Sunday, September 18, 2011

Junk Bonanza

For those of you who don't know 
about the Junk Bonanza,
it is a three day event 
held every September in Shakopee, Minnesota
at the Canterbury Race Track.

There are over 130 jury selected vendors 
selling antiques and vintage items, 
as well as one-of-a-kind and 
artisan re-purposed pieces.

It's not your typical antique market,
specializing in a casual 
funky junky style of collectibles.

Take a look and you will see what I mean!
The booth displays are something else.

Hunt & Gather's booth display --- always over the top!

Artisan "World Traveler" doll made of vintage items!

Antlers were really big this year.

Lots of vintage classroom pull down maps.

This was "Jacques" --- I wanted to buy him so badly!

Gotta love 'em.

Halloween display

Got these oak filing drawers.

Vintage destination bus blinds and a clothing line inspired by bus blind typography.

This chippy dresser came home with me ... couldn't pass it up.

Check out the patina!

Love the hockey skate shelving.

If these two had been in better shape, I would have adopted them! (Missing arms)

Meet "Velvet" ... a total girly girl.

Iron fence turned lamps.
Got this suitcase and a hanging globe pendant lamp.

This booth was owned by THE sweetest gals. Super busy and great items!

Brought home this floral vase and patchwork scallop edged quilt. 
Add a mirror and a 7-Up crate becomes a wall shelf.

If you ever get a chance 
to attend this
awesome show.... 
do it!

Lots of fun 
and so many great people
 selling their wares!

I will never ever 
miss the JB!


Babs said...

Thanks for taking us shopping with you. I'm so ready to go antique/thrift shopping...and I just went last week. :)
I bought two turtle shells and a faux Staffordshire figure. Now, where to put them?
Have a great week,

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

What fun. Did you bring me some antlers? lol That was a bunch of them.

Michele Smith said...

How fun! Wish there was something like this near me. Great photos!

Carolyn@Sweet Chaos Home said...

Oh my goodness... I WANT TO GO!!! So many great things in your photos. Wish we could shop it online :)

Kelly said...

My goodness I've never seen so many pics before! You had alot to choose from at that place, didn't you? That dresser you bought is really nice. Can't wait to see it in your home. Hope you'll post it once you get it set up. I saw alot of fun industrial stuff there too.

Unknown said...

Thanx so much for sharing the amazing pics from this event! I attended the Bella Rustica Market in Franklin, TN this was fab too...Tiff

The Tuscan Home said...

Oh my goodness, so many fun items. A feast for the eyes. Great photos! XO ~Liz

Marty@A Stroll Thru Life said...

How fun. Looks like you found some fabulous treasures. I loved seeing all the pics. Thanks for the tour. Hugs, marty

Linda said...

Wow! What did you bring back. So much to choose.

Linda @ Itsy Bits And Pieces said...

OH it was such a great Junk Bonanza... you took wonderful photos, Alison! Just look at all the goodies!

Karen said...

What great photos. My head would go into "want overload" I think! So much to see and need and want! What a great way to spend the weekend. And I'm sure it was a lot of work too buying for your shop, then getting it all home. Thanks for sharing it all, and welcome back.

All That Glitters said...

This would be so much fun!! LOved all of your great pictures!

Custom Comforts said...

Looks like you had a great time with so much to look at. It seems overwhelming even in the pictures, but lots of fun.

Privet and Holly said...

What a blessing
to meet you and
to be enveloped
by such creativity
everywhere at JB!
I see several things
that I passed up
in your pictures
and meant to go
back for, but ran
out of time!! Next
year I will be there
at the opening bell : )
You got about 300% more
pics than I did ~ way
to your
purchases, too!
xx Suzanne

Ricki Treleaven said...

I would love to go, too. Thanks for taking the time to put together this post for us. I know it was time consuming! :D

Olive said...

Allison, these images are wonderful. I really like all the industrial stuff. I know you had so much fun. hugs♥O

Anonymous said...

I would need a Uhaul if I ever visited something like this! That stuff is incredible! I love the dresser you came home with. Not so much loving the baby doll heads on weird bodies. Freaks me out a little bit... :o)

Upscale Downhome said...

Serious eye candy for the vintage and antique lover. I am sharing your post link on FB and twitter! I've always wanted to go Junk Bonanza and now more than ever!!

At Home in English Valley said...

I was torn, Minnesota or Ohio... I picked Ohio. So glad you choose the Bonanza so I could see all the great stuff I missed. Thanks for the great photos! Love, Penny

michele said...

looks incredible, alison.

and omg i own so much of this junk you featured!


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Lynne (lynnesgiftsfromtheheart) said...

Alsion, drool girl! What a wealth of eye candy. You found some great treasures to take home with you. I loved the antlers, I think there might be a small set in the barn, going to check that out. There were so many things I fell in love with. What a fun filled day you must have had.. hugs ~lynne~

Debra@CommonGround said...

Loved the tour, and wowwy, that chest is fabulous. I saw a hundred things I wanted!! xoxo

Sweet Cottage Dreams said...

OMG! Looks like sooooo much fun! I love the antlers, too!


Rosemary@villabarnes said...

Great pics Alison. Wish I could have gone. Thanks for sharing.

Lou Cinda @ Tattered Hydrangeas said...

Oh my gosh girl!!! I would have been in HEAVEN!!! I saw so many things I wanted!! Can't wait to see where you "place" your goods! LOVE that chippy dresser :)

I am going to the Country Living Fair in Atlanta in October and I am so excited. Can't wait!!

Lou Cinda :)