Shop Love Series: Vintage Fresh

My dream is to have a shopโ€ฆany kind of shop! A cake shop, a coffee shop, a shop that sells cute stuff. I just dream of that space that you can just decorate to your hearts content and display items in a lovely and pretty way! A place where you can come in everyday and meet different people who appreciates things that you love! (sigh! dreamy look)

Visiting Chicago, I was able to see a shop that I fell in love with! Vintage Fresh ! Even the name is so lovely right? This shop sells items that fit into the category of vintage, lovely, pretty, handmade and fabulous! I was so fortunate to have met two of the ladies behind this dream shop, Stacey and Kelly.

A little back trackโ€ฆI have been an instagram follower of asortofafairytale (Stacey) who posts photos of wonderful vintage items that she finds, and her lovely point of view of everyday things. She is also the owner of Cottage Industry Shop, an online shop that sells wonderful vintage and handmade items. So through my stalking (hehe) her website I saw that she had a space at a shop called Vintage Fresh in Downers Grove, Illinois. I left a message on her site and told her that I would be visiting Chicago and would love to drop by Vintage Fresh. She was kind enough to answer me back and warn me about the rough weather they were having and asked if I wanted recommendations of places that I could visit in Chicago. ย Sweet! ๐Ÿ™‚

So, on the day that we went to Downers Grove and I visited Vintage Fresh, I was super lucky to have timed my visit when Stacey dropped by the store and the owner Kelly was there!!! You could say that it was my lucky day! I got to have a little chat with them, and most of all I was able to see the fabulous shop! I was super excited! They had the most wonderful items! They had furniture, vintage suitcases, dainty crystals, amazing decors and many more! I was in my happy place!

Enough with my gushing! Let me just share with you the photos that I took so that you could see for yourself what I mean! Shop Love! Vintage Fresh!…Sorry for the millions of photos, I just could not leave out anything! I want to share all the exquisite items in the shop with you!

Please do stay tuned for the other upcoming Shop Love Series coming up! Enjoy the shop as much as I did!

With Kelly and Stacey of Vintage Fresh and Cottage Industry
With Kelly and Stacey of Vintage Fresh and Cottage Industry
Cottage Industry Space
Cottage Industry Space
Cath Kidston Stuff! Got the Cath Kidston prints inspite of its weight! :)
Cath Kidston Stuff! Got the Cath Kidston prints inspite of its weight! ๐Ÿ™‚

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A shelf of lovely knick-knacks, got vintage wooden spools for my loose bakers twine.
A shelf of lovely knick-knacks, got vintage wooden spools for my loose bakers twine.
Lovely! Got the vintage yellow floral tray for my loose stuff in the craft room.
Lovely! Got the vintage yellow floral tray for my loose stuff in the craft room.
Exquisite furniture! If i could just bring them home!
Exquisite furniture! If i could just bring them home!
Vintage record magnet boards
Vintage record magnet boards

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Teal and orange accents. Yummy!
Teal and orange accents. Yummy!

 

Exquisite crystals...deadly in the luggage!:(
Exquisite crystals…deadly in the luggage!:(
Some more cottage industry items
Some more cottage industry items
Love the vintage leather suitcases!
Love the vintage leather suitcases!

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Baby furniture! Love!
Baby furniture! Love!

 

Just a shelf of goodness!
Just a shelf of goodness!

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  • Oh my! This is heaven! I know someday that passion and “hobby” of yours will turn into an amazing reality… Keep on dreaming… Keep on inspiring us all with your wonderful ideas. Looking forward to visiting “a sweet cottage” shop!

    • Thank sister! Let’s not stop dreaming and maybe someday it will all come true! Don’t you just love the shop?!:)

  • I absolutely love this Maricel! It would be lovely to have a store like this here…=) I think I’d never ever wanna leave a place like that… A place like home! I just love vintage!

  • The place is soooo YOU, Partner!!! Had you gone Christmas time, you probably wouldn’t want to leave… Ever!!! Wonderful article! Love seeing beautiful things!!! Post more!

    • Thanks partner! Really love it!!! actually even if not Christmas I spent a good 2 hours inside, everyone was bored waiting outside for me! hahaha! Yes will be posting more lovely shops that I visited soon! ๐Ÿ™‚

  • “Amazing” and would you believe that I have the same dream such as yours. To have my own Shop. Now this is where I can help you attain and make your dreams come true. We can ask the Lord together for His guidance and there is nothing impossible when we put our Trust in Him. We will talk about it when we visit. Meanwhile, I can start shopping and buying vintage stuff to bring with me. Just let me know what I can buy and how I can help you get started? Now I am excited about this. Keep dreaming and believing!

    • Amen! Nothing is impossible with God! ๐Ÿ™‚ Thank you tita and I am looking forward in your coming here and we could talk about all out lovely dreams and praying together!:)

  • What a lovely place! Thank you for sharing your experience and the photos with us. ๐Ÿ™‚ My dream is to have a coffee shop with reading nook inside… Believing that one day it will come to pass. God bless you. ๐Ÿ™‚

    • I am happy that you liked it Joy!That is a lovely idea, a coffee shop with a reading nook!:) In God’s time we will have our dreams become a reality!Let’s keep on dreaming! ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Thank you so much for all of the wonderful things you have said about our shop. Just as you this was our dream. I am not sure what pushed us to jumping in with both feet, but we did and what a wonderful experience this has been. Our journey has just started and keeps evolving. Look we have you who came to see our shop and Stacey from around the world. Keep pushing forward and doing what you love. You never know what will happen. Maybe one day we will make it over to see you and you will have your own shop. Keep Dreaming
    Kelly

    • Thank you Kelly! You guys are such an inspiration! Yes I will keep the dream and who knows right! Thank you so much for chatting with me and allowing me to take photos of your wonderful shop to share here in my blog.:) I am looking forward to visiting you guys again sometime in the future. ๐Ÿ™‚ Take care and more power to the lovely Vintage Fresh! ๐Ÿ™‚