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 holidays at
5 Important Tips for the Vintage Garage Holiday Market! Sunday is the Vintage Garage’s Holiday Market from 10am to 5pm. Free Hot Chocolate while it lasts AND Here’s a few tips for planning. 1. DRESS WARM It’s going to be chilly. We are an open air Garage but covered. Layers.
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,
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. (<–definitely check them out) We were invited on Bootstrapping in
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
Vintage Santa The great thing about Vintage Santa is that he is comprised of several cultures. Father Christmas, Saint Nicholas, Kris Kringle and more are all part of the composition of Santa Claus. New York’s Clement Clarke Moore’s 1822 poem “An Account of a visit from St Nicholas” helped shape