Monday, September 17, 2012

It Never Disappoints

Once again Junk Bonanza wowed me over! The 6.5 hour drive each way was once again well worth it.  When my girlfriend and I arrived at 7:30am to get in line for Early Bird shopping I was stunned to find hundreds in line before us.  The excitement just continues to build every minute you wait in line.  The couple in line in front of us came all the way from Santa Barbara to shop Junk Bonanza.  They own a store called Whimsy and they were hoping to connect with some vendors.
As soon as 8:00am hit the crowds converged.  Here is a picture of the entrance to JB.
The displays were outstanding. I wanted to take lots of pictures to show you but it was so crazy crowded that I couldn't get any decent pictures without the crowds covering the displays.  By the time we worked our way towards the back the SOLD signs were everywhere. I guess next time I will get in line at 6am!
I still managed to find some fantastic pieces for the shop and for myself.  Some great lamps, locker baskets, signs and re-purposed jewelry made it back to the shop on Friday.
Here's a few more pictures.

The table with the clock stencil will be in the shop this week.
There will be a Spring Junk Bonanza in 2013 - I can't wait!

Wednesday, September 5, 2012


I am so excited to be heading to Junk Bonanza next week I can hardly contain myself.  I went back in 2010 and found it to be the best venue ever for finding the coolest JUNK and the neatest REPURPOSED pieces ever.  I wasn't able to go last year due to family commitments so my excitement has been building for the last 23 months.  Hope to find some awesome items to bring back to the shop and some pieces that I have been looking for, for my home.

If you have never been you must add it to your BUCKET LIST.  I hear they may be adding a spring show in 2013.