We love that Barnaby is still excited, after four years at the Bonanza, by telling the story of the ball bearings that sold like the proverbial hotcakes! Behold, Barnaby!

Name:
Jerry and Kris Barnaby
Vendor:
Barnaby
Lives in/Business located:
Eden Prairie, MN

This will be Bonanza vendor appearance:
4!
Specialize in:
The things we love: enamelware, ironstone, tinware, folk aret and homey/farm-y pieces with character.

Favorite activity besides junking:
Jerry: Word-based activities such as Scrabble or Words with Friends, crossword puzzles and reading.
Kris: Zumba-ing, cooking and putzing around the house.
Would save if the workshop were on fire:
Jerry: Depending on how she’s feeling about the clutter, Kris might be tempted to fan the flames.
You knew you were a junker when:
Jerry: I found our house had somehow filled up with “treasures.”
Kris: I married into it

Three words that describe you:
Jerry: Analytical but creative
Kris: Social, energetic driver
Three words that describe your product:
Homey, quirky, well-loved
If you couldn’t be a junker, you’d be an:
Jerry: attorney who supervises two teams of analysts for a legal publisher
Kris: account director for a business improvement company
When you found it, you knew it would sell immediately:
Jerry: I was at a farm auction and among the rows and rows of sale items was a large bucket of ball bearings. I knew I had to get them, so I was delighted when my high bid of $5 won out. I hauled the heavy bucket to the van, got it home, and degreased the 500-plus ball bearings. They were a huge hit at JB, as we let customers scoop them into brown paper sacks.
We think Barnaby’s cool stock is the stuff you don’t hide in a brown paper bag!
Can you barely wait until the Bonanza is here?
We can’t!
Kim

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