Saturday, December 17, 2011

2012 Shows for EstateChicago

2012 dates for EstateChicago

You can find me set up at the Grand Rapids Devos Place Show January 7th and 8th~

Vintage Bazaar Gettin' Hitched at the Empty Bottle January 21st~

Randolph Street Market February Show 4th and 5th!

Plus, ELGIN, North Shore Flea and BRIMFIELD are right around the corner!

and order your CRAVE guide from me right away! HOT of the presses~

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

North Shore Flea Holiday Pop Up THIS WEEKEND!

Join me, Tangerine Vintage, Pure Vintage Chicago, Dethrose Vintage, Bunny's Trunk Show, Mr. Modern, StepbackInk Shop and Leslie Kane for a fabulous fun filled vintage holiday show! Everything you need under one sparkling storefront in downtown Highwood in the North Shore!

Fan Tangerine

Fan me

See everyone there!
Admission is free!!!! xxooo, Kimberly

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Randolph Street Holiday Market

This weekend is the 2011 Season Finale at Randolph Street Market!
Visit me inside the ballroom with fabulous finds for everyone on your list!

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Vintage Bazaar Holiday Pop Up This Weekend!

I love when shows amp up the cocktails and this weeks Vintage Bazaar has me salivating for spirits! This Friday is the PREVIEW PARTY with drinks being poured by Logan Square hotspot LONGMAN AND EAGLE. Get your ticket, get your dancing shoes on and meet me there! If you cannot make it out to the preview, regular show hours are THIS SAT and SUN, right next to the Congress Theater!

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Modern Vintage Chicago FASHION WEEK

This week Chicago is bustling with Fashion Week events including Modern Vintage Chicago where I will be exhibiting in the ballroom along with some of my favorite vintage vendors! Check out my new haul of vintage hats and be sure to hear Fashion Director, Nena Ivon's couture millinery presentation! See everyone there! xxxxoooo

Saturday, October 1, 2011

Happy October!

So week in review.....

Finished up a fabulous outdoor season at Chicago Randolph Market! Then I transitioned into a week at A Touch of Vintage! Fall is here and people are thinking about cool coats and warm weather accessories. We just got in a huge lot of hats and everyone loves trying them on!

Off to go decorate with gourds and pumpkins! New items on ETSY shop too!


Monday, August 15, 2011

Inspiration Folder

Inspiration is at every turn! I love selling at the vintage markets because I never know what lies around the corner. At Shernett Swaby's studio I saw the spools of thread....inspiration found. At Randolph Street Market I saw these geometric cubes and at The North Shore Flea I was so happy with my mannequin gearing up for Fall. I LOVE what I do and I hope I can share my inspiration and enthusiasm with you.....

New Merchandise at Estate Chicago

The past three weeks have been just MILESTONES IN MY CAREER! Officially signed up to exhibit in Brimfield and will be setting up at the Zurko Promotions Wheaton All-Nighter this Saturday.
Just today an interview went up on about the Randolph Market with a photo of lil 'ol me. (I should have taken off the hat)

Sunday, July 24, 2011

Barrington Arboretum Antique Show Photos

I love SteepleChase Antiques....great inspiration...
This week I plan on finishing a few upholstery projects and hitting up Direct Auction for some new finds!

Barrington Arboretum Antiques Show

This Sunday was one of my favorite VISUAL shows. I love the way Karrin from SteepleChase Antiques displays her primitive woods, upholstered antique chairs and her fabulous lighting and smalls. Some of my favorite vendors are there, like Diane Passi, Diane Landry and Tangerine Vintage. The show is set in gorgeous Barrington next to a fabulous fountain. Whole Foods has cooking demos and there are many garden and architectural pieces perfect to decorate my floral fantasies. Next show is Sept 18th... I will be at Vintage Bazaar instead but look for me in Barrington in 2012!

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Logan Love

Those of you who know me know how much I loved my neighborhood LOGAN SQUARE! We moved here 1o years ago when many people would not dare to go west of WESTERN. Take a look at our walk up and down the historic boulevard. Our adventure began right after a monster storm that took town trees and flooded the area. Happy Viewing!

More on 34 Event


I had the pleasure of attending MORE ON 34 with Lisa Strecker from BLAST FROM THE PAST LinkDESIGNS last month. We drove all the way to the QUAD CITIES in search of undiscovered treasures. Highlights included a huge 50's hat lot in an old barn that literally was filled to the rafters and a fiberglass lampshade in perfect condition. Take a look at a few photos from our escapade...

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Randolph Antique Market this weekend!

So Randolph season is in full swing...I have been prepping all week! I have some killer mid-century lamps, some AMAZING new Czech necklaces and Julee from A TOUCH OF VINTAGE will finally be joining me at the market! Pinar from Tangerine Vintage will also be exhibiting! I have my girls by my side and am ready to PARTY! See everyone this weekend at the HOTTEST SHOW IN CHICAGO!!!!!

Thursday, June 9, 2011

Whirlwind Week

The next week is going to be INSANE! The Chicago vintage scene is in full swing! This weekend is Zurko Promotions show in Grayslake, Weds is the PREMIERE OF THE NORTH SHORE FLEA and Fri of next week is MORE ON 34!
Plus, Monday Pinar, from Tangerine Vintage, and I will be traveling to visit Dawn from Timeless Treasures. So much fun! I'll keep you updates! PLUS, TONS of new merchandise coming to ETSY!

xxxoo, Kimberly

Friday, March 11, 2011


When I first started out selling at RandolphStreetMarket it was me, an umbrella and my vintage CADILLAC! Well, can you believe that I now have 2 pop up tents, 5-6 tables and a full booth! Take a look at how I have upgraded over the years........

Saturday, March 5, 2011

Button Beginnings

For those of you who know how I got started in antiques, know how I began with a boatload of buttons. My mom was a huge sewing collector, probably one of the largest in the Midwest. She was a member of the Illinois Button Society as well as the NSBS. Well, as a kid it really wasn't my cup of tea.
Years passed.....
When she moved, I did the best I could to sell buttons on Ebay, Craigslist and in person with other dealers and collectors. Now, I am pleased to announce, I am offering them on Etsy....the real good ones.

The ones that were carded, juried for competition and the rare and best of the sewing collectible market. So stay tuned and BUTTON UP!

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Cat's PJ's Fashion Show in Elgin

Last year my goal was to finally exhibit at the Cat's Pajama's show in Elgin. Thanks to my lovely friend Pinar, I finally accomplished that goal. We loaded in right away, checked out the AMAZING assortment of Midwest vendors and then got dolled up for an evening of Rockabilly music, dancing and drinks....and selling vintage of course!

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Etsy Shop Update

For the past two weeks I have been trying to build up the Etsy shop and get all of my jewels photographed.
After starting the site I now am part of the EcoChic team which is a vintage jewelry sellers team and have been featured in many treasuries. The whole process has been rather fun. So I will give you a glimpse of new merchandise to be added.....

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

A Touch of Vintage

This week I have been working on Etsy and helping out my good friend, Julee Wood at A Touch Of Vintage on California. I have been meeting fabulous neighbors like @KyleDPoff who bought a great 1929 Skybar grey industrial fan, what an eye.
Several people from Letizia's stopped by which is the new cafe next door. Be sure to visit me....I'm here till Feb 1st!

Sunday, January 16, 2011

Feathered and Inflight Friends

About a year ago, I became infatuated with feather jewelry, stems from my love of the kingfisher in India. I love the idea of ANYTHING behind glass so Deco sterling mounted feathers fell right in line with that notion. My favorite designer of this style is THOMAS MOTT. He made exquisite settings, from butterfly wing pendants to bright pins.

Zurko Promotions Dupage Expo Show Modernism Booth

Thursday, January 13, 2011

Irice Perfume Bottles

Irice perfume bottles were one of the first things I started collecting. I feel in love with the little jewel tops and the wire Czech filigree frames. I have seen many on online auctions and there are dangling Bakelite people, fruit dangles and little dogs and cats too! The Irice brand is by W. I. Rice and was sold in upscale department stores in New York. Antique miniature perfume bottles are highly collectible and certainly those with Czech glass fetch top dollar.

Brie's Estate Sale in Edgebrook

Checked out Brie's this morning, saw a bunch of vintage aficionados out on the prowl. I scored a Lark travel hat box and a Marshall fields hat. As for jewelry I picked up a KJL chain and an Art Deco necklace. Hope to see everyone @Wheaton this Saturday 8-3!