Mimi-Toria's, Gretchen designs jewelry out of vintage jewels and found items. Her pieces are one-of-a-kind "must haves!" Sorry, no pics of the French Flea...was too busy drooling! Maybe Andrea or Missy can share later...?
Since the opening of the French Flea, a few other occasional sale shops have cropped up. While checking out one of these, we met Laurel, a.k.a "ChippingCharm" of
Junk Market Style fame. How cool is that to get to meet a face we were already familiar with! If you haven't visited JMS's site, head over there and look at some of the great things Laurel has posted, as well as tons of other junkers from across the country. The picture below shows Laurel, Andrea, Cassie and Missy.
Next stop: Round Barn Potting Co. in Andover. I had to have this cute litte wooden bowl painted black with white dots on it.....holds a whole bag of candy corn! Of course, you can't see the candy corn, but you'll just have to take my word for it!!
I also picked up a couple of these cute little plant stakes.....can someone remind me to take them out before Christmas?
Destination Art. She sells at the Round Barn, and I was lucky enough to snag the last one of these! The pictures don't do it justice, but the detail on this piece is amazing...the texture of the pumpkin, the numbered metal tag, the glass beads hanging from hemp rope.....love it!
We were lucky enough to be in Minneapolis during "Prize" hosted by Hunt & Gather. While there, we had the great pleasure of meeting Amy from Whisperwood Cottage and Junkologie. Check out her blogs for some great photos of the stuff for sale at Prize. In addition to her fabulous photography skills, Amy has a keen eye for the coolest junk and had some great things for sale. Pictured below: Andrea, Amy, myself, Carolyn (Gretchen's sidekick), Missy, and Gretchen (Mimi-Toria's).
Below you'll see another of my favorite purchases.....one fabulous, chippy, NORWEGIAN scale!! It holds my black polka-dot bowl and that invisible candy corn perfectly!! And....I only had to go to Minnesota to get it!! Please refer back to photo 3 for a full body shot of this baby!
Amy also had this adorable little candle-sconce-turned-cloche-once-you-turn-it-over that fit perfectly on my own home-made mini candlestick cake plate. It holds the tiniest pumpkin you may ever see!
Ever heard of "Style Minneapolis?" You. must. go. Below is Shayne, who owns this incredible store. If you go, be prepared to drool. Gretchen and Carolyn (behind Shayne) taxied us over to meet Shayne and check out her shop.