Shops in the historic towns of Carver and Chaska are bustling this weekend. All are ready with fall and Halloween decor plus all the usual vintage and handcrafted items we love. A new addition to the Carver retail community is called Rosehips & Willow. It offers a nice mix of vintage and new goods in the old bank building/grocery store at 308 Broadway. It is open two weeks per month, Tuesday to Sunday. Farm Girls Junk and Ms. Mac’s Too had a chicken theme going with the huge metal rooster sign and other chicken stuff. (A word to drivers: take the detour going west from Chestnut in Chaska two blocks south of Hwy. 61 and it will link up with Hwy. 61 to take you to Carver). While you’re in Chaska, stop at Linda’s Cellar at 110 East 2nd St. for rusty, weathered vintage plus lots of Halloween decor. Linda’s is open Thursday 10 to 5, Friday and Saturday 1 to 4, and Sunday noon to 4. Happy saling!
Haupt Antiek Market is packed to the rafters with all kinds of fall and Halloween themed decor. The bright oranges, reds and yellows are a great contrast to mellow old stained wood and more recently painted whites and creams. There are all manner of signs, both inspirational and humorous. China, enamel, and rusty metal are all there in various forms. You’ll find posters, prints, original oils, and vintage maps plus tables, desks, dressers, shelves, and chairs. And there are pumpkins. And live mums. And lots more. Haupt Antiek Market is open today until 8, Friday 9 to 7, Saturday 9 to 5, and Sunday 11 to 4 at 7570 W. 147th St. (just west of Cedar Ave.) in Apple Valley. Happy saling!
There are a couple of very occasional sales this weekend beyond the Twin Cities metro which may interest you. Farthest away and held only twice a year is the Sale on the Farm by the Pfarkel Sisters and their Junk Redefined vintage business. You may know them from their appearances at Junk Bonanza or their frequent collaborations with Sue Whitney of Junk Market Style. The farm is in southeastern Minnesota not far out of Fountain – that’s south of Rochester on Hwy. 52. The address is 29452 Cty. Rd. 11. Hours are Friday 9 to 6 and Saturday 9 to 4.
Another sale – a quarterly sale – is taking place on the north side of Hutchinson at Prairie Haven Design. Jane is very creative with fabrics and her husband works his magic with wood and metal. Add to that several vendors who make pillows and quilts, paint furniture, fashion floral decor, and gather vintage pieces for a fun market. Prairie Haven is located at 20284 Raven Avenue. Watch for the signs from Hwy. 7. Hours are Thursday through Saturday from 10 to 6. Phone is 320-583-2956.
In another direction is the monthly sale at the Back 40 Market in Harris which is west of 35W heading north toward Duluth (but not that far!) This month the Back 40 Market is only open Friday and Saturday. For hours, call 612-490-5810. And if you want to keep driving, you can check out West Tischer Cottage northwest of Duluth this Thursday through Saturday.
Please check Facebook for directions and to confirm times before you hit the highway. Happy saling!
It’s the perfect day for an outdoor vintage market! The above photos capture just some of the cool stuff at Urban Cottage’s 3rd annual market which is OPEN TODAY UNTIL 5. (Sorry to give you so little notice, but it’s worth a trip!) The Urban Cottage shop is open today and tomorrow with all kinds of good stuff including unique jewelry, vintage clothes, furniture, decor and household beauties plus garden treasures. All this is at 5157 Bloomington Avenue South in Minneapolis. Happy saling!
The shops of Carver are open this afternoon and tomorrow with an amazing selection of furniture, architectural adornments, vintage decor, and fun and inspirational signs. That’s just for starters. A new customer this morning said it was hard to take it all in with so many cool things to see. That sums it up. There are lots of treasures to be discovered. Don’t be scared by the Cty. 61 detour signs in Chaska as you can go west from the city park traffic lights for a couple blocks and rejoin Hwy. 61 West with no problems. Stores are open until 4 today and 11 to 3 on Sunday. Happy saling!
The mother-daughter team behind relatively new Weekend Vintage chose what was a lucky space to establish their new occasional storefront. The location will be familiar to you if you were a regular shopper at Your Lucky Day. Yes, the new store is indeed at 4159 Grand Avenue South. The vibe has changed with a bigger collection of vintage clothes and fewer pieces of furniture, but you will find plenty of large schoolroom wall maps, posters, artsy photographs, and assorted household goods. Vintage fans, old toys, and industrial pieces mix with kitchen and director chairs from the 1950s to the 1970s. Hours are 10 to 5 on Friday to Sunday. Happy saling!
Urban Cottage opens tomorrow, Wednesday, at noon with an amazing selection of vintage pieces for your home, patio, cottage or garden. (Or closet!) There are industrial pieces to be sure, but also beautifully refinished, classic furniture and mirrors to add elegance to your environment. Vintage clothing, bags, and jewelry will delight. All the accessories and decor add to the beautifully refreshed chests and chairs for a perfect ambiance. Added this month are readers/glasses and new jewelry plus the ever-changing furniture, prints, art, and vintage signage. Urban Cottage hours are Wednesday noon to 7, Thursday 10 to 7, Friday and Saturday 10 to 6, and Sunday 10 to 5. All this can be found at 5157 Bloomington Avenue South just west of Lake Nokomis and the famous Minnehaha Falls in South Minneapolis. Happy saling!
Hopkins is well known for its antique shops. And its Art Center. Garden Party Gallery at 1213 Mainstreet combines antiques with artisan craft. This occasional shop offers unique takes on repurposing vintage furniture with collage, paint, stain and metalwork. There are handcrafted birdhouses, bunting, cheeseboards and jewelry usually incorporating some vintage element. Decor leans toward cottage and rustic with the truly rusty or shiny sometimes found too. In other words, there is a nice mix. The cute yellow house is open Thursday to Saturday 10 to 6 and Sunday 12 to 5. Happy saling!
E’s Emporium continues to add fans with unique vintage finds from the not SO distant past. Customer reactions depend on whether the shop brings memories from childhood or grandma’s house. Mid-century furniture is a staple, but you never know what other interesting pieces will be there when the door opens every first and third weekend of the month. There are lovely slips and dainties in the porch, cotton tablecloths perfect for a picnic, artwork, signs, and metal hangings plus the macrame plant hanger you’ve always wanted. You’ll be offered cake and lemonade along with all the pleasures of discovering the perfect vase, necklace, or table to take home. E’s is open Friday to Sunday from 11 to 6 at 3911 Minnehaha Avenue South (on the Minnehaha Mile of shops) in Minneapolis. Happy saling!
Shoppers find so much to like amongst the stores in Buffalo. Starting on Soo Lane, Second Hand Rose has lovely upholstered furniture, signs, art, metal letters and fish sculptures, pillows, jewelry handcrafted from vintage bits, things rugged and elegant. Next door you’ll find a wide variety of household decor and furnishings, some fine antiques, patio and garden furniture, and more on two floors plus the outside space. Hours at both shops are Thursday to Saturday 9 to 6 and Sunday 10 to 5.
There are several shops clustered together on Central Avenue just a few blocks south in downtown Buffalo. On the corner at street level is The Atelier which has both vintage and vintagy goods, lots of plants and planters, signs, pillows, chalk paints, and amazing items to decorate your home. Next door is The Cottage Door with larger pieces of furniture, many painted white, mirrors, frames, and interesting vintage accents including the nautical items in the beach room. Take the inside stairway down to the parking lot level and you’ll find even more. Jute Twine & Burlap and its neighbor have a lean toward more modern furnishings in a bright space. And, last but not least, The Porch is filled with charming vintage furniture and accessories in a cozy room and outdoor pieces to add interest to your garden. The addresses are 30 and 32 Central Avenue. These shops are open Thursday to Saturday from 9 to 5 and Sunday from noon to 4. Happy saling!