Tuesday, September 28, 2010


I have been wanting to show pictures of all the great stuff I purchased at Junk Bonanza with the little time I had to shop! But, my camera has not been agreeable lately...will try again tonight!

Just a reminder, even though it is 6 weeks away...

Junkin Around the Christmas Tree
Friday, November 12 5:00-9:00 pm
Saturday, November 13 9:00 am-2:00 pm

This show will be held in my garage, not my little shed....I have been collecting lots of great vintage Christmas stuff over the past year AND there will be TONS of upcycled, repurposed Christmas junk, as well as some non-seasonal junk! Pictures will start showing up on here in the next week! (If I get my camera to work!)

Thursday, September 23, 2010

A Winner & Harvest of Junk Preview

I just have to say again what a great time I had at Junk Bonanza this year! It far surpassed last year and I cannot wait for JUNK BONANAZA 2011!!!!!! I also had the chance to meet some great people AND I had some great people helping me!


Wish I had a picture of all of us, but there seemed to be little time for pictures! :(

And, no, I have not forgotten my 100th post Giveaway...I have just been very busy! So Sorry for those of you that have been waiting!!

......the winner is.......

So, Junque Magnet, you need to shoot me a message and let me know your address and your preference of either a Hobby Lobby or Michaels gift card...AND, I will post a picture of the goodies I found for you at Junk Bonanza...Just have to find the goodies ~ still haven't unpacked all of my purchases!!! :)

Here are a few pictures of what I will have at Harvest of Junk ~ starting this evening...

Some SPOOKY stuff... Creepy Vampire....
Bright orange truck flare box ~ great color for fall!
The famous "Jack O'Lids" !!! Sold lots of these at Bonanza...

more scales...

and more scales...on a cute little metal cabinet...

This picture may look familiar, from Summer Junk, but it is a DIFFERENT map than the one I had before! This is just the United States ~ how neat hanging in a toy room!
I will also have lots of stuff MARKED DOWN....I need to make room for more 'new' stuff for my holiday show, "Junkin Around the Christmas Tree" which will be held in November (in my garage - somewhat warmer than the little shed).
I will also have SOME zippy flowers...I made 100-125 for Junk Bonanza and every single one of them sold!!! I have had a hard time getting a lot more made this week for Harvest of Junk, so, please understand that I do not have a large quantity. I will make more and find a way to get them out in the public...thinking about trunk shows or home shows in the future...looking at several options!!
AND, I forgot ~ I still have several tablecloth/drapery totebags and they will be marked down, too!!
Hope to see you there! Wear your old shoes or rain boots!!! :)

Monday, September 20, 2010

One More Chance

Ok, so it is NOT fair that I did not post last Wednesday and not give everyone ONE MORE chance to win the giveaway! So, I am giving you one last chance...I guess there is nothing to comment on - tell me about the weather, your weekend,etc...:)

My weekend and end of last week was FANTASTIC!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I will post the very few pictures I took at Bonanza...I was so busy, barely had time to take pictures!

Also, a reminder.....

Thursday, Sept 23  
Friday, Sept 24 5:00~8:00 pm
Saturday, Sept 25 9:00 am ~ noon

Still lots of great stuff!!!

ALSO...please let me know if you would like to be added to my email list...send me a message at thefarmerswifeiniowa@yahoo.com

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Painting, Gluing, Packing....

I am sorry for not posting more pictures...Hopefully, I will get more up tonight. Like the title says: Painting, Gluing, Packing....I feel like that is all I have been doing!

Can't wait to see all of you at Bonanza!

AGAIN - don't forget about the giveway! Leave a comment today and tomorrow for more chances to win!

AND, for you locals...don't forget about HARVEST OF JUNK!

September 23-24   5:00-8:00 pm
September 25   9:00 am - noon

Friday, September 10, 2010

More Junk Bonanza stuff - Preview #2

More Bonanza goodies!

Upcycled zipper flower necklace ~

Chippy Medicine Cabinet ~

Look at these funky orange enamel pots and pans!

Fun typewriter ~

Parts of a chippy baby bed ~

One of my favorite pieces ~ an old wardrobe trunk ~ ~

The packing label on top ~ dated 10-18-45!

Don't forget about the GIVEAWAY!

Thursday, September 9, 2010

Funky Chicken!

Look at this crazy vintage bag!!!

What a FunKy ChiCkEn!!

It can be YOURS! Check it out at Junk Bonanza!
Don't forget about my Giveaway...Leave a comment every day for more chances to win!

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

100th POST GIVEAWAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

In my last post I said that I would be doing a giveaway soon since my 100 post was coming up...I did not realize that it would be MY NEXT POST!!!

So, I started thinking about what to give away....

I decided that I would offer some goodies from Junk Bonanza...not sure what I will find, but I will put together a little assortment of fun items for the lucky winner....AND, the winner will also receive a $50 gift card to either Michael's or Hobby Lobby (winner's choice)!!

Now ~ how to enter....Comment on any/all of my posts starting with yesterday's "Junk Bonanza Preview #1" through next Wednesday, September 15. I am not sure I will post on Wednesday since it will be a long set up day but you can comment on another post if you have not already done so. LIMIT one comment per post per day....

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Junk Bonanza Preview #1

Here it is ~

Volume 1 of the Junk Bonanza Preview...Sorry, that I am a day late in posting this. I had intended on being home all day yesterday but ended up at an auction in the morning! So, here are some pictures of just a FEW of the items that will go to Shakopee with me early next Wednesday morning!

A great assortment of door knobs ~
Little rocking horse ~ "Rich Toys" is the brand name stamped on the saddle...

These great rusty and worn-out scales ~

Chippy white table top on what I am guessing are cast iron legs because they are a little on the heavy side...

Truly FUNKY bright blue fish molds!!!!

Just a few of the games...

Cute little toy telephones...

Love this unique bucket!!!!

Great collection of chippy, rusty junk....

I know it's kind of early for Valentine's Day, but these are coming to Bonanza anyway! Most of them will be sold at 6 for $7.00...

Here are a few handmade items that I am bringing....
Jack O' Lids ~ jack o'lanterns painted on vintage enamel lids...
These are just a few...I have many more....

CrAzY button box

My FAVORITE ~ oodles and ooodles of zipper flowers....I LOVE these!!
More to come...AND keep watching this week for my 100th post GIVEAWAY!!!!

Thursday, September 2, 2010


Junk Bonanza is near...School just started...My boys are playing soccer...There are about a million apples in my yard that need to be made into sauce...My house is a complete disaster...The grass is about up to my knees.....

I REALLY need the 3 day weekend that is coming up! I will probably lock myself in my basement to work on zipper flowers, junk jewelry, and some cool junky Halloween stuff ~ all of which will make the trip to Bonanza in a few weeks.
The weather is cooler today and will be cooler this weekend, which will be great for painting some furniture and some other outdoor projects... I love the fall! It is probably my favorite time of year! My students are making apple crisp today ~ how great that will smell!

Speaking of students, this is how my desk looked this morning when I got to work...
EVERY year I try to train myself to have a neat and tidy desk...but, too quickly it all falls apart!

Stay tuned...I WILL post preview pictures of the items that I am taking to Bonanza by Monday...I promise! :)


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