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Delishously April 1917 laced, Blown away ... page 8 ... page 22 ... page 23 FREE! At all the BEST www.TheOldTimes.com Antiques P.O. Box 411 Shops and Sauk Centre, MN Shows! 56378 Section One Vol. 27 No. 4 • “Vintage, Collectible, & Antique Wonders” • April 2017 Brimming with antiquesSPYHOUSE COFFEE ROASTERS Johnson’s St. Paul Spyhouse is months from its July 2017 opening, but he is already scouting Minnesota antiques shops for sugar shakers and other items to add a touch of old-time ambiance to the newest addition to the Spyhouse family. This ringed-glass pair looks great next to a brass lamp. (Photos by Britt Aamodt unless otherwise noted). by Britt Aamodt MINNEAPOLIS – Maybe the fascination with old beautiful objects began with the fire sale. “So my friend’s dad hired four of us to throw away the clothes and whatever was damaged by the fire,” Christian Johnson said, seated in his office in what used to be the Land O’ Nod mattress factory in Northeast Minneapolis. Johnson’s friend’s dad was a banker, and the property and nearly Christian Johnson, a longtime antiques buff, has scrounged local antiques everything in it had shops and shows to create a distinctly different look for each of his four been ravaged by fire. Minneapolis Spyhouse Coffee Roasters locations: Whittier Spyhouse on This was in North Nicollet Avenue; Northeast Spyhouse on Broadway; North Loop Spyhouse Dakota, where Johnson on Washington Avenue North; and Uptown Spyhouse on Hennepin Avenue. His next venture will open on Snelling Avenue in St. Paul. (Photo courtesy of Spyhouse Don’t follow the exit to a door. But the lamp is a Christian Johnson) Cont. on page 3 neat hallmark to yesteryear. 2 Fabulous All Shows... BISMARCK, WEST FARGO, Quality Dealers from 4 States Showing NORTH DAKOTA Saturday 9am - 5pm NORTH DAKOTA Burleigh County 4H Building NORTH DAKOTA The Hartl Ag Building Pottery, Jewelry, Furniture, Western Americana, Primitives, Sterling, Sunday 9am - 4pm ANTIQUES SHOWS Admission: 3715 E Bismarck Red River Valley Fairgrounds Depression and Elegant Glass, Postcards, and Expressway 1805 West Main Ave CRYING HILL ANTIQUES, LLC Saturday $5; Bismarck, ND 58501 West Fargo, ND 58078 Scandinavian artifacts. PO Box 483, Mandan, ND 58554 Sunday FREE ND COLLECTIBLES A 701-226-8122 • daleks@earthlink.net APRIL 1st & 2nd • 2017 APRIL 29th & 30th • 2017 SPECIALTY! 2 The Old Times April 2017 n t iQ u e s M i n n e s ot a A Minnesota’s First Mall Established 1979 Spanish American Kepi $125.00 Finish Oivatoikka Bird $300.00 Tonka Toys Jeep $65.00 Sterling Silver Serving Bowl $395.00 Schuco Worlds Fair Windup $375.00 Structo Truck in Box $168.00 Spode Platter and 8 Plates $250.00 Small Coca Cola Fishtail Sign $200.00 Red Wing Hamms Beer Bank $400.00 China Cabinet $349.00 Large Go Gophers Pinback $125.00 Minnesota Twins Fenton Hobnail Basket $80.00 Autographed Fenton Opalescent Basket Baseballs $100.00 Gettleman Beer Plaque $150.00 Tonka Toys Transport $160.00 Dealer Space starting at $25.00 per month 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 April 2017 The Old Times 3 Handicap Accessible 13 Pr th Free Parking e mi An Mi Anti er e nn An enamel cup from nu another era. eso ues q al ta’ Sho s w Fine Arts Building • MinnesotA stAte FAir grounds • st. PAul, Mn What would Spyhouse be without its very own vintage coffee roaster. (Photo ANTIQUES & DECORATIVE ARTS SHOW courtesy of Christian Johnson) Saturday~10am - 6pm • Sunday~11am - 4pm MnAntiquesdeAlers.coM • 651-430-0095 MINNESOTA ANTIQUES DEALERS ASSOCIATION For the Northeast Minneapolis location, June 10 & 11, 2017 Christian Johnson chose antiques that would reflect the building’s origins, manufacturing mattresses. Repurposed industrial antiques like A bust of President a numbered OUT John F. Kennedy lends board accent the a bit of gravitas to the exposed brick wall. shop on Hennepin. Spyhouse Televisions are still a Cont. from page 3 centerpiece in many households. But when grew up under the this RCA Victor cabinet influence of MTV, model came out, they heavy metal, hockey, were also looked on as and vintage clothes. trendy furniture pieces, The cleaning job like the equally heavy was one of those jobs cabinet model stereo you do when you’re systems. This TV has young because you gone off the grid and makes for a nice plant Spyhouse stand at the Whittier Cont. on page 4 location. Good Both Days $1 OFF with this ad Admission $6 FDR looks benignly out at Christian Johnson and his North Loop Spyhouse Coffee Roasters shop. Above him rests a globe the President would have been familiar with. A white-framed vintage map pays a muted tribute to Minnesota. A brass-and-glass, globe hanging light using assemblage of scavenged fi - tures, and, on the left, a simulated leather circular file f om an old desk set add to the ambience. (Photo courtesy of Christian Johnson) 4 The Old Times April 2017 A chandelier makes the ceiling feel less lofty and turns the eye to the exposed rafters at the Like a lot of collectors, Johnson has gone through Northeast Spyhouse on Broadway. phases. Early on, he was fascinated by PanAm airline’s sense of design. This toy plane, kept in of Minneapolis, Twin Cities coffee Johnson’s office, reflects that long-standin provided Johnson with shop—and boasts some interest. the opportunity to of the best interior and Spyhouse after the job. He has showcase his collection architectural design of Cont. from page 3 been acquiring vintage and design aesthetic. any Minnesota ever since. By 2016, Johnson coffeehouse. have time and could use It’s a good thing, had opened four Each café has a some pocket money. then, that he opened his Hall’s Safe & Lock Co. built this vault door in Minneapolis cafés and look unique to its A pair of snake first Spyhouse Coffee Cincinnati. O.A. Cavan was a Minneapolis agent now has one slated for neighborhood and candleholders survived Roasters in 2000. The who moved and installed the safes from its offices St. Paul this summer. building. Most of the the fire. They were building, a 1926 at 226 Washington Ave., only blocks from the Spyhouse roasts its brass, and Johnson was brownstone in the North Loop Spyhouse, where the door has its new own coffee, has been Spyhouse able to take them home Whittier neighborhood home. voted a Best of the Cont. on page 5 Friday-Saturday-Sunday Spring TS DISCOUNID STOREW E APRIL 7th, 8th & 9th Prize drawings- Sale! UP TO and of course, treats! 25 % O F F /16/09 Antiques on Mainstreet 35E 913 Mainstreet (downtown Hopkins) 952-931-2144 94 494 694 169 94 100 Celebrate Spring 694 ale de S 8 ~ OPEN ~ Bunny’s 35E w i re with the ANTIQUES SHOPS of Mon - Sat 394 Sto pril 7 & 11am - 6pm 94 A 94 Antiques Vintage Collectibles HOPKINS 7 7 St. Paul 35W 494 Jewelry HOPKINS Minneapolis Friendly Shop, Plentiful Selection! 494 169 100 Vintage jewelry, Lionel and Marx trains, 35W 35E primitives, coins.... and more! www.BunnysAntiques.com 6 Great Antique Stores....plus so much more - We LOVE our Customers!!! 1009 Mainstreet • Hopkins, MN • 952-767-7764 Antiques on Blake Antiques HOPKINS ANTIQUE MALL Pink Elephant Surprise Me! Mainstreet ANTIQUES & COLLECTABLES 68 Dealers With 10,000 Sq. Ft. Vintage & Antiques Antiques • Vintage & More 913 Mainstreet FROM 1850-1950 The Friendliest Place (downtown Hopkins) On 2 Levels 1019 Mainstreet 952-931-2144 40 Dealers 1008 Mainstreet, to buy Cool Stuff! Hopkins, MN 55343 An eclectic mix of antique, 7,500 Sq. Ft. of quality Hopkins, MN 55343 952-582-4655 Antiques Hours: Mon.-Sat. 11-6; Sun. 11-5 Hours: Mon-Sat.: 10:30-5:30 vintage & collectible treasures. Tues-Sat: 10:30am - 5:30pm • Sun: Noon-5pm JoAn Miller “The China Wizard” will be in on 20 OFF Sun: 12:00-5:00 Spring Sale Saturday, April 8, Noon-3. Have a treasured SPRING SALE % April 7th-9th Tues -Sat 11-6 piece that needs repair? Bring it in on April 8. facebook.com/ThePinkElephantVandA APRIL 7, 8, & 9 Discounts, Prize Drawings & Treats! Sun 12-5 (Unless marked firm OVER $10 A Wonderful Mixture or marked down) 40 Sellers Hours: Mon-Sat: 10am to 6pm 5,000 Sq. Ft. Artwork • Books • Ceramics Sun: 12 to 5pm • Jewelry • Sterling • Art Pottery • of Antiques & Collectibles 2 Levels Clothing • Jewelry • Furniture • Vintage • Clothing • Furniture • email: AntiquesMainstreet@yahoo.com • Decorative • Arts • Dolls • Cottage Gift Certificates Available - We Accept Visa/MC 911 Mainstreet Lighting • Old Time Candy www.AntiquesOnMainstreet.com www.facebook.com/antiques.on.mainstreet 952-930-0477 901 Mainstreet • Hopkins, MN 952-931-9748 Hopkins, MN 55343 952-933-1144 & Much More! www.HopkinsAntiqueMall.com April 2017 The Old Times 5 Fitting signage at Spyhouse on Broadway. (Photo courtesy of Christian Johnson) Johnson handpicked each stool that occupies the Want to sit on blue metal, anyone? It has your window-side counter at the North Loop Spyhouse. back! The grouping of odds and ends counteracts what otherwise might feel like an austere contemporary Over 65 YEARS environment. of Lighting Spyhouse on the building design, LAMPSHADES Expertise! Cont. from page 4 which can include im- Complete Selection porting vintage All Styles • LAMPS • LAMPSHADES credit goes to Johnson. architectural elements, Enhancing Your Lighting Heritage • FIXTURES He scouts the loca- repurposing old wood tions. He designs the or selecting floor tiles. 952-881-2636 VINTAGE & REPRODUCTION SALES spaces. Then he collab- “I was really into 9911 Lyndale Ave S SERVICE orates with Jonathan East & South of 35W at 98th St. TWIN CITIES Spyhouse Open Five Days (CLOSED SUN. & MON.) ANTIQUES EXCELSIOR in BEST REPAIR Gomez Whitney of www.lampmender.com • lampmender@msn.com Gomez Whitney LLC Cont. on page 6 An eclectic mix of stools. ANTIQUES IN EXCELSIOR LEIPOLD’S A Collective Presenting Consignment Household Furnishings • Art and Antiques of Exceptional Quality • Estate Sales Conducted 221 Water St., Excelsior, MN 55331 • 952-470-0205 Time Capsule Style SPECIALIZING IN LAMPSHADES Glass & Fabric • Prints &310Plains Through Located in the Excelsior Mill Bring Your Lamp for Fitting!Excelsior, Water Street OPEN 7 MON thru FRI Furnishings, MN 55331 10am - 6pm 239 Water HOME Street DAYS A WEEK SAT ANTIQUE VINTAGE Jewelr y, HANDCRAFTS Excelsior, ACCESSORIESMN 952-474-7428 GIFTS 10am - 5pm 952-474-5880 FURNISHINGS Ar t. Glass & Fabric JEWELRY and 707 W. 34th ART Street THE COUNTRY LOOK Prints & Plains MinneapoliS, Mn 55408 3252 LyndaLe ave S. 612-827-8043 ThurSdAy - SATurdAy 10:00 am - 5:00 pm Johnson doesn’t just IN ANTIQUES In the SPECIALIZING IN LAMPSHADES Bring Your collect neat vintage Mon.-Fri. 9:30 a.m.-7 p.m.; Sat. 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sun. 1-4 p.m. Lamp for Historic White Castle #8 OTher TimeS by ChAnCe Or APPOinTmenT stuff for his Spyhouse 9 239 cozyWater rooms of American Street & European antiques for Fitting! • 952-474-5880 MinneapoLiS, Mn 55408 Coffee Roasters the discerning collector & decorator. locations. He’s also a MONDAY - SATURDAY 10:30am - 5pm 612-827-8043 seasoned Star Wars THE COUNTRY SUNDAY LOOK www.XcentricGoods.com action figure collector. 1-4pm (by in chance or appt.) ANTIQUES In his Spyhouse office, 240 Thurs-Sat: 11am-5pm 240Water Water Street Mon.-Sat. 10:30 a.m.-5 p.m. he keeps a Tome wind- 9Excelsior, cozy roomsMN St., Excelsior • 952-474-0050 Sun: 12-4pm up robot similar to one Other Times of American & European antiques 952-474-0050 he had growing up. by Chance or Appointment for the discerning collector & decorator Haupt antiek Market Refreshments SHOP and STROLL & Treats SPRING SALE Vintage 7570 FindsFinds Vintage 7570147th & Fun & F, un RemembeR StWW •(5Apple 147th St ......it’ist’sthe , RemembeR Valley mi. S. of the Mall thethRill thRill oF oF the hunt!! the hunt of America on Cedar Ave to AY RDAY & SUND (5 mi.Apple S. of theValley Mall of America on Cedar147th Ave St, then W. oneSt, to 147th blk. - on the left, FRIDAY, SATU across from Famous Dave’s) French Palette 2nd & 2 3rd then W. one blk. - on the left, across from Famous Dave’s) APRIL 21st, 2 Phone: 651-329-3871 Wed. • Thurs .• Fri. • Sat. 20% April 12, 13, 14 & 15 Reflect the enduring warmth of OFF (*Except firm French Country style to a chic Paris or already apartment with finds from Haupt on sale) Antiek. Create a French garden with benches, statues and bistro tables. STOREWIDE* Ooh LaLa. Hours LOFT ANTIQUES Celebra Wed. 9am-8pm Thurs. 9am-8pm t Spring! e at the corner of 50th upcoming maRket Fri. 9am-7pm Street & Xerxes Avenue may 18-21 Sat. 9am-5pm in Southwest Mpls. Phone: 651-329-3871 deb@hauptantiek.comororwww.hauptantiek.com deb@hauptantiek.com www.hauptantiek.com 612-922-4200 • LoftAntiquesMpls.com 6 The Old Times April 2017 This wooden toy PT boat (above & below) was made in Minneapolis. The made-in- Minneapolis label. Vintage Charles and Ray Eames DCM (dining chair metal) chairs provide haircuts) to the RCA comfortable and attractive seating at the Uptown shop. Antique mirrors, Victor tube set. photos, prints, lights, clocks, and curiosity boxes populate the walls. (Photo Johnson opened his courtesy of Christian Johnson) second Spyhouse on Hennepin Avenue in a Spyhouse designed by Charles an Eames cabinet 1907 brownstone. Tin Cont. from page 5 Eames for the Time- speaker. ceilings and exposed Life building’s sleek What the young brick define a narrow Mid-Century Modern 1950s lobbies, was up- entrepreneur discov- space, which is opened then,” Johnson said holstered in leather or ered, however, was that up by the addition of beveled mirrors. Mirrors Cigarette ads don’t get around like they used to. about his first café fabric on an aluminum the clientele could be You don’t see them on TV. And you certainly opening. “Herman base and frame. Johnson rough on furniture. So are a recurring theme in don’t see them advertising Old Gold, which Miller. Charles and Ray still loves the chair. he swapped out pieces Spyhouse cafes, along decades ago was among the bestselling in the land. Eames. The chair made Initially, he gave for sturdier alternatives. with vintage maps and for the Time-Life build- the first Spyhouse a But vintage remains images of John third location in O’ Nod building is now ing in New York, that modern vibe. There everywhere, from the Kennedy and Franklin Northeast when he saw a vibrant commercial was my favorite chair.” were Barcelona chairs, hand-painted ads (for Roosevelt. a worker exiting the center anchored by the The executive chair, chrome arc lamps, and cigarettes and 25-cent Johnson found his long-abandoned ware- house with a Spyhouse wheelbarrow. The Land Cont. on page 7 Hand-painted signs used to be commonplace. Now they’re a vestige of commercial enterprises that have come and gone. Spend A Day in the 1 • Lester Prairie Country 4 Savage 3 Four Unique Shops located just a short drive from the 3 • 13 Cologne metro... 12 T h e r e ’ s n o T a b e T T e r way 14 T o “s p e n d a d ay !!” 1 MAIN STREET 2 Plato Pines-n-Tiques 4 Norm's Antiques E WATER STRE T ANTIQUES 64 Antiques Vintage & Collectibles 421 Louisa St., • Hamburg, MN An Old-fashioned Multi-dealer Shop Bring your WISH LIST to the BARN (Located 1/2 block S of Baseball Park 1-1/2 blocks N of the Post Office) Buy • Sell • Consign 60 + Dealers - We have what you want for your Antiques • Collectibles • Vintage • Repurposed HOME and GARDEN! (952) 467-3527 240 Water Street • Jordan, MN 55352 Corner of Water Street & Broadway OPEN 7 DAYS A WEEK Mon-Sat: 10-5 • Sun: Noon - 5 (612) 229-9878 Spring Open HOuSe r pa ou Is tio ~ Open ~ MAR 24 - APR 15 • M-Sat. 9-5; Sun. 12-5 320-587-6305 9676 Babcock Ave. S. (1 mi S of 212 on Cty 81) Pottery: Roseville (over 300 pieces) OP EN ! Tuesday - Sunday: 10am - 5pm Plato, MN 55370 •Hull • McCoy • Shawnee • Weller • Shop: 952-492-3322 122 Main St N •Depression & Carnival Glass • Check out our Hutchinson, MN 55350 OPEN: Wed.-Sat. 11-5 Facebook page Kathy: 612-916-9467 Saundra Schaitberger • Beer & Bar Collectibles • for great specials! Chris: 612-669-8818 Located 2 blocks south of the Junction of Hwys 7 & 15 pinesntiques@embarqmail.com ~ Other Antques & Collectibles ~ April 2017 The Old Times 7 The walls of the Northeast Spyhouse are covered with over 3000 feet of reclaimed wood. And which President is peering over that patron’s shoulder? Grant? Hayes? Garfield? Other antique accents include a picture of a boxer and a model of a clipper ship. (Photo courtesy of Christian Johnson) objects are every bit as integral to the coffeehouse experi- ence as perfectly roasted beans. “I’m a firm believer in buildings retaining energy from moments past,” Johnson said. “And I think objects do that too.” Freelance writer Britt Aamodt specializes in community journalism, feature writing, history pieces for radio, and poetry. She has won several awards. A vintage South American map. (Photo courtesy of Christian Johnson) Chairs torn out of a theater now sit in the Hennepin Avenue location, as does APRIL 29TH, 2017 ! ! ! John’s Antiques Y a low-slung black chair that fits the Mid-Century Modern mold FINA L L FINAL DAY! Spyhouse bar. The original stools, an old safe Cont. from page 6 flooring is comple- vault door, and mented by wood trim, refurbished speakers. café, where Johnson exposed rafters, and The design for the John says, also locates his office. implements that would St. Paul café will “Okay, FINALLY... 75 OFF! A chandelier hangs not have been unfamil- reflect the building’s LAST CHANCE!!! % over the wraparound iar to the early 20th- mercantile past near century denizens of Snelling and Randloph ” Northeast’s warehouses. in the Mac-Groveland The challenge with neighborhood. the North Loop Johnson has already Julie says, location, opened in hunted up a number of “I Love You Dad, 2015, was to give a new sugar shakers. building a lived-in look At Spyhouse, I’m sure glad with mix-and-match beautiful spaces and we’re FINALLY FINISHED! Mall of St. Paul 1817 Selby Ave (Corner of Selby & Fairview) St. Paul, MN • 651-647-6163 www.MallOfStPaul.com Antiques • Clothing • Vintage • Furniture Retro • Collectibles • Jewelry • Vinyl Tuesday-Sunday • 11am - 7pm Wescott Station John’s Antiques Antiques • Collectibles • Furniture 7 ROOMS FULL! YES! • 1,000’s of Items We’re • Stained Glass Windows 261 Fort Road (West 7th) Buying! • Reasonable Prices Other Shops Nearby Open Daily 9:30am-6pm • Closed Sunday HOURS: Mon - Fri: 10aM - 5:30pM St. Paul, MN 55102 It’s been a long time The since barbershops 226 West 7th Street • St. Paul, MN advertised haircuts for (1 Block West of Xcel and River Centers) Sat: 10aM - 2:30pM Business is 25 cents. (651) 227-2469 • Wally & Kurt Wescott (CloSed WedneSdayS) John Remackel • (651) 222-6131 Still For Sale! 8 The Old Times April 2017 Design Trends of the Mid-20th Century Let’s All Be Americans Now The music of World War I “Over there, over there, Send the word, send the word, over there! That the Yanks are coming, the Yanks are coming, The drums rum-tumming everywhere!” George M. Cohan, 1917 Carrying the banner: Smack dab American popular music. Prior to the war, popular song themes followed predictable The Navy gets routes: heart-tugging equal time: love ballads, paeans to “Over There,” bygone days and lands, with cover illustration of Smack Dab a toothy St. Croix Valley Ma 1-18-07 Cont.City on page 9 Rush 7 sailor. in the middle by Donald-Brian Johnson by Donald-Brian The St. Croix River Valley 61 Johnson And, as of April 6, Stark Antiques Trails 10 Almelund Harris 9 1917, the Yanks finally Almelund Mercantile were coming. That’s when Congress An Old Times Antiques Trail Map Between N. Branch & Taylors Falls One of the most iconic versions of “Ove
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