Considering the incredible event that is Junk Bonanza, and the Herculean amounts of time and energy it takes to produce, this calm tableau is fairly amazing!
Yes, a day before Bonanza week starts, the JB team enjoyed a calm and relaxing respite before the storm!
We gathered Sunday in the yard on a picture-perfect Southwest Minneapolis evening — no mosquitos, sun at that beautiful Autumn slant — to celebrate the work so far and the fun to come!
Your Bonanza team, clockwise from lower left: Event Manager Emily Nordstrom, Junk Rev Store Manager Karla Cunningham, Promoter John Whaley, Desk Manager Kathie Case, Vendor Wrangler Jane Hall, Junk Rev Store worker/Gal Friday Taylor Nassauer, Bonanza founder Ki Nassauer and Operations Manager Irene Standa!
We broke open a few bottles and toasted to a wonderful Lucky Seventh Bonanza, and had some chow, too!
Details for the foodies:
Puff Pastry Tarts with Tomato, Caramelized Onions, Gorgonzola and Parmesan
Red Peppers/Eggplant/Onions/Baby Red Potatoes Roasted with Rosemary
Wild Rice Salad with Artichokes, Peas, Onions and Cherry Tomatoes and Avocado Dressing
Corn Muffins with Roasted Corn
Butternut Squash Soup
Molten Chocolate Bites
Fresh Fruit Tart
Armies run on their stomachs and ours is no exception!
Our time together this night was fleeting! Today, the work begins at Canterbury in earnest! Thursday will come soon, and there is a lot of work to be done beforehand!
We can’t wait to see you then!
PS: Watch this space in a few hours for an interview with Annie Sloan Unfolded founder Lisa Rickert, and for the winner of Lunch with Ki!