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Saturday, October 22, 2011

A Trunk Show at Marishka's on St. Germain


Located in St. Cloud, MN, this boutique style shop, is tucked away in a beautifully restored building in the downtown historic shopping district on St. Germain Street.  Marishka's is located at: 811 West St. Germain Street in a thriving neighborhood of eclectic shops.

Mary Franke, the passionate shop owner will greet you with a smile as you enter the front door and you will leave feeling like an old friend.  The warmth of Mary and the atmosphere of her incredible shop will send you off vowing you'll be back soon.  Her unique treasures in vintage, European antiques, repurposed treasures she picks for her shops, boutique style gorgeous clothing lines for both women and men, scarves and fun accessories, home furnishings new and vintage, home accessories and up to the minute updated jewelry keeps you coming back.  Most items are one-of-a-kind, so when you see it and love it, you buy it.

Right inside the front door there was a beautiful Fall Harvest display of hand created velvet pumpkins in which real stems from last years pumpkins were used.  They are all the rage online, but Marishka's was my first introduction to these lovely designs located on the bed in the above photo.  They are gorgeous...

Mary has a great eye for detail and merchandising her shop...the photo above with the  fresh produce nestled on the straw bale, with the pumpkin sign beckoning behind,  is an example of her talent.  Her merchandising is layered beautifully and there is always a scene waiting to be discovered in her store.

Home furnishing accessories, some new, mostly vintage and usually gracing a lovely patina on them.

Mary offers both soft and hard furniture pieces in her shop. 
 Note the incredible original brick wall in the background...

Beautiful wood floors adds to the ambience...

Lovely one-of-a-kind home furnishings...

She carries multiple lines of jewelry, as well as artist created designs in which she hand picks.   She carries accessories such as purses, scarves, belts and other fashion finds which are also tastefully hand picked by Mary, to accent and enhance the clothing lines that she sells in her shop.

Mimi-Toria's Designs Jewelry
will be coming to her shop November 18th.
Mary also searches out MN artists and I am happy to say I will be her featured Artist at her shop during the upcoming St. Cloud Fall Art Crawl, in the downtown shopping district in St. Cloud.  It will be held on November 18 from 5-8 p.m and I will be doing a Trunk Show in her shop during this event.  

Marishka's is a perfect match up for my Mimi-Toria's Jewelry and it will be great to be working with her.  As you can see Mary uses vintage displays to feature her jewelry she has for sale and it is a perfect fit for my vintage redesign jewelry I create.

There is a great area in her shop that has wonderful clothing for sale too.  The shop has four different distinct areas as well as the most gorgeous changing room ever.  I love her changing room.  See photos below.

The lovely changing room!  My personal favorite spot in the store...

I love this sign and exposed area in the changing room...
you can't fake this look.

Some examples of the beautiful antique furniture you will find peppered through out her shop.

Below are some photos of the Mimi-Toria's Designs Jewelry pieces 
that I will be selling at the 
Trunk Show 
at Marishka's
811 West St. Germain Street
 on November 18th from 5-9 p.m.

I hope to see you at the Trunk Show, but if you can't make it then, be sure to take the time to stop on in and check out this downtown gem in St. Cloud.  I promise you won't be sorry you did.


  1. What a fun shop, I'm sure I'd be lost in there for hours. Love that chalk board sign in the dressing room and your necklace designs are gorgeous.

  2. Wow! This evokes such wonderful memories in me. My first and only (thus far) time in Paris I stayed at a hotel on St Germain. What a lovely address to have!.... What a lovely shoppe to be featured in. Your lovelies are the piece de resistance. Ahhh, I so, want to visit MN again.

  3. Hi Gretchen, THANKS for introducing me to this wonderful shop! I will definitely put it on my list of "must-sees" on my next trip to the cities! Your jewelry is looking fabulous as usual! Have a great sale! Lynette

  4. Love the shop where your gorgeous creations are featured. Your work is truly stunning and the shop is amazing! What a perfect combination!
    Good luck!

  5. YES, perfect match
    between your lovely
    jewelry and a gem of
    a shop! My niece is a
    freshman at St. Cloud
    State and now I feel
    like making a road
    trip to check out St. Cloud!
    Good luck with this
    latest venture....You
    are one very busy lady,
    my friend!!
    xx Suzanne


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