Tuesday, August 25, 2009

4 days before the Auction and more items

This window box was donated by the Kountry Junkers in Chippewa Falls, WI

Two outdoor items my uncle made the chairs, we
just did the painting of them. The Chaise just needed a little cleaning and a new cushion with pillow.

This magazine table has been around awhile, used at college by a neice and then in her apartment and traveled to Las Vegas until she moved into her new home in May and then it returned to MN. It was chippy beige woodtone and has been repainted and some placemats cut and adhered to the surface for a texture.

Will have to take an additional picture of this one in better light. We received a very large table a couple of years ago for the auction but did not have time to work with it until last years auction when the top and leaves to the table became a deacons bench. The base was still remaining so part of it was placed on the bottom of plywood and painted black, mattress places on top and a fitted cover & pillow.

Monday, August 24, 2009

5 days to Trash to Treasure Charity Auction

These are some of the items coming in for the auction from other junk bloggers.
Cheryl of Tomboy Tools, Pine Island, MN 2-Kathy of shabbychick, Ohio 3-4- Amy of Junkologie , Duluth, MN donated these two

Other items coming in are:

Monday, August 3, 2009

Projects for the Auction

This is one that I did myself. We are having the trim on our 1869 home repaired and repainted. This little piece looked like it could be a Halloween witch. So, I placed it in a old box to be filled with fall pumpkins, Indian corn or flowers, I brushed on a little black paint to emphasis the pointed hat and body, then I took some old typewriter keys to add the buttons down the front that are the date of the house 1869.

This is a childs table and chairs. The table has a game board on top and the two chairs--one says Bobby the other Sally

Thursday, July 30, 2009

Challenge for Trash to Treasure Charity Auction

A Challenge to all the 'junk' bloggers and others out there.
It will be our 6th Annual Trash to Treasure Charity Auction
Looking to make it the largest and best ever
The cause is a cure for Breast Cancer!!
Event will be held on Friday, August 28, 2009
Wine Tasting begins at 4:30 PM along with live music, snacks and time to view auction items
Live auction begins at 6 PM
Held here at my place under the big white tent
Victorian Lace Inn
St. Charles, MN
The challenge is as follows:
1. Send an item that you have re-purposed to be donated to the auction. Keep the item small for shipping purposes (unless you feel generous). For those of you that live closer or plan to be at Oronoco Gold Rush Day, I can receive items there. I will be at the Junkologie Blog Party on Sat. or we can make other arrangements as I will be there on Fri. and possibly Sun. also. I will take pictures of items as they come in and post here for all to see along with the contributor name. Mailing address is Victorian Lace Inn, 1512 Whitewater Ave. St. Charles, MN. 55972
2. Bid on an item after I have posted the picture. This will be done to my email addresss and we will handle it as a sealed bid to be opened and placed into bid at the auction. Your bid will be the max. you are willing to pay for the item but, you may get the item at a lessor amount depending how bids go on that item. All bid amounts need to be emailed to me by midnight Wed. August 26. If you are a winning bid I will notify you by email and also do a posting of all winning bids received through blog. email addres is viclaceskv@prodigy.net
3. Of course, all of you are invited to attend the event in person.
Are you up for the Challenge?!
I hope this will make for a fun event. I know others of you have a cause too and maybe we can do more of these from time to time.

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

6th Annual Trash to Treasure Charity Auction

Come join us for the fun at the
6th annual Trash to Treasure Charity Auction
and Wine Tasting Event

It is an event where we repurpose junk for the 'Pink' cause of breast cancer.

It is held on Friday, August 28
at the Victorian Lace
in St. Charles, MN

It is amazing what amount of monies can be raised from 'junk' for a good cause.
Last year we raised almost $6000. We start early as some or most of the junk that we pick up curbside in St. Charles during citywide cleanup day is repurposed and donated to the event.
We are in need of YOUR help too. We hope that you or someone else would repurpose an item or two of 'junk' and donated to the auction. The challenge is on as my sisters and I last year donated almost 40 repurposed items to the auction. We would like to see who else can come close to that even, it that is only 5!!

If you have an item but lack inspiration give us a call or stop by. We are usually working on projects Friday, Saturday and Sunday here at my place (the Victorian Lace)

Check out a couple of websites for ideas like: http://www.junkcamp.com/ or http://www.junkrevolution.com/

Monday, June 22, 2009

Vintage Treasures Market a Success!

Saturday was a very busy day. We will probably have to go junking before Junk Bonanza in September as our inventory is now very low.
Group photo taken after Ki came to visit.
It is always a delight to talk with her and of course, her husband Kerry too. They had a busy day planned and it was nice that they were able to make time to stop here too.

Thursday, June 18, 2009

Vendors have arrived for Vintage Treasures Market

The Vendors have arrived and are setting up for the event, we are hoping that the weather holds. They are saying rain but what do the weathermen alway know.

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Tents are ready for Vintage Treasures Market

The tents arrived about noon today and we worked at getting them marked off for spaces for the vendors and then the weather changed on us about 6:30 PM and the tent people came about 8 PM and dropped all the sides for us because of possible bad weather. Well, the weather went around us so hopefully we will be ready to put the sides up and begin setting up tomorrow. I hope the weather holds for the weekend.

Saturday, June 13, 2009

More work on getting ready for Vintage Treasures Market

This is Frannie among the items we are setting up in our retro section on the front porch. She was digging through a box for fabric and guess what she found! So.... she just had to put it on.

After working for several hours painting, arranging and hauling from one location to another
This is where we really wish we were all sitting.
Luckly this is in my front garden and we can at least look at it from time to time

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Working on Vintage Treasures Market

Have to show what my front flower garden is doing right now. Hope it has as many blooms next week for our market.

Pfarkel Sister's , Marge and Evonne

After a planning meeting and setting up a display in my front yard

Then we added a couple of signs

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Vintage Treasures Market - update

For a first time event we have have over 12 vendors from the tri-state area ready to display their wares on June 19 & 20 starting at 9 AM here at the Victorian Lace Inn grounds in St. Charles, MN.
If there is anyone that would like additional information
you can contact me at viclaceskv@prodigy.net
Hope to see many of you here

Wine Bottle Fountain

Sister #2 Frannie had a birthday and this was made as a gift for her. The nail keg is one that I did for a college project back in 1969!!! It was made into a stool with storage back then--we have gotten a little more creative since then. Well, we drink wine now too. Keg holds plastic container for water and pump -- black metal tray with bottles, the bottles standing are glued to tray the one laying down has a hole for tube to feed water up. The container at the bottom is filled with small rocks first and then topped off with wine corks. There is another tube running back into the keg so the water recycles

Sunday, May 10, 2009

Curbside finds this weekend in St. Charles,MN

The first night out we had to go with flashlights in hand as it was already 11:30 PM. Only able to fill back of van once.
The next night it was earlier but, it was raining - buckets!! But after two more van fills, the back of the pickup and a smaller trailer. Here are pictures of some of the finds. You will see most of this at
Junk Bonanza in Sept.

Not a rip on chair

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Vintage Treasures Market

Vintage Treasure Market
June 19 & 20, 2009
(venue change)
Victorian Lace Inn & Tents on Grounds
1512 Whitewater Ave.
St. Charles, MN

Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Junk {re}defined Market

The Pfarkel sisters are getting ready for our spring market on Fri - Sat, May 8 & 9 from 10 to 5 at the Victorian Lace in St. Charles, MN. It is like spring cleaning with a little bit of a twist. We also will be having City-wide garage sales and city-wide cleanup day on the same weekend, which means we will be running in all directions. Our junk market sale will be in the house while the neices will be taking care of the garage sale at the garage and driveway and we will still have to make it around town to see what everyone else is throwing away curbside. Curbside is where we get our best things.

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Vintage Treasures Market

It has been awhile since I last posted and I think I am going to get better at this but......
Anyway, the Pfarkel sisters are planning a couple of things for spring and summer.
First is our spring open house for Junk {re}defined on May 8 & 9, 2009 from 9 to 5
located at 1512 Whitewater Ave., St. Charles, MN.; inside the Victorian Lace Inn. We are then open occasional Friday & Saturdays during the summer.

The Pfarkel Sisters along with Marge of Emma's Nook and Granny are planning for a market event here in St. Charles at the Winona County Fair Grounds.
Vintage Treasures Market
June 18 - 20, 2209
cost $90
We are looking for vendors and artisans with quality one of a kind cottage, vintage, antique and/ or repurposed wares. We do not want new or reproduction items.
We only have space for a limited number of vendors, so if you would like additional information on this event you may contact me by blog--email at viclaceskv@prodigy.net

We already have 3 vendors signed up from last weeks mailing.