Audio Archeology always brings interesting vintage Record Players and Hi-Fi’s. He surprised me at the Vintage Garage season opener with the Audio Visual Instruments Schoolroom record player. Big and boxy with a huge front grille it has an Industrial look but, the coat of Mint Green warms it up. I
Whenever I see anything from the designer Eva Ziesel, I smile. Myron Nmi Johnson of Great Lines Modern brought a nice sized collection of Hallcraft Fantasy to the Opener. I first found out about her researching a pair of Shmoo Salt & Pepper shakers we acquired in the Town and Country
Get Season Opener Tickets Now! John & Paul Nice of John to give us an update on his piece and a peek at his shelves of things to become something else. Unless he changes his mind again, we will be seeing his curbside find turned into an industrial show piece
Paper items are a favorite of ours. Postcards and greeting cards catch me every time. This page features some of my best vintage Easter postcards. Some are over 100 years old with the most gorgeous colors you’ve ever seen. Below are some of my favorites and from left to right
InstagramFollow Us Gertrude Abercrombie People ask me all the time, what do you buy? I have my favorite categories but I will honestly buy whatever appeals to me and what I can resell for a higher price. From 19th century English porcelain to a 1978 Hardy Boys board game.
Contact Living in Chicagoland, the opportunities for antiques and vintage are always there and what we live for. A few Saturday’s ago, we decided to take advantage of one of Chicago’s best places to look at old and amazing things, Art Institute of Chicago. #MuseumHack tours have been going
2017 is here! These are my vintage resolutions for the New Year. Let me know in the comments if any of these are on your list too- Melissa Follow Me! Lose the dead weight in my collections (flawed pieces) QUIT buying flawed vintage (unless I can fix) Travel
Billy Blastoff Many would remember vintage Eldon Toys for their Plastic models or many Slot Car sets. Many more would recognize one of the Japanese toys that they re-branded as their own like “Billy Blastoff”. Manufactured by Tomy, Billy was an overachieving 4″ figure of a boy who housed a motor
Christmas Vintage As we prepare for the Sands (Griswold) family Christmas, I thought we’d share some of our very favorite Christmas vintage. Jim and I collect all year round. We look everywhere for special pieces for our collection. Many pieces this year came from Vintage Garage Chicago. We usually spend our
5 Important Tips for the Vintage Garage Holiday Market! Sunday is the Vintage Garage’s Holiday Market from 10am to 5pm. Free Hot Chocolate while it lasts AND Here’s a few tips for planning. 1. DRESS WARM It’s going to be chilly. We are an open air Garage but covered. Layers.