Sunday, August 28, 2011


Learning about and visiting new shops is a favorite pass time (kind of funny) of mine.   Life can be crazy busy, but if there is something shared with me and a not-to-miss spot, I am there!    I call it TRIP WORTHY and once there, there is nothing better than that new discovery.  I had the opportunity a couple of weeks ago to seek out Mary Garvey James new shop on Webster, called CLASSIC REMIX.  It is her Chicago shop and it is filled to the brim.  She is also one of three women who own a shop in Geneva, Illinois called 610 HOME.  It too is inspirational and worth the trip.   The new Chicago destination has only been opened since early summer and I had a need to go and select molding for two prints I was using on a design job.  It was packed full of wonderful objects for the home.  I am using two of these
antique bird prints that were enlarged to a wopping size of 36x48.  Brilliant to take a small print and blow it up to such a size and they are truly wonderfully done.  I am changing the black frame to soft gold leaf frames.  These will be going on a grey wall with volume ceilings.

Mary has the insane ability to mix, old, vintage, antique and
reproductions in such a way that you want it all.  The unusual, the re-purposed object, old baskets, lighting, garden objects and the list doesn't stop.  She is truly an insightful
human being with an eye unlike I have seen in quite sometime.

The prices you find inside this little shop are so fairly priced, that
if you don't get to it first, someone will be behind you and skarf it up!

This woderful little starburst mirror is 24" in diameter and was
priced at $395.00  A great look for the money.

Details of the starburst mirror.

Vintage furniture nestled with bull dogs, tassels, chairs and
iron stools.

Old books, sculptured hands and  vintage apertif glasses.

Maps, sconces,  boxes to fill, birdcages for your
collection and great lighting of all kinds.

This old guy really caught my fancy. . . . in fact I can't get him
out of my mind . . . . hmmmm

Loved this caged light fixture. . .

On the table when you walked into the shop was this wonderful
collection of restaurant food domes. . .

What is it about Paris?

Small table........great affect! (I would prefer no tassels)

As you can see, every taste is catered to and all you have to do
is walk throught her doors...............bring a snack, you will be here
a long while.  At 5:00, she even serves a complimentary glass of wine.

The front window as I saw it the day I was there a
few weeks ago.

One of two door guards at CLASSIC MIX

The charming neighborhood where CLASSIC REMIX intermingles.

Visiting Mary's shop is a treat.  New merchandise is a daily thing.
What you see one week, will change to the next week. 

1015 West Webster Avenue
Chicago, Illinois 60614




Anonymous said...

Aha! A field trip in the future is in store for me. Looks to be a great shop, Mary Anne. I love to hear of new shops like this.

Pat@Back Porch Musings said...

What a wonderful place!

Looking forward to hearing about your next adventure!

Beverly said...

She has an amazing mix of treasure. Sure wish I lived close enough to visit.

The guard lion looks quite ferocious!