Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Nada Farm Event



Come see us at the Nada Farm Sale this weekend!  If you haven't been, it is a must!  Take a long ride out and spend the day on Anne Marie's farm. There will be plenty of vendors selling vintage wares and vintage inpsired items.  For more information and directions to the farm visit Nada Farm Events

Sunday, May 13, 2012

Happy Mother's Day!

We want to wish our mom a very Happy Mother's Day, as well as all you other mom's out there.  We hope you had a beautiful day!

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Being the very proud mom that I am, I wanted to share a few pictures that my 8 yr. old daughter took today at the Chicago Botanical Gardens.  She informed me today before we left that for her 9th Birthday, she would like to start her own blog.  I looooove it!  So funny and adorable.  She might call it Margaret's Nature Blog.  So today, she practiced with the camera.  I think she did pretty good!

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A big thank you to Margaret for letting me use the beautiful pictures she took today.  I think she did really well for her first time with the camera.  Her and her older brother and little sister also made me breakfast, cleaned the house, and made a beautiful bouquet all by themselves (dad is out of town)! So a huge thank you to them for making my day so special. 

Remember, we are open this week, as well as selling at the Na-Da Farm Barn sale.  More info to come on that later.   Enjoy your week!

For more information on the gardens, visit

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Featuring Favorite Finds

Have you seen the new site available from Serena Williams from The Farm Chicks?  It is one of my new "favorite" sites to sit and get lost in.  She has you feature your "favorite finds". You can even feature your favorite shop, such as Tattered Tiques...hint...hint.  Also, upcoming shows and markets  you want to share with everyone. There is even a map that helps you find shops and events in your
area.  You must check it out.


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This is someones favorite find.  She paid $3 for it.  So jealous!

Another $3 find, this one from simplybungalow.  I loooove these.  Check her out, she has a shop as well!

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This little girl has a sweet story behind her.  Give her a visit at magpieethel.  Do you get the idea?  All wonderful, and very different favorite finds.  Now for the Markets.

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Doesn't this market sound tempting?


And this one?  Wish we could fly out to California to visit Spellbound!

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Or this one in Spokane Washington.  Visit Junebug for more info.  And now onto the shoppes.Sadie olive
This has always been one of my favorite on line shops to visit.  She always has such great things!  Give her a visit at Sadie Olive.

This shop, located in Colorado, has great stuff too!  Give them a visit at Oldglory3.

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And this one?  Does it look familiar?  It's Tattered Tiques  of course. 

The Farm Chick Show is June 2 and 3rd this year.  Have any of you ever been?  I would love to hear about it.  It has been a dream of mine to attend, and haven't yet.  Anyone going this year?

Well, hopefully you get the idea. This site is filled with tons of inspiration and lots of wonderful things to look at. Go ahead and get lost in it! Also, be sure to check out Serena's blog, here, and go to March 30, 2012.   She mentioned Tattered Tiques!!  We are soooo happy about that!  Thanks Serena! 



Friday, May 4, 2012

Thrifty Outdoor Pots

I have been rather thrifty this season with my outdoor pots.  I usually spend a small fortune when they are all said and done.  Well, this year, I was hoping to make some changes.  

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I new I needed to replace the pots on the front porch, and lucked out a few weeks ago, when mom spotted some brand new ones with the tags still attached at a local thrift store, Savers.  They were a steel at only $10 each! 

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They started out an orange terracotta color, which wouldn't work for me.  So, I put my girls to work with some left over black paint.  They turned out great.

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My little helpers.  They are always asking to help me paint and since the answer is usually no, I thought this was the perfect project for them. 

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I also saved a ton on the flowers.  I picked up eight huge alyssum, at a $1 each.  I bought them in Crystal Lake at The Green House of Crystal Lake.  Anne and I have been going there for years.  We think they are very reasonable, super nice and always have a great selection.  The kids also love the huge lumberjack and American Indian statues out front.  As for the boxwood, I picked them up at The Home Depot for $16.97 each.  I could of opted for the smaller ones, for $7.00 each, but thought the larger would look better.   

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Simple, clean and classic.  At only $31.00 each, pot included, that's some good thrifting.

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I even have some on the patio, that I planted last week.  At that time, the boxwood I bought were $4.00 each at The Home Depot.  Now that was a deal.  Too bad it didn't last that long!  These pots only cost me $8.00 each (I have two), the pots are from previous years, and they each have 4 alyssum as well.  Looks like I have some weeding to do!  My next challenge are my window boxes out back.  Hmmmmm? 

Don't forget, we are open this weekend, and Kane County Flea Market is this weekend as well!  Go see our friend Mary from An Urban Farm Girl and Co.  She will be doing her first Kane market for the season, and she has been working her tail off getting ready for it.  Please stop by her booth and give her a visit. She is located in the Arena Building, which is on the main drag, across from the office. Have a great weekend everyone!


Wednesday, May 2, 2012

May issue of Jeanne d'Arc Magazine!

We have the May issue of Jeanne d'Arc magazine!  Stop by this weekend and get your copy!


Thursday, May 3rd, 10:00-3:00

Friday, May 4th, 10:00-3:00

Saturday, May 5th, 10:00-3:00



22029 Pepper Rd.  Unit 2 

Lake Barrington, IL 60010