Wednesday, September 22, 2010

One day turns into . . .

. . . 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 . . .


My Blessed Serendipity Life said...

Hi Connie,
Sorry you are feeling under the weather. The idea house tour looked like fun. I think your red hoses would make great fall wreaths!


Linda said...

Hope you are feeling better soon, Connie! It was so great seeing you at Junk Bonanza~ I went to the Bachman's house yesterday! I think I'll do a post about it later, too!

Jo said...

Oh poor you, Connie. I hope you feel better soon. Wonderful photos you've given us to drool over today - I LOVE those old library drawers, what a fantastic idea!


Sue@MyArtsDesire said...

Connie, Since I can't catch your bug through the computer {ha ha} I'll risk visiting today! So glad you had some fun despite that naughty cold. I so wanted to go to Junk Bonanza this year but didn't get to... so it is such a treat to get to see what I missed in others' blogs. I wouldn't have liked the nippy weather though as Georgia has returned to the 90's again during the day. I did get to Round Top quite a few years ago and it is fabulous. Huge. Way HUGE. But unlike the chilly temps of MN this time around, Texas is typically still pretty warm and humid for this show! Feel better soon! xo, Sue

Craftymoose Crafts said...

Sounds like you had fun even if you did bring home the cold! Loved the funky Halloween photos!

Seems like lots of us are having computer issues--mine crashed but is now back with bugs..when I am on firefox there is no comment box on some of the blogs I visit, but it is ok on IE. Go figure!