As 2016 winds down, Ki’s thinking about some of the best things that happened this year!
Definitely one was her first European sojourn to the Tuscany region of Italy to celebrate the wedding of Krista Belle Mickelson, event manager for the Junk Bonanza vintage market Ki founded in 2006!
The July wedding was in the beautiful area near Pienza, about two and a half hours north of Rome!
Ki drinks orange juice every morning! Her hotel’s version was made from blood oranges. That plus this view started her days off right!
Many Bonanza team members joined the wedding celebration! Staffers Taylor and Alexis were two of Krista Belle’s bridesmaids, and Ki was a reader!
That’s Ki on the right, day-tripping in Montalcino!
Everywhere Ki turned she saw views worthy of a Flea Market Style magazine shoot!
The wine was amazing, too!
The potted hydrangeas were super-sized!
Reclaim wood was everywhere — Ki loved this bar! Another, in her hotel, was constructed from wine barrel staves!
Krista Belle shortly before the ceremony …
… and after!
Olive branches were everywhere…
… including in the chandeliers!
Ki was happy to share Krista Belle’s wedding not only with her Junk Bonanza family, but with her kids and their spouses, too! Other 2016 highlights? The return of Flea Market Style with Ki in the top coediting role, and another role she relishes — that of Grandma Ki-Ki!
What new adventure will 2017 bring? We’ve got fewer than seven hours to wait!