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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Bird Canisters


While home for Mother’s Day and flipping through the pictures on my sister’s iPhone, I saw these bird canisters.  Super Cute.  I may just have to hunt them down in person at Tuesday Morning.

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24: Jack is Back


In celebration of Ellie’s birthday tonight, I’ll be sitting down watching the return of 24.  Yes, Jack is Back.  My friend Erin told me to tune in years ago and we were hooked.  I think all of our phones at one point had the 24 ring tone.   So here’s an advance warning to all my peeps, do not call tonight during 24, I will not be answering.

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Graduation: University of Michigan













It’s been a crazy month.  We spent this weekend in Ann Arbor at my daughter’s graduation.  After all the ceremonies and celebrations, I was able to take a walk around town and stopped in for a visit at Dear Golden.  I follow Dear Golden on Etsy and Facebook, so it was a special treat to visit her newly opened brick and mortar shop.  It’s adorable and filled with wonderful curated vintage clothing.  I  just as sad as my daughter to leave:  no more trips to the Treasure House for me and no more trips to The Big House for her.

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Date Night: Sound of Music


The Sound of Music at the Lyric Opera House in Chicago.

How can you not love the song Climb Every Mountain?

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More Favorite Finds from The Courtyard








All items are consigned for 60 days and rarely do they last that long.  Such a fun place to volunteer and a true treasure of a shop supporting Wellness House providing programs for families who lives have been affected by cancer.  A great cause.

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