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 Modern furniture). If there is anyone who knows how to incorporate great vintage pieces into our everyday lives, it’s Kevin! Who knew how lucky we’d be to get Matt Lieberman
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Vintage Cocktails by Narrative Mercantile It’s 5 o’clock. Work sucks. You deserve a drink. Narrative Mercantile has the perfect recipe for vintage cocktails. INGREDIENTS: 1 Beat-up old buffet/hutch/credenza. The closer to looking to have come from a dumpster, the better. 1 Large 48 State flag. Because Alaska is cold and we can’t afford to get to Hawaii anyway. Moth holes are a plus. 1 Framed Universite de Montreal faculty photo from 1934. I guess they hadn’t heard about gender equality
I surveyed 250 vintage dealers and asked a series of questions that revealed many common threads among those of us who make a living buying and selling vintage. Answers were often honest and surprising. There is no doubt we are a passionate bunch! Because I asked open-ended questions, I’m posting about the most commented on subjects. Topics like time management, social media for vintage, increasing your exposure, legalities and display are coming. Doing a vintage market is a huge topic.
This is a series of posts about the business of vintage. I took a survey of 250 vintage dealers and in this series; I’m starting with the top 10 most shared issues. If you’d like to get a notice when the new post is up, sign up below. Check out the first two articles in the series: Shop or no Shop and Competition. If you sell vintage, or want to become a dealer someday, you are welcome to fill out the Vintage Dealer survey.
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The Vintage Garage Celebrates Midcentury Modern in May! We start our themes on Sunday, May 15 and there’s no better way to kick them off than with Midcentury Modern. Have great Midcentury Modern or vintage you’d like to sell? Click here to APPLY NOW! The 2016 Vintage Garage season is underway! Don’t miss a thing. Click here to get the latest vintage updates! What is Midcentury Modern? The Midcentury era is generally accepted as the 1940’s, 1950’s and 1960’s. A sleek modern
Midcentury Modern in Chicago May is Midcentury Modern month at the Vintage Garage. Since the north shore of Chicago has some of the most amazing Midcentury architecture, we decided an unauthorized tour would be a good way to get started! We dusted off the 66 Econoline and headed out, starting in Lake Bluff. We then went south through Highland Park, Glencoe, Winnetka and Wilmette. Evanston and the City are next! Join us where we celebrate the best in vintage and
Father’s Day in Chicago! Need an idea on how to spend Father’s Day in Chicago with your dad? Bring him to The Vintage Garage on June 19th! There’s no better spot for him to replace the records Grandma sold at her yard sale, or to find that special album of his you destroyed at a party in 1986. The 2016 Vintage Garage season is underway! Don’t miss a thing. Click here to get the latest vintage updates! In its 5th season, Chicago’s only all vintage market draws retro lovers from
Schlep is the Official Delivery Service of the Vintage Garage! We are excited to have Schlep Chicago join us at the Vintage Garage this season! An on-demand hauling service, Schlep solves the problem of how to get that must-have piece of furniture from the Vintage Garage to your home. Schlep’s vetted movers will be on site to transport your newly purchased items that are too big for your car or to carry on the L. They’re convenient, professional and reasonably priced. The
2016 Vintage Garage Chicago Application The 2016 Vintage Garage season is underway! Don’t miss a thing. Click here to get the latest vintage updates! Apply for the May Vintage Garage now! Spaces are assigned when payment is received. First come first serve. We do not give out space assignments until you are on site. May usually sell out fast. We strongly encourage you to apply now! Rain or Shine! Sell at Vintage Garage Chicago the 3rd Sunday of each month,
Antique Fashion & Accessories Narrative Mercantile has their own opinion on what’s cool. When I see their latest goods each and every month, it’s all different, yet I know it’s them! Narrative Mercantile is a husband and wife team based in Chicago. Each month they bring you a curated collection of vintage antique fashion and accessories for men and women, as well as housewares, decor, and even furniture. Jonathan and Jen are fascinated by the concept of memories and attachments people