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!

Think Outside The Planter Box

When it comes to plants, often times we stick to using traditional flower pots. And, of course, we have plenty of those at Junk Mama’s General Store.

jm flower pots1ATry and think outside the box and add interest to your garden with planters that are out of the ordinary. Watering cans are a normal garden item, but why not use them as a planter or vase?

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Metal buckets make great planters…

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So do metal tins…

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Kitchen items such as enamel pots, bread boxes, colanders, & crocks make great planters…

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Wouldn’t this copper box look great filled with plants?

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Teapots and pitchers also add a unique twist to a garden…

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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!

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…Salt & Pepper Shakers

At Junk Mama’s General Store, you can find a variety of salt and pepper shakers to add to your collection. What? You don’t collect salt & pepper shakers? Well, lots of people do. So many, in fact, that there are salt & pepper conventions, clubs, and even Facebook pages dedicated to collecting salt & pepper shakers.

Let’s take a look at some that are available at Junk Mama’s…

For a formal dinner, this pair would be appropriate…

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This pair of birds would add a unique touch to your table…

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This set looks as though it came straight from Tuscany…

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Check out these vintage sets of salt & pepper shakers…

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We’re pretty sure we saw this groovy pair of mushroom salt & pepper shakers on the Brady Bunch table…

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Have you ever seen any like this? We hadn’t…until now!

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And, of course, you can always find newer style slat & pepper shakers at Junk Mama’s…

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Whether you are a collector or not, these salt & pepper shakers will make a fun addition to your home. Visit us at Junk Mama’s General Store and get your collection started today.

Handcrafted Vintage Style

There was a time when households were filled with vintage linens. They not only added beauty to a table, they helped protect it. Whether it was mom, grandma, or an aunt, someone in the family knew the art of embroidery. Sadly, hand stitched embroidery has become a lost art. Luckily, there are places like Junk Mama’s General Store that can help you add touches of this lost art to your home. We have a large selection of embroidered linens and get in more everyday! Here are a few examples…

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And, let’s don’t forget about the beautiful crocheted doilies that adorned many a table back in the day…

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There was a time when even the dish rags and hot pads were beautifully handcrafted…

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Stop by Junk Mama’s soon and fill your home with touches of vintage craftsmanship!

Strawberry Season

Come on in to Junk Mama’s General Store for some strawberry pickin’.

No, not the kind you eat… the kind that will add a delicious touch to your home decor!

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We can brighten your day with a strawberry lamp!

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We have strawberry linens…

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How about a sachet to make your drawer smell sweet?

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Oh look… we do have strawberries you can eat, in the form of jam. Delicious!

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Don’t let strawberry season pass you by. Come see us at Junk Mama’s General Store for some sweet deals!

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