Today we headed north to Mantorville, MN and we invited Becky to go along with us. When Reed and I went to Marigold Days in Mantorville last fall we vowed to return so we could eat at the Hubbell House.
It’s a very historic, award winning restaurant that started in 1854 as a stagecoach stop on the way west.
The rooms are all decorated with antiques, Confederate memorabilia, beautiful china, Victorian mirrors, and Civil War mementos.
We had a delicious lunch of Hubbell House onion rings, salad, shrimp, walleye and patty melt – our own choices and why didn’t I have a picture taken with our delicious food in front of us?
This huge artwork of famous Minnesotans hangs in the restaurant – it is very cool and a key to the portraits is available.
In the lobby is a collection of over 1000 shoes – amazing!
After lunch we visited the antique malls and art center and drove. Y this old log cabin decorated with a huge wreath.
All in all a very fun day but wait – we made a stop in Kasson before we got to Mantorville because we were plenty early. We walked into the used furniture store and I bought a red loveseat for $89 in really good shape. We drove around to the back of the store and shuffled the dog carrier towards the front of the van and shoved the loveseat in and took off — we did all of this in the 10 minutes we had to spare before our reservation. Haha! That’s how I like to shop.
I tried out Facebook Marketplace on Thursday night and sold my big leather couch for $25 — in about 10 minutes. The next day I walk into the used furniture store and there was the loveseat I had in mind. Yahoo!
I won’t even have to guard it from the animals because I just saved about $500! I can buy another one next year and not feel at all guilty- it’s a win-win! Love it!
Here are the red and white chair covers – they look really nice.
It’s been a full day – I still have to find some Christmas music for church tomorrow morning so I’ll say goodnight!