Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Antiquing in Iowa

We went antiquing in Iowa 
in late April.
We shopped
antique malls and shops
between the Iowa border
and Des Moines.
So much fun!

Found Things, Des Moines

 Here are some photos
I snapped during our trip.
Lots of interesting
things to be found in this
extremely friendly state!

This was taken at the Junk Jubilee 2012 in Des Moines at the state fairgrounds.

 Found Things in Des Moines.   Link

More at Found Things... lower level independent vendors.

The Rusty Pumpkin, located on the lower level at Found Things.... super creative owner
and display artist extraordinaire Laura makes all things vintage look hip! Link

Found Things.... owner Diane is the BEST! Make sure you tell her I sent you
to see her awesome shop! She is super friendly and knowledgeable and will share
Des Moines highlights with you to make your trip there extra special. 

A booth at the Brass Armadillo Antique Mall in Des Moines. Link

These next few photos were taken at West End Salvage, link here.

Cool place to visit, four floors of salvage items for your next project. The building has a first floor
bar and coffee shop and is soon to be the newest featured business venture on a new series
on HGTV! So watch for owner Don Short and his store on TV soon.

Hal and Don
West End Salvage

So if you are ever in Iowa
be sure to look for antique shops
wherever you go.... 
they are not
to be missed.


michele said...

iowa looks fabulous to me!

good luck with your treasures!


Tammy @BeatriceBanks said...

Looks like a great place to shop! So many pretty things!

5th and State said...

i go everywhere antiquing and not once have i thought of going to iowa, never!
thanks allison, looks like a road trip, west

Garden, Home and Party said...

I've got to visit the midwest (Iowa qualifies, doesn't it?). There are so many great antique sources there. I would like to have seen that salvage

Shirley@Housepitality Designs said...

I remember when I was visiting my aunts and uncles in Iowa (dad born and raised on an Iowa farm).....even way back then, I found the antiquing was great and the prices better....there's lots of stuff in those old barns!!....Iowa...that's where the tallest corn grows...A song that my dad used to sing to us kids...Oh, how I miss his little "ditties" as he called them...So many sing a longs in the car...those were great, simple times!

Budget Design Girl said...

I was born in Iowa. My grandfather had a farm there, and my parents still own it. I live on the west coast, and am dying to take an antiquing trip through Iowa and surrounding states! I have not spent any real time there since my early childhood.
It looks like you had a great time!

Maria Elena said...

That sounds like so much fun! I would love to visit!

Sarah said...

Alison, thanks for sharing the photos and the links. Looks like a fun time.

SavannahGranny said...

Alison, So glad Westend Salvage is going to be a TV show. I just loved those pictures and I had found my destination when I saw those pics. Thanks for sharing.
Blessings Ginger

Bliss said...

I wonder if we have any great salvage places around here? No word of mouth on any, but they might be out there - I'll have to look.


The Old Farm Bell said...

Hi! Alison,

Nice! antiquing. So many great finds :o) I hear Iowa is a lovely state & a must visit.

I sure would like to treasure hunt there lol.

I'm soooo happy to be back on the blogs. Still recovering from surgery & feeling better each day. Many "thanks" for everyones prayers. Very grateful!

Have a wonderful week!

Blessings & Hugs,

The French Tangerine said...

Can't believe how much fun stuff I see! Love these kinds of adventures.. and I'm not so very far away here in NE! I'll have to plan a trip of my own!