Saturday, June 28, 2008

New Treasures

I went to an auction today and got some great vintage pieces for the shop. I'm working on cleaning it all up and pricing and hopefully will get it in the shop tonight.
Remember we are open from 12-4 on Sunday, so if you'd like to see what's new come on in!

Monday, June 23, 2008

Busy Weekend...

We had a busy weekend and sold a lot out of this display, so I just keep tweaking it and adding different things. The red and white table and chairs are still here. We are now open until 7 on Friday nights all through the summer.

Friday, June 20, 2008

Along the way...The Antique Shoppe, Fairbury, IL

Occasionally I will feature some of my favorite nearby shops that you can visit on your way to see us at Old City Hall Shoppes. Today, I'm taking you to one of my favorite shops: The Antique Shoppe in Fairbury, IL. It's on Route 24 as you go through Fairbury.

There are plenty of goodies on the outside as well as inside.

As you step inside, you are greeted by a porch full of vintage treasures.

This is at the other end of the porch. One of these days I'm going to break down and buy that Gross Landing sign. That would be hilarious hanging on our back landing at home...very descriptive!

Inside you are greeted by Kathy Kupferschmid. She and her husband Daton own this sweet shop. Let's not focus on me, lets focus on how cute Kathy looks in her vintage apron!

Sorry about the flash photos...I just don't hold steady enough to do without it. The kitchen is full of antique kitchenware and yummy dips and gourmet sauces.

Here's one of the rooms decked out for the 4th of July....which is when they hold a big sale at Kathy's shop. So now you know where to go antiquing when everyone else is closed on the 4th!

As we head up stairs we see some Jessie Steele cute and so well made. Kathy carries many neat items that you've admired on the web.

Kathy carries antiques with a few carefully chosen new home accents and jewelry. Love that giant clock!

The shop is full on both floors. Her displays will give you plenty of ideas. You can visit Kathy's new shop blog here.

There are plenty of shops on your way to Pontiac to make for a fun antiquing trip. This one is about 20 minutes from us. While you are in Fairbury, Kathy can tell you how to find the other antique shops in her town. As you continue on, you will find the Redbird Antique Mall in Chenoa on Rt 24. Then take either old Rt 66 or the new 55 up to Pontiac and see us!

Thursday, June 12, 2008

Meet Hawkeye

It just occurred to me that I've never introduced Hawkeye on the blog. He is my standard poodle and he comes to work with me every day. Most of the time when people are here he is napping in the office, but he keeps an eye on everything.
He is named after the character on M.A.S.H., which is kind of cool, as we have the war museum on the second floor of our building. If you are a dog lover, be sure to say Hi to him!

Thursday, June 5, 2008

New Finds!

I went to an auction and brought home a load...make that 2 loads of new treasures! Come on in and see what we have. I am loving this little red and white kitchen table and chairs (there are 4 chairs, just 3 are shown). It would be perfect on a porch.

Remember, the greenest thing you can do is use things again.......and that's what antiquing is all about!