The Junk Bonanza is a mere 56 days away!
We’re planning, working and whirling! You’re whirling, working and junking! Preparations are all-aflurry for the JB team as well as for the vendors.
Ah, the vendors! More than 130 vendors — seasoned hands and the newly minted — ready to bring you the ultimate in vintage finds, antique treasures and stuff you can’t live without.
We’ll share profiles with you as we lead up to the Bonanza, and the first goes to a true JB newbie, visiting as a vendor and as a customer, for the very first time:
Meet folk artist Pam Dyer-Walters, who carves and paints wooden hearts, attaches them to salvaged parts and embellishes them with vintage hardware.
Old Parts-New Hearts is based in Winterset, Iowa, where Dyer-Walters calls her basement workshop “the envy of all the old men in town!”
Latest favorite recycled material: old tractor headlights.
Indispensible junking tool: “A really large pair of bolt cutters that my Dad gave me. He got tired of bringing them to me to use,” so he handed them down instead.
Fun fact no one would guess about her: “I fantasize about operating large earth-moving machinery.”
Watch this spot for more vendor profiles!
We’ve only just begun to write!