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E’s Emporium Has Retro Holidays Covered

Whatever looks retro from mid-century into the 80’s, you might find at E’s Emporium. Yes, there are some red Santas, but you’ll find more orange cushions and accents than anywhere else. There’s silvery glitz and a sleek “modern” fireplace to … Continue reading

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Haupt Antiek Christmas Market

Haupt Antiek Market is one big Christmas showcase. There are fresh arrangements and swags of greens with jaunty bows, vintage ornaments, all kinds of wreaths, and many Christmas trees. You’ll find inspirational signs to make you smile and some humorous … 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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Warm and Cozy in St. Paul

The shops of St. Paul are dressed for the holidays. Urban Moon and The Middle Sister are overflowing with old-style Christmas decor like German nutcrackers and Swedish straw wreaths. You’ll find some wonderful furniture as well including a multi-drawer cabinet … Continue reading

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South Minneapolis Favorites

The Cottage House is still celebrating fall and Thanksgiving with warm, cozy decor. The outdoor area boasts colorful metal signs and sculptures as well as stacks of old doors and windows. Indoors you’ll see dishes and glassware plus lots of … Continue reading

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Holidays Markets Welcome Winter

The Vintage Ivy Holiday Market is a treat for shoppers! There are so many individual vendors each offering a unique take on what holiday gifts and decor should be. Everything is vintagy, chippy, rusty, repurposed or hand-crafted. Furniture, mittens, flannels, … Continue reading

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Shop Nearby Hopkins

Garden Party Gallery has one room packed with festive fall items for decorating and entertaining this month. The rest of the shop is ready for winter festivities. There is lots of glassware, wine racks, and cheese boards for entertaining, just … 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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Carver and Chaska Celebrate October

The shops of Carver and Chaska continue to charm shoppers with interesting vintage pieces, handcrafted furniture, and freshly harvested florals, pumpkins and gourds. Rosehips & Willow has lovely wreaths and swags of bittersweet and rosehips (as they should with their … Continue reading

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A Gathering of Friends at Bachman’s

A Gathering of Friends opens tomorrow at 9 AM sharp at Bachman’s flagship store. There is usually a line of eager shoppers as the selection of antiques of every type is pretty remarkable. Choices lean toward primitives and traditional, many … Continue reading

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