Live from Charlotte, North Carolina

August 30th, 2009 in blog     
suewhitney Sue Whitney, editor
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I think this necklace says it all. Even while working in Charlotte...a junkers gotta do what a junkers gotta two. In between sets I was able to sneak away and visit a Charlotte junking hot spot, The Sleepy Poet. This necklace came from my favorite booth, Artsy Fartsy. Love the name too!
August floral of the month. OK, just checking to see if everyone was awake. Ha! After I get off the plane for a speaking engagement my first errand is to get flowers. Years ago I learned that you had to be resourceful in a hotel. Using the toilet to keep flowers fresh before I head to the venue is the ultimate re-purpose!
Well, lookie who the cat drug in. Lani flew in from Minnesota to share in the fun. Christie is from the Southern Ideal Home Show. As for Anthony Gilardi, my co-presenter...lets face it, a girl does not live by junk alone!
Its time to get to work!
Ahhh, the famous creative challenge with the audience members. I give them the old high voltage electrical glove and see what they can do. Fun stuff!
The gangs all here! These are just a few of the wonderful Charlotte junkers who came to see my presentation. The prizes for my oh so talented audience participant included a Gorilla Glue swag bag and a great new product from Rockler Woodworking ...Bench Cookies. Awesome!
As I said before, in between speaking  theres always time for some drive-by junking! This girdle all lit up brought a little smile to this junkers face!
A good look at a great booth by Artsy Fartsy at Sleepy Poet Antique Store!
Here is a little ditty I nabbed for my newly started gas station collection. Love it!
Trophies just never get old! One found a home in my suitcase. You can only imagine how often my luggage gets searched. The price you pay as a traveling junker!
This chippy white seat was amazing. Unfortunately too large for my carry on bag.
At the end of the day this merry band of junkers were very happy. Recognize our friend on the right?? JMS member DownhomeDIY (Mary Beth) came to see the presentation and we kidnapped her for the junking fun! Actually, she came willingly. Great to meet you Mary Beth...youre a blast!  Lanis old friend Lisa joined in the merriment.  Funny how things just turn into a girlfriends weekend!
I think this necklace says it all. Even while working in Charlotte...a junkers gotta do what a junkers gotta two. In between sets I was able to sneak away and visit a Charlotte junking hot spot, The Sleepy Poet. This necklace came from my favorite booth, Artsy Fartsy. Love the name too!

I think this necklace says it all. Even while working in Charlotte...a junker's gotta do what a junker's gotta two. In between sets I was able to sneak away and visit a Charlotte junking hot spot, The Sleepy Poet. This necklace came from my favorite booth, Artsy Fartsy. Love the name too!

Speaking engagements are just one of the ways to spread the joy of junking from coast to coast. 

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Comments (25)

CherieRli writes: Posted: 2:11 pm on October 2nd
JannasJunk writes: Hi, I will be glad to sell my Garage Sale or Junk Girl pendants that Sue purchased at my shop in Charlotte, just go to my blog there you will find a email link, just shoot me over an email and I will get back with you!! Janna Posted: 8:17 pm on September 10th
hooter writes: Loving this charm! I want to know where I can get one too if possible! I'm a true Junker from way back as well and am loving this charm! Posted: 8:54 pm on September 9th
writes: Sue,
Can I please trade you something for that necklace? Please, pretty please?

:-) JennyK Posted: 1:51 am on September 4th
catbishop writes: Oh Man you were close to where I live and I didn't know about the show...

If you ever get to Asheville check out the ScreenDoor, you will love it.

Cat Posted: 8:53 am on September 1st
byabpryor writes: Looks like you had a blast! Posted: 3:18 pm on August 31st
RhinestoneContessa writes: I saw this on artsyFarty just this morning! I Love the sayng!
can I put it on my inspiration board?
I am working on painting my truck today...
Plenty of glitter, silk flowers, and pink green and orange paint!

I keep adding stuff to it, hee hee Looking for more inspiration from Ya'll!


Posted: 11:24 am on August 31st
CottageElements writes: Sue, thanks so much for letting me tag along with you (hope I didn't get in the way)! I had the best time and was so much fun to see you do your thing! Your an awesome speaker. Now get some rest! You have to do it all over again in a few weeks!

Lani Posted: 11:14 am on August 31st
RustyDiva writes: Talk about no rest for the weary!!!! The way you go go go is amazing. It shows that you love what you do and fortunate for all of us that follow you. Glad you made it home safe! Posted: 10:53 am on August 31st
shabbychick writes: P.S. I love the necklace! :) Posted: 10:38 am on August 31st
shabbychick writes: Sue - It looks like you packed a whole lot of junk into your Charlotte visit - and found some great new places to shop too.

And, you got to meet up with MB - how cool! I know you girls had BIG fun!

Congrats on a successful show!

Kathy Posted: 10:33 am on August 31st
cOuNtrYmAnNeR writes: It is great to hear that you loved THE OLDE TYME MARKETPLACE booth at the Sleepy Poet! Beth Swanson, the owner has some of the best "junk" displayed at her shop in Marshville, NC. It is definitely one of the best shops, with the best prices, that I have been to in all of my junkin' excursions!!!

I bought a necklace from Janna that says "JUNKER GIRL" at one of Beth's Shopkeeper's Sunday's, and I love it! Janna has more one of a kind necklaces displayed at Beth's shop, THE OLDE TYME MARKETPLACE. So stop by the next time you are in the Charlotte area:) You will find some GREAT stuff!!!

121 N. White Street
Marshville, NC 28103

Wendy Catalani Posted: 9:55 am on August 31st
suewhitney writes: Wow, so good to hear from all of you! I am back at home now unwinding from all of the fun we had in Charlotte. What a great little city, an ab fab home show, beautiful and friendly people, and some fine junk! Sorry ladies about getting the images of your booths mixed up. All I know is I loved them both. In fact I loved the whole store, Sleepy Poet. I could tell from the brief time I was there that the store had an excellent mix of vendors making it a place for all junkers. Thanks so much for your hospitality and the a junking break in the action! I can't wait to meet you all next time I am in Charlotte. A big thanks to Lani (truly the gadget girl) for all of her help and it was a delight to meet both MB (the Julia Roberts of Junk) and Lisa (h-e-double hockey sticks on heels)! Traveling alone can be a drag so it was so much fun to be among friendson this journey. Thanks again to all!

Be Well,
Sue Posted: 8:44 am on August 31st
LisaWilliams writes: Had a great time crashing the party also! Great to meet you Sue and Mary Beth. MB lets get together soon. I am still coveting your GPS. Having fun wearing my junk necklace and just washed my vintage bedspread! Posted: 11:05 pm on August 30th
MimiToria writes: Congratulations on a successful show in Charlotte, NC. I'm sure you made the gals week by shopping at their great shops. I follow some of the gals and it was fun to see some photos you took of their shops, etc.
Looks like you got some good junking fun in at the same time of meeting some of your JMS followers. How fun!
Posted: 10:58 pm on August 30th
airzinnn writes: Sue, it was such a pleasure to hear you speak today! I was the one who was so excited to meet you that I wouldn't stop talking (Erin). I can't wait for the next time you make it to Charlotte and I'm glad you had the chance to see some of our awesome secret junk spots! Happy junking! I can't wait to see what you come up with next! Posted: 10:47 pm on August 30th
Heavenly_Treasures writes: SUE,
Just ignore me when I mispell a word that I just noticed. I love the flowers in the stool. HA HA HA . Robert. Posted: 5:49 pm on August 30th
Heavenly_Treasures writes: SUE,
What a weekend you are having and with some new jukers. I just loved the pictures and the setups.Lord has truly blessed your weekend and thank's for sharing what is going on. God's cotinue blessings on you rest of the week.Robert. Posted: 3:49 pm on August 30th
junkermidge writes: Oh, what a cool post. How fun to see what really goes on behind the scenes. I can't beleve you even worked in some junking trips between sets. You rock!

p.s. Love the lighted up girdle! Posted: 2:16 pm on August 30th
fellowjunker writes: Looks like FUN Sue. Love Janna's creations!!!
xojanis Posted: 1:40 pm on August 30th
Junk_Sophisticate writes: Very fun! I recognize nearly everyone you mentioned from reading their blogs or seeing posts online. LOVE Janna's jewelry and Olde Tyme Marketplace's booth!

And what a hoot you got to meet and hang with MB! Looks like you and Lani had a great time.

Way to bring a bit of the unexpected into your August Floral of the Month too! Hehe. The tip was very good.
Safe travels.

Posted: 1:31 pm on August 30th
DownHomeDIY writes: Thanks for letting me crash the party! Such a fun, unexpected adventure for me. I loved meeting you all. I can't wait to see what you come up with for some of your southern finds!

Olde Tyme Marketplace & Artsy Fartsy...I need to come visit your shops since I am fairly local!

Sue - safe travels back. Hope to see you in Oct.

Lani - (aka Gadget Girl)- Travel tip: Don't Google on your phone while you are in flight. It can interfere with the radar. You don't want to hear the words "recalculating" in the sky!

Posted: 12:38 pm on August 30th
kitschycool writes: Thanks so much for checking us out yesterday at the The Sleepy Poet - we're all just dying to see what you create with the new goodies! It was especially cool to see the girdle display on the blog! I love this piece too!
Hope to see you again on your next visit to the Queen City!
Christi @ Kitsch-y-Cool Vintage
Posted: 12:23 pm on August 30th
OldeTymeMarketplace writes: I was ecstatic to see my booth pictures OLDE TYME MARKETPLACE from the Sleepy Poet on your blog!! So glad you liked what you saw! The little oil cap was a great find and I am glad it found a home at your place! When you come back to Charlotte ....I'd like to invite you to my shop located in Marshville (about 35 miles east of Charlotte). It's bigger than my little booth space and filled to the brim with primo JUNK! You'd have a ball. Still have goosebumps over all this! You made my day!
Keep spreading the four letter word....J~U~N~K!!!
Beth Swanson Posted: 11:30 am on August 30th
JannasJunk writes: Glad you liked the booths... The booth pics you posted on the blog are of
Beths booth, Olde Tyme Marketplace, the booth Sue got the necklace from was
my Booth, Artsy Fartsy Junk Finds. Glad you all loved the Poet, it is a cool
place!!! I am actually heading over in a bit to drop another huge load off!!
Hate you all could not make it to my gargae to shop, you would die. I met
Andrea a few months back, we yap back and forth on the phone and email, I
adore those Junkfest gals! You all have a safe trip back, stop in again and
visit when you are in town! If you make it back this way give me a ring,
704.506.2188. Hugs, Janna

Posted: 11:12 am on August 30th
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