Who doesn’t like movies? Your Lucky Day has set the stage with “scenes” from many old favorites to evoke – and challenge! – memories as you check out the vintage treasures. There’s a contest to entertain the movie mavens and buffs among you. The store is open Thu-Sun 9-6 daily at 4159 Grand Ave. S. in Minneapolis (behind the big snow bank!) And even the last shoppers on Sunday can get home before the Oscars Show starts. Happy Saling!
The Carver Junk Company is celebrating their new store in Carver with a Grand Opening tonight (Wed, 2/19) from 6 – 9 PM. The bigger, brighter space is able to offer more big pieces as well as their usual handcrafted repurposed items. New address is 108 4th St East in Carver. Ph: 612-651-8650. Th-Sat 10-4 and 12-4 Sun.
It’s a French Brocante at Haupt Antiek this weekend in Apple Valley with a shop full of French pieces from last fall’s European shopping trip. Whether you fancy an armoire, chandelier, wine accessories, signs, linens or glassware, you’ll probably find it starting at 9 AM Thursday. Store is at 7570 West 147th St, Apple Valley. Ph 651-329-3871. Thu 9-8, Fr 9-7, Sat 9-5, Sun 11-4.
Both stores have more photos and info on Facebook.
Celebrate Valentine’s Day early at the Have a Heart for Kids party Feb. 13th from 5 – 9 PM at Urban Cottage, 5157 Bloomington Ave. S. in Minneapolis. Ten percent of sales will be donated to Greater Minneapolis Crisis Nursery. Cupcakes and prizes will add to the fun shopping atmosphere. Cash and checks will gladly be accepted for your purchases. Happy saling!
Garden Party Gallery is located in a warm and cozy old house at 1213 Main Street in Hopkins. You’ll find refinished furniture as well as old pieces with their original character, creatively repurposed items like the unique lampshade (in the photo above), light fixtures, magnetic boards, coat racks, and other decor items plus jewelry for you AND your boots. The Gallery is open 10-6 today – Sat. and 12-5 on Sunday.
There’s lots of unique jewelry made from various old relics (some with added bling from new crystals). Note the sign on the bust: LIFE’S TOO SHORT TO WEAR DEPARTMENT STORE JEWELRY. That pretty much sums up the allure of buying one-of-kind pieces. You’ll also like the original scarves, purses, boot toppers, tops, and fancy lingerie. For your home, you’ll find original art, desk accessories, pillows, and oodles of small decor items – plus a few window frames and chalk boards – repurposed, of course. The show continues until 4 PM today at Otten Bros. Garden Center on Wayzata Blvd in Long Lake. You can pick up a green plant while you’re there too.
This weekend feels like it’s sort of between January and February in terms of which month’s sales listing is best so I want to draw your attention to these three sales.
Spicy & Sweet Boutique is open Thu-Sat 10-6, Sun 12-4 at 6532 W Lake St, St Louis Park with art featured.
Your Lucky Day! is open Thu-Sun 9-6 at 4159 Grand Ave South, Minneapolis, with special Valentine gifts.
Junkmarket’s Pamper Yourself Trunk Show is on Saturday only 9-4 at Otten Bros. Garden Center on Wayzata Blvd in Long Lake with many creative vendors.
The Brass Peacock is home to elegant, historic charm. Antiques of Victorian or Downton Abbey era are abundant. All very proper and lovely. How Quaint mixes cottage charm with vintage pieces. Both stores are open this weekend. The Brass Peacock at 4740 W 124th is 2 blocks south of Hwy 13 and west of Lynn. How Quaint is at 714 1st Ave E in downtown Shakopee. Happy saling!
Chaska and Carver are historic towns situated fairly close to each other in the Minnesota River Valley. The charming old buildings, many built with local brick, create the perfect setting for antique treasure hunting. There’s an ebb and flow of vendors, but plenty of shops to visit this weekend. In Chaska, there’s Linda’s Cellar at 110 East 2nd and Shop 501 at 501 Chestnut. Carver is home to Ms. Mac’s Too, Carver Junk Company, The Nature of It, The Vintage Cottage, and Not So Shabby which are all on N. Broadway (the main street). Retro Revival and Homestead Antiques (inside Carver Country Flowers & Gifts) and the Good Junk Garage are on East 3rd (across Broadway). These occasional shops are more about traditional, rustic, shabby and quality whether in “as is” condition or repurposed. All shops are open Thu 10-5 and Fri-Sat 10-4. Click on This Month’s Sales for more specific information. Happy Saling!
These captions correctly identify the photos from my recent South Minneapolis post. Sorry for the confusion!
Tired of clutter and ready to be inspired? The shops I visited today really felt fresh and spacious. I was able to buy birthday cards for friends (shhh!) and a darling vintage shrug for myself. The growth chart of old (to measure how tall a child is on birthdays) has been redesigned as a decor item at Amour Sophie. And the items shown at Laurie’s Trunk probably will be gone before you arrive since everything in the store is AT LEAST 10% off this weekend. These shops are relatively close so you can make the circuit, add a couple more and stop for refreshments along the way.
Addresses and hours for all shops can be found in This Month’s Sales listing. Click for it. Happy sailing!