Urban Moon Pop-up is an Outdoor Sale

Urban Moon

Urban Moon

Urban Moon

Urban Moon

Urban Moon

Like the former shop, this pop-up collection includes small furniture, baskets, picture frames, vases, art, pillows, table linens, textiles, pots, signs, dishes, chic bulletin boards, some seasonal décor, and lots of lamps. Most prices are extremely reasonable with just a few choice pieces marked “firm.” You can enjoy outdoor shopping, but bring your mask in case it gets crowded. Shopping continues until 5 pm today and runs 10 to 5 tomorrow at 6925 Hickory Drive in Fridley. (That’s off the East River Road at 69th – about a mile north of 694 – on a residential street. Watch for the Urban Moon sign). Happy saling!

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Carver and Chaska Shops

The Good Junk Garage, Carver
Carver General

Carver General

Carver General

Linda’s Cellar, Chaska

Linda’s Cellar

The shops in Carver County are open this weekend with vintage goods in charming historic small towns. Treasures lean toward agricultural, garden, and rustic origin and usage. Windows, doors, shelves, and barrels are there along with dressers, tables, trunks, and chairs. A few elegant mirrors, windows and architectural pieces can be found too. Don’t miss the fall décor and various forms of pumpkins. And candles with citronella and fall fragrances. Hours are 10 to 5 today through Saturday in Carver, 10 to 4 in Chaska and noon to 4 Sunday for all the shops. Happy saling!

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Summer Sale at Urban Cottage

Urban Cottage


Urban Cottage


Urban Cottage

It is still summertime at Urban Cottage. The backyard has garden pots and decor. The shop itself is filled with home goods to enhance entertaining, decorate your space, provide extra seating, and add a touch of refinement or fun to your home. Prints, artwork, signs, mirrors, candles, and lots of fantastic lampshades await you. New customers exclaim over the displays of eclectic vintage; regulars nod their heads and smile behind their masks. If you like a beautifully curated shop with friendly vendors, a visit to Urban Cottage will put a smile on your face! Hours are 11 to 5 on Saturday and Sunday at 5157 Bloomington Avenue South in Minneapolis. Happy saling!

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Summertime at Garden Party Gallery

In the garden


Garden Party Gallery

Garden Party Gallery
Garden Party Gallery

Garden Party Gallery is embracing summer while introducing colorful items for fall. It’s not too late to enhance your outdoor space and enjoy 20% off items on the patio this weekend. Inside you’ll find a wide range of rustic, re-imagined, and vintage furniture, accessories, and jewelry. Hours continue Saturday until 6 and Sunday 12 to 5 at 1213 Mainstreet in downtown Hopkins. Happy saling!

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Garden Party Gallery Offers Color and 20% Off

Garden Party Gallery


Garden Party Gallery


Garden Party Gallery

Garden Party Gallery


Garden Party Gallery is a bright sunny garden filled with flowers and clever re-uses of bed springs, headboards, fences and ladders. It is also a quaint house filled with colorful furniture, décor, and jewelry. Everything has an artisan touch, something added to make it special. This month features a big 20% off sale on almost everything. The shop is open until 6:00 Saturday and again from noon to 5:00 Sunday at 1213 Mainstreet in downtown Hopkins. Enjoy the garden and find a bargain this weekend. Happy saling!

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Urban Cottage is Open Again This Weekend

Urban Cottage

Urban Cottage
Urban Cottage
Urban Cottage
Urban Cottage
Urban Cottage
Urban Cottage

So much to love this month at Urban Cottage and these photos only show a small portion of the main floor! Store hours are shorter, masks requested, fewer shoppers inside at a time, but well worth any inconvenience with a lovely array of treasures.
Urban Cottage opens tomorrow and each day at 11 AM. Thursday hours are 11:00 to 6:00, Friday through Sunday hours are 11:00 to 5:00 at 5157 Bloomington Avenue South in beautiful Minneapolis. Happy saling!

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Three LIVE Sales Tonight, May 13th

Three shops are going live tonight on Facebook with virtual sales. Take your pick:

6:00 PM Minnesota Rust in McIntosh, MN

7:00 PM Linda’s Cellar in Chaska, MN

7:00 PM Urban Cottage in South Minneapolis, MN

Take a look at their Facebook pages ahead of time to see some of the items on sale. The rules differ slightly among the shops, but they are similar. During the sales, the first shopper to say “SOLD” in the comments can buy an item. If an item is not bought or paid for during the live sale, it could be available later. Listen to the introduction at each shop to learn how they will run their sale.

The sales are fun to watch and, for now, they’re the best vintage shopping available.
Happy saling!

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Spring Has Come to Urban Cottage

Urban Cottage
Urban Cottage
Urban Cottage

Urban Cottage

Urban Cottage

Urban Cottage

Urban Cottage

Urban Cottage

Urban Cottage

A visit to Urban Cottage this weekend is like a breath of fresh air. The shop is filled with spring yellows and greens to brighten your mood and your home. Green plants, pussy willow branches, mini plants, vintage vases and planters are all there. For storage updates, you’ll find painted buffets, chests, and cabinets plus freshly reupholstered chairs, a smart loveseat and assorted pillows. Paintings, mirrors, and botanical prints abound to freshen your décor. There are hats, handbags, and vintage clothes – and great jewelry. And clever, sweet greeting cards for upcoming occasions. Urban Cottage is open today and Saturday from 10 to 6 and on Sunday from 10 to 5 at 5157 Bloomington Avenue in South Minneapolis. Happy saling!

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Garden Party Gallery Welcomes Spring

Garden Party Gallery

Garden Party Gallery

Garden Party Gallery

Garden Party Gallery

Garden Party Gallery

Early spring weather awakens our craving for plants and flowers. Inside Garden Party Gallery, you’ll find flowering branches and buds plus sweet decorations for spring and Easter. There’s a small area of green including shamrocks and Irish coffee mugs. Small and large tables, chests, and wooden cupboards offer an array of stains and painted finishes. Mirrors, canvases, coat racks, and key holders are just some of the options for your walls. There are earrings, necklaces, and key chains. Almost everything in this unique shop is handcrafted, repurposed or restyled. If you appreciate creative work, you’ll enjoy exploring the creations at Garden Party Gallery. The shop is open from 10 to 7 on Thursday, 10 to 6 on Friday and Saturday, and from noon to 5 on Sunday at 1213 Mainstreet in downtown Hopkins. Happy saling!

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