I can't express how much I'm going to miss the thrifts here in Chicago. It really feels like if I set my mind to something, sooner or later it will turn up in the thrift store. Le Creuset pots? Thanks, Village on Roscoe! Piles of vintage barkcloth? Thanks Village on Irving. The most beautiful pie plate of all time? Thanks Elephant on Clark! Discontinued Rose Fiesta Plate (and Bowl)? Thanks Elephant on Waveland! And thank you every single Unique for reliably big piles of embroidery each and every week, I can't believe how awesome you are. The lists go on and on. My house is full of the bounty that is Chicago thrifting. Which is why I can't believe it took me until June of this year (after a DECADE of Chicago rummaging) to realize that Unique thrifts open at 6:00 am every Monday for their half off sale.
check in with the gallery ransack the thrift stores.