Monday, May 24, 2010
LCY Chicago: George Lowell & Scout in Andersonville
I thought I’d share with you the rest of my fun-filled afternoon from last weekend, seeing as this weekend I was sick and didn’t get out much. After Saturday night’s successful and fun-filled Chicago bloggers soirée, I met up with Jess and Crystal for lunch on Sunday afternoon and we made our way up the Clark Street strip in Andersonville, located in Chicago’s northside. Last week, I posted about one of the stores we visited, Brimfield. Here’s the rest of how we spent that afternoon:
I cannot for the life of me remember the name of this darling flower shop, but what drew me in was the pink seersucker patio furniture! How perfect for tea in the garden or lemonade by the pool (this of course is in my fantasy life in the English countryside).
I absolutely adored the antique bird cages hanging on the walls, and the store offered a great selection of Caldrea hand soaps.
Then we found our way into what I can now call my favorite store in Anderonsville, the eclectic home goods shop, George Lowell. The items in this store looked like a collection that had been compiled after years of worldly traveling, which is exactly what I’d like my home to look like in fifty years (or ten – hey, a gal can dream!).
A ceramic drum stool turned into a lamp! Never seen that before.
Great bar tray.
I want a yellow desk.
Love the glamour of the zebra wood.
This looks like someone’s personal collection that was photographed for a magazine feature.
… ah yes! They have the exact look of the gift I gave my best friend for her birthday! Custom LCYgraphics prints of the St. Louis Cathedral and the Sears Tower in her favorite color, purple.
Next stop, Scout.
I walked into Scout to find these two had fallen in love with a pair of vintage, blue velvet chairs.
Vintage Saarinen dining table with marble top
These were old canteens that had been turned into lamps. Very cool. But I particularly love the name of the store spelled out in wooden letters.
Crystal took these two gems home with her.
Wish I had a place for these unique lamps. Love the black shades.
Me with Crystal and Jess leaving White Attic. Brush your hair, self.
I promise I will get out of Andersonville for future Shop At posts. It’s just so fun up there and close to my apartment. Any suggestions of shops and neighborhoods that I should check out?