So much to love this month at Urban Cottage and these photos only show a small portion of the main floor! Store hours are shorter, masks requested, fewer shoppers inside at a time, but well worth any inconvenience with a lovely array of treasures.
Urban Cottage opens tomorrow and each day at 11 AM. Thursday hours are 11:00 to 6:00, Friday through Sunday hours are 11:00 to 5:00 at 5157 Bloomington Avenue South in beautiful Minneapolis. Happy saling!
Three shops are going live tonight on Facebook with virtual sales. Take your pick:
6:00 PM Minnesota Rust in McIntosh, MN
7:00 PM Linda’s Cellar in Chaska, MN
7:00 PM Urban Cottage in South Minneapolis, MN
Take a look at their Facebook pages ahead of time to see some of the items on sale. The rules differ slightly among the shops, but they are similar. During the sales, the first shopper to say “SOLD” in the comments can buy an item. If an item is not bought or paid for during the live sale, it could be available later. Listen to the introduction at each shop to learn how they will run their sale.
The sales are fun to watch and, for now, they’re the best vintage shopping available.
A visit to Urban Cottage this weekend is like a breath of fresh air. The shop is filled with spring yellows and greens to brighten your mood and your home. Green plants, pussy willow branches, mini plants, vintage vases and planters are all there. For storage updates, you’ll find painted buffets, chests, and cabinets plus freshly reupholstered chairs, a smart loveseat and assorted pillows. Paintings, mirrors, and botanical prints abound to freshen your décor. There are hats, handbags, and vintage clothes – and great jewelry. And clever, sweet greeting cards for upcoming occasions. Urban Cottage is open today and Saturday from 10 to 6 and on Sunday from 10 to 5 at 5157 Bloomington Avenue in South Minneapolis. Happy saling!
Early spring weather awakens our craving for plants and flowers. Inside Garden Party Gallery, you’ll find flowering branches and buds plus sweet decorations for spring and Easter. There’s a small area of green including shamrocks and Irish coffee mugs. Small and large tables, chests, and wooden cupboards offer an array of stains and painted finishes. Mirrors, canvases, coat racks, and key holders are just some of the options for your walls. There are earrings, necklaces, and key chains. Almost everything in this unique shop is handcrafted, repurposed or restyled. If you appreciate creative work, you’ll enjoy exploring the creations at Garden Party Gallery. The shop is open from 10 to 7 on Thursday, 10 to 6 on Friday and Saturday, and from noon to 5 on Sunday at 1213 Mainstreet in downtown Hopkins. Happy saling!
There are many fun items this month at Carver General including garden tools, stakes, and shelves, paintings, signs, vintage windows, small tables and chests, large cabinets and tables, glassware, china, pots, plants, cloches, pillows, containers, baskets, summery candles, chairs, and more. Industrial and farm equipment sit side by side with wooden posts and keychain necklaces at 109 East 3rd Street in historic downtown Carver.
Right next door is The Good Junk Garage which is filled with charming vintage cabinets, old advertising signs, lots of metal bits, crockery and china, and even some vintage clothing to name just a few items. The Carver shops are open from 10 to 5 Friday and Saturday and from 11 to 4 on Sunday.
Just down the road in Chaska you’ll find Linda’s Cellar at 110 East 2nd Street where home décor mixes with flannel shirts and Minnesota-themed clothing along with patio furniture, tables, chests, Easter bunnies, and fabric and so much more. Linda’s Cellar is open Friday from 9 to 5, Saturday from 10 to 4, and on Sunday from noon to 4.
All three shops have a wide range of vintage goods: something for everyone! Happy saling!
Sunshine brings smiles today and a yearning for plants and summer gardens. Urban Cottage to the rescue with a lovely selection of green plants and garden accessories. You’ll also find bright pottery, sparkling glassware, and brilliant jewelry. Home décor items range from mirrors, to wall clocks, prints, maps, pillows, and vintage windows. Gifts include tea towels, tea in tins, lavender sachets, colorful crafted bunting, and Valentine cards. You’ll find vintage clothing, ladies hats, purses, and shoes plus vintage fabric and men’s ties. Decorating books and handbags with book covers mingle with gloves, mittens, and knit hats atop refurbished furniture. All this and more at Urban Cottage. The shop is open Saturday and Sunday from 10 to 5 at 5157 Bloomington Avenue South in Minneapolis. Happy saling!
You’re in for a treat at Haupt Antiek. The shop is brimming with Valentines and gifts for your favorite people. There are earrings, necklaces, and barrettes fashioned from old silver or tea tins. There’s lovely transfer ware and crystal goblets for the romantics. There are rusty and woodsy accessories for home or cabin. And furniture for storage and decoration. And that’s just a sample of what you’ll find this weekend. Hours are Saturday from 9 to 5 and Sunday from 11 to 4 at 7570 W. 147th Street (just west of Hwy. 77/Cedar Ave.) in Apple Valley. Happy saling!
The shops of Carver offer lovely vintage items from wood cabinets to rusty metal and from old china to architectural remnants. Plus a few fresh goods with a vintage look or story like the “coal” candy or candles in festive tins. There is lots of furniture from occasional tables to big storage cupboards. Carver General has gone all out with vintage holiday décor and winter decorations. The subtle fragrance of strudel and spice makes for a cozy shopping experience. Carver General and The Good Junk Garage sit side by side on Third Street East in historic downtown Carver and are open Friday and Saturday from 10 to 5 and on Sunday from noon to 4. Happy saling!
Urban Cottage welcomes shoppers with fresh evergreen arrangements outside and lots of sparkle inside. The tinsel and silver, pearls and gold shimmer against the plaids, leathers, and knits. There are lots of small gifts and decorations plus chairs, chests, small tables, and mirrors. You will find glasses, serving pieces, and tableware for holiday entertaining. There are handcrafted cards and matchboxes plus mittens and woolen ear-warmers. And lovely jewelry. Candles. Granola. Towels. Gifts for all! The shop is open until 7 tonight, Thursday from 10 to 7, Friday and Saturday from 10 to 6 and on Sunday from 10 to 5. This is a wonderful weekend to finish your shopping and Urban Cottage has something great for everyone at 5157 Bloomington Ave. S. in Minneapolis. Happy saling!
The ambiance at Garden Party Gallery is magical. It’s cozy and over-the-top decorated for the holidays. Yes, you’ll find some tables, chests, and children’s Time Out chairs, but the overwhelming vibe is cheerful, hand-crafted Christmas décor. There are many variations on cookie molds and tartlet tins revamped into unique ornaments (or pendants). Wreaths, swags, and trees are abundant in many versions. There are photo frames and display pieces plus jewelry, mittens and burlap table runners. Almost everything is cleverly repurposed locally – no imports from China or Target here. If you’re looking for inspiration and an amazing holiday atmosphere, head over to Garden Party Gallery at 1213 Mainstreet in downtown Hopkins. The store is open Friday and Saturday from 10 to 6 and on Sunday from noon to 5. (Also open on the next two Saturdays, December 14th and 21st). Happy saling!