Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Summer Greetings!

Hello all!
   Hope this finds you all well and enjoying your summer.  I sure am.  We have had a great summer weather wise this year.  Yes it was hot in July, that's what we look forward to! This month has been a great month, busy and the weather is starting to feel like fall... yep!  I said it.. !!  I love fall, the time of change.  I have been very busy this summer with birthdays, celebrations, anniversaries.. we have had several milestones this year.  Our family added a new little one in March.  Our son turned 30, my wonderful hubby turned 60 and my motherinlaw turned 90!  So we had a year where all these celebrations were 30 years apart!  Four generations!  Our family is truly blessed.  All of our grandchildren and children are healthy!  That is something to be thankful and grateful to God for! 
    I have been busy creating still, had a big "junk sale", got rid of alot. Still consigning at Antiques Downtown in Elk River and also at Mama's Happy in Independence.   My sis came from Dallas and helped me organize for the "JUNK BONANZA"! (Sept. 13-15)   I had more in my basement than I thought!  Loads of great junk and creations for my booth.  I'll be in the Junk Bonanza  tent to your left pretty much right away.. just look for The Loft on 2nd sign.  I will have a metal gazebo also for a makeshift room!  I am so excited to have a booth of my own.  The Junk Bonanza is a great venue for one of a kind finds, fun and excitement.  Lots of vendors and the "bloody marys" are to die for!  I know I will have at least 1 a day!  I am totally looking forward to this event! Please come and visit me in the tent to the left when you first come in! 
   I have a new venture that I also am looking forward to.  I have become an advisor for Advocare products.  It is a health and wellness company that is located in Texas.    I love, love, love the products.  My sister  from Dallas introduced me to these products and I immediately fell in love with them.. I feel better than I have since my 30's..., no kidding!   Check out my website  just in case you're wondering.  Losing weight and feeling energized and fit is my way of life now.. we aren't getting older.. we are getting better!  God Bless and hope to see you soon!

Monday, June 4, 2012


Can't believe it's been since April that I have written a post.  Was just going to learn to post pictures and I have seen that blogger has changed everything!  Back to the drawing board, I will need expert advice on this one!  Just wanted to say Hi and let you all know I'm as busy as ever, creating and refurbishing fast and furious.  I still have a booth up in Elk River Downtown Antiques,(check them out on facebook),  we have moved our booth closer to the desk area, which is in the middle of the store.  The Antique store is not only antiques and collectables, it is a trash to treasure.. trove of unique finds, always changing!    I am also out at Mama's Happy in Independence, you will find her on facebook, she has a great store, in an old creamery bldg right on Cty. 6 and 92.. such a gorgeous drive to get there, so check it out!  I'm also gearing up for Junk Bonanza in September, if any of you have not been to Canterbury Park for this awesome show, please put it on your calendars for Sept. 13,14,and 15.  Thursday, Friday and Saturday, I will post more about this show this summer.  I have been busy with my family this year, quite a few things, had a new granddaughter this year, number 8 for me.  3 boys and 5 girls now.. they are awesome. 
    Our son had his 30th birthday, our oldest daughter will be 35 this month!  (wow! :>)  My wonderful hubby of 39 years, will be 60!  He is awesome and I will be hosting an open house for him in July!  We have had 3 granddaughters birthdays in May!  I'm getting back on the creative track I think!  Joined an awesome book club..enjoying family, friends, garden, the sun, life in general!  I'll keep in touch.. take care and God Bless.   Julie

Thursday, September 1, 2011

The Loft on 2nd storefront is closing

Hi everyone,
   Hope this finds you well and Happy Labor Day Weekend to all of you!  Many of our customers here at The Loft on 2nd have already heard the news about me closing my storefront as of Sept. 30th.  I would like to share with those of you online who come into the store or view the store online.  I am having a hard time giving up my wonderful space in downtown Anoka.  I am continuing my business and I can't wait to see what God has in store for me in the future!    I know I will have so much more time to create and travel.   I have so enjoyed many aspects of having the storefront especially being a part of downtown Anoka.  There are so many great shops in Anoka, speaking of which.. some of my wonderful vendors have moved across the street to a lovely shop called nic-nac.  You can check out their blog..  and check out Lori of Ladeeda Designs, (formally of The Loft on 2nd), she has wonderful clothing wares, so when you come into town, check it out!  Her site is .  Also The Loft will be traveling to Junkmarket Under Glass,Sept. 7-10 and Junk Bonanza, Sept 15-17, hope to see you at these great shows!  The Loft on 2nd will be open during the occasional sale in Anoka next week also and then on Sept. 22-24, a big close out sale.. here at The Loft on 2nd, hope to see you soon.  Blessings to all. Julie

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Occasional Sale Week at The Loft!

Calling all customers to The Loft on 2nd for this wonderful weekend.   The weather is glorious, although hoping it is not a sign of autumn coming sooner than we expect! Fall is just around the corner and we have a lot on our plate as The Loft on 2nd goes some great shows in September!

We will be at Otten Bros. in Long Lake for JUNKMARKET Under Glass "Fall Edition" on September 7-10. Also the very next weekend The Loft on 2nd will be at Junk Bonanza, September 15-17. These shows are awesome and we have so much fun being a vendor, plus shopping! Please be sure to check out their websites at, and  You won't want to miss them!

The Loft on 2nd has many new pieces from furniture to artwork this week, so be sure to stop by Thursday through Sunday.  Also, remember it's Girl's Night Out on Thursday from 4-8.  The Second Avenue Shops are celebrating inside and out! Refreshments served and as always door prizes!

A Mid-Century chest of drawers recently brought in!
This drawer is actually tin lined....very cool!

Some Heywood-Wakefield school chairs.

This is just calling for you to bring it home!

We have a few different types of end tables.

And new artwork!

Just in time for this cool weather, fall pots!

See ya soon and hope you enjoyed the pics!

Julie Pierce

Thursday, July 21, 2011

The Loft on 2nd

The heat wave is breaking and we are all a little cooler and happier.  Gosh knows we love our short summers in Minnesota but....this summer has been so hot, hot, hot!

Speaking of hot...have you seen what's new at the Loft?  Here's a few pics to tempt you. 

Fab red bench and pillows

Wouldn't you love a little corner like this in your house?


Vintage scale and clock face

This table folds up. It's a great space saver.

Anthropologie Peasant top and Designer - Laundry by Shelli Segal black silk skirt.

Detail of Anthropologie Top

Detail of "Laundry" skirt.

A Great Urban look!
Light weight Olive shirt/jacket,
Free People bohemenian look top,
7 for all mankind Jeans
Kensie leather mocs.

Detail - Free People Top

Beautiful Euro style lamp.

Unpainted vintage dresser/cabinet

Betsey Johnson mini dress/top and vintage Versace Jeans/crops

Cool vintage chair for your home office or kitchen.

BCBG top and CAbi Jean skirt.

Directors Chair and new pillow.

Perfect for bedroom, bath or office storage.

Remember The Loft's hours have changed.  We're OPEN Thurs and Fri. 11-5 and Saturday 10-5.  

It's "Sidewalk Sale Days" in Anoka.  You'll find most of the stores are open and filled with fun new things and bargains too.

Thursday, July 14, 2011

Garden Party

The garden is in full bloom.  Join us for an event that explores the organic nature of decorating. Learn how to incorporate plants and flowers into your home. We'll show you fabulous ideas that use a single stem, a few leaves and full bouquets. It's Free to our Loft customers and as always treats will be served!!!

Thursday July 14th @ 6pm


Chairs and Pillows


Designer, "Laundry" by Shelli Segal Silk Dress

Kensie shoes, vintage bag and
Heart-Moon & Stars Skirt

Vintage Lanz sun dress

French Connection checked silk dress/tunic

Ann Taylor "Loft" sun top