Sunday, March 31, 2013

Hoppy Easter

Hoppy Easter from all of us here at Junkn Jadarie!  We hope the bunny was good to you!  He's wore out from visiting all those houses!


Wednesday, March 27, 2013

200 Sales Giveaway

First off the past seven days have been crazypants!  I have been super busy which is amazing, but the best news of all in those seven days Junk in da Trunk Girls hit 200 sales!!! Cue the song "Jump Around" and my happy dance.   I can't thank each and every one of you that has purchased, from me online, in person or from one of my booths enough but I will try.  THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU!  Thank you for helping me achieve my dream of being my own boss.  I completely love my job and I love my customers, followers, colleagues and friends that have given me so many kind words while I'm on this journey.

As a special Thank You I am giving away to one lucky person one of my Jadarie Handmade vintage upcycled medium green tapstry  handbags and the latest copy of my favorite magazine Flea Market Style as well as a "Surprise".   This give away is open to all US residents, Canada, Australia and Europe.  To enter all you have to do is leave a comment on this post as to what is your favorite vintage find of all time is.  Extra entries will be given if you LIKE us on Facebook HERE and answer the question to the accompaning post.  The giveaway will close on Monday, April 1.  Thank You again for all of your support!


Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Happy 1st Day of Sping

If it wasn't written on the calender that today was the first day of spring you'd think that we were still stuck smack dab in the middle of winter what with the whole 17 degrees that it is here in Chicago!  I'm really over winter's gray doom and gloom so I thought to cheer myself and those of you that read this blog I'd post some of my favorite things about Spring.  It may not be one of my most favorite seasons because it's so finicky but I am welcoming it with arms wide open this year!

#1 Puddle Jumping- Nothing is more fun to me then stomping through the puddles in my gloushes, not my high heels.


#2- The way that the light FINALLY filters through the window and that it's lighter longer. God I love the sun, it makes me so so so happy!

#3- Sunglasses, I may have a small sunglass problem !

#4- Pink Peonies in a Mason Jar love love love the smell

#5- Road trips with the windows rolled down and the music turned way up!

#6- Flowing Dresses and Big Summery Hats

How about you what are some things that you love about Spring?  And are you as over winter as I am? Time to get back to packaging orders and pricing new merch for our Minocqua booth

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Afternoon With Dickey Bird

Over the weekend I went back to Wisconsin for some family time, my mom was celebrating her birthday and I made the rounds to visit the rest of the fam.  A few days up there isn't enough to make all the rounds and give everyone their equal share of Jade time but they all got a little.   For my mom's birthday we usually meet somewhere half way between Chicago and the ol' hometown and antique.  This year however we decided that me coming home was a better option.

I had all afternoon Friday to myself since everyone was working so I ventured to some of my favorite picking spots, while I was out I was chatting with Dickey Bird  aka Jacky and she suggested that I come out to her farm and "pick" through her pole barn.  I asked my mom and she was all for it, I felt bad I mean here is my time with my mom and I'm working but she didn't mind.  We found some great things and had lots of laughs with Jacky so it was a very enjoyable time.  Jacky is such an amazing soul and every time I talk to her or get a comment from her it just makes my day she is such a positive person. 

Jacky also surprised me with a "Flora & Fauna " Enid that she found in a recent estate clean out, putting my collection up to 10!  This one was from an Austrailian war bride, and the story Jacky told me about her is amazing.  I love that each of my Enids have a story to go along with them.

Time now to clean some of the pole barn finds, they will deserve a post all their own!


Friday, March 1, 2013

1.  I am proud of   the person I've become in the past 8 months.  I have had to make A LOT of difficult decisions in that time, I've come along way  .

2.   This weekend I will   be showing my handbags at a craft show and catching up on laundry jealous aren't you    .

3.  A secret dream I have is    to write a book   .

4. I can't handle    when people are super fake. I know we all put on airs from time to time, but if you can't be real with people, then what's the point? Real friends share in each other's lives and if you can't do that, then why waste your time? .

5. The most annoying thing in the entire world is    excuses...seriously we all have things that slip our minds or don't feel like doing but making up a reason as to why you forgot to do them is uber annoying. Just fess up that you forgot or didn't feel like doing it. 

6. The most relaxing thing in the entire world is   sitting on a beach, toes in the sand just looking out into the water if that's not an option then walking around Target with a starbucks drink walking up and down each aisle all. by. myself .

7.  I think everyone should   make a list of 5 things they want to see, do or accomplish in their life and strive to cross them off  .

And what about you guys anyone have anything exciting going on this weekend?