Monday, October 28, 2013

November News Read all about it!

junk evolution presents


Is there any place better this time of year to see the colors and taste the season?  We think not, and it's cause for celebration hence the holiday "Thanksgiving".   We'll have all the items you'll need for this celebration.   At junk Evolution we don't rush the season or the holidays, we enjoy each one as they come.  With that in mind you won't find any Christmas decor until the week before Thanksgiving.  We strive for living a grand simple life and enjoy the seasons to its fullest.

Who doesn't like to hunker down in a cabin with a roaring fire in the fireplace, under a wool throw with a classic book?   It's time to bring some warm and cozy elements into your home for the season....make friends and family want to linger,  enjoy a feast, or just have some old fashioned fun with board games.
Come to junk Evolution Friday November 1st from 5-9 pm for a taste of the season.  We'll be serving hot apple cider (we foraged the apples ourselves!) The South Bend chapter of Tri Kappa will be selling their cheese spread on First Friday, and will be serving it as our snack. Stock up now for the holidays. 10 oz container for 5.00. Gluten and nut free.
We had our friend Hiromi pick up some Washi tape while in Japan last summer.  It's a wonderful craft tape and adds a personalization to accessories etc.  We'll have it for sale in November.  I wrap kids gifts in comics and its a perfect tape to match, and decorate the package with and it's biodegradable!  The possibilities for Washi tape are endless.  We are also planning some classes with Hiromi on how to use this, so stay tuned!

The next warehouse Day is November 16th
1212 High Street, SB
Cash and Carry
Dress Warm!

Image from the movie...If only we could get these two to come!

Thursday, October 24, 2013

Eat Wild Potluck

As business owners, we try to find a happy balance between work and play but when you love what you do it oftentimes overlaps.  Some customers who have become friends, suggested that we host a dinner for a group of local Foragers.  (Something near and dear to my actually goes beyond organic gardening.  It's using what's already there and eating off the land like our forefathers, hunting and gathering).  So of course we said yes.  Willow actually said we were perfect because we hunted and gathered for a living! I had talked to Suzi and Tina of A Love Worth Telling or I should say they approached me a few years ago about hosting a harvest feast,  so I agreed as long as they could be a part of the evening.  They took the beautiful photographs below.  

The food was incredible to say the least.  It was like going to your favorite restaraunt and not having to worry about any chemicals or additives and getting the freshest ingredients.  I don't think anyone even touched the salt or pepper because everything was perfectly seasoned.  It was really that good!  We met so many talented and interesting people and hope to plan some events for the spring time.

junk Evolution set the stage and brought in enough tables and chairs for 20, set the tables and foraged for the drinks.  Wild herb teas (mint and bee balm) and fresh apple cider.  We found an apple tree at the Humane Society that needed to be picked and took the apples to our local Cider Mill.

To read more about the evening from a forager/writer go here.  To join the group on Face book go here.

Monday, October 21, 2013

Happy Monday

Live each season as it passes,  breath the air, drink the drink, taste the fruit and resign yourself to the influences of each.

                                HENREY DAVID THOREAU

Thats what we are doing today!  I'll share more tomorrow.

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Be a Vintage Fashionista!

Luggage...For storage and travel

COATS....Real and fake fur, and warm plaid wool.

hand bags

some new jewelry made by Hiromi

Vintage Aigner

Vintage 1957


New this week!  A vintage HoB 1960's maxi dress.

A sweater maxi, 1960's  Harold LaVine

The window

Sunday, October 13, 2013

October at junk E

Our theme for October is "Edgar Allen Poe" so we've created spaces to reflect a cozy den or sitting area where one might want to read, or write poetry.  Infused it with bittersweet and pumpkins and a bit of mischief!

The mantel

Frenchy goodness

Some great storage

Idea's for entertaining

Our new paint color-Marigold, it's perfect for the season.

A tall stack
And Vintage Fashions

And coats

Wednesday, October 2, 2013

October Happenings

EDGAR ALLEN POE Style for October

October brings out the fun in all of us.  The colors are brilliant, the sky is dark and change is in the air.  We went with a little edginess in our decorating mixing antiques with industrial and some great accessories for the season.

We also pulled out all of our vintage clothing (a month early this year) so that you might find a perfectly wicked or Mad (men) costume for Halloween.  From wools and flannels for that chilly hay ride and football game to the fabulous fake fur for a night at the Morris or just to pair with jeans,  lots of wonderful wool kilt skirts,  purses and vintage hats....a little something for everyone.

As you know we only use recycled (used) shopping bags and we are in dire need if you have any you would like donate to the cause.  Paper only please and we are at the shop Thursday, Friday and Saturdays.

open to the public!
Saturday October 19th
From 9-am- 3-pm
1212 High Street South Bend
Cash and Carry