Bonanza Vendors at the Chicago Flea!

Junk Bonanza team member Irene Standa visited the North Shore Flea vintage market in suburban Chicago on Saturday. Look who she ran into! Longtime Bonanza vendor Billy Faulkenberry of Faulkenberry’s Antiques Lighting and Ceiling Tin! He was wearing his Bonanza shirt, which he says is his uniform while he’s on the road! She also visited with […]

Happy Mothers Day!

The Junk Bonanza wishes Happy Mothers Day to junkin’ moms everywhere! You are creative and resourceful! You bring home the bacon and fry it up in pan! Our best wishes to YOU! Kim

Check Out Bonanza in Live/Play/AAA!

 The Junk Bonanza is pleased to receive a lot ink in the May/June issue of Live/Play/AAA, an official Triple A magazine that reaches more than 225,000 households in the Minneapolis AAA region!  A lovely, six-page piece by Editor Lisa Rounds included a sidebar on trends in flea marketing, featuring the Bonanza’s own founder and vintage […]

Animal Ark and the JB Yard Party!

The Yard Party at the Junk Bonanza was as advertised — a fabulous roundup of amazing vintage yard and garden ware! Check out the chippy wooden windmill, motel chair and double-barrel aluminum handle folding chair! Generous vendors and collectors shared wonderful items — from concrete gnomes to fantastical planters crafted from farm machinery during the […]

JB Team Flea Hunt! Melrose Trading Post!

Sunday the Junk Bonanza team, visiting Ki in Los Angeles, visited the Melrose Trading Post! It’s a great market, and vendor fees and admission support area schools such as Fairfax High School, one of the two high schools where the MTP is held weekly! This was after scouring the Santa Monica Airport Antique Market earlier […]

JB Team Flea Hunt! Santa Monica Airport Antique Market!

As part of the Junk Bonanza team’s visit to California to recap the Spring show and make plans for Fall and beyond, we took some time out for flea market fun! Ki found this fabulous fawn for her concrete collection! (It caused a nearby vendor to share his sentiment: “Doh! A deer!”) Sunday we hit […]

FleaQuest Signs Annie Sloan Unfolded as Premier Sponsor!

Junk Bonanza is pleased to share an announcement from its friends at, another of Ki’s amazing ventures! Annie Sloan Unfolded has signed on to as a Premier Sponsor! ASU, the North American distributor of Chalk Paint® decorative paint by Annie Sloan, is well-known to attendees of the Junk Bonanza and DIY home decorators, […]

Check out the Bonanza YouTube Videos!

The Spring Junk Bonanza marked our first foray into real-time videos for You Tube! We hired Katie Harris to shoot and upload some short pieces for us as an experiment! Interested to view the result? You can check them out here: * The Early Bird line * Ki’s welcome * Vendor setup 1 and […]

Junk, Glorious Junk: PART 2!

More great stuff from the Spring Junk Bonanza in Shakopee, MN! More pictures are coming! Consider coming to see us for the Fall Show, Sept. 25-27! ! More pix to come! Kim

Junk, Glorious Junk: PART 1!

We’re still catching our breath from the great show that was the Spring 2014 Junk Bonanza!Here are a few pictures we wanted to share of all of the great junk we saw!There will be many installments! Can’t wait to see what there is at the next Bonanza, Sept. 25-27! Without further adieu…more junk! Coming soon…more […]