Ok, here’s the plan junk fans:

Junk Bonanza is this week! And whether you are going to be in Shakopee, Minnesota or not, you will want to come back and read the blog! Today’s post features three more first-time vendors – creative individuals and businesses you will want to get to know!

Tomorrow, the day the vendors will be setting up, I will be back with my final vendor profile post and heck, maybe Ki will even allow me to post some sneak peeks for ya’all!

AND THEN….on Thursday, in celebration of the opening day of the Junk Bonanza, I will post a fantastic vendor giveaway. So whether you will be shopping the Bonanza or just wishing you could….you can come back to the Junk Bonanza blog and enter to win a great piece of junk!

Come back on Friday to see some great pictures from the opening of Junk Bonanza 2010!

Now, onto the vendors…..

Nelda and Denny Werkmeister are owners of ND MillWerk Salvage & Sales, an old house parts and architectural salvage business. Their business was born out of Denny’s love of old wood and the craftsmanship of years gone by. Their first bid for salvage rights to a house being torn down was just for fun. When they were awarded the bid a hobby was born which quickly evolved into much more when a warehouse became needed for storage!

ND MillWerk will be bringing lots of great hardware, architectural salvage, headers, trim pieces of various patterns and finishes and even some vintage wool rugs to the Junk Bonanza. Oh, imagine the possibilities!

Artist Jami Boldy is the owner of Once Upon a Barn. This first time Junk Bonanza vendor will be bringing signs and paintings painted on reclaimed barn wood, carved barn wood, art on junk, art made of junk and old fashioned ceramics, what she calls “a nice eclectic mix of stuff”. Jami says that different textures inspire a lot of her artwork.

Jami is a part time artist and a full time mom of two!

Lulu’s Upcycling Lounge is a business that happened almost by accident. Born out of owner “Lulu” McGinley’s desire to create things with her hands, Lulu’s recycles materials that were perhaps headed for the landfills – creating scarves, knitted pidge scarves, fashion ear warmers, hair accessories (headbands, ponytail holders and bobby pins) and even upcycled crayons….ok, now I am curious!

It’s going to be a great week, if you are coming to the Bonanza, please find me and say “hey”. If you are not able to make it this year, please come back and visit me here – I promise to fill you in on all the happenings {and make you want to come next year!}.

Happy Junking!

Jill

5 Responses

  1. Aw, c’mon! I’ll be at the Junk Bonanza on Thursday and won’t be able to enter the giveaway! How about signing me up now! lol

    I can’t wait to find all of the vendors you’ve been highlighting! And since I’m not a morning person, I won’t be at the early bird session. Hope there is enough left for me later that morning!

    See you there!

  2. Hiya Jill…..I’M HERE….hahahahaha….!!

    Just off for some dinner & then I’ll be back to read about these wonderful Vendors….!

    Cheers from SHAKOPEE MINNESOTA USA home of JUNK BONANZA,
    Tamarah :o)

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