Design show

Where can you find Stickley and Eames furniture under one roof? At “From Mission to Modern,” the 20th Century Design Show and Sale (formerly the Twin Cities Arts & Crafts Show). After 17 years, the show has a new name to reflect its broader focus. “We expanded it to include all of the 20th century,” said organizer Cameron Quintal, including Art Moderne, Art Deco and midcentury modern.

You’ll still find original and high-quality reproductions of furniture, metalwork, pottery, textiles, art and lighting from more than 40 vendors. Many of the nation’s leading dealers will be on hand to answer questions and to offer suggestions on how to decorate with period furnishings and accessories.

This year, visitors can have an “Antiques Roadshow” experience, as well. David Rago, an appraiser on the popular PBS series, will offer individual verbal appraisals in his booth throughout the two-day show, for a fee of $10 per item, or $25 for three items. (Proceeds will be donated to local charities.) Appraisals are limited to items from the 20th century.

The show is from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sept. 24 and 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sept. 25 at the Minnesota State Fairgrounds Progress Center Building. Admission is $7. For more information, visit

Kim Palmer


Vintage treasure trove

Inventive artisans who can turn distressed picture frames or rusted library file cabinets into repurposed home decor will display their curated vignettes during Junk Bonanza, Sept. 22-24 at Canterbury Park. The show features more than 160 juried vendors offering antique and vintage furniture, accessories and textiles in eclectic home decor styles. “The Paddock” is new this fall with more than 20 outdoor booths.

Junk Bonanza hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sept. 22, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sept. 23-24. Admission is $10 per day. Early Bird tickets ($25 online and $30 at the door) are good for entry at 8 a.m. Sept. 22 and regular hours on Sept. 23-24. Order online. Canterbury Park is at 1100 Canterbury Rd. S., Shakopee.


Upholstery help

Gabberts pros will offer ideas and inspiration for reupholstering a chair or when ordering a new sofa at “Let’s Talk Upholstery,” 10 to 11 a.m. Sept. 24. Bring photos and fabric samples to Gabberts in the Galleria, 69th St. and France Av. S., Edina, or 3201 Country Dr., Little Canada. Free. Call 952-927-1500 or go to


Fall themed workshops

Enhance your patio and your landscape as well as getting a jump start on spring garden color at Gertens free lawn and gardening classes from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sept. 24. Topics include turf seeding, pruning, DIY fire pits, designing fall containers and creating a living screen with evergreens. Gertens is at 5500 Blaine Av., Inver Grove Heights. Registration requested at


Mistake-proof remodeling

Considering a bath or kitchen makeover? Crystal Kitchen + Bath is holding free remodeling seminars on “How to Avoid the Biggest Kitchen and Bath Remodeling Mistakes.” Topics include the kitchen triangle, cabinets that maximize storage, budgeting, design trends and how to identify quality materials and services. The seminars are at 9 a.m. and noon Sept. 24 and Oct. 8, Crystal Kitchen + Bath, 3620 Winnetka Av. N., Crystal. For details, go to


Crafts and cookbooks

Fall beauty moves indoors at the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum’s Auxiliary Harvest Sale featuring nature-inspired autumn wreaths, arrangements, home decor items and other handmade crafts, Sept. 24-25. The event includes the premiere of a new cookbook and a quilt raffle at 2 p.m. Sept. 24. Hours are 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sept. 24 and 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sept. 25. Free with gate admission. The arboretum is at 3675 Arboretum Dr., Chaska. For details, go to

Collectible peonies and more

The Minnesota Peony Society’s fall root auction kicks off with a demonstration on how to divide peony roots at 11:30 a.m. followed by a root auction of a variety of color and flower forms and some collectible peonies, from 1 to 3 p.m. Sept. 24. The free event is at Bachman’s Heritage Room, 6010 Lyndale Av. S., Mpls. Call 612-861-7600.