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Hopkins’ Garden Party (Vintage) Gallery

Hopkins is well known for its antique shops. And its Art Center. Garden Party Gallery at 1213 Mainstreet combines antiques with artisan craft. This occasional shop offers unique takes on repurposing vintage furniture with collage, paint, stain and metalwork. There … Continue reading

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E’s Emporium Offers Kitsch and Nostalgia

E’s Emporium continues to add fans with unique vintage finds from the not SO distant past. Customer reactions depend on whether the shop brings memories from childhood or grandma’s house. Mid-century furniture is a staple, but you never know what … Continue reading

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Shuffle – No, Hustle to Buffalo

Shoppers find so much to like amongst the stores in Buffalo. Starting on Soo Lane, Second Hand Rose has lovely upholstered furniture, signs, art, metal letters and fish sculptures, pillows, jewelry handcrafted from vintage bits, things rugged and elegant. Next … 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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Red, White & Boom at Haupt Antiek Market

The market is full of fun items for home, cabin, picnics, and gardening. You’ll find fine china, enamelware, tablecloths, signs, art, tables, chairs, chests, and so much more. Unique locally crafted garden stakes, wind chimes, and jewelry share space with … Continue reading

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Bonjour Provence Brings France to Richfield

Bonjour Provence brings charming souvenirs back to Minnesota from flea markets across the south of France and then adds in repainted vintage furniture to offer a sweet little sale. Shoppers often find a reminder of a past trip in the … Continue reading

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Summer in the City at Urban Cottage

Urban Cottage is brimming with colorful, fun outdoor furniture and bright serving and dining accessories. Cheerful pitchers, plates, glasses are patio perfect or keep a drinks cart stocked with silver coolers and glass decanters. Artwork, signs, mirrors and shelves can … Continue reading

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The Garden is Open at Garden Party Gallery

You’ll first notice the beautiful perennials in bloom along the sidewalk as you approach the little yellow house on Mainstreet in Hopkins which is home to Garden Party Gallery. After three years, the garden is thriving and forms a lovely … Continue reading

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Also New is Mustard Moon & The Rider

Congratulations to Mustard Moon & The Rider, another new shop opening this weekend in southwest Minneapolis. Owner Jane Hall is a popular vendor at many vintage and occasional shops around the area and is taking the plunge to open a … Continue reading

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Weekend Salvage Opens in SW Mpls.

A new duo has opened shop on the corner of 42nd and Grand in southwest Minneapolis. Weekend Salvage offers a variety of vintage goods. Most notable are the old wall maps which are in pristine condition. You’ll also find small … Continue reading

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