ANOKA, MN 55303

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Plan to Vist Paddywac's - We will Be open Thursday, Friday and Saturday, December 16-18

Well didn't Mother Nature let us all know who the Boss really is.  Wow!  I hope everyone was able to dig themselves out.  The City of Anoka is hard at work already getting all the snow off the streets for the shoppers.  Our doors open Thursday at 10 a.m. and we are open Friday and Saturday, too.  We hope you can make it in!  As an added bonus  - ALL CHRISTMAS ITEMS ARE 20% OFF. 

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

December Market at Paddywac's

We've filled the store with treasures galore.  Please join us Thursday thru Sunday, December 9-12.

Thursday, December 2, 2010

Time to Celebrate the Holidays

December is here.  The Store is decorated.  Lights twinkle in the window.  And the shopping at Paddywac's couldn't be more fun.  We have many gift ideas, furniture, linens, wall decor and so much more.  This is a special invitation to shop with us and the City of Anoka.  Our doors are open!!

Thursday, November 25, 2010

Welcome to Paddywac's

Looking for the fun, relaxing shopping experience where the customer service is great and you do not have to get up in the middle of the night to come in for fabulous prices and terrific treasures - then join us at Nic Nac Paddywac's this weekend.
"Reflections of a Small Town Main Street" - We love Anoka.

Friday, November 19, 2010

Paddywac's is open Saturday, Nov. 20

Tricia and I have been very busy this week getting the store all spiffy for the Holiday Season. We are open this Saturday, November 20, 10-5pm. We've brought in lots of new items, tables, linens, a few new items and we have some great gift ideas for you. We have hats, wool mittens (made right here in Anoka), spa items, some fabulous soy candles and lots more. Please come join us on Saturday. The weather looks good for a special shopping trip to Anoka.

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Thursday Morning - the doors open at 10:00 a.m.

"The perfume of flowers in full bloom the sound of birdsong, the splendor of a sunrise - somethings make us pause and remember just how wonderful life really is." Jason Pictori
We are delighted to bring you our November Market Event
Please join us for a fun, fabulous shopping experience!

Monday, November 8, 2010

November Market - Thursday-Sunday, November 11-14

The Holiday Season is here and Paddywac's is ready and anxious to share this joyous gift-giving occasion with you! Here are a few items to tempt you!

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Quick Note for This Thursday & Friday

Nic Nac Paddywac's, at popular request, has added another two days of fabulous sales this Thursday and Friday, October 21 and 22. I've posted just a few pictures here. He have new scarves, jewelry and other great items. Don't miss the opportunity to come shop at Paddywac's. We love our wonderful customers and friends.

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Thursday - Today we Open

I want to invite everyone over to Nic Nac Paddywac's this weekend. The store is full with lots of fun new items. We've set the "Autumn Stage" and we're ready to enjoy the beautiful weather with all our friends. Here are a few pictures to encourage you!

Monday, October 11, 2010

October Market Event - Special open on Wednesday, Oct.13, starting at 3:00 p.m.

We are busy getting the shop ready for the upcoming sale. We probably don't need to tell you how busy the season has been so far, but we are gearing up for a special Wednesday October 13 special shopping opportunity. The store is so full with treasures, we need extra open hours to give our fabulous customers an added shopping opportunity!

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Nic Nac Paddywac's Puttin on the Ritz Event
First Annual
Puttin on the Ritz
Hosted by:
Nic Nac Paddywac's
The Wren's Nest
Avant Garden
September 23rd rom 7-9 p.m.
Event Fee $10.
Pre-registration is required by Wednesday, September 22. Please email me at sba55369@yahoo.com or call 763-234-8545.

Thursday, September 9, 2010

Good Morning!
We're anxiously waiting for 10:00. We can't wait to show you all the wonderful treasures that have come into the shop this month.

Please see the note at the side about the upcoming Event - Puttin' on the Ritz. There will be gift bags for all registered participants and a prize drawing at the end of the evening.

See you at the sale!

Monday, September 6, 2010

September Market Event

We're getting ready for our September Event. Most of the new items have come in and we're busy getting it all "prettied" up for the sale. Once again our wonderful dealers have brought in lots of great items, and we've been busy as well with lots of projects now complete. Please come join us for the terrific finds and the FUN.

Thursday, September 2, 2010

Turquoise and Brown

I have a few more pictures I'd like to share with you that Jean, another fabulous customer, sent me. Jean picked up several turquoise accent pieces at Paddywac's to create a serene and inviting porch. One of the great things about shopping in Anoka is the variety of shops. You can stroll from one to the other and gather items from each to create the perfect space which reflects your personality and style! What a great spot to visit with friends or read a book.

Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Petite Cabinet

My good friend, Chris (we went do Design School together) stopped by the shop last weekend and picked out this darling vintage cabinet (formerly a radio). Looks like a perfect fit! Thanks Chris, it was wonderful to see you this weekend!

Sunday, August 29, 2010

Beautiful Sunday Morning

It's a beautiful Sunday morning in Anoka. It's quiet and I can hear the birds singing. It brought to mind one of our many favorite customers, Susie. A few months ago Susie shared some photos of a fabulous outbuilding on their property that her and her husband have turned into a "Cottage Retreat." Hard to believe but at one time it was a turkey shed. Hope you enjoy. Susie has promised to send me photos of the inside which I will joyfully share with you. Beautiful Susie. I'm sure you've have many hours of enjoyment at the "Cottage." Have a great day!

Monday, August 9, 2010

August Sale Event

The finishing touches are coming together at Paddywac's. The store is stocked with fabulous treasures. The dealers have all made their deliveries and everything's been put into place!
We'll be waiting for you.

Thursday, August 5, 2010

Anticipating the Sale

We've been hunting and gathering and the store is starting to come together. The process is intense, projects get worked on, hammering, pounding, hanging pictures and "prettying" it up for all to browse and shop. I'll post pictures as they come available.

Friday, July 23, 2010

Time to Reflect and Look Ahead

Hello and Welcome to Nic Nac Paddywac's

It's hard to believe that it has been a whole year since we opened our doors here in Anoka. We must say that we have exceeded most of our goals, and have had such fun along the way! It has been a year of learning, worrying, wondering, sanding, painting, shopping (my favorite part), arranging and rearranging. And, of course, getting to know the fabulous customers and friends we've made this past year.

One of the things we enjoy most is when our customers share their decorating ideas with us. When a customer walks in and is so excited about a particular piece, we all get a feeling of great accomplishment. We especially love it when a customer returns with a picture showing us how the item fits into their home or garden.

We have a signature mix of unique items, most ready for the customer to enjoy in their homes, some pieces are "projects" for the customer who wants to customize their own piece, and we also have some new new items. We are known for our variety and great prices. We are ready to help you find that special item, whether it be a gift, glassware, linens, lamps, pictures, a special piece of furniture, or jewelry.

We would like to take this opportunity to say a big THANK YOU to everyone for helping to make our first year in Anoka a smashing success. We look forward to the years to come and we hope you will join us to share all the new and exciting changes. We appreciate everyone of you!

Thursday, July 8, 2010

Fabulous Thusday

Just a quick note to thank all our wonderful customers who visited us today. The weather was warm and it was wonderful to see everyone. Thank you!

Monday, July 5, 2010

July Market Event at Paddywac's

Welcome to Paddywac's, we are delighted you're here!

We made the store all pretty just for you. It's been quite hot this last few days, but it's cool inside here. Cool pieces and cool prices. Treasures galore. We want your shopping experience to be the best at Paddywac's. Enjoy these pictures, they're only a sample of what we have waiting for you!
Antique typewriter complete with ribbon.

This vanity is pretty as a picture!

Thursday, June 10, 2010


Thursday morning, June 10 - Let the June Sale Event Begin!
Happy Thursday morning! Tricia and I were up at the store last evening putting the final touches everywhere. I'm a bit biased but I really don't think the store has looked better. We redesigned the flow which has made a lot more room for those wonderful treasures.

We have a new display of Sweet Romance Earrings. Sorry no pictures yet, but these earrings are just too adorable. Dangles, stones and BLING. They are a must have.
We also have a new dealer C.A.T., or Correen. Correen crafts adorable purses from recycled jeans or whatever and adds belts, adornments, handles and pretties them up. Each one is a work of art and very affordable. Her purse is above. Welcome to Paddywac's Correen.
I'm including some pictures for your enjoyment - just a sampling of all we have this month.

Please come visit Paddywac's this weekend. We have a ton to offer - Variety is truly the Spice of Life!

Thursday, May 20, 2010

Thursday and Friday, May 21 and 22 we'll be open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. - with lots of new items.
The weather is beautiful and the garden season is here. Come visit us, we have lots of new garden items, furniture and some terrific greens.

I thought you might enjoy the pictures below!

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Paddywac's May Sale

Our doors are almost ready to open. Thursday morning at 10:00 we'll be ready. I want to welcome our three new dealers - Sandra, Linda P and Steve.

Sandra brings a wonderful, fun selection of painted pieces, some shabby chic, some garden.
Linda P is a very talented jewelry designer, taking old pieces and remaking - very chic.
Steve is a skilled furniture craftsman, able to take an old piece or to and make a treasure out of it.

I'm including some pictures for get the creative juices flowing.

Believe it or not this item has now been recreated into our new jewelry display. Come in and check it out!

This Shabby Chic white cabinet would look great on a cupboard, functional too! Check out the beautifully updated black chair - one of a set of four.

Thursday, April 29, 2010


Nic Nac Paddywac's will be open April 30 and May 1 to celebrate Anoka's DIVA DAYS EVENT.

Each year Anoka invites Divas from all over the metro to enjoy a weekend of food, fun, give aways and special events of of course, lots and lots of fun shopping. We will be open for this event with special pricing on all Sweet Grass Farm products. complimentary Tea in the afternoon and our signature Mint Brownies will be available for purchase.
Great Buffet, nice size!

Saturday, March 13, 2010

Saturday morning and we're hoping for better weather! A few more pictures for you to get the creative juices flowing!

Perfect for a garden wall!

Thursday, March 11, 2010

Darling church pew.

Quick update of pictures before the store opens at 10:00. I'm adding a few pictures you might enjoy.

Have you ever noticed the ceiling in the "tin room."

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

It's been a busy week at Paddywac's and very exciting. Last Sunday we were part of a filming for a short teaching film that will be aired on Cable sometime after the end of March. The film crew first set up their filming at Avant Garden (our coffee shop) just down the street where they also filmed. It's a short film about two people who meet online and then in person at a coffee shop, followed by scenes of them shopping. It should be interesting to see. We're very proud to have both spots in the move.
Well, back to reality. The shop is ready - all spruced up with terrific new finds. We open tomorrow at 10:00 and hope to see you all.

Sunday, February 21, 2010

A big THANKS to all who visited us this weekend.

We added a Friday and Saturday "sale" this month and would like to thank everyone who came to shop at Paddywac's. Lots of new faces - and some who couldn't make it to the usual open weekend. I'd like to share with you a few pictures - just to get the creative juices flowing!

The Paddywac Girls

Thursday, February 11, 2010

Thursday Morning

Thursday morning day of sale so I thought I'd put in a new picture or two of the last minute finds. We're open at 10 a.m. Don't forget, tonight is Ladies Night out in Anoka and we'll be open until 8:00 p.m. We hope to see you soon.
The Paddywac Girls

Monday, February 8, 2010

A taste of February's Upcoming Sale

Happy February - 2010

I’ve been struggling to find the time to get Paddywac’s Blog more up to date so we can share all the exciting upcoming sale information, pictures and such. No promises but I’ll do my best to post pictures (they won’t be perfect for sure) and share with you the latest on what’s going on at Paddywac’s.

Here are a few pictures to get your creative juices flowing!

These Market Bags that Kathy makes
are darling and useful - Let's go Green!

Don't forget Thursday is ladies night and we're open until 8:00 pm!

This repurposed wall shelf is the perfect
shade of Red.

Fabulous Chic fur to keep you warm and beautiful.

We appreciate all our wonderful customers who keep coming to shop with us each month and we so look forward to seeing you soon.