Who Is Linda Albers?
Linda Albers loves others forgotten treasures and cast offs. She loves it so much that she opened up an antique/vintage store of her own. After years of a brick and mortar business, she was feeling a lack of freedom, freedom to hit the road, freedom to create, freedom to hunt. So she closed her store and in 2009 she asked her sister to join her and they formed the Funky Junk Sisters Vintage Flea Market. Linda promotes the original show, now called The Great Junk Hunt, to provide a place for junkers to come together to buy and sell all things vintage, upcycled and unique. It started in Puyallup, Washington but now she travels the U.S. with a vintage trailer in tow to bring her flea market style to junkers across the country.
Linda took her cues from her mother who made extra cash by selling her thrift store finds at local neighborhood garage sales. Mom was a self taught decorator with plenty of practice incorporating her added inventory. Because of Mom’s passion for thrifting, Linda caught the junkin’ bug. She soon realized she had better find a way to control it or she could become a borderline hoarder. Vintage Markets became that outlet. They gave her time to hit barn sales, thrift stores and estate sales between shows and time to upcycle her finds into desirable décor for today’s modern home. She now has an extensive design portfolio that includes Coachella, Stagecoach & Desert Trip Music Festivals, the Washington State Fair, Woodland Park Zoo and many others.
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