This morning I attended my second Junk in the Trunk Vintage Market held at Westworld in Scottsdale. If you’ve never been, this annual event offers an amazing collection of vintage, antique, handmade, repurposed and creative items from nearly 180 local (and a few out-of state) vendors. Started in 2011, Junk in the Trunk Vintage Market is Arizona’s mecca for finding repurposed treasures and long-lost childhood memories (hello Barbie doll carrier!). With local talent providing music and delicious treats (shout out to Mama’s Cold Brew and Waffle Love, among others) to provide energy during this powershopping experience, Junk in the Trunk Vintage Market continues to grow with more than 10,000 visitors last year prompting the founders to add another day to the event. This year I focused on finding horse-themed items for our new barn and discovering unique accessories, like the darling fabric headbands and earrings created by Vintage Rose Wraps. Although I held myself back from buying everything that looked appealing, I loved the trips down memory lane that so many of the items brought to mind. The energy of the people – visitors, volunteers, vendors – created a fun and festive atmosphere. I’m already looking forward to next year!
Helpful tip from seasoned shoppers: Bring wagons or rolling carts to hold all your finds and ask volunteers to take your items and big purchases to the convenient pick-up area.