Monday, January 16, 2012


Some of you may remember the book and movie titled "Auntie Mame."  It involves the adventures and lifestyle of a loveable eccentric woman who dared to live life to the fullest and kept everyone around her, including a nephew, on their toes.  Her personal style ran to artsy and down right avantguarde with lots of drama thrown in for good measure.  Our friend had Aunt Bea, who traveled and lived in far away places,  collected a very exotic wardrobe of skirts, shawls and dresses made from animal hides or reptiles which certainly went far beyond anything most outstate Minnesotans would have seen.  A few pieces from this chic fashion collection have made their way to Exit 55 Antiques---several have already been purchased by adventuresome individuals, but a few items still remain.  In addition, we have several  lovely modern day furs as well as one unusual long raccoon coat made in 1908.  You, too, can live vicariously in fancy schmancy wild fashions!

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