Summer Shopping in South Minneapolis

Urban Cottage
Urban Cottage

Urban Cottage
Urban Cottage

Urban Cottage
Urban Cottage

Flamingos Divine Finds
Flamingos Divine Finds

Flamingos Divine Finds
Flamingos Divine Finds

Flamingos Divine Finds
Flamingos Divine Finds

Two great shops in South Minneapolis are ready for weekend shoppers. Urban Cottage and Flamingoes Divine Finds are well stocked with every period of vintage furniture, painted and stained, metal and wood. Both have interesting vintage fabrics, upholstered furniture, and a selection of vintage clothing and accessories. The ambiance and presentation differ so you’ll want to check out both to find the perfect treasure for you. Urban Cottage features several local craftspeople who make jewelry, wall hangings, bags and pouches incorporating vintage elements. Urban Cottage is open today until 7 PM, Thursday from 10 to 7, Friday and Saturday from 10 to 6, and Sunday from 10 to 5 at 5157 Bloomington Avenue South. Flamingos Divine Finds is open today through Sunday from 10 to 6 daily at 3404 Cedar Avenue South. Happy saling!

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Garden Party Gallery is a Cool Summer Shop

Garden Party Gallery
Garden Party Gallery
Garden Party Gallery
Garden Party Gallery

Garden Party Gallery
Garden Party Gallery

Garden Party Gallery
Garden Party Gallery

Garden Party Gallery
Garden Party Gallery

You can sip and shop tonight from 5 until 9 at Garden Party Gallery. Or stop in over the weekend to see the jewelry, dorm furnishings, lighting, creative decor, and furniture – from small pieces (including children’s) to large cabinets. Choose from wood furniture and accessories which are painted, stained, rugged or sleek. All are displayed in a charming little house at 1213 Mainstreet in downtown Hopkins. Hours are 10 to 6 Thursday and Friday and [CORRECTION] 8 to 4 on Saturday and 12 to 5 on Sunday. Happy saling!

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Buffalo Buzzing

Second Hand Rose
Second Hand Rose

Second Hand Rose
Second Hand Rose

This & That, Now & Then
This & That, Now & Then

This & That, Now & Then
This & That, Now & Then

The Cottage Door
The Cottage Door

The Cottage Door
The Cottage Door

The Porch & Atelier
The Porch & Atelier

The Porch & Atelier
The Porch & Atelier

A visit to Buffalo is so affirming for all of us who love the occasional sale concept. In the early years people lined up for a block outside Second Hand Rose once a month when SHR was the only occasional shop in town. This weekend the streets, sidewalks, and a dozen shops will be buzzing with happy shoppers. The fun begins on Thursday at 9 AM. Times vary slightly from store to store, but most are open from 9 to 5 Thursday through Saturday and midmorning to late afternoon on Sunday. SHR and next door neighbor This & That, Now & Then have a sprawling area on Soo Lane (just south of Hwy. 55) which includes spacious outdoor display space. The other shops are located in downtown Buffalo on Central, First, and Division Streets. You’ll find a wide range of vintage styles for your home, garden, or cabin.
Happy saling!

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Your Lucky Day Shines Brightly in July

Your Lucky Day
Your Lucky Day

Your Lucky Day
Your Lucky Day

Your Lucky Day
Your Lucky Day

Your Lucky Day
Your Lucky Day

Your Lucky Day
Your Lucky Day

Dog days of summer? Not sure. A good time to shop for home, cabin, dorm, apartment? For sure! Your Lucky Day has a fun selection to meet your needs to furnish, enhance or gift just the right piece of furniture or accessory. Many mid-century furnishings plus refurbished chairs and stools will fit your needs. There are supplies for terrariums and other craft projects. You’ll find handcrafted jewelry, pillows, lights, chairs, wall art, and oodles of decor. Don’t forget the toys and games for rec room or cabin! (Vintage clothes too). It’s all at Your Lucky Day this weekend. Hours are 9 to 6 Thursday to Saturday and 10 to 5 on Sunday at 4159 Grand Avenue South in SW Minneapolis. Happy saling!

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Carver and Chaska Shops Keep it Cool

Carver Junk Co.
Carver Junk Co.
Farm Girl Junk
Farm Girl Junk

Farm Girl Junk
Farm Girl Junk

Good Junk Garage
Good Junk Garage

Studio H
Studio H

Ms. Mac's Too
Ms. Mac’s Too

Ms. Mac's Too
Ms. Mac’s Too

Linda's Cellar, Chaska
Linda’s Cellar, Chaska

The shops of Carver and Chaska have the air conditioning cranked up so don’t let the weather keep you from a pleasant hour or two of vintage shopping this weekend. Ms. Mac’s Too has double the space and can really show off big architectural pieces. To celebrate their expansion, Ms. Mac’s is offering a 15% storewide discount. All the shops offer furniture, signs, toys, dishes, dishtowels, art, jewelry, metalware and creatively repurposed items. There are many useful things and lots of fun decor items for your home, patio or cabin. Shops will be open until 7 tonight in Carver and Chaska if you want a cool place to stop on your way home. And, of course, they’ll be open Friday and Saturday 10 to 4 and again for a few hours on Sunday. (Individual store hours do vary). Happy saling!

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Shop for The Lake in Cool Comfort at Haupt Antiek Market

Haupt Antiek, Apple Valley
Haupt Antiek, Apple Valley

Haupt Antiek Market
Haupt Antiek Market

Haupt Antiek Market
Haupt Antiek Market

Haupt Antiek Market
Haupt Antiek Market

Haupt Antiek Market
Haupt Antiek Market

Haupt Antiek has timed their Lakeside Vintage Market perfectly to coincide with the summer heat wave. If you’re looking for vintage treasures to take to the cabin, stop in and enjoy air conditioned comfort while you look at dishes, fun signs, fishing gear and decor, tables, chairs, brass headboards, art, maps, and so much more. Or give your suburban porch a beach vibe with shells, anchors or prints of water. Haupt Antiek Market is open Thursday from 9 to 8, Friday from 9 to 7, Saturday from 9 to 5 and on Sunday from 11 to 4 at 7570 West 147th Street in Apple Valley (just west of Cedar Avenue). Happy saling!

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Vintage UK

Camden Passage
Camden Passage

Stall at Portobello Road Market
Stall at Portobello Road Market

London shop
London shop

Antiques and vintage goods are everywhere in the UK. Two popular areas to shop in London are at Camden Passage in Islington and Portobello Road in Notting Hill. Both areas feature brick and mortar shops as well as street vendors such as the two pictured here. China and silver are still extremely popular items on offer. Finding a shop with chalk-painted furniture and European antiques felt more familiar.
And who can resist a charming tea room?

Essex Tea Room
Essex Tea Room
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Good Times in the NW: Anoka & Osseo

The Alley, Osseo
The Alley, Osseo

The Alley, Osseo
The Alley, Osseo

The Alley, Osseo
The Alley, Osseo

The Alley, Osseo
The Alley, Osseo

The Alley, Osseo
The Alley, Osseo

The Alley in downtown Osseo offers vintage, rustic, chic, and shabby chic furniture and decor plus some new vintagy accessories. They also have fun stuff for your cabin or man cave and even quirkier items like the old truck door (complete with a great story!) This could be of interest tonight when The Alley co-hosts an event called Hot Rods and Honeys from 5 to 8 in the alley behind the store. Fellas can show off their cars and gals can shop. Perfect! The Alley at 218 Central Avenue will be open until 8 tonight, from 9 to 5 Friday and Saturday and from noon to 4 on Sunday.
The French Flea, Anoka
The French Flea,
Anoka

The French Flea
The French Flea

Anoka is a nearby city with great shopping especially when The French Flea is open. The vendors come up with fresh, painted furniture and French-themed accents every month. There’s also a patio with garden statuary, urns, and outdoor furniture. The French Flea is also open tonight until 8, Friday and Saturday 10 to 5, and Sunday from 11 to 4 at 211 East Main Street in downtown Anoka. Happy saling!

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Summer in St. Paul

Belle Junque
Belle Junque

Belle Junque
Belle Junque

Belle Junque
Belle Junque

Belle Junque
Belle Junque

The Middle Sister and Urban Moon
The Middle Sister
and Urban Moon
The Middle Sister  and Urban Moon
The Middle Sister
and Urban Moon

The shops of St. Paul are refreshed and restocked for the weekend. Belle Junque has some stunning antique furniture and frames along with their signature repainted pieces in soft creams and grays. There is even a sweet cabinet in progress in eggshell blue. Light fixtures, pillows, and accessories round out the French farmhouse offerings. Belle Junque is open Thursday 10 to 8, Friday and Saturday 10 to 5, and Sunday 12 to 4 at 474 Cleveland Ave. S.
At The Middle Sister and Urban Moon shop you’ll find big, beautiful furniture for storage and display of fine china, glassware or your special collections plus a wide variety of smaller occasional pieces for home or patio. There are many choices for entertaining and decorating plus items for children. The shop is open Friday and Saturday from 10 to 5 and Sunday from 12 to 5 at 1048 Selby. Happy saling!

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Bargains Galore at How Quaint in Shakopee

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How Quaint is closing after this weekend. Sad but true. The good news for shoppers, collectors, and vintage lovers is that almost everything is marked down. The goods are arranged by categories rather than staged in vignettes. You will find glassware, framed art and photos, kitchen goods, holiday decorations, fabric/linens/bedspreads/pillows, shoes/hats, jewelry, occasional furniture, patio/garden furniture/accessories, tools, musical instruments, books, light fixtures/lamps/chandeliers, fine antiques, quirky stuff, and an old Studebaker!
All this and more awaits at 714 First Ave. East (Hwy. 101) in downtown Shakopee. The hours are Thursday, Friday, and Saturday 9 to 5 and Sunday 10 to 2. The discounts are 20% Thursday, 30% Friday, 50% Saturday and a whopping 75% on Sunday. Happy saling!

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