. . . three days since I've been home from Junk Bonanza. I did bring something home from Minnesota that I didn't expect -- a cold (cough, cough)! It was chilly up north, I tell ya, and I didn't prepare for it (flip flops and short pants). So nothing much has been accomplished around here.
Junk Bonanza was fantabulous again! But I went with a plan and every time my eye spied something that would fit in that plan, it had a sold sign on it. Guess I'm going to have to buck up, get myself out of bed, stand in line (in the cold!) with the other diehard junkers and go to the early bird sale. But before you feel too sorry for poor pitiful me, know that I did manage to find a few things. I'll show ya later!
There are lots of photos of JB on blogs all over the web so you'll have to go visit them if you are interested. I didn't take a single picture. Too crowded!
But I haven't seen too much posted about the Bachman Fall Ideas House and I took HUNDREDS of photos and I'm gonna make you look AT THEM ALL! Just kidding! But I will show you a few of the more clever, cutest and/or bizarre ideas that the designers came up with.
Life size scarecrows greeted us.
Such a cute idea, don't ya think? Why are all of my hoses red?
Where do they find all of these flat graters? Is there a flat grater store in Minnesota?
Bizarre, but too cute!
HUGE chalkboard above the fireplace. Love it!
Okay, we can all do this one. Crumpled up brown paper for a tablecloth.
Yup, love me anything galvanized. And it twirls!
Old library drawers. Thought these were very clever!
I even bought one!
An updated 'can next to the stove to hold utensils' look.
Oh yeah, we all would love these tables! I'm saving my newspapers to roll up and put a piece of glass on top. But you have to admit that this is one original idea!
This idea is very clever. Really like it! I guess anything looks better with a piece of twine tied around it.
I have a few more photos of the Bachman House to show you but I am having 'puter issues. And then you really must see the goodies I brought home with me! Besides the cold, I mean (cough, cough).
All in all, it was another great Junk Bonanza and the show really gets better every year. But my bucket list is calling me and I want to go to Round Top/Marburger next year. If any of you have been to both, let me know which you prefer!
I hear my main man coughing downstairs so I suppose we'll just pass this cold back and forth all season! Better get to the pills before he does!
Stay healthy . . .