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Weekend Salvage in SW Minneapolis

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 … Continue reading

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Urban Cottage Has Everything

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 … Continue reading

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Hopkins’ Garden Party (Vintage) Gallery

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 … Continue reading

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E’s Emporium Offers Kitsch and Nostalgia

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 … Continue reading

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Shuffle – No, Hustle to Buffalo

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 … Continue reading

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A Rare Bird Antiques Offers Elegance and Style

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 … Continue reading

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Red, White & Boom at Haupt Antiek Market

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 … Continue reading

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Bonjour Provence Brings France to Richfield

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 … Continue reading

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Summer in the City at Urban Cottage

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 … Continue reading

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The Garden is Open at Garden Party Gallery

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 … Continue reading

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