Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Randolph Street Market Festival

Last week, I was asked to come and visit the Chicago's Randolph Street Antique and Vintage Market  and take some photos and show what some of the vendors are selling this summer. The market takes place at the last weekend of every month until October. I haven't been able to attend yet this year because of work. So when Kimberly Oliva and Sally Swartz, the 2 lovely women who run the show, asked me to do this I could not pass it up! I met Kimberly through doing various vintage showcases through the city, and she is such a sweet and lovely person. So of course had to stop by her booth and check out all the cool stuff she had for sale as well.

An amazing Doll Head with moving eyes....I might have to buy this if isn't sold already:)
Awesome vintage tools and what not...I don't know what I would do with these but I want...

Despite it being one of the hottest days of the summer, I pulled through and shopped every booth. I took pictures of my favorite items and of course I bought way too much!! I am so so excited for everything I got and I will be photographing all of it this week so you can see all my lovely new treasures. Most I am keeping for myself but I will have a few up for sale on Dethrose Vintage soon:)

There was so much to offer at this flea market, yet it was by no means overwhelming. I saw and shopped every booth in less than 3 hours. There was also an indoor area that was air conditioned for people to go and shop and cool off. Not to mention the food and drinks available for purchase. I mean,  mimosa's, sweet desserts, fresh pies, practically anything delicious was available! So I strolled around drinking my mimosa and talking to and meeting so many lovely vendors that have been loving vintage and antiques for decades! It's always so inspiring to meet people that have so much knowledge and passion for all these beautiful things. 
Fabulous hats, my addiction was satisfied, I bought 2! And I found a spectacular 1950's green floral cocktail dress that I can't fit into yet but I will!!! 
More from Kimberly's booth!!!

For my sister Amy....

To feed my need of Needle Point and Tapestry....

So this booth was one of my favorite Vintage clothing booths I came across this day. Suzanne from Hanky Panky Vintage had some really great pieces for such reasonable prices. I bought four fantastic items from her, including an amazing 1940's Jacket pictured below with amazing plaid detail. I can not wait til it starts to cool down here so I can wear it!! My other favorite piece is the green 1930's dress with the blossoms pictured as well. For the price, if it would have been my size I would of left wearing it. Suzanne doesn't have an actual store front but she is constantly traveling to different cities and selling her one of kind vintage. Catch her next time at the end of September here at the Randolph Street Antique and Vintage Market!!! **pics of my goodies coming soon....

This was actually the first thing I spotted when I had arrived. I love the desk oh so much and everything on it. A little steep in price for me but it gave me inspiration of what to hunt for...

More goodies.....

I am shopping hardcore for antique pieces for my new apartment soon. I fell in love with this little booth called Rare Rubbish. Again, a little steep but I may just have to splurge....

I got a lovely framed needle point floral picture to add to my collection here, and a lovely little wire pot with a bird attached. I woulda bought everything at this booth if I had a bottomless wallet.
My new needle point is atop of that end table in this photo...

I will one day have a couch just like this...

I want...


Now I hope these photos helped entice you to attend the next Market. Mark your calendars and maybe I will see ya there!!

As promised, I told you I would have photos of the dress I purchased from Nicole of Bombshell Shocked Vintage. This late 50's number was screaming my name oh so loudly went I visited her booth. I mean the color alone is to die for! As soon as I put it on I knew it was for me! I have worn it 3 times already and for those who know me, it usually takes about 3 or even 6 months for me to repeat an outfit. But this dress is too special not to repeat more often. It's just so perfect and I know Mrs. Betty Draper-Francis would approve:)
1950's Green Floral Day Dress: Bombshell Shocked Vintage
1960's Woven Tan leather Heels: Thrifted
Vintage Brown Leather Handbag: Estate Sale (and my new favorite handbag)
Vintage Bracelets: Estate Sale
Sunglasses: Buffalo Exchange

5 comments:

Amy said...

Okay here is my wish list. I must have that doll head and that boudoir chair. I am dying.
God I miss good stuff like this.
Can't wait to get home.
See you soon, miss you
Amy

Dethrose Vintage said...

I know, almost everything here made me think of you! I'll ask Kimberly how much the doll head is...I think it was $30....

Amy said...

I am slowly pulling rudy into my rachel zoe world
I am catching him stopping to watch every week now.
LOVE IT

Anonymous said...

doll head is for sale at 30. email me @estatechicago@comcast.net and i can send to you or you could pick up in logan square.

Isa said...

Ok... Mrs. Betty Draper-Francis?!? OMG is she getting remarried??? Im in shock!!! I just started season 3, when Peggy tells Peter that thing that happened to her, when the merge happens... Can't wait to see more, it's all my husband and I have been watching these days. And like I said I ALWAYS remember you. Now I'll tell you this: yr definitely much more interseting than Mrs. Draper, even though she's getting a bit naughty... Oh yeah, last night she was REALLY naughty... remember? Just before she lets Don come back home?

Anyway... I love the Randoplh street market, too bad it was the last one last weekend... Such beautiful things! My favorite: that desk. YUM!