Urban Cottage has a huge variety of classy, funky, interesting items this month in store which is what we expect. The photos show a random selection of unique treasures including fun plaid flannel shirts, each with a vintage embellishment. Chests, tables, chairs, doors, glassware, planters, art, and home decor are all there plus great vintage clothes from three vendors. An extra draw on Saturday will be the Annual Vintage Flea Market from 10 to 4 with about twenty additional vendors offering their wares in the parking lot nearby. There will also be food and beverages available so come hungry and bring some cash with you! If this is your first visit to Urban Cottage, you’re in for a treat! It all takes place at the corner of 52nd and Bloomington Avenue South (5157, to be precise) with open hours today until 7, Friday from 10 to 6, Saturday from 10 to 5, and Sunday from 10 to 5. Happy saling!
The Back Porch Gals have lots of great vintage items for guys and gals this weekend near Backus, MN. Besides the fishing gear and man cave tools, there are dolls, casserole dishes, glassware, small appliances, linens, and some lovely fall dried arrangements. The sale runs Thursday evening from 5 to 7 PM, Friday from 9 to 4, and Saturday from 9 to 2 at 1170 Highway 371 south of Backus and 4 1/2 miles north of Pine River. If you’re in the area, stop by. Happy saling!
There’s a big sale in the outdoor space today at Garden Party Gallery. 30% off everything outdoors! That includes the great bench, tables, planters, and a fountain in a bucket to name a few items to enhance your yard or porch. Inside you’ll find tables, chairs, shelves, chests, cheeseboards, wine racks, plenty of fall decor including some Halloween items and a few of Pamela’s handmade cement pumpkins. Garden Party Gallery is located at 1213 Mainstreet in downtown Hopkins just one block west of the Hopkins Center for the Arts and the new Thirty Bales restaurant. Hours are 10 to 6 today and 12 to 5 on Sunday.
August is the month to savor hot, sunny days. Remember to include a visit to your favorite occasional stores in South Minneapolis this weekend. If you are entertaining or relaxing on the patio, you can find a small table, a unique ice bucket, or a rusty sign at Urban Cottage to enhance the experience. For indoor use there is a great selection of chests and tables not to mention a creamy white pie cupboard and old kitchen ice chest. Lamps, chairs, mirrors, prints, pillows and glassware are abundant. Vintage clothing and jewelry is offered in many styles. One-of-a-kind decor pieces make every shopping trip to a vintage store a fun adventure. Urban Cottage is open Wednesday from 12 to 7, Thursday from 10 to 7, Friday and Saturday from 10 to 6 and on Sunday from 10 to 5 at 5157 Bloomington Avenue South. Happy saling!
The shops of Carver and Chaska are open this weekend with a great mix of vintage goods and rustic styles. You’ll find tables, lamps, and storage pieces handcrafted from wood and metal at Urban Patina at 416 N. Chestnut in Chaska (open Friday-Saturday). Linda’s Cellar, a longtime favorite in Chaska, features more rust and vintage furniture and accessories at 110 2nd St. E. (open Friday-Sunday). A short drive west in Carver, you’ll discover The Good Junk Garage on E. 3rd St. with old metal farm parts, signs, and one-of-a-kind treasures which are hard to find. Rosehips & Willow stocks new decor and furnishings mixed in with vintage furniture, bikes, and more at 308 Broadway. Both of these shops are open Friday-Sunday. Mustard Moon & the Rider uses the store at 108 4th St. E. primarily as its warehouse, but you may find it open when you visit Carver this weekend. If so, check out the eclectic mix of furniture, art, posters, and vintage pieces. (With road closings Saturday and Sunday on 62 and 494, getting out west from Minneapolis may be challenging so do check with MnDOT or your app.) Happy saling!
Haupt Antiek Market has everything and anything you may want for your lakeside retreat. Fishing gear, lanterns, and coolers. Tables, chairs, dressers, and bookcases. Dishes, jugs, glassware, lamps. Wall decor including paintings, posters, signs, maps. Pillows, garden tools, and more. Rusty or polished, painted or weathered, elegant or pure kitsch. Check it out Thursday from 9 to 8, Friday from 9 to 7, Saturday from 9 to 5 and Sunday from 11 to 4 at 7570 West 147th St. in Apple Valley. Happy saling!
Bonjour Provence is the place to find a special souvenir from France whether you prefer linens, pottery, signs, or charming watercolors. There are olive plates, storage tins, and baskets mingling with small tables, shelves, and chairs. All have a French touch to add to your cottage, garden or country home. The sale runs Thursday and Friday from 9 to 5 and Saturday from 9 to 3 at 6501 Girard Avenue South in Richfield. (That’s one block west of 35W and one block north of 66th St. There’s construction, but 66th Street and the ramps are open this weekend). Happy saling!
Urban Cottage was bustling with shoppers outside and in with little regard for the heat and humidity yesterday. Bottled water and whirring fans made shopping a breeze. There are plenty of tables and chairs for your patio or porch plus planters, plants, and fun glassware and dishes for picnics and parties. The array of unique handmade lampshades is outstanding this month. You’ll also find a few truly lovely antique European chests as well as windows, doors and wall decor: paintings, maps, and clocks. Bike bags, jewelry, and vintage clothing are showcased amongst all the home furnishings. As usual, there is something for everyone at Urban Cottage, 5157 Bloomington Ave. S. Shop hours are 10 to 6 Friday and Saturday and from 10 to 5 on Sunday. Happy saling!
Have a safe and happy July 4th week!
(Sales begin on July 5th). Happy saling!
One of many wonderful shops open this weekend is Urban Cottage at 5157 Bloomington Avenue South in Minneapolis. You’ll find elegant vintage, retro clothes, industrial, garden, jewelry – a little of everything, but all sparkling clean and nicely curated. Just a few blocks west of Nokomis and south of the creek, make it a stop on your weekend circuit. Thursday-Sunday. Happy saling!