I promised more details about my trip to Junkstock in Omaha in October, and today I deliver the details. Just as a side note, it was one of the best weeks of 2014. Here’s a quick recap: Olive Garden. So You Think You Can Dance Live. Sorority Sisters. Junkstock. Wedding Decorations. Bestie visit… It was so legit.
I arrived in Omaha on Thursday. I only had a few extra moments to shop – so I stopped at one of my favorite places to find home decor: Homegoods. I left the store with only one thing [that never happens, usually I have half a vehicle full – no, not all for me] The one thing – this gorgeous cream velvet beaded pillow!
My friend and I went to Junkstock on Friday morning. To say I was overwhelmed when we got there would be a slight understatement. I wanted to buy everything, but I didn’t want to make any rash decisions before I had seen all of the goodies [which is a great way for things to get sold when you’re not looking!]. I was so impressed by all of the booths. Such a great mix of vintage: Industrial. Junk. Southwest. Hunter. Mid-Century. Creepy. Eclectic. Chippy Paint. Rusty. Precious. Country. Chalky. Glam. And lots of cool new artwork made with old things. See pics and find out more on their Facebook page.
My best advice for surviving Junkstock: Plan to be there at least 4-5 hours [or what the heck, all weekend if you can]. Take a break for food & refueling. Take cash. Get a map when you get there, and slowly make your way through all the booths. Plan on making several trips back to your car to unload sweet finds, and go back for more. Take shopping bags to make it easier to carry smaller items. If you purchase larger items, they have people available to help you haul – and a place where you can pull up to load.
And my favorite part: be inspired by all the creativity surrounding you! Each seller/booth has a unique personality and talent – it was so amazing just seeing everything and talking to the different sellers.
To get to the fun part – here are photos of all the goodies I brought home-
This little guy isn’t mind-blowing awesome, but he [who happens to be an old bank box] has clean lines – and could be a cool riser for accessories. a pretty place to store stuff, or a unique place for flowers or succulents.
This little vintage clock is just too cute. The best part: it plugs in (I don’t have to replace batteries), and it still keeps time like a dream! The face seems to tilt to one side, which kind of makes me smile even more.
These little architectural wood pieces were a total steal – and look great styled as a trio.
[Now I just need to get side panels sewn to cover the window shade’s cord!]
These signs were my biggest expense. I just loved the color & the shape – I walked past them at least 3 different times to make sure I was really in love.
I’m think they’ll make their way up this little grey wall between our sitting room and hallway, if I ever get that washi tape pattern completed…
I have a little shelf above our kitchen cabinetry that is about 8″ tall and 40″ wide. It needs something. I’ve decided to do a collection of glass bottles. I found these two glass bottles at a great price! My collection is now up to three… it may take a little while longer to perfect that nook, but it’s a start!
Oh, hey you – aren’t you just gorgeous. I am obsessed with all things hexagon right now – so when I saw this beauty, I knew I just had to have it. I think it will be making an appearance in our bathroom, once it’s remodeled.
And last, but not least, I scored three Mexican throw blankets. The first could not be any more perfect for our basement:
That little touch of mint = perfect.
I placed this one over the love seat in our sitting room to take pictures…
And, it might just stay right there.