Headed to the Junk Bonanza in Style!


This Meadowlark is taking flight today, headed to Canterbury Park to prep for the Junk Bonanza, opening Thursday, April 10, for a three-day run!

Every Bonanza teammate needs a piece of utility clothing, and I’ll be clad in this rockin’ carpenter’s apron — a special custom job by Karla Cunningham of Remixed Stitches!

Does any of this fabric look familiar?!

Each is from a decor job for a client or from a piece I finished and sold for Lark Nest Design!

apron2Fab fabrics from the top down: Pillows and chair upholstery, upholstery that updated a castoff Breuer-like chair, a vintage wicker ottoman topper and seat cushions. Here they are on Karla’s Florida worktable while she figures out a plan. I asked for a pocket sized deeper than the standard iPhone because I’ll have special lenses snapped over the casing. I also needed pockets for cash, ID, a business card case and even a lipstick.


I mailed away the scraps…Karl1

…and they returned to me as a beautiful apron, lovingly wrapped with a gracious message!karl3-318x425I was a bit giddy to tear open the tissue…


… to reveal each little detail. Karla added the key and token as a zipper pull…


… in addition to this vintage La-Z-Boy Reclina-Rocker tag I sent.


(My private joke, because I am anything but La-Z or reclining during the Bonanza!)

karl6She hand-stitched it to the front pocket so it will hold on tightly during the wild ride that is the Bonanza, the Nation’s Premier Vintage Show! Don’t know about the Bonanza? More than 150 vendors of vintage treasures, antiques, architectural salvage and artisan repurposed and up cycled goods. It’s the Disneyland of Junk!


Karla is an amazing seamstress and artist. The Ki Nassauer Shop at the Junk Bonanza will be filled with her handiwork, from pillows to short- and full-length aprons, to name a few. Check out her blog to see more of her work!

I’ll be all-Bonanza, all the time, until about midnight Saturday! (Catch a sneak peek at the fun from an earlier show here!)

Watch this space next week for pictures of great design spotted at the Bonanza!

Vive le junk!


2 Responses to “Headed to the Junk Bonanza in Style!”

  1. Marsha says:

    I recognize some of those fabrics! It turned out beautiful.
    Funny you should post about Karla, as I was thinking to myself last night I have to buy one of Karla’s bags this time around. Here’s to a fantastic Junk Bonanza.

  2. Rosie S says:

    I will be at Junk and cannot wait. Didn’t win the free ticket though… :( But that won’t stop me from getting there bright and early! Have fun!

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