backroads of Wisconsin!*!*!
Such a Nice Smaller-Size,
with a slight chippy paint loss...

Half-Round Architectural SaLvaGed Element
has long-time been in my personal collection...

SaLvaGed Wood Finial - Center
was a summer find at 
the Allegan Flea in Michigan...


 

~*Peeking Through The Window*~
ChiPPy-SHaBBy *2017* 
Christmas HoLiDay Vignette!*!*!
In-Our-Home 

 

Saturday, December 2, 2017

Out & About ~ "SuNNy DAY ROAD TRIP" to Wisconsin Rapids...


~** REINDEER PICK-UP **~
at a FaB little gem of a shop
located in Wisconsin Rapids - WI
LOOT HOME & GARDEN


OMG!*!*!  How *Sweet are these Reindeer*...
Some weeks back - just before my HoLiDay Shows went into 
full swing - "I Spied THIS PIC/POST of REINDEER
on LOOT HOME & GARDEN'S FB Page!!!
Needless to say ~ I contacted  Owner - Kristi, 
to secure the purchaseof ONE of these adorable 
ViNtaGe HoLiDay Reindeer!!!

 

 A few days ago - we made the trek "Up North"
to visit Kristi's Shop & pick up the Reindeer...



OMG!!!  So worth the long drive!!!
JuSt LoVed LOOT HOME & GARDEN!!!
Kristi has such an AwEsoMe Eye
 for natural time-worn vintage!!!
A*N*D 
A FaB gift of displaying them as well!!! 

 

 LoVed the abundance of hard-to-find
Architectural Salvage in her shop!!!
Lots of natural time-worn "chippy-white" vintage as well...



Definitely a place to put on-your-list!!!
LOOT HOME & GARDEN
- FaceBook & Instagram -




Thursday, November 30, 2017

ChiPPy-WHiTe HOLIDAY BOWL w/greens...


JuSt Getting Started
~*HoLiDay Decor In-Our-Home*~
ChiPPy-SHaBBy STyLe 

 **Almost** Let this FaB ChiPPy-WhiTe Metal Bowl Go!*!*!
Sooooo glad I hung onto it!*!*!



 Fresh HoLiDay Greens from Door County!!!
Deer Antlers...
A Hint of Red Berries on-their-branch...



~*Glistening ViNtaGe Bird Ornament*~
adds the perfect subtle accent...


 

Wednesday, November 22, 2017

ChiPPy-SHaBBy Booth - Washington Street HoLiDay Market - Naperville IL



 THanK YOU... THanK YOU... 
THank YOU...  THanK YOU... THanK YOU...
ChiPPy-SHaBBy SHoPPeRs!*!*!
WHAT A FAB WEEKEND AT THIS YEAR'S *2017*
Washington Street HoLiDay Market
YOU ROCK NAPERVILLE!!!

**Just Amazed at what a following show hosts *Mark & Maria* have!!! 
BeSt Selection of Dealers...
Something for everyone's taste!!!

 First To Sell
~*Just minutes after the doors opened*~
ANTIQUE NORTH POLE ICE CREAM FREEZER
*I was sooooo tempted to keep THIS ONE!!!


 "JuSt About" everything is "long-gone"
in this photo ~ except the cart & clock...




 Many One-Of-A-Kind Signs on Vintage Elements SOLD...
Plaid-Cuff Ice Skates - S*O*L*D
Many a Deer Antler S*O*L*D as well...



 ~* Architectural SaLVaGe *~
Pair Corbels - still available
Ball-Top Fence Toppers - S*O*L*D
Re-Purposed ORIGINAL R*E*D Chicken Feeder
w/Vintage Reindeer Glasses - S*O*L*D 



 OMG!*!*!
LoVed... LoVed... LoVed... 
This PeRfeCtLy-ChiPPy
Lighted GaZeBo w/deer...
B*E*S*T
Pic does not do it justice...



~*HOT-SELLERS*~
Bundled Birch Logs from Wisconsin...
A*N*D
F*R*E*S*H "Spruce Tip Trees"



 FOLDING RED CART 
On-Wheels w/Basket
STILL AVAILABLE



 Concrete Baby Deer
S*O*L*D



 Many an Item found new homes in this pic as well...
EVERYONE WANTED THE VINTAGE SKI LIFT SIGN!!! 
S*O*L*D
ViNtaGe Reindeer Sleigh was just adorable! - S*O*L*D


 ViNtaGe Window Frame...  
Re-Purposed Columns w/numbers...
Half-Round Merry Christmas Sign on a salvaged table fragment...
ALL S*O*L*D


 New ChiPPy-SHaBBy Customer was
 Over-The-Top Thrilled
to "Snag" this ViNtaGe Candelabra!*!*!
S*O*L*D



JuSt AwEsoMe
ANTIQUE FLOUR BIN CONTAINER!*!*!
-Soon to house this year's Christmas Tree???
S*O*L*D 
SaLvaGed Architectural Vent 
in the far background 
was 2-die-4!*!*!
S*O*L*D

 
I'm On-The-Hunt  ALL YEAR
for  these ViNtaGe Campfire Tins!!!
**2nd One to Sell This HoLiDay Season**


R*E*D Ice Fishing Sled
~*JuSt PeRfeCt for a Fresh Tree Display*~
S*O*L*D
Along with just about everything else!!! ~ OMG!*!*!


FaB Way To END this *2017*
ChiPPy-SHaBBy Selling Season!!!
It felt so good to be appreciated
by YOU my AwEsoMe Customers!!!
 

Time to get busy with 
THanKsGiViNg Prep!*!*!

Monday, November 20, 2017

OMG!*!*! - OMG!*!*! Washington Street HoLiDay Market - Naperville, IL



B*E*S*T - EVER!*!*!
What a Way to "Wrap-Up" this Year's **2017**
 ChiPPy-SHaBBy Selling Season
OMG!*!*!

JuSt AMaZed... Grateful... Thankful...
To ALL Y*O*U Naperville Illinois
ChiPPy-SHaBBy SHoPPeRs!!! ~ OMG!!!
- THIS PAST WEEKEND -
~*Washington Street HoLiDay Market*~
 
A CONSTANT Check-Out Line
for my One-Of-A-Kind
ViNtaGe Finds!!!
 
Thank YOU Mark & Maria
for such An AMaZiNg SHOW!!!
 
 
It felt so good to be appreciated!*!*!
P.S.  More Pics/Details 
in the next few days...

Thursday, November 16, 2017

Headed to WASHINGTON STR. HoLiDaY MARKET - NAPERVILLE IL



Don't Miss Out!*!*!
LAST CHANCE
To SHoP ChiPPy-SHaBBy
This *2017* Season

"Working On " -Loading The Van!!!
I'm Bring Some AwEsoMe 
1st-Time-Out
ONE-OF-A-KIND
ViNtaGe Finds 
**With A HoLiDay Vibe In Mind**



Hope to C-U This Weekend!*!*!

Monday, November 13, 2017

3 French Hens HoLiDay Market - Morris IL


Whirlwind Selling Weekend 
RE-PURPOSED THIS & THAT
Were The Hot Sellers at this year's
~*3 French Hens HoLiDay Market*~
Morris - Illinois
 THanK Y*O*U ChiPPy-SHaBBy SHoPPeRs


This Show is so intense for me -working it solo!*!*!
*A Whirlwind Weekend to say the least!!!
Loading the Van...
The long drive...
The Load-In...
Un-packing/Set-Up...
and they're coming in the door before you know it!!! 
Selling till 10pm on Friday Nite...
A FULL DAY OF SELLING ON SATURDAY...
Packing It ALL Up - Again - right away...
Loading the Van - Again...
THE LONG DRIVE HOME ~ & THAT IT WAS
On Saturday Nite!*!*! 





Re-Purposed Funnel Trees 
were first to sell on Friday's Preview Nite



 B*E*S*T!*!*!
Re-Purposed "MONARCH STOVE"
S*O*L*D just minutes after the doors opened...
 AwEsoMe Metal Deer Cut-Out Above,
went so well with the Stove that the customer came back
and bought that as well!!!
ORIGINALLY - I was planning on **keeping these two**
for my personal Christmas HoLiDAy Vignette
 in our Home...
WHaT Was I THinKiNG?!?!?
Sooooo bittersweet to see them go!!!



One-Of-A-Kind
ViNtaGe Find ~ Re-Purposed
MONARCH STOVE



 Re-Purposed 
ViNtaGe Tractor Seat 
Table CenterPiece Adornment



 Re-Purposed Tall round Chicken Feeder 
had such a FaB PaTiNa!!!
PeRfeCt on-a-table *Or* Setting on a porch!!!
S*O*L*D
GREEN PINE TREE SHUTTERS
 from a Cabin in Door County Wisconsin
S*O*L*D...



 SaLvaGed Architectural  Fragments
Re-purposed as Candle Holders
loved the birdie candles...
ViNtaGe B*L*I*N*G
Electric Wall Plug-In Mirror W/Sconce
S*O*L*D



THE LINE NEVER STOPPED!*!*!
OMG!!!
My Booth was in "eye-sight" of this AwEsoMe Camper!!!
MOTHER WILMA'S
 MARSHALLOW FACTORY
is a **Must Experience** Stop!!! 
ALL The Magic happens though a tiny little window
in her Adorable Camper!!!
Jayme's S'Mores are Melted Fresh in front of your eyes!
A *BLOW-TORCH* yields
that PeRfeCt Char & Melted Blend of Flavors!!!
She makes & wraps each and every one of these
magical delights "by-hand" in old-fashioned 
brown wax paper - on top of a whimsical
 round wooden log!!!
~* B*E*S*T *~
**Word is that MOTHER WILMA'S will be in 
Elburn Illinois this UpComing Weekend**
Nov. 17-18 *2017*
at the Vintage HoLiDay Market held 
at Shady Hill Gardens - Elburn IL
******

FIND-ME-NEXT
~* Last Show *~ 
of this *2017* Season 
NOVEMBER 18 - 19
Saturday...  Sunday... 
NAPERVILLE - ILLINOIS 
Washington Street Holiday Market