(1) Mahogany card catalog, anatomy chart, and 1930s office chairs; (2) globe updated with chalkboard paint; (3) reissues of 1959 glass cake stands; (4) vintage Harvard Brewing Co. beer glasses; (5) old paintbrushes; (6) custom pillows on a Ralph Lauren sofa
Salvaged china, including a set from the U.S. Navy
The name says it all at Yearbook, a new Forest Park antiques shop with a collegiate, Brimfield-meets-P.O.S.H vibe. “We’re documenting the first half or so of the last century,” says Jef Anderson, a store merchandiser turned graphic designer who opened the shop with his partner, Noel Eberline, a manager in the technology industry, after years of perfecting the Yearbook aesthetic in their Oak Park home. Filled with mid-century modernist pieces, library chairs, globes, metal cabinets, plaid blankets, and ephemera (school patches, beer glasses), the shop feels cozy and familiar. New merchandise with a throwback feel includes pillows made from vintage fabrics and dinnerware by Homer Laughlin China (makers of Fiesta), whose vintage pieces can also be found at Yearbook. “We wanted people to be able to buy a full set,” says Anderson. Design services are available.
7316 W. Madison St.
And while you’re there…
Sophisticated, comfortable, and worldly—that’s Suzanne Cahill’s European and Asian antiques shop, where the stars of the show are the upholstered furniture and pillows that Cahill makes using antique and new fabrics from around the globe.
206 S. Marion St., Oak Park, 708-524-5316, maisonsuzanne.com
Everything at this lovely home accessories store, from the table linens and ceramics to the botanical art and wrapping paper, is inspired by nature—butterflies, birds, and branches abound.
115 N. Oak Park Ave., Oak Park, 708-386-6800, bramble.biz
This cozy shop bubbles over with Old World flair. Find pretty Juliska crystal and dishware, elegant and colorful table linens from Le Jacquard Français, gourmet foods, upscale hand soaps and cleaning products, and vintage matchbooks and other quirky small items.
1024 North Blvd., Oak Park, 708-383-3066, carefulpeach.com
MOSS MODERN FLOWERS
This Asian-inspired flower shop eschews lush bouquets for earthy arrangements of grasses, branches, herbs, ferns, mosses, and unusual flowers. Also find fossils, carved wood Buddhas, bones, turtle shells, and Asian antiques.
7405 W. Madison St., Forest Park, 708-366-8780, mossmodernflowers.com
This is the flagship for the local design company headed by Suzanna Bierwirth. In addition to the firm’s graphic paper goods, art prints, and posters, the store features jewelry, furniture, and bags from artisans she loves.
7507 W. Madison St., Forest Park, 312-243-7326, binth.com
Photography: (store) Matthew Gilson, (products) Tyllie Barbosa