Sunday, December 30, 2012

A New Years Give Away!

Have you heard of the Curiosity Shoppe in San Fran?  No?  Well it is this great small shop full of eclectic things run by a husband and wife team.  "A shared obsession with the gorgeous and the unique inspired Lauren Smith and Derek Fagerstrom to open The Curiosity Shoppe in San Francisco's Mission District. Crammed with the quirky and clever, the unusual and nostalgic, it's a haven for anyone looking to add a little surprise and delight to their home." From the Target Website

Well back in the early fall they teamed up with Target as part of The Shops at Target, where they showcase a few small businesses that come up with a line of goods specifically for the bullseye.  I may have went a bit crazy when their stuff came out because well I follow their blog, instagram and twitter and have been to their shop in San Fran and loved it all!

In my craziness I bought a few of their wooden United States shaped cutting boards to turn into holiday gifts of a different circumstance, aka not to be used as a cutting board, instead to be used as pretty wall art.  I also went a bit crazy with their tea towels that I turned into throw pillows for myself.  All of the cutting boards that were given as gifts are on the wall their new homes but I have one left and I'm giving it away to one lucky follower as a New Years Gift.

I turned the US cutting board into a chalk board that you can write your  travel bucket list on, grocery list or anything else really... all you need to do is become a follower of this blog and leave a comment on this post of what your favorite US City is. Extra entries for liking us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter .  That's it super duper easy! The contest will end on Jan. 11th when a winner will be drawn and notified.

But really you should also check out the Curiosity Shoppe because they rock :  Shoppe  Blog   Twitter

Good Luck!  Over-N-Out

Saturday, December 29, 2012

Junk Shop Update

While I've been on vacation I've been taking some time to go through some inventory and get it loaded in the shop and ready to go off to a new home!  Here's a few of the goodies:

Better Homes and Gardens Garden Book 1954 vol. 2 First Printing. Mom has her's displayed with her vintage lawn sprinklers, and I know that she has referenced it from time to time.  

1950s Lustro Ware Plastic Yellow Flour Canister   Great for storing anything from dog treats to buttons to even flour for your baking.  This would also make a great planter.  The letters are a bit faded but if you go over with a white sharpie they will look brand new. 

Vintage Polaroid Big Swinger Camera   Vintage camera from the 1960s pretty sure that it's still loaded with some of its original film, a surprise for it's new owner. 

There's a lot more to come everyone!  Hope you all had a great Holiday!


Saturday, December 22, 2012

On Vacation

Hello Everyone

Just wanted to tie up some business strings, Junk in da Trunk and Jadarie will remain open through the holidays, you know in case anyone wants to spend some of their gift money:)  However anything ordered from here on on out will not ship until Jan. 4, 2013!  Hope everyone has a safe and relaxing holiday. I know that my sewing machine is glad for the vacation:)

And P.S. Thank you to everyone that has supported my independent business endeavors this past year by purchasing from either shop and/or my standing along side of me while I navigate this thing call the small business world.  I appreciated each and everyone of you!  Happy & Merry Everything to you and yours! Talk to you in 2013!


Thursday, December 13, 2012

Final Craft Show of 2012

This Saturday is my final show of 2012! I can't believe it, I have been up until 4 in the morning a few times the past 2 weeks to make sure I'll have some sort of handbag inventory to choose from.  And I'm happy to say that as of 2 am they were finished!  I am planning on cleaning my sewing machine tonight and giving her a rest for about a week before I get back to it while I have some time off from the day job.  Whatever handbags don't sell this weekend will be going to Dainty Daisies so Michelle if you are reading this, I will overnight them to you on Monday so you have some for the crazy last minute Christmas shoppers!

So if you are in the Northwest Suburbs aka Palatine area on Saturday stop by the Fremd Craft Fair from 10-4 at Fremd High School.  Here's a listing of some of the other crafters that will be in attendance  .  We are booth number 10 in the main hallway come and say HELLO!


Wednesday, December 12, 2012

What are you waiting for?

The Domestic Shipping deadline for the shops is fastly approaching, like this Sunday, Dec. 16.  So to get some inventory moving and to make some gift recipients happy I am offering a FREE SHIPPING Code for the Junk Shop it is HOLIDAY12 if you have noticed Jadarie has had free shipping since Thanksgiving.  So what are you waiting for get those gifts while you can, after the 16th I can't guarantee that your gift will arrive by Christmas.


Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Onward 2013

Whew... December is flying by and I seriously could not be happier.  I am ready for 2012 to be over, it has been a year of many personal struggles and I am just ready for a new year and a new perspective on things.  For 2013 I am looking forward to slowing down the pace, re-evaluating what it is I want to do and putting my whole heart into it. It maybe too early to talk 2013 you know if the Mayans are right and all but it's the thought of January that is getting me through these December days. The odd number years have been good to me let's go 2013 a year of tremendous personal change! How about you what are looking forward to in 2013?


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Sunday, December 2, 2012

Sew I've Been Busy

Between Handmade for the Holidays and HoneyCraft Market on Black Friday I had a total inventory of six handbags as of Nov. 29.  Me and my little hands have been sewing up a storm to try and get ready for a small open house on Dec. 4 and my final show of 2012 on Dec. 15.  Then to top it off Michelle asked for more handbags for Dainty Daisies!  I'm so overwhelmed but in such a good way, my heart is so glad that each of these one of a kind gems is finding a new home with someone that loves them and understands and appreciates  all the hard work that goes into producing a quality handmade item.  

This new batch of handbags has a 2 inch longer straps as I was getting quite a few comments about how customers wished the straps were just a bit longer.  So here's hoping those 2 inches makes all the difference!  

If you are interested in one of these handbags, just an FYI that come January I will be raising the price a few dollars as the price of my interfacing that I use keeps going up every time I go to the store.  Until Dec. 31st the small handbags will remain at $25.00 but come January they will be increased to $30.00 and the Large Bags will be increased to $35.00 in the Shop.

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Hope your December is starting off nicely!