Monday, March 16, 2009

Mini Portobello Road

Shopping in our show neighbors Patti, Judy and Denise's booth is like browsing a mini-Portobello Road: garden items, furniture and textiles mingle with vintage clothes, jewelry, paper and architectural salvage. The common thread is that all the items are first-rate, coming from some of the finest estate sales and markets in Chicago and as far away as Paris.

Dealers Patti, Judy and sometimes Denise, have worked together for 15 years, combing sales and doing shows. They say it's the thrill of the hunt that drives them, along with a healthy dose of fun and spending time with the friends they've made along the way.

And these ladies know what they are talking about when it comes to fun and friends. They are excellent hosts, staging many a birthday party or dealer holiday potluck right along with their other show responsibilities.

Visit Patti, Judy and Denise in our dealer neighborhood at both the Grayslake and Wheaton markets, as well as on-line at

Many thanks to all who came out for the Wheaton show this weekend -- the weather was gorgeous and the joint was hoppin'! We're off to Ohio next. Anything special on your shopping list? Let us know -- we'll be hitting the auctions and sales over the next few weeks. xo -- Sandy and Joe


Linda Crispell said...

I think I saw that face jug on Antique Roadshow.


Great photos and a really nice store about "the girls".


So I can't type. Story...sorry.