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The Vintage Community >> Galerie F

When I met Billy Craven, co-owner of Galerie F, at Market Daze over the weekend, I was blown away at all he and his wife have accomplished. In addition to being a talented artist, Billy and his wife also spend free time amassing unique and beautiful vintage items that they showcase at sales.

But back to the real matter at hand.

Galerie F is an open-door gallery space in Logan Square that focuses on community artists, print making and street art. Are you as interested as I was? Good news — there’s a show opening this Friday!

Shake, Rattle and Roll – Source

Shake, Rattle, and Roll: Artworks by Nice One and LUCX” opens at Galerie F this Friday, June 13 from 6 – 10 pm. This fully free event will showcase talented Chicago-based street artists. I love admiring all different kinds of art, especially the kinds that just feel “found.” I’m excited to see this unique display in great neighborhood (not that I have a bias or anything…).

I know this isn’t as vintage-themed as my community posts usually are, but rest assured there are many vintage-inspired prints to be found at Galerie F (many of which Billy has created himself). Hope to see you there!

Vintage Travels: Ann Arbor

I spent all of last weekend in Ann Arbor, Michigan finding the best places to eat and shop (oh…and visit with friends ๐Ÿ˜‰ I know you’re mostly interested in the best vintage shops, so here goes:


1.) The Getup Vintage

Photo from The Getup Vintage Facebook page

This was hands down my favorite shop. I spent a good hour perusing the racks and trying on dresses. I snagged two 1950s numbers and left many, many behind for all of you to go find. Best part? The sweet owner is a former Chicagoan. You know they have good taste ๐Ÿ˜‰

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The Vintage Community: The Bottomline

In this little (huuuuge)ย  vintage community, we are always encouraging each other to do more, think big and succeed. Once in a while, though, I meet a vintage friend who is truly inspiring in their work.

Case in point, the sweet lady who runs The Bottomline Resale Boutique. Known as a “best kept secret,” all proceeds from The Bottomline go straight to Bridge to Success, a wonderful organization that assists at-risk and low-income individuals with interview preparation — everything from dressing the part to nailing the right questions. Can you think of a better cause??

Aside from all that, Sara also runs Funky Petunia Vintage.


Yours truly in a Funky Petunia beret ๐Ÿ™‚

Really just an inspirational person! Sara will be hosting the “Sweet Treats & Designer Delights” shopping event at The Bottomline on February 20…and you better believe I’ll be there! Come out to mingle with some great vintage girls and support a wonderful mission. Thanks, Sara, for all you do!

The Vintage Community: Market Daze

Has anyone else noticed that I haven’t been at a vintage sale in a while? I miss them so much! But for now, it’s just too cold and snowy for me to get my booty out the door. But that hasn’t stopped some of my more ambitious vintage friends:

Like ’em on Facebook! 

I’ve done this sale in the past (when it’s nice and sunny and warm!) and can tell you that it’s just as much fun to shop at in the snowy months. Not only that, it’s attached to Township, which has some great brunch food.

Stop by this Sunday (noon-4) and you might just bump into me shopping! And then come back next month, when I’ll make my grand return to the “real world” ๐Ÿ™‚

The Vintage Community

I know I’ve been awful about posting my “Top 5” vintage posts of the week. I think it’s because having that number attached to it makes it seem too stressful! Does that make sense? Anyway, to push myself back into a routine, I’m changing the “Top 5” to “The Vintage Community.”

It has a nice ring to it, doesn’t it? I’ll use these posts to highlight some favorite vintage-related posts, and also to give some shout-outs to vintage friends who are doing awesome things (which is always).

This week I want to point out this hilarious article Buzz Feed ran on disgusting vintage recipes:

21 Truly Upsetting Vintage Recipes

Click to see more disgusting “goodies” 

If you’re reading the and you have some vintage news to share (local or not!) send me an email and I might feature you next week!