Wednesday, December 30, 2009
Bernie, Linda and I are all very excited about the new year and the Junk E. festivities and will let you know as soon as we have them written in stone. If you would like to be included on our emailing list or snail mail, please let us know.
In the mean time have a safe and happy celebration!
Love & Peace,
Char, Bernie & Linda
Wednesday, December 23, 2009
I hope you have a peaceful, beautiful Holiday surrounded by those you love.
Sunday, December 13, 2009
Next time I will share with you what else I made from the fabric, but right now I have a backgammon game to play with my wonderful husband in front of the fire.
Thursday, December 10, 2009
This year I made a vow to not buy any kind of wrapping paper, and I don't get gift boxes. I make fabric gift bags that can be used for years...the gift you keep on giving. You can also use beautiful tins for all kinds of gifts. And for my family I am wrapping in news print and comic's and it's actually amazing how beautiful the gifts look. Add a real ribbon, or fuzzy yarn and that too can be used again and again.
For gift tags, save the cards from the year before and cut them in the desired size, punch a hole with a puncher and add a ribbon.
My tree is a fake, and not a very realistic one. I would much rather buy a live tree, but opted to use what I have this year. To make it more appealing I add a lot of dried, real flowers that I grew last summer. My daughter always picks the vintage glass balls for ornaments. I wanted to share some facts on Artificial and real trees. Artificial trees never biodegrade, and include potentially harmful material. REAL tree's are good for the environment. While they grow, they're absorbing carbon dioxide and releasing oxygen, stabilizing soil and providing habitats for wildlife. You can buy local to support local tree farms, and most fake tree's come from another country so they're shipped long distances.
After the season, real trees can be used as mini habitats for birds and other small creatures. Use them for mulch to retain moisture and improve soil conditions. They are 100% biodegradable.
Friday, December 4, 2009
Tuesday, November 24, 2009
Saturday, November 21, 2009
Friday, November 6, 2009
Monday, November 2, 2009
Sunday, October 25, 2009
Wednesday, October 21, 2009
Monday, October 19, 2009
Wednesday, October 7, 2009
If you are coming from Middlebury, or Elkhart, Shipshewanna take US 20 to the CR 35 intersection and turn south by the Hilltop Restaraunt. CR 22 will T at the end of CR35, turn right. It's approximately 5 miles and will be on your right.
From Goshen take Middlebury Street, (also CR 22) and go North aprox. 5 miles. Just past the straight away part of the road on the left you will first see the big red barn, then the beautiful farm house.
Saturday, October 3, 2009
PLACE: Meadow Brook Farm
ADDRESS 16263 County Road 22, Goshen, IN
DATES AND TIME:
Saturday, October 17, 8-10 Early Bird Shopping ($3.00 fee charged )
10:00 TO 5:00 free admission
Sunday, October 18, 12:00 TO 5:00
CASH AND CHECKS ONLY PLEASE
Bernie & Linda Sherck & Char Osborn Swoveland form the team called junk EVOLUTION. Char and Linda have backgrounds in Art and Interior Design and Bernie is a talented artist and woodworker. In this throw away society they decided to go Green and use items that may be past their prime or no longer used in their original form, and bring them back to life better then before. They embrace the French style of decorating because it uses quality, time worn pieces found at flea markets and a mix of styles. They also do custom work, and offer design services, faux finish painting, and party planning.
also joining us at the farm
Christine uses found objects in her art and jewelry designs. She will be showcasing her new line of french inspired necklaces and bracelets, made with vintage chains and pearls. She also creates beautiful lamps made from collectable old tins.
Originally a watercolor painter, Jessica Flores is exploring a new creative avenue with her handmade accessories and stationery featuring a signature mix of bright color and pattern. She enjoys using vintage fabrics, trim, buttons and kitchen linens from as late as the 1940's for her colorful housewares and handbags. For more on her inspiration, process and products, visit www.jessicaflores.com.
Brad Maurice Carney
Member Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York
Exploring the medium of oils over aluminum through abstraction I am continually amazed at the results achieved.
Dalis has been involved in various types of artwork all her life but became serious about it in the early 90s when she discovered woodcarving. Lessons with carving icons Tom Wolfe, Harold Enlow, Desiree Hajny and Peter Ortel helped lay the groundwork for many of her techniques prior to designing her own pieces. She co-founded the Crystal Valley Carving Club, which continues to meet in Middlebury, Indiana.
In the heels of woodcarving came a more serious interest in painting and sketching. With no prior formal training, Dalis took classes at the Elkhart Art League in pastel painting, and continued to create pieces in the photorealistic style, unique for pastel painting.
Artisan Kathleen Stone weaves charming rugs and unique handbags using timeless techniques and colorful durable materials. Browse a beautiful variety of colors, sizes and styles, plus Kathleen's hand spun yarns and dried lavender crafts.
Sheila Leal & Glenda Goins
Candy Apple Corner is a love of Vintage Style Living. We offer unique finds of painted furniture, objects aged by time, and artwork. Everything offered by the sisters, Sheila and Glenda, are handpicked to stay true to the style of all things old and worn. There is even a line of furnishings for the little one in your life. Services include design, painting, artwork and mural work. Let Sheila and Glenda bring vintage inspired living into your home.
Sunday, September 27, 2009
We had a very successful day. Perfect weather, tons of people and the best spot for showcasing our goods and last but not least-great sales! So thank you South Bend! King B and the Green Queens are very grateful.
Wednesday, September 23, 2009
Saturday, September 19, 2009
SAVE THE DATE!
A day at the farm like you’ve never
had! Fresh air, warm sunshine
(hopefully), a historic farm, and the
coolest setting we could find to
showcase our newest wares. If you
are familiar with junkEVOLUTION,
you know we don’t sell junk, rather
we breathe new life into discarded or
unwanted items as they become
charming useful treasures sure to
find a place in your home and heart.
junkEVOLUTION is hosting a
group of very talented artisans to
join us for our very first harvest
showing of beautiful home
furnishings and accessories at the
historic Meadowbrook Farm, located
in the picturesque farming
countryside between Goshen and
Relax, browse and shop in the
original 1860’s barn full to the
rafters with furniture, accessories,
and boutique items displayed in true
junkEVOLUTION style. You never
know what you may find hanging
from those rafters! We will also
have lots of decorating ideas for all
the upcoming holidays as well as
plenty of opportunity to start your
holiday shopping with handcrafted
items from local artisans. Food will
also be available for purchase if you
do indeed plan to spend the day in
PLACE: MEADOWBROOK FARM
ADDRESS 16263 County Road 22
DATES AND TIME: SATURDAY, OCTOBER 17, 2009
8:00 TO 10:00 AM EARLY BUYING
fee charged )
10:00 TO 5:00 OPEN BUYING
SUNDAY, OCTOBER 18, 2009
12:00 TO 5:00
CASH AND CHECKS ONLY PLEASE
Check our blog for information regarding the participating
artisans and directions: www.junkevolution.blogspot.com
Here is a link that tells about the farm where we will be.
Tuesday, September 8, 2009
Friday, August 28, 2009
Vintage Brush Collection
Antique buggy full of homegrown hydrangea's, & antique light fixture that now holds candles.
Vintage wool for fall, made into pillows, throw's and covering an ottoman.
All these items are at The Old Creamery Antique Mall