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Rose Marie Vintage

Meet Lizzie and Chrissie, a cousin duo with a passion for everything vintage and Co-owners of Rose Marie Vintage. Lizzie is a SAHM who lives in Westmont with her husband, Eric, and 2 children, Augie and Ivy. Chrissie lives in the city and is a school psychologist.

They have a strong passion for one of a kind vintage finds and taking the not so loved items and giving them new life. Follow them on Instagram to see Lizzie and Ivy travel to different thrift stores to find items to repurpose every week. You can find their unique items right here at Trend and Relic, as well as vintage markets throughout the Chicagoland area.

Restored To Chic

By Lauren Nicole

Lauren Strzelecki, Oncology nurse with a passion for refinishing and painting furniture, vintage, and antique decor. I started my furniture business 2 years ago when my husband I bought our first home and fell in love with the process. I love creating beautiful pieces that are affordable, chic, and full of character. I live in St. Charles with my husband and dog Tucker!

Midwest Retro

Seven years ago, after successful careers with big tech companies like IBM, HP, and Rockwell International, Connie and Lael Miller started Midwest Retro and began selling quality vintage goods and vintage inspired home décor full time in our hometown of East Dundee, IL.  We’ve been buying unique vintage pieces for our home for years and it was a natural evolution.  We are now thrilled to be a merchant inside trend + relic.

Midwest Retro specializes in unique vintage goods, art, and quality furniture mixed with beautiful new home décor for your farmhouse, cottage, or industrial inspired home.  We’re known for our beautiful, artful retail displays that will inspire you to tell your unique vintage story in your own home.  

Come visit us at trend + relic and find us on Facebook and Instagram @midwestretrocoolstuff 

Prairie Leather Co.

Dave & Marcie started Prairie Leather Co 4yrs ago after a small hobby turned into an obsession. Based in Wayne, IL, PLCo crafts bespoke, custom and favorite designs with high-end leathers and premium hardware.
From totes to belts, wallets to purses, crossbodys and messenger bags, each PLCo piece is one-of-a-kind off the workbench. Built by hand to last and meant to be used and loved, Dave & Marcie are all about making products that become uniquely you.

Follow us on this adventure with PLCo’s Facebook or Instagram!

The Forgotten Thistle

My name is Stephanie Bawolek owner of The Forgotten Thistle. I have a Fashion Merchandising Degree along with an Interior Design minor and have lived in the St Charles area for over 30 years. Being creative and curating unique vintage finds is a passion of mine!! Specializing in repurposing and refinishing all types of furniture. The Forgotten thistle was established in 2018 and continues to evolve with new inspirations and home trends!! I am honored to be a part of the Trend and Relic family! 

Bench492 West

Bench492 has opened a second location with trend + relic called Bench492 West. Here you will find many of the items you have come to love from our Glen Ellyn location along with industrial and architectural home decor and furnishings like workbenches, type cabinets, card catalogs, bar carts and curated curiosities — vintage cameras, brass microscopes, salvaged decor, mirrors, etc…
“Once I started finding these wonderful unique vintage items, I couldn’t stop! I just fell in love with the craftsmanship, quality, and feel of these wonderful, historic pieces”. -Kathryn Alcock, Owner

The Storied Home

My name is Clare and I am so excited to be a part of the inspiring creativity at trend+relic. The Storied Home was born out of my love of treasure hunting, stories, history and my home. When you visit The Storied Home, I hope you too will be inspired by the thoughtfully curated treasures that will add beauty and interest to the story of your home. As a resident of St. Charles, I love being a part of this vibrant community of local businesses. When I’m not out hunting for the next gems for The Storied Home, you can find me spending time with my family, reading, or cooking.

Reloved Design

ReLoved Design was born at the beginning of 2020 out of a need to furnish my first home on a very strict budget and a passion to extend the life of unwanted objects. I bring consideration for the original piece to every project and add an organic modern twist. I preserve the original wood of a piece whenever possible and incorporate sustainability into every choice. You will find a variety of repurposed items in my designs and environmentally friendly products in all of my designs – all for you to relove!

When I’m not working on my next furniture project, I spend my time photographing my travels and spending time with my partner, our dog, and our horses. You may also find my photography and artwork inspired by our travels in the shop, and can see more of my designs and renovation projects on instagram (@reloveddesign)!

Farmstead Home

Joanne Scara learned the business of AMISH furniture through her extensive service to a local AMISH furniture store where she provided marketing and sales support for more than ten years. In 2018 Ms Scara began her own venture selling quality solid wood furniture to local residents. She combined her love for working with Amish craftsmen on customized wood furniture with her love for painting and refurbishing vintage furniture and now offers both new and old pieces to help clients achieve their decorating objectives. Today Farmstead Home is a small shop inside Trend and Relic offering quality customized furniture and restored vintage pieces along with curated home decor items. Joanne lives with her family in Batavia.

17th Street Salvage

17th Street Salvage is a collector and seller of antiques and vintage finds. You can find primitive pieces, antiques, mid-century, vintage ceramics, old books, and more.

Vintage & Luxe

Vintage & Luxe is a lifestyle brand that caters to the eclectic palate. We offer a curated blend of beautiful things — home decor and accessories that infuse vintage, rustic, and luxe, and elevate everyday living. Our collections include unique chandeliers, architectural salvage, artwork, statuary, pottery, unique furnishings, and decor. We also offer one-of-a-kind style props for special events and photo shoots by special request. Visit us at trend + relic or DM special requests to @vintageandluxe.

Ela & Jack

Serena has always had a passion for home and design. After leaving her full-time job to stay home with her four kids, she started blogging as a creative outlet and to share her love of thrifting, DIY projects, and home decor. Serena’s blog, Survival of a Suburban Mom, attracts readers from all over the world who are interested in learning how to make their homes beautiful on a budget.

In addition to blogging, Serena also owns two businesses: Ela & Jack, a vintage-modern curated home decor shop, and Serena & Co Interior Design. She has worked with companies such as Michaels Craft store, and Savers thrift shop, and is a Fusion mineral paint ambassador. Serena has been featured in Oprah’s magazine O, and her home has been seen in internet ads for Dribble Up.

In her spare time (which is rare), she enjoys spending time with her four kids and two dogs. And of course, DIYing!

Checkpoint 19 Antiques

Always on the hunt for primitives, industrial, and garden antique decor to sell along with upscale botanical plants, topiaries, tropicals, ferns, and more.

All The Design Co.

Owned and curated by Ashley Dudich, All The Design Co. features home and seasonal goods and gifts. Light, bright, floral, and all things home and family are the vibes Ashley loves to include in her space at the shop. Never shy of color, you’ll find an extensive collection of colorful treasures ready to fit nearly any home palette. All of Ashley’s efforts to create a warm and lovely space to shop are done in the loving memory of her daughter, Grace.

Brushing Up on Vintage

Hello, my name is Jill. I am a furniture artist who enjoys taking vintage pieces and updating them for use today. These updates are through different painting techniques, staining, and decoupage. No two pieces are ever alike!

Red Rooster Relics

My name is Patty Walters, owner/designer of Red Rooster Relics. We are lovers of anything vintage, cast iron, or rusty materials that have a story to tell. We curate our items from many sources throughout the Chicago land area and the Midwest. We have been called funky, unique, and eclectic. I’d like to think we are a “fun” place to hunt for special treasures. Hope to see you soon!

Naughty Dogs Inc.

Meet the owners (two-legged and four)

Hi everyone, this is Kim, I’m half of the humans that make up Naughty Dogs Inc., the other half is my daughter, Becca. Our four-legged product testers, models, and sales associates are known as Fern, Loki, Alaska, and Altas. Otherwise lovingly referred to as the “naughty dog crew.” Our brand means a lot to us because our dogs mean a lot to us. Naughty Dogs was created from taking those extra special dogs and giving them a chance at a happy and successful life. These are the dogs who have a hard time finding homes and are often labeled as “naughty dogs.”

We advocate a lot for these dogs because we know how wonderful they are with that little extra time and work. And we hold the same policy with our dog gear. We put just a little (or a lot) of extra time and work into our gear to make sure it can keep up with the toughest of dog adventurers out there. Our material is fade-proof and water-resistant, so it can be worn all day every day while still looking new after a wash. Our goal is to provide not only super cute and reliable dog gear but also awareness and support to those “naughty dogs” who need it.

Madison & McKinley

I’m Kristen (Kiki to my family), and I’m an attorney by day and vintage vendor on nights and weekends. The thrill of the hunt at auctions, flea markets, and estate sales is my passion. I love to find oil paintings, signed art, and anything colorful and a bit quirky. Color brings me joy! Along with my husband, Scott, I upcycle old furniture to give it new life for the next generation. Our adventures are often filmed on my Instagram stories and will surely have you laughing.

Souvenir Vintage

Souvenir Vintage is run by artist and creative, Teresa Blalock, who brings curated traditional vintage home decor pieces to customers at trend + relic. When selecting vintage artwork, furniture, pottery, vases, and linens, quality detail and sustainability are kept in mind. “My customers are specifically looking for pieces for their home that have stood the test of time and have a story to tell.” Teresa is also a watercolor artist and much of her artwork can be purchased in her shop at trend + relic. Contact her on Instagram @souvenir.vintage_ and @paper.and.pigment.

Maretta Studio

Maretta Studio is an eclectic mix of vintage and modern objects that speak to the feminine side of everyone through curated pieces from around the world. This includes custom handmade pillows, vintage floral oil paintings, brass objects, studio pottery, and more!

What One Woman Sees

Amy has her degree in Fine Arts but spent most of her career in the retail field; first in stores and then in a corporate office. She did everything you need to operate a business — shipping, buying, product design, store layout, visual merchandising, creating and teaching standards, and finally labor and operations. So when her daughters went off to college, she took the chance to open her own store within a shop of other female entrepreneurs.

Her focus is original and reproduction art, antique/vintage frames, snarky tea towels, and classic women’s apparel with a citified twist in a Hollywood Regency setting. Having lived in an English Manor in a past life (not really, but it sounds cool) she often stacks frames, mirrors, and paintings into each other to use up every inch of wall space possible just like those wonderful old manor homes.

Republic Road

My name is Reanna Lyons, owner and founder of Republic Road. My husband and I live in Saint Charles with our two children. Our brand’s namesake is our former loving home from which our business bloomed, where my husband and I had an idea to combine our talents and form something bigger.

As an art teacher for ten years, constantly making events, finding joy in home styling, and working with my husband on home renovations, we decided to give entrepreneurship our best effort in 2019 where I would take the lead in building our brand. We are grateful for the opportunity to own our own business in town. Visit us at trend + relic and select local artisan fairs. We thank you for your support!

Wild Eyed Home

Nothing boring. Only wild things. Fill your imagination. Love where you live.

Wild Eyed Home specializes in creating textured, inviting spaces of captivating beauty through simple designs, layering vintage, new, and botanical. We’re passionate about connecting lost treasures to their new people, helping you create a home of comfortable, casual elegance.

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Wood Workings by Miko

Hello! My name is Christine Mikos and I am the founder and owner of Wood Workings by Miko. I started this small business in 2017 with just a miter saw (gifted by my husband) and a pencil. I had a dream to create beautiful and functional home décor, art, and furniture for everyone’s home. I’ve been growing, learning, and building ever since! Custom orders are my favorite, and the Wood Workings by Miko product line can be found at three shops, including trend + relic. I live in La Grange Park with my husband Rob and super shop dog Ernie. Thank you for reading and supporting small businesses! It means the world to us!

This Old Vintage

“You will always have room for things you love”

Donna is the owner and artist behind This Old Vintage. She has been professionally painting and selling furniture since 2016. Donna acquires only the highest quality antique and vintage furniture pieces and transforms them to blend perfectly in your home. Her attention to detail is second to none. All of This Old Vintage furniture is refinished using only the best furniture paint and then sealed for durability. While visiting her space, take note of the extra details she might have included such as a scented wood conditioner, a newly lined drawer, or even a design on the sides of the drawers. And for the curious, make sure to follow her on Instagram and Facebook. You will see upcoming pieces and various stages of the process.

Nancy Neill

After being inspired by her mother’s jewelry designs and passion for collecting interesting items, Nancy Neill left her “real job” over 35 years ago to take up jewelry making full time.

Her nature-inspired jewelry is individually crafted by Nancy, perched in her studio in Batavia, overlooking the Fox River. This distinctive jewelry is created from beautiful semi-precious stones, pewter and brass charms, and other hand-picked components.

When trend+relic opened in 2020, Nancy saw the opportunity to combine her love for distinctive vintage pieces and jewelry all in one place. Add to the mix some quirky canvas pouches, vintage-inspired posters, seasonal accents, and home accessories and you have the Nancy Neill Collection at trend + relic.

Danuta Loane

Just a few years after taking her first ceramics class, West Dundee potter Danuta Loane is enjoying a runaway success as a potter and pairing vintage with pottery at Trend and Relic in Saint Charles.

Danuta spends 4–8 hours a day in her West Dundee home studio, in-between searching for vintage treasures and working outside in her wooded yard. She is inspired by the nature just outside her studio door. The designs on her pottery are all one-of-a-kind and hand-carved resembling woodblock Japanese designs.

Mixing vintage with handmade pottery has been an exciting new adventure.

You can see more of her designs on Instagram at danutaloaneceramics (pottery) and badutas_bazaar (vintage).

Julie Norkus Fragments

Artistic Goods, Creative Finds, and Inspirational Signage

After painting murals and custom canvas’ for over 10 years, my passions grew into many other areas of art, collecting, repurposing, and creating!


Est. 2018

Since 2018, SaraFound has been curating vintage and eclectic decor for spaces all over the country — from apartments to hotels to The Met stage. Focusing on unique, hard-to-find pieces that bring a sense of mood and individualistic design, objects of incredible interest are what we strive for.


My name is Brittany Sabatino and I am the owner of Arlo.Hendrix. I am a local mom who makes and sources children’s clothing, accessories, and nursery decor. I offer sizes, Newborn–5T, and love creating custom orders for my customers. My mom owned a children’s clothing shop in Elmhurst for over 20 years. When I wasn’t there working, I was with my grandma learning how to sew dresses for all my dolls. I went on to get my degree in Fashion Design and Merchandising, and my Master’s Degree in Adult Education and Training so I could teach others interested in this field. I have had an extensive career in the retail world and the tech space, and am so happy to now have my own business and see my dreams come true with my own children’s collection.

Dinner at Seven

Born from our passion for dinner parties, Dinner At Seven was created 2 years ago. We love entertaining and spending time with friends and family, and believe the best way to do that is around the dinner table. A perfectly set table and an amazing meal speaks right to the heart. 

Dinner At Seven provides that and more. From table settings to home decor and our very own private chef, we have everything you need to make your home a warm, inviting and special place to spend time with the loved ones.

My Artist Soul

Daniela is an American artist living in Chicago, specializing in painting, drawing, and illustration. Her work is about the human connection — our relationship with nature, with each other, and perhaps most importantly, with ourselves. Her style has been described as whimsical and serene, and on occasion, emerges with a dark and playful twist.

Daniela’s philosophy on life is quite simple: Love yourself, love others, and try to be kind and compassionate as much as humanly possible. (And know that it is humanly impossible to be this way all the time, so let that go.) When it comes to our own happiness, it is important to do what we love, appreciate small moments, welcome change, and always search for new experiences and inspiration.

721 Vintage

“A globetrotter with vintage finds”

Beam & Thread

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Copper Twine

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Ella E Inspired Vintage

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Vintage Willow Emporium Furniture & Décor

Husband and wife dynamic duo who love all things French Provincial, antique, vintage, and chalk painted.  We strive to curate a selection of the highest quality, unique pieces for your home.

Whimsy Beauty Design Boutique

Whimsy Beauty Design was born over 10 years ago when I saw a unique felt bracelet that inspired me to recreate one. Being a hairstylist for over 35 years I’ve always been an artsy soul and a fashionista, so it came naturally to me to create my business. I love taking vintage finds and pairing them with new, to create unique, one-of-a-kind items. I embellish hats and create unique belts, jewelry and scarves. I love showing you how to use my accessories in your wardrobe. My creativity doesn’t stop with fashion. I’ve always loved home décor so it felt natural to include in my shop. I love pushing my creativity to reinvent myself and learn new skills. Currently, I’m exploring painting, I love feeling the emotional connection of creating on canvas or glass. I just love what I do! Creating fashions or home decor that adds some joy to your world feeds my soul and I hope I can help feed yours too.

Salvage Made Design

It all began many moons ago when my mother used to physically drag me to estate sales. Her and my aunt had an Estate Sale company, and us kids would just be left to roam among strangers things. It sparked my love for vintage and design. As I got older, it just seemed normal to me to be digging through people’s things in the basement/attic of their outdated, but potentially amazing homes. It wasn’t until later I realized that other children’s shopping adventures didn’t look the same. And in fact, I had actually developed a skill over the years…of finding treasure among the trash. That mixed with my love of sustainability, it only seemed right to rescue all these old beauties!

cookies by Oo's

Hi, I’m Charis and I make cookies part-time, how fun is that? I started baking cookies 3 years ago to spend a bit more time with my husband and 2 daughters then I started my business and haven’t looked back. I service my local area baking cookies for fun shop events and parties. In my not so free time, I love to spend time with my family and travel. Local customers can buy my cookies and treats at trend + relic as well special orders.


My name is Amy L. Thomson and I am the owner of ALT.  I currently live in St. Charles, Illinois with my husband, Kevin, my nine year old son, Archie, our basset hound, Henry and our newest member, a tortoise named Daisy.  

My focus is refinishing and repurposing as much quality vintage and antique furniture as possible.  I also love to thrift for special, one of a kind vintage treasures as well as hand crafting home decor using scrap wood and other repurposed items.  I started refinishing furniture shortly after we purchased our home.  We have a large family and had many hand me downs, so refinishing several pieces was the only way to make it all our own.  After doing custom work on the side for many years, I decided to quit my office job and dive in 100%.  Since then, I have met so many amazing and creative fellow business owners and am proud to be a part of the local women owned small business community.  

My goal is to bring as much new life to one of kind pieces to help folks make their house a home.  

Goodlove Arts

Sherri Goodlove is a local artist/ photographer. Her work is primarily focused on nature as a divine source of beauty. As she says, “I am intuitively drawn to capture this divine force visually through my photography. Inspired by Claude Monet’s attempts to paint nature as he perceived it, I use nature as my paint and my camera as my canvas to create imagery as I feel it.:” Each piece of art is original and a limited edition prints. The photography is printed on fine art, archival paper and those which are framed are professionally done using museum grade materials. She has a variety of product available from coasters, cards, prints and calendars. (She is currently in the process of developing local St. Charles, Geneva and Batavia artwork! ) In addition to what you will find in the store, she is available for custom photography sessions of you and your loved ones. You can find out more information or reach her at

Sister Sage Co.

Sister Sage Collective is a shop specializing in curated vintage findings for the artful home. Created by Keri and Tera Harvey, both with fine art backgrounds and a love for “conversation starters”. They look for unique and inspiring pieces from mid-century furniture and post-modern decor to antique art and oddities.

Tera graduated with a fine art degree from NIU and currently resides in St Charles. She works full time managing the historic riverboats in St Charles for the park district. She has two very large dogs at home, and when she’s not walking them you’ll find her and her husband biking and enjoying a bonfire.

Residing in Wheaton, Keri‘s a full time graphic designer who works from home. She recently welcomed her second child this spring and has been adjusting to life as a mother to two. When her husband and her have free time they love visiting local breweries and going on hikes.

Vintage Rabbit

The Vintage Rabbit is the perfect name for Madeline’s small business. Her love of rabbits has been well known since she was a young girl. Her aunt even knitted bunny rabbits dressed as a bride and groom for her bridal shower gift, which she still cherishes to this day.
As much as she loves rabbits, Madeline also finds great satisfaction in repurposing furniture, finding that perfect addition or unique piece that completes and complements a design composition. Together with her husband, Dave, she has remodeled four homes, and helped family and friends by staging or suggesting decorating ideas.
Madeline has a background in teaching and art. She used that experience when she worked at Young Rembrandts, Inc., a nationally known art company. She started as one of the art teachers and moved into the role of a business coach.
Madeline enjoys the adventure of traveling, especially with family and friends. A book is always near-by when not working on a project.

KT Designs

Kim Thomas of KT Designs is a creator at heart. Born and raised in Sycamore Illinois, Kim has always had an artistic eye – contributing her talents in calligraphy, home staging and other forms of art for friends and clients alike. More recently, Kim’s focus has been on creating one-of-a-kind gifts in the form of molded and stamped concrete stones. Each hand poured tone is unique, making them the perfect gift Kim also takes custom orders along with offering her items at trend + relic.

June's & Co.

My name is Jessica, owner of June’s & Co. I started refinishing furniture for my own home about 5 years ago while teaching full-time. My hobby turned in to my second career and I am so excited to be a part of the Trend & Relic family. I am married to my husband, Ryan, who works in education. We have two kids: Maxwell (9) & Madelyn (7) and live in Crystal Lake.