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Monday, September 26, 2011

Harvest Time...


It was a beautiful fall day here today, cloudy and in the upper 60s- perfect for harvesting the rest of our apples and for picking the hydrangea blooms before frost.  This variety is Haralson, a sweet tart perfect for pies...


The hydrangea is beautifully marked and looks gorgeous drying in a yellowware pitcher...




Aren't they lovely?


 The trees are really beginning to turn color here and will be peaking over the next few weeks!  I am trying to spend some time outdoors enjoying it each day!


Until next time...
Linda

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

FUN at Junk Bonanza!


Another Junk Bonanza has come and gone...and what a Bonanza it was!  So much fun- meeting many of you, seeing old friends and making new ones...laughter, tears, and our best sale ever!  Thank you to everyone who came to see us!  My daughter, Liana, and I share a large double space with our friend Kris of Cottage Dreams!  We always have such a fun time together! Thought I'd share some photos from our space- it is so busy I didn't get out for other photos, but many other bloggers are doing great posts!  

Below is our big Itsy Bits And Pieces roto-bin, full of all sorts of goodies!  It is always a popular shopping point for crafters, scrapbookers, and artists.


All of the assemblage projects I shared in my last post sold quickly!  THANK YOU for all your encouraging comments about them...it makes me want to do more projects!!


We love to find interesting items- like this old hairnet display...


Old medical charts and goodies were popular this year- many of ours dated from 1889...


There were lots of vintage sewing goodies...seam binding and rick rack...and lots of notions!


Our space is large enough to do different color schemes...the other side of the space is more eclectic cabin...



Lots of suitcases...



 maps big and small...our partner Kris had 4 wonderful old school maps...they flew out the door...She always finds the BEST stuff!



We had lots of vintage jewelry parts for crafters...


I love this old dress form that Kris brought...




AND I got to meet so many wonderful bloggers!!  I was having a bad flare-up of my chronic dry eyes during the sale, so I'm looking pretty puffy, but I want to share the photos with you anyway!  They are such a GREAT group of women, it was a pleasure getting together with all of them!!

Hollie from Funky Junk Show


Faye from Wild Rose Vintage


Alison from The Polohouse and Suzanne from Privet and Holly 


Deb from Garage Sale Gal 


and Laurel from Chipping With Charm


I also met Jan of  Gracie's Cottage and Jeanne of Bees Knees Bungalow - I wish I had photos of those lovely ladies, too!  Everyone was so friendly and it was like I knew everyone forever!  Funny how blogging is like that!  Many of them have posted great Junk Bonanza posts with wonderful photos!  I hope you stop by and visit their great blogs, too! 
And here's my sweet daughter, Liana, who helped her mom make it through another year!  She's been my partner for the last 10 years...I couldn't do it without her, and wouldn't want to!


And if you are wondering what I bought?  I've been wanting a little old rusty toy truck to hold some of my bottle brush trees at Christmas...this one will do just fine!


We had the BEST time...and we're already signed up for next year...


Until next time...I'll be resting up and catching up!
Linda

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Ready For Junk Bonanza!


Well, we are all set up and ready for this year's Junk Bonanza!  At 8 AM tomorrow, the doors open to early bird ticket holders, and it should be a FUN and busy day!  Thought I would share a few projects my husband and I worked on yesterday for the sale!  I had quite a few vintage hem marker stands- I've always loved the look of these, sort of industrial and graphic.  I decided to add some fun junk goodies for some great assemblages!  Wheels in different sizes were bolted onto the stands (using pre-drilled holes) to be used as photo holders...


You know I love to use vintage hangers!  Well, attaching one to the top of the stand is another great looking  display idea!


And a vintage little blackboard with a scrabble tray added, makes a fun message board!  I hope you try making some of these!  I'll be sharing more projects and lots of photos from Junk Bonanza soon!  It is held Sept 15, 16, and 17th at Canterbury Park in Shakopee MN.  Hope to meet some of you there- we are in space 230-231!


Until next time...I'm off for some much needed sleep and an early morning!
Linda

Sunday, September 4, 2011

Isn't She A Cutie?


I haven't done much thrifting lately with lots of family goings on and getting ready for Junk Bonanza, but last week I stopped by a Goodwill and found this charming vintage scale!  I love the graphic face, so different than others I've found!  I added this little cutie to my kitchen, holding an old coffee tin...


I love the crackled patina of the tin...


and the vintage coffee sign I framed...


The antique milk glass fruit bowl is one of my favorites!  From the late 1880's, it was made by Challinor Taylor and Co.  We usually use it for bananas, but now it's holding some of this year's apples...



I think the little scale is a fun addition to my coffee corner!


Until next time...have a wonderful Labor Day holiday!

Linda