Monday, May 31, 2010

A day at the Antique Market

This weekend my kids and I walked over to the Chicago Antique Market to have a look around.

There are always so many things I see that I would love to have including this old tool box. The top three tiers open up for drill bits, but I could see filling those with colored pencils and all those little drawers below could house all kinds of art supplies.

These Japanese glass fishing floats reminded me of Terry Grants recent quilt featuring a lovely green glass ball on the sand. I found one of these on the beach in Northern California when I was a teenager, it was a lovely pale blue green color.

Following in the nautical theme there were all kinds of fixtures to outfit your home in steam punk fashion.

What is it about old medical equipment and cabinetry? This would be a cool addition to a studio.

Nice little painting on metal of Diego and Frieda.


  1. Wow! that is a bonanza of fishing floats. Love all the colors. What a cool antiques market. I love those kinds of places. Thanks for the tour!

  2. Please tell us you brought something this cool home with you! What finds!! I love antique markets!

  3. Ah Bee, I wish I could have. I am on a tight budget right now, for now I have to be satisfied with photos.

  4. I'm right there with you.

  5. I thought the first photo was an art box! haha I guess I know where my mind dwells. It's a happy place. :D


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