Thursday, August 19, 2010

A Visit to Chippy Shabby

Jeanine of Chippy Shabby always finds the best accent pieces with great form and just the perfect amount of "chippiness". I paid her a visit on Tuesday.

I love her blog and one day as I was carefully studying her pictures I noticed the most gorgeous lamp. I knew it would be perfect on the little red table in the den directly off my foyer. I have a fabulous red and white toile wallpaper in the foyer.

The most beautiful lady!

A perfect match with the toile wallpaper.

My lady sitting on her shabby table. The altered art busts on the shelf below are from Viva la Cottage in Sister Bay, Wisconsin.

Look at this fabulous chippy, rusty wall sconce I found in Jeanine's wonderful stash. I knew it was meant for my sunroom.

It hangs above this lovely cabinet which I purchased from Jeanine two years ago. After stripping the cabinet and deciding I didn't like the walnut color in the room, I painted it this great shade of apple green, distressed it and gave it two coats of paste wax. The cabinet was made in 1849. The date was etched in the door.

I also picked up this great metal glass carrier. This will look so cute on my patio table when I am serving lemonade. The red gazelle glasses are just right in the rack. I collected them one by one over a period of years.

As I said, Jeanine always has just the perfect piece!


  1. OMG!*!*! Thank YOU Mary!!! I soooo enjoyed visiting with both you and your Mom... The LADY-IN-WAITING is Just PeRfeCT in that spot!!! I'll catch up more AFTER my SaLe - I'm just Crazed right now... Hugs - Jeanine, ChiPPy!-SHaBBy!

  2. Mary, I am friend of your aunt Lois.........I look forward to seeing what you are up to....Your mom and I usually do some kind of craft when she visits Roswell......I loved your new lamp and am jealous you have so many interesting shops and sales close by........we are planning a trip to Montana and hope we will be able to stop at some interesting sales along the way........keep up the good work.....pat bullock roswell new mexico

  3. Love the lamp, looks great on your table! You find some really cool stuff.