Shopping

The Bee Cottage and Urban Cottage

Two new stores deliver delights, occasionally

Urban Cottage is a bit scrappier, both in attitude and merchandise. Located in a patchwork home on Minnehaha Avenue, it has treasures around every corner, from architectural salvage to vintage jewelry.  Co-owners Cheryl Ohlin and Patty Crowley share a love of collecting: hats, old typewriters, Raggedy Ann dolls, shabby chic furniture. Big or small, polished or worn, the common theme is objects that tell a story. Ohlin and Crowley go antiquing between sales and refinish some of their own finds.
Both stores strive to reinvent their look for each sale. Of course, you can guess this month’s theme. Find vintage ornaments, artisan jewelry, and plenty of interesting, unexpected gifts.

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