Sunday, February 27, 2011


... what the Mr. found!!!

What would you do...
...paint it?
...piece it out?
...sell it all together?
...keep it? 

So many possibilities! 

Just think of all the junk it could hold! 

Sunday, February 20, 2011

... a Day of "Junkin'"

... we took a day off to go "junkin'" 
and headed North!

Remember my friend Cammie from the post above.
She is the "Queen" of junk & sees potential in
all that all things old... even the junk 
awaiting the impending burn pile 
or demolition! 

 Here, the Mr. & Cammie, of Daffadowndilly's,
 in one of her buildings.
Yes, I said one, because there is more!
Next time we'll take a trailer and a lot more money!

The storage bay... with one little path. 
We found treasures though! A table, a desk,
some metal racks and... 
dun, da, da, da!!!

Over 200... old, chippy porch spindles!
I think these ought to last me through all
the years seasonal projects! 
Flowers on spindles, birdhouses on spindles
jack-o-lanterns on spindles, 
stars... snowmen... snowflakes...
so many ideas!!!

I forgot to get a picture of the front
of the shop. She has a cute
window display in it.
The inside is stuffed with "junk"!
Stuffed is an understatement!

Cammie & I... 
Don't look at us...
... well you can look at Cammie.
(I always have my eyes closed in pictures... ?)
Look at the "junk"! Suitcases stacked,
boxes, jars, globes, books, game pieces,
silver ware, light fixtures... 
You name it, Cammie probably has it! 

Almost looks like The Whistle Stop, doesn't it?
This is where Cammie cleans, sorts & assembles
projects for the magazine shoots & Bachman's store
in MN.  It was full of boxes of things ready to 
be shipped and workbenches were full of projects
in progress. We found treasures here too!
Wire baskets, a little stool, an old small box that is
just calling for an old handle to be added! 

We didn't even get to the two trailers full
of wonderful stuff! Next time! 

We left a few treasures behind that wouldn't
fit in the car.  I guess we'll be makin' another 
trip next month. Saved a few special things
for our Spring Market Open House!!! 
It was a fun & successful "junkin'" kind of day!
Oh, ya!

If you are lookin' for the new
Flea Market Style Magazine I brought 
a few home with me. 
I'll have them at the shop next Saturday.
If you can't wait I can always drop it in the mail.
$9.95 plus shipping. 

Thursday, February 17, 2011

Magazine Review...

In mid February 
this is just what a girl needs!
Sunshine... a day off... Starbucks
& a the new 2011 Flea Market Style Magazine!

The lawn was a little to soggy to drag the 
hammock out but, that was o.k.
I still enjoyed the sunny, warm day with 
a couple of my favorite things!
Iced Tea & a new magazine!

 I opened it up and who did I see? 
My friend Cammie! 
Junkin' & pickin' has been a passion of Cammie's forever.
She is a vendor at the Junk Bonanza in MN each year.
 Don't miss her booth if you go to the Bonanza in September...
Daffadowndilly's has more "wonderful junk" than
you can imagine! If you are on the hunt for something
in-particular there is a good chance Cammie has it.
Cammie is the "picker" for much of the collections 
you see in the magazine. 


Aren't these baseball flowers cute?
I have a quite a collection of softballs & baseballs...
so look for some of these at the "SToP" soon! 
Sara Smith, owner of Seasons in Carver  in MN designed
these flowers & sold them at the Bonanza last fall.

The canning jar... a vintage, multi-use item 
that never goes out of style!   

Hey, these look a little familiar... 
I made a few of these for the "SToP" last spring 
and again this year!  Cute for pictures, place cards, 
garden seed packages. I just love old garden junk!

Here are mine... of course my picture
doesn't compare to the photography in the magazine.

I have to say this magazine is a keeper!

The photography is over the top, 
the ideas are fun & fresh and the
  timing couldn't be better for a little dose of Spring!
      It has been especially fun to see a few folks I know,
had met or seen at the Junk Bonanza. 

If you love  
junkin' for junk and
have a love for decorating with
vintage & repurposed finds
than be on the look out for
You are sure to be inspired! 

Sunday, February 6, 2011

The "SToP" starts the year off...

... with a little love!

A show favorite... Valentine yard art made from
antique iron fence rods & old bedsprings.

On the left... this child's little, red step-back cupboard
made a darling backdrop for everything Valentine!

See more pictures of our
open house on our website .

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

February 1st...

One day closer to spring... 

If we're going to have snow instead of sunshine I am...

...glad to have a snow day from school!
...hoping my orders make it here on time!
...going to keep positive that things will all come together!

Be Our Valentine Open House will be
February 4th & 5th

...sunshine or snow
...product orders or not
We will be there with love in our heart...
                                              for you!