This weekend, the Woman’s Board of Winnetka Community House will once again show us how a home design show is done. The Antiques + Modernism Winnetka exhibition and sale, which goes Friday through Sunday, is a chance to check out furniture, garden antiques, lighting, fine and folk art, architectural artifacts, and more. And unlike some shows that feature just one style or period, this one runs the gamut. There are Asian and European antiques mixed with Mid-Century, Art Nouveau, and Arts and Crafts items. A few knockouts are a George III walnut and parcel gilt mirror from the 1770s, a Coalbrookdale bench from England in the 1890s, and a Danish Modern sideboard, shown here. And the show will include a bunch of fun events, such as a brunch with J. Michael Flanigan from Antiques Roadshow and a Mad Men-themed cocktail party where you’ll be surrounded by Mid-Century furniture and get served food and drinks popular in the ’60s. Purchase tickets to the show ($15 if you get them in advance, otherwise they are $20) or any of the events at www.thewinnetkashow.com/tickets. It all goes down at the Winnetka Community House (620 Lincoln Ave.).
If It’s Broke, Fix it
Have an absolutely gorgeous painting with a rip down the middle? Own a vintage photograph that is stunning, except for the fact that it’s ripped in half? Whatever your artwork atrocity, find out how to make the piece look as good as new on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. That’s when Artists Frame Service (1867 N. Clybourn Ave.; 773-248-2800) is hosting a free clinic on art conservation and restoration. Chicago conservationist Joel Oppenheimer will give a presentation and there will be demos on varnish removal and fiberfill. But perhaps the biggest draw is that you’ll be able to have free one-on-one consultations with art restoration experts from Joel Oppenheimer, Inc. Show the pros up to two pieces of art—paintings, photographs, works on paper, whatever—and they will give advice on what you can do to repair the damage.
Live The Good Wife
The Good Wife is a hit, from the storyline to the acting. And the set design is not so shabby either. And now, you can get the look at a Chicago store. Read more…
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Mad for Missoni
So, you can’t get enough of Missoni? Join the club! Whether it’s the tray I grabbed at Target during their collaboration or my wool scarf that doesn’t quite keep me warm enough on frigid days, but that I wear anyway—I’m obsessed. Well, now is my chance (and yours!) to get some deals on a few of the brand’s finest home items. Read more…