Our Chicago suburb has a garden walk every summer as many towns do.
We saw some beautiful flowers…
…and sat on a lovely front porch in the shade while the garden clubbers handed out cool water and cookies.
The last stop of the tour was the boutique on the grounds of the Arlington Heights Historical Museum. I was entranced by these silver pieces. Since I have some silver teapots that have seen better days, I thought this was a fitting new use for an old favorite.
And then there were the silver napkin rings made from spoons — I didn’t buy any, but really really really wanted to.
I have more to share from our day being voyeurs in other people’s gardens, but I’m off to our annual family reunion. My family will be arriving from Seattle in a few hours and the tablescape still needs to be finished. After all, what’s more important, a clean house or a beautiful tablescape? I’m hoping for both. 🙂