Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Vintage Feature #8 - Vintageonthemake

" A place for guys, for people buying for guys, and people who wish they were guys, to find vintage heavy in the man department.

Of course women can buy it and call it their own, but the over-all feel of the shop is geared toward what manly men do; eat, drink, smoke and work."

I think this is a great concept for a shop. I love the idea of being able to visit a shop and find something vintage my husband would love. As soon as I started browsing, I saw two things that my husband would love! First was the Old Chicago Lager Bar Mirror. It is great condition and is a great piece of Brewery memorabilia. Next was the Chicago 1983 Old Style Beer Stein. It is limited edition handcrafted for for the G. Heileman Brewing Company. The stein is in perfect conditon and is a person favorite of the shop owner, Morgan. The last item I choose just happened to sell from the shop yesterday but I decided to mention it anyway. It was a 1970's mint condition with original packaging FM/AM clock radio. The fact that the packaging was still with it is astounding!

I asked Morgan for a little background on him and his shop, this was his response:

"I wouldn't say I got into vintage at any point, secondhand stores, garage sales, garbage picking are just what I did growing up in Chicago and I haven't strayed much from that.

My wife has an Etsy shop(CrankHeartPony.etsy.com) and I would bring something home from where ever and a couple days later she would sell it. I figured with her selling all my stuff I should just open my own shop. It took about another year before that actually happened.

My largest collection of vintage goods is children books that I started hoarding after we had our first daughter. We have two daughters now and will most likely never sell any books."

Visit this great shop at http://vintageonthemake.etsy.com. Also don't miss his wife's shop at http://CrankHeartPony.etsy.com.


  1. There aren't enough guy shops out there...I'll have to check it out :)

  2. Love this shop and the Chicago items. I grew up on the South Side!

  3. Wow, really nice shop to keep in my for my hubby's b-day.