Friday, May 27, 2011

Hummmmmm...

It's just amazing what you can discover on the World Wide Web. We came across these on Craigslist today...now what could we do with them? Got any ideas?

Thursday, May 26, 2011

Upcoming Market Dates

On June 4th and 5th we will be back in our home town of Spokane, Washington to be vendors at The Farm Chicks Show. This is a fabulous, huge, awesome, vintage event! Serena Thompson is the doll that puts it all together. She really knows how to do it, it's one of our favorite markets. We even walk around this show with JUNK ENVY!!
We will be in the back area, look for JUNK SALVATION and that's where you will find the Funky Junk SISTERS. If you have the opportunity to go, ya'll better get your junksister booties there! Ya'll won't regret it!



After that...




Watch for more market dates to come!

Linda & Dixie

Monday, May 23, 2011

Movie night

Don't cha just love this? With warmer weather coming on

our thoughts turn to outdoor spaces.

Photo courtesy of nicety.


We love everything about this photo. The hanging screen... the little paper flutes full of popcorn. You could easily recreate this in your backyard. Maybe you don't have futons sitting around but you certainly have sleeping bags. Pair them up with headrests you normally put on beds and your set! Christmas lights and paper lanterns instead of wicker baskets...

set up the projector and whaaaahlaaaah!

Your own private movie showing.


We've done this at our family cookouts, we don't watch movies, we watch music DVDs. It's just like being at an outdoor concert.

Awhhhhh! Summertime! We can't wait!


much JuNK love,

Linda & Dixie

Thursday, May 19, 2011

Back to work!

We love to get pictures of our "junk" that has found a spot in your homes! Lovely Sharon sent us this pic... our vintage door sign now being used as her headboard.


Thx Sharon!




Ok, we've taken a few days off and now we're back in business and on the hunt for more cool items. Dixie was out & about yesterday and found these funky pieces. Get this.... they are actually vinyl!!! Just wipe em' right off! That's gotta be the reason behind it right?! Why else would ya do that?! We think they are so RETRO and we just had to have em'! If they are still around you'll see em at our "JuNk SAlvATiOn" booth at


The Farm Chicks Show in Spokane June 4 & 5th!




Remember we are now taking vendor applications for our Coeur d' Alene, Idaho show and our Walla Walla, Washington show. Just click the vendor app button above.




God Bless Junksisters!!!

Saturday, May 14, 2011

Our Puyallup Show Opened Last Night

And what a fabulous opening it was! Tons of Junk Sisters attended including this clan of sis in laws that make a BIG SHINDIG out of it every time. Also in the picture are our cute Junk Sister mannequins showin' off their FJS apparel...speaking of apparel...we'll try to get a pic up soon of our newest burnout Ts.

Every girl's gotta have one! We've got fab displays, great prices and plenty of good company goin' on again today. Get your booty on in here before we are gone.

Shoppin' today from 10am to 4pm!


Oh! And you can't forget about the cute lil vintage trailers that are displayed inside and out in the parkin' lot. When we left last night the Sisters On The Fly had a fire going in the fire pit and a cold beverage in their hands. They were campin' in the parkin' lot. Now ya'll gotta admit those ladies know how to have a good time!

See ya there!!


Linda & Dixie






Thursday, May 12, 2011

Is It Worth It?

Yesterday it took me four hours to pick up some funky junk for our show this weekend. Mind you...most of that time I spent in rush hour traffic! One of our finds was this FAB mannequin. I put her in the front seat thinkin' she might fly as the extra passenger for the commuter lane.


You can't read it but when I picked her up her blue name tag said Linda Junk!






But I'm too chicken sh*t to try to get away with somethin' like that so I did the whole Seattle traffic thing. Let me tell ya, it's just wrong to be going only 5 miles per hour on the freeway!




Meanwhile Dixie is travelin' 450 miles in a truck filled to the brim with stuff for the show. She's drivin this very minute (not alone-family in tow too). Her 5 1/2 hour trip won't be a bowl full of cherries. Can't you just here it now? "Mom, when will we be there?!!! Ya'll know this conversation will happen at least 15 times.


So we ask ourselves, is it worth it? Going to all this trouble for a bunch of junk?




Well we gotta tell ya...OF COURSE!!! The rush you get when you walk thru the doors at opening, the humongous building full of vintage stuff, the absolutely creative people that display it, the ideas you walk away with for your home....


OF COURSE IT IS!!!!




**New vendor alert**


The Gasworks Factory will be joining us this weekend. Just wait til ya'll see his stuff!!

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Save A Buck!

Print this coupon and bring it with you to our May show and you'll save a dollar on admission! Hey Junksisterhood...that's one more dollar you can spend on FUN stuff.



Hope ya'll are makin' plans to attend our



Breast Cancer Benefit on Friday May 13th!



Help us bring HOPE to all our Junk Sisters by being a part of this fundraising benefit.

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Meet L'il Brave

L'il Brave will make it's maiden voyage



to our show in Puyallup this weekend.



Make sure you add a little extra time to check out the vintage recreational vehicles that have traveled from near and far to show off for our shoppers. Vendors from our Portland, Oregon show, Joe and Lesa Randall, were so inspired by the vintage cuties at our Hillsboro show that they went on the hunt for one for themselves! Here's the story behind the Vintage Vacation Vehicle in their own words.




New to us, Minnie Winnie 1974 - Class A - Motor home! 19 feet on the road ….The total 70’s fun house! This is the day we picked it up, for sale by owner on a little side street in Stayton, Oregon! The cute couple that we bought it from, is now retired and not traveling anymore, Patricia and Preston.

We looked for a while in all the usual places, but had no luck. A few 21ft and 26 ft motor homes were out there, but no little Winnies! Most were not in good shape! What luck, a 19ft A- class motor home in such original condition! They are classic and rare to find. Originally it came in two colors choices, orange and lime green. We got lucky and got lime green interior! It's loaded with all the extras from the manufacturer and is still all intact. It has the original awning outside and inside bathroom curtain.






We found the original AD for this great Winnebago and are including the link. It's awesome to read and we will be, eventually, framing this Ad for the inside of our L’il brave! The only thing that has been changed from the original is the curtains. We've already bought identical material to the original and will be working on those soon! This little rig drives great and was raring to go when we stepped on the gas! L'il Brave has 78,000 original miles. w/318 motor . Since it has the original tires, we'll need new ones. They are hard to find, but we hope to have them on by Wednesday for the trip up to Puyallup ! This beauty which we call: L’il Brave - sleeps 6. Has the original stove, refrigerator, counters, table, beds, driver seats and interior, complete bathroom- including linoleum and upgraded double sink in kitchen. L'il Brave came with original air-conditioning, up graded double passenger seat and blue Onan generator , pull down extra bed w/yes the original ladder, drink holders and seat belts thru out! All we need to do is give it a little love and care and a real good cleaning.

We will have it up at the Puyallup show, as is….you can come catch a look at a true good old boy, vintage motor home! It reminds us of a cartoon character, The 3 little Indians! Since we got it last week it will not be finished but shoppers can look at it at the show as we bought it. Then come visit us at the next “Funky Junk sisters Show “ in Hillsboro and see what we will have done and the new curtains!!

Thanks for including us in your Puyallup Show Linda and Dixie, we always have a great time! SEE YOU SOON! To You and Yours!

Joe ( My best friend)and me…Lesa Randall and my faithful Sister, Jeni Rudolph, (my fearless partner in junk collecting!).












Hey ya'll... 2ndSaturdayz will be going on the same time as our show...



so you can shop both and make a real junkin' weekend of it!

Monday, May 9, 2011

The Biggest Vintage Market in Western Washington!

We are so excited (down right giddy) to present to you the vendor list for our Puyallup, WA show this weekend! It's our original show and the BIGGEST yet.

With nearly 120 booths showcasing the best of their collections, with great buys on everything from vintage fashions and hot collectibles to beautiful furnishings and accessories.

If you like our blog...you will love this show.

We'll have plenty of recycled and reused junk and tons of green ideas. Listen to the music of Summer Mayne while sippin' a latte or eatin' a "cakepop".










Friday evening is our

Breast Cancer Fundraiser/Early Bird Shopping Event

from 6pm to 9pm. Meet your gal pals here and shop for a cause. We like to call it "Operation Save A Rack".

Get your JuNK oN Sistas!! We'll se ya'll soon...







Saturday, May 7, 2011

Another great recycle idea

Look closely at these pots... they are made with recycled tires or tyres as they say in Southern Tasmania. We think they are quite beautiful.

You can check them out here.



The internet is a wonderful place to find creative ideas. You can easily get lost in it...just like we have for the last couple of hours. Now it is time to get

back to work. We've got a show to put on this coming weekend!!!




We will post the Puyallup show layout tomorrow!

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Recognize her?

We stumbled into Lighthouse Antiques and Crafts Mall in Olympia, Washington the other day and came across a booth that had quite a collection.... Do you know who she is?
If you haven't guessed it by now then the next few pics will help. She's a little more recognizable in the vintage photographs below.











This one is a dead giveaway. Speakin' of giveaways.... if you leave a comment tellin' us who she is, we will draw a name from the list and send out a funky junk gift to you. We look forward to seein' all the comments. Hey ya'll don't forget our next show is May 13th and 14th in Puyallup, WA. You can buy your tickets right here on the sidebar of our blog. Prepayin' will save you some time in line at the door!


Here's another big announcement...we will be doin' a show in

Walla Walla, Washington on October 8th!!!! We can't wait to see the cool farm junk that will come to this show. We just know it'll be full of barn finds!!! If you'd like to be a vendor, just fill out our vendor application by clickin' the button at the top of this blog. Make sure you tell us in the comment box which show you are applyin' for!!!



The Funky Junk Sisters...bringin' ya'll fabulous,

fresh vintage one city at a time!!!!