When I started selling vintage in 1999, I had no idea what i was doing. Selling online was new and I was learning as I went. Here are 3 things I wish I’d figured out sooner. 1. Storage and vehicles get small fast In 2000 we bought a Subaru Forrester,
No Chicago Christmas would be complete! It’s not Christmas without hitting these great holiday events! Chicago is lively and colorful. I can think of no better place to spend it. Here are some of the classic don’t miss Christmas Christmas events and make it to the bottom with the latest and
Antique Values How much is this worth? This question is often asked, then answered. Antique values and vintage values can vary greatly. Items don’t generally have set prices. You can’t order them from a catalog where there’s a choice of different size or color. You can’t purchase them in
Saturday Evening Girls Friday’s are my day for hunting. The big neighborhood church sale was happening about a mile down the road on this Friday. I got up early, it was pouring rain so the crowds were light. I found myself in the treasure room and as the ladies added
Record Players Audio Archeology always brings interesting vintage Record Players and Hi-Fi’s. John’s been with us from the beginning and joins us in Evanston too. He surprised me at the Vintage Garage season opener a couple years back, with the Audio Visual Instruments Schoolroom record player. Big and boxy with
2019 we will be on hiatus due to the construction. The building and Garage are being made into swanky Midcentury apartments. UPDATE WE HAVE MOVED TO EVANSTON FOR 2019 CHECK HERE FOR THE INFO! These 10 have been the best years of our lives. The move to Chicago from Detroit.
Vintage Fathers Day Gifts For vintage Father’s Day gifts there is no better snapshot in time than the Sears catalog. In 1959 the merchandise was styled to the times and came with Good, Better and Best choices. The day after Fathers Day Dads would mill around the water cooler sizing
Jarts. Were they so bad? Memories of Memorial Days past and future Fourth of Julys. Sparklers, barbeque, family and backyards. The games were classic: Badminton, Croquet, Horseshoes, Bocci ball and…. Jarts! My brother reminded me over the weekend. We whined to our Dad about how bored we were. Remember no cable
2019 Flea Market Schedule The Vintage Garage is thrilled to be in Evanston 2019! Looking for vintage? That’s what you’ll find! 3 times in 2019 in Downtown Evanston. Chicago’s only all vintage market is back for 2019. We’ll be in a lovely parking garage in Evanston at Davis and Chicago!