I have loved junk for a long time. For the past year, I have loved sharing my junk passion with others through Junk by Jenny. In the last week, I have been reminded that others truly appreciate the junk and incorporate it into their own lives, personally & professionally.
It was exciting to get a message from a gal DURING a recent sale. I posted various photos of my items for sale. As she saw a vintage chair staged in a photo, she promptly sent a message in hopes of it not selling. Lucky for her, no one nabbbed it. Come to find out, her adorable little Norah was about to turn one and she was hoping to use the chair as a photo prop. I quickly did up another chair for her to use (one of which still had some wet paint of it as we packed it into her rig). As you can tell, Norah is naturally gifted with beauty and smiles. Photographer Missy Haugen has an eye for capturing stunning photos. This junker had a happy heart knowing she had a hand in bringing some vintage flair to a great toddler photo shoot.
A few days after the chair deal (a deal that literally went down in our alley), I was fortunate to be a guest at a Garden Party hosted by one of my tried and true junking customers, Vicky. This annual event was the perfect mix of relaxation and inspiration, as Vicky’s beautiful rural yard is home to umpteen themed gardens; showcasing her Norwegian heritage, passion for music, love of nature & vintage, and even an old train caboose. With live music, delicious goodies, and chatty women, the Garden Party was a true showcase of community fellowship. As this junker meandered from garden to garden, I couldn’t help but notice Junk By Jenny pieces scattered throughout. I was happy to know a few of my pieces could be cared for and loved by Vicky and all who are able to enjoy her green thumb.
I’ve become good junkin’ buddies with Stacy, a talented artist and jack of all trades. I first met Stacy at my favorite floral place in Morris, Sweet Lily’s where she designs floral arrangements like no one’s business. She is also is the owner of Design Studio by Stacy, “an affordable new kind of entertainment where friends come together to paint, drink a little wine and discover their creativity in a fun-filled atmosphere” as she notes on her Facebook page. She recently shopped at my Spring Fling sale (while her boys played in our sandbox) and left with some fabulous finds. Remember, I mentioned she is a jack of all trades? Well, she is the artistic eye behind the lense in Memory Lane Photography as well. She recently captured this great shot of a little fella speeding along on a Junk By Jenny vintage trike.
Also in the past week, I have enjoyed not 1 but 2 awesome phone conversations about junk. Last evening, I was able to visit with a young mom (and fellow high school & college alum) who is set to do a vintage fall sale of her own. I was overjoyed to hear her story and share tips for a successful sale. It sounds as if she is well on her way, especially with the market in Buffalo, Minnesota on the small horse farm as her venue. Tonight I visited with a good friend and colleague who is fulfilling her dream of becoming an event coordinator. She too, has the perfect venue at a lodge nestled in the woods on a lake. She and I had a great conversation about the “ins and outs” of a successful vendor fair. She has some amazing ideas for an event she is in the beginning planning stages of. It sounds like it could involve goodies & shopping. What more does a girl need? Don’t these events sound intriguing? I’ll be sure to provide more info as their sale & expo draw near.