HOLIDAY SHOW: December 10 & 11

Sunday, December 1, 2013

Come see us
at our
Blue Cardinal
holiday booth
at the
Woodlands Winter Wonderwalk
December 10th and 11th
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Lake Forest, Illinois

We have been compiling
the BEST items 
for this very special holiday sale!

Come and see us.
We will have lots and lots of
vintage and antique items
mixed with silver,
tartans and plaids.

on your holiday list
to include:

 - boxes and trunks
- small furniture items 
- lamps and lighting
- wintery vintage snowglobes 
-  stockings, blankets & throws 
- equestrian collectibles
- hotel silver
- winter sports equipment
- ironstone, transferware 
- vintage barware, crystal pieces, etc. etc. etc.!

Please stop and see us.
Make a day of it.
This event is tied in to a holiday
 tour of homes 
decorated for Christmas
and sure to inspire!

You can get the details
by clicking the link below:

We hope to see you there
on December 10th and 11th!

Hope to see you there!
Jenn and Alison at blue cardinal

English Oak Collectibles

Saturday, October 19, 2013

Do you collect antique 
or vintage English oak 


Find this here

This can be found on Etsy

There are so many 
wonderful shapes and versions
of pieces using silver
and English oak. 

Find this here

Find this here

Love the warm patinas and tones 
of the wood against 
the shiny silver metals.


You can find this unusual square version  here

You can almost always 
find pieces like these at 
Blue Cardinal Antiques & Vintage.

Find this here

We just love them --
details can be plain and simple,
or highly ornate.

This biscuit barrel makes a great  ice bucket.

Find this little cutie here

Find this stunning carved British tobacco box here

Do you have any pieces 
like this in your home? 

Tell us about it!

Collectible Antique Opera Glasses

Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Antique French Mop Gilt Opera Glasses Lorgnette

Have you seen any lately
that make your heart sing?

Antique Leather Fire Buckets

Friday, July 5, 2013

Crushing on 
leather fire buckets.

Love the old tattered leather patinas,
the metal rivots,
and the 
wonderful painted details.

Do you collect 
antique fire pails?

Take a look at these
gorgeous beauties.


English handmade leather firebucket


Collecting: Antique Quill Boxes

Friday, May 31, 2013


There are so many things to 


and that's 
our favorite subject at
Blue Cardinal.

Porcupine quill boxes
are another one 
of those things.

You can see a small collection of them here on the coffee table
in this lovely home decorated by Phoebe Howard.

They are so uniquely 
natural and handmade. 
The warm tones
ranging from ivory to deep brown blacks
are beautiful.

Take a look at these beauties.


A gorgeous set of collectible antique boxes.

Do you collect any type of small boxes?