Friday, February 25, 2011

It's a Pfarkel FMUG Blogger Bash!

It's a Blogger Party! Janell Kraut, Dianne Perry and Sharon Vreeman, better know as the Pfarkel Sisters Fjerda, Frannie and Flossy, along with adopted Pfarkel Sister Marge Utley aka Fosteria, have offered to host a blogger party at our Flea Market Under Glass event. Stay tuned for more details on this fun event!

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

"Flea Market Under Glass" - A Work In Progress......

I've been such a neglectful little blogger now haven't I.  But what can I say?  I've got a darn good excuse.  I've been busy, busy, busy!  Busy getting ready for the first ever, "Flea Market Under Glass".  You've probably notice my little blogger button on the side announcing it.  I won't go into all the details.  You can get them by clicking on this link:  JUNKMARKET Style Events - Flea Market Under Glass .  You'll get all the "411" from there.  But what I will do is give you some pictures of our progress.  

This is my booth.  I'm going for that fresh white look mixed with natural elements.  I'm really starting to dig it.  Now mind you, I haven't added much of the accessories yet, so it is a work in progress.

This is a watchamacallit!  Ha!  Like my technical term?  Actually it looks like some sort of trellis.  But who knows?  All I know is I like it!

I'm really starting to get into vintage leather pieces. These kids cowboy boots are oh so cute!

And these are some honkin' corbels!

Sue Whitney of JUNKMARKET Style will of course showcase her stylings.  She's got great taste!

Love these baseballs innards.  And that chubby rope....amazing!

My friend Jan Berg's presence is still at the sale, though she skipped town for warmer climates (lucky her).  But somehow her stuff still found its way to the sale (thanks to some of us purchasing it before she left). She has the best stuff!

And do we have reels....

Sue Wolfe of Destination Art has such great style.  Her displays are amazing!

Put a little spring in your step! cute is this!

And of course Sue also brought her one of a kind tin prints.

The three Amigo's, Patrick from Robinwood Reclaim along with Bob and Kent from Mudd Lake, are the perfect trio. They have brought with them some unique finds!

Old American Proverb...."Love many, trust few and always carry your own canoe". We even have an extra one here!

These are great old molds!

Jenna from Mama's Happy in Mound, MN has been working hard to get her booth ready. Lookin' good!

Cheryl of Junk Devotion came up early and beat us all to the punch. Looks like she doesn't have much left to do.

And "here we have them"!

Beth and John from Antiques Downtown are once again joining us in this venture. They sure are a fun bunch!

As you can see, we're not done....yet. Like I said, it's gonna be good! Gotta run....lots to do!

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Saturday, February 5, 2011

A Union in Perfect Harmony!

If you've been a follower of my blog, you know I love metal.  And when I saw this metal organ pipe tube, it was love at first sight.  And of course the most natural use for it would be a vase.  For me it was a no brainer.  But I wanted to add a little more interest to it.  I already had this piece made from old picture frame molding, and the two seemed to make a perfect pair.  So what do you get when you mix a wall hanging made soley from frame molding and a metal pipe organ tube? A display that brings with it, it's own kind of music!

This part of the project was actually put together by my friend, Sue Wolfe of Destination Art. I purchased it a few years ago, but always wanted to add something to it. It just took the right find.

I love all the different kinds of molding it has on it. And the metal paint finish on it gives it a modern edge.

I love the fact of course that it's all metal. And it thankfully came with two openings in the back making it easy to hang on the frame molding.

Love the unique pattern on the metal!

These decorative nails were from another project, but they were perfect for hanging the piece. The long narrow point didn't leave too much of a hole in the molding, but the large head kept the pipe in place. And yes, it is on there very sturdy.  

Now all I needed was some extra embellishments. Not sure what I'm gonna do, but I wanted to have a few options.

This is what I decided on. A little bling, a little brass and a little rust. And the twine added an extra element to all of it.  

And of course I need something to put in the pipe "vase". Some natural twigs and some with glitter. And then a unique flower!

A closer look at the flower.  It's another Sue Wolfe Creation!  She certainly is a good one to have as a friend :-)

Just in case you wanted to see what the other side of the sign said. It welcomes guests as they are coming and says goodbye as they leave.

I think it all came together quite nicely. And combined I think they make perfect harmony!

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To see more of my JUNKMARKET projects, click on the link on the side of my blog. 

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

"More About Me, Less About Everyone Else" Trunk Show Pictures

I'm finally a "little" recuperated from the Trunk Show this past weekend at Otten Bros. with JUNKMARKET Style.  And I'm thrilled to say it was "huge" success!  Lots of fun, lots of people, lots of buying....just lots of lots!  I met a lot of new people, connected with old and just had a great time.  But I was beat!  Those things can really wear you out!  I did have a chance to take "lots" of pictures, too!  Like I said, lots of lots!  This is a little indicator of what the March show will be like as all these dealers will be back.  Did I tell you yet about the March show yet?  I guess that will be in a later post.  But for now, here are the pictures!

Some Sue Wolfe Originals exclusively for Otten Bros.!

The sale was held in the green house amongst the plants.  A perfect setting!

This was a piece I brought.  Don't know it's original use, but it would be perfect for a trellis!

Julie Pierce from The Loft on 2nd in Anoka brought her pots and tags.

Mary of Mary Jeans brought her fabulous handmade pillows, table runners, purses and scarfs.  Her handy work is exquisite!

Julie Broshat of Buckles by Julz has some amazing restyled buckles and cuffs made from vintage pieces.

Some of the vintage wicker I brought.

Patrick Stinnett of Robinwood Reclaimed brought some of his handmade pieces made from reclaimed wood.  This table was phenomenal.  And the gears were too cool for school!

I absolutely loved this vignette done by Sue Whitney.  The white with the natural wicker and leather were amazing.  It didn't take long and much of what was on the table was sold. 

Bet you can't guess what these were?  Toilet roll holders!  They look much better as planters.  Most of these were sold.

This leather bound ledger was over 125 years old.  The calligraphy writing was beautiful.  It was mine and I was actually sad it sold.

These are my newest creations...leather pieces with wire flowers.  They all sold.  Yeah!

Lori Gravnik of Ladeeda Designs brought vintage cowboy boots along with her vintage, designer and upcycled clothing.

Another One of Sue Whitney's stunning vignettes with vintage pieces for sale at Otten Bros.!

Annie de Jongh of Grace and Corazon brought along her religious themed recycled vintage pieces.  They were stunning!  The pieces were literally flying out the door.  They were so creative and unique!  Can I say I loved them?!  Her leather cuffs are the latest rage.

I really wanted this piece, but I was hard as I have a jewelry fetish.

Her cuffs were so fun and unique.

Gretchen of Mimitorias Designs was there with her redesigned vintage pieces and her new line of Steam Punk Jewerly.  Gretchen had quite a few of her fellowers there to see her.

Her rings made from vintage earrings and buttons were quite beautiful and reasonably priced.

Patrick also brought along his barnwood frames.

Sue purchased this "I Love Lucy" styled coat from Lori.  She looked great in it!  "Hey, Luuuucy...."

People started trickling in at 9:00 am and before you knew it, the place was bustling with people!  It was quite exciting!

And with four registers, there was still a line.  It made me giggle with excitement!

Lastly, I just had to show you the cool, or should I say "groovy" boots I purchased that day at Otten Bros.  Aren't they just the cat's pajamas!!!  They must have sold a "ton" of these that day.  They were a huge hit!  If you want a pair, check them out.  And if they don't have your size, they'll order them for you and it'll only take about a day.  Way cool!!

Stay tuned for info on our March to run, but until then.....

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