All the shops in both Carver and Chaska are open on Saturday – today! And most are open again Sunday. In Carver, Rosehips & Willow continues their closing sale with everything at least 50% off making for some fine bargains on vases, photo frames, notebooks, scarves, and cheery spring flowers to name but a few items available. The Good Junk Garage has its usual wonderful supply of metal and vintage. Both Carver shops are open until 5:00 today and again tomorrow from 12 to 4 PM.
In Chaska, Linda’s Cellar has lots of spring and summery goods to brighten a snowy day. And Urban Patina has wood crafted furniture, decor, fresh tulips, and Girl Scout cookies! Urban Patina is open until 4:00 today, but not again until March. Linda’s Cellar is open until 4 today too plus noon to 4 on Sunday. Happy saling!
Yes, Farm Girl Junk is leaving the cute little storefront in Waconia so everything in the shop this Saturday is marked down 30%. There is a great selection of refinished and repurposed dressers, tables, and chests, some of Carrey’s newly welded pieces (like the horseshoe mug rack), string art, vintage cans and signs, tea towels, metal pieces (some rusty and some shiny), and Minnesota-themed jewelry and décor items. You may even find something still waiting for refurbishing. Farm Girl Junk plans to move to online sales only in the future. The sale in Waconia starts this Saturday from 10 to 5 at 38 West Main Street. Happy saling!
It’s the last hurrah for most occasional shops today. A visit to Urban Cottage provides lots of gifting ideas plus many beautiful pieces of furniture and interesting decor items – in both holiday and everyday styles. Gifts include all the usual jewelry, clothes, frames, candy, soups, candles, and cards for starters. Especially appealing are the origami gift boxes and tags handcrafted at last weekend’s pop-up sale.
Many classy decor pieces are marked down making a cool find even better.
Urban Cottage is open today until 5 at 5157 Bloomington Ave. S. Also open this afternoon in South Minneapolis are Flamingos Divine Finds at 3408 Cedar Ave. S. and The Cottage House at 4308 Chicago both of which are open until 6:00.
In downtown Osseo, you can still get some warm mittens, wool garlands, and darling locally handmade gnomes all repurposed from old sweaters – among vintage decor, furniture, flannel shirts – until 4:00 today at The Alley at 218 Central Avenue. So don’t delay if you have your eye on one of the unique creations or treasures available. Happy saling!
It’s easy to see that moving to Waconia was a good decision. New businesses have opened nearby drawing more customers from near and far. Farm Girl Carrey keeps adding new creations to her shoppe using her metal welding, woodworking, and painting talents plus tracking down interesting vintage treasures. She sources unique handcrafted goods from other artisans to offer a good selection of fun and useful items for your home or for gifts. If you go next weekend, you find some cute fall centerpieces for your Thanksgiving table plus plenty of winter and holiday themed decorations. Farm Girl Junk is open every Saturday between now and Christmas (plus Friday, November 23rd and Friday, December 21st). It’s easy to find at 38 West Main Street in downtown Waconia. Hours are 10 to 5. Happy saling!
Urban Cottage was the place to be on Wednesday afternoon. The snow was almost gone outdoors, but spirits were high inside as customers lined up to purchase a treasure they had to have. There were many holiday ornaments and decorations plus the pillows, blankets, and flannel shirts you’d expect to find as the holidays approach. You’ll find dishes, glassware, and linens for entertaining (or giving) plus candles, serving pieces, and interesting accessories. Vintage clothing, purses, and aprons mingle with clever tea towels, new gloves, and assorted scarves. And, of course, there are mirrors, artwork, tables, chests, and other repainted furniture plus a few charming items with their original wood finishes. There’s so much to look at this weekend at 5157 Bloomington Avenue South.
Hours are Thursday from 10 to 7, Friday and Saturday from 10 to 6, and Sunday from 10 to 5. Happy saling in south Minneapolis!
With the snow gently falling outside last evening, Mama’s Happy was almost magical. The timing was perfect for the Open House at the St. Louis Park store where these photos were taken. The Independence store must be even cozier situated in the country. Whichever store you visit, you’ll find repainted furniture, pillows, signs, wall hangings, and every kind of holiday decoration from glitzy to rustic. The coasters, glasses, mugs, shirts, tops, bags, and jewelry are not seasonal, but always useful, fun, and in good taste. With the sun shining, why not go for a holiday preview to Mama’s Happy this weekend and discover what all the mamas have created for you? Mama’s in Independence is located at 7888 County Road 6 and is open Thursday through Saturday from 10 to 6 and on Sunday from 12 to 5. Other locations and hours are on the Mama’s Happy website. Happy saling!
Garden Party Gallery is alight for the holidays with so many decorations you can use now into the New Year. There’s a nod to fall with some pumpkins and autumn colors. Plus transitional items (like mattress spring wreaths) which can be converted from fall to winter. There are several refinished tables, chests, and buffets plus wall hangings like the sweet original angel from a salvaged wood baseboard. (This is just one example of the creativity you’ll find here!) Of course, you’ll find jewelry and mittens and all types of wreaths and ornaments perfect for gifts or yourself. Garden Party Gallery is open Friday and Saturday from 10 to 6 and Sunday from noon to 5 at 1213 Mainstreet in Hopkins. Happy saling!
Farm Girl Junk is going occasional for the rest of 2018 while owner Carrey immerses herself in a Welding for Women program. The shop will be open this weekend Thursday and Saturday only and then goes to only Saturdays – with a couple extra days. Visit the new shop (if you haven’t already) at 38 West Main Street in downtown Waconia for great furniture, signs, handcrafted goods, and fall decor. Happy saling!
The wind is blowing, but it’s sunny and warm inside Bachman’s greenhouse where you can shop comfortably at A Gathering of Friends Antique & Vintage Market today until 6:00 PM and Sunday from 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM.
The dealers are bringing in fresh treasures daily so there are no worries if you are just about to set out for the sale. Besides the enormous selection of chairs, tables, bookcases, hutches, breakfronts, bars, mantels, and cupboards, you will find woolen blankets, flannel shirts, posters, paintings, china, buckets, vintage advertising signs, copper pots, toys, games, farm tools, rusty bits, and sweet surprises. There are Santas, ornaments, jewelry, and then some. Seasonal decor is mixed with traditional accent pieces. And after you purchase that perfect vintage something, shop for live plants, pumpkins or fresh flowers from Bachman’s to complete your new look. All this at Bachman’s at 6010 Lyndale Ave. S., just north of Crosstown Hwy. 62. (Remember that 35W is closed this weekend between I-94 and the Crosstown so city streets are the way to go!) No admission, easy parking, and a cafe on site. Happy saling!
Fall’s golden colors are reflected in much of the furniture and décor you find at E’s Emporium. Orange, gold, yellow, and plaid can brighten a cloudy day or warm a cool (or, dare we mention, winter?) day. If these are your favorite colors, head over to 3911 Minnehaha Ave. S. in Minneapolis today or tomorrow for a feel good shopping experience. Most of the home furnishings are from mid-century through the 80s with a lively selection of original, local artwork and handcrafted hats and macramé. Even if retro isn’t your style, adding a unique lamp or accessory makes an eclectic statement in any home. E’s is open from 11 to 6 this weekend and again October 19th through 21st. Happy saling!