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Apple Queen For a Day at County Line Orchard

After a spate of warmer days, it finally looks and feels like autumn in Chicago. With the brisker temperatures and shorter days comes annual seasonal traditions, like apple picking at the County Line Orchard in Hobart, Indiana. The past three years I’ve made the 40-minute trek out to the orchard to traipse through rows of… Read more »

Randolph Street Market

The Last Outdoor Randolph Street Market for the Season

Autumn in Chicago means saying goodbye to the outdoor flea markets for the season, last weekend I bid adieu to summer and sunny strolling through market stalls at The Randolph Street Market in the Fulton District. Held at the historic Plumbers Hall, Randolph is the longest running market in the city and features traditional antiques,… Read more »

Apartment 528

Apartment 528 Finds a Home in Humboldt Park

Apartment 528 initially started as a blog documenting India Shannon’s D.I.Y. projects and home decorating adventures as a 20-something living in Boston. Now it’s a tightly edited yet inviting shop in the heart of the thriving “West of Western” district in the Humboldt Park neighborhood of Chicago. India, with the help of her husband Jerome,… Read more »

Found Photo Alliance

Found Photo Friday: Everyday Surrealism

Last night the Art Institute of Chicago offered free admission to its Magritte exhibition in exchange for an everyday object of surrealism. The paintings of Magritte along with his contemporaries like Salvador Dali, often featured familiar, even mundane, subject matter including bowler hats, apples, clocks and bells. What makes their pieces striking, however, was the… Read more »

Found Photo Alliance

Found Photo Friday: The Rockaways

Since the industrialization of America in the 19th century, generations of city dwellers have escaped the heat by heading to idyllic towns dotting the coasts. Initially only the wealthy classes could afford to own lakeside or oceanfront homes but by the turn of the century improved travel meant that the beach, the boardwalk and fresh… Read more »

Found Photo Alliance

The Found Photo Alliance

Other people’s memories can be purchased for as little as a quarter at antique shops, flea markets, and estate sales across the United States. I’ve been collecting “found photographs” for almost ten years, mainly in the form of vintage snapshots that date to the 1920s through the 1970s. Generally the photographs are shot by everyday… Read more »

Bee Hive Chicago

Buzzing About Bee Hive Chicago

Robyn Witt and Joe Moore of Take 2 Vintage know how tough it can be to manage a vintage business from home, that’s why they recently launched Bee Hive Chicago, a collective space in Chicago that houses nine vendors under one roof. After selling at local flea markets like The Vintage Bazaar and Vintage Garage… Read more »

Taste Setters

A New Way to Buy Vintage: Taste Setters Flash Sales

Facebook is no longer just for hunting down old high school classmates, savvy entrepreneurs are using the social platform to reach international audiences hungry for classic, well designed vintage pieces to adorn their homes and offices. Launching tonight at 7PM Pacific Standard Time, Taste Setters will offer iconic designs every week through themed “flash sales”…. Read more »

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Autumn Traditions: Apple Picking at County Line Orchard

When the temperatures start to dip and the leaves turn, it’s time for a trek down to County Line Orchard in Indiana, my favorite autumn tradition. I’ve blogged about my field trips back in 2011 and 2012, this year I had the pleasure of going with a large group of friends including Sarah and Kyla… Read more »

Randolph Street Market

Your Vintage Weekend : Events & Markets in Chicago

Welcome to Your Vintage Weekend, a guide to what flea markets, classic film screenings and other events are happening this weekend in the city of Chicago and the surrounding suburbs. I’m vigilant about checking events listings and the local papers every week to see what would be of interest to a vintage lifestyle enthusiast and… Read more »

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  • 15474376472_c2704d42f4_o

    Apple Queen For a Day at County Line Orchard

    After a spate of warmer days, it finally looks and feels like autumn in Chicago. With the brisker temperatures and shorter days comes annual seasonal traditions, like apple picking at the County Line Orchard in Hobart, Indiana. The past three years I’ve made the 40-minute trek out to the orchard to traipse through rows of… Read more »

  • Randolph Street Market

    The Last Outdoor Randolph Street Market for the Season

    Autumn in Chicago means saying goodbye to the outdoor flea markets for the season, last weekend I bid adieu to summer and sunny strolling through market stalls at The Randolph Street Market in the Fulton District. Held at the historic Plumbers Hall, Randolph is the longest running market in the city and features traditional antiques,… Read more »

  • Apartment 528

    Apartment 528 Finds a Home in Humboldt Park

    Apartment 528 initially started as a blog documenting India Shannon’s D.I.Y. projects and home decorating adventures as a 20-something living in Boston. Now it’s a tightly edited yet inviting shop in the heart of the thriving “West of Western” district in the Humboldt Park neighborhood of Chicago. India, with the help of her husband Jerome,… Read more »

  • Found Photo Alliance

    Found Photo Friday: Everyday Surrealism

    Last night the Art Institute of Chicago offered free admission to its Magritte exhibition in exchange for an everyday object of surrealism. The paintings of Magritte along with his contemporaries like Salvador Dali, often featured familiar, even mundane, subject matter including bowler hats, apples, clocks and bells. What makes their pieces striking, however, was the… Read more »

  • Found Photo Alliance

    Found Photo Friday: The Rockaways

    Since the industrialization of America in the 19th century, generations of city dwellers have escaped the heat by heading to idyllic towns dotting the coasts. Initially only the wealthy classes could afford to own lakeside or oceanfront homes but by the turn of the century improved travel meant that the beach, the boardwalk and fresh… Read more »

  • Found Photo Alliance

    The Found Photo Alliance

    Other people’s memories can be purchased for as little as a quarter at antique shops, flea markets, and estate sales across the United States. I’ve been collecting “found photographs” for almost ten years, mainly in the form of vintage snapshots that date to the 1920s through the 1970s. Generally the photographs are shot by everyday… Read more »

  • Bee Hive Chicago

    Buzzing About Bee Hive Chicago

    Robyn Witt and Joe Moore of Take 2 Vintage know how tough it can be to manage a vintage business from home, that’s why they recently launched Bee Hive Chicago, a collective space in Chicago that houses nine vendors under one roof. After selling at local flea markets like The Vintage Bazaar and Vintage Garage… Read more »

  • Taste Setters

    A New Way to Buy Vintage: Taste Setters Flash Sales

    Facebook is no longer just for hunting down old high school classmates, savvy entrepreneurs are using the social platform to reach international audiences hungry for classic, well designed vintage pieces to adorn their homes and offices. Launching tonight at 7PM Pacific Standard Time, Taste Setters will offer iconic designs every week through themed “flash sales”…. Read more »

  • featured_applepicking

    Autumn Traditions: Apple Picking at County Line Orchard

    When the temperatures start to dip and the leaves turn, it’s time for a trek down to County Line Orchard in Indiana, my favorite autumn tradition. I’ve blogged about my field trips back in 2011 and 2012, this year I had the pleasure of going with a large group of friends including Sarah and Kyla… Read more »

  • Randolph Street Market

    Your Vintage Weekend : Events & Markets in Chicago

    Welcome to Your Vintage Weekend, a guide to what flea markets, classic film screenings and other events are happening this weekend in the city of Chicago and the surrounding suburbs. I’m vigilant about checking events listings and the local papers every week to see what would be of interest to a vintage lifestyle enthusiast and… Read more »