Category Archives: Cool Idea

Prairie Haven and More Hutchinson Vendors

Prairie Haven Designs is a combination of beautifully crafted pillows, light fixtures and upholstery mixed with vintage furniture, dishes, and fun accessories all artistically displayed in a purpose-built barn-like building which is usually open just four times a year. This … Continue reading

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Hopkins’ Garden Party Gallery is Ready for Spring

Yes, there is still snow in the yard, but the sidewalks are dry and spring has arrived inside the Garden Party Gallery. The shop is filled with furniture in natural wood as well as pieces in distressed whites to brighten … Continue reading

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The Fall Sale at Your Lucky Day

Your Lucky Day opens for the fall sale tomorrow at 9 AM. The shop is full of autumn colors, fun decor, and home furnishings. You’ll find vintage costumes and masks as well as greeting cards with a vintage feel. Throw … Continue reading

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Clever and Classy in St. Paul

The Middle Sister offers a mix of cleverly re-purposed items and classic traditional furniture. Who wouldn’t love a magnetic board with a map of France for inspiration? Covering dresser drawers with the same fabric as the seat of a chair … Continue reading

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Cool Idea: Old Chair + WOW! Fabric

This is such a hot item, I had to share it.  I love this idea – taking an old, traditional chair and reupholstering it with a chic yet “wow” fabric.  This will brighten any room! This gem of an idea … Continue reading

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Cool Idea: Fence Post Towel Holder

Today’s Cool Idea comes from Jennifer of The Crowned Cottage in New Market, Minnesota. She says that one trick they’ve used at their shop (and their customers have taken to, as well) is to turn a fence post into a … Continue reading

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Cool Idea: Country Chandelier

Today’s idea comes from the Pfarkel Sisters, who had their Vintage Treasures Market in Fountain, Minnesota two weekends ago. (I blogged about it here.) The porch was lovely, but one element in particular caught my eye.  Thought it might inspire you … Continue reading

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