Category Archives: Weekly Highlights

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

Posted in Eye On..., Friday Find, Inspiration, Shop Spotlight, Weekly Highlights | Leave a comment

Creativity Sparkles at Garden Party Gallery

Garden Party Gallery is alight for the holidays with so many decorations you can use now into the New Year. There’s a nod to fall with some pumpkins and autumn colors. Plus transitional items (like mattress spring wreaths) which can … Continue reading

Posted in Cool Find, Eye On..., Nearby, Reporting from..., Shop Spotlight, This Week's Sales, Weekly Highlights | Leave a comment

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

Posted in Best of the Rest, Eye On..., Inspiration, Nearby, Reporting from..., Special Event, This Week's Sales, Top Picks, Weekly Highlights | Leave a comment

Vintage Indoors (and Out on Saturday!)

Urban Cottage has a huge variety of classy, funky, interesting items this month in store which is what we expect. The photos show a random selection of unique treasures including fun plaid flannel shirts, each with a vintage embellishment. Chests, … Continue reading

Posted in Artisan Market, Eye On..., Nearby, Outdoor Market, Reporting from..., Shop Spotlight, Special Event, This Week's Sales, Top Picks, Weekly Highlights | Leave a comment

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

Posted in Eye On..., Inspiration, Nearby, Reporting from..., Shop Spotlight, Top Picks, Weekly Highlights | Leave a comment

Haupt Antiek Market Celebrates Summer at the Lake

Haupt Antiek Market has everything and anything you may want for your lakeside retreat. Fishing gear, lanterns, and coolers. Tables, chairs, dressers, and bookcases. Dishes, jugs, glassware, lamps. Wall decor including paintings, posters, signs, maps. Pillows, garden tools, and more. … Continue reading

Posted in Reporting from..., Shop Spotlight, This Week's Sales, Weekly Highlights | Leave a comment

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

Posted in Elements of Style, Eye On..., Find of the Day/Spotlight feature, Markets Around the World, Nearby, Outdoor Market, Reporting from..., Special Event, Weekly Highlights | Leave a comment

Summer in the City

Urban Cottage was bustling with shoppers outside and in with little regard for the heat and humidity yesterday. Bottled water and whirring fans made shopping a breeze. There are plenty of tables and chairs for your patio or porch plus … Continue reading

Posted in Eye On..., Friday Find, Nearby, Reporting from..., Shop Spotlight, Top Picks, Weekly Highlights | Leave a comment

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

Posted in Elements of Style, Nearby, Shop Spotlight, This Week's Sales, Weekly Highlights | Leave a comment