In the age of shiplap, chalk paint, and statement pieces, Greater St. Cloud has a treasure trove of unique finds. Located within three miles of each other, three locally owned stores are goldmines for home decor, gift ideas, furniture, antiques, and more. It’s a shopper’s paradise, and it’s right here in Waite Park! Learn more about each of these specialty shops, but be prepared to be bitten by the shopping bug!
Located just off of County Road 75, this unique shopping experience will draw you in from the moment you see the building! Beautifully decorated and designed on the outside to resemble a vintage red barn and often featuring some of their items for sale, just wait until you see what’s inside. Modern Barnyard provides stylish new and repurposed furniture and home decor from some of the top artisans and brands in the nation – right here in St. Cloud. The showroom is always changing, not only seasonally but simply as new unique finds are arriving every day! Plus, Modern Barnyard was named the St. Cloud Times Best Home Decor Store of Central Minnesota in 2018.
Looking for the perfect tray for a themed centerpiece? Find it here! A repurposed barn door turned coffee table to complete your man cave? Check! The ideal gift set of locally made candles, artisan coffee, and natural hand lotion for your sister’s birthday? Done and done! We have no doubt that you will be amazed by the selection available at Modern Barnyard. Plan your trip now!
Right down the road off of 28th Avenue South (west of Mills Fleet Farm) you will find another home decor heaven called Salvage Sisters. This sprawling store is full of repurposed furniture, decorating ideas, antiques, gifts, and more! Plus, they have a growing selection of trendy signs and Minnesota themed clothing, decor and accessories that you can only find here. Named the St. Cloud Times Best Antique Store of Central Minnesota in 2016 and 2017, once you visit you will understand exactly why. Stop by seasonally, monthly, or even weekly – the showroom is always changing!
Looking for the perfect curio cabinet to house your vintage glass shoe collection? Look no further! Or how about a sign for your cabin with the silly, sweet saying you’ve been looking for? You betcha! Speaking of you betcha, if you’re looking for Minnesota themed gifts, clothing and more, you can find it here at Salvage Sisters! There really is something for everyone at this local gem. Just make sure you bring your pickup truck to haul it all home with you!
Also located just down 28th Avenue South you will find “A Vintage Store With a New Perspective” called The Rusty Pick. This antique store is busting at the seams with more unique finds, historical treasures, and nostalgic memorabilia that you’ll have time to sift through – unless you have all day! The Rusty Pick specializes in the finest antiques and vintage picks, and they even offer free local delivery!
Looking for an ornate antique lamp to complete your chic bedroom? Found it! Some old apple crates to finish off your front yard planter? They’re here! How about the can’t-resist memory-inducing holiday china set you had as a child? You guessed it – it’s here! Plus, the staff at The Rusty Pick are all happy to help you put together the perfect items to complete your vision – you just have to ask! This store is going to keep you busy, so plan some time and enjoy!
Want to see The Rusty Pick, Modern Barnyard, and dozens of other repurposed stores all in one place? You can! Junk Junktion is on March 8th and 9th at the River’s Edge Convention Center. This vintage market will feature all things vintage, repurposed, antique, rusty, shabby, industrial, retro, handmade and lots more! Fair warning: this is not a craft show – it’s Junk Junktion! Click here to learn more and get your tickets.