Wisconsinites Jan Groen of Gracie’s Cottage in Waterford and Kathy Gill of Down Lilac Lane in Milwaukee are returning vendors, year two. Some things to know about this vintage-loving duo:
Their slice of the junking pie: Jan: Letters, numbers, ephemera, “schnibbles and bits.”Kathy: The funky, offbeat and eclectic.
Best piece they brought last year: Jan’s large ice cream cone sign and Kathy’s vintage pharmacy prescription storage boxes.
Best Bonanza memory: Meeting Tamarah from Australia last year, after having “met” her in the blogosphere.
They can’t work without: Jan: “Wet wipes. I don’t mind getting my hands dirty, but I can’t stand having them dirty for long! Kathy surprised me with a ‘junking kit’ for my birthday. It’s a small tote loaded with everything a girl might possibly need while in search of great junk!” Kathy: Agrees with wipes, would “have to rank work gloves, flashlight and GPS right up there.”
Also indispensable? The Junk Bonanza! Have you decided what bag is best for tucking away all of those tiny treasures you are sure to find?