It’s a good weekend for heading to the south and southwest suburbs for a little vintage therapy.
Laurie’s Trunk has moved sales to the third week of the month so I headed to Bloomington first. The incredible king bed with tall, dramatic posts was the centerpiece of this month’s sale, but there were plenty of tables, chests, chairs, and loveseats for those who like an elegant, European feel at reasonable prices. Need I remind you that items pictured may have sold since my visit? But these photos should give you a feel for the type of furniture and accessories you may find at Laurie’s. Hours are Th-Sat 10-5 and Sun 12-4 at 9066 Lyndale Ave S, Bloomington. 612-558-2886
From there I headed south on Cedar Ave/Hwy 77 to Haupt Antiek Market at 7570 W. 147th St in Apple Valley (just a block west of Cedar Ave). There are many vendors selling their wares so it’s harder to describe the eclectic mix of vintage pieces which includes cabin decor, rustic, signs, and repurposed items, but with a more antique feel like something from Grandma’s house. (i.e. nothing painted turquoise). Hours Fri 9-7, Sat 9-5, and Sun 11-4. 651-329-3871
Check This Month’s Sales for more stores. Happy saling!