Monday, October 18, 2010

Funky Junkin'

I was so excited that I got to do some "funky junkin'" this weekend. The Funky Junk Sisters had their semi-annual "Junk Salvation" show in the PNW on Friday and Saturday and it was so much fun!
I got so excited by all of the wonderful vendors that I stopped taking pictures basically right after I got there but here are a  couple:

You can visit their fun blog here. They are two sisters who love to go junkin' and turn things into fabulous stuff but this show showcases a bunch of vendors with a mix of raw materials and transformed wonderful works of art. I was inspired by the latter, but went for the former. 
The show took up two sections of a warehouse
I was restrained, but here's some of the stuff I came home with:
Ignore the background mess. I do! I got this fabulous birdcage WITH the curly willow included for $12. It's already re-painted white but I may just Oil Rub Bronze it. The candleabra was $5 and haven't decided yet if it will stay shabby white or ORB. The two other stand thingies I'm going to use for ornaments and they will definitely be painted to match.
This is a jar full of wooden thread spools which I think I'm going to use for tassels.
This is one of a set of 10 vintage cups...I bought the set but didn't want to unwrap them all. I'm not sure if they were cordial glasses or what but I'm going to use them on my Christmas dinner table with battery operated tea lights inside.

This won't rotate the right way but it's a sterling silver leafed French "thingy" that I have no idea what I'm going to do with but after making a complete fool of myself, thinking that the price tag said "$.10", saying: "I'll take 20" and having the very understanding vendor say: "Oh sweetie, they're TEN DOLLARS each", I had to buy at least one of them just to save face. Oops!


Chrissy said...

I have those exact same vintage cups!!!

Christine said...

You did really really great there... Looks like a great time!

Melissa said...

That last one is funny - I am sorry but I can see myself doing something like that too.

Rose said...

i would have gone nuts.good items. rose

Michele {The Scrap Shoppe} said...

Looks like a dream!! I wish we had an event like that around here. :)

Lori said...

Love your finds, all good, except for the $10 piece, which is beautiful, but it should be for $10. Thank God the vendor said something! lol! Love the idea of the tassel out of spools, can't wait to see that one.

Funky Junk Sisters said...

So glad you went home with these treasures! The show was a Junkers paradise wasn't it?! Thanks for coming.
Linda & Dixie
the Funky Junk Sisters