Vintage Santa Vintage Santa is comprised of several cultures. Like, Saint Nicholas, a 4th century Greek bishop known for his generous gift giving to the poor. There was 16th century England’s Father Christmas, who brought the party with festivities and merriment. My personal favorite, Bavaria’s Kris Kringle! What I like
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
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
This season is our last at the Garage location. 2019 it will be under construction. We’ll be popping up, so keep an eye out and make sure you are on our email list. September is one of my favorite months because I LOVE retro Chicago stuff. Retro Chicago is the
Growing up without an active father, I had many men in my life whom I admired and looked to for guidance, perhaps none more than my twin uncles, Dominick (“Don,” for short) and Frank. They were (and, to this day, still are) Chicago cab drivers, with Frank taking the wheel
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 pattern.
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 this Sunday at the Vintage Garage Opener. We’re
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
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.
The Nylint company began in 1937 producing kitchen tools and components for durable goods. From 1941-45 they were focused on War effort manufacturing particularly anti-aircraft magazines. After the War, with their modern steel pressing technology they turned in the direction of Toy making. There were dozens of toy makers making pressed steel toys before Nylint,