The Thistle shop in Milton Square, St. Anthony Park, has posted fall hours. Located at 2228 Carter Ave., Thistle is open Sunday 12-3 with chalk painted furniture and home decor. Check it out. Happy saling!
Garden Party Gallery is the place to experience a perfect fall day. The garden has lots of attractive furniture and accessories decorated with autumnal leaves and berries – and all outdoor pieces are 25% off. Indoors you’ll be captivated by the grapevines and fall colors cascading over dressers, buffets, tables, and chairs. Cleverly repurposed iron, spoons, barn wood, buckets, tool boxes (and more) are everywhere. Bright garden and cozy cottage, Garden Party Gallery offers both at 1213 Mainstreet in downtown Hopkins. Open 10-6 today-Saturday and 12-5 on Sunday. Happy saling!
Warm sunny days are perfect for shopping for vintage furniture and decor. There are three spots on the west side of St. Paul which will be open this weekend. Belle Junque at 474 Cleveland (at Randolph) has a nice array of refinished furniture, French decor items, and even a beautifully weathered old wagon seat. Possible street paving may require a small detour, but Belle Junque will be open 10-5 on Saturday.
Heading north you’ll find Deja Vu Antiques at 2068 Iglehart. At this twice yearly porch sale, you’ll find furniture and decorative pieces from Europe and Asia as well as vintage, shabby chic, and repurposed items for home and garden. Saturday hours are noon – 5.
At 416 Snelling Ave. S., the Middle Sister will be open Saturday 10-5 and Sunday 12-5 with lots of American furniture of various vintages and a big selection of decorative accessories for your home plus jewelry, scarves and handcrafted bags for you. Happy saling!
Laurie’s Trunk at 9066 Lyndale Avenue South in Bloomington is having a special sale this Friday and Saturday. Everything in the store is 25% off. Open 11 – 5 tomorrow and Saturday. Many beautiful pieces, chandeliers, statuaries, chaises, mirrors, and more. Happy saling!
Book lovers will be enchanted with all the books available this month at Your Lucky Day – classic fiction, local authors (of course!), children’s literature and storybooks, cookbooks, foreign subjects, sewing, crafts, architecture. You get the idea; there are lots of choices. You’ll also see many clever uses for books whether interspersed with glassware or as a base for an art project. Stop by 4159 Grand Avenue South in Minneapolis Thursday-Sunday 9-6 daily for something to read or something to give to a reader you know. Happy saling!
How Quaint in Shakopee has many vintage pieces for adults and children (like the mini white barn). In the rain, the yard wasn’t as attractive as it should be over the weekend! A stop at the Brass Peacock in Savage confirmed that the emphasis here is still on romantic antiques with antique dressers and buffets plus lots of glassware, linen and tea ware. Haupt Antiek Market is ready for fall with pumpkins, gourds, and spooky accents plus all kinds of sideboards, signs and so much more. When the rain stops, plan a little trip to some of these occasional shops. Happy saling!
Farm Girl Junk
There was a good selection of rusted, metal, shabby, renewed, and just plain old vintage in the Carver shops today. Plus hay bales, corn stalks, new designer pillows and so much more. Most stores are open Friday-Saturday 10-4 and Sunday early afternoon. Historic Carver is a charming town with a great variety of goods for home, yard, and cabin offered this weekend. Happy saling!
Antique Alley is open this afternoon from 12 to 4 in case you missed the flea market yesterday in Osseo. Antique hardwood and painted furniture are plentiful along with flannel shirts and woolen mittens (!) for the coming cooler weather. There are furnishings for cabin, yard and home to check out. Antique Alley is at 218 Central Ave. in Osseo. P.S. All shops listed for this weekend are open today as well. Happy saling!
Things were flying out the door and off the sidewalk this morning at The Middle Sister at 416 Snelling Ave. S. in St. Paul. Perhaps the re-opening of Snelling Avenue at I-94 added to the number of shoppers. Or it could be the wide selection of furniture and accessories which draws customers. China, lamps, artwork, jewelry, handmade bags, frames, Pot de Creme paints, and lots of furniture are some of what you’ll find at The Middle Sister which is open until 5 today and 12-5 Sunday.
After going a mile or so west on Randolph, you’ll come to Belle Junque at 474 Cleveland Ave. S. which is home to a selection of mainly vintage and repurposed furniture and home decor in the French farmhouse style. Cabinets, desks, tables, frames, and mirrors are accented with bell jars, bunches of lavender, and assorted flea market finds with a French flair. Belle Junque is open today and tomorrow 12-5. Happy saling!
There is one more day of the outdoor market at Mama’s Happy in Independence and you won’t want to miss it. With a nip in the air, the fall themed shop and vendor tents looked just right. Everything was very inviting. You’ll find a wide range of furniture – distressed, shiny, vintage, and painted. Signs were plentiful and there was some wonderful original art on canvas. Many tents featured clever and beautiful jewelry, candles, bags and more. Even mums and perennials for fall. You could enjoy food (tacos and nachos looked good) and beverages while listening to live music. Plus the usual store full of goodies that is open every month. Hours are 10-5 tomorrow at 7888 County Road 6. Happy saling!