Growing up in New Jersey my fellow East Coast patriots always ask me, “How Da hell did you end up in Minnesota?” Well sometimes Iwonder myself, but I love it. You could say its the diverse people, cold weather, wild life, acceptance of polka music, a former governor who wore tights for a living, Lutefisk? I don’t know. But what I do know is I like their coffee. Antlers on a cup are always a good thing to start the day.
Saturdays in MN are always interesting for me and my small furniture barn. Start the morning off sipping coffee while sticking “Muddlake Sale Signs in snow banks, missing a occasional deer flying across a back road. This little guy was almost a hood ornament . Pondering if the store will be busy, and always getting a kick out off this sign greeting people In St. Boni. A small sleepy bedroom community! I am so glad we are protected by the “Hercules Missile”. A left over from the cold war. Its stands proudly by the childrens play ground.
Now that the signs are stuck in the snow, coffee’s downed, its time to get the doors open. Michelle & Ken arrive to greet our Muddlake Customers. Its a special day for Ken.Some Muddlake treasures are finding a new home at his warehouse loft in Minneapolis. Its like Christmas for Ken. Tall asian panels that will be converted into mirrors. Custom lockers, and a great deco high arm leather club chair. Michelle looking like a Hollywood diva in the frozen tundra!
Ken rejoices as the delivery boys dig out the lockers for Ken!
Hey Bob O “Kens coming out of the closet!” Who Knew? To be continued!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I know it helps when your six foot four and weigh 300lbs to feel springlike when it reaches 38 degrees in MN. But what the heck!! When I was out picking up ice for da wine I almost pulled over and took the tops off my jeep. What does this have to do with Design & Wine? Nothing ,but the weather was great for a night at the farm. Don’t worry winter will break in June!!!!
Michelle & Susan greet customers at the old check out counter. Looking foward to a warm night of friendship and design talk.
Another night of delicious food and wine. Many thanks to Excelsior Vintage Wine & NPO organic foods in providing a great spread. Delicious Shrimp corn chowder and Argentina table white combined quite nicely. If you have not checked out these vendors please do. NPOfoods.com ExcelsiorVintage.com. Friendly service and great prices!!
Kathy Chermak discusses the possibilities of creating panels of faux finish as art in a commercial space. A creative and practical solution for their decor budget.
Susan Weber from Reborn Design remodeling, provides some helpful tips for a upcoming construction project this spring.
It was great seeing Joelle Ramsey and girfriend in tow. Joelle has been shopping the barn for the past twelve years. Her friendship and kindness is always welcome. Thanks Joelle!
Ken O’brien of Who New? Life stylizing ,consults a customers issue with her husbands Christmas decor. You see there is one decoration he refuses to take down t’ll spring. Two years ago he purchased on of those fish net leg floor lamps from the movie “A Christmas Story” “Its proudly displayed in our bay window”. What should I do?
I feel your pain. Will someone pour another glass of wine for this women? And fill mine as well!!! I recommend you hire my services ASAP!
Thanks everyone that attended it was a enjoyable evening visiting in the barn. The next Design night is March 18th
Join us this Thursday February 18th for our monthly edition of Design & Wine. This is a great oppurtunity to get aquainted with our friendly and talented designers. This Thursday night we will be featuring Michelle Rabe, Ken Obrien, and new to Muddlake , designers Susan Weber from Reborn Design & Kathy Chermak faux finisher. Both of these talented women have over fifty years experience combined. This is a wonderful oppurtunity to get free design advice and enjoy the ambience of our historic furniture barn. Complimentary Excelsior Vintage wine will be served as well as Oragnic food from NPO food Co. Start time is 5pm t’ll 10pm. Discount of the evening is 25% off instock art work and lighting. This discount is only offered for this event.
Muddlake is committed in helping its clients achieve the comfortable lifestyle they deserve!!! For the past thirteen years we have established endearing relationships with our clients in their pursuit of creating home. Our staff is respectful, budget conscience and just plain friendly. No attitudes in this furniture barn. Our design team has taken on large projects to helping a customer choose the right coffee table to finish off a room. No project is to big or small.
This photo is taken from one our dearest clients home in the North Woods. For the past three years we have helped create the ambience she was after in her vacation home. Michelle Rabe worked closely in coordinating the cozy yet sophisticated look they were after. Listening to our customers needs and desires is most important.
Muddlake will not impose the same repeat design on our clients. Let us say that each design starts from scratch catered to your tastes. Mass production design is not in our hearts.
Muddlake has aligned itself with talented, passionate, and committed partners. From architect to remodeler, faux finisher to painter, designer to home stylizer we have your project covered. Most of all you will love our prices if comparing the quality of product we sell. Hope to see you at a Muddlake Design & Wine. Remember that we are open every Thurs thru Sunday. We are here for you and your family for the long haul. Cheers Bob
Join us starting February 4th thru the 14th for our Winter Home Sale. This is a great oppurtunity in taking advantage of greatly reduced inventory. Dining, leather sofa’s, lighting, and great home accents. Our home furnishings our quality create comfort in your home