Saturday, August 7, 2010

Part 1, Our Staycation

We are enjoying our vacation time staying at home and enjoying day trips around the area. As I visit other blogs, I jot down the names of places I'd like to visit. My Honey at the wheel and the GPS take me to where ever I want to go. (Lucky me!) This visit brought us to Crystal Lake, Illinois. Lara at Air Kiss mentioned a Mother and Daughter she met at the Kane County Flea Market, and that they had a shop called "The Perfect Pear" in Crystal Lake. So, off we went. I had the best time. The shop is small, but filled with beautiful things, beautifully displayed. The most important thing was a smiling, helpful owner...Wanda. Don't you love when you visit a shop and you are treated like company? Wanda is lovely and gracious. We talked blogs as I asked permission to take a couple of photos. It is a little gem of a shop, one of those places where you'll love everything. It's located at 87 Grant Street, in downtown Crystal Lake, IL, and open on Friday and Saturday only. The downtown area of Crystal Lake is filled with cool shops and restaurants. I also visited a great fabric shop, but that's another post... Enjoy this beautiful day.

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Lara said...

Hi Penny~
Thank you for the e-mail! :) I am so glad you enjoyed your visit to the Perfect Pear. I still have yet to go their myself (it's wayyy up north from where I'm at.) Your pics look great! I just fell in love instantly with their beautiful decorating at the Kane Flea Market! Can't wait to visit downtown Crystal Lake!
xo, L

Lisha said...

Hi Penny, sounds like you had a great time there. Thanks for sharing!