Sunday, November 23, 2014

I Love This! A Painters Beauty Tip

I'm not getting paid to promote this product but love it enough to share.  After reading about the mico-derm pellets polluting the great lakes etc here  I was happy that I had picked a natural product made with the shells of apricots (kind of like recycling).  It's also only about $7. for a large jar.  I use it on my face,  hands and feet and where ever I need to scrub off stubborn paint instead of using paint thinner.  (Yes, sometimes it is necessary to use the dreaded oil based paints because of their durability.)   

When choosing products that go directly on my skin I always look for the most natural, you just can't go wrong.

Wednesday, November 19, 2014


What happened to Fall?  One day I was walking on this

and the next I was driving on this!  The good news is that it really put us in the Christmas spirit.  The fall decorations came down really quick and so many homes are already decorated for Christmas.  junk E included!  Hopefully we will enjoy the solitude of the season and shop leisurely through our favorite small businesses and forgo the hustle and bustle of the big box stores.   Out of all bad, comes good!  

 Hiromi has been busy all year just for this month with her lovely handmade purses, pillows and jewelry.  It goes perfectly with our GLOBAL CHRISTMAS theme.  As we travel through life it makes us appreciate more.  The handicrafts of other nations,  and the artisans and things that we are surrounded with in our own towns.  Thats what this season is all about at junk Evolution.  We strive to help make this season a meaningful, less stressful time.  Don't ever hesitate to ask us to help you find the perfect gift for your special peeps,  it's just the kind of challenge that we love!

This beautiful bag is made from a coat and belt (totally recycled) then embellished
with felted circles and embroidery.

Asian inspired

Holiday whimsey that last past the holidays.

Global Decor

The bungalow room

Merry and Shiny Brite!

Even tho our theme is the Roaring 20's we sneak in a
little something for everyone.

lots of vintage sleds!  Be sure to look up :)

The winter collection of Vintage Twill has arrived!

Kathleen modeling her recent purchase and looking fab!

Friday, November 7, 2014

Novembers Class Will Keep You Warm!

Sorry this is such a short notice but Hiromi has agreed to do a class next Thursday evening, November 13, at 6 PM  if we can get enough people!  She'll teach you how to knit on your fingers and make this beautiful cowl neck scarf that will be a fantastic item for gifting.  She said you can easily make them in a short amount of time and will be easy enough to finish at home if not completed at the shop.  The cost is $25.00 /CC $20. per person.  So grab a friend, sister, or daughter and sign up today!  574-215-7812 or stop by.  Advanced payment is required.

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Indian Summer

One of our favorite places to visit in the fall is Traverse City, Michigan.  We haven't gotten to go since we started this business but Ed surprised me and made the reservation.  I'm sure its beautiful any time of the year but we enjoy it in the fall because it's dressed in brilliant hues, and it's not as crowded this time of year.  It's breath taking everywhere you look, the food is amazing, and the peninsula is full of winery's and now distilleries and there are micro brews all over town.  It's a sensory overload and a great way to re-charge!  

Even the clouds are brilliant!

Farm stands are everywhere

The vineyards

and the bay at Lake Michigan

This is our last week of Farm house, and next week we set up for "The Great Gatsby" so here's a last look of October.

custom Farm House table

A grain bin fashioned into a planter, blanket holder, manger .....

Fireplace mantel

Lenox china-perfect for your Thanksgiving table

Bittersweet Wreaths and perfect patina doors

Vintage Twill will outfit you for Fall and winter in darling

Lamps and tables and pumpkins-Oh my!

Glass door book shelf

White china tea set

Antique utensils

a new use for a bed footboard-Window Valance or
create a dramatic bed by hanging it above yours
with curtains billowing out from behind!

A perfect country French storage for dishes or to show off
your quilt collection.

The Barn yard