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The Local Joint

310 Division St. S
Northfield  Minnesota  55057
United States
(507) 664-9140
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Midwest Living Review

Lisa Meyers McClintick
Appealing to pickers and crafters, this eclectic shop carries a diverse inventory of antiques, vintage items and handmade jewelry.

The dresses hanging outside The Local Joint may induce early 1970s flashbacks, but don’t assume this shop is only appropriate for on-a-budget college gals with the moxie to pull off polyester retro wear. Below tin ceilings, two playful floors feature antiques and handmade items to suit almost any taste.

Jewelry and accessories include necklaces made with typewriter keys, adorable boiled wool Mary Janes for infants, aprons, brightly colored enamel mixing bowls and one-of-a-kind tote bags. Cutting boards, picture frames and tables featuring grains of contrasting woods stand out among the handcrafted items. This being Minnesota, shoppers will also find plenty of colorful hand-knitted hats and scarves. Downstairs, antiques like bowling pins and pedal tractors mingle with china hutches and old-school vinyl stools. Even if you don't wind up buying anything, it's worth taking a long look. 

June 28, 2012

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