Thursday, October 31, 2013

JuNkiN AroUnD the ChRiStmAs TrEe 2013

Sorry for neglecting my blog lately...I will try to update soon with photos of creations that will be available at Junkin Around the Christmas Tree. If you are a Facebook follower or Instagram user, those sites have been updated.

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Pics from Spring Junk Market....

Finally...some pictures from Spring Junk Market....

Life has been busy here with baseball games, junking, golf camp, cleaning out the attic, crafting, etc, etc...

I will be at Back Roads Vintage Market in Dysart, Iowa this Saturday, June 22 from 9-4



Monday, May 13, 2013

Spring Junk Market Rescheduled...

Spring Junk Market
Friday, May 31      noon - 7 pm
Saturday, June 1    9 am - 1 pm

Friday, May 3, 2013

Old houses...

A friend of mine recently bought some land...with a house. A house that was FULL of great junk. The previous residents walked away with only the clothes on their back....not going to get into all the details, but, basically my friend became the owner of all the great junk.
My husband and the two little junkers went with me on the day that the house was to be torn down to grab as much as we could....Just two hours later, we had one pick up full and one Chevy Traverse full of all kinds of treasures.
I kind of fell in love with the was amazing, lots of potential...too bad to be built in a flood zone!
This does not do it justice...three bedrooms upstairs, one bedroom downstairs, dining, living and
kitchen -- all very good sized rooms. Beautiful oak woodwork throughout

Neat little patio in back

Closets full of some good stuff...even found some funky sheets STILL IN THEIR PACKAGE.
Pretty sure my parents had the same sheets on their bed sometime back in the 70s.

clawfoot tub...bath toys still on the shelf

Built-ins in the living room

BEAUTIFUL built in cabinets on dining room....
A mess only because the house was broken into many times
after my friend bought it..Why do some people think they are entitled to whatever isn't nailed down?
My friend and her husband took the glass doors off of this and the built ins in the living room. I took
the drawers...Wish we could have gotten the whole cabinet, but wasn't sure we could get it all out in without destroying it.

FUNKY orange velvet headboard...I grabbed this.
Any ideas on how to get rid of that stain and NOT ruin the velvet?

Old sign that had been made into a cart...

My favorite photo - old swing set.....
I was able to get some great stuff.  I love digging through old houses and wondering about all the events that took place in those rooms over the years.....If you or anyone you know has a house I can dig through ~ obviously the houses FULL of furniture are very few ~ please let me know. I use all old/reclaimed wood for any signs that I make. I can always use windows and doors, too.  It seems as though there are lots of empty farmhouses around...probably full of tons of treasures!

Thursday, April 18, 2013

Spring Junk Market CANCELLED

Due to the recent storms and FLOODING, I am cancelling Spring Junk Market. We have water in our basement, which is where I do much of my work. Our yard is also very, very wet and the forecast says more rain for next week. On top of that, this cold and wet spring has made it very difficult to get a lot of the preparation done for the sale. I would rather offer my customers an amazing junking experience than a soggy not-so-great one! Therefore, I just feel that it is best to cancel this time.

I have never cancelled a sale before and hope to never again. I apologize for any inconvenience and hope that you all keep watching this blog for future sales. I am hoping for a bigger and better sale in June.


Monday, April 8, 2013

Spring Junk Market Hours

Spring Junk Market

Friday, April 26   5pm-8pm
Saturday, April 27   9am-2pm

in my front yard ~ 2206 200th St, Marengo

1.5 miles north of I-80 exit 216, 
on the corner of M Ave and 200th St

any questions?? email me

Wednesday, April 3, 2013

New logo, new progress is what I have so far. I really wanted to simplify, but is it too simple??

I also want that logo CENTERED....cannot figure out how to do that...OR, does it look ok on the left?

I am so lacking in technology skills...I am still trying to figure out instagram, too!

Anyway, any feedback would be appreciated!

Monday, April 1, 2013

NEW Logo and blog look...

Please forgive the appearance of my blog over the next few days (weeks??) as I try to change it up a bit...this is the part of my business that I don't enjoy!!

However, please enjoy my new logo...designed by Shannon Hanna of Homegrown Junk!

Thursday, February 28, 2013

junkin' in my basement...

Snow day I did some more cleaning/organizing in the basement...

Going to hit the spring sale stuff hard this the date!

Spring Junk Market
Friday, April 26th
Saturday, April 27th
times to be announced

Monday, February 4, 2013

Super Bowl Commercials

I never really watched football on television(except for Iowa State football) until my boys started watching it in the last few years. Now, I find myself rooting for their teams - Green Bay of course, the Iowa State Cyclones. Well, even though their teams were not playing last night we still sat down to enjoy the Super Bowl. Really, who cares about the game? Its all about the commercials. Here are two of my favorites...

Any mom of a boy can relate to this one...

This one says it all...

Monday, January 28, 2013


Sorry, I have been on a little vacation from this blog and from my business as well....really needed some time off! 
I will be back next week with some new posts and other fun stuff...can't wait to get back to work!

Thursday, January 3, 2013

Spring Junk Market

Never too soon to start looking forward to spring....

Friday, April 26th
Saturday, April 27th

times to be announced...


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