It was a beautiful Friday night in Western Washington.
For months I had heard talk of the Junk Salvation show at the Washington State Fair grounds, and the date was finally here! So in place of our normal garage sale finds Friday, I'm doing a recap of my recent visit to the Junk Salvation show.
The tickets were a steep $20 for opening night, but I was busy on Saturday morning hitting garage sales, so I sucked up the expense and was glad that I did.
The Junk Salvation show has been rated one of the top traveling vintage market in the USA by Flea Market Style magazine and it's been named one of the top 25 flea markets in America by Romantic Homes magazine. It did not disappoint!
The first stop I made was to J Project Clothing a traveling clothing and accessory boutique.
I met Jaime the artist behind this beautiful bus turned boutique.
Jaime had some of the most amazing original silkscreen shirts I have seen.
She also offered hand stamped necklaces and the most adorable striped maxi skirt around.
Just a few steps away, I was drawn in by the wire baskets.
Don't you just love this LOVE typography sign?
While I hate to pick favorites, the booth that really drew me in was Euphemeral Designs.
Two booths combined to make up this glorious space of cream, grey and teal.
Everything worked together to make a cohesive looking booth space.
These huge blooming paper flowers were only $2 a piece!
This painted rocking horse was amazing.
I'm sure anyone could find a place for this "wish" sign.
Lots of vintage goodness to be had.
And a basket full of blooms
My most favorite piece was this armoire in the most amazing grey color.
It takes real talent to distress just the right amount to give a piece the most character.
I thought that this deconstructed lampshade made the best jewelry display I have seen.
Inside the big red barn I had to pause and take it all in.
The barn itself is just a cool place to be.
Fill it with "junk" and it's a little slice of heaven.
I see used golf clubs all the time at garage sales.
This golf club rack is an ingenious way of using those old clubs.
If my husband would allow it,
I would have snatched these old theater chairs up from Millesime Designs.
The antlers are right up my alley too!
I thought that this metal star was one of the most unique things I have seen.
It would be so great on top of a pink or white Christmas tree don't you think?
You can find more vintage art and antiques at Michelle Renee.
This ruffled quilt is darling.
And since we have 5 people in our family, this 5 sign caught my eye.
Of course my friend Mandi from Persnickety's had a booth.
I even spied a few things that I brought over.
Usually jewelry is a dime a dozen at craft fairs.
I don't tend to waste my time looking because once you see one piece you have seen it all.
But that was so not the case with Whimsical Details.
Not only was the jewelry one of a kind amazing, the handmade crafts and signs drew me in too.
Ah, coffee filter wreath.
Why I haven't I made one yet?
I'm always drawn to burlap so this booth took me right in.
I grabbed a card from these junk fair professionals, and can't for the life of me find it.
I would love to link to them, so if you know who they are, leave a note in the comments.
I loved the silverware displayed and the wire for hanging.
Everything was well thought out for the display.
This booth also had the most amazing tent awning that they hand painted.
You can tell this couple learned a thing or two from having a booth at show after show!
While I love my mini van, this truck is probably my dream car.
One of the last booths I stopped at for the night was Burley Creek nursery and antiques.
Rusty fire engines for little people are some of my favorite.
I love old stuff with the names of towns that I live in or love.
That's why this Tacoma Times newspaper apron caught my eye.
Of course it never fails that the most expensive item is the one that I want the most.
This vintage airplane was listed at $350.
A little out of my price range, but awesome nonetheless.
There is something about an already sold item that makes it that much more appealing.
This round day bed made my heart skip a beat, but it was already sold.
Isn't it the most amazing thing you have ever seen?
It's toddler size, and I can only imagine the small sweet heads that have been tucked in after a long day of play.
Since I no longer have toddlers, I thought it would make an awesome dog bed.
My fat dog wouldn't be able to get her buns in it though!