Vintage, modern and industrial home décor, furniture, fashion accessories and gifts.
Jewelry, silks and gifts abound at Oswego’s popular Velvet Grace (4025 Ogden Avenue/US 34, 630 636-6570). The one-of-a-kind boutique and crafts center occupies buildings constructed by the prominent Oswego Pearce family in the late 1880s. Today, the busy shop is filled with distinctive jewelry, home décor, inspirational signs and unexpected gift items. The warmth of the fireplace, wood floors and log walls are inviting and the staff is knowledgeable and helpful.
Workshops are offered in an adjacent building, which was originally a log cabin. Customers can make custom wood signs, use water-marbling to fancy up silk scarves, take classes in flower arranging, or learn about Annie Sloan chalk paint, the popular home-décor palette that requires no stripping, sanding or priming. Refreshments are served, creating a fun, relaxed experience. Workshops start at $40. Open Tues to Fri 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sat 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.Edit Module