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 aprons....so 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!

4 comments:

Jan~Feather Your Nest Antiques said...

Thanks Joyce. for your comment about "my dark antiques". I felt so much better because, as you can tell, I really don't want to paint them.

This is the cutest shop. Very eclectic and interesting. I have been on Kathy's blog and I will continue to visit her too.Hopefully, I will pay you a real live visit some day!

Jan

shoppe girl said...

What a nice little bit on the shop. Thanks so much Joyce! The pictures look great... so sweet for you to stop by!
Glad you had a good weekend!
See ya soon,
kathy

FOUND! Ann Arbor said...

I love Kathy's shoppe too - didn't make it there last time I was in Illinois, but I did find some great things at the 3rd Sunday Market and at the Redbird Antique Mall that you mentioned. Next time I'll stop in Pontiac, too! Enjoyed reading your blog. Mary

from FOUND in Ann Arbor Michigan
native of El Paso, IL

moonbaby said...

Stopped in today at Kathy's shop and it is truly a gem. I have a shop also and Kathy was kind enough to share some vendor information with me. If only all shopkeepers could work together....Loved the shop and will return soon. If you are in this area, make sure you stop here!!