Friday, August 26, 2011

Cambridge Antique Fair

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This year was the first time I had ever been to the Cambridge Antique Fair in Cambridge, MN.

I loved this set of St. Peter Jr. High School drum corps cases.

Loved this pair of mirrors, too! Hi, Angela of Found Salvage!

This great double bench is perfectly comfortable, 
and it has an umbrella hole in the table to make it extra fun!

Sonic was the perfect place to head with friends, Lani of Cottage Elements, and Jan of Summerspell.

Nothing like a cherry limeade on a hot summer day of junking!

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Beadboard Cabinet: What Would You Do?

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Saw this cute cabinet with beadboard and cup pulls at the Grand Rapids swap meet. What would you do with it if it were yours? Would you change the finish or keep it as is? Where would you put it? How would you use it?

Monday, August 15, 2011

Junk Bonanza Prize Package Winner is...

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Congratulations to...

She wins all of this from Junk Bonanza...

If you want another chance to win the same Junk Bonanza prize package, stop over to enter at Garden Antqs Vintage. You have until noon on August 20. Tell Theresa that Amy says hi! 

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Win Junk Bonanza Tickets Here!

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I have an event for you that is tons of fun and one that I have not missed the past three years! Loooove it! So many vendors, so much creativity! The annual Junk Bonanza brings together more than 130 juried vendors of select vintage treasures, junk, and antiques! This year's event, Sept. 15-17, returns to Canterbury Park in Shakopee, MN.

Event highlights include:
  • Giveaway of three chairs featured in the fall issue of Flea Market Style magazine;
  • Local harvest goods and homemade gourmet food items from Marshall's Farm Market;
  • Signings of the just-released fall issue of Flea Market Style magazine;
  • Voting for the Ugliest Lamp from 10 kitschy selections;
  • "Lucky Friday," when attendees can register for hourly drawings of coupons and prizes totaling thousands of dollars from generous vendors and donating businesses. Each coupon and prize is valued at least $50;
  • Partnering with, the world's premier online marketplace for vintage and handmade goods as well as craft supplies and beautiful one-of-a-kinds
  • $25 Early Bird shopping on Thursday (includes all weekend access);
  • $8 daily admission;
  • Free parking.

Learn more about the indoor, rain-or-shine Bonanza at, or on the blog at,  where profiles of individual vendors are running almost daily.

Here are just a few photos that I've taken the at the show. If you want to see more of the event through my camera lens, see ALL JUNK BONANZA POSTS here at Junkologie.





You can win tickets to Junk Bonanza right here!

The prizes are:
  • 2 VIP tickets, which allow for admission all three days of the event, including the Early Bird on opening day, two hours before the show opens to the general public;
  • 1 Junk Bonanza tote;
  • 1 Junk hat from the Junk Revolution store;
  • 1 copy of the latest Flea Market Style magazine, rolling off the press around the end of August!
There are three ways to enter:
  1. Leave a comment on this post that includes the word "BONANZA!"
  2. Leave a comment on the Junkologie Facebook page with the word "BONANZA!"
  3. Post or tweet about it. Leave a separate comment below or on the Facebook page.
  • Deadline to enter is 4 pm CST on Monday, August 15.
  • Be sure to leave a way to contact you (email, blog link, or FB link) if your name is drawn.
  • Winner will be chosen using a random number generator.
  • Winner will be announced here on the Junkologie blog the evening of Monday, August 15.
  • Prizes will be shipped to you.

Monday, August 8, 2011

Junk Photo: All Feet on Deck!

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Loved these fabric dummies/mannequins at the Grand Rapids swap meet! These belonged to Todd, a vendor in Old Town Antiques in Duluth, MN. Wouldn't these be fun for Halloween? I'm sure some of you junkers could come up with a few other fun ideas!

Sunday, August 7, 2011

Junk Photos: Vintage Jeweled Pins

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I love when flea market and antique store vendors take time to create beautiful displays. Well-vignetted booths attract me like a moth to a flame. 

This simple table-top vignette, with a burlap table cover, a carved mirror as a tray, and three vintage jeweled pins, was a delightful display by a vendor at the Grand Rapids swap meet. This is from the same vendor with the silverware and rusty bed spring display. Loved her booth! I'll have to see if I can find out her name!

Thursday, August 4, 2011

Junk Photos: Silverware & Rusty Springs

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Apparently, I'm drawn to things that are shiny and swirly. 

This silverware, nestled in a bed spring, knew how to work the camera.

Couldn't get enough of this junk goodness at the Grand Rapids swap meet!

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Junk Find: Brass Bank Teller Window

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Meet Alvin. Alvin is a vendor out of Perham, MN, who was set up at the Grand Rapids swap meet. He's holding a fabulous item I picked up in his booth. It's a brass teller window from a bank. You can see the hinges about 3/4 of the way down...that's where the bottom window can fold up, if needed. This will make for a fun decor or project piece!

Monday, August 1, 2011

Junk Find: Vintage Goalie Pads

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This is Kim & Walt of CareFree estate sale company in Minnesota. They were some of friendly vendors set up at the Grand Rapids swap meet last weekend. They are holding a pair of vintage leather goalie pads I purchased from them. If you are like my hubby, you are now asking, "What in the heck are you going to do with those?" You'll have to stay tuned here at Junkologie to see!