Mighty Nice Minneapolis Uptown Estate Sale



We are honored to be hosting this estate sale for the late
Anne Elizabeth Hyvarinen.


Please read the brief bio on this amazing women.
Anne Elizabeth Hyvärinen, (1954-2018)
While growing up in International Falls and Duluth, MN Anne was always interested in creating art and in the world of theater. At the University of Michigan, where she studied Anthropology, she also worked in their theater productions. After working with the Grand Portage Indian Reservation's transfer of management from the Radisson Hotel Corporation and later for Great Midwestern Book Show, she became involved in doing theater-set work in Minneapolis. In the following years in New York City, she worked as a scenic artist in the theaters and on the TV show, Peewee's Playhouse.

She moved to Los Angeles to pursue scenic art in the motion picture industry and subsequently worked in films all over the country, sometimes relocating for long periods of time, especially to Portland, OR and San Diego, CA. She joined the International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees, Motion Picture Set Painters & Sign Writers union and helped her coworkers to become members. In her 30 years as a motion picture scenic artist she worked on over 48 films and TV shows, including "My Own Private Idaho", "Sleepless in Seattle", "Fargo", "Sideways", "A Prairie Home Companion", "Talladega Nights", "Hitchcock", "The Birth of a Nation", and "Hail Caesar!" She was nominated for two Art Director's Guild awards: "A Serious Man" in 2010 and "Feud: Bette and Joan" in 2018. She also won the Art Directors Guild award for "Call of Duty: Ghosts" in the 2013 Commercials or Music Videos category.

Through her work and her own personal interests, she collected a variety of vintage objects, sometimes using them for reference in her film work. She especially liked to find the odd homemade object, the inexplicable, and the vestige of another time. She was also very drawn to the beautiful in every form, whether a tablecloth, a vase, a painting, a piece of jewelry or a hat. Her other love was for books (of all subjects, but especially fiction and poetry) many of which she had autographed by their authors, some of whom she knew personally. Some of these objects will now be available along with some of the movie-related gifts she received from working on films, such as Fargo, Lawless and Battle of the Sexes.


Sale to include the following and much more -



Art work

  • Gunnar Ahmer (Horse painting on canvas)
  • Kenneth Anger (Signed poster)
  • Emily Bartz
  • Adrian Chacon Becerra
  • C. Bell
  • Gregory Bitz
  • Patricia Canelake
  • Gwendolyn Daly Comings
  • Abigail Duel
  • Megan Frauenhoffer
  • Carl Gawboy
  • J.L. Henry
  • Kelsey King
  • Megan Kowalski
  • Allegra Lockstadt
  • Lizzy Martinez
  • Matt Mills
  • Colleen Murphy
  • Wayne Godfrey Niemand
  • Maximillian Queripel
  • Albert Reyes
  • Scott Seekins
  • Joseph Sinness
  • Barbara Stuart
  • Kristin Tipping
  • Linda Tran
  • Kathryn Villeneuve
  • Melissa Wagner-Lawler
  • Sarah Wieben
  • Albert Reyes (The offering of the Holy Smoke)


Movie Items

  • Glass drinking Jar - "Wettest County" previous film name Lawless
  • Sterling keyring Thank You Mark Ruffalo (Just Like Heaven film)
  • Adidas jacket (Battle of the Sexes)
  • Letter jacket (Destroyers and Makers)
  • Shirt (Art Demo Destroyers and Makers)
  • Winter cap (Fargo movie)
  • Pee Wee Herman Doll



  • Fiction
  • Non Fiction
  • First Editions
  • Signed First Editions
  • Signed books



  • Belts
  • Shoes / Boots
  • Purses
  • Cosmetic bags
  • Dresses
  • Skirts
  • Shirts
  • Pants
  • Hats



  • Flat sheets
  • Fitted sheets
  • Blankets
  • Comforters
  • Vintage needle point items
  • Pillow cases
  • Pillows
  • Heated blankets
  • Throw blankets
  • Curtains



  • Antique glass front cabinet
  • Book shelves
  • Asian inspired filing cabinet
  • Bed
  • Cabinets
  • Antique display shelf
  • Antique cabinet with leaded glass
  • Dresser
  • Extra long table
  • End table
  • Table lamps
  • Mission style shelf


Amazing Pendleton Beaver State Circle of Life blanket - handmade quilts - antique waterlily and cattails quilt - luggage - fun metal storage cabinet - kitchen items - nice amount of artist pottery - modern table lamp - wood ships - tiles - glassware - pin backs - Asian teapot - children tuck a war bookends - vintage hats - amazing leather hat case - Roseville vase (as) - Native American beaded leather slippers and gloves - pink fur throw - Vintage Cochran paint and flooring advertising items - vintage cameras - Sangean radio new in box - portable air compressor - Floor lamps - Antique trans - oceanic radio - fans - plastic storage units - paper shredder - office supplies - art supplies - nice collection of jewelry - handmade baskets - Apple Ipod - Bluetooth speakers - Christmas items - extension cords - trash cans - cookware - health and beauty - household items - much more!