Monday, September 5, 2011

Antique Shop Tour - Part One

Went to check something
out at the antique shop today 
(for a fellow blogging friend),
and since I was taking pictures for her,
I thought I would take some pictures 
 of the store to share 
with all of you as well! 

"Anna's Mostly Mahogany"
 is the name of the store
which is located about 30 miles north of Chicago
in the town of Highwood, Illinois.
But don't let the name fool you,
there is so much more 
than just traditional furnishings here.

The store features 18 dealers,
(my friend and I share a space here) 
a large art and consignment area,
 and Anna's main section 
specializing in both antiques and
high-end reproduction pieces 
in a 6,000+ square foot showroom.

I photographed about one third of the store 
and will take more pictures to share 
later this week. 

Take a look!

Here is the link:

If you are ever in the Chicago area,
please do stop by Anna's Mostly Mahogany.
She will shop whatever you buy
to any spot in the continental US!


Debra @ Common Ground said...

Hi Alison, thanks for sharing this great store, I could definitely do some damage in this place! Loved that stacked suitcase set and the tartan plaid blankets (a weakness of mine!)Hope you had a great weekend. xo Debra

Cindy said...

How fun...thanks so much for the tour! Just love the old rocking horse.

Amy @MaisonDecor said...

Great stuff here! I love that huge bibliotheque in cream...wouldn't that be a statement piece!

Designing Domesticity said...

Still can't believe I've never been there. My daughter is off to school next week - so perhaps we can meet. Looks lovely! liz

Pamela Gordon said...

That's a lot of beautiful furniture and decor! I'm sorry I live so far away. Thanks for sharing. Have a lovely week. Pamela

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Great looking shop. I see lots of great things.

Ricki Jill Treleaven said...

Oh, my. I would love to shop there because I see many lovely treasures :D I saw an olive jar or two I would love to have!

Cottage and Broome said...

Looks like a great place to shop lots to choose from! Wish it was closer so I could pay a visit, thanks for sharing Laura from Cottage and Broome

Honey at 2805 said...

Be still my heart! What a wonderful place to shop. Frankly, there wasn't anything I didn't like!

Carolyn@SweetChaos said...

I will get there someday!! Still loving that mirror and vanity... wish it was in my budget :)

Sarah said...

Thanks for taking us along. Looks like a wonderful place to shop. Look forward to seeing more.

Boho Farm and Home said...

Love to roe mounts and tartan blankets...two of my favs!
Chicago area does have so many cute, local shops. I miss them!

Richard Cottrell said...

I know Anna well. She used to come to St.Louis and buy things from my shop, did it for years. She has been there a long time, and looks like she is very successful. If you see her again, tell her Richard and Mary Ann,my partner at the time, say hello. Richard from My Old Historic House.

Lisa @ Fern Creek Cottage said...

Well I saw quite a few things that I want! Looks like such a great shop! I am so looking forward to visiting (and hopefully meeting you!).

Designs By Pinky said...

What a fantastic shop!!! Our "Antique" shop looks like a junk shop in comparison! Beautiful things!!!! Can't believe YOU don't havr that rocking horse in your house:):) XO, Pinky

Ann from On Sutton Place said...

This is looking incredibly fun. I love the white chair with the blue stripe down the center. Thanks for sharing a bit of your life.

laxsupermom said...

What a terrific shop! I could spend all day poking around in there. Thanks for taking us along.

michele said...


i def wanna stop by the gorgeous shop. loving the variety and styling. and the swedish settee (i think that's what it is).

hope this finds you well, lovely.


Karen said...

Hi Alison...Thanks for sharing all the photos of the shop. Loved what I saw. I will definitely let you know when I plan to make my day trip down. :)

Ivy and Elephants said...

Oh I'd love to spend hours in there! There are still some great antique shops left in Miami, but unfortunately they're becoming fewer. Might be time for a road trip! Patti

Babs said...

Alison, I'm so glad the shop isn't near me...:) with all those gorgeous pieces, I wouldn't have a penny left in my purse. I keep going back and drooling over each photo. Of course, I love the tartan blankets/throws. I try to keep my tartan "obsession" under control, but Fall brings it out again. Thanks for sharing photos of the shop.

Rebecca said...

Now THAT was inspiring...I could spend hours there (and HERE)! I look forward to Part Two.