Monday, December 28, 2009

Happy New Year Everyone!

2010 WOWO!
Can you believe it? When I was a kid I thought we would be riding around in little space mobiles like the Jetsons in 2010! It just seemed soooo far away. ugh! where oh where does the time go?
Well OK it's here and I actually have a really good feelings about this upcoming year. 2009 was a rough one for alot of us and we made it! We had to get back to the basics, pull up the ol' boot straps and work ALOT harder for less, but don't you think it makes you appreciate things so much more when times are a little tougher, and against all odds you succeed.
Well I wish you all good health first and foremost,if you have your health you are already a rich person. Lots of love, happiness and success in whatever ventures you are taking on in the New Year!

Thursday, December 10, 2009

The weather outside is frightful!

Ok I'm not quite sure what is going on in these parts, but I've never had ice cubes form in my toilet tank before! We have had a below freezing cold streak for about a week now.( I just heard we broke a 90 year record) Kind of unusual for these parts, this is Washington after all the state known for all it's rain! This is a picture of Snoqualmie Falls about 30 miles east of my house, it is a breathtaking sight!

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

A vintage Christmas open House Dec4 6to8pm

Hey everybody your all invited to a nostalgic evening of old fashion Christmas fun. Twinkling light , glittered ornaments and good company! We are LOADED with vintage Christmas and the store looks so festive at night, hope to see you there!
We have the cutest santa of them all!

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Gobble gobble

Thankful for friends and familyHappy Thanksgiving to all of gods creatures

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

White Wednesday

Welcome to my vintage white wednesday
pretty white dishes
A Great white cupboard
brown and white transferware
Puyallup show
A pretty table

This is a photo from the store last summer, when we obviously were in into the white scene

Some of our show booths

Friday, November 13, 2009

Come to the Girlfriends Market and meet my new "Buddy"

Meet Buddy possibly the sweetest Mut I have ever met! He is Lindas (Luluz) precious pup and he got to hang out with the girls today! He even put up with us trying to make him look even cuter than he already is in one of Lindas party hats.
My little booth 8x10 to be exact which is the smallest space I have ever done, but I liked it! Less hauling, easier decorating , cozy, and I didn't have to use my brain too much! Which is a really good thing after this crazy month of shows, holiday decorating and being sick off and on for weeks!

What a Super Fun Day with some Super Girlfriends! (And a few boyfriends). This show is loaded with Vintage Christmas, a mix of primitive furniture, jewelry and some great collectibles! If you didnt make it Friday night the show is open all day Saturday from 9to4.

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

White Wednesday junkorama

Loaded for the Puyallup show this weekend

This load really does just look like a pile of junk!

I adore this little lamp shade and zipper glass compote
This was a great cupboard we had in the shop for a very short while it now resides in a lovely ladies house in Oregon.

Monday, November 2, 2009

When somebody loves you

This is a note my sister sent me today just out of the blue for no special reason at all. Nobody has ever sent me a letter quite like this. She is the most kind hearted person I know and I am so lucky to have someone who loves me like she does!

I AM SO PROUD OF YOU AND YOUR SUCCESS SIS!!! WHAT A GREAT SUCCESS STORY YOU ARE! and you never give up...tenacity, determined, driven, enthusiastic, beautiful, business minded, self directed, precious sister, great friend, creative to no end!! open minded, did I say beautiful?, intelligent, negotiator, fabulous mom and wife, !!! all this and more!! i love you sissy!! Your big Sis
Mae Olivia
So I would like to pass this on to all sisters. It has taken alot of years for me to realize how lucky I am to be a sister ( I am the youngest one of four) and that we are more alike than different. It hasn't always been easy growing up in a "normal" disfunctional family, but somehow for the most part we have figured out a way to put the "fun" back in disfunctional!
I love you Mae Mae

Sunday, November 1, 2009

When a photograph is more than just a photo

A friend of mine sent me some amazing photos today. I just had to share this one!

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

White wednesday White trucks

Well I guess we have a thing for not only white junk, but white junk haulers.
This is the original Junk Hauler a 1966 chevy which belonged to my father in law and he handed down to my husband about 15 years ago. I think this was the coolest junk hauler to date! We still own it, but it is now making the rounds at the car shows with it's big new hot rod engine! ( that I can no longer drive...something to do with a Hurst shifter?)

This is my current junk hauler, I do love my Tundra and power steering is a plus!

This little old white Toyota served me well for quite a few years it would always be a sight to be seen coming down the road with the heaping loads in the back!

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

It's been an exciting week for me!

Well you voted and we won!
We came in the top 5 of the best antique shops in the Northwest. 5Th place, it's not 1st, but we'll take it! King 5 actually lists only the
top 5 so it's wonderful free advertisement for our store! Thank you to all who took TIME (which is very valuable I know) to vote for us! I am so very guilty of surfing blog land and not leaving all the comments that I would like to on so many of your wonderful blogs. It seems I'm always in a rush trying to surf as many sites as possible and getting a post up in a timely manner.
Now on a personal note I would like to Thank Tina Smith from
Cherry Hill Cottage for honoring me as one of her top 10 favorite cottage blogs. Tina is from Texas and has been in several wonderful magazines like Cottage style and currently in Romantic cottages. Her blog is so scrumptious and colorful full of great fun! Please stop by and visit her and tell her Amy sent ya!

Wednesday, October 21, 2009


Hey everybody it's time for the Funky Junk Sisters Show!
Come out and feast your eyes on some of the most amazing Junk around!

***NEW LOCATION*** 3600 9th st SW Puyallup washington. This is at the South Hill Mall right off of Hiway 512, behind Sears in the old Bally's building.Click hereFunky Junk Sistersfor a complete map and list of dealers.

Sunday, October 18, 2009

Why do we love this old stuff so much?

Today as I was outside with the power washer. I thought to myself why do we love this old stuff so much? As I was spraying down an old set of filthy gym lockers and a french door covered in dirt and grime. As I am spraying I'm discovering first a layer of celery green, then a beautiful robins egg blue and I stopped as I left just enough shabby white paint. I was so giddy with the discovery of so many lovely colors, and I just said to myself "this is so fabulous" ,but why Is it?
Why do we love this old junk so much? Do we want to go back to simpler times? Is it the old soul in us or the pure beauty of the patina of an item? Is it because it is made of real wood or metal, not plastic or particle board? Is it the many years it has been weathered or waxed, painted over and over, lovingly passed down through the family?
I think for me it is all of that, but I believe the biggest reason for me is the thrill of rescuing the item from the side of the street, a cold damp garage or a favorite store where it is just beckoning a new home. I'm still not sure why I prefer the old shabby paint or rusty metal, maybe, because it is a one of a kind item and nobody else has the exact same thing?
Whatever the reason, it has given us all who love this stuff from the wealthy collector to the poor college student a common bond that put's all the lovers of junk on the same level! I think that may be the greatest reason of all!
Let me know what you think.

Monday, October 12, 2009

White Wednesday

We have some of the most beautiful pumpkins and squash in the shop right now
Great white bird cage
A basket full of white loveliness
This wonderful chippy white medicine cabinet only lasted One day in the shop!
Great white lockers offered for sale by Wendell!

Happy white Wednesday! I've missed the last couple, so I am doing this one early and saving it!

Sunday, October 11, 2009

Thanks everyone for your blogging tips. I feel smart again!

Please help! Just when I think I have this blogging thing down to a T something weird like this happens to me! Doe's anyone know why my sentences in my post are being underlined and how I get rid of the underlines?

Monday, September 28, 2009

Autumn Evening in Sumner Oct3rd

It's that time of the year again and we are bringing in Fall in a BIG way In Downtown Sumner! The store is plum full of fabulous fall primitives, halloween old and new! Come down Saturday we are open late till 8:00 p.m. Come see the Dancing Scarecrows on Main street!

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

fabulous White Wednesday Blogs

It's Fair time in Puyallup washington home of the biggest fair west of the Mississippi!These vintage white ribbons are available at the shop
My Garden

What a beautiful summer we had!

My first ever white anemones
If your not familiar with white Wednesday click on the link on the left and surf through some of the most wonderful blogs who feature their homes,collectibles and white treasures they love and you will too!