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    CJC Moved In! A Fall Farmhouse Market in Gonyea's Foxwood Neighborhood

    CJC Moved In!  A Fall Farmhouse Market in Gonyea's Foxwood Neighborhood
    We moved our store into a new construction home for a weekend, and it was all sorts of fixer-upper-inspired fabulous! Check out the pinterest-worthy photos and Fall design ideas.

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    Chaska Junk Company

    ....just kidding! We aren't changing our name, but our new store did open in downtown Chaska today, and we couldn't be more excited! When we've opened previous locations, we've sort of just opened the doors, painted a couple of walls, and moved in. But we've learned a ton over the last 4 years, about what works and doesn't for displays, for checking out, and for storage and organization. So much thought went into this new location, and we're really proud of how it all came together! It's all our Pinterest dreams come true, in our own little store. Carver Junk Company Chaska | Retail Storefront | Retail Signage MN | Sign Minds | Chaska, MN Those of you who have shopped during our craziest events know that the checkout counter was always a bit [ok, ok....a lot] of a bottleneck at the Carver store. We always had multiple people running the checkout, but usually they were ringing people up on their phones, extra ipads, etc. You'll be happy to hear that the new Chaska store has two full, permanent checkout stations, so we can get you through the lines even faster [which means more time to actually shop, right?] Carver Junk Company Chaska | Retail Checkout | Retail Lighting | Minnesota | Retail Display | Cash Wrap   Beyond that, we've created spaces for all of the apparel and accessories that used to be staged & stacked wherever we had space. Our building is the old Carver County State Bank, and our bigger selection of apparel & accessories is in the old vault! It's such a fun space, and has already been a huge hit this weekend. We're excited to continue bringing in fun new items throughout the year. N-Chesnut-St-Retail_019 N-Chesnut-St-Retail_020 Carver Junk Company's New Chaska Location | The Vault | Apparel and Accessories | Clothing Racks | Clothing Display Ideas | Bath & Body   The bulk of the store is made of three rooms that are staged with our typical furniture and accessories. We've added some handcrafted metal & wood shelving to the main room to hold more of our handmade & vintage-inspired items, leaving more space on the furniture to showcase ideas on how to set them up & accessorize them like you would in an actual home. Our vendors have outdone themselves with staging, styling, and the incredible furniture and decor items they've brought in for this event: Carver Junk Company's Chaska Occasional Store | Chaska, MN | Small Town MN Shopping | Local Minnesota Makers Shopping | Vintage Furniture and Decor Carver Junk Company's Chaska Occasional Store | Chaska, MN | Small Town MN Shopping | Local Minnesota Makers Shopping | Vintage Furniture and Decor Carver Junk Company's Chaska Occasional Store | Chaska, MN | Small Town MN Shopping | Local Minnesota Makers Shopping | Vintage Furniture and Decor Carver Junk Company's Chaska Occasional Store | Chaska, MN | Small Town MN Shopping | Local Minnesota Makers Shopping | Vintage Furniture and Decor Carver Junk Company's Chaska Occasional Store | Chaska, MN | Small Town MN Shopping | Local Minnesota Makers Shopping | Vintage Furniture and Decor Carver Junk Company's Chaska Occasional Store | Chaska, MN | Small Town MN Shopping | Local Minnesota Makers Shopping | Vintage Furniture and Decor Carver Junk Company's Chaska Occasional Store | Chaska, MN | Small Town MN Shopping | Local Minnesota Makers Shopping | Vintage Furniture and Decor Carver Junk Company's Chaska Occasional Store | Chaska, MN | Small Town MN Shopping | Local Minnesota Makers Shopping | Vintage Furniture and Decor Carver Junk Company's Chaska Occasional Store | Chaska, MN | Small Town MN Shopping | Local Minnesota Makers Shopping | Vintage Furniture and Decor Carver Junk Company's Chaska Occasional Store | Chaska, MN | Small Town MN Shopping | Local Minnesota Makers Shopping | Vintage Furniture and Decor Carver Junk Company's Chaska Occasional Store | Chaska, MN | Small Town MN Shopping | Local Minnesota Makers Shopping | Vintage Furniture and Decor Carver Junk Company's Chaska Occasional Store | Chaska, MN | Small Town MN Shopping | Local Minnesota Makers Shopping | Vintage Furniture and Decor Carver Junk Company's Chaska Occasional Store | Chaska, MN | Small Town MN Shopping | Local Minnesota Makers Shopping | Vintage Furniture and Decor You can see the shiplap wall that Chad added behind the checkout [which was no small feat with the steel studs, uneven walls, and crazy floors in this place]. "Let's put up some shiplap, it'll be quick." Famous last words, my friends....choosing the paint color for that wall took just about as long. The final space in the new store is the dedicated DIY workshop, where we'll be able to hold more painting & crafting classes. We already have a full schedule up for June, and we're excited not only to be doing more of our own classes, but to be partnering with other small, local businesses to offer workshops. Knot & Ivy are doing two macrame workshops on June 18th! Carver Junk Company's New Chaska Location | DIY Workshops | Pinterest-Inspired Workshop Space | DIY Classes in the SW Metro Minneapolis | Miss Mustard Seed's Milk Paint | General Finishes Chalk and Milk Paint Carver Junk Company's New Chaska Location | DIY Workshops | Pinterest-Inspired Workshop Space | DIY Classes in the SW Metro Minneapolis | Miss Mustard Seed's Milk Paint | General Finishes Chalk and Milk Paint Carver Junk Company's New Chaska Location | DIY Workshops | Pinterest-Inspired Workshop Space | DIY Classes in the SW Metro Minneapolis | Miss Mustard Seed's Milk Paint | General Finishes Chalk and Milk Paint Carver Junk Company's New Chaska Location | DIY Workshops | Pinterest-Inspired Workshop Space | DIY Classes in the SW Metro Minneapolis | Miss Mustard Seed's Milk Paint | General Finishes Chalk and Milk Paint Carver Junk Company's New Chaska Location | DIY Workshops | Pinterest-Inspired Workshop Space | DIY Classes in the SW Metro Minneapolis | Miss Mustard Seed's Milk Paint | General Finishes Chalk and Milk Paint Carver Junk Company's New Chaska Location | DIY Workshops | Pinterest-Inspired Workshop Space | DIY Classes in the SW Metro Minneapolis | Miss Mustard Seed's Milk Paint | General Finishes Chalk and Milk Paint Carver Junk Company's New Chaska Location | DIY Workshops | Pinterest-Inspired Workshop Space | DIY Classes in the SW Metro Minneapolis | Miss Mustard Seed's Milk Paint | General Finishes Chalk and Milk Paint   One of our vendors saw the space for the first time last week, and asked me "Is this like a dream come true?" I almost burst out crying. I realized we had been running so hard, for so long with all of our recent events, and trying to get the space ready, that we hadn't stepped back to actually take note of the fact that this store is our dream come true. What a great reminder to slow down a bit, and enjoy all of this. So this weekend, we're taking it all in - we've spent each day in the store ourselves [which doesn't happen as much as we'd like, with the business to run, and furniture to paint]. We're chatting with our loyal customers, and getting to know all of the new people coming through the door. We're sitting back and reminding ourselves how incredibly lucky we are to have such incredible, hard-working, dedicated and talented vendors that fill this beautiful space with all the things we love. We think [and hope] you all will love this new space as much as we do. We'll continue to be open occasionally [one full weekend each month], with special pop-up events most months, as well as workshops throughout each month. You can always find our schedule online, under Visit the Stores. We hope to see you soon! Chad, Brandy & the CJC team    

    Shop for a Cause on Small Business Saturday

      Carver Junk Company is donating 10% of sales from Gift Guide Items to Sponsor a Family MN on November 26th Small Business Saturday! Small Business Saturday is coming up this weekend! As a Small Business, we are so thankful that this has become a "thing." This year, we decided to share the love we receive this day, and donate a portion of our sales on November 26th to Sponsor A Family MN. Sponsor A Family MN Sponsor A Family MN is a non-denominational nonprofit organization that matches families in need with Sponsors who anonymously shop for them for the holidays.  All "in need" families are pre-approved by qualified case managers, and truly need your help. Last year we sponsored a particular family that was homeless and whose children had never had a new pair of shoes. I cried a lot when I heard their story, and realized the things we take for granted. We sponsored each family member with a gift card to Famous Footwear, so they could choose their own new shoes. The thank you letter we received made the entire season for our team. This year, we're contributing to the Emergency Fund for SAFMN, which they have told us is critical to the program and provides for unmatched or late-added families. We'll provide grocery store gift cards that can be utilized for a variety of needs for these families. How can you participate? This year, we created a Holiday Gift Guide filled with locally handmade gift ideas. In purchasing these items in particular, you're supporting local families that create our beautiful inventory. In turn, we're donating 10% of all sales from the Gift Guide items on November 26th to Sponsor A Family MN. Shop at either Carver Junk Company location on Small Business Saturday, and 10% of the sales from our Holiday Gift Guide items will be donated to Sponsor a Family MN.  We've created "events" on Facebook for each store. RSVP to see photos of some of the items we'll have in stock this Saturday! Gifts, decor, furniture and more.

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    2016 Gift Guide and Store Events!

    Before you block me....we're not bringing out the Christmas decorations just yet... We have launched our Holiday Gift Guide for this year, though! We know it's a bit early, but we really wanted to give a printed gift guide to every CJC@HOME attendee, as a little added bonus for attending our event! Carver Junk Company's Holiday 2016 Gift Guide | Handmade Christmas Gifts | Locally Made Minnesota Gifts for Women, Men, Kids, Wife or Husband! We've been searching, sourcing, and bringing in handmade and gift items for the last few months, and this year we're really excited about sharing them with you in both a printed and online guide. The process was really fun to go through as a team. We worked with our current team of vendors to create some items for us, we brought back a few best-sellers from previous years, and we sought out a ton of new, exciting items from local makers as well! Here are just a few of the items we're bringing you this holiday season! More available in our online gift guide {and more being added this week!} Rume Studios Buttercream Frosting HandPoured Soy candle with wood wick | Available at both Carver Junk Company stores, and online: carverjunkcompany.com | 2016 Holiday Gift Guide | Perfect for teacher gifts, stocking stuffers, in a basket for mom or grandma Hand painted cheers wine bag | Holiday Gift Guide 2016 | Carver Junk Company stores and online: carverjunkcompany.com | Housewarming gift | Hostess gift | wine bottle bag Gather sign. Handpainted wood sign. Thanksgiving Dining Room Sign. Carver Junk Company stores or online at carverjunkcompany.com. $35 Each one will vary slightly. 2016 Holiday Gift Guide Grateful Thankful Blessed handpainted linen pillow, includes insert. Carver Junk Company stores or online at carverjunkcompany.com. $35 Each one will vary slightly. 2016 Holiday Gift Guide Home Sweet Home handpainted linen pillow, includes insert. Carver Junk Company stores or online at carverjunkcompany.com. $35 Each one will vary slightly. 2016 Holiday Gift Guide Let's Cuddle handpainted linen pillow, includes insert. Carver Junk Company stores or online at carverjunkcompany.com. $35 Each one will vary slightly. 2016 Holiday Gift Guide Minnesota Baseball Hat with chevron fabric on distressed-style hat with adjustable mesh back. $25. Carver Junk Company stores or online at carverjunkcompany.com. $35 Each one will vary slightly. 2016 Holiday Gift Guide Minnesota Baseball pennant in a variety of colors. Handmade in Minnesota, handpainted and perfect for your favorite sports fan or Minnesotan. Carver Junk Company stores or online at carverjunkcompany.com. $35 Each one will vary slightly. 2016 Holiday Gift Guide Make It Yourself Minnesota Kit. Includes chevron pieces, backer board, sandpaper and comes in a white gift box! Holiday 2016 Gift Guide. Carver Junk Company Hockey Puck Bottle Opener, made with a real hockey puck. Distressed Minnesota design, and the opener is inset, so puck can be used for a real game! Holiday 2016 gift guide. Up North metal cut out sign on reclaimed barnwood. Carver Junk Company 2016 Holiday Gift Guide. Wisconsin also available. Tater Tot Hotdish wooden spoons. Carver Junk Company Holiday 2016 Gift Guide. Tater Tot Hotdish is a Minnesota staple! Now on a kitchen dish towel, in a fun deep turquoise color for your favorite Minnesotan, or "chef." In addition to being able to purchase almost all of the gift guide items online {we're not shipping the blanket ladders, sorry...,} you can also find all of the items in both Carver Junk Company stores! Our Minneapolis store is open 7 days a week through the holidays, and our Carver store is occasional - meaning we open around 4-6 days each month. To make it easier, here's a peek at the upcoming events for the Carver location:

    Lemonade Event. October 19th, 5 - 6 pm {cjc@home Sunday ticket holders only}. 6 - 8 pm {everyone!}

    Carver Junk Company's Lemonade Event October 2016  

    CJC Fall Vintage & Handmade Market October 20th - 23rd, 10 am - 4 pm each day. Food truck on Saturday, and we restock the store daily! RSVP on Facebook to see photos as we bring in new stock.

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    CJC November Holiday Market - One Day Only! November 5th, 10 am - 4 pm. Hunting season opener just happens to be our busiest in-store event every year. Probably not a coincidence, but we suggest you line up early {we'll provide the coffee}!

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    We're still working on creating the official "events" on Facebook for the remainder of the year, but we'll be open a full weekend in November, Small Business Saturday, and two full weekends in December as well!

    Vote in Round Three: March Milk Paint Madness

    Round Two was a tight race!  You voted, we calculated, and the winners have moved on to Round Three. Now, a little disclaimer. Many of our customers & readers know we're a small mom & pop shop run by a husband and wife team, and a handful of vendors. Sometimes, life happens, and the business takes a back burner. We intended for Round Two to close on Saturday, but then the kid got sick, and being at a laptop to shut 'er down and create the next round of brackets just didn't happen. The curtain-climber is feeling better this morning (after finding out she had strep AND a UTI...she's one tough cookie!) and we're ready to move on to Round Three. Here they are, the crowd favorites, matched head-to-head.....The large, distressed, white mirror had the most votes in Round Two, and got a bye straight into the CHAMPIONSHIP Round!  In the last round, we'll match the final three projects against one another, for one ultimate winner! Don't forget, we're also choosing one lucky voter for a $50 credit towards milk paint!

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    Check out the first two rounds here!

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