Lyn Lake/Uptown Feels Like Home for Couple and Their Vintage Shop

Fall 2019 marks the Grand Opening of Minnesota’s newest vintage and antique emporium: Wild Things Antiques Minneapolis. The shop now lives in the heart of the Lyn-Lake/Uptown neighborhood on Lyndale and 24th Ave and offers quirky, yet well-refined mid-mod vintage, antique furniture and housewares in a shop with charm, elegance and pizzazz. This is not your grandmas antiques shop, but she probably should make a visit, as should you.

If you would have told David Wenzel, a Cincinnati native and former Macy’s telecommunications professional, that in four years he would be married, in a different state and thriving as the owner of a vintage shop making big waves in a hip, trendy, bustling business district he might not have believed you. He may have even laughed at you. Add to the equation a Twin Cities native that in a former life was a branding and graphic design professional that changed careers via an accelerated nursing graduate program in Cincinnati, OH, a now Nurse Practitioner called Joshua Larson.

Wild Things Antiques opened Fall 2019 in Lyn-Lake/Uptown. Filled with Vintage and Antiques wares, furniture and decor.
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Wild Things Are Happening

Wild Things Minneapolis Grand Opening is August 3rd! We’ll be open 9am to 11pm with @sissy.tops hosting the evening festivities 7pm-11pm. We’ll have beer, wine, and tasty treats while you shop our fun and funky vintage, retro, antique furniture, art, and decor.


Minneapolis Location Grand Opening

Minneapolis you ready for us? Wild Things Minneapolis grand opening August 3rd! 2431 Lyndale Ave S (Lyn-Lake neighborhood). We’ll be open 9am to 11pm with Sissy Tops hosting the evening festivities 7pm-11pm.


Rolled The Dice and Got Wild


Went to Vegas, got married. We wouldn’t have it any other way.

– july 14, 2019 Joshua and david from Wild things antiques

A Place To Be You

We’re getting excited for our grand opening of Wild Things Minneapolis on August 3rd. We strive to have a fun, creative, safe space where you can find things for your home that fit your personality. We do Mid Century funk… Mid Century furniture, art, and home goods furniture mixed with interesting antiques, oddities, folk and ethnographic art, and much more.


Minneapolis Location Coming

We are excited to announce that we will be opening a storefront in Minneapolis! Grand opening August 3, 2019.

We had been thinking about opening a shop in Minneapolis for over a year (Joshua’s family is there), along with keeping the @eastwalnuthills location. He got a dream offer in Minnesota very quickly after just graduating with his Nurse Practitioner degree from UC.

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Blenko Water Bottle Obsession

A few water bottles just came in! Turquoise on the left is “Retro Blenko” from 2002 and signed by Richard Blenko priced $55. Middle is frosted Topaz priced $45. Right is turquoise from the 1960’s priced $45. All are in great condition with no chips, cracks, sickness, or issues.


Highlighted on

Another wonderful shout out, this time from, highlighting Wild Things Antiques and the East Walnut Hills Location. Much love, full article here.

Cincinnati’s Newest Antique Shop Is Positively Filled With Hidden Treasure

– January 29, 2018  Andrea Limke

Good Press in East Walnut Hills

We are so proud of the wonderful press and visibility that the East Walnut Hills Location is getting as we head into our 6th month of business here in Cincinnati, OH. Leah Zipperstein of Cincinnati Refined wrote an entire article with great images that you can find here. We appreciate all of the support and can’t wait to see where this crazy adventure takes us.

from Cincinnati Refined (

“East Walnut Hills Has Landed An Incredibly Cool Antique Shop In Wild Things”