Vintage Valentine Postcards

Vintage Valentine Postcards

Valentine Postcards Check out a portion of my vintage postcard collection, the Valentine’s Day category!  Vintage Valentine postcards are bright and happy, full of hearts and wishes for love. Many made in Germany and USA. Then postcards moved into cards that were small and large, homemade or printed.  Some were

Vintage Christmas Gift Wrapping Paper

Vintage Christmas Gift Wrapping Paper

Christmas Gift Wrapping Paper Vintage Wrapping Paper I can’t pass up vintage Christmas wrapping paper. It’s one of my favorite vintage things along with holiday postcards, greeting cards and other ephemera of the holiday season. The paper is luxurious and the patterns are so great. So I wanted to show

Jims pick, Record Players from Audio Archeology

Jims pick, Record Players from Audio Archeology

Audio Archeology always brings interesting vintage Record Players and Hi-Fi’s. He surprised me at the Vintage Garage season opener with the Audio Visual Instruments Schoolroom record player. Big and boxy with a huge front grille it has an Industrial look but, the coat of Mint Green warms it up. I

2017 Garage Schedule

2017 Garage Schedule

2017 Flea Market Schedule The Vintage Garage is thrilled to be back for 2017! Chicago’s only all vintage monthly market is back for 2017.  Expect vintage furniture, midcentury modern, vintage clothing, vintage jewelry, industrial, vintage lighting and so much more!   We fully expect the 2017 to be our biggest and best

Appraisal fair favorites, September

Appraisal fair favorites, September

The September appraisal fair at the Garage brought in a new round of cool vintage goods.  We’ll be back on the 3rd Sunday of October.  1 free item appraisal per paid admission.  Here are a few of our favorites from September- Ideal Shirley Temple Doll, 17″ from the 1950’s.  Her original

How Antique Values are determined

How Antique Values are determined

Antique Values How much is this worth?   This is a question often asked and answered.  Antique values  and vintage values vary greatly.  Items don’t have set prices.  Meaning, you can’t order them from a catalog where you can choose a different size or color.  You can’t purchase them in

Vintage Design Trends Fall 2016

Vintage Design Trends Fall 2016

Vintage Design Trends Fall 2016 Check out what we are seeing vendors featuring at the Vintage Garage Chicago this summer and our predictions for vintage design trends for fall! 1. Mis-matched sets Matchy-matchy is boring.  If you are putting together a new bedroom, don’t go for the whole matching set.