Vintage style -- and the people who love it -- will have a heyday in Shakopee next weekend when Junk Bonanza returns for its seventh year.
More than 140 juried vendors from across the nation will converge at Canterbury Park with their vintage treasures, architectural salvage, antiques and artisan-made pieces.
In addition to stylish junk, Junk Bonanza brings opportunities for junkers to win special prizes: a personal walk-around with Tim Luke, appraiser for HGTV's "Cash in the Attic," for the scoop on what items are really worth; and lunch for the winner and three friends with Junk Bonanza founder Ki Nassauer, plus a $100 gift certificate to spend in the on-site Junk Revolution store.
Junk Bonanza runs 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Thursday and 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Friday and Saturday. Daily admission is $9. Early Bird tickets ($25) are good for admission two hours early on opening day (Thursday), as well as "Lucky Friday," featuring hourly drawings for coupons and prizes, and Saturday. For more information, visit www.junkbonanza.com.Back in town
Remember Cost Plus World Market? The stores, known for affordable furniture, home decor and gifts from around the world, closed locally in 2009, but they're now reopening in two Twin Cities locations.
The leaves are turning, the kids are back in school, and it's time to transition your home from summer to fall. If you're looking for ideas, look to Bachman's Fall Ideas House, which opens Thursday.
The theme is "Cool Trends for Fall Gatherings," with room-by-room ideas, including a porch set up for a beer-tasting party with beer-inspired decor, a dining room set for a casual dinner to enjoy the final CSA harvest, a DIY gender-neutral nursery and a VIP dog room.
The Ideas House is located at the Bachman family's historic home, 5936 Lyndale Av. S., Minneapolis. Tickets for self-guided tours, at 30-minute intervals, are available for $5 at www.bachmans.com or by calling 612-861-7311. The $5 tickets include a coupon good for $5 off a Bachman's purchase; 20 percent of ticket proceeds will benefit Children's Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota, to help fund a rooftop garden at Children's Hospital in St. Paul. The Fall Ideas House will be open through Oct. 7.Fair trade rug event
Need a new rug? Ten Thousand Villages of St. Paul has joined forces with Bunyaad, a fair-trade rug company, to host a Fair Trade Oriental Rug Event Wednesday through Sunday, featuring more than 300 hand-knotted rugs, all made by fairly paid adult artisans, who work from their homes in Pakistan.
As part of the rug event, there will be two free one-hour introductory seminars on Oriental rugs, covering everything from how rugs are made to tips on care and room design. The introductory seminars will be held at 6 p.m. Thursday and 9 a.m. Saturday. Reservations for the seminars are strongly encouraged; call 651-225-1043 or e-mail stpaul@tenthousand villages.com.
Hours for the rug event are 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Wednesday through Friday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday and 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday. Ten Thousand Villages is located at 867 Grand Av., St. Paul.