March Madness

Tuesday, March 25, 2014



Come in 
out of the cold,
and see what's new
at
Blue Cardinal.






New items added every week.











Come in soon
to see what we have
 waiting for YOU!









Our shop,
Blue Cardinal Antiques & Vintage
 is in Anna's Warehouse
located in Highwood, Illinois.
Open seven days a week!

Stop by soon, won't you?




CHICAGO's Urban Remains

Saturday, March 22, 2014





If you are in Chicago,
and you are up for antiquing
and treasure hunting ---
make time for 
Urban Remains
just west of the city.






You can start in their showroom
where they have 
some really funky, fun, cool pieces.

But do not miss the WAREHOUSE
(just a few doors to the west)
which is packed from top to bottom
with layers and layers of perfectly
organized architectural artifacts
that have been collected.

Awesome place.
Not to be missed. 
Super friendly and helpful staff.






If you are not in Illinois
but want to see what they have,
they have an amazing website 
if you are trying to track down a specific
item to complete a project.


Highly recommend this spot!






Urban Remains
1850 West Grand Avenue
Chicago, Illinois 60622
312.492.6254






Look at the organization!
You can FIND things in this place!
:)












Go visit and set aside an hour or two. Lots to see!










Vintage Retro Chic Tortoiseshell Bar

Tuesday, March 18, 2014




OMG!!!
Look what just arrived 
at
Blue Cardinal 
this week!

Holy Ginger, Gilligan, 
and Mary Ann too --
it's a five piece vintage tortoiseshell bamboo bar set
in excellent condition
with upholstered stools.


ONE OF A KIND


Madmen Retro Bar 
meets 
Tortoiseshell Bamboo Fabulous-ness


Some of the details:

- nail head trim

- brass foot rail

- locking liquor cabinet area

- faux tortoiseshell printed 
waterproof fabric (mint condition)

- authentic bamboo trim

- sturdy, solid construction

- bar front has a central design 
framed out in bamboo with nail head detailing 
(see close-up)





#Tory Burch:
Tory, if you are out there and need
a fab bar set, this one's got your name
and signature style written ALL OVER IT!

#Clinton Kelly:
YOU NEED THIS BAR SET!
(Will ship to Hollywood)



Nail head and bamboo centered musical design detail 


DON'T WAIT
ACT NOW

Run over to Blue Cardinal
at Anna's in Highwood right now
if this set is speaking to you, seriously.
It's not going to stay in the shop for long!





January Sale

Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Sale Sale Sale

Everything at blue cardinal is 20% off now through January 31st! Perfect time to get something you have had your eye on or to grab a steal on that thing you didn't even know you needed! 

Time to Shop!

HOLIDAY SHOW: December 10 & 11

Sunday, December 1, 2013




Come see us
at our
Blue Cardinal
holiday booth
at the
Woodlands Winter Wonderwalk
on 
December 10th and 11th
2   0   1   3
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.



 SPECIAL GIFTS for EVERYONE
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 
pieces?


via



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!