Last weekend I spent quite a bit of time exploring in Northeast (or should I say, Nordeast) Minneapolis. I don't live in Northeast, but there's something about this area of the city that I'm really drawn to. Maybe it's because I grew up in a small-town, but I love the blue-collar, industrial nature of the neighborhood. Plus there's a dive bar on almost every corner, which as far as I'm concerned, is never a bad idea.
My sister and I decided to visit a few vintage and architectural salvage shops in the neighborhood. Our first stop was findfurnish, which came highly recommended and it did not disappoint. It is a beautiful storefront, the staff was very friendly, and they had a great selection of mid-century items. I fell pretty hard for a metal standing desk that was perfect in every way, except for the fact that it wouldn't fit in my house. Go there and buy some cool stuff.
We then went to City Salvage, which is full of interesting architectural antiques. There were gorgeous old mantles, beautiful light fixtures, windows, doors, bars. You name it.
It was a gorgeous day so we then wandered around a bit so I could take some photographs.
Finally, we planned to make our way to another architectural salvage store in the area, Architectural Antiques, but instead we ended up making an unexpected detour. I don't want to say anything more right now because things haven't been finalized. But if it all works out, it would be a pretty exciting development for me. Let's just stay we were in the Arts District and leave it at that. Hopefully there will be a part two with the conclusion of the story, but if not, we can always grab a drink at Otter's Saloon for consolation.