October 4, 2012

Moving On

Alot has personally happened to me in the last couple months that has put my businesses a bit on the back burner, but I am back now with a new name, a new business plan and the ambition to make my dreams come true!  I have so many exciting things to share with all of you and can't wait to start. I have a new blog address for those of you that have been so loyal to follow along here.  If you are interested in   keeping up with my craziness please click HERE.  

Thank You for your readership here!


June 15, 2012

To My #1 Picker

Everyone it is Friday, this week has totally gotten away with me sorry for the crickets, its been a recovery from the Vintage Bazaar, it was almost like a vacation of sorts.  I will be back to regularly scheduled programming next weekend, cross my heart.   I am about to get personal on here, so please feel free to click over to something else, but it is sort of about vintage.

This weekend is Father’s Day and to be honest Father’s Day was a day that for a while my dad and I just let quietly pass by as we did not have the greatest of relationships for a while.  Now I will be honest, the thought of not telling my dad thank you for all he has helped me with the past couple years is something I just won’t do.   As of recently my dad is my #1 cheerleader of chasing this dream called Junk in daTrunk Girls, he tells me every chance he gets that he is behind me, that’s he’s proud of how far I’ve come and can’t wait to see how much more is to come, he supports me taking chances, and above all else he will camp out at an estate sale to get a good number and text me all his finds.  He’s seriously my #1 picker, he scours craigslist for hours and sends me countless links every day of the cool stuff he’s found and asks if he wants me to make a phone call or drive over and check it out.   So thanks dad for all you’ve done for me all you continue to do and above all thanks for loving me through the brat years.  Keep picking dad, you and step-mom find the coolest stuff!  Love you!

Also, to the other dad in my life, thank you so much for being a rock, so many things would not be possible without your love and support!

Ok enough of the sap fest! Enjoy your weekend everyone!


June 8, 2012

Life Lately According to my Phone

Hi Everyone!

Posts have been short this week because I've been getting ready for the Vintage Bazaar on Sunday!
 92 degrees + 100 vintage vendors = game on!  If you are local come out and say Hello.   Instead of anything constructive I'm giving you the past couple weeks according to my phone pictures.

Left To Right

Row 1
Paul Bunyan's Cook Shanty 
A walk around one of my favorite places in Chicago
Sleepy Girl

Row 2
Baby Swan capture for wing clipping
Burgers by the water wall
Some last minute suitcase picks coming to the Vintage Bazaar

Row 3
Mader's Garage
One of my favorite vintage glasses
My Happy Place

Hope you all have a great weekend and I'll be back next week with a Bazaar wrap up!


June 5, 2012

Honey Craft Wrap Up

As some of you know I wear many hats, I not only run a vintage shop but also run a handmade business.  I’ll be honest handmade does so much better when the temperatures start to cool down, but the girls at the Honey Craft are some of my favs and their June Market fit into my schedule so off I went.

Honey Craft is held the first Saturday of every month in Woodstock, Woodstock in itself is super stinking cute with the town square and all.  Watch the movie Groundhog Day it was filmed in Woodstock and you’ll see what I mean.

I debuted a new upcycled creation while there the tea cup bird feeder, and people thought it was the coolest thing.  I also debuted a new design of handbag I’m currently working on that sold before the sale even started, so I didn’t get a good picture of it.  Maybe my customer will read this and send a pic over, hint hint hint. 

  I also met some great new women,  I met Katie from Elefawn Design

  made a purchase from Debbie at Porchlight Collages cause they were too cool to pass up,

 talked Katie from Stiched for Ewe into starting an Etsy shop, watched Jennie from Jennie Anne Dreams have her first sale and had lots of fun in general.

I also of course thrifted my way back home, who knew Northern Illinois thrift stores were so jam packed, I may have rode home with a box of treasure on my lap as I found so many goodies!

If you are in the Woodstock area around the first Saturday of the month I encourage you to stop by and say Hello to all of the talented artists.
I won’t be doing any more Handmade shows til Fall so I can get my new purse design perfected.


June 1, 2012

Happy Birthday Norma Jean

If Marilyn Monroe was still alive today she would be 86 years old!  I kept thinking this as I was planning some stuff for her birthday at the day job, (The oldies will be watching Some Like it Hot by the way) what would she look like today.  Would she have surcoomb to the plastic surgery phenomena, would she have gotten lipo,  or would our view of what is beautiful be different because the curvaceous one was still alive? Who knows, the truth is I admire Marilyn Monroe, she came off as a ditzy blonde but I think really she had her shit together.  She was wise beyond her years, she lived a pretty shitty life in the beginning and put on a smile and developed a personality to cover all of her sadness up.  All she wanted was to be loved for who she was, not the sexy pin up arm candy girl, but loved for her beautiful broken soul.  Rest in Peace Marilyn, you are an inspiration to so many.  Now here are some of my favorite pictures of her and some of her amazing quotes.

Marilyn Monroe...love quotes

Do you have any favorite Marilyn quotes, I'd love to read them!


All Images via Google Images

May 31, 2012

Some Shop Newbies

Hey Everyone

Updated the shop with some new finds

I love love LOVE metal picnic baskets & note to those of you out there, they are getting harder and harder to find!  This one reminds me of Christmas time with the colors but still would be super cute for your summer picnics.  Even if you don't picnic I use my baskets to store my craft supplies and other hodge podgey stuff that doesn't need to be out in the open.

This Fisher Price Little People Merry-Go-Round kills me with cuteness! Seriously, if I were to have a child in the near future I would keep this!  It's a toy and a music box as it plays the "Skaters March" when you flip the ON/OFF switch which is made to look like the rides emergency brake.  The ride operator total fits the mold of a carnival ride operator.

The Pyrex Orange New Dot Bowl  the pick I went on I found two of these! I already have one so one of my finds is going into the shop and the other will be available at the Vintage Bazaar on June 10th.

After the 10th I will have have more inventory to add to the shop but until then it's time to concentrate on pricing that inventory and getting everything ready for that.

Have you found anything good lately?


May 28, 2012

Happy Memorial Day

Whether you agree or disagree with the current situation we are involved in in the Middle East it is important to realize that Freedom is NOT Free. Today is so much more then a day for a BBQ, an excuse to drink during the day or a free day of work. Today is a day to recognize that so many have died to protect our freedom and rights of liberties.  I urge you to take a moment today and thank all of the current and retired members of the military for putting their life at risk at one point or another to make sure all of us can live in Freedom.  THANK YOU MEMBERS OF THE MILITARY SO MUCH!