Drivers do a lot of double takes along I-35 in the south metro, where a life-sized shark statue is on a hillside next to a replica submarine, rocket ship and something resembling a Martian vehicle. They’re there to draw attention to Hot Sam’s, an antique shop overlooking an eclectic salvage yard that’s been nicknamed an “antique theme park.”
You know those old toys you or maybe your parents have held onto? This week they could make you a little extra money. The Minneapolis Vintage Toy Buying Show lets you bring in old toys in any condition for cash.
If you’re looking for a unique shopping experience, head about 35 miles west of the Twin Cities to Buffalo, Minn. On the first weekend of every month, stores open their doors for what’s called an “Occasional Sale.”
With a focus on bargains and unique finds, checking out your local flea market can feel like a treasure hunt.
These stores draw visitors from both near and far in the name of “antiquing.”
If you’re particular about style and only the best will do, but you can’t jump on a jet to Paris or London every time you need a new lamp or pillow or silver-serving piece, listen up.
There’s something charming about things that represent the past. And that warm and fuzzy feeling is what makes antiques so popular.
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