It’s that time again.

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Ellie and Andy Engagement

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Sometimes I wonder if my daughter understands how happy I am for her.  She always wants me to contain my enthusiasm.  How is a mother suppose to do that?  I found the candy stickers on Etsy from Four Bugs in a Rug.  I love them and I hope she does too!

Chicago Botanic Antique & Garden Fair 2014

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It’s Spring in Chicago on the day of the Chicago Botanic Antique & Garden Fair, always.  This is the one show in Chicago that you can count on to always have unique, unusual and one of a kind antique and garden displays.  I loved the elegant green and white table scape and plan on replicating this for my daughter’s engagement party with my own antique glassware.  My second favorite was the shadowbox wall display of vintage wine openers which were super popular as most all were sold.  Something new to look for tomorrow out at the flea market, my husband will be thrilled.  The show runs through Sunday so you still have time to get there, go.

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NCAA and eBay

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How else do you watch a final four game on a Saturday night?

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What I’m Reading Now

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Lovely book about a local Michigan bridal shop, three generations of family ownership and marriage.

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LAX Spring

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Yesterday, I left Florida it was 86 degrees.  Today back in Chicago, I photographed 3 outdoor Lacrosse games, it was 36 degrees.  Call me crazy.

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Good-Bye Bonita Beach

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Tomorrow, I’m on the airplane headed back to Chicago.  I’ve been walking this beach for the past 40 years and have so many fond memories  of Springs Break vacations, my first at age 16.  The beach homes have changed entirely, but the beach itself remains the same, beautiful.  I spent the morning with my good friend Janie perusing a Premier Estate Sale in Naples and ended the perfect day on the beach at sunset where my real heart lives.  I can’t wait to come back.

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Antiques Center of Naples

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Taking a break from the beach.  Still warm and sunny in Florida.  Loved my visit at the Antiques Center of Naples.  Beautiful period pieces.

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What I saw on Craigslist

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Found on Craigslist in Ft. Myers, Florida.  They just don’t make chairs like this anymore.

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Treasure Island 2014

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The shells are a dead giveaway, I spent the day at Treasure Island in Naples, Florida where it is warm and sunny.  I want those marbled books, aren’t they the best?  The basket, intricately carved from Ivory, was stunning and way out of my price range.  I love everything about Treasure Island and have been going there every winter for the past 20 years.  This year the shop had definitely changed, fewer dealers, newer dealers and not nearly as much antique silver as in years past, but still, best antique mall in town.  Go.  Here’s the link from my 2012 visit.

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