Fridays in Frankfort – Hammar’s This & That

If you look closely at the photos of last week’s post on 3 French Hen’s Market, you’ll notice many of them contain items I’m showing today.  That’s because I want you to know about a unique business in Frankfort called Hammar’s This & That.

The Hammar’s Barn Sale is this Saturday, August 19 at their barn south of town in unincorporated Frankfort at 23133 South Center Road from 9am to 3pm.  This sale includes vintage & antique furniture, vintage garden, vintage home, collectibles, barn chic and rustic pieces, doors, windows and fireplace mantles plus so much more.

This dynamic duo are always involved in some form of vintage sales; maybe outdoor markets, maybe antique mall or maybe their own barn sales.  This weekend’s barn sale is not to be missed as you can see by the pictures (I took all these on Monday before they were finished setting up so you know there will be more – much more).

About 7 years ago Chris and Jim Hammar while trying to decide what they should call their business, Jim said, they sell a little of this and a little of that.  They looked at each other and decided that Hammar’s This and That completely encompassed the nature of their business.  This dynamic duo has been selling this and that for years now in many different venues.  Starting in their former home in Tinley Park, Hammar’s concentrated on growing their business through internet sales on Facebook with local pick-up only.  This provided a nice enough return that they decided to start thinking of other venues to increase their sales.  In Morris, 3 French Hens Market provided consistently improving sales and a growing customer base.

After deciding to stick their toe into the world of antique sales, Hammars settled in with True North about three years ago and have seen their business grow tremendously.  About two years ago, they moved their home and their business to unincorporated Frankfort where they open their barn about five times a year for an all out Barn Sale.  You can still find them at 3 French Hen’s Market second Saturday of the month and in their booth at True North at 539 Bedford Road, Morris and on line at Hammar’s This and That on Facebook.

Honestly, if you want to see every type of this and that sold by Hammar’s This & That, you must come to a barn sale.  If you cannot make it to the Barn Sale this weekend, check their Facebook page for future sales.  Hopefully I see you Saturday.

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