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Christmas Shopping Fun at Haupt Antiek Market...

Yesterday, I stopped by to visit my friends at this month's sale at Haupt Antiek Market in Apple Valley, Minnesota!  My daughter and I were dealers at Haupt for 3-1/2 years and it is always fun to see everyone and the wonderful items they have for sale!  This month's theme was Holiday Traditions and the place was full of wonderful Christmas goodies!  Thought I would share some of the great items and vignettes for those of you not close enough to stop by!  There's lots of eye candy and fun ideas from all of the creative dealers!

Outside the shop had lots of great greenery and arrangements...

I love how this old tin picnic basket was used ...

Hope you enjoyed the visit and are inspired for your Christmas decorations, too!  The next monthly sale is Dec 2, 3, 4, and 5th~ Silver and Gold...I can't wait!

I am linking up with Vintage Inspiration Friday

Until next time...


  1. Thanks for sharing your visit to the market with us. So many interesting things. Many sources of inspiration.

    Happy Thanksgiving.

  2. This looks like a great place to shop! I have some of the same types of things I display with around the holidays and winter..old wooden skis, sleds and ice skates. So many great things and ideas here!

    Thanks for sharing your trip with us!


  3. This looks like such a fun market, Linda! My favorites include the ice skates with greenery in, the sheet music covered hurricanes, and the old bed springs as a display for all of the ornaments. Now that's an original idea! Thanks for taking us along:)

  4. Looks like it would be right up my alley! There are tons of ideas there.

  5. Linda, thank you for you constant inspiration. If there is one thing I've learned from you, and actually I've learned much more than one) it would be that ANYTHING can be used in decor and display. Thank you for another inspirational post!

  6. LOVE it, so cottage cozy!! ;-)
    I always wanted a cabin filled with old skates and skiis and cozy vintage wool blankets and things.....

  7. Oh what wonderful displays! Eye candy!!! Loved it!!!

  8. What a great place, love that picnic tin arrangement!!

  9. Linda, you had a wonderfull visit,there, with all those great things, and seing old friends.
    How fun it must have been participating.

  10. Wow...loving those vintage ornaments displayed on the old springs!!!

    Thanks for sharing and Happy Thanksgiving!!

  11. Well its a good thing they are far away from me otherwise I would be blowing money that I don't have.

    I just love sleds and skates, and those little red santa mugs!

    Thanks for sharing!

  12. Looks like of these days I'm going to make it to this sale. I'm only an hour away! Thanks for the peek :) Laurel

  13. Looks like a really fun market! Love all the pics! I love that Rock Spring Beverage elementary school was Rock Springs...kinda neat! Never seen one of those!
    Take Care
    Tammy :-)

  14. I love that you shared these photos. It sure looks warm and inviting and inspiring!


  15. Linda, thank you for sharing these pics. There is tons of pieces of inspiration here, so thank you!

  16. Thanks for taking
    these great images,
    Linda! I soooo wanted
    to go, but we were
    very OVER-scheduled
    last week, hence the
    longing to play hooky
    that I wrote about!
    I'm hoping to stop by
    in December....Have
    a wonderful Thanksgiving,
    dear friend!
    xx Suzanne

  17. Oh My!!!
    I must get there! You took great, inspiring shots!
    Thanks for the wonderful eye candy!

  18. What a great place! I love all the vintage pieces.

  19. Thank you for sharing such great photos! Looks like a wonderful place to shop.

    Happy Thanksgiving!

  20. Wow ,ok now I want to go to Minnesota. Great Christmas things!! judy

  21. I love the Santa sign in the first picture and the Snowman window. It certainly looks like a wonderful way to spend an afternoon.

  22. I want it all! Very inspiring. Thanks!

  23. Wow, Linda,
    That is so amazing...I love those Christmas stockings and how they display their window frames on the wall...especially the red one!!! So adorable.
    Sending (((hugs))) from me,

  24. I loved it all! I can't wait to put a paper cone in my new bed spring! Thanks for that idea. Have a blessed Thanksgiving, Linda. Enjoy!

  25. I see so many things that I want. But what REALLY caught me eye was the old ornaments on the bed springs. I have to get me an old set of bed springs.

  26. Wow, that looks like a great show! So many cool things. I think I've seen you post about this a few times before -- is it a monthly thing? Roadtrip!

  27. What lovely Christmas inspiration. I'm starting to get the itch to drag out all of my decorations. I just recently purchased and old sled like yours at a yard sale, and I can't wait to put together a display with it at my front door this year, your's is very lovely. Hugs-Carrie

  28. I am in love with the Santa in the first photo! Thanks for sharing.

  29. Looks like my kind of shopping! Thanks for sharing your favorite things!

  30. Is there anything there I don't love? ...uh NO! Great pictures Linda - thanks for sharing!

    Happy Thanksgiving,

  31. Looks great. I've never visited there...maybe the next one :)

  32. what a fantastic little store! great inspiration. More snow on the way here....heading your way too? brrr

  33. Good Morning Linda!
    This looks Like a Place I could get Lost in Easily! I Love the Santa !
    Just Stopped by to wish you a Happy Happy Thanksgiving to you and your Family!
    PS We did get a Dusting of Snow mixed with Freezing Rain! The Kids were so Excited because they had a Snow Day!Lol!

  34. Just popping in to wish you a Happy Thanksgiving! I'm grateful for having your blog on my list of happy places to visit and for counting you as a bloggy friend!

    Sure wish I was at this market!

  35. Beautiful photos. I'm glad I stumbled by. I'm your new follower. Deb=^..^=x5 Ottawa, Canada

  36. What a great place to shop...wish I lived nearby! I could browse in antique malls and shops all day everyday! Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours.

  37. What a great show!! Got tons of inspiration!! Thanks for sharing! Julie

  38. Linda I love looking at other malls, I love the way the one dealer displayed all of there ornaments, I bet they sell a ton. Garage sale Deb said you were getting a little snow. We're still in the 80's and wishing it was a little cooler! You have a great Thanksgiving!


  39. What great Vintage Christmas decor they have at this Market! Thanks for sharing... Dawn... The Bohemian

  40. What a great place, so many things to look at. I specially liked the bicycle wheel.
    Thanks for sharing.

  41. I L.O.V.E. that SANTA CLAUS! The Ideas & Inspirations is Fabulous....
    Hope you get a chance to stop on by
    Cheryl ~ ZM

  42. Great vignettes! The picnic basket it beautiful. My sister has an old box spring that's not working with the bed she bought with it for some reason. And it's that cool turquoise blue color. I NEED to get her to cut some springs out before her son tries to scrap it!

  43. A nice show! Love the vintage reds.
    Hope you had a nice Thanksgiving.
    ~ Julie

  44. Oh my goodness what a fantastic shop!!! Thank you for sharing, such great holiday decorating ideas!

  45. Linda, Thanks for sharing!!! I love the red window frames & the word MERRY above them. And all the skates! A couple of years ago I bought a pair of childs skates (white) & frosted them with CLEAR glass glitter. I replaced the dirty ties with vintage cream seam binding & silver snowflake trim. These are hung in the middle of the wreath (covered in snowflakes) in my guest bathroom. Skates just make me smile! HUGS!


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