Sunshine brings smiles today and a yearning for plants and summer gardens. Urban Cottage to the rescue with a lovely selection of green plants and garden accessories. You’ll also find bright pottery, sparkling glassware, and brilliant jewelry. Home décor items range from mirrors, to wall clocks, prints, maps, pillows, and vintage windows. Gifts include tea towels, tea in tins, lavender sachets, colorful crafted bunting, and Valentine cards. You’ll find vintage clothing, ladies hats, purses, and shoes plus vintage fabric and men’s ties. Decorating books and handbags with book covers mingle with gloves, mittens, and knit hats atop refurbished furniture. All this and more at Urban Cottage. The shop is open Saturday and Sunday from 10 to 5 at 5157 Bloomington Avenue South in Minneapolis. Happy saling!
You’re in for a treat at Haupt Antiek. The shop is brimming with Valentines and gifts for your favorite people. There are earrings, necklaces, and barrettes fashioned from old silver or tea tins. There’s lovely transfer ware and crystal goblets for the romantics. There are rusty and woodsy accessories for home or cabin. And furniture for storage and decoration. And that’s just a sample of what you’ll find this weekend. Hours are Saturday from 9 to 5 and Sunday from 11 to 4 at 7570 W. 147th Street (just west of Hwy. 77/Cedar Ave.) in Apple Valley. Happy saling!
The shops of Carver offer lovely vintage items from wood cabinets to rusty metal and from old china to architectural remnants. Plus a few fresh goods with a vintage look or story like the “coal” candy or candles in festive tins. There is lots of furniture from occasional tables to big storage cupboards. Carver General has gone all out with vintage holiday décor and winter decorations. The subtle fragrance of strudel and spice makes for a cozy shopping experience. Carver General and The Good Junk Garage sit side by side on Third Street East in historic downtown Carver and are open Friday and Saturday from 10 to 5 and on Sunday from noon to 4. Happy saling!
Urban Cottage welcomes shoppers with fresh evergreen arrangements outside and lots of sparkle inside. The tinsel and silver, pearls and gold shimmer against the plaids, leathers, and knits. There are lots of small gifts and decorations plus chairs, chests, small tables, and mirrors. You will find glasses, serving pieces, and tableware for holiday entertaining. There are handcrafted cards and matchboxes plus mittens and woolen ear-warmers. And lovely jewelry. Candles. Granola. Towels. Gifts for all! The shop is open until 7 tonight, Thursday from 10 to 7, Friday and Saturday from 10 to 6 and on Sunday from 10 to 5. This is a wonderful weekend to finish your shopping and Urban Cottage has something great for everyone at 5157 Bloomington Ave. S. in Minneapolis. Happy saling!
The ambiance at Garden Party Gallery is magical. It’s cozy and over-the-top decorated for the holidays. Yes, you’ll find some tables, chests, and children’s Time Out chairs, but the overwhelming vibe is cheerful, hand-crafted Christmas décor. There are many variations on cookie molds and tartlet tins revamped into unique ornaments (or pendants). Wreaths, swags, and trees are abundant in many versions. There are photo frames and display pieces plus jewelry, mittens and burlap table runners. Almost everything is cleverly repurposed locally – no imports from China or Target here. If you’re looking for inspiration and an amazing holiday atmosphere, head over to Garden Party Gallery at 1213 Mainstreet in downtown Hopkins. The store is open Friday and Saturday from 10 to 6 and on Sunday from noon to 5. (Also open on the next two Saturdays, December 14th and 21st). Happy saling!
This year’s Holiday Market at Green Valley Garden Center in Ramsey is as popular as ever. The garden center is bursting with poinsettia plants, evergreen swags, wreaths, trees, and pots, birch reindeer, and beautiful house plants at reasonable prices. Several vintage vendors have interesting jewelry and candles are abundant. There are signs, ornaments, original art, clever lights, flannel shirts, knit hats and mittens, purses, stuffed animals, and a huge selection of holiday décor. You’ll also find baked goods, caramel corn, chocolates, seasonings, and more. There are fewer vintage vendors this year than in the past, but there’s lots of variety. It’s a vibrant market, open today ONLY. The address is 6530 Green Valley Road (Hwy. 63) in Ramsey 55303 not far north of Anoka. Happy saling!
The shops of Carver and Chaska are ready for the holiday season with lots of ornaments, arrangements, furnishings, and furniture – from rusty to glittering! There are plenty of signs, pillows, glasses, dishes, and metal implements plus sleds, skates, and Santas. Linda’s Cellar has a room filled with childrens’ onesies and gently used clothing plus toys and books too. The Carver shops are open until 5 today and Saturday. Linda’s Cellar is open until 4 today and Saturday. All are open noon to 4 on Sunday. Carver shops are nextdoor to each other at 109 Third St. E. in historic downtown Carver. Linda’s Cellar is located at 110 E. Second St. in downtown Chaska. Happy saling!
Winter Wonderland is a good description of the cozy farmhouse atmosphere at Haupt Antiek Market this month. There are oodles of Santas, ornaments, angels, snowflakes, and fresh evergreen arrangements in charming antique containers along with dishes, furniture, signs, blankets, and holiday décor. The holiday music is festive – still welcome at the beginning of this grand shopping season. You’ll be delighted with all you find! Store hours are Thursday 9 to 8, Friday 9 to 7, Saturday 9 to 5, and Sunday 11 to 4 at 7570 W. 147th Street (just west of Cedar Avenue) in Apple Valley. Happy saling!
Bonjour Provence is an annual sale of garden, cottage, and country furniture, household goods, and décor with a French flair. Most of the linens, dishes, glassware, signs, trays, and paintings are from France collected at flea markets and antique shops across Provence. The array is varied and charming! The sale is Thursday and Friday from 9 to 5 at 6501 Girard Avenue South in Richfield. (That’s one block west of 35W and one block north of 66th St. – not far from Bachman’s on Lyndale!) Happy saling! Bon voyage!
Wonderful vintage furniture and objets are filling the far section of Bachman’s on Lyndale in readiness for the opening of the Fall Gathering of Friends’ Market on Thursday! There is a fantastic variety of goods including architectural pieces, tables, chests, bookcases, sofas, oil paintings, china, glassware, old signs, fabric, quilts, bowling pins, blankets, kitchen tools, dishes, agricultural, industrial fixtures, European, cottage, primitives. And more! The sale is open Thursday and Friday from 9 to 8, Saturday from 9 to 6, and Sunday from 10 to 3 inside Bachman’s Garden Center at 6010 Lyndale Avenue South in Minneapolis (just north of Crosstown Hwy. 62). Free parking and free admission. Plus coffee and food available at Patrick’s Bakery and everything for gardening at Bachman’s! Happy saling!