Farm Girl Junk has found a new home at 38 West Main Street in Waconia. It’s easy to see why the new location is perfect – closer to farm country yet in a vibrant small town on a lake. The whole family had a hand in building out and decorating the new shop as evidenced by the remarkable counter made from lumber with the bark still on and rusty metal front. And be sure to check out the rest room’s unique sink! You’ll feel right at home amongst the Minnesota-themed signs, bottle openers and key rings as well as the locally made tea towels and string art. Old truck parts, vintage toys, and repurposed furniture are part of the mix along with lavender bunches. Store hours are 10 to 6 Thursday to Saturday and 11 to 3 on Sunday.
While you’re in Waconia, you can also check out three other stores which sell antiques and home decor as well as clothing stores, several eateries, coffee/tea shops, and a brewery plus a nearby winery. Happy saling!
Urban Cottage is refreshed and ready for spring to come with lots of ideas for you and your abode. There are some very striking, classy chests in burled and dark woods plus plenty of tables, desks, and buffets in whites, blues and light shades. Upholstered chairs and benches are stylish. Lampshades are beautifully made and uniquely beautiful. Decor includes farm, French, Asian, industrial, and cottage styles. There are glasses, dishes, mirrors, prints, and frames. Jewelry ranges from true vintage to glamorous to vintage chic with clothes to match those styles including a few coats and jackets. There are pastel mittens to lighten your look while keeping you warm. In the treat department, you’ll find chocolates and caramels and handsome tins of tea. The best part is that many items are locally made – even the Valentine cards! Urban Cottage is open today until 7 PM with hours from 10 AM daily until 7 Thursday, until 6 on Friday, and until 5 PM on Saturday and Sunday at 5157 Bloomington Avenue South in Minneapolis. Happy saling!
The shops of Buffalo continue to offer a wide selection of fun, clever, and beautiful things for you, your friends, and your home. Furniture that’s been refinished or reupholstered is the starting point with mirrors, signs, and art adding to the decor choices. You’ll find candles, dishes, scarves, jewelry, and more. Each shop is unique with its own character and charm, but all are welcoming with fresh, clean, and attractive displays. On Soo Lane, you’ll find Second Hand Rose and This & That. In downtown there is a cluster of shops facing Central Avenue (Hwy. 25) and the large parking lot behind which is accessed from 1st Ave. NE. Some of these are The Porch & Atelier, The Cottage Door, and Jute Twine & Burlap. All the shops are open Thursday through Saturday from 9 to 5 and Sunday from 12 to 4. Some have slightly longer hours.
On Central Avenue, you’ll also find refreshments. Try deli Loaf & Ladle for soup and a sandwich or Evelyn’s Wine Bar for a cup of coffee or a glass of wine and light fare.
Hamel is just a block off Hwy. 55 as you head west from Minneapolis. If you’ve never visited Hamel, you’ll be in for a pleasant surprise. On most weekends three or four shops filled with vintage and artisan-made goods will be open. Two favorites started out on a one-weekend-a-month basis. Now they are open more frequently offering the same variety and quality in repurposed, handmade, and creative furnishings and clothing. Check out Chloe’s Attic and Twisted Root on Hamel Road. Happy saling!
Garden Party Gallery has created lots of fun pieces of furniture, decor and jewelry to make Valentine’s Day special for you or someone special. Heart-shaped signs, magnet boards and sweet sayings are some favorites. There are also re-purposed creations like the mug racks using teaspoons and colorful coffee cans. You’ll find small tables and desks, dining tables, and chests with painted and/or stained woods. All this and more can be seen Thursday through Saturday from 10 to 6 and from 12 to 5 on Sunday at 1213 Mainstreet in downtown Hopkins. Happy saling!
The Middle Sister and Urban Moon shops are having a big sale prior to closing in February. Prices are already low, but this weekend are discounted by 40% (and by 30% on furniture). You’ll find a good array of wall hangings, prints, magnetic maps, mirrors and sconces. There are chests, tables, and bookcases. The vintage jewelry collection is lovely. And for those who love fine china, this is your chance to add to a collection or purchase a complete service for two (for that romantic dinner or tea with a friend) in Lenox’s Fairmount pattern. Candlesticks, containers, linens, and decorative items are available. The Middle Sister and Urban Moon are located at 1048 Selby (just east of Lexington Parkway). Hours are Fridays and Saturdays from 10 to 5 and Sundays from noon to 5. (If you can’t get there this weekend, their final day will be February 18th). Happy saling!
Haupt Antiek Market is filled with vintage furniture and accessories to add farmhouse style to your home. There are signs, pitchers, dishes, prints, and paintings to bring charm and comfort. You’ll find ornaments and signs specially crafted with a Minnesota theme for you or for family far away. Fun jewelry and a few Valentines are waiting for you too. Take advantage of a beautiful winter weekend to visit Haupt Antiek Market at 7570 West 147th St. (just west of Cedar Ave.) in Apple Valley. Hours are Thursday 9 to 8, Friday 9 to 7, Saturday 9 to 5, and Sunday 11 to 4. Happy saling!
Farm Girl Junk is open this afternoon and again tomorrow in Carver before moving out to Waconia in the new year. This is your chance to shop for their unique re-purposed furniture, clever signs, fun vintage toys, pillows, jewelry and more. Of course, the other shops are open too so you will have lots of choices for decor items or gifts. Hours are until 4 today and 11 to 3 tomorrow in historic downtown Carver. Happy saling!
Urban Cottage has a fabulous mix of vintage, jewelry, and exquisite vignettes. One customer said that Urban Cottage has the best retail displays in town! Yes, the store is a beautiful place to shop! An added bonus Saturday is the pop up on the corner with an extra dozen vendors! As usual, Urban Cottage is packed with decorative vintage items plus vintage clothing, glassware, holiday decor, beautiful furniture, mittens, artisan-made goodies, candles, gifts, and so much more. All this is at 5157 Bloomington Avenue South in Minneapolis on Saturday 10 to 6 and Sunday 10 to 5. Happy saling!
Take advantage of the balmy weather to visit all these St. Paul shops. Belle Junque is open Saturday 11 to 5 and Sunday from 12 to 4 at 474 Cleveland Avenue South @ Randolph with a huge selection of creamy white dishes for holiday entertaining and everyday use, ornaments, petite pine cones, charming hanging lights, and some handsome chests and tables. All non-furniture items are at least 20% off.
The Middle Sister and Urban Moon is just a block east of Lexington Pkwy. at 1048 Selby. They are open Saturday 10 to 5 and Sunday from 12 to 5. The store has lots of holiday decor plus dishes, linens, tables, toys, art, and jewelry…and much more.
Thistle at Milton Square is open this weekend to participate in Milton Square’s Holiday and 60th Anniversary Celebration. The shop has lovely painted furniture, unique home accessories, and plenty of holiday items for the home including Milton Square commemorative tree ornaments. They also have created a fun wrapping station. Thistle’s hours are Saturday 10 to 5 and Sunday 12 to 3. There are also many activities taking place in the Square including a visit from Santa and a craft fair on Saturday. Milton Square is located at the intersection of Como and Carter Avenues.