Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Checking in...JunkMarket Style Trunk Show this Saturday!!

Chipping with Charm:  Flower frog photo Holders...

Well HELLO out there!!  Have you missed me??
I've been busy as a bee getting ready for the JunkMarket Style Trunk Show this Saturday.  AND Joan and I signed up to do the window at Antiques Downtown for Feb...which is Friday.  So anyway, I've been doing LOTS...posting NOTHING!!

So that said, here are a few more "teaser" pictures...

Thursday, January 24, 2013

Lucky Me...a special gift...

Not to "rub it in"...or anything ;)

I mentioned in a previous post that I celebrated a "BIG" birthday in December...

But I never showed you the special gift I received from my friend Joan (SIGNS OF THE TIMES)

I just FINALLY got it hung up...and I couldn't wait to show you!!

Like usual...I have no idea what this piece originally did ;)

...but with the addition of this lock box screwed to the wall for a little shelf...

...and some papers and "greens"...'s the perfect addition to my home...

...right by my front door.  
The PERFECT thing for my family and friends to see as they come and go!!

Thank you Joan!!  I LOVE it!!

(See more of Joan's creations on her Facebook page...

I'm still working like CRAZY to get ready for the JunkMarket show next weekend...
More info HERE!!

I'll try to stop in to say "Hi" here and there...but if not, I'll be back with pictures after the show!!


You could follow along on Facebook for little "peeks" along the way...
Chipping with Charm on Facebook

Until then,

Thursday, January 17, 2013

Working Together...a couple of drawers and a sign...

You might remember these drawer shelves from another post...

They are hanging in my GREAT ROOM.

And I showed you this sign my friend Joan made that I bought this fall...
(See more of Joan's signs and pillows on here Signs of the Times Facebook page HERE.)

Well, I think I finally have the perfect spot for it.  What do you think?

And speaking of "working together"...

Joan and I share a booth at Antiques Downtown in Elk River, Minnesota.

I think we make a great team :)

And look who just "happened" to be looking over our huh??

We'll be sharing a booth again at the JunkMarket Style "Pamper Yourself" Trunk Show..

More info 

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Thanks for all your sweet comments and encouragement...both here and on my Chipping with Charm Facebook page!!  It blesses me so!!

Chat soon,

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

More "Snow"...winter paper garland and more decor....

In my last post I showed you the "forests" that started popping up at my house after the Christmas decor was packed away...

More of that post HERE.

Well, it's still "snowing" here :)

Do you remember the hutch my husband made me with windows we purchased on our honeymoon? (Read the story was one of my first posts ever!!)
It's always a fun place to do a great big "focal" display :)

A collection of old mirrors and rusty finds.  Those big snowflakes are actually a table runner I bought a few years ago. It's made the "rounds" at my house...but never on my table ;)

These old jack stands make fun "tree-like" ornament holders...don't you think?  And "unexpected" addition to an otherwise "frilly" display...just the way I like it :)

The garland is just old book pages with snowflakes stamped out in different sizes.  But the "hooks" holding the twine is the BEST part...

I found 2 of these old chippy latches at and antique was "love at first sight" :)

One on each side of my also chippy screen...and there you go.

And there's that fun sign my friend Joan (Signs of the Times) made for me...still love it!!

Hope everyone has a great week!!

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Chat soon, 

Saturday, January 12, 2013

Winter Wonderland...little "forests" popping up at my house...

Well, the Christmas decor is pretty much packed away for another year...I really have a hard time "letting it go".  My 5 year old felt the same way... I decided to leave a few "trees" out for her.

Why not?  After all, we live in Minnesota...there's a lot more winter to "enjoy"!!

Complete with snow.

Do you love my little aqua box?  I got it at Marshall's.

I got these white trees there too.  They were supposed to be for jewelry...but as you know, I rarely use things "as intended".  What fun would that be??

Here's another little "forest" on the to my birthday gift from my husband and kiddos...Amazing Grace, How Sweet the Sound.  It's from, so now you know, not everything I own is DIY, thrifted and repurposed "junk".  Gasp!!!  But mostly ;)

And here's my version of the "Funnel Tree"...on candle sticks :)

Sharing this week at...
And now that my house it pretty much back in "order"...I can get busy messing it up again getting ready for this show coming soon...

We did it last year and it was SO MUCH FUN!!!  
If you'd like to see pictures from that event, you can see them HERE :)
Hope you can make plans to attend...I can't wait!!
Have a great weekend, 

Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Looking Back...Twelve for '12...

Things have been pretty messy around here. 
In my last post I told you I wasn't ready to take down Christmas quite yet. Well, now I am...and I'm almost done.  But you know how that goes...packing, sorting, cleaning...rearranging.  I'm under a big pile here!!  I'll keep on "digging" and show you what I've been up to...but until then, I thought I'd jump on the chance to peek back at the most popular posts here at CwC from 2012...partly because I wanted something to post so I could pop in to say "Hi"...and partly because I was curious too :)

So here goes...

Twelve for '12

Metal Ladder To Hook Rack my son's room.

Old Crate Planters
...out back on the deck.


The Grate Room
...a re-visit tour

Jar Rim Wreath Ornaments

Vintage Headboard Patio Fence
...another from out back.

Out Front on the Porch

Bitty Little Flowers

My version of the...


#2 solution for K-cup storage.  
(Sure wish I could find more of those pans!!)

And last, but far from "least... favorite and most popular post EVER!!  
I still can't believe the views this posts gets to this day.  Kinda fun :)

So anyway that's a look back here at Chipping with Charm.  
A great big thank you to all of you for making 2012 so much fun...can't wait to see what everyone comes up with for 2013.  Now I'd better go finish my cleaning so I can get busy creating again!

Blessings to you and yours!!