Thursday, October 15, 2009

Handmade Holiday Trunk Show

Dovetail Chicago is proud to announce its first holiday trunk show. During the month of December, locally made jewelry, accessories, housewears, and art will be available at Dovetail. Opening reception as well as a meet-and-greet with the artists will be Friday December 4, with opening festivities continuing throughout the weekend.

If you are an artist who is interested in showcasing your work at Dovetail, please email us at with the following:

1) your name
2) your phone number and email
3) a description of your work
4) either 4 photos of your work or a link to your website/etsy site.

We look forward to providing more details as planning progresses!

Friday, October 9, 2009

Mimosa Saturdays at Dovetail

Starting tomorrow, customers (21+) who visit Dovetail on Saturday afternoons can enjoy complimentary mimosas while they shop to the dj stylings of Kevin Smith!

Thursday, October 8, 2009

Dovetail Chicago Co-Owner Recognized as one of Heeb Hundred

Text by Jeremy Kay
Photo by Jim Newberry

Julie Ghatan is a clothing archeologist--excavating the centuries to bring classic, intriguing pieces to her Chicago boutique, Dovetail. The store's name refers to how Ghatan integrates items like mod print dresses into modern wardrobes and proves that dead people's clothes can really liven up your look.
Read about rest of the Heeb 100 at
© 2009 Heeb Media, LLC

Environmental Encroachment Drops in Friday for an Ad Hoc Show

Environmental Encroachment stopped by the opening of Ray Pride's photo show, "Far. And Near" for a pleasantly unexpected sidewalk performance. The video starts off a little show but really gets going around the 2-minute mark. Feel free to fast forward. Enjoy!

Ray Pride Photo Show at Dovetail Chicago

The photography of Ray Pride is currently being showcased at Dovetail through the end of October. His exhibit "Far. and Near" is two shows - "Far." at Myopic Books in Wicker Park, and "Near" at Dovetail through November 5th.

Viking Ship TV Lamp

Ahoy! Do your aesthetic prefernces lean toward nautical themes? Do you find yourself yelling "Land Ho" when exiting the el? Do you keep a cutlass hidden under your bed? If you answered "yes" to any of the questions above, then Dovetail Chicago has the lamp for you!

This amazing ceramic Viking Ship tv lamp is sure to please seafarers and landloafers alike. TV lamps were invented in the 1950s as home television sets gained increasing popularity. These decorative, ceramic, sculptural lamps were placed on top of televisions to provide ambient lighting while watching television in the dark at home.

This viking ship lamp depicts a ship sailing in rough waters, with waves spashing against it. It looks great during the day as well as in the dark. A perfect example of functional art, this viking ship lamp is sure to be salvaged when the time comes to throw the rest of your flotsam and jetsam overboard.

Available now at Dovetail Chicago.