Sunday fun day is something I do with a couple of friends each week. We have a relaxed no pressure adventure where we seek out and enjoy places and things we've never been to or seen before. This week we landed in the Homecroft neighborhood in Saint Paul enjoying the offerings of West 7th Street... and we were not disappointed!
Orley was my partner in crime this week and we started out our day at Sophie Joe's Emporium where the are so many cool vintage and new items to discover. I found an incredible glass heart shaped box that most likely dates to 1910. While Orley picked up an ornate music box as a gift. We could have dug in here for 3 days and not even noticed the time slipping by. Furniture, purses, vintage clothing, and art. Just about every turn we cooed at the different items and surprises. And the ladies told us a joke I'm going to laugh about for the next few days!
Next we wandered down the street to The Bearded Mermaid where of course there was a giant taxidermy giraffe (which I stared at for about 20 minutes while I tried to decide whether or not it was gross or cool.) and some kind of petrified mermaid. I recommend checking out this shop just to see the graffiti murals and oddities. The woman working was so kind and told us that her son owned the shop and she was "babysitting" for the day, while letting us know that since the shop has been open - nothing really shocks her anymore. You won't regret a stop by the Bearded Mermaid.
We then stopped for lunch at the only place I ever really eat in Saint Paul.... Mickey's. But not the dining car, the location on West 7th by the Famous Dave's. This is my favorite spot and I always get.... Breakfast. 2 eggs scrambled, bacon and wheat toast that I smother in ketchup. Delish. Then I introduced Orley to the evil that is Tinder and we giggled for the next hour.
Our last stop for the day was Your Turn Vintage Retro Antiques on East 7th Street. Give them a like here,
Where we found some amazing items that will be used for the Spring Saint Paul Art Crawl event that I'll be throwing with the rest of Studio 501 at the Jax details here https://www.facebook.com/pages/501-at-the-Jax I hope to see you there! The live photo shoot starts at 7pm sharp. Join the event page on Facebook for updates and more info plus teaser photos.
Orley was ecstatic when I brought her into Your Turn. There is so much to look at and explore. We had a blast. The dresses, furniture and everything else in between including racks of records you could dig in here for days. Worth planning a long stay cause you'll kill an hour before heading into the a joining room. The ladies here are super fun too! Can't wait to stay next time for a glass of wine!