In the mid-1990s, Deb Haupt started going to garage and estate sales with a friend. “I loved the hunt,” she says of her knack for finding unusual vintage and antique pieces. Since one house can only hold so much, Haupt started offering an antique sale three times a year in her garage. That worked well until she and her husband, Greg Haupt, went on a trip to Germany, found some wholesale dealers and started buying shipping containers worth of goodies. By 2003, her garage was full, so Deb and Greg rented a house in Rosemount and opened regular pop-up shops. In 2009, the couple ended up buying Haupt Antiek Market’s current location in Apple Valley.
The shop, which is open Thursday through Sunday one weekend each month, features vintage and antique finds from Haupt, as well as 13 other dealers. Each month the shop is staged around a new theme with a fresh inventory of vintage furniture, art, pottery, seasonal wares and more. This spring, watch for a Garden Revival, featuring watering cans, potting benches, planters and more, in April and Cabin Season in May. Upcoming dates include April 20–23, May 18–21 and June 22–25.