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Store Profile: Trilogy Antiques & Design

Store Profile: Trilogy Antiques & Design

Some people with synesthesia see letters and numbers as having distinct colors. Others hear music when they eat. Susan Boyle sounds just like buttered popcorn! Maybe I’m a synesthete. When I’m surrounded by the perfect arrangement of  patinated “notes” in one my favorite vintage shops, I “see” a kind of song and my heart races in the […]

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This Week: Pop’s Noze (Michigan)

This Week: Pop’s Noze (Michigan)

During a recent trip to New Buffalo, Michigan, I snapped a few photos at Pop’s Noze, an over-the-top antique mall / lawn sculpture emporium. (There’s also a peacock farm in the back, which is a near perfect cherry on the nutty ice cream sunday that is Pop’s Noze). My visit was entertaining as all get […]

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This Week: The Plum Tree (Red Arrow Highway, MI)

This Week: The Plum Tree (Red Arrow Highway, MI)

Knowing about The Plum Tree will surely come in handy when I finally buy my little weekend getaway in nearby Harbor Country (or Buchanan), Michigan. Owned and operated for more than 20 years by the Rodeghier family, the Union Pier business offers a mix of new and vintage, cottage chic furnishings, accessories and art. While […]

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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 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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Update: Marco Polo

Update: Marco Polo

Sometimes a picture’s worth a thousand words. Marco Polo.  13630 Red Arrow Highway Harbert, MI. 269.469.6272

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This Week: Ipso Facto (Three Oaks, MI)

This Week: Ipso Facto (Three Oaks, MI)

I write about Ipso Facto a lot, I know, but I can’t help myself.  Former Chicagoan and Ipso Facto owner Brandon Nelson’s eye for color, space and dimension makes me want to dance, er, take photos, and so I do.

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