CARVER, MN, OCCASIONAL SALES, 1/15/09
Well, my junking actually began Thursday on this particular weekend. I went with my friends, Lani@Cottage Elements and Gretchen@Mimi-Toria's Designs, to the Twin Cities area to hit some of the fabulous occasional sales in Carver. Our first stop was a 3-for-1 bonus: three stores all in one building! The Nature of It (new shop), Mustard Moon, and Seasons. The photos below are of The Nature of It.
I was oohing an aahing over every nook and cranny! The garden-inspired pieces were fabulous! I loved it all! In the photo below is Cindi (owner of The Nature of It and my new junking inspiration!), and cohorts in junking crime...Lani@Cottage Elements and Gretchen@Mimi-Toria's Designs.
Stop 2 was just down the road in Carver. We visited my friend, Linda, at Linda's Cellar. This was one of the 25 degrees below zero days in Minnesota.
Needless to say, we all had the best time! The stores were filled to the brim with gorgeous items, the vendors were friendly, and my partners in crime were a blast! We loaded up the Suburban with these astounding finds (These are only MY things, mind you! Lani & Gretchen had their own stash!)...
Large "I": from Sweet Salvage, Buffalo, MN.
Two arched windows: Linda's Cellar, Carver, MN.
White 1/2 pillar: The Nature of It, Carver, MN.
White table: Mustard Moon, Carver, MN.
All items: The Nature of It, Carver, MN
Pink mirror: Seasons, Carver, MN
Green mirror: The Nature of It, Carver, MN
Set of plant pots: Mustard Moon, Carver, MN
Brass doorbell: Mustard Moon, Carver, MN
Large enamelware tray: Linda's Cellar, Carver, MN
Dog: Brazos Animal Shelter, Bryan, TX (Picked him up a few years ago!...One of my best finds!)
You know, we went to several other stores that day, but I was so thrilled with what I found in Carver that I never did buy anything else! I will definitely get to Carver every chance I get! I also want to go back and visit Hunt & Gather Antiques (open all days) in Minneapolis! I simply didn't have enough time to look at everything. It was an amazing store!
On Saturday, my friend and I did a bit of shopping around town. Actually, we started with an estate sale, which turned out to be a dud for me. I'm still shaking my head! We then decided to head to Goodwill and see what we could find for a bargain. I didn't have any great expectations, but I did find some inexpensive treasures with which I am quite happy!