Tuesday, January 19, 2010

My Brand New Shop!!

Hi everyone!  As those of you who read my blog know, I have been going through the process of decluttering my home.  I know that makes it sound as if there is an end point to this.  I have not experienced the end point yet, so I'm not sure there is one! 

I decided since I have so many nice things, and I don't really want to give all of them away, I would open a vintage shop on Etsy.  If they don't sell then I can always give them to Salvation Army.  I will still have plenty of things for Salvation Army.  I am only going to sell relatively small items so I won't have any shipping nightmares!
So I hope you will stop by my new shop, Among The Ruins Vintage and have a look-see!  I will be adding many more items as time permits. 

The man in the banner in my vintage shop is none other than Jack Benny.  I was very fortunate to have met him back in 1973.  I was a freshman in high school when he came to his home town of Waukegan to play for the inaugural concert of the newly formed Waukegan Symphony Orchestra, where I played violin.  He was amazingly talented and extremely funny.  He never cracked a smile the entire time we were with him!  But we sure did!  
I took some years off when I had my daughter, but I am currently playing in Waukegan Symphony.  If you look very carefully on the left side of the picture, that tiny head with the dark hair  is me!  Just a bit of my personal "vintage" for you to enjoy. 

Here's a bigger picture:


  1. Your violin playing is marvelous, can you post more, please? Love the way you have several slideshows on the right sidebar, too! What an effective blog you have here, so happy to be Following you!

    The Wicker Woman-Cathryn Peters

  2. Hi Cathryn! Thank you so much for you very kind words!!! I'm so happy to have you here! I don't know if I have other recordings that I would want to let people hear! lol But if I find something I will share it.