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You’ve heard of the Antiques Roadshow. Objects come from basements and attics across America and are worth hundreds, thousands or even more. Or a magical object they’ve been purchased for $5 at a garage sale. Everyone is rich! Ok. That’s not how it really works, but we can talk about
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 Chicago Flea Market Seeing Vintage Garage Chicago in a news spot always seems unreal. It’s humbling. I can’t believe our little vintage market is on the local news and in Chicago no less! When WGN asks us to be a part of a local tv pilot, a real
The wonderful graphics of postcards and greeting cards catch me every time. This page features some of my best vintage Easter postcards. Even after 100 years the colors are as bright and vibrant as they were then. Some of my favorites are below. From left to right here’s a little
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 Garage Holiday Market Where: St. Andrews – 5649 N Sheridan Rd, Chicago, IL 60660 When: Saturday December 1, one day ONLY 11pm to 6pm What?: A Chicago Christmas market featuring all sorts of vintage Holiday and vintage goods. Perfect for gifts or decorating.
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
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
It was COLD but the vintage was HOT! It was great to be back for the April season opener at Vintage Garage 2018. The dealers bundled up and weren’t afraid to bring it. I’m constantly amazed how many love the Garage. We couldn’t do it without you and we thank you.