I told you earlier in the week that Hubby kidnapped me. Day one, although we had fun and did find the bathroom mirror, was slim on the antique hunt. We did end up going to Cedar Rapids that evening and visited with our son Buck and his wife Jen. It was almost their anniversary…my a year can fly by.
The next morning we were in Monticello, Iowa visiting our daughter Kayla and her husband Spencer. Both of our kids had bought houses and Hubby hadn’t seen either one of them. We just had a quick visit with Kayla as they had a full schedule that day and we were off antiquing.
There’s a great shop in Monticello we always stop at, Whistle Tree…we didn’t find anything there. Their specialty seems to be furniture…which we LOVE!
Next stop the old church in Cascade. We love their shop. We can’t resist stopping. We bought our kitchen chairs there and we bought my filing cabinet that was Hubby’s first refinishing project. They had lots of things to look at there but the owner was reorganizing the shop getting ready for fall so it was a bit of a challenge to get through.
I always have an eye open for quilts!! The bottom one didn’t appear to be vintage at all….but I still liked it.
I’ve seen something like this done before…I want to make one someday…I think I might revamp it and do it with half square triangles.
Here was a nice quilt. I seem to be drawn to quilts without a lot of whites in them lately…Loved this one!
This was wool and I loved it. Kayla had made something similar once.
I grabbed a close up of the stitching if she (or any of you) would ever want to replicate it. I could easily find wool jackets at the thrift stores for it!
We didn’t buy anything there and continued on our way…a trip to Lowes in Dubuque and then on to Cuba City, Wisconsin….complete with a stop in Hazel Green.
The Hazel Green store is going out of business so nothing was new there…at Cuba City…we found this….
I had heard of this place via Craig’s List. I had been begging to go…Hubby ignored my pleas. Well he won’t ignore me again. WE LOVED IT!!
It is huge and perfect for antique lovers and house restoration people. I was so in awe that I forgot to take many pictures. In the front is a show room of nice antiques. There were probably 5 tall high backed beds. All were beautiful. In the next big room there were fire place mantels…probably 6 to choose from. All were displayed neatly and very organized.
In the upstairs…they had a room of wood trim taken from houses. They had a room bigger than the main floor of my home FILLED with doors. All types and sizes you can imagine were displayed. This photo is half of one wall.
Looking for a claw foot tub…look no more!
There was a room of only lighting. There were lots of people there to help too. They are only open Fridays and Saturdays. But WOW…we ere so impressed!
We did find a few things we were looking for…all in this bag are our “big” purchases.
There are three double switch plates for push button light switches.
We didn’t realize we would need as many double push button switches. The electrician put double switches in the bedrooms…one for the light and one for the fan. They had a triple switch there we probably should have bought but we know where they are now…at least we hope there are some there if we need them!
We found glass knobs for the kitchen cupboards too.
Cuba City has other antique shops…more like antique malls too. We stopped there too…
I am slow in antique malls because I am trolling the place for sewing or quilting things…Hubby in only looking for furniture or fire trucks. I knew he was already done looking and sitting out on a bench so I was especially trying to hurry…besides, both of us were hungry. I came around a corner fast and was going to quick peak in a room when I got so excited. I spotted my childhood doll. I have been wanting for a LONG time to find her…I was giddy. I got the rest of the way around the corner and imagine my shock when I realized she had been beheaded!!
I came out of the store shaking my head trying to get the image of my beloved childhood doll beheaded when Hubby asked what was wrong. I explained the whole thing to him and we both ended up laughing and laughing.
All in all a good trip. On the way home we stopped and visited Hubby’s niece and we stopped at Kelli’s house too. I was good to be gone but as always it’s good to be home too.