July 25, 2011

Antique Shopping in Minnesota

I just returned from my vacation in Minnesota visiting with family and spending a day with a blogging buddy

My Mom and I spent a fabulous day antique shopping and stopping at garage sales with  Deb, Garage Sale Gal.  I met Deb through blogging and when she was vacationing in Orlando this spring we met at my antique store.  So, as soon as I knew I was going to Minneapolis we planned a day together doing what we love!

The first stop was seeing her lovely house and meeting the kids

Then it was time to get the party started, garage sales first.  We found paper punches and .50 Sommerset Magazines

Then on to thrift stores

We hit 2 thrift stores, I found a $3 Vintage suitcase here and had to have it!

I also bought some linen 

And knobs

Whew that was exhausting, time to Eat!
This was a wonderful French Cafe, if you live in Minneapolis, this is a destination restaurant


We were heading to see Debs antique store after lunch and stopped at one more garage sale.
This antique dresser was $3.00.....What!
We loaded it in Debs car, took it to her store, and it sold the same day!

Her booth was lovely.  It is located in a cute old house where each room and the yard are loaded with treasures.  Here's a few Items I had to have! 

Then it was back to Debs for coffee and brownies. When she wasn't looking I made a futile attempt to put "Sweet Pea" in my suitcase

NO such luck  :(

So, even though she wouldn't let me have her dog....
It was a perfect day!

I came home with so many ideas and projects swirling in my head, I can't wait to get started...Stay tuned!

Happy Crafting



Rebecca said...

What a FABULOUS POST! I LOVED COMNING ALONG WITH YOU! Now...come and visit Oklahoma. :)

That dresser for $3? Someone was DUMB!


⚜ ↁℯℬℬᴵℰ⚜ said...

FUN FUN FUN!!~ You look so cute Carol thrifting away in your cute little summer dress! It is so nice to make these friendships in blog land. Looks like you had a few scores too.

Betsy said...

What a great day! Isn't it so much fun to meet bloggie friends? You found some wonderful treasures!

Sylvia said...

$3.00 dresser?!! That's a steal and it's a nice looking one too. Looks and sounds like you had a great time.

Welcome Back,

mississippi artist said...

What fun-wish I had been along. Deal of the day was the dresser for sure!

Suzann said...

Hello Carol,
Welcome back home!! You found some great treasures!!!
Can't wait to see all your ideas :-)

Suzann ~xoxo~

Debbi said...

all I have to say is SCORE!!! I am jealous, I would have loved to tag along, but Oregon is a longs ways away LOL

camp and cottage living said...

It looks like you had so much fun!
I love to get outside of my own area to get ideas and bring them home to try.
So nice you got to meet a bloggy friend again and enjoy a day together too.
If you need anymore of those knobs, let me know. I removed the same ones from my cabinets in my last house!

GARAGE SALE GAL ~ Deb's Earthly Delights said...

Hi Carol,
Great post!!! What will I do this Thursday??!!
Just popped in as it's my day with Kailee..
deb :)

Stacy's Shabby Shoppe said...

That dresser was three bucks? What??? Good one! ~Stacy~

sissie said...

Hey Carol,
Did you know that you are as cute as a button!!
Love ya!
what a fun time. Nothing like meeting up with a bloggy buddy that love the same things as you.
Can't wait to see what ideas you will be sharing with us.


Anonymous said...

what a beautiful post, we need happy posts with all the sadness in the world,, those were some great finds as well, yummy plate too!!

Tynk said...

Thanks for posting your pictures, it looks like you had a great time! That's so awesome that you met a friend online, and was able to spend some time with her thrifting and such! You have some great finds.. and a $3 dresser?! WOW!


~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

OH MY! What fun! The two of you are so beautiful...and your mom is lovely! I see so many happy smiling faces! Looks like you found some treasures, too! That antique dresser is amazing! How could Deb give it up? I'm so glad you took lots of photos...I love the fun! ♥

Tina Eudora said...

Oh Carol what wonderful pictures! You look like you are having the time of your life and I guess you were. Who wouldn't love to have been garage-sale-ing with you gals!
I can hardly wait to see what you come up with from all the inspiration!
Tina xo

Kathy Bogan said...

Welcome Home Carol~
Looks like you had a BLAST!! I can't get the $3.00 dresser out of my mind!?!?!? What a deal!Would love to get together for lunch~ heading South August 1-9th for vaca! Hopefully after we can set a date!
Missed you!

Kathy said...

What a fantastic post. I loved every bit...still can't believe the 3.00 dresser...and I would have tried to take sweet pea too....lol.

Sherry @ No Minimalist Here said...

Carol, Sounds like such a fun day and what a deal on the dresser! Love the vintage suitcase and the linens.

Gina said...

Looks like you had a wonderful time & you certainly scored some great items. $3.00 for that dresser? Were the sellers on crack? lol

Lisa Russell said...

I love the vintage suitcase and the linens you found!! What a fun day!!

Ceekay- Thinkin of Home said...

Oh.,..I want that suitcase! Looks like you had a great time!

laxsupermom said...

$3 for that dresser? That's insanity! You found some terrific items! Looks like it was such a fun day. Thanks for sharing.

Nan said...

Hey Carol! Looks like a great little get-away you had! I love the Twin Cities! the $3 dresser is hard to believe. Someone either didn't know what they had, or just wanted to get rid of things quickly! Hope it cools off for you now that you're back in the south!

Imperfections said...

Sounds like a great day! I can't believe only 3.00 for that dresser, what a steal. I was thinking that one day soon I should swing by your booth being I'm so close and I bet you'd have something I couldn't leave without.

Creative Breathing said...

Hello, Visiting from Deb's blog who I just adore. What fun to see this visit from "both" sides. Either way, what a fun day and post. Elizabeth

Scrap for Joy said...

You both had great photos and it was obvious that you had lots of fun together. I have had the pleasure of meeting several blogging friends...it's a thrill!
The dresser was unbelievable!!!!

Vicki said...

I said a bad word out loud when you told us that dresser was only $3...unbelievable! Love the pics and so glad you are having fun with friends and family.

Nancy said...

How fun is this Post!! Thanks for sharing your day Carol!! You can't wait to get started? I can't wait to see all your New Creations!! I am so glad you had a good time!!
Huggs, Nancy

Alicia@ eco friendly homemaking said...

Oh my goodness you all really hit the jackpot!! Your pictures are so good it is like being there and her booth looks wonderful!!

Lynn@ The Vintage Nest said...

Okay....I want to know how you got all that stuff home on the plane! :)

Doni said...

Hi Carol! Looks like you had an awesome trip!!!
I just wanted to pop over real quick and let you know that I've just done a post using your dress form tutorial, and I've linked back to your blog. Thanks so much for such a lovely idea and for such awesome instructions! I love my new girl!!
Blessings, Doni

Amy @MaisonDecor said...

That looks like a lot of fun. I would love to go out and meet a blogging buddy and do that!

Debbie said...

How fun! I didn't see this post until I saw your next one so I'm just commenting on it now. I can't believe she got that piece for $3.00! And I thought my garage sale prices were low...

Ironically, I stalked a blogger on my recent vacation, too. She was just out of town and didn't know it.

Linda said...

OH you two look like you had so much fun!! Great pics- you both look so pretty!

Queenie said...

Oh Carol...I missed this post! What fun seeing you two havin' all that fun...I'm so glad you got the chance to spend a day together hunting treasures and having a ball :)
P.S. I think I would have tried to put that little Sweet Pea in my suitcase too lol! Thanks for sharing your pics...you two are dolls :)
Big hugs,

Mizz Moxie said...

This was a fun post to read! I don't normally read blogs, but I think I will add yours to my favs :)

Renee said...

I'm the gal who had the MN garage sale you attended! I'm surprised you didn't peek at the jewelry I had at the sale! Was so great to meet both of you :)

kristiB said...

Loved this post, looks like there are some amazing things to find there!!! Also loving your hair, it's fab!:D


Hello, I love your blog. I love garage sale, I live in Brazil and here there is a lot, whenever I'm looking to the U.S. for a visit.
Make me a visit www.justfourfriends.blogspot.com, bjs Ju

Heart Vintage Design said...

It looks like you two had a fantastic time. If I ever get up that way I know who I want to go hunting with!