Announcing "The Best of 2009". With Christmas Quickies...Instead of Cookies

December 22nd, 2009 in blog, projects     
suewhitney Sue Whitney, editor
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A money changer with a bow...and a crystal of course!
I only wish my money changer had some coinage. Ah, hahaha! One can always hope! Seriously, this is an easy thing to do to brighten up your holiday! I into this banking thing? You saw this on Thanksgiving and its making a comeback for a Christmas hostess gift!
A little bling anyone? Ho, ho, ho!!!
Have a newlywed couple on your list? How about a wedding sipper? So it doesnt have their names or the correct wedding date. It is the thought that counts!
A hat pin holds the bow. Whoop. ditty, doo!
Me loves this! A prism with leftover letters from another project. Coolio! Easy-O!
Just a little dressing will do ya!
Just in case you didnt believe me. Hardy, har, har!!!
A money changer with a bow...and a crystal of course!

A money changer with a bow...and a crystal of course!

The countdown is on, so I thought I would show you how I pull a rabbit out of the hat when I am under the gun. I also want to let you know, that as we speak, I am on a sailboat in the British Virgin Islands and will be unable to comment on your posts as much as I would like, if at all. You all know me well enough to know that I will try to the best of my connectivity. I want to wish all of you the happiest of holidays and thank you for all of your amazing contributions and inspirations throughout this past year. This website could and would not survive without your talent and willingness to share. YOU ARE ALL AMAZING!! The new website started just over a year ago with no members and look how we have grown. It always brings a smile to my face when I see a new member hit the boards and when all of you who have been here forever share a new project. While I am gone we are featuring "The Best of 2009" from members and contributors. Although we can only touch on a few of the amazing projects that have popped up on these boards during the past year,  I want you all to know that your contributions have inspired all here at JMS. I hope you enjoy the stroll back in time and I look forward to a 2010 filled with awesome junk with you, my junking buddies. Here's to all of you...Cheers! Happy Holidays to you and yours.


Be Well and I will see you in 2010!

Big Hugs,


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Comments (15)

Junkpony writes: Again, your creativity and the creativity of all JMS members constantly amazes and inspires me. Thanks for this great side and Happy Holidays to you and all fellow junkers! Posted: 9:59 am on December 24th
MimiToria writes: Thanks Sue for a fabulous 2009 with all of the Junk Market family and for the opportunity to be a contributor as well as a member on this fabulous site. I truly have loved it and have met so many great new friends through this experience.
You continually cease to amaze me with your creativity, quirky and fun sense of humor and all of your great projects you share with us all. I'm hoping your British Virgin Island vacation is fabulous, restful and stress reducing for you. You surely deserved it, so thank your sweet brother for all of us for the opportunity your having, from all of us that you so freely give to all year long. I hope you and Elizabeth come back refreshed and renewed and with a gorgeous tan of course. We're enjoying our getaway to Florida too, and looks like we both got out of Dodge just in the nick of time from the bad storm hitting the Midwest over the Holidays.
Again, thank you Sue. Love this project and all of the cool ideas you've presented.
Posted: 9:26 am on December 24th
writes: Have a fabulous time sailing in the islands sister! Get lots of sun & fun and try not to think about junk (too) much :-)

Here's to an amazingly junky 2010.

XO Jenny K Posted: 2:16 pm on December 23rd
Heavenly_Treasures writes: SUE
THANKYOU, for all you do and have a blessed Christmas vacation in the Virgin Islands.I just want you to know what you do at JMS is something special to all of us.Looking forward to amazing things in 2010.I love what you did on this project.YOU ARE ONE SPECIAL LADY.Love and Blessings on this special time and once again MERRY CHRISTMAS LOVE ROBERT. Posted: 8:43 am on December 23rd
Grasshopper22 writes: Have a great time on your holiday...and thanks so much for such a wonderful site full of amazing ideas. :) Posted: 7:51 am on December 23rd
RustyDiva writes: Can't wait to see what the New Year holds for JMS! Another exciting year with exciting ideas from all over! Thank you again Sue for putting us all together and I hope you and yours have a very Blessed Season!

Kenda Posted: 11:30 pm on December 22nd
suewannabeinkc writes: As always, these projects of yours are creative and beautiful! The change holder is so clever! I'll be on the watch for one of these myself. (My first job was as a carhop - years ago...)
Thank you Sue for this wonderful site and all the inspiration you've given us. Also, thanks to all the other members who contribute the wonderful ideas that now have my hard drive begging for more space! (A JMS feature that allows us to bookmark or save our favorite posts would be lovely)
A very Merry Christmas to you, Sue and everyone else on JMS! I'm looking forward to more inspiration in 2010.

Enjoy your holiday vacation in the tropics, Sue! It sounds wonderful. I'd take a holiday like that over the messy white stuff anytime! :-) Posted: 10:05 pm on December 22nd
alicemom writes: Quick comment told my HB where you were.......not much junk there in less you were diving! Bringing in the gold!!!!!
smiles, Darrell and alice Posted: 6:04 pm on December 22nd
alicemom writes: I am soooooooooo tickled that you are in the "islands". My favorite spot! Sue you really are just the best, generous spirit around. A hardy thank you! Merriest Christmas and Happiest New Year!
See you in 2010 yikes!
smiles, alice Posted: 5:59 pm on December 22nd
shabbychick writes: Miss Sue...First, I know you're having a wonderful could you not, right??

Second, I appreciate all you do to keep everything going at JMS...lots to do "behind the scenes"! Also, the members here are the best - the most generous, creative, and fun group of people - and I'm proud to be a part of it all!!!

I'm so excited to see what 2010 brings for JMS, and I'm sure we'll be greeting even more new members than ever!!

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year my friend, and enjoy your well-deserved rest (and lots of warm sunshine...a little jealous up here in Ohio...)!

See you next year!


P.S. And, I love that money changer - too much fun to decorate with (gailmarie...we'll have to be on the look-out!!) AND - The wedding sipper is a fabulous idea! Posted: 2:57 pm on December 22nd
CottageElements writes: Susie Q, thank you for such an amazing site. Countless of us not only have gotten to enjoy seeing all your talent displayed in your fabulous projects, but have also been able to release some of our own creativity by stepping out of our comfort zone and posting projects. Thanks for the inspiration! This past year has been a joy to be involved in JMS. Here's to many, many more!

Lani Posted: 11:37 am on December 22nd
greencolleen writes: sue luckie you in the tropics , im sitting here in a mountain snow storm. looking to buy a tractor so we can dig out soooo i can get to work. i totally love this site helps to keep me almost sane. i get the bestest ideas here ;). what a great idea to start this . what will 2010 bring? so to you and all out there merry christmas and to a great new year ;). the members are the nicest folk out there ;) Posted: 11:33 am on December 22nd
54girl writes: I always love everything you do!! Have been such a big fan of yours since your first book. This site has been just wonderful!! That money changer is to cute!! Another thing I will be looking for. Have a wonderful Holiday!!! Mary Posted: 11:25 am on December 22nd
monakent writes: I agree with Lindsey, this site provides us ALL with super ideas and support in all we do. Blessings and good health to you all. Happy Holidays ~ gailmarie

P.S. I could kick myself right now for passing on one of those coin holders. The price was too high for me (being out of work), but after seeing what you did with yours, I should of just bought it anyway!!! VERY cool holiday piece.

LOVE the tube... I envy the hostess that get's it. Feel free to give her my email address if she ever gets tired of it (yeah, like THAT'S going to happen)!!! :o) Posted: 10:03 am on December 22nd
JunkinLindsey writes: This site has absolutely inspired me and countless others. Thank you, Sue, for what you do! Merry Christmas and a Junky New Year!
Lindsey Posted: 9:36 am on December 22nd
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