Artist in Residence?

Sunday, January 27, 2013

Do you have an artist 
in residence at your house
who might be in need of some 
vintage studio furnishings?

If so,
please stop by 
blue cardinal
 soon, ok?

We have a vintage adjustable
drafting table, an adjustable stool,
easels, old paint sets and palettes,
brushes and more! 

We even have four or five
large finished oil paintings
rolled and ready to be stretched
and framed for your walls.

Drop by and take a look,
won't you?

It might even inspire
the inner artist in YOU!

The stool and the table both are adjustable!

Still life setting we put together for the vignette, but there are many other items
in the shop to choose from to create your version of a still life scene.

We're in PRINT!!!

Monday, January 21, 2013

So excited 
to share
some great news
with all of you.

Blue Cardinal
a wonderful mention in
 Chicago Home and Garden 

Best Design Shops on the North Shore

NORTHERN LIGHTS: From the studios flourishing in its leafy lakefront suburbs to the boutiques along Green Bay Road, the North Shore has something for every design lover

Here is the Link:

Thanks so much
to Tate Gunnerson
who wrote the article!

Very exciting news 
and a completely 
unexpected surprise
for our
 antique shop/booth.

Hope you will come by
and visit us soon at 
Blue Cardinal!

What's Hot and Not

Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Happy New Year!

Come in and see
what's new.

We received 
a press release this morning
from a local
Chicago vintage organization
and major promoter of Chicago 
vintage events and sales - 

They reported
 their 2012 findings
from vintage and antique
market sales
from the past year.

 Their founder,
vintage style guru,
Melissa Sands, 
put together a
current list 
on what is HOT
and what is NOT right now.

Here it is:

Hot, hot, HOT!
  1. Anything from the 1920s
  2. Menswear
  3. Contemporary Vintage
  4. Luggage
  5. Wood and metal
  6. Lamps


NOT, not, not!
  1. China
  2. Cups and Saucers
  3. Cookie Jars

Blue Cardinal has lots of luggage!

Good news!
We carry everything 
on the HOT LIST 
with the exception of  
vintage men's clothing
Blue Cardinal.

Sweet wooden hand-painted twin bed 

Unusual industrial pieces 

Great lamps and accessories

Antique and vintage tins

Wood and metal  

Lots of plaid  

we even have a handsome
red fox for sale.
(Have you been looking for one of those?)


So come in
and find the latest
 vintage items
for your home, ok?

Thanks for stopping by!