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The Cottage House: Minneapolis, MN

Hey Junk Lovers!  Have I got a place for you to fall in love with:  The Cottage House!  I lived many years in Minnesota & to make a long story short, I visited Minneapolis quite often after moving to Iowa. Although I don’t get there as often as I used to, there is no doubt a trip there would not be the same unless it included The Cottage House!
Co-owners Ted and Tim have operated The Cottage House since 2006 and expanded to a neighboring building in 2013.  It’s open the second weekend of each month {with an occassional sale sprinkled in for good measure} with over a dozen vendors who decorate according to that sale month’s theme which include such fun things as Vintage Chic, French Country to Home & Garden! & more.  When the doors are closed, you’ll find Ted painting walls & even floors.  I have often found things there that I’ve not seen anywhere else, honest!  The selection is immense:  amazing home decor, shabby chic furniture & garden ornamentation along with creative design displays you replicate at home or in the least get inspired!
I’ve never left there empty handed & I’m afraid to admit but I never stayed on budget.  It was so worth sacrificing going to a nice restaurant when instead I could get so many wonderful things to take back home.  Oh, & gift shopping!  I could always count on checking off at least one, if not more, items off my Christmas gift list.
The Cottage House is located in a quaint little residential area & hasn’t been renovated into a shop, it is still a cottage where you shop from room to room & floor to floor & even go around the yard in into the garden.  It’s been featured in Twin Cities Lavender Magazine, Midwest Home Magazine & Ted’s handcrafted items have been featured in County Living Magazine.
The first photo is a Mason jar canvas picture that lives in my kitchen.  Now I wish I would have bought more, I’ve had so many compliments, even our son wanted one:

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Ted has graciously allowed me to use their photos from Facebook to introduce you to the The Cottage House:

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Serious Chandeliers!
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Plethora of Garden Goodies!
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Dining in Style!
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Vintage cabinet full of Jadeite Glassware!
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Mix & Match Pieces out on the Sidewalk!
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Pastel Christmas!
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Blooming with Color!
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Storage never looked so good!
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Local celebrity Joan Steffend.  Remember the awesome HGTV show Decorating Cents?  That’s her !!!
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Corbels : for more than just doorways!

There are a bazillion more pictures on their Facebook page:  https://www.facebook.com/The-Cottage-House-113774165340147/?rc=p

Check out their website for the 2016 Calendar {& themes}, even more about TCH:
a fun page, recipes {from the infamous Echo} & blog:

http://www.thecottagehousempls.com/index.html

If any of you junkers ever get there, please share what you snagged & what your experience was like, everyone would love to know!  Happy Minnesota Vintage Shopping Junk Lovers!

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