Welcome back to my Let’s Go Junkin’ Series! It’s summer and that means it’s a great time for hitting up all those yard sales, flea markets, antiques shops and estate sales. Most junkers and collectors are pros at going treasure hunting and thrifting, but a lot of us often forget about (or ignore altogether) the online auction market. Many collectors just aren’t familiar with any online auctions other than Ebay, or perhaps they may be a bit intimidated by other online auctions which feature high end and expensive antiques and collectibles meant for “serious collectors.” Nevertheless, there are some really great auction sites online that offer affordable and unique vintage items and antiques. Today we are going junkin’ around the world from the comfort of home by exploring the online auction market.
Let’s Go Junkin’!
Hi friends! It’s time for some more great virtual junkin’ as part of the”Let’s Go Junkin'” series here on my blog! Today’s guest is Becky, antiques vendor at Vintage Market in CA. I connected with Becky years ago when I first started blogging. We shared a love of Scottish Terriers and all things vintage! Last year I was so happy to reconnect with such a kindred spirit on Instagram, and I have enjoyed seeing all of her personal decorating photos as well as all of the amazing vintage eye candy in her booth that she shares on her account Sweet Cottage Dreams. I invited her to share a little more about herself and her spaces at Vintage Market In CA. It is my pleasure to have Becky here today!
Hello! I am honored to have been invited by Amber to be a guest host for “Let’s Go Junkin'” on her beautiful blog. Let me introduce myself! My name is Becky and I am a vintage and antique dealer in a beautiful shop located in Turlock, California. The shop is called Vintage Market and I have been selling there for nearly 4 years. I started selling vintage items on eBay in 2001 and then on Etsy a few years later. Over the years I have sold in other shops, however I am down to one shop now, which is easier to manage than being in multiple stores.
Hello my junk loving friends! Vintage Market Days has just announced their Columbus dates for April 27th-28th and I could not be more excited! My mother and I attended Vintage Market Days in October and it was nothing short of amazing. We still talk about all the treasures we regrettably passed up, and the beautiful booths!
Today I will be sharing some pictures from our trip and giving you some information on the event. I think you will be making plans to attend the next show near you after you see all of the beautiful vintage displays and merchandise. What is on your junkin’ wish list for spring?
Hello dear junk loving hoarders and flea market foragers! Today I am thrilled to share a special post all about my dream day at the Country Living Fair in Columbus, Ohio last month! Of course the Country Living Fair is any vintage junker’s dream, but it was a special interview with Country Living Magazine’s Editor-In-Chief, Rachel Hardage Barrett that really made it a dream day for me. In early September I contacted Carrie Carlson, PR director at Country Living about possibly covering the fair for my “Let’s go Junkin’!” series here on the blog. Carrie set me up with a free early bird ticket to the Columbus event, and some photos and documents pertaining to the history and specifics of the fair to use in my blog post. She also set up a time for me to meet and interview Rachel! The perks of blogging!
Welcome back to the Let’s Go Junkin‘ series! Last month I attended the Country Living Fair in Columbus, OH and it was nothing short of amazing. In my previous post I shared all about my day at the fair and some fun highlights which included a special interview with Country Living Magazine’s Editor-In-Chief, Rachel Hardage Barrett! It was such a interesting post to create with the fun interview and so many photos of amazing vintage junk…you won’t want to miss it!
There were 200 vendors at the fair this year! I came home with so many wonderful pictures that there were just too many for one post, so I decided to create an additional post to share my top ten personal favorite booths. Take a look!
The Farmhouse Frocks booth display was my most favorite! A lovely chalkboard and old rusty bicycle parked on top of a shabby tent surrounded by autumn kale and heirloom pumpkins had me swooning!
Hello and thanks for joining me on the junkin’ trail! This summer my family vacationed at beautiful Wrightsville Beach, NC and I had the opportunity to shop at Vintage Marketplace antiques shop in gorgeous Wilmington, NC. I was so impressed with the store that before I knew it I was snapping pictures to share with all of my vintage loving friends and followers and taking mental notes for a blog post. There was so much eye candy I knew it would be a real treat for all of you vintage junkers out there!
I first spotted the shop on the way to dinner on our first evening of vacation. It was closed, but I could see lots of rusty garden decor and salvaged pieces outside so I knew I absolutely had to visit at some point on our trip! When my youngest son and husband went on a deep sea fishing tour, it was time for me to hit the Wilmington junkin’ trail. First stop— Vintage Marketplace!
Upon arrival I couldn’t get out of the car fast enough to take a look at the gorgeous, chippy-rusty garden urns and architectural salvage outside the shop! I knew there must be some real treasures waiting inside. As soon as I stepped in I was delightfully overwhelmed by a vintage wonderland. The lighting and displays were absolutely stunning and set the little vintage butterflies in my stomach all a flutter! I was welcomed with smiles by lovely shop owner, Janie Perry, who opened the Vintage Marketplace four years ago. She designs many of the fun lighting displays all around the shop too!
I have been to some nice antiques shops but most of them were poorly lit. Vintage Marketplace is light, bright and airy! Janie explained that the building had previously been a lighting store, so the space lends itself to showcasing beautiful lighting and chandeliers of all kinds.