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My name is Jeanne Haegele. I'm a 31-year-old Chicagoan who fell in love with vintage wares and antiques at a young age. I was 11.

A good friend of mine had a summer home on the banks of the Kankakee River, not far from a beat-up, old tourist town with lots of antique shops. When my friend and I would get tired of swimming in the river's cooling waters or biking down endless dusty roads, her mother would take us into town, where we would spend hours exploring the stores and discovering treasures from days gone by. I still have the first thing I ever bought from those shops--a gorgeous bright blue vase. It was the first antique I ever bought.

Today, I still have a deep love and respect for vintage things. They have a history, a past that gives them a sense of both beauty and mystery. Made…

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  • Born on March 30
  • Joined January 19, 2010

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About

ABOUT ME
My name is Jeanne Haegele. I'm a 31-year-old Chicagoan who fell in love with vintage wares and antiques at a young age. I was 11.

A good friend of mine had a summer home on the banks of the Kankakee River, not far from a beat-up, old tourist town with lots of antique shops. When my friend and I would get tired of swimming in the river's cooling waters or biking down endless dusty roads, her mother would take us into town, where we would spend hours exploring the stores and discovering treasures from days gone by. I still have the first thing I ever bought from those shops--a gorgeous bright blue vase. It was the first antique I ever bought.

Today, I still have a deep love and respect for vintage things. They have a history, a past that gives them a sense of both beauty and mystery. Made in different times, they also incorporate unique styles and colors that I think add a true sense of originality and interest to your home.

I started Rainy Penguin Vintage because of these feelings and also because I'm a committed environmentalist. I believe that things, especially beautiful things, shouldn't just be tossed away. Instead they should be loved and cherished, passed down, or passed around.

ABOUT MY WARES
I spend hours each week sifting through odds and ends, knick knacks, and junk to find the treasures available at Rainy Penguin Vintage. As I hope you can tell, I look for vintage items that are colorful and unique, as well as things that seem to have a real history.

These things come from garage sales, rummage sales, and Craigslist. A few are also from estate sales and thrift stores.

CONTACT ME
Thanks so much for visiting the Rainy Penguin Vintage shop. Please send me a message if you have any questions at all. I'd love to hear from you!

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