Friday, July 23, 2010

Getting to the good stuff . . .

This is the last post about my trip to Minnesota.  Yup, no more teasing you with places you might not ever get to, although reading blogs is usually where I find ideas about where to go!  Here are a couple more recommendations if you should ever find yourself stranded in the Minneapolis area and looking for places to spend your money!

The French Flea in Anoka.  An occasional sale.  We just happened to be in the right place at the right time!  Another cute shop just down the street is Nic Nac Paddywac's.  Both stores have very, VERY amazing stuff!  There were lots of antique stores in Hopkins, MN and we got in on their Raspberry Festival.  Never did see a raspberry or anything pertaining to a raspberry!  There also is a very wonderful place in New Ulm that is worth stopping at.

This place is somewhere around Minneapolis.  The Garmin lady was having a difficult time telling us where it was, or even where we were.  I swear we circled the whole city twice before we found it!  Now, my daughter is usually mild mannered EXCEPT when she gets behind the wheel!  For a small town girl, she knows how to drive in the big city and pushes and shoves to get in the right lane just like everyone else.  I still have cramps in my fingers from gripping the seat!  And my ears!  Never heard such words coming from my baby!

Anywho, it was well worth frustrating the Garman lady.  Many artists bring their creations here to sell!  Such talent to be found!  Look how they decorated their walls!  Book covers from alot of destroyed books.  (I still have a hard time ripping apart a book.  I mean, it's a BOOK, meant to be read and cherished!  I LOVE books.  I will probably never get a kindle cuz I love to turn the pages.)

Now, on to the good stuff . . . a few of my treasures!  Peruse at your leisure and be envious, be very, very envious!  Just kidding!

Okay, enough scales for Connie!  This is the last one I will bring home!  (Who am I kidding!)

Okay, that's it! (I'm hearing yeahs! and finallys! from the bloggy crowd!) At least until Minnesota tempts me again in September for Junk Bonanza. 

The next post (whenever that will be but I promise you soon, very soon) will be a little giveaway to celebrate my recent milestones and blessings!  100 posts!  My little Lainey!  150 followers (okay, I don't have that one yet but I set my goals high!)!  So sit by your computers my friends and when the next post shows up on your google reader, RUN to your keyboard to send me a comment!  Well, you really don't have to run (I'm a sloth and hate all forms of anything that even hints of exercise) but I do hope and wish you visit again - even without a giveaway!

Good week-end wishes to you all . . .


LuLu Kellogg said...

Hi Connie!!

I am trying to catch up on my Blog visits so I popped by to see what you have been up to! I love the scales....oooooooo!

I hope you are having a great summer my dear!


Shelly said...

Too fun!

First of all, I have to say, I don't curse much. But early on, I told my boys that it was "Okay" for ME to curse, if I was driving. THEN I had to amend it when I took up Golf for a while........Okay, it's okay for Mommy to curse when she's driving OR playing GOLF!

Love the Scale, the twine and the book! You scored! I DO need to get to Minnesota some day!

I found some fun things today too, at an Estate sale and a couple Garage sales!

Have a Lovely weekend Connie Girl!

Hugs and Love,

The Whistle Stop said...

Wow... looks like you had a fun trip! I'm jealous... We did the Bonanza last year and we never had time to visit any of the shops. We aren't going to do it this year... feeling kind of sad about that but it's just not in the cards this year. Have fun when you go. It' overwheleming to see so much cool stuff in one place!

Linda said...

Looks like you had some fun, Connie! And I love your goodies!

Heather at Blessed Little Nest said...

i love that pillow. a lot i love that pillow. and the bag.

Marie Lost Bird Studio said...

Hi Connie,
Oooooh, love all your goodies and for those metal numbers I would kill.TFS.
Have a wonderful Sunday.

Katherine ( Katie) Corrigan said...

I enjoyed my visit to your blog. Wishing you happiness, Katherine

Lynn Stevens said...

oodles of goodies! What a fun time this must have been. They look like great stores and yep I'm a little envious! Never been to Minnesota but now I sure want to go!

Thank you for your latest comments. And your question about how I discovered you can carve antlers? gosh its been so long I don't remember!!!! I think I have a bad case of old timers!!!! LOL

Daphne Nicole & Lynda Cade said...

Oh I love all your goodies, looks like you hit the jackpot!!! It was so funny reading about your daughter driving my mother gets on to me all the time when she's riding with me... she'll ask me what happened to my sweet little daughter!!! Blessings~~~ Daphne

Jill said...

You brought all that home?! Wonderful!! Especially the typewriter and what was above it? A pincushion? Seems bigger than than but I thought it looked neat!

Susanne said...

Darn looks like I just missed becoming follower number 150, congratulations!

So much to say, just read several pages back of your blog. Was to French Flea in June, am headed to Mnpls next month and will visit Hunt and Gather, for sure. (I too find the doll heads scary)

Have you been to Gold Rush, Oronoco IS better than Rochester, MN? Used to live less than 10 min. form this sale. Aug. 20, you must go! Oh, hit the Painted Porch in the Medford outlets next time you go by.

Katsui Jewelry said...

I love "I Like You" and you are so lucky to hit "the occasional sale." All those lovelies...oh, my. Hopkins is delightful but a little pricey, I think. Always check for estate sales. We have a ton in the summer!