The Weekend Search: Garage Sales, Thrift Shops, Flea Markets

The Weekend Search: Garage Sales, Thrift Shops, Flea Markets

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Janel Laban
Jun 16, 2006
When the weekend rolls around we have the time for a little treasure hunting. We are starting off a list with a few spots to dig through and hope that readers who have a scoop on more spots will add them to the comments thread. If you are having a tag sale this weekend, know of a great thrift shop or are hitting a flea market, let us know. Let the search begin! We got an Chicago Mag Marquee email about the Sandwich Antiques Market being held this Sunday: "You’ll find about 600 exhibitors with guaranteed antique and/or collectible furniture, jewelry, tools, fabric, clothing, art, and more at the Sandwich Antiques Market held at the Sandwich Fairgrounds (one block south of Route 34, Sandwich) on June 18th from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Rows K, L, and M are set up for “shabby chic” items. Admission during regular market hours is $5. An early buying session will be held during dealer setup on June 17th from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. for $30." For info/directions click here. AT Chicago Reader Karen (you may have met her at the launch party) sent us info on the sale she's holding this Saturday: Moving Sale/St. Ben's 3909 N. Claremont (Irving Park and Western Ave.) Sat. June 17 9am-5pm 18 years of Stuff Must Go! Furniture (Cushy chairs, side tables, bankers chairs, Oak Desk, Dressers, Bookshelves),Appliances (vintage stove, refridge, washer, drier). Vintage bedspreads, Antiques, Pottery, Stereo, Speakers, Hammock Frame, Deco Cabinet, Kid's bike. Lots of Stuff One Day Only. And from Gaper's Block: Wolff's Flea Market Rosemont 6920 N. Mannheim Rd., Rosemont At the Allstate Arena "Rosemont has grown into a giant quasi-antique show. I know some dealers who have quit going to the big shows and now just sell at Rosemont. There are hundreds of dealers selling everything you can imagine and a few things you'd rather not. Get there early for the best finds — doors open at 6am. If I had to pick one market to go to on a Sunday, this would be it."
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