I’ve had a very ‘mixed’ weekend; some parts were stressful, others fun, some very productive hours and some where I watched 2 movies right in a row (7 Brides for 7 Brothers followed up with That Touch of Mink if you were interested).
I’ll touch on the stressful/productive bits in a following post. What I did that was super fun this weekend was going to my first Vintage Garage flea market.
The Vintage Garage is new, monthly vintage market located in Uptown and occurs on the third Sunday every month. I sadly missed the first one (which was in June) but I was totally stoked to be able to go this month. Vintage Garage is a good mix of items, and there seems to be a bit for everyone. The premise to this event is vendors park their car in a garage and set up while I get to pursue the wares in a shaded, weather-resistant space.
I’m pretty certain the booth on the left here is Take 2 Vintage.
More fun stuff:
I found myself loving the Vintage Garage market since it felt like more of a curated flea market. Sure the prices weren’t as good as the flea, I am shopping in Chicago proper. But what was great is that it was DIFFERENT kinds of items. I didn’t buy all that much, but I thoroughly enjoyed purely looking around. Lots of old housewares & furniture interspersed with clothing, bicycles, games, books, and much more.
What came home with me:
I found this cute & kitsch Hawaiian wrap skirt from Bombshell Shocked:
I love that it’s reversible! I may have to ‘copy’ the design and make more for myself. There aren’t any darts or tucks on the waistline, just the two seam edges (bound in bias binding) and a panel (with 2 seams) at the center back. All the edges (top, bottom, and sides) are all bound in a red cotton bias binding.
The floral pattern is weighted at the bottom whereas at the top it fades to the white with small daisies.
Now…. I have to warn you all about my favorite find of the day. (Aaaand please don’t delete me from your readers & on Pinterest because I love these guys!) heh I think they’re cute but I also recognize that they’re kinda strange/gross. But when I don’t think about the taxidermy aspect I think they’re hilarious.
Are you ready?
They’re toads… playing musical instruments!
Yes… I paid for these! heh I think they’re fun & quirky and need names. They remind me of The Bloggess’ Taxidermy weasel, Juanita.
Are you grossed out or do you think they’re kinda fun too?
I spotted these guys pretty early on and didn’t buy them. As I was walking around the garage I kept telling Felix, intermittently that “I wanted the toads” and “I’m still thinking about those toads”.
When I was going to leave I had to see if they were still for sale. They were so I *popped* on them. I knew I’d regret not taking them home with me. They two guys who were selling them we’re excited for me that I had bought them. I think they had to be the funkiest thing for sale and the two ‘gents selling them were quite pleased they had the most eclectic items. :)
Are you guys okay? Or are you thinking ‘how is it that sweet little Liz has bought these crazy taxidermy toads… she seems so normal?!’
I love them regardless… they’re so totally random! I want to know the guy who said to himself “I need to taxidermy some toads and make them play instruments.” hehehe
Anyhow they’re going on my mantel but they need names! The fatty, taller toad is on the left and the skinnier toad is on the right. If you have some great name suggestions please leave me them in the comments.
And yes….. I am sorry if I grossed anyone out.