May Sales in South Minneapolis

Urban Cottage
Urban Cottage

Urban Cottage

Urban Cottage

Urban Cottage

Urban Cottage

Urban Cottage

The lovely month of May is here and shops are brimming with goodies. Urban Cottage is decked out with flowers and plants for your garden, patio, or favorite mom. There are gift ideas galore including jewelry, bags, vintage fashions, dishtowels, and plenty of home decor. Furniture featured is classic wood, lovely grays or pastels, upholstered chairs plus porch and patio furnishings and accessories. Original art, posters, interesting signs and wall hangings are abundant. There’s much to choose from. Urban Cottage is open today until 7, Thursday from 10 to 7, Friday and Saturday from 10 to 6, and Sunday from 10 to 5 at the corner of 52nd and Bloomington (5157 Bloomington Avenue South) just south of Minnehaha Pkwy. and west of Lake Nokomis. For more nearby stores, try Flamingos Divine Finds at 3404 Cedar Ave. and The Cottage House at 4308 Chicago Ave. which are both open from 10 to 6 daily through Sunday. Happy saling!

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Spring into Summer


May flowers are here. All our favorite shops are bringing out the outdoor furniture, garden accessories, and porch decor.
Our list of sales by dates is updated regularly. You can also check our facebook page where we share news and photos. If you don’t see as many posts, it means we’re raking, digging, and planting. Hope you are enjoying our long awaited spring!
Happy saling!

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Prairie Haven and More Hutchinson Vendors

Prairie Haven
Vintage Lamps

Prairie Haven
Pillows Galore

Prairie Haven
Crafted Light

Prairie Haven Designs is a combination of beautifully crafted pillows, light fixtures and upholstery mixed with vintage furniture, dishes, and fun accessories all artistically displayed in a purpose-built barn-like building which is usually open just four times a year. This weekend is a rare bonus shopping opportunity. Prairie Haven is located at the end of Raven Avenue on the north side of Hutchinson with open fields behind. To get there, take Hwy. 15/Main Street north from Hwy. 7 to North High Drive. Go east (the first exit) from the traffic circle for 1/4 mile. Turn left (north) on Raven Avenue and continue to the big green building at the end. Hours are 10 to 6 today and tomorrow.

The Minted Patina Market introduced some very creative crafters displaying their wares. One is Crosby Creek Farms which makes small barn door hardware for hanging mirrors, chalkboards, photos and art. (Please see photos above and below). They also craft the wooden frames and make beautiful clothes hooks.
Crosby Creek Farms
at Minted Patina

Another interesting creation found at the Minted Patina Market is for kids. These handsewn tepees made and sold by Its Sew You would make a fun tent for kids and can be customized with your choice of fabrics.
Its Sew You at
Minted Patina

Its Sew You
(Girl’s Tepee)

And one more vendor who stood out was Marlene Card-Reeck with a collection of practical, colorful painted metal flowers available for your window box or your refrigerator (with a magnet).
Flowers by Marlene
at Minted Patina

These are some of the highlights from the Minted Patina Market, representing a small but well-chosen group of over twenty vendors. Happy saling!

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Minted Patina Market in Hutchinson

Minted Patina Market

Minted Patina

Minted Patina

Minted Patina

Marlene’s Designs at
Minted Patina Market

Re3 signs at
Minted Patina Market

Here’s a quick look at some of the 23 non-food vendors at the Minted Patina Market. The fair building is roomy for this first year’s market and includes tables and chairs for sitting with your lunch or snack or cupcake (yum!). Many of the vendors have an assortment of furniture, signs (both vintage and newly crafted), linens, decor objects, maple syrup, candles, and Minnesota-themed goods. Others collect or make a particular type of item such as jewelry, sewn goods, clothing, metal flowers, wooden pieces, or plants. A separate post will highlight a couple vendors’ handcrafted goods plus some photos from Hutchinson’s own quarterly occasional sale maven at Prairie Haven.
Hours for the Minted Patina Market continue today until 6:00 PM and Saturday from 9:00 to 3:00. Free admission and parking on the west side of the buildings at the McLeod County Fairground located at 840 Century Ave. SW. (Follow Hwy. 15/Main St. to Century Ave. and then turn west. Watch for signs).
Prairie Haven is open today until 6:00 also and Saturday from 10 to 6 at 20284 Raven Ave. which is just east of Hwy. 15/Main St. on the north side of Hwy. 7. See the separate post on Prairie Haven for more information. Happy saling!

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April Showers? Urban Cottage Has You Covered

Urban Cottage

Urban Cottage

Urban Cottage

Urban Cottage

Urban Cottage

Urban Cottage

Urban Cottage

Urban Cottage will delight you with a spring theme this weekend. You’ll find plenty of white furniture, cheerful decor, and happy people when you stop in. There are plants, flowers, and succulents to perk up your home or office. Lovely glassware, dishes, bottles and trays will enhance your dining and entertaining. There are classy and fun vintage clothes to brighten your wardrobe and great jewelry too. Just a quick tour of the shop will fire your imagination with lots of ideas for spring. Urban Cottage is open tomorrow, Wednesday, from noon to 7, Thursday from 10 to 7, Friday from 10 to 6, and Saturday and Sunday from 10 to 5 at 5157 Bloomington Avenue South, just a few blocks west of Lake Nokomis in South Minneapolis. Happy saling!

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Plan Ahead for Hutchinson Market

Minted Patina
Market

We are announcing a new occasional market featuring vintage goods, plants, and jewelry plus food and beverages. We want you to know about this in case you’d like to sell some of your vintage or handcrafted goods OR you want to plan ahead for the next shopping opportunity. (For Twin Cities folks, Hutchinson is about 50 miles west of Hopkins via Hwy. 7 or Hwy. 212). Here are the details.

Dates: April 27 and 28, 2018
Hours: Friday 8-10 Early Bird and 10-6, Saturday 9-3
Place: Hutchinson, MN at the McLeod County Fairgrounds, 840 Century Ave. S.W.
Hosted by: Meshed Designs
Vendor registration deadline: Thursday, April 12
Admission: Free (except early bird shoppers on Friday who pay $15)

It sounds like a fun market and a good excuse for a drive in the country. Happy saling!

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Hopkins’ Garden Party Gallery is Ready for Spring

Garen Party Gallery

Garden Party Gallery

Garden Party Gallery

Necklaces at
Garden Party Gallery

Garden Party Gallery

Garden Party Gallery

Garden Party Gallery

Garden Party Gallery

Outside the cute
yellow house

Yes, there is still snow in the yard, but the sidewalks are dry and spring has arrived inside the Garden Party Gallery. The shop is filled with furniture in natural wood as well as pieces in distressed whites to brighten your rooms. There are imaginative items like the low table set on a child’s red wagon! or the clever wine rack to decorate a wall. The blue-green metal storage box could be home to nuts and bolts OR earrings and bracelets. And you’ll find many choices if you like jewelry. If you want to freshen your look for spring, Garden Party Gallery has ideas for you. Hours are Friday and Saturday from 10 to 6 and Sunday afternoon from noon to 5. Look for the little yellow house at 1213 Mainstreet in downtown Hopkins. Happy saling!

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More photos from A Gathering of Friends

A Gathering
of Friends

A Gathering
of Friends

A Gathering
of Friends

A Gathering
of Friends

These are just a sampling of the cool junk you’ll find this Thursday (tomorrow) through Saturday. Doors open at 9 AM daily.
Stop to shop, smell the flowers, and grab coffee or lunch at Bachman’s at 6010 Lyndale Ave. S. in Minneapolis.
Happy saling!

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It Feels Like Spring at A Gathering of Friends

A Gathering
of Friends

Flowers are blooming at Bachman’s and spring is definitely in the air at A Gathering of Friends. This semi-annual antique market won’t disappoint you. The array of classic, primitive and industrial antiques means there is something for everyone’s taste. Admission is free and there’s ample parking at the big Bachman’s at 6010 Lyndale Avenue South in Minneapolis. Hours have been changed to 9 to 8 on Thursday and Friday and 9 to 5 on Saturday. That’s just three days so make the most of it! Happy saling!

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