Well I just finished up from an incredible weekend of selling my plethora of treasured goods at Junk in the Trunk Vintage Market in Pomona, Ca. (I purged, my friends!) Although this particular event was my very first, I can tell you from shows I participated in the past (many moons ago), this was one of the nicest functions I have ever participated in. From the organizers, Lindsey and Coley, to the parking staff and the vendors themselves, I was completely blown away by the coordination of the event, the variety of goods and the genuine kindness shown to all of us. If you have never been, I highly recommend attending. It is a ginormous flea market of sorts, some products being upcycled/recycled, lots of handmade items and lots and lots of rusty, dusty junk. The original Junk in the Trunk is in Scottsdale, Az., twice a year. San Diego and Pomona shows have recently been added to their schedule. I was so fortunate to get into the show as it is curated to insure a variety of items with few replications. By 11:30 a.m. on the first day of the show, I was pretty much sold out. Found out my prices were very, very good.
So here is the booth fully set up. It took about 2 1/2 hours to unload and decorate. I didn’t think that was bad at all. I will say my only complaint here was that is was freezing! A sweater and a jacket didn’t even cut it. It must have been in the high 40’s, inside. Cold by California standards.
Sold the canisters via fb to my sweet sister-in-law who spied them right away and asked to purchase them.
The hot ticket was all the hobnail glassware I had. Gone in just a few short hours, as in two. Oh and the wagon and all the stuff inside, gone.
And this was the mob around our booth when the show opened. Unbelievable. Everyone was very nice and there were no fights. Yay! The picture below is what it looked like around 3. There really wasn’t even this much at 11:30 a.m. but I drove home to my Cali place and retrieved more “stuff” so I could have something in the booth. Crazy, right?
Day 2 looked like this. Not nearly as pretty. I sold ALL of my furniture and that was good! Not so nice for the booth on Sunday though.
And this piece, ah, it has a story and a very funny story at that! This was a piece I found on the way home to grab more stuff. It was on the curb marked “free” after a garage sale had closed. I stuffed it in the car and moved on. As I read a fb message from my friend, Karen, she said, (and she did not know this), “You’ve probably already found some treasure curbside on the road home I bet!”. Little did she know….LOL! Truth! We have since laughed about it. She said she knows me too well. And you know what, it was the first piece that sold at the show on Sunday! Well, you know what they say, “One man’s junk is another man’s treasure.”
And this is the spectacular sunset that greeted me on my drive home on Sunday. It was the perfect ending to a fantastic weekend.
Happy Monday. Let’s all agree we are off to a great start, pushing into another weekend!