Saturday, October 1, 2011

Junk Bonanza

          So as I mentioned two weeks ago I went to the Junk Bonanza, which we randomly heard about through my mom's co-worker. There were tons of vendors from all over the upper midwest and was full of cool stuff. Unfortunately I'm a bad blogger and didn't take any pictures while there, I'll try and work on that. Basically it had a flea market type set-up with lots of different vendors that, I believe, were all antique dealers. There was a lot of distressed shabby chic-esque furniture, which really isn't my thing, but there were also a lot of other cool stuff including mid century and art deco items. A lot of the stuff was a bit too pricey for us but we did get a lot of cool ideas for using vintage items in different ways, refurbishing old furniture and checked out some really cool antiques. Aside from what we bought there was a really cool old dental cabinet that looked exactly like this, it had tons of little drawers with cool ceramic organizers. It was $2100.00,  a little out of our price range, but it was really really cool and while drooling over it we thought of a million cool ways to use it. We're seriously still drooling over it, maybe one day I'll have the money to get one. Antique dental cabinets, who knew?

        Ultimately we did end up buying some stuff including two really cool atomic 50's lamps, a 20's metal cabinet and a pin-up photo. I love 50's and 60's era stuff and I've sorta started collecting 50's and 60's lamps. A couple years ago I stumbled upon two retro 50's atomic lamps and fell in love. Now I'm sort of obsessed. I'm always on the look out for cool 50's and 60's lamps at garage sales, estate sales, thrift stores and any antique stores. So far I've only found ones that really appeal to me at antique stores and estate sales, which depending on the pricing at the store/sale can be a good or bad thing. All in all it was a pretty cool experience and we'll definitely be back next year.

20's Cabinet:

Cabinet closed with 20's vignette (picture, bowl and lamp) that my mom styled. 
close up of vignette
cute feet

50's Lamps:

ceramic deer in vessel. I think they look like they're at a Drive in movie, but maybe that's just me.

ceramic cat I bought recently in hopes it would bring me some job luck, jury's still out on whether it'll actually help.

close up of lamp trim

lamp base

Pin Up (possibly NSFW):

Black woman pin up

And finally I thought I'd introduce my other cat Diamond. When I was taking the above pictures she was sunbathing on the floor so I snapped a few pictures of her.

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