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
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
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,
Another season of Vintage Garage Chicago has flown by It flew so fast and we are so grateful. October 16 is season finale of our FIFTH SEASON! More vintage treasure was hunted than any season so far! 2016 brought great write ups from bloggers like, Ruby Spencer and Christina of cuddlepill.com.
Collecting vintage Christmas is hot across the board. Vintage Christmas cards are coming up in the collecting world. Affordable, fun to hunt. Little pieces of art and nostalgia. At first, it wasn’t cheap. They were luxurious and clearly a sign of wealth and power. Millions of greeting cards have been
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
Thanks for coming to the Garage Ruby Spencer! Your post is fantastic and I’m so glad you had a great time. I’ve shared a snippet below and a connection to her blog so you can read it all. Hello there!!! This past Sunday, I took advantage of the gorgeous
The September appraisal fair at the Garage brought in a new round of cool vintage goods. We’ll be back on the 3rd Sunday of October. 1 free item appraisal per paid admission. Here are a few of our favorites from September- Ideal Shirley Temple Doll, 17″ from the 1950’s. Her original