Category Archives: Inspiration

Urban Cottage Sparkles

Urban Cottage welcomes shoppers with fresh evergreen arrangements outside and lots of sparkle inside. The tinsel and silver, pearls and gold shimmer against the plaids, leathers, and knits. There are lots of small gifts and decorations plus chairs, chests, small … Continue reading

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Garden Party Gallery in Hopkins is Magical

The ambiance at Garden Party Gallery is magical. It’s cozy and over-the-top decorated for the holidays. Yes, you’ll find some tables, chests, and children’s Time Out chairs, but the overwhelming vibe is cheerful, hand-crafted Christmas décor. There are many variations … Continue reading

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‘Tis the Season in Carver and Chaska

The shops of Carver and Chaska are ready for the holiday season with lots of ornaments, arrangements, furnishings, and furniture – from rusty to glittering! There are plenty of signs, pillows, glasses, dishes, and metal implements plus sleds, skates, and … Continue reading

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Haupt Antiek Market Has Cozy, Christmas Feel

Winter Wonderland is a good description of the cozy farmhouse atmosphere at Haupt Antiek Market this month. There are oodles of Santas, ornaments, angels, snowflakes, and fresh evergreen arrangements in charming antique containers along with dishes, furniture, signs, blankets, and … Continue reading

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It’s a Festive Fall at Garden Party Gallery

The outdoor garden is still blooming and the indoor décor is blazing in fall colors. Garden Party Gallery is packed with pumpkins of several varieties including some handmade of cement with twigs for stems and others of repurposed wooden sofa … Continue reading

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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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