You’ll find basic pieces of furniture like tables, desks, and dressers aplenty at Belle Junque. They are available in wood tones, grays, off whites, and striped – distressed or glossy. Home decor has a French country feel with metals, burlap, and soft colors. Industrial-style light fixtures mix with an elegant chandelier. Simple, clean, uncluttered. Belle Junque is open tonight until 8 and Friday-Saturday 10 to 5 and on Sunday 12 to 4 at 474 Cleveland Avenue (at Randolph).
Another place to visit this weekend in St. Paul is the combined shop of Urban Moon and The Middle Sister at 1048 Selby Avenue (just east of Lexington Pkwy). Partnering in this one space means a greater selection of home decor and furniture. This weekend’s special is free fresh flowers with every vase purchased which sounds like a splendid idea for Valentine’s Day! The shop is open Friday-Saturday from 10 to 5 and on Sunday from noon to 5. Happy saling!
Urban Cottage is ready for Valentine’s Day with furniture, decor and gifts for you and your favorite people (and dogs). The carefully curated shop has dressers, cabinets, cupboards and tables plus soft seating options as well. There are dishes, glasses, lamps, frames, wall decor (including a door from a vintage truck!), stained glass windows, and vintage botanical prints. For fashionistas, there is a wide assortment of interesting jewelry. You’ll also find hearts in wood, paper, and fabric along with Valentine cards. Urban Cottage is open today until 7, Thursday 10 to 7, Friday-Saturday 10 to 6, and Sunday 10 to 5 at 5157 Bloomington Avenue South.
Flamingos Divine Finds has furniture, wall decor, and lots more. Several vendors offer vintage clothing and jewelry, toys, records and housewares. The selection is large, eclectic, and well priced. Flamingos is open until 6 today and 10 to 6 Thursday through Sunday at 3404 Cedar Avenue South.
Other shops nearby which are open this weekend include The Cottage House at 4304 Chicago Avenue South which is open Thursday through Sunday 10 to 6 and Amour Sophie at 3002 East 50th Street which is open Friday-Saturday from 11 to 6. Happy saling!
One of our longtime favorites in the south metro is closing. Final sales continue tomorrow and Sunday from 10-4 at Vintage Marketplace at 302 Oak St. in downtown Farmington. The styled look is no more, but there are still some fine pieces and lots of bargains. There are now separate areas for lamps, chairs, china, and jewelry. Most items are 50% off the marked price. And all sales are final. If you’ve enjoyed shopping at Nancy’s store, why not stop by and wish her a happy retirement?! Happy saling!
Rustic and bling – both are at home at Garden Party Gallery in downtown Hopkins. The store is full of restyled and reimagined furniture and home decor. The toboggan bar, minnow bucket lamp, blackboard-topped kids’ table, jewelry rack of baking pans and racks, and wheel clock are all examples of the creative craftsmanship you’ll find here. There’s an abundance of vintage lamps and unique light fixtures which are on sale this weekend plus tables, chairs, cabinets, and more. Stop by Thursday-Saturday 10-6 and Sunday 12-5 at 1213 Main Street. Look for the cute yellow house. Happy saling!
Looking for more browsing options this weekend? A Rare Bird has lots of variety from elegant European antiques to an American moose head. Most of the shop glitters with gilding and crystal, but then you’ll spy a French kepi (that’s a military officer’s cap)! Everything reflects careful curating and high quality, even if there are signs of wear. It’s a fun place to visit. A Rare Bird is open today 11-5 and again Sunday 12-5 at 3016 West 50th Street (near Xerxes) in south Minneapolis. Happy saling!
Tea samples and treats will be offered to welcome new customers and welcome back longtime shoppers to this cozy, intimate new shop at 3002 East 50th Street in South Minneapolis. You’ll find teacups, teapots, linens and more. But it won’t be all tea and shortbread this weekend at Amour Sophie. Goats milk body lotions and soaps are available in several fragrances. Candles in recycled wine and beer bottles are another “new” item to complement the vintage and refreshed occasional furniture, art, mirrors, lamps and home decor. Cards, scarves, and jewelry round out the gift selections. Amour Sophie is on the east side of Lake Nokomis and is open 11-6 on Friday and Saturday. Happy saling!
The newly combined Urban Moon and The Middle Sister store offers a good mix of small treasures and larger pieces. You’ll find china, pottery, crystals, statues, brass and jewelry. The furniture ranges from small occasional tables to large storage armoires, bookcases, and china cabinets. They are open from noon to 5 today at 1048 Selby Avenue (just east of Lexington Pkwy.) in St. Paul. Happy saling!
The shops of Carver and Chaska are ready to ease your winter woes with fresh vintage finds. There are lots of architectural salvage items, revamped furniture, signs, crafted jewelry, dishtowels, posters, t-shirts, and notecards. You’ll find old Valentine cards and red wooden hearts for your sweetie or for decoration. There are hints of spring with garden furniture, pots, and plants. The shops of Carver are located in the historic district of downtown Carver and most are open Friday-Sunday 10-4. Linda’s Cellar is at 110 East 2nd Street in downtown Chaska and is open Friday and Saturday 10-4 and Sunday noon to 4. Coffee, tea, soup, and pastries can be found in Chaska and Carver if you’re making a day of shopping the occasional sales. Happy saling!
How Quaint was filled to the brim with antiques, vintage pieces, jewelry, dishes, clothing, boots, mittens and much more. A big wooden storage cabinet dominated the front room waiting for someone to take it home for a kitchen island. A beautifully carved, glass-fronted armoire is there too beside the chairs, bookcases, tables, and chests. Many items were substantially marked down so why not add to a collection? How Quaint is open today until 7, Friday 9-6, Saturday 9-5, and Sunday 11-4 at 714 East 1st (Hwy. 101) in downtown Shakopee. Happy saling!
It’s the BIG 13th annual SALE this weekend at Laurie’s Trunk. Everything is marked down and the selection is great. Laurie is known for elegant, classic furniture and accessories with a European feel. That’s what you’ll find plus some interesting additions like a contemporary red sofa! Laurie’s Trunk is located at 9066 Lyndale Ave. South (in the Great Bear Center) in Bloomington. Hours are Thursday-Saturday 11 to 5 and Sunday noon to 4. Happy saling!