2.11.2010

Wisconsin Trip Part The First: Mount Horeb and New Glarus

Since I took about 200 pictures this weekend I'm gonna have to do these entries in shifts. Who knew Wisconsin was so photogenic? Ha!

The first day Alma, Ryan, and I headed to Mount Horeb, where the Mustard Museum is. Or so we thought (I sensed it was in Middleton, which it was, but figured I'd leave the driver be as she may know best). Sure enough...




...can you believe someone threw ketchup on it to deface it? Hahaha. So, since we came all that way we wandered around Mount Horeb for a bit. We looked around this one antique store that was like heaven.






This place was amazing. I could spend all day in there. I wish all those cute little dresses fit me, there was a case of lovely old eyeglasses, those player piano rolls (how neat!), kitchenware, typewriters, old books, and best of all was this GORGEOUS 20s flapper collar...handbeaded...pristine...



Only $22! Yet I didn't buy it. I wanted to make it into a necklace but it is so heavy it would require being handsewn onto a dress...and I just don't want to ruin it. So back in the case it went. Le sigh.

After we left we went up and down the main drag. Did you know Mount Horeb is the Troll Capitol of the world? It is! I love going to these weird little small towns, everything is so charming and quirky.




After wandering around a bit we went to New Glarus. It's a small city, pretty much New Switzerland. We went there once as a kid (dad got great local beer, mom and I went antique shopping) over the summer. Of course, early February...in Wisconsin...it's off season. There were a few places open; we wandered around a bit, got some baked goods, and ate in the New Glarus Hotel Restaurant. We had roesti, a Swiss dish that is pretty much cheesy hashbrowns covered in whatever (I got steamed vegetarbles). Yum. The hotel also has polka on Friday and Saturday nights!






Next post...Madison! In the meantime, you can still ask me anything through Sunday night. Please, ask away!

6 comments:

Marie said...

Mt.H and New Glarus- 2 towns I've yet to explore. You've inspired me!

Mamushka Marie said...

crazy, i grew up in Belleville, just down the road from New Glarus...that place brings back A LOT of memories...including my first kiss! hehe! :) and many adolescent indulgences besides...thanks for sharing.

Karen/Small Earth Vintage said...

Thanks for the virtual roadtrip! I've only been to WI once (crazy, considering I live next door), and totally loved it. Beer and dairy--you can't go wrong! I will be tuning in for Madison, for sure.

harlow ~ monroe vintage boutique said...

I love New Glarus! I can't believe I've never visited the brewery there, but we always bring their beer back to Colorado when we drive thru every summer. This post was like a trip down memory lane :)

Purple Deer said...

I'm not going to lie, those trolls make me nervous. But non the less worth walking in for those gorgeous hats!

Leproust Vintage said...

Your trip looks relaxing and so wonderful! All of that baby vintage is making me swoon!