Saturday, July 30, 2011

North Shore Flea July 27

It has been 6 shows since the North Shore Flea Season Opener. July 27 aka the lucky 7th, to me was, by far, the best one. Don't get me wrong, we have fun at each and every show, cause it is our girls' night out. But this time seemed to me, like we started having an established customer base, with lots of familiar faces.
The expected storms left us fewer in numbers. But "Lucky 7" showed it's miracle and the rain passed us by. Julee of a Touch of Vintage was with us, too. Great dealers had great product. I feel lucky to be a part of such a wonderful vendors' community. Unfortunately, I won't make it to the next 5 shows, cause I'll be in Turkiye first and Brimfield after that. I am hoping to make it to the season closer on Sep 14th. Thanks to everyone and especially to Melissa Sands for making this fabulous event possible. I am gonna miss you all.

A Touch of Vintage, Estate Chicago and Tangerine Vintage Trio


Melissa Parks of Megilicutti had super cute merchandise

antique sterilizer (I want one)


C'est Moi



Paul Degen is a great guy and he is getting married this weekend.
Congrats Paul and his beautiful fiancee!

and this lighthouse came home with me along with a globe and an antique stereoscope :)


End of the night: Kim posing with the gigantic Norge wall hanging

asta la vita y'all!

Oh, before I go, this weekend is Randolph Antique Market, so be sure to make your way over there. I had a peek tonight during load-in, there are some awesome awesome stuff to be revealed to daylight and you don't wanna miss it. See ya!

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Barrington Arboretum Antiques and Garden Market

Last Sunday me, as Tangerine Vintage and my partner in crime, Kimberly Oliva of Estate Chicago were exhibiting at Barrington Arboretum Antique Market. It is a mini show in the heart of the Arboretum Mall in South Barrington, held only 3 times a year next one being on September 18th and it is probably the most visually enticing show in the Chicagoland. I saw some great displays and love to share them with my fellow followers.

Here are some takes from our booth:

DeLizza Juliana Demi Parure, Amber Art Nouveau Czech Glass Necklace and Miriam Haskell Pearl Necklace

Czech glass jewelry and Irice Glass Perfume Bottles


It is always a pleasure to have Diane Landry around with her great displays and fabulous taste. Check out the following shots from her booth:

Don't you love vintage signs? I do!

Diane was sharing her booth with her friend Lisa. I loved the dice filled bowl and the letters

The following gorgeousness is by the owner of the Arboretum Antique Market, Ms. Karrin Olsson-DaBoll of Steeplechase Antiques

Those Victorian Booties and the Footstools are to die for

a real Elkhorn

Those jars are amazing

This is the Fountain right next to us, which is refreshing when it's hot. We have experienced all types of weather that day. Rain and Storm in the morning, cool and windy in the late morning, hot and muggy in the afternoon. Oh, Chicago, we love you!