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 holidays at
There’s something about the patterns, details and materials that go into vintage wallpaper. It truly is a chapter in Decorative Arts. The English and French influenced American walls. Wall paper became a big part of this influence. Of course the wealthy started the decorating of walls. Murals, tapestries and then,
Vintage Christmas Postcards Christmas postcards is one of the largest segments of postcard collecting. From the turn of the century to the 1960’s postcards were traded and collected. Now that the holidays are around the corner, It’s my favorite time of year to get these out and use them in
Vintage Design Trends Fall 2016 Check out what we are seeing vendors featuring at the Vintage Garage Chicago this summer and our predictions for vintage design trends for fall! 1. Mis-matched sets Matchy-matchy is boring. If you are putting together a new bedroom, don’t go for the whole matching set.
Vintage Christmas Trends 2016 We, at the Vintage Garage are seeing awesome vintage Christmas trends for 2016. Mid-century holiday is still going strong. Popular decorating items for this season are mostly from the 1950’s through the 1970’s. We are excited to announce our 2nd Vintage Garage Holiday Market coming November
Vintage Fashion Mistakes! Regular Vintage Garage Chicago vendor Kira, is a fashion and jewelry designer and a vintage fashion lover! One of her favorite things to do, is scout out vintage treasures all over the lands. She frequents thrift, antique, and vintage shops tracking down irresistible finds from decades past
Matt Goes for Midcentury Modern Furniture To celebrate the 5th season of Vintage Garage Chicago, we gave away $250 “Garage Bucks” to spend at the April season opener. Chicago designer Kevin Grace (HGTV, “Steve Harvey” show) was on hand to help our winner spend his bucks wisely (which he did on Midcentury