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Monday, July 7, 2014

Whirl-Wind SHaBBy-SHoPPing, 4 Days... 3 Nites...

It was a SHaBBy ShoPPing
  HoLiDay Weekend for Us!*!*!
•Madison, WI  •Mineral Point, WI  •Cuba City, WI  •Dubuque, IA  •Amana Colonies, IA  •Kalona, IA  
•Mt. Vernon, IA  •Solon, IA  •Galena, IL 

Our main draw to IOWA this past Holiday Weekend,
was the ANTIQUE SHOW in Solon, Iowa, held
every year on 4th of July...
We encountered lots of ROAD DETOURS
in the area due to Major Flooding!!!



MINERAL POINT WISCONSIN
Soooo many interesting historical buildings...




We made a pit stop in Dubuque, Iowa...
Visited a Fellow Dealer in her Store
W*I*L*L*O*W*S




Netted a few SHaBBies at
SISTERS GARDEN & BLOOM
in Kalona, Iowa



Although the AMANA COLONIES IN IOWA are very much
 a "Tourist" Destination, we were pleasantly surprised to find quite a few QUALITY ANTIQUE SHOPS...
 Along with a small "Tailgate" Antique Show going on...




FERN HILL SHOP
Located in SOUTH AMANA COLONIES, IOWA
was my MOST FAVORITE STOP!*!*!
ARCHITECTURAL SALVAGE HEAVEN!!!
Although the price points were quite high, and righfully so, ~
The "Eye-Candy" was just AmAziNg!!!
I most certainly will do a separate post on this!!!


For years I have heard such great things from Dealers, about this show...  We finally got to SHOP-IT, this past 4th of July...
Held on a Private Farm Field
In SOLON, IOWA



Just minutes from the SOLON ANTIQUE SHOW, the quaint town 
of  MT. VERNON, IOWA,
also hosted a small Antique Show on the 4th of July...
Dealers set up their Vintage Finds along the town's Main Street...




Working our way toward Galena, Illinois,
we came upon the sleepy town of SABULA, IOWA...
Wish this store had been open!!!
FLATBOAT PINK VINTAGE



GALENA, ILLINOIS
Great Walking Town with lots of historical buildings...
I netted a darling vintage find 
*With Cherry Motif* 
for my NEXT Show - this Saturday, July 12th
In Door County, Wisconsin...
(visit my sidebar for details)



We wrapped up our HoLiDay Weekend GetAway
arriving home with a VAN FULL!*!*!


2 comments:

  1. Wow......what a weekend! I see some sweet goodies in the back of that vehicle! Have a good shoe this weekend and have fun!

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