Thursday, July 13, 2017

Thank you for 7 great years!

Junk Evolution has closed its South Bend store, but follow us on Face Book for pop up shows.  We are selling some of our items at The Barn Door, north of Middlebury on State Road 13.

Gary of Carpenter Gothic will continue on in the space, as well as Vintage Twill and there will be a new exciting addition to the Colfax shop.  You can stay connected through following CircaArts Gallery.
Char, Bernie, Linda and Gary

Thank you for 7 great years!  

Monday, May 15, 2017

Market Days-This Friday and Saturday!

I hope you had all kinds of fun on Mother's day!

We are loading up the shop with all kinds of newness!  My inspiration is the great outdoors, with fixtures that can be used inside and out.

Come and see us Friday from 4PM-8PM
and Saturday 10AM-4PM


Thursday, April 27, 2017


The Market @ junk Evolution will be open for business First Friday and Saturday (April 5 & 6) for the 7th annual Unity Gardens Fund Raiser/Plant Sale.  However the Plant sale will only be one day Friday April 5, from 4-8 PM.   So mark your calendars!  They always have a wonderful selection of heirlooms, herbs, perennials, annuals, shrubs and sometimes trees.  Unity Gardens has a green house and they grow lots of the plants themselves but also get donations from lots of other greenhouses and plant shops.  If you aren't familiar with the Unity Gardens they are a non for profit organization that plants over 50 gardens around South Bend where people who don't have access to fresh produce can come and grow, pick and eat.  They are a volunteer based organization.  For more information on this great program click the link

We will be adding lots of outdoor garden elements to our Market, some great canvas gardening aprons, and Lots of great gift ideas for Mom (Mother's Day is May 14th!).  So come and get all your shopping done in our great neighborhood.  You'll be doing a world of good!

We have lots of great gifts for Mom (Mother's day is coming). 

Handmade jewelry from Urban Mountain Traders and Vintage Twill.  If you can't make it to First Friday you can shop for handmade jewelry at Etsy Here,  and for small vintage treasures at UMT vintage

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

April-Third Weekend Approaching

Easter Weekend is fast approaching

so if you are looking for a fun place to take your out of town guests look no further! Bring your children in to get their pictures taken with our little Easter Bunny on Saturday April 15.  We also have the best hostess gifts if you are going somewhere for dinner.  

We are going to try something new on Friday, April 14th and will offer an early bird shopping experience for those that can't wait until 4:00.  $5.00 admission from Noon until 4PM.  Then regular store hours 4-8PM and Saturday 10AM-4PM (no entry fee).  Oh, and don't forget to meet us for the After Party!  We try to promote a local pub or eatery every month to meet at 8PM after a month of hard work to relax and chat. This month it's at: South Bend Brew Werks and anyone meeting up at the junk Evolution table will receive discounts on food!

It's all new every month!  Don't forget in May we are hosting The Unity Gardens annual plant sale on First Friday only from 4-8PM. JE will also be open on Saturday from 10-4 so we will be open two weekends in May.  Unity Gardens always has a wonderful collection of heirloom plants, annuals, perennials, herbs and sometimes trees and shrubs.   We have some pr

Fun collections

Small batch candles

handmade Aprons

The Perfect Rustic Industrial Shelf from junk E

Boho Style by Urban Mountain Traders

We have some pretty fine neighbors at Hill and Colfax....

CircaArts Gallery will feature Local Artists from the Past and Present 
We have a collection of artwork from an estate that celebrates local Indiana artists from the past and present. The artwork is for sale and is currently displayed at the gallery. Great prices, great history. Jim Borden, Alice Schlesinger and Linda Freel to name a few. 
Inspire Me!  is open until 8PM for Third Friday

The Purple Porch is a great place to grab dinner or a snack. Open until 7PM

Piser Designs is now building slab tables!

Third Weekend of the Month 
Friday and Saturday 9:00 – 4:00 
Vintage, retro and time-worn items at great prices, small and large. Plenty of fun finished tables, dressers, sofas, cabinets and chairs. Unique items in the rough – we may even have suggestions on how to finish these projects! 

New Location: 735 Lincoln Way East, South Bend near Farmers Market

Friday, March 31, 2017

So Sorry About your Luck

In case you missed our March market, (that took place on St. Paddys weekend) here's a list of regrets!  

You won't want to miss the next one. Mark your calendars for the next market weekend Friday April 14 from 4-8,  Early bird shopping $5.00 admission  from noon-4PM, Saturday 10-4.  It's a new shop every month!  Make sure you click on our Calendar of Events tab for the full schedule.

We also want to help support other local businesses by meeting up when we close on Friday evening at 8PM for an AFTER PARTY.  Sign up for the newsletter or follow us here to find out more.

Industrial Farm House table by junk Evolution

Vintage Circus posters-These are still available 

Park Bend by Carpenter Gothic

Upcycled Style by Urban Mountain Traders

New candles by UMT-for people with chemical sensitive tolerance

Boho style jewelry by UMT made with natural stone beads

Cowboys and Indians shirt by UMT
Vintage Clothing by Vintage Twill
If the dress fits.....she bought it!

Thursday, February 16, 2017

What's New?

Life is to precious to be spent sitting....waiting.  We love the energy of special events like a First Friday or a weekend Art/Craft show, where it's a whirl wind of activity,  "Buy now or cry later" type of show.  

junk Evolution was about to throw their hat in the ringer and retire. Then Linda had the idea to shrink it down to a monthly market and we were all in.  The Market @ junk Evolution was born!  Beginning March 17th (Lucky St. Patricks day!) and March 18th the shop will be open 2 DAYS A MONTH.  That's where the Buy now, cry later part comes into play.  

We hope that it inspires us to have more time to be creative, and get back to the original "Evolution" of junk, not just struggling to keep the shop filled.  Our merchandise will be of the utmost quality, and we hope the shop will be new and different every month.  This will also give Char and Linda more time for Design work, so let us know if you need help with upcoming projects, Interior Design, party planning, wedding decor know how we love a challenge!

We are also partnering with the other shops at Hill and Colfax in this endeavor so CircaArts Gallery, Inspire Me!  and Piser Designs will also be open late on the 3rd weekend, Friday and Saturday.

We won't be offering any refreshments because we are planning to meet you for an After Party at The General Store Cafe, just down the street on Jefferson.  We can't wait to see all of our customers and friends!
 We will keep you posted for more information as it develops.