Now...with the bunny out of the bag,
Let me share our day.
Stillwater, Minnesota is a sweet vintage town set along the St. Croix River on the border of Wisconsin. It is but an hour & a half drive from our home. The downtown can be easily walked - even on that cold Friday (but must be said, Dave moved our car every now & again for easy loading of our treasures). We always start our day at Midtown Antique Mall -- as the three floors require our full attention. This is where my rabbit found me. From here we traveled to American Gothic Antiques -- two floors, finding a few treasures, and enjoying the welcomed cup of coffee. Next in line was Country Charm Antiques -- where I met a dealer with a booth I always enjoy (discovered she visits me in Hixton too)...adopted vintage garlands from her. The final stop before lunch was at Rose Mille -- sweet sweet little gift shop -- which, to my amazement was moving & had a 30% off storewide sale -- quickly adopted the latest Rachel Ashwell Shabby Chic Interiors book. Then on the 5th stop, we rested....here at Leo's Grill & Malt Shop. (For the sake of the story -- let's pretend that is Dave & I standing out front...it is not - just two willing participants in our little story.)
Here we found the best onion rings, kitchen made kettle chips & malts around...
trust us, we tried them all.
Rebooted, we traveled down Main Street, ending our day
at the Staples Mill Antiques. (Shops are generally open from 10-6 on weekends)...
so we stayed until almost the end, always respectful to check out well before the clock tolls closing.
And as we left town, who was on the corner?
As we drove by, of course I had to open my window to
greet Mr. Claus.....not to mention driving around the block
to greet him again.
(Dave is a good sport)
What a wonderful day -- highly recommended to boot your holiday mojo.
Fun shops, nice folks, pleasant way to spend a day...
on our list every year!
What holiday jaunts are on your to do list?