Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Flea Market Style Weddings Cover Reveal!

Calling all fans of the vintage lifestyle!
Flea Market Style has a new, sister publication, and here is the cover for the very first issue!
Flea Market Style Weddings should be on newsstands later this month or early in January!
(And you can pre-order a copy here if you like!)
From the charming bouquet of map-made posies (styled by Elizabeth Demos and shot by Kim Cornelison) to the wonderful content packed inside, we think you'll find this new mag every bit as junker-friendly as FMS!
We can't wait for you to see it, and we don't have long to wait!

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

FleaQuest is on the Hunt! Contest Alert!

Calling all junkers and lovers of vintage!
Submit a free listing to FleaQuest, Ki's new, nationwide online guide (making its debut in early 2013!) for the best flea markets, antiques and vintages shows and sales and architectural salvage centers.
We want your input for the shopping spots you can't live without!
Whether you're a shop owner or a loyal fan, by suggesting a listing, you'll be entered in a drawing to win a free, $100 gift certificate to shop at kinassauer.com!
We're giving away two certificates, and we'll enter your name to win each time you submit a listing, so don't hold back!
Enter with a listing (or several!) here!
The contest ends at 11:59 PM, Pacific Standard Time, on Friday, Dec. 28!
We will contact the winners and announce them on FleaQuest's Facebook page Monday, Dec. 31st!
(While you're there, don't forget to add a "like"!)
FleaQuest and a shopping trip! What a great way to start 2013!


Monday, December 10, 2012

A James Bond Bully!

Spotted this lovely chalkware Bulldog at a vintage sale recently, and was entranced by his wine-cork peg leg. This fellow has charm to spare!
Bulldogs are ubiquitous these days -- Beans, the "office dog" at KiNassauer.com, is actually a Boston Terrier. But he looks like a bulldog. We knew these canine cuties had really arrived when we saw the latest James Bond flick, Skyfall, on Saturday.
A chalkware bulldog figures prominently in two scenes!
Bully for chalkware, and bully for bullies!


Wednesday, December 5, 2012

A Junk-Tastic Christmas Tree!

Here's one way to bring "ever green" into your home at the holidays without a pine tree!
This junking project was devised by the Robolady, Margo Arrick, who is allergic to spruce!
Margo was inspired by a driftwood tree she saw at Winnie & Tulula's in Athens, Texas, where she is a vintage dealer.

To build this beauty, Margo used 19 spindles plus a finial on top and a base.
"My base is wood but an iron base from an old lamp would be nice," she said, or even an umbrella stand or a traditional tree stand.
This is the latest in Margo's series of unusual trees for Christmas, inspired not only by her allergies, but also by her dislike of having to decorate (and undecorate!) a huge artificial tree unassisted!
The driftwood tree, as well as other inspiration from the Pinterest universe, motivated Margo to try something new!
"I decided to make it one afternoon last year, and it's been sitting in my barn all summer waiting for Christmas to roll around again," she said.

Margo sells tutorials on her blog, and there's one for this tree here, but you can also draw a forest full of inspiration from her Pinterest board of unusual Christmas trees!

Happy junking to all, and to all a good night!


Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Need a Junk Bonanza Fix?

Need a Junk Bonanza fix?
The Bonanza's nonprofit partner, Arc's Value Village, has put up a Pinterest page with lots of fun shots from Bonanzas gone by, including this one! Happy gazing!
And remember...you can slake your Bonanza thirst earlier this year! Early Bird tickets are already available for the first Spring Junk Bonanza, April 18-20!