Category Archives: Nearby

Last Day to Shop at Most Stores!

It’s the last hurrah for most occasional shops today. A visit to Urban Cottage provides lots of gifting ideas plus many beautiful pieces of furniture and interesting decor items – in both holiday and everyday styles. Gifts include all the … Continue reading

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Urban Cottage is Always a Favorite

Urban Cottage was the place to be on Wednesday afternoon. The snow was almost gone outdoors, but spirits were high inside as customers lined up to purchase a treasure they had to have. There were many holiday ornaments and decorations … Continue reading

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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

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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

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E’s Emporium Shines in Fall

Fall’s golden colors are reflected in much of the furniture and d├ęcor you find at E’s Emporium. Orange, gold, yellow, and plaid can brighten a cloudy day or warm a cool (or, dare we mention, winter?) day. If these are … Continue reading

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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

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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

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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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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

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