Outdoor Entertaining with the Neighbors

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After moving to the new house last summer, The Boy and I learned we lived in a neighborhood very different from the last. The old house was in a subdivision of cookie cutter homes with manicured yards, and no one spoke to each other. I couldn’t tell you what the woman across the street from me looked like, nor did I know her name. (I lived there for 4 years.) Case in point, one evening, pulling out of the driveway, I waved from the car. “I finally know what she looks like,” I said to The Boy.  He laughed and replied, “Oh Momma, you know that’s the nanny, right?” Palm to forehead.

Outdoor Entertaining in the Neighborhood - Loving the pop of pink and green with the pineapple pillow. #Pier1BlockParty #pier1love

The new neighborhood has the look and feel of a lake house community. Single lane roads filled with small hills and twist and turns. Best thing, everyone waves at each other. On the first real night in the new house, I was getting the kids ready for bed and Thorsten was making his way upstairs to help…the doorbell rang. A sweet couple from down the street was standing on our doorstep, holding a bottle of wine and a card with their number in case we needed any help. Pretty soon another bottle of wine showed up. Neighbors stopped by in their golf carts decked out in bull horns, string lights, and music.


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Pop-Up Tag Sale — $5 Makes Ya Holla!!!

Attention all Chicagoans! You read that right, I’m purging. Y’all know I’m on a strict “one in one out” grounding notice by The Boy. This border hoarder needs to make room for all the new Paris flea treasures, so I teamed up with The Savoy Flea to bring you a whopper of a sale.  Brass, indigo, rattan, lamps, vases…it’s all gotta go! We promise to have $5, $10, and $20 tables full of vintage goodness. This is going to be the mother of all vintage sales, and it’s all priced to sell.

Pop Up Tag Sale in Chicago with The Savoy Flea and House Of Hipsters

The Savoy Flea
2621 W. Grand Ave., Chicago, IL
Entrance is on the side of the parking lot

10AM – 3PM

We’ve both  got a ton of stuff with your name on it. Bring cash, a truck, and get there early ‘cuz once everything is gone, it’s gone. The Savoy Flea (Marianne) and I will be slinging vintage at 10AM sharp. Be there or be square, and watched my Instagram Stories for sneak peeks. See you soon.

Vintage Scores — Hallway Decor

I fell in love with a blue chair last Fall. The Savoy Flea posted it to her Instagram and the velvety goodness caught my eye…my heart skipped a beat. A couple months later, I made my way down to the shop. The entire drive into the city I wondered if the pretty blue peacock chair had sold…I rang the bell, walked in and finally saw her in person. She took my breath away. Another customer walked over and touched her. Laser beams shot out of my eyes and every fiber of my being wanted to scream back off!

I didn’t dare sit in her for fear i’d never leave. It was pure torture to walk out the door.

Hallway Decor - Vintage Peacock Blue Velvet Louis XV Fauteuil Chair Nude Sketches Disco Ball via House Of Hipsters


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