Monday, August 18, 2014

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 with your addresses so we can mail you your tickets!
Will look forward to seeing you Sept. 25!
(Don't forget that Early Bird tickets are also good for entry on Friday and Saturday, too!)
Disappointed you weren't chosen?
You can order your ticket here!
Get ready for junking nirvana!
As you know...the Early Bird gets the junk!


Monday, August 11, 2014

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, and good for regular admission again Friday and Saturday!
Each ticket comes with a coupon good for $2 off a purchase onsite at the Ki Nassauer Shop, too!
The Early Bird gets the junk!
To enter, simply leave a comment WITH YOUR EMAIL ADDRESS on this blog post, or comment on the Junk Bonanza Facebook page.
(Just one entry, please, on one or the other!)
We'll take entries through Friday, Aug. 15, at 6 p.m. Central Standard Time!
We'll post the winners on Monday!
Can't wait to see you at the Bonanza!


Tuesday, August 5, 2014

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 of interest in repurposing and loving castoffs and making them part of your lives!
In addition to making it easier to upload photos and videos, Ki has added an ASK THE EXPERT series to the community!
Kim Leggett from City Farmhouse will inaugurate the series,  answering your questions this week on the topic of incorporating Farmhouse Style into your home!
You can post your questions now through Saturday, Aug. 9th.
Get more info on the Ask the Expert series here!
Get connected to the Community by joining today. It's free and fun! Join the conversation!

Monday, August 4, 2014

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 to one. Look at this fabulous structure!
A few Junk Bonanza team members traveled to Canterbury recently to check out the progress!
The new structure is cited perpendicular to where "the tent" was situated.
The tunnel that linked the tent and the main building will be replaced with a temporary structure for this year, but a permanent one is planned by Fall 2015.
These are some of the seven doors for loading in and out!

The load-in and load-out doors are located on both sides and at the rear of the building. Five of the doors are on rollers and two will have either rollers or double doors. 

Those are in addition to the regular service doors alongside!

The new space has a few things the tent did not: restrooms, for one!
There will be space for perhaps 24 more vendors, and there will be food service as well!
It looks dark, but it won't be that way for long. Three skylights in the middle of the ceiling will flood the space with natural light! 
The large, noisy heaters on the ceiling are going away, too! The new space will have regular heating and air conditioning!
The Bonanza team hopes to get an official hard-hat tour sometime later this month.
We're excited about this great new space (perfectly fitting for our great customers and great vendors!) 
Can't wait to see you Sept. 25-27!


Tuesday, July 15, 2014

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 my jewelry. She traded our goods for a purse from Leslie Mullin at Elegant Treasures/Pocket Books."
Here she is with her great new purse!
(Catrielle also has a section on her mom's website for selling her creations! You can check it out here!)
The Bonanza is thrilled that Barnett Designs will return as a vendor this fall. We hope we'll see Catrielle, too!
Meanwhile, have you made plans to attend the Fall 2014 Bonanza?! Time is ticking away! Order your Early Bird tickets now!
Get them here, while the cool canvas tote bag is still available! They go to the first 250 ticket purchases!


Monday, June 16, 2014

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 you interested in entering?
You can read all of the details and fill out an online application, here!
We're awarding cash prizes of $1,000, plus the top 10 finalists will be displayed in a gallery-like setting all three days of the Bonanza, Sept. 25-27!
Check it out! The deadline is Sept. 15!
We can't wait to see what you come up with!


Wednesday, June 11, 2014

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 you'll see the generous vendors who have already donated one or more coupons worth $25 each for drawings all day on Friday during the Bonanza!
They can be redeemed for merchandise at each donating vendor's booth!
Did we say generous? Vendor Devin Johnson of Makeshift Accessories wrote to Exhibitor Manager Jane Hall, "Put me down for Lucky Friday. And for that matter, you can go ahead and include me in every Lucky Friday from here on out! Not sure if you keep a list of vendors like that, but if not, start it with me."
Thanks Devin!
And a big thanks to Becky of 1st Pick Antiques and Vintage, or Pickers Playground!
PP is donating 10 -- yes, 10! -- coupons!
We know we'll have lots more donations rolling in, including those from supporting, non-vendor businesses. All the better to make the Fall edition of the Junk Bonanza the best yet!
Check out the website for updates and information, including the list of Fall vendors!
We can't wait to see you Sept. 25-27!