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Good Time to Visit Amour Sophie in South Minneapolis

Amour Sophie
Amour Sophie

Trim dropleaf table at Amour sophie
Trim dropleaf table
at Amour sophie

Small hutch at Amour Sophie
Small hutch at
Amour Sophie

This weekend offers a chance to buy that special lamp or repainted piece of furniture you’ve had your eye on at Amour Sophie before the shop leaves the Nokomis East neighborhood of South Minneapolis. You’ll find candles, dishes, glassware, artwork, mirrors, frames, and lots of decor items. There is a selection of succulents and annuals for home or garden. Hurry over to 3002 East 50th Street on Friday or Saturday for the best selection! Hours are 11 to 6. Happy saling!

Amour Sophie Sign
Amour Sophie Sign
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Enjoy a Great Day – With a Little Shopping

How Quaint
How Quaint

How Quaint
How Quaint

How Quaint
How Quaint

What a splendid day for a drive, a road trip or a vintage shopping spree! Or all three. Shops listed in This Month’s Sales for this weekend are open today and most are open tomorrow. Happy saling!

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How Quaint is Weather Perfect

How Quaint
How Quaint

How Quaint
How Quaint

How Quaint
How Quaint

How Quaint
How Quaint

How Quaint
How Quaint

How Quaint
How Quaint

The yard at How Quaint in Shakopee is arranged with oh so many garden treasures: furniture that’s rusty and some that’s not, signs, plant stands, urns, statuary, waterskis, bikes, trikes, wagons and more. Inside there are chests, armoires, tables, and all the antiques and vintage pieces to decorate your home or cabin. From dishes to fabric, original paintings to softballs, mirrors to jewelry, you might find that perfect addition to your collection. How Quaint is open Thursday from 9 to 7, Friday from 9 to 6, Saturday from 9 to 5, and Sunday from 11 to 4 at 714 First Ave. East (Highway 101) in historic downtown Shakopee. Happy saling!

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Celebrating in the East Metro

Belle Junque
Belle Junque

Belle Junque
Belle Junque

Belle Junque
Belle Junque

Belle Junque
Belle Junque

Rewind Alley
Rewind Alley

Rewind Alley
Rewind Alley

It’s Belle Junque’s first anniversary at 474 Cleveland Avenue South in St. Paul. Join the celebration Friday-Saturday from 10 to 5 and from noon to 4 on Sunday. This month you’ll find everything from fragrant fresh lavender sprigs to an antique drill press (ooh, what a conversation piece it will be!) and everything in-between. There’s a good selection of chests, tables and seating including the stylishly simple chair and loveseat pictured. Bring a friend and come enjoy some cake on Saturday and the French farmhouse charm at Belle Junque.
White Bear Lake is known for its cute shops which include several selling vintage and consignment goods for the home along with independent stores selling books, clothes, and gifts. Now we can celebrate another store featuring vintage furniture and home decor which is open just one weekend a month. Rewind Alley is located in the back alley behind ReUse ReStyle on Washington Square at 4748. The hours are Thursday to Saturday from 10 to 5. I’m happy to report that there are lots of good places for lunch or a snack too. Happy saling!

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More from Urban Cottage

Urban Cottage
Urban Cottage

Urban Cottage
Urban Cottage

Uran Cottage
Uran Cottage

The Urban Cottage Garden Party took place indoors due to rain Thursday evening. But it was a grand event nonetheless. And it continues through the weekend! There is furniture, garden decor, jewelry, apparel for adults and babies, and lots of fun accessories. All this at 4157 Bloomington Avenue South in Minneapolis (west of Lake Nokomis). Happy saling!

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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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