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The Vintage Bazaar at DANK Haus, Chicago

The weekend after Valentine’s Day, The Vintage Bazaar popped up again in Chicago. Brandon and I last went when it was a part of The Renegade Craft Fair, last September, and this time it was at DANK Haus.

The Vintage Bazaar, DANK Haus, Chicago

Goods at The Vintage Bazaar, Chicago
Goods at The Vintage Bazaar

The only thing I bought, these amazing brass lampshades ($45 for both), didn’t work in my house. I knew they’d either be really good or really bad, and I think they skewed toward the latter. I still think they’re awesome, but I just don’t have the right lamp base for them. Not to worry, they’re going to a good home.

Vintage Brass Lampshades

Why have we not eaten at Big Star yet? I kept seeing them at popups and street fests, but after finally trying some tacos, I suddenly have a deeper understanding of this.

Big Star at The Vintage Bazaar

We stopped at the Smilebooth for some pics.

Nicole and Brandon at The Vintage Bazaar (Smilebooth Photos)

And then we looked around a bit more. I’m kind of kicking myself for not picking up a few more things, but there’s only so much room for vintage dinnerware in our house.

Goods at The Vintage Bazaar, Chicago

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  • Megan @ Monroe Makeshift
    February 26, 2013 at 3:32 pm

    I wish I would have gone to this! We live just outside Chicago and took a trip into the city that Saturday for our Valentines Date (MCA and Grand Lux Cafe!) We should have stopped at the bazaar too. Are these reoccurring events?

    • libby
      February 26, 2013 at 8:21 pm

      Hey Megan! Sounds like you had a grand :) Valentine’s. Libby here. I produce The Vintage Bazaar (and thank Nicole for coming out and being so nice to write about it!) TVB happens pop-up style. Next up is Sept. 7 & 8 as part of Renegade in Wicker Park.

      • Megan @ Monroe Makeshift
        February 26, 2013 at 8:27 pm

        Thanks Libby! I’m going to put it on my calendar right now. Looks like the vendors bring out some amazing vintage items!

  • katie
    February 26, 2013 at 3:36 pm

    I really like your dress, in the photobooth shots. Where did you get it?

    • Kaitie
      February 26, 2013 at 6:22 pm

      I concur with my fellow Ka(i)tie up there.

    • Making it Lovely
      February 26, 2013 at 6:24 pm

      Oh, thanks! It was from Target, a year or two ago.

  • Phoebe
    February 26, 2013 at 3:50 pm

    Ahhh I love those brass lampshades! And what a good price for them, too.

  • Technicolor Cutie
    February 26, 2013 at 5:15 pm

    How wonderful! Love the pictures!

  • Angie
    February 26, 2013 at 5:19 pm

    Oh my! Totally digging those lamp shades! Bummer they didn’t work out.

  • kristi@SimplePrettyThings
    February 26, 2013 at 6:51 pm

    Oh my god. I’d seriously buy everything there! I would never make it out alive!!!

  • Sherri
    February 26, 2013 at 9:50 pm

    Holy crap, if I lived in Chicago I would eat at Big Star every day. Which is probably not a good thing. It’s the one place that we always make sure to visit when we are in town.

  • jenn aka the picky girl
    February 27, 2013 at 8:22 am

    Those lampshades….oh my. And $45?!?

  • ryan
    February 27, 2013 at 8:25 am

    Oh, how I love Big Star. I spend a lot of days in the summer eating guacamole and drinking mexican cokes on their patio (gotta love a teacher’s schedule).

  • First Born Vintage
    March 3, 2013 at 7:23 pm

    Sorry the lampshades didn’t work out – I still can’t believe I parted with them – they need a very specific base, though. Glad to hear they are going to a good home!