Happy Halloween!

Wednesday, October 31, 2012

A look at some of the creative carvers from Highwood, IL!!
Hope you have a happy, Halloween!

Pumpkin Fest!

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Blue Cardinal is located in Highwood, Illinois. 
This past weekend, Highwood was going for the
Guinness Book of World Records for the most lit, carved pumpkins--32,000!!
HGTV was there too, to film the happenings for a new show
called "Pumpkin Wars". We'll find out on Halloween if they broke the record but for now here are some pics from the weekend!

How do you like my mustache?

A little gross, but also cool!

I'll post more pictures soon...
there are some very creative carvers out there!
Do you get clever with your pumpkins? Do tell!

Picture that with a Kodak!

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Added a tower of cameras to Blue Cardinal today!
They are all on an old film display piece from a store. Also used some old store display pieces to hold photos. I just love any kind of old camera...don't you? 

Halloween has arrived at Blue Cardinal!

Thursday, October 4, 2012

Set up a Halloween Vignette today.
Lots of lab equipment,
letters, numbers... including a great orange 31
and many more vintage curiosities!
Won't you stop by and please
let us know what you think!!

Junk Bonanza 2012

Monday, September 17, 2012

Another great 
antiquing trip 
in Minneapolis 
last week!

We made it to the Junk Bonanza
last week for the fifth year 
and were number 7 and 8
in line 
among the Early Bird shoppers.
(Now THAT's dedication, right?)

The first photo above was taken
founder of the JB,
editor in chief of Flea Market Style
and nationally-known vintage junk guru ---
getting ready 
to have a few pictures taken
shortly after 6:30 am
at the Canterbury Park
racetrack in Shakopee, MN
on Thursday morning.

Here is John, part of the JB team, passing out
warm mini sugar donuts to the line of anxious shoppers. .

The doors opened at 8 am, 
but the line started forming
sometime right after six.

Looking back at the line of people behind us --- patiently waiting .  

Long day 
but so worth the treasures
we found. Stop by Blue Cardinal
soon to see what we found,
won't you? 

Getting ready for the photo shoot.

Mason Jars

Thursday, August 9, 2012

Mason jars...
the shapes, 
the colors.
the sizes.

They're really great,
don't you agree?


Are you a fan? 

Stop by our shop
and see the Mason jars
we have in stock this week!

Blue Cardinal
Vintage and Antiques 


Teacups and Saucers

Sunday, May 27, 2012

Do you collect antique
teacups and saucers?

Tell us about your collection,
won't you?




So many gorgeous patterns
in the world to choose from.

Which ones do you covet?


Silver Trophy Love

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Don't you love 
a nice old shiny
silver trophy cup?

My friend Marcy's favorite loving cup (link)



No wonder it is called a 
"loving cup".

I could fall in love with any one of these.


The Old Painted Cottage traditional living room

Take a look at these images
from all over blogland.
Swoon-worthy, right?




Do you have any in your home?