Friday, June 01, 2012

randolph street market.


all photos by me

 saturday was the first day and my first time ever attending the randolph street market. side note - my one year anniversary of living in chicago was this week! i now consider myself a chicagoan but still play a tourist in my own city often, as time permits. there's still so much to experience. 

back to the market: these pictures were taken as my friend mary and i weaved our way through perfectly curated vendor booths. my favorite pictures are #1 (oh this mint, rustic, industrial glory), #4 (white desk, upholstered chair, wallpaper lined trunk, and again with the mint...), #5 (check out the pony on the front of the whiskey set!), #10 (loveeee the "e"), #12 (the flowers in the vase are made of paper!), #14 (i want to dance with my future husband to this vintage radio), #21 (empty frames, yes please), and #25 (made me whisper cha cha cha to myself all afternoon). if you couldn't tell, i have an unhealthy affinity toward chairs at the moment. chairs rule.

markets like the randolph street market are my idea of perpetual bliss; being surrounded by history and nostalgia, romance and whimsy, food and music (may i suggest a waffle cone and homemade guacamole?), like-minded individuals, personal style, and aesthetically pleasing goodies, never gets old. there were too many pieces that i wanted to cram into my little apartment. okay, i take that back - i'm pretty simple, and hauling a shoe bench or bistro table on the ashland bus isn't ideal. just a few knick knacks would have whet my appetite; what i really wanted was one of those tin letters from old sign. but alas, i ended the day with nothing but my newest obsession, a gold evil eye ring (pictures coming soon!). 

next time, randolph market, next time. i'll be the one walking around with a perma-smile and sun-kissed shoulders. see you there.
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6 comments:

Jaeger said...

wow so many great pieces

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xx

Domonique Wilson said...

This looks like such a killer place, the UK needs to get more markets like this. Looking forward to seeing that evil eye ring.....I've been looking for one forever!

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x

Cindy said...

so many great pieces, that place is a treasure trove. can't wait to see the ring you found.

Gabrielle @ LookSharpSconnie said...

These pictures are so amazing because each one features something entirely different and intriguing.

I scrolled through squinting trying to figure out what some of the knick knacks were, and I can only imagine how fun it must have been to see them all in person. Great shots!

Congrats on your 1 yr Chicago anniversary, and cheers to another successful annee. Can't wait to see your evil eye ring.

-Gabrielle

Tallulah Doll said...

Hey Caylee, wow this rodolph market seems like a snazzy place! I am super inspired by the old furniture and the vintage bikes!

I would like to see more posts like this one!

-Iddie Doll
www.bewreofdoll.com

bewreofdoll.com said...

I am super inspired by this rodolph market, especially by the vintage furniture and bikes! I hope to see more posts like this one.

-Iddie Doll
www.bewreofdoll.com

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