Today I wanted to share a couple fun stories with you from the market. To me one of the best things about the markets is all the AMAZING people that you get to meet. Everyone has a great story to share and now after 3 years we start to see a lot of the same shoppers each time.
These are stories from our vendors about some of their favorite shoppers. Thank you Kristen from Moonstruck Vintage for the first one!
A tale of two typewriters….
Last Fall at the Junk in the Trunk Vintage Market, I was completely charmed by a wonderful 10 year old boy who purchased a Remington portable typewriter from me. I was struck by his passion for typewriters, his knowledge, and by what an extremely polite and sincere young man he was. So, what a wonderful surprise it was, when late in the day at this Spring’s market I recognized one of my very favorite customers – Sean!
In no time, we were chatting about some of the latest additions to his typewriter collection, and I showed him some photos from my recent visit to the Mesa Typewriter Exchange. Fortunately, I still had one typewriter left – a Royal Safari. A deal was struck, and Sean now has a new addition to his collection. I was very flattered when Sean gave me the honor of naming the typewriter – I hope this is the beginning of a long friendship for he and Katharine.
Truly, it’s the moments like these that are the sweetest part of what I do! He completely made my day!
The next couple stories are from Leah from Ruby Mae Jewelry.
Peggy had bracelets made for herself and her sisters Pat & Pam. They are in honor of their Dad who recently passed away. They are loaded with charms representing his passions and past times. He loved motor boating, carpentry, martini’s and schnauzers. He was in the Air Force and had a great zest for life. He is dearly missed. Peggy surprised her sister Pat with her bracelet when they came to my booth at the the recent Junk In The Trunk show in Scottsdale.Hand stamped charms by my dad Jake.
These two little girls were in my Ruby Mae Jewelry booth giggling and I heard them say, “our name is famous”, when I asked if one was named Ruby Mae, she said, “I’m Ruby Lee, This is Etta Mae”
A JITT shopper named Liz walked into my booth with a bag of striped green beads and asked if I would make her a bracelet. She selected a hand stamped letter “L” charm, told me things she likes and I went home and created this for her. I hope she loves it.
And a few stories from Jen with VintagebyJen.
This little boy was fantastic!! He needed this and that because “he didn’t have this at my Grandma’s house”.
The gal on the left was elated to find this vintage mailbox. Her Grandfather had owned the company which made these mailboxes. The company has since closed- she has been looking for one for several years- and where did she find it? @VintagebyJen