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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Dressing My Watch


I decided it was time to give my Cornell Curvex vintage wristwatch a new look.  The red lizard band will be perfect for the Red Devil final season and all the red, white and blue holidays.

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Sunday at Elkhorn











Opening day for the Flea Market Season:  Elkhorn, Wisconsin.  It was a beautiful sunny day, tons of people and even better, wonderful vintage.    I got off to a late start as I was wavering as to whether or not to go.  I watched a young girl and her mother as they tried to decide how they could use the doorknobs.  In the end they decided they couldn’t.  What a shame, they were great.  The crystals on the candelabra were fabulous and I really didn’t need them, but wanted to remember them.  The lovely colorful linens, however, did make their way home with me.   The rest of my troops were at the Blackhawks game.  It was a win, win day for everyone.

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Vintage Boot Scraper


Vintage birthday boot scraper from my sister.  Thanks Kathy!

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