We love a good story, and Johnna Holmgren’s first Junk Bonanza visit is a swell yarn.

Here is the tale of the Stillwater gal and her newfound shopping cart, in her words:

“I was out with my mother-in-law shopping away, barely getting started and we realized we definitely needed a cart for storing our stuff! Not to mention we had already bought a pretty heavy-duty rug that was wrapped in our backpack. We went on the prowl and couldn’t find a thing. Sure enough, we enter a booth and see this adorable cart with a burlap sack inside, clipped with these amazing stainless steel clips. We say, ‘perfect!’ As we shimmy our way through other women chattering we finally reach what looks like the ‘front’ of the booth and ask the lady how much the cart costs. She, all business, but friendly, responds, ‘That’s not ours, darlin! That’s a customer’s!’

“My sweet mother-in-law and I say ‘oopsies’ as we begin our journey through more women to attempt the bring the cart back to where we found it.

“We get about halfway through the sea of women on the prowl and one says, ‘Hey! I think that’s my cart!’ We tell her we are so sorry! She says, ‘Would you want to buy it? I decided I’m not a pull-behind-you-type person’ “

“We were so excited and said yes yes yes! I wrote her a personal check for $28 and we went our separate ways.

“Needless to say, it was one of my favorite purchases of the day!”

Needless to say, it was one of our favorite stories!


2 Responses

  1. That is a great story, reminds me of the time I walked off with another ladies “full of treasures” cart and didn’t realize it till I was well away from the place I picked it up at. Needless to say we sorted it out, but I was so embarrassed.


  2. So fun to read this Kim. Johnna is the dil of my good friend, Joyce Holmgren whom came to the JB to see me and had a ball shopping up a storm. 🙂 Johnna is a photographer and found wonderful props, etc. for her business, and loved every minute of it. I think that cart originally came from Jane Hall’s booth space. Such a great story!
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