We're hard at work mapping out the Fall 2013 Junk Bonanza, Sept. 26-28. Take a look at what we offered for our Spring 2013 show, and please check back to see what we've got percolating as we update this space!
Explore the FMS Weddings Lab!
Check out our exclusive Weddings Lab! The lavishly displayed space will feature ideas for vintage-inspired decor and tabletop based in part on the inaugural issue of Flea Market Style Weddings. We will also feature several partners who operate vintage-centric weddings businesses to help jumpstart your planning process! Among them: rental specialists The Red Bench and On Solid Ground, letterpress designer Printerette Press, chalkboard artist Bear Fox Chalk, floral designer Ashley Fox Designs, photography by JeffLovesJessica, vintage bridal wear and custom headpieces by Andreas Vintage Bridal, bakers Cake Poppin MN and RossSveback.com, repurposed bridal accent maker Upsy-Daisy, and wedding blog GetMarried.com. Whether you're a bride-to-be or just love down-the-aisle style, be sure not to miss the lab!
Hirshfield's in the House!
Gold-level partner Hirshfield's, a premier Minnesota paint manufacturer and retailer, will demo and sell some of its most junker-friendly lines. Among them: Cottage Paint, a self-priming clay-based paint, introduced in March. Furniture refinisher and Cottage Paint expert Linda Lock will be here from Canada to demonstrate and offer hands-on opportunities to try the paint. Hirshfield's is also bringing two Benjamin Moore projects to the Bonanza: Molten Metallics, a specialty finish with the look of hand-hammered metal, and Chalkboard Paint, available in its entire color palette. Enter at the Hirshfield's booth to win a free master painting class offered post-Bonanza with Linda Lock!
Win Lunch with Ki for You and Your Friends!
Wouldn't you love a chance to chat with Ki? Bonanza attendees will ge the chance! Register at junkbonanza.blogspot.com or on the Junk Bonanza Facebook page unitl 5 p.m. CST Friday, April 12, for a chance to win lunch Friday at the Canterbury Card Club with Ki for you and three of your friends! Enjoy chow and a chat and a $100 gift certificate to spend onsite in the Ki Nassauer Shop. We pick up the tab! We'll contact you Monday, April 15 (be sure to leave your email address if you register on the blog) so we can let you know if you've won! Winners can meet at the Bonanza information booth just before the noon lunch!
Visit the Ki Nassauer Shop!
Find exclusive Bonanza and other junking-inspired tees, sweatshirts, hats, aprons, artisanal accessories and jewelry in exclusive Ki Nassauer designs on site at the Bonanza (and online)!
Makeover Project Giveaway from FMS Magazine!
Did you love the transformation of the "Three Bares" chairs into sassy seats of power?! We're giving away these three makeover projects from the Spring/Summer 2013 issue of Flea Market Style magazine! Sign up at the Bonanza information booth from 9 a.m. to noon on Lucky Friday; the winner will be announced at noon. Must be present to win, and you must remove your prize by 5 p.m. Saturday.
Get Lucky on Lucky Friday!
Don't miss Friday at the Bonanza with great prize giveaways ongoing throughout the day! Attendees can register for drawings for coupons and prizes from more than 50 generous Bonanza vendors and businesses. Each coupon is valued at at least $50 and can be redeemed for merchandise Friday and Saturday. Register in the Weddings Lab to win a five-book package worth $150 from Chronicle Books, including "Vintage Wedding Style" by Elizabeth Demos, making a guest appearance in the Weddings Lab. Howard Products, General Mills, Flea Market Style, Vintage Textile Soak, Gorilla Glue and the Ki Nassauer Shop have also contributed giveaways.
Arc's Value Village
Register to win a $100 gift certificate on Lucky Friday and for special giveaway projects throughout the Bonanza, repurposed from Mason jars from our nonprofit partner. Arc's Value Village Thrift Stores & Donation Centers restocks daily at locations in Richfield, New Hope, Brooklyn Center and St. Paul with proceeds benefiting children and adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities. When you register, don't forget to pick up a discount coupon for future purchases!
Flea Market Style magazines, Vintage Wedding Style book signings
Ki Nassauer, Editor-in-Chief Flea Market Style
Meet Bonanza founder Ki Nassauer, the editor-in-chief of Flea Market Style and Flea Market Style Weddings. as well as the founder of KiNassauer.com. Her enterprises include a retail shop for junk-centric apparel and accessories and an online community supporting ideas and tips for DIYers. She is also developing FleaQuest, a national online directory of the best flea markets, antiques shows, vintage sales, antiques shops and architectural salvage centers. The original founder of JunkMarket and co-author of "Decorating JunkMarket Style" and "Junk Beautiful, Room by Room Makeovers," Nassauer also served as an editor and columnist for Country Home and is familiar to audiences via regular TV and public appearances.
Find Ki at: www.KiNassauer.com
Elizabeth Demos, Author "Vintage Wedding Style"
Meet Elizabeth Demos, the author of "Vintage Wedding Style: More than 25 Simple Projects and Endless Inspiration for Designing Your Big Day," published in December by Chronicle Books. Demos operates a full-service design studio in Savannah, Georgia, where she applies her skills in photo styling, creative direction, production and crafting. Featured in a variety of lifestyle and interiors publications, Demos also operated @home vintage general, a retail home furnishings business, in Savannah's historic district for almost a decade. She also has contributed online to Design Sponge, Style Me Pretty, Once Wed, Southern Flourish and Martha Stewart Weddings.
Find Liz at : www.elizabethdemos.com
In front of the Ki Nassauer store
1 p.m. all three days
"Vintage Wedding Style" book:
At the Weddings Lab
11 a.m. and 2 p.m. all three days
FMS Weddings magazine:
At the Weddings Lab
11 a.m. and 2 p.m. all three days
Books and mags will be available for purchase throughout the event, and Demos will do daily, informal demonstrations of an easy wedding project..
Learn about FleaQuest!
Have you ever wished you could locate the best vintage shops and sales for the road trip you're planning, or even for exploring your own city? Vintage maven Ki Nassauer and her team have done the research for you and are at work developing and polishing FleaQuest! The comprehensive, nationwide online directory will be free to users, allowing them to easily locate the best vintage resources and road trips. Whether you're a "quester" who wants to locate the best shops or a merchant who wants to be listed, stop by the FleaQuest desk to learn more!
Gold & Silver Trading Post
Bring in your booty and trade it for some serious Junkin' money! Colonial Estate Buyers, LLC will buy your broken or unwanted gold, silver, platinum, jewelry, coins, paper money, watches, and even (yuck!) dental gold. Recent metals price increases are bringing unprecedented offers, so bring in your items to see what they could fetch. (Premiums paid for finer vintage and antique jewelry.)
Colonial Estate Buyers have more than 30 years experience and are licensed precious metal dealers. They know their stuff and will pay you top dollar for your items. See them before you sell; house calls available! What a great way to supplement your junk budget!
Questions? Contact Brian at 612-867-6682.
SELLERS MUST BE AT LEAST 21 AND BRING
VALID STATE IDENTIFICATION OR DRIVERS LICENSE