...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.
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!