We Have Early Bird Ticket Winners!

We have winners! We warmed up the old random number generator and picked these winners — two from the Bonanza blog, two from our Facebook page — of our four pair of Early Bird tickets! Congratulations to: * Deb Trandum * Heidi Jodsaas * Patti White and * Mary Littfin! Please send an email to […]

Early Bird Ticket Giveaway!!!

The Junk Bonanza is barely more than a month away! Ready to get your junk on?! Preparations are underway at Canterbury Park for the arrival of YOU and other Bonanza fans! To celebrate, we’re giving away four pair of Early Bird tickets, good for admission Thursday two hours before shopping opens to the general public, […]

The Ki Nassauer Community Launches!

Today is a big day!  Junk Bonanza founder Ki Nassauer is making a change to the place where she inspires conversation among DIYers! Formerly known as the Junk Revolution Community, the Ki Nassauer Community launches today! This is a great place to talk with others who, like you, have questions about projects, ideas for sharing and lots […]

Canterbury’s New Event Center in Progress!

The Tent is dead! Long live The Tent (in our memories, that is)! Work proceeds apace on the new event center at Canterbury Park, which replaces the white domed “tent” you used for so many years to enter the Bonanza! This early artist’s illustration shows two entrances… …though a change in plans has reduced it […]

Captured at the Bonanza: Mom and Daughter Duo!

Katrina Barnett brought her of Barnett Designs jewelry to the Junk Bonanza for the first time during our Spring 2014 show! She also brought her Number One assistant: daughter Catrielle! Barnett began creating metal jewelry in 1996. Obviously, craftsmanship runs in the family! In Kat’s words: “Catrielle made hair bows out of old barkcloth and scraps from […]

The Art of Junk Contest Returns!

The Art of Junk contest is coming back to the Junk Bonanza for Fall 2014! We can’t wait to see the fabulous entries created our participating vendors — and students and artists from the Greater Twin Cities area, too! We are currently accepting entries in the categories of Home Decor, Garden Decor and Furniture! Are […]

Lucky Friday Contributions Begin!

We love our generous Junk Bonanza vendors! Not only are they hunters, gatherers and purveyors of fabulous stuff, they also love their customers! That’s you! Their donations for Lucky Friday, the second day of the Bonanza (Sept. 26 !) are already rolling in! Check out the list on the right-hand side of this blog, and […]

A Bonanza-Eye View at the Mill City Market!

Part of the Bonanza team was on the way to the University of Minnesota Reuse Center on Saturday for an enjoyable hour of foraging, but we arrived too early! What to do? Head to downtown Minneapolis to check out the Mill City Farmers Market instead, of course! Along the riverfront, across from the Guthrie Theater […]

Hey, Hey it’s the Junk Monkeys!

Our recent Junk Bonanza Spring recap and planning meeting in Los Angeles helped broaden the JB team’s musical horizons. Have you heard of the Junk Monkeys? This vintage souvenir glass was Exhibitor Manager Jane Hall’s hostess gift to Ki when we descended on her LA digs for five days.(Jane found it while junking, of course!) […]

Memory Pot Arrives in LA!

Check out the gorgeous memory pot that arrived recently at Ki’s digs in Los Angeles! It was a gift from first-time Bonanza vendor Sue Bergener of Whirling Dervish Folk Art! Memory jugs and pots have been a folk art staple through the years. So amazing! It arrived while the Bonanza team was in town for […]