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Thursday, September 29, 2011

Great Junk Sale Friday in Tyler Off Hwy 31 West

Junkers Heaven
My friend has cleared out 2 storage units and is selling it all

Corner of Patten St and Patten Circle just of Hwy 31, Outside loop

Look for her ad in tomorrows paper for more details.
You'll be blown away!!!!!!!

The Goods Round Top/Warrenton Fall 2011

First I wanted to show you what Tamara Gifted me, all the way from Australia. Those are cricket balls and some toy double deckers. I was doing the happy dance.

I found this lovely hard shelled purse, It's tre-chic

School maps, music charts

I brought home 3 different globes

What a beauty this is, old thread display

One of my fav finds were these old greyhound glasses. Still in box never used. I love anything greyhound. I'll be selling them for 9.50 ea if anyone is interested I have over 18 of them, all the same.

I'm a sucker for old toys.

And Vintage Christmas

I found a bunch of these old olive baskets, like in my post before. Will be offering them on Etsy soon.

And some Lovely galvanized fretwork patterns.

It was a good haul. I got off to a slow start but once I got going I was on a roll.

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Sights and Sounds of Round Top/Warrenton

A few fun pics of some of the sights and sounds at the Round Top/Warrenton shows

I have no idea what this is, so don't ask. It's hard though, not like wax.

Me telling Theresa to hold the button down. I met up with my friends from down under, Kylie and Tamara and we had a great time. By the time this pic was taken, we were a bit ripe though.

Prayer Request, A Friend, Picker and Dealer of mine needs your prayers. Some of you May know Liz Caudle from the early days of Winnie & Tulula's and also the Hunt Co Flea Market. Liz's new husband, Lin had a massive stroke and is in ICU. They need your prayers. Will update as I have news.

Sunday, September 25, 2011

Round Top/Warrenton

Over 500 miles driven
1 flat tire
1 chipped windshield
2 very hot days
lots of wind
lots of dust
and wonderful fields full of fabulous junk

Will write more later, I'm plum tuckered out

Friday, September 23, 2011

My Table is Missing...

Someone Bought my display table, What's a girl to do?

When I got to Winnie & Tulula's today to re-fluff my booth spaces, I was pleasantly surprised to see a table gone... but then what to do?????

A quick look around offered me the solution. I took 3 bar stools and placed my old porch swing on top. Perfect!!!!

Festooned with card file drawers and vintage documents.
Just the change needed in my booth.

I'm off to Round Top for a few days. Will be meeting up with Tamara and also picking up a few things a Dealer is bringing to me from the Bonanza.

See you Monday. Have a great weekend.

Thursday, September 22, 2011

Friends-Junk Bonanza Photo Essay #3

Every year I go to the Bonanza I add to my "friends" list. I enjoy meeting new people who "get it" and catching up with old friends. Above was a rare moment when I caught Ki not running from place to place. Ki is such a sweet and "real" person. Every time she passed me in the hallways, no matter how busy she was she'd say "hi". On the far right is Kim Yeager. Kim and I have been working together on the blog for a few months now, but had never actually met.
The first thing she said to me was "you've got an accent" :)
This is Taylor (Ki's daughter) and Karla (Ki's sister) and the brawn behind the Junk Revolution store. I told them I needed a new picture. Did you know that Taylor has been in several TV shows including an episode of CSI (she was the victim). Karla makes lots of the fabric projects you've seen through the years. She's a sewer extraordinaire.

My new friends this year would be Martha (captain of my Etsy team) and her friends, Val, MaryEllen, and Kathy. They drove from Chicago for their very first Bonanza experience. I had fun hanging with them and showing Them around. Such a fun group of gals.


Another of my Etsy Team members lives right there in Shakopee Minnesota and was having a fabulous junk/garage sale which was stop #1 on day 2. You can see her there on the right with Martha in the middle. Love my new fallout shelter sign. Do I remember her name? No I'm sorry, but her store is ionesattic,. I loved meeting her mother as well, Ione, who has been in the junking business for 50 years or so. She was so sweet and handed out autographed pictures of herself. Notice the lovely dress form in the middle and all of her glitz and glamor.

Of course I love catching up with my Bonanza buddies from years past.
Jane of Mustard Moon
Cammie of Dafadowndilly's
Jan and Kathy of Gracie's Cottage
and there are so many others

And Ki's team including
John the announcer
Emily 2nd in command
I know there are more and you can go here to see the whole JB team.

Just a hint, if you click the links above you'll be taken to more great posts about the Bonanza.

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

My obsession with Orla Kiely

Some of you may remember my fascination with this bag when I saw it in a magazine in 2010. I sent out the alert and you were very quick to let me know it was an Orla Kiely bag. Upon more investigation though I realized it was way out of my price range.

Robelyn over at Red neck chic was kind enough to use her little swatch of Orla fabric to make me my own red neck bag which I proudly carried last Fall.

This bag is still a favorite of mine

While visiting Hunt and Gather last week I spied these fabulous Oilcloth bags and pouches. I got the whole set and thought I had finally conquered my Orla Kiely obsession.I was feeling quite good and then... while meeting my uncle at a favorite restaurant of his, I Spied it...

The Fake I've been waiting for. I could not grab it fast enough and the price was reasonable (for a handbag that is). So out came the plastic and this beauty is now mine.
I just love it and I still love my oil cloth bags and pouches as well, You can say my world is colored Orla now, and I'm a happy girl.

Please excuse the Hotel upholstery.
You can find the oilcloth bags at Hunt & Gather in Minneapolis or online at

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Fun, Fabulous, and Frivolous-Bonanza Photo Essay #2

I love the fun items you can only find at the Bonanza, well almost only find there. This old game wheel was appearing for the 2nd time, It belongs to Ki and is
to die for!!!!

Sara of Seasons in Carver had these fabulous bicycle seat jewelry displays.

I love color and these 70s trays

More of the frivolous

An ampersand of my dreams, no I did not get it, it was already sold.

The Actual Ugly lamps from the magazine. We voted for our pick of ugliest,
my choice is below.

After the Bonanza closed on day 2, my new found friends and I went to Hunt and Gather, where I found more fun fabulous goodies
Love this old barkcloth pillow and the mannequin below is skirted in old scarves.
Eye candy at every turn.

Monday, September 19, 2011

Junk Bonanza 2011-Mass quantities

I'm going to break my bonanza posts up into several little photo essays.
This one is all about the mass quantities of items you can find....
in mass quantities

Small and large items can be found in multiples every where you turn

A cleaver way to display old cameras, by the end of the show, this dealer had no cameras left.

The Dealer below had a collection of Enid Collins bags to die for.

And I took home one of these fabulous buckets.
Wish I could have taken them all home.

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