shopping

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With the changing colors of the leaves and the fun fall festivals, the season brings fall auctions.  I put together some upcoming auctions you might enjoy! This time of year, many collectors switch their attention from antique farm equipment to farm toys this time of year.  Those collectors will be interested in the fall sale […]

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We did give a fig for the Figge Art Museum and cafe!

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On a hosted trip to the Quad Cities, my daughter Allie and I got our culture on when we visited the Figge Art Museum.  Located in downtown Davenport, the building itself, a beautiful glass structure, is a piece of art in its own right. Our first destination was the Figgie Cafe where we found upscale […]

LeClaire a river town adventure

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Allie had never been to LeClaire, Iowa so I had fun heading to this beautiful little river town situated along the banks of the Mississippi. Allie and I took a hosted trip to the Quad Cities area and it was great spending time with my grown up daughter and doing the things we enjoy. Our […]

Isabel Bloom Studio, a behind the scenes tour!

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Isabel Bloom sculptures have a recognizable look and a happy uplifting quality.  A tour of her studio showroom and tour center made me realize how many hands touch these pieces before a sculpture is complete.  All sculptures are made in Davenport, Iowa and visitors can schedule a tour and see the behind the scenes work […]

DeBrand Fine Chocolates, Decadance in Fort Wayne!

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All I can say about DeBrand Fine Chocolates is yum!  On a hosted trip to Fort Wayne, mom and I met up with our hostesses Jessa and Kristen at the chocolate store to get a chance to get acquainted face to face. I find it interesting that the DeBrand Chocolate story, like the Vera Bradley […]