Urban Cottage Abloom

Flowers from Flower Girl Design

Urban Cottage is blooming with green plants, cut flowers, greeting cards and wall art this weekend. You’ll find lamps, lampshades, chandeliers, mirrors, chests, tables, chairs, pillows, books, jewelry, and vintage clothes mixed in with signs, buckets, scones, glasses, dishes, and all sorts of unique décor items. Browsing is free (and fun) and you can park at the door at 5157 Bloomington Ave. S. in Minneapolis. Hours are 11 to 5 through this Sunday, April 16th. Happy saling!

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A Gathering of Friends

A Gathering of Friends is back at Bachmans on Lyndale for another of the semi-annual sales of antiques and vintage goods. The sale opened on Thursday morning and continues until Sunday at 3:00 pm.

There are many of your favorite vendors like Haupt Antiek and Ms. Mac’s plus a few new vendors offering a wide range of crafts repurposed from old vintage pieces. The layout is a bit different this year with some greenhouse storage added and no blooming plants in the area.

BUT the main area is packed with a wonderful array of large and small items of everything vintage – dishes, art, photos, toys, architectural remnants, furniture, fabric, maps, clothing, signs, buttons, pillows, quilts, garden ornaments, windows, trunks, rugs, pots, glassware, games, and so much more.

The space is light, bright, and comfortably warm. Plus you can grab a coffee, pastry or lunch at Patrick’s or flowers, etc. at Bachmans without going outdoors.

Hours are Saturday 10 to 4:30 and Sunday 11 to 3 at Bachmans, 6010 Lyndale Avenue South in Minneapolis. Happy saling!

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Carver General Inspires

There’s always a rush of shoppers on opening day at Carver General in historic downtown Carver. But there were still many attractive, interesting pieces of furniture and décor waiting on Days Two Three, and Four of this weekend’s sale.

There are items all ready to go home with you and put to use right away. Other treasures may want a touch of paint or a new hanger or set of legs. The variety of materials of the found objects includes metal, wood, wicker, glass, fabric, and china – or a combination. Scanning the walls and table tops starts the creative juices flowing as endless possibilities present themselves. This is one reason a visit to Carver General is always a real pleasure for vintage shoppers seeking that unique, special piece.

Carver General is open Saturday from 10 to 5 and Sunday from noon to 4 at 109 Third Street East, Carver, MN 55315. Happy saling!

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Urban Cottage Sparkles

There’s so much to love at Urban Cottage this weekend. You’ll find lots of Christmas décor, glassware, dishes, jewelry, plants, pillows, mirrors, art, lampshades, and good cheer. It’s the final sale of the year (and no sale in January) so this this your chance to find that special treasure. Hours are 11 to 5 Saturday and Sunday at 5157 Bloomington Avenue South, Minneapolis. Happy saling!
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Cozy Shopping at Urban Cottage

Urban Cottage is open and filled with holiday treasures upstairs and down. This sign is a cute nod to the constant flow of shoppers going up and down the stairs.

Fancy trees come in so many varieties – ceramic, aluminum, metal, fabric, and evergreen. Ornaments are abundant in various colors, sizes and styles. Grab a basket as you enter to start your collection.

The walls are full of mirrors and more mirrors to reflect the twinkling holiday lights as well as art. There are handmade cards of vintage images. And so many sets of glassware for holiday entertaining. Plants add a fresh touch to the vintage charm as do holiday greens.

Candles, jars of pickled veg, flannel shirts, seasonal lamp shades, chairs, winter greens, jewelry, pillows and more are woven among the décor items and larger furniture.

Urban Cottage is open Friday, Saturday, and Sunday from 11 to 5 at 5157 Bloomington Avenue South in Minneapolis. Happy saling!

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A Gathering of Friends Antique Sale

A favorite fall sale begins tomorrow, October 20th, and runs through Sunday in the greenhouse at Bachman’s on Lyndale in South Minneapolis. The fifteen to twenty vendors offer a wide range of vintage goods including furniture, art, dishes, clothing, windows, jewelry, holiday decorations and more. The random sampling below will give you some idea of what you may find:

There is no admission to the sale and lots of free parking in Bachman’s parking lot. Patrick’s Bakery Cafe is open for coffee, snacks, and lunch plus Bachman’s flagship store has outdoor and indoor plants, cut flowers and arrangements plus their own selection of gifts, clothes, and home décor.

Hours are Thursday 9:00 to 6:30, Friday 9:00 to 6:30, Saturday 9:00 to 5:30, and Sunday 10:00 to 3:00. The location is 6010 Lyndale Avenue South (two blocks north of Crosstown Hwy. 62) in South Minneapolis. Happy saling!

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Enjoy Summer at the August Sales

It’s a beautiful weekend to go saling in South Minneapolis. Start the weekend on Thursday at Urban Cottage.

There are fun outdoor furniture and accessories front and back, but the best goodies are inside:

lots of mirrors, paintings, posters, fabric, and wallpaper for decorating. Glassware, bar tools, candles, tea towels, pots and plants. Vintage clothing, purses, and jewelry. And, beautiful lampshades (which can also be made to order!)

The list goes on with unique treasures you didn’t even know you needed.

Urban Cottage is open Thursday until 6:00 and Friday through Sunday from 11:00 to 5:00 at 5157 Bloomington Avenue South in Minneapolis.(Good news: the bridge is open again over Minnehaha Creek!)

Flamingos Divine Vintage is open Friday, Saturday and Sunday from noon to 6:00 at 3404 Cedar Avenue South for more shopping nearby.

Happy saling!

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Carver Classics

Carver shops are open today through Sunday with fun furnishings and décor for home and garden. Most items tend to fall in the chippy or rusty category while some are well-loved and immaculate. Almost everything is truly vintage. Carver General and next-door neighbor The Good Junk Garage are located at 109 East Third in historic downtown Carver. Their hours are Thursday to Saturday from 10 to 5 and Sunday afternoon from noon to 4. Happy saling!

Please note: Most photos are from Carver General. The last one (just above) is from The Good Junk Garage.

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Urban Cottage is Open

There’s still time to see what’s on offer this month at Urban Cottage. So many lovely things for your home, cottage, or a gift. There’s plenty of blue and white, a summer classic for apparel and home furnishings. The lampshade queen has worked her magic to create fun, smart shades to lighten your summer décor. Denims and summery dresses are waiting too. Plants abound with a choice of interesting pots and containers. You’ll find glasses for iced tea and other beverages, assorted serving ware and tea towels. Artwork, signs, and mirrors add flair to any space. And there’s outdoor furniture and planters, of course. Urban Cottage is open until 5:00 today at 5157 Bloomington Avenue South in Minneapolis. (Note: If you’re coming from the north, Bloomington Avenue is closed at the creek so take the 12th Ave. S. bridge). Happy saling!

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Carver County Shops

It’s perfect weather for a country drive! And the shops in Carver and Chaska are open this weekend with goodies to furnish and decorate for summer.

Linda’s Cellar
Good Junk Garage
Carver General

Shoppers appreciated both the sunshine and the treasures on the first day of April sales at Carver County’s occasional stores. Wicker and rattan furniture was popular along with buckets and wash tubs, patio tables and chairs, planters, screens, spring wreaths, and wheat grass. There were small tables, large cabinets, benches and a rocking chair. Plus cloches, jugs, dishes, glassware, and assorted one-of-a-kind décor items for inside and outdoors.

The shop hours are 10 to 4 Thursday through Saturday at Linda’s Cellar at 110 E. 2nd St. in Chaska. And 12 to 4 Sunday. In historic downtown Carver both Carver General and the Good Junk Garage are open daily 10 to 5 and Sunday 12 to 4 at 109 3rd St. E. Happy saling!

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