MEET ONE OF OUR FAVORITE SHOPPERS KIMBERLY AND CHECK-OUT HER FAVORITE FINDS FROM OUR LAST SCOTTSDALE MARKET!
I am so honored to be sharing some of my insight from my experience and love for the Junk in the Trunk Vintage Market.
Decorating with vintage pieces is such a unique way to decorate your home. Each piece is filled with a history behind it while also bringing in originality. Junk in the Trunk has always been a go to for me to find such pieces. JIT Markets are filled with hundreds of vendors each bringing their own different curated finds to shop from. It’s literally impossible to not fall in love with booth after booth of vintage goodies. I have been attending JIT for years & each year it just keeps getting better. One of my favorite things about the market is that they are about community. Each market they partner up with a local nonprofit & market attendees can bring in specific donations for that organization. Also, a portion of ticket proceeds is donated to support other organizations as well.
Now, that you know why I love attending the Junk in the Trunk Vintage Market, here are some tips to help make the most of your experience. Whether going by yourself or with your girlfriends, dress comfortably. There is a lot of walking. Having some cash on hand will be a lifesaver for the booths that are cash only. Bringing a wagon has been so useful, although it may be hard at times to maneuver through crowds & booths, it does come in handy holding all of your vintage finds. If a wagon isn’t your thing, be sure to bring some sort of tote.
Onto when is the Best Time to attend: As the old saying goes…”Early bird gets the worm!!” Attending the first morning when the market opens is your best bet at finding the most unique pieces. First come first serve tend to be the lucky ones. Saturday is the Day to go. Although, I have attended the market on a Sunday afternoon and scored some great deals. Some vendors will discount the last day, to help thin out their inventory. So, don’t rule out Sunday’s market, because you could end up finding great pieces for a steal.
As far as tips on what to buy…Buy What Speaks To YOU!! If you Love it… Buy it!! It’s easy to get caught up on what we think we need because of current trends, but don’t. Those items will end up being regretted purchases. Have a plan of what you are searching for and where in your home you are going to put it. This will help you tremendously from purchasing items you may like but don’t have a spot for it. You may even take some time to think about it, while grabbing a Mamas Cold Brew or grabbing a quick bite at one of the delicious food trucks.
One thing is for sure; JIT provides a shopping experience that is like no other. With the thousands of items so creatively displayed, live music, food and drinks, attending Junk in the Trunk will be a day well spent & one you will mark in your calendar for the next event.
See you at the next market!
Speaking of our next market… We are headed to San Diego this Summer!
Our Early Entry Tickets are on sale NOW! Purchase them online in-advance for $20 (at-gate price is $25).
Meet one of our favorite shoppers Brandi and check-out her favorite finds from our last Scottsdale market!
Junk in the Trunk Vintage Market is one of my favorites to visit. I go to a lot of markets but this one has a variety of different vendors and such a welcoming feeling like your amongst family and friends, which I’m my eyes you are. I’m a true lover of vintage and antique items, the chippier the better and with each item I love to try to find out the back story behind each piece that I’m interested in. I do this so that way when I place it in my home it means more to me than just a decorative piece but something that has meaning.
I wish I was able to attend each market, and was so bummed I couldn’t make the Scottsdale one but I’m so looking forward to the San Diego market this summer
Speaking of our San Diego Market…
Tickets go on sale
THIS Saturday, June 1st!!
Saturday Early Entry Tickets will be available for online purchase for $20 (at-gate price is $25).
The JUNK hangover is real my friends! We are so thankful to everyone who came out this weekend.
Not only did we have an AMAZING weekend, your attendance supported over 150 small businesses! A HUGE thank you to all our vendors who spent months prepping for the market and many sleepless nights during market week to set up beautiful displays!
Here are a few highlights from the weekend…
We can’t wait to #partylikeajunker in Scottsdale again September 13-15th!
Don’t want to wait?! Meet us in San Diego July 13-14th and San Jose July 20-21st! #junkinthetrunkvintagemarket
Please join us for a special Shopping Experience on
Friday, April 26th from 5 – 9 PM.
One Drink (beer, wine, soda or water)
4 Hours of VIP Shopping
1 Junk in the Trunk Vintage Market Canvas Bag
Saturday Early Entry from 8:00 – 9:00 AM
Saturday & Sunday General Admission Ticket
Early birds find the best junk!
Join us an hour early before the market opens on
Saturday, April 27th from 8 – 9 AM.
Saturday Early Market Entry from 8 – 9 AM
1 Junk In The Trunk Vintage Market Reusable Bag
Saturday & Sunday General Admission Ticket
Join us for a full day of shopping on
Saturday, April 27th from 9 AM – 4 PM.
$8 AT-THE-GATE ONLY
Join us for a full day of shopping on
Sunday, April 28th from 9 AM – 4 PM.
$8 AT-THE-GATE ONLY
Show Location: WestWorld in Scottsdale 16601 N Pima Rd, Scottsdale, AZ 85260
WestWorld charges $5 to park so grab a friend and carpool!
When should I visit? If you want the VIP experience, Friday night is the time for you! Get a canvas Junk in the Trunk Vintage Market bag, a free drink, 4 hours of shopping with no crowds and the very first pick of the vintage and handmade goods!!!
Early bird gets the worm! If you are a high energy shopper and want the pick of all BEST one of a kind vintage pieces, Saturday morning is the time for you! We caution parents with strollers and wagons that it will be more difficult to maneuver with the crowds. A baby carrier is recommended for ease of shopping in the booths.
If you enjoy a more relaxing shopping experience, Saturday afternoon and Sunday would be the best for you! Our curators re-stock throughout the weekend, so you’re sure to find great JUNK all weekend!
What should I wear? With over 100,000 square feet of the BEST vintage and handmade shopping, you will want to wear comfortable shoes. The venue is indoors with restrooms on site.
What should I bring? Bring a tote for your smaller items (Pre-purchase early entry and Friday Night ticket holders get a free tote with ticket purchase!) or a small wagon. We will also have carts and wagons available for rent at the main entrance. Most vendors take cards, but a few only take cash. ATM’s will be on site.
What happens if I purchase a large item? We will have JITT Muscle that will help you carry LARGE furniture to the holding zone. Once you are done shopping, you will drive around to the loading zone and our JITT Muscle will help load it into your car.
Dining: Food available inside, as provided by WestWorld food vendors as well as yummy food trucks outside the event!
Handicapped Access: There are many handicapped parking spaces available. Wheel Chair or Scooter rentals are available from Valley Medical Supplies.
It’s April, which means Easter is right around the corner. Can you believe it? A couple years ago we threw a beautiful Alice in Wonderland, Mad Hatter’s Tea inspired brunch, and I was thinking it might be time to bring that back this year for an Easter brunch. What do you think?
We had so much fun incorporating some amazing vintage elements to really bring together the whole idea. A long table was a must, but these gorgeous vintage wingbacks and velvet tufted beauties really were the show stoppers!
From the books hanging from the tree, to the beautiful chandelier and the book page table runner the whole table had a very whimsical, story book feel.
The mimosa bar with champagne and sparkling apple cider make any brunch a little more fun.
What do you think? A Mad Hatter’s Tea inspired Easter table this year? Might be a fun addition especially if you have little ones.
Remember when I said everyone should love the space you live in?? This rental has provided me some great challenges (which I secretly love… BRING IT ON!) Well, I didn’t love these built-ins. In our last house, we had minimal shelves and I really liked it that way. Less clutter and less money on items was a win/win!
But, like I said, I was determined to love this home. It’s hard to tell in this photo above (and I forgot to take a better before pic as I was styling it!), but there were tons of small glass shelves in the middle. I was already overwhelmed at the thought of filling so many shelves, and the glass ones sent me over the top! So I slid all the glass shelves out and stored them under the cabinets so I didn’t have to mess with them. And when we move out, I will just replace them.
I opted for one large art print for this space to ground the bookshelves and keep the clutter to a minimum. I purchased this art from IKEA for $8 and used this frame. Art under $40 is always a win!
When styling a bookshelf, it’s important to keep in mind your color tones. I knew I wanted to keep ours neutral and I already had lots of brass accents, so I started collecting smalls in neutral colors. The picture frames are all from IKEA and Goodwill. I added a few pops of color with the small art pieces and the terra cotta face vase… because everyone needs a little fun in their decor!
The books are all from our markets and goodwill. Books are such an easy thing to add into your shelf styling, but the colors don’t always go… designer tip… remove the covers. Most books come in pretty neutral colors! You can also turn them around so the pages face out to unify the colors on your shelves.
The key to great shelf styling is layering. Start with your larger pieces and work outward, layering the smalls as you go. Stand back, snap a picture and see what doesn’t work. Your eye should constantly move across the bookshelves. I love using vases and candle sticks as decor. These are easy to thrift and always look great on the shelves!
You don’t need to spend a lot of money on styling. Start with what you have, and visit thrift stores for the rest! Target is also a great resource for smalls.
Most importantly, have fun with it and incorporate things you love onto your shelves. Meaningful photos, travel mementos, and books are great ways to bring in special moments that make you smile.
We all deserve to love our home, whether we own or rent. So I am going to do a series here on Personalizing your rental. I’m hoping it will inspire you to make small changes to let you fall in love with where you live!
Justin and I sold our house in June last year. It had been a fixer-upper and we poured our blood, sweat and tears into it! See it HERE. We loved the house, but with a 4th baby coming, it was time to find something a little bigger.
We looked for about 6 months and didn’t find anything we loved, so we decided to rent to get settled in before the baby. We found the cutest house that was built in 1957 in the same neighborhood and for the most part, all original! It got a kitchen remodel in 1967 and a master bedroom added in the 80s… other than that it is in its full 1950s glory!
There are things I LOVE about the house…
And then there’s the things I don’t, like the brown carpet and hand painted critters on the kitchen backsplash. However, I was determined when we moved in to make it a space that I was proud of and loved just the same!
First up in the series is the master bathroom. It’s actually a pretty good size for being so old, but it has some quirky features.
Like this sliding gold glittered shower door! Haha! I am thankful that the whole house was already painted in shades of white and cream, which I love. If it wouldn’t have been, that’s the first place I would start. If you are in a rental, ask your landlord if you can paint. It’s amazing how a fresh coat of white paint can drastically change a space.
But, the changes I want to talk about are the ones that are the biggest bang for the least amount of buck.
For our bathroom, there were cute old knobs on the cabinets, however they didn’t all match and they made it look very dated.
Switching the knobs is a relatively cheap and easy fix! I knew I could modernize the bathroom with a simple switch. I found these at Target.
I needed 12 knobs, so for $48 I changed the look of the bathroom! And the nice thing about that is that when we move, I will just trade them out with the originals and can take them with me.
I also added a few accessories on the top of the counter to make it more modern. I had this amazing vintage gold tray that I loved, but with the old cabinets, I needed something a little more modern to balance the style.
Whew! The Pomona market just came and went so fast! Its always such a quick trip for us and this one seemed to fly by even faster. When leave Phoenix Thursday morning, drive 6 hours and hit the ground running with setup & meetings with the venue from the minute we arrive. Friday the vendors setup all day and the then the real fun begins! This market is always one of my favorites because we seriously have an amazing lineup of vendors! They setup the most beautiful displays that always leave me feeling inspired and excited to decorate my own home.
Coley and I spent most of the weekend working the Junk in the Trunk Vintage Market booth, you may have seen us there, which is always fun to see so many of your beautiful faces. But it didn’t allow for much shopping time. I did however leave with just a couple great finds, check them out below!
MY POMONA MARKET FINDS
1. Stocked up on my favorite bath products from Bare Naked Botanicals // 2. The best smelling candle from Lavender Apothecary // 3. This beautiful new dress from Arte Liberal // 4. An amazing hand embroidered denim jacket from Ravyn Wren Designs
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