The Tribe Turns One
Happy Valentine’s Day! Besides celebrating love today our Facebook group, The Junkin’ Sisters Tribe, began a year ago today, and we’re now almost 65k members strong! In celebration of our tribe I’ve created the free Facebook cover above to share the love of friendships & tribes.
I hope this post will encourage you to either join our tribe, or find (and then love on) your own tribe if you don’t currently have one of your own.
I’d brought up the group idea last year to my friends, Jane Peet of Grit Antiques, Heather Provencio of Wholehearted & Co., and Kim Banko of Kim Finds and Redesigns, and we decided to collaborate on an uplifting group for creative business owners and vintage and re-purposing lovers.
So much has happened in the last year, I think it’s safe to say none of us ever expected the explosive growth we had, the ups & downs we’ve experienced and the stories we could tell about leading a group of that many creative women. Because of that growth we also added our lovely moderator, blogger Tiffany Castaneda, of Crafty but Clumsy and we’re thankful for her help.
For those who aren’t a part of the tribe, and since it’s a closed group, I thought I’d give you a sneak peek of some of the talented members and popular posts like I gave you in the holiday tribe vibe post. These are a handful of our recent popular top ten posts.
First up we have these amazing windows shared by Robin Holland who had asked the tribe for their re-purposing ideas for them. Well, right after we collectively picked our jaws up off the floor, the tribe had some great ideas as I’m sure you can imagine. There were 489 comments with suggestions and 2.1k likes on this amazing finds post, we really do love a great junkin’ story around here. You can find Robin’s group here.
Another thing we enjoy about the talented tribe are sharing decor ideas and inspiration. So many of us have had the same dilemma as Bonnie Roberts posted about. She had a wall in the eating area of her kitchen that needed something really big, so she took matters into her own hands (and brush!) and painted this fabulous Morton Salt Girl for the space. It measures 36″ wide and 48″ high, making a big impact and brought vintage charm to the space. It also impacted and charmed the tribe with 2.7k likes and 265 comments. You can learn more about Bonnie on her website.
Also charming was this post shared by Tina Collins Greer from Arkansas with her sweet vintage cake dome that she’d painted for a dear friend of hers. One thing I really love about our tribe is that we’re fortunate to not only have talented sisters, but kind and generous ones as well, and I’m sure her friend and the gals who liked the post 2k times and left 309 comments for Tina would agree.
And last but not least are these two posts in our top ten, both from Ruth Marie Hammack Bronson, who shared what she calls her funky little kitchen. The tribe thought it was an adorable and fun vintage space and I think it’s safe to say we all wanted to pull up to the table for a cup of coffee and hear more about her finds there.
Finds like the little red shelf that she’d had in another room and added over her kitchen window and shared with all of us in the tribe. Her posts together had a whopping 2.8k likes and almost 800 comments!
You can see we have a lot of fun, we enjoy looking at the barn and roadside finds, as well as the artistic and re-purposing talents from our tribe sisters. If you’d like to see what some of the tribe pin & share in our new group board on Pinterest you’re welcome to follow along there, too.
Whether you join us in the Junkin’ Sisters Tribe, or not, I’d encourage you to find your own tribe of empowering friends, or a group, that share the same passions that you do that you can be a part of. It may take trying a few to find your fit, but when you do it can be a wonderful thing to find your tribe.