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
JOIN US IN SCOTTSDALE :: APRIL 26TH – 28TH
TICKETS ON-SALE NOW FOR OUR FRIDAY VIP TICKETS & SATURDAY EARLY ENTRY TICKETS.
Last weekend we partied like junkers at The Fairplex in Pomona, California. If you were able to join us, wasn’t it a blast? For those you not able to join us, we’ve pulled together some highlights to recap the amazing junk-filled weekend!
Overall, the market was a hit! Michael Land and Zach Churchill serenaded our customers with some album covers as they shopped at our vendor’s booths. Traveling every year to California for our markets in San Diego, Northern Cali and here in Pomona alone is a highlight for us!
We had 101 vendors come and set up their custom designed booths with all of their newly collected pieces at the market. Our vendors sell anything from small trinkets to large dressers and chairs that once filled a home or space years ago. We also have vendors who incorporate hand-curated items such as candles, jewelry, shirts or beauty regimens!
Following each of our markets, we are always inundated with all the items from our markets that everyone found… and we LOVE it! If you found a hidden treasure in Pomona, tag us on Facebook or Instagram using @junkinthetrunkvintagemarket and #partylikeajunker.
Scroll through a few of our vendors booths to find that you will want to be at our next market in Scottsdale…
JOIN US IN SCOTTSDALE :: APRIL 26th – 28th
Tickets on-sale March 1st for our Friday VIP Tickets & Saturday Early Entry Tickets.
Join us for a full day of shopping. Sunday, February 24th from 10 AM to 3 PM
GENERAL ADMISSION TICKETS: $8 AT-THE-GATE
** THE FAIRPLEX CHARGES $12/DAY FOR PARKING. **
*Bring your military ID – Get $1 off your ticket.*
Fairplex in Pomona
1101 W McKinley Ave
Pomona, CA 91768
Parking @ gate #17
When should I visit?
If you enjoy crowds, high energy shoppers and the pick of the 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 and in the vendor booths. 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 long!
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 (so you can shop rain or shine!) with restrooms on site. Bring a jacket, it gets a little chilly in the large building.
What should I bring?
Bring a tote or small cart for your smaller items and cash. 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 high school students from Young Life who are working to raise money for summer & winter camps, that will help you carry large furniture. Because of the layout of this event, we will not be offering a holding zone. If you purchase a large item, when you are ready to leave, head to the west side of the building and find the JITT Muscle staff and they will assist you in moving the furniture outside for pickup.
Will there be food?
There are several options for food on the Fairplex property. Fairground food vendors will be setup inside the building, as well as yummy food trucks outside the building!
Will it be handicap accessible?
There are many handicapped parking spaces available. We do not have wheelchairs for rent, however, the venue is easily accessible for wheelchairs if you bring your own.
Want to save $1 on your ticket?
For all tickets purchased at the gate, if you are wearing your Junk in the Trunk Vintage Apparel (hats, shirts, sweatshirts) you can save $1.
Are you a nursing mom?
Don’t worry we have you covered! On the east side of the building we will have a private space setup for you to sit and nurse those little ones.
We can’t wait to see you all next week to PARTY LIKE A JUNKER in Southern California!
January often brings the need to organize for me. I want to donate everything I own and simplify my life! Why is that?! Maybe because the Christmas season is full of consuming all.the.things, and once it’s over I just want to have my home back and get rid of all the clutter that the holidays bring.
When Danielle from Wurth Organizing reached out wanting to help organize our panty, I jumped at the opportunity! We moved in October into a rental and I was 4 months pregnant and feeling awful. I usually try and organize as I move, which makes keeping things in the right space so much easier. However, I just didn’t have it in me this time. So, of course, when there isn’t a home for every item, “said item” gets shoved somewhere out of the way. That was our pantry and hall closet. I’m slightly embarrassed to show you the before pictures, but in the spirit of a great before and after, here you go!
Clearly, we needed help! I actually really love to organize, but being pregnant and working full time had me exhausted and not motivated to do it. Having Danielle there to share her tips and tricks was so helpful! She got right to work and took everything out and put things in categories. One of the things I wanted to focus on because I am in a rental, was not spending a ton on storage solutions that weren’t permanent.
When I did my previous house, we knew we would be there for a long time, so spending some money there made sense.
I purchased these bins from IKEA (similar ones are here on Amazon). They don’t sell the ones I used online at IKEA, but are worth the drive to the store because they are $4 and look exactly like these that are $14! Danielle then asked me to gather anything else we had in the house that could be used for storage. I found some fun vintage finds that had been sitting in the garage, and she put them to use!
Danielle talked to the boys and asked them to show her what they used most to make lunches and breakfast in the morning before school to streamline that process and make everything accessible for them.
After 2 hours, we had tackled these two spaces and I am so happy with the result.
Now, these photos will never make it into a magazine because we didn’t spend hundreds of dollars on matching baskets with the nicest labels, or glass containers to put goldfish in, however, it is so functional for us and really works with our lifestyle. Organizing doesn’t have to be expensive!
If you are feeling overwhelmed with where to start in organizing your space, give Danielle a call! She is incredible and easy to work with, plus has some amazing ideas that will make your life so much easier!
Danielle Wurth is a Professional Organizer, Speaker and Founder of Wurth Organizing, LLC, a Professional Organizing Company who has transformed families using her psyche-based approach to live a clutter-free lifestyle since 2007. She and her crew of gurus are honored to be the only Exclusive Brand Partner for the Container Store in Metro Phoenix. Danielle has been featured in HGTV Magazine, Real Simple Magazine, The List TV Show, Fox 10 News, Ch 3 Good Morning Arizona. and Columnist for InRecovery Magazine. Her much anticipated books, Ignite the Organizer in You and Ignite the Organizer in Your Child, will be available April 2019. Danielle currently lives in Scottsdale, AZ with her handsome hubby and 2 sons whom she loves cheering on as their soccer mom.