Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Vendor Profile, a tour of Marianne Duarte's yard

I would like you to meet my friend Marianne Duarte, She is also a fellow Antique dealer and vendor at this years Funky Junk labor day weekend Show. 
Marianne (you may know her by her show name Kootenai Cabin Antiques)  is one of the hardest working and most down to earth gals I know.  She puts heart into everything she does and it shows.  She has been on the Junking trail for years and has many a story and a treasure to show for it!  I went to drop off posters at her home in Bonners Ferry Idaho and I was blown away by her outdoor living spaces!  Talk about talent and inspiration!  See for yourself!

An entry fit for a cowgirl!

I LOVE this outdoor pavilion made of twigs!

Such inspiration!

A great collection of vintage seating and a table from a trough!

The arbor from her Son's Wedding fits perfect here!

These Bird houses on old pillars are such a wonderful idea!

The waterfall,

A beach perfect for a summer float!

My favorite was this greenhouse made of old windows, I will re-visit this when it is finished and write more.

The entry to the Duarte home, love it.

This makes me happy!
Marianne and Husband David.

I am excited to have Marianne's energy at this years show!  She brings with her a mix of rustic, primitive, western cowboy and more!  And I have to add, she is responsible for the pink toy camper I have.  She picked it up for me in Bonners because she said "it was meant to be yours Jennifer".  The junking world, like any other business, can be tough sometimes and Marianne is always willing to lend an ear, give encouragement and remind me that it is all going to be fine, and I love her for it!  Please come meet Marianne at Funky Junk this weekend, chances are she will greet you with open arms!


Hollie Joy In The Morning said... Best Blogger Tips

Yea, can't wait to see her booth!!

Gayle said... Best Blogger Tips

I don't know which I like best.......the greenhouse or those birdhouses!!! LOVE LOVE LOVE her style!!!

Cary said... Best Blogger Tips

So cool! I shot a wedding at her house last summer! It was hands down the most beautiful I have shot to date. Simply stunning location.

Joy said... Best Blogger Tips

Marianne is truly a treasure herself! Can't wait to see her at Funky Junk!

Anonymous said... Best Blogger Tips

Love this...and guess what Mike and I (Deb of Garden Party and 2nd Saturdayz) are coming to Funky Junk!!!! Yay! We unexpectantly have this weekend to ourselves, so I said I have just the perfect place to go...I'm sooo excited!
Deb @ Garden Party