18 May 2010

funky junk sisters vintage flea market

Friday night I spent the evening with some fabulous ladies from the local flea market junk world. The ever-fabulous Linda and Dixie of Funky Junk Sisters fame were hosting their semi-annual Funky Junk Sisters Vintage Flea Market. It is one of my favorites and if you are ever in the area when they are having one, you really do need to go. It is that good.

I thought I would share some of the images I shot that night. It is an easy show to shoot as there are so many treasures there and they are displayed in beautifully displayed booths~

I also was able to meet and spend a short time with a fellow Minnesotan - Sue Whitney. This gorgeous and incredibly tiny woman had more energy and spirit in her right pinky than many of us have in our entire bodies. It was inspiring to talk to her and absorb some of that enthusiasm! I think this woman will help to change the way we look at recycling and repurposing items and finding ways to integrate these items into our lives.

There were also a few of the Sisters on the Fly in attendance- a fabulous group of women who pull their own incredibly cool trailers to a vast array of locations, in search of adventure and exciting times with other women. And, of course, they completely inspired me - I am absolutely joining! Mabel belongs in a group like that! We will have a ball, I am sure!

Finally, I want to say hello to these three darling girls~ They had a booth called *4th Avenue* and it was (I believe) their first show. They were so cute and I had such fun shooting them in front of the old truck that the sisters had borrowed (and I am sure are still trying to figure out a way to make their own...).

There were so many fabulous vendors but unfortunately I didn't get cards from them all. For instance - this photo:

I love this photo but didn't get a card from the sassy lady who ran this booth. She was so fun - and looked marvelous in her boots and skirt!

I do want to share a few links - those that did give me their cards. If you see a photo of your booth here and want to send me your link, I will happily add it to this post!



Lissa said...

I feel like I really missed out on something good here! and that picture of you with Sue Whitney is so pretty!

AuroraSuzette said...

Love your photos, and the one of you and Sue came out pretty good! She is a bundle of energy indeed. I love how your photos bring details to life, Kim. I never saw that cursive 'b', for example, or how the pins sparkle in focus. And that cake! Your work is beautiful, your life inspiring. Thank you.

Shelly said...

Too fun! What great images,,,and what a fantastic event!

I would have been there if not for the busy weekend and my crafting for the Snohomish Event! Accck~

Next year, Annie and the Funky Junk Sisters need to make sure it's not on the same weekend!

Although, we had a great weekend in Snohomish too! Lots of Vendors and goodies (Check out my blog and Joyworks for SOME pics and links)!

Talking with Timi about a new Venue too! All good for all of us!

I posted your fun "Destash" giveaway Items yesterday! Thanks SO Much! I will enjoy using them in my crafts!

Enjoy the rest of your week! Oh and yeah, if you are any good at identifying antiques, collectibles,,,check out my post today????? I bought a fun doll,,,,,haven't a clue who/what she is,,,but loved her!

Talk later and again, Thanks!

Amy'svintagecottage said...

Fabulous as always! Love love the picture of you and Sue! We may be getting a friend for Mabel,I'll let you know!

Florence said...

Kimberly it was so nice to see you on Friday night at Funky Junk. Hope to see you at the BH Flea Market. Are you going to Farm Chicks? Florence

Tinell said...

I LOVE YOUR PICTURES!! You did a great job of really capturing the 'fun' of the show! Thanks so much for including 'us gals' in your blog. Don't be surprised if a few of them end up on my blog as well. And I'll be sure and link mine to yours. Hope to cross paths again soon. You are adorable and we had a great time meeting you!

Privet and Holly said...

Kim! First off, LOVE your great images ~ really captured the fun of the night! Second, I met Sue W. when she used to co-own a business called the Junkmarket, prior to her stint with Country Home Magazine. {Almost bought her old house!} Small small world : ) Third, I am traveling to a BARN SALE this weekend and these pics have got me SO ready to take it all in, camera in hand! Thanks for spotlighting all of these lovely artisans. Maybe the ladies with the caravans will pull in to a city near me, soon! Happy Wednesday! xx P&H

sweetpea said...

in a word...wow.



Phil and Bri said...

Kim so cute! :) You take beautiful pictures!! We had so much fun meeting you! Thanks :) Bri


OhPossums Vintage said...

Hi Kimberly - Those fab boots were worn by Minda from OhPossoms Vintage :) This was our first show and it was a funky good time!

Missing Goat said...

I'm insanely jealous - that looks like an awesome event! and, I want one of those trailers! how happy a life I would lead if I had one of those.

Room to Inspire said...

Looks like such a great event! I need to get one of these awesome events on my calendar!


Junebug Furniture and Design said...

WOW!! Beautiful Photos.

Thanks for sharing. Glad & Celia/Junebug

Andy's Attic said...

Your photos are so great! I wish I could have gone to the show. Thank you for the peak inside those trailers!!!!Aren't they a hoot?

Simply Mel said...

Kimberly ~

These are fabulous shots portraying a very fun time had by so many incredibly talented women!

And you are so right ~ Mabel deserves to be a part of such a group!


Anne - Fiona and Twig said...

Oh Kim, these photos are spectacular!
I want to be the photographer you are when I grow up. :-)

How totally COOL that you got to meet Sue Whitney! Y'all look so cute together. I'll bet she went home and blogged that she got to meet YOU!


The Little Red Shop said...

Ahh...what fun to see Denise and "Shantily Lace!" Denise and a couple other "Sisters" stopped by my shop last summer. I really wanted to make it to the show last weekend...but my head cold had other ideas. It had better shape up...because I'm heading to Minnesota in a couple of days! Thank you for the virtual tour!

: )

Julie M.

Debi Ward Kennedy said...

Your photos are beautiful, as usual Miss Kimberly! Thanks for sharing them. Glad you had a great time at the show.

Irene b said...

oh kim I'm without word! Thank for sharing such an inspiring day!

Anna said...

Favolose immagini, è sorprendente come rieci a postare sempre in modo meraviglioso!!!

Miss Sew & So said...

kim- your photos just constantly take my breath away..i have just spent *2* cups of tea staring at each and every one! you have made me want to go and decorate my best galfriends caravan for her- how gorgeous were they....i think a trip to america needs to be on the cards for me at some stage...soon...sooo inspiring!
melissa x
ps- i'm still smiling about flora bella....thnkyou x

Debby said...

Thanks for sharing, so many awesome photos. Great post.

the cinnamon post said...

ohhh...such fun!
fabulous photos filled with inspiration.

Robyn said...

YOUR photos made me feel like I was there! It was like a mini little vacation to vintage Heaven! THANK YOU! GREAT FUN POST!

Amanda said...

Oh this certainly sounds inspirational in so many ways. And did you come home with any treasures?

KarenSue said...

Wow! How exciting! We just don't have flea markets like that here in Central Florida. I am going to The Farm Chick Show in a couple weeks. That will just have to do.
Enjoy your day!

MODERN Prairie Girl said...

I tried so hard to get myself there! I was at my Mom's in Seattle and just didn't happen. :( I would've loved to have seen you, lovely.

I missed on getting bitchin'-cool "B"---love that!

Kasey said...

so much fun!!
Your photos are amazing Kim;-)

Lori said...

What a great show Kim ~ I get so jealous as there are not shows like that around here. Ours are more junk than treasures I am afraid. As always ~ your photos are beautiful. Have a wonderful Wednesday beautiful girl! xo

Lynda @ Happenstance Home said...

Beautiful post. Love the photo of the cake under the wire form. And the trailers... that sounds like so much fun!

Anonymous said...

What a fun show and great ladies!! love love love the trailes, so sweet! this makes me very excited for Farm Chicks! :)

RACHELLE said...

oh the talent!!!!!!

Yours. Theirs.

I am amazed everyday at the talent God has blessed you all with!



vicki archer said...

Looks like fun, this show....xv

Mara said...

Wow! Amazing pictures! I really loved the pink-blue-white caravan shoots!!! It looks so cosy!
And of course all the fantastic treasures you've caputered!
I'm a new follower!

Mademoiselle Frou-Frou said...

what beautiful treasures! i especially love the vintage french pieces. looks like you had a lot of fun.
xxo alison

Funky Junk Sisters said...

Kim! OMG!!! We love everything! It was great getting to see you... when are we going out for cocktails? LOL
You have been blessed with a very talented gift! Thank you for being apart of our lives!
Dixie & Linda
Funky Junk Sisters

paige said...

looks like so so so much fun!
you captured some great images
i love the one of you & sue
you look fabulous by the way

Dustjacket Attic said...

Oh fabulous post, so much in it. I love the white skirt very Carrie!

The stalls just look so fantastic and all the lovely ladies working them.

The caravan idea sounds great, what wonderful interiors.

Rebecca said...

i love all of the photos kimberly...looks amazing...wish i lived closer

Angela Furlong said...

Such divine images.. I feel like I was there!!!

A Write Life said...

Great photos and I agree the boots are too cute.

the VG huis said...

great photos...I especially love the one with the word SIMPLIFY over the mirror and the load of stuff around it!!


Martha, Vintage Trifles said...

So nice to meet you and have you photograph my space. Thank you! It was a fun show and a wonderful experience. So many nice and talented people. Hope to see you again soon, M. PS I love your image on Flicker of the branches with the green lanterns and birdies!

HeddyShea said...

That looks like a great event! Your photography is looking fantastic. Especially loving your new banner photos... trip to Paris??

PS. How is the running going? I'm at my six week mark of having the babe, and gotta get back into the ol' running!


Look at all those treasures! I would have died.

Andrea - Faded Plains said...

Man that looks like a great show...beautiful photos too.

Rachael Taylor said...

Thanks for posting the link! Amy posted on my wall, which is how I found you and then I "met" Dawn and bought the most beautiful frame on her etsy site. Looking forward to following you!


icandy... said...

looks like a wonderful time!!!
i would love to just move into one of those sweet travel trailers! (or at least make one my studio!) *tehe* :)
happy day to you!

Jennifer said...

Now I have a burning desire to go out and buy my own trailer. It would be decked out in everything retro--a lot of robin's egg blue, red and pink!! I'd invite my girlfriends over for trailer martinis every weekend! My husband and my kids would be banned!!!! That way everything would stay clean and nothing would be broken or stained. Thanks for the inspiration!

Wedding Photography in Edinburgh said...

Great pictures - looks like a fantastic flea market!