Maire McLeod

Lake Forest , IL
We are back! and Thrilled to be adding New Items to our store after a very long hiatus.

since 2007

Fine Textiles, Vintage Clothing, Linens, Antiques, Fine Art, Photography,


About Maire McLeod

Our Service Pledge
Specializing in Fine Vintage clothing, Textiles, Linens & Antiques. Online since 1998

~We respond to all orders within 24 hours (a bit longer if we are out of town), we guarantee the authenticity of all our items.

~We welcome International Customers....International Payments must be made with Paypal (Western Union Wire or USA Funds Bank Wire if you contact us first pending approval..thanks.)
About Us
Maire McLeod specializing in vintage clothing, fine linens, textiles quilts and decorative antiques. Online since 1998.

Maire McLeod is known for our fine vintage clothing, linens, textiles quilts and decorative antiques. We have been online since almost "the beginning" of internet selling. You can now follow us on Facebook under Maire McLeod.

Our business gives me such a sense of connection to our past, and all the interesting souls who lived before me. I really do try to honor their memory, and lives. Through this window on our past and our history, I have connected with amazing people today.

I also come to this business through my grandparents. My grandmother was an Antiques Dealer, my grandfather was her patient companion on their long buying trips, and official restoration service (when not working at his job). This was a passion of both of theirs. As one of their grandchildren I would often accompany them on meandering road trips (that never went where they were supposed to). There were lots of "Old World Parlor" visits and house calls with... what seemed like very very old people (they were probably 50).

With my Grandparents, I climbed around countless mysterious attics, opened trunks and crept around basements, barns and out buildings. Their home was host to an endless variety of magical, mystical and mysterious objects they collected through the years. I am so grateful to them for sharing this world with me. This lifestyle and love of antiques and their history continues today to be an endless source of enrichment in my life. They are dearly missed.

My mother continued this tradition as an avid collector. Virtually every member of my family appreciates and loves antiques and collecting....including my children.

William Henry Channing speaks to my heart with this beautiful quote
"To live content with small means.... To seek elegance rather than luxury, and refinement rather than fashion.... To be worthy, not respectable, and wealthy, not rich.... To study hard, think quietly, talk gently, act frankly.... To listen to stars and birds, to babes and sages, with open heart.... To bear all cheerfully, do all bravely, await occasions, hurry never.... In a word, to let the spiritual, unbidden and unconscious, grow up through the common....
...........this is to be my symphony."

Over 8000 Internet sales since 1998. We have the best customers, worldwide. Many become like family, and most are frequent fliers...(so to speak). We also work with museums, and do appraisals. See below for some of our feedback and testimonials.

Honest and Accurate Descriptions, Fair Prices including shipping, Excellent Communication, Rapid shipping. Every effort will be made to ensure the success your purchase with Maire McLeod.

Looking for something special? Please do not hesitate contacting us as we have extensive inventory that is not listed * We also love to help with surprises and gifts * Layaway Available * Now Accepting Select Consignments: Please call us or Email


  • Dear Mary, Words cannot describe the beauty and quality of your items! I am very pleased. I also greatly appreciate your
    kindness. you are a wonderful person and have a beautiful shop.
    My very best, Dolores
  • Oh my goodness! this suit is even more spectacular than I imagined from the photos! It arrived this morning to my surprise and I will wear it to our Gatsby Picnic in Oakland this weekend! Cary
  • Dear Mary, Thank you ever to much for the beautifully packaged pillows! They are indeed as lovely as your pictures presented. I have put them on a period Renaissance Revival parlor couch and they look divine! Rest assured, I will cherish them forever! They are just for ambiance so will be carefully watched over. I so enjoy looking at them. Well! Such Joy! As funds allow, I will continue to shop in your beautiful gallery. All the best, Jeannine
  • First of all, your packing was supper great and second I LOVE THE SCALLOPED STRAW HAT with THE BROWN RIBBONS. You are truly a 5 STAR Shop. Looking forward to doing more business with you. Kind Regards, Peggy
  • I can't begin to describe my excitement when I opened the package containing these most beautiful tablecloths!! I will do my best to respect and honor the devoted past of these works of art. Again, my gratitude for your kindness and patience, Loren
  • Just a quick note to let you know the dress arrived safely. Absolutely nothing in your description was an overstatement....this one is spectacular. I always enjoy looking at the beading on the 20s dresses.. The silk net on this dress is incredibly fine and the workmanship is amazing...beautiful patterns and details. I certainly hope our paths cross again...I will look forward to that. Don
  • The Silver Service arrived today and we are blown away. We will definitely be back.
  • I just received the gorgeous deco necklace today and wow! Love this piece! Thank you for offering it. Best-Michele
  • Dear Mary; Received my wonderful new coat today. WOW! It is exactly what I had in mind when I began my search. The fit is spot on. You have been such a pleasure to deal with.
  • There are no words to describe how unbelievably stunning my shawl is. Thank you so much :) What a precious heirloom and the colour is so subtle and gorgeous...Did I say it's gorgeous...
  • WOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  • The coat arrived safely and I LOVE IT! Pristine. Fits beautifully. Very grateful our paths crossed.
  • It is always a HUGE pleasure to purchase from you as I know my item will FIT, be gorgeous and near-pristine....and that you are always willing to share the history and era and your terrific knowledge with me.
  • Your gorgeous dress did indeed arrive safe and sound today. What a beauty it is, thank you so much!! And what great packaging and customer service!! I will enjoy my new treasure and be back again for sure!
  • It is always such a pleasure to deal with you, as I purchase....and then just sit back and enjoy the ride. Everything will always be perfect!
  • I GOT IT!!! I GOT IT!!! I GOT IT!!! It arrived AM & - WOW - it is just out-of-this-world beautiful!!!
  • I can't get over how lovely you are to deal with. I am over the moon with my bonnets, I can't stop looking at them. It all seems to be 'grab and take' these days if you know what I mean, everyone out for themselves. But you are a breath of fresh air, you really are. I'm extremely grateful for the time and trouble you've taken over this and I do hope we can do business again.
  • The photos arrived today and they're incredible. Thank you so much for offering them, I'm very happy. Have a great weekend!
  • This isn't a question but a comment. Your vintage clothing is truly gorgeous, some of the nicest I've seen on the Internet. Love your items.
  • I was so surprised to receive my painting TODAY as you said because our mail is notoriously slow at times...I am THRILLED with it.Thank you so much for your great selections. I will keep watching your website.
  • Hi Mary, It arrived today. I'm crazy about it and it's in perfect condition. I am English with pale skin and red I think it will be a big success at the yacht club this summer. Keep me in mind for any more lovely items like this. You have a superb selection and lovely store.
  • Mary
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    Lake Forest
    IL 60045

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