Last week was an exciting week for Hannah’s Treasures. Not only did we get to celebrate the arrival of 16 palettes of awesome retro wallpaper from Canada, but we also had the privilege of taking a short trip to Minnesota to visit the most incredible paint, glass, and wallpaper shop we’ve ever seen.
Our favorite thing about collecting vintage wallpaper is the people we meet and the places we see. It may sound cliché, but it’s so absolutely true: every wallpaper collection is different and traveling to new locations, meeting unique individuals, and hearing their fascinating stories is really what makes our job so rewarding. We’ve recovered old wallpaper from all manner of places—abandoned buildings, closed family stores, attics, basements, air plane hangars, north, south, east, west (and now Canada too!)—but this small-town paint store in Minnesota is definitely the most beautiful and lovingly preserved location we’ve ever encountered.
When we walked through the doors of the old paint and glass shop, we were immediately overcome by all the remarkable things to see.