Chicago Antique Market
Harry Caray, Pure Class
If you’re in Chicago this weekend, stop by the West Loop for the Chicago Antique Market, an indoor air-conditioned and outdoor European-style urban antique market located in the historic and distinctive Randolph Street Market District at the beautiful Beaux Arts Plumbers Hall complex at 1340 W. Washington Street.
I visited the market during its opening weekend, and while I do love the Brooklyn Flea, the size, scope, and number of relative bargains found on Randolph Street dwarf fair Brooklyn’s quaint – and far more expensive – little market.
I love wood racquets.
I had the wonderful opportunity to meet Julie Fernstrom of Andersonville’s English Cottage and Brimfield, named for the tartan as well as the famous Massachusetts flea market. She has a healthy stock of sumptuous plaid blankets and re-purposed mid-century modern furniture, much of which she’s reupholstered borrowing materials from her collection of blankets.