Friday, March 20, 2015

Visiting the Weed Ladies Sale

This weekend (thru Sunday, March 22, 2015) at Naper Settlement in Naperville, Illinois is a fund raiser for children's programs sponsored by the Weed Ladies.

They craft great dried and silk arrangements of flowers and woodland materials and have them for sale with the proceeds going to children's programs at the Naper Settlement Historical Site.

I needed to see something flowering and nothing is ready here with the snow not even all melted yet, so this was a great opportunity to imagine what things will look like in a few short weeks.

The Ladies were very helpful and I spoke with several about flowers, arrangements and trying to identify a ground cover in a friend's yard.

They had a wide variety of arrangements some as small as a tea cup, other as large as a setting for the center of the dining room table.

My husband went with me and he was especially enamored of one woman's creations (Diane) using fungus and birch bark.  We looked at several and finally decided on a door decoration with yellow roses and peony-like flowers.

The volunteers wrapped it up in a wonderful bag, tied with ribbon.

It looks rather striking on the door don't you think.

If you are interested in supporting a good cause and perhaps decorating your place with some spring color, you might want to check out the Weed Ladies sale at Naper Settlement.  Here is a link to their website.

They are located in the Daniel's House on the Naper Settlement Grounds (523 S. Webster St., Naperville, IL) and admission is free.  They will be open Saturday from 10 am to 4 pm and Sunday 1 to 4 pm..

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