Thursday, March 31, 2011

Chicago Finds: Antique Malls

This past weekend I finally went out and really explored Chicago's antique shops and I am so glad I did. I can't believe it took me this long... I only bought a couple small things for myself, but I am seriously considering going back for the lucite chandy at the bottom.

Here is what I got for myself:
a little metal "a"

A precious little bowl I plan on filling with moss balls


Here are some of the goodies I sadly had to pass up:

How amazing would this piece be with a new shade and painted base?

The ikat upholstery was in perfect condition, and lucite?? Amazing.

Over a powder room sink? Yes please.

 And here are some I am still considering...
I am still dreaming of this piece.
 
And this guy... a lucite chandy. I need this. Problem is, I want it for my closet and its a little bit more money than I'd like to spend on my closet. Still considering.

 Best of all, the prices were really pretty reasonable. So happy to have discovered these gems. What are your favorite antique shops in Chicago? I need my next fix this weekend!  

And if you haven't entered my Tilly Maison Giveaway, tomorrow is your last day! You don't want to miss this!

36 comments:

  1. These are all great finds! I never have luck when antique shopping - so jealous!

    ps - check out my Cory Renee Clutch Giveaway!!!

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  2. So awesome! I've been itching to get out into some local antique places to discover some hidden treasures. Looks like you walked away with some really cool pieces, Alex!

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  3. Oh my goodness, that Ikat Chair is unreal!!!! Was it expensive??

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  4. Love this- where are Chicago's antique malls?? Never heard of that. Both your purchases are great.
    Xx

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  5. Shannon, the chair was $200, good for what it was but not cheap.

    Julie & Lauren, I went to the two big ones on Broadway just south of Loyola (Broadway Antique Mall and Edgewater Antique Mall). Highly recommend.

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  6. I am drooling over that ikat lucite chair. and you must go back and get the gold stool and chandy. So funny we both posted about our bargain finds today. Great minds think alike.

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  7. Super cute chandy!! If it's not too too much I'd go for it. You'll forget the money quickly, but not the piece.

    Your so lucky to have this in Chicago. Philadelphia has an antique row, but I find it to be lame and way overpriced.

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  8. So many great finds! Where did you explore?

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  9. You've gotta be kidding me with these finds! This is so inspirational because I always feel sooooo overwhelmed in antique shops. And the chandy is a must. loves it.

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  10. Great finds. You can find some amazing things in the antique stores, but I seldom find the time and patience to look thoroughly. Ada

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  11. I'm going to have to come BOP you in the head for not getting that chair!

    AND STOP telling everyone about Tilly Maison's giveaway. You're lessoning my chances ;)

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  12. Oh, yes that chair and those lamps look great too!

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  13. i love that lamp and that little bowl!! can't wait to see the bowl in person!

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  14. o what a fun place! i actually havent been to any antique shops in chicago! i usually go to the suburbs. :) xoxo jcd :: cornflake dreams

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  15. You know I love your bowl- looks like both had ruffly pretty glass success:) And that lucite chair...divine. Oh and of course, I adore that basket chandy- you have to go back. I'm dying for one just like it for my hallway.

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  16. I love the chair and lucite chandy! Perfection.

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  17. Wow! What incredible finds! Take me with you next time!

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  18. My in-laws live outside of Chicago... but for some reason I've never actually seen the city. Next time I come out there you are taking me shopping, fabulous lady!!!! Just a warning.

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  19. Love your "a" and ikat chair but all of your finds are amazing :) Great round up!!!!

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  20. Holy heck, that mirror and that *GORGEOUS* chandy are to. die. for. Yeah, I'm with you on spending too much for a closet, but with that little gem, I'm pretty sure it would be a struggle not to...it's just so awesomely unique! Love.

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  21. Amazing finds! That lucite chair is fabulous, the gold table is amazing and the lucite chandy is stunning!!!

    xxLily
    goldandgray.com

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  22. So many great finds! I never seem to get that lucky!

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  23. Definitely go back for the lucite chandy and pick that gold garden stool up for me while you are at it!

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  24. The lucite and ikat chair is to die for! I'm not sure I could have passed it up.

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  25. what stunning finds! love them all!!

    xo,
    joAnn

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  26. Oh my, that ikat chair is incredible! I've not been antiquing in the city. I think I'm too afraid of high prices/tough competition maybe. I really want to go to a flea market but have absolutely no idea where to go! Do you have any recommendations?!

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  27. Such great finds! The chair, the lamp, the stool...love the A!

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  28. love your finds! and i kinda need that round mirror for my gallery wall! antique shops are seriously the best.

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  29. oooh, i can't decide which i like best! i like the "a," the mirror, that lamp, and the garden stool!

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  30. Love finding incredible spots. I'll take the chair and lamp, por please.

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  31. Ooh fabulous finds! I love the letter a that you got that that gold stool looks gorgeous xo

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  32. love the letter!!! I think it is so important to make your home say you. happy weekend.

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  33. I need to have that lucite chair and chandelier! So fantastic.

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  34. that lucite chair is ridiculously awesome!! great score.

    how have i never come across your blog before?!?! loving it!

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