Postage Stamp Quilt




This is a lovely example of the vintage postage stamp quilt pattern.  Love the red!

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Flower Basket Salt & Pepper












My friend Linda told me a couple of years ago that she went out to find a vintage flower basket salt and pepper set and no one even knew what she was talking about.  Of course, my husband would say that’s because they are all in our house.  I never thought I would collect salt and peppers, but I now know, never say never.

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The Courtyard Summer Storage Sale

 Not only is this is great sale, but for such a good cause.  Wellness House provides free programs to support families whose lives are affected by cancer.  Go, and get there early.  So, here’s a quick peek at some items that will be available on Friday morning………………

Summer Storage Sale

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Flag Day

Happy Birthday Mom!

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Printers Row Book Fair 2014












Another beautiful day in Chicago and we attended one of my favorite events, The Printers Row Book Fair.  I always manage to find something unique and this weekend was no exception.  My traveling companions walked just a little too fast for me.  Who can read the book titles at that speed?  The hand tooled leather journals were lovely and you can always find a nice selection of vintage books including my childhood favorites, The Nancy Drew Mysteries.  Love them.   Yes, summer in Chicago, it’s here.

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My New Obsession


I think these 1930’s Hubley doorstops by Anne Harriet Fish are adorable.   Next time they ask, I will let my kids know what I’m looking for.

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Waterlogue App


I spent the day working my garage sale and to entertain myself when there was a lull in the action, I played with my new Waterlogue app.  Great fun, this settee looks fabulous any way you shake it.

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Kane County in May










Blue was the operative word today at the Kane County Flea Market.  I had my daughter in mind as it is one of her favorite colors.  My husband doesn’t see it yet, but I can picture her in my mind’s eye sitting on the settee in white for her wedding portrait.  It will be beautiful and so will she.

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This Week at The Courtyard


I’m thinking cottage.  Is this cute or what?

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Memorial Day 2014


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Randolph Street Market Opens Today

Randolph Street Market 2014

I’m heading downtown today for a little flea marketing and a little wedding planning.

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Vintage Etched Glass Basket


I always see these glass baskets at the Flea Market and wonder why people don’t buy them and use them anymore.  Vintage beats modern any day of the week.

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