The Vintage Ivy Holiday Market is a treat for shoppers! There are so many individual vendors each offering a unique take on what holiday gifts and decor should be. Everything is vintagy, chippy, rusty, repurposed or hand-crafted. Furniture, mittens, flannels, jewelry, signs, antlers, ornaments….you’ll find many choices in each category. The venue is light and well-organized. Each individual vendor collects payment for items sold in their space. (Be warned: some only take cash or checks). In the 101 Market itself, you can also buy evergreens, decor, food, and snacks (with tables to sit at) – all indoors with parking closeby. The exact address is 8980 Quantrelle Ave, Otsego, but the location is pretty easy to find – just east of Hwy. 101 at the 90th St. exit. Vintage Ivy is open today and tomorrow from 9 to 5.
The French Vintage Marketplace is put on by The French Flea of Anoka and Green Valley Garden Center so it’s no surprise that there are lots of holiday greens and attractive potted arrangements available plus a large area indoors displaying lamps, pillows, and furniture in the French Flea’s signature cream and white paint. There are also many vendors with their own hand-crafted and vintage decor, jewelry, clothing, and accessories. You’ll see the work of some talented artisans along with the merchandise available from Green Valley. There’s a small snack area which includes cookies and cupcakes for sale. The French Vintage Marketplace is located at 6530 Green Valley Road in Ramsey and is open today until 7 and tomorrow from 9 to 5. Happy saling!