Monday, September 12, 2016

A Few Things To Share As The New Week Begins!

My daughter posted this on Facebook about me lol!!!!!!!


I live with a bunch of comedians!!!!!




We not only had Charlotte's Baptism on Saturday it was also  Grandparents Day.
On the left is my mom seated and then granddaughter Abby big sister to Charlotte.  Terry's mom and dad.  It was special because Terry's Dad is a Deacon in the Catholic Church and baptized Charlotte his great granddaughter.  Made the Baptism even more special.
Nice to have grandparents and great grandparents all together to celebrate the Baptism and Grandparents Day.



Ok now on to a fun new Shop.

Morris,  the cute town I talk about with sweet shops has one called Vintage.   Vintage is one of my faves.  When we arrived I notice the shop was cleared out and gone.  I thought "oh no this can't be"!!!  I asked in some of the other shops about what might have happened to Vintage?  They said she had major problems with the landlords and had to move out quickly but they said she opened up in a new shop called Ugly Duckling in New Lenox.  I did the happy dance since I live in New Lenox.

The grand opening was yesterday for Ugly Duckling.
With Charlotte's Baptism I could not make the grand opening and went on Sunday.
  Kathleen is the owner of Ugly Duckling and so sweet she allowed me to take some pics to share with all of you.  She has a few vendors inside the shop along with her beautiful pieces.  Vintage  being one of the new vendors.

Ugly Duckling will be a pop up shop and open on occasion and every other week end.  

  You will see as you stroll through my pics how fabulous this shop is.


Charming building.




Junk and Disorderly!!!! Love this vendors name and her great treasures for sale.
This is what I brought home with me.  I am going to hang the vintage hanger and bird cage on the porch with some fall decor.  I think this filled with some cute pumpkins, fall leaves etc. will look cute.



Look at this fabulous chair in the background.  Just adorable.  Sold as I was taking the picture :(

Another fabulous piece that was sold.



I want no!! I need that awesome Bakery Sign.  It is hard to tell from the picture but the wood is old barn wood with lots of character.

The owner Kathleen will be running painting classes.  She has a great area with lots of room for her classes.




  Everything is vintage and hand made so she wants to have it be a new experience each time she opens up the shop.  So in between being open she will be working on handmade pieces along with her vendors bringing in new treasures for sale.

The grand opening was yesterday and Kathleen said they sold out almost the whole store.    I am excited to have it right in my neighborhood.  It will be fun to go back at the next opening to see all the new treasures for sale.

Kathleen has her Facebook page here where she will post the dates she will be open.

So if you live near New Lenox Illinois then you must come and visit this cute shop.  Heck if you live near New Lenox you must come visit me and we will shop!!!!


 My mom leaves today to go back to Florida.  All the family is going back to work.  The fun week end is over and I have my quiet house back.
Wishing you all a great week.
Kris


49 comments:

  1. Wonderful picture of you and your family on such a special day....you all look so happy!
    What a great shop with so many fabulous treasures!!! How great that they moved to your home town too!
    ~Des

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  2. Oh what a fun shop. I loved the pics of your family all together, such a very special and sweet time to share.

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  3. What a great celebration memory for Charlotte once she's older with her great grandad officiating her baptism! Lol with your daughter's post of you (word!). Love your new store. She'll have to have a special reopening just for you when she restocks!

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  4. What a wonderful family photo! The shop looks like a great place. How fun it is near you.

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  5. Sounds like you had a wonderful weekend. Love your family photo!! That shop looks like it would be a lot of fun. Have a good weeke.

    Judy

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  6. Kris, The family picture will be a treasure to the granddaughters one day. I love it. I am so happy that your favorite shop is now in your town. How nice is that. I have to be honest, I laughed about the dog driving and the caption. I think you daughter knows you. Yes, I could see you doing that if it were doors. LOL. Blessings to all of you, xoxo, Susie

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  7. What a wonderful weekend with family! Such a great photo. I know you must be excited to have such a charming shop right in your neighborhood! Looks like it's going to do great business!

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  8. I must say, the picture your daughter shared is hilarious and I must say, I can relate. You have a beautiful family. That is such a precious picture of you all and that shop is too cute. So many goodies. I would be in so much trouble having it nearby.

    Have a great week,

    Janet
    rosemary-thyme.blogspot.com

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  9. Oh boy, I wish I could have gone shopping with ya!!!! I spy treasures!!!!

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  10. That looks like such a cute shop. I can see why you enjoyed shopping there. So glad that your family had a nice weekend together. Your newest granddaughter is adorable.

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  11. Oh how special Kris. Sounds like you had a amazing time with all the family. How very special to have Charlotte have all her grandparents and grands there for this very special occasion.

    Sure wished I lived close to those great stores. Be still my heart.

    Have a terrific week Kris.

    Hugs,
    Mary

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  12. This is so great... I live in Woodridge... I can't wait to check it out:)

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    1. Oh my gosh Suzanne I use to live in Woodridge years ago. We lived in Woodridge Center. Yep if you are close enough check out the shop on her next date she is open. It will be worth the half hour ride for you.
      Thanks for coming by.
      Kris

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  13. LOL! That corgi looks like our first corgi, Virgil. I wonder if he could secretly drive. ???
    Beautiful photo of your family and I will tell you again that I am envious of Abby's thick hair. :)
    What a fun store! Lots of goodies in there. I bet you could teach her a thing or two!
    Are you relaxing in a big chair? You've earned it. xoxo, T.

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  14. I think you are going to be spending a lot more time visiting that shop! Lovely family photo.

    I'm glad you're having so much fun!

    xo

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  15. Kris I can hear you saying "I can paint it and make it beautiful again!" I am laughing - your daughter nailed it !!! I didn't know Terry's Dad's a deacon - Wow how special that he baptized sweet Charlotte. Very meaningful day and a beautiful family gathering. I have a feeling you are going to be hanging in Junk and Disorderly a lot! Your creative imagination will make the vintage birdcage an outstanding fall decoration. Ahhh Fall, love this time of year and all that goes with Autumn.
    xoxo,
    Vera

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  16. Hahaha, your daughter has a great sense of humour, Kris! That's a sweet picture of your family. It sounds like you all had a lovely weekend together.
    The shop looks great. I love all the large signs but the bakery sign is my favorite too. It must be wonderful to have such a pretty place to shop in your town.
    Have a great week!
    xo Julia

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  17. Good morning Kris!!!!!!

    Congratulations on the baptism and the family get-together! Another great blog pal of mine just had her first great granddaughter and it's a joy to be PART of the celebration as friends share their new members of the family! You all look great.

    WOWSWERS...I bet you were disappointed when you first saw this shoppe empty, but what a relief that one of your favorite GO-TO places is still going strong!

    Enjoy finding those things that make you happy. I am too! I have a little table I have on hold and one more French chair to pick up to bring home. Oh the fun.

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  18. Oh my goodness, I laughed at the first picture! If your family is making fun of you, it means they love what you're doing. That's what I say anyway, lol. How wonderful to have a baptism coincide with grandparents day and have great grandparents there as well. Special too, to have Terry's dad perform the ceremony! Love the picture of all of you. So sweet!
    Cute shop and I love it's name! Wish I was close enough to go. How great is it that it's where you live?!? I bet we'll be seeing lots of stuff from there that you buy. I'll live vicariously through you, ok? Have a wonderful week!
    Hugs,
    Cecilia

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  19. Even before I got to the end of your post, I googled the distance from Racine to New Lenox and find it is less than two hours from here! I feel a road trip stirring in my soul. I also clicked on her FB page and will make it a regular "browse" over morning coffee. Thanks for all your inspiration.

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  20. Oh I am so glad you are settling in to a new goodness for your family. My favorite time of day is sometimes looking at your email and thinking she did it again another perfect space. And any pup pics are just the icing on the top! You are very special lady keep being you!

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    1. Thank you sweet April. I love your visits. Have a great rest of the week.
      Hugs,
      Kris

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  21. Love the family picture from the christening! Yes, I would say your family knows you well...cute picture of the dog... Good thing (or bad thing?) that the shop is close to you...you know you will have to go back and show us all your loot.

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  22. Hi Kris, what a lovely special day you had, nothing like having dear family members to be at your side on such a wonderful occasion. What a great shop. Isn't life grand when you can go Junk'n? Have a wonderful week. xx Jo

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  23. HI Kris
    What an absolutely beautiful picture of your sweet family. You are so blessed*** That store looks amazing and I love what you purchased, can't wait to see it all up and decorated
    enjoy your day Kris
    deezie

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  24. Congratulations to you and your beautiful family! What a wonderful occasion and how special that Great Grandpa performed the ceremony. This store looks amazing. I love the words on the window...An Occasional Shoppe!! Perfect. That Farmhouse sign caught my eye and now the ideas are brewing. I am too far away to pop in (boo!), but your pictures have provided me with some fabulous inspiration!! :) Thanks!

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  25. Could that corgi pic be any funnier? Love that your daughter posted it!

    I love shops like that. Always a fun time to browse. On my way to one soon (as soon as I finish my mani pedi) ;)

    XXX

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  26. Hi, Kris

    I'm a faithful reader of your blog, though I don't have a blog of my own. I live in Cape May, NJ, but my daughter lives in Chicago and we hit the area flea markets whenever I visit her. You always talk about Morris and I've been wanting to go to the Three French Hens Market for awhile. It just so happens I'll be visiting Meredith Nov. 10-14 -- which coincides with their Holiday Market! I've been googling the vintage shops downtown as well -- True North, Outside In, Ruby Begonia's, Whimsy & Feathered Nest. I know you wrote Vintage recently moved. And of course, Letty Mae's, the tearoom. I just wanted to ask you am I missing any other shabby vintage junk shops in Morris that are must-sees? We probably won't venture too far from Morris this time b/c of the Holiday Fair and it's also our first time visiting Morris. Any tips or recommendations you have for us would be really appreciated. Thank you so much! My e-mail address is marysmiklasz@gmail.com

    Mary

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  27. Hi, Kris

    I'm a faithful reader of your blog, though I don't have a blog of my own. I live in Cape May, NJ, but my daughter lives in Chicago and we hit the area flea markets whenever I visit her. You always talk about Morris and I've been wanting to go to the Three French Hens Market for awhile. It just so happens I'll be visiting Meredith Nov. 10-14 -- which coincides with their Holiday Market! I've been googling the vintage shops downtown as well -- True North, Outside In, Ruby Begonia's, Whimsy & Feathered Nest. I know you wrote Vintage recently moved. And of course, Letty Mae's, the tearoom. I just wanted to ask you am I missing any other shabby vintage junk shops in Morris that are must-sees? We probably won't venture too far from Morris this time b/c of the Holiday Fair and it's also our first time visiting Morris. Any tips or recommendations you have for us would be really appreciated. Thank you so much! My e-mail address is marysmiklasz@gmail.com

    Mary

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  28. love that all the family was together for your grandbaby's baptism. How extra special for a grandfather to perform the rite. I often wonder how the pop ups stay in business...I've been told that they can actually be more profitable. Probably something to do with the limited time that the shop is open, the buyers are more eager to purchase...don't want to have the thoughts of regrets, when you won't be able to visit again for several weeks...lol. Didn't you just love the backdrop décor of the spaces. Great atmosphere. Have a great week!

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  29. I noticed that the Deacon was not smiling, otherwise would have been a perfect shot. That shop is wonderful. I saw several items I would have wanted.

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  30. Hi Kris,
    I love such family days. Congratulation to Charlottes Baptism!
    Lovely greetings,
    Christine

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  31. Looks like a very dangerous shop! I see they carry the Country Chic Paint line (Canadian company). How nice to have the generations under one roof and especially to have great grandpa baptise Charlotte.

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  32. I wouldn't be able to stay away from that shop, that's for sure! I want everything in it! Wishing you many more happy occasions when the entire family is together! Great photo!

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  33. Fun, Fun ... I love the shop.

    I love the family photo, what a wonderful memory for you all.
    xx oo
    Carla

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  34. I'm so glad you had fun. The shop looks adorable and so does your family.

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  35. Wow! What a great shop! I'm glad you found the new location of the one you were looking for and discovered a new favorite! The little bird cage you bought is adorable and will look so sweet on your porch with fall decor! Love that gasoline (I think) can made into a bird house! The primitive scarecrow on the counter is so cute! I can tell that I would love browsing this shop! It's great that your mom and Terry's parents could be in attendance for the baptism and that Terry's dad could officiate! That makes it extra special! Your mom looks well. I was thinking of her recently and hoping that she was doing well. Sounds like it was a wonderful family weekend! Enjoy your quiet week! Hugs, Leena

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  36. Love all your photos, but you got me with that first one with the cute doggie♥♥

    summerdaisycottage.blogspot.com

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  37. How wonderful Baby Charlotte was Baptized by her Catholic Great Grandfather, very special. That is a wonderful picture of you all

    I love the first picture of the Dog LOLOLOLOL Oh so true with lots of us

    I would love a new shop here like the one you will get to visit often, I want a bird cage also

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  38. Great Shop !!
    I think you should be one of the Venders !!
    You and your Husband could make vintage magic makeovers to sell !!

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  39. Hi Kris, what a beautiful family pic from the Baptism. I am sure it was a special day.
    Love the shop pics you share. Looks like a fabulous place for unique vintage treasures. I would love to shop there. I know you're excited to have this gem near by. Love the bird cage you found. It will be lovely on your porch. Have a great week. xo

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  40. Cute shop, Kris. Just the place for you to hang out!. Junk and Disorderly, for sure. What a great picture with Charlotte, and how special her great-grandpa could officiate. Sweet looking family..Have a great rest of the week..Judy

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  41. Kris, what a precious and blessed time with you family. Wonderful photograph! I love your daughter's humor!! Too cute. I know I'd be in that neat shop all the time! Bet you will be there very often!

    Nancy
    Xo

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  42. Congratulations on your sweet family! The shop is adorable
    Hugs Alessandra

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  43. What a wonderful occasion to celebrate with your family!
    Love that vintage shop. It's probably a good thing I don't live closer, lol.

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  44. How wonderful that Terry's dad was able to baptize Charlotte, what a special day! So happy that your mom was able to make the trip and be with you too!! Love the shop! I'll fill you in on a tiny secret (I am seriously planning on opening a booth in a local shop soon), but don't tell anyone yet!! Thinking of you often my friend! Cindy xo

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  45. Oh, that looks like a fun store! Wonderful that the family could do the baptism, and how special to have Terry's dad do it!
    Deb

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  46. What a fun shop!

    And, congratulations on the new baby!

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  47. You have such a precious family and this shop looks like a pure delight!
    Getting back into the swing of things after my trip to Sacramento-seems like I have been spinning my wheels since my return.
    Jemma

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