Saturday, June 8, 2013


Happiness is a wonderful flea market!!!!

Grayslake Flea Market was today and my hubby and I took a drive there.  So glad I did I found some sweet chippy's to share with you.

From Jeanine Chippy Shabby I always find the best stuff.  I went right to her booth when the market opened.  She always sells out quickly.  Her stuff is so full of charm and chippiness.
JUNE 8th GRAYSLAKE FLEA, ILLINOIS

First score from her is this chippy architectural piece.
I think I may make this into a candle holder. Not sure yet.  I just love the chippy vibe it gave off in her booth and I had to have it.

Next little chippy I found in her booth was this skinny bench. Ohhhh so cute.

I have been playing around with putting things on it in my dining room.  Not sure what will end up on it yet but it is fun trying different things. I don't know what it is about chippy little benches and me but this one is super cute.

Ahhhhhh big time score.  The minute I laid eyes on this candle chandelier I knew I had to have it.  Jeanine told me this was from her personal collection and she was having a hard time parting with it.  I can see why it is so gorgeous and vintage.  Jeanine knew she was going to a good home so she let me have her. SCORE!!!!! I hung her over my mantel in my dining room for now.  She may end up in my bedroom because of the romance vibe she gives off but for now I like her in front of the mirror over the mantel.
If you have not visited Jeanine's blog you can go here http://chippyshabby.blogspot.com/



Then it was on to another sweet and favorite vendor.   Carol and her vintage potted plants. Carol takes unusual vintage things and plants them with flowers.  She had a vintage golf bag today all planted, a couple of tool boxes, some old vintage food cans, old vintage wire baskets,  well you get the picture fun things she plants up and makes them so so cute. I wish I had taken some pictures of the unique vintage things she uses to plant her flowers to sell.  Next month I have to remember to take some pictures!!!! Carol is the person I got that great chippy blue door garden table from. I saw this picket fence box with the little garden fairy in Carol's booth. Loved this she came home with me .
Look at the sweet little garden fairy.



Found a cute old Borden's Cheese box to sit my black cow on!!!! Super sweet.

Since I bought the one box the sweet lady in this booth gave me this one too.  Since I live outside Chicago in the burbs, I love that it had the Chicago address on it.

Well my friends me and the hubs had a nice day to walk around the flea market.  It was 75 and sunny and so beautiful.  Just perfect to shop the flea market. It is always fun to chat with Jeanine and see all the other sweet vendors.  I also found a few pieces of white iron stone.  It was a great day.
Have a great rest of the week end.
Kris
:)


38 comments:

  1. Great finds - I love your cow sitting on the cheese box!

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  2. Everything is so beautiful. I look forward to seeing where you will put everything in your home. I also love the little bench! I do miss yard sales here in the mountains - but, it does seem like lovely things come my way regardless. Your home is incredible. I appreciate all the white and light colors. A bit of my home is more shabby, but I think I am drawn to color - especially vintage colors. Anyway - I just love your blog and your pretty style!

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  3. Such wonderful things you found! Lucky you! I do like the little bench - and your home is just so lovely!

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  4. Wow! Great finds! My favorites are the chippy bench, candle chandelier and the picket fence box!!! The chandelier definitely goes in the bedroom! Nancy

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  5. Grayslake would be so great to attend. since i can't get there, thanks for sharing your haul!

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  6. So lovely! My favorite is candle chandelier!! Love it!!
    Have a great weekend!
    Hugs,
    Vesna

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  7. You found some fantastic finds, Kris. I love that chandy....and would have arm wrestled you for it-even though I don't know where I would put it...lol
    I can remember getting cheese in those Borden boxes when I was a kid in Pennsylvania. There were several of them on the cellar shelf that my mother kept filled with assorted screws and bolts and nails, etc. What a fun day-glad it was nice weather, too. xo Diana

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  8. Hi Kris

    Lovin' all your fabulous chippy purchases, sounds like you had a wonderful day. Enjoy what's left of the weekend.

    Hugs

    Judi in the UK

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  9. You have definitely brought the flea market vibe to us today! Thanks so much for sharing all the cool finds. You must have had such a fun day! And you came home with so many new goodies. I love it!
    Liz

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  10. Wow, you did score big time, Kris!!! We would have been fighting over that little white bench and the candelabra if I had been there. Soooo wonderful!!!!
    Mary Alice

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  11. So many pretty things, Kris. That little bench is adorable ~ I love pieces like that because you can do so many different things with it. Sounds like you had a great day!

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  12. Great scores for sure, Kris!! Your chandelier is gorgeous and I love your cow on the cheesebox-so fun! :)
    Susan

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  13. You got some great things, Kris! I just love that planter. I love the first tote pictured, too, with the flowers. I was going to ask if she sells the items with the flowers, but you answered that for me. : )

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  14. What spectacular finds!! I am loving all of it but that architectural piece is so neat. The planter is adorable!

    Cynthia

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  15. Kris,
    I am so jealous that y'all have so many wonderful vintage/flea markets to shop at (we have none). Looks like this was a good day for you....you sure did load up on some charming items to add to your already charming home.

    Blessings,
    Linda

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  16. oh, oh, oh, your post is like watching the fireworks, each new photo is my favorite:)
    Thanks so much for sharing,
    Your blogging sister, Connie :)

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  17. I love everything you find. Can't wait to get there myself.

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  18. What luvly finds. I am having bench and chandelier envy!!! How perfect are they?!
    Happy Sunday Kris. Ours started off great. Miss Bella chose to have her 5th birthday breakfast with GG and Papa and requested waffles with home made strawberry sauce, sliced strawberries and whipped cream. YUM!!! She said her GG ( she chose to call me that when she got comfy with us last year) makes the bestest waffles :-) Warms my heart!!!
    Hugs, Gee

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  19. Hi Kris, Looks like a fun day and you found some great things. The cow on the cheesebox is adorable and I love your new chandy.
    xx,
    Sherry

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  20. Well you really scored some beautiful things...I love that chandi! So happy that you and the hubs had such a great day!

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  21. oh, i love that chandy, kris!! your architectural piece looks sweet with the candles. we are finally having great weather, too! have a great week!

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  22. What wonderful finds! I would have taken them all home too! Love that architectural piece! It looks like dainty little vases or something! The garden fairy was one of the first things I noticed about that sweet planter and the use of old door hardware is perfect! Stunning chandelier, fun bench and those adorable cheese boxes! You really found the cream of the crop! Glad you had such nice weather for your outing with your husband. Those times are the best! Enjoy our Sunday! Hugs, Leena

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  23. Love the skinny bench! That's my favorite!

    Goedele

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  24. Oh Kris, what great finds ..... love everything that you got. Especially love the chandi. So glad that the weather was nice for you/
    Have a great week with your new finds.
    Mary

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  25. Great finds!! My sister would go crazy over your cheese boxes...she has been collecting them for a while now. I love the architectural piece and the chandelier...and that little skinny chippy bench!!
    hugs,
    Cindy

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  26. Oh My ..love all your finds .. ! That free cheese box "American Home" ..I love that ..that's going to be on my list of too keep an eye out for's ..LOL !

    Looks like you got some great finds !

    Blessings ..Sara

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  27. So many fun things--I really love that skinny bench and the vintage holder for the petunias---just the kinds of things I love!

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  28. I follow The Chippy Shabby blog too. She always has cool stuff. I love the cow on the cheese box, and the flowers in the other cheese box too.

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  29. Nice finds, Kris. Now, you're making me wish I'd set up, and shopped. It would have been nice to see you. I got a lot done around the house though.

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  30. Fun, fun day! Looks like you got a lot of goodies.

    Judy

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  31. Kris, you got some really great finds. I love chippy benches,too. They are so versatile. xo Laura

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  32. Pretty soon you're going to have to open your own booth, you know that right Kris???
    I've never seen so much chippy goodness in one space - I'd be snapping photos all over
    the place if I ever came to visit lol
    XOX

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  33. Kris,
    Coming by to let you know that I have featured your kitchen at my Nifty thrifty Tuesday party today. Please feel free to grab my starfish featured button (it's located under my header)for your blog.

    Blessings,
    Linda

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  34. Did your DH carry all your goodies for you? My favorite is the fairy garden. I am looking forward to a Vintage Fair this Saturday. Hope I find something great.
    *Smiles*

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  35. Oh my goodie good goodness here Kris. I would love to go fleaing with you:) How fun, and what great stuff there.

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  36. Oh how I wish I were closer!! Your finds were gorgeous and unique! I love Jeanines style and her blog is #1 fun to visit! So glad you enjoyed your day....we ALL need those from time to time! I too, love the chandy!! It's one of those finds you have to have!! Blessings~~~Roxie

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  37. Oh my gosh! So pretty! I have a thing for chippy benches too! The chandy is gorgeous and I want that black cow... What a great place to shop!

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  38. Hi Kris, i so feelyour chippy vibe over here, love that piece of salvage that you call a possible candle stick ....I call it a great piece of salvage and love it for what it is, just sitting around doing nothing but adding charm to its space. And what about that sweet chippy bench....heart beating even faster over that piece, I too would have had to have brought it home with me!

    You have the best pieces of gathered and collected.
    Keep inspiring us to rescue and recycle :)

    Xx
    Doré

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