Friday, July 12, 2013

My favorite store. Brimfield. On Clark. Chicago.

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Walking into Brimfield is like getting a hug from my past.
I feel like Emily in Our Town.

The people are not there, but the nice memories are.
The mid century modern furniture reminds me of my mom and the bell tumblers remind me of my children.

I'm thankful for a life full of beautiful memories....
so many more good ones than bad.

Selective memory is a good thing.

Says me.

Love,
Donna






27 comments:

  1. Janice10:12 AM

    I love everything about this post. Your style, your memories, your sentiment. Love.

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    1. Anonymous10:15 AM

      Dan! I thought I was going to be the 1st one to comment!! ;P


      sis' cindy :)

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    2. I didn't get this the first time! I thought Janice had a husband or son named Dan! But I was the one who confused Cleveland and Cincinnati when talking about red carpet fashion.:p

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    3. Cindy knows I can't to get myself to swear. But OH how I want to sometimes. So I say Dan instead of dam. See... Can't do it.

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    4. Dan is almost as satisfying as the real thing :-D

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    5. Oh, I wish I didn't swear so easily. Brennan says, "Muff", which has become my go-to, "quick talking like a sailor, Di!" word.

      And, man! would I love to walk around that store. The baskets and the Boy Scout books caught my eye!

      I love places that cause the memories to rise up and soak in!

      Love,
      Di

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    6. Me, too. I love the image of rising and sinking in...That's how memories feel to me.

      hmbalison

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  2. Anonymous10:14 AM

    One of these days I am going to that store! LOVE! LOVE! LOVE your pics from there!!!

    sis' cindy :)

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  3. I echo Janice and Cindy - LOVE LOVE LOVE this post, the images, your heart.

    and like Cindy, I'm going! One of these days!! September??

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    1. Anonymous10:49 AM

      (((LIKE)))
      Mary Z

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  4. Anonymous10:53 AM

    Such a sweet post.
    My favorite blog “voice”. Donna Boucher. Quiet Life.

    Mary Z

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  5. Anonymous10:55 AM

    I'm going too! Someday!

    Love this post, Donna.

    Happy Friday, ya'll,
    Sarah P. from Iowa

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  6. Anonymous11:06 AM

    "Selective memory is a good thing" says me, too!

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  7. Beautiful Thoughts and feelings behind your post Donna. My oldest daughter Lael(do you remember her?) goes to Moody and is a Nanny in Chicago for the summer. Our next visit will be in August and now we have places to go to eat and places to browse around while we are there.

    I wanted to add a wonderful Italian restaurant to your list $$ called "Coco Pazzo Café" at 636N St. Clair. The food,service and atmosphere was wonderful. Fantastic bread and yummy salad. Main dishes were all delish as we sampled each others picks. We definitely want to go back in the future.

    Enjoying your blog and watching the family grow. It has been so many years...... Wow!

    Tori L.
    Formerly Menominee
    now Fountain City, Wisconsin

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    1. Hi Tori! I didn't know Lael was at Moody! That is wonderful. I thought you were on the East coast...from Facebook stalking :o) I looked up where Fountain City is...I bet it is beautiful over there!
      Emma paid her way thru Moody...much of her funds coming from being a Nanny.
      Thank you for the restaurant recommendation. I will ask Emma if she has been there.
      Thank you for leaving a comment!
      Love
      Donna

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  8. We had that big green picnic basket growing up. My mom would load it with food, dishes and silverware whenever we would go to a potluck at church.

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    1. Great memories for sure. I recognize the thermoses from my growing up years. I love nostalgia.

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  9. Anonymous1:25 PM

    I LOVE the tin lunch pail that looks like a loaf of sliced bread.
    Debbie Z

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  10. Confession: I had to google "bell tumbler." (Don't gasp!) As soon as I saw the picture, I knew what they were, just had never heard them called that!!

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  11. Anonymous7:40 PM

    My husband walked by while I was going through the pictures and pointed out, "That is our picnic basket!" We have one just like the brown one in the middle, probably the most common one of them all. Sweet memories should last forever and bad ones be on their way out the door quickly. Selective memory is a very good idea!
    love and prayers, jep

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  12. Anonymous8:10 PM

    I don't know why I can't leave a comment from my iphone........just wanted to say that I think either Country Living or Midwest Living did a featured page on Brimfields including a picture or two...........now I will be "on the hunt" to find it. Karen F.

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  13. Thankful for a life full of beautiful memories. I love that so much.

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  14. What a find Donna BOOSHAY!! I ll have to go there. WIth You??

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  15. Love it. And love Dan. I learn something new here every day.

    Love,
    Cleveland.
    Or Cincinnati.

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  16. Thank you for introducing me to this gem. It looks fabulous.

    Smiles,

    Carol

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  17. Thank you for introducing me to this gem. It looks fabulous.

    Smiles,

    Carol

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