Category Archives: Elements of Style

Bonjour Provence Delights with French Souvenirs

Bonjour Provence is the place to find a special souvenir from France whether you prefer linens, pottery, signs, or charming watercolors. There are olive plates, storage tins, and baskets mingling with small tables, shelves, and chairs. All have a French … Continue reading

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Great Shopping Weekend

One of many wonderful shops open this weekend is Urban Cottage at 5157 Bloomington Avenue South in Minneapolis. You’ll find elegant vintage, retro clothes, industrial, garden, jewelry – a little of everything, but all sparkling clean and nicely curated. Just … 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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It Feels Like Spring at A Gathering of Friends

Flowers are blooming at Bachman’s and spring is definitely in the air at A Gathering of Friends. This semi-annual antique market won’t disappoint you. The array of classic, primitive and industrial antiques means there is something for everyone’s taste. Admission … Continue reading

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Spring Delights at Urban Cottage in South Minneapolis

There is so much to delight you at Urban Cottage this month! Amazing treasures like the blue-green rubbed antique European chest found in Nashville are scattered throughout the shop. There are many unique, beautifully made lampshades – just what you … Continue reading

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Savor the St. Paul Sales This Weekend

It’s always a pleasure to visit St. Paul’s two occasional shops. They have so much to offer depending on your favorite decorating style and your particular home furnishing needs. The ladies at Urban Moon and The Middle Sister have a … 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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Urban Cottage Just Flirts With Fall

Elegant yet clean-lined furniture is waiting for you at Urban Cottage this month. There are also metal and wood industrial pieces if that’s more your style. The cottage has lamps, mirrors, frames, and lots more to decorate walls, shelves and … Continue reading

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