Category Archives: Top Picks

Spring Has Come to Urban Cottage

A visit to Urban Cottage this weekend is like a breath of fresh air. The shop is filled with spring yellows and greens to brighten your mood and your home. Green plants, pussy willow branches, mini plants, vintage vases and … Continue reading

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Signs of Spring in Carver and Chaska

There are many fun items this month at Carver General including garden tools, stakes, and shelves, paintings, signs, vintage windows, small tables and chests, large cabinets and tables, glassware, china, pots, plants, cloches, pillows, containers, baskets, summery candles, chairs, and … Continue reading

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Carver Shops are Cozy and Nice

The shops of Carver offer lovely vintage items from wood cabinets to rusty metal and from old china to architectural remnants. Plus a few fresh goods with a vintage look or story like the “coal” candy or candles in festive … Continue reading

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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 d├ęcor. 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 Gathering of Friends Fall Market

Wonderful vintage furniture and objets are filling the far section of Bachman’s on Lyndale in readiness for the opening of the Fall Gathering of Friends’ Market on Thursday! There is a fantastic variety of goods including architectural pieces, tables, chests, … Continue reading

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A New Occasional Shop in Carver

Carver General has opened in Historic Downtown Carver at 109 Third Street East, an 1870’s building which has been home to a boot and shoemaking business, a hardware and farm implement store, and most recently Carver Flowers. The new shop … Continue reading

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Fall Artisan Market Adds to Mama’s Happy Draw

After all the rain, the ground is wet at the Artisan Market, but everyone is happy to be there. Tents fill the grass with all kinds of fun goods. Many vendors have hand-crafted jewelry or hand-painted signs. Several tents feature … Continue reading

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