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
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
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.
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
Saturday Evening Girls Friday’s are my day for hunting. The big neighborhood church sale was happening about a mile down the road on this Friday. I got up early, it was pouring rain so the crowds were light. I found myself in the treasure room and as the ladies added
Jarts. Were they so bad? Memories of Memorial Days past and future Fourth of Julys. Sparklers, barbeque, family and backyards. The games were classic: Badminton, Croquet, Horseshoes, Bocci ball and…. Jarts! My brother reminded me over the weekend, that we whined to our Dad about how we had nothing to do
Narcissa Thorne I faithfully spend Friday’s poking around estates looking for treasure. On a recent excursion, I discovered the artist Narcissa Thorne. Moving to Chicago 5 years ago, it took me a bit to find my footing in regards to vintage here. With so much history and nostalgia, my fascination comes
Cabin Fever Cure Shopping for vintage is the perfect cabin fever cure. Vintage Garage Chicago will be indoors again for a special run of the Winter Garage at the corner of Granville and Broadway in Edgewater. There are two opportunities to stock up on vintage coats, gloves, hats and scarves