Leilani (@thriftaholic) — Thriftaholic. Book Worm. Urban Archaeologist. Donut Connoisseur.
Chicago-based blogger via L.A. but a Southern girl at heart.
My paternal grandparents, Viola and Bill, met while working at the Stewart-Warne
My paternal grandparents, Viola and Bill, met while working at the Stewart-Warner Corp. in Chicago during the 1930s. I was pleasantly surprised to find the “Varsity” molded plastic radio (bottom) on display @chicagomuseum as it was manufactured by Stewart-Warner in 1938. The model was marketed to students and included a space to apply school letters, according to the museum label.
17.07.2019 04:08:12
The “Silverscreen to Mainstream” exhibition at @chicagomuseum highlights America
The “Silverscreen to Mainstream” exhibition at @chicagomuseum highlights American fashion that was influenced by Hollywood glamour in the 1930s and 1940s. The first picture in this set depicts typical cotton dresses worn by women during the Great Depression. They are shown side by side with glamorous gowns by designers including Adrian and Chanel.
15.07.2019 02:37:38
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There’s only one month left to experience Amplified: Chicago Blues @chicagomuseu
There’s only one month left to experience Amplified: Chicago Blues @chicagomuseum. The interactive exhibition focuses on the city’s blues scene of the 1960s. Of course I was drawn to the original album covers and this reconstruction of a storefront.
12.07.2019 00:53:53
I’m always amazed that delicate decorations like these tiny cottonspun chicks in
I’m always amazed that delicate decorations like these tiny cottonspun chicks in tissue honeycomb eggs survived decades of use.
08.07.2019 02:36:56
The original bubble umbrella.
The original bubble umbrella....more
06.07.2019 22:06:22
Happy Independence Day!
Happy Independence Day!...more
04.07.2019 19:15:53
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Turquoise, coral, or both?
Turquoise, coral, or both?...more
03.07.2019 01:12:35
Two sassy ladies sunbathing in @greenfoxstyle’s booth.
Two sassy ladies sunbathing in @greenfoxstyle’s booth....more
02.07.2019 00:17:17
Part of a glorious #vintage lamp @greenfoxstyle’s booth @randolphmarket.
Part of a glorious #vintage lamp @greenfoxstyle’s booth @randolphmarket....more
30.06.2019 19:18:33
Just spent a sunny morning shopping @randolphmarket. Are you out treasure huntin
Just spent a sunny morning shopping @randolphmarket. Are you out treasure hunting this weekend?
29.06.2019 17:52:24
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Are you a fan of old tins? I love the stylized waves on this nautical themed can
Are you a fan of old tins? I love the stylized waves on this nautical themed candy tin....more
28.06.2019 02:23:33
Currently dreaming of sunny skies and sandy beaches. How are my fellow Midwester
Currently dreaming of sunny skies and sandy beaches. How are my fellow Midwesterners dealing with this summer’s dreary weather?
27.06.2019 02:51:21
Tuesday mood brought to you by a #vintage McCoy mug and contemporary stickers at
Tuesday mood brought to you by a #vintage McCoy mug and contemporary stickers at my favorite Chicago gift shop, @foursidedchicago.
26.06.2019 01:41:22
1970s purrfection.
1970s purrfection....more
24.06.2019 00:49:49
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A #vintage Chicago Sun-Times newspaper vendor apron proclaiming that the publica
A #vintage Chicago Sun-Times newspaper vendor apron proclaiming that the publication is easy to handle and read.
19.06.2019 02:31:38
Spent a rainy afternoon perusing the Chicago Book and Paper Fair yesterday.
Spent a rainy afternoon perusing the Chicago Book and Paper Fair yesterday....more
16.06.2019 22:58:53
It’s hard to resist that aqua glow.
It’s hard to resist that aqua glow....more
12.06.2019 02:43:36
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