Haupt Antiek Market Celebrates Summer at the Lake

Haupt Antiek Market

Haupt Antiek Market
Haupt Antiek Market

Haupt Antiek Market

Haupt Antiek Market

Haupt Antiek Market

Haupt Antiek Market

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. Rusty or polished, painted or weathered, elegant or pure kitsch. Check it out Thursday from 9 to 8, Friday from 9 to 7, Saturday from 9 to 5 and Sunday from 11 to 4 at 7570 West 147th St. in Apple Valley. Happy saling!

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Bonjour Provence Delights with French Souvenirs

Bonjour Provence

Bonjour Provence

Bonjour Provence

Bonjour Provence

Bonjour Provence

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 touch to add to your cottage, garden or country home. The sale runs Thursday and Friday from 9 to 5 and Saturday from 9 to 3 at 6501 Girard Avenue South in Richfield. (That’s one block west of 35W and one block north of 66th St. There’s construction, but 66th Street and the ramps are open this weekend). Happy saling!

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Summer in the City

Urban Cottage

Urban Cottage

Urban Cottage

Urban Cottage

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 planters, plants, and fun glassware and dishes for picnics and parties. The array of unique handmade lampshades is outstanding this month. You’ll also find a few truly lovely antique European chests as well as windows, doors and wall decor: paintings, maps, and clocks. Bike bags, jewelry, and vintage clothing are showcased amongst all the home furnishings. As usual, there is something for everyone at Urban Cottage, 5157 Bloomington Ave. S. Shop hours are 10 to 6 Friday and Saturday and from 10 to 5 on Sunday. Happy saling!

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Great Shopping Weekend

Urban Cottage

Urban Cottage

Urban Cottage

Urban Cottage

Urban Cottage

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 a few blocks west of Nokomis and south of the creek, make it a stop on your weekend circuit. Thursday-Sunday. Happy saling!

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May Sales in South Minneapolis

Urban Cottage
Urban Cottage

Urban Cottage

Urban Cottage

Urban Cottage

Urban Cottage

Urban Cottage

The lovely month of May is here and shops are brimming with goodies. Urban Cottage is decked out with flowers and plants for your garden, patio, or favorite mom. There are gift ideas galore including jewelry, bags, vintage fashions, dishtowels, and plenty of home decor. Furniture featured is classic wood, lovely grays or pastels, upholstered chairs plus porch and patio furnishings and accessories. Original art, posters, interesting signs and wall hangings are abundant. There’s much to choose from. Urban Cottage is open today until 7, Thursday from 10 to 7, Friday and Saturday from 10 to 6, and Sunday from 10 to 5 at the corner of 52nd and Bloomington (5157 Bloomington Avenue South) just south of Minnehaha Pkwy. and west of Lake Nokomis. For more nearby stores, try Flamingos Divine Finds at 3404 Cedar Ave. and The Cottage House at 4308 Chicago Ave. which are both open from 10 to 6 daily through Sunday. Happy saling!

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Spring into Summer


May flowers are here. All our favorite shops are bringing out the outdoor furniture, garden accessories, and porch decor.
Our list of sales by dates is updated regularly. You can also check our facebook page where we share news and photos. If you don’t see as many posts, it means we’re raking, digging, and planting. Hope you are enjoying our long awaited spring!
Happy saling!

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Prairie Haven and More Hutchinson Vendors

Prairie Haven
Vintage Lamps

Prairie Haven
Pillows Galore

Prairie Haven
Crafted Light

Prairie Haven Designs is a combination of beautifully crafted pillows, light fixtures and upholstery mixed with vintage furniture, dishes, and fun accessories all artistically displayed in a purpose-built barn-like building which is usually open just four times a year. This weekend is a rare bonus shopping opportunity. Prairie Haven is located at the end of Raven Avenue on the north side of Hutchinson with open fields behind. To get there, take Hwy. 15/Main Street north from Hwy. 7 to North High Drive. Go east (the first exit) from the traffic circle for 1/4 mile. Turn left (north) on Raven Avenue and continue to the big green building at the end. Hours are 10 to 6 today and tomorrow.

The Minted Patina Market introduced some very creative crafters displaying their wares. One is Crosby Creek Farms which makes small barn door hardware for hanging mirrors, chalkboards, photos and art. (Please see photos above and below). They also craft the wooden frames and make beautiful clothes hooks.
Crosby Creek Farms
at Minted Patina

Another interesting creation found at the Minted Patina Market is for kids. These handsewn tepees made and sold by Its Sew You would make a fun tent for kids and can be customized with your choice of fabrics.
Its Sew You at
Minted Patina

Its Sew You
(Girl’s Tepee)

And one more vendor who stood out was Marlene Card-Reeck with a collection of practical, colorful painted metal flowers available for your window box or your refrigerator (with a magnet).
Flowers by Marlene
at Minted Patina

These are some of the highlights from the Minted Patina Market, representing a small but well-chosen group of over twenty vendors. Happy saling!

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Minted Patina Market in Hutchinson

Minted Patina Market

Minted Patina

Minted Patina

Minted Patina

Marlene’s Designs at
Minted Patina Market

Re3 signs at
Minted Patina Market

Here’s a quick look at some of the 23 non-food vendors at the Minted Patina Market. The fair building is roomy for this first year’s market and includes tables and chairs for sitting with your lunch or snack or cupcake (yum!). Many of the vendors have an assortment of furniture, signs (both vintage and newly crafted), linens, decor objects, maple syrup, candles, and Minnesota-themed goods. Others collect or make a particular type of item such as jewelry, sewn goods, clothing, metal flowers, wooden pieces, or plants. A separate post will highlight a couple vendors’ handcrafted goods plus some photos from Hutchinson’s own quarterly occasional sale maven at Prairie Haven.
Hours for the Minted Patina Market continue today until 6:00 PM and Saturday from 9:00 to 3:00. Free admission and parking on the west side of the buildings at the McLeod County Fairground located at 840 Century Ave. SW. (Follow Hwy. 15/Main St. to Century Ave. and then turn west. Watch for signs).
Prairie Haven is open today until 6:00 also and Saturday from 10 to 6 at 20284 Raven Ave. which is just east of Hwy. 15/Main St. on the north side of Hwy. 7. See the separate post on Prairie Haven for more information. Happy saling!

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