Category Archives: Inspiration

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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Go to Haupt Antiek Market for French Inspiration

The song “April in Paris” is being hummed all over the metro this weekend it seems. You will find French imports and French-themed goodies for sale at Haupt Antiek Market in Apple Valley as well as in Anoka and St. … Continue reading

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It’s December!

December’s arrival along with some new snow reminds us that it’s time for serious shopping. Whether you’re looking for vintage holiday decorations, fragrant candles, entertaining supplies, or precious gifts, chances are you can find the perfect something at one of … 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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Gratitude and Joy Inspire Your Lucky Day

Fall decor and hospitality were abundant at Your Lucky Day during a quick preview of this weekend’s sale. There’s more than a nod to that favorite family holiday, Thanksgiving, with dishes, glassware, and fall colors galore to make entertaining a … Continue reading

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Vintage Brown

BROWN, another fall favorite…   Photo credits (top to bottom): chair at Candelabra; Doorknobs at The Bank Architectural Antiques, New Orleans, photo from TheOccasionalSaler.com; vintage Russian ice skates at Secondshoutout.com; vintage metal drawers, photo by Katherine Ainsworth/TheOccasionalSaler.com; antique mushroom wood on alternativeconsumer.com; … Continue reading

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