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BC: it was fun... 2010-2015

FC: THE COOP | for the memories | oh

1: The thought occurred to me in May of 2010 while Susan and I were out junkin'. I said to Susan "what if we would stop doing our traveling sales/flea markets and do it out of my chicken coop." Loading and unloading truckload after truckload to go to sales and leaving early hours of the morning and hoping to God nobody would see us, because we looked ridiculous with all the junk overflowing out of our truck. That was the hardest part of the job and it was getting old. I really enjoyed the sales aspect of all of it, meeting so many fun people, going to Auctions, Junk Festivals, flea markets, it was becoming part of my daily life... it was a passion. The Coop sounded like a very good idea and new Plan. So here it is.... my new experience... my new endeavor. | "The Coop" ...

2: PHASE I - Cleaning | So my family and I hurried and emptied it out, cleaned it out, swept it out and again cleaned and swept and cleaned and swept.

3: PHASE II - Painting | No "Before" shot.. this is the after shot. Cleaned and Swept. Painted floor to ceiling. | We Got it smelling like Fresh Daiseys

4: PHASE III Empty out Garage | to do List: Empty out garage Bring to coop | NOTE to self: Don't forget to sleep

5: Cant wait to have my garage back | 2 stall garage ...packed

6: With a little sweat and some muscle we managed to get the Coop all put together for our Grand Opening in August 2010 during Kindred Days. It was a beautiful and successful weekend.

7: Come on In and take a Peek!

8: 2 0 1 0

9: 2 0 1 0 | chaulkboards and chippy | are In

10: 2010 | Industrial

11: T E X T U R E S

13: It's | Junkin' | Time | 2010

14: Summer | 2010

15: One of a Kind

16: Customers came from all | over | the Weather Cooperated | and the

18: The Views from "The Coop"

20: Lets go and take a lookie' outside

22: Jewelry by Hidie Larson "Let Your Spirit Soar" | Hidie's husband Donovan was always on guard

23: Hidie's jewelry was an added bonus to "the Coop"

24: A little rain shower blew in around closing time. All is well!

26: Filled Floor to Ceiling inside and out | 2010

27: This was my first sale. Looking ahead you will see that "The Coop" | only Got | Better | Well there you have it The Grand Opening August 2010 Kindred Days. Stay tuned for the next Sale in October.

28: Fall 2010 Sale Thanks to our local church friends for our assortment of pumpkins and Gourds available for sale.

30: "The Coop" Re-opened in October 2010 The Harvest Sale | A Plentiful Harvest of Pumpkins

31: Kriss from FUNKY JUNQUE even paid a visit. Mom and Susan were such a blessing to have around to help me.

34: It was Christmas inside "The Coop" An Old-Fashioned Christmas shall I say.

45: Customers

47: Dad had a beautiful display of his restored Trunks

51: Busy at's all in FUN...of course!!

52: "Let Your Spirit Soar" Handmade Jewelry by Hidie Larson

55: Well thats it for " "The Coop" sales in 2010. The doors of "The Coop" will now be closed until next Summer. Flip the page to see our summer 2011 Sale.

56: BALL JARS fOR sALE $$$

57: SUMMER SALE | Kindred Days Sale 2011

58: The Office Area

59: Chalkboards for Sale $$$

61: Welcome to "The Coop"

63: July 2011

66: "Yes, we sell Eggs" Fresh Eggs from local Chickens"

67: This last one sale was one of my favorites. It came together so nicely . Susan and I have a good combination going between the two of us. We always have, and thats why we enjoy it so much. I will be closing "The Coop" doors this summer and will not reopen them until next summer. Traci had some catching up to do around the house instead. Looking forward to seeing you in the summer of 2012

68: SALE July 2012

70: My supply keeps growing.

71: 2012

73: The table will always be set

76: AQUA

80: {c.lee's} Home {Re}furnishing & Design

81: Christy Schauer Owner and Designer | Christy was a new vendor ...she had newly and fun painted pieces

84: junkers rule

85: There ya have it... My Summer Sale July 2012. Thanks to everyone for coming out and helping me spread theWord of "THE COOP". You Junkers are My favorite kind of people.

86: 2012 SALE

88: Textures

90: Business is Boomin' that's a good thing

91: look who even paid a visit | The dust was flyin' and so were the "junkers"

92: The key to a Super Fun business "good customers"

93: Love my Junker Friends

94: Some of my younger customers | Some of my younger customers

95: My Friend Paula Paula was a Great Helper for me. She came to paint, she came to fluff, she helped the customers and she came to relax. This was her relax day with the kids. They had a Blast ALL DAY

97: Black is In

99: White is in


102: Mini-Flea | Mini-Flea

103: Junk at a Glance | Take a Seat

104: The Table is now Set | Seat Yourselves

105: take a seat | Bountiful Harvest of Fun Junk

109: 2 0 1 2

111: The Coop will now be closing it's doors for the Season and will re-open in August 2013

112: Summer | 2013

113: Fixtures are hung | Tables are set

114: My favorite part of it all!

115: CUSTOMERS | THE | Seeing all

116: ...the Line Begins | the line of people

117: Junker Girls | The pots are all lined up and ready to go to work

118: My hAPPY Customers

119: Some things I'm a little more attached to than others, so I try and avoid watching the merchandise get packed up. Like for instance my chicken nesting unit below. It was in "The Coop" when we bought the house and here through all my sales. Was a fun piece.

120: Few of the | Displays

122: Write on Me. It's a chalkboard table.

123: 2 0 1 3 | Summer | 2 0 1 3

124: 2013

125: M | E | T | A | L

126: An Inside Look at "The Coop"

127: jars Are | Ball | In | $$$$$

128: Organization Pieces | 2013

129: Love my Big Pieces

130: My Favorite Display

131: Another Sale Gone By. They keep getting bigger and better. Traci is tired so will not be opening until ???? | Had to sneak thise picture of my helpers. Someone must have said something funny.

132: Just a Random page for me to remember what I all had.

134: the Final Coop Sale | November 22nd, 2015 was my final sale. I completely Sold- out and have decided to be done. I am tired. The Coop is now turning into Rick's little sawmill.

136: close up shots | November 22, 2016

139: My final sale was held in our newly built garage. Filled Floor to ceiling

140: before

141: All my hard work paid off! | Washed and ready to display

146: OLD is the NEW

154: SOLD | SOLD

156: My Chickies My Helpers If it wasn't for these people, "The Coop" wouldn't have been "The Coop"

157: A HUGE Thank You goes out to all my helpers: First, to my Mom, thank you for ALL your baked goods you brought to all my sales and for helping assist me at the till. Thank you my dear and darling Daughter for being so darn efficient, your fast painting, helping at checkout , tag making and just for reading my mind and doing what was needed to be done! Thank You Susan for supplying me with your fun finds and entertaining me and keeping me sane in the days before opening. Thank you Paula for your calmness, which is why I love you, and thank you for serving wine to my customers . Thank you Lynn for Loving every minute of it!!! Thank you Dawn for coming to my rescue at the last minute, and Junk Man Jack for just what your name says, thank you Nancy for keeping your husband in line and for the tent, it was wonderful and last but not customers. Thank you for always coming and making it all worth the while!

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