Saturday, February 27, 2010

Feelin a little Red, White and Blue...

Right now everyone is inspired by the Olympics and we all feel very patriotic.
GO USA!!!!
Lately we have tried to implement that into our designs. Here is a pic of a wonderful flag that Dixie created out of an old table top.


Next we used old feed sacks as pillow shams on this bed. Cute huh?

We are always drawn to things with our names on them, like this one. (I am usually luckier than Dixie at finding my name.)

Found this old mirror at a thrift store for $4! It looks great in this red, white and blue room.

Geeez I forgot about the big tin sign that says Albers Feed that FJS #4 made me steal off of an old abandoned feed store while she stood watch!
(I just know she would have deserted me if we would have gotten caught!) Oh, and the Albers Feed wall desk that Todays Country Store found for me a few years back! (Love those gals, they are always takin care of us).
We will put those in the room next week.
Have a great weekend, it's beautiful here in the Pacific Northwest!
Linda FJS #2

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Mom's at it again!

Ok, Funky Junk Sister #1 (mom) found this cool old rocker and conned Dixie into fixin it up to put in our next sale (Custers in Spokane March 5,6 &7). Before pic

So Dix does her magic and it turns out adorable, don't cha think?

after pic
Now Mom thinks she wants to keep it....Dixie used her "stern" voice to convince her "no way"!
Glad I wasn't around for that conversation!

Monday, February 22, 2010

Lookin for good junk?

We will be in Spokane on March 5,6 &7th at the Custers Show. It's at the fairgrounds (same place as farm chicks). All our junk sisters will be there, even Funky Junk Sister #1 so stop by to shop and chat! We have been working on all kinds of special treats for this show....can you say burlap, wonderful creams, whimsical whites....well, you get the idea. Our specialty is one of a kind items so when they are gone, they are gone! Get there early!

Today's Country Store photo courtesy of Libby (Kris' daughter)!
If you can't make it east of the mountains, then stop by Today's Country Store in Sumner, Wa for their big Spring Open House on March 6th. They have such great junk and have been vendors at our Funky Junk Sisters Show since we started. Here is a chance to see them in action at their storefront!

Friday, February 19, 2010

A Rising Funky Junk Photographer

A funky junk niece showed us some pictures she captured the other day... aren't they fab-u-lous? She is taking a photography class in high school. We think she has talent and... it's lookin like she might like junk too!
Thanks Alex for sharing these photos with our readers. You definitely have a creative eye!

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Mark Your Calendars!

Hey ya'll! Make sure you text, facebook, or even just ol' fashion call all your best junk buddies to gather up for our fab event in May!
Our goodies are piling up. We have funky junk stored in all kindsa places just waitin for
Plan to attend our "after show party" with live music and dancin on Friday night. It's a charity event you won't want to miss! It's free if you have paid entrance into the show. Wear your favorite vintage attire and you'll be treated like a real junk queen or king!
So let your thumbs do the talkin and spread the word!
Linda & Dixie
The Funky Junk Sisters

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

You Likey?

Here is our version of the Horse Show Ribbons Wreath. Perfect for spring....

it looks good with the primroses, yes?

Monday, February 15, 2010

Cool Junk

Last night we received an email from John & Bob of JohnBobCoolJunk. They sent us this wonderful picture of their booth at the recent Seattle Flower & Garden Show. We were in heaven just tryin to identify all of the "cool junk" through this picture. We wanted to share it with you so you too could get excited to see what they have in store for our May Funky Junk Sisters Show! These guys know exactly what junk queens like and they travel across the US just to find it. Their stuff flies out the door as fast as it comes in! So gather all your junkin buddies to come see JohnBobCoolJunk on May 14 & 15 in Puyallup!

Below are some snapshots of their booth at our show last year.

Here they are workin their magic at set up. Bring it on guys, we can't wait!

Sunday, February 14, 2010

Horse Show Ribbons

We have collected horse show ribbons over the years. They have such wonderful, brilliant colors. The pink and turquoise are our favorites. Here are a few ideas on what to do with, love, love this wreath!

image courtesy of google images
Tiffany, from Shabby Scraps (one of our favorite vendors at our shows) uses them as a valance to her curtains.

Bridal Survival used them as place cards for a wedding.

Here is a creative way to use them in a bedroom.
image courtesy of
You could also use them to decorate your holiday tree or use them as colorful bows for birthday or holiday presents. What a treat if would be to receive one of these on a gift! You certainly would feel special, don't you agree?

Friday, February 12, 2010

We have been named to the list of Top 10 Junk Collectors Blogs!

Dianne Zweig an author and a blogger just named us to her list of
Top 10 Junk Collector Blogs.
Ok, we are totally humbled to be included on a list with some of our favorite junk reads! We love what we do and it always surprises us that so many people like to read about the crazy things we do and find.
So grab a cuppa joe and click here to see the awesome blogs that have made the list. You will enjoy every minute of it.
As Missy, one of our facebook fans said yesterday
"Power to the Junkpeople!"
Here is a link to a video of Dianne in action.

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Finders Keepers

The Funky Junk Sisters are gettin together with all of their junk friends to caravan from Seattle over to the Farm Chicks Show this June. Along with huntin and junkin around the show, we are gonna show you a good time around the city of Spokane. We'll be visitin some of our fav junkin spots including Finders Keepers!

Their store is full of wonderful treasures! Vintage inspired designer dresses! Flirty trendy little frocks! Beaded gowns, oh my!

This cozy boutique is warm, inviting and special in itself.... but one step in the door and you know this place is totally girlie with an eclectic mix of unique and fun things that junk sistas love! Located in an historic building the interior enhances the glow of the vintage designed jewelry, beaded gowns and rhinestone sparkle. Junk Queens, get this, there’s over 5,000 pairs of one-of-a-kind earrings alone! Whoo hooo tons of bling!!!

Shoes, shoes and more shoes!

Deena, the owner of Finders Keepers has promised a special treat just for us. It involves special beverages (hummm....wonder what that is) and a SALE!!! You know we love that four letter word! Won't you join our caravan?
If you are already in Spokane, you can come too. We'll meet up in a special place, just email us ( and we'll add you to our list. We promise to show you a royal junk queen time!

Monday, February 8, 2010


This picture arrived in my email box this morning with the subject line "Look what I found". The message was from the Junk Queen herself, my mom, Funky Junk Sister #1! It's my pillow!!! Isn't it amazing how mothers always know how to make you feel better? This time she came through with flying colors! My pillow is resurrected, and will never be left alone with Cooder again, I promise!

Mother, Funky Junk Sister #1

Thanks mom, you're the bestest!!!



Friday, February 5, 2010


I was bragging to Dixie about this fabulous steal of a deal pillow I found on clearance at Ross for less than $6. It was perfect for my great room, a wonderful chocolate brown silk with an elegant letter A (for Albers) embroidered in gold on the front. I sat it proudly on my striped chair for all to see. I even picked out some muted gold drapes to go on the slider next to it. It was the perfect vignette. Well I got home late last night and this is what I found....
can you see it?
The fabulous pillow sitting right there in the middle of all the feathers! Cooder, my son's dog (that we are now caretakers of since he moved to Texas)
killed it!!!!
I cried.


So if anyone comes across this pillow at another Ross store, let me know!

Still sobbing...


Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Coming Soon...

Many of ya"ll follow our junkin adventures and love seeing what we dig up. You"ve expressed that you like our "Funky Junk Sisters Style". Well, Junk Sistas, we are workin on a way to make these one of kind finds readily available to you!

It's not an easy task but ya'll are worth it.... so we are workin our big chunky booties off to get r done for ya"ll before we leave for Texas!

If you are on our mailin list or our facebook fan page, ya'll will be the first to know when we are ready!!! So become a fan of The Funky Junk Sisters Vintage Flea Market and don't cha miss out!

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

We need your HELP

We're workin on a vintage product and we need fabric for it. Here is the needs to have pink and canary yellow in it. Plus it needs a little color that is somewhat masculine too. We don't want it to look too girly. We want it to have a hip vibe. If we had some vintage atomic barkcloth that would be great, but we don' what do you think of these designs?
This fabric will be used for curtains if that helps.
Can't reveal the project yet, but soon!
Anyone out there have a few yards of barkcloth that might be appropriate?
Leave us a comment and tell us what you think.

Dixie & Linda