Home and Garden Roundup: 8.06.06

Home and Garden Roundup: 8.06.06

Janel Laban
Aug 7, 2006

"The Secret Life of a Dumpster-Diving Journalist" shows the interior-designer side of Kathy Brock, Chicago ABC-7 anchor. Her Lake Geneva summer cottage is decorated with second-hand finds, like the $15 chair (at left) that she reupholstered for a reading area.

She lists a few of her resources:

  • eBay
  • Antiques on Old Plank Road, Westmont
  • Vintage Pine, on Blackhawk in Chicago
  • Heritage Trail Mall in Wilmette
  • Folkworks Gallery on Chicago Ave, in Evanston
  • Also from H&G this week:

    In Store: Pier One's new Loft 21 collection, a new brick and mortar in Chicago for iFloor, and an upcoming sale at The Golden Triangle.

    Stump the Editor: Step by step process for removing red nail polish from a sisal carpet...yikes.

    Things to Do in the garden in August : In the edible garden the melons are ripening, peppers are ready for picking, herbs attract butterflies. In the ornamental garden, watch for mildew, leaf spots, and yellowjackets. Get ready to buy bulbs.

    Dishing: Tasty ways to get green foods into your diet, Shrimp in Pesto Pea sauce and Asparagus/Leek/Potato Soup.

    Main Photo: Tribune Photos by John Dziekan

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