I LoVe Imperfections...
chipped... salvaged... tattered... worn... rusty... crusty...

Monday, April 5, 2010

Chicago Botanic Antique & Garden Show...

Looking Ahead...  April really kicks off the warm weather season with an incredible "Eye-Candy" Show at the CHICAGO BOTANIC'S "ANTIQUES & GARDEN FAIR" in Glencoe, Illinois...   Mark your calendar for April 16th - 18th...  This Unbelievable ~ "Over-The-Top" Antique Event is as good as the Marburger Show in Texas..   The fresh Floral Arrangements in Old Crusty Rusty Urns are just breathtaking!*!*!  Dealers from all over the country come to sell...  Although most items carry a hefty price tag, if you really look, you may come home with something... AND the Highland Park Anthropologie Store is just a few miles away!!!  Over the years I've come away with "7" Exceptional Finds... and still have ALL of them!!!  Here are few:

My husband LoVeS Frogs!!! I've never seen one on a Lilly Pad!!!  PeRfeCtLy ChiPPy!!!



This "Iron Trellis Fragment" is E X C E P T I O N A L !*!*!  
I'LL NEVER PART WITH IT...
These items are on our stairway as you enter the house from the garage...

 Crusty...  Rusty... Chippy... 




ChiPPy Folding Bench from England...
Exceptional form... Getting ready to put it out on the porch...



Shabby Concrete Statuary with RoSeS on Top!!!

Chippy!!!



Precious little watering can!*!*!

7 comments:

  1. I love that show- the displays are over the top awesome. The prices are steep but I look at it as more of an inspiration deal rather than a hunt...and when you find a keeper, well, it's worth it.

    Hope you had a Happy Easter- I am loving your rabbit display.

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  2. Jeanine~I feel like I hit the jackpot! I live close to many of the places you mention! Yeah! I love a good lead on great places to shop. Thank you!! Your blog is so unique, I love it!
    ~C~

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  3. Hi Jeanine- these ARE wonderful finds- I just love the trellis piece, too!

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  4. Sounds like a wonderful show, Garden things are my favorite! Love all the watering cans and of course that great trellis!
    Debra

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  5. what will this years' treasure be?

    I live just down the road and I've never been there ... sigh

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  6. Awesome stuff! Just gotta ask you, are you going to the Junk Market/Art & Arch in Minneapolis May 5-9th? We four junk girls from ND are going - hope to run into you! Andrea

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  7. I am drooling over your finds. I don't have a favorite. I love them all.

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