JIM McKINNON’s BUSINESS CARD notes that he is the proprietor of Jim’s Antiques and Collectibles. I like that word proprietor. It sounds old-fashioned and cordial. Perfect in a small town like Lonsdale.
A sign suspended from a length of twine in Jim’s shop advertises “Thrift within a vintage store.” I like that, too.
With over a dozen vendors’ goods crammed into an aged building, Jim’s shop requires poking around.
Merchandise layers merchandise. It’s that kind of store, where you have to look, and look again, or you may miss something.
Jim’s shop is worth a visit as are similar shops in Lonsdale just west of Interstate 35 in southern Minnesota. While I enjoy antique malls in larger communities, I especially delight in small town businesses like those run by proprietors.
BONUS PHOTOS of merchandise in Jim’s shop:
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