It’s lovely day for a drive in the country and wandering around the small historic towns of Carver County. The shops of Carver were filled with wonderful fall accents plus furniture, clever signs, pillows, art, rusty stuff and handcrafted goods. Today you’ll discover a bus-turned-shop called Wanderlust Vintage Caravan offering English antiques as well as all your favorite bricks and mortar shops. All shops are open until 4 today and most (Farm Girl Junk, Studio H, Carver Junk Co., Good Junk Garage) are open 11 to 3 or 4 on Sunday. In Chaska, Linda’s Cellar has lots of Halloween decor along with dishes, storage, tables, chairs, signs and more and is open similar hours. Happy saling!
A Gathering of Friends is hosting their fall sale this weekend at the main Bachman’s store at 6010 Lyndale Avenue South in Minneapolis. The sale is packed with primitives, rustic, agricultural, garden, cottage, re-cycled and re-purposed goods (and a few holiday treasures) from a select group of vintage vendors. All are welcome to attend with free parking and no admission charge. Hours are Thursday and Friday from 9 to 8, Saturday from 9 to 6, and Sunday from 10 to 3. Grab a friend and head to Bachman’s for a fun outing of coffee, lunch, and shopping under cover. Happy saling!
Fall is beckoning us indoors with cheerful decor and cozy furniture. The Alley at 218 Central Avenue in downtown Osseo has a great assortment of tables for family meals, holiday entertaining, or a relaxing drink plus cabinets, buffets, dressers and small occasional tables for any room in your house. There’s a good mix of rustic, antique, and newer vintage styles including wall art and home decor. You’ll also find vintage jewelry and warm scarves and (dare we mention?) mittens. New this month are pieces from the Pineapple Girls to spice up the already terrific selection of goods. The Alley is open Saturday from 9 to 5 and Sunday from noon to 4.
The French Flea at 211 East Main Street in downtown Anoka has some beautiful furniture in their signature pale paint colors including bookcases, tables, hutches and chairs. The fall decorative accents add a spark of color and the prints and posters add a cozy feel to the shop. The back patio has plants and a small selection of outdoor (or indoor) pieces to keep your spaces interesting all year. The French Flea is open Saturday from 10 to 5 and on Sunday from 11 to 4. Happy saling!
Your Lucky Day opens for the fall sale tomorrow at 9 AM. The shop is full of autumn colors, fun decor, and home furnishings. You’ll find vintage costumes and masks as well as greeting cards with a vintage feel. Throw pillows are ready to enhance your home and jewelry to add new sparkle to your wardrobe. There’s a small but amazing corner of mid-century pieces plus ladders, chairs, shelves, cabinets, games, glassware, dishes, and so much more.
A fun activity at this sale will be a silent auction to sell this unique Minnesota school map!
Your Lucky Day is located at 4159 Grand Avenue South next to Royal Grounds Coffee shop in South Minneapolis. Hours are 9 to 6 Thursday, Friday and Saturday and from 10 to 5 on Sunday. Happy saling!
This month’s sale at Haupt Antiek Market kicks off with a special Moonlight Madness Pre-Sale and Party from 5 to 8 on Wednesday evening with refreshments served. The market is brimming with decor and furnishings for Halloween and the harvest season. Ideas for decorating abound for indoors and out. Rustic, European, cottage, and cozy are all styles you’ll find plus both cleverly repurposed items and just plain wonderful antiques. Haupt Antique Market is easy to find just west of Cedar Avenue on 147th Street in Apple Valley (7570 W. 147th St., 55124 – for your navigator). The market hours are Thursday 9 to 8, Friday 9 to 7, Saturday 9 to 5, and Sunday 11 to 4. Happy saling!
There are lots of beautiful and fun decorating accessories at Garden Party Gallery this month. From wall plaques to hydrangea bouquets to pumpkins, you’ll find the perfect touch for fall. Most furniture is reduced in price for an added incentive to add that new table or storage cabinet. You’ll find creative pieces like the table made with copper piping and hemlock or the unique toboggan serving table. The shop in the cute yellow house is open at 1213 Mainstreet in downtown Hopkins from 8 to 4 Saturday and noon to 5 Sunday. You can also visit the booth at the Hopkins Farmers Market Saturday morning on Ninth Ave. S. And there are more new pumpkins ready for home or garden. Happy saling!
Autumn is the best time of year for many of us. The sun is bright, the air is crisp and fresh, and the cheerful reds and golds of trees and plants make us smile. It’s time to enjoy a country walk or city bike ride. One destination this weekend might be Urban Cottage in South Minneapolis which is close to Minnehaha Parkway and Lake Nokomis. Urban Cottage is freshly decorated for fall with fun decorations, beautifully crafted lampshades, handmade soaps, subtle plaid pillows and throws. There is an abundant selection of tables, buffets, shelves, mirrors, glassware, vintage jewelry and clothing. Everything from elegant to industrial is beautifully displayed. A bonus feature this month is a special outdoor vintage flea market next-door on Saturday from 10 to 5 with guest vendors. Urban Cottage’s address is 5157 Bloomington Avenue South. Store hours are today until 7, Thursday from 10 to 7, Friday and Saturday from 10 to 6 and Sunday from 10 to 5. Happy saling!
It’s a great weekend for shopping in St. Paul. Deja Vu Antiques is having their fall sale of vintage finds with an accent on European as well as classic American pieces for your home. There will be some fun, unique pieces at 2068 Iglehart Avenue on Friday and Saturday from noon to 5.
Belle Junque at 474 Cleveland is open again this weekend on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday from 10 to 4 as they expand their shop hours. Simple, natural accents of fall complement the vintage pieces with a French farmhouse theme.
Urban Moon and The Middle Sister continue offering small items for the home as well as large pieces of furniture – and everything in between. Hours are Friday and Saturday from 10 to 5 and Sunday from noon to 5 at 1048 Selby. Happy saling!
There is evidence of this month’s Weathered and Worn theme with more dull grey metal, more old wood, and more signs of softly colored aging than usual. You’ll also see the bright oranges and yellows of autumn in flowers, pumpkins, and many Halloween decorations. Harvest paintings and decor are available along with signs, dishes, tools, baskets, architectural remnants and more. Tables, chairs, buffets, and a unique wood and glass display case which could be used as a handsome wine storage chest are all waiting for new homes. Haupt Antiek Market is open Thursday from 9 to 8, Friday 9 to 7, Saturday 9 to 5, and Sunday 11 to 4 at 7570 West 147th St. (just west of Cedar Avenue/Hwy. 77) in Apple Valley. Happy saling!
Twisted Root at 112 Hamel Road in Uptown Hamel takes a fresh look at vintage goods with repurposed, repainted and recrafted goods. The bright blue house is hard to miss. Inside the white walls and natural wood make a good background for showcasing all the painted furniture and colorful accessories.
Signs, frames, and wall art share the rooms with chairs, tables, pillows, and other decor. There are locally made onesies and bibs for kids, vintage shirts and flannel scarves for adults. Twisted Root is open this Thursday through Saturday from 10 to 6 and on Sunday from 11 to 5. Happy saling!