Junk Bonanza welcomes CatEyeGirls!
Teresa Mitchell and Ann Steiger
cateyegirls and Roxy Theatre Antiques
Live in/Business located:
Teresa: Yakima, WA
Ann: Kennewick, WA
Your style in three words:
Teresa: Cool old stuff!
Ann: Fun, vintage, eclectic
On your junking bucket list:
Teresa: To be invited into just one more estate of a hoarder and pick it clean . . . all by myself.
You knew you were a junker when…
Teresa : In high school my parents “retired” and opened a secondhand store . . . where I received a very practical education.
Ann: Back in the day, I would shop antique malls in Del Mar with my old Aunts. We would all find the same English Stoneware Platter. Of course, I would let them buy it. Today, they are 93 and 94 years old. They inspired me to get into this Business.
Best all-time junking find:
Teresa: A collection of 1940s pottery flamingos that I found junkin’ with my dad at this funky little swap meet in Apache Junction, AZ. He would call me from AZ every Sunday morning at 6 AM and ask, “Have you sold those pelicans yet?”
Ann: Antiquing in Pendleton, OR, at an estate sale managed by a buddy of mine. He handed me a box of “old cloths” and said take this. I got home and in the box were three beautiful Victorian traveling suits.
You wish you would never have parted with…
Teresa: My last garage. The perfect space to repurpose and restore.
Ann: A huge 1920’s kitchen cupboard painted in jadeite green, which could display loads of collections of all kinds.
Bringing to the Bonanza:
Teresa: Extraordinary vintage clothing (1890s – 1950s), whimsical kabootles, primitive anythings and structurally functional vintage elements that produce feelings of optimism and happiness.
Ann: Ditto with yours, Teresa. Collections of treasures for your home and heart.
You never junk without…
Teresa: Money, lots of money . . . you never know what or how much junk you will find while hunting and gathering.
Ann: Money in your pocket. A vehicle large enough to carry the 1920’s kitchen cupboard available for a scream’n deal.
In your garage: cars or junk?
Teresa: Both actually. Seriously cool junk and my dad’s 1972 Cheyenne Pickup.
Ann: The perfect garage…filled with bronze sculptures created by my husband, a metal sculptor… and all of his welding equipment.
No one would ever guess you…
Teresa: …are a minimalist. It’s a small house thing.
Ann: My home is not filled, top to bottom, with vintage anything. Original artwork, old textiles and bronze sculptures surround me.
Your junking holy grail:
Teresa: An Andrew Carson-esque wind sculpture crafted out of old junk.
Ann: A fabulous mid-century dining room and living room suite.
Junking makes you feel…
Teresa: optimistic and happy . . . clever, too.
Ann: Like a storyteller, by gathering a collection of vintage treasures, to enlighten and educate.
Website: http://cateyegirls.com and http://roxytheatreantiques.com
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/CatEyeGirls and https://facebook.com/roxytheatreantiques
Fabulous vendors, we can’t wait to meet you!
Fabulous attendees, we can’t wait to meet you, too!
See you in a few short days at the Clark County Event Center in Ridgefield, WA!