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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Fun Holiday Shopping in South Minneapolis

Urban Cottage

Urban Cottage

Urban Cottage

Urban Cottage

Urban Cottage

What a pleasure to shop for the holidays before the weather turns more seasonal! Urban Cottage is jam-packed with every decorative item you could want from tinsel trees to ornaments to candle holders – and candles – to fresh wreaths to holiday glassware to holiday cards to gloves and mittens to mirrors to art to pillows to lampshades to jewelry to candy and on and on. There’s also furniture and wall hangings and décor of all kinds! Plus books and magazines filled with decorating ideas. I almost forgot to mention the Swedish gnomes called tomtes! And a wonderful group of vendors to welcome you to the shop! Yes, shopping in small, local shops is the best. Urban Cottage is located at 5157 Bloomington Ave. S. in Minneapolis and is open Friday, Saturday, and Sunday from 11:00 to 5:00 each day. Happy saling!

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The Granary is Worth a Visit

The Granary
The Granary


The Granary


The Granary is a very occasional shop which is open for a day here and there. Today was one of those days. Before the door opened at 10:00, there was a line of shoppers standing in the crisp sunshine. Once open, shoppers hurried to look at all the Christmas décor and gifts and started filling their baskets or clutched pillows to buy. All the goods are handmade by the family including the artwork. The furniture has been repainted to add some charm to the vintage pieces. Being located on a farm, there were several varieties of goat’s milk products. There were even some fresh dairy eggs! There isn’t too much time to visit today before they close at 6:00, but you can put The Granary on your list of small shops to visit in the future. The address is 17450 134th Ave. in Hamburg which translates to a mile south of Hwy. 212 on Hwy. 25 and then it’s the second farmhouse on the north side of 134th. Happy saling!

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Holiday Abundance at Urban Cottage

Urban Cottage
Urban Cottage


Urban Cottage

Urban Cottage

Urban Cottage has an appealing variety of glitz, traditional, and handcrafted décor and furnishings for the holiday season this month. You are greeted outside with fresh evergreen boughs and dogwood branches (both sold in bunches) scattered among vintage sleds. Inside are lots and lots of ornaments for every kind of Christmas tree from twig to tinsel.You’ll find holiday glassware, trays, serving pieces, and decorations. Lamp shades include some fun designs with Santas and dala horses. There are holiday goodies everywhere including salsa and jam, candles, gloves,stocking caps, and jewelry. Games and puzzles take up a whole corner. With so many cute things, you might miss the tables, chairs, chests, mirrors, wall hangings, art and mirrors. It’s all there waiting for you at 5157 Bloomington Avenue in South Minneapolis from 11 to 5 on Saturday and Sunday. Happy saling!

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