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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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Fall Decor

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My idea of fall decor, fresh orange roses.  Absolutely beautiful.

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Pumpkin Planter

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Here is a sneak peek for this year’s Pumpkin Planter Parade.  Click Here for last year’s parade.

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Johansen Farms Fall

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We picked up our mums today at Johansen Farms and there were plenty to choose from.  Next trip, the pumpkins.

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Hummingbird Feeder

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My Hummingbird feeder has finally been found by the Hummingbirds, but a few of the Chickadees seem to be attracted as well.  I’m waiting for the Yellow Finch to jump in anytime.  Regardless, we are enjoying the show.  Recipe:  1/4 cup sugar to 1 cup water.

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Peonies in Bloom

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Trip to Johansen Farms

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I’ve decided to go pink this year after our trip to Johansen Farms in Bolingbrook.  We finally beat the gardening crowd, fully stocked and plenty to choose from.  Lovely.

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Pansies

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The official flower of Kappa Alpha Theta and my back porch.

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Tulips

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 Chicago Botanic Garden Antiques & Garden Fair

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Spring

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It’s snowing in Chicago today, yet the Spring flowers are out there.

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Garden Inspiration

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I was walking today with my friend Joy who always has a fabulous garden.  She mentioned it was time to look at the garden catalogs for the upcoming season.  So I went home and took a look at my garden inspiration:  magazine covers from the 1920′s.  I really was meant to live another time.  I collect vintage magazine covers for my fantasy garden.  I would love to have climbing roses, morning glories and hollyhocks wrapping around a garden gate, trellis or reflecting pond.  And what’s that saying?  If dreams were like wishes and wishes came true?  Maybe someday.  In the meantime, perusing my vintage magazines will have to do.

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Blue Hydrangeas with 100 Cameras

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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.

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Makes a difference doesn’t it?

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