Junk Bonanza is a local vintage/antique/re-purpose fair here in Minnesota. My mom heard about it three years ago and this is our third time going (you can read about my experience last year here). This year we went on thursday, the first day of the event, since we both happened to have that day off. Even though I don’t always buy something at the Bonanza it’s always fun to go, you never know what you might find. It’s also fun to see stuff that is harder to find in thrift stores and/or gone quickly at estate sales. So, I’m always excited when september rolls around and Junk Bonanza is close. But I have to admit the allure is waning a bit for me, there just seems to be more re-purposing than vintage junk. Since i’m looking for more vintage/antique it can be a bit dissapointing. We only ended up going home with a few things, which i’ll feature in another post, but failed to find anything amazing. Nonetheless I did take some pictures of some of the cool wares available for sale.
|mid century green lamp|
This was an old mailbox. It was sold but would be a really cool statement piece in someones home. There seemed to be a lot more industrial pieces this year.
This rope love seat was pretty cool though I can’t imagine it being comfortable. I mean it must be itchy.
|These lamps made out of photo/ slideshow film were pretty cool|
This is probably the coolest way to display a camera collection ever! This makes me want to collect old cameras just so I can display them the same way.
This Pink cart you can kind of see above was and old manicurist table from the 50’s. It had it’s own lamp, was a really cute pink color. and was probably the coolest thing I saw at the bonanza. I’m a little sad I didn’t get it.
This tulip chair was really cool and I’m kind of dying to have a tulip table and chairs set but it was pricey so I left it.
They were selling these rakes as wine glass holders, which is cool but I mean it can’t be that hard to make. Get rake, take off stick, hang on wall, display wine glasses, BAM.
Anyway it was cool to see all the different items for sale at Junk Bonanza but I’m not sure if I’ll make it next year or not. I may need to look for a fair that’s more vintage/antique heavy and less re-purposed.