Join Us at Junkologie Blog Party 2010!

August 12th, 2010 in blog     
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At last years event, this group of JMS contributors had a blast together!
Cheryl, Sue, & Kathy showed us their Suzies Angels poses!
Photo opportunities popped up around every junk corner!
Heres Sue flashing that million dollar smile!
Lauren, one of my favorite junkers-in-training hammed it up for the camera, too!
Lets not forget the Junk Potluck! Delicious food was even more yummy served up in grand junkin style.
These JMS members are the Pfarkel Sisters of Junk {re}defined. These girls know how to plan a junk bash! Wheres the party? Wherever the Pfarkels are!!



I hope you're planning on coming to Junkologie Blog Party 2010, and I hope you are hungry! Hungry for junk, food, and fun!! Check out the Junk Potluck entries, grab a snack, sign up for door prizes, and socialize with fellow bloggers, junkers, and flea marketers! Starts at 4:30 pm on Friday, August 20, Oronoco Park, Oronoco, MN!



While we are not vending at Oronoco Gold Rush Days this year, the blog party must go on! Join me, the Pfarkel Sisters from Junk {Re}defined, and Lani from Cottage Elements for Junkologie Blog Party 2010. Shop all day, then meet up with us to show us all your junk finds!


Junk up your potluck entry for the 2nd Annual Junk Potluck so that you can take the Junk Potluck Crown from the reigning champions. Need some ideas? Check out all of the 2009 Junk Potluck entries.


Thinking about attending? Check out all the posts from the 2009 Junkologie Blog Party festivities. Then get it on your calendar and invite all your fellow junkers and bloggers!!




We'll see you in Oronoco!


Friday, August 20, 2010

4:30-6:30 pm

Oronoco Park, 220 5th St NW, Oronoco, MN 55960

Watch for the signs & listen for the party!




RSVP on the Facebook Event Page!

You can also leave a comment below or send me an email at





Bring a dish to pass served up in your own trash to treasure project. Our esteemed panel of judges will love all of them, but we will pick three that really trip our trigger. Prizes from our amazing sponsors will be awarded for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place!! Here are last year's winners...


for their junky grill turned junktastic server on wheels


for her outdated lamp base turned glamorous footed serving dish





New this year!! We are asking (but not requiring) all Junk Potluck participants to donate their project to the 7th Annual Trash to Treasure Charity Auction to be held on August 27. It is hosted by the Junkologie Blog Party Co-planners...the Pfarkel Sisters from Junk {Re}defined (photo below). Net proceeds from the auction are donated to Susan G. Komen for the Cure!




   7th Annual Trash to Treasure Charity Auction

   Friday, August 27, 2010

   4:30 pm: auction preview, wine tasting, live music, hors d' oeuvres

   6:00 pm: live auction


   Victorian Lace Inn

   1512 Whitewater Ave.

   St. Charles, MN


I have one of my projects done...I can't wait to show you what I'll be donating!! Photos of all donated projects that are at the Blog Party will be shown here after the event!




Can't attend? {sniffle, sniffle} We will be missing you! Here's how you can participate and win from home!!..

  1. Create your Junk Potluck project
  2. Take a photo of you with your project
  3. Post your project on your blog or here on JUNKMARKET Style.
  4. Link up at starting the evening of Thursday, August 19, through Monday, August 22.

Our esteemed panel of judges will again choose the top projects who will received prizes from one of our amazing sponsors. I will post about the entries and announce the winners later that week.


BUT, we don't want you to stop there! If you are so inclined, we would love for you to donate your Junk Potluck entry OR any Trash to Treasure project to the Charity Auction. To be included in the auction, it must be received at the following address no later than Thursday, August 26:


   Mail project to: Victorian Lace Inn, 1512 Whitewater Ave. St. Charles, MN 55972




The following bloggers from around the country aren't able to attend the blog party (unless indicated) but they have pledged to create and ship a project for the Trash to Treasure Charity Auction...

  1. Sue Whitney of JunkMarket Style in honor of my sister, Jean Ann, who lost the battle with breast cancer, and my mother, Phyllis, who is a two-time survivor.
  2. Roeshel of The DIY Show Off and DIY Club Inc
  3. Jen of Tatertots & Jello and DIY Club Inc in honor of my best friend, Susan, who lost the battle almost 1 year ago today.
  4. Holly of 504 Main and DIY Club Inc
  5. Amy of WhisperWood CottageJunkologie, and DIY Club Inc (I'll be there, but I'm pledging anyway!) in honor of my dear blogging friend and survivor Cher of The Texas Woman! Read her story.
  6. Lani of Cottage Elements in honor of my mother, Dee, a survivor, and my aunt, Eileen, who lost the battle.
  7. Cheri of It's So Very Cheri and DIY Club Inc in honor of my cousin, Gale Anne, who is a marathon-running survivor of breast cancer.
  8. Stephanie Lynn of Under the Table and Dreaming and DIY Club Inc in honor of my grandmother, Ann, who is no longer with us but battled for many years.
  9. Amy Duncan of four corners design says, "I am happy to send an autographed copy of The Salvage Studio book to be auctioned off - then others can be inspired to make treasures from trash!  And it would be in honor of my friend, Jana Futch who is a cancer survivor."

Please join the crew of fellow junkers and bloggers who are using their creativity to raise money for Susan G. Komen for the Cure! Make a pledge to create and ship a trash to treasure project in time for the auction by emailing me at Let us know if you are going to be at the party or not. If you have someone that you are pledging in honor of, please tell us that, too! I'll add you to the list above!


Please blog about the blog party and the Junk Potluck so that other people can pledge their project and raise money for Susan G. Komen for the Cure!



We have a great group of generous sponsors that have collectively donated hundreds of dollars in prizes for the blog party and online. JMS Junk Queen, Sue Whitney, has generously donated two copies of her latest book..."Junk Beautiful: Outdoor Edition" and two Gala Tickets for the AAJMS show coming up in October. I know you want to win those!! To kick off the event, we have a week's worth of daily online giveaways starting Thursday, August 12 at Stop on by each day to enter to win!







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Comments (2)

SpamtownGal writes: Thanks again for hosting this fun gathering of junkers! I had so much fun seeing you all in 'living color'. Thanks too for the fabulous prize, I junk now, and proclaim it on my t-shirt! Posted: 8:12 pm on August 25th
CottageElements writes: It was an amazing time last year. Can't wait for this year. It's one of the best, if not the best, flea markets in MN!

Lani Posted: 4:47 pm on August 14th
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