Sunday, June 24, 2012

Sweet Summertime!!

Hey Yall!!
Hope everybody's staying cool.....what in the world would we do without air conditioning? Our ancestors were tough! Or maybe we are just spoiled.....probably both :)

We are all crazy busy getting ready for Canton, which kicks off Thursday! Woohoo!! But we will be arriving a few days early to get all the Junk we're bringing for yall set up and lookin' GOOD!

In an effort to show yall a more "behind the scenes look" at GGJ, I wanted to share a quick shot of my newly madeover, summer inspired mantle.
Check out the full story and all the before & after pics over on my personal blog, Faith & Pearl, HERE!

No clue what's up with the way this photo loaded. I tried SEVEN times and this was the best I got......oh well.

And this fun shot of me, Pam and Sue shopping in Warrenton at Antiques Week back in April. We all cracked up at this sign so of course Cathy snapped a pic! Sue was trying so hard not to laugh!!

I should probably do a post on the entire trip. We had SO much fun!! And it was my first time to EVER go!! It's very addicting and we WILL be back in October! Woohooo!!!

Well, back to work!
There's still A LOT to do between now and packing time!!
Hope to see yall in Canton next weekend!!


Saturday, June 23, 2012

Featuring Our Friends Friday No. 3

Goodmorning Friends!

Yes, I know it's actually Saturday....... but I took off yesterday to recover from our vacation to the beach....isn't it crazy how that happens. You go on vacation to get away, relax and rest. Then you come home exhausted! Oh well, we had a blast and it was much needed family time. While we were gone my oldest turned 17......SEVENTEEN!! This is the second year we've celebrated his birthday at the beach and I think he's getting a little spoiled to it :)

Ok, enough rambling about me.....onto Featuring Our Friends Friday No. 3!!

This week it's all about Caron's Cottage, owned by Caron Cable!
She is located at the south west end of Row 46, about three doors down from GGJ, and carries mostly vintage and antique furniture ranging from fine victorian antiques and rustic farm  pieces to shabby chippy garden inspired decor. I LOVE stopping in and checking out her space. I don't know how she finds so much cool stuff but let me tell you, she does!

Check out the scalloped top cabinet and the shabby pink screen door!

Wish I'd gotten a better shot of this table. The rustic base with scalloped skirting and the metal top are such a cool combination.

The detailing on this vanity is nothing short of amazing. And it's in mint condition.

And these longhorns in front of the turquoise door makes my Texas heart skip a beat. That black shelf is pretty sweet too!!

Carol always has a great selection of vintage garden accessories too!

Well, that's all for today. Blogger is being a booger and giving me fits when I try to upload pictures. Ugh!

Next time you're in Canton make sure you drop in at Carol's Cottage and tell her GGJ sent ya!

You can also find her wares at Antique Company Mall in McKinney, Texas.

Thanx so much for stopping by!

Friday, June 15, 2012

Featuring Our Friends Friday #2

Good Morning and TGIF!!!

This weeks Featured Friday is gonna be short and sweet as my family is leaving for vacation in approximately 20 minutes! YIKES!.....nothing like waiting til the last minute! :)

Well, without further ado, let me introduce yall to our fabulous Canton neighbors, Rocking Horse Designs!!

They specialize in custom crib and tween bedding as well as original art, clothing and gift items.

If you are need of ANYTHING for a sweet little bundle of joy, these ladies have it

One of a kind, handmade vintage style baby couture that is TO DIE FOR......beware of walking in almost makes ya want to have another baby....almost :)

So much sweetness

One of these end of the bed pillow thingys (forgive me girls, i'm not sure what they actually are, but I love them) really needs to come home with me :)

Cute tees for mom

"We are all precious in his sight....He may shake is head a lot....but we are still precious"
One of my FAV  tees.... Love that saying!

And those of you (like me) with boys, you know how hard it can be to find cute stuff for them. Well, Rocking Horse Designs has gotcha covered! Precious Precious baby boy bedding and clothing!!

And here's a shot of their booth from the outside. They are located just to our left (if you are standing outside our booth, looking in)

Visit them ONLINE HERE or stop by next time you're at First Monday!

That's all for now!!
The beach is calling and this girl is OUTTA HERE!! Woohoooooo!!!!


Friday, June 8, 2012

Featuring Our Friends Friday No.1

Hey Yall!

I'm so excited as today is the unveiling of our new


There are so many amazing vendors at Canton and even if you've been coming for years, there's no way to see every one of them in a single trip. My goal with this little feature is to highlight some of our old favs and also a few cool new vendors that we come across......which is exactly what we are doing today!

Our first feature is Amber from Gipsy Bridge. This is only her third month at Canton but her business is already rockin! Every time I went by her booth (which is quite frequently because she is just up Row 46 from us and right next to the air conditioned bathrooms...excellent location!) it was packed!! Amber and her boyfriend Jose are the cutest, sweetest and most talented couple.

She designs and makes gorgeous jewelry and pillows, he designs and creates all her funky cool display pieces and they also carry super cute clothing.

Amber was sweet enough to email me a little background info on her fabulous new business:

Hi Jenny! Here's a little info about Gipsy Bridge....

Everyone always thinks I spelled "Gipsy" wrong, but Gipsy is actually the name of the tiny little town where I grew up in Southeast Missouri. The Gipsy Bridge logo is a picture of the actual bridge where I grew up. I spent many summers jumping off that bridge into the river with my family and friends. So, I was able to bring a little piece of my country home, the Missouri Bootheel, to Texas. :)

The decorations, and most of my jewelry pieces, are made from old doors. I have always had a fascination with old doors; they are way cooler than new ones! The older and chippier, the better! (My friends like to tease me and say that you have to have a tetanus shot before coming into my apartment!) It's the story of the old door that makes it so special and interesting....what kind of house did it belong to, how many colors has it been painted, what sort of people turned its knob, and what things went on behind it when it, when my boyfriend, Jose, builds my displays, he always finds the most interesting doors and finds a way to really display the character of it, as well as feeding my "old door fetish!" :)

Such a sweet story....
I can definately identify with her "old door fetish"! haha.....I seem to have one myself :)

Be sure and check out their website
or through email at

Thanx so much Amber & Jose for being our first feature!


Thursday, June 7, 2012

Summer Whites

Good Morning Friends!
It has rained here two evenings in a row and while I don't DARE complain (especially after the wild fires we had last year), it does make for a thick, muggy morning after....sooooo, I'm staying INSIDE and sending out a little Summer White Junkin Love today!

This sweet sink turned planter hangs on the fence in Cathy's back yard......SO lovin this!!

If you've even visited our booth you know that we LOVE white......white clothing, white furniture, white lace, white dishes, white just goes with everything!

Here's a shot of Sue's beautiful corner. I absolutely love her style! Very shabby industrial with a little bit of garden style thrown in there......that's the best way I know to describe it. She's just so talented and I always tell her she should have been a millionaire designer....yes, she is THAT good!!

A few more of Sue's pieces and one of Pam's gorgeous vintage window signs.
Love Love Love these!! (i have to admit i own three of these, including the one shown here.....can't resist them!)

Beautiful Brenda rockin' (no pun intended. hahahaha) one of her fabulous Whimsy Love clothing designs.......admittedly another weakness of mine :) Each month she brings in the most scrumptious, ruffled, feminine clothes you have ever laid eyes on......sooooo beautiful!

Sweet simple earring made from vintage flatware. My husband actually makes these for us, along with some AMAZING wine stops........yep, he's a talented man!

I had planned on sharing a few other pics today but Blogger is being a booger and they're just not uploading very well........maybe next time!

Yall stay cool in this heat! I'm thinkin a big glass of ice tea or a margarita sounds good about now.....well, maybe this IS still morning! ha!! Later sweet friends!


We are partying over at Faded Charm today for White Wednesday
and at Savvy Southern Style for Wow Us Wednesday

(yes, I'm a day bad)

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

June Canton Recap

Hot! Hot!! Hot!!!

That pretty much sums up the weather AND the buzz of activity in our space at Canton last weekend!

Summer is definately here!!

Thank you SO much to everyone that braved the heat and came out to see us. It's always wonderful to visit with long time friends and customers, meet online friends in person and see all the smiling happy faces that come through our booth each month. Your sweet comments and encouragement are SO very much appreciated! :)

This fun group of ladies stopped by with their crazy cool hats, each one a different color. What a cute way to keep up with your "group"!

White Daisies are the perfect picture of sweet simple summer style. We paired them with a cluster vintage milk glass vases on top of a round mirror on our "june wedding" table. A super quick, easy and inexpensive centerpiece!

(Sorry this pic is so blurry. It was taken in a hurry with my phone!)

Author and GGJ friend, Lisa Love Harris was in the booth Friday and Saturday holding a book signing for her new murder mystery novel, First Monday Murder. The story is fiction but takes place at our very own First Monday Trade Days in Canton as one junker gets a little more than she bargained for on a "good deal" cool is that?!
Lisa's second book is due out this fall and hopefully she will stop back by and do this again!!

Be sure and check out her blog

Another phone pic but I just had to stop and snap a photo of these ladies loading their truck! True junkers and as someone else commented that day
 "only women could make this work!"

The sight of them crawling all over this pile of stuff and wedging in smaller pieces, strapping it all down and getting ready to head home (which i believe was in south louisiana!!) had us all laughing so hard. It was truly priceless!

Thanx again to all who came out to see us. More booth pics coming later this week and be sure to check back on fridays as I feature a different cool funky fellow Canton vendor each week. You might see old familiar faces or even discover something new!!

Stay Cool and Gitcha Junk On this week girls!!