Live from Kansas City...

November 3rd, 2008 in blog     
suewhitney Sue Whitney, editor
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I struck gold whike at the Kansas City Home Show. Right in the same venue were some avid junkers selling their wares. Wow! Take a look and see what one of the Urban Miners did with some vintage ties.
Junking is alive and well in Kansas City, MO. Despite the warm weather and football games, the seats were packed to listen, learn, and share about the hard cold facts of junking. Thanks KC...I had a great time!
We even had the opportunity to sing Happy Birthday. Junkin Judy (pictured here) received several BD gifts from her daughter. She was given a Junk Beautiful book, an autograph, and a trip to see my presentation. I thought it was only fitting that we sing. All of the 200 present audience members sang with junking joy in their hearts! Happy Birthday Judy!
Here are just a few of the junk mining experts from a very cool place called Urban Mining Homewares in Kansas City, MO. Ill do a larger feature about them later, but for now make sure to viit them at www.urbanmininghomewares.com and check out their upcoming events. They will be participating in a Holiday Open House with 5 other Westport businesses including free trolley rides and much, much more! It all starts on Friday, November 7!
Tada! Here is a great tie project I found at the Urban Mining design booth at the show. Wht a great ottoman...love it!
I know how much everyone loves cheese graters. Here is just one more sneak peak at what the folks at Urban Mining had to offer. Very nice!
Just a little somthing I do at my presentations. I hand some poor unsuspecting soul a high voltage electrical glove and give them 15 minutes to come up with as many ideas as they can to convert this piece of junk into something beautiful and useful for the home. This little exercise never fails to produce some amusing banter.
I struck gold whike at the Kansas City Home Show. Right in the same venue were some avid junkers selling their wares. Wow! Take a look and see what one of the Urban Miners did with some vintage ties.

I struck gold whike at the Kansas City Home Show. Right in the same venue were some avid junkers selling their wares. Wow! Take a look and see what one of the Urban Miners did with some vintage ties.


As you may recall I was a little nervous about traveling on Halloween, but I'm happy to report that it was uneventful. Yay! I arrived in Kansas City late afternoon on Friday and just missed Minnesota Governor, Tim Pawlenty, who addressed crowds at the home show and left early Sunday evening just as Joe Biden was heading in. Wow, you'd think there was an election coming up and that just maybe Missouri is a swing state. Ha! I'm sorry I missed the politicains, but am delighted to have made many new friends in Kansas City.


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Comments (7)

suewannabeinkc writes: I loved the show in KC, and joined right away after getting home. Thank you for all the great ideas and inspiration! (As you can see from my screen name, I'm quite a fan!) My daughters enjoyed meeting yuou too and getting their picture taken with you. I recall admiring the tie stool from Urban Mining. I'm hoping to get down there sometime soon! I've got lots of junk of my own to get started on, and this seems to be just the place for ideas! Thanks again, Sue! Posted: 10:17 pm on December 5th
shabbychick writes: Love the footstool - all those colors - shouldn't go together - but they do!!! :) Wonderful job! And the chandelier is grate too!!

AND - Welcome to new members of the junkmarket - Coop21denk, artifacts, and urbanminerkc! You're among some great junking friends here!!!

Kathy Posted: 8:36 am on November 4th
urbanminerkc writes: Sue, thanks for all the energy and enthusiasm you showed us. It was our first big time show and you helped us feel at home. Looking forward to seeing you again in KC (in May?)!


Posted: 9:03 pm on November 3rd
artifacts writes: It was so very great to get to see Sue in KC this weekend! My hubby and I made a trip down from St. Joseph Missouri (home of the Pony Express and Jesse James!) to see Sue at the show. I am pretty sure I have been a junker since birth (according to my mother), but we have recently decided to go full-tilt into trying to make some money by doing it...in our own, new way.
We sat in the front row of the Saturday afternoon show and truly enjoyed every minute of it! You gave us the boost we needed to get going on this even harder!
Thank you, Sue, for the inspiration! Posted: 4:20 pm on November 3rd
suewhitney writes: Hi Christy,

This was for sale. Hit the link under their picture and it will take you to their site. I'd give them a call and see if it is still available.

Thanks,
Sue Posted: 2:09 pm on November 3rd
csudderth writes: I love the foot stool made out of vintage ties. Do you know if those are available to buy? The grater light is cool too.
Christy Posted: 1:52 pm on November 3rd
Coop21Denk writes: ..... and we made a talented, funny, wonderful new friend from Minnesota!!! Glad we got the chance to show off the Mine to you. Now I've got to come up with something to make out of those old, lucky rabbit's feet key chains (please don't tell the rabbit story) that will top my cheese grater chandelier.
Thank you Sue! Come back soon.

Posted: 1:15 pm on November 3rd
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