The Back Forty Market is open Friday from 9 to 7 and Saturday from 9 to 5 at 12901 221st Avenue NW in Elk River. If you didn’t get to Farm Girl Junk and the other stores in Carver and Chaska last weekend, this may be a great shopping opportunity for you. For a preview, check out the photos and video on Farm Girl Junk’s Facebook page. And dress warmly enough for the weather. Happy saling!
The glorious weather brings out shoppers who like to stroll from to shop in Carver and Chaska. Studio H has a good selection of signs, dishtowels, tables, chests, and vintage accessories. Farm Girl Junk is plum full with two-tone dressers, inspirational and humorous signs, agricultural metal accessories and lots more. For those who like architectural trim and heavy garden urns, Ms. Mac’s Too is the place to go – all three are neighbors on Broadway. Just down Third Street you’ll find lots of good junk at The Good Junk Garage with large metal treasures, stained glass, lots of vintage furniture in their original wood finish, and assorted old stuff.
A short drive to Chaska will bring you to Linda’s Cellar at 110 E. 2nd St. where the garden accessories mingle with an array of vintage furniture, and decor for home and cabin. All shops are open until 5 this afternoon and 11 to 3 Sunday. Happy saling!
Spring has arrived at Urban Cottage in south Minneapolis. You’ll find a great assortment of furniture in neutral tones and all the fun decor to make your home special. Spring flowers, succulents, Easter basket fixings are all there along with sweet aprons for kids and adults in vintage prints, new and classic jewelry for your mom or yourself, a curated collection of vintage clothing, and greeting cards with attitude. Glassware, barware, dishes, and amazing one-of-a-kind lamps and lampshades are some of the fun options this month. You’ll feel right at home with the usual high quality finds yet discover some interesting offerings from the new vendors. Hours are Thursday through Saturday from 10 to 6 and Sunday from 10 to 5 at 5157 Bloomington Avenue South (just west of Lake Nokomis). Take a walk and stop to shop. Happy saling!
A Gathering of Friends is open this weekend at Bachman’s on Lyndale with an amazing collection of vintage goods assembled under one roof. There’s rusty, chippy, shabby, and shiny old things from vases to signs, garden furniture to upholstered chairs, farm tools to polished tables. In other words, you will see many lovely pieces for inside and out. There’s the added pleasure of free parking, free admission, and Patrick’s Cafe plus all the plants, flowers and decor of Bachman’s Flagship Store. Hours are Thursday and Friday 9 AM to 8 PM, Saturday 9 AM to 6 PM, and Sunday 10 AM to 3 PM inside Bachman’s at 6010 Lyndale Avenue South in Minneapolis (just north of the Crosstown Hwy. 62).
Belle Junque has changed their hours – slightly – but has maintained their calm, cool, clean, charming atmosphere. Merchandise is somewhat French, somewhat farmhouse, but all is delightful. Stop by every Thursday, Friday and Saturday from 11 to 6 at 474 Cleveland Avenue South (at Randolph) in St. Paul.
E’s Emporium is celebrating five years in business this weekend with discounts on furniture and vintage goods. There’s a variety of chairs and tables to choose from plus sets of dishes and glassware, lamps, light fixtures, and decorative pillows. You’ll find many styles of prints, posters, original paintings, and maps to hang on the wall. Besides the collection of finely crafted hats, Ella has a new talent designing and producing unique lampshades like the blue and white print shade in the photo. Of course, there’s jewelry, ties, macrame plant hangers and more. E’s is open 11 to 6 Saturday and Sunday at 3911 Minnehaha Avenue South (part of the Minnehaha Mile of vintage shops). Happy saling in South Minneapolis!
The shops of Carver and Chaska have hints of spring (even summer), Easter, and so many quaint vintage and hand crafted pieces for your home or cabin. Stores are open 10 to 4 daily. Drive out to make the rounds this weekend! Happy saling!
Haupt Antiek Market is ready for spring to bloom this weekend in Apple Valley. Tables, chests, pails, signs, maps, art, china and lots of fun pastel pots, vases, and decorations await. Doors open tomorrow at 9 AM for your shopping pleasure. Hours are 9 to 8 Thursday, 9 to 7 on Friday, 9 to 5 on Saturday , and 11 to 4 on Sunday at 7570 West 147th Street (just west of Cedar Avenue South). Happy saling!
Spring bling and early Easter decorations are popping up to keep us looking forward to the coming season. Pussy willows, succulents, garden statuary, and a variety of colored eggs were evident strolling through both Flamingos and Urban Cottage. There were bright posters and big furniture plus lots of small trinkets at Flamingos. Urban Cottage looked especially light and bright with the sun shining in the front and back windows and the new lighter walls. Urban has a nice mix of shiny and weathered, urban and country. Silver accessories and sparkling glassware join wall hangings of roosters and cows. Judging from the many shoppers, this weekend’s sales are favorites. Hours are 10 to 6 through Sunday at Flamingos Divine Finds at 3404 Cedar Avenue South. Urban Cottage is open Saturday from 10 to 6 and Sunday from 10 to 5 at 5157 Bloomington Avenue South. Happy saling!
The epic Rummage Sale has been re-scheduled from this weekend to the first weekend in March: March 4 & 5 from 9 to 5 at 4159 Grand Avenue South in Minneapolis. Don’t despair; it will be worth the wait!