Just a brief interruption to my post on the Junk Bonanza Trip!!
I was going back and forth this morning thinking should I run up to Grayslake Flea Market or stay home and get the millions of things done I need to today!!!! The hubby said let's take a ride so off we went. 

 I had no intention of finding anything especially anything big since I do not need anymore big things!!!! Well I found a few and being unprepared to buy big things we had to figure out how to get all the stuff home.  Thankfully one of the workers of the flea had a power screw driver to remove the legs on the table to fit it all into the car!!!! It was a Junk Score today.

Ha!!! How will be get all these chippy's home!!!! Legs on the table just  a wee bit too long!!!!

Gotta love a man that is resourceful and finds another man with a power tool!!!!!! Love my husband he can make it fit!!!!

Look at this sweet old door table for my garden this summer!!! SCORE!!! This one had to come home. Great price too it was a steal.  I think the women in the booth with this for sale did not want to load it back up to take home. So lucky me I got her to come home with me.

Look at those beautiful chippy legs and the robins egg blue color of the old door. Fab!!!!

I know a lot of you know sweet Jeanine from Chippy Shabby. She always has the best chippy treasures in her booth.  I got this great old window from her.  Look at the sweet pattern of the wood in the window. Too chippy and gorgeous to pass this one up.

Another treasure from Jeanine.  I can't wait to do something sweet with this old stair post.  So sweet of a piece.  Thanks Jeanine.  It is always fun to see her and take a few minutes to talk.  I can't wait to go to her home show the end of the month.  If you live near Cedarburg Wisconsin you need to come to her home sale.
I live outside Chicago in the North suburbs and she is about an hour north of me.  Just a little past Milwaukee.  It is the cutest town too.  Here is Jeanine's blog so you can see where she will be and about her home show if you live in the area.

Look at this sweet old picket fence shelves. Oh I can't wait to put cute garden things on this with some flowers.  That is if we ever get warm here!!!!  Not sure where all my treasures will end up but you will be seeing them again when summer comes and flowers oh flowers! hope they come soon!!!!
Well I am excited to leave on Wednesday for Junk Bonanza.  I hope to find more treasures there.
Now back to my post on the Junk Bonanza Trip!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Taking a Road Trip!!!!

Getting ready for our road trip to Junk Bonanza the Spring Show in Minnesota.  We had so much fun last fall.  When Ki Nassauer and her team said they were doing a Spring show we were excited.

My daughter Jen and her friend Cindy and my friend Sandy and I are heading out on Wednesday morning for our 7 hour trip to Minnesota.  Wooo Hooo girls just wanna have fun.

The ever so important snack basket.  This is a must in the car. Sweet and Salty and chocolate!!! No road trip is complete without the snack basket!!!!

Mapping out the McDonald's for our Diet Cokes!!

We are packing the car!!!!

I have the Junkin trip survival kit ready!
I got my Junk Love sweatshirt I bought at Junk Bonanza. I think I may need this for the Spring show.  Still mighty cold up in Minnesota!!!!
I will be sporting my lovely lucky charm necklace gifts from Susan at Must Love Junk and Debra at Commonground.  Two of the sweetest bloggers and now friends that sent me these beautiful charming necklaces.  Girls I am going to wear them for good luck  on my Junkin trip. 

Junk Bonanza

September 16, 17 & 18

What is the Junk Bonanza?

The twice-a-year Bonanza provides a gathering spot for purveyors and shoppers of vintage finds, beautiful antiques, and one-of-a-kind and artisan-repurposed pieces. The three-day, indoor events each offer best-of shopping experiences and a day of hourly cash coupon giveaways, drawings and special appearances.

It is almost Time to Go!!!! Wooo Hooo Junk Bonanza here we come!!!!

Some pictures from the Fall Show.

I love the saying on this Curly Girl Design card.  So true!! I hope we go off the path many times and discover some special treasures.

And Off we go this Wednesday!!! Woooo Hoooo Girls Road Trip. Life is Good!!!


  1. This sounds like so much fun! Have a great time and take lots of pictures :)
  2. I cannot wait to see what you find at Junk Bonanza. It will be fun to see yur finds and then how you use them. Last time I was in Minnesota in the spring it was COLD!
  3. Have fun...I can't wait to see what you bring back! I sure wish I were closer, I'd love to go to one of their shows.

    Becky @ Vintage 541
  4. Oh, Kris, I'm so jealous! You girls are gonna have the best time!! Have a safe trip and bring home lots of fun finds! :)
  5. I wanna go too!! What a great adventure! There's nothing like a grand show of junk junk and more junk. Have a fabulous time... I just know you will!

    Hugs, Sherry
  6. What a cute post! Please take lots of photos at JB - I love this event, and it's definitely on my bucket list. Have fun, safe travels!
  7. have fun, be safe, and take lots of pics, kris!
  8. That snack basket looks to good!! LOL Your necklace is similar to the one I got at the Fancy Flea. I love it.

    Amy Jo
  9. LOVE YOUR PICS!! WOW, What a great trip to go with friends!! This is right "up my alley"! The booths from last year are FABULOUS!! Beautiful displays....JUNKIN' Heaven!! Have a wonderful time and I will be looking forward to your NEW PICS of the show!! (can't say that about mine, yet...uggghhh) Roxie
  10. To say I'm envious would be an understatement!!! Looks like you are going to have a fabulous time. Looking forward to seeing the treasures you bring home.
    Mary Alice
  11. Sounds like a really fun trip! I'm already looking forward to hearing all about it. Do I take it that the pic of the Morris Minor is just one you found on the internet? My husband and I have always loved the 'Moggie' Minor, and Paul even owned one from the same year as teh one in your pic.

    Have a great time and drive safely

    Judi in the UK
  12. This is going to be such a blast, Kris! It looks like so much fun and I'm happy to hear it's indoors! Now make sure you leave some room in the car for your goodies! Anything special you are looking for?

  13. Safe and fun travels! although I bet you all have the fun part covered.
  14. I'm so glad I found your blog via Junk Bonanza! You and I post almost the same way with humor and fun. I am soooooo jealous you're going, I love that show. The vendors are so different and the prices are so good! Your first aid/ survival kit was so cute, mine is just in a big baggie. BUT, now that I have seen the error of my ways, my kit will look like yours! Down here in Texas at Round Top it's dust, dust and the heat we have to pack for. COme on down sometime, you'll love it. Glad I found you,xoxo-cindy
    1. Oh Cindy I would love to do Round Top one time. It is on my bucket list for sure. Heat what is that like?!! I wish we had some heat up here in Chicago. This weather we are having is crazy. Round Top now I am jealous of you!!!! Thanks for coming by.
  15. I am sooooo excited for you! You will have the time of your life. Stay safe and have tons of fun.
  16. I'm so excited for you! Seeing all that junk just makes me want to get in the car and start driving right now! I'll be living vicariously through your pictures though. Thanks for the preview. I'll be daydreaming about Junk Bonanza all week and hoping you have a wonderful trip!
  17. I'm wondering if you would have time to meet me???
  18. Oh I know you are going to have so much fun! You're my kind of car traveler too with all the snacks in the basket. LOL!