Since last Summer, we've had the brochure for the Unique Boutique & Antiques Tour sitting on our kitchen table ... and finally! September 27th arrived so we could go!! We went to almost every place on their map and found all kinds of interesting things. Going to the boutiques at people's homes was so nostalgic ... all the ones I used to take part in back in the day were so much fun ... and filled with one of a kind items. I don't think other parts of the country do this ... letting people come to where we live to sell things ... but that's what this tour is all about. You were going right to the home of the crafter or antique dealer to find buckets of treasures.
I love how some of the spots really arranged their space for the most visual impact. For a person who loves a good photo it was total overload! I don't have space to show you even half of those I took.
The best part was just being outside. The colors in the Cambridge area were so beautiful ... a little bit ahead of us in the Twin Cities so it's like we'll be able to enjoy it again when they creep down our way. One thing ... there are no bathrooms! Plan accordingly. Although we did stumble upon a two seater in my place. Ah. No!
We found a blacksmith at one place ... and Dala Horses! Can hardly wait to show you what I'm doing with them ... you'll have to wait.
But we really weren't expecting this sign at the bakery. Yikes! The place smelled delicious, though ... had that old time bake shop smell and prices to match. Everyone is happy at our house today!
This tour runs this weekend and next but some places aren't open on Sunday. They have places to eat listed on their site ... and don't forget ... no bathrooms! But it was still fun in spite of that. I just love Autumn in Minnesota!!