Today I drove out to visit my friend Amy who, along with her sister Cindy, owns a lovely "Green Boutique & Book Exchange" called Eclectique. I've been wanting to see the shop for quite awhile, but it's in Plano, IL which is a bit of a drive for me. But today the wanderlust hit, and I made the trek. It was very worthwhile. I've been in plenty of used book stores in my life, and none were quite as inviting as this one. The books were tastefully displayed, and not shoved in everywhere. There were lots of vintage items (such as the little bird pick I found) as well as homemade items by local craftswomen. All in a lovely little shop with little places to perch and delightful things to peruse. Just in case you're ever in Plano, it's at 300 East Main Street, open Tuesday through Saturday afternoons.
And here is my latest backyard journal page. It seems everything is coming up in shades of yellow -- one of my favorite colors. I had fun playing with a grid type page. I think it was easier to be creative and add some interesting elements.
Guess what? I was in Hobby Lobby this afternoon and they were putting up their Christmas display! NOOOOO! I'm not ready! Hope you are enjoying this season of growth and beauty!