August is the month to savor hot, sunny days. Remember to include a visit to your favorite occasional stores in South Minneapolis this weekend. If you are entertaining or relaxing on the patio, you can find a small table, a unique ice bucket, or a rusty sign at Urban Cottage to enhance the experience. For indoor use there is a great selection of chests and tables not to mention a creamy white pie cupboard and old kitchen ice chest. Lamps, chairs, mirrors, prints, pillows and glassware are abundant. Vintage clothing and jewelry is offered in many styles. One-of-a-kind decor pieces make every shopping trip to a vintage store a fun adventure. Urban Cottage is open Wednesday from 12 to 7, Thursday from 10 to 7, Friday and Saturday from 10 to 6 and on Sunday from 10 to 5 at 5157 Bloomington Avenue South. Happy saling!
The shops of Carver and Chaska are open this weekend with a great mix of vintage goods and rustic styles. You’ll find tables, lamps, and storage pieces handcrafted from wood and metal at Urban Patina at 416 N. Chestnut in Chaska (open Friday-Saturday). Linda’s Cellar, a longtime favorite in Chaska, features more rust and vintage furniture and accessories at 110 2nd St. E. (open Friday-Sunday). A short drive west in Carver, you’ll discover The Good Junk Garage on E. 3rd St. with old metal farm parts, signs, and one-of-a-kind treasures which are hard to find. Rosehips & Willow stocks new decor and furnishings mixed in with vintage furniture, bikes, and more at 308 Broadway. Both of these shops are open Friday-Sunday. Mustard Moon & the Rider uses the store at 108 4th St. E. primarily as its warehouse, but you may find it open when you visit Carver this weekend. If so, check out the eclectic mix of furniture, art, posters, and vintage pieces. (With road closings Saturday and Sunday on 62 and 494, getting out west from Minneapolis may be challenging so do check with MnDOT or your app.) Happy saling!
Haupt Antiek Market has everything and anything you may want for your lakeside retreat. Fishing gear, lanterns, and coolers. Tables, chairs, dressers, and bookcases. Dishes, jugs, glassware, lamps. Wall decor including paintings, posters, signs, maps. Pillows, garden tools, and more. Rusty or polished, painted or weathered, elegant or pure kitsch. Check it out Thursday from 9 to 8, Friday from 9 to 7, Saturday from 9 to 5 and Sunday from 11 to 4 at 7570 West 147th St. in Apple Valley. Happy saling!
Bonjour Provence is the place to find a special souvenir from France whether you prefer linens, pottery, signs, or charming watercolors. There are olive plates, storage tins, and baskets mingling with small tables, shelves, and chairs. All have a French touch to add to your cottage, garden or country home. The sale runs Thursday and Friday from 9 to 5 and Saturday from 9 to 3 at 6501 Girard Avenue South in Richfield. (That’s one block west of 35W and one block north of 66th St. There’s construction, but 66th Street and the ramps are open this weekend). Happy saling!
Urban Cottage was bustling with shoppers outside and in with little regard for the heat and humidity yesterday. Bottled water and whirring fans made shopping a breeze. There are plenty of tables and chairs for your patio or porch plus planters, plants, and fun glassware and dishes for picnics and parties. The array of unique handmade lampshades is outstanding this month. You’ll also find a few truly lovely antique European chests as well as windows, doors and wall decor: paintings, maps, and clocks. Bike bags, jewelry, and vintage clothing are showcased amongst all the home furnishings. As usual, there is something for everyone at Urban Cottage, 5157 Bloomington Ave. S. Shop hours are 10 to 6 Friday and Saturday and from 10 to 5 on Sunday. Happy saling!
Have a safe and happy July 4th week!
(Sales begin on July 5th). Happy saling!
One of many wonderful shops open this weekend is Urban Cottage at 5157 Bloomington Avenue South in Minneapolis. You’ll find elegant vintage, retro clothes, industrial, garden, jewelry – a little of everything, but all sparkling clean and nicely curated. Just a few blocks west of Nokomis and south of the creek, make it a stop on your weekend circuit. Thursday-Sunday. Happy saling!
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!
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!
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.
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.
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).
These are some of the highlights from the Minted Patina Market, representing a small but well-chosen group of over twenty vendors. Happy saling!