P.O.S.H. Chicago

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.

613 State Street Chicago

P.O.S.H. is a mix of antiques, European flea market finds, and new items, and their displays are amazing.

Chicago home decor store Christmas display

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. Chicago

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.

English Antique Hotel Silver

They also have dishes. So many dishes.

Dish Display

Including this piece of pottery that caught my eye.

Antique Transferware

I loved this display of mostly vintage English items.

London Display Chicago

And these wonderful maps were $5 each. I brought home one or two. Or maybe five.

P.O.S.H. Chicago Maps

These Czech military map bags were the perfect size and shape to use as a small briefcase or iPad case.

Vintage Czech Map Bag

There were also wonderful vintage wool blankets, like these Swiss Army blankets.

Antique Wool Blanket

And these Italian Air Force blankets.

Vintage Wool Blanket

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?

POSH Chicago Christmas

It was amazing and looked out onto a charming brick and ivy-filled courtyard.

Chicago Atrium Windows

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.


  1. That’s my kind of shopping! I lived in Chicago in our early marriage years and loved al the unique shopping there was. I truly miss it. Thanks for the tour!

    1. Chicago is such a fun place, isn’t it Liz? Glad you enjoyed the virtual shopping.

    1. Now that’s a find, Sharon!

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