Thursday, June 19, 2014

"Route 66 in Illinois" Book Signing


 On Saturday, authors Joe Sonderman and Cheryl Eichar Jett will be here signing copies of their new book, and chatting about Route 66. This book is chock full of great photos of Route 66 in Illinois back in it's heyday!

Come downtown to Old City Hall Shoppes on Saturday, 10-noon and 2-4pm to meet Joe and Cheryl!

Monday, November 25, 2013

Santa on Route 66!

I took this picture last night as I was leaving the shop. Santa's house is on the square in downtown Pontiac, ready for Santa to arrive during the Light Up Parade on November 29th. If you've never been to the parade you should come downtown at dusk and see what you've been missing! Many great floats, all made out of lights, will be escorting Santa Clause into town.

If you've never been to our Old City Hall Shoppes page on Facebook, please check it out and "like" us. I regularly post cool things that are going on in Pontiac and at the shop.

Thursday, November 21, 2013

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas..........

 This display is over our Main Street door and includes lots of vintage toys.
 Necklaces, bracelets, sachets, and also vintage items on an antique dresser. 
 Go Bears! This year, I've been watching more football, and the displays got some orange and blue action.
 Vintage quilts, touches of black and red, and a whole different kind of Christmas tree, cut from a local farm and painted white.
 Red and black instead of red and green. Nice!
 Glowing Christmas tree decorated with ....

vintage photos and snowflakes.
 A simple old nativity.
Little touches of red and Christmas items on a dresser.

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

New Jewelry

Today, I've been pricing some pretty new jewelry. These are made from stones such as malachite, amazonite, peridot, lapis, rose quartz, and amethyst among others. The prices range from 6-12 dollars....a great way to spice things up for not much cash! They make nice stocking stuffers too!

Friday, September 13, 2013

Fall...Autumn Decorating with Antiques

 Check out our "witch's boots." OK...maybe it was a witch...you never know!
 We amped up the fall colors and added some jack-o-lanterns made from gourds, and a few blackbirds.
This lamp is unusual...handmade by a Harry Potter fan, I bet. The books, globe and glasses are all part of the lamp itself. You don't find one like that everyday!
Amber and orange and black dishware.
Vintage purse in beautiful fall colors.
Lots of black and red and orange. It's not cool out there yet, but pretty soon we'll be breaking out wool blankets like these!

Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Route 66 Bags

 I've started creating bags from some sweet Route 66 fabrics. So far I've got a box bag that is a great size for make-up or shaving kit, and wristlets. All the bags are fully lined with no exposed seams.
I've got tote bags and aprons in the works as well, and several other cute Route 66 fabrics, so stay tuned!

Friday, July 27, 2012

Route 66 Wine Glasses

Julie Yeager had these glasses made up for all the wine lovers traveling Route 66. Her profits benefit the American Heart Association. Perfect for your summer picnic on the deck!
$14 for large glass/$12 for small glass