A Quick Look at Carver and Chaska Shops

Studio H, Carver
Studio H, Carver

Studio H
Studio H

The Nature of It, Carver
The Nature of It,
Carver

Good Junk Garage, Carver
Good Junk Garage,
Carver

Farm Girl Junk, Carver
Farm Girl Junk,
Carver

Carver Junk Co., Carver
Carver Junk Co.,
Carver

Linda's Cellar, Chaska
Linda’s Cellar,
Chaska

The shops of Carver and Chaska are ready for the weekend with an abundance of good stuff. Furniture, signs, dishes, mirrors, art, and plenty of old junk. You’ll find garden furniture and accessories both fancy and rusty. All shops are open Thursday through Saturday and many are open on Sunday too. This Month’s Sales will give specifics. Happy saling!

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Final Sale at Laurie’s Trunk in Bloomington

Laurie's Trunk
Laurie’s Trunk

Laurie's Trunk
Laurie’s Trunk

Laurie's Trunk
Laurie’s Trunk

Yes, you read that right. Laurie has announced that this will be her last sale before closing her store after thirteen years. She promises a selection of amazing furniture, chandeliers, garden accessories and vintage decor at discounted prices. Laurie and her monthly array of treasures will certainly be missed by all who love classy, elegant home furnishings with European style. For one last chance to shop (and visit!), Laurie’s Trunk will be open Thursday through Saturday from 11 to 5 and Sunday from 12 to 4 at 9066 Lyndale Avenue South in Bloomington. Happy saling!

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What a Day for Hamel’s Vintage Market!

Vintage Market
Vintage Market

Vintage Market
Vintage Market

Vintage Market
Vintage Market

Vintage Market
Vintage Market

Chloe's Attic
Chloe’s Attic

The Vintage Market in Hamel is even bigger and better this year. There are more vendors, more food, and more nearly perfect weather. You’ll find rusty junk, shabby chic furniture, signs, art, clothes, bags, lamps, tables, chairs, pillows, artisan made hooks and storage, potted plants, woven baskets, pottery, toys, and more. There are two food trucks, a bakery tent, and a lemonade stand. And live music. The event is hosted by Chloe’s Attic which is full to the brim with antiques, painted furniture and repurposed creations. The market continues until 5 today at 155 Hamel Road.
Twisted Root
Twisted Root

While you’re in Hamel, stop in at the new home of Twisted Root at 95 Hamel Road, a short block east of Chloe’s. Twisted Root vendors just moved from their small space to a cute teal house across the street – you can’t miss it. You’ll find painted furniture, signs, baby clothes and other handcrafted items plus their favorite chalk paint for sale. Twisted Root is also open today until 5 pm. Happy saling!

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Inviting St. Paul Shops

Urban Moon and  The Middle Sister
Urban Moon and
The Middle Sister

The Middle SIster and Urban Moon
The Middle SIster
and Urban Moon

Urban Moon and The Middle Sister
Urban Moon and
The Middle Sister

Belle Junque
Belle Junque

Belle Junque
Belle Junque

Belle Junque
Belle Junque

St. Paul’s occasional shops are open this weekend and invite you into their cool (yes, air conditioned) and interesting spaces. Belle Junque is the calm, serene shop with both painted and original wood vintage tables, dressers, and chairs. Colors lean toward cream or gray. Most of the accent decor has a French country feel. Located at 474 Cleveland, Belle Junque is open Friday and Saturday 10 to 5 and Sunday noon to 4. The Middle Sister and Urban Moon at 1048 Selby have a good selection of hutches, tables, children’s furniture, and dishes. For summer they have cleverly repurposed plates into birdbaths and a silver tray into a small table. They also feature jewelry and handmade fabric purses plus lots more. They are also open Friday and Saturday from 10 to 5 and on Sunday they are open from noon to 5. Happy saling!

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Check Out Flamingos Divine Finds

Flamingos Divine Finds
Flamingos Divine Finds

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Flamingos Divine Finds
Flamingos Divine Finds

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Flamingos Divine Finds at 3404 Cedar Avenue South is another Minneapolis shop to check out this weekend. With a huge mix of styles, there is something for every taste. The sampling here highlights accessories for outdoor and porch enjoyment. Furniture of all sizes, styles, and periods can be found as well as art, music, and housewares. Flamingos is open today through Sunday from 10 to 6 daily.
Happy saling!

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Charming and Unique at Urban Cottage

Urban Cottage
Urban Cottage

Clock at Urban Cottage
Clock at Urban Cottage

Urban Cottage
Urban Cottage

Clock #2 at Urban Cottage
Clock #2 at Urban Cottage

Auto Grill at Urban Cottage
Auto Grill at
Urban Cottage

Urban Cottage is known for its charming, often elegant, treasures. You’ll find plenty of those this weekend including chests, dressers, small tables, mirrors, ornate sconces, barware and glasses, jewelry and more. You’ll also see many cleverly repurposed tools and hardware like the two clocks pictured, lamps fashioned from pipes, and the vehicle grill complete with headlights! There’s a nice assortment of industrial items represented plus garden furniture and accessories. In other words, Urban Cottage has a beautifully curated selection of goods for women AND men. Shop hours are Wednesday from noon to 7, Thursday 10 to 7, Friday-Saturday 10 to 6, and Sunday 10 to 5 at 5157 Bloomington Avenue South on the west side of Lake Nokomis in South Minneapolis. Happy saling!

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E’s Emporium is the Home of Retro in South Minneapolis

E's Emporium
E’s Emporium
E's Emporium
E’s Emporium

E's Emporium
E’s Emporium

E's Emporium
E’s Emporium

If your favorite colors include orange, avocado, brown, gold and a little turquoise, you should head over to E’s Emporium at 3911 Minnehaha Avenue South in Minneapolis. If you like furniture, dishes, and accessories from the 60s, 70s and 80s, you should definitely visit E’s. If you like all of the above, you’ll be in heaven at E’s. You’ll find long, slim sofas (as shown above), artwork, light fixtures and lamps, cushions, records, postcards, hats, eyeglass frames, and lots more. E’s Emporium is open Saturday and Sunday from 11 to 6. [Please note that Minnehaha Avenue is closed for street construction north of 39th so approach from the south or from 39th Street.] Happy saling!

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Garden Party Gallery Lives Up to Its Name

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The blooming perennials outside the little yellow house are the first things to catch your eye. Lovely! Proceed into the yard for outdoor tables, chairs, and planters – all one of a kind and all 20% off this weekend. Then climb the front steps and check out the porchful of furniture and accessories before you head inside. The variety of repainted and decoupaged furniture shares space with jewelry, signs, lamps, keychains and hooks, glassware, cushions and more decor. There’s rustic (old fence posts), country (a duck sculpture), some shabby and some chic arranged in stylish vignettes on two floors. It’s a good weekend to enjoy the garden and gallery at 1213 Mainstreet in downtown Hopkins from Thursday through Saturday 10 to 6 and on Sunday from noon to 5. Happy saling!

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Good Time to Visit Amour Sophie in South Minneapolis

Amour Sophie
Amour Sophie

Trim dropleaf table at Amour sophie
Trim dropleaf table
at Amour sophie

Small hutch at Amour Sophie
Small hutch at
Amour Sophie

This weekend offers a chance to buy that special lamp or repainted piece of furniture you’ve had your eye on at Amour Sophie before the shop leaves the Nokomis East neighborhood of South Minneapolis. You’ll find candles, dishes, glassware, artwork, mirrors, frames, and lots of decor items. There is a selection of succulents and annuals for home or garden. Hurry over to 3002 East 50th Street on Friday or Saturday for the best selection! Hours are 11 to 6. Happy saling!

Amour Sophie Sign
Amour Sophie Sign
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