Thursday, April 30, 2009

You don't want to miss this!

Ladies, it is time to make plans to attend the Funky Junk Sisters Show. Make sure you invite the friend with the biggest trailer cuz you are gonna need it! Plan to stay for the whole day, we'll have food, music and lots of treasures for you to discover. The Funky Junk Sisters have gathered up many hand-picked vendors selling their best junkin’ goods for you to enjoy.

Meet the people behind the junk, Kris and Amy of Today's Country Store will do a Q & A session, where they will answer your decorating questions. They adore junk and will show you how repurpose it and use it in aesthetically pleasing and functional ways.

Don't miss it....we are filling the warehouse to the brim with vintage finds. It will be a junkin good time!

Linda & Dixie

The Funky Junk Sisters

Sunday, April 26, 2009

Vintage Refridgerators

Remember the post we did on the vintage fridge we found? After a little research we think we have it pegged for a 1949 Philco. As we researched we were also looking for inspiration on what to do with it. Here are a few pics we would like to share. Robins Egg Blue

Cotton Candy Pink

Sweet, simple two tone versions.

This is a little wild, but very creative.

Two Tone Pink (one of our favs).

Polka dots are so popular. Very retro!

This one is for the MAN CAVE!

Should we leave it white?

This could possibly be the winner!

Every kitchen needs a little whimsey... we think a vintage fridge will give it that perfect touch.

Don't you agree?

Racheal does!!

All Funky Junk Sisters voted that this is the best idea of all!
Retro Refridgerator doors used as bathroom stall doors.

Friday, April 24, 2009

Come meet us here!

Great news! Puyallup's South Hill will have its very own farmers market this year. They have asked The Funky Junk Sisters to be a part of the opening weekend. Of course we said YES.

This is your chance to meet us and get a sneak peak at our stuff. Please stop by to say hello!

The Sunrise Village Farmers' Market will open on Saturday, May 30th, 2009. 10:00am to 4:00pm
Meridian East @ 156th, South Hill.
For more information about the market you can email here

There will be a Chamber ribbon cutting on opening day at 12:00noon and Ed Hume will do a dedication at 2:00pm. (We can't wait to meet Ed!)

Please save the date and stay tuned for more info to follow !

Thursday, April 23, 2009

Ideas for old doors

I found some old doors the other day and I needed some ideas for them.... look what I found. Who knew an old door could look so elegant. Add a little fancy paper in the insets and top it with glass. Taaaa Daaaa! It is gorgeous.
Here is another idea. The desk top as well as the back board are doors. Cute, cute, cute.

More ideas....

Now go out there and find those doors!!!

Good Luck.
Funky Junk Sister #2

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Here we go blogging from the cell phone again! But we saw a sign on a church that we have to share with you.
Here goes.....

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

We won! We won! We won!

Super sweet Debi Ward Kennedy has given us an award! Thanks Debi! We are so happy that you are a vendor and speaker at our show! Ladies, make sure you invite all of your friends to come meet her, the whole world needs to know about Debi and the beautiful things she creates! Believe us, you'll want one of everything in her booth!

Now back to the award.
The Rules:
1. List 7 things that you love.
2. Link to the person who has tagged you
3. Choose 7 more bloggers to give the Kreativ Blogger Award to.
4. Comment on those 7 blogs to let the recipients know you chose them.

Seven things we love:
1. Funky Junk Sister #1 our mother, for giving us the creative junkin spirit.

2. Sisters, because we can tell them anything and they'll listen without judging.

3. Our Children, because they bring all the joy to life... and some not so joyous things, but we get over those!

4. Our Husbands, they put up with all of our funky ideas and help us make them come true!

5.Weekends, to gather and hunt at garage sales & flea markets.

6. Kilz, it covers everything!

7. Redecorating! We are always up for a good room makeover!

8. Whoops we added one more, Margaritas! What would a girl do without them?

Ok so now to the friends we are giving awards to:

Serena and Teri at The Farm Chicks
Amy and Kris at Today's Country Store
All the Girls at Junk Fest
Kelli at The Graham Crackers
Michelle at Chocolate and Marmalade Tea
Melanie at My Sweet Savannah
Tiffany at Shabby Scraps

Make sure you check out all of their blogs, they are great inspiration to us!

Monday, April 20, 2009

Boise was a much needed mini vacation!

It was an absolutely glorious day for our trip to Boise, Idaho! The sun was shining and everyone was enjoying it. Including this family on these funny cycles.

The streets were full of people enjoying their lunches in sidewalk cafes. All the restaurants looked so inviting with umbrellas welcoming you to grab a bite to eat.

There were plenty of shops to discover too, like this one, Renditions, a lovely place full of tons of inspiration for junkers. We liked the motto on their window, LOVE WHERE YOU LIVE.
We came across this interesting shop, everything in it was pink including the carpet!

We chuckled when we saw what was inside...

Breast Cancer Awareness T shirts and accessories. Imagine a world without cancer!

A portion of every sale of ta-tas® Brand breast cancer shirts, accessories, and products goes to support breast cancer research and education. Here is a link to the website.
Wish you could have all been there with us!
D & L

Friday, April 17, 2009

Look what we found!!!

You may think we are crazy, but we've got big plans for this.
We both thought it would look darling painted pink....or maybe green.
We'll think about it for awhile, at least until we get home. We'll keep you posted on our progress.

Thursday, April 16, 2009

First Stop Oregon!

Drove through most of Oregon today. It is a beautiful state, that has everything from majestic cliffs overlooking the Pacific Ocean to grassy rolling hills in Pendleton.

Tonight were are staying in Ontario, Oregon.... it has been a long day of driving. We're gonna hit the hay now then rise early tomorrow to get a jump on all the garage sales. After that we'll move on to Boise, Idaho to discover some cool shops we've heard about.

Til then....

Linda & Dixie

We are on a road trip! We will update you when we get back to a computer. This is a test post from our mobile phone!!!! Hope it works!
Linda and Dixie

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Vendor Spotlight on The New England Saltbox

Todays Vendor Spotlight is on The New England Saltbox of Sumner, WA. This shop specializes in Antiques and Home decor. It's full of furnishings and accessories to decorate a vintage home or a seaside cottage. Marlene and her staff welcome you the minute you walk in the store. They are eager to answer questions and also offer home decorating services.
We are very excited to have The New England Saltbox as a vendor at The Funky Junk Sisters Show. We know you will enjoy their offerings!
If you haven't strolled the Main Street of Sumner yet.... you need to! It is full of enchanting places. The New England Saltbox is located at 1119 Main St. You can check out their website here.
Hours: Monday-Saturday 10-5:30, Sunday 11-4. Phone 253-826-3506

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Farm Chicks Giveaway!

We love the Farm Chicks and we just visited their blog and they are having a GIVEAWAY!!
Hurry, the contest ends April 17th.

Talk about repurposing!

You know we love junk and we are always thinking of creative ways to reuse it. But I think this project takes the cake. Isn't this a beautiful chandelier?

Look closer........

It is made of old sets of eyeglasses!
Many of you love junk too. We want to hear some of your stories. What is the most creative thing you have made with a piece of junk?

Sunday, April 12, 2009

Top 10 flea-market finds to decorate with

1. Any retro kitchenware from the 50's is making a huge comeback.2. Enamelware from the 40's has become the new cool casual classic. They make great dishes for entertaining outdoors. They can easily be revamped to hide defects with color enamel paints and a sponge.
3. Glassware is omnipresent with several sought-after styles like: Vaseline glass, Fire-King Jade-ite glass, milk glass, depression glass, hand blown glass and even Jeanette glass from the 70's in iridescent colors are all hot items.

4. Anything wicker or rattan is back in style and is quite simple to revamp with a fresh coat of spray paint.
5. Trays and tin cans with vintage images and advertisements make great kitchen decor accents and collections.

6. Trunks and suitcases make original end tables and are wonderful for providing extra storage. Adding wheels on a large trunk creates a hip coffee table. Some look great in their natural state, with a good cleaning and an oil finish, others can be revived using wallpaper and fabrics to cover them, or by adding vintage decoupage.

7. Globes make sensational decor accents in a den, office or a child's bedroom.
8. Maps are great to use in decoupage projects for small table tops, lampshades, trays, walls or simply to frame.
9. Medicine bottles, especially in blue or green glass, are quite sought after to display as a collection, or as a single bottle with one flower added.

10.Tools and hardware are valued for their history, purpose, collection appeal and to display on walls especially at cottages. Findings like glass knobs, handles, and vintage hooks are best used to add to other flea-market finds.

Thursday, April 9, 2009

Funky Junk Sisters #1 and #4 Are Coming To Visit!

Funky Junk Sister #1 (MOM)

Well , Mom and Patty just couldn't stand it anymore, they are coming to visit! They have been reading about all of the hype for our upcoming show and just couldn't wait to come check it out for themselves. They will be sifting through our garages to access our finds, give us ideas and try to con us out of the good things (Beware Dixie!).

Funky Junk Sister #4 (PATTY)

We will be on the hunt hard for the next few days. Mother will be in heaven, she will run all of us ragged till the sun goes down. I guarantee you we will hit every yard sale in Pierce County this weekend. Mom is so excited that I think she forgot Sunday is Easter... oh boy that means no yard sales on Sunday. Thank Goodness, she'll be forced to rest!


Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Adventures From Last Weekend Part 2

Sandy's Geranium Cottage had a SALE on Saturday and we weren't gonna miss it! We loaded up the family, hooked up our trailers and headed out.

This rustic old cottage was once on a lake and was used as a vacation rental. Sandy and her hubby heard it was available to purchase so they snatched it up and moved it to their property in the Puyallup Valley. Now it is The Geranium Cottage where Sandy holds sales once a month.
We took our time searching through all of her treasures from the past. There was so much to look at.... With all of this cool junk, you can see how we wound up with 2 trailers full!

Don't worry ladies you won't miss out. Sandy will be a vendor at our show. She will bring all of her goodies with her. Remember to mark your calendars for June 13 & 14, 2009.

Monday, April 6, 2009

A Pleasant Surprise!

This past Saturday was full of surprises. Dixie and I went out gathering and hunting. We answered a craigslist ad for old barn doors and this is what we found! Heather and Steve's house and it was full of all sorts of charming ideas. We just had to share them with you. They created this display above their front door for all to see when they enter. Can you tell the shelves are old ladders? Below is another shot with more of the door showing so you can get a feel for the height they have in their foyer.
This the living room. Darling, isn't it? The barn door hung on the wall is similar to the 3 we bought from them. Great idea. Notice the coffee table, it's an old door with legs, they kept the door knob on!

Heather makes these cute little primitive dolls. This one is sitting in a dry sink in her family room. She is so sweet. I think I'll call her Sally.

Steve is quite the idea guy. You can tell he loves old things. His eyes light up when he tells the stories about all of his finds. This is clever, he used old windows to hide the television set.

See I told you!
Thanks to Heather and Steve for being such good sports about allowing us to take pictures and post them for all of you.

We've got more to tell you about our adventures this past weekend....(we wound up with 2 trailers full) so check back.
Til next time!