Thursday, September 25, 2014

Fall Gathering

  Ok, let me first say, I'm embarrassed that the last time I posted, it was early summer!  Yikes, I really need to get my act together. 
A couple weekends ago, my girls and I headed out to gather a little "Fall" for the front of the house.  On our list every year are the usual suspects...cornstalks, hay bales, pumpkins, mums, Indian corn, and gourds. 
This bittersweet I picked up at the Cary Farmer's Market on Sunday.

My front door should have a great wreath on it, or at least something that my mom made.  But, I was unprepared and used the Indian corn we picked up instead.  To the left of the walk you can see the crazy pumpkin we have's a left over from last year. 
This was my walk way last year after our big pumpkin haul. 
My mom made this adorable wreath out of an old bushel basket  lid. I love that it still has the original labels. The shop is filled with lots of Autumn inspiration.  So stop by this weekend! We are open this weekend as well as October 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 9th, 10th, 11th. 
Happy Fall!

Friday, June 13, 2014

Summer at the shop

It's finally here….and the shop is brimming with it!
You must come by and grab a piece of vintage summer to celebrate the season! 

Gear up for the 4th with some vintage red, white, and blue!

Looking for some vintage garden pieces?  

Want to bring the beach home with you?

You must go on a vintage picnic this summer! We have everything you'll need!

We also got a lot of new necklaces in.  Are you the queen or a vintage girl? I like to think I'm a little bit of both!

 Come in and grab some vintage summer!!
We are open today(Saturday, June 14th) 10:00-3:00.  Or stop by one of our next openings! Be sure to "like" us on Facebook to stay updated with what's new!

Thursday, April 24, 2014

Vintage Shop Hop

We are so excited to be a part of the Vintage Shop Hop!  Over 190 antique and vintage shops in Northern Illinois and Southern Wisconsin will join forces on April 25th and 26th in support of each other.

  Some shops will be offering sales and discounts.  Tattered Tiques will have a raffle you can enter to win a "Vintage Girl" t-shirt and flea market tote....perfect for a day of junking! So show a little vintage love and stop by the shop this weekend and see us.  We will be joining forces with Steeplechase Antiques in Barrington, and Lucky Junk in Arlington Heights.  These shops are fabulous and are run by the sweetest ladies!  If you haven't been to either, please pay them a visit and tell them the Tattered Tiques girls sent you!
For a complete list of shops participating visit click on the notes tab at the top.  Then you can pick which region you'd like to         visit.                                                                                                          

We hope you pay us a visit this weekend!  Happy Junking everyone! 

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

My peeps

How cute is this magazine cover!?

I almost collapsed when I saw it.

Inside, they show you more "Chicks in Hats" and tell you about the woman that takes the photos. She sells her them on Etsy.  Check out her Facebook page for more ADORABLE pics.


 Spring is chick season and it is the most exciting time of the year for "crazy chicken ladies" like myself.  It's when I get to add more girls to my crew.  These are two of my chicks from last year.  Can't wait for my phlox to bloom this year!

   How cute  were my americauna chicks last year?  I only ended up keeping 2 of these little girls.

 Here's Rosy eating my flowers last summer.   Shoo girl!

 Rex is always nearby…keeping watch over his girls.

Speaking of Rex…this was his daddy.  Oh how I miss seeing this beauty strut across my back yard. 

These are my 2 new chicks from this year…Cinnamon and Charm.

Last summer, I finally got the coop I've always wanted. It wasn't finished till the end of summer, so it isn't fully decorated yet, but I plan on getting in there as soon as the weather gets nice to finish making her pretty.  My girls love vintage and pretty things….so that's what they'll get!  I'm thinking crystal chandeliers, buntings, paintings….you know, normal coop stuff!

These are their nesting boxes.  Vintage galvanized boxes from Iowa.  They love them and their hardware sign…they give me plenty of eggs to show their appreciation!

Thanks of letting my gush about my girls…I love love love my girls! Stay tuned for finished photos of the coop…hoping to have it done by summer!

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Main Street Market

We are so excited to be participating in the The Urban Farmgirl's "Main Street Market" on May 10th! Mary has put together a great little vintage market right in our area. 

She chose the perfect little spot to hold a vintage market.  Check out these grounds!

 The historic Midway Village in Rockford is representative of a typical rural town at the end of the 19th century.

 Some of the 26 historical structures include a general store, a hardware store, a barbershop, a church and many others.

Vendors will be sprinkled among the Village grounds.  There will be plenty of "vintage goods and pretty things" from the over 50 handmade and vintage vendors.

Here's just a sprinkling of what we will be bringing…plenty of our "Vintage Girl" t-shirts and necklaces, clocks, scales, ironstone, silver, signs, baskets, tins, farm junk and much more!!!

Here are some pictures of when we have shared a booth with Mary.  Together we really "bring it!"

If you really want a treat, head out to Mary's shop, Urban Farmgirl in Rockford. It's filled with vintage goodness!
And to keep updated on all things Main Street Market, be sure to head over to the markets Facebook page here and "LIKE" it!
See you May 10th!