Monday, October 27, 2014

Top 5 Things I Love about Fall

   The Top 5 Things I love about Fall

   {From the front porch.}

  5.  The change in colors of the trees.  Yes, it means hours of labor picking them up.  But a season full of beauty!

   {This pic of the barn was taken October 4, 2014, early fall.}

   {This pic was taken October 26, 2014.}

   {Both of these pics were taken October 26, 2014}

  4.  Halloween!  We host an annual Halloween party in our barn.  This is our 6th year of food, family, friends & fun in the barn.  Everyone has a blast, yes this is Mr. Funky Junk!  

   {Mr. Funky Junk aka Dr. Jekyll ...Mr. Hyde driving for the hayride.}

   {The vintage Pepsi cooler is full of ghostly treats & beverages.}

{ My beautiful daughter, Candice {the good witch} with Ryeann {the princess} and Emily {Strawberry Shortcake}.}

  {Our barn in the late afternoon sunshine!}

3.  I love to say and write "It's fall y'all!" .  I live in Northwest Ohio, but during the fall season I love to say "y'all".

  {Having fun y'all!}

    {Our front porch in the country y'all!}

2.  Decorating the front porch, the antique booths, the house, the barn, the Hillbilly Shack!  Decorating everything I can! 

   {Who dropped that barn on my sister? Just kidding! 💗💗💗}

   {The barn is decorated & ready for ghosts & goblins!}

   {It's Halloween inside and out.}

1.  The little ones enjoying the moment!  Emily & Ryeann had so much fun at the Halloween party and yes, I sent them home with plenty of candy!  {{That sugar wears off eventually!}}

  I hope you enjoyed our journey into Fall and the "Top 5 Things  I love about Fall" y'all! 

  peace, love & junk


Tuesday, October 7, 2014

We've moved! Maumee Antique Mall Booths #241/242 & 258/259

  Yes, Funky Junk from the Country has moved, we decided to consolidate our spaces into one very large space at the Maumee Antique Mall. We are now located in booths #241/242 & 258/259 and #296. It was a difficult decision, but we have continued to grow over time and needed more space and organization.  We decided to leave D'Vine Designs in Downtown Perrysburg, Ohio.  It was a sad day to say good bye to Susan and Bridgette!  They completely understood it was a business decision.  Their shop provided me with an opportunity to grow my business and I did just that!  Believe me, I will never forget them and will stop by often! 

  So, the new space combines four booths in one area.  We will maintain our other booth in the very back of the mall. 
  When we first looked at it, we thought there is no way we will be able to fill it.  Well we were mistaken!  We had no problem filling up the space! My hubby, Mr Funky Junk did an amazing job with packing everything up and moving!  {He deserves a raise, oh wait, he volunteers! } Our great friend, Tonya also helped us with loading up glass and setting it up in the new area.  Tonya also has a couple of booths at the Mall.  Most days my hubby was exhausted having moved all day, so Tonya and I had the night shift. Thank you Tonya! 

  You never realize how much funky junk you have...until you move.  It was nice to organize the space and have a logical traffic flow.  I'm sure we will twique it over time.  For now, it looks awesome!  

  Check out the pics below!  Better yet, stop by the Maumee Antique Mall , Maumee, Ohio booths # 241/242 & 258/259. 

This is our space  in the back of the mall, #296. 

  Stop by and see the new space!  

Thank you!  peace, love & junk

Friday, October 3, 2014

Love potion, eye of newt..........

  Yes, it's fall y'all. And I am lovin' it! 

  I need to decorate my new, large antique space at the Maumee Antique Mall for fall. So get ready for some fun and fancy Halloween madness!  Fall is my favorite time of year, warm days, cool crisp nights and plenty of falling leaves.  
  Last year I sold all of my velvet pumpkins and glass pumpkins.  That means I need to create something fun and exciting this year! 
  I went to The Graphics Fairy website {{}} and printed a sheet on card stock of Halloween printables.  They are awesome!  Wing of bat, eye of newt and a love potion! Lots will love them and her site! 
  Using pinking shears, I cut them out and gave them a fun rugged edge. You also need a single hole punch to put a hole in the top center for your ribbon, string or jute.  The previous day I had gone to my favorite thrift store" Savers" to pick up some glass bottles, vases and pumpkins.  This time of year, they have tons of cute little Halloween pieces to use  or create with.  

  After picking up some ribbon from JoAnne Fabrics and raiding my workshop for skelton keys and a mason jar. I am ready to put all the pieces together. 

  I love ribbon and always want to use it in my vignettes and decorating.  Using ribbon, string and jute I looped it through the hole and tied them around my vintage bottles.  Using different sized bottles for each tag, keeps it interesting and fun.  If you are like me, I love old bottles, dirty, clean, any shape or color!  

  The love potion was deserving of the large blue, vintage Mason jar.  What goes into a love potion at Halloween?  That will remain a secret for now.  {{I used Epsom salts and silver glitter, with several Halloween graphic tags}}. The love potion tag along with a skeleton key {{ I had to use one! }} is attached with a black ribbon!  So cute! 

  Add several pumpkins, I love my velvet pumpkins and acorns and you all ready for your ghosts and goblins to visit!  

  Thank you to The Graphics Fairy for their fabulous graphics!

  Happy fall y'all! 

  peace, love & junk