Monday, November 16, 2015

Welcome to the new blog!

 I am starting this blog for my shop, Home Again, in Pontiac, IL. The former blog, Old City Hall Shoppes, will now point towards this one. The shop is no longer in an antique mall, even though it's in the same building! In our building we are now surrounded by wonderful museum exhibits: the Illinois Route 66 Hall of Fame and Museum, the Livingston County War Museum, the Walldog Museum, the Bob Waldmire exhibit, and the Music of the Civil War exhibit. Now that's a lot of history in our historic building!

 We have many t shirts and souvenirs. Some are unique to our shop.

We also have artwork by myself and other local artists, as well as posters and cards by Bob Waldmire.
Tunics by Shannon Vincent

We are gearing up for spring, finding new merchandise, and making and ordering items for the shop. I've started out this winter by taking my first Route 66 trip outside of Illinois! I took many pictures to work from when creating new drawings. I didn't get all the way to LA, but I did get to Albuquerque, NM by way of Route 66. Eventually I hope to do the rest of the way to California, but that will have to wait a bit. I'll be sharing some of the cool places I saw that are so familiar to all the Route 66 roadies.