Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Holiday Open House

This Saturday Vintage Nest will be holding it's annual Holiday Open House from 10am-6pm.
The shop is decked out in all it's holiday best. We have so much new merchandise we can't keep up with the deliveries.
Enjoy special discounts, free gift wrap, raffle drawing and holiday treats.
You won't want to miss it!
Hope to see you on Saturday.

Wednesday, October 3, 2012


It's so hard to believe that we've been open for one year already.  Where does the time go?  I can honestly say that I have never been happier with the way things have turned out at the shop.  I have met so many wonderful new customers over the months and have gotten to know so many fabulous people. 

It's not to say there hasn't been a learning curve in all of this.  Mistakes have been made but certainly learned from. I never imagined how much time I would spend working on all things NEST.  It's the first thing I think about when I wake up and the last thing I think about when I drift off to sleep.  My kids rank up there too but I consider the NEST one of babies as well.

Anyhoo, in celebration of Vintage Nest turning ONE I am putting the shop on sale.  Take 20% off the entire store through Sunday.  On Thursday there will also be a chance to win a $25.00 gift certificate.

Please stop in if you can.  I would love to see you!


Monday, September 17, 2012

It Never Disappoints

Once again Junk Bonanza wowed me over! The 6.5 hour drive each way was once again well worth it.  When my girlfriend and I arrived at 7:30am to get in line for Early Bird shopping I was stunned to find hundreds in line before us.  The excitement just continues to build every minute you wait in line.  The couple in line in front of us came all the way from Santa Barbara to shop Junk Bonanza.  They own a store called Whimsy and they were hoping to connect with some vendors.
As soon as 8:00am hit the crowds converged.  Here is a picture of the entrance to JB.
The displays were outstanding. I wanted to take lots of pictures to show you but it was so crazy crowded that I couldn't get any decent pictures without the crowds covering the displays.  By the time we worked our way towards the back the SOLD signs were everywhere. I guess next time I will get in line at 6am!
I still managed to find some fantastic pieces for the shop and for myself.  Some great lamps, locker baskets, signs and re-purposed jewelry made it back to the shop on Friday.
Here's a few more pictures.

The table with the clock stencil will be in the shop this week.
There will be a Spring Junk Bonanza in 2013 - I can't wait!

Wednesday, September 5, 2012


I am so excited to be heading to Junk Bonanza next week I can hardly contain myself.  I went back in 2010 and found it to be the best venue ever for finding the coolest JUNK and the neatest REPURPOSED pieces ever.  I wasn't able to go last year due to family commitments so my excitement has been building for the last 23 months.  Hope to find some awesome items to bring back to the shop and some pieces that I have been looking for, for my home.

If you have never been you must add it to your BUCKET LIST.  I hear they may be adding a spring show in 2013.

Friday, July 27, 2012


I am so excited - Vintage Nest was voted Best Antique Shop on the North Shore for 2012 by Make It Better Magazine. 
You can see for yourself by checking out the August issue of Make It Better Magazine on newsstands today!
This calls for a celebration so if you bring in this blog post to the shop this weekend you will receive 20% off your entire purchase. But hooray hurry because we are only offering the discount tomorrow and Sunday.

thank you, thank you, thank you

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Transitional and Fall Preview

As hot as it is we just started receiving some new clothing that's great for transitioning to fall.
In addition we received fabulous jewelry that's funky and totally vintage inspired.
Here's just a few pictures of some of the pieces we have in.
Have a fabulous day!

Friday, July 13, 2012

Save The Date - Grand Opening Room 363

You don't want to miss the grand opening of my dear friend Mark's new shop ROOM 363 on August 16th.
I stopped by last week to see how the shop was coming along and I was completely mesmerized by his creativity. He has a great mix of painted and upholstered furniture, industrial, home accents, jewelry and clothing.  Something for everyone!  It's on my calendar - so make sure it's on yours!

Friday, June 29, 2012

Fun Summer Jewelry

You can never have enough jewelry to go with your summer T's and dresses.
These are just some of our new pieces and best thing... All under $30!

Monday, June 18, 2012

Arizona Favorite

We head to Arizona several times a year and a must stop for me is The Willows Home and Garden store. Their displays are awe inspiring and I always manage to find a few things for myself.
Check out the pictures I took on my visit their last month.

Monday, May 21, 2012

Summer Clothes

Last week we received many new pieces at the shop just in time for the hot weather we had over the weekend.
Pretty tanks with lots of lace and dresses that are super feminine.

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Learning to Blog

I am FINALLY learning how to use Blogger. 

Thanks to my friend Mark from Room 363 I think I know how to do the basics - post and publish!
Anyhoo - my plan is to post about my shop, Vintage Nest and share with you the things I love about shopping the antique markets, favorite finds and my experience as a shopkeeper.
I am posting pictures of the shop that were taken yesterday. I hope you enjoy and PLEASE send your comments!


Sunday, April 15, 2012

Welcome to the Vintage Nest

Vintage Nest began with my passion for scouring the antique markets on weekends for that unusual find - - the thrill of the hunt! Along the way I realized that I wanted to spend more and more time re-purposing my finds and expressing my inner desire to be creative. 
By early 2006 I had accumulated well over two storage units full of furniture and home accessories from my antique explorations. Not to mention that we could no longer park our 2 cars in the garage because this too was overflowing with my finds. 
Having spent over 20 years in the advertising business and no longer being challenged by my job I decided to incorporate my passion for vintage inspired furnishings into my everyday life by establishing Vintage Nest. Vintage Nest gives me the opportunity to share my passion with others who enjoy decorating their homes with elegant, time-worn pieces.
A mother of two small children with a growing volunteer schedule I knew Vintage Nest would have to satisfy my need to explore my dream as well as maintain a balanced home life. 
In the beginningVintage Nest only opened its doors to the public one weekend per month.Customers were notified by postcard of upcoming sales as well as email announcements.  In September 2011 Vintage Nest moved to The Glen Town Center and is now open 7 days a week.
Vintage: classic, mature, rare, time-honored, enduring, superior

Nest: a place affording snug refuge or lodging; a home
Vintage Nest
1891 Tower Drive
Glenview, IL  60026
# 847.834.0287