Haupt Antiek Market had lots to inspire shoppers outside while they waited their turn to go inside this morning. Pumpkins and rustic goods were popular. There was so much more to discover inside with vendors going all-out for this month’s Gathering theme. Located at 4740 W. 147th St. in Apple Valley, hours are Thursday until 8, Friday 9 to 7, Saturday 9 to 5, and Sunday 11 to 4. The drive south on Cedar Ave./ Hwy. 77 offered some stunning sumac displays too.
The shops of Carver County were displaying fall colors as well. Linda’s Cellar in Chaska at 110 E. 2nd Street offered fall decorations amidst the dishes, blankets, baskets, and flannel shirts. A vintage desk, tables, and chests were there too. Hours are 9 to 5 today, 10 to 4 on Friday and Saturday, and noon to 4 on Sunday.
A short drive west, the historic town of Carver offered a quieter but rewarding visit with two shops located side by side on 3rd St. E. The Good Junk Garage had its yard with all manner of metal goods. Inside were a fantastic tuba and lovely old quilts for chilly nights plus vintage furniture, signs, stained glass, and more. At Carver General there was lots of variety (what you’d expect at an old-fashioned General Store) including tables, cabinets, metal pieces, crates, mirrors, art, architectural remnants, and handmade candles. Hours in Carver are Thursday to Saturday 10 to 5 and Sunday from noon to 4. As with all good occasional shops, you never know what treasure you may discover. Happy saling!