Saturday, January 31, 2015

Just before our Market opens....

While people anxiously line up outside, we love to take one last look 
before the crowds come in.

A stroll down the isles shows us awesome junk as far as the eye can see.

 Perfectly staged and displayed by experienced curators. 

Many hours of hunting and gathering goes into each booth
 (so you don't have to).

And they bring it altogether just for you. 
So that you can find wonderful treasures for your home. 

Don't ya'll want to see this for yourself?
Won't you join us next weekend in Portland/Hillsboro, Oregon
for our Junk Salvation Market? 
We know ya'll will love it! 
Besides, the superbowl will be over 
and what in Sam Hill could be more important than a JuNk HuNt?

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Y'all are invited!

We've made sure y'all will have some great food at our show in Hillsboro. We'll have a food truck for your dining pleasure! Ramy's Lamb Shack will be preparing tasty treats. And don't forget we will have a wine garden too! 
It's coming up fast so make your arrangements for a big rig now!

Last call to buy your early bird tickets online...

Thursday, January 22, 2015

Hey Flea Market Finders, Dumpster Diving Divas and DIYers...check this out!

Do you have a passion for design and reinventing flea market finds?
 Do you BRAKE for yard sales? 
We know ya'll are lookin' for great places to find hidden treasures for your homes 
so you need to come to one of our Junk Salvation shows!
Our shows are amazing, they have fabulous farm antiques, the excitement of a flea market and refunked junk all under one roof!
 You are certain to find inspiration everywhere! 
This clip is a behind the scenes glimpse into a Junk Salvation show we did in Austin, Texas. 
We used an old west town as a backdrop...not all of our Funky Junk Sisters Vintage Flea Markets
 can be in a ghost town, but we do guarantee you will find all the same kinda JuNk,
 if not MORE, at any show we organize.  

Our next Junk Salvation show is in 
Hillsboro, Oregon
  Washington County Fairgrounds 
 Feb 6 & 7, 2015. 

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Funky Junk Sisters bring their market to Hillsboro, Oregon Feb 6 & 7, 2015!

Oh Sugahh....the Junk Salvation show is as much FUN as a Texas flea market! 
And it's just round' the corner!
It's plum full of antiques and refunked junk all under one roof! 
ALL ya'll better be fixin' to come to it!

Feb 6 & 7,2015
Hillsboro, Oregon
Event Information HERE
 We'll see ya'll then, Good Lord willin' and the creek don't rise!

Happy to have ya'll on board our JuNk TrAiN!
Linda & Dixie

Saturday, January 17, 2015

Oh how we wish for longer days and warmer weather!

Today it is pouring down rain here, absolutely pouring! It's cold too. 
We can't wait for warmer weather and longer days...
we can't wait to get outdoors and entertain again. 
Our February show seems to be the "winter weather breaker" for us. 
It reminds us that the garden will soon be calling us to fix it up and prepare it for spring. 
So at this February show we look for pieces to use in our yard or to entertain with outside.
 Like this enamelware we used for a snack and beverage station awhile back.  
We love the beautiful colors and patterns that are available in enamelware,
 but white is the easiest to find. 
If you desire more color in your tablescape, it can be added with vintage linens. 
Did you know enamelware can be dated by the weight of the piece? For example, an enamelware coffee pot from the beginning of the 20th century is heavier than one made after World War II. 
Sound can also be a clue. If you tap the bottom of an enamelware mug 
with your fingernail and it sounds tinny, 
it was probably made in the 1970s.

Won't you join us in Hillsboro, Oregon for this very special JuNk show....
cuz your garden will too be calling your name, 
telling you it's time to wake up from the winter blues and get ready for spring!
 Junk Salvation 
February 6 & 7, 2015
 Washington County Fairgrounds
Hillsboro, Oregon

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

For the love of vintage aprons...

Magic happens when you put on a vintage apron...all of a sudden all your cares fade away and the house fills with wonderful smells from the kitchen and wonderful memories of Grandma...

Grandma's Apron
I don't think our kids know what an apron is.
The principal use of Grandma's apron was to protect the dress underneath, because she only had a few, it was easier to wash aprons than dresses and they used less material, but along with that, it served as a potholder for removing hot pans from the oven.
It was wonderful for drying children's tears, and on occasion was even used for cleaning out dirty ears…
From the chicken coop, the apron was used for carrying eggs, fussy chicks, and sometimes half-hatched eggs to be finished in the warming oven.
When company came, those aprons were ideal hiding places for shy kids.
And when the weather was cold grandma wrapped it around her arms.
Those big old aprons wiped many a perspiring brow, bent over the hot wood stove.
Chips and kindling wood were brought into the kitchen in that apron.
From the garden, it carried all sorts of vegetables.
After the peas had been shelled, it carried out the hulls.
In the fall, the apron was used to bring in apples that had fallen from the trees.
When unexpected company drove up the road, it was surprising how much furniture that old apron could dust in a matter of seconds.
When dinner was ready, Grandma walked out onto the porch, waved her apron, and the men-folk knew it was time to come in from the fields to dinner.
It will be a long time before someone invents something that will replace that 'old-time apron' that served so many purposes.
Grandma used to set her hot baked apple pies on the window sill to cool.
Her granddaughters set theirs on the window sill to thaw.
They would go crazy now trying to figure out how many germs were on that apron.
I never caught anything from an apron…But Love. (Author Unknown)

We are sure ya'll will dig up a whole lotta memories at our next Funky Junk Sisters Vintage Market along with tons of FAB finds. Won't you take a walk down memory lane with us? Feb 6 & 7, 2015 in Hillsboro, Oregon.

Thursday, January 8, 2015

We've made some special arrangements just for you...

The Funky Junk Sisters Vintage Market is an amazing event that combines the excitement of a flea market, antiques from a barn show and wonderful vintage artists all under one roof! We spend a great amount of time finding just the right curators for our events like Sarah of Roost Reimagined.  She designed and created this lovely brides ornament. 
 And Brandon of Capable Father, he's the artist behind these beautiful crystal necklaces.  

Of course you will find many other special treasures hiding in all of the booths at our show on Feb 6 & 7, 2015 in Hillsboro, Oregon .  We guarantee it... we hand select all of our vendors to make sure you walk away with one of a kind finds that you can't get at the mall. Come see why we have been selected one of 
America's top 25 fleas!

 We've also made sure you have a great place to stay
if you need lodging while attending our Portland show. 
We made special arrangements with the Larkspur Landing Hotel just for you. 
You may have a charming studio room for just $79 or a spacious one bedroom suite for just $89. 
All of their rooms are equipped with kitchens. Just click the link to 

Here we come Oregon, less than a month away! Make sure you have purchased your tickets for our Friday night early bird buying event! This ticket gets you in 30 minutes before peeps that purchase at the door and it's good for Friday and Saturday shopping!

Tuesday, January 6, 2015

Vintage Signs

We love signs. They are a creative way to add a touch of whimsy to decor. They're  also a great way to throw in a pop of color. Here are a couple of vintage signs we would just die to get our hands on. 

Us Junk Sisters just might have to find a way to create these ourselves. Hey wait...we've got an old bifold door in the garage that just might work for the market sign and plenty of Funky Junk Sisters Paint to work with.  Gotta go junk peeps...we've go an idea! Stay tuned...

Sunday, January 4, 2015

Creating romance in your home.

Not everything romantic has to be all about ruffles and lace. Romance is suggested with the simplest arrangements, like this old wire basket filled to the brim with flowers sitting atop a single wooden chair. Romance can be triggered by nostalgia or perhaps by the sweet smell of flowers.
In this kitchen a romanctic feeling is again created but it doesn't go over the top. It has ruffles and lace but the color scheme is mostly creams and whites which helps reduce the cluttered look. 
We don't know about y'all but this kitchen is calling our names and inviting us in for a glass of sweet tea. Y'all come join us...don't let the screen door slam when you come in from the back porch!

Saturday, January 3, 2015

Oregon! Are You Ready?!!

Our next Funky Junk Sisters Vintage Market
is just a little over a month away...yep...that's what we said. 
Feb 6 & 7, 2015 at the
Washington County Fairgrounds.

Have you invited your friend with the BIG truck?
Did you line up a babysitter?
Times a tickin' away! 

Did we tell ya that Whimsical Details will be bringin' her creative treasures to our Portland market again? We always love Tiffany's booth. She's a fabulous curator of amazing one of a kind junk. She's fun, trendy and talented with things that most people throw away. She has a real gift and ya'll will love her ideas. 

Hop to it...start planning your big girls weekend in Portland. 
You can purchase early bird tickets buy clickin' on the "show" tab at the top of this page. 
We have made special arrangements for ya'll to get a discount on accomodations at the Larkspur Landing Hotel in Hillsboro, Oregon. 
We'll have a link to that up soon but if you can't wait til then just give them a call and tell them you are with The Funky Junk Sisters and they will hook you up!