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Uniquities in Wonderland

March 23rd, 2010 Issue dayid

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Alice may have willingly followed the White Rabbit down his hole, but she had no idea what lay beneath. Golden keys, magic potions, tea parties and croquet?

So not her aesthetic.

She'd do better visiting the new gift-store-in-the-store concept at Bachman's (Lyndale, Eden Prairie and Plymouth so far) in which a mixture of vintage, recycled, and found and salvaged decor and modern treasures delight and inspire.

The new section was created in partnership with non-Mad Hatter, Ki Nassauer, who is a vintage collector, flea market aficionado and editor of the new magazine "Flea Market Style."

One of a kind collectibles mingle with vintage washboards, vintage wood shoe inserts that have been turned into door knockers, and antique-style textiles.

Getting inspired? Just wait until the renovated Bachman's home opens on the Lyndale property as a Spring Ideas House in a few weeks.

It's the stuff dreams are made of.

Bachman's Home and Garden: A Surprising Mix of Vintage and New, Lyndale (6010 Lyndale Av S, Mpls, 612-333-3175), Eden Prairie (770 Prairie Center Dr., Eden Prairie, 952-941-7700) and Plymouth (10050 6th Ave. N., Plymouth, 763-541-1188). Spring Ideas House, open April 8 through 18 and May 1st and 2nd, tickets are $5 each and 20 percent of proceeds will be donated to Children's Home Society & Family Services. Buy them online. You'll also get a $5 coupon toward a $25 purchase at Bachman's.

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