Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Funky Junk Sisters

After a late lunch in Sumner, and a visit to an antique mall in Puyallup, it was time for the big event! Karen and I waited in the car for a bit as there wasn't a line yet...or so we thought! The entrance was in a new location!! The line was still short, but we didn't have the first place position that we had last year!!

Sue Whitney was there teaching a class before the show, but came out and did some book signing. Wish I had brought mine, but I wasn't thinking clearly! The lady on the right is Dixie...love that name...who is one of the sisters. Part of the show involves raising money for breast cancer and Dixie wanted her "rack" in the photo!!! (Her words, not mine!!) I like that they support such a great cause.
Right off, I ran into Lisa (http://www.lisasouers.typepad.com/). She was buying some goodies...for her new house? her booth at the Farm Chicks?? Should have asked, but I really just wanted her picture!!! Lisa makes beautiful, fun jewelry and I get something from her every year. She's so cute and sweet!! I forgot to get the other lady's name, but I got a cute children's plow at her booth.

This was my favorite booth! I got her card, but can't find it and can't remember what her name was!!! I got a little fan here, some chalkboards and a cute hanger for my pantry. She and her partners had on these cute little aprons, with different colored ties, and they all had on bright converse sneakers. So cute, helpful and lots of fun! ( Sorry I can't remember your name!!!)
The sisters had their junkin' truck set up with lots of goodies around it. Love this sign!!! The table was pretty great too!! I have one like this at my house...maybe that's why I like it so much!

One of my favorite finds....a Maytag washer...in red, no less!!!! Got this in Puyallup. Thank goodness Karen had her big Honda!! This washer looks like it has never been used!! You may remember that I got one of these 2 years ago at the Farm Chicks show. Didn't have room to get it back, so my dad said he'd bring it over...soon. Has yet to happen. Now that I got this one, the other one should show up any day...Murphy's Law.

I also got this adorable children's stove. It actually works! I have a little refer too and now they can be together. I have them in my sewing room - don't ask me why! I still have a set at my parents house, but not nearly as cute as these, and my stove is just pretend!!

One of my favorite things! I've been trying to come up with something for the blank wall in my pantry and also wanted a place to hang my aprons. Found this little hanger at the cute booth, with the cute girls, that I can't remember the name of!!!!! Little faucets for the hangers. I only put my cute aprons here! The not so pretty ones are still in the laundry room!!!

That's all for now!!!! Lots of fun, great company and new friends! We did miss Lynda and Terry greatly though!


  1. oh what good finds you found!! I love that apron holder sign with the water faucets as the hooks, so darn clever!

  2. Wow, you scored! Looks like you had a great time!! Can't wait to see you in a few weeks :)


  3. HOlly,
    My all time favorite Red Check Chick,
    oh happy day.
    Treasures abound in your home, but your best ones come from you sweet ole heart.
    My kettle found a home and is very happily perched on my counter.
    Thanks for thinking of me.
    Betty Sue

  4. Great fun stuff! I think you could put that little stove anywhere. I have pulled out a lot of pictures of stove/refrige sets that I keep posting on my hubs to do board out in the garage. I want him to make a set for our grand daughters to play with when they come over. And I have a corner in my sewing/craft room just waiting for them. And some pink paint to decorate them with. Hubs just does not have it at the top of his list yet. As always it looks as though you have had a ton of fun!

  5. Hi Holly! So glad you made it to Funky Junk, did I miss you ? everything was such a blurr! Will you be going to farm chicks this year?
    til next time

  6. Love to see all your finds!!! What great fun!

  7. I had to change my blog name, for it was discovered. It's still Life, Liberty & Pursuit of Happiness, but found at www.adventuresoftheredwhiteandblue.blogspot.com


  8. Holly -

    LOVE the Maytag washer - it is just perfect!! Looks like you had an amazing time at the show . . . next time I will have to do a better job at scheduling - too much fun!! :)

    Thank you for comment on the clothes . . . I usually am very decisive . . . but sometimes not . . . and this was one of those times . . . and I am not sure if I am just nervous about it or if I don't think it makes sense? Maybe when I make the larger sizes it will be more obvious!! I do appreciate your thoughts!! :) . . . liz

  9. Hello! It sounds like such fun! My sister and I are headed to the farm chicks show soon, we can't wait. Have a good day

  10. Funny you should mention the galvanized tubs when you visited me today. I looked at a few at the flea market yesterday and just could not picture anywhere at the time. I was actually looking for a couple of old enameled pans to put in with the chickens for their grit and for dirt baths inside the hen house in the winter. But I did not see any of those but quite a few galvanized tubs. I think I might have to get one now. You are just too smart for your pants. lol. Have a great week!