It is that time of year I really look forward to!
The air is crisp but not so cold you have to wear tights or nylons (GOD FORBID).
I am thinking about skirts and boots, upcycled necklaces and layers of them, urban architecture, chicken coop wire, barn doors and vintage lace. It is a mecca shopping experience for the decorator, jewelry artist, upcycler, junker or antique dealer.
Its The Junk Bonanza and I Love It!
What I was so impressed with when I first went was the women that go to this thing are REALLY DECKED OUT. Layers of jewlely, cool haircuts, hip clothing, boots, hats scarves and makeup to perfection. I know we women are all just dressing for each other and it is eye candy.
It is hip and urban and it is really fun to see young shoppers and I mean 20's buying items for their dorm, shop or home.
This is my second year going and it is only 5 miles from my house. It is held in the Cantabury Downs Race Track and it is big! 100s of vendors sell their wares.
I have to say that the 2 pictures below are what really excited me!!!
I love these old bicycle seats made into necklace displays!!!!!
I just want to hammer away on this sturdy table!!!!!!
Well I definetly can't bring this home.....that would send me to an early grave by my husband.
Husband Murders Jewelry Artist Wife with her Top of The Line Fretz Hammer!
I did find some goodies!!!!!!
I like to buy new things to display my jewelry on every year. I saw these arcitectural pieces set on stands and saw the jagged top and thought these would be perfect for jewelry displays! I love the chipped paint and I think I can use these to photograph my jewelry also!
There were lots of vendors selling old keys and I was thinking of some Basalt Hearts I have at home.....thought I could incorporate them into my jewelry.
Look for my publication in Bead Trends November 2012 issue! You will see my lovely Basalt Hearts in a design there!
I was really giddy about this purchase!!!!!!
I think my jewelry is going to photo graph nicely on these...in fact check out the next few pictures.
I really like the look of these ceiling tiles and may have to go back tommorow and snag a few more!!!!!!
A trip that I will make over and over again and The Junk Bonanza is coming back in the Spring!
I Love It!