A Saturday Surprise at Petunia's

October 27th, 2008 in blog     
suewhitney Sue Whitney, editor
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Petunias is an adorable little store offering a eclectic blend of vintage and new furnishings and accessories, garden stuff, jewelry, and much, much more. They are located at 421 3rd Street, Excelsior, MN. Check out the store events at www.petuniasonthird.com.
I was delighted to meet Betty Sorensen, owner of Petunias. She opened the doors in March of 08 so I cant wait to see what she has in store for the future. This was her Funky Flea and I hope she will do more of these events. It was small, but oh so many good finds. I love quaint!
Before I could even get in the door, there were oodles of things to look at...and take home!
Love, love, love this porch swing.
Ahhahah! The door greeter! This is a smasing ensemble she is wearing. I have a new appreciation for vintage mannequins. Youll see what I mean when Junk Beautiful: Outdoor Edition is released.
We all love a beautiful chandie...right?
These little red fellas were my first picks of the day. The holidays are coming and Im sure my new feathered friends will make their debut.
And guess who the birds belonged to? I should have figured that Miss Elizabeth was the one who found these ans snagged them before anyone could blink and eye. Elizabeth is an ardent shopper and more times than not the first shopper at our local Sunday flea market. Its always a challenge to beat her to the punch. E is also well known for her groovy glasses and great smile.
Finally I think I have found the components for my pink project!
Silver bells, silver trays! Yep its that time again. My brain is on the festive train.
Meanwhile back in the tent... a gentleman playing keyboard, but of course. What a great addition to this event. The cupcakes and cider were darn good too! Oh yes, if so inclined you could also have a fairy reading. Very fun!
More of the good stuff outside. I never tire of wire laundry baskets--they are a junk staple.
Petunias is an adorable little store offering a eclectic blend of vintage and new furnishings and accessories, garden stuff, jewelry, and much, much more. They are located at 421 3rd Street, Excelsior, MN. Check out the store events at www.petuniasonthird.com.

Petunia's is an adorable little store offering a eclectic blend of vintage and new furnishings and accessories, garden stuff, jewelry, and much, much more. They are located at 421 3rd Street, Excelsior, MN. Check out the store events at www.petuniasonthird.com.


Downtown Excelsior is one of those quirky places that you just can't live without. Full of old architecture, fun restaurants, antique stores, girly stores, an old fashioned theater, ice cream, and much more. You can see why I might take a drive there on a gorgeous Saturday afternoon. When I turned the corner on to third I spied junk on the curb and a white tent in the parking lot. Yay! I couldn't pull the car over fast enough. This was going to be a twofer kind of day...beautiful weather and a junking event. When I hopped out I immediately saw two friendly faces from the past, Elizabeth (who was selling her gorgeous wares,) and Sarah who is indeed a veteran shopper and got the memo....she already had her hands full. After a group hug it was time to get shopping!


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Comments (5)

kmayflowers writes: Thanks so much Sue. I love the look of this shop & am sad when you talk about it being one of the last weekends to play. We lived in Minnesota my senior year of high school & miss it so much in the summer time. Here we are in Texas & I will try to remind myself how lucky we are to have so many days to find my favorite things, on the side of the road. I love all the florals you use & am excited to open my emails or go to the Junk Market site whenever I can. What an inspiration all the ladies are to me. We just picked up 3 van loads of treasures for our shop. I'll post pictures soon. Happy hunting. Posted: 10:47 am on October 28th
shabbychick writes: Sue,

What a fun flea...and shop...and of course some great finds!! AND, a fantastic way to spend one of the few nice weather days that are left - we had snow in Ohio this morning... :(

Kathy Posted: 11:17 am on October 27th
CottageElements writes: I was just on their website! I had been looking to see who sold a particular candle and it directed me to them. Unfortunately they didn't have this event listed. I've never been there, but this could be a stop on my way to Mustard Moon. Looks like a fun place! Thanks for the great pictures!

Lani Posted: 10:39 am on October 27th
Junk_Sophisticate writes: What a beautiful shop! And the tent appears to have some great goodies too. I don't think there are many of these types of shops in my area but I really have the urge to seek them out! Or start my own. ;)

Can't wait to see your pink project!

Candy Posted: 10:33 am on October 27th
MimiToria writes: Oh Sue, how fortunate for you. It is so fun to unexpectedly come across such great events. Glad you found this one and had a grand time shopping. Will watch and wait to see what you create with your purchases. Nothing like a "Flea Market Fix".
Gretchen Posted: 9:51 am on October 27th
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