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Bejeweled Star Competent fake Cake toppers . . . page 6 . . . page 12 . . . page 17 www.TheOldTimes.com P.O. Box 411 Sauk Centre, MN 56378 FREE! At all the best…
Bejeweled Star Competent fake Cake toppers . . . page 6 . . . page 12 . . . 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. 6 • “All That’s Old is News” • June 2013 Betsy-Tacy & Tib Author & storybook friends live on in Mankato page 3 Maud Hart Lovelace Brenda and Molly Olander play Betsy Ray and her big sister Julia Fairgrounds The 15th Annual DEALER & CRAFT VENDOR SPACE AVAILABLE reat Friends www.CambridgeAntiqueFair.com G Railroad Tracks (763)434-6664 CAMBRIDGE ANTIQUE FAIR Ferry Street Hwy. 10 Show Hours: Craft and Flea Market Sat. 8am - 5pm Sun. 10am - 4pm Aug. 3 rd & 4 th , 2013 Saturday & Sunday, June 1st & 2nd Admission: Gre Sat. 8 am-5 pm • Sun. 9 am-4 pm at F i n d Reg. $4.00; With Discount s Held RAIN or SHINE at the ANOKA COUNTY FAIRGROUNDS Coupon $3.00; Email: kwel16421@aol.com www.MetroPromos.com Under 12 free (763) 434-6664 or kwel16421@aol.com 2 The Old Times June 2013 AntiQues Minnesota Minnesota’s First Mall Established 1979 Hopalong Cassidy Thermos $80.00 Roseville Apple Blossom Vase $145.00 Arts and Crafts Dahl Jensen Copenhagen Leaded Glass Figurine • $475.00 Front Door $1899.00 Heubach Pouty Baby • $165.00 Carved Solid Wood Room Screen $369.00 Century Edition “Loves Bounty” $375.00 Spencer Lense Company Brass 1950’s Coca Cola Soda Dispenser Microscope • $224.00 $655.00 6-Gallon Red Wing Butter Minnesota Viking Churn Bobblehead • $129.00 Frank Quilici Autographed Twins Pendent $950.00 $150.00 WWI Trench Dagger • $500.00 Nice f Selectioninog Advertis ding SLOT CARS Items inccluco AURORA, Toba TYCO ELDON Tins 1940’s Buddy L International Truck • $375.00 & MORE Dealer Space starting at $25.00 per month CHECK OUT OUR WEEKLY ONLINE AUCTIONS AT www.AntiquesMinnesota.net 952-894-7200 952-894-7200 Antiques MinnesotA Burnsville • 191 River Ridge Circle Exit 3A (Hwy 13N) off 35W, 1st Left Nicollett, Left to River Ridge Circle open Monday-saturday 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM • sunday 12:00 to 6:00 PM June 2013 The Old Times 3 Betsy-Tacy & Tib Author Maud Hart Lovelace lived with her parents, older sister Kathleen, and younger sister Helen, at 333 Center Street from 1892 until 1906. Because Lovelace’s fictional counterpart, Betsy Ray, lived in this house in the first four Betsy-Tacy books, it is now known as Betsy’s House. Be Our Guest Author Maud Hart Lovelace was born here Cover: Brenda and at 214 Center Street in Molly Olander play 1892. Later that year Betsy Ray and her big her family moved to sister Julia at Betsy’s 333 Center Street. House, now restored. Julie Holmquist Guest Columnist Lovelace. But even my sister’s fervor was outmatched at the 2012 Betsy-Tacy Convention Betsy and Tacy turn 10 years old in Betsy and Tacy Go Over the Big Hill in Mankato, Minn., (book three). With Alphonso the Thirteenth being crowned King of Spain where we encountered (1902), they squabble with older sisters Julia and Katie about whom to elect fans from as far away Queen of Summer. They resolve the problem by choosing a real princess as Australia. from Little Syria. (Photos by Julie Holmquist unless otherwise noted) Maud Hart Lovelace (1892-1980) by Julie Holmquist Hill. Not much of a loved the series. Only wrote the fictional In grade school, I bookworm myself, I later did I appreciate had to read Betsy and couldn’t understand and read more of the Betsy-Tacy & Tib The author’s typewriter, complete with a facsimile Tacy Go Over the Big why my older sister stories by Maud Hart Cont. on page 4 of a manuscript from Betsy in Spite of Herself. original art & photography • native american artifacts • tramp art • jewelry • glass • crocks • books • the unique & the unusual Pine Cone Antiques & Art sterling silver • beaded & enamel purses • decoys & lures antique/oriental rugs • beer signs • vintage fiesta Deerwood, MN Enjoy a large, beautiful, www.deerwoodantiques.com clean, bright, one-owner shop in (Please see our website for inventory & directions!) a prairie school-style setting! Huge Selection of Pottery! FARGO 150 mi. X 95 mi. DULUTH Roseville, UND, Rookwood, Weller, SEG, Newcomb & More . mi 15 125 mi. BRAINERD Quality Selections for your Cabin, Home or Collections! TWIN CITIES Mission ~ Arts & Crafts ~ Old Hickory Victorian ~ Cabin Stye Furniturel Wed.-Mon. • 10 am-5 pm • appointments Welcome! Antique Lamps & Lighting 218-534-3700 shop SELL - buy - conSign - intErnEt SaLES 218-838-0611 cell 4 The Old Times June 2013 Betsy-Tacy & Tib Cont. from page 3 Betsy-Tacy series based on her childhood in Mankato, or “Deep Valley,” at the turn of the 20th century. The trio of Betsy, Tacy, and Tib represented close friends Maud Hart, Frances “Bick” Kenney, and Marjorie “Midge” Gerlach. Many of the characters’ houses still stand, and we boarded Convention-goers viewed Carney’s sleeping porch, a bus for a tour with mentioned in Carney’s House Party. John’s Antiques Betsy and Tacy loved the “chocolate-colored house” where their friend Tib lived. Her father was an architect like the father of Midge Gerlach, Tib’s prototype. Celebrating convention coordinator Barb Fecteau and local 45 Years! historian Bryce Stenzel. (since 1967) As we drove by places Lovelace had Specializing in Lamps & Lamp Repair known, Fecteau mourned the loss of her We Buy and sell high school and high school home, sites now Antiques hosting parking lots. • We passed the cemetery We Conduct Estate where Lovelace is sales buried and wound Lovelace incorporated a tower into her description • around Betsy’s Big Hill of the “chocolate-colored house” above. It is to Little Syria below. A believed that artist Lois Lenski used the round Appraisals Syrian princess Betsy • tower from this house as a model. knew lived here. Chandelier Cleaning Fecteau pointed out Back in Betsy’s available one tiny house that neighborhood, we might have survived looped past classmate from what was really Winona Root’s house, called Tinkcomville. Maud’s birthplace, and “It just looks like it the Betsy-Tacy houses could have been one. And I love it!” she Betsy-Tacy & Tib added. Cont. on page 5 Restoring Your Home? ClipThis Ad! The original glass NORTHWEST pitcher that Bick Kenney gave to Maud ARCHITECTURAL SALVAGE Hart for her fifth VINTAGE LIGHTS; chandeliers, sconces, school birthday has a faint John remackel globes, original & reproduction glass shades. HOUSE HARDWARE; brass & glass doorknobs, gold rim like the Phone: (651) 222-6131 door plates window catches, hinges, locks, pitcher Tacy gave to antiqued furniture hardware, etc. Betsy. It is displayed 261 Fort Road (West 7th) LARGE ITEMS IN OUR GARAGES; clawfoot tubs, radiators, wood trim and all types of interior with other artifacts in St. Paul, MN 55102 & exterior doors. the Maud Hart Hardware 981 Selby Avenue • St. Paul, MN 55104 Lovelace Wing of the Hours: Mon. 10 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. Cleaned & Lights Rewired. 651-644-9270 or 651-227-0382 Blue Earth County Tues.-Fri. 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. • Sat. 10 a.m. to 2:45 p.m. Open weekdays 12 to 6 pm, (Wed. 12 to 4 pm), Sat. 11 to 4 pm Library. Wescott Station Antiques • Collectibles • Furniture 365 E 7th StREEt St Paul, MN 55181 Mall of St. Paul WED-Sat: 11aM tO 6PM 1817 Selby Ave 7 ROOMS FULL! SuNDaY: 12PM tO 6PM (Corner of Selby & Fairview) YES! • 1,000’s of Items We’re • Stained Glass Windows 651-321-8738 St. Paul, MN • 651-647-6163 Buying! • Reasonable Prices wwwMallOfSt.Paul.com 6 Other Shops Nearby Open Daily 9:30am-6pm • Closed Sunday Antiques • Clothing • Vintage • Furniture 226 West 7th Street • St. Paul, MN Retro • Collectibles • Jewelry • Vinyl (1 Block West of Xcel and River Centers) (651) 227-2469 • Wally & Kurt Wescott WWW.FaCEBOOK.COM/YOuRtuRNVINtaGE Tuesday-Sunday • 11 am-7 pm GRANDMA'S ATTIC 267 - West 7th Street, St. Paul, MN 55102 50 DEALERS FEATURING (651) 848-0051 Furniture, Textiles, Paintings, Jewelry, Folk Art, OPEN: Mon - Sat: 10am - 5pm • Sun: Noon - 4pm Architectural, Pottery and Decorative Accessories Grandma's been in the attic 651-642-1938 AGAIN! - And the shop is FULL! 1750 Selby Ave., St. Paul Come in and check out Tue-Fri 11-5 • Sat 10-5 • Sun 11-5 her new finds! Tues-Sat: Cafe 7am-3pm • Antiques 10am-5pm June 2013 The Old Times 5 The Carnegie Library was built in 1902. Now the Carnegie Arts Center, it houses a historical display in the former children’s wing. Every other Saturday, Betsy would visit the children’s wing of the Carnegie Library and read in front of this fireplace, over which hung a painting of the Isle of Delos. Haupt antiek Market Vintage Finds & Fun, RemembeR... it’s the thRill oF the hunt! 7570 147th St W • Apple Valley (5 mi. S. of the Mall of America on Cedar Ave to 147th St, then W. one blk. - on the left, across from Famous Dave’s) Open Only 4 Days a Month! Yankee Doodle celebrate Summer Junk and america with The painted dish Tom good vintage pieces for your homes, Hart gave his wife on cabins, gardens and their anniversary, just Blueprint for the front porches. Bring as Mr. Ray did in Betsy Carnegie Library. the colors of summer into in Spite of Herself. your home! June 20, 21 ,22 & 23 Hours Thursday • Friday • Saturday • Sunday Thurs. 9am-8pm Fri. 9am-7pm Upcoming maRketS Sat. 9 am-5pm “Lake Side Retreat” Sun. 11 am-4pm In the first book, Betsy- July 18-21 Phone: 651-329-3871 Tacy, Tacy moves in deb@hauptantiek.com or www.hauptantiek.com across the street from Betsy. After a shy beginning, they become inseparable friends. At Vintage the end of the book, they befriend Tib. Home Decor 50th & XerXes Betsy-Tacy & Tib 302 Oak St • Farmington, MN Jewelry AnnuAl summer Cont. from page 4 651-463-3401 before piling out at An Occasional Shop Unique Gift Ideas shop-n-stroll Tib’s house. Located in Downtown I snapped photos Farmington, MN Friday,Saturday, and Sunday for Claudia and Cheryl June 2013 Main Events 3721 Minnehaha Ave. Minneapolis, MN 55406 June 21st, 22nd, 23rd Mills, sisters from TWO FANTASTIC WEEKENDS FOR YOUR SHOPPING PLEASURE! Colorado and New Thursday-Sunday, June 13th-16th Fri. & Sat. 12-6 ANTIQUES in EXCELSIOR Jersey, as they stood on Betsy-Tacy & Tib Thursday-Sunday, June 20th-23rd Thursday, Friday, & Saturday: 10am - 7pm • Sun: 11am - 5pm 612-729-3110 20% Cont. on page 7 www.VintageMarketplace.org Be sure to Like Us on www.ParisAntiquesAndGifts.com Discounts ANTIQUES IN EXCELSIOR Consignment Household Furnishings • Art and Antiques Over 65 YEARS of Lighting Shop-N-Stroll Sale LEIPOLD’S of Exceptional Quality • Estate Sales Conducted 221 Water St., Excelsior, MN 55331 • 952-470-0205 LAMPSHADES Complete Selection Expertise! • LAMPS Southwest Minneapolis SPECIALIZING IN LAMPSHADES Located in the Excelsior Mill All Styles • LAMPSHADES • W. 50th St. & Xerxes Ave. S. • Glass & Fabric • Prints &310Plains Water Street Enhancing Your Lighting Heritage • FIXTURES hunt & gather Bring Your Lamp for Fitting!Excelsior, MN 55331 OPEN 7 MON DAYS thru FRI A WEEK 952-881-2636 VINTAGE & REPRODUCTION SALES 4944 Xerxes Ave S 10am - 6pm HANDCRAFTS 239 Water HOME Street SAT 9911 Lyndale Ave S East & South of 35W at 98th St. SERVICE 612-455-0250 TWIN CITIES GIFTS Excelsior, ACCESSORIESMN Mon – Sat: 10am - 6pm 952-474-7428 10am - 5pm Open Five Days (CLOSED SUN. & MON.) 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The Star of the stone cameo.  Its a pin, Parking, free. Ask at admission Townsend North is known for its pendant, and watch Also at the desk for location of Promotions is pleased diverse selection of Victorian glass holder  Circa 1880’s fairgrounds that Friday items pictured. Antiquing with the Original Pioneers in Gold Rush Country Harmony NORTHFIELD CANNON FALLS Minnesota Iowa Minnesota Iowa Antiques of northfield 416 S. Division • Northfield, MN 507-664-9599 Open 7 Days A Week 31265 County 24 Blvd. M-Sat 11-6, Th 11-8, Sun 12-5 Come to see the Largest Collection of (In the Cannon Valley Mall) Mon-Sat: 10:30-5:30 Follow the I-35 /Hwy 52 / I-90 Loop 1950’s Television Lamps in the World! Sun: Noon-5:00 Stay for the great retro and antique goodies. 507-263-5045 CANNON FALLS CANNON FALLS ZUMBROTA ROCHESTER TuesDAY AnTiques OPEN general line of Me Mor y Maker a ntiques Old RiveR valley thru sATurDAY boughT, solD, & dailY • antiques 350 22nd s t. - Zumbrota (507) 732-5321 antique Mall Rochester's Newest Mall 10am - 4pm 50 & s pecializing in Over 20 Quality Dealers TrADeD Collectibles dealers i nvestment-quality a ntiques. 3727 Commercial Drive SW schAffer's Antiques Twin Cities- 40 mi. Red Wing- 23 mi. hN Rochester, MN 55902 general line of antiques 31752 65th ave., Cannon Falls, MN 55009 52 58 specializing in advertising, pottery, stoneware, located midway between rochester & the twin Cities. Located • Zumbrota Monday-Saturday 9:30 - 5:30 Sunday 12:00 - 5:30 Memory Maker Antiques furniture, primitives, pictures and tools. turn east from hwy. 52 at either stoplight. behind 60 52 111 North 4th St • old BaNk BuildiNg Next to John deere implement. McDonalds Faribault- 29 mi. 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I-90 Exit 209A then 5 mi S on Hwy #63 www.GenerationsOfHarmony.com June 2013 The Old Times 7 This plate was used by Stella Palmer Hart (Maud’s mother) as an everyday dish. It displays a lily pattern from John Maddox & Sons. The depot where Julia would have caught the train to the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis. Betsy-Tacy & Tib that they sang,” Claudia grandparents went to Cont. from page 5 reflected San Diego high school The next place we with Carney’s one-time Tib’s steps. “It’s just a got out was the house beau, Larry Humphreys The Harts’ coffee pot. magical thrill to see the of Carney Sibley (based (Rupert Andrews) and The Tacy House was home to Frances “Bick” The fictionalized Rays streets where the on Marion Willard), his brother Herbert Kenney and her numerous siblings. Bick was frequently used the characters lived, get to Betsy’s high school Maud’s lifelong friend starting at age five when coffee pot during times eat the foods that they friend. There I met Betsy-Tacy & Tib of anxiety. South-Central she moved in across the street from the Harts. ate, and sing the songs Nancy Wilson, whose Cont. on page 9 Antiquing in Lonsdale • Minnesota NEW ULM ST. PETER ANTIQUES St. Nick’s Antiques 41214 - 436th St. • St. Peter, MN PLUS (Hwy. 99 west of st. Peter 6mi St. Peter rigHt on Co. rd 13 for 2-1/2mi New Ulm rigHt on 436tH street 1/4mi) 507-931-4180 28 N Minnesota St. Hours: Wed-Fri 11-5 • Sat 11-4 New Ulm, MN 56073 Sun Noon- 5 (507) 359-1090 Antiques • Collectibles Mankato Janesville Mon.-Sat. 10-5 • Sun. 12-4 Memorabilia • Twins for Bobble-heads sale. Rapidan • Madelia Waseca MANKATO MANKATO Pond Road A ntique W Arehouse Antiques 25 PLUS Booths Available To Dealers & Collectors FEATURES 111 Butterworth St., Mankato, MN Roseville • Pink/Green Depression Glass Furniture • Primitives • Carnival Glass 1 block N of Perkins on Hwy 169 125 Ruth Street Including Janesville, Madelia, Mankato, Open Daily (Behind the Bobber Shop) Mon-Sat 10-5 • Sun 12-5 507-388-1824 • Mankato New Ulm, Rapidan, St. Peter, and Waseca 507.386.7663 Hours: Tues - Sat 10am-6pm • Sun 12-4pm YOUR TOWN HERE MANKATO MANKATO JANESVILLE There’s Always Room for OPEN Wed-Sat Old Town Ms. Mac's Antiques One More Shop in 11-5 Antiques & Mercantile and Coffee Shop The Old Times! 521 N. Riverfront Dr. 100 North Main Street • Janesville, MN Mankato, MN 56001 Phone: (507) 234-2226 Call or email for information: Lia Doyscher (715) 442-2147 615 South Front Street (507) 386-0600 An "ever-changing" variety of country and primitives uniquely Lia.D@TheOldTimes.com 507-345-7551 HOURS: displayed in a century-old building 10,000 sq ft A large selection of glass, porcelain, M-T-Th-Fri.-Sat. 11-5:30 Alocated unique multi-dealer shop in the heart of Old OPEN: Tues. t
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