A Gathering of Friends Antique Market – Spring

My preview of the market showed lots of variety in the vintage goods on offer. There were dishes – functional and decorative – furniture, paintings, clocks, rugs, fishing gear, jewelry, statuary, fabrics, street signs, chandeliers, clothing, baskets, glassware, greeting cards, farm implements, pillows, and more!

The market takes place at Bachman’s on Lyndale (6020 Lyndale Ave. S. in Minneapolis) March 14 – 17 during store hours. Opening is at 10:00 AM on Thursday.

Enjoy this market with free parking, a lovely coffee cafe onsite, and spring plants available all in one convenient location. See you there!

A few photos:

Happy saling!

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Delightful Holiday Shopping

Urban Cottage is full of twinkly lights, ribbons & bows, candles, cards, glassware, hats, gloves, fur jackets, green plants, mirrors, art, tomptes, décor, and gifts galore. It’s a magical place this week! Shop 11 to 5 through Sunday, December 11th at 5157 Bloomington Ave. S., Minneapolis.

(Please note: Urban Cottage will be closed for the month of January 2024 so if you’re thinking about something you’ve seen there, this weekend may be your last chance!)

Happy saling!

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Last Sales of the Summer

This weekend brings the final sales of summer. Included is our friend from St. Paul’s Urban Moon who is participating in the city-wide Vintage Sales this weekend in Chisago City. (Photo above) All of this weekend’s sales are listed in the THIS MONTH’S SALES and can also be seen on Facebook @ TheOccasionalSaler. Happy saling!

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July at Urban Cottage

You’ll find a great variety of interesting pieces this weekend at Urban Cottage. They’re mainly geared toward summer decorating and entertaining of course. Statues for the garden or patio, plants for inside or out, furniture for wherever you choose, décor galore, and lots of just plain fun stuff. Stop by 11-5 through Sunday and enjoy the finds brought to you by the vendors at 5157 Bloomington Avenue South in Minneapolis. Happy saling!

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Good Ol’ Summertime at Urban Cottage

Urban Cottage is certainly ready for summer! The yard is brimming with outdoor furniture and garden finds. Indoors you’ll discover upholstered French chairs, tables, chests, wall hangings, paintings, mirrors, lamps and beautiful lampshades. There are sets of glasses, various plates and platters, lush houseplants, smart vintage clothing, jewelry, cushions, and so many fun décor items! Unique greeting cards, pieces of coral, and charming statuary are all to be found. Hours this weekend are 11:00 to 5:00 on Friday, Saturday and Sunday at 5157 Bloomington Avenue South in Minneapolis. Happy saling!

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Urban Cottage Abloom

Flowers from Flower Girl Design

Urban Cottage is blooming with green plants, cut flowers, greeting cards and wall art this weekend. You’ll find lamps, lampshades, chandeliers, mirrors, chests, tables, chairs, pillows, books, jewelry, and vintage clothes mixed in with signs, buckets, scones, glasses, dishes, and all sorts of unique décor items. Browsing is free (and fun) and you can park at the door at 5157 Bloomington Ave. S. in Minneapolis. Hours are 11 to 5 through this Sunday, April 16th. Happy saling!

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A Gathering of Friends

A Gathering of Friends is back at Bachmans on Lyndale for another of the semi-annual sales of antiques and vintage goods. The sale opened on Thursday morning and continues until Sunday at 3:00 pm.

There are many of your favorite vendors like Haupt Antiek and Ms. Mac’s plus a few new vendors offering a wide range of crafts repurposed from old vintage pieces. The layout is a bit different this year with some greenhouse storage added and no blooming plants in the area.

BUT the main area is packed with a wonderful array of large and small items of everything vintage – dishes, art, photos, toys, architectural remnants, furniture, fabric, maps, clothing, signs, buttons, pillows, quilts, garden ornaments, windows, trunks, rugs, pots, glassware, games, and so much more.

The space is light, bright, and comfortably warm. Plus you can grab a coffee, pastry or lunch at Patrick’s or flowers, etc. at Bachmans without going outdoors.

Hours are Saturday 10 to 4:30 and Sunday 11 to 3 at Bachmans, 6010 Lyndale Avenue South in Minneapolis. Happy saling!

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Carver General Inspires

There’s always a rush of shoppers on opening day at Carver General in historic downtown Carver. But there were still many attractive, interesting pieces of furniture and décor waiting on Days Two Three, and Four of this weekend’s sale.

There are items all ready to go home with you and put to use right away. Other treasures may want a touch of paint or a new hanger or set of legs. The variety of materials of the found objects includes metal, wood, wicker, glass, fabric, and china – or a combination. Scanning the walls and table tops starts the creative juices flowing as endless possibilities present themselves. This is one reason a visit to Carver General is always a real pleasure for vintage shoppers seeking that unique, special piece.

Carver General is open Saturday from 10 to 5 and Sunday from noon to 4 at 109 Third Street East, Carver, MN 55315. Happy saling!

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Urban Cottage Sparkles

There’s so much to love at Urban Cottage this weekend. You’ll find lots of Christmas décor, glassware, dishes, jewelry, plants, pillows, mirrors, art, lampshades, and good cheer. It’s the final sale of the year (and no sale in January) so this this your chance to find that special treasure. Hours are 11 to 5 Saturday and Sunday at 5157 Bloomington Avenue South, Minneapolis. Happy saling!
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Cozy Shopping at Urban Cottage

Urban Cottage is open and filled with holiday treasures upstairs and down. This sign is a cute nod to the constant flow of shoppers going up and down the stairs.

Fancy trees come in so many varieties – ceramic, aluminum, metal, fabric, and evergreen. Ornaments are abundant in various colors, sizes and styles. Grab a basket as you enter to start your collection.

The walls are full of mirrors and more mirrors to reflect the twinkling holiday lights as well as art. There are handmade cards of vintage images. And so many sets of glassware for holiday entertaining. Plants add a fresh touch to the vintage charm as do holiday greens.

Candles, jars of pickled veg, flannel shirts, seasonal lamp shades, chairs, winter greens, jewelry, pillows and more are woven among the décor items and larger furniture.

Urban Cottage is open Friday, Saturday, and Sunday from 11 to 5 at 5157 Bloomington Avenue South in Minneapolis. Happy saling!

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