Friday, June 22, 2007

Chippy Paint!

It's inspiration Friday, so here is a little inspiration, to find the beauty in chippy paint.

I can't help but love these pieces of history, well, at least somebodies history. I often wonder where these came from, or who owned them before me??

I am always drawn to pieces like these, at flea markets, antique shops, and garage sales. I can't help myself.
For me, the chippier the better!

So enjoy a little bit of my ever growing chippy collection.

I am off to the Santa Monica Flea Market on Sunday.
Who knows, maybe more chippy paint??

Have a wonderful weekend!












23 comments:

the feathered nest said...

Love all your chippy things! I like that look, my husband hates it! Can't wait to see what you come back with from the fleamarket!
Wish I could go too!

Have a great weekend!

Manuela

Robolady said...

I love chippy and weathered too. Love your stuff, more pictures please.

Southern Heart said...

You always have such great photos, and a wonderful collection! I like your style!

Please post pics if you take some of your flea market, too...your flea markets are far more charming than ours!

Have a great weekend,

Andrea

~Becca~Bluebird Rose said...

I love that look too, so I really enjoyed your photos. Some people just do not understand this look, but I'm with you, I think it's wonderful!
:)

KLKinFLA said...

Beatiful pieces...I especially love that hall tree in the first photo. Hope you enjoy your weekend and the flea market!
Karen

The French Nest said...

I just love your style, Rosemary. I love chippy paint too...worm-holes in wood are beautiful also...both add so much charm and character to pieces!

BeachysCapeCodCupboard said...

Chippy is good... VERY good! Love all your chippy furniture! Especially the piece in your first photo!

Carol said...

Fabulous Rosemary! I love the door frame with the mirror and the table in front and the little rusty iron pieces! Also you have such pretty displays, like the bird nest! From the little peaks you showed us so far your home must be really wonderful!
Carol xox
P.S. I'm sure that you are much nicer than Mrs. O. ;-)

Sophie Honeysuckle said...

OOh lots of lovely painted things! It funny in the U.K. we say ''chipped paint, and in the States you all say 'chippy'! I prefer 'chippy paint'-sounds friendlier somehow!!
Hope you have a wonderful time hunting for new treasures-can't wait to see the pictures!x

Rhoda said...

Rosemary, I love your chippy paint things! I don't have a lot of it, but I admire it. It's always fun to find neat things out there. Have fun in Santa Monica.

Rhoda

Niesz Vintage Home said...

You have so many nice chippy pieces!

I love them them, too. They make me feel comfortable, like any nick or scratch that comes from my recklessness isn't going to hurt them. In fact, it just adds to their history and charm. :)

Kimberly

Storybook Woods said...

Oh I love chippy paint too. Pantina !!! You have some really lovely pieces. Your shutter with the birds nest, to die for.
xoxoxo Clarice

oldflowers4me said...

stop stop stop - i love all your things- have fun at the market.la.la.laa love jo...singing and skipping.

restyled home said...

Oh, I love this post...such beautiful treasures. I am picturing the top picture (of the table in front of the door frame)with a sink set into the table and some great vintage taps...I want it!!
Love your blog, as usual!!

Linda

Felicia said...

I love to find old, peeling pieces like this too. Your treasures are darlin' :)

Jen @ The Cottage Nest said...

Oh, it's all so chipplicious! Thanks for sharing.

Deb said...

Love all your 'chippy paint' treasures :-}

annewithane65 (Kim) said...

Rosemary, what a wonderful chippy paint collection you have!

Emmeline said...

How many beautiful things you have got! Really an amazing collection with a lot of charm. I wish you all the best, have a nice summer!

Simply Me Art said...

Im a chippy Paint kind of gal too. I recently got an old Corbel from a building that is chipping paint all over and my son wanted to know when i would re-paint it. LOL, Never...

Gypsy Purple said...

Oh yes...I`m a chippy paint lover myself!!!!!

tongue in cheek said...

Peeling paint is liquid gold isn't it!?

Allison said...

Rosemary, love the "chippy paint" collection! That first piece you showed is gorgeous and I love the paint colors of the wall and the table and surround - so pretty! All of it is great!

allie
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