Friday, May 25, 2007

Is your name Jane?

If so, we've got the perfect kitchen sign for you! Makes me wish my name was Jane...and that I had a wall big enough in my kitchen!

Janice just put this neat old shabby chest in her is covered with the prettiest vintage wallpaper!
This cute young couple visited us today from Sweden...they are doing the Route 66 trip from Chicago to LA. We have many visitors from overseas who are travelling Route 66. I never knew that the old highway is so famous in other countries until I moved to Pontiac and started seeing tourists from all over stopping in town.

Wednesday, May 9, 2007

Red Carpet Corridor....miles of treasure hunting

The Red Carpet Corridor event was a fun and busy weekend. Many folks got out and travelled the mother road searching for treasures. We were very busy both days and it was fun hearing everyone tell what the other towns were doing too.
There were plenty of old cars hitting Route 66 too. Wouldn't it be a "kick" to travel in this cute little car?!
This is actually Mom and Aunt Marianne setting goodies out on the sidewalk early in the morning...getting ready.
Colleen tending the cash wrap.
Marianne thinks she should fill this in and repaint....I'm not sure I could. I just think this is kind of sweet....guess that's why my house is full of odd stuff.

Thursday, May 3, 2007

More Goodies for Your Home

Harbin Antiques is owned by Bob and Janice Harbin. They are always on the hunt for great old things to stock their store. They spend a lot of time in Indiana and Michigan and often bring home wonderful vintage finds for their home and yours. They are my mom and dad, and I think they're pretty cool!
Got dishes? We do!

Home Again Antiques is owned by my husband and I. I do the shopping and arranging and he gets to do the heavy lifting! Poor guy. One of our rooms is slowly filling up with kitchen items. We have lots of vintage tablecloths....that can be used as is or made into sweet little kitchen curtains.

I love kitchen things from the 20's through the 50's. They are so cheerful and fun and really add character to a modern kitchen. Those little round shakers are actually powder shakers from Avon, but they look cute there they are!

Tuesday, May 1, 2007

Walk the Red Carpet...

This weekend, May 5th and 6th, Pontiac will participate in the Red Carpet Corridor event. Towns from Joliet to Towanda along Rt 66 will be hosting garage sales, flea markets, food and fun. We will be open Saturday 10-4 and Sunday 12-4 for the event.

Don't you just love that cute chair?
Vintage cars are a frequent site in Pontiac. Sometimes whole clubs of auto fanciers will hold meetings at the Rt. 66 museum next door. The owners of these cars were from England and were touring the whole of Route 66 on their holiday.
This little mama is nesting above our north door and none of us has the heart to kick her out so close to Mother's Day. Yes, there is a baby in there too. Just step to the side as you are coming in to avoid mama dropping a present on you!