just in case you were wondering.

On the way home from work last Friday, I stopped off to stock up on wine at my local wine shop.  For those of you who are local, that would be Bright Wines in North St. Paul.  It’s the tiniest hole in the wall shop operated by just one guy, the owner, Dave, who sends out a weekly e-newsletter with lots of information about wine and a list of what he has in stock.  I usually highlight my list, pop in and hand the list to Dave, who then pulls all the wine for me and sends me on my way.  I’m currently enjoying a lovely syrah/grenache blend from the South of France called Grande Toque.  Yum.

But, I digress.  After the wine, I also stopped off at another North St. Paul favorite, La Garage.  The best way to describe it is a clean and tidy garage sale in a store, but with slightly higher prices.  I think that the owners get their inventory by buying estates, or something like that.  I like to stop in on occasion and see what they have.  On the day in question they had restocked their hard cover books, so I bought a slew of Danielle Steele novels for $1.  Not to read, of course, but to paint.

In addition to the books, I also picked up this fabulous chippy wooden stool.


It was calling my name and I just couldn’t leave it behind.

Lest you all begin to think that I am a wine drinking, romance novel reading hoarder, now is the time to mention that I have taken my friend Lori up on her offer to share her Junk Bonanza booth this spring.  All of this furniture I have been painting lately?  Yep, it’s for Junk Bonanza.  I’m also cranking out some painted books, and going through my stash of vintage goodies looking for things to sell.  This fabulous little stool will be added to the growing pile of items headed for Junk Bonanza, along with the Champ de Lavande hutch, the Hudson dresser, the French cane back chair … and hopefully more.

I won’t be parting with my favorite vintage phone any time soon though, so if you were hoping to snatch it up, you will be disappointed.  But if you are going to Junk Bonanza in April, I hope you’ll stop by and say hello!


4 thoughts on “just in case you were wondering.

  1. I just checked out Junk Bonanza which looks like an amazing event with all sorts of creative people showing and attending and great vintage things. Oh, I would love to have a metal porch glider like the one on the front page. Great photo of the stool with the telephone, simple but so charming. I saw the way the wall stripe hits that stool in the perfect spot.Your photographs are so nice.


    1. Thanks Ginene! Junk Bonanza is a pretty amazing event. I think it will be fun to be a part of it this year, aside from just going as a shopper that is.


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