Sunday, March 31, 2013

While my mom was in from Florida to spend Easter with us we were able to get out and go to Morris.  This town is a great town with cute shops and a great little tea room for lunch. If you live in the Chicago area and have not been to Morris you should really go.  You will love it.  It is old and small and very quaint and my favorite shop Vintage is there!!   I finally remembered to take my camera and get some pictures.  I am usually so distracted with wanting to shop to remember to take pictures.


First Stop on the shopping  trip is Ruby Begonia's. Love this shop. Lot's of vintage goodies and cute vintage clothes.
 http://www.rubybegoniastrinkets.blogspot.com/
Don't you love her red front door.

Look at the chippy old office door so much chippy goodness in this shop.

Loved all her Easter vignettes throughout the store.

So much vintage cuteness.

My mom and my friend Sandy as we are getting ready to go into Traci's shop Whimsy.  
 http://whimsydecor.blogspot.com/



Lot's of great treasures in this shop.

Next was The Feathered Nest. Very cute shop.

This little beauty was calling to me with it's shabby cute slipcover and how comfy it was to sit in.  I am thinking about going back to get this one.  


One of the Lovely shop owners of The Feathered Nest and the wonderful seamstress that sewed that beautiful slipcover for the chair that I think I may need!!!!!https://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Feathered-Nest/

Ahhhhh My fav shop.  Oh la la some great things always in side this shop.
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Vintage-Yesterdays-Memories-Todays-Treasures





It is hard to see her cute windows with my pictures but trust me they were so adorable all Lacey and chippy and vintage.

Old vintage bike in the window.  You know how I love vintage bikes.

More of the vintage doilie tops. I had to get one.





Some really fun ruffled aprons.

The cottage room one of my favorite. Always find chippy whites in here.

Then finally to the Letty Mae's tea room for our yummy lunch.  
https://www.facebook.com/LettyMaesTeaRoom

Our cute little waitress so sweet and fun.  Well just thought I would share a fun day I had with my mom while she was in for Easter and my friend Sandy that was on her Spring break this week.  Hope you all had a great Easter.  The day we went to Morris the sun was shining and it was 54 degrees we loved it.  My poor mom was dreading our weather when she came up from Florida but she even said it was a great weather day to walk around this cute town.
Kris

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Hope you all had a great Easter yesterday. Ours was really fun and I am exhausted but it is a good exhausted!!!! Everyone goes home today so I will have my quiet cottage back!!!!!

49 comments:

  1. Wow, you have some great shops by you, Kris! I think I would have spent money in every one! : ) That chair is really pretty and if it is comfy, too, I would be thinking about buying it, too. Lots of eye candy in these pictures!

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    1. Kathy,
      OMG!!!! You would love those shops. They are so much fun and the tea room so yumtastic!!!!
      Kris

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  2. What a fun day Kris! Can't wait to get out and check those shops out!
    Yes we had beautiful weather here yesterday.But cold today.I glad you Mom enjoyed her visit!I hope you do go back for that chair it will look perfect in your home!
    xx
    Anne

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    1. Anne,
      I can't wait to take you there. It is such a great little town and fun!!! The tea room is so sweet and quaint and yummy. We really have to get a date to go.
      Kris

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  3. I'm ready to jump on a plane so I can come shopping in this quaint town!! Definitely my kind of place.
    Mary Alice

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    1. Oh Mary Alice we would have such a great time in those shops. I wish you lived closer!!! It is a fun town.
      Kris

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  4. So much to see and so little time-what a great little town-glad you all had fun together.

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    1. Hi Ellie,
      We did have a great time. It was a great day. Very mild for weather and the sun was out so it was very nice.
      Kris

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  5. Oh- That looks like a fun town. It reminds me of Door County and all the shops there. I have never heard of Morris but it is not all that far South of my daughter's home in Milwaukee. Thanks for the tour- now go take a nice nap- xo Diana

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    1. Hi Diana,
      It would be a little hike from your daughter's in Milwaukee but so worth it. It would be all express way so not too bad.

      My company all left today so I am going to sleep well tonight. I am so tired!!!! It was a lot of fun but a lot of work and a little drama with some family members is you know what I mean :)!!!!! So after I dropped the last batch of family at the airport I did a little happy dance in my car on the way home from the airport!!!!!

      Thanks as always for your sweet comments.
      Kris

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  6. These are always my favorite posts looking at little shops! I loved the cottage room, and the doily tops were adorable, what a fun day. I'm in Orlando and it was just about the same weather here as you had there, so mom was not missing any warm weather down south!

    Carol

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    1. Hi Carol,
      My mom was kind of glad to get on the plane today as it was only 39 here but I guess they are saying we will warm up this week and hopefully stay warmer. I think you guys are warming up too. Poor Spring breakers down there. Thanks for coming by.
      Kris

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  7. I love the storefronts they are so charming!

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    1. They really are so cute. The town is very old and the buildings have such character. Have a great week.
      Kris

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  8. Thanks for sharing these shops! Sounds like an awesome day out! I definitely need to go for a drive and check them out one of these days!! I love those little spindle bird houses in the Whimsy shop photo, they look similar to yours.... I need to get some like that!

    Pattie

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    1. Hi Pattie,
      If you live near Morris it is really worth it. The shops so cute and the tea room really sweet for lunch. I love the feel of the town too. Very old and quaint. Have a great week.
      Kris

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  9. Kris...it looks like you all had a great day out shopping. We use to have a shop in the town next to us that was just like these...with lots of white and wonderful vintage pieces. I was so sad last week when my friend and I went there to only find that it had closed. Sure wish I lived closer to your area...I would so love shopping in these shops.
    hugs,
    Cindy

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    1. Hi Cindy,
      Don't you hate it when you have a favorite shop and then they close. It is a shame. I had a favorite shop up near me that closed and I use to get the best stuff in there. I felt bad when the store owner had to close especially when they build up their business and then can't make it. Hope you had a great Easter. Have a great week.
      Kris

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  10. Oh, how fun to shop in these kind of shops! And especially with a friend that enjoys it. I like the chair too! Thanks for sharing your fun day! Nancy http://cozythymecottage.blogspot.com/

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    1. am really thinking about that chair. I am going to see if it is still not sold this week end and if not maybe it is meant to be mine. It will give me a few more days to think about it too. Just not sure I need another chair!!!!! Have a great week.
      Kris

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  11. Morris looks awesome! My kinda day right there and with Mom next to you, it can't get any better than that! Hope you enjoyed your Easter.

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    1. Debbie it was a great day. We had a lot of fun and our weather here finally was pretty mild and the sun was out. It was nice to walk around the town. Have a great week.
      Kris

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  12. What a perfect day--thanks so much for sharing it! You must get that slipcovered chair--adorable!

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    1. It was a special day and the weather was finally nice here. We had a good time. I am recouping today since all my company is gone now. Wooooo fun but exhausting too!!! Hope you have a great week.
      Kris

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  13. Kris, what are you doing showing all this gorgeous shopping when I have to go to work!? I want to call in sick and sit and pour over each picture. Thanks for taking your camera and giving us a little slice of shopping fun. I'll have to come back and revisit after work!
    Liz

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    1. Hi,
      I know it is such a great little town and great little shops!!!! So worth calling in sick for!!!! Ha Ha!!!! Have a great day. I know you will be busy with your treasures too!!!
      Kris

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  14. Kris, now I'm really sad that you won't be there to take me to these wonderful shops during my visit!! So much eye candy! I'm thinking that you HAVE to have that chair-it's amazing and would be perfect in your house! :)
    Susan

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    1. I wish you were going to have a car so you and Keith could go to this great little town. I know it would be so much fun for you. You must come in again and I will take you there. It is a great little town.
      Kris

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  15. what a great day!!! I want to go there!!!! Buy that chair!!!!! xoxo

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    1. It is so worth it. So when you come in to visit your son I will give you directions to get there and you must go and make a day of it. It is so much fun and great shops and the tea room so yummy. Hope you had a great Easter.
      Kris

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  16. I'm only about 8 hours away... might be worth the drive!! All the shops looks so adorable and BIG trouble, but BIG fun for me! Hope you had a great time with your Mom and family over Easter!
    Hugs,
    Pendra

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    1. I would drive 8 hours!!!! I am crazy like that to do a fun town like Morris. I had a great time with family but now have the task of putting the "Junk Chic Cottage" back together!!!!! Have a great week my friend.
      Kris

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  17. Kris, love the post on Morris...Thank you! I am sorry I missed you, we are on a pickin trip in NC! We always love it when someone loves our things as much as we do a, Don't forget...3 French Hens starts May 11, and Traci and I have tons of new vendors coming, to add to old favorites! Next yr. I want to spend Easter at your home...how cute is that!, Monica

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    1. Ohhhhh pickin trip in NC how fun that must be. I hope you find lots of cute treasures for the shop. Enjoy.
      Kris

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  18. Ohhhh! How wonderful. THANK YOU, Kris so much for all the beautiful photos. They put such a big smile on my face.
    *Big Hugs*

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    1. Well good morning and happy beginning of the week. We had a great time in Morris. I could just buy buy buy!!! when I am there. So many good treasures to be had. It is sunny here but not too mild like over Easter a little chilly so hoping this will take a turn soon and we will get nice weather that will stay. Old Man Winter has out lived his welcome!!!!! Have a great week.
      Kris

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  19. you are surrounded by fabulous shopping spots,kris--lucky you!! love the cute ruffled chair!

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    1. Hi Lynn,
      It was a lot of fun and I am still thinking on that ruffle chair. It was comfy.
      Kris

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  20. What a fabulous shop Kris! Thanx for taking us along with you.

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  21. And thanx again for the fabulous tote!! I was going to post it on your FB wall but realized you do not have a FB page for your blog.

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    1. Hi Pamela,
      Thanks so much. I am so glad you got your tote. Happy Junkin!!!!
      Kris

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  22. I loved visiting these shops through your blog. Thank you.

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    1. They are great shops. Hope you have a great week.
      Kris

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  23. OMG! Cute, cute shops! I saw more than a few things I'd love to get my hands on. Thanks for sharing. Hope you had a wonderful Easter. Hugs, Debi

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  24. What a fun shopping trip, Kris. That chair is just darling! Thanks for taking us along!

    Jeanette

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  25. Hi Kris,
    What fun looking shoppes! Bet yall had a blast........and also that tea room. I haven't
    been to a tea room in ages..........they are always so quaint and cozy, and usually have
    delectable and unique food. Don't even know if we still have any tea rooms around here anymore. Glad you got to enjoy having so much fun with your Mom and friend, know she really enjoyed herself too. The weather sounds like it was perfect... for that sort of outing.
    Have a great weekend hon,
    Blessings, Nellie

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  26. Oh, forgot to mention the angel sign for Ruby Begonias. love the sign and the name.
    Very quaint............all those shops had a lot of really unique and fun
    things too.
    Blessings again, Nellie

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  27. What a fun shopping trip! I've seen some of those shops in magazines, either featured or in ads and it's great to see photos of them! So many wonderful items! I really think that you need that chair - it's so sweet! Glad your mom enjoyed it and that the weather cooperated. Sounds like y'all had a nice Easter and that everything went well - yay! Now you can relax! Hugs, Leena

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  28. Hi Kris ~
    I was just drooling over all of your posts, when low and behold, there is a post about my town!! So glad that you enjoyed your visit! Didn't know if you ever came out to Morris when we have our 3 French Hens "French Country Market"? It's the second saturday every month starting in May and ends in November. I think you would LOVE it! There are some pictures on my blog in case you were interested. Hope you come back some time real soon!
    P.S., I adore your style!!
    Jillian

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