Memorial Day is Almost Here! Summertime Retro Vintage Photos

Vernacular photograph of child in fertalizer spreader.

Throw back to last year and a timeless video of ladies in their vintage bathing suits and spring and summer clothing.  Just in time to kick off summer! Plenty of vintage fishing and swimming.  Love the beach shot too! Don’t forget to check the schedule to see what we are

What is the Definition of Vintage Clothing?

Definition of Vintage Clothing. Vintage Garage Chicago's vintage clothing street style fashion.

What is the true definition of vintage clothing? Vintage fashion is hot. Vintage style, retro style? That may not be authentic vintage. It may be brand new intended to have a vintage look. What makes it authentic vintage clothing? The age of the piece needs to be from 1993 or prior to be considered

Vintage Christmas Decorations A Garage Family Christmas

Mcm mushroom ornament Sputnik Midcentury christmas ornaments. Vintage Garage Chicago family kitschmas

Vintage Christmas decorations… are a staple for our holiday As we prepare for the Sands (Griswold) family Christmas. I want to share some of our very favorite Christmas vintage.   We collect Vintage Christmas all year round.  Special pieces stay in the collection. Many pieces came from Vintage Garage Chicago and I’m

Vintage Garage Customers Have the BEST Vintage Style

Vintage Garage Style Chicago's vintage clothing street style fashion.

No one has style like the Vintage Garage customers. They’ve come for 7 seasons and found some of the greatest vintage clothing, vintage dresses, accessories, you name it! The outfits, the eye. I can never believe what they’ve found when I see it.  I’m always kicking myself. Why didn’t I

What are Vintage Garage Bucks?

Vintage Garage Bucks to spend on your favorite vintage at Vintage Garage Chicago!

Garage Bucks are good to spend at the Vintage Garage. Vendors accept them like cash and you can buy whatever they have for sale!  Only good for the date marked on them.  No cash is given back. We’ve got 3 ways to win Garage Bucks for the season opener April

Weekend Finds and 1 Vintage Rule You Shouldn’t Break!

weekend finds, vintage art pottery at Vintage Garage Chicago

Check out my weekend finds! A vintage beaded handbag, pair of silver candlesticks (or chrome) one brown pottery mid century lamp, another midcentury lamp, this time a desk lamp. Haven’t researched anything yet. Last but not least an unidentified piece of art pottery with an amateur look yet a really

Jims pick, Record Players from Audio Archeology

As seen at the Vintage Garage Chicago an Audio Visual Instruments record player

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