Farm Girl Junk is open this afternoon and again tomorrow in Carver before moving out to Waconia in the new year. This is your chance to shop for their unique re-purposed furniture, clever signs, fun vintage toys, pillows, jewelry and more. Of course, the other shops are open too so you will have lots of choices for decor items or gifts. Hours are until 4 today and 11 to 3 tomorrow in historic downtown Carver. Happy saling!
Urban Cottage has a fabulous mix of vintage, jewelry, and exquisite vignettes. One customer said that Urban Cottage has the best retail displays in town! Yes, the store is a beautiful place to shop! An added bonus Saturday is the pop up on the corner with an extra dozen vendors! As usual, Urban Cottage is packed with decorative vintage items plus vintage clothing, glassware, holiday decor, beautiful furniture, mittens, artisan-made goodies, candles, gifts, and so much more. All this is at 5157 Bloomington Avenue South in Minneapolis on Saturday 10 to 6 and Sunday 10 to 5. Happy saling!
Take advantage of the balmy weather to visit all these St. Paul shops. Belle Junque is open Saturday 11 to 5 and Sunday from 12 to 4 at 474 Cleveland Avenue South @ Randolph with a huge selection of creamy white dishes for holiday entertaining and everyday use, ornaments, petite pine cones, charming hanging lights, and some handsome chests and tables. All non-furniture items are at least 20% off.
The Middle Sister and Urban Moon is just a block east of Lexington Pkwy. at 1048 Selby. They are open Saturday 10 to 5 and Sunday from 12 to 5. The store has lots of holiday decor plus dishes, linens, tables, toys, art, and jewelry…and much more.
Thistle at Milton Square is open this weekend to participate in Milton Square’s Holiday and 60th Anniversary Celebration. The shop has lovely painted furniture, unique home accessories, and plenty of holiday items for the home including Milton Square commemorative tree ornaments. They also have created a fun wrapping station. Thistle’s hours are Saturday 10 to 5 and Sunday 12 to 3. There are also many activities taking place in the Square including a visit from Santa and a craft fair on Saturday. Milton Square is located at the intersection of Como and Carter Avenues.
Whatever looks retro from mid-century into the 80’s, you might find at E’s Emporium. Yes, there are some red Santas, but you’ll find more orange cushions and accents than anywhere else. There’s silvery glitz and a sleek “modern” fireplace to add a cozy feel to your space plus lots more truly unmistakeable furniture and decor items. Perfect for you or for a gift. E’s Emporium will be open Friday and Saturday, November 24-25, for your shopping pleasure and again December 1-3 at 3911 Minnehaha Avenue South in Minneapolis (on the Minnehaha Mile of vintage shops). Hours are 11 to 6. Happy saling! Thank you for supporting small local shops!
Haupt Antiek Market is one big Christmas showcase. There are fresh arrangements and swags of greens with jaunty bows, vintage ornaments, all kinds of wreaths, and many Christmas trees. You’ll find inspirational signs to make you smile and some humorous ones to make you laugh. Santas, toys and games are mixed in with stockings for the mantle and sweet old Christmas cards. Pillows, plaid blankets, holiday-themed glassware and dishes are abundant. You’ll love the glitter too. All these and much more are at Haupt Antiek Market this weekend at 7570 W. 147th St. (one block west of Cedar Ave/Hwy 77) in Apple Valley. Hours are until 7 today, Saturday from 9 to 5, and Sunday 11 to 4. Happy saling!
Historic Downtown Carver and Historic Chaska are both located in Carver County just a short drive apart. Allow several hours if you want to visit all the shops! They are dressed and stocked for the holidays with lots of decorative items for your home plus gifts aplenty. Each downtown has a rather new store to visit. In Carver, you’ll find Rosehips & Willow at 308 Broadway with a lively mix of vintage, new goods, and crafted fresh wreaths. The new kid on the block in Chaska is Urban Patina at 220 N. Chestnut which offers smartly crafted furniture, lamps, and signs which incorporate lots of metal and vintage wood. It’s just a few doors north of Carver Junk Company. While you’re in town, stop at Shop 501 which is open every Wednesday to Sunday and started out as an occasional store. Most stops are open Friday and Saturday 10 to 4 and Sunday from 11 to 3. Happy saling!
The shops of St. Paul are dressed for the holidays. Urban Moon and The Middle Sister are overflowing with old-style Christmas decor like German nutcrackers and Swedish straw wreaths. You’ll find some wonderful furniture as well including a multi-drawer cabinet of burled wood, carved drawer mini buffet, and marble-topped small side table. There’s a huge selection of sparkly costume jewelry for parties – or jean jackets. Throws and table scarves from India mingle with English tea cups and prints of the Eiffel Tower. In other words, it’s an eclectic mix of home decor for the holidays and beyond. Urban Moon and The Middle Sister shops are open Saturday 10 to 5 and Sunday from 12 to 5 at 1048 Selby Avenue (just east of Lexington Pkwy. in St. Paul.
At the corner of Cleveland and Randolph, you’ll see a blue-and-white striped awning with a few pieces of furniture on the sidewalk beneath. If you go in the door, you’ll discover a tranquil space filled with French farmhouse furniture and decor. There are lovely vintage dressers, architectural columns, painted tables, and lots of white china. Rustic door meets silver baubles and Cyprus wreaths nudge charming reproduction hanging lanterns. The selection isn’t huge, but it is well chosen. Take a look Saturday from 11 to 5 at 474 Cleveland Avenue South. (Please note that these shops will be open for the St. Paul VINTAGE CRAWL on Saturday, November 25th along with Mama’s Happy on Grand Avenue).
The Cottage House is still celebrating fall and Thanksgiving with warm, cozy decor. The outdoor area boasts colorful metal signs and sculptures as well as stacks of old doors and windows. Indoors you’ll see dishes and glassware plus lots of furniture – buffets, chests, tables and chairs. Every room is full of signs. The Cottage House is open tonight until 7, Thursday and Friday from 10 to 7, and Saturday and Sunday from 10 to 6 at 4304 & 4308 Chicago Avenue South.
Urban Cottage is spanning the seasons with autumn decor plus bits of holiday glitter. The shop is light and bright with colorful blankets and shawls in winter plaids and checks – all very proper and smart. Silver, brass, and gold touches contrast with the grays, creams, and rich dark woods of chests, tables, and buffets. Vintage clothes look fresh and immaculate. Hats, gloves, and jewelry are great accessories or gifts. This month also brings gift ideas like tins of tea, candles, soups, and jams. Urban Cottage is open tonight until 7, Thursday from 10 until 7, Friday and Saturday from 10 to 6, and Sunday from 10 to 5 at 5157 Bloomington Avenue South. Happy saling!
The Vintage Ivy Holiday Market is a treat for shoppers! There are so many individual vendors each offering a unique take on what holiday gifts and decor should be. Everything is vintagy, chippy, rusty, repurposed or hand-crafted. Furniture, mittens, flannels, jewelry, signs, antlers, ornaments….you’ll find many choices in each category. The venue is light and well-organized. Each individual vendor collects payment for items sold in their space. (Be warned: some only take cash or checks). In the 101 Market itself, you can also buy evergreens, decor, food, and snacks (with tables to sit at) – all indoors with parking closeby. The exact address is 8980 Quantrelle Ave, Otsego, but the location is pretty easy to find – just east of Hwy. 101 at the 90th St. exit. Vintage Ivy is open today and tomorrow from 9 to 5.
The French Vintage Marketplace is put on by The French Flea of Anoka and Green Valley Garden Center so it’s no surprise that there are lots of holiday greens and attractive potted arrangements available plus a large area indoors displaying lamps, pillows, and furniture in the French Flea’s signature cream and white paint. There are also many vendors with their own hand-crafted and vintage decor, jewelry, clothing, and accessories. You’ll see the work of some talented artisans along with the merchandise available from Green Valley. There’s a small snack area which includes cookies and cupcakes for sale. The French Vintage Marketplace is located at 6530 Green Valley Road in Ramsey and is open today until 7 and tomorrow from 9 to 5. Happy saling!
Garden Party Gallery has one room packed with festive fall items for decorating and entertaining this month. The rest of the shop is ready for winter festivities. There is lots of glassware, wine racks, and cheese boards for entertaining, just to name a few. Tables, desks, and buffets are there too finished in the GPG’s unique style. What is most eye-catching is the magical tree and abundant holiday decorations. They will get your creative decorating ideas flowing. To see all the goodies, stop by Garden Party Gallery on Friday and Saturday from 10 to 6 or Sunday from 12 to 5 at 1213 Mainstreet in downtown Hopkins. Happy saling!