Last week Tom and I went to Chicago with another couple to take in the basketball games at the Champions Classic. The Jayhawks were winners, so we ended on a high note, but the whole three days there were memorable – full of eating, drinking, laughing, and celebrating (two of the four of us celebrated birthdays while we were there).
There was also lots of good shopping, including P.O.S.H., the neatest little shop that turned up when I Googled “Chicago home decor stores”.
And despite the fact that the only camera I had with me was my iPhone, I wanted to share these pictures of it with you.
P.O.S.H. is a mix of antiques, European flea market finds, and new items, and their displays are amazing.
Tom agreed to trail along with me and I turned to him at one point and said, “this place is my love language.” He resisted the urge to make fun of me, just like I refrain when he obsesses over cars. (Cars? Whatever. So boring.)
P.O.S.H. has lots of antique English hotel silver, including drawers full of flatware. I chose a mismatched fork, knife and spoon as my Christmas present.
They also have dishes. So many dishes.
Including this piece of pottery that caught my eye.
I loved this display of mostly vintage English items.
And these wonderful maps were $5 each. I brought home one or two. Or maybe five.
These Czech military map bags were the perfect size and shape to use as a small briefcase or iPad case.
There were also wonderful vintage wool blankets, like these Swiss Army blankets.
And these Italian Air Force blankets.
P.O.S.H. is housed in a historic building, so the store location itself is a treat. This picture was taken from the middle of the store looking toward the back. See that atrium?
It was amazing and looked out onto a charming brick and ivy-filled courtyard.
Just lovely. I adored it all.
If you’re ever in Chicago, I would recommend at stop at P.O.S.H. They have a great website too.
I’ll be back tomorrow with a few more pics of Chicago.