Sales + Events: 10/16-10/22

Detail of MidModMen+friends’s room at the American Craft Council Show in St. Paul earlier this year

by Jahna Peloquin (image courtesy MidModMen+friends)

A Gathering of Friends Antiques Fall Market: Spruce up your home or cabin with one-of-a-kind, modern-farmhouse goods at the semi-annual antique market from A Gathering of Friends. The event features antiques, primitives, vintage, and industrial finds from 18 dealers from across the state, transforming Bachman’s greenhouse into a vintage and antiques market. 9 a.m.-8 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 19 & Friday, Oct. 20; 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 21; and 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 22 @ Bachman’s, 6010 Lyndale Ave. S., Minneapolis, 612-861-7600,

Nora Fleming Personal Appearance: Meet housewares designer, Nora Fleming, during this personal appearance event at 50th & France home shop, Gather. The designer will greet fans and personally sign serving pieces and platters, and refreshments will be served. Any Nora Fleming serving piece or platter purchased during the event is eligible to be signed, and included with any eligible purchase will be a free, limited-edition Nora Fleming purple butterfly hand-painted ceramic charm (quantities are limited). Thursday, Oct. 19 from 5-7 p.m. @ Gather, 5041 France Ave. S., Edina, 612-920-1400,

MidModMen+friends 5th Anniversary & Benefit: MidModMen+friends is celebrating five years in business and using the occasion to raise money and awareness for the local nonprofit, People & Pets Together. Five percent of proceeds from this week’s sales at the store, which restores and sells mid-century modern home furnishings, will be donated to the organization. Plus, on Saturday, the retailer is hosting an in-store party with family- and pet-friendly activities with treats for pet and people alike, a pet costume photo booth, and pet-themed merchandise. Saturday, Oct. 21 from 11 a.m.-5 p.m. @ MidModMen+friends, 2401 University Ave., St. Paul, 

Points Forward Month at Max’s: For the month of October, fine jewelry and gift boutique, Max’s, is upping the ante on its rewards program. Normally, a customer earns 10 percent of the purchase price of full-priced items in the form of points that can be used as dollars to be spent on a future purchase. This month, shoppers can use the points at the time they earn them, meaning 10 percent off the purchase price of all full-priced items. Ends Oct. 31 @ Max’s, 3826 Grand Way, St. Louis Park, 952-922-8364,

All-Clad Cookware Sale: Save 20 percent on the entire All-Clad Hard Anodized Cookware collection for the month of October, exclusively at Cooks of Crocus Hill. The dishwasher-safe, PFOA-free, nonstick cookware is ideal for both experienced chefs and beginner cooks. As a bonus, any online orer of $50 or more receives free shipping. Ends Oct. 31 @ Cooks of Crocus Hill, 877 Grand Ave., St. Paul; 324 S. Main St., Stillwater; and 208 N. 1st St., Minneapolis; plus

Home Improvement & Design Expo: Explore up to 150 exhibitors featuring the latest products, services, and information during the Home Improvement & Design Expo. Talk with the experts and get free tips and renovation ideas, and meet builders, remodelers, landscapers, designers, painters, architects, and interior designers to plan everything from bathroom and kitchen renovations to lawn and landscape, plus home décor, basement, and roofing supplies. The event also includes speaker presentations, demonstrations, and entertainment all day. $6 or free with food shelf donation. Saturday, Oct. 21 from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. @ Bielenberg Sports Center, 4125 Radio Dr., Woodbury,

Pumpkin Spice and Everything Nice Design Workshop: Make pumpkins the focal point of your décor this autumn with help from this workshop hosted by Bachman’s on Lyndale. The fall arrangement features a pumpkin centerpiece atop a ceramic urn, decorated with vines, twigs, bittersweet berries, and seeded eucalyptus for a colorful, textured look. Ticket cost ($50) covers materials for the take-home creation. Saturday, Oct. 21 from 2-4 p.m. @ Bachman’s, 6010 Lyndale Ave. S., Richfield, 612-861-7311; register at

Maker Days at Linden Hills Farmers Market: Roving, handcrafted pop-up, Minneapolis Craft Market, joins forces with the Linden Hills Farmers Market to bring modern goods by 20 Minnesota makers to the farmer’s market. The lineup changes each weekend, with this week’s makers including Gina Mount Jewelry, Crankosaurus Press, A MANO ceramics, Scrappy Product, and Fair Anita. Visit for a full list. Sunday, Oct. 22 from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. @ Settergren’s Hardware, 2813 W. 43rd St., Minneapolis

Rosenthal Interiors Floor Sample & Special Order Sale: Save up to 45 percent on luxury European furnishings during this first-ever storewide floor sample and special order sale at Rosenthal Interiors. The sale includes pieces by brands such as Calligaris, Gamma, American Leather, Thayer Coggin, Cattelan Italia, and more. (Some exclusions apply.) Ends Oct. 21 @ Rosenthal Interiors, 22 N. 5th St., Minneapolis, 612-332-4363,

Blu Dot Annual Sale: Save on modern furniture and home accessories during Blu Dot’s annual sale. The Minneapolis-based modern furniture company is offering 20 percent off its entire product line, from sofas and chairs to casegoods and rugs. Shop the sale online, and also find savings at the Minneapolis outlet, featuring one-of-a-kind prototypes and quality mainline products at steep discounts. Ends Oct. 29 @; the Blu Dot Outlet is open Saturdays & Sundays @ 1323 Tyler St. NE., Minneapolis, 612-354-7964



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