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What’s new at Daniels Antiques?

What’s new at Daniels Antiques?

People are always asking me if I know where to find this or that rare furnishing, but the person they should be calling is Daniels Antiques owner Danny Popuch. An expert in the field, Danny maintains not only his fantastic Bucktown showroom but also a west side warehouse full of pieces waiting for their moment […]

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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: Very Best Vintage

This Week: Very Best Vintage

Tabletop contest winner Emily’s store Very Best Image is conveniently located near a house I photographed yesterday, so I decided to drop off her prize, Tereasa Surratt’s Country Living book A Very Modest Cottage. As evidenced by their shop, Emily (above left with book) and business partner Shanti (above right) have a knack for creating interesting […]

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Post regularity, airlines seats and Covers Unlimited (a ramble to be sure)

Post regularity, airlines seats and Covers Unlimited (a ramble to be sure)

My apologies for posting so infrequently this past week. Some have suggested that I post anything – a photo, a link or a line or two – just to maintain my daily schedule. But I know myself too well, and if I let myself get away with that, it wouldn’t be too long before that’s […]

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Agent Gallery storefront opens on Damen Avenue

Agent Gallery storefront opens on Damen Avenue

Agent Gallery owner Mariano Chavez looks a little bored when I arrive to see his new storefront on a stretch of Damen Avenue near the border of Ukrainian Village and Wicker Park.  Home to a diverse population of yuppies, bobos, immigrants and hipsters, the neighborhood seems tailor-made for Mariano’s merchandise, which includes unusual pieces (Catholic […]

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This Week: Careful Peach Boutique (Oak Park, IL)

This Week: Careful Peach Boutique (Oak Park, IL)

I met Karen Morava last summer at former Open House stars Rick and Rachel‘s Oak Park bungalow, and I made it a point to visit her Oak Park business Careful Peach Boutique straightaway.

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This Week: Urban Remains

This Week: Urban Remains

A few words before this post begins.  I apologize in advance for mentioning 80’s pop star and former Go Go Belinda Carlisle in the same post as this very cool salvage shop.  Also, if you’d like to send me $450, please email me.  Finally, be sure to check out the post-post-text photos where you’ll see […]

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