Celebrate Minnesota

Your Lucky Day!
Your Lucky Day!

Your Lucky Day!
Your Lucky Day!

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This month’s theme at Your Lucky Day is a Salute to Minnesota and the shop is jam-packed with all kinds of Minnesota memorabilia. Of course, lake and cabin themes are well represented plus the State Fair, Minnesota authors, Dayton’s Oval Room, Betty Crocker, historic posters….well, you get the idea. There are water skis complete with coat hooks and an old fashioned toaster rewired as a lamp that are kitchy and cool. Check it out Thursday-Sunday 9-6 at 4159 Grand Avenue South in Minneapolis.

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Dog Days of Summer, Part 2

Spare Room underground shoppe
Spare Room underground shoppe

Spare Room, Northfield
Spare Room, Northfield

Spare Room
Spare Room

Not really a Twin Cities suburb yet less than an hour’s drive south, Northfield is home to a shop which combines classic antique furniture, vintage accessories, and new items with a vintage look. Work by local artists adds to the charm. The SPARE ROOM underground shoppe is so named because it is in the lower level of a building on Division, the main shopping street. To find the entrance, walk down the alley toward the river. Open Friday-Sunday 10-6.

The shops of Carver have expanded their hours this month to include Sunday afternoon. As always, check This Month’s Sales listing or a specific shop before making a long drive. Happy Saling!

Farm Girl Junk
Farm Girl Junk

Rekindled Company
Rekindled Company

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Delightful Dog Days

Laurie's Trunk
Laurie’s Trunk
Laurie's Trunk
Laurie’s Trunk

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Items were going out the door when I arrived late morning Thursday, but there were still lots of beautiful chandeliers and mirrors plus garden ornaments and the Victorian style wrought iron patio set pictured above. Laurie’s Trunk will be open Fri-Sat-Sunday for your shopping pleasure. Happy sailing!

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Summertime Sales

One of the chandeliers at Laurie's Trunk
One of the chandeliers at Laurie’s Trunk
The Nature of It, Carver
The Nature of It,
Carver
Carver Junk Company
Carver Junk Company
Rekindled Company, Carver
Rekindled Company,
Carver
Linda's Cellar,  Chaska
Linda’s Cellar,
Chaska

The weather couldn’t be better for shopping at small, local, vintage stores. You’ll find a fantastic array of furniture, fixtures, and accessories for entertaining – whether your style is elegant, rustic, funky or eclectic – as this sampling shows. Laurie’s chandeliers and European style furniture and accessories are at 9066 Lyndale Ave South in Bloomington. Hours Thur-Sat 10-5 and Sun 12-4. The shops of Carver and Chaska are open Thur 10-5 and Fri-Sat 10-4. Carver Junk Co is also open Sun 12-4.
Happy summer saling!

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Noteworthy

French Flea, Anoka
French Flea, Anoka

 

French Flea
French Flea

 

Antique Alley, Osseo
Antique Alley, Osseo

 

Antique Alley
Antique Alley

 

Mama's Happy, Independence
Mama’s Happy,
Independence
Mama's Happy
Mama’s Happy

The French Flea in downtown Anoka is brimming with shabby chic furniture, original art, and nods to nautical with seashells and summery pillows. The rattan chaise would add add comfort and style to a porch while the back garden has lovely decor for the garden.
Antique Alley in Osseo has country antiques, painted furniture, repurposed items, and crafted accessories. The small drop-leaf table on wheels would be perfect in a small kitchen or for a portable craft table.

Mama’s Happy in Independence specializes in repainted furniture but offers so much more. Clothing fashioned by recycling garments, original art, jewelry from old bits and bobs are all to be found here. The addition of outposts in St. Paul and St. Louis Park has not diminished the allure of the home of the Mamas on the far west edge of Minneapolis.

All these shops are worth the drive this weekend.  For particulars, check This Month’s Sales.

Happy Saling!

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Saling with Style

Crowned Cottage
Crowned Cottage

Crowned Cottage, New Market
Crowned Cottage,
New Market

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It’s a lovely weekend for saling in the farther suburbs. A quick drive down 35W takes you to The Crowned Cottage in New Market. Inside the little house on Main St. (Hwy. 2), you’ll find elegant furnishings including French furniture and accessories, smartly covered pillows, and signature Belle Vache tote bags. It’s a little bit of European glamour out on the prairie. Hours are Thurs-Sat 10-6 and Sunday 11-4. The address is 531 Main St. (It’s on your right as you come into town).
Happy Saling!

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Weekend Starts Wednesday

The weekend starts tomorrow for several occasional sales. In Minneapolis, you can check out Amour Sophie at 46th and Bloomington Ave. S. which is open Wed-Sat 10-6 and Sun 10-5, Flamingos Divine Finds at 3404 Cedar Ave. S. which is open Wed-Sun 10-6, The Cottage House at 4304 Chicago Ave. which is open Wed from 1-7, Thu-Fri 10-7, and Sat-Sun 10-6, and The Urban Cottage which is now open Wednesdays 12-7, Thu 10-7, Fri-Sat 10-6, Sun 10-5, and Tues 5-8. Mama’s Happy at 7888 County Rd 6 (Watertown Rd) in Independence (near Maple Plain) is open Wed 6-9 plus Thu-Sat 10-6 and Sun 12-5.

A new baby girl in the family means a new shopping focus. My quick preview at The Urban Cottage was rewarded with an antique cradle, a child’s apron made from vintage fabric and some children’s games plus a lovely dressing table for an older girl.

The Urban Cottage
The Urban Cottage

The Urban Cottage
The Urban Cottage

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Please check This Month’s Sales for more shops which open on Thursday. Happy Saling!

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European Flair in the Park

Spicy & Sweet Boutique
Spicy & Sweet Boutique

Spicy & Sweet Boutique
Spicy & Sweet Boutique

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Spicy & Sweet Boutique in St.Louis Park reflects owner Csilla’s Hungarian heritage with pottery, chocolates, and crafts. Upholstered furniture, lamps, mirrors, European art, jewelry, scarves, bags and garden decor are for sale today (Sat., July 5th). The boutique at 6532 W. Lake St. is open 10-6 today and again July 17-20 and most Fridays and Saturdays. Check Facebook.com/Spicy&SweetBoutique or 612-554-6227 for more information.

Apologies to any salers who went to Hopkins to shop at Garden Party Gallery this weekend. This month’s dates are July 10-13 – not the usual first weekend.

Garden Party Gallery, Hopkins
Garden Party Gallery, Hopkins

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Saling in South Minneapolis

E's Emporium
E’s Emporium

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E’s Emporium is open for your shopping pleasure this weekend with retro furniture, house wares and fun pieces for yard or patio. Some iconic wall decor and mid century lights may speak to you. Or a 60s table and chairs (newly recovered). Hours are 11-7 today-Sat and 11-5 Sunday at 3911 Minnehaha Ave S. (You can stop on your way to the Falls!)
Happy 4th!

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SW Minneapolis Sales

Your Lucky Day!
Your Lucky Day!

Your Lucky Day!
Your Lucky Day!

Your Lucky Day!
Your Lucky Day!

Artsy Digs
Artsy Digs

Artsy Digs
Artsy Digs

Two occasional sales are open this weekend on Grand Avenue South. Both had some pretty cool tables this afternoon along with lots of other vintage and new household, decor and outdoor items.

Your Lucky Day! is literally overflowing with furniture, glassware, games, toys, books, maps, table linens, picnic baskets – almost anything you might want for summer fun. Located at 4159 Grand Ave. S., Your Lucky Day! is open Thu-Sun 10-6. You can find more photos on Facebook or call 612-807-5216 for info.

Artsy Digs has vintage furniture, kitchen gadgets, water-skis and signs, plus some new jewelry, t-shirts and kitchen towels with a retro look. Artsy Digs is at 4760 Grand Ave. S. and is open today until 7, Fri-Sat 11-6, and Sun 11-4. 612-825-6911 or Facebook.

Please tell the shops that you saw them on The Occasional Saler. Thanks and happy saling!

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