Miss Bella Fundraiser~

Miss Bella Marie, the grand-baby of Debbie aka Talking Trash and Cat Daddy was born prematurely and is growing stronger everyday. Through the power of prayer and God's wonderful grace this miracle baby is continuing to make us all believe that there is a higher power. This future "Trashette" is fighting this all the way! You Go Girlie!!

By now most of you have heard the wonderful idea that Amy of Trailer Trash and Theresa of Garden Antqs has come up with a way to help a very deserving family in need. With the high cost of medical bills this family will surely endure, these talented ladies have formed a union of frienships like no other to raise money for Miss Bella Marie. There are more than 30 bloggers who have donated some fantastic items to be raffled off in June.

This is what I am donating to the cause...a silver slide cross necklace.
You can go to the Junk Sistas Blog and get more information.
Tickets will go on sale May 1, 2009.
Thank You in advance for supporting this wonderful cause!
Peace, Love and Blessings~


Kreativ Blogger Award~

It is always an honor to be recognized by a fellow blogger for things that you do. You suddenly get a feeling of appreciation for these things that you do or say even when you think no one has noticed them.
Deborah Burton of Ormolulu has gifted me with the Kreativ Blogger Award. Go and check out her creative blog...you won't be disappointed.

The Rules:

1. List 7 things that you LOVE.

2. Link to the person who has tagged you.

3. Choose 7 more bloggers to give the Kreativ Blogger Award to.

4. Comment on those 7 blogs to let the recipients know you chose them.

7 Things I LOVE:

1. God, first and foremost because without him my life as I know it would not exist.

2. My beautiful family who supports me everyday in this crazy obsession known as "Junkin".

3. My house pets, Otis a Yorkshire Terrier and Melonie a Persian Cat.

4. Hunting for anything old, rusty and just plain old "junk".

5. Decorating my home with all the wonderful treasures I find.

6. Blogging...it has become a part of my life that makes me complete.

7. My fellow bloggers....you are all an inspiration to me and it's what keeps me doing what I Love.

Now it is time to pass this Kreativ Blogger Award (in no particular order) to the following 7 bloggers:

1. Shelley of Sweet Pea

2. Theresa Smith of Time Worn Interiors

3. Debbie of Talking Trash

4. Theresa Cano of Garden Antqs

5. Amy of Trailer Trash

6. Maggie of The Veranda

7. Lynn of Whitewashed

Again, Thank You to Deborah and to everyone who visits my blog.

Peace, Love and Blessings~



A Few Close-Ups~

Things are still not back to normal for me but they're getting better. Doing a show of this magnitude is very exhausting for me anyway and I'm trying to recuperate from it all.
I just wanted to share a few more pics from my booth in Warrenton and also share some things I learned from this experience.
I picked this chicken coup up from a vendor when I landed in Warrenton...needless to say everyone wanted to buy it but it wasn't for sale. Actually, it's just an old crate with some hay, feathers and eggs!
These ceramic eggs sold very well...I was able to keep a few for myself.
Just a bunch of moss....
More eggs and moss on some white dessert plates...
My daughters jazz shoes...I was amazed that these sold right away.
I don't know if you can catch a glimpse of the pom pom garlands that I made...which were a huge hit BTW. They were part of my displays and I ended up selling them at the end. This was not my idea entirely...the ones I saw were made out of coffee filters and they tea stained them. I didn't have filters, so all I did was cut some circles out of old patterns and thread them with twine, and I didn't have to tea stain them either.
I made the birds nest for my displays also and they all sold as well...I guess I was a bird in another life.
Look at the wonderful old column I purchased from Theresa of Garden Antqs Vintage
Anther view of the pom pom garland....
This bird cage broke on me during the trip to Warrenton so I decided to use it on top of the wardrobe. Maybe I will fix it or not...
One of my displays with religious items...
These handmade crosses are gorgeous with the sea glass and shells...I still have some for sale.
A suitcase filled with crosses and candles.... A wonderful smelling candle that I picked up from one of the vendors in my field.
I believe it's called Creme Brulee'....it's heaven and it makes the customers stay a little longer to browse and buy. This candle was so powerful that people could smell it as they walked by my booth.
It's been a pleasure sharing with everyone...hope you enjoyed it!


What A Trip~

The words delight, inspiration, and exhilarating cannot begin to describe the experiences I encountered at the Texas Antique Show in Warrenton, Texas. I was taken away by so much talent and friendliness there that I almost didn't want to come home. But, reality kicked in and I knew what was waiting for me at home...like the laundry, dishes, dust bunnies throughout and of course my wonderful husband and beautiful daughter. This great endeavor could not have been made possible without the love and support of my family who stood by me and cheered me on to never give up.
I didn't know what I was doing when I decided to take the plunge and quit my job of 18 years and pursue a crazy dream of going into business for myself. I am so glad that I decided to go to Warrenton and set up shop there for the first time. It is definitely a lot of work but so rewarding that I can't explain the feeling I have now after doing this. If anyone out there is thinking of doing this, all I can say is if you don't do it now you may never do it ever. The people I met along the way and while I was there for two weeks are friends I will treasure ever meeting. I am so grateful to all those that made this "Junkin' Rookie" feel welcomed.
A Big Thank You to Theresa Cano of Garden Antqs and her husband Cruz, Marion aka "Junkin Buddy", Debbie and Danny aka Cat Daddy York of Talking Trash, Theresa Smith of Time Worn Interiors and her husband Craig, Shelley Price of Sweet Pea and her husband Rex, Lauri of 2chippys, Donna of Curious Goods, Renee of A Junk Queen, Mindy of Primitiques n' Poetry, Cher of The Texas Woman, Peg of French Vanilla, Judy Hill, and Janet, Mo and Sport of Rubbish.
If I forgot to mention meeting you I apologize as I am not very good with names....Theresa Cano and "Junkin Buddy" can vouch for that, but that's another post!
O.K. enough of that...now for some photos. Enjoy!
Photos of my booth~
Have a Blessed Sunday~
Peace and Love~


Back From Warrenton~

Howdy Ya'll!!!!
I finally made it back...it's soooooo good to be home!
Just a quick note to tell you that the show was a success and I'll be back later with more news and photos of my very first show in Warrenton.
Peace, Love and Blessings~
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