Avid junk lovers are likely quite familiar with the Junk Bonanza show that takes place near Minneapolis, Minnesota. This show has drawn huge crowds and set the bar quite high for vintage vendors to create displays that are inviting and unique.
I was very excited when I heard Junk Bonanza had plans to expand to the West Coast so I applied for this juried event back in February – and I got accepted, yay!
This past weekend, it was finally time to set up shop for three days at the Clark County Events Center in Ridgefield, WA, just north of Portland. Thursday was setup and I spent all day (and I mean ALL DAY!) moving in my display and setting up shop. But I managed to create order out of all the chaos and am quite pleased with how my booth turned out:
Here are a few more photos of my booth, which was a nice and roomy 16′ wide by 10′ deep.
Over 60 vintage vendors had gathered their best picks and brought them to Junk Bonanza. Not only did they bring all the goods, they created some gorgeous displays that made you want to move right in! On Saturday morning, I made sure to arrive extra early so I would have time to take a peek at all the other wonderful booths. Here are a few that called out to me – could have bought LOTS of treasures at this show!
First up is Atelier de Campagne – Trino and Johan created a little magical kingdom of French goodies right as you entered the show. Bought a few antique documents that are well over 200 years old!
Just two aisles over was my hands-down favorite: Komedal Road of Bainbridge Island, WA. Liz has such exquisite taste, I literally loved every single thing in her booth! Her carefully curated collection of European goodies was beautifully displayed in an airy fashion that allowed for easy movement throughout the space – no worries about your purse or big bootie knocking over anything, such a refreshing approach (unlike my own booth, which got a bit tight at times 😉
Other booths that caught my attention were Roost Reimagined…
…and last but not least, Fresh Baked Vintage (wonderful American kitchenalia!).
If you missed the show this year, be sure to make time next year to stop by – you’ll be glad you did 🙂