Sunday, March 23, 2008

I want to thank all the vendors and customers for a wonderful Spring Event of Blackberry Junction! I will treasure our visits and our laughter. The grange is all empty for now but we will be returning shortly. Our fall show dates have been set for September 19-27, 2008. I will miss you all till then and hope to see you out and about in summer festivities.
A huge thank you to those that came down on Easter Sunday to gather up your last items. Several stayed to help clean up our minor tornado- a big THANKS! Carol, Braeda, Linda, Joe, Dave, and Joy(from Auntie Joy's- an amazing woman who has been there till the bitter end)! I will see you soon and keep you in my prayers for the summer adventures!

Saturday, March 22, 2008

It is the final day of Blackberry Junction Spring 2008! What a wonderful day to have an Easter Hunt! We have so many wonderful finds that even emerged last night! This closing day is bitter-sweet for me. I will miss the ones I have worked with and the ones I have served. It has been a pleasure and I thank you all! I wish you all a wonderful Easter and hope to see you soon!

From colors to colors, doves take flight in black and white-Blackberry Junction is still full of many treasures to find! We have been busy restocking up to the final day!

Thursday, March 20, 2008

The vendors just keep bringing more in every day and will do so even on our final Saturday! It has been great fun to see you all ! Thank you Diane (who's beautiful granddaughter should be in magazines:)), Allison, Connie, Kari, Paula, Valerie (we will miss you- Texas gain!) and many, many more! I know you will enjoy your treasures-many thanks! Have you all seen the amazing cottage for sale here at Blackberry Junction? I am surrounded by artist in every corner, what a wonderful place to work!

This "Tall and Lovely" artwork by Raija is one of the beautiful paintings we have enjoyed here at Blackberry Junction. We are very honored to have another artist join us this season. Raija was born in Finland, lived in Canada, and moved with her family to Oregon in 1968. She started painting and taking classes 22 years ago. Raija works in acrylic and oil-painting on canvas, fabric, Christmas ornaments, glass, and watercolor paper. She has painted many murals in local schools, businesses, and private homes. Her work has appeared at Bush Barn and the Oregon State Fair. She has some wonderful pieces left and many happy customers have taken several home to enjoy! Thank you Raija!

Monday, March 17, 2008

Thank you all who have attended! It has been so much fun to visit and see your faces! New items and treasures are coming in daily. Blackberry Junction is ever evolving! I am always amazed to see what comes in throughout the day - it may be your treasure! Hope to serve you soon!

Sweet treasures from Auntie Joy's and Molly Mo's - They are bringing more in tomorrow- can't wait to see!

Seating at Cafe Venea (Mandy's deli) of many wonderful treats awaits for you! She makes the best lattes and a carrot cake that is spectacular! Lunch is served daily. Cinnamon rolls, fudge, cookies and pies to take home for dessert! She is the best!

Saturday, March 15, 2008

We were delighted to see our customers and want to thank each of you that braved our first day! The weather was not exactly on our side. Our great team of work crew - Elaine, Ed, Julie, Gayla, Mandy, Janet, Steve, Carol, and Joan were the best - thank you. It was so wonderful to be back in Albany, our customers and friends found many treasures, Pam, Bette, Mary, Rhoda, Sonja, Charlotte, Stephanie, and many more took home so many items I would have loved in my own home! Many thanks to you all and remember there is so much more to come. Restocking daily!

The show is set and the nest awaits for all our loyal and adored customers to attend! We are looking forward to our visit!

Friday, March 14, 2008

We are done and ready for all of you to join the party!
Thanks to Joy staying till the very end, we left the grange right before midnight! Everything looks grand, can't wait for you to see it!

Wednesday, March 12, 2008

Blackberry Junction is so excited to have Kathy from Colby Cottage with us this show! A wonderful family I have been blessed to meet. We all are amazed with their one of a kind structure and so many original pieces! It just keeps getting more exciting around this place, I might just pitch a cot - oh, we have a vintage daybed and Carols gotta- have quilts, I am so set! See you soon!

A section awaiting to be gussied up! I forgot my camera today, but will bring it tomorrow to shoot some previews of what the team touched on today! Shirley, Joyce, Julie W, Braeda, Elaine and Joy were all amazing today! Thank you ladies! I am so excited for this show!

Tuesday, March 11, 2008

This beauty has entered the
Swan Kings Garden! The piece is
truly fabulous, I can't wait till you
all see it in person! Just three more days!

We are proud to have Molly Mo's and Auntie Joy's as a part of Blackberry Junction -they have been very busy setting up downstairs! Oh the treasures they have!

Friday is just around the corner!

Lot's of items are coming in!

Can't wait to see how it all comes together!

Monday, March 10, 2008

It's coming along!

Saturday, March 8, 2008

The Crown Box for "The Swan Kings Garden"

An Artists Treasures!

More To Come This Spring Show!

Sunday, March 2, 2008

Welcome Spring!
A bit of beach from the 2007 Spring Blackberry Junction Show.
Our artists are vast on their way of bringing creations for all to see!
I am so excited to see them, their finds, and our customers who are quickly becoming our friends. Just a reminder, our Spring Show is March 14-22, 2008 10AM-6PM Daily.
We will be keeping you updated!