Bread & Butter Home
An eclectic gift and home decor store, filled with color and curiosities
Photo by Anne Knudsen
Wide windows wrap the corner from 1st Street to Addison, inviting passers-by inside an eclectic gift shop, Bread & Butter Home at 131 W. 1st St., in downtown Elmhurst (312 543-3440). From the curious to the creative to the simply colorful, there are items to appeal to every taste. There are pillows, throws, lamps, picture frames, travel games and jewelry, all with contemporary flair and at affordable prices. Many are locally sourced or come from fair trade suppliers.
Occasional furniture, like a vintage dresser, a wine rack or a comfortable armchair serve to display merchandise or are for purchase. Several items are customized for Elmhurst residents and visitors — t-shirts, coasters and wall signs sporting the town’s name, and framed plats of survey of the city or its neighborhoods. The shop takes orders for individual home plats, too.
Owner Jessica Berg offers special shopping events, like the upcoming open door evening with Halloween snacks and a tarot reader on Oct 24.Edit Module