028 Intaglio

Saturday, November 28th, 2009

There is a ring that floats from thrift store to resale shop to antique store, made of iron, with an amethyst intaglio about the size of a quarter. The intaglio, or cameo, is not a crisp carving. The edges are soft, blurred. However, it seems to depict a woman from the bust up. She has […]

027 Tarts

Friday, November 27th, 2009

There is a bakery in Albany Park, nestled between a linen store and a children’s clothing store. It has a closed sign hanging in the door, but the lights are on. If you try the door, you’ll find it unlocked and will be able to enter. The baked goods are reason enough to visit this […]

018 Five Objects

Wednesday, November 18th, 2009

There’s a small shop on Belmont, in a gentrifying area. It’s flanked by a doggy day spa and a shoe boutique, and it used to be a private residence that somebody converted into a store front. There’s a large window on the second floor which has an American flag with 37 stars tacked up like […]

001 The Wardrobe

Sunday, November 1st, 2009

You may have seen an ad on Craigslist or Freecycle for this beautiful mahogany wardrobe. Although the legs are a bit chewed up, as though it has been pushed carelessly around quite a bit, the rest of the wardrobe is in excellent shape; especially considering that it’s well over one hundred years old. The wood […]