I am fresh back from an exciting trip to Minneapolis! My daughter Emily and I took a couple days and made the four hour trek to do some shopping. We live in the middle of nowhere (South Dakota!) and so shopping close by is extremely limited.
There is no better way to spend a cold and dreary day then shopping. I do love myself a little shopping!!
First up of course is IKEA!! It had probably been almost a year since I have been there and really didn’t have much in mind that I needed. But, did end up finding a few bargains that I couldn’t live without! Emily just likes to go joy riding on the carts!
Next we were off to do some junk hunting. A great place to find a lot of architectural elements is “Art and Architecture”.
They have an amazing array of salvaged materials…about anything that you can imagine. My favs, of course, are the lights.
And they just keep going…any style you could imagine!! And if you don’t need a light you can buy all you need to start your own bowling alley…we found the balls and pins here and later at Bauer Brothers Salvage we actually found the alley.
We like the “E” and the huge elevator behind it!
We had to take a picture of the “T” & “S” because of course those are Taylor Swift’s initials!
The best find though was the numerous glass door knobs…just what I have been searching for! Now I just need to find a way to make these work in my doors.
Ok, how about these enormous stained glass windows. Couldn’t think of a place to put these in my house….or a way to get them home!
And then I saw this table that tugged at my heart strings. This piece, with its original numbers, being used to fullest capacity!
And then we were off to Bauer Brothers Salvage. Be prepared when you go…you have to be ready to feel like you are in a horror movie. Lots and lots of stuff in a big warehouse that is not heated and poorly lit. We went when it was raining and we walked through puddles and had rain dripping on our heads. If you need architectural or salvaged items it is worth it! And the prices are right!
Here’s the rest of the bowling alley…yeah!
I found these doors here…this is my dream set up. Want these in my living room. So unfair that they would not fit in my car.
And in case having a bowling alley in your house is not enough and you need a movie theater you can get yourself one of these gigantic movie projectors.
And then we were off to “Architectural Antiques” on Quincy Street. More incredibly amazing architectural pieces.
The first thing that I saw when walking in was this amazing set of rolling shelves. The picture does not do them justice.
If I remember correctly the price on this was above $4000. Not in my budget. It does however give me some great ideas for new projects!!
We had an amazing time! And in the next few weeks you will see all my great buys being utilized to their fullest potential. I can’t decide if that is the most fun part or if the shopping is…I just love both so much!
Have a great weekend!Pin It