Carver and Chaska Shops Offer Inspiration

Carver General
Carver General
Carver General
Carver General
The Good Junk Garage
The Good Junk Garage

Linda’s Cellar

Linda’s Cellar
Shop 501, Chaska

There’s a lot to like in the shops this weekend. Planters, plant stands, and plants plus grapevine wreaths, wicker baskets, picnic baskets, chairs, dressers, dining tables, occasional tables, baker’s racks, metal buckets, jugs, paintings, signs, and summer décor are just a few of the treasures you’ll find. Shops are open 10 to 4 or 5, Thursday through Saturday and noon to 4 on Sunday. Happy saling!

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Urban Cottage Celebrates Nine Years

Urban Cottage
Urban Cottage
Urban Cottage
Urban Cottage
Urban Cottage
Urban Cottage
Urban Cottage
Urban Cottage

Urban Cottage

Urban Cottage is a fun place to be this weekend as Cheryl and her merry band of vendors celebrate nine years in business. The shop, front yard, and backyard are filled with great furniture, accessories, art, statuary, books, packets of herb seeds, jewelry, and signs. You’ll find things for your garden, patio, home, or cabin. Maybe the perfect gift for a friend, relative, graduate or neighbor. There are planters from small to immense, baskets for a multitude of uses, lamps and lampshades, chandeliers, paintings, posters, and mirrors. Let’s not forget chairs of rattan, iron, metal, plastic and wood. Some lovely reupholstered chairs. And pillows, blankets, and scarves. You’ll find dishes, glasses, buckets, vases, and watering cans. And décor galore. Plus indoor and outdoor plants. All this and more is at Urban Cottage on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday from 11 to 5 at 5157 Bloomington Avenue South in Minneapolis. Happy saling!

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Tulip Time in the Garden

Garden Party Gallery

Garden Party Gallery

Garden Party Gallery

Garden Party Gallery

Garden Party Gallery

Garden Party Gallery

Garden Party Gallery

Garden Party Gallery

Garden Party Gallery really lives up to its name this weekend with a delightful display of bright tulips decorating the garden. The patio offers bistro tables and chairs plus a gliding bench for your outdoor space. Indoors you’ll find dishes, glassware, and napkins as well as pitchers, jars, and serving pieces for dining al fresco or at the cabin. There’s an assortment of hooks and hangers for keys, masks, hats or jackets created from wood and vintage hardware. Jewelry, masks, and lanyards are always plentiful as are spring wreaths and hanging containers for you or for a gift. You’ll be thinking about summer before you leave! Garden Party Gallery is open Thursday through Saturday from 10 to 6 and from 12 to 4 on Sunday at 1213 Mainstreet in downtown Hopkins. Happy saling!

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Charmed at Urban Cottage

Urban Cottage
Quimper at Urban Cottage
Low Table at
Urban Cottage
Urban Cottage
Urban Cottage
Smart lampshade
at Urban Cottage
Urban Cottage

Urban Cottage delivers another charming collection of furniture, art, décor, and furnishings this month. You’ll find an abundance of green plants, a great selection of traditional lampshades, and loads of paintings, prints, wall hangings and mirrors. There are several reupholstered chairs, refinished tables, buffets, chests, and plant stands. Glassware, china, and pottery are functional and attractive. New and vintage jewelry is showcased along with vintage clothing, purses, and tote bags. You’ll enjoy the lovely scent of candles and perhaps the taste of caramels. Books on decorating and gardening as well as European décor magazines are there too. Plus many, many one-of-a-kind treasures!
Urban Cottage is open Saturday and Sunday from 11 to 5 at 5157 Bloomington Avenue South in Minneapolis. Happy saling!

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Spring Is Here! A Great Day to Visit Hopkins!

Garden Party Gallery

Mosaics by Lisa


Mosaics by Lisa


Garden Party Gallery

Garden Party Gallery is open again today, Saturday the 20th of March, to celebrate the first official day of Spring. The featured artist this month is Lisa who creates amazing mosaics with found objects. Her mosaics are colorful and bold statements with subtle hidden gems to discover when you look up close. Some would make a fun addition to your garden or patio while others belong in your favorite room. You can see these displayed among the sweet spring and Easter-themed décor pieces, jewelry, and vintage items which anchor the shop’s mission of repurposing old things. Take a spring stroll to 1213 Mainstreet in downtown Hopkins from 10 to 2 today! While you’re in Hopkins, grab a coffee at Munkabeans, a book or treat at Cream & Amber, and check out more art at the Art Center; all are closeby.
Happy saling!

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Spring Shopping in South Minneapolis

Urban Cottage

Urban Cottage

Urban Cottage

Urban Cottage

Urban Cottage
Urban Cottage
Urban Cottage
Urban Cottage
Urban Cottage

Urban Cottage was a bright, sunny delight for the opening day of this month’s sale weekend. The shop is filled with an array of beautiful lampshades, green plants, mirrors, artwork, dishes, glassware, décor and accessories for your home. Jewelry, greeting cards, Easter candy and decorations nestle on classy chests and vintage tables. Choose decorating books and magazines for more inspiration. Shop the vintage clothing and shoes or new t-shirts. It’s not trite to say that there is something for everyone at Urban Cottage. Hours are 11 to 5 Friday through Sunday at 5157 Bloomington Avenue South. And while you’re in the area, stop at Flamingos Divine Vintage at 3408 Cedar Avenue South which is open from noon to 6 Friday through Sunday for a real treasure hunt. Happy saling!

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Spring Vibes at Garden Party Gallery

Garden Party Gallery

Garden Party Gallery

Garden Party Gallery

Garden Party Gallery

Garden Party Gallery

Signs of spring abound with fresh bouquets, colored eggs, and even a few green shamrocks. You’ll find containers for candles or succulents, vases, magnets, fishing lures, and jewelry. Many items are re-purposed treasures or newly created gems. Furniture selections include vintage tables and benches in natural wood or painted versions. Décor items include art, posters, signs, and so much more. Garden Party Gallery is open until 6 on Saturday and 10 to 3 on Sunday at 1213 Mainstreet in downtown Hopkins. Happy saling!

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Hearts and More at Garden Party Gallery

Garden Party Gallery
Garden Party Gallery
Garden Party Gallery
Garden Party Gallery

Garden Party Gallery is ready for the upcoming holiday with hearts galore. Heart pillows, heart wall signs, heart bunting, and heart jewelry are just some of the choices. And you’ll find a wide range of furniture including chests, desks, tables, and chairs plus glassware, lamps, stuffed animals, mirrors and art. If you want something to warm your heart or brighten someone’s day, Garden Party Gallery is a good place to check out. The shop is open Saturday until 4 and Sunday noon to 5 at 1213 Mainstreet in downtown Hopkins. Happy saling!

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Light, Bright Winter Sale at Urban Cottage

Urban Cottage
Urban Cottage

Urban Cottage
Urban Cottage

Urban Cottage

Urban Cottage

This month’s sale at Urban Cottage continues Saturday and Sunday from 11-5 at 5157 Bloomington Avenue South in Minneapolis with green plants, classic décor, warm mittens, and a fun atmosphere. There are gilded mirrors to bring light into your home as well as antique paintings to add interest to your walls. A romantic dinner for two would be special with lovely glassware and serving pieces. European decorating inspiration comes in magazines and books – and just a walk around the shop. Chairs, chests, tables, and plant stands await plus unique lampshades and accessories for every room of your home. If you’re looking for a gift for a friend or Valentine, you can choose from jewelry, mittens, gloves, sachets, and handcrafted cards. Or beautiful, live green plants. Take a short break from winter at Urban Cottage.

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Sparkling Creativity at Garden Party Gallery in Hopkins

Garden Party Gallery
Garden Party Gallery
Garden Party Gallery
Garden Party Gallery
Garden Party Gallery

Garden Party Gallery is sparkling with holiday lights and lots of creative designs and re-designs using vintage pieces. Ornaments abound plus wreaths, pillows, hangings, glassware, jewelry, masks, and more. There is furniture too, but the holiday décor really stands out. Shop until 6 today and noon to 5 on Sunday at 1213 Mainstreet in downtown Hopkins. (You’ll get another chance next weekend during the Artist Spotlight featuring Captain Mudslinger Pottery on Friday, December 18th from 4 to 7 PM and Saturday, the 19th from 10 to 4). Happy saling!

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