Today is a very exciting day! We are going to reveal some of the amazing vendors joining us on May 5th for the Junk in the Trunk Vintage Market! Are you getting excited for the BIG DAY?!? We sure are! And these amazing vendors have been preparing just for you. Each week we will let you know a few more of our vendors. Make sure you go check out their websites and all their wonderful goodies!
Alright, so I have a fun little project for you today. I am a little late getting it up today, because I was having some issues deciding on paint colors and didn’t like how it kept coming out. So here is a great little bench I found a couple weeks ago.
My mom has been visiting while my husband is working crazy long hours during tax season, and one day found this great vintage curtain! It was definitely my inspiration for this fun bench. After trying many different colors of yellow paint and distressing, this is what I ended up with.
What do you think? I love this fabric. I think I might make some Easter skirts for my girls with the same fabric.
I had quite an adventure last week. My mom and I took my boys to go see “Grandpa Cowboy”. He is my mom’s dad and a true cowboy. He is 84 years old and wakes up at 4am every morning and hops on his horse and is out on the ranch all day! We really enjoyed our time with him.
My Grandpa had gone to our last Market back in September and was excited to start gathering “junk” for me. He got me some great stuff, but my favorite are these pieces. A glass door knob painted white and turquoise and a US marker that was used in WWII on horse bridles to show they belonged to the US Calvary.
On Thursday we were planning on leaving mid morning to head back home. My grandpa mentions that there were more door knobs where he found this one. I told him I wanted more, so he said it was just 15 miles away in an abandoned house in an old mining town. So I grabbed an iced tea and a slice of banana bread and we headed out the door.
The gun was just in case we got attacked by a mountain lion… WHAT?!
Little did I know 15 miles would take two hours! It was up in the mountains by his house and the road was so bad we barely made it!
My grandpa is trying to stack rocks so we can make it past this wash with out tipping our truck!
We passed by the old mining town. If you look hard in this picture you can see a chimney. This is all that is left from a whole mining town that President Hoover worked in before he was president!
Of course my battery died (since I didn’t think we would be gone for 6 hours!) so I have no more pictures.
We finally got to the house. It was at the top of this tall hill. The road was so bad we couldn’t drive up to the house, so we walked the quarter of a mile up to the house. When we reached the top, I saw a little glimpse of heaven! Rusty metal everywhere covering the entire yard! I started picking right away! Two hours later we walked away with…
Two rusty metal bed springs
Rusty base of an old wash machine- this will be made into a coffee table!
Rusty car seat springs
An old metal display case from the general store
lots of door knobs
Sorry I don’t have any pictures We are headed back to pick up everything next month so I will post pictures then.
It was a fun experience to go with my grandpa and hope to do it again soon!
Who’s ready for a quick easy spring [or really any season] wreath turotial?
Have you noticed yet that those two words [quick and easy] describe most of my projects? Either that makes me super lazy or SUPER savy. I’m gonna go with savy.
Here is what you will need:
a styrofoam wreath, fabric scrap, a piece of felt, hot glue, and scissors
Then all you have to do is cut the fabric into strips, I made mine about 3 inches wide, but you could vary it. Then with a small dot of hot glue I started wrapping the fabric around the wreath. Where one strip ended I glued it down and started another one. When it was all finished it looked like this:
Then to jazz it up a bit I added a bow made from felt. But you could also easily add a ruffle, or some flowers. It is so easy to customize this to your taste, or even to the season. It’s likely that you have nearly everything on had right now to complete this project. And just an FYI the only thing I had to purchase was the Styrofoam wreath, which is from the $1 store – I would say that classifies it as an affordable project for sure.
She launched a new business this week called . If you haven’t checked it out yet you should head over there, after reading our interview of course! No you really should, she is amazing. We have been big fans of the Farms Chicks for some time now. Serena has an amazing eye for things chippy, rusty, & vintage! All of our favorite things.
Junk in the Trunk Trio: When you find the time, what are a few of your favorite blogs to read?
Serena: Herriott Grace, Heather Bullard, and Eat Drink Chic to name a few. Sadly, I rarely find the time.
JITT Trio: Who inspires you?
Serena: My husband, Colin. He’s built such a good life for our family and I admire him so much.
JITT Trio: What makes a great vendor?
Serena: A great vendor knows how to curate a collection. If it all makes sense together, it’s just so much more impactful.
JITT Trio: If you had to pick your favorite find, what would it be & why?
Serena: My all-time favorite find is the shirt I bought at a yard sale for .10 cents and sold for $860!
JITT Trio: What are your favorite places to shop? Locally or when traveling?
Serena: In Spokane, I enjoy a local antiques shoppe, Roost. One of my favorite spaces is there: Silver Suitcase. I find lots of great props for shoots. I love the Country Living Fairs in Ohio, Georgia, and Texas as well.
JITT Trio: What aspect of junking do you enjoy most?
Serena: I love being able to find something that’s unique. I’ve never liked having the same things as others.
Thank you all for reading our interview and thank you Serena for taking the time out of your busy day to answer a few questions. Serena also came back with a question for us. She wanted to know what some of our favorite places were here in Phoenix because she was going to be coming here for a visit soon. Do you guys have any great suggestions to add? Leave a comment and let us know. Thanks. And be sure to go check out My Favorite Find it is a great new site!
Local Phoenicians, this one is for you! I have great deal I get to pass on to our wonderful readers! I actually went to a salon for the first time in a very long time! It was time. I got to talk to the owner and was bragging about you, and she wanted me to pass this deal on to you!
Before I share the deal, here are some pictures of her wonderful salon in North Scottsdale.
I think this room, besides her amazing talent, is what sets the salon apart. After my highlights were added, I got taken to this separate room with dim lights, candles, and spa music. Every hair service includes a 15 minute scalp and shoulder massage. I have to be honest, I almost fell asleep it was so relaxing! I didn’t want it to end!
She finished the service with a dry cut that was outstanding. My hair feels weightless and it is so easy to style! She also tinted my eyebrows to match I have never done that before. Looked great! I asked for a low maintenance color because I am a busy mom and don’t have time to go get a cut and color every 4 weeks. She really listened and got a client for life! Here is the finished product…
Ok, so I made you wait long enough. She is offering our wonderful friends 15% off any service! Call the salon and ask for an appointment with Jennifer. Tell them Junk in the Trunk sent you and enjoy the new you! http://www.jenniferandresalon.com/
Thank you Jennifer for this wonderful deal! Make sure you post pictures on our facebook page of your new do!
*I did not get paid to post this and all the opinions are my own.
I finally got a couch YAY! She’s quite cute and comfy to boot. But once she was delivered it became abundantly clear that I needed to get something up on my walls to make the room look a little more put together. I decided to take the efficient and or lazy approach to a wall collage.
Instead of aranging everything and hanging them all separately I [aka my dad] hung a narrow shelf for me to put them all on. This way they can overlap in places, and can be changed out oh so easily. I’m looking forward to adding new things – and swapping out others as I get more.
I don’t know about you, but we are getting VERY excited about the upcoming Junk in the Trunk Vintage Market!!! The Junk in the Trunk Trio has been very busy out searching for all those great pieces and all those fun treasures! Here’s a sneak peak of some of the trash we are going to make into some beautiful treasures and the other amazing vintage finds!
So now its your turn. We want to hear from you. What are you going to be looking for at the Junk in the Trunk Vintage Market? What are you on the hunt for? Help us out, we would love for you to leave us a comment or post a picture on our facebook page of what treasures you are searching for.
And don’t forget the Junk in the Trunk Vintage Market is coming up May 5th!!! It’s going to be great. We have some amazing demonstrations & diy tutorials lined up for the show! We also are going to have a photo booth by Elan Photography and much MUCH more fun! We will be telling you all about the amazing vendors and all the fun coming up in the next few weeks. You won’t want to miss it!