There is still one more day to find a bargain or win a $25 gift certificate during Crazy Days at Your Lucky Day. You’ll find a wide range of furniture from a farm table to a chrome-trimmed bar cart to a pair of stadium/theater seats. There are still a couple vibrantly colored summer dresses for a night on the town. Housewares and accessories abound from homey to elegant. It’s hard to pigeonhole the styles you will encounter so a personal visit is a must. Hours are 9 to 6 tomorrow at 4159 Grand Avenue South in Minneapolis. Happy saling!
The Vintage Marketplace at 302 Oak Street in downtown Farmington is perfectly named. It features almost all true vintage goods whether a kitchen cabinet with a blemish-free enamel top or a century old Singer sewing machine. Some items have been enhanced with a little paint or remade like the darling stuffed animals covered in pieces of antique quilts. You’ll find corbels, columns and posts from old buildings as well as old barn wood. There are gilded sconces and mirrors for those who prefer more elegance in their decorations. Whatever your taste, the Vintage Marketplace is a good place to look for vintage treasures. Open Thu 10-8, Fri-Sat 10-6, and Sunday 12-4.
Nearby in Rosemount, you’ll find A Cat & The Fiddle A Fair in their new storefront. With more the feel of a small town department store, you’ll find several rooms stretching back from the door filled with vintage and repurposed goods and lots of painted signs and wall art. A Cat & The Fiddle is now open every weekend at 2990 W. 145th St. in downtown Rosemount.
Going east to St. Paul, you’ll find Urban Moon and The Middle Sister shops open to welcome you this weekend. The Middle Sister is open Saturday and Sunday afternoons 12-5 with a wide variety of small furniture, dishes, handcrafted jewelry and bags, art, frames, and interesting magnet boards like this Eiffel Tower version. The Middle Sister is at 416 Snelling Ave. S. near Randolph. Urban Moon has a nice selection of wicker furniture to be enjoyed during the best part of summer along with many chairs, tables, and cabinets. Dishes and decor have been well-loved, but still are fresh and attractive. Urban Moon at 1048 Selby (just east of Lexington) will be open Thu-Fri noon-5 and Sat-Sunday 10-5. Happy saling!
The vendors at How Quaint offer a wide array of antique, primitive, rustic and elegant goods in their three-story house and large yard. There’s attractive decor for your outdoor spaces as well as every room of your home or cottage. How Quaint is open Friday 9-6, Saturday 9-5, and Sunday 11-4 at 714 First Ave. (Hwy. 101) in downtown Shakopee. P.S. Enjoy a snack on Saturday 12-3 during the customer appreciation celebration. Happy saling!
It’s Ladies Night in both Carver and Chaska tonight with most stores staying open until 8:00 PM. Adding to your shopping pleasure will be snacks, prizes and a sweet food truck in downtown Carver. If you can’t make it tonight, the stores will be open Fri-Sun as well. Happy saling!
Laurie has assembled a beautiful array of furniture and accessories – again! – this month. There are several WOW pieces, perfect for a room’s focal point plus many handsome chairs, tables, mirrors and chandeliers, many with a European flair. Garden statuary and urns are just right for the patio, porch or yard. Laurie’s Trunk opens Thursday at 11:00 at 9066 Lyndale Avenue South in Bloomington and is open 11-5 Thu-Sat and 12-4 Sunday. Happy saling!
Touring England in June provided a chance to see vintage shops across the pond. The good news for you and me is that most items for sale in the UK were pretty pricey. Many items were similar to what we see in Minnesota shops. In fact, it was interesting that decorating and collecting trends seem to be international. One example were the antlers, animal skulls and stuffed critters in London. The popularity of bunting has definitely made its way to the U.S. recently too. It was great fun to explore quirky shops – just as it is here, but it really made me appreciate the wealth of vintage treasures available close to home. Thank you to all the local vendors who make shopping a pleasure!
There are now three occasional shops in St. Paul and all are open this weekend. Belle Junque has a French flair with vintage woods and repainted gems plus lots of small decor items. The Middle Sister is more upscale garage sale with lots of variety and reasonable prices. Urban Moon is a mix of vintage and repurposed plus fresh flowers. Check them out Friday – Sunday. If you make the circuit on Saturday, take time to look at some Art at St. Kate’s from 10-5. Happy saling!
Garden Party Gallery is open Wednesday evening for relaxed shopping at 1213 Main Street in Hopkins. The patio is filled with inspiration and the gardens along the sidewalk are absolutely beautiful. Inside are repurposed pieces of furniture – large and small – painted with a glossy finish and plenty of decor items to complete the look. Furniture and lamps inside are 10% off and patio furniture is 20% off. The GPG is open through Sunday for your shopping pleasure. (Please note that the Hopkins Art Center is hosting The Artery Experience on Saturday from 11-4 along 8th Ave. from Excelsior Blvd. to the Trail north of Mainstreet with an art sale, games, food, and music). Mama’s Happy in Independence is also open Wednesday night until 9 and all weekend. Happy saling west!
The weekend begins Wednesday morning, noon and afternoon in the South Minneapolis shops. The one-weekend-a-month concept continues to bring shoppers who line up outside waiting for a chance to see what’s new. Urban Cottage welcomed a throng of regulars at noon and the till was soon busy. Special attention is given this month to young collectors one of whom collects vintage electric fans. Items for garden, entertaining, and decorating your home or apartment plus jewelry both vintage and newly handcrafted were abundant. Urban Cottage is located at 5157 Bloomington Avenue South, Flamingos Divine Finds is at 3404 Cedar and the Cottage House is at 4304 Chicago. All are open today through Sunday. Please check This Month’s Sales listings for specific times for each store. Happy saling!
Your Lucky Day is ready for summer parties and the 4th of July with glassware, dishes, and cookbooks plus toys for the kids and one-of-a-kind planters for the patio. And so much more! Open today and Sunday 9-6 at 4159 Grand Avenue South in Minneapolis. Happy saling! And more