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December 29, 2010

J is for Junk!

The day after Thanksgiving I dragged myself out of bed and met up with one of my best friends at 4:30AM. Why? Because of 1 item on sale that Black Friday morning. I must say I was a Black Friday virgin. Never had I woke up before the crack of dawn for any sale except a junk sale of course!

What on earth was this amazing item? A Cricut Expression 50% OFF. We waited in line for an hour in the cold. I have never seen such chaos. I was triumphant and let me just say my little cricut has opend so many repurposing doors. 

Finally this leads me to the picture. This is our newest piece of jewelry. A vinyl "J" sits upon an old optical lense and with a little touch of ephemera it makes a beautiful pendent. 

Oh how I love JUNK! Rumor has it that you can make this at our January Junk Club!

Hope you all have a fun ringing in 2011!

December 23, 2010

Give The Gift Of Junk

Are you a procrastinator like me? If you still need a last minute gift why not give the gift of junk! Available now Rescued Junk Gift Cards!! We can even send them via email. For details just send us an email at

December 20, 2010

"Junk Sexy"

Yay! I'm actually blogging two days in a row! I know I can't believe it myself.

At our vintage junk markets you can always count on there being a selection of our Distressed Silver Necklaces. We have so much fun coming up with different sayings. One of our most popular necklaces is the "junk star". Well "junk star" meet the newest addition to the family "junk sexy". Its fun, its sassy, and well junk is sexy!  And yes, I am wearing one myself.   You can be "junk sexy" too!  Just click here and request junk sexy.

December 19, 2010

Tis The Season For Jolly Junk!

Finally, some pictures from our newly restored shop!! The past 2 months have been a blur.  November 1st changed our lives forever. The second the building was ours we began a month long labor of love. We did it all from tearing down walls, exposing brick, refinishing the hardwood floors, painting, updating the electric, plumbing and heating. Without the help of our family and friends we would never have been ready for our grand opening that was on Dec. 4th. 

We are so excited to have a place our junk can call home.  Located in our town of Earlham, Ia, starting in February our shop will be open 1 weekend a month.  All of the excitement and anticipation of our markets can now be enjoyed every month!!

Here are lots and lots of pictures for your viewing pleasure.  Happy Holidays to each and every one of you. Enjoy your families, good food, and cool junk this holiday season. 


November 01, 2010

The Secrets Out!

We can't keep it in any longer!! Kasey and I are so excited to tell you that we are the proud new owners of an old building in Earlham. This is our biggest rescued find yet!  She needs a lot of demo and some paint, but its going to be beautiful.  Hidden above the drop ceiling is the original tin ceiling!!  Beneath layers of carpet is the original wood floors. Yes, there will be lots of before, during, and after pictures to come!! 

So, what does the future look like for Old Crow Farm? First, our shop name will be Rescued Junk by Old Crow Farm. Be looking for our new/old name. Next, our plan right now is to have monthly occasional sales, so there will be no more waiting months in between!  And the most important question when will we open? Get ready, get set for Jolly Junk! Yes, we will open our doors on December 4th for our Jolly Junk vintage market! 

For those of you who have missed our Junk Clubs for the past few months we will have a December club night that will be announced very soon! We are very excited that this will be the first Junk Club in our new building and even better you get to shop!!

We are so thankful for all of you who come to our markets and etsy shop. Junk is what we love and its so much fun to see all of your happy faces. We hope that you will come visit us on December 4th to celebrate the season and check out Rescued Junk by Old Crow Farm.

Jojo & Kasey

Stay Posted!

Life around Old Crow has been insane!! Lots and Lots of fun projects in the works. From prop styling to magazine projects we've been busy junkers. If you like Christmas cookies you must check out Old Crow's repurposed packaging ideas in this years Christmas Cookies magazine on newsstands now!! mmmm cookies:)

Projects on page 8

We have one more major project that we are hoping to start this afternoon. Stay posted for our super secret that we've been waiting to tell you for months!  I will post about this more tonight, so check back later!! xoxo jojo

September 23, 2010

Rainy Day Projects

Post have been few and far between.....what else is new! Days turn into weeks and now its been a month since my last post. Time has never seemed to pass by so fast.

The weather here has been VERY rainy. So, it was an indoor kinda day. I was playing around with some extra supplies that didn't work for their original purpose. I need your opinions like or no likey? Would you like to see more of these fresh little necklaces at our Market?

I love to get your opinions! Have a good weekend, JoJo

September 18, 2010

October Vintage Market

August 18, 2010

Junk + Family + Friends = A Great Life

This past weekend has me and junking are all a girl really needs. Old Crow is a family affair! Moms, dads, sisters, brothers, grandmas, grandpas, husbands, wives, toddlers, cousins, and friends who are like family all help in making what Old Crow is today.

Kasey and I are blessed to have all of these people in our lives. We all put in countless hours. From our moms, grandma, cousin, and aunts who help take care of our girls while we hunt, clean, and pretty up our junk to our friends who help us clean, organize, and price the many piles of junk. They are our Crow Crew!

Our barn, the junk, the smiles, the sweat, the laughter, the snuggles, the “ah ha moments”, and even sometimes the tears is what life is all about.

We love and even giggle when our family brings us junk! They have been trained to never leave a piece of junk behind. Especially, without asking Kasey or jojo first!

There will always be good junk. That I know, but family can’t be taken for granted. This weekend my dad was visiting us from Colorado. We had 3 days to enjoy with him. It turned out to be 6, one would think 3 extra days yay! But, they were spent in the hospital. On Saturday we had to take my dad to the ER. 6 hours later we found out he had blood clots and would have to stay in the hospital until today. He is doing much better and is being treated with medication. Thank god! Life truly is so precious.

Our families make Old Crow possible. With their love and support Kasey and I get to do what we love. Of course thats rescuing cool junk! This is our first big work weekend and the grandmas are on call. There’s about 4 weeks or so until the Bonanza and the Crow Crew is ready!

Happy Junking!


August 09, 2010

The Countdown

Summer has just seemed to escape me. You all know how bad I can be about blogging during the summer! Terrible I know. My summer has consisted of junking, playdates, etsy, fun in the sun, and more junking!

Normally, we only have 3 markets a year, but we could resist an longer and so we're headed to the Junk Bonanza in just a little over a month from now. We've been hoarding junk all summer long. You can always tell when a sale is getting near because our building is overflowing.

So you know what happens when the buildings full? The junk begins to creep out on to our rock drive.

This is the view of the junk pile outside it's starting to accumulate!

Lots of fun projects to complete, diamonds in the rust that need to be cleaned, sanding and sealing to be done. I'd say this next month is going to fly by! I'm hoping to get back on track with my blogging too. Sweet junk dreams to all!