Thursday, January 31, 2013

Master Bathroom Christmas 2012

Somehow my master bathroom got left out.  So even though it is almost February... here is my bathroom.


 

 
 

 And some fun storage
 
 
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My House Update and a Header

I just updated my My House tab at the top of the page.  Check it out!
 
I love this picture.

 
I also updated my header logo.  What do you think?


 
The top one is sepia, the bottom one is not... what to do, what to do?

Junk Trip

 
Check out this cool "toolbox."

 
A "secret" store I frequent has a vendor who makes tons of cool "stuff."

 
Check out the "box" in the front with leather straps and some leather detail in the middle and that cool hanging box with a broken seat back.  I have enquired a little about this vendor, but the shop keeper is pretty quiet and likes to play his solitaire.  I know it is a man and I know he has lots of cool ideas and only a little amount of time and has his stuff priced too cheap (hey that is why I buy it;)).  I also know that he does good work on the crafting side - not a big fan of the finish he uses because it has a strong odor and it smells like he just finished the piece.  But, he always has something different when I go in.  Wish I lived closer and could go in more often!
 

 
Here is a crate the vendor made and a slate chalkboard he framed with wood.  The easel is a purchase via the shop owner.  He gave me a grate deal and I love it!
 
 
These pieces are from the vendors sons shop next door which is a little "crazier" to say the least.  I try to buy something from him when I can.  These pieces are really end pieces for packing, but I thought I could stack them and make a bookcase.  Must say it looks awesome, but I can't decide if I should permanently screw them together or leave the separate for flexibility.  What do you think?  They are in my basement now but I thought they would be good for display in my booth.  I also purchased a little side table.  There is a gold piece a couple pictures up and it has a nice solid glass top to go with it.  I purchased some clear, I'm calling them bumpers, not really sure what they are, to protect the glass from scratching the metal or sliding off.  I bought some purple spray paint and think I will give that a go when the weather gets warmer!

Thursday, January 24, 2013

Exciting News

I am so excited to announce that I am going to be a vendor at Junk Jubilee at the Iowa State Fairgrounds in Des Moines, Iowa on April 26, 27, and 28.


Junk Jubilee is in its third year and was started by Jan Heddinger and Miccia Humphrey who are actually junking cousins.  You can check out their website http://www.junkjubilee.com/ or follow them on facebook.

This will be my first time at a show and I am nervous about setting up a booth.  I have been saving a couple of bigger pieces for the show, but AWGH!! where to start, where to start.  It would be nicer if this was my full time job...  Someday that will happen, but until then this busy lady will do the best that she can.

I also have my brilliant cousin working on making a header for my blog and hooking me up with awesome business cards that I'm also going to use for price tags.  So far we have settled on this for the logo

I love it and now we are just trying to agree on where to go from here. She can help you with your marketing too...check her out. 
 
 

 
 
Ever wonder why I call my business The Junk Parlor?  Well, I'm too cheap to run with the big dawgs, so I started to buy "junk."  My mom had always wanted to have her own store in our old milk parlor.  So, we went with The Junk Parlor.  I love it and after all my Internet surfing, Facebook friending and liking, blog hopping, and pinning I have never found another with my name. 
 
Dreaming of what will be with The Junk Parlor makes me happy.