Friday, September 25, 2009

Cool Antique Shop of the Month - Timelines

A number of folks have asked where we shop for "Steampunk" and other cool antique stuff for our home. Although I'd like to hoard all the great finds for myself - I do want the shop to stay in business! Timelines is our main shop these days, at 420 Snelling Ave S in St Paul.

Jim Barnard is the owner, and the shop is a reflection of his good taste. One of the things I like the most about Jim's shop is I don't have to look at a ton of tasteless junk to find a gem - he prefers to sell gems!

Sure - I like good deals - my family is famous for hunting down "treasures" - but there are times in life when you want something special, a particular table or chair or lithograph to accent a particular space or room in your home, new or old - and I tend to find it lately at Jim's shop. And his prices are typically pretty fair for the quality of the item - so there are good deals to be had.

The safe from my Steampunk post is one of the gems we've found at Jim's shop. Robert also found a fabulous grandmother's clock for me there as a birthday gift a few years ago.

The other reason I like Jim's shop is let's face it - Jim is nice to talk to, and do business with. Life is too short to do business with difficult people - hmm - might be the start of a book.

In any case - if you stop by Timelines on Saturday, September 26th, 2009, Jim has 15 percent off all Mission furniture. If you stop in - please tell him you saw this note on Steph's blog. If you don't have time to stop in his shop - you can shop online - the website is under our Resource section on the left.

Happy Shopping!


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