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Feeling like a kid in a candy store...I flat out heartPink the Junk Bonanza! It is truly the best junk roundup in the nation.

Just imagine three days of vintage treasure hunting and digging through stunning antiques, salvage vintage, and re-purposed and artisanal pieces.

And who else was in the house among the 140+ vendors?...Etsy, a team from Chalk Paint purveyor Annie Sloan Unfolded, Tim Luke, star of HGTV's "Cash in the Attic," and of course, the phenomenal Junk Bonanza team led by Ki Nassauer!

Up with the sunrise and other Early Bird ticket holders, the anticipation is always crazy. Happy people, coffee and donuts, bags and baskets waiting to be filled with day's treasures.

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The calm before the storm...felt like the night before Christmas!

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And the gates are open!

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You can't help but be inspired by the passion and creativity of those fondly known as "junkers" and their one-of-a-kind wares.

{The colors. The textures. Eye candy.}

 

With no reproductions allowed, everything is truly vintage, salvaged or re-purposed.

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I was loving all of the maps and globes EVERYWHERE! Trend alert. 

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Such a great place to find inspiration and fun ways you can infuse vintage into your wedding!! Look at all these ideas?!?

And especially exciting news is that Flea Market Style is launching their Wedding magazine in January 2013. I even got a sneak peek at a photo shoot. Great stuff!

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And it was so fun bumping (literally!) into friends and making new ones...it was THE place to be!

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the team from the vintage etsy society
 

IMG 6320webthe iconic, Mike & Janet of treasures & trash

IMG 6597webBritty & Elizabeth of the awesome trash the dress feature on GetMarried!

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It can be quite overwhelming. Decisions, decisions. My biggest piece of advice is if you see and like it buy it because chances are good it will be gone when you come back - and if it's still there then it was definitely meant to be!

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A special props to my friend and photographer, Jordi of Jordi Lee Photography. Never possible without her passion, sense of humor and perfect images!

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We had the most awesome day meeting everyone, capturing the energy of the Junk Bonanza and even leaving a little Get Married love throughout the market...

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I encourage anyone who LOVES vintage, is looking for inspiration or needs an excuse to go shopping with friends mark the Junk Bonanza on your calendar (and get the Early Bird tickets!) and join the Junk Revolution!

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For the first time, the Junk Bonanza is moving to twice-a-year with the next being in April 2013 at Canterbury Park in Shakopee, MN. Check it out....we will!

Cheers!

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