Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Junk Trip - Day 4 - Minneapolis

I realize that this is my 2nd post for today, but read through to the end, & you'll find out why!
It's the beginning of Day 4, and after a delicious breakfast, we head out in the Junk Mobiles for
our last day of the trip. Our first stop is the amazing Cottage House!

What a welcome! The Cottage House opened early just for the Red Shed Girls! They had scones and drinks for us, and even though it was a little rainy, we all managed to find some GREAT things!
Fun Finds were both inside and out.
This place was incredible, just packed with amazing treasures!
Even more out back, and a little shed full of things too!
Shelly, one of the Cottage House gals, & Kelly

Isn't this cute?!

Next we went to the famous Hunt & Gather!
This place was so cool, they had 2 huge floors full of great stuff!

"Minnesota NICE" in action:
Hunt & Gather also had goodies for us to nibble, and had really great displays!
Check out this one holding the word flashcards! I bought several!
Aren't these stools and old restaurant dishware great?!
Sooo pretty...

We ate lunch at the greatest little place called Firefly! The owners were SO nice, and they had great food, ice cream & coffee. I recommend going here for coffee or lunch!!!

Our last shopping stop was Guilded Salvage Antiques--a HUGE old building filled with all kinds of salvage. Old doors, corbels, moldings, fixtures, & hardware...were just some of the cool things you'd find here! We went crazy for the special Red Shed prices the owners put on chippy white corbels and large metal light cages!

Here are my fun junk finds for the day:
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This was SUCH an AMAZING trip! Thanks to the Red Shed Antiques Girls for planning an incredible getaway for us all! :) Put me on the list for next year!!!

You might notice a new look to my blog! I'm going to do a special post and GIVEAWAY on that tomm. (that's why I did 2 posts today!) so stay tuned to see what's comin' up!


Stacey said...

Hi Stacey-
Thanks for the blog post- I did get your email and hopefully you'll get my reply. Totally fine about tomorrow:) Just let me know if you get my email and we'll reschedule that way. I will def miss getting together with you though - But that gives me something to look forward to next week!
I've been MIA on the blog network lately. My house and therefore life was pretty messy for a while but now it's under control. Work was a little crazy too:) You know how it is! But I'm feeling much better now...
Have a great week and hope you're feeling better real soon!
Blessings- Stacey

Ele at abitofpinkheaven said...

Looks like you had a wonderful trip. Thanks for the great pictures!

cherry said...

Yummmmmmmmy stuff that's all I have to say. cherry

Jen - Balancing Beauty and Bedlam said...

Your site LOOKS SO beautiful!!! What a fabulous happy for you to have that time away to refresh (after you had your catch up nap, of course).

Margo said...

This is the first real look I've had at your goodies. You've got a real good eye for the sweet junk. Love the new blog look.

Melissa Lester said...

I can't believe it has taken me until Thursday to get back over here to check out your recap of your trip. I added your blog to my sidebar, but this week has just not allowed a lot of blogging time. Anyway, the trip looks like it was fantastic! And you found so many treasures. Now you will have a year's worth of blog posts as you fix everything up and incorporate it into your home. How cool that you met Joan Steffend! She doesn seem so nice. And how dare a stomach bug sneak into the trip! I hope you are feeling better now!

Mrs. B said...

What wonderful finds! I love those old flash cards! It all just looks like so much fun!

Stephanie ~ Angelic Accents said...

What fun places to shop! And I just love architectural salvage. You got some wonderful pieces!

Big TX Hugs,
Angelic Accents

American Homemaker said...

Hi... this is my first time visiting your blog and it makes me wanna go on a junk trip too :)