Emily of Artful Vintage hits the auctions and antique shops in Southern Illinois to bring a wonderful variety of items—from primitive metal boxes, to ceramic planters and gardening tools, to pictures and other décor items. I’m especially taken by her brass stencil letters.
Another fabulous Illinois shop, Chicago-based Cheeky Chic Vintage specializes in industrial items, such as wonderful printer trays and Mad Men-era lamps. You’ll also find some unbelievable barware, vintage cameras, and odds and ends such as a rocking horse or ceiling light. It’s a captivating combination.
With more than 400 items, Judy Go Vintage has an eclectic mix of housewares, décor, art, fashion, accessories, and even furniture. Judy adores vintage textiles, and it shows in her exquisite selections. She’s based in the Hudson Valley, New York, but has managed to live all over the world.
Back in Northern Michigan, Cindy of The Vintage Hat Shop has some fabulous finds—cloches, berets, pillboxes, fedoras, fascinators, you name it. It’s impossible for me to pick a favorite, so let me just share this straw hat from the 1940s. I could spend all day trying these on (in a cyber kind of way).