Let's Go Junkin'!

Let’s Go Junkin’! Vintage Market Turlock, California

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.

Becky Vendor at Vintage Market Turlock, CA Sweet Cottage Dreams IG


I suppose you could say that my love of old things was influenced from the women in my family.  As a young girl I paid close attention to “things” that were used for décor in the homes of my relatives.  My mother was an artist and an interior decorator and her love for decorating rubbed off on me.

Gorgeous collection of antique junkin' finds vintage clock frozen charlotte scottish terrier planter old buttons


There were so many creative women in my family and they were always making something with their hands.  My mother and Nanny taught me to sew when I was around five and I really enjoy making things to sell now.

Vintage handmade quilt scrap hearts ironstone and transferware

Selling in a shop is so much fun and I really love the creative part of displaying the items that I scouted out.  I do sell some newer things and like to mix those things in with the older pieces.  I have a soft spot in my heart for the old ….those things with a subtle aged patina, the softness of old cotton, the crusty-rusty metal…and so on.

A gorgeous collections of vintage linens with tatting and lace


So, “let’s go junkin’ at Vintage Market!!!  I have two spaces there and will be sharing about those spaces today.

Vintage Market, Central Valley, CA

After the hustle and bustle of Christmas, I like to segue into a cozy winter look with the use of cotton, silver plate, ironstone and transferware – all the colors of a winter wonderland.

Great Ideas for creative antiques booth display flea market junk vintage

I really loved the green garden gate (above) and a customer liked it, too.  It is always nice to have a back up plan for how and what to put out next once something sells.  I had ordered these wonderful metal wall flowers and they go nicely with the silverplate items that are on the table below.

With Valentine’s day coming up, I made some “message hearts” and filled them with fresh dried lavender.  These were so much fun to make!

farmhouse style valentine's day handmade hearts ticking fabric

gorgeous upcycled valentine hearts handmade

When putting together a display, I like to group similar items together for more of an impact.  Creating a vignette also gives customers an idea of how to use the items in their home.  Using a theme and coordinating colors is eye catching.  Think of it like decorating your home.  It is no different when merchandising.   Below, the tray, the needlepoint bench, books and birds make a nice little grouping.  Pops of green is a little tease for spring fever.

Vintage Market California Beautiful Antiques Booth

Another thing that I like to do is to open up a book to find a picture that will go with something that is for sale, like the birds sitting on top of a bird book (below)…

Spring Antiques Booth Diplay

Spring Booth display idea succulents moss birds antiques

…or a dog that looks like the dog inside a child’s school book.


The cover of this antique poetry book looks at home next to the Milagros.It is all about the hearts in this vignette.


Gorgeous antiques booth display vintage painting of pansies

Vintage shabby chic vignette antique photo antique mirror antique book, vintage painting


Beatiful handmade hearts Valentine's Day Booth Display


The next few pictures are of my spaces.

Vintage Booth Display

I added a stack of red and white French grain sacks next to the grain sack pillow that I made.

Gorgeous grain sacks and french grain stripe pillows


The next few pictures show more of my spaces. Garden lanterns, metal post boxes with birds, old books, ironstone, pottery, Dutch tulip trays,  primitive hooked pillows, benches, baskets…are just a few things that I have for sale – and some of my personal favorites.  I brought in red and white restaurant dishes for Valentine’s Day, too.

Vintage Market California Beautiful Antiques Booth

Vintage Market Antiques Store Vintage shops


Junkin finds at Vintage Market antiques

Beatiful handmade hearts Valentine's Day Booth Display


Vintage Market Antiques Booth Display Ironstone

Vintage Market chippy ladder antique bookshelf with vintage finds old clocks


Spring antiques booth display ideas


awesome metal wall flowers vintage and flea market booth display ideas


vintage treasures old clocks antique books ironstone and transferware antiques booth


If you are in the Central Valley of California, be sure to stop by our shop!  There are 18 of us gals that sell there and we put our heart and soul into making the store beautiful.   We also sell Miss Mustard Seed milk paint as well as Annie Sloan chalk paint.   Amber, thanks again for this opportunity to share about my corner in this “junking” industry.  It is my passion and a lot of fun to share about!  Oh, and you can find me on Instagram and Pinterest by the name Sweet Cottage Dreams.  Happy Junkin’ y’all!!

Here is the 411 about the shop:

Vintage Market

210 E. Main Street

Turlock, California  95350

(209) 669-7800

Hours:  M-Sat 10-5

Sunday 12-5

Thank you Becky! What great booth spaces full of vintage goodness! I do plan to visit family in California in the next couple of years, so I will be making plans to visit Vintage Market too. If you enjoyed this post and you love seeing beautiful booth designs and vintage vignettes, be sure to follow Becky on Instagram, you will love her feed!

Until next time, Happy Junkin’!


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  • Reply Dianne

    It was fun looking at these photos and now I want to shop there!

    xo Dianne

    January 25, 2018 at 4:57 am
    • Reply Amber Lyon Ferguson

      Oh it would be so fun! Becky and I have such similar tastes, and she finds some of the best treasures! Thanks for visiting today Dianne!

      January 25, 2018 at 5:21 am
  • Reply Becky

    Amber, thank you my friend! It is a sweet treat to be invited to your beautiful blog.❤️ We definetley have so much in common. With much gratitude…. oh and do let me know when you make that trip!! ❤️❤️❤️

    January 25, 2018 at 4:21 pm
  • Reply Jann Olson

    Hi Amber, her shop looks amazing! I can see so many things that I love. Mainly the grain sack, and anything ticking. 🙂 I am pinning, so that I can visit if I am ever in that area. Thanks for sharing with SYC.

    January 27, 2018 at 2:50 am
    • Reply Amber Lyon Ferguson

      Thanks Jann! Hope you have a great week!

      January 29, 2018 at 1:32 am
  • Reply At Rivercrest Cottage

    What a treasure trove of wonderful!

    January 27, 2018 at 3:42 am
    • Reply Amber Lyon Ferguson

      I know! I spy so many things I would love to have! Thanks so much for visiting today, come again soon!

      January 27, 2018 at 11:36 pm
  • Reply Pamela Smith

    Thanks for sharing about this shop! I actually live in the Central Valley in Ca., so I will be looking this up and planning a trip!

    January 27, 2018 at 4:33 am
    • Reply Amber Lyon Ferguson

      Oh wow! So! I hope you will let me know if you visit. Thanks for stopping by, come back soon!

      January 27, 2018 at 11:36 pm
    • Reply Becky

      If you stop by the shop, be sure let us knowthat you read about it on Amber’s blog and that I am a longtime friend of Ambers. Where do you live?

      January 29, 2018 at 2:14 am
  • Reply Cecilia

    What a fun, fun junkin’ tour! Thanks for taking us along and for sharing at Vintage Charm!

    January 27, 2018 at 11:31 pm
  • Reply Audrey Zumwalt

    Love it all … now I need to go shopping.
    Audrey Zumwalt @ Timeless Treasures

    January 28, 2018 at 1:44 am
    • Reply Amber Lyon Ferguson

      Hi Audrey! I know how you feel! We have had snow and I have missed a couple of junkin’ weekends. Can’t wait for spring now when all the yard sales start around here. Thanks for stopping by today, come back again soon!

      January 29, 2018 at 1:31 am
  • Reply Debrashoppeno5

    It looks like a fabulous shop. I love how the items are displayed.

    January 28, 2018 at 1:06 pm
    • Reply Amber Lyon Ferguson

      I really hope I can go sometime! Becky has done a fabulous job displaying her finds. Thanks so much for visiting today, come back again soon!

      January 29, 2018 at 1:29 am
  • Reply Michelle Franscella

    Oh my goodness – I live about 40 minutes away from Turlock and I DID NOT KNOW about this shop! I feel like I should have my Junking Card revoked. I’m going to plan a trip that way soon for sure! Thanks for sharing it at Farmhouse Friday!

    January 28, 2018 at 6:33 pm
    • Reply Amber Lyon Ferguson

      Michelle this is so exciting, and the exactly the reason I created the Let’s Go Junkin’ series here on my blog! I wanted to learn about all the best shops and shows and to share them with my fellow junk lovers. Thanks for visiting today!

      January 29, 2018 at 1:28 am
  • Reply Christine

    Oh the goodies I would need to go home with! My wallet would need time to recover.

    January 29, 2018 at 3:20 am
    • Reply Amber Lyon Ferguson

      Ha ha! I have had to resist the urge to wheel and deal over the internet mainly because shipping would be so high. So many treasures I want!
      Thanks for visiting Christine!

      January 30, 2018 at 5:33 am
  • Reply Sherry

    Wonderful vintage wares. Thanks for sharing at Home Sweet Home.

    January 29, 2018 at 3:53 pm
    • Reply Amber Lyon Ferguson

      Thanks for hosting Sherry. Have a blessed week!

      January 30, 2018 at 5:33 am
  • Reply Dagmar Bleasdale

    thank you, amber for joining my latest link party and for sharing your post. I hope to welcome you back soon again, warm regards,
    Dagmar Bleasdale

    February 1, 2018 at 2:12 pm
    • Reply Amber Lyon Ferguson

      Hi Dagmar! Thank you so much for hosting. I love your party and your blog!

      February 4, 2018 at 12:50 am
  • Reply Roseann Hampton

    Looks like a wonderful place to get some great finds! Thanks for sharing at The Blogger’s Pit Stop! Roseann from

    February 3, 2018 at 2:23 am
    • Reply Amber Lyon Ferguson

      Thank you Roseann!

      February 4, 2018 at 12:38 am
  • Reply Lynda Hardy

    I enjoyed this post so much! I am often in awe over how creative the displays are in the little store I go to, so it was really fun to see how much thought and creativity goes into it. The message hearts are adorable and the idea of pairing a book illustration with a relevant figurine is inspired! Thanks so much for sharing with Party in Your PJs!

    February 3, 2018 at 3:28 pm
    • Reply Amber Lyon Ferguson

      Hi Lynda! It is always amazing how vintage treasures just seem to compliment each other. I loved Becky’s use of books too. I often do that when I am creating shelf vignettes in my home, especially for holidays. For Easter I will use an old book with an illustration of little baby chicks or bunnies and prop it behind a basket of eggs or little bunny figures. Thank you so much for visiting! I have several more guest posts by antique dealers scheduled over the next few months so I hope you will come back and visit again!

      February 7, 2018 at 1:33 am
  • Reply Karren Haller

    It is amazing that there are still so many vintage pieces in California, I have been junkin with my best friend around Newhall, she has her decorated with all vintage and it is so cute!!
    Thank you for sharing last week on OMHGW w/Linky I just wanted to let you know your post is being featured this week and is Pinned and will be shared on Instagram.
    Please stop by and follow on Instagram heart your post to re-share.
    Hope you have a great week!

    February 6, 2018 at 12:31 am
    • Reply Amber Lyon Ferguson

      Oh thank you so my much Karren! I will be partying this week for sure!

      February 6, 2018 at 1:34 am

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