We’re one day away from the start of the Bonanza and we can barely wait to share the bounty of beauteous, rusty, crusty, vintage, antique, repurposed, upcycled, salvaged and gorgeous goods galore!
To say nothing of the great fun with like-minded junking enthusiasts!
Here’s our crew, front and back!
Emily Gabrelcik is the Bonanza’s super-efficient Event Manager who juggles all with elan and elegance.
Em by the numbers: 2 laptops, 2 phones, 1 rare vintage seltzer bottle and she rarely travels without 9 pairs of shoes!
The unflappable Ki Nassauer flashes her signature smile. No one would guess she survived a canceled flight, a re-route through Indianapolis and several hours worth of bad airport music before this picture was taken. She’s the consummate pro.
Ki by the numbers: 130 vendors, 3 Flea Market Style issues, 6 Bonanzas, 2 fabulous kids and 1 really big heart!
That’s me, Kim Yeager, your crazy-tressed yet mild-mannered blogger/slash/Bonanza marketer. Do I look blissed out to be in such august company? You bet I am!
Kim by the numbers: 1 teenager, 1 design business, 1 supportive husband, 2 geriatric rescue cats and too many leaky pens!
John Whaley, the Voice of the Bonanza and Midwest promoter, keeps things lively with his glib patter and sylvan tones!
John by the numbers: 1 microphone, countless stops to promote JB, hundreds of mini-doughnuts distributed to Early Birders and several inches of glorious mane!
Irene Standa is the official Bonanza glue. Without her deft touch, few of the operations, from organizing to before and after tasks to hiring for a myriad of jobs, would run as seamlessly. She’s poetry amidst the commotion!
Irene by the numbers: 2 arms that dispense extra-strength hugs, 1 new grandchild, 1 lipstick in her pocket at all times and many, many hats!
Finally, Jane Hall, the Bonanza vendor wrangler. She is the go-to conduit for vendor needs, wants, hopes and dreams. It’s a full-time job that she makes look easy!
Jane by the numbers:
1 occasional sale, 1 van converted into a traveling “junk office,” 2 outbuildings crammed with stuff, 10 daily diet Cokes and 15 DC caps (because she’ll scrounge yours if you throw them away.)
That’s us by the numbers! With the addition of you, we’re expecting this to add up to one fabulous Junk Bonanza!
Junk Bonanza is one of those things that makes it GREAT to live in Minnesota!!! It proves we are more than mosquitoes and snow.
So exciting!! We three girls from Spokane WA will be there as Early Birds in the morning!!=)
Hope to visit with you more today Kim. It looks fabulous.
Margo aka Robolady