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The new Lake Forest Resale Shop

The new Lake Forest Resale Shop

While it might feel like spring flicked us the bird this year, the opening day of the new Lake Forest Resale Shop in late April was absitively lovely. Owner Diana Durkes, who rescues and rehabs discarded furnishings and writes about the results in her Tossed and Found column for Time Out Chicago and on her […]

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Open House: Meet the Durkes

Open House: Meet the Durkes

Home means something different to everybody, of course, but there’s something distinct about that particular word vs. others that describe our dwelling: house, condo, apartment, cottage, pad, etc.   Today’s Open House is about the Durkes’ and their gorgeous Evanston two-story house, but it’s also about the Durkes’ and their lovely, happy home, which is something  […]

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The Friday Roundup -April 17 (Special May 1st Edition)

The Friday Roundup -April 17 (Special May 1st Edition)

And it begins . . . Here’s a sneak peek at a future Open House.  Oh man.  It was really awesome – a mid-century modern melody. OK guys.  Think of this as 60 posts in 30 minutes.  Wait, I’m not sure how many posts this could conceivably turn into or how much (or how little) […]

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Justice League of Me; or, I Was a Thirtysomething Superhero (Wannabe)

Justice League of Me; or, I Was a Thirtysomething Superhero (Wannabe)

You’re so vain; you probably think this post is about me.  Oh hi there.  SuperReed and Supermom Stephanie’s Open House was so popular that I’ve decided to ride the gravy train.  Reed’s not the only superhero in town.  If you’d like a musical selection to accompany this post, please direct your attention to the sidebar […]

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Open House Preview: Blogging “Fine Diving” blogging me blogging her (blogging me?)

Open House Preview: Blogging “Fine Diving” blogging me blogging her (blogging me?)

Ah we’re an incestuous bunch we bloggers.  Yesterday I was lucky enough to spend a couple of hours hanging out at former Strange Closets guest poster and Fine Diving in Chicago blogger Diana Durkes’ house.   Ever wonder what to do with that old chair you found in the alley?  Wonder no longer; just read […]

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