Growing up with Antiques
I grew up with antiques, as both my mother and grandmother were collectors. The first thing I remember buying with my own money was a lovely antique velvet piano scarf when I was 11. It had beautiful muted colors and lovely silk fringe, perfect for my bohemian decorating style in my bedroom!
My mother collected primitives, while my grandmother collected pretty dishes and silverware; she tended to be drawn to Victorian antiques. I think my tastes have always fallen somewhere in between, as I love kitchen collectibles and scales, as well as small men’s shoes, clocks, small books and sepia toned photos. I still have that bohemian decorating style!
I started selling on Etsy in 2009. When my mother passed away in 2011, I was left with all the things she loved. Selling was a way to find others who would appreciate the primitive pieces that she loved. (I had grown up with these pieces and had a house full of my own goodies, but I wanted her pieces to be loved.)
I love to unite people with a special piece of vintage or an antique. Preserving history and finding a caretaker for something unique to me is rewarding. It gives me a warm feeling to pass on something wonderful to the next person who will treasure the piece.
I am excited to be showing at Vintage Garage and hope to make it a regular part of my world.
Terri H. Vaught Lechocki
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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.