October Junk Junket

It's Time!

The Saturday October 24th Junk Junket Seats are now on sale!

Where are we going you ask?

We will be leaving Snohomish/Bothell area at 6:45 am.

From there we will be heading down 405 to The Funky Junk Sisters Show

(We have stops scheduled along 405 to pick up other riders who don't live near the first pick up area. This is subject to change with the number of riders, and locations needed)

I attended this show in the spring and it was fantastic!
I have been told there will be even more vendors than the spring show had
This is excellent news!
The Sisters have been working really hard over the last few months getting ready for this show. They just sent me the list of "Junk Queen" festivities they have planned that will be for bus riders only. You are going to love it!

After we have cleaned out the Funky Junk Sister Show we will be heading down to Sumner Washington.
I know, I know, your saying "Really? Sumner?"
I thought the same thing when someone told me I needed to visit this cute little town.
I promise you, there are a few little surprises awaiting you in Sumner.
One of those surprises is Today' Country Store.
Amy and Kris have kicked it in to high gear with preparations for our up coming visit. As we speak they are getting together some exclusive fun stuff for this Junk Junket.

A Junk Junket isn't complete without food! So included in your ticket price is a luncheon and treats through out the day. We will also be taking care of your early bird entrance fee to the Funky Junk Sisters Show and............prizes!
I love to give away prizes!!!!!

Cost for the October Junk Junket
Early Bird Special
$75.00 per person
This offer only good until October 5, 2009

After October 5, 2009
$90 per person

Seating is limited
Dust off those shopping carts, get your comfy junkin shoes on
Come Junk With Us
Barn House Junk Junket 2009

Come Junk With Us made their maiden voyage this last weekend down to Battle Ground Washington.

We left Snohomish while it was still dark, some of us still had sleep in our eyes.

That didn't matter! We were junkers on a mission.

We started out our 5 hour journey with some coffee and a breakfast box

put together by myself and Kal, who came over from the Yakima area to ride the bus with us.

Kal made the long trip over and was under the impression it was going to be a nice relaxing weekend, meeting new friends, and doing a little junkin.

Well as some of you know I don't run a B&B, I run a slave labor camp! When you come to stay with me, I put you to work.

In our little breakfast box....homemade scones, with butter and homemade raspberry jam. Kal provided fresh fruit from the Yakima area in addition to the the very nummy homemade strawberry scones that she whipped up before she left home.


my surprise

Now if you live in the Mill Creek, Bothell or Snohomish area you may know about Frost.

If you don't.........


These are doughnuts like you have never had before.

Salted Caramel

Red Velvet

Aztec Chocolate

Bourbon Pecan

Banana Fritters

Smokey Bacon Maple Bars

Oh my..........the list goes on and on of goodness

Check them out!

Join the Frostology Group on Facebook

Then I passed out some gift bags to everyone. A fantastic little find WSU Laura introduced me to. A genius idea I needed to share with my friends. This little reusable bag folds up into a tiny little bag and slips right in to your purse. Then when you need a big shopping bag.......BAM! There it is!

Found it at Pier One Imports

To make the trip go faster

we got to know each other introducing ourselves, telling stories, laughing, talking about what kind of junk we liked, laughing, how long we had been collecting, and

GIVIN AWAY PRIZES.............

Norma won the very cute Crown donated by Deb at Retreat

Look how cute it was all wrapped up.

Everyone loves a pretty package

Shanon with her Starbucks bag of goodies

Shay with her very fabulous gift donated by Salvage Studio

Shay also donated some very cool earrings she made.
Go check out her Etsy page. The girls got talent!

Sheri won one of the lovely mugs that where provided by Celeste from Chaps.

They were super cute pink mugs, filled with chocolate.

What girl wouldn't love that?

Before we knew it..............

There it was

The sign!

We couldn't get off that bus fast enough!

All right...........everyone off!

Let the shopping begin!

Barn House is amazing!

If you have never been to one of their shows I suggest you find one you can go to next year and DO IT!

Amber at Tres Birds has taken some fantastic pictures of the show that you can take a look at.

Provided in a slide show on the side bar.

You can also take a look at

After a morning of shopping the Junk Junket guests were treated to a private luncheon at the Barn House home.

We also got a home tour


however we couldn't take pictures because the house had been photographed for a magazine the day before and with that came some restrictions.

Too bad but we totally understood.

We will all wait for the magazine or should I say MAGAZINESSSSSSSSS?

The Barn House guys put on a spectacular luncheon for us

Every detail was lovely


Peach sangria...............OH MY! It was soooooooooo good!

Perfect for such a beautiful day
Kathrine did a fantastic job on the place settings and the food.
I wish you could sample it.

It was ALL to die for.

New friends were made, ideas were swapped, and many pictures were taken

Norma and Sheri

After we stuffed ourselves silly

we headed down to

Vintage Gatherings

Where we were treated to yet another warm welcome by all the ladies there


another beautiful spread of food!

There was a lot of shoppin goin on here too.

We all did our part in filling up the bottom of that bus.

We started filling the bottom of the bus after we had all the extra seats in the bus filled.

We would have tied stuff on the roof if we had too!

We were surprised at how much room this bus had in it.

We could shop some more.

So we did!

Auntie Tam's in the Battle Ground Village was our next stop.

Where they have some of the most beautiful fabrics.

Myself, Donna, and Lisa enjoying some fabric searching

We all left with some beautiful fabrics, trims, patterns, ideas, and wanting to go home so we could make something.

This is Pat.

She's my new Mother-in-Law

This trip was the first time we had met. I had heard wonderful things about her but we had never had the pleasure of meeting until this last weekend.

She actually isn't really my Mother-in Law, she is the mother- in-law of my good friend Shanon. I decided she is going to be my mother-in-law too!

On our ride home we looked at our fantastic finds of the day, napped, chatted, and of course


Ashley was the big winner of the day.

She won the grand prize of the


Lisa and Amber

Amber was very delighted as we all were to meet one of the authors of

Lisa was our celebrity guest on the bus.

If your thinking about going on one of our Junkets you should put a Sharpie pen in your bag just in case!

Just sayin!

The first ever Junk Junket Group

Julie gave me this lovely Champagne bottle, all decorated complete with a rhinestone crown pin as a hostess gift.

It was beautiful!

On the way home all the ladies signed the bottle for me.

I was so touched.

Thank you ladies!!!!

We arrived home safe and sound. Junk in hand and in need of help.

You know it's been a good junkin day when you have to make SEVERAL trips to your car to unload your stuff.

Thank you to everyone who made this trip so sucessful

I couldn't have done it with out you.

Keepin it Bella







(our bus driver)

Julie Mckenzie

a very special thank you to

The Hubs

This was such a great trip that as soon as I got home I started working on the next adventure.
I should have information up soon for our next Junk Junket.


The maiden voyage to Barn House  was this last Saturday and it was soooooo fun!

The talented Amber was on the bus with us and took over 500 pictures.

I KNOW!!!!

She and I (ok, she is) are in the process of getting them all ready for a little show and tell in a few days.

I'm so excited to share our adventures to

Barn House, Vintage Gatherings, and Auntie Tam's.
This was a lovely hostess gift given to my by Julie. It's one of the most fantastic ideas.

A beautiful Champagne bottle with lots of lovely froufrou on it which included a rhinestone crown pin.
THEN......she whipped out a pen and everyone on the bus signed it for me.

How stinkin cool is that?

This was truly an amazing day for me.

I can't wait to share it with you!

Only 4 days left until the Junk Junket leaves Snohomish (with some stops on the way down to pick up other Junk Junket riders).  Destination.........Battle Ground Washington for the big final Barn House sale of the season! In additon we will be making stops at two of my other favorite spots while in Battle Ground.
Vintage Gatherings, and Auntie Tam's.

We still have a few seats left.  Don't hesitate if you're thinking about going.

This is going to be a great trip. 
We have some great door prizes too!

*Martha Stewart Enamel Cast Iron Dutch Oven
*Gift Certificate to Annie's on First 
*Beautiful handmade item from Salvage Studio
*A beautifully wrapped Fantastic Surprise gift box from Retreat
*A box of (your choice) hand iced sugar cookies from A Dozen Eggs
*2 Mirrored Barn Stars
These are just some of the door prizes we will be giving away on the ride down.

Also Barn House, Vintage Gatherings and Auntie Tam's have all given me gift certificates that we will be giving away to some lucky Junk Junket Riders upon arrival to their sales.
That's right

A girl can't turn that down
Auntie Tam's is going above and beyond a gracious hostess too by offering discounts and gifts with purchases at thier fabulous store.   I KNOW!!!  It's crazy...but it's true.

Then there is this fantastic exclusive benefit....................Barn House is hosting a beautiful luncheon in their private gardens for us.  Rumor has it............there may be a house tour also!

Come Aboard!   This is going to be a trip you won't want to miss!

$125 per person /` $115 per person if you purchase 3 or more tickets.

Come Junk With Us!