Monthly Archives: March 2013

Happy Easter


Looked what the Easter Bunny, aka, my sister, sent me for Easter!  Too Cute.  I’m sporting my new vintage Bunny pin all day today.  He’s been to church and back and getting ready for brunch.

  Happy Easter to you and yours.

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Countdown to Easter


We are looking forward to seeing all of our children’s smiling faces tomorrow.

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Vintage Ceramic Baskets


Ready and waiting for Easter.


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Date Night: Priscilla


Priscilla was a pleasant surprise.  The music was so very fun with a heart touching story.

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Tippecanoe Lake January 1973

Seriously, was it really 40 years ago when we ice skated across the lake?  My kids aren’t going to believe those were my shoes.  Dinner last night was way too short.

Love always, K

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Flower Basket Doorstop


Found:  Crown Point, Indiana

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Blue Hydrangeas with 100 Cameras






It’s Spring in Chicago, 34 degrees and it snowed last night.  Since we are celebrating Easter all week long, I found these lovely Hydrangeas at Costco to brighten up the house.  It’s bound to get warmer by the end of the week.    But the real story here is that the photo’s above were altered with my iPad app 100 cameras.  I love using my iPad and have dozens of photo editing applications, but my favorite by far is the 100 Cameras by Trey Ratcliff.   Here is what the pictures looked like before editing.  Nice, but not fantastic.

Hydrangea Before

Makes a difference doesn’t it?

Sharing with:  Metamorphosis Monday, Wow Us Wednesdays

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Catholic in Chicago: St. Michael’s


St. Michael’s located in Old Town is one of the oldest Catholic churches in the city of Chicago.  Today we attended the Palm Sunday service and for the blessing of the palm’s the entire congregation gathered in the back of the church.  It was actually a very intimate experience.  The 5 story alter at this church is breathtaking and my iPhone picture can’t capture all the intricate carvings.  But I have to ask, where the heck are the kneelers?  Hopefully, they are being re-furbished and will be back in the church soon.  Blessings to all for this Holy Week.

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Randolph Street Spring Market II


Just back from the Randolph Street Spring Market where I saw this adorable Geoffrey Beene dress from one of my favorite online vintage clothes retailers, Dethrose Vintage.  Karyn has a nice eye.  It also just happens to be what I wear most, black and white.   Clothes shopping has always been a challenge for me as I am color blind.  I always end up having to explain that it is not that I don’t see color, it’s just that I don’t have the ability to perceive the color or the differences in color.     I have passed this on genetically to both of my sons.  So, never ask us what color something is.  Our answers can be pretty surprising.  Hence, I default a lot to black and white.  It’s just easy.



But I love color!  I couldn’t begin to tell you what colors are in this dress, but I can occasionally find a good shade of green.  This 70’s dress was from another one of my favorite vintage clothes vendors, NOV.  A very delightful mother and daughter duo with great vintage taste.  It was a very fun day and afterwards I met my two daughters downtown for a quick lunch.  I have not yet managed to convert them into life in vintage.  You know I’m going to die trying.

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Easter Postcards









Sharing a few from my postcard collection.

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Randolph Street Spring Market


Calling all my vintage friends, meet me there!

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Spring Break 2013




Two guesses where I spent Spring Break this year.  It was a quick trip down to Florida to visit my parents.   The weather was a tad bit cool, but the pool was still inviting in the afternoons.  We visited my favorite antique mall in Naples, Treasure Island, where I snagged the cute vintage enamel flamingo pin to wear while in Florida.  My Mom and I also discovered a great antique estate liquidator that holds a monthly warehouse sale.  It was packed full and definitely a place to shop next time I’m in town.

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