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Fun In Aitkin, making change then & now Favorite things . . . page 10 . . . page 14 . . . page 17 www.TheOldTimes.com P.O. Box 411 Sauk Centre, MN 56378 FREE! At all the best Antiques Shops and Shows Section One Vol. 23 No. 5 • “All That’s Old is News” • May 2013 Off the Cuff Page 3 Nancy and Bruce Adomeit Cufflinks collectors Show Hours: Sat. 8am - 5pm • Sun. 10am - 4pm of The 15th Annual Indo Outd or/ Admission: Reg. $4.00; With Discount Coupon Fairgrounds Plenty $3.00; Under 12 free FREE ! 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(Photos by Britt Aamodt unless otherwise noted) Bruce Adomeit not only collects cufflinks, he wears them to work at the Min- neapolis Star Tribune. Cufflinks originated in the 16th century as an alterna- tive to cuff strings. As the fad grew, so did the elaborateness of the cufflinks. Precious metals and stones were often used. Bruce’s pair is made from gold and abalone. By Britt Aamodt his father’s funeral. His dad had owned ROSEVILLE, The day before, he several pair of cufflinks. MINN. – It all started ventured into a Tucson “I bought them to with gold nuggets. antiques store and Russia is famous for Fabergé eggs, vodka and caviar. But the country has Bruce Adomeit purchased a pair of Off the cuff also produced a number of beautiful cufflinks as well, like this pair made in traveled to Arizona for gold nugget cufflinks. Continued on page 4 1910 in Moscow. (Photo courtesy of Bruce and Nancy Adomeit) 18th Anniversary Spring Sale May 17 - 27 th th (Ends Memorial Day!) 20% Discounts OPEN 7 DAYS A WEEK Storewide* 9:30 am - 5:30 pm 11 www.Hallett-abbey.com S FABULOU Don’t Miss Crosby, Minnesota DAYS! This Sale! *Excluding firm & already sale tagged items. “antique Capital of the lakes area” Antiques abbey Hallett antique HouSe antiqueS emporium 27 W. main St. 28 W. main St. Crosby, mn 56441 Crosby, mn 56441 218-546-8311 218-546-5444 4 The Old Times May 2013 Cufflinks can do more than look pretty on a wrist. The variety called doers give people something to do: provide entertainment (a dice game, a minia- ture roulette wheel) or extra functionality (a pill box, a thermometer, a tiny USB drive). (Photo courtesy of Bruce and Nancy Adomeit) The four vices never looked so good. The theme must be a popular one in the cufflinks world, because the Adomeits have three pair of cufflinks picturing different versions of the Four Vices. (Photo courtesy of Bruce and Nancy Adomeit) Off the cuff John’s Antiques Cont. from page 3 Cover. In the late-19th century, Rene Jules Lalique was one of the most famous jewellers in wear at the funeral,” the world. His mastery extended to the cufflink, explains Bruce. “My drawing on art nouveau designs, and here, inspira- father always loved tion from Ancient Greece. (Photo courtesy of Celebrating gadgets and was never Bruce and Nancy Adomeit) 45 Years! shy about spending (since 1967) Restoring Your Home? ClipThis Ad! NORTHWEST money. He would have Specializing in Lamps & Lamp Repair ARCHITECTURAL SALVAGE approved.” VINTAGE LIGHTS; chandeliers, sconces, school What started out as globes, original & reproduction glass shades. a loving tribute to a We Buy and sell HOUSE HARDWARE; brass & glass doorknobs, door plates window catches, hinges, locks, father turned into a Antiques antiqued furniture hardware, etc. fascination with the • LARGE ITEMS IN OUR GARAGES; clawfoot tubs, radiators, wood trim and all types of interior paired shirt adornments that, even then, had We Conduct Estate Hardware & exterior doors. 981 Selby Avenue • St. Paul, MN 55104 already fallen out of sales Cleaned & 651-644-9270 or 651-227-0382 favor with an Lights Rewired. • Open weekdays 12 to 6 pm, (Wed. 12 to 4 pm), Sat. 11 to 4 pm increasingly wash-and- Appraisals wear America. • Chandelier Cleaning Mall of St. Paul But fashion never dies. It just becomes collectible. available 1817 Selby Ave In 1994, Bruce (Corner of Selby & Fairview) St. Paul, MN • 651-647-6163 married Nancy, who also had a family wwwMallOfSt.Paul.com connection to cufflinks. “I made French- Antiques • Clothing • Vintage • Furniture cuff shirts for the men Retro • Collectibles • Jewelry • Vinyl in my family around Tuesday-Sunday • 11 am-7 pm 1969,” she says. For the uninitiated, French-cuff shirts have 365 E 7th StREEt single or double cuffs St Paul, MN 55181 with buttonholes—and WED-Sat: 11aM tO 6PM no buttons. In other John remackel SuNDaY: 12PM tO 6PM words, this kind of shirt Phone: (651) 222-6131 651-321-8738 is tailor-made for cufflinks. 261 Fort Road (West 7th) When the couple St. Paul, MN 55102 met, Bruce had an old Hours: Mon. 10 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. Tues.-Fri. 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. • Sat. 10 a.m. to 2:45 p.m. WWW.FaCEBOOK.COM/YOuRtuRNVINtaGE Off the cuff Cont. on page 5 GRANDMA'S ATTIC Wescott Station Antiques • Collectibles • Furniture 267 - West 7th Street, St. Paul, MN 55102 7 ROOMS FULL! (651) 848-0051 YES! • 1,000’s of Items We’re • Stained Glass Windows OPEN: Mon - Sat: 10am - 5pm • Sun: Noon - 4pm Buying! • Reasonable Prices 6 Other Shops Nearby Grandma's been in the attic Open Daily 9:30am-6pm • Closed Sunday AGAIN! - And the shop is FULL! 226 West 7th Street • St. Paul, MN Come in and check out (1 Block West of Xcel and River Centers) her new finds! Tues-Sat: Cafe 7am-3pm • Antiques 10am-5pm (651) 227-2469 • Wally & Kurt Wescott May 2013 The Old Times 5 Cufflinks hook buttonholes in a number of ways: toggle closure, whale back closure, wrap around and fixed backing. These cufflinks, made to look like tree rings, connect by using a chain link. (Photo courtesy of Bruce and Nancy Adomeit) Nancy Adomeit holds cufflink portraits of St. Barbara and St. Sixtus, copies of a larger painting done by the Italian artist Rafael in the 16th century. was going to have to be the couple has able to sell,” says thousands fewer Nancy. The arrangement Off the cuff has worked. Nowadays, Cont. on page 6 Haupt antiek Market Cufflinks have often been repurposed as women’s earrings or brooches. Vintage Vintage Finds & Fun, RemembeR... it’s the thRill oF the hunt! Nancy would rather the cufflinks remain cufflinks. She says one of her goals 7570 147th St W • Apple Valley Hours is “to get more women to wear cufflinks.” Home Decor Thurs. 9am-8pm (5 mi. S. of the Mall of America on Cedar Ave to 147th St, Fri. 9am-7pm then W. one blk. - on the left, across from Famous Dave’s) Sat. 9 am-5pm Jewelry Open Only 4 Days a Month! Off the cuff Sun. 11 am-4pm Cont. from page 4 302 Oak St • Farmington, MN 651-463-3401 Vintage Thurs .• Fri. • Sat. • Sun. printer’s cabinet filled with his collection. An Occasional Shop Located in Downtown Garden May 16, 17, 18 & 19 • 2013 Celebrate Haupt Antiek’s Unique Gift Ideas After they’d been Farmington, MN 10th AnniVerSAry! married some years, the Special events all weekend long. Freshen up your porch, gardens 3721 Minnehaha Ave. May 2013 Main Events collection expanded to TWO FANTASTIC WEEKENDS FOR YOUR SHOPPING PLEASURE! and outdoor spaces with Minneapolis, MN 55406 close to 7,500 pairs. So Thursday-Sunday, May 16th-19th creative vintage pieces that tell Fri. & Sat. 12-6 ANTIQUES in EXCELSIOR the couple came to an arrangement. Thursday-Sunday, May 23rd-26th Thursday, Friday, & Saturday: 10am - 7pm • Sun: 11am - 5pm Phone: 651-329-3871 a story. Cottage Paint now available. Upcoming Market: June 20-23 612-729-3110 “I told Bruce that if www.VintageMarketplace.org Be sure to Like Us on deb@hauptantiek.com or www.hauptantiek.com he was going to buy, I www.ParisAntiquesAndGifts.com ANTIQUES IN EXCELSIOR Over 65 YEARS Consignment Household Furnishings • Art and Antiques of Lighting LEIPOLD’S of Exceptional Quality • Estate Sales Conducted 221 Water St., Excelsior, MN 55331 • 952-470-0205 Antiques Corner Southwest Minneapolis LAMPSHADES Complete Selection All Styles Expertise! • LAMPS SPECIALIZING IN LAMPSHADES Located in the Excelsior Mill West 50th Street & Xerxes Avenue S • LAMPSHADES Glass & Fabric • Prints &310Plains Water Street Enhancing Your Lighting Heritage • FIXTURES Bring Your Lamp for Fitting!Excelsior, MN 55331 Loft Antiques OPEN 7 MON DAYS thru FRI A WEEK 3022 W. 50th Street 952-881-2636 VINTAGE & REPRODUCTION SALES 10am - 6pm 9911 Lyndale Ave S HANDCRAFTS 239 Water HOME Street SERVICE GIFTS Excelsior, ACCESSORIESMN SAT 952-474-7428 10am - 5pm 612-922-4200 East & South of 35W at 98th St. Open Five Days (CLOSED SUN. & MON.) 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Cont. from page 5 pint-sized treasures There are hundreds, Cufflinks may be the signature accouterment of a well-dressed man or online at ondcuff.com. maybe even thousands, woman, but it helps to bring your sense of humor along when sporting cufflinks on hand, and And June 8-9, you can of people in the United miniature spark plugs on your wrists. offer their cufflinks for see a selection of some States who collect sale to buyers at of their best and most cufflinks. They have members. cufflinks that had lost The odds seemed Antiques Bel Air in beautiful cufflinks at their own society, the One year, the partners. The idea was good—but only a Hopkins and Finds on the annual Minnesota International Cuff Link Adomeits and other to see if, out of this Broadway in Antiques Dealers Association, of which collectors gathered all jumble, they’d be able Off the cuff Robbinsdale. Association show at the the Adomeits are their singles, those to find matching pairs. 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I-90 Exit 209A then 5 mi S on Hwy #63 www.GenerationsOfHarmony.com 8 The Old Times May 2013 Off the cuff cufflink styles out devised, which popularizing the more expensive today sell for thousands Cont. from page 6 there. provided openings on replacement of strings materials were of dollars. The cufflink’s either side of the with cufflinks. introduced. Later on, The emergence of couple pairs were history begins in the wristband for cuff As the cufflink Fabergé and Rene the Industrial Age and made. What that told 17th century, when a strings. The court of grew in prominence, Lalique would turn them was that there man’s shirt, similar to Louis XIV of F
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