Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Pink Elephants

Look what has been waiting in my backyard for me.

Spring is in the air. Early for Illinois. Tulips and crocus are peeping out from under the layers of mulch and ground cover. Temperatures will be in the 80's tomorrow. Pinch me! So excited for the warmer selling season. Busy making new things and lining up events and vendor opportunities. 

My beautiful 1950's wedding gown that I snagged on a recent road trip to St. Louis, Mo.
Just returned from a weekend in St. Louis and stopped in the Pink Elephant Antique Mall in Livingston, Il. We have passed it on numerous occasions and I finally got a chance to explore. A real treat. The store is housed in a small rural school building and is jam packed with treasures. I left with a 1950's wedding dress and some old clip on earrings for my brooch bouquets. Fun! I've attached a link that will tell you some more about the mall from Roadside 
Thanks to Roadside America for the photo. Where else can you find a giant sized beach guy in swimming trunks eating an ice cream cone in Illinois!
Speaking of vendor opportunities, I am very excited to be organizing an French market in downtown LaSalle this summer...the LaSalle Canal Market!  Fresh produce, baked goods, arts and fine crafts. Something for everyone. Fourth Saturday of the month from May until September. I'll be posting more about it in the coming weeks. 
Our Canal Market logo. Thanks to my great students for designing!

Off to enjoy some of this warm weather. Maybe take Chance and Lucky outside with me while I clear the flower beds. They love playing in the garden and I can't wait to turn the tall stump in our backyard into their "cat tree". Any suggestions on what I should do with it? I'm sure I'll think of something...
Just had some major tree cutting going on in our backyard. I asked the guys to leave the "stump" a bit taller then they usually do so Chance and Lucky could have a cat tree outside.  They have already discovered it when I was outside raking this afternoon.

1 comment:

  1. Can't believe you scored that wedding gown for that price! Love it!