While in Chicago, I had the chance to do some major vintage shopping. It seemed like there were TONS more little vintage and antique shops there than in my hometown. I also was able to check a few things off my vintage want list. The cookbooks pictured above were FREE at this block sale we attended. I just love old cookbooks and the zany recipes they have. I have also started collecting yellow handled bakelite kitchen utensils. Two of them were purchased at an estate sale and the other at an antique shop.
One of the things on my vintage wish list was little combs that coordinate with some of my vintage compacts. I just love the little peacock one; it has a red rhinestone for its eye!! The other comb and jewelry were all bought at the same little vintage shop that was CRAMED full of vintage goodness!!! The sombrero hat earrings are vintage Mexican Silver and are screw-backs. The pin is bakelite and was a major steal!!
My deal of the trip would definitely have to be this bag of vintage photos for a mere sum of $2. These were found at an antique mall in Michigan City, Indiana on the way home. This antique mall was AMAZING!!!! It had over 140 dealers and is huge!! If you ever get a chance to go, I highly recommend it. Plus, they are open 7 days a week!!
Thanks for the antique mall tip, if they had photos there I can probably convince my friend Albert to take a trip out there! How far away was it from Chicago? :)
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