Meet returning vendor Lystrom Specialties, where the order of the day is being “hands-on”!

Donna Lystrom
Lystrom Specialties
Lives in/Business located:
Lakeville, MN
This will be Bonanza vendor appearance:
Specialize in:
wool mittens made from old sweaters
Favorite activity besides junking:
square dancing
Would save if the workshop were on fire:
You knew you were a junker when:
I started making mittens from wool sweaters
Three words that describe you:
quilter, sewer, hard worker
Three words that describe your product:
recycled, warm, well-fitting
If you couldn’t be a junker, you’d be a:
square dancer
You didn’t think it would ever sell:
a pair of gold, cream and yellow mittens. The sweater they were made from had to be from the ’70s. Sold first thing.
You couldn’t stand to sell it once you found it:
a pair of wool mittens made from a Dale sweater. I made a pair for my sister-in-law, kept the other. Too nice to wear! Beautiful!
Junk Bonanza is just the place to see beauty wrought from the likes of a truly Ugly Christmas Sweater, discarded by someone with much less vision than Donna!
We can’t wait to see you there!

2 Responses

  1. Great use of old sweaters! Wish I lived where it was colder so I could get myself some “sweater mittens” So Cute!! Grew up in Donna’s town and have many fond memories. Definitely a stop at Donna’s booth is in order.

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