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Curious Belongings

At Curious Belongings, we turn second hand shopping into an upscale experience. In addition to our one-of-kind antiques, we also provide a wide array of new goods for all your home design and entertainment needs. Since 1969, we’ve served as the premier Antique Store in the Brainerd Lakes Area. We’re committed to providing unique, high-quality merchandise, backed by over 100 years of combined knowledge and experience with two convenient locations in Crosslake and Crosby, Minnesota.

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At Curious Belongings we wish to provide you the best shopping experience possible.

We offer the following:

Curb Side Pick Up, Delivery, Shipping, and Private Appointment

-We are happy to help with any request for curb side pick up, delivery, shipping, or offer private shopping appointments. Simply call or message us and we will be happily to meet you at our store, or help in any way. 

-Local delivery (within 15 miles) is free of charge; delivery fee for all other deliveries within Minnesota.

-Shipping is available, all costs are assumed by the customer

-If you find us closed by chance, simply give us a call and we will be happy to assist you with any of your shopping needs.

Crosslake Location Hours:


Saturdays: 10am-4:00pm

By Chance or call to make an appointment

We will be closed Sept 28-Oct 14, sorry for the inconvenience


Crosby Location Hours:


Call for a private shopping appointment: 



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About Us

Four Generations of Fabulous Finds

At Curious Belongings, our eclectic curbside may attract your attention, but our friendly, knowledgeable service and unique selection of products will keep you coming back year after year.

A proud fourth generation business, our main store location is in Crosslake, MN. Located right off the prestigious Whitefish Chain of Lakes, a popular vacation destination, we are a must stop shop. Our Crosslake location specializes in glassware, home decor, genuine antiques, and so much more! Our second location can be found in Crosby, MN, a town known for its many antique stores and now its world-famous Cuyuna Mountain Bike Trail System. With a large store front on Main Street we offer unique architectural items, home decor, furniture, and more.

Proprietor Teddie Nelson has a long history of service to the Crosslake area and is a well known face in our community. In 1945, Teddie's parents, Ted and Betty Ball opened the Birch Hill Inn, a resort and restaurant, to help provide food and lodging for locals and visitors alike. In 1969, Teddie and her mother Betty opened The Tulip Antique Shop on the north side of Crosslake. After 20 years in business, Teddie purchased The People's Store in 1989 from Harley Lande, which merged the Tulip Shop's expertise in glassware with Harley's collection of primitive furniture, and allowed Teddie to relocate into our present day location. In 1997, Victoria Rangel, Teddie's oldest daughter, joined the business and together they opened our second location, 202 Antiques On Main in Crosby, MN. In 2008, Teddie's grandson, Austin Nelson, began learning the family trade and started managing the Crosslake store. As the "collectible antique" market began to slow, and new home decor started to become more popular, we as a family decided that the store needed a new name to highlight the widening array of products we offer. In 2014, The People's Antique Store was renamed to Curious Belongings. Since then, we have taken our four generations' worth of knowledge and expertise, and travelled the world, to build the largest, single-family owned, inventory in Minnesota. 

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Products & Services



Starting at $50 per day

Curious Belongings offers rental services on most of our merchandise. Whether it is our fine glassware and china or our unique iron and decor, we've got you covered! Our product rentals are perfect for weddings, events, parties, and more.  For more information, please get in touch.

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Appraisals & Estate Sale Pricing

At home/On site: $125 per hour, minimum one hour

In shop: $95 per hour, minimum one hour

Curious Belongings offers appraisals both on site at your residence and at our Crosslake location. The rate for "on site" visits is $125 per hour, with a minimum charge of one hour.  This is recommended for items that are large or heavy, or for appraisals of many items. The "at shop" rate is $95 per hour, with a minimum charge of one hour.  This works best for smaller items such as silver, china, and art.

Appraisals fall into three categories: Insurance, Current Market, and Estate/Yard/Moving sale valuations.  Any one, or a combination of these, may be provided for the appraised items depending on your needs. We will happily price for your upcoming sale, however we leave the responsibility of running the sale up to you. For more information or to arrange an appraisal, please contact us.

Please note - If you are interested in selling your items, we may offer to trade our hourly assessment rate for a fair sale price of the items. 

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Record Nook by DJ Stevie Ray

 At Curious Belongings we offer a nice selection of vintage vinyl albums. Dig through our awesome collection at both the Crosslake and Crosby locations. If you're looking for specific titles or have albums you would like to sell, please contact Stevie Ray.

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Locations & Hours


Crosslake Location

36378 County Road 66, Crosslake, MN 56442

At our Crosslake location, you may be misled from the outside, where we showcase our wide variety of exterior iron home decor, patio furniture, and unique selection of lawn and garden ornaments. With one step inside, however, you will be amazed by our wide selection of quality household goods, trendy barware, Christmas and holiday decorations, upholstery material, and genuine antiques. Take a look at our lower level and you will find unique hand-picked home decor, furniture, our library, and useful kitchen primitives. 

Teddie and Austin are known for their merchandise expertise and customer service. They pride themselves in knowing the history of their extensive inventory, and are eager to share the stories behind each item. Their quality inventory is changing constantly, based directly on the needs of their valued customers. With new merchandise arriving all the time, the level of variety at Curious Belongings is unparalleled.  


Questions or looking for something in particular? Feel free to give us a call because we always on the hunt.



Summer (Memorial Day-Labor Day): 

Mon-Sat 10:30am-4pm; Sun 11am-3pm

Off Season (Sept.-Dec. and March-May): 

Saturdays 10am-4pm; or by appointment

Closed (January 1st through Mid-March)

Call for specific inquiries


Crosby Location

202 Main Street, Crosby MN 56441

Curious Belongings-Crosby, also known as 202 Antiques on Main Street, is our largest store. The Crosby location offers a wide array of furniture, unique architectural items, up-cycled and trendy home decor, industrial items, shabby-chic, iron work, decorator fabric, and large one-of-a-kind pieces. No matter your style and taste, we always have something for you! Victoria has an eye for design and is happy to help you find that perfect piece that will add to your home's interior or exterior look. Have questions? Feel free to give Victoria a call!


Summer (Memorial Day-Labor Day):

Thurs, Fri, & Sat: 11am-4pm

Off Season 

Call and/or By Apptointment

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36378 Co Rd 66, Crosslake, MN 56442, USA

(651) 808-1668

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