Garden Party Gallery is sparkling with holiday lights and lots of creative designs and re-designs using vintage pieces. Ornaments abound plus wreaths, pillows, hangings, glassware, jewelry, masks, and more. There is furniture too, but the holiday décor really stands out. Shop until 6 today and noon to 5 on Sunday at 1213 Mainstreet in downtown Hopkins. (You’ll get another chance next weekend during the Artist Spotlight featuring Captain Mudslinger Pottery on Friday, December 18th from 4 to 7 PM and Saturday, the 19th from 10 to 4). Happy saling!
What a pleasure to shop for the holidays before the weather turns more seasonal! Urban Cottage is jam-packed with every decorative item you could want from tinsel trees to ornaments to candle holders – and candles – to fresh wreaths to holiday glassware to holiday cards to gloves and mittens to mirrors to art to pillows to lampshades to jewelry to candy and on and on. There’s also furniture and wall hangings and décor of all kinds! Plus books and magazines filled with decorating ideas. I almost forgot to mention the Swedish gnomes called tomtes! And a wonderful group of vendors to welcome you to the shop! Yes, shopping in small, local shops is the best. Urban Cottage is located at 5157 Bloomington Ave. S. in Minneapolis and is open Friday, Saturday, and Sunday from 11:00 to 5:00 each day. Happy saling!
The Granary is a very occasional shop which is open for a day here and there. Today was one of those days. Before the door opened at 10:00, there was a line of shoppers standing in the crisp sunshine. Once open, shoppers hurried to look at all the Christmas décor and gifts and started filling their baskets or clutched pillows to buy. All the goods are handmade by the family including the artwork. The furniture has been repainted to add some charm to the vintage pieces. Being located on a farm, there were several varieties of goat’s milk products. There were even some fresh dairy eggs! There isn’t too much time to visit today before they close at 6:00, but you can put The Granary on your list of small shops to visit in the future. The address is 17450 134th Ave. in Hamburg which translates to a mile south of Hwy. 212 on Hwy. 25 and then it’s the second farmhouse on the north side of 134th. Happy saling!
Urban Cottage has an appealing variety of glitz, traditional, and handcrafted décor and furnishings for the holiday season this month. You are greeted outside with fresh evergreen boughs and dogwood branches (both sold in bunches) scattered among vintage sleds. Inside are lots and lots of ornaments for every kind of Christmas tree from twig to tinsel.You’ll find holiday glassware, trays, serving pieces, and decorations. Lamp shades include some fun designs with Santas and dala horses. There are holiday goodies everywhere including salsa and jam, candles, gloves,stocking caps, and jewelry. Games and puzzles take up a whole corner. With so many cute things, you might miss the tables, chairs, chests, mirrors, wall hangings, art and mirrors. It’s all there waiting for you at 5157 Bloomington Avenue in South Minneapolis from 11 to 5 on Saturday and Sunday. Happy saling!
Trees and ornaments abound this month at Garden Party Gallery in Hopkins. You’ll also find jewelry, tables, chests, chairs, magnet boards (and magnets) plus sweet handmade animals for kids, masks and lanyards, glassware, signs, candles and so much more. The creativity is evident in repurposed and artisgn-crafted goods.
Hours are 10 to 6 Saturday and noon to 5 on Sunday at 1213 Mainstreet in downtown Hopkins. Happy saling!
It’s another glorious day for a drive to Carver County! The sky is deep blue, the sun is intense, and the trees are richly colored in autumn’s brightest hues. Similar colors are abundant in the shops as well. Linda’s Cellar is overflowing with fall and Halloween décor along with candles, signs, dishes, and vintage storage solutions. At Carver General you’ll find desks, tables, chairs, and settees amongst the farm pieces and blankets. That’s just a sample of the goodies at both stores which are open until 5 today. Hours at Linda’s Cellar in Chaska are 10 to 4 Friday and Saturday. Carver General in Carver is open from 10 to 5 Friday and Saturday. And both stores are open on Sunday from noon to 4. Happy saling!
If you love Halloween, Garden Party Gallery is the place for you! There are pumpkins made from fabric, concrete, wood, and more plus black cats and witches hats. Autumn leaves and sunflowers highlight wreaths and other fall décor. Dining tables and chairs mingle with shelves and desks. Glassware, lighting, signs, pillows, and jewelry are all there. Garden Party Gallery is open from 10 to 6 Friday and Saturday and from noon to 5 on Sunday at 1213 Mainstreet in downtown Hopkins. Happy saling!
Haupt Antiek Market had lots to inspire shoppers outside while they waited their turn to go inside this morning. Pumpkins and rustic goods were popular. There was so much more to discover inside with vendors going all-out for this month’s Gathering theme. Located at 4740 W. 147th St. in Apple Valley, hours are Thursday until 8, Friday 9 to 7, Saturday 9 to 5, and Sunday 11 to 4. The drive south on Cedar Ave./ Hwy. 77 offered some stunning sumac displays too.
The shops of Carver County were displaying fall colors as well. Linda’s Cellar in Chaska at 110 E. 2nd Street offered fall decorations amidst the dishes, blankets, baskets, and flannel shirts. A vintage desk, tables, and chests were there too. Hours are 9 to 5 today, 10 to 4 on Friday and Saturday, and noon to 4 on Sunday.
A short drive west, the historic town of Carver offered a quieter but rewarding visit with two shops located side by side on 3rd St. E. The Good Junk Garage had its yard with all manner of metal goods. Inside were a fantastic tuba and lovely old quilts for chilly nights plus vintage furniture, signs, stained glass, and more. At Carver General there was lots of variety (what you’d expect at an old-fashioned General Store) including tables, cabinets, metal pieces, crates, mirrors, art, architectural remnants, and handmade candles. Hours in Carver are Thursday to Saturday 10 to 5 and Sunday from noon to 4. As with all good occasional shops, you never know what treasure you may discover. Happy saling!
Garden Party Gallery is ablaze with fall color both inside and outside the yellow house. The gardens are still blooming and accented with pumpkins galore. Inside are scads of fall-themed decorations to brighten a cloudy day from now until Thanksgiving.
Among the upcycled and recycled items, you’ll also find handcrafted jewelry and mask lanyards to keep your mask handy at work or outdoors…the perfect accessory! There are also colorful, handmade face masks. Dishes, glassware, vases, art, wall clocks, signs, baskets, kids’ chairs, tables, lamps, and unique storage crates are just some of treasures you’ll find. Garden Party Gallery is open until 6 today and from noon to 5 on Sunday at 1213 Mainstreet in downtown Hopkins. There will also be a bonus shopping opportunity next weekend with a reception for local artist Rachel Netley on Friday, the 18th from 4 to 7 and on Saturday, the 19th from 10 to 2. Happy saling!
Cooler weather brings visions of crisp days and cozy time spent indoors. The time is ripe for new accessories and occasional furniture like the pale blue chests, wicker baskets, soft throws, and charming lampshades you’ll find at Urban Cottage. Yes, there are yummy scented candles, mirrors, art, and wall clocks. Even a child’s desk for a home bound learner. You’ll find a lovely array of décor, dishes, serving pieces, silver and glassware, and storage options. Hints of fall and Halloween-themed pieces are ready. As usual, the vendors have gathered an abundance of handsome vintage goods plus some live plants for you! Urban Cottage is open Saturday and Sunday 11 to 5 at 5157 Bloomington Avenue South in Minneapolis. Happy saling!