We are girlfriends who share a common bond of always wanting more junk in our trunks. We share a passion for things old and rusty. We love home decor and finding a good bargain. Truthfully, we love finding something that is junk to someone else but a treasure to us. We each have supportive husbands who love us as long as we don’t keep all of our stuff and break even. We want to keep our followers up to date on each of our Junk in the Trunk Vintage Markets! We truly want to bring like-minded people together who share our passions and help us learn about new ones. We want to create an evironment for people to bring their handmade creations and sweet vintage finds to one location for all to see, enjoy and buy.
I was born with junkin in my blood. When I was younger, I remember going to junk sales, estate sales and yard sales with my parents on a regular basis. Their house to this day is filled with antiques and all sorts of treasures that remind me of my youth. In high school, I used to search for the funkiest t-shirts I could find in thrift stores. The bottom line is that Junk in the Trunk Vintage Markets is a product of my love for junk. It’s been a dream of mine to have a place in Arizona (where vintage items are not as easy to find) where junk lovers can find quality vendors and unique items throughout the year.
I am blessed to have a family filled with craziness around the clock. Between my husband and my three kids, it never stops. At the end of the day, I wouldn’t trade them for anything……..well, maybe I’d consider it if it was a vintage industrial card catalogue or something like it.
Looking for junk isn’t just a job; it’s a passion for me. I started treasure hunting at a young age going to garage sales every weekend with my family. I love seeing someone’s trash transform to something beautiful that brings a smile to people’s faces. I am a wife to a wonderful Godly man and together we have three beautiful rambunctious boys ages 4, 2 and 2 months.
My boys are learning to hunt for junk with me. We scope out sales with the best toys first and they bring their quarters and find the best deal. Our house is decorated with strictly thrift finds and every piece has a story. I love the history of old furniture and knick knacks and feel those pieces add warmth to any home.
I’m Chantelle and I’m the new Junk in the Trunk intern! I love anything vintage and anything that can be up-cycled into a new creation. It was while I was going to school at the Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising (FIDM) in LA that I found a love for going to flea markets and finding old, good things to incorporate into my every day life. Now that I’m back home in Arizona, I’m thrilled to be a part of the Junk in the Trunk team and to help people score their great, vintage finds!
Favorite Room in my home:
Can it be the whole apartment? I guess the living room. In most simplest form it is everything I ever wanted in a room… all my dreams come true haha. I get incredible morning light that comes through my chevron curtains and makes me just want to curl up and read a book. I love the mix of soft florals and bold strips I have, along with the balance of both vintage and modern furniture. I feel like it is a true representation of my personality. Plus the color scheme is SO relaxing. Trust me if you were to visit you would want to stay forever
30 minutes of free time:
I would want to have coffee – or dessert with a good friend. Catch up, have a good laugh, gush over a cute guy or a new TV show. Forget about everything that was going on in my day and truely enjoy the 30 minutes, while chowing down on something tasty of course.
Favorite Meal to prepare:
I don’t have a lot of variety in my cooking repatuare. In other words I don’t cook “meals’ a whole lot. So I am going to say enchiladas. For no other reason than they are tasty, and they smell oh so good while they cook!