First-year vendor Dori Austin has her GPS set for the Bonanza from Boone, Iowa! Here’s the 411 on Junk Refunkery!
Her specialty: The rustier and crustier the better. Also galvanized farm junk. “I have a hard time getting rid of these things, because I definitely would love them in my home!”
Her other “day job”: Kindergarten and preschool teacher associate.
Holding occasional sales: For about 4 years.
Best junking find: A wire paper sack holder from a general store that keeps scrapbook paper organized.
Funniest memory as Bonanza customer: Seeing a friend who was with some other gals; they told us about their camper and described it as kind of a “hippy camper.” Later, headed home on the interstate, we saw them there, too; I stuck my head out the window and we laughed and waved. “Coolest flower wheels I have ever seen on a camper! LOL!”
No one would guess: I have four kids and two are already in college.
Can’t work without: Super glue.
We’ve got our eyes glued to the calendar as we count down to the Junk Bonanza, only 11 days away!
Love the big letters. I have a hard time parting with a lot of the treasures I find, too.