Sweet Junk at The BitterSweet CabinNovember 5th, 2009 in blog
OK - so this isn't junk I made, but it's junk I admire!! A little shop located in my hometown of Bryan, Ohio - tucked into the northwest corner of our great Buckeye state!!! And, my new friends, Jan and Duane McGill are the proprietors, designers AND creaters of some beautiful stuff (repurposing and recycling at its primitive-vintage best).
I found this little shop on my last visit home on Labor Day weekend - and I think Jan and I have "adopted" each other as junk sisters - almost at first sight - it's so cool how junk does that to people, isn't it?? We've decided that if we lived nearer to each other - we'd definitely be a dangerous team!! I did a post on Jan's shop on my blog in October - (and for some history) - here's the link: http://sylviasdaughter.blogspot.com/2009/10/sweet-time-at-bittersweet-cabin.html
She has been a junker forever (like me), and proudly calls her profession "curbside acquisition". She has joined JUNKMARKET Style - and visits often to see what's going on in our junking world. And, fyi - her screen name is "Junkin' Jan". She has a knack/gift for finding junk with potential - and is designing the moment she comes upon it! She and her husband, Duane, make a great team - vision and design style - AND awesome carpentry skills - and they love what they're doing!!
Hope you enjoy this little tour - it was a fun visit - and it seems the afternoon went too quickly - so much junk, and so little time... But...I'll be back! :)
Stop by my blog and see more pictures from my visit, as well as a gift that was made for me while I was there! (Thanks Jan & Duane!) www.sylviasdaughter.blogspot.com
The BitterSweet Cabin is located at 4889 St. Rt. 576 in Bryan, Ohio (419-630-7311). Shop hours are: Thursday and Friday 10am-5pm and Saturday 10am-2pm - or call if you're in the area, and if available - they'll open up shop for you!!
EVENT NOTE: A Christmas Open House is being held at The BitterSweet Cabin on Friday, November 13th (6pm-9pm) and Saturday, November 14th (9am-3pm)!
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