Saturday, May 31, 2014

Reunited...and it feels so good.

You guys...we just had the coolest thing happen. 

At The Olde Depot Junktion sale (that we did over Memorial Day in Brainerd
we met a History teacher named Beth Z. 
She was very interested in the box of WWII love letters that we had. 
We chatted about them for awhile and she bought a few of them to share with her classes. 

A few days later we got an email from her saying that through some internet research, she had found Julie B. , the daughter of the couple in the letters! Beth forwarded the email response from Julie:

"That is indeed my mother and father, who are both deceased. My Dad was always writing home (St. Paul) to my mother. He was stationed in London and was a pilot in WWII. I believe he was also in Stevens Point, WI and other parts of the U.S. Of a family of six there are only my brother and myself left"

After hearing this we knew the right thing to do. So we gathered up all the letters and are going to be mailing them out today (5/30/14) to Julie B. What a wonderful surprise that will be for her and her brother. We're just happy that they are finding their way back to the family!

We will keep you posted about their journey!

Have a wonderful weekend!

Jenni & Ben

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

What can I make with that?

We have a lot of cool things for sale (we think so at least)
 but so many times people ask- 
what can I make with that? Pinterest to the rescue! 
We have made boards on Pinterest showcasing what you can make 
with some of the popular items we sell. Check it out.

Valve Handles

We literally have tons of valve/faucet handles
both on Etsy and at our local shop called Junket.
So what can you make from them?
Here are some ideas we've put together on Pinterest

Check out our idea board on Pinterest.

Glass Insulators

What is a glass insulator? They were used on telephone/utility poles
to support and separate electrical conductors.  
What can you make from them?
 Here are some ideas:

Check it out on Pinterest
Buy them on Esty

Industrial Baking Pans
 We recently won an auction lot of industrial baking pans 
from a bakery that went out of business. 
We had them cleaned and glazed and they are amazing. 
Perfect for storage of little bits and pieces!
For sale on Etsy Soon!

Check it out on Pinterest

Old Wooden Ladders
So cool! But what can you use them for besides the obvious? 

Check out what we found on pinterest!