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New Booth at Mantorville Square

img_2689.jpgimg_2688.jpgimg_2687.jpgimg_2686.jpgimg_2685.jpgimg_2684.jpgimg_2683.jpgimg_2682.jpgimg_2681.jpgimg_2680.jpgimg_2679.jpgimg_2678.jpgimg_2677.jpg There is always something new in the world of antiques.  The business is constantly changing. some vendors leaving and others coming in to fill their spaces.  We are always trying to improve ourselves here at Mantorville Square.  The pictures here are from a new booth that has just opened in January at the Square.  This booth features some very nice primitives.  We have just gotten a new computer here at the Square and we are now able to be on the internet right here.  This will allow us to be more active in posting new information.  There are lots of things in the plans for 2008 in Mantorville.  One of the many activities coming up soon will be the annual Mulligan Stew supper on Thursday, March 13 at the Hubbell House in honor of St Patrick’s day.  This has become a great winter event, with a great stew supper and a rousing live auction to follow.  Make plans now to attend. 

Holiday Shopping in Mantorville

If you haven’t been to Mantorville this Holiday season, there is still time.  There are plenty of really great last minute gift items available in the stores.  You can park right in front of the stores and enjoy the personal service that is only a memory in most towns.  Most of you know about the Hubbell House, but did you know that Mantorville has not one, but two new places to eat.  Now you can enjoy the hospitality of the County Seat Cafe on Main Street as well as the Old School Cafe located one block west next to the Grand Old Mansion.  Mantorville is a holiday treasure just waiting to be discovered.  Bring some friends and take a break from the stresses of crowds and traffic and come out to Mantorville.  Mantorville Square has 25 dealers offering a large variety of antiques and gifts ranging from Red Wing pottery to vintage clothing to fine furniture, glassware, and jewelry.  If you are looking for a last minute gift, you can choose from a large selection of Milkhouse Candles, fabrics from Park Designs, cute little stocking stuffers from Blossom Bucket, Amish baskets, a huge assortment of ceramic chickens, rustic iron and wood items, and many other interesting things.  Be sure to stop in and say hello when you are in town.

Christmas at Mantorville Square

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 It is Christmas time in Mantorville.  Merchants have filled their shelves with a wonderful assortment of interesting gift ideas.  Old Fashioned Christmas is just around the corner on December 8.  Plan now to make the short drive out to Mantorville and see what’s new (or old in the case of the antique stores)  Stop to eat at one of the restaurants, buy some chocolate, look at vintage clothing, antiques and gifts at Mantorville Square, visit the artists, look for interesting antiques at Memorabilia.  Stop in at Mantorville Square and say hello and tell us if you saw this posting on the internet.

 

Costume Rental at Mantorville Square

We have another new line available at Mantorville Square.  We have rearranged the rear part of the Square to accommodate the large inventory of costumes we have for rent.  There are Halloween costumes, Western costumes, Renaissance costumes, animal costumes, gypsies, clowns, Snow White and the Seven Dwarves, Little Red Riding Hood, Cleopatra, Frankenstein’s monster, and the list goes on and on.  We have more costumes than you can imagine.  If you are thinking about Halloween, New Year’s, a themed costume party, a parade, a play, or any other fun event where you need a costume, come to Mantorville and see us. 

Vintage Clothing at Mantorville Square

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What’s new is “old hat” at Mantorville Square.  We are always looking for ways to bring more interesting and different things to Mantorville Square.  We have been busy adding a selection of vintage clothing.  If you haven’t been out to Mantorville for a while, come by and see us and see what we have been doing in Mantorville.  We have had a busy summer in Mantorville with a new Welcome Center, a new restaurant, and a new Art Guild.

Amish baskets now available at Mantorville Square

img_1980.jpgimg_1979.jpgimg_1978.jpgimg_1977.jpgimg_1976.jpgimg_1975.jpgimg_1974.jpg We are always looking for more interesting items to add to our offering.  Our newest addition is a line of Amish baskets.  These baskets are handmade be Amish families in Southern Minnesota.  Many of these baskets are signed by the makers.  The baskets are a practical and unique gift idea.  Come out to Mantorville and see all the things we have to offer.  We have several new dealers with many one of a kind antique items.  Hope to see you soon.  Also be sure to mark down Old Time Days on June 24 in Mantorville and also plan to attend the Harry and Nancy Naatz antique auction in Mantorville on June 23.  Watch this site for more details and pictures as auction day approaches.

Spring Sale at Mantorville Square

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 All these fine pieces of furniture and more are now on sale at Mantorville Square.  If you haven’t been out to Mantorville lately, come on out an see us soon.  Lots of things are happening in Mantorville this Spring.  Now that Winter is finally over and the tax season is behind us, we all want to start over.  What better way to leave your winter blahs behind you, than to take a journey back  in time to a place where you can still park in front of the store and where the storekeepers still can take time to visit.

Spring Sale at Mantorville Square

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Mulligan stew supper in Mantorville, March 15

Mantorville Restoration Association

 Mulligan Stew Supper
& Live Auction
 

Hubbell House Stagecoach Room
Thursday March 15th, 2007

Supper starting at 4:30 p.m., Auction at 7:30 p.m.

Antique hand painted vase, Milk glass decanters (pr), Amethyst glass violin vase-Tom & Helen Ferry; Gourmet dinner for 6 at our house-John & Jane Olive; Crystal vase, Candle holders, Punch bowl set, Cake plate-Ann & Randy Collins: $50 Gift Certificate-Boe Chrysler Center; Mantorville crock, Rooster gift basket-Mantorville Square; Etched crystal dish, Pheasant plate-Paul Larsen; Coca-Cola Quilt-The Chocolate Shoppe; Hanging baskets-Kasson Hardware Hank; Touring Mantorville DVD-Dodge Co. Historical Society; One hour plane ride for 2-Bearwood Homes & Olive Bros. Excavation; Footed glass bowl, Cross-stitch tablecloth, Enamel kettle, Coke tray-Lyle & Theresa Hoaglund; Gift basket-Friends & Co; Phil Scholer duck stamp artist proofs:  €˜82 €œRedheads€ and €˜83 €œPintails€, €œTale of 2 Cities-Kasson/Mantorville€-Citizen’s State Bank; $20 Gift certificate (2)-Harold’s Club; Floral touch lamp-Kasson Variety; Mantorville Watercolors(3), Spring basket-Riverside Gifts; 2 pair show tickets-Mantorville Theatre Co; Vintage quilt, Czech Crystal Compote-Memorabilia Antiques; Irish Doll-Kuhlman Auction; Catered dinner for 8 – Joanne Bennerotte; Tea for 16 at the Restoration House-MRA Members; Pastureland butter & cheese-DMJ Farms Inc.; Massage certicificates-Darla Blowers; Product Basket-Creative Change Hair Studio;One night hotel stay-AmericInn; 2 Signed Prints, Harley Davidson T-shirts-Linda & Gary Kreter; Shower clock radio, Cookie jar-Jim & Colleen Maxson; €œStar Wars Trilogy€ VHS-John Bishop; Cordless phone set- KM Telecom; €œIrish€ theme Gift Baskets-Don & Rose Pappas; Candle & Wine bottle holder-The Iron Gallery; Tall Amber Vase-Gail Berge; ¼ barrell Stage Coach Ale, ¼ barrell Root Beer-Mantorville Brewing Co.; Dome-top trunk-Marcia Drazkowski; Books, baskets & misc. items-Grand Old Mansion; €œLegend of the Bee€ collage-Beth Robb; Curio cabinet-Donna & Stanley Erickson; Dressing Chair, Mirrors, Cuckoo Clocks-Linda Schmidt; Sweatshirt, Calendars, Exercise/makeup bag, DVDs,VHS tapes, books-Anonymous Donors.
And many more items coming in daily!

 

Donations accepted through March 15th at Mantorville Square, 416 No. Main,  (507) 635-5554.
 

Don’t miss the fun!!!

Proceeds to support the new Mantorville Welcome Center.
Thanks to the Hubbell House for hosting this event!!!
Auctioneer: Ed Kuhlman, LIC. # 66-30 Northfield MN
www.kuhlmanauction.com

 

The News from Mantorville-February 12

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Sunday, February 11.

 

Wow, wasn’t today like a breath of spring after the incredibly cold weather the past couple of weeks.  I’m sure many of you are looking forward to spring.  Here at Mantorville Square, we’re getting ready for spring with our newly arrived merchandise.  We have added several new lines of merchandise, especially in our garden and outdoor décor area, as well as expanding some of our current lines.  We’ll soon be adding Red and White Kitchen textiles, for those of you who enjoy the retro look.

 

While we are waiting for spring, there are several things to look forward to, including Valentine’s day this Wednesday.  Perhaps you are thinking of celebrating this week or next weekend with a Valentine’s lunch or dinner at the Hubbell House.  If so, be sure to allow time to stop in at Mantorville Square for that special Valentine’s gift.  Flowers are nice, but if your sweetie is the type who prefers longer-lasting gifts, we have a nice selection of candles, baskets, textiles, and home and garden décor.  And of course for the antiques and collectibles lover, we have over 25 vendors providing quality merchandise.

 

There are two upcoming events you won’t want to miss.  On Friday, February 16, there will be a chili and soup supper from 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM at Holy Family Catholic Church to raise funds for the new Mantorville Regional Welcome Center.  And mark your calendars now for the St.Patrick’s Mulligan stew supper at the Hubbell House on Thursday, March 15.  A live auction will follow the supper with the proceeds going to the Mantorville Restoration Association. 

 

See you in Mantorville!