Announcement Welcome To Gwen And Alma's! We have a wonderful selection of treasures that would be perfect for Christmas gift giving! Some items are on sale CYBER-MONDAY only! Check back often as we'll be adding new items weekly!
Welcome To Gwen And Alma's! We have a wonderful selection of treasures that would be perfect for Christmas gift giving! Some items are on sale CYBER-MONDAY only! Check back often as we'll be adding new items weekly!
- All 122
- China Cupboard 15
- The Office 8
- Kitchen 29
- Decor 19
- Miscellaneous 9
- Linen Closet 4
- The Laundry Room 2
- The Library 1
- Holidays 8
- Bed And Bath 4
- Jewelry And Accessories 1
- The Dining Room 4
- Workshop Projects 2
- Craft and Sewing Room 6
- Art and Collectibles 8
Rachel S. on Nov 7, 2016
Sarah Killingsworth on Nov 4, 2016
Great tablecloth, shipped promptly. thank you.
Selling vintage and farmhouse wares.
I started selling vintage and antique treasures through twice yearly occasional sales, called Hob Nobbers, with a couple of friends about 20 years ago. My husband joined in later to help collect these treasures. The show "American Pickers" helped him see that this is not just a "female interest". Hah! We've enjoyed spending time together going to auctions and estate sales in our retirement.
We've gained an increasing interest over the years in history and historical items through these sales and in the fact that we live in a historical home. My hope is to share this interest of saving bits of the past with our customers.
We are Resident Directors in the historical home mentioned above, a 49 room English Tudor mansion. The main part of the house can be rented and the favorite use is for weddings. The house is surrounded by 11 acres of gardens and woods, truly a magical place. We feel blessed to live here.
The house was built from 1917-1924, taking 7 years to build. It was built and owned by a local doctor who worked alongside the Mayo brothers, two world famous doctors who started the Mayo Clinic.
Just recently I decided to begin selling our items online through Etsy. I've named our online shoppe Gwen And Alma's, after my two grandmothers. This is a partnership with my husband and I and we're having a great time looking for treasures to share! Though sometimes i have to keep some for myself!
My daughter, Elissa, recently joined the team and now my Etsy store is fast becoming the family business I've always dreamed about.
My granddaughters come with me on "buying trips" and we've shared many adventures and fun memories! I share these adventures on my blog, Hob Nobbers, which you can see by clicking on the "blog" link.
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Owner, Curator, Designer
After spending the last six years in China, my husband, my daughter and I moved back home to MN to live closer to family. I love traveling, reading & drinking large amounts of coffee.
Owner, Curator, Customer Service
I am a former RN and founder of a ministry to juvenile offenders. After retiring I found another interest in hunting and selling antiques. I love the hunt and making sure our customers are happy. I also enjoy reading, dabbling in the creative arts, and boating with family.
Owner, Shipper, Assistant
Les is a retired teacher and basketball coach. He is our "behind the scenes" helper. He enjoys golf, boating with family, watching sports on TV, and did I mention golf?
- Accepts Etsy gift cards
Returns & exchanges
- Custom or personalized orders
- Perishable products (like food or flowers)
- Digital downloads
- Intimate items (for health/hygiene reasons)
- To communicate with you about your order
- To fulfill your order
- For legal reasons (like paying taxes)