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
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: or