Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Hittin the road...Loft Style

Thurs 10-7 & Fri and Sat 10-5

A group of "Lofty Women" are hittin the road this week to be part Junk Market Style's   "Pamper Yourself" Trunk Show. We're thrilled to have been invited and excited to be able to show bring our "Loft Style" treasures to those of you who still haven't made it to Anoka. 
Julie"Change is good", is bringing a "Trunk" full of her hand painted, one of a kind JP Design clay pots and special tags.

Ladeeda "Let me be your personal shopper", will be bringing vintage and designer clothing and accessories. She's been droppin names like Versace, Valentino, D&G, Cole Haan and assures us she has some added some vintage coats, dresses and accessories that will leave you breathless. 

Hosted by Junk Market Style
Date: January 29th, 2011
Location: Otten Brothers Garden and Landscaping Center
2350 West Wayzata Blvd, Long Lake MN 55356

Now don't go thinking we're deserting the Loft. Oh NO!!!! The Loft will be featuring lots of new items including furnishings, home decor, clothing and accessories. Here's a sneak peek.

So darn cute! table and 4 chairs.
Look at the darling silver studs
on the edge of the table and
the black and white upholstery. 

Close up of the coordinating chairs.

Ladeeda is featuring 
Harley Davidson designs
at the Loft this week.

A fab rolling cart. Newly re-finished
with linen colored paint.
A chalkboard, vintage & new glassware
and paper wine bags are in the pic too.

A small decorative table. 
What a great way to display
photos-in a vintage toaster!!!

New Jewelry, Bling and Hot Stuff at the Loft.
In addition to Mimi-Toria's and our vintage collection we've added some new hand crafted pieces that feature a new trend we saw at Anthropology and in our new Free People catalog. Long..... and either a lasso, or a loop and drop style. Very simple, very cool.

A vintage earring is the focus of
this re-designed lasso piece.

Jasper stone - vintage pieces - 
funky mesh ribbon - chain.
Lasso style and 
loop and drop style necklaces.
Combo of vintage chain and orange vintage earrings.
Loop and drop style necklace.

A flower cut black stone with
vintage glass beads.
Loop adn drop style necklace./

Turquoise peace sign and beads with vintage chain.
 Loop and drop style necklace.

Beautiful stones and beads
on soft suede lacing.
Very Hip!
and you wear them at your hip!
Iron Stone

And...a few more treats just for you!
A NEW lamp at the Loft.

Oh my! Cupid.

This Heart bottle and a single
flower....would be so sweet.

A gotta love it, gotta have it chair(SOLD).

More new pillows.

We hope too see you soon. You can find us at Junk market Style Trunk Show at Otten Brothers

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

We're bringing the HEAT!

Minnesota is on it's way to frigid temps.  12 below ZERO by Friday...yikes! Yes, we're a hardy lot, Minn-e-sotan to the core..........but Jimminy Crickets, that's cold! 
The Loft on 2nd is coming to the rescue.  We filled the store with furnishings, home decor, clothing and accessories that are sure to warm you up.
The Loft is bright, warm and sure to bring the HEAT!  
We're open Thursday, 10-7p and Friday / Saturday 10-5p.

Below are pics of just a few of the items at the Loft on 2nd this week.

A view showing our eclectic boutique.

Zooming in on a delightful
vintage post, pitcher and sign.

A Free People sweater.

Marilyn, cool clock face,
darling chair and antique
bottle set.

Zooming in on these beautiful
and rare antique bottles.

J Crew skirt and pink top and a Calvin Klein brown crochet top.

A beautiful view at the Loft.

Zooming in on Marilyn,
an architectural element,
hand painted pot and tea set.

Zooming in on the chippy white
chairs and NEW pillow.

A ColdWater Creek bronze crochet sweater.
It has it's own lining! 

Zooming in. I love the Mimi-Toria
necklace and vintage pin.

What a cool painting!

NEW with original tags,
Banana Republic raw silk
skirt and a funky top.

Left-vintage bathtub claw feet
used as bookends
Right-JP Design one of a kind
hand painted pots.

IN our window this week-
Designer Buffalo by David Bitten
crochet sweater/top,
Designer Jeans and
Donald Pliner boots.

Our solarium/terrarium is blooming!

ColdWater Creek bronze knit
top with hood and boots.

Seems when I took a pic and posted this
buffet last week it wasn't done! 
Here it is with it's final coat of paint.
It's a lovely mink-Chocolate brown
(metallic) finish now (SOLD)!

Tuesday, January 11, 2011


Funky,  new and desirable.  That is how I would describe the Loft on 2nd this week.  We've been out hunting, gathering and creating and now we are ready to bring on the FUNK and the WOW.  Because honestly....isn't that what you need on a cold January day?  We've filled the store with style, patina, panache' and yes....FUNK.
Every week I am amazed at the parade of items our Artisans bring to the shop.  More than once last week as our Artisans brought in NEW finds to fill the spot of a "just sold" item, customers snatched up the new item as it came through the door. We had one spot that never got filled ! AND....if you haven't been in to see our new milieu (see our last post for pics and details) you better get crackin.  Last weeks shopper offered praise and lots and lots of "oooooohs" and "ahhhhhhhs". 

In addition to all of the NEW we brought into the Loft we are participating in "SASSE" - Second Ave Sidewalk Sale Event . Head to the back of the Loft to find some bargains. "SASSE" is Thurs - Sat and is held in the indoor back hallway of the Shops on Second Ave.  Main Floral, AJPurstique, Krista Artista and Chema Malu will all have some treasures for you to discover.

It's "Occasional Sale" week in Anoka. All of the Anoka shops will be open and The Loft will have extended shopping hours.  You can find us on
Weds Eve 3-8P,
Thursday 10-8p,
Friday and Saturday 10-5p and
Sunday 10-4p.

Take a glimpse of the pics below to see what kind of FUNK we have in store for you this week!!!

Pipes from an old organ made
into funky wall decor.

A Steampunk hat/head mannequin.

Chocolate-metallic brown vintage buffet(SOLD).

Adorable cart

A vintage sieve(SOLD)atop industrial
rounds. Marilyn print (SOLD)

United Color of Benetton knit skirt
Ed Hardy long sleeve T,
Silver brand Jean Jacket
and NEW Dr Martin boots.

Vintage tray and door knobs(SOLD)

J. Jill jacket,
vintage hat and
Mimi-Toria one of a kind necklace.

See our DIY post for more info about this!
(at the top of the page under the Loft buildings)

Free People sweater
with a Guess cami underneath.
Topped by a vintage
faux fur jacket(SOLD).

Black with silver accents,
Thomasville chest. Has flip top(SOLD).

Very Cool hand-etched
(by one of our Artisans)
glass top "Clock" table.
Rattan chair(SOLD).

Nuts and bolts lamp(SOLD).

Chandelier lamp

Vintage "Campus" sweater(SOLD) is cover by vintage fringed
suede jacket & Escada Belt(sold).

Doesn't this metal find make
interesting candle sticks(SOLD)?

Two of many CAbi finds (both SOLD)
we have in the shop.
Brighton leather pouch.

We have two of these retro-modern chairs.

Free People pin stripe top.
(you should see the back. It's adorable),
Kensie flats and designer jeans.

Metal ceiling panel,
two garden pans with vintage rulers,
fab pillows.

These are so much cooler than
our pic shows. They are magnetic,
chalk and dry erase combo boards.
(these two are gone but we made more!)

Hanging racks used as shelves.
This is another DIY!

Bebe jacket, Rampage top,
BCBG jeans and
Steve Madden booties.
Yep...I just did a lot of
name dropping. AGAIN !!! :-)

Orange retro-modern chair.

Beautiful decorated bottles.

"Start off the New Year with Paradise inspired fashions" TOMMY BAHAMA - CRUISE WEAR 
This week only, Ladeeda is bringing you a beautiful collection of Tommy Bahama Cruise Wear.  Silk, rayon and cotton - shirts, dresses and shorts. Bahama designs typically retails for $90-125.  Ladeeda is offering her gently used Bahama wear for $19 each.Ladeeda has a few Tommy Bahama mens shirt too!