Thora Mae’s Timeless Treasures is an antique mall located in the quaint town of Cannon Falls, MN. Thora Mae’s Antiques has been a part of Cannon Falls since early 1997. People come from all corners wondering about the little girl in the pictures. The pictures that hang proudly in the shop are actual family photographs of Thora Mae and her family. Developer Ed Rymer, opened the antique shop for his mother, Thora Mae Rymer back in 1997. She was born in Wisconsin in 1927 and later settled in nearby Hastings, Minnesota. She was known to collect fine furniture and had quite the collection. Thora Mae was loved by anyone that came into contact with her and she always found a way to leave footprints on their hearts. Unfortunately, Thora Mae wasn't able to appreciate the antique mall that Ed built for her as she died a couple weeks after it opened in early 1997. After careful thought, Ed decided to keep the shop open in honor of his mother's love of antiques. As the years pass, we celebrate the inception of a dream a man once shared with his mother as well as the cornerstone it has become to Cannon Falls.
Today the store is owned by a local couple, Tim and Kara Gates. The Gates took over ownership in December 2011 and celebrated their grand re-opening in February of 2012. At that time, the store was about 2,500 square feet and represented over 30 dealers. After just over one year under new management, the Gates’ have managed to double the footprint and fill every inch of it with quality antiques and vintage collectibles. Today, the store stands at 5,000+ square feet and represents over 40 dealers. In July of 2013, they expanded into the two rooms that were directly adjacent to their current location. In October of 2013, they expanded into another location across the hall where you can find different styles of vintage furniture.
To complete your overall experience at Thora Mae’s Timeless Treasures, we have fresh popcorn and coffee made every day ready to share with our guests. We also have some cookies waiting to entice those that prefer the sugary snacks over the salty ones. So, next time you find yourself in Cannon Falls, be sure to stop by our shop and share some popcorn, cookies, and coffee with us. You can enjoy the family photos that radiate the stories of the past as well as the large array of antiques that could hold the stories to the future.
Our Newest Addition!!
Monday - 10:30-5:30 PM
Tuesday - 10:30-5:30 PM
Wednesday - 10:30-5:30 PM
Thursday - 10:30-5:30 PM
Friday - 10:30-5:30 PM
Saturday - 10:30-5:30 PM
Sunday - 12:00-5:00 PM
Open most holidays except Thanksgiving, Christmas & Easter. Please call beforehand to ensure we are open.