Congratulations to Mustard Moon & The Rider, another new shop opening this weekend in southwest Minneapolis. Owner Jane Hall is a popular vendor at many vintage and occasional shops around the area and is taking the plunge to open a shop with the help of her talented son, “the Rider.” The space is jam-packed with vintage goodies and many one-of-a-kind pieces. Vintage clothes, original art, industrial, maps, and furniture are just some of the treasures awaiting you at 5014 Xerxes Avenue South from 11 to 6 Fridays through Saturdays.
Other shops at the corner of 50th and Xerxes (like A Rare Bird) feature fine antiques, garden furniture, art and more and are open similar hours plus Sunday afternoons. Happy saling!
A new duo has opened shop on the corner of 42nd and Grand in southwest Minneapolis. Weekend Salvage offers a variety of vintage goods. Most notable are the old wall maps which are in pristine condition. You’ll also find small treasures, furniture from the fifties and sixties, skulls from the southwest desert, and even some agricultural metal. A small but interesting selection of jewelry is on display too. Nothing painted or newly crafted here; it’s all salvaged. Stop in and take a look at 4159 Grand Avenue South between 10 and 5 today (Saturday) and Sunday. Happy saling!
Carver Junk Company has moved from their original space in downtown Carver to a former bank turned storefront on the main street of Chaska. The address is 206 North Chestnut. The new store is a similar size, but is divided into more rooms including a workroom/classroom and the separate Vault for t-shirts and accessories. There is still a rustic feel with the light
Chaska-brick walls and wood floors while the new paint and gleaming door speak of fresh art and refreshed furniture. You’ll find tables and chests, signs, pillows, jewelry, greeting cards, paint, and all kinds of interesting decor plus friendly vendors to assist you. Parking at the door is available if you’re coming from the south or you can find a few spots behind the store off 2nd St. Hours are Thursday 10 to 5, Friday and Saturday from 10 to 4, and Sunday from noon to 4. Happy saling!
Two favorite shops in St. Paul are open this week. Both feature gifts and furnishings with a more feminine look as opposed to rustic or rusty. Belle Junque is open both Friday and Saturday from 11 to 6 at 474 Cleveland Ave. S. and features French-inspired pieces with lots of white, gray, and natural vintage woods. They also are selling beautiful fresh floral arrangements which are perfect for Mother’s Day.
The combined shops of The Middle Sister and Urban Moon are featuring all things related to tea this weekend. They’ll even be serving tea and scones on Saturday! They are open from 10 to 5 Friday and Saturday and noon to 5 on Sunday afternoon at 1048 Selby Avenue. Besides tea accessories and lots of decor items, look for the discounts of 20% on most furniture. Happy saling!
The backyard at Urban Cottage is open with flowering plants and fun furniture for your outdoor space. Inside is a wonderful selection of tables, chairs, chests, lamps, glassware, signs, vintage clothes, and beautiful jewelry. Decor items run the gamut from shiny to rusty. Gift ideas include tea towels and French-inspired containers as well as greeting cards, candles and soaps. A special event this month is a Garden Party Benefit on Thursday from 4 to 8 to support cancer patients. All this is happening at 5157 Bloomington Avenue South in Minneapolis this weekend. Urban Cottage hours are Wednesday night until 7, Thursday from 10 to 8, Friday and Saturday 10 to 6, and Sunday from 10 to 5. Happy saling!
The Back Forty Market is open Friday from 9 to 7 and Saturday from 9 to 5 at 12901 221st Avenue NW in Elk River. If you didn’t get to Farm Girl Junk and the other stores in Carver and Chaska last weekend, this may be a great shopping opportunity for you. For a preview, check out the photos and video on Farm Girl Junk’s Facebook page. And dress warmly enough for the weather. Happy saling!
The glorious weather brings out shoppers who like to stroll from to shop in Carver and Chaska. Studio H has a good selection of signs, dishtowels, tables, chests, and vintage accessories. Farm Girl Junk is plum full with two-tone dressers, inspirational and humorous signs, agricultural metal accessories and lots more. For those who like architectural trim and heavy garden urns, Ms. Mac’s Too is the place to go – all three are neighbors on Broadway. Just down Third Street you’ll find lots of good junk at The Good Junk Garage with large metal treasures, stained glass, lots of vintage furniture in their original wood finish, and assorted old stuff.
A short drive to Chaska will bring you to Linda’s Cellar at 110 E. 2nd St. where the garden accessories mingle with an array of vintage furniture, and decor for home and cabin. All shops are open until 5 this afternoon and 11 to 3 Sunday. Happy saling!
Spring has arrived at Urban Cottage in south Minneapolis. You’ll find a great assortment of furniture in neutral tones and all the fun decor to make your home special. Spring flowers, succulents, Easter basket fixings are all there along with sweet aprons for kids and adults in vintage prints, new and classic jewelry for your mom or yourself, a curated collection of vintage clothing, and greeting cards with attitude. Glassware, barware, dishes, and amazing one-of-a-kind lamps and lampshades are some of the fun options this month. You’ll feel right at home with the usual high quality finds yet discover some interesting offerings from the new vendors. Hours are Thursday through Saturday from 10 to 6 and Sunday from 10 to 5 at 5157 Bloomington Avenue South (just west of Lake Nokomis). Take a walk and stop to shop. Happy saling!
A Gathering of Friends is open this weekend at Bachman’s on Lyndale with an amazing collection of vintage goods assembled under one roof. There’s rusty, chippy, shabby, and shiny old things from vases to signs, garden furniture to upholstered chairs, farm tools to polished tables. In other words, you will see many lovely pieces for inside and out. There’s the added pleasure of free parking, free admission, and Patrick’s Cafe plus all the plants, flowers and decor of Bachman’s Flagship Store. Hours are Thursday and Friday 9 AM to 8 PM, Saturday 9 AM to 6 PM, and Sunday 10 AM to 3 PM inside Bachman’s at 6010 Lyndale Avenue South in Minneapolis (just north of the Crosstown Hwy. 62).
Belle Junque has changed their hours – slightly – but has maintained their calm, cool, clean, charming atmosphere. Merchandise is somewhat French, somewhat farmhouse, but all is delightful. Stop by every Thursday, Friday and Saturday from 11 to 6 at 474 Cleveland Avenue South (at Randolph) in St. Paul.