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Nostalgia and a tale to be heard at Sask. antique shop

Kinder Surprises Antiques is a place to find something that both looks stylish and comes with a story.

Located about 6 km outside of Davidson

Erin Kinder's business is about 6 kilometres outside Davidson. (Erin Kinder/Kinder Surprises Antiques/Facebook)

If you're ever driving down Highway 11 between Saskatoon and Regina, there's a little prairie gem about six kilometres outside of Davidson. Just turn toward the Co-op and then take an immediate right turn.

You'll soon see a big barn that houses Erin Kinder's business, Kinder Surprises Antiques (no relation to the eggs) where each piece has a story and a history.

Kinder says every item has a story. (Erin Kinder/Kinder Surprises Antiques/Facebook)

"The other day I picked up a lovely china cabinet that the woman [selling it] told me it originally came from Odessa, Russia, was made by her grandfather when he settled in Manitoba with the Mennonites, then it came to Imperial," Kinder told CBC Radio's The Morning Edition.

"It's just all these cool stories that people tell. Times change for people. People downsize, and so they want to pass these items on to other people and they love when they can share the stories of them."

Kinder said the barn is a good place for multiple generations of family members to visit and seek joy. (Erin Kinder/Kinder Surprises Antiques/Facebook)

Kinder said she initially found antiques in auctions, but as time went on people began reaching out to her about family antiques that no longer had a home.

"I get so many calls for people still wanting to me to come visit there their farms, you know if Grandma is moving to town and the kids have got all everything they're interested in already — they want the rest to go to where someone's going to love it."

Turn off Highway 11 toward the Co-op near Davidson then take an immediate right turn to find Kinder's place. (Erin Kinder/Kinder Surprises Antiques/Facebook)

People can see antique glassware, tables and art. They can buy something, if they wish.

"There's just so much nostalgia. I love listening to people when they wander through the barn," she said. 

Kinder said the barn is a good place for multiple generations of family members to visit and seek joy.

Kinder said she initially found antiques in auctions, but as time went on people began reaching out to her about family antiques that no longer had a home. (Erin Kinder/Kinder Surprises Antiques/Facebook)

With files from CBC Radio's The Morning Edition

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