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Results tagged with 'antiques'

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Local metal detectors dig up treasure, junk

Published June 9, 2013

We know the weather is getting warmer when suddenly there are more runners along the lakefront, umbrellas in backyards, beer-filled festivals and metal detectors waving across the ground. Who are these people searching for buried treasure and is it really worth their time?


I.M. Salvage finds treasure in destruction

Published Aug. 22, 2012

I. M. Salvage has, or had, almost everything imaginable from structures built a few months to 140 years ago. For example, street lights, exotic chandeliers and ordinary kitchen lights fill just a few of the different spaces in I. M. Salvage's 30,000-square foot building.


Thrifty Ewe pleases herds of local resale shoppers with low prices

Published July 28, 2012

Thrify Ewe, a resale shop owned by Doug Berna that recently relocated to 907 S. 1st St., falls on the bargain side of the resale coin. Kids' clothing is $1, adult clothing ranges from $2 to $3, shoes are $1-$2.50 and suits and coats are $6. You can even score a tuxedo for $10.


How to be a picker

Published July 26, 2012

Jeanine Burkhardt can comb a flea market like nobody's business. "There are bargains to be had out there," she said. "You have to have an eye and you have to be quick." Here is her expert advice on how to find the best deals.


They Grow Like Weeds blooms in Greendale

Published Feb. 26, 2012

They Grow Like Weeds, 5676 Broad St. in Greendale, is a new boutique-style shop featuring gently used clothes and accessories for infants, school-aged kids and teens. Many of the customers both buy items and sell items to the shop.

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Fred Sanford Revisited

Sunday February 10th, 2013 – Lake County, IL    I’ve been dipping my toe in the water with the antiques picking game, and I think I’m going to do pretty well for several reasons. I’ve been looking for another source of income that’s flexible, and I think...

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