Monday, September 21, 2009

Junk Market Bonanza


On Thursday, my friend Kristine and I took off for the third annual Junk Market Bonanza. I was soooo excited. The last two years yielded some great finds and I could hardly contain my enthusiasm. Poor Kristine:) Seriously I had to take some deep breaths and pray to calm down!






This painting was really interesting. The artist stepped out of the box with real jewelry and glitter giving the woman a 3-d look. Very inspiring.





Love the idea of painting pumpkins for display. If nothing else I got some really great inspirations.




Aren't
these chickens adorable?? I love chickens. I think the set was $185.00. It seems that a lot of things were just too expensive this year, or maybe I just wasn't in the mood to spend a lot of money.





Loved these pillows! I've been seeing these around on various blogs and I just adore them. But I'm thinking I could make them myself. If anyone knows how to do this let me know:)





Me
taking pictures of everything. Kristine texting her husband to ask permission to buy something. Of course he said YES:) I thought it was so sweet that first of all she asked him, and secondly that he said yes. I usually don't ask...because I know what the answer will be;) I did this once and his text response was "Nice, but no." I have good judgement, so that should be enough right?? Big purchases are the exception.




Framing letters in those cheap, gold $1.00 store frames and then spelling out something. Love that idea.







I did buy this little glass jar filled with scrabble pieces for $5.00. I thought it was cute.







Love this colorful display of yellows and red. Great quilt and the mums...just getting me all excited for Fall.






Last
but not least, my treasure of the day. I bought three of these buckets. They are in my studio now. I'm thinking of changing the words to TRY, CREATE, BEGIN...Ha!! I need all the encouragement I can get. Overall it was a fun day. Can't wait for next year:)




Have a blessed day.


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42 comments:

  1. wow wow WOW! I got all excited just perusing this post :) This is the kind of place I love to go to get ideas! The flea market bug is itchin' me more now...

    Thanks for stopping by my blog!

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  2. Looks like so much fun!!

    SMiles!
    Michelle

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  3. That looks like such a cool place! Very inspiring!

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  4. Oh my goodness, what treasures! It looks like y'all had so much fun!

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  5. I enjoyed just looking at your pics. You, lucky duck, got to go!

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  6. Oh now I'm wishing I wouldn't have skipped our summer flea market - they close up here (in MN) right after Labor Day. But second hand and donation stores seem to be the hot items these days in our areas! Sounds like a day of fun!

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  7. Oh, I love all these photos. My favorite is the Scrabble pieces in the jar. I looooove Scrabble.

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  8. That stuff TOTALLY screamed your style!! I am not surprised a bit with your purchase!! What fun! And my motto (sometimes, cause Hubby doesn't usually care) is "better to ask forgiveness than permission"!! Right?!?!

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  9. I'm sooo jealous! That looks like so much fun. I love the buckets too. I have four in my garage right now, along with a few other items waiting for me to go buy some chalkboard paint.

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  10. I was drooling, too!! I have not had a day out like that in a very long time. I think the last time I did go out on a "treasure hunt" was with my hubby. Did we buy stuff? NO!

    I almost like City girl turned Country Girl's philosphy... about it easier asking for forgiveness rather then permission. But, I know better.

    It looks like you had a wonderfully, inspiring time. I just get so "overwhelmed" by all the great ideas - I'll have to remember my camera along the next time I do something like this...

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  11. Oooh - love the scrabble pieces in that jar. How cute!

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  12. So fun! I always ask my hubby before I buy stuff too even though I know he always says yes!

    Love the letters in the gold frames!

    Must.do.that.

    Have a wonderful day!

    Adrienne

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  13. I bet you could make a stencil out of freezer paper and then iron onto your pillows-that you make, of course-and then paint the numbers right onto the fabric. I did a little project this weekend that you can check out on my blog. Not much of a tutorial there though. Good luck and be sure to show us the final product!
    www.shannonrodriguez.blogspot.com

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  14. That looked like a fun place to be! I love junk stores, and go mostly for the ideas. I also ask my husband before I buy a lot of things, not everything mind you, but if it's just for me I do. ;) Of course if he says no, then I sometimes pout, so I'm not sure what good it really does. Ha!

    The pillows are really cute! They look like someone with a screen printer may have done the numbers- I've never seen any iron on's that big. I'm sure you could probably have a screen print shop do them up for you...

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  15. Oh how lovely... I bet ya'll had a blast!

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  16. Oooo...I wish I could have been there!

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  17. Oh it looks like soooo much fun! I would have come home with a "few" things if I'd been there:) And my husband knows(after all these years)when I go antiquing or to a flea market, I will be buying stuff!

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  18. Love the chalkboard painted pumpkins... saw those at the Country Living Fair this weekend too! Must be a new thing... cute idea!

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  19. Someone already said what I would have said... make a stencil out of freezer paper! I'm sure that would work well! They really are cute pillows.

    I'm loving it all girlfriend. You do go to fun places.

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  20. So now I have a list of projects I just HAVE TO DO TODAY thanks to this amazing post!! I wish I lived by you so I could invite myself over to craft. I have no crafting friends that live near be. (Wow, I just sounded like the loneliest girl on earth) :) THANKS FOR THE INSPIRATION!

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  21. Sounds like a wonderful trip with your friend...who doesn't love a day filled with junk! Thanks for sharing the pics and what you bought! I have a jar with old scrabble pieces as well, love it! :)

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  22. I love those pillows, I am sure you could make them your self too.

    Looked like a lot of fun and some really cool stuff!

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  23. What a fun day....I loved the items that you bought...those buckets are really cute.

    As for getting glammed up.....I know, wouldn't that be fun!! But I still remember how cute you and Mr Honey (as I ike to call him!) looked at the wedding you showed us (was it in Chicago)....and on your anniverary.....you are a HOT couple, make no mistake :) xo

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  24. HOW FUN!!!!! I am soooo jealous! Great ideas too.

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  25. Love the letters in the frames and pillows... And everything!!! Fun, fun, fun! :)

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  26. that red/yellow display is lovely! how fun to junk it!!

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  27. I love the pillows, buckets, and those adorable pumpkins. Looks like you guys had a lot of fun :)

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  28. I love cute, affordable stuff! Glad you found things you liked!

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  29. Ooooohhh I love going to artsy shows and craft fairs...FUN! The things you posted about are so fun...love the bottle with scrabble pieces!

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  30. Someone else had pictures from this the other day so it was fun to see even more stuff! I see lots of yummy things that would have been calling my name LOL! As to the numbered pillows - a stencil and fabric paint maybe?

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  31. Fun! Lots of cute goodies! I might be inspired to try and make some on my own. :)

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  32. You should see my eyes right now I am going to cry with excitment! I have never seen such a cool place as that! I am soooo jealous right now! My mom would of hated that place because I would of been tempted to buy EVERYTHING! Anyway glad you had a good time! Oh and I forgot how did you get that font that you use on your title and side bar?

    Love, Madison!

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  33. I am loving your buckets!! What a fun day you had ~ I also really like the framed letters idea...I may have to try that out for Christmas maybe...hmm. :o)

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  34. Holy cow, pure eye candy!! LOOOVE it all!

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  35. The painting of the girl with the jewelry and glitter caught my eye. Nothing I would hang in my own home....but a very interesting piece and talent. Thanks for sharing. :)

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  36. There are some neat things at that Junk Market. Looks like you had fun.

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  37. LOVE the buckets! I have one like that from the barn house boys. I'm so glad you didn't spend 185 dollars for a chicken! Looks like a fun day!

    still laughing about the garfield jammies and mentheladum. Now I've also told stefie about it. for some reason it just really hit me as funny. My sister has a similar nightgown with minnie mouse on it that says Not a morning mouse. haha

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  38. Awesome pics! Love your purchases!

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  39. I think I like the buckets the best also! This looks like a fun day!

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  40. Hi, Becky! I was prompted to read this older post by your "linky-thingy." So...I was excited to read this because I am going to the Junk Bonaza next week!! I'm sooo super duper excited! Any-who...any tips for a first-timer?? You said you've been several years in a row, so any input from you would be great!! :)

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