Beaux R'eves

Sunday, June 17, 2012

Vintage Chicago

I hope everyone enjoyed the weekend. 
 We were very busy with a Birthday for Mr. Beaux and Father's Day on Sunday of course.  
We took off for Chicago on Sunday morning tagging along with Mr. Beaux while he speaks at a conference.  We were looking for something different to do besides the usual touristy things.  I spied a Vintage Flea Market that was going on while I was surfing the net.  Miss Beaux LOVES Flea Markets so I thought this would be a hit. 
It's called Vintage Garage Chicago.  
They hold it in a parking garage and everyone sets up shop 
from the back of their car. 
 Kinda like an old fashioned Swap Meet. 
While Miss Beaux was looking at jewelry I found some beautiful brown transferware being sold at a wonderful booth manned by Janice.  She allowed me to take some pictures of her delightful vignettes.
Don't you love that pitcher?  
  And look at this covered casserole dish. 
 I even adore the chair that it's perched upon!
Pretty glass doorknobs!
I soooooooo wanted to take home everything from Leslie's Booth for our Colorado home.  Tartan blankets, old trophies, and look at these Camp Glen Eden awards.  Apparently in 1946 Ralph Berenson was the MAN!!!  He took home every award from Chess and Checkers to Best Athlete!!!
Go Ralph!  
Here's a cool Union Jack table that was sold.  
Great idea for tripod lamps on top of the table as well as some vintage suitcases below.  There were quite a few vendors with their goods and it was a fun "Non-touristy" day.  No idea what Miss Beaux and I will do in Chi-Town tomorrow...

Until Next Time,
Beaux R'eves,
XO Cindy
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Linda@Coastal Charm said...

What a great way to spend the day...this sale looks sooooo were lucky to find it. Hop over and grab my starfish feature button for your blog. have been featured at NTT this week.


Anonymous said...

Hi Cindy, Thanks for the pix of my booth on your lovely blog! It was a fun show! Hope to see you next month @ Vingtage Garage! Thanks, Janice

Unknown said...

Janice! I'm glad you found my blog! You had such lovely items in your booth. take care, Cindy

Cynthia said...

What lovely treasures you found. Great haul. I saw you on Southern Hospitality plus I follow your blog.


Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

Oooh, love that brown and white transferware, Cindy! It's my favorite color {since that is what suits our decor here}, although I love all the colors. It's like toile ~ I don't think there is a color of it I don't like!

Anonymous said...

Ohhhh what a great place to poke around and admire some great things. I love the brown transferware.

This N That said...

Love the china...SO fun to explore all those things..Great way to spend the day

Curtains in My Tree said...

oh i want to go there, LOL I just love flea markets and the larger cities has such treaures , I just got some brown transferware that belonged a great aunt
good pictures also what about prices ? just noisy LOL

Babs said...

I'd love to have been there. It looks like there was a wonderful selection, and I can always use more transferware and tartan. :)

Judy Biggerstaff said...

Oh, I love the brown transfer ware Cindy. Have fun each day in Chicago.

The Farmers Daughter said...

Sounds like so much fun! And, what treasures!

Unknown said...

Love that pitcher, did you take it home? What a fun day.

Amy Kinser said...

Wow! Great stuff. Good for you to find a sale like that!

Kim @ French Country Antiques said...

What a coincidence. We were just in Chicago this past weekend, too, but doing touristy things like staying on Michigan Ave. and shopping, visiting the Hancock Tower and The Art Institue, etc. We were finding my son an apartment in Evanston where he will be working on a PhD at North Western in the fall. The weather as you know was gorgeous and we had some great food!

Alison @ The Polohouse said...

Looks like a terrific day and what great finds!
I got this email that the Garage sale was taking place but did not open it until Monday so I missed it!
I was so bummed!

Thanks for sharing your photos.
Hope you enjoyed your visit to

time worn interiors said...

I would love to know how you got your business FB thingy to post to you blog! I like that! Any info would be helpful! I am trying to learn FB but noting doing a very good job!

Love all your goodies!


Marty@A Stroll Thru Life said...

Oh wow, so much fabulous eye candy. Thanks for joining TTT. Hugs, Marty

Ivy, Phyllis and Me! said...

I love the phrase "Vintage Garage". In England we call these sales "Car Boot Sales". I love the treasures that can be found from rummaging around in baskets and boxes.

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