Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Next Up - Vintage Marketplace Springfield Extravaganza

Checking in and working hard. Less than a month until Vintage Marketplace. Lots of projects in the works. Ideas spinning. Wheels turning - possibly not as fast as I might like!

Making every day a little bit vintage,

Saturday, March 30, 2013

Opening Day!

Monday approaches quickly and I am super excited for Opening Day!
Baseball?  Heck no!  Although maybe that parade in downtown Cincinnati is actually in celebration
of all things junk?!!!!
I'm a vintage gal and Monday marks opening day of my first ever booth in a mall.
Yikes!  Squeal!  Double yikes!
Just about finished setting up. 
Excitement has given way to terror. 
Butterflies in my stomach galore.
Fingers crossed.
Toes crossed.
Breath held...
Here's a little peek (which has of course changed since I took this after a thrift trip yielded a
double sided chalkboard on wheels which HAD to be squeezed in).

Want to visit?
Here are the details:
920 A Columbus Ave.
Lebanon, OH
Junque Magnet is in booth #36 - Aisle 2.
Open 7 days a week.
TONS of booths.  LOTS of great junque!

Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Spring into Action

A flurry of activity (and some of it in the form of snow) around these junque parts of late.
Lots of creating in anticipation of the commencement of show season. Add in a booth to get open and it's a veritable hotbed of picking/making/re-purposing!
Keeping you in the loop means giving you my schedule for the next couple of months. Here's where you can find me:
Lebanon Peddler's Mall
920 A Columbus Ave
Lebanon, OH
Booth #36. Opening April 1st!!!!

Over the Moon Vintage Market
Lawrenceburg, IN Fairgrounds (inside Agner Hall)
April 5th, Friday 5pm-10pm
April 6th, Saturday 9am-6pm
Featuring vintage & urban goods in a designers market setting.
Free admission. Free parking. Door prizes.

Vintage Marketplace Springfield Extravaganza
Clark County Fairgrounds, Springfield, OH
May 17th, Friday
May 18th, Saturday
May 19th, Sunday
Under the big white tents full of vintage delights, re-purposed goodness and an all around feast for the eyes!

Hope some of you can join me at one or more of these great events. I've got lots of great new pieces in the pipeline and will be debuting some unique Junque lines this year.

Making every day a little bit vintage,

Sunday, February 10, 2013

Around the Junque House

A little bit of what I've been up to around here.
Things I'm "crafting":

Things I've been painting in preparation for a booth. Yes, a real live booth! Finally someplace to display (and sell) this Junque year round.

Things I've been junking just for me. This bench is a forever love keeper!

Things I've been listing. Making a stronger effort on Etsy these days. Keeping it more fully stocked and representing the MANY genres of Junque that make my heart go pitter pat.

Making every day a little bit vintage,

Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Style Trending and Budget Friendly

Been having a fun run lately where I notice something in a magazine or catalog and realize I've got something very similar in my stash. Feels a bit like those magazine series where they have the high and low cost versions of trendy outfits. Or the similarly veined articles in decorating magazines with two different budget versions of the same room (although perhaps you, like me, laugh out loud at what is presented as the "low cost" alternative).
So here's my junque version of style trendy/budget friendly:
Case #1:

I bought this chippy stool on a Sunday afternoon. Later that evening I was flipping through a catalog and saw this ad. Their little stool is part of the shoot styling so no price was listed but we can well imagine what it would be offered for. My stool will hit the market at a cool $22.
Case #2:

I thrifted this glass topped brass table and endured the rolled eyes of my family who informed me, "It's beyond awful". Placed it in the garage and pondered for a few weeks whether I ought to paint it (but brass is coming back big). Perusing Elle Decor I came across this ad. Um, hello. Brass is SO making a stand. Bamboo brass legs all over. Sure the set in the magazine is nicer, heftier and more interesting. But in terms of finishes and what's trending mine will be an extremely reasonably priced option for achieving "the look".
Case #3:

Sadly I don't have a "before" shot for this one. This photo is from Elle Decor again. Not an ad, but part of an article about a particular home. That floor lamp? Sold one so very much like it last May at Springfield. As I recall I priced it at $38. I imagine I seriously underpriced it. Yet again...
Ah, the joy of junque! So much style potential and SO reasonably priced.
Making every day a little bit vintage,