Friday, May 28, 2010

Recycled Bling

As you know we have trailers on our mind...when we were in Texas this past April we came across the cutest girl selling jewelry out of her little airstream trailer. Here is the pair of earrings I bought at her sweet little silver shop. These are my favorite earrings. They are made out of bottle caps!

We also purchased a beautiful chunky ring from her too. I would have shown ya'll a pic of it also but it's been MIA for awhile. That reminds me, "Dix did you ever find that ring or did Funky Junk Sister #5 run off with it?" If so, I know where to look...she doesn't know I found her stash!!!!! He He He!!!

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Inside the Aloha

Renovations have started on the 1969 Aloha travel trailer that we purchased last weekend. Here are some pics of the inside. This baby is in great leaks, solid floor, perfect laminate and vinyl. Even the cushions are in excellent shape. We washed them and have decided to keep them original so that made it challenging to find a fabric for the drapes...

But we found it! This mod fabric just screams 1969 don't cha think?

Here are the paint colors we chose to go with the fabric and the retro cushions.

The kitchen area has white laminate with gold flecks. The back splash is sort of a green gold tile that matches the groovy color scheme we like.
We are whisking the trailer off this morning to our friendly automotive guy to check out the axle, then she'll go to a dry warehouse for exterior painting. We'll keep you posted on her progress!
One day she will be the perfect martini lounge....!!!

Sunday, May 23, 2010

Our new babies!

Dixie's new canned ham! Not sure of the make and year yet, we are researching that right now.

Mine is a 1969 Aloha! She's a little rough on the outside but the inside is just like it was 41 years ago!
We're gonna restore these babies...we'll keep you posted with pictures!

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Have a Wonderful Colorful Day!

We are still workin in the warehouse puttin things back together from our FJS show! And....we've allowed ourselves to sleep in for a few days. We have read so many blogs and facebook posts about how much fun you all had at our event. Our vendors really stepped it up...they had great product...wonderful prices...and terriffic attitudes. Thanks to them our FJS Show was Flippin Fabulous!!!

Another big high five goes out to the shoppers, you came out in huge numbers. Friday night was full of excitement and frenzy! We hope you were all able to find the treasures you hoped for. This bouquet goes out to all who participated in making this vintage market so special.

The pics are still comin in and soon we'll get our funky chunky booties in gear to put them up for you to take a gander.

Life is good, junk friends, keep on huntin!

Linda & Dixie

Sunday, May 16, 2010

The Funky Junk Sisters Show was so much fun!

Check out Sue Whitney of Junkmarket Style in our fresh newly designed Funky Junk Sister's junk salvation T shirts! Isn't she adorable? Look closely, her belt is a seat belt decorated with bottle caps....she's a true recycler. We're jumpin in the car for a girl's night out on the town. Remember Sue, what happens in Seattle, stays in Seattle! The darlin Sisters on the Fly trailers were definitely the talk of the show!

Sweet little Funky Junk Cowgirls.

The crowds were amazing...they came out in droves on Friday night!

This dreamy burlap sofa was callin our name. Seriously, not only because it was gorgeous, but it was literally right across from our booth and we needed a place to take a load off! Our tootsies were in some serious pain from all the walkin...aah, the life of a junker.

This old chippy metal patio chair was colorful. We just know if it could talk it would have some interesting stories to tell bout days gone picnics in the freshly mowed grass....or sippin freshly squeezed lemonade on grandma's front porch.

Caught Sue grabbin a bite to eat between book signings and seminars!

Martha of Vintage Trifles turned our heads with this FAB creation. Do you see the little vintage bottles with flowers?
Every junk queen's kitchen needs this towel!

Well ya'll we'll have more pics coming. Right now we are soooooo tired, we'll post more soon!
Linda & Dixie

Friday, May 14, 2010

It's Here, It's Here, The Funky Junk Sisters Show is Finally Here!

Don't miss out on this Junker's Paradise!
The doors will open at 6pm tonight!
Come see Sue Whitney of Junkmarket Style
and take a tour of some of the cutest little vintage trailers
from Sisters on the Fly!
Here are a few pics from set up yesterday.
Have you ever seen a clothesline so cute?

The star of the show, the Funky Junk Sister Mobile!
There are still tickets available for Sue's seminars, you can buy them at the door.
OK junk queens, on your marks, get set and go to
The Funky Junk Sisters Vintage Flea Market!

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Funky Junk Sisters Vintage Flea Market Floorpan

Hey all you junk queens our show is just two short days away.... can you believe it? Here's a little something to help you plan your junkin strategy!

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Watch This! Updated~ With Corrected Times!

Make sure you turn off our playlist music at the bottom of our blog before you watch the video...

There's more...check out our featured spot on The Creative Connection Event!

Monday, May 10, 2010

Please join us!

Pack the station wagon with all your junk buddies
and join us at this fabulous event!
Shop first then party after!

Sunday, May 9, 2010

Thanks Mom!

When we started this Funky Junk adventure we dedicated the journey to our mother, Dixie, the original Funky Junk Sister. Today is a day to celebrate her. To thank her for all the inspiration she has given and for always being there for us. Mom thanks for pushin us, for showin us how to be creative on a thrifty budget and for all your love...

your the best,

Linda & Dixie

(now we better get to the warehouse and hide all the good stuff before mom arrives for our Funky Junk Sisters Vintage Flea! )

Friday, May 7, 2010

More Vendor Profiles

Isn't this notecard cover absolutely gorgeous? It was created by our wonderful friend Izabella of Izabella's Blue. Once again she and her sister will be vendors at our Funky Junk Sisters Vintage Flea Market. Izabella's style is so unique and nostalgic. When we look at it we think of silent picture films....
To find Izabella at our show, just look for the booth with the crowd around it.
She'll be close by!

At the Puyallup Spring Fair, we discovered a product that a kitchen should never be without...Garlicit! Here is one of the delicious recipes you can use it with. We served it the other night and it was gone within minutes of setting it on the buffet!

Stuart's Sichuan Garlic Cheese Bread

-10 slices of French bread
- 2 TBSP of mayonnaise
- 2 TBSP of grated yellow or white onion
-1/2 cup of grated Parmesan cheese
- 2 TBSP of GarLic it! Sichuan Pepper Sliced Garlic
- 1/4 cup of fresh shredded Parmesan cheese

Put oven on broil. Mix the grated onion, mayonnaise, grated Parmesan cheese and Sichuan Pepper Sliced Garlic in a bowl. Spread over the top of each slice of bread, lay on a baking sheet, then sprinkle the shredded Parmesan cheese over the slices. Broil until brown, serve right away.

We asked Garlicit to sell their product at our show. Now you too can serve your family something special. Maybe they'll even thank you for it, ya think?
This is the best stuff, you gotta try it!

Thursday, May 6, 2010

A Couple of Places You Must Visit This Weekend...

What's Happening at the Puyallup Farmers' Market!
Mother's Day at the Market!

This weekend bring Mom down to the Puyallup Farmers' Market. There will be plenty of craft items, fresh flowers, hanging baskets and other wonderful gift items for Mom.

Mary White from 100.7 The Wolf's Fitz in the Morning show will be broadcasting LIVE from 11:00am to 1:00pm. Mary will bring her saucy attitude and maybe a recipe or two for some great sauce to share!

Karen Fisher of Savory & Sweet Catering will be on hand with a live demonstration on how to make her fabulous stuffed mushrooms!

The Funky Junk Sisters will be here with demonstrations on how to use junk from around your house to make beautiful garden decor. Demonstrations will be at 10:00am and 1:00pm.

It's here, it's here, it's here! The fresh new Sandpoint flea market!
Every 2nd Saturday, Sandpoint hangers at Warren Magnuson Park
7400 Sand Point Way NE, Seattle, WA 98115

Early bird shopping 8 am - 10 am cost $5 per person
Regular entry 10 am - 4pm $3 per person

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Vendor Profile; Gussy Chairs

Our Funky Junk Sisters Vintage Flea Market is just nine short days's a taste of what to expect. Have you made your plans to come junk with us?
We are so excited to tell you about Gussy Chairs! They will have a large booth at our show with plenty of unique selection for your home decor needs.
Wendy at Gussy Chairs delights in finding cast-off vintage seating with fabulous lines & undeniable charisma. Then, employing uncommon fabrics and fine finishes, she transforms them into fresh, one-of-a-kind pieces for your home. Wendy will have several of her treasures at our Funky Junk Sisters Vintage Flea, she also sells her finished chairs through her Etsy store.

If you are more inspired to Gussy your own masterpiece, check out her ever-growing, diverse inventory of unfinished chairs, simply known as unGussy’d chairs. She can help you transform these extraordinary pieces into your own vision by working with you on fabrics, finishes, upholstery, and woodwork.

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Calling All Junkers

Sue Whitney of Junkmarket Style is coming to Seattle, May 14th & 15th!! You and all of your junk buddies can learn the tricks of the trade from the Junk Queen herself...all you gotta do is buy your tickets to her events right here on our blog! She's doing a Friday night meet & greet, plus a class and she'll take you shoppin thru our Funky Junk Sisters Show EARLY before anyone else! That's not all...she doing a class on Saturday too! So READY, SET, GO get your tickets now!
Sue is a founder of Junkmarket as well as an online community dedicated to junkers. She is co- author of Decorating JUNKMARKET Style and Junk Beautiful. A former columnist for Country Home magazine, Sue is an acclaimed pubic speaker on the national home and garden show circuit. She has made numerous television appearances including NBC's Today Show. She lives in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

Here is a glimpse of a couple of projects from Junkmarket Style...

Sue is an expert at turning thrift store and flea market finds into household treasures.

In her new book, Junk Beautiful Outdoor Edition, she turns printer's trays into coffee tables and fish scalers become lamps. Sue is amazing and she'll be here to show us a few tricks of the trade!

In our seminars she'll show you how to recreate projects with your own brand of junk. So don't miss out, buy your tickets today before they are all gone. Just click at the top of the page to purchase. If you prefer to buy them in person, go to Today's Country Store in Sumner, WA. The gals there will hook you up!

Whoo Hooo this is gonna be fun!!

Sunday, May 2, 2010


Here is a little something from our trip to VEGAS! We actually were able to see PAWN STARS!!! They began filming when we were there.

This next pic was the only one I was able to get inside of the store... they told me I couldn't shoot anymore once filming started. What a BUMMER! There were so many COOL things that I could of & would of taken pictures of...

I did make friends with the body guard! We hit it off right away... I tried to get him to let me take pictures of everything. There was a lot of talking... so, he let me take his picture! lol

It was one of the highlights of our Vegas Trip! Another highlight was winning at ROULETTE! I was on a roll for