Random Acts of Kindness at the Bonanza!

Baby, it’s cold outside in Minnesota! That’s why it’s the perfect day to share a story to warm your hearts! (and to remind you that the day will come again when the Canterbury Park parking lot is snow-fall free! Love the sight of that unadorned asphalt!) Pictured is Willy, son of Lisa Schaffer Coyne and […]

Bonanza, The Scene: Part 2!

Also seen at the Bonanza: These boots were made for vending! Annie’s folks were all smiles! A concrete canine stood vigil! Vanessa handled the Junk Rev Store going! FleaQuest made a splash at the Bonanza! Who doesn’t like the idea of finding the best flea markets, vintage sales and the like online?!! Your Bonanza scribe […]

Bonanza, The Scene: Part 1!

The Bonanza scene was full of smiles, from the early setup on Tuesday… … to the earliest Early Birds on Thursday! The line eventually stretched for a very long way!  This group wore pink “to find each other!” Inside, it was all people, all the time!  Friends who came together…  … friends who shopped together… […]

A Wedding Anniversary Surprise…in Kilts!

This is a Happy Anniversary story that is very happy! And it involves the kilt-wearing crew, above, and these smiling lovebirds, below! Friday at the Junk Bonanza was the 23rd anniversary for Treasured Nest vendors Kris and Mark Hutson of Woodstock, Ill. Mark has done roses and cake for previous Bonanzas. This year, he brought […]

It’s Over…and Planning for Spring!

It’s been a long haul! Enough said! A big thank you to YOU from Ki and her team! Don’t forget to mark your calendars for the very first Spring Junk Bonanza, April 18-20, 2013! Coming in the fall, too? See you for the Fall Junk Bonanza, Sept. 26-28! Can’t get enough of Junk Bonanza 2012? […]

They Make it Happen!

Corralled for a brief moment: Emily, Lorraine, Kathie, Irene, travis, Nancy and Carly! It takes a village, or rather, an army, to produce the Junk Bonanza! You know many of the team members from posts about planning meetings, but please meet the incredibly talented and hard-working group without whom the Bonanza would never happen! Junk […]

Tim Luke’s Bonanza Fun!

At the Junk Bonanza, as in life, four heads are better than two! Especially, when one belongs to Tim Luke, star of HGTV’s “Cash in the Attic” and member of the Flea Market Style magazine team! In town for a Bonanza appearance, Tim lent his effervescent personality and deep knowledge of collectibles and appraising to […]

Etsy’s in the House!

Junk Bonanza is proud to have top-level partner Etsy in the house! The world’s largest online marketplace for creatives brought several of its premiere sellers from its vintage division! Together, they curated a wonderful shop of vintage goodies to delight and inspire! Jake and Nickey, left and right, helped conduct the almost 30 one-on-one business […]

Lucky Friday Rocked!

Lucky Friday was so bodaciously over the top that we’ve only significantly recovered to write about it now! The silver-voiced John Whaley, Bonanza promoter and announcer, ably manned the microphone, giving away coupons and gifts every six minutes, all day long! More than 70 generous vendors, as well as additional contributing businesses, provided gift certificates […]

The Earliest Non-Early Birds!

While the term Early Bird usually refers to those early morning attendees on the first day of the Bonanza, we think that designation applies to these Bonanza fans, too! They lined up at 6:30 on Lucky Friday, some of them repeat visitors, for another great day of junking and fun with friends! Junk Bonanza says […]