Pop-Up Tag Sale — $5 Makes Ya Holla!!!

Attention all Chicagoans! You read that right, I’m purging. Y’all know I’m on a strict “one in one out” grounding notice by The Boy. This border hoarder needs to make room for all the new Paris flea treasures, so I teamed up with The Savoy Flea to bring you a whopper of a sale.  Brass, indigo, rattan, lamps, vases…it’s all gotta go! We promise to have $5, $10, and $20 tables full of vintage goodness. This is going to be the mother of all vintage sales, and it’s all priced to sell.

Pop Up Tag Sale in Chicago with The Savoy Flea and House Of Hipsters

WHERE? 
The Savoy Flea
2621 W. Grand Ave., Chicago, IL
Entrance is on the side of the parking lot

WHEN?
THIS SUNDAY ONLY!!!!!
10AM – 3PM

We’ve both  got a ton of stuff with your name on it. Bring cash, a truck, and get there early ‘cuz once everything is gone, it’s gone. The Savoy Flea (Marianne) and I will be slinging vintage at 10AM sharp. Be there or be square, and watched my Instagram Stories for sneak peeks. See you soon.

Vintage Scores — Hallway Decor

I fell in love with a blue chair last Fall. The Savoy Flea posted it to her Instagram and the velvety goodness caught my eye…my heart skipped a beat. A couple months later, I made my way down to the shop. The entire drive into the city I wondered if the pretty blue peacock chair had sold…I rang the bell, walked in and finally saw her in person. She took my breath away. Another customer walked over and touched her. Laser beams shot out of my eyes and every fiber of my being wanted to scream back off!

I didn’t dare sit in her for fear i’d never leave. It was pure torture to walk out the door.

Hallway Decor - Vintage Peacock Blue Velvet Louis XV Fauteuil Chair Nude Sketches Disco Ball via House Of Hipsters

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The How To Guide For Estate Sales

It was shocking to learn how many of my vintage besties have never attended an estate sale. Yes, walking into a complete stranger’s home can be quite intimidating, but estate sales are where I find the best stuff with the best prices. So, because not everyone is versed in this art of thrifting, I decided to write a complete how to guide for estate sales.

Complete How to guide for estates sales. Everything you wanted to know about estate sales by House of Hipsters

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A White Tank Top and Lesson Learned

Sometimes I have a really hard time falling asleep. My mind is racing about a work deadline, a blog post idea, my oldest got in trouble at school, my youngest decided to cut her own hair, random errands I forgot to run, a unicorn bell I sold on Chairish and totally forgot to ship. You know, normal life chaos that everyone deals with. When I can’t turn my brain off, I tend to scroll through my favorite vintage sites. From tufted navy blue velvet sofas to coral channel back chairs to mid-century lighting, slowly but surely these pretty treasures lull me to dreamy-dreamy land.

A plain white tank top hanging on a wire coat hanger with a "M" on a tag sticking out of it. No color. Black and white pencil drawing.

About a month or so ago, late one night, I was scrolling through Everything But The House and found some art I really adored. Like “I must have this” adoration. I’m not sure what really drew me in, I mean, it was just a picture of a tank top. A plain white tank top hanging on a wire coat hanger with a “M” on a tag sticking out of it. No color. Black and white. Simple. At first I thought it was photograph but after reading the item description, I learned it was an original pencil drawing. Signed, but by no one in particular…well, I can’t say that for sure…you actually can’t make out the signature. With every second I stared at it, I adored it even more. It was simply stunning.

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How To Start A Collection

Happy Thursday! Erica Reitman, The Design Ninja Extraordinaire, is stopping over today to talk about how to start a collection. I don’t know about you, but I’ve got a ton…trophies, indigo, navy books, vintage barware…errrrmmmm *cough* chairs…ya let’s not go there, but sometimes it all goes in a box. I never know what to do with it all. Anyhoo, no matter what it is that you’re drawn to, Erica’s here to tell you to snap that shiz up and put it on display. Now excuse me while I go start my “Buy Me This” Pinterest board. 

Needlepoints with exotic animal imagery, baskets of all shapes and sizes, large ashtrays, iced tea spoons, rocks glasses, vintage matchbooks…these are just a few of the bizarro things I’ve decided to collect over the years.

How To Start A Collection. Erica Reitman teaches us how to collect the things you love and fly your freak flag high!

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