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Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Minnesota Bound... HUNT & GATHER - BeSt ViNtaGe Shopping!*!*!

Our fun 4th of July "Road-Trip" was spurred on by my darling Step-Daughter's move to the Minneapolis Area...  OMG!!! - As it turns out, Amy is now living just about 10 minutes away from HUNT & GATHER - one of my "most-favorite" stores on the whole planet!*!*!   "Part-One" of another whirl-wind antique weekend!!!  (click to enlarge pics)...

We started out early Friday Morning and stopped for breakfast at this little tucked-away cafe in Portage, Wisconsin - KRISTA'S KITCHEN...  You'd never know it was there unless someone told you!


Being the 4th of July HoLiDaY Weekend, these Red-Velvet Cupcakes looked to die-4!!!


I have a real sweet-tooth!*!*!  This lemon-peach sconce was absolutely delicious...


Many Many Hours Later...
We finally pulled into Hunt & Gather's Parking Lot...


My seat belt was unbuckled before we even rounded the corner...  I could hardly contain myself as we pulled in the parking lot!*!*!   AND ~ OMG!*!*! - the back of the car was completely empty aside from our luggage!!! - This could be dangerous!!!


 Does this look inviting or what!?!?!


LoVe It!*!*!  Funky as can be... 



Here are a few pics of store displays... 
  I did end up buying a TON OF STUFF for THIS WEEKEND'S Outdoor Show at ViVa la Cottage in Sister Bay, Wisconsin - (click on my side bar for details)


This bust is at the checkout area... Look at those whimsical suckers poking out of her head!!!  This item currently is not-for-sale ~ however, "PONY" has a wish-list you can log into if and when she decides to part with it!!! - GREAT IDEA!!!  My name and cell number are on it ~ this darling chippy gal will be mine someday!*!*!



Hunt & Gather's Entry Display ~ Honoring the RED-WHITE-BLUE HoLiDay...


 The check-out area usually has some "knock-your-socks-off" displays, but it was a bit "picked-over" this time...



They REALLY PACK-IT-IN!*!*!  Everything goes UP!!!  I was sooooo happy to spend quite a few hours in the store this time...



I loved this metal garden chair...


I soooooo badly wanted this Hose Display Piece!!!!!!!!
No, I unfortunately did not come home with it...  I think it would look "Just Fab" with my ViNtaGe Watering Cans on it!!!  I may work on getting this home yet...  It was soooo hot... Late in the day... Jeff thought it was too big and we'd have to disassemble it... - GET THE PICTURE!  Every antique has a story!*!*!

Check Back ~ More Trip Pics in the next few days...
Plan a weekend get-away...
Come visit my Tented Outdoor Booth
@ Viva la Cottage in Door County!!!
This Saturday, July 10th 
Click on my side-bar for details...

6 comments:

  1. This is one place I've visited from afar and maybe one day I'll get to visit in person. From what I can tell, it's a great store!

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  2. just found your blog yesterday...so cute:) too bad I'm in Oklahoma, too far away from all the fun shows...Love all the pics

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  3. Dear Jeanine, I so enjoy going with you to this so wonderful shops, there are so many things that I would love to have!!!! What a great time, my darling!!!
    hugs,
    maria cecilia

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  4. Ok, Krista's Kitchen in Portage, Wisconsin is way too close to my home, next time try the Chippy (like the name?)Chunker Dunker Cookies. They are everyone's favorite.
    The Hunt & Gather Shop looks so fun. Thanks for sharing the pictures...will put it on my daytrip list for sure!

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  5. One Day!!!! I would love to visit all your favorite places!

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  6. Okay...you need to let me know when you are going to Minneapolis again! We (me and my 3 junk friends) will meet you as Hunt & Gather is one of our fav places to go too! Seriously! Serious fun, no doubt. It's only a six hour drive for us. Love re-visting it again through your eyes!!

    That garden chair? To die for!

    Andrea

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