Urban Cottage glitters this month with shiny ornaments, silver trays, mercury glass, sparkly mirrors, and jewelry with lots of bling. Lamps and candles glow softly adding a sense of luxurious comfort to plaid blankets, soft wool shawls and gauzy scarves. Birch branches and large birch stars remind us of the peaceful natural world outside while we nibble yummy granola made by local food artisan Coco, bee & nut. Yes, there are tables, chests, chairs, desks, and even a wall of mailboxes turned into a unique end table for those needing extra furniture for the holidays. You’ll find glasses, cups, placemats, and napkins along with serving pieces, cookbooks, and adornments for your home or for gifts. Urban Cottage will be open Thursday from 10 to 7 with evening refreshments, Friday and Saturday from 10 to 6, and Sunday from 10 to 5 at 5157 Bloomington Avenue South in Minneapolis. Happy saling!
Belle Junque is hosting a festive evening on Thursday, December 1st with music, refreshments, and discounts from 5:30 to 7:30. Renowned baroque violinist Jin Kim will serenade you while you sip wine, enjoy treats, and do some holiday shopping. The shop is decorated for the holidays with understated elegance and filled with furniture, accessories, and decor. All purchases will be discounted 15% during this event. Belle Junque is located at 474 Cleveland Ave. S. (at Randolph) in St. Paul and is open as well during regular business hours on Thursday through Saturday from 10 to 4. Happy saling!
Looking ahead to THE big shopping weekend after Thanksgiving? Remember your favorite small, local, vintage shops which will be open for an extra one, two or three days this month as a bonus for you! Your Lucky Day is one store which will be ready to provide unique holiday gifts and decor on Saturday and Sunday from 9 to 5 on both days. You’ll see adorable, tiny (one-inch tall!) cloches with a holiday tree inside, silhouettes of winter scenes, festive jewelry, and plaid shirts and jackets. You’ll find bunting and signs sharing messages of Peace and Joy. And the fabulous fresh wreaths complete with charming vintage decorations will be there too…and lots more to delight you and someone on your gift list. Your Lucky Day is located at 4159 Grand Avenue South in Minneapolis next door to Royal Grounds Coffee on the corner. Happy saling!
Snow and sunshine are a great combination to inspire holiday shopping. The Middle Sister and Urban Moon shop are ready with their special mix of vintage and Scandinavian holiday decor along with dishes, serving pieces, glassware, and linens for entertaining family and friends. You’ll find an array of furniture, lamps, mirrors and prints for your home plus jewelry, bags, and scarves. The shop is open from 10 to 5 on Saturdays and noon to 5 on Sundays at 1048 Selby, just a block east of Lexington Parkway in St. Paul. Happy saling!
Haupt Antiek Market is all decked out for the winter holidays. Snowflakes, reindeer, antlers, candles, holly plus Santa and nativity scenes vie with multitudes of vintage ornaments and fresh evergreens artfully arranged in vintage containers. There are signs with messages of PEACE and JOY along with vintage posters and paintings with a cozy cabin feel. Amongst all the finery are tables, cabinets, dressers, chests, and other furniture for storage and entertaining. You’ll find dishes, tablecloths, jewelry, vintage cards, and lamps. For inspiration and to find that special accessory, head to 7570 West 147th St. (just west of Cedar Avenue) in Apple Valley. Store hours are Thursday from 9 to 8, Friday from 9 to 7, Saturday from 9 to 5, and Sunday from 11 to 4. Happy saling!
Urban Cottage is all a-glitter for the holidays with silver, gold, and sparkly decor which perfectly complements the gray and white furniture. Lamps glow, candles shimmer, and mirrors sparkle even more than usual this weekend as Urban Cottage heralds the beginning of the holiday season. You’ll find interesting one-of-a-kind jewelry, scarves, bags, and vintage clothing plus a great selection of chests, storage, chairs, pillows, glassware, lamps, mirrors, frames, ornaments, cards, soaps and a fabulous fur coat. All this and more is carefully selected and beautifully displayed at 5157 Bloomington Avenue South in Minneapolis. Store hours are Thursday from 10 to 7, Friday and Saturday from 10 to 6, and Sunday from 10 to 5. Happy saling!
There are two fun markets today and Saturday in the far northwest suburbs. Both run from 9 to 7 today and 9 to 5 tomorrow. The Vintage Ivy Holiday Market has moved into the greenhouse at the 101 Market on the east side of Hwy. 101 at 90th Street in Otsego. You’ll find a wide variety of antique and refurbished furniture, holiday decor, handcrafted items, and winter wear. The address is 8980 Quantrelle Ave. NE, Otsego. A few miles east at Green Valley Garden Center you’ll find a busy greenhouse full of vintage, recycled, painted, and rusty treasures mixed in with holiday planters and decor. Their address is 6530 Green Valley Road, Ramsey. Happy saling!
The holiday vintage shopping season begins in earnest this weekend with sales all around the metro area. The shops of Buffalo are packed with beautiful vintage pieces plus lots of holiday greens and baubles to start your seasonal decorating. Secondhand Rose at 600 Soo Lane welcomes you from 9 to 6 today through Saturday and from 10 to 5 on Sunday. The Porch & Atelier located at 32 Central Ave. has similar hours. Shops from Bloomington to Lindstrom are open today and the weekend spotlights two special holiday events in the northwest metro. So grab your friends for lots of happy saling!
Looking for a vintage shopping destination this weekend? A Rare Bird is a favorite shop among several wonderful shops selling antiques and vintage goods at 50th and Xerxes in southwest Minneapolis. The emphasis is on French carved and gilded furniture, mirrors and chandeliers, but there is a wealth of other styles including rustic, industrial, mid-century, and garden pieces. You’ll find a wide array of original paintings and intricate handmade ornaments. A Rare Bird and sister shop, A Rare Bird 2, are located on West 50th Street on the east side of Xerxes Avenue South and are open every Thursday through Saturday from 11 to 5 and Sunday afternoons. Happy saling!
It’s lovely day for a drive in the country and wandering around the small historic towns of Carver County. The shops of Carver were filled with wonderful fall accents plus furniture, clever signs, pillows, art, rusty stuff and handcrafted goods. Today you’ll discover a bus-turned-shop called Wanderlust Vintage Caravan offering English antiques as well as all your favorite bricks and mortar shops. All shops are open until 4 today and most (Farm Girl Junk, Studio H, Carver Junk Co., Good Junk Garage) are open 11 to 3 or 4 on Sunday. In Chaska, Linda’s Cellar has lots of Halloween decor along with dishes, storage, tables, chairs, signs and more and is open similar hours. Happy saling!