Spotlight on Duluth

West Tischer Cottage
West Tischer Cottage

With few sales in the Twin Cities this weekend, timing may be right for a trip to Duluth. West Tischer Cottage is owned by a mother-daughter team who like vintage and repurposing junk. They are teasing shoppers with a little holiday decor as well. Hours are Thursday 10-7 and Fri-Sat 10-5 at 4462 West Tischer Road, Duluth 55803. Check Facebook.com/WestTischerCottage or 218-240-1056 for more info.
Happy saling!

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Countdown to Halloween

Your Lucky Day
Your Lucky Day

Your Lucky Day
Your Lucky Day

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Your Lucky Day is decorated for Halloween with blackbirds, skeletons, cobwebs, and candy corn, but there is so much more to see besides the seasonal array. Tables, cabinets, chairs (many mid-century gems) share the spotlight with some fun vintage clothes. (Any size 4 gals out there looking for a silvery party dress?) There is lots of glassware, dishes, toys, books (of course!) and just cool decor. Check it out 9 – 6 daily through Sunday at 4159 Grand Ave. South in Minneapolis next door to Royal Grounds Coffee Shop. Happy saling!

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Now For Something Completely Different

Linda's Cellar in Chaska
Linda’s Cellar in Chaska

Linda's Cellar
Linda’s Cellar

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Linda’s Cellar in Chaska is great for seasonal decor this month. Jack ‘o lantern pails are a prime example. There’s plenty of rustic vintage fondly referred to as Junk as well as country antiques. The shop is open 10-5 today, Thurs and 10-4 Fri-Sat at 112 E 2nd St., in downtown Chaska. Again, wishing you happy saling wherever you choose to go!

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Comfortable Elegance at Laurie’s Trunk

Laurie's Trunk
Laurie’s Trunk

Laurie's Trunk
Laurie’s Trunk

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Laurie’s Trunk is known for elegant furniture and home accessories with a European flair. This month’s sale won’t disappoint with items like the ornate gray side table or the muted blue dresser. Both would make perfect accent pieces in a stylish Scandinavian home. The industrial metal table and chair would add a fun, surprise element to a traditional decor. You’ll also find fountains, chandeliers, statuary, and more from 10 – 5 Thurs-Sat and noon-4 Sun at 9066 Lyndale Ave S in Bloomington. Happy saling!

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Bonjours Provence

Bonjour Provence
Bonjour Provence

Plus de Bonjour Provence
Plus de Bonjour Provence

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Terri has assembled a good mix of old and new to capture the spirit of Provence. Here painted furniture comes in basic colors – red, black, white – and some soft, country pastels. Antique dishes, bottles, and hooks blend with new linens in traditional French designs. The sale is just 3 days; today through Friday, 9-5 daily at 6501 Girard Ave. S. in Richfield. It’s easy to reach from 35W. Exit at 66th St, go west 1/2 block, turn right onto Girard and go one block. Voila!

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Shop at a Small, Local, Vintage Sale

Your Lucky Day
Your Lucky Day

Your Lucky Day
Your Lucky Day

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The gals at Your Lucky Day want to inspire you this month to create, update or remake something. To help you do that, they have examples of small projects from jewelry to light fixtures to chalk boards and the supplies you’ll need to make your own. (Some items are perfect for kids’ projects). All you sewists will find fabric, thread, rickrack, and assorted embellishments plus a vintage Singer machine! Cool dishes, housewares, cabin goods, toys, games and books are part of the mix, of course. The shop is open 9 to 6 Thursday-Sunday at 4159 Grand Ave. S. in Minneapolis. Happy saling!

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Perfect Weather for an Outing

Laurie's Trunk
Laurie’s Trunk

Laurie's Trunk
Laurie’s Trunk

The Brass Peacock
The Brass Peacock

An occasional sale can be your destination or a stop along the way. With so many sales this weekend, there is variety galore – check This Month’s Sales for a complete list. To the south, two shops to check out are Laurie’s Trunk in Bloomington and The Brass Peacock in Savage. Both specialize in elegant, traditional furnishings, Laurie’s with a more European flair while The Brass Peacock leans to more dark woods and Victorian lace. If you’re looking for an eatery with vintage charm, try The Depot in Savage which is housed in the 1880 red-sided former railroad station. Happy Saling wherever you go!

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Carver Has Junk

Carver Junk Company
Carver Junk Company

Ms Mac's Too
Ms Mac’s Too

Junk Garage of Carver
Good Junk Garage of Carver

Junk for everyone, that’s the motto in Carver. Whether it’s repainted furniture, rusty old stuff, or classic vintage, you can find it. The Wednesday evening preview is a welcome addition to the Thursday-Saturday (and some Sunday) openings.

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Shoppers Alert

Farm Girl  Junk, Carver
Farm Girl Junk, Carver

Early opening in Carver: Most of the stores in Carver will be open this evening from 5 PM. Regular hours in Carver and Chaska begin at 10 AM Thursday and continue Friday and Saturday. See This Month’s Sales for details.
Big Sale in Savage: The Brass Peacock is having a big sale this weekend with bargains galore during their regular hours. Sale starts Thursday at 10 AM.
All sales for this weekend are noted on This Month’s Sales page. Happy Saling!

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Artisan Market Plus North Suburbs

Mama's Happy
Mama’s Happy

Artisan Market
Artisan Market

Artisan Market
Artisan Market

Mama’s Happy in Independence has indoor offerings by the mamas plus lots of guest vendors in the outdoor Artisan Market – including snacks and coffee. (Yummy soup!) Salvaged goods, jewelry, paintings, signs, repurposed, quilts, antiques and painted furniture are there.

French Flea
French Flea

French Flea
French Flea

A visit to the French Flea in Anoka found loads of handsome white furniture and accessories a la francais plus garden goodies. Happy Saling!

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