Next Event: 6th annual Burlap and Lace Marketplace June 24, 2017

Next Event:   6th annual Burlap and Lace Marketplace  June 24, 2017
Next Event: 6th annual Burlap and Lace Marketplace June 24, 2017

Wednesday, February 27, 2013

'cadenas d' amour'

Everyone knows Paris as ‘the romance capital’ and the ‘city for lovers’. Two years ago, a new fad started, when love-struck sweethearts started to lock padlocks onto the chain link fence on the Passerelle des Arts, which crosses from the left bank to the Louvre museum. The love padlocks, called ‘cadenas d’amour’, multiplied until there were more than 2,000 love tokens on the bridge, each one with an engraved message of love. After locking the love padlock onto the fence, the lovers tossed the keys into the Seine river – a sign of their eternal love.

The love lock craze is not exclusive to Paris. Similar padlocks can also be found on fences and bridges in Rome, Moscow, Prague, Brussels and Mount Huang in China. It is unclear who started the fashion. Italians claim it was sparked by the romantic novel I Want You by Federico Moccia and is merely a case of life imitating art. In Moccia's book the main characters attach a padlock to the Ponte Milvio Bridge in Rome, kiss and throw away the key.

Others suggest that it originated in China where padlocks cover every metal pole and fence of Mount Huang. It is the custom for couples to 'lock their souls together' and throw the key into the valleys of mist. However, breaking up is a little more difficult. The only way to release your souls is to find the key and unlock your padlock. (contents taken from several articles)

re-purposing to bring out its soul

Monday, February 25, 2013


An old school bus transformed into a greenhouse...can you imagine putting this in your back your, painting the bus with flowers, then putting in things for a (protected) greenhouse.

Thursday, February 21, 2013

"Not all Those Who Wander Are Lost"

 I think all 4 of us love old suitcases.  We use them for displays, repurpose them into something new and soulful.   Here are some great ideas (thank you PINTEREST)

Sunday, February 17, 2013

Mark your calendars now!!

We are so excited!!!
2nd Annual Burlap and Lace

Outdoor vintage, open-air & flea market

Hosted by The Junque Gypsies


Saturday, June 1st  (2013)

9:00am – 3:00pm

Variety of Antique, salvaged, flea market items

Handcrafted – new vendors too

Farmer’s Market items added this year….


106 S. Reynolds Avenue - Holyoke

Saturday, February 16, 2013

Staircase Bookshelf - CLEVER!!!!

Posting on Pallets

 Pallets are everywhere, found some great ideas for pallet purposes...Spring is not that far around the corner.

Women At Risk (WAR) Jewelry Party

 Thank you to all that came to the Women At Risk International Jewelry party, we had a great turn-out  - we plan on having another one in the Fall.

Sunday, February 3, 2013

Night Out

Friday night, the 4 of us went to 4th & Main (Wray) and saw LINDSAY LOU & THE was soooooo good!!!  They are a bluegrass group, with a lot of fun and personality - look them up on Utube.      The night started with a buffet dinner, cajon food then later we had a selection of delicious desserts.  EJ, the owner, talked about the upcoming schedule of other artists coming and it sounds great - we highly recommend that you check out their website (4th & Main grille) and do this one evening and also look up Linday Lou & the Flatbellys.

Don't forget that next Saturday, the Junque Gypsies are hosting a WAR party (Women At Risk) @ 1105 S. Sherman, Holyoke...Barb's house.   We have product: jewelry, scarves, and other items that were made by women to help assist in rescuing them from a life of the unthinkable.   This is an Open House event from 9:00am - 1:00pm.