Category Archives: Inspiration

Winter Wonderland at Mama’s Happy

With the snow gently falling outside last evening, Mama’s Happy was almost magical. The timing was perfect for the Open House at the St. Louis Park store where these photos were taken. The Independence store must be even cozier situated … Continue reading

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It’s Sunny and Warm at A Gathering of Friends

The wind is blowing, but it’s sunny and warm inside Bachman’s greenhouse where you can shop comfortably at A Gathering of Friends Antique & Vintage Market today until 6:00 PM and Sunday from 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM. The dealers … Continue reading

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Dog Days of Summer in the City

August is the month to savor hot, sunny days. Remember to include a visit to your favorite occasional stores in South Minneapolis this weekend. If you are entertaining or relaxing on the patio, you can find a small table, a … Continue reading

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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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April Showers? Urban Cottage Has You Covered

Urban Cottage will delight you with a spring theme this weekend. You’ll find plenty of white furniture, cheerful decor, and happy people when you stop in. There are plants, flowers, and succulents to perk up your home or office. Lovely … Continue reading

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Urban Cottage Has Ideas for Spring

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, … Continue reading

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Buffalo and Hamel Shops Are Warm and Inviting

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 … Continue reading

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Charming Carver County Shops

Historic Downtown Carver and Historic Chaska are both located in Carver County just a short drive apart. Allow several hours if you want to visit all the shops! They are dressed and stocked for the holidays with lots of decorative … 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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