Your name:
Susan Gerdes

Business name:
Vintage Inc.
Business email address:

Web site:
Hecla, SD
What convinced you to exhibit at the Bonanza?
I have set up shop in one of the little cottages at Shady Hollow Flea Market south of Detroit Lakes, MN

Your style in three words:

Vintage, vintage and more vintage

What kind of junk makes you swoon?
A vintage painted cabinet with original paint and loads of personality.
You knew you were a junker when…
As a young girl, spending summers on my aunt’s farm, my cousin and I would explore for hours on the hill where machinery, old cars and junk went to its final resting spot and I was in heaven. I brought home with me a stash of broken crock pieces, dishes and other smalls that caught my eye. When I think back on that hill and off of the good junk that I would love to dig there now…

Best all-time junking find?
An antique black leather wing chair with loads of patina.

What’s the one thing you wish you wouldn’t have parted with?
Since I’m a borderline “junk” hoarder pretty much all, but it’s OK; you’ve got to make room for the new.

Best item you’re bringing to the Bonanza?
A large metal office unit loaded with lots of drawers and doors.

What three things do you never leave home without?
My car (I live in the middle of nowhere), phone and money for junk.
Best bit of repurposing?
Our home
What’s one thing no one would ever guess about you?
For 15 years my sisters and I owned an operated a reatuarant.

If you couldn’t be a junker, you’d be a…..?
Dr. Gerdes. I like the sound of that!

Dr. G, we would allow you to OPERATE as a junk dealer any time!
Looking forward to meeting you at the Bonanza!


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