The mother-daughter team behind relatively new Weekend Vintage chose what was a lucky space to establish their new occasional storefront. The location will be familiar to you if you were a regular shopper at Your Lucky Day. Yes, the new store is indeed at 4159 Grand Avenue South. The vibe has changed with a bigger collection of vintage clothes and fewer pieces of furniture, but you will find plenty of large schoolroom wall maps, posters, artsy photographs, and assorted household goods. Vintage fans, old toys, and industrial pieces mix with kitchen and director chairs from the 1950s to the 1970s. Hours are 10 to 5 on Friday to Sunday. Happy saling!
Urban Cottage opens tomorrow, Wednesday, at noon with an amazing selection of vintage pieces for your home, patio, cottage or garden. (Or closet!) There are industrial pieces to be sure, but also beautifully refinished, classic furniture and mirrors to add elegance to your environment. Vintage clothing, bags, and jewelry will delight. All the accessories and decor add to the beautifully refreshed chests and chairs for a perfect ambiance. Added this month are readers/glasses and new jewelry plus the ever-changing furniture, prints, art, and vintage signage. Urban Cottage hours are Wednesday noon to 7, Thursday 10 to 7, Friday and Saturday 10 to 6, and Sunday 10 to 5. All this can be found at 5157 Bloomington Avenue South just west of Lake Nokomis and the famous Minnehaha Falls in South Minneapolis. Happy saling!
Hopkins is well known for its antique shops. And its Art Center. Garden Party Gallery at 1213 Mainstreet combines antiques with artisan craft. This occasional shop offers unique takes on repurposing vintage furniture with collage, paint, stain and metalwork. There are handcrafted birdhouses, bunting, cheeseboards and jewelry usually incorporating some vintage element. Decor leans toward cottage and rustic with the truly rusty or shiny sometimes found too. In other words, there is a nice mix. The cute yellow house is open Thursday to Saturday 10 to 6 and Sunday 12 to 5. Happy saling!
E’s Emporium continues to add fans with unique vintage finds from the not SO distant past. Customer reactions depend on whether the shop brings memories from childhood or grandma’s house. Mid-century furniture is a staple, but you never know what other interesting pieces will be there when the door opens every first and third weekend of the month. There are lovely slips and dainties in the porch, cotton tablecloths perfect for a picnic, artwork, signs, and metal hangings plus the macrame plant hanger you’ve always wanted. You’ll be offered cake and lemonade along with all the pleasures of discovering the perfect vase, necklace, or table to take home. E’s is open Friday to Sunday from 11 to 6 at 3911 Minnehaha Avenue South (on the Minnehaha Mile of shops) in Minneapolis. Happy saling!
Shoppers find so much to like amongst the stores in Buffalo. Starting on Soo Lane, Second Hand Rose has lovely upholstered furniture, signs, art, metal letters and fish sculptures, pillows, jewelry handcrafted from vintage bits, things rugged and elegant. Next door you’ll find a wide variety of household decor and furnishings, some fine antiques, patio and garden furniture, and more on two floors plus the outside space. Hours at both shops are Thursday to Saturday 9 to 6 and Sunday 10 to 5.
There are several shops clustered together on Central Avenue just a few blocks south in downtown Buffalo. On the corner at street level is The Atelier which has both vintage and vintagy goods, lots of plants and planters, signs, pillows, chalk paints, and amazing items to decorate your home. Next door is The Cottage Door with larger pieces of furniture, many painted white, mirrors, frames, and interesting vintage accents including the nautical items in the beach room. Take the inside stairway down to the parking lot level and you’ll find even more. Jute Twine & Burlap and its neighbor have a lean toward more modern furnishings in a bright space. And, last but not least, The Porch is filled with charming vintage furniture and accessories in a cozy room and outdoor pieces to add interest to your garden. The addresses are 30 and 32 Central Avenue. These shops are open Thursday to Saturday from 9 to 5 and Sunday from noon to 4. Happy saling!
This weekend provides a rare opportunity to visit shops that we don’t often write about: local antique shops which are open more days than they’re closed. A good example is A Rare Bird Antiques which is located at 3016 West 50th Street in southwest Minneapolis. It’s one in a cluster of vintage shops at the corner of 50th Street and Xerxes Avenue South which has been drawing shoppers for years with high quality goods beautifully displayed. A Rare Bird is one of the newer shops, but owner Kelly Wallace isn’t new to vintage sales. She has been selling beautiful pieces of European furniture and art at several other shops around the metro for awhile and has a good eye for interesting pieces of various styles. Aside from lovely handcrafted items (made with vintage paper), everything in the shop has a history. Even the garden furniture and urns are authentically vintage. Inventory changes often making frequent visits a pleasure. Shop hours are 11 to 5 daily except Tuesdays. Happy saling!
The market is full of fun items for home, cabin, picnics, and gardening. You’ll find fine china, enamelware, tablecloths, signs, art, tables, chairs, chests, and so much more. Unique locally crafted garden stakes, wind chimes, and jewelry share space with English and French vintage dishes and signs. Many one-of-a-kind treasures like a giant wooden barrel are waiting for a new home. Haupt Antiek Market is open today until 8, Friday from 9 to 7, Saturday from 9 to 5, and Sunday from 11 to 4 at 7570 West 147th Street, just west of Cedar Avenue, in Apple Valley. Happy saling!
Bonjour Provence brings charming souvenirs back to Minnesota from flea markets across the south of France and then adds in repainted vintage furniture to offer a sweet little sale. Shoppers often find a reminder of a past trip in the form of a sign in French, an olive dish, a tablecloth in a provencal print, or a watercolor of roosters. Dishes, bottles, glasses, pots, and mundane gadgets can bring back memories or fuel daydreams of future travels. The small tables, benches, and chairs are painted to look like something you might find in the French countryside. This sale is small but lovely and runs Thursday through Saturday. Hours are 9 to 6 on Thursday and Friday and 9 to 3 on Saturday at 6501 Girard Avenue South in Richfield. It’s easiest to reach by taking 35W to the 66th Street exit. Go west one block and turn right on Girard. Go one more block and Voila! Please note that 66th Street is closed west of Girard so the other route would be to approach on 65th Street from Penn. Happy saling! Or, Bon voyage!
Urban Cottage is brimming with colorful, fun outdoor furniture and bright serving and dining accessories. Cheerful pitchers, plates, glasses are patio perfect or keep a drinks cart stocked with silver coolers and glass decanters. Artwork, signs, mirrors and shelves can adorn your walls – inside and out. There’s jewelry and soaps and towels and scarves. And super cool t-shirts with a fish on the front, subtle and classy. You’ll even find cards for Dad! The weekend has three more shopping days so head over to 5157 Bloomington Ave. S. in Minneapolis on Friday and Saturday from 10 to 6 and on Sunday from 10 to 5. You can stop at Lake Nokomis on your way home – it’s not far from Urban Cottage. Happy saling!
You’ll first notice the beautiful perennials in bloom along the sidewalk as you approach the little yellow house on Mainstreet in Hopkins which is home to Garden Party Gallery. After three years, the garden is thriving and forms a lovely backdrop to the rusty vintage buckets and wheelbarrows, clever dragonflies, and refreshed metal chairs. Inside are painted, stained, and decoupaged tables, desks, and chairs. The summery bunting, rag rugs, and bright cushions could decorate a porch or cabin. There’s jewelry made from vintage bits, wreaths of old mattress springs, and a few stained glass windows plus so much more. Garden Party Gallery is open today from noon to 5 at 1213 Mainstreet and the first weekend (Thursday through Sunday) every month. Happy saling!