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By julieghatan, Nov 20 2015 02:33AM

I can't think of a better day for West Town WinterFest than Small Business Saturday! WinterFest makes it SO EASY to shop local this holiday season! Get on a trolley for a 3-hour shopping tour throughout West Town while enjoying complimentary snacks and beverages. There are two routes to choose from--we're on route 1! This is a great way to spend an afternoon with friends--especially those who are new or unfamiliar to our wonderful neighborhood! Purchase tickets and learn more about the event here.

By julieghatan, Nov 20 2015 02:27AM

I'm kind of shocked at how quickly the holidays seem to be approaching this year. Perhaps it's the unseasonably warm weather we've been** experiencing? Whatever it is, it's making the writing of this newsletter feel very unnatural to me. That being said, I must forge ahead and write it because there is so much happening here from now through the end of the year!

-- NEW MERCH NEXT WEEK! I'm hitting the road and coming back with a 10-ft U-Haul full of vintage furniture, housewares, jewelry, and clothing. It's obviously going to take a little while to unpack but expect to see new items at Dovetail every day starting Tuesday. Follow us on Instagram @dovetailchicago, where I'll post my favorites! If you see anything you like, you can always comment or call to purchase over the phone if you can't make it to the shop!

--BLACK FRIDAY, SMALL BUSINESS SATURDAY, REGULAR OLD SUNDAY Take 20% off all vintage items (yes, even the new ones!) the entire weekend, November 27-29.

--OPEN MONDAYS IN DECEMBER We'll be open on Mondays in December to make sure you can snag unique gifts all month long!

--SAVE THE DATE! We have two big events happening soon: West Town WinterFest and the annual Dovetail Holiday Party!

By julieghatan, Jun 15 2015 11:49PM

7 years have flown by so fast! Celebrate with us June 26 & 27 with a party and mystery balloon pop sale! Stop by Friday night from 7pm to 11pm for drinks, snacks, and a sale. The sale will continue through Saturday.

By julieghatan, May 5 2015 09:54PM

Dovetail is excited to host Giselle Wasfie and her line of holistic beauty products, Remix, on May 9. Wasfie, a licensed acupuncturist and herbalist, hand-makes face serums, body oils, facial mists, aromatherapy sprays, and candles, taking a natural and integrative approach to beauty and wellness. Drawing upon her background in acupuncture, herbalism, and aromatherapy, Wasfie's products soothe the skin and the soul. Wasfie will be at Dovetail on Saturday May 9 from 12-5pm to answer questions and help shoppers pick the right Remix products for themselves. Guests will enjoy complimentary beverages during the event.

By julieghatan, Apr 23 2015 09:24PM

Stop by Dovetail on Friday May 1 from 7-10pm to shop the latest work by Chicago artist Allie Kushnir! Allie's launching her new collection of pillows and stationary based on her paintings. She will also be selling her prints and artwork. The trunk show will continue through the weekend. Allie will be here Friday night to talk more about her process and answer any questions you might have. Stop by and enjoy some complimentary punch while you shop!

About the artist, in her own words:

On paper, the process is fairly simple. Each item included in this line begins as a watercolor painting and either ends at that stage or makes its way into the computer where it is subject to slight adaptations for its intended home (ie. pillows, bags, stationery).

I have a background in fine arts which initially led me to honing my oil portrait painting skills. But in the last year or so, I found myself inspired by the flowing and seemingly transient quality to watercolor painting. The process is quick, unlike oil painting, and for me it commands an entirely new psychological approach to my artwork. Through a natural evolution of trial, error, and lots of elbow grease, my little stacks of loose watercolor paintings developed into more substantial pieces mounted onto wooden boards and subsequently more functional products such as stationery and throw pillows. The process has been a continuous learning experience, one that I have thoroughly enjoyed and is swiftly expanding.

My stationery is printed by a great group just outside of Chicago, my custom fabric is printed in California, and everything is sewn in Chicago by the wonderful Agnes Pogórecka. It is important to me that I keep each aspect of manufacturing in the US and so far it has been quite simple.

People like to know about the thought behind these paintings, but the truth is that a lack of thought and concentration often helps to shape the pieces that I consider most successful. At times I feel very focused and at other moments, my mind wanders. I think of the sea and the mountains, about how sleepy I am or how brightly the sun is shining. I think of how happy I feel or how happy I wish I felt. These thoughts may show in my work, but it is rarely intentional. I just paint and draw until something pretty appears...or until I'm tired and ready to move on.

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