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Originally posted on the now-defunct Mid-Century Vibe blog October 31, 2011.

The Cooler at Rural Origins Antiques in Royalton, MN. There's a freezer, too. You'll find cool mid-century vintage items of desire in The Cooler. October 2011.

The Cooler at Rural Origins Antiques in Royalton, MN. There's a freezer, too. You'll find cool mid-century vintage items of desire in The Cooler. October 2011.

On August 6, 2011, Rural Origins Antiques opened in Royalton, MN. We, Erik and Mary Warner, were just helping out our friend, Jody Scott-Olson, in filling her new store with a few antiques we wanted to sell. Within a month, we were renting our own space and searching for our niche in the antiques business. After another month, we moved to a larger space, the walk-in cooler in the back, and had found our niche: Mid-century vintage objects of desire.

If you’re looking for funky atomic lamps, mid-century Danish furniture, melamine and Fire King dinnerware, or other items from the 1940s through the 1960s, come visit the Cooler filled with cool stuff. To get the location and operating hours of Rural Origins Antiques, visit the store’s website or Facebook page.