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.)