Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Sunset Junque

For the first time in years all five of us had Memorial Day free: no soccer tournaments! On Saturday we walked in the Curesearch Walk (which is a fundraiser for childhood cancer) in memory of our little buddy Austin Melgar. Austin lost his battle with Neuroblastoma just last year. Then, with the wonderful weather urging us on, we headed over to South Haven and Lake Michigan for the weekend.

South Haven is a tourist town that sleeps during the winter and comes to life in the summer. The beach is beautiful, they have some good, fun restaurants, and boat watching on the pier is a happy way to spend some time. Once we're done with all that we always head to Sunset Junque to see what the owner has come upon for the season.

This place is a site to behold. There are a few buildings, in which he puts things that can't get wet, but most of the stuff he has is outdoors exposed to all the elements, all the time. This is not one of those giant yard sales that pops up on a major highway twice a year. Needless to say, it all has a weathered look.
I've bought a few cool things there over the years but nothing huge. I wish I could figure out a place to put one of the big, incredible doors or gates at my house. Maybe one day...

He also owns an antique store in Sarasota, Florida that is probably worth checking out if you're ever that area.



Joanne Huffman said...

You're right, I love the doors.


aliceinparis said...

Oh my! I love those kinds of places. I would have been happily lost poking about all the bits and pieces:)

Gera Scott Chandler said...

What an amazing place! A photographers dream too!


Lorrie Grainger Abdo said...

Yes, a photographer that actually spent some time there, instead of just snapping some quickie shots, would have had some great fun and success there!

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