Summer Heat Wave Makes for a Really Hot Randolph Street Market!

I had to meet with a client last Saturday morning to do a color consultation which brought me to the West Loop bright & early. I typically only venture over to that part of town when the vintage market is going on, and conveniently, it was last weekend! So after my analysis I walked a couple blocks and spent the rest of my morning rummaging at Randolph Street Market.

Randolph St Market (1)

Unlike last month’s unseasonably cold temperature which had me wearing a sweater in July, this end-of-summer heat wave that we’re having made for a hot & humid day. The extreme heat definitely made an impact on my shopping experience this month! Some vendors put up awnings to provide shade for shoppers; but with not even a slight breeze, it was still sweltering. Everything under the sun – the people, the pavement, and the products was hot – too hot to even touch! Who wants to buy something after it burns you?

Regardless, here are some pics from my trip to Randolph Street Market this month…

Sooo much sterling & tons of turquoise!

Sterling Silver & Turq (1)

Sterling Silver & Turq (5)

Sterling Silver & Turq (2)

Sterling Silver & Turq (6)

Sterling Silver & Turq (3)

Pretend were in Pleasantville and time warp back to the 50’s with these retro kitchen sets…

Retro Kitchen Sets (1)

Retro Kitchen Sets (3)

Retro Kitchen Sets (2)

Retro Kitchen Sets (4)

Retro Kitchen Sets (5)

Retro Kitchen Sets (6)

Retro Kitchen Sets (7)

Want to be a little more subtle with your vintage accents? Pick from these reclaimed door knobs, metal furnishings, stained glass and ceramic tiles taken from torn down homes, schools, and buildings from long ago.

Vintage Door Knobs (2)

Vintage Door Knobs (1)

Stained Glass Windows

Old Ceramic Tiles (2)

Old Ceramic Tiles (1)

Going global…

Globes (2)

Globes (1)

Two weeks til the next full moon jam! I should’ve picked up on of these so I can join the drum circle.

Drums

These life-size figurines would make good friends…

Carved Wood Native American Figures (3)

Carved Wood Native American Figures (2)

Carved Wood Native American Figures (1)

Wizard

Even this guy – he’s so excited…he just can’t hide it!

Skeleton (1)

So what did I walk away with this month?

This ring…

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and this ring…

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From a distance it looks like etched metal, but if you look close, it recites the Lord’s Prayer.

Lord's Prayer Ring

Would you subject yourself to these types of shopping conditions?

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One response to “Summer Heat Wave Makes for a Really Hot Randolph Street Market!

  1. Pingback: September’s Randolph Street Market Recap | EXPRESS THRU DRESS

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