Thursday, September 20, 2012

Junk Bonanza.... One Heck Of A Great Time!


Usually, when I go on trips, I try to cram in as many activities as possible.. as 
many 'things to do" as time will allow.  Not this time!  I purposely flew in to
Minneapolis for Junk Bonanza.  I was a girl on a mission!!  Not for any particular item/items, but to experience AGAIN the excitement of this show.  
To perhaps have the opportunity to meet Ki Nauser....



.. which I did!  Horrible shot of me but I am willing to share with you for the
sake of this post {tee,hee}.  Some women look great in the morning, like Ki,
and some of us need a little more time to perk up.  And to realize to look at the camera!!  I digress!  One cannot say enough good things about Ki.
Such a genuine, down-to-earth person with a soul for repurposing "junk". 
Supporting others who heed the same call.  Her creativity and heart have no limits and it was truly a pleasure having the opportunity to say "hello"!

At 7:20 in the morning, this was the line in front of me..........


and by 7:45, this was the line behind me.  We all had Early Bird tickets!


A congenial group, patiently waiting, knowing that treasures were soon to be within our grasp!  Knowing that we would not be disappointed in the least. Willing to be "early" Early Bird ticket holders! And just in case there might be some impatience (of a good nature), people who were part of the event walked
down the line with mini treats.  Presents!  And we haven't even gotten in
the buildings!!! 

This adorable young woman (prime example of someone who can wake up
looking gorgeous!) was handing out sample size packages of Vintage Textile
Soak. Note the cute way to display this.  Excelsior in a vintage metal basin.
'Natch!



And look at that platter of yummy mini donuts... freshly made, warm and dusted with fine,granulated sugar!  It wouldn't be Junk Bonanza without 

these little bites of heaven presented on a silver platter!

                 Oops! 8:00 a.m. 
        Let the merriment begin!!                   

Part II will be up shortly......... come on back to see what was INSIDE!

14 comments:

  1. Your trip look s like it was a BLAST AND the lines look similar to my trip to The Country Living Fair. Can't wait to see what treasures await in your next post!

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    1. I need to hop over to your blog to see what all you found at The Country Living Fair... you always seem to snag the best stuff!!!!

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  2. Can't wait to see your finds! Sorry we missed seeing each other!

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    1. Me, too, Linda! I hope we have another opportunity to meet up!

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  3. Can't wait for part 2! This is one of the items on my bucket list. It looks even more grand than I imagined. And you got your pic with Ki. How cool is that??

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    1. Teresa... I have so many on my bucket list! LOL Little ones or big ones, I love the thought of hitting all of them! Next up? Rose Bowl in November!

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  4. Wow! I can't wait to see what you would go to all this effort for.

    :) Hope

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    1. hope, it really is worth the effort to go. You meet so many wonderful people while waiting in line with the bonus of finding goodies all in one location. The vendors do such a fabulous job of displaying their things which sparks ideas of how to use them in your own home.

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  5. SO excited can't wait for more! Yipee Yipee

    xoxo
    Kate

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  6. Can't wait to see whats inside (and what you bought)

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    1. Still need to take photos of what I bought. Must do that today!

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  7. Dang! You lucky-lucky girl!!!! I never get to do anything exciting like that! I hope you scored big!!!
    big hugs,
    cheryl

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    1. When flying, I have to think of packing it all and lugging it to the airport. So my items are small. However, if I had another house to decorate I would arrive in pickup to haul some of these fabulous finds away.

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