About Interrobang Vintage


It all started when...

My passion for antique and vintage items began way back in the late 1980's while living in Milwaukee and working as a commercial photographer. At first I began collecting for my own home, and then began collecting antiques as props in my photo shoots. Years later I began collecting vintage cookbooks and even ran a website, Retro Cookbook, where I reviewed a wide range of wacky cookbooks from my collection. 

Around 2008 I realized I had a number of duplicate vintage cookbooks and opened my Retro Cookbook shop on Etsy. The shop began as a store for the duplicate cookbooks, but grew to offer other vintage items from my personal collection. There were times I'd be out looking for items for my collection and would see something cool but not quite my personal style, and in the past I would pass them up. With my Etsy shop I realized someone else might enjoy these cool items I was passing up, so I began buying items to resell. 

When I opened my current art & photo studio in Racine in 2014 I often had visitors who were interested in my curious collection of vintage goodies in the studio. After a couple years of people asking "Is that for sale?" I finally decided it was time to sell a bit more from my personal collection and officially opened Interrobang Vintage in 2016. After adding a large number of antiques from a friend's family estate, I expanded to a booth in School Days Antique Mall to reach a wider audience.

I currently sell antiques from my booth in School Days Antique Mall, a small shop in my art studio, and from my Retro Cookbook Etsy shop. My Etsy shop has a Five Star Rating and some wonderful reviews from customers. It means a lot to me to sell products that my customers will be happy with, and I do my best to provide accurate descriptions and quality product photos. I'm also careful of how things are packaged so that they arrive to my customers safely.

Our antiques and vintage goods are located in Southeast Wisconsin in Racine and Sturtevant, conveniently located between Milwaukee and Chicago.