Master of Swedish Modernism: Josef Frank

After hearing my mom rave about a new exhibit at the American Swedish Institute (ASI), I decided that I had to run down there and check it out.  The ASI, by the way, is located in the stunning 1900s Turnblad Mansion on Park Avenue in Minneapolis – but more on that in a future post.…

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A Gathering of Friends

Today was a big day, a gathering of what I call Occasional Salers – those who operate occasional sales and their devoted shoppers. That’s right, it’s A Gathering of Friends, held twice a year at Bachman’s Garden Center in Minneapolis.  When I arrived 10 minutes before it opened, there was already a line…. And the…

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a special occasion

Shabby Chic Vignette

I’ve mentioned “occasional sales” in a couple of blogs now, so here’s the deal with them: they’re AWESOME.  As long as you’re into that kind of thing.  Which I am.  Very much. I had never even heard of occasional sales until about a year when my mom took me to one in South Minneapolis.  I…

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