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October 20th, 2008 in blog     
suewhitney Sue Whitney, editor
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Please meet our new good friend Tonya Williams from HGTVs Designed to Sell. She is a delightful and very talented young lady and I am sure we will see good things from her in the future!
Traveling is so glamorous. Ahhahahah! It is always a challenge to see how much we can carry on a plane. This time Kimberly was the one who was searched as the scanner could not identify the sprocket on the bottom of the bird house.
I met up with some long time JUNKMARKET fans who came to the show to see us. Irene and Georgia are very energetic. I think they might just wear me out on a junking trip! Thanks for coming to see us, girls!
How to feel small. Stand next to a 65 Home Maven (really, thats what it says on his card...go figure) Patrick Brown from TLCs Homemade Simple. Kate and Kate from Swiffer were running the show.
Here we are with another of our stage mates, Steven Whittle. He is the host of the Better Homes & Gardens and Green Works Living Green Tour. He says it only took him 20 years to take the lead from his last name and become a carpenter.
More junk-loving JUNKMARKET fans.
Okay, I think we took second place right behind a politcally themed bird house. The house went to Melanie Feltman from Scoop Magazine. Thanks Melanie! All donations went to the Georgia Heartland Humane Society.
Thanks to our friend Robert! Junkers are not always the best with technology and we are no exception to this rule. Robert kept the Powerpoint presentation, mics, and our spirits up and running.
Please meet our new good friend Tonya Williams from HGTVs Designed to Sell. She is a delightful and very talented young lady and I am sure we will see good things from her in the future!

Please meet our new good friend Tonya Williams from HGTV's Designed to Sell. She is a delightful and very talented young lady and I am sure we will see good things from her in the future!

Hi All,

As most you know Kimberly and I were in Atlanta for a few days speaking about junk. We had a wonderful time and got to meet many new junkers along with some folks who are already members of JUNKMARKET Style. Thanks to all for coming out. We look forward to seeing your creative ideas on the site. We also were fortunate enough to work with some other talented speakers from TLC and from Better Homes & Garden. Overall, it was a great experience. Thanks to everyone from the show management for making everything run so smoothly. We look forward to visiting again soon.



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Comments (8)

suewhitney writes: Thanks for your comments! The one that recieved the highest bid was based on a political message not beauty. I try to remain politically neutral so I didn't take a picture. Ha! Junkfriend..Welcome to the site. We're all glad you're here and can't wait to see some of your projects!

Take care,
Sue Posted: 4:47 pm on October 23rd
ElleDoesIt writes: About Designed to Sell and the lady in the image above: Tonya Williams is one of the agents on the show who critiques the homeowner's space before the design crew begins their work. Taniya (also pronounced TAHN yah) Nayak is the one who does the designs for the D.C. area segments. Tonya is a refreshing addition to DTS and I hope they continue to have her on the show! Posted: 5:49 pm on October 22nd
CottageElements writes: Patrick Brown is a pretty cute "Home Maven" don't ya think! Looks like you had a good time. Did you find any good restaurants while you were there? Have you ever been there during market? I've been there a few times and I love Atlanta! Thanks for sharing your pics!

Lani Posted: 6:29 pm on October 21st
shabbychick writes: Sue/Kimberly,

Looks like you had big fun in Atlanta! Thanks for sharing photos of your adventure. Georgia, I think you're right, a JunkMarket show would be awesome! Where do we sign up?? :)

Hoping you'll be heading to Ohio again one of these days...we're working on plans for a possible "event" in May 2009 - will keep you posted!

Kathy Posted: 8:47 am on October 21st
southernjunk writes: Look at me! The birdhouse winner is now a full-fledged, card-carrying member of JUNKMARKET! I got up early this morning and went on an Atlanta-based hunt for junk. I scored an old skateboard for two dollars (wheels, hardware and all), five old-school wire bicycle baskets (great mounted on the bathroom wall for towel storage, I think) for two dollars each, and two huge stainless steel oven sheets (one with cool perforations) in horrible shape that I have no idea what I'm going to do with but, get this, for FREE! I'll be in touch! ~Melanie Feltman Posted: 7:03 pm on October 20th
MimiToria writes: Thanks for sharing about your trip to Atlanta. It was fun to see the photos and read about your time down there. So this is what that cool bird house was created for. Very cool idea you ended up coming up with. I can't imagine it taking 2nd place. It was so awesome!!! Any photos of 1st place.
Gretchen Posted: 6:41 pm on October 20th
junkfriend writes: I thought the Atlanta weekend show was a smashing success. Bringing your unique style and insight to Atlanta was brilliant. You have a passion and gift for bringing out the best in junk! Good luck! Posted: 4:32 pm on October 20th
georgiamoon writes: Well hello ladies. First of all I want to say how beautiful both you and Kimberly look. I was hoping we would hear all about this trip today. Looks like a fun time and all the people you met were I am sure just great. Lots of people from the world of TV...that's where I think you should be too! Must have been interesting to talk to them. I watch Tanya on Designed to Sell all the time. I'd love to see you have your own show supporting everything that you do to promote design and recycling...wouldn't that be great? How can we start a campaign to get you your own show? I sure would jump on that bandwagon to help in any way I could. How 'bout y'all? Glad you are both home safe and keep us posted on what you're up to next. Love to you both, Geo Posted: 4:27 pm on October 20th
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