Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Big News and an Article in the Spokesman Review

We have some big news.... we'll let Cheryl Ann Milsap of the Spokesman Review tell you about it.....

Treasure Hunting

“Sisters” bring JUNKMARKET Style to Puyallup

When sisters, entrepreneurs and fans of all things vintage, Dixie DeRocher and Linda Albers, open the doors of their Funky Junk Sisters Flea Market in Puyallup, Washington May 14 and 15, they’ve got a little something extra to share.

“Oh, you are just going to love the news we have for you!!!” they teased from the Funky Junk Sisters Facebook page.

The big secret is that DeRocher and Albers have invited Sue Whitney, of JUNKMARKET Style fame, to join them.

Whitney, who is well-known to viewers of HGTV’s Country Style, got her start in 2000 when she opened a workshop in Minnesota. There she created one-of-a-kind objects using vintage odds and ends she salvaged and brought home from flea markets and barn sales. In 2003 Whitney became editor-at-large of Country Home Magazine. Now, the author of four books has launched a magazine and makes frequent television appearances including the Today Show.

When Whitney joins the Funky Junk Sisters in Puyallup in May, she’ll be available to shoppers who’ve purchased special tickets. On Friday, for $75, fans will get a one-hour seminar by Whitney, as well as a chance to spend another hour doing some shopping with her and have her sign books.

On Saturday, a $30 ticket buys admission to a special one-hour seminar by Whitney and a book-signing.

Details are still being ironed out but DeRocher told me in an email that they think Spokane “junk” fans will be thrilled.

“This is going to be the best show to date!” De Rocher said.
We'll have all the info about Sue's visit and ya'll will be able to purchase tickets to her special appearances on here soon. Be watchin for it!
More information about the Funky Junk Sisters Flea Market.


  1. This news really is amazing. We Mermaids are so happy for you Sisters! We toast to your continued success!!! Good job! We have linked you on our blog under Dive Into Inspiratin on our right-hand sidebar! Have a great rest of your week!

    Mermaid Debbie

  2. Oh my gosh......can't believe this great news!!! So exciting....I will definitely try to make it down from Vancouver. I will be meeting Sue for the first time in Minnesota at the AAJMS event in May. Would love to meet you guys as well!

  3. Great job ladies... very exciting... I can't wait to come visit you at the show...

  4. Hey, gals! Don't ever let it be said that the Funky Junk Sisters don't know how to P.A.R.T.Y!! I am so looking forward to Friday! It was so much fun last year, but sounds like even better this time!! Let us know the details about buying tickets with Sue asap ...
    Betty :)