Apr 29, 2015

~ tft tablescape: april

Can not believe it's almost May! My baby will be graduating in just a couple weeks, and we will be legit empty nesters this fall. I mean we've planned a trip to New York the day after we move the child into his dorm. Are we terrible people? 

A table for two is becoming a familiar scene around this house. Not this fancy per se, but every once in a while, what the heck!

Those orange garden roses with pink peonies are the prettiest combination ever. Added the lighter orange garden roses and the french ceramic tulips, and it definitely feels like spring.

The tangerines on turquoise linens just for fun...

I adore those french ceramic tulips.. from Kansas City ~ Pear Tree Antiques

Napkins are favorites from Daisy Hill...

I am attracted to color all year long, but I think I crave it most in the spring after the gray days of winter... 

Setting a fancy table doesn't always mean a fancy dinner...

BLT anyone?

Those peonies and garden roses got prettier and prettier!

You guys I can't wait for next month. I will be doing my last post in this series of monthly tablescapes. After completing 12 months of entries, I will be resigning from this self-appointed task, as it has caused more stress than I imagined it would. One of those oh won't this be fun? kind of ideas that turns sour at the end of every damn month as I scramble to put a table together. Somehow I managed to take the enjoyment out of this activity by adding the forced element. I am certain that I will post an occasional tablescape in the future... A spontaneous and unforced table, with enjoyment making an unexpected appearance.


May - LAST

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Apr 26, 2015

~ chicago antiques show

While visiting my darling daughter last weekend, I also attended the Chicago Antiques Garden & Design Show at the Chicago Botanic Garden. One of my favorite shows! 

Loved this painting at Greenwald Antiques...

Wanted to buy this pair of gorgeousness...

Always a pleasure to see the beautiful display at Kimball & Bean. Look at the hanging frames. Guests took their photos standing behind during the Prevew Party ~ love it! 

Love their planters!

I've photographed this gorgeous planter before from Finnegan Gallery...

Lee's Antiques was a fun new find for me. Great booth with modern flair.

What a gorgeous exhibit! 

The flower display is always over the top in Chicago!

 Soloman & Suchard ~ one of my all-time favorite booths!

Trace Mayer Antiques was jam-packed with bee-buying customers! Trace is always showing up with new renditions of his infamous bees/dragonflies/horsebrass/cameos/etc mounted on antique frame fragments... Beyond brilliant and always a huge hit with shoppers!

Another all-time fav ~ Sallea Antiques...

I mean I pretty much want about 30 things in this case... I adore boxes!

As organized as I claim to be, I managed to mix up a few images and lost track of who they belong to... Sorry about that!

I bought that Fitz & Floyd shell plate for my mom!

An absolutely stunning show... 

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