Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Happy New Year! Join Us for the DuPage Expo Show

Get your New Year off to the right VINTAGE start! Join us for the DuPage Expo Show January 5 and 6. We will have all your favorites -- furniture, artsy smalls, graphics, handmades and more. Show hours are 11 to 5 Saturday and 9 to 3 Sunday. The Expo Center is located on North Avenue in St. Charles, Ill., just across the street from Pheasant Run. Print this page for HALF OFF general admission, too! See you there. xo
P.S. If you need more show information, just click the link in our calendar sidebar to visit the promoter's site.

Friday, December 21, 2012


I love the lights at Christmas time. I think there is a basic truth revealed in them -- there is something fundamentally comforting about a light shining in the darkness. Jesus came to bring that light, whether to the vast darkness in Newtown, Conn., or that which crouches inside every heart. "The people walking in darkness have seen a great light; on those living in the land of the shadow of death, a light has dawned." Isaiah 9:2. For your share of the celestial light show, all you have to do is believe: "For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten son, that whosoever believes in him, shall not perish, but have eternal life." John 3:16 This Christmas, let your light shine! Believe. Have a wonderful holiday. xo -- Sandy and Joe

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Wheaton This Saturday

Join us this Saturday for our last show of the season -- the Wheaton Antique Market -- from 8 to 3 at the DuPage County (IL) Fairgrounds. We will have new furniture, great smalls and all the holiday you need for decorating and gift giving! Print the red coupon on this page for HALF-OFF general admission (or show it on your smart phone at the door). Need additional details? Just click the link in our calendar sidebar to visit the promoter's site. See you at Wheaton on Saturday. xo

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Kane Report: Marvelous Megillicutti; Grayslake Coupon

Kane Report: As the calendar slowly but surely turns into December, I find myself with a vague sense of dread growing. Most of this is due to the weather -- the possibility of snow and ice just add another layer of uncertainty to the stratification that always exists in this business. Plus, a number of our show neighbors take the month of December off for various (lame!) reasons, like family commitments. Blah-blah. OK! Just kidding. But we do miss our regular pals for real. While the weather turned out to be reasonably lovely for early December on Kane weekend, we knew we were missing several of our favorite show neighbors. BUT! We couldn't have been happier to have Melissa Parks of Megillicutti fill one of the empty spaces. From the fabulous merch to the fair prices, not to mention the amazingly creative displays, Megillicutti was a big hit. We found ourselves begging Melissa to come back on a regular basis. Plus she, and her helpers*, husband Jerry and son, Davis, were super nice to boot!
Another regular space was ably filled by Judy of the Iowa Junk Gypsies, so all in all, we didn't fare too badly at Kane -- good weather and good neighbors!

Last week, we restocked our space at Mishawaka Antiques. The store looks really lovely. I posted some photos on Facebook so you can take a look. Do stop in -- there are lots of wonderful pieces that would look great under your tree -- or in your living room!

And if you scroll to the bottom of this post, you will find the HALF-OFF general admission for this weekend's Grayslake. Be sure to join us for the last one of the season! As always, I will post some photos on Facebook by Friday so you can take a look at some of the goodies we will be bringing. Can't wait! See you there! xo

P.S. Melissa doesn't have a blog, but you can find her on Facebook -- check the LIKE box on our page.

*Melissa -- Know you had another friend helping, too, but I forgot to ask her name! Sorry. sg