SOLD!

If you’ve ever been to Junk Mama’s General Store, then you’ve seen our motto…

And, it’s so true!

Let’s take a look at a few of the items you may have had your eye on that have sold recently…

Now, let’s take a look at a few of the pieces of furniture that went home with someone else!

Don’t live your life with regrets! There are plenty more awesome pieces at Junk Mama’s General Store just waiting for you to take them home. But don’t wait to long, someone may have been thinking about that piece last night!!!

Gift Guide 2016

jm-gift-guideEach day at noon, we have been featuring items on our Facebook page that are available at Junk Mama’s General Store that we think are great gifts for people on your Christmas list. If you’ve missed our GIFTAPALOOZA posts, don’t worry, we’re sharing the gift ideas here in one convenient place. Let’s take a look…

Candles…

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Swedish Dish Cloths

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Dish Towels…

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Angels…

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Santa’s…

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Jams & Jellies…

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Map Necklaces & Key Chains…

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Soaps & Lotions…

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Bells…

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Monogramming…

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Ornaments…

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Mugs & Mixes…

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Hand Painted Signs…

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Framed Signs…

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Soap Dispensers With Changeable Magnetic Designs…

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Kind Key & Wish Key Necklaces…

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Perfume…

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Vintage Jewelry…

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We hope we’ve given you some ideas for gifts this holiday season. We’ve only touched the tip of the iceberg, so come see us and let us help you cross off everyone on your Christmas list!

Throwback Thursday…Holiday Open House

It’s Thursday! And with our HOLIDAY OPEN HOUSE happening this Friday, November 10, & Saturday, November 11, we thought we’d throwback to some of our previous festivities!

Let’s stroll down memory lane and start on our pretty porch. If you are a regular, you know that we change the porch every month. Let’s take a look back at our Christmas porch…

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And, you know we always have good food…

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Last year we had fun with an Instagram booth…

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The best part of this THROWBACK THURSDAY is looking back at the wonderful memories shared with our great customers. So many of you have become our friends. We are thankful for you all!

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Make your plans to join us this Friday & Saturday from 10am until 5pm and be part of the wonderful memories we’ll create for Christmas 2016!

As always, thank you for your business!

Project Pieces

Do you enjoy DIY projects? Well, look no further for your next project than Junk Mama’s General Store! We have lots of pieces ready to be painted. And, of course, we have the paint and all the accessories to help you get started.

Want to start with something small? These candlesticks would be a great project for the novice or the expert…

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Need a coffee table? This one would look great painted.

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How about a desk?

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Maybe these pieces are more what you are looking for…

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Remember the sewing table we recently shared on Facebook that had been turned into a drink station? Well, here’s your opportunity to make one for yourself…

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Think of all the things you could do with these shutters and cabinet door frames!

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What would you do with these old doors and windows?

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Whether you are newbie or an expert at DIY, Junk Mama’s is the place to look for your next project!

How To Use Dixie Dirt

Want to age decorative items or furniture? 
Well, put a little dirt on it…
Dixie Dirt, that is!
 
This tin ceiling tile had been painted white and lightly sanded. And that’s exactly how it looked…painted and sanded.
 Dixie Dirt from The Dixie Belle Paint Company will add more of a natural looking age effect. And, it’s easy peasy!
 
Start by adding clear wax…
 
Dip a paintbrush into the Dixie Dirt. Give it a tap to remove the excess dirt.
 
Paint the dirt onto the wax, concentrating in the recessed areas and grooves.
 
It will look a little heavy, or too dirty, at this point…
 
Use a rag to rub off some of the dirt until you achieve the desired look…
 
 
Perfectly aged…
and so easy!

 

 
What will you put some dirt on?

 

 
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Everything’s Coming Up Roses

As you walk around Junk Mama’s General Store, you’ll notice the abundance of roses. It is Spring after all… time for blooming roses, bees, and warm weather.

Let’s take a stroll through the “rose garden” and see if there are any roses you’d like to pick for your home!

These roses will last for years to come. And, there are no thorns!

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Light up any room with a lovely rose covered lamp…

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Once you have your lamps in place, you can add some beautiful artwork…

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Then you can add this beautiful folding screen…

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Need a doorstop?

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The rose detail on this shelf is lovely…

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Here are a few things you could add to this or any shelf…

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What would you keep in these pretty rose covered boxes?

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The trend in table settings is mismatched dishes. Stock up on a variety of rose covered china at Junk Mama’s General Store. We have lots of sets already bundled up and ready to take home…

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and, lots more to add to your collection…

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These hand painted decorative plates and metal trays are lovely…

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We’ve even got you covered on the fashion end with this awesome purse…

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and vintage jewelry…

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As you can see, everything’s coming up roses at Junk Mama’s General Store!

Stop by and check out our variety of rose inspired items and so much more!

Tea Time

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Spring has sprung! And, the blooming flowers and singing birds have us reminiscing about days gone by when Spring was the time to have the ladies over for a tea party. With a trip to Junk Mama’s General Store, we can help you bring back that tradition.

Need tea cups? We have some beautiful sets…

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Maybe you prefer the trend of mismatched teacups. We’ve got you covered there too…

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We even have beautiful sets of mismatched teacups and dishes bundled up and ready for you to take home…

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We have a variety of unique teapots…

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And, of course, we have a tea cart!

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Visit Junk Mama’s General Store today to stock up on items for your next tea party. Pinky up, sip, enjoy!

Do It Yourself

Are you a DIY fanatic? Or, do you just dabble in DIY projects? Maybe you want to do it yourself but are intimidated?

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Whether you are a pro at do it yourself projects, or are just getting started, Junk Mama’s General Store can provide you with great pieces of furniture at reasonable prices. Here are just a few of the pieces that we have in the store now that given a little attention would be beautiful.

Looks like someone tried their hand at DIY on these 2 vanities. A new coat of paint and they’d be gorgeous!

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Either a fresh coat of stain or paint and this vanity and chest of drawers would be stunning. Only need one piece? They’re sold separately.

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Need chairs? If the style of chairs is different, paint can bring them together!

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This piece is a little dated with its stencil design but, of course, paint can fix that! And, who doesn’t need more storage?

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Drop leaf tables are perfect whether you have a small kitchen or if you do a lot of entertaining and need extra dining space for you guests. Just open it up when you need it, then fold it down for more living space.

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This small table would be the perfect size for a dorm room or small bedroom. A fresh coat of paint would give it new life!

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Of course, we have a lot of pieces at Junk Mama’s that need no work at all. But, if stained wood isn’t your style, then it’s easy to change with a little paint.

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Are you ready to start a DIY project? We are available to answer any questions you might have and help you get started on your next project. Feel free to email us with any questions at junkmamasgeneralstore@gmail.com

Collections: Beer Steins

Many of our customers are collectors. We have previously discussed how many people collect frogs. And there are those who collect ashtrays. Today we are talking about another popular collector item…

BEER STEINS!

When you stop and take a good look at beer steins, you will see that they are a beautiful piece of art…

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Even the lids are filled with beautiful detail…

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Some beer steins tell a story. These gentlemen are out for a day of hunting…

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How clever to make the handle a fox!

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These ladies have been to church…

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Even if you are not a collector of beer steins, the next time you come into Earth Mama’s, make sure you take a look at the ones in the store. You will definitely appreciate the artistry and attention to detail that each one holds!

Collections: Ashtrays

Last week we talked about collections and how we have quite a few customers who collect frogs. Today we are talking about ashtrays. Believe it or not, ashtrays are quite collectible even among non-smokers. Ashtrays aren’t as common now as there seem to be less people who smoke. But there was a time when ashtrays were a normal part of every homes decor. And, ashtrays were beautiful. For instance, this ashtray from Italy is hand painted with the scene of a lovely village…

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We also have ashtrays with crests…

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We have ashtrays with gold leaf accents…

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and crystal ashtrays…

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This tiny brass shoe ashtray was made in India and is adorable…

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This 1920’s ashtray covers two bases for those who collect ashtrays and those who collect Cloisonne…

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Do you collect Fostoria? If so, you’ll love this set of 3 nesting ashtrays…

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For the coin collector…

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This ashtray has a lovely china pattern…

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Tennis anyone?

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As you can see, we have a nice collection of ashtrays. Come in and add to your collection or start a collection today. If you don’t collect ashtrays, then we are sure you’ll find something that you do collect at Earth Mama’s General Store!