The season went by so fast. I'm so proud of the Vintage Garage and the vendors who come every month to transform a concrete block into a cool place to shop.
Thanks to the customers who've found us and supported us each month. It's a group with a serious vintage obsession and we mesh perfectly. 🙂
We are incredibly lucky to have all of you. Jim and I are committed and do what we love, every single day. We are unbelievably grateful.
There are days where it's almost too difficult and I've wanted to give up. Nothing is ever as easy as you think it will be. Business is hard, let alone the antiques and vintage business. 🙂 But when it all comes together on that 3rd Sunday, buying and selling, talking, laughing and just hanging out, we can hardly believe it.
So that's it. I'm done gushing it up. Year 5 begins April 17, 2016!
Below are a few of the things I bought at the 2015 season finale after spending the month setting it up. I vow to get my shopping time in each moth.
One of my many vintage obsessions are old holiday boxes from Marshall Field and Carson Pirie Scott. The boxes stand the text of time and always have wonderful graphics.
Here are 3 boxes picked up from David Krys and his very cool wife Lorie! The one below is my fave. I have no idea what year it's from, any guesses?
Four vintage hard plastic reindeer had to come home with me. Their antlers are removable along with the stands. I love their size; they aren't gigantic. I don't know who made them, but I'm guessing Poloron at the moment. I'll call these early blow molds! Picked these up from first time vendor Susie Butterfield!
Susie also had a group of original "Star Wars" figures from "The Empire Strikes Back" and "Return of the Jedi" movies. This Luke Skywalker Hoth still on it's original card is a score. Susie said she picked them all up herself back in the day and saved them all this time. Smart move!
My brother and I are huge "Star Wars" fans. The memories of seeing these movies on the big screen is a huge part of my childhood.
In full vintage Christmas mode, I had to pick up this adorable 6 piece elf band from Bunny & Rita Vintage. An adorable business whose name is a combination of the owners' Grandmothers' names. I think these guys are 1960's or 1970's. Made in Japan. So awesome!
Back to Susie Butterfield, I bought a lot of stuff from her, eh? The kitty brooch above, I couldn't resist. I have a brother for him in all black rhinestones.
The matchbook below was a gift. I have a few different kinds of matches from the Edgewater Beach Hotel (Pink Hotel) on Sheridan not far from the Garage. Good addition to the collection. Thanks again Susie!
Lisa Galvan of Shytown Girl Vintage hasn't missed a Garage all season and I rarely miss a chance to pick up a few pieces from her! This vintage necklace is a funky silver and enamel fish made in Austria. I've never seen one like it, so I decided it was a must have.
See you all November 15th for the Holiday Market!
The Chicago Vintage Clothing and Jewelry Show will take place March 1, 3pm to 8pm, March 2, 2019. 10am to 5pm at 5649 N. Sheridan Road, Chicago, IL 60660. St. Andrews Greek Orthodox Church at the corner of Hollywood and N. Sheridan Road. The official website is www.vintageclothingandjewelry.com
The 2018 Vintage Garage dates are April 22, May 20, June 17 , July 15, August 19, September 16, and October 21. There will be 100 vendors offering cool vintage and antique pieces every 3rd Sunday, April to October. Vintage Garage is located at 5051 N. Broadway, Chicago, IL 60640. Hours are 10:00 am to 5:00 pm with a $5 admission. Official website is www.vintagegaragechicago.com.