The Fall 2016 Junk Ranch was on the last day of September and the first day of October, and I’m JUST NOW getting the post done…life is moving along so quickly these days, peeps. My new job has weekly deadlines, and I can’t believe how fast it makes time go. I’m holding on to the part time job, too, and still have the two booths, so adding the Junk Ranch into the mix was really pushing the boundaries of my sanity! Luckily, I enlisted the help of my friend Laurie from JunqueRethunque to fill half of my booth, so the pressure was off, to a certain extent.
My booth this year was, almost exclusively, prints and wooden signs. All the big stuff went to the Daisies and Olives booth — which I forgot to take a picture of. (But the Christmas Open House is coming up in November, so I’ll be sure to get a ton of pictures then.)
I had three pie signs, and all but one sold…I’m seriously considering keeping this one for myself. 🙂
Laurie’s side of the booth looked SUPER COOL.
She hand made those cute Halloween pillows and those bags, made out of vintage sheets.
That’s her cute self there, with her little Converse tennis shoes on.
Laurie is a GREAT GAL and a wonderful booth partner but I would by lying if I didn’t admit that one of my favorite things she brought with her was…her adorably sweet mini wiener dog Lulu.
Y’all, I am in love with this dog. She is the SWEETEST and the CUTEST.
My partner-in-junk Shara brought her usual mastery to her incredible booth, which is more like an entire store underneath a tent.
As always, I’m obsessed over her vintage Christmas manger pieces. She has a sign on these that says, “Ask me about Jesus.”
Because she separates the little Jesus figurines as they have a habit of disappearing! 🙂
Shara is meticulous when she sets up her booth. This side had cubbies and each cubby was a perfect little scene of Christmas goodies.
Pigtails and Pumpkins brought a pumpkin-patch worth of the most beautiful pumpkins and gourds. Lynette of Okies and Indies was hand-lettering these for $8 — you could get a stack of four like you see in the photograph, personalized with your family’s name, for under $30!
LOVED the patina on this old cupboard.
This was a cooler! Is that the cutest thing you’ve ever seen?
This is Lynette’s sign. I am pretty much totally obsessed with her stuff. I have a giant oil landscape out in the garage I’m planning on having her write on. Just have to figure out the quote I want.
She incredibly sweet and gracious, along with being talented. She may have a stalker (spoiler: it’s ME).
Someone bought this chalkboard at the Junk Ranch and she took it home and did this overnight, brought it back on Saturday.
Love everything she does!
I had a GREAT time hanging out with Shara and Laurie. The weather was glorious, and things seemed to go so smoothly this year — I even saw Julie shopping and Amy taking pictures, which they have NEVER had the time to do before! It’s a well-oiled machine at this point. A glorious, junk-filled, well-oiled machine with beautiful musical accompaniment! Now’s the long stretch of time between now and the next one…I always have such BIG PLANS for the next seven months, and then find myself scrambling to get ready at the last minute…some things never change.
Locals, put November 11th on your schedule for the Daisies and Olives Open House! It’s right around the corner. HOLY COW it’s right around the corner. Gotta get busy.