Lori Gravink of LaDeeDa Design is making her third Bonanza vendor appearance. Here are some fun facts about the White Bear Lake, Minn. entrepreneur who chronicles her design and junking exploits at www.ladeedadesigntravels.blogspot.com.

Specializes in: Handbags, vintage “girly” clothing and accessories.
Find her: Her etsy shop and Nic Nac Paddywack in Anoka, Minn.
Funniest Bonanza memory: “Having a pocket full of driver’s licenses and a collection of husbands and boyfriends standing in my ‘girl’ booth. I didn’t have a dressing room so I asked customers to leave either a license or loved one while they trekked across Canterbury to find the ladies’ room and a mirror!”
Best junking find: “Maybe the Minnesota Gophers letterman’s sweater, size XXXL! Or better yet, a cashmere dressed trimmed in fur from Paris. No, the two Valentino jackets I recently found. Nope, I have a better one: A pink and white checked plastic mini dress by funky designer Betsey Johnson!”
Bringing to the Bonanza: “Vintage designer wear and one-of-a-kind upcycled duds.

Mantra: “I’ve always loved vintage, now I live it.”

Satisfy your yen for zen at the Junk Bonanza! More vendor profiles start tomorrow!


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