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. Pick piece by piece. Side tables, trunks a small desk. With so many solid wood vintage furniture pieces out there you can do incredible things with. The price is right too! Most unsigned solid wood side tables are under $150.
2. Vintage Wallpaper
One wall of the perfect vintage wallpaper can make a real statement. It's not easy to find but it's out there. I promise you won't find anyone else with the same!
3. Vintage houseplants
Terrariums and houseplants are back! It's very easy to find the perfect vintage thing to plant or house flowers in. It's also fun to rescue old houseplants from estate sales and give them new life and a new home. Vintage gardening and plants are hot. Winters in Chicago are long and cold. Having some green you can bring inside with you can help shake those winter blues.
4. Vintage Area Rugs
The quality and uniqueness in a vintage or antique rug can't be matched today. Look for great design, a little patina and a little wear. Rugs of yesteryear were made quite well. Where can your dinner guests get one? Tell them to get hunting.
5. Vintage or Antique Vases
A vintage McCoy pottery vase or a Steuben glass vase, filled with flowers, both can be gorgeous in any room. Art pottery vases, crystal vase, Murano glass vase, so many great vintage pieces to choose from. I'd never buy anything new like this. To many really great vessels for flowers exist from the past to bother with anything new.
Want to sell vintage at the Garage? Apply today!
The 2016 Vintage Garage Chicago Flea Market is on the third Sunday of each month April – October. Dates are April 17, May 15, June 19, July 17, August 21, September 18, and October 16. We are located at 5051 N. Broadway in the big parking garage. Easy access via the Red Line (Argyle stop) and the #36 Broadway bus. 10:00 am to 5:00 pm. There is a $5 admission.