Treat yourself, your mom or grandma to a day of discoveries in communities northeast of the Twin Cities. The best place to start is in Lindstrom at Picket Fence Gals. They’ve been around for a few years and know how to host a fun, efficient sale. The original house has expanded to provide more room for refinished furniture, dishes, decor, porch, fabric – everything from cottage cozy to city chic. The large corner yard is filled with garden pots, patio furniture and decor, even a “hen nest.” Picket Fence Gals located at 13075 Lake Blvd. (which is Hwy. 8 – east of 35W) is open this Fri-Sat 9-6 and Sun 11-5 (with most items 10% off on Sundays).
Further north is Hidden Treasures located at 6943 St. Croix Trail (Hwy 95) in North Branch which has housewares, antiques, handmade crafts, and estate finds nicely displayed on two floors. Hours are Fri-Sat 10-6, Sun 12-5.
[Not vintage, but occasional, is this weekend’s St. Croix Valley Pottery Tour. Go to minnesotapotters.com for a map of participating potters’ studios.]