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

Saturday, December 30, 2017

Tick ~ Tock!*!*!


Bye... Bye... *2017*
HeLLOOOOO  **2018**
NEW YEAR'S EVE IS "Just around the corner"...



For Whatever We Take With Us ~
We Always Leave Something Behind...


Sunday, December 24, 2017

It's ~*CHriStMaS EvE*~...


~** 2017 **~
It's CHriStMaS Eve
and SNOWING in Wisconsin...

It makes me so happy to know that many 
a ViNtaGe ChiPPy-SHaBBy Find
has made their way into sooooo many of
your homes ~ spreading love & joy... 

~* Season's Greetings *~ 
with heart felt LoVe...



Wednesday, December 20, 2017

ViNtaGe Christmas BOTTLE BRUSH WREATHS ~ Over-The-Years...



~*The "Real-Deal"*~
ViNtaGe Christmas 
Bottle Brush Wreaths

~*Pitter... Patter... L*O*V*E*~
~**  ViNtaGe WHiTe Bottle Brush Wreath **~
*Nice "soft-white" (not greyed or yellowed with age)...
*LoVe... LoVe... LoVe... It's thick n' chunky coated bristles - that glisten...
*OMG!!!  ~ BeSt-Ever PaTiNa on the Old Red Mercury Glass Balls!!!
*A*N*D...  The FaB "Old/Orignal Ribbon" Is AwEsoMe!*!*!
(Hint:  a curling iron set on low temp will bring these 
vintage ribbons back-to-life...)
A FOREVER Keeper-Find!!!



ViNtaGe Green Bottle Brush Wreath
with Red Mercury Glass Balls
and FaB Old-Red-Ribbon...
I love when the OLD RIBBON has silver edging!!!
Keeper Find For Now...




R*A*R*E!*!*!
and has long since found a new home...
BeSt-Ever ViNtaGe BLUE BOTTLE BRUSH WREATH...
~*Oh-My-Heart Be Still*~
Again -LoVe those Fluffy Coated Branches!!!




YET ANOTHER VINTAGE BLUE
ChRisTmaS Bottle Brush WREATH
that has long since found a new home...




Pretty P*I*N*K 
ViNtaGe Bottle Brush Christmas Wreath
Lovely shade of Pink - NOT Salmon or Florescent...
Original Bow with silver edges...
Pink Mercury Glass Ornament Balls...
- long-gone -




Another - What Was I THiNkinG
SHaBBy - THAT GOT AWAY!!!
S*O*L*D a few years back on Ebay...
This PINK VINTAGE BOTTLE BRUSH WREATH
had just about everything going for it,
except "no mercury glass balls"...
It's PINK Colored Bristles were such
a pretty soft shade, chunky white bristle coating
and that BOW with bells - OMG!!!  





ALL of the DETAILS mentioned above
On-These-ViNtaGe Bottle Brush Wreaths
1950's - 1960's
chunky bristle coating... condition of color... patina...
 old bow details... rarity... 

Make V*I*N*T*A*G*E 
Soooooo Much More Interesting Than Brand New!!!
*********


Time to Get Wrapping 
as the HoLiDay Countdown is Here!!!

Saturday, December 16, 2017

~*Winter Themed*~ ViNTaGe SODA BOTTLES...


SNO-MAID...  HoLiDaY...  SNOW WHITE... 
ViNtaGe "Painted Label"
SODA BOTTLES
~  1950's - 60's  ~
**F*U*N**
ViNtaGe Soda Bottles
with WiNteR-Time Graphics...
Perfect Go-With during HoLiDay Time...




SNOW WHITE VINTAGE BOTTLE
Saxton Bottling Co.
Saxton - PA   




 
HOLIDAY VINTAGE BOTTLE
Holiday Division - Lucky Club Co.
St. Louis - MO




SNO-MAID VINTAGE BOTTLE
Seven Up Bottling Co.
Reading... Lancaster... Pottsville...  PA



PeRfeCtLy-ChiPPy WHiTe
3-Drawer Box
Makes for a great "prop-base" to
display these bottles on in our Guest Bedroom...
FaB ViNtaGe Find from this past year's
Elkhorn Flea - In Wisconsin



 
Hope your *HoLiDay*
Plans are coming together
as the Countdown Nears!!!


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!*!*!