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Big Mid-Century Modern Estate Sale (September 18th and 19th, Oak Park)

Big Mid-Century Modern Estate Sale (September 18th and 19th, Oak Park)

Many thanks to Amazing Space owner Diana Ostreko for sponsoring today’s post. In addition to offering a fantastic selection of mid-century modern and antique furnishings in her online shop, Diana runs equally amazing estate sales. The next big sale will be held September 18th and 19th in Oak Park. The estate belonged to a Danish-American woman who […]

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This Week: Atomic Interiors (Madison, WI)

This Week: Atomic Interiors (Madison, WI)

David and Rebecca have operated Atomic Interiors for twenty years, starting out at the Broadway Antique Market back when it was located on Clark Street in Wrigleyville. Three years ago they moved to Madison, WI, where they operate a stellar showroom with an inventory of classic mid-century modern pieces at stunningly low prices. So low, […]

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What’s new at Ipso Facto?

What’s new at Ipso Facto?

Antiques dealer Brandon Nelson recently returned from Brimfield, Massachusetts, and judging by the merch on display in his Three Oaks, Michigan shop Ipso Facto, the pickings were good this year. My favorite item might be a vintage vacation poster (above), which practically screams summer. Stop by the next time you’re in Harbor Country or check […]

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This Weekend: Revision Home (20% discount for Strange Closets readers)

This Weekend: Revision Home (20% discount for Strange Closets readers)

Revision Home founder Katie Ernst sells her vintage wares primarily online and by appointment, but she holds four big sale per year in her west side showroom, so stop by today or tomorrow (May 14th and 15th) between 11 a.m. and 4 p.m. for an eclectic selection of products, which are priced to sell. Mention […]

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This Week: Thomas Jolly Home & Garden

This Week: Thomas Jolly Home & Garden

Thanks to a group of Chicago antique dealers, Buchanan, Michigan’s once nearly abandoned downtown has been transformed into a charming design destination. For example, Thomas Jolly Home & Garden’s artfully assembled mix of antiques, notable mid-century pieces and gorgeous reproductions would make it a must-stop destination even if it were the only shop on Front Street. […]

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This Week: Room 4 (San Francisco)

This Week: Room 4 (San Francisco)

Reconnaissance Report VX138201-xx1 ↔ Accompanying Music: Strange Times by The Black Keys ↔ ↔ Subject: Room 4 ↔ Category: Vintage, Retail, “California Cool” ↔ Contact: 904 Valencia Street, San Francisco, CA. 415.647.2764 ↔ Score: Seventies-era camel leather camera bag. ↔ Why: Brass snaps are cooler than velcro, and it makes me feel like Steve McQueen. […]

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Open House: Arthur and Wyatt’s Place

Open House: Arthur and Wyatt’s Place

Living above the store may sound old-fashioned, but it’s not so difficult to figure out why it still holds appeal. For one thing, it sure cuts down on the commute. Just ask my good friends, partners Arthur Swirgon and Wyatt who live above Arthur’s fantastic showroom on California Avenue in West Garfield Park. If you […]

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