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The Vintage Bazaar at DANK Haus, Chicago

The weekend after Valentine’s Day, 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 .

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 .

Vintage Brass Lampshades

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

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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  • Reply
    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?

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      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.

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        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!

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    February 26, 2013 at 3:36 pm

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

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      February 26, 2013 at 6:22 pm

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

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

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

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    February 26, 2013 at 3:50 pm

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

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    Technicolor Cutie
    February 26, 2013 at 5:15 pm

    How wonderful! Love the pictures!

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    February 26, 2013 at 5:19 pm

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

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    [email protected]
    February 26, 2013 at 6:51 pm

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

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    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.

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

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

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    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).

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    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!

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