It’s another glorious day for a drive to Carver County! The sky is deep blue, the sun is intense, and the trees are richly colored in autumn’s brightest hues. Similar colors are abundant in the shops as well. Linda’s Cellar is overflowing with fall and Halloween décor along with candles, signs, dishes, and vintage storage solutions. At Carver General you’ll find desks, tables, chairs, and settees amongst the farm pieces and blankets. That’s just a sample of the goodies at both stores which are open until 5 today. Hours at Linda’s Cellar in Chaska are 10 to 4 Friday and Saturday. Carver General in Carver is open from 10 to 5 Friday and Saturday. And both stores are open on Sunday from noon to 4. Happy saling!
If you love Halloween, Garden Party Gallery is the place for you! There are pumpkins made from fabric, concrete, wood, and more plus black cats and witches hats. Autumn leaves and sunflowers highlight wreaths and other fall décor. Dining tables and chairs mingle with shelves and desks. Glassware, lighting, signs, pillows, and jewelry are all there. Garden Party Gallery is open from 10 to 6 Friday and Saturday and from noon to 5 on Sunday at 1213 Mainstreet in downtown Hopkins. Happy saling!
Haupt Antiek Market had lots to inspire shoppers outside while they waited their turn to go inside this morning. Pumpkins and rustic goods were popular. There was so much more to discover inside with vendors going all-out for this month’s Gathering theme. Located at 4740 W. 147th St. in Apple Valley, hours are Thursday until 8, Friday 9 to 7, Saturday 9 to 5, and Sunday 11 to 4. The drive south on Cedar Ave./ Hwy. 77 offered some stunning sumac displays too.
The shops of Carver County were displaying fall colors as well. Linda’s Cellar in Chaska at 110 E. 2nd Street offered fall decorations amidst the dishes, blankets, baskets, and flannel shirts. A vintage desk, tables, and chests were there too. Hours are 9 to 5 today, 10 to 4 on Friday and Saturday, and noon to 4 on Sunday.
A short drive west, the historic town of Carver offered a quieter but rewarding visit with two shops located side by side on 3rd St. E. The Good Junk Garage had its yard with all manner of metal goods. Inside were a fantastic tuba and lovely old quilts for chilly nights plus vintage furniture, signs, stained glass, and more. At Carver General there was lots of variety (what you’d expect at an old-fashioned General Store) including tables, cabinets, metal pieces, crates, mirrors, art, architectural remnants, and handmade candles. Hours in Carver are Thursday to Saturday 10 to 5 and Sunday from noon to 4. As with all good occasional shops, you never know what treasure you may discover. Happy saling!
Garden Party Gallery is ablaze with fall color both inside and outside the yellow house. The gardens are still blooming and accented with pumpkins galore. Inside are scads of fall-themed decorations to brighten a cloudy day from now until Thanksgiving.
Among the upcycled and recycled items, you’ll also find handcrafted jewelry and mask lanyards to keep your mask handy at work or outdoors…the perfect accessory! There are also colorful, handmade face masks. Dishes, glassware, vases, art, wall clocks, signs, baskets, kids’ chairs, tables, lamps, and unique storage crates are just some of treasures you’ll find. Garden Party Gallery is open until 6 today and from noon to 5 on Sunday at 1213 Mainstreet in downtown Hopkins. There will also be a bonus shopping opportunity next weekend with a reception for local artist Rachel Netley on Friday, the 18th from 4 to 7 and on Saturday, the 19th from 10 to 2. Happy saling!
Cooler weather brings visions of crisp days and cozy time spent indoors. The time is ripe for new accessories and occasional furniture like the pale blue chests, wicker baskets, soft throws, and charming lampshades you’ll find at Urban Cottage. Yes, there are yummy scented candles, mirrors, art, and wall clocks. Even a child’s desk for a home bound learner. You’ll find a lovely array of décor, dishes, serving pieces, silver and glassware, and storage options. Hints of fall and Halloween-themed pieces are ready. As usual, the vendors have gathered an abundance of handsome vintage goods plus some live plants for you! Urban Cottage is open Saturday and Sunday 11 to 5 at 5157 Bloomington Avenue South in Minneapolis. Happy saling!
Like the former shop, this pop-up collection includes small furniture, baskets, picture frames, vases, art, pillows, table linens, textiles, pots, signs, dishes, chic bulletin boards, some seasonal décor, and lots of lamps. Most prices are extremely reasonable with just a few choice pieces marked “firm.” You can enjoy outdoor shopping, but bring your mask in case it gets crowded. Shopping continues until 5 pm today and runs 10 to 5 tomorrow at 6925 Hickory Drive in Fridley. (That’s off the East River Road at 69th – about a mile north of 694 – on a residential street. Watch for the Urban Moon sign). Happy saling!
Urban Moon, a former occasional store on Selby Avenue in St. Paul, is holding a sale this Friday and Saturday. Hopefully, we can bring you photos and a full report on Friday. Hours are 9 to 5 both days at 6925 Hickory Drive in Fridley. Happy saling!
The shops in Carver County are open this weekend with vintage goods in charming historic small towns. Treasures lean toward agricultural, garden, and rustic origin and usage. Windows, doors, shelves, and barrels are there along with dressers, tables, trunks, and chairs. A few elegant mirrors, windows and architectural pieces can be found too. Don’t miss the fall décor and various forms of pumpkins. And candles with citronella and fall fragrances. Hours are 10 to 5 today through Saturday in Carver, 10 to 4 in Chaska and noon to 4 Sunday for all the shops. Happy saling!
It is still summertime at Urban Cottage. The backyard has garden pots and decor. The shop itself is filled with home goods to enhance entertaining, decorate your space, provide extra seating, and add a touch of refinement or fun to your home. Prints, artwork, signs, mirrors, candles, and lots of fantastic lampshades await you. New customers exclaim over the displays of eclectic vintage; regulars nod their heads and smile behind their masks. If you like a beautifully curated shop with friendly vendors, a visit to Urban Cottage will put a smile on your face! Hours are 11 to 5 on Saturday and Sunday at 5157 Bloomington Avenue South in Minneapolis. Happy saling!
Garden Party Gallery is embracing summer while introducing colorful items for fall. It’s not too late to enhance your outdoor space and enjoy 20% off items on the patio this weekend. Inside you’ll find a wide range of rustic, re-imagined, and vintage furniture, accessories, and jewelry. Hours continue Saturday until 6 and Sunday 12 to 5 at 1213 Mainstreet in downtown Hopkins. Happy saling!