An age-old saying goes, “The grass is greener on the other side.” I like Neil Barringham’s version better. “The grass is greener where you water it.”
In one week, Junk By Jenny will be making it’s debut at the beloved Junk Bonanza event in Minneapolis. As I reflect on my junking journey, I have many to thank for helping me keep my grass green. I have many folks in my life who have watered, watered, watered and taken good care of myself and my precious junking hobby. Countless people have helped by business grow. You know who you are. My fans can expect to find a little token of appreciation from me when they visit at Junk Bonanza.
For some reason, this inaugural trip to Junk Bonanza as a vendor has me pretty emotional. As Junk Hunk and I loaded the trailer, I found myself reflecting on the pieces, the places, but mostly the people I have encountered over the past year in my quest to find the best junk West Central Minnesota has to offer. Army crawling though dilapidated sheds, peering from the balconies of old churches, or lunging into a barn, as the excavator fired it’s motor ready to demo….these moments for a junker are often the best.
Below are Junk Bonanza details and the scoop on what customers can expect when they visit Junk By Jenny’s Booth.
Find my booth in the side building in booth number 323. From the looks of things, my neighboring booths are awesome! Well, everyone is awesome, so you’ll be in good company wherever you are meandering at Junk Bonanza.
Although my inventory is safely tucked away in the trailer already, I should mention some of the great finds customers will be greeted with. Many of the “Upcycles of the Week” will be options for customers. In addition, I have oodles of just plain old cool junk. You’ll find everything from chippy old tables to old soda bottles still in their original crate. You could start up a pep band with the old drum parts, xylophone, batons, vintage uniforms, and roller skates. Chairs in every hue with my vintage apron pillows are too, too cute. The dainty stem ware coupled with rusty machine parts are unlikely, but a lovely pair. You’ll even find a large vintage elephant pinata, of whom I’ve named Sid in honor of one my favorite junkers. Sid is safeguarding the trailer.
More About my Booth
One of my most coveted picks, of which I’ll never sell, is my cash register. This lug of a gal and I have been partners in crime for a long while. She originally sat on our kitchen counter (yes, you read that correctly) in our first home. In our “General Store” themed kitchen, she was the perfect piece to tie the room together. Now, she functions as my actual cash register for my occasional sales and of course is packed for Junk Bonanza. I accept cash and utilize the Square for credit card payments.
Expect some selfie fun at Booth No 323. A dear colleague and pallet artist recently made me a gift. If you know Peg Rinkenberger….you know she is all about fun. These fabulous signs will be available to snap some selfies with at my booth. You can pose with your awesome Bonanza finds or cheers to the fun with one of their well-sought-after Bloody Mary’s, while we snap a photo. When using the hashtags, fellow junkers can connect via social media.
The one week countdown is here. Check out my 30 day countdown here. The grass has been watered, and is most definitely green. Time for some fun, Junk Bonanza!