Wednesday, March 31, 2010

We're off!

We've got our Shape up shoes on and Dixie has the Body Bug on to see how far we walk today. Plus we are sportin our new Funky Junk Sisters hand stamped necklaces, don't cha just love them? Next we'll grab a latte and some bottled water and we are off with our camera and our pocket books. We update our facebook fan page throughout the day with our fantastic finds, so make sure you check back often!

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

A Day in Austin.

We flew into Austin this afternoon and spent a wonderful evening having dinner at this fabulous place! It's called The Oasis on Lake Travis. It has many levels of balconies that look out over the water. Here is the entrance to the restaurant.Interesting fountain.... this seems pretty appropriate for Texas.
Here is a pic of some of the many levels of seating that rise 450 feet above the water. Fantastic views.

We watched the most beautiful sunset from our perch. All the patrons clapped when the sun went down.

Our dates for the evening... a funky junk son (on the right) and his buddy Jeff. We had such a wonderful time with these two, they were very gracious hosts.
After dinner we headed down to 6th Street to check out the nightlife. What a blast! Grabbed this last pic as we were headin out for the night.

A Redneck chandelier! Love it!!
We head off to antique week in the early morn, we'll be back tomorrow to share some pics of the latest funky junk we find!!!
Linda & Dixie

Monday, March 29, 2010

We're leavin on a jet plane...

We're headin off to Texas, yes, that would be for Round Top antique week. We'll be updatin ya'll the whole time so make sure you check back often in the next few days. You'll see some pretty amazin stuff and a lotta good junk (we'll try to throw in a little gossip here and there too)!

Oh, by the way, we're gonna have a lil caravan of another kind of sisters at our May show. Some sisters from Sisters On The Fly will join us with their cute lil vintage trailers, we will have them properly displayed for you to take a gander at. Make your plans to come so you can see these sweet little cuties May 14 & 15!

Thursday, March 25, 2010

Bargain of a lifetime....

I'm helping my hubby furnish the lobby of his new health club on South Hill in Puyallup. This means I have scoured the Internet and all of the local stores for everything he needs. I've purchased all of the furniture and all that was left to find was an area rug for the main lounge. We have gone with a mod contemporary theme (so unlike me) with earthy colors of rust, cream, green and a bit of purple. I stopped in home depot for some spot lights and I just happened to walk by their rug section. I wasn't seeing too much that would fit my needs, except this one 5x7 rug. Mind you, it's all rolled up so its hard to get much of an idea of what it really looks like. From what I could tell, it was way over my budget so I passed it up the first time around...but I had to walk past it again, and I looked closer. The UPC didn't look like it matched what was on the bin so I asked a friendly floor person for some help.
This is Jeff, he pulled out his handy dandy price checker and scanned it for me. After checking it he had a stunned look on his face. He said he needed to double check on the main computer, which he did like a good employee. To my delight he came back to inform me that the price for this lovely rug was....(drum roll please) one cent!!!!!! I thanked him profusely and high tailed it out of there before anyone could change their mind!!!!!
Yes, this is the lovely rug I paid one cent for, lucky me, bargain/junk queen of all the earth! I shoulda gone straight to the casino from there!!!!!
Funky Junk Sister #2

Monday, March 22, 2010

Went fleaing this weekend....

And the junkin was good! First stop was The Exhibitors Mall in Puyallup.

Then we moved on to the UPS flea market in Tacoma.

Last we went to the Thurston County Fairgrounds flea in Olympia.

It was a beautiful Saturday and we crammed alot into it, hope you got a little junkin in too!

Thursday, March 18, 2010

Vendor Profile~Vintage Trifles

We are so lucky to have such wonderful talented people fill the booth spaces at our Funky Junk Sisters Vintage Flea Market. Our market is not your average flea market it's an experience you'll want to savor and enjoy. You'll need to mosey around it a few times before you'll see everything, and that's not an easy task with nearly 100 fabulous vendors. Well....drum roll please... we have added another terrific vendor to the list. Martha of Vintage Trifles out of Salem, Oregon will be joining us this time around. Her flair for vintage creations is evident in everything she touches.

We are puttin her next to her dear friend Molly Mo, so they can chat, laugh and help each other out. (We may have to scold them a few times to tell them to quiet down! Just kiddin!) So make sure you carve out a little extra time to visit with them as you browse around the show.

You know us, we have a thing for old photos and Martha uses them in the cutest way. LOVE the chalkboard headboard below.
Our Funky Junk Sisters Market is just a few short weeks away, May 14 & 15th...have you made your plans yet?

Monday, March 15, 2010

Here is the list you have been waiting for....

We get many emails and facebook comments asking for a list of vintage style markets in the Pacific Northwest. Well we have been meaning to compile one, but we just haven't gotten around to we don't have to. did it for us! Whew, one more thing to cross of our list! images from our shows

Here is a link to the much anticipated list. We are truly humbled to be recognized as "one of the places to shop".

Now we gotta get back to work...cuz our show is just around the corner!

Have a terrific week and here's to hoping you find lots of cool junk!

Linda & Dixie

Saturday, March 13, 2010 has mentioned us as one of the vintage shows to attend in the Pacific Northwest! We are so thrilled to be mentioned along with shows like the Farm Chicks. Once again we are blogging from the road so we don't have a way to link right now, but tomorrow we will add the link! Hope all of you have made your plans to attend our show!
Much junk love,
Linda & Dixie

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Texas here we come!

Our tickets are purchased and we both got new cowboy boots, but we are still lookin for the perfect cowboy hats. Maybe we will just have to pick those up in Texas when we get there!

Our recent show just reduced the inventory in our storage spaces so we need more junk! Marburger Farms will be the first stop on our trip to Round Top. At first we thought we'd be limited to just buyin the small stuff....but we now have discovered that we can have someone with a BIG SEMI TRUCK load up the stuff we buy and deliver it right to our doorstep! It's a good thing too, cuz we are gonna be sellin at the Puyallup Spring Fair in April.

We're packin up our cameras and our laptops so ya'll can come right along with us! It will be absolute junk stay tuned!

Monday, March 8, 2010

We Love Spokane!

We are thrilled to share our love of vintage with anyone who will listen... so you can imagine how we felt to visit with a reporter from our hometown newspaper, The Spokesman Review! The last time we were in the Spokesman was many years ago when Dix and I were both riding on floats in the lilac parade for our hometown of Deer Park. My time was many moons before Dixie but needless to say it was an awesome experience for both of us.

Cheryl Anne Millsap of The Spokesman Review visited with Dixie at our booth at the Custers Show in Spokane! Here is a link to the article "Funky Junk"!

Saturday, March 6, 2010

A quick peek at our booth!

Just stoppin for a sec to let you see our booth set up at The Custer's Show in Spokane, WA. It's super busy and we have sold tons, most of this stuff is gone already, but you know us, WE HAVE MORE!
We gotta get back to work, we will blog more later!

If you are here stop by to say Hi! We had a fun chat with Serena (of The Farm Chicks) yesterday, she is such a sweetie.
Whoops gotta go!
Linda & Dixie

Monday, March 1, 2010

Vendor Profile Michelle McClinn and Isabella's Blue

Michelle has such a talent. These images show you better than our words can.... Michelle told us that these beautiful boudoir dolls just seem to find her. They are so lovely and she embellishes them with such gorgeous vintage style.
Dolls aren't the only thing she does, here is more of her finery.

Michelle shares a booth with her sister Isabella of Isabella's Blue. The two ladies have such a love for art and it shows through in their creations.

Stunning, isn't it?
Make sure you look them up at our upcoming Funky Junk Sister's Vintage Flea Market, May 14 & 15th in Puyallup.