Friday, September 21, 2012

Stamping Up

Contrary to the title, this is NOT a plug for a certain company. I didn't even use their product. I am however, busy stamping lots of wee (and not so wee) things around the house.

Just two shows left this year. Two more chances to move this Junque into some new digs.
A lot of what I do is about seeing things differently. Helping/hoping others to do the same. Those candy canisters? A stamped image and some rolled music makes them into cool displays. A covered cloche of sorts.

Go ahead. Stamp one up. It's a little bit addictive!
Making every day a little bit vintage,
Linking to:
More the Merrier

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Vintage Marketplace Bound

I'm in the final stages of preparing for the show. Soon I will officially hit the "what's done is done and no more is getting done" phase.
Until then I'm sorting and painting and pricing. And pulling stuff out of my house. Like these:

A great pair of bedside tables. Definitely European, probably German to be exact. We used to know this great dealer who would get cargo loads of European stuff every couple of months. Oh the finds. Of course we were young and penniless so mostly we only looked and drooled. These were a lucky purchase at one of his auctions.
So Friday is the day. Be there or be square!

As a special thank you to my blog and FB friends I'm offering a deal during the show. Mention you are a blog or FB follower and you are welcome to the following:
Silver plate flatware pieces - buy five get one free
Junque Magnet chalkboard tags - buy three get one free
Just a small thank you for the support!
Making every day a little bit vintage,

Thursday, September 6, 2012

Industrial Gaming

I'm fairly certain that one of the reasons the pursuit of Junque appeals to me so strongly is the fact that I bore easily. I have the attention span of a fruit fly. Possibly a bit longer - say, a gnat. Still, you get my point. I flit from idea to idea. Interest to interest. I read five books at once...
So even with a looming show deadline next week (Vintage Marketplace) I was of course compelled to stop working and fashion a "game" table.

Out of an industrial trash bin and a round glass table top!

The little well is perfect for storing bits and bobs. The small size and easy maneuverability means this can be handy in so many spots. Perfect for entertaining.

And I have the makings for a pair! Because that was so much more important than, I don't know, sorting through all the crap in the garage. The stuff I'm selling next week...
Well, these will be for sale too so I guess I was sort of working. Kind of. A little bit?
Yours in "got a short little span of attention" (points if you get the song reference),
Linking to:
Vintage Inspiration

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Busy, Busy, Busy Springfield Vintage Marketplace

Busy seems to be the word of the day. Week. Month.
Sorting and sifting. Tagging and cleaning
To market, to market in just one more week.
Finished up these folding camp stools yesterday.

I had a totally different vision for them at the outset but my fabric stash/hoard was not cooperating. Used a coffee dyed bedspread section instead. Quite pleased.
These and so much more await.
The Vintage Marketplace
September 14-16
Clarke County Fairgrounds
Springfield, Ohio

Sunday, September 2, 2012

Candy Lights Anyone?!

Exciting times here at Junque Magnet. The fine folks over at Candy Lights are letting yours truly sell their fabulous lights.
I put together a small preliminary order which will be available in my booth during Vintage Marketplace. Can't make it? No problem. The beauty of modern technology means you can place an order with me and I will ever so happily get them out to you. Easy, peasy peeps!
Current colors in stock are as follows (please note these photos are directly from the website):

Bubblegum $14 per strand

Buttercream $14 per strand

Cotton Candy $14 per strand

Candy Cane Scented Holiday Strand $16 per strand

Halloween Holiday Strand $16 per strand

Buttercream Classic 5 watt bulb $3 per bulb

Buttercream Sugar Coated 5 watt bulb $3.50 per bulb
Many other colors are available. Take a peek on the Candy Lights website for the full line. Find one there that you like? Just drop me an e-mail and I can order it for you. I will be taking orders at the show as well.
Candy Lights are so fun. I may, or may not have squealed out loud as I opened the box! Hand dipped in the USA makes them even better.
Light strand are 35 bulbs, 12 feet long. Indoor use only. Connect up to three strands end to end.
Pricing available upon request (
Linking to:
Monday Marketplace