The weather couldn’t be better for shopping at small, local, vintage stores. You’ll find a fantastic array of furniture, fixtures, and accessories for entertaining – whether your style is elegant, rustic, funky or eclectic – as this sampling shows. Laurie’s chandeliers and European style furniture and accessories are at 9066 Lyndale Ave South in Bloomington. Hours Thur-Sat 10-5 and Sun 12-4. The shops of Carver and Chaska are open Thur 10-5 and Fri-Sat 10-4. Carver Junk Co is also open Sun 12-4.
Happy summer saling!
The French Flea on Main St. in downtown Anoka is brimming with shabby chic furniture, original art, and nods to nautical with seashells and summery pillows. The rattan chaise would add add comfort and style to a porch while the back garden has lovely decor for the garden.
Antique Alley at 218 Central Ave. in Osseo has country antiques, painted furniture, repurposed items, and crafted accessories. The small drop-leaf table on wheels would be perfect in a small kitchen or for a portable craft table.
Mama’s Happy at 7888 Watertown Rd. (County Road 6) in Independence specializes in repainted furniture but offers so much more. Clothing fashioned by recycling garments, original art, jewelry from old bits and bobs are all to be found here. The addition of outposts in St. Paul and St. Louis Park has not diminished the allure of the home of the Mamas on the far west edge of Minneapolis.
All these shops are worth the drive this weekend. For particulars, check This Month’s Sales.
It’s a lovely weekend for saling in the farther suburbs. A quick drive down 35W takes you to The Crowned Cottage in New Market. Inside the little house on Main St. (Hwy. 2), you’ll find elegant furnishings including French furniture and accessories, smartly covered pillows, and signature Belle Vache tote bags. It’s a little bit of European glamour out on the prairie. Hours are Thurs-Sat 10-6 and Sunday 11-4. The address is 531 Main St. (It’s on your right as you come into town).
The weekend starts tomorrow for several occasional sales. In Minneapolis, you can check out Amour Sophie at 46th and Bloomington Ave. S. which is open Wed-Sat 10-6 and Sun 10-5, Flamingos Divine Finds at 3404 Cedar Ave. S. which is open Wed-Sun 10-6, The Cottage House at 4304 Chicago Ave. which is open Wed from 1-7, Thu-Fri 10-7, and Sat-Sun 10-6, and The Urban Cottage which is now open Wednesdays 12-7, Thu 10-7, Fri-Sat 10-6, Sun 10-5, and Tues 5-8. Mama’s Happy at 7888 County Rd 6 (Watertown Rd) in Independence (near Maple Plain) is open Wed 6-9 plus Thu-Sat 10-6 and Sun 12-5.
A new baby girl in the family means a new shopping focus. My quick preview at The Urban Cottage was rewarded with an antique cradle, a child’s apron made from vintage fabric and some children’s games plus a lovely dressing table for an older girl.
Please check This Month’s Sales for more shops which open on Thursday. Happy Saling!
Spicy & Sweet Boutique in St.Louis Park reflects owner Csilla’s Hungarian heritage with pottery, chocolates, and crafts. Upholstered furniture, lamps, mirrors, European art, jewelry, scarves, bags and garden decor are for sale today (Sat., July 5th). The boutique at 6532 W. Lake St. is open 10-6 today and again July 17-20 and most Fridays and Saturdays. Check Facebook.com/Spicy&SweetBoutique or 612-554-6227 for more information.
Apologies to any salers who went to Hopkins to shop at Garden Party Gallery this weekend. This month’s dates are July 10-13 – not the usual first weekend.
E’s Emporium is open for your shopping pleasure this weekend with retro furniture, house wares and fun pieces for yard or patio. Some iconic wall decor and mid century lights may speak to you. Or a 60s table and chairs (newly recovered). Hours are 11-7 today-Sat and 11-5 Sunday at 3911 Minnehaha Ave S. (You can stop on your way to the Falls!)
Two occasional sales are open this weekend on Grand Avenue South. Both had some pretty cool tables this afternoon along with lots of other vintage and new household, decor and outdoor items.
Your Lucky Day! is literally overflowing with furniture, glassware, games, toys, books, maps, table linens, picnic baskets – almost anything you might want for summer fun. Located at 4159 Grand Ave. S., Your Lucky Day! is open Thu-Sun 10-6. You can find more photos on Facebook or call 612-807-5216 for info.
Artsy Digs has vintage furniture, kitchen gadgets, water-skis and signs, plus some new jewelry, t-shirts and kitchen towels with a retro look. Artsy Digs is at 4760 Grand Ave. S. and is open today until 7, Fri-Sat 11-6, and Sun 11-4. 612-825-6911 or Facebook.
Please tell the shops that you saw them on The Occasional Saler. Thanks and happy saling!
The Prairie Haven sale is like a giant tent sale with many groupings reminiscent of a furniture store. Every decade of decor can be found plus lots of current decorator touches and beautiful original pieces made from wine barrels. Charming vintage, cool lighting, and repurposed crafts. The next sale is in September.
Heirlooms Tea Room offers yummy food, delicious teas, and a vintage setting with a wonderful attention to detail and just the right amount of food to satisfy. Private teas for 8 or more. FYI.
The river is high and the creek was raging in Carver on Thursday, but the roads and SHOPS are OPEN for business. A quick circuit of sales was rewarding with so many cool pieces of furniture, art, garden things, and fun decor items. The photos are just a small snapshot of what you’ll find from 10-4 on Saturday in all stores in both Carver and Chaska. Check This Month’s Sales for addresses and other info.
Reservations close today at noon for tomorrow’s Tea Party in Hutchinson, MN. If you’re interested, please comment on this post, email email@example.com or call Audrey at Heirlooms Tea Room directly at 320-587-3975. The luncheon begins at 12:30 and costs $25 per person. The address is 325 Hassan St SE.
Shopping at Prairie Haven Design’s occasional sale can be enjoyed before or after lunch.
Happy weekend sailing!