Carver and Chaska Shops Keep it Cool

Carver Junk Co.
Carver Junk Co.
Farm Girl Junk
Farm Girl Junk

Farm Girl Junk
Farm Girl Junk

Good Junk Garage
Good Junk Garage

Studio H
Studio H

Ms. Mac's Too
Ms. Mac’s Too

Ms. Mac's Too
Ms. Mac’s Too

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

The shops of Carver and Chaska have the air conditioning cranked up so don’t let the weather keep you from a pleasant hour or two of vintage shopping this weekend. Ms. Mac’s Too has double the space and can really show off big architectural pieces. To celebrate their expansion, Ms. Mac’s is offering a 15% storewide discount. All the shops offer furniture, signs, toys, dishes, dishtowels, art, jewelry, metalware and creatively repurposed items. There are many useful things and lots of fun decor items for your home, patio or cabin. Shops will be open until 7 tonight in Carver and Chaska if you want a cool place to stop on your way home. And, of course, they’ll be open Friday and Saturday 10 to 4 and again for a few hours on Sunday. (Individual store hours do vary). Happy saling!

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Shop for The Lake in Cool Comfort at Haupt Antiek Market

Haupt Antiek, Apple Valley
Haupt Antiek, Apple Valley

Haupt Antiek Market
Haupt Antiek Market

Haupt Antiek Market
Haupt Antiek Market

Haupt Antiek Market
Haupt Antiek Market

Haupt Antiek Market
Haupt Antiek Market

Haupt Antiek has timed their Lakeside Vintage Market perfectly to coincide with the summer heat wave. If you’re looking for vintage treasures to take to the cabin, stop in and enjoy air conditioned comfort while you look at dishes, fun signs, fishing gear and decor, tables, chairs, brass headboards, art, maps, and so much more. Or give your suburban porch a beach vibe with shells, anchors or prints of water. Haupt Antiek Market is open Thursday from 9 to 8, Friday from 9 to 7, Saturday from 9 to 5 and on Sunday from 11 to 4 at 7570 West 147th Street in Apple Valley (just west of Cedar Avenue). Happy saling!

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Vintage UK

Camden Passage
Camden Passage

Stall at Portobello Road Market
Stall at Portobello Road Market

London shop
London shop

Antiques and vintage goods are everywhere in the UK. Two popular areas to shop in London are at Camden Passage in Islington and Portobello Road in Notting Hill. Both areas feature brick and mortar shops as well as street vendors such as the two pictured here. China and silver are still extremely popular items on offer. Finding a shop with chalk-painted furniture and European antiques felt more familiar.
And who can resist a charming tea room?

Essex Tea Room
Essex Tea Room
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Good Times in the NW: Anoka & Osseo

The Alley, Osseo
The Alley, Osseo

The Alley, Osseo
The Alley, Osseo

The Alley, Osseo
The Alley, Osseo

The Alley, Osseo
The Alley, Osseo

The Alley, Osseo
The Alley, Osseo

The Alley in downtown Osseo offers vintage, rustic, chic, and shabby chic furniture and decor plus some new vintagy accessories. They also have fun stuff for your cabin or man cave and even quirkier items like the old truck door (complete with a great story!) This could be of interest tonight when The Alley co-hosts an event called Hot Rods and Honeys from 5 to 8 in the alley behind the store. Fellas can show off their cars and gals can shop. Perfect! The Alley at 218 Central Avenue will be open until 8 tonight, from 9 to 5 Friday and Saturday and from noon to 4 on Sunday.
The French Flea, Anoka
The French Flea,
Anoka

The French Flea
The French Flea

Anoka is a nearby city with great shopping especially when The French Flea is open. The vendors come up with fresh, painted furniture and French-themed accents every month. There’s also a patio with garden statuary, urns, and outdoor furniture. The French Flea is also open tonight until 8, Friday and Saturday 10 to 5, and Sunday from 11 to 4 at 211 East Main Street in downtown Anoka. Happy saling!

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Summer in St. Paul

Belle Junque
Belle Junque

Belle Junque
Belle Junque

Belle Junque
Belle Junque

Belle Junque
Belle Junque

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

The shops of St. Paul are refreshed and restocked for the weekend. Belle Junque has some stunning antique furniture and frames along with their signature repainted pieces in soft creams and grays. There is even a sweet cabinet in progress in eggshell blue. Light fixtures, pillows, and accessories round out the French farmhouse offerings. Belle Junque is open Thursday 10 to 8, Friday and Saturday 10 to 5, and Sunday 12 to 4 at 474 Cleveland Ave. S.
At The Middle Sister and Urban Moon shop you’ll find big, beautiful furniture for storage and display of fine china, glassware or your special collections plus a wide variety of smaller occasional pieces for home or patio. There are many choices for entertaining and decorating plus items for children. The shop is open Friday and Saturday from 10 to 5 and Sunday from 12 to 5 at 1048 Selby. Happy saling!

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Bargains Galore at How Quaint in Shakopee

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How Quaint is closing after this weekend. Sad but true. The good news for shoppers, collectors, and vintage lovers is that almost everything is marked down. The goods are arranged by categories rather than staged in vignettes. You will find glassware, framed art and photos, kitchen goods, holiday decorations, fabric/linens/bedspreads/pillows, shoes/hats, jewelry, occasional furniture, patio/garden furniture/accessories, tools, musical instruments, books, light fixtures/lamps/chandeliers, fine antiques, quirky stuff, and an old Studebaker!
All this and more awaits at 714 First Ave. East (Hwy. 101) in downtown Shakopee. The hours are Thursday, Friday, and Saturday 9 to 5 and Sunday 10 to 2. The discounts are 20% Thursday, 30% Friday, 50% Saturday and a whopping 75% on Sunday. Happy saling!

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A Quick Look at Carver and Chaska Shops

Studio H, Carver
Studio H, Carver

Studio H
Studio H

The Nature of It, Carver
The Nature of It,
Carver

Good Junk Garage, Carver
Good Junk Garage,
Carver

Farm Girl Junk, Carver
Farm Girl Junk,
Carver

Carver Junk Co., Carver
Carver Junk Co.,
Carver

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

The shops of Carver and Chaska are ready for the weekend with an abundance of good stuff. Furniture, signs, dishes, mirrors, art, and plenty of old junk. You’ll find garden furniture and accessories both fancy and rusty. All shops are open Thursday through Saturday and many are open on Sunday too. This Month’s Sales will give specifics. Happy saling!

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Final Sale at Laurie’s Trunk in Bloomington

Laurie's Trunk
Laurie’s Trunk

Laurie's Trunk
Laurie’s Trunk

Laurie's Trunk
Laurie’s Trunk

Yes, you read that right. Laurie has announced that this will be her last sale before closing her store after thirteen years. She promises a selection of amazing furniture, chandeliers, garden accessories and vintage decor at discounted prices. Laurie and her monthly array of treasures will certainly be missed by all who love classy, elegant home furnishings with European style. For one last chance to shop (and visit!), Laurie’s Trunk will be open Thursday through Saturday from 11 to 5 and Sunday from 12 to 4 at 9066 Lyndale Avenue South in Bloomington. Happy saling!

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What a Day for Hamel’s Vintage Market!

Vintage Market
Vintage Market

Vintage Market
Vintage Market

Vintage Market
Vintage Market

Vintage Market
Vintage Market

Chloe's Attic
Chloe’s Attic

The Vintage Market in Hamel is even bigger and better this year. There are more vendors, more food, and more nearly perfect weather. You’ll find rusty junk, shabby chic furniture, signs, art, clothes, bags, lamps, tables, chairs, pillows, artisan made hooks and storage, potted plants, woven baskets, pottery, toys, and more. There are two food trucks, a bakery tent, and a lemonade stand. And live music. The event is hosted by Chloe’s Attic which is full to the brim with antiques, painted furniture and repurposed creations. The market continues until 5 today at 155 Hamel Road.
Twisted Root
Twisted Root

While you’re in Hamel, stop in at the new home of Twisted Root at 95 Hamel Road, a short block east of Chloe’s. Twisted Root vendors just moved from their small space to a cute teal house across the street – you can’t miss it. You’ll find painted furniture, signs, baby clothes and other handcrafted items plus their favorite chalk paint for sale. Twisted Root is also open today until 5 pm. Happy saling!

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Inviting St. Paul Shops

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

The Middle SIster and Urban Moon
The Middle SIster
and Urban Moon

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

Belle Junque
Belle Junque

Belle Junque
Belle Junque

Belle Junque
Belle Junque

St. Paul’s occasional shops are open this weekend and invite you into their cool (yes, air conditioned) and interesting spaces. Belle Junque is the calm, serene shop with both painted and original wood vintage tables, dressers, and chairs. Colors lean toward cream or gray. Most of the accent decor has a French country feel. Located at 474 Cleveland, Belle Junque is open Friday and Saturday 10 to 5 and Sunday noon to 4. The Middle Sister and Urban Moon at 1048 Selby have a good selection of hutches, tables, children’s furniture, and dishes. For summer they have cleverly repurposed plates into birdbaths and a silver tray into a small table. They also feature jewelry and handmade fabric purses plus lots more. They are also open Friday and Saturday from 10 to 5 and on Sunday they are open from noon to 5. Happy saling!

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