Strolling Around Buffalo

This & That, Now & Then, 605 Soo Lane
This & That, Now & Then, 605 Soo Lane

Second Hand Rose, 609 Soo Lane
Second Hand Rose,
609 Soo Lane

Patina General, 2 First Ave. NE
Patina General,
2 First Ave. NE

The Cottage Door, 28 Central Ave.
The Cottage Door,
28 Central Ave.

Tin Lizzie's Room, 18 Central Ave.
Tin Lizzie’s Room,
18 Central Ave.

If you’ve been to Buffalo for an occasional sale weekend, you know that it can be exciting to have so many stores to visit. Previewing a few makes you appreciate the diverse goods and the common commitment to quality and style. Each store has a flavor all its own and you never know what you might find. Second Hand Rose and This & That have their own cul de sac on Soo Lane (a block south of Culver’s on Hwy. 55) with a big alley filled with outdoor furniture and accessories. The other stores downtown are closer together for trekking around on foot. These photos are just a small sample of what you’ll see Thursday – Sunday. Most stores are open 9 to 6 with shorter hours of 10 to 5 (or noon to 4) on Sunday. Please note that Patina General is offering discounted prices this weekend and next before they close their doors. Happy saling!

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Special Friday Hours at Your Lucky Day

Your Lucky Day
Your Lucky Day

Your Lucky Day at 4159 Grand Avenue South in Minneapolis will be open this Friday from 9 AM until only 4 PM. This is an earlier closing time than originally reported. The hours for Thursday and Saturday remain 9 to 6 and Sunday 11 to 5. Again, happy saling!

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Spring Days at Your Lucky Day

Your Lucky Day
Your Lucky Day

Your Lucky Day
Your Lucky Day

Your Lucky Day
Your Lucky Day

Your Lucky Day
Your Lucky Day

Your Lucky Day
Your Lucky Day

Your Lucky Day promises great gift shopping this weekend for your mom, dad, graduate – or yourself – with a wide assortment of jewelry, housewares, greeting cards, garden tools, and beautiful plants plus outdoor and fishing gear. Children’s books, furniture, and games are here too and lots of craft supplies. You’ll find small vintage tables in pastels and bright colors along with decor items for any home or apartment. Hours are Thursday through Saturday from 9 to 6 and Sunday 11 to 5 at 4159 Grand Avenue South in Minneapolis. Happy saling!

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St. Paul Shop is a Good Place to Visit

The Middle Sister and Urban Moon
The Middle Sister
and Urban Moon

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Urban Moon and The Middle Sister
Urban Moon and
The Middle Sister

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The Middle Sister and Urban Moon have furniture for patio, porch or home plus all the picnic ware, dishes, linens, and decor items you are looking for to freshen your environment for spring. They are open today until 5 and Sunday from noon to 5 at 1048 Selby (just east of Lexington) in St. Paul. Happy saling!

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Apron Chicks First Stop on St. Croix River Valley Vintage Crawl

The Apron Chicks, Stillwater
The Apron Chicks,
Stillwater

The Apron Chicks
The Apron Chicks

The Apron Chicks
The Apron Chicks

The Apron Chicks
The Apron Chicks

The Apron Chicks
The Apron Chicks
Occasional Sales of St. Croix River Valley
Occasional Sales of St. Croix River Valley

Coming on Hwy. 36, it’s easy to find The Apron Chicks who sell their vintage wares at The Log Cabin at Bergmann’s Greenhouses. The address is 12239 62nd St. N., Stillwater. From Hwy. 36, go north on Manning Avenue and then take the first right. Follow for a block and turn right again. You’ll find a cabin filled with furniture, art, signs, globes, blankets, pillows, clocks, crates, bikes, frames, silver, lamps, aprons, and so much more. The greenhouses are open too for plant shopping.
There are nine shops on the St. Croix River Valley Vintage Crawl. All are open today through Sunday from 10 to 6. Pick up your “passport” and visit all the shops for a chance to win one of three prizes. The card also includes addresses and a map. Happy saling!

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Weathered Cottage is One of Dassel Shops

Weathered Cottage
Weathered Cottage

Weathered Cottage
Weathered Cottage

Weathered Cottage
Weathered Cottage

Weathered Cottage
Weathered Cottage

The Weathered Cottage has a large storefront and a shed to display all kinds of furniture, accessories, and rustic treasures in downtown Dassel. Located 461 3rd Street South, it’s just a few doors south of Highway 12. The owners offer classic vintage furniture along with painted and repurposed tables, desks, dressers, and cupboards. There are signs, pillows, and many decor items plus a small section of new clothing. The shed has windows, doors, fence posts, buckets, trunks and assorted metal goods. Store hours are 9 to 5 Thursday through Saturday.
Netty's
Netty’s

 The Patchwork Cupboard
The Patchwork
Cupboard

There are two neighboring shops also offering a mix of old treasures. Next door on 3rd Street is The Patchwork Cupboard which feels more like antique shops of old with little independent booths each featuring a variety of vintage furniture, architectural pieces, signs, art, and more.
Around the corner at 251 Atlantic Ave. W. is Netty’s with mainly repainted wood furniture and modern accessories plus clothing in the lower level.
Check out the Dassel shops this weekend or put them on your calendar for the full last weekend of May or June. (P.S. There’s a coffee shop with a full lunch menu too). Happy saling!

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Carver and Chaska Shops Welcome All

Linda's Cellar, Chaska
Linda’s Cellar, Chaska

Linda's Cellar
Linda’s Cellar

Linda's Cellar
Linda’s Cellar

Good Junk Garage, Carver
Good Junk Garage,
Carver

Good Junk Garage
Good Junk Garage

Good Junk Garage
Good Junk Garage

Part of your day in the southwest suburbs this weekend should include stops in Chaska and Carver. Linda’s Cellar at 110 East 2nd St. in Chaska (just east of Cty. 41 and north of the bridge) is filled with lots of interesting items including an old Ford pickup turned into a trailer, a metal crib perfect for your garden, and a little shed for storing or selling antiques. You’ll see other garden pieces, wicker, dressers, wood, and metal – and they have boothsful of goods at Junk Bonanza too! The shop is open Thursday 10 to 5, Friday-Saturday 10 to 4, and Sunday noon to 4.
A couple of miles west, you’ll find the shops of Carver. These are six vintage shops clustered in the historic downtown district. Each shop has its own specialties; all are worth a look especially if you’re hunting for furniture. The Good Junk Garage was open for a preview today with tons (pun intended) of metal pieces from turbines to industrial cabinets to assorted agricultural parts. The shop also features wooden tables, chests, and doors plus stained and leaded glass windows. The outdoor “yard” is a treasure trove of large metal odds and ends. The shops of Carver are open Thursday 10 to 5, Friday and Saturday 10 to 4. Check with individual stores to verify Sunday hours or assume 12 to 3. Coffee and light fare at Cup of Carver and Chaska Dunn Bros.
Happy saling!

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Shakopee Shop Has A Yardful – and Houseful – of Vintage Goods

How Quaint, Shakopee
How Quaint,
Shakopee

How Quaint
How Quaint

How Quaint
How Quaint

How Quaint
How Quaint

How Quaint
How Quaint

How Quaint
How Quaint

How Quaint in downtown Shakopee has vastly expanded their offerings this month with the whole yard filled with goodies for garden, cabin, porch and patio. Take a stroll outside before you embark on a tour of the inside where you’ll find three floors of housewares, furniture, art, decor, jewelry, and special one-of-a-kind items like the native American headdress and vest. How Quaint is open four days this weekend beginning at 9 tomorrow. Hours are Thursday 9 to 7, Friday 9 to 6, Saturday 9 to 5, and Sunday from 11 to 4. How Quaint is located just east of downtown Shakopee at 714 First Ave. E. (Hwy. 101) with a big parking lot on the east side of the house. Look for directional signs from Canterbury Park to How Quaint. Happy saling!

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French Theme Continues

Belle Junque, St. Paul
Belle Junque, St. Paul

Belle Junque
Belle Junque

Belle Junque
Belle Junque

Belle Junque is open today from 10 to 5 and on Sunday 12 to 4 with beautifully restored and revamped furniture plus lots of small decor items. The shop has a fresh, French feel just like a crisp white shirt. It’s located in the Highland Park neighborhood of St. Paul at 474 Randolph at Cleveland by the entrance to St. Kate’s and not far from the Mississippi.
French Flea, Anoka
French Flea, Anoka

French Flea, Anoka
French Flea, Anoka

French Flea, Anoka
French Flea, Anoka

If your weekend takes you to the northwest side of the metro, stop in Anoka for a look at how the French Flea interprets French decor. Refurbished furniture, greenery, and elegance with a touch of whimsy is what you’ll find. Right on Main Street at 211, the French Flea is open 10 to 6 today and Sunday.
Happy saling!

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Go to Haupt Antiek Market for French Inspiration

The song “April in Paris” is being hummed all over the metro this weekend it seems. You will find French imports and French-themed goodies for sale at Haupt Antiek Market in Apple Valley as well as in Anoka and St. Paul. Haupt Antiek features antiques from European flea markets which were handpicked during recent travels. This month’s theme of Paris Fling means you’ll find many authentic vintage goods to help you create your own salon de Paris. Of course, there will be American vintage pieces and plants as well. Haupt Antiek Market is located at 7570 West 147th Street (just west of Cedar Ave. S.) in Apple Valley. Friday hours are 9 to 7, Saturday 9 to 5, and Sunday 11 to 4. Happy saling!

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