Saturday, July 13, 2013

Getting with the times!

As you can see, I'm not very good at blogging on a regular basis. I seem to find myself on Facebook more than I'll admit to so I've decided to stop blogging and share my junking life with you on Facebook. Please LIKE me at Juliejayne. I promise to post more there if you will please share my page with your friends. You can purchase my junk at Avant Garden in Ottawa, IL almost every day and at the outdoor 3 French Hens Market in Morris, IL on the second Saturday of each month from May-October.

Sunday, June 3, 2012


I need to remind myself to sit and breathe (and blog) from time to time. I've been having such a great Spring and early Summer. The weather in Chicagoland was awesome in March, dipped a bit in April and May but is absolutely perfect right now!
Here are a few looks at our 3 French Hens booth from a few weeks ago.
 This vintage birdcage (with the perfect stuffed bird inside who doesn't make a mess) sold very early.
 The turquoise leather chair also sold, along with the footstool, mirror and lots of other goodies. It was cold and rainy but our dedicated shoppers had boots and coats and umbrellas! The next sale is July 14th. See you there!
Now, a before and after for you. I picked up 2 of these little wooden tables covered with contact paper at the Gray's Lake flea a few months ago.

 I padded the top, covered it with part of a denim dress, and then trimmed it with the bottom part of a ladies skirt, both from my favorite Goodwill.
 And my latest find, a HUGE vintage yoyo quilt in great shape! I'm actually disassembling it oh so carefully so I can use the yo-yos in my projects. I'll have so many, maybe I'll put some in my woefully neglected etsy shop.
 I picked up the quilt at Distraction in Cedarburg, WI where I have some of my pieces for sale. The picture below is from Distraction's website. The stool covered in a burlap coffee bag is one of my creations that's for sale there.
Hope you're having a great summer, remember to take time to breathe.......

Friday, May 11, 2012

3 French Hens or Bust!

We're packed and ready to go! It's the first 3 French Hens Market of the year and there will be a record 90 vendors! Watch for our booth, we have lots of vintage, chippy, garden art, and a few of my upcycled one of a kind creations.

Come on out and see us! 

Sunday, April 29, 2012

Missouri junk trip

A few weeks ago my cousin, my sister, and I took a road trip to Missouri. Our first stop was at the River Market Antique Mall in Kansas City. They have 3 floors of great junk; everything from a to z. Note to self: Next time, definitely bring the trailer!

I was so enamored by all the good junk, I didn't keep track of the vendors names! I took cards but didn't make notes so I could give them credit here. So sorry!
This one would have definitely been in the trailer had it been attached to my car!
Scored this footstool for $7! It was underneath a table. Below is the "after". I took a skirt from Goodwill and fit it around the base. This will be for sale at the first 3 French Hens market of this year on May 12th. See you there?
When we were leaving River Market, we asked the check out girls where we should go for lunch. They led us to THE best diner I've ever been to, Happy Gillis.
The next day, we visited The Rusty Chandelier and Jesse James Antique Mall right next door
I had to have the wooden dresser piece in this photo. It is about to become the headboard for the bed in our guest bedroom. I can't decide if it will go this way, or upside down just yet. I'll post a photo when I decide. Next week I'll post a sneak peek at the pieces I'll be bringing to 3 French Hens. Have a great week! 

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Happy Easter

Springtime, lovely springtime


Thursday, March 22, 2012

Distracted in Cedarburg

Ok so since I'm such a blogspot dummy, and can't figure out how to move pictures around after they're downloaded, you'll have to bear with me on the order here.
These are a few of my new creations that I took to Distraction in Cedarburg, WI this week. Cedarburg is a great little historic town with many little shops.At the end of town is Distraction, the amazing shop of these 3 lovely and very talented ladies; Joy, Kath and Molly. They have THE most awesome hand woven yarns and ribbons you'll ever see. Add to that the vintage goodies from floor to ceiling and you've got a definite trip worth taking.
Their grand opening is THIS weekend and the weather in Cedarburg will help make it a great event. They've even got live entertainment tomorrow!

How cute is this chippy rake as a wine glass holder?
Distraction has a great mix of local and Fair Trade artisans who are guaranteed make you drool!

See what I mean?
When my things sell, I'm going to spend my paycheck on this awesome purse!
If you get a chance, skip up to Cedarburg today or tomorrow and tell them juliejayne says hi!

Sunday, March 4, 2012

Happy Spring! (almost)

We took our annual spring break vacation at the Westin Mission Hills Resort and Spa in Rancho Mirage, CA this year. If you need a great place to go before it gets too hot in the desert, February is the perfect time to go. We rested, played, shopped, and gambled. You would not beLIEVE the good junk people in the Palm Springs area donate to Goodwill! Consignment stores are on almost every corner. Exotic finds from across the world, name brand labels, and good junk abound. Thank goodness for luggage limits or my house would be full(er) right now.Our baby boy met us there. He moved to San Diego last summer. What do you think he said when we asked him if he missed winter in Chicago?

One of my latest obsessions is vintage alarm clocks; working ones, broken ones, small ones, large ones, crazy ones. Etsy has lots but it's way more fun to bid on ebay. I found 2 more at the Kane County Flea market yesterday for $5 each! It was only 29 degrees out there but we bundled up and made the trip. (well, some trip, it's 5 minutes from our house!)
I found a great skirt and tshirt in Cali, cut them up, and covered this tiny footstool last nite. It's for sale, need it?
This vintage lampshade has a huge vintage flower taken from a ladies hat. The base is metal and chippy.
This metal trunk was screaming my name at an estate sale lately. A few scrapbook paper labels and distress ink, and voila!
It's getting very difficult to find globes these days under $25. The Flea Market magazines are making my fav little things prices rise, darnit! I painted this one with chalkboard paint. It's currently for sale in Urban Chic Home in Glen Ellyn, IL.
I found this small metal lampshade and could not WAIT to steampunk it up. I love how it turned out, don't you? I think I'll save this one for 3 French Hens market. I've signed up for 4 dates this year. The first one is May 12th. Come on out! Morris IL is just south of I-80 on Route 47, about an hour from Chicago. Ok, maybe an hour and a half but it's well worth the trip.
Thanks for visiting. Happy Spring!