Weekend in the Cities

My husband and I were very blessed to escape to the Twin Cities for 3 days this weekend. Our days were filled with delicious food and drink, urban hikes, salvage shopping and long walks along historic avenues. It was so, so lovely.

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Bauer Brother’s Salvage in North Minneapolis is the most incredible place. This is just one of 3 aisles of radiators.

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A sink from the Minneapolis Star Tribune offices. Price: $1000. (Swoon)

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At Bauer Brothers, there is an entire story of windows.

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The overmantle from the Melon Mansion in Pennsylvania (as in Carnegie-Melon). Price: $37,000. Too bad there was no room in the van!

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I believe these windows are from the Guilded Salavage, also in North Minneapolis

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Scallop Tacos at the Sea Salt Eatery

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This little locker came home with us! It is the perfect little thing for my daughter who has the maid’s room/nursery (no closet). It was also rented out as a prop for the Woody Haralson movie “Wilson” that is currently shooting in Minneapolis!

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Is this shower not A-MAZING?? At architectural Antiques, North Minneapolis

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Just in case you need a staircase… here’s one for 20K! (At Architectural Antiques)

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Wall of hinges and other assorted door hardware

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Summit Avenue Historic District

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Of all the grand houses we saw, this one was my favorite. I can’t explain why, but I think it has to do with the fact that it is feminine, yet plain and also homey and welcoming.

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Where F. Scott Fitzgerald wrote his first novel. Summit Avenue, St Paul

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Lance is drooling over this iron fencing that just came in to Archectural Antiques. It is just what he’d like to use in our front yard. At $25/foot x 150 ft… well, it was easy to walk away

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This cupboard is actually on hold for us till Tuesday! We weren’t looking for kitchen stuff, but of course we found this pine cupboard, which would be perfect in our kitchen. Seriously perfect. We are sleeping on it.

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Beautiful lighting galore at the Guilded Salvage!

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This amazing bar cabinet was found in one of the out buildings at Bauer Brothers.

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We had such a great time. It was the perfect getaway. We went home ready to face our kids and our house projects. And already planning our next trip back.

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