Monday, March 14, 2011

Back From Minnesota...

...and sending out a big "thank you" to everyone for your shopping suggestions.  My plans went awry a bit when CG was flattened by food poisoning after a dinner out with the extended family on Saturday.  Sunday afternoon while he was sleeping I headed over to Antiques Minnesota, (thanks to Garage Sale Gal - Deb) 
 It was just a few minutes from our hotel and everything in the mall was 20% off. Prices were very reasonable for the most part.  I'll try to show you more of my finds later in the week. I don't collect  ceramics but couldn't resist buying this Lefton Uncle Sam bank to add to my patriotic collection.
I also found a nice group of old keys which are available in my etsy shop.
After a quick stop back at the hotel, I headed to Hopkins, about twenty  minutes away. This was suggested by "anonymous", (thank you - whoever you are!).  There were four shops within a two block area of the old downtown.  It was 3:30 by the time I arrived there so I got into "speed shopping" mode and shopped three of the four stores by 5:00.  Great finds included a bird cage, a couple of wonderful architectural pieces, a hat mold and a silverplate tray, which was an award from a 1948 horse show.
 I'd love to return to Hopkins when I have a bit more time. The other places you suggested are also on my "to do" list, next time I return.  We had planned to stop in Hixon & Hudson Wisconsin on the way home today, but CG was still not feeling the greatest.  Getting home without dilly-dallying seemed like the right thing to do. 
I'm really jealous of you Minnesota peeps - 
junk rules up there!  


  1. what fun for you...nothing like a mall that has stuff, at good prices, where the rush never ends. love it. Hopefully see you this spring...

  2. Glad you found some treasures in MN! I love going to the shops in Hopkins! Never enough time for treasure hunting!


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