New Finds for the Shop

Thursday, April 28, 2011

We have been shopping like crazy 
for great new finds for the booth.
Lots of new items -- tables, chairs, a desk, 
 mirrors, vintage toys, antique framed prints,
lamps, white ironstone and transferware pieces. 

We have some funky re-purposed
pieces for those who want something different.
Just stop by and see what's new this week.
It changes constantly!
(Just like the weather.)

And for those of you 
who don't live or around
the booth in Illinois, 
if you see something
in one of our shop photo vignettes
that you would like to have,
please email us and let us know.
If we can ship it to you,
we will!

Close-up of a pair of vintage water skis.

Thanks for stopping by Blue Cardinal.

Coming this weekend.
Stop by the shop soon.

April showers

Friday, April 22, 2011

They say April showers bring May flowers so that must mean that here in Illinois we are in for one incredible May!!! It has been beyond dreary, wet and cold here. But as I was cutting through the Macy's in Chicago the other week I caught a glimmer of hope on an otherwise dark day. I did not realize it but it was the annual flower show at Macy's and it was so crazy good! They went all out this year. I thought you might want to see the incredible show.

Vintage Easter Collectibles

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Do you collect vintage Easter decorations?

Maybe postcards, paper mache' eggs, 
bunnies, chicks, or chocolate molds?

Tell us what fills your 
vintage basket 
at this time of year.

Vintage pecking chicken toy.

Happy springtime!

We're Stylin'!

Saturday, April 9, 2011

A big "Thank You" goes out to Lesley Ward for awarding Blue Cardinal with a

So thank you Lesley!! Please go check out her blog.

To accept this honor, Blue Cardinal is now supposed to tell you seven things about us. So here goes:

Blue Cardinal loves (and these can usually be found in our shop!!)

1. Plaid

2. Globes and Maps

3. Horse things

4. Signs

5. Tin toys

6. Clocks

7. Monograms

And this is only the tip of the iceberg!! 
Can't wait to continue to share with you all the things we love. 

Here is one more:

Blue Cardinal loves cows!
We found this one at an estate sale. We named him Owen.

And here is a list of blogs we think you should check out:

We have lots of lists of things we love and we will be adding them soon. How about you... what do you love to collect???