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Thursday, January 10, 2013

Junk Salvation...Can I Get An "Amen?!"

Salvation comes in many forms, it is said.
And truth be told, 
I've experienced more than a few.

But prior to last Spring,
I had yet to relish firsthand the
"hallelujah, lordy
will ya look at all that heavenly JUNK !!!" 
form of redemption brought to junkers
far and wide by the beauteous and beneficent 
otherwise known as real-life sisters
Dixie Kazmark DeRocher and Linda Kazmark Albers.

All Photos © Anne Lorys Photography

These dynamite bundles of sibling junkin' energy
are responsible for Junk Salvation Vintage Flea Market
shows that the sisters tirelessly put on across this great land of ours,
rounding up the cream of the crop to join them.

Although they are based in Puyallup, Washington,
that hardly stops them from venturing to parts near, far
and in between to share the Junk Salvation love. 
Hooray and another Hallelujah for that!

Last Spring, I caught up with the gals at their Texas show,
held at the J.Lorraine Ghost Town in Manor, Texas,
near Austin.

And whaddaya know?
Fifi O'Neill caught a gander of the photos
I snapped there, and has featured them and my photos
in the Spring 2013 Romantic Country Magazine
in their "Best of the Fleas" !

The sisters....sweetness, beauty, talent and junking goddesses!
And coming back to Texas this year!

Here's the best of the rest.

The ghost town setting was the perfect backdrop
for a day full of spirited junking. { groan, I know... }

Magic Mike's got NOTHIN' on this guy.

I finally had the pleasure of meeting 
this talented and gracious lady,
Jana Holland of Collected Treasures and Nettie Jane Designs.

And then I bumped into sweet Maggie Lopez of The Veranda,
and she graciously allowed me to snap the photo below,
full of her wowza stamped spoon jewelry....

Which in turn caught the eye of one Sue of Vintage Rescue Squad,
which led to this.....

Thank you, Maggie and Sue!
You too can have a copy of the 2013 Dreaming of Junking Calendar
simply by clicking HERE.

And another favorite...there is NOTHING that Brandy does
that I do not love! Her creative mind works in magically
twisted ways, and her creations never fail to astound and inspire.

Visit her Etsy Shop, but make sure you have your
credit card number handy, you're gonna need it.
Her creations are wonderfully, quirkily addictive!

But my favorite photo of the day
had to be THIS one below....

That pretty much says it all.
The beer was cold and wonderful, but the drins?
I wouldn't know.

Here is a complete vendor list courtesy of the sisters...

Shabby Junque Couture / Crystal Wiatrek
All in White Shabby Chic & Beach House Designs / Billie Nixon
Pocket Full of Heirlooms / Brandy Evans
Happy.Home.Austin / Dena Traweck
Revival Vintage / Sonia Rife
Flown the Coop / Tiffany Eckhardt
Junk Palace /Maggie Lopez and Lillie Bussey
Junk 4 Joy / Connie Sanders
Tin with a Twist / Grace Walker
Vintage Soul / Julie Crawford
Friends / Lisa Newell
Rust Austin / Erin Hurley
Hen House / Lori Sears
Le French Laundry / Beckie Warner
The White Lion / Alex & Carlos 
Nettie Jane / Jana Holland
Simply Home Design / Tricia Huntley 
The Funky Junk Sisters / Dixie & Linda

Hope you'll grab a copy of the Spring 2013
Romantic Country to see more.

All photos © Anne Lorys Photography

Sunday, December 30, 2012

Dreaming of Junking Calendar

I trust you all had a Merry and Blessed Christmas?

Ours was bittersweet, as we had to travel up to the
Pacific Northwest to attend my father-in-law's funeral,
but we are at peace knowing that he is no longer suffering.

It was a low-key Christmas at the Lorys household....
we spent Christmas Eve with my beautiful friend 
Binky, her family and sweet mutual friends.

We also took in the movie Les Miserables Christmas night,
and now I'm enjoying a few days of post Christmas
down-time with no photo editing to do. Yay me!!!
I finished editing my house photos for some
upcoming magazine features, so I'll keep you
in the loop about that as news develops.

In the meantime, I'd love to share with you
the latest ab-fab ( © Sue @VRS ) 
offering and project from my uber-talented
junker idol, Sue at Vintage Rescue Squad.

available via Sue's Etsy Shop.

This is her third year of putting together these
completely amazing calendars, each one chock full
of not only titillating photos of drool-worthy JUNK,
but also a month-to-month update on all the junking
hot spots and events across this great big, junk-filled
land of ours!

I've been lucky enough to be included all three years,
and this year I even got the cover.

Thank you, Sue!

I have three other photos inside,
and I'm super jazzed to be sharing this honor
with Sue herself, as well as fabulous photog

Here are a couple more images of mine featured inside...

© Anne Lorys Photography

© Anne Lorys Photography

Cat and Sue's offerings are to die for,
as they are both superb photographers
and junking goddesses.
I hope you'll head on over to Sue's Etsy
and order your calendar now!

Next go 'round, I still need to give you the scoop
on my current Romantic Country magazine feature!

I'd also like to invite you to follow me on
Instagram at 

I'm adding new pics over there all the time,
it's just another fun way to keep in touch!

linking with

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

What I've Been Up To...

It's that time again!
Time for the blogger once known for her 
predilection for prolific posting 
to pop in for a monthly or 
bi-monthly update.

I'm tellin' ya, this real life stuff takes up a whole lotta time!
So much so, that infrequent posting has become the norm for me.

But that's a good  thing, because it means
that I've been out and about, and filling my free time
with loads of amazing projects in the works.

Like this one....

I just completed another round of shooting for the
website, and here are some enhanced versions
of a few of the photos which will be appearing
on the website soon.

Feel free to pin any you like!


click photos twice to super size

My friend Robin "Magnolia Pearl" Brown
saw this photo above and fell in love with
the dress form.
It now resides at the Magnolia Pearl Ranch!

Have I mentioned how much I love this gig?
Well, I do!

Be sure to head over to the website,
click on "Goods",
and peruse many of my other photos
of the incomparable goods available from
the Bolton's.
Click HERE.

Next time I'll be back to fill you in
on my latest feature in
Romantic County Magazine.

Until then...

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