Monday, March 26, 2012

One of My Top Collectible Picks for 2012!

As an Editor and Contributor of the JUNKMARKET Style website, I was asked to choose one of my top collectible picks for 2012.  Of course my top pick would have to be "Industrial".  Does that surprise any of you, coming from me?  Ha!  I've had a great fondness for industrial pieces and have found many ways to intigrated them into my decor. And whether it be farm industrial, office, medical or manufacturing, it seems to all work.  And I simply can't get enough of it!  Let me tell you, I have plenty of it in my home.  And I do think it will continue to be a big collectible in 2012.  So without further ado,  my top junk pick is....drum roll please.....Industrial!!

This industrial desk sits on my front porch. It came out of some sort of factory. Must have been quite the factory the gorgeous turquoise paint!

And how about this honkin' industrial fan. It was actually handmade and is on a stand. Can you say fab-u-lous!

An office file holder is a great industrial piece to display my vintage black and white family pictures.

And an industrial file cabinet can have so many uses.

This vase was a bottle gas cylinger cap. It's a fabulous industrial piece!

Wish I knew where this piece came from. No worry, I found the perfect place for it in my kitchen to hold my recipe books.

I'm very fond of medical industrial. This Torsion Balance Pharmacy Scale was a particularly great find.

These laboratory beakers give a softer edge to the medical industrial.

Industrial vintage store displays have great repurpose in kitchens. And of course this one has to be a wine bar!

And one of my most cherished industrial pieces is this highway guard rail. Who would have thunk a guard rail could look this chic!

Don't ever be afraid of industrial.  It can fit into so many different styles.  And it doesn't have to be hard.  Soften it up with plants, painted furniture, wicker, natural woods.  You may find you'll love it as much as I do!

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Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Conveyor Belt turned Table Runner

A picked up this little table runner beauty from Sarah Smith of Smith's Salvage at JUNKMARKET Under Glass in the fall of 2011. When I saw it, it was love at first sight! Sarah had two of them, and I had already missed out on one. Luckily I snatched this one up. I knew it would fit in with my industrial style and with my eight foot tin top table, it would work magnificiently! Sarah tells me she get's these all the time and she'll be at The Vintage Marketplace in Springfield, Ohio on May 18-20. I better let her know to bring more of these beauties! They are an amazing find!

I LOVED the metal mesh on this when I saw it.

And it's just the perfect width for a table runner.

Long enough, too, for my eight foot tin top table! Looks like my naughtly cat Hercie likes it, too! Dang cat....get off the table!

My cast iron English street sign will be the centerpiece on top. Ooooh...I like how this looks!

It says Castledine Avenue and it's VERY heavy!

I had to Google the street name to find out exactly where it is (of course I did....I Google everything!).  It's located in Quorn, Loughboroughin the U.K.

Before Sarah came up for the JUNKMARKET Under Glass "March Madness", she called to let me know she had a baby conveyor belt/runner. You know I had to have it! And it fits perfectly on this little metal table I have.

Like I fits perfectly!

Did I tell fits perfectly!

Dang cats....looks like they all like my table runner!

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Wednesday, March 14, 2012

More About You, Less About Everyone Else Trunk Show!

So I may be a day late and a dollar short, but here are pictures from our January Trunk Show called "More about You, Less about Everyone Else".   This was the second annual event and was once again held at Otten Bros. in Long Lake, MN.  It was a huge success!  Lots of people, lots of buying, lots of laughing, lots of lots!  I love these small venues as it gives you a more intimate setting with your customers as well as the other vendors.  Here's a few pictures of this fun event....because it was all about you!

Our blank canvas....perfect place to hold this event on a cold January day.

Sue helping me empty my vehicle.  Thanks, girlfriend!

The bare bones of my space.

Not only did she help me empty out my truck, but she also helped me with my space :-)  

The finished product!  How's it look?

Have you noticed how I love aquariums? They are great for display!

I had purchased a whole bunch of these little boxes.  They were a hot commodity!

Something else I bought a ton of, these keys and key fobs from a Nebreska convent.

Annie of Grace and Corazon was the first dealer to get set up.

Her religious inspired jewelry is always a big seller.  Love!

She always has a beautiful display.

Along with her gorgeous jewelry!

Love this cuff....stunning!

She also has a line of hand created rings.

Jolie Raimondo is the next dealer who showed up...along with her hubby for help with the physical labor!

Her paintings are superb!

She does a great display...

and the quality of her work is truely amazing!

Julie Pierce from The Loft on 2nd was there with her creations.

She's known for her handpainted pots and tags.

But this was a new line of hers....wooden plaques.  Lovely!

Mary Den Hartigh of Mary Jeans was there with her hand made pillows.  So elegant!

And her messenger bags....I want this one.  Oh my.....

Love Mary, too!

Lori Gravink of Ladeeda Design was there with her hand made recycled clothing line.

She also sells vintage.

Two of my favorite vendors, Tracie and Lee Anderson of Histories.

Isn't this industrial light phenomenal!  Wow!

These jewelry stands by Histories are great for either business or personal.

Gretchen Schaumann of Mimi Torias Designs was also there with her unique one of a kind jewelry.  Her  displays are as fabulous as is her pieces!

Gretchen had a great variety of her vintage inspired earrings

I wanted this cabinet...alas it was part of her display :-(

Laurel Putman from Chipping with Charm is so darn cute!  The photo is a little blurry, but I just had to put it up.  

She's as cute as her booth!

Larry Moore of The Country Junk Sale also had some of his vintage farm pieces in the mix.

And then there's Devin Johnson from MakeShift accessories.  His creativity is over the top amazing!

Is brother is always along for additional help.  Wish I could remember his name. Oopsie doopsie!

Amazing cuff from Devin!

Like I said...amazing!

We had a great turn-out!

But we still had top to chat with the other vendors.  Gretchen and Sue, get back to!

Lori's bleached out T's were so much fun!

And Annie's booth was always busy!

Isn't Sue the cat's pajama's in this vintage suit from Ladeeda Designs!
Hope you enjoyed my little tour!  I know I go C-R-A-Z-Y sometimes with the pictures...but that's just me :-) Have a great day and see you in my next post.  Hey, I think I'm getting back into the swing of things.  Yeah!

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