I had heard of this shop on many occasions in the last few months and just never took the
time to explore its offerings. Over the years and after owning a shop, it takes a lot to get
me excited over a new store and its contents! Well, long distance or not, this place is fabulous and VERY worth the trip! The name of this shop is called STEEPLE CHASE. Quite frankly, I was blown away . . . . . come take a look.
The first display that caught my eye . . .
The vignettes were eye catching and so well done. This ole
grain scoop would have been perfect on a kitchen island. I
loved this and could have taken it home.
Many collections had been reupholstered or repainted
and the blending of different eras so amazingly done.
Architectural elements supporting everything interesting, this
pair of French doors were beautiful, just the right amount
of pickling with original glass.
Old leather books, greens and a clock to remind us
we had already been there an hour (it seemed like we had just
Chandeliers that sparkled with crystals (I believe this one was
bronze and found its way here from France!)
Old vintage signs, primitives, painted furniture, tapestries,
a beloved doll from the early 1900's, mirrors, award ribbons
and lighting all just waiting for the right home accessory or collection.
The old leather books and many without the leather, were so textural
and called out to be taken home. . . . . . out of book shelves, there is
always an old leather chair!
Another corner packed full of goodness and blended with perfection!
A beautiful French armoire loaded with goodness. The antlers in
the foreground in a vintage bowl with dishes. Maybe there are those
of you that don't know how collectible antlers are. Great for on top of
a collection of books on a shelf.
Old wire, a vintage store scale for that large kitchen that was
pretty fabulous on a primitive table keeping company with
every accessory you can imagine.
Last but not least was this old gaming instrument. Karrin's husband
had replaced the top and bottom of the cage with new suede for that
extra special BOUNCE! Perfection for any game enthusiast.
As we were getting ready to leave, I looked back and took this
last shot in order to share with you one last look!
If ever you want a treat for yourself or someone else or are in
need of the extraordinary, do not waste days getting here
like I did. It was a pleasure to be introduced to
a venue worth visiting.
You do it all so well Karrin and after the first of the year I
will be back. Such a treat it was and I haven't stopped
thinking about it specialness!
P.S. The prices are very fair and very affordable. Karrin shops
for her shop weekly, because not much lasts very long at
The particulars are:
Steeple Chase Antiques
425 West Main Street
Barrington, Il. 60010
Proprietor: Karrin Olsson-DaBoll