Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Drum Roll Please........................................

We are very excited to announce that we have been chosen as a vendor at Junk with SPunk!!!
1503 11th Avenue North, Grand Forks, ND

Junk with SPunk is an occasional store in Grand Forks that has a four day sale event every month....however....with the holiday season almost upon us, Junk with SPunk will be open  TWO weekends in November and December!!

November 9, 10, 11 & 12
November 16, 17, 18 & 19
November 30, December 1, 2 & 3
December 7, 8, 9, & 10

We have been offered a cozy little spot in the back of the store and hope that everyone will come and not only check out our new items, but also the huge variety of lovely items for sale by other vendors.  We are very excited about this opportunity and happy to be joining the JWS family!

Sunday, October 9, 2011

Why I LOVE where we live..........

I love that my family and I can take a drive a see nature like this

and that people trust you so much that they will leave a gorgeous item like this

outside for you to pick up and trust that you'll mail the payment to them at a later date! That's exactly what we did yesterday. I found this lovely piece on Craig's List and we took a road trip to a small community to pick it up and bring it home! I had been searching for the perfect piece for a client and I hope this is just what she was envisioning.  It needs a little TLC, as does most furniture of this age, but it is in great shape overall.  

As a history buff, I love when a piece of furniture alludes to it's past.  I love the little glimpses of it's previous owner.

Who was R.I. Olson? Was this a piece of furniture that was being shipped across country, or the ocean to his or her new home in Drayton, North Dakota?  I suppose we'll probably never know.  What this shows to me, however, it that this piece was valued by it's owner. He or She valued it so much that they put their moniker on it to keep it from being misplaced or claimed by another. 

Did I mention that I love history??

Friday, October 7, 2011


The Retro Groupie Blog is now up and running!  Stay tuned for before and after photos, new items for sale, and updates on our latest sale adventure.