May 11, 2012

~ final chicago post

Seriously, this is my tenth and final post from the trip to Chicago.

Just a few more photos that haven't been shared, and I just wouldn't be able to sleep knowing I kept them from you. 

Had a giggle when I saw this stunning collection of bracelets... look familiar?

Remember my first post in this Chicago series? (here) From the lovely Wilma's inspired home? Let me refresh your memory...
Remarkable! (Of course this is only a portion of Wilma's collection...)

Love when I see tangerines everywhere I go!

Fell in love with these posters. My colors!

Interesting pieces...

Also at the fair were booths with charming gift items.. not necessarily antique. Loved the colors of these velvet pumpkins.

Bought these darling tiny votives for the patio.

What did I tell you? This trip was a good one. A really exhausting good trip. I'm thinking the Chicago Botanic Antiques and Garden Fair may be a repeat for me next year. I will be so much more educated and I can guarantee you I will be carrying a much lighter handbag. My arms ached for 2 days after I got home. That's really pitiful isn't it? My arms aren't exactly what you might call muscular or athletic. Ugh.

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Acquired Objects said...

I've seen a lot of fabulous urns and garden stautary. Looks like you had a really good time Jan and my I suggest a backpack next time. I hope you have a Happy Mother's Day!


Victoria said...

Lots of treasures in those booths, Jan. The handled vase on the pedestal in the fourth image was sooo beautiful. Quite a range of items too. Looks like it would be easy to make a lot of purchases.

'LUSH' said...

Whether it's your final post about your trip to Chicago or not, the fact that you enjoyed it soooo much made it enjoyable for your readers! You certainly did visit and see some inspiring and enticing places and decor. (And, I know what you mean about learning what and how much to carry on your next trip. :) )

Kathy said...

Oh how grand, it sounds like you left your heart there. I always enjoy your post and this one made me want to go next year. Wonderful picks, Kathy

Decoratopia said...

I love the juxtaposition of the concrete statue and the orange posters! And those bracelets - oh my! Great posts, Jan.

Karen said...

I'm really impressed with all of the fabulous antiques and vintage items you shared. I hope you'll take us along next year!

carolyn bradford said...

Oh, wow! Sure wish I'd been to this show in Chicago too!! We sure need some different sources down here in Alabama! I saw lots that my shop would love! Thanks for sharing such great pictures!

Ioana-Carmen said...

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The Silver Bunny said...

Oh, those bracelets ! That collection makes me so envious !

Fashion-isha said...

Your posts are so pretty and inspiring and your header is delicious!