As many of you may remember, last September I had the wonderful opportunity to be a vendor at the JunkMarket Junk Bonanza just down the road from my house here in the suburbs of Minneapolis. I prepared all summer and had a grand time in my first ever vendor opportunity. I have been a fan of the JunkMarket ladies (Ki and Sue) ever since reading their column in Country Home magazine and attending their first Junk Bonanza event. I did several posts here and here of the big event and interviewed Ki. I am thrilled to say I will be selling at the the JunkBonanza event again this year! It runs September 11-13th, so there's plenty of time to plan a road trip to the Twin Cities! This year Matthew Mead will be in attendance as well. Wow! Fun times will be had!So needless to say, I was thrilled to get an advanced copy of their new book Junk Beautiful.
It is chock-full of wonderful photography, sketches, inspiration and TONS of fun ideas! Junk Beautiful shows how to create a home that is user-friendly and "doesn't shout junk, but rather whispers timeless elegance." Ki and Sue show their magic ability to take a piece of junk found at the bottom of a scrap heap and re-craft it into a one-of-a-kind work of art for your home. There are nine rooms featured presenting decorating and storage challenges. Sue and Ki show how-to's for each element using junk in ever so creative ways which any do-it-yourselfer could manage. I love their Junk Beautiful "philosophy" that was born out of a need and desire to recycle and to create a lifestyle that exudes beauty and function out of seemingly nothing. They encourage people to create their own style, one piece of junk at a time. Each time I look through this book I get so excited to go out and find some junk to transform. Love it!Oh yea, and as I was blogging, what was Chloe doing on the eve of her third birthday party!? We thought she was asleep, it was after 10 pm after all. Oh no, she was up dusting these cupcakes with her pixie dust and then proudly came down and showed them to me:) Hope you're having a great weekend!