Haunt: Jan’s Antiques 01/24/11
Looking around Chicago for fixtures for your old home? Anything from keyplates, to heat registers, to spindles, chandeliers, and tiles. It would be easier to list the things they don’t have and everything they do have, there’s lots and lots of.
Fi and I found ourselves at Jan’s yesterday after a trip to Salvage One didn’t pan out for us. -Is it just me or does that place seem more event venue and less cool junk place these days? Wandering up and down a couple of aisles, we came upon “the” Jan, going through some papers at her desk. She is charming and elegant and actually knows where every single thing is in this place.
I didn’t get what I was looking for, but I did leave with a beautiful depression glass bowl, some movie marquis letters, and a cool old sewing cabinet drawer that’ll be a great stash spot for pens and misc. counter clutter in my kitchen.
My reco: Go. Dress warm (it’s not heated in there). Bring a very large cup of really good coffee. Be totally cool with getting lost and losing track of an entire afternoon. This isn’t a place for shopping. It’s a place for treasure hunting.
225 North Racine Avenue
Chicago, IL 60607-1688
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