Just a few things to share today.  It is 58 degrees here in Chicago but very cloudy and dreary day so I decided to go to one of my fav shops Tattered Tiques in Lake Barrington for chippy and vintage items and show you just a few things I bought. This shop just makes me smile and I always find something in this shop that speaks to me!!!!!

In the upper right corner is this cute little vintage vase I got today. I just found it to be totally cute.
Lovely Nancy one of the owners of Tattered Tiques gave me the flowers inside this cute little vase.  Those girls are so nice and what an extra bonus to get fresh cut flowers today with my purchase.
Set this little baby on my new coffee table in the living room. Since it is not feeling like winter today and more like spring I like the fresh cut flowers to look at.  This sweet little vase just makes me smile. Sometimes it is the simple things in life that give us such joy.
Here is the cute little chippy empty without flowers.  You can see how cute this is.  Many uses for this too besides flowers.  Could be a cute little candy dish too.  I really like it for the fresh flowers.
Also another found treasure today was this wooden tray box.  I am not sure where that will end up but it just spoke to me in the shop.  So I brought it home today too.  I just love the texture and color of the wood against all my white and cream.

If you live in the Chicago land area you MUST stop by this shop and take a look at all the vintage wonderful treasures.  Besides all the vintage treasures they also carry the chalk paint and the milk paint and flea market magazine and Jeanne D' Arc Living magazine's.

Here is the website to their shop and blog so you can see when they are open.  If you do live near Chicago it it so worth the trip. Nancy and her two daughters Anne and Julie run this shop and they are the sweetest three shop owners you will ever meet. So stop in and say Hi and I know you will find some fun treasures.

http://tatteredtiques.blogspot.com/

 
Back by popular demand well maybe my popular demand. My fav bike that you see in the header of my blog was taken down from my front entry way during the holidays to allow for Christmas decor. Well after the flip of the rooms after Christmas I still did not have any room in the entry way for her. I felt so sad to see her hanging upside down in the rafters of the garage everytime I pulled in. So I thought to myself I need to find her a new place in the house. Well I did and I think she likes her new place.
It is a sunny day here in Chicago land and she reminds me of Spring and Summer to come! I fell in love with this bike the first time I laid eyes on her so I am really happy that she found a new place in my home after the flip.