Thursday, June 9, 2011

Market Report

Memorial Day weekend was the season opener
for the Randolph Street Vintage 
and Antique Market in Chicago
that I blogged about, remember?

(My son graduated from high school on Saturday 
 so I have been missing from Blogland lately 
and meant to post this earlier but didn't get a chance!)

Anyway.... there were so many great vendors.
What a great shopping day!

This vendor is one of my favorites!

It was a gray misty day but that didn't
stop Jenn (my antique shop business partner)
and me from from shopping like crazy.

Funky fun vintage stuff from a city seller with a great eye.

There were vendors from many states.
 We went to an early bird Chicagoland
blogger's party and were there
two hours before the gates opened so we
could shop with the dealers as they were
unpacking--- nothing better than that.

Had to show a shot of Lisa's booth, her blog is The Frenchman's Wife.... go see her here.

The theme for the month was GARDEN!

He should've come home with me...too pricey though.

Handsome fellow.

Great accessories for lake beach cottages....

My friend wants a drug sign for her bar area.

Bust was inscribed "Shakespaniel"

Talented local musicians performed all day.

A shot of our sweet friend Brett's booth... he's from Indiana.

These cute couples were sharing a handsome cab ride with champagne & cheese. The weather didn't dampen their moods!

A pink GE stove --- mint condition!

I wanted this travel sticker covered suitcase coffee table!

Jenn and I had to room left in the cars.

With two SUV's stuffed to the gills,
we were thrilled with our purchases
and had to rent a truck to deliver the
larger items that wouldn't fit!

A very good day for bargain hunting.
Too much fun.

 A special thanks to Sally, the Randolph Street Market's founder and director.
She hosted the local blogger champagne breakfast party.
Thanks Sally, so great meeting you!

Try to shop this market 
the next time you get to the windy city.
You'll love it.


Stitchfork said...

Congrat to your newly graduated son! And wow! What a market - lots of treasures and love the way they set up their displays!
xo Cathy

Stitchfork said...

...and I want to sign on as a follower Alison but your follow box disappears when I try. Hopefully just a google glitch.
xo Cathy - your soon-to-be added follower

Sarah said...

Alison, looks like a fun time and a great place to find wonderful buys. I'd love to fly in to Chicago to shop this market. ~ Sarah

lisa said...

Hi Alison--thank you for promoting me--yet again! You are such a popular chick--I have gotten so many hits off of your post...thank you, thank you, thank you!!!! Just goes to show, it sure does help to have "friends in high places"! Ha ha. Best, Lisa.

Carolyn@SweetChaos said...

How fun! Can't wait to see what came home with you. Tell me about Brett... several things in his booth caught my eye (like that mirror), and he's from my neck of the woods. Is the market only once a year?

Congrats to your son!! :)

T's Daily Treasures said...

Looks like it was a wonderful day despite the misty gray. I bet you two could fit a bunch of stuff in those fantastic totes you're sporting. wine and cheese in a horsedrawn carriage also sounds like a lovely way to spend the day. Hope you have a fabulous Friday and wonderful weekend. Congrats to your son on his graduation. Best wishes, Tammy

Honey at 2805 said...

Looks like a fabulous market and appears that your went home with lots of treasures. Will be looking gorward to seeing what you do with them!

Stephanie said...

Great pics - looks like a wonderful market. Indiana Brett had a fantastic mirror in his space! Thanks for sharing!

Linda said...

Alison, Oh so I would have loved to been there. All that fantastic candy.

laxsupermom said...

Wow! Looks like it was a wonderful time. That pink cooking range! What fun! Dying to see what you came home with.

once in a blue moon said...

looks like you had a wonderful time, so much great stuff to grab!

michele at hellolovelyinc said...

so many cool cool items and i love how your photos turned out with the overcast weather. i will def get there someday.



Emily said...

Oh Allison, what a great place to have a fun morning and spend time with friends. I see lots of stuff that would have come home with me.....I know where I'll go to shop if I come to the Chicago area.
Hope your weekend is good.

The French Hutch

Jem said...

Oh Alison - It looks like you had an utterly fabulous day!! I can't help coveting the horse pieces you've snapped!!

Congratulations on your son's graduation too!

Jem xXx

Karen said...

Congrats to you son!.. and what a great market place - some real treasures there, I'd fill the car easily.

Pat@Back Porch Musings said...

I would have enjoyed shopping here! Looks like a wonderful time.


A lot of good stuff there! WOW....nothing better than shopping a good flea market. My favorite thing ever!