I was such a lucky girl to get some "loot" for my birthday so I treated myself to one of my MOST favorite places on earth.... my favorite little shop in the whopping big town (population of about 363) of CARVER!..... this is the famous "Mustard Moon" owned by dealer Jane who has been featured in Country Living Magazine and is about to go national we think! Her shop is in the basement of this wonderful old building... and pretty much feels like a cave once you are inside. Carver is about 5 miles west of Chaska and always was one of my favorite spots to visit... it is quite like Erhard or Elizabeth...only tons more charming! Had I known it existed when I moved to the Twin Cities, this is the place I would have chosen to live.
What kind of fun things did I buy for my birthday with my stash?
Well.... this one's for my Mom... told her there was an antique bowl I had hidden at the Buffalo Nickel until I could get back to purchase it, and here it is Mom! Also was able to get the junior sized one pictured next to it.... Thanks Mom :-)
I also had the great fortune of bringing home a bit of history from one of my favorite shops in Chaska... the 1st pic was taken about 2 yrs ago in front of this shop... note the scalloped window flower box on the left, filled with christmas greens...
several times I had asked the owner if she was going to sell it, and the answer was always a firm "No Sandi, it goes along with the shop as a display!".... so when I arrived last Saturday, I was pretty surprised to notice it was gone... as I got near the back of the shop I saw my little treasure...leaning up against a wall way in the back corner... I ran back out to Linda the owner and said "WHAT???? you took down the front window flower box?"... and she just laughed and said it was time for something new out front.. and then it hit her...she remembered how I had always asked to buy it --- so guess what I came home with? I told her I almost felt guilty taking that fixture out of Chaska, and she assured me there was no one else she would rather see it go home with than me. I had also purchased the bench she had displayed beneath it 2 years ago. Can't wait to find the perfect place for it here in my home or down at the cabin where I have put the bench.
Finally, my favorite new treasure... a birthday gift from my hubby... this old, white, shabby, scalloped cupboard...straight from the farm yard... I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE it... and can't wait to decorate it as each season changes.... ya shoulda seen us shoving that thing into the back of the Explorer...! I think this ones going to have to go into the nursing home with me someday :-)