Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Send us photos of your favorite vintage finds!

We are looking for photos of  vintage pieces... as you have used them in your home.  Maybe you used them in someone elses house, we just want to see how you incorporated them into everyday living. 

Then we'll look them all over and publish our favorites! Come on it's a challenge... and ya'll know you want the recognition!! Who doesn't? 
Besides, it's a chance to share your vintage vision.  

Email your original photos to 
by February 15, 2012. 

Much junk love, 
Linda & Dixie

Thursday, December 22, 2011

Funky Fun Stuff!

We have been commissioned to decorate the stage for a
New Years Eve fun is that? 
 We are gonna use some of the letters pictured above.  They are five feet tall!
 Now that's gonna make a statement. We'll keep ya'll posted.

Merry Christmas Everyone!

Linda & Dixie

Monday, December 19, 2011

How bout a little turquoise in your kitchen?

Sometimes a little color goes a long way. We have always loved the color turquoise it is reminiscent of days gone by. It makes us think of our grandmother...she used to paint the outside of all of her rental homes turquoise. 

It's a happy color, she must have felt that and wanted to
spread the happiness throughout the neighborhood!

 You can check out the rest of our turquoise kitchen pictures on pinterest here.  If you haven't been to pinterest yet...fill your mug full of your favorite  beverage (maybe a cup of hot buttered rum). Then be prepared to lose yourself in a very WONDERFUL place!

Friday, December 16, 2011

What will you be wearing this Holiday Season?

Something fun and fancy like this?

or perhaps something a little more sophisticated like this?

Maybe this ruffled cutie from Tut!s Boutique is more your style.
We're sure a little Marilyn will get you some attention.

There is something to be said for  Sweet Magnolia's eyelet ruffled flour sack apron. Takes us back in time to grandma's Christmas on the farm.  It's a great way to add that country feel to your urban condo!

Us Junk Sisters are partial to the truly vintage variety. We will be prancing and dancing around the holidays in something does that surprise you?

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Climb on board the Junk Sister train!

Many years ago, we realized that we love old things--objects that tell a story and that have had a life before they became ours. We also figured out there are a whole lotta other people that feel the same way we do. Traveling around to thrift stores and flea markets has influenced our decorating style and how we express ourselves. We see things differently than the average decorator, we like one of a kind, whimsical pieces. That's why we started our Vintage bring our sense of creativity and love for old things to city at a time.

Our next Junk Salvation Vintage Market is in February in Hillsboro, Oregon. Hope ya'll can make it and see the world through our eyes. Come on board the Junk Sister Train!

Friday, December 9, 2011

Everything is better with chocolate!

Chocolate Candy Cane Cookies.....simply divine.

  • 1 3/4 cups all purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder (preferably Dutch-process)
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 3/4 cup (1 1/2 sticks) unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 1 large egg

  • 1 cup plus 2 tablespoons powdered sugar
  • 3/4 cup (1 1/2 sticks) unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 3/4 teaspoon peppermint extract
  • 2 drops (or more) red food coloring

  • 1/2 cup crushed red-and-white-striped candy canes or hard peppermint candies (about 4 ounces)

Here's how...

For cookies:Whisk flour, cocoa, and salt in medium bowl to blend. Using electric mixer, beat sugar and butter in large bowl until well blended. Beat in egg. Add dry ingredients; beat until blended. Refrigerate dough 1 hour.
Preheat oven to 350°F. Line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper. Scoop out dough by level tablespoonfuls, then roll into smooth balls. Place balls on prepared baking sheets, spacing about 2 inches apart. Using bottom of glass or hands, flatten each ball to 2-inch round (edges will crack). Bake until cookies no longer look wet and small indentation appears when tops of cookies are lightly touched with fingers, about 11 minutes (do not over bake or cookies will become too crisp). Cool on sheet 5 minutes. Transfer chocolate cookies to racks and cool completely.
For filling:Using electric mixer, beat powdered sugar and butter in medium bowl until well blended. Add peppermint extract and 2 drops food coloring. Beat until light pink and well blended, adding more food coloring by drop if darker pink color is desired. Spread 2 generous teaspoons filling evenly over flat side of 1 cookie to edges; top with another cookie, flat side down, pressing gently to adhere. Repeat with remaining cookies and peppermint filling.
Place crushed candy canes on plate. Roll edges of cookie sandwiches in crushed candies (candies will adhere to filling). (Cookie sandwiches can be made ahead. Store in single layer in airtight container at room temperature up to 3 days or freeze up to 2 weeks.)


Tuesday, November 29, 2011

What to do with old flannel PJs?

Plaid PJs...we know everyone has a pair of these deep down in a drawer somewhere. Probably not being used anymore...well here's what one blogger did with her man's pair. Remember one man's junk is another woman's treasure! 
Whoops, that sounds a little naughty!!!

Sunday, November 27, 2011

Hey ya'll don't miss the Junk Gypsy TV show tonight!

The television show we have all been waitin' for "Junk Gypsies"
is on HGTV tonight at 4pm Pacific time! Gather all your junk sisters round,
make sure the libations are flowing and watch some awesome junk get transformed into beautiful things for the home!
Here are a few videos we shot with them
when we were in Texas awhile back...

Jolie was sweet enough to do this little promo for one of our shows.

So after the show...let us know whatcha think.
Linda & Dixie

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Road Trip!!

Gosh we know ya'll are waiting to see pics of our Puyallup Junk Salvation show, and they are coming, but we just got the news that we are heading down to the
 Sacramento Antique Faire this weekend!!!
Yippie Ki Yea!!!!

We are super excited to get down and dirty and do some heavy duty diggin' on Sunday. We have been in show mode for the past few weeks so it will be a TREAT to do what we LOVE...JuNKiN!!!!

Hubbys don't know it but we will be pullin' a trailer back home
full of Junktastic finds for our next event.

Peace, Love, Junk!
Linda & Dixie

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Junk Salvation is almost HERE!

Junk Salvation is a gathering of ... hand-picked vendors selling their best junking goods... and is coming to a town near you! Lots of vendors, more junk, and more fun await the keen-eyed junker.
Our biggest show with 100+ FaBuLoUs booths is our Puyallup, Washington event! You can find some of the best unique vintage items under one roof.  
This is a Friday night and Saturday shopping extravaganza. We help support Breast Cancer Awareness where we donate a percentage of the door to a Breast Cancer Charity.
November 4th & 5th, 2011 is our next Puyallup event! Friday night 6pm-9pm  admission is $15.00 Early Buying & Event
As always Friday's entrance fee will be good for both days!
Saturday, November 5th shopping is from 10am - 4pm!
admission is $7 for the day. We have givin our vendors extra time to restock for Saturday!!!
Our Puyallup show is at the Puyallup South Hill Mall in the Competitive Edge building just outside of Sears!
If you enter the mall from Meridian go behind Target and just pass the Movie Theaters is the the Competitive Edge building.
From the back side of the mall enter by Toys R Us. The Competitive Edge building is just ahead next to Sears.

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 xoxo Funky Junk Sisters

Friday, October 28, 2011

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Text JUNKIN to 69302

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Vendor Profile...The Classic Farmhouse and Gypsy Soul

Katie Seldon of The Classic Farmhouse is one of our long time vendors... now you don't have to wait for a show to purchase her wares, she has opened up a shop in Auburn, WA.  

 Her displays are always inspiring.
 Katie's love for vintage is apparent in all of her products. She hand selects only the best for her customers.
 We fell in love with this metal cart.
 Ooooh and the color on this cabinet is scrumptious!
 Here's the banner we found on her blog that gives you all you need to know to locate her shop. Super big plus...she's in the Sunbreak Cafe building so go early to catch an awesome breakfast!!

Another fun store that is participating in our Puyallup show is
 Gypsy Soul (aka Gypsy Home). They are located at 815 NW Wall St in Bend, Oregon.

 These chicks really know how to decorate a home and how to outfit
bonefide gypsy style!

You should check out their facebook page and browse through all the awesomeness!

If you can't get to these stores in person remember they'll both be a vendors at our November 4th & 5th show in Puyallup. We are happy to have both of these fine establishments and we know they will  bring their "A" game!

Thursday, October 20, 2011

It's Coupon Time!

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Just a few short weeks away! We just know ya'll are gonna love our next show. Our vendors have shown us and told us about all their great finds. They'll be hauling all the good stuff to PUYALLUP to present to you in the finest of fashion a junk-o-holic wonderland that we like to call a VINTAGE MARKET!

Friday Night is our Breast Cancer Benefit... Lots of PINK will be seen here! Right now (until October 31st) you can buy tickets online to this event! You will still be able to purchase at the door, however, all ONLINE ticket sales will get in 5:30pm instead of 6:00pm. One more great thing about going Friday... it gets you in Saturday too! To purchase tickets "click" here.  Buy early to get in early!!!

Here is where the COUPON comes into play! Saturday Morning everyone restocks... Yep, you heard us! More NEW merchandise for you to drool over... (We can't fit everything in those booths.)
Remember Christmas is just around the corner!!! Great 1 of a Kind gifts... Just saying!
This coupon is for SATURDAY only~ Print off as many as you like... share with all your friends, family, and maybe some people you see at the mall. Facebook and TWITTER are also great places!!

We have it the BIG number on our JuNk SaLvAtIon facebook page... 4000! That means we will be doing a GIVEAWAY!!!! Yay, we LOVE giveaways... Stay tuned to see what we will be doing!

See ya soon!
Dixie & Linda

Friday, October 14, 2011

This is why so many love attending "Junk Salvation" Vintage Markets

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It's because of our wonderful, talented vendors!Check out the pictures below of booths at previous "Junk Salvation" shows.

 Yummy, yummy, yummy...unlimited amounts of vintage goodness!
Wanna get away? Just tour one of the fabulous vintage travel trailers we have on display. You'll step right  into retro America.

 It's a Junkers paradise!
 Next we'll be in Puyallup, Washington on November 4th and 5th.
You can purchase your tickets right here on the blog.
Tickets purchased on our blog
 get in 30 minutes early (5:30) on Friday night.  

PoWer To tHe JUnKPeoPLe!!!