The crazy, cool rainy weather continues in Chicago (note my ubiquitous yellow slicker and classic black Hunter Wellies) but that didn’t stop the Chalet garden center from celebrating summer in all its glory this past Wednesday evening. For those not from the Northshore of Chicago, the Chalet is a store that has been in existence for the past 100 years! It is a must see spot for any one interested in gardening, home decor, delightful hostess gifts and much, much more. It is located in Wilmette, Illinois and is beautifully decorated all year round.
As you can see from the photos below there are flowers everywhere, both silk and real. There are many lovely vignettes for most any decor. I especially like that much of the areas are organized by colors.
I always find inspiration when I head here and when I have out of town guests I try to stop here on their way home as I drive them off to Ohare. I think it’s a lovely send-off. Check it out next time you’re in the area. You won’t be disappointed.