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Day 1 Trade Secret :: Rare Plant and Antiques Show


I left the house at 6:30 this morning to drive to the Northwestern-most corner of Connecticut - a part of the state known as Litchfield County filled with amazing arts, antique stores. This part of the state has rolling hills and farms that extend as far as the eye can see - her beauty is unrivaled. This year I headed to Trade Secrets, a wonderful flower and gardening expo that was founded by Bunny Williams that benefits women in need. The show has grown exponentially since its inception 14 years ago both in vendors and in guests. We delighted in all the wonderful, whimsical garden accessories, furniture and plants.

Now, 12 hours later, I am exhausted and resting up to return again tomorrow to see the incredible private gardens that will be on display. I am even more excited about tomorrow!

 Come stroll along with us - I hope you like what we spotted along the way.


Whimsical, mystical and wonderful creatures were everywhere





Can anyone take a guess as to what they think this might be?






















I've always wanted a few goats... these seem pretty easy to take care of!



Life at a snail's pace up here...


and some of the flowers and flowering trees...
















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Can you keep a secret?