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Hot off the press...The Great Junk Hunt Official Trailer

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Hot off the press...The Great Junk Hunt Official Trailer

Here is a good look at the market that started it all! The Great Junk Hunt in Puyallup started in a small gym and has grown to over 30,000 sq. ft. at the Washington State Fairgrounds! We have over 120 vendors with awesome Junkin goodness and thousands of shoppers to the show. 

Now with shows in multiple cities across the west coast, we are spreading our junk love! Our happy junkers are what really make our show special and worth doing what we do. We hope to see you at our next show in your area!

Funky Junk Sister, Linda Albers, created an event for junkers to come together to buy and sell all things vintage, upcycled and unique. Formally known as Junk Salvation by the Funky Junk Sisters, this show has won several awards for best flea markets in America. Come see what all the fuss is about!

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Mid Century Modern Furniture Part 2 Color!

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Mid Century Modern Furniture Part 2 Color!

Here are some ways to add color to a mid century piece. A geometric pattern pairs well with the sleek lines of a modern piece. 

Below is something a bit more sutble...but still a conversation piece. 

Bold but EASY! Just remove the drawers and the knobs and paint. 

This tall dresser has been painted and papered for a softer feel. 

Painters tape will help you create this look. 

The 70's gave us furniture with ornate carved like design. Seriously, it could look very ugly, until you play it up with a little paint, like the dresser below. 

Sometimes keeping it simple with one color is just enough. 

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Mid Century Makeovers Part 1

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Mid Century Makeovers Part 1

We haven't always been fans of the Mid Century Modern look but lately we have fallen in

love with some of the creative ways people have been "redoing" them. This basic white and brown look has caught our attention. Simple enough for just about anyone to try. Below the actual design within the piece itself created an easy pattern to follow. 

This look could be accomplished with a vinyl cutout also. 

Similar to the one above. 

This is actually an ikea dresser....same look as mid century but with an ikea price. 

A little busier pattern with the same type of results. 

We'll do another post on this style soon where the focus is on color... lots of color! This style of furniture can pull it off both ways. 

The Great Junk Hunt will have numerous vintage markets this year all over the country. See our show dates to see when we will be in your neck of the woods! 

Make your plans to attend today!

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How to shop the booths at The Great Junk Hunt Vintage Market

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How to shop the booths at The Great Junk Hunt Vintage Market

1. Want the coolest stuff? Be an early bird shopper. Take advantage of purchasing an early buy ticket, it will get you in before the crowds and you'll be able to get the cream of the crop.

2. Bring cash. Cash will get you the best price and many vendors don't take credit cards.

3. Bring a shopping cart or a wagon, it will save you trips to the car. Throw some recycled shopping bags in there too, many vendors run out of bags in the first couple of hours and the bags prevent things from rolling around in your cart.  

                                     This is the wagon we use when we head out to markets.

4.  Make a list of the things you are looking for before you go, chances are you will be enticed by many things, but at least you will remember your mission. It's a bonus if you come home with some extra treasures!

5. If you really like something buy it now! Don't wait, at a recent sale we had 4 ladies wanting the same set of orange lockers....one lucky woman was a minute sooner than the other three....she took them home.

6. Take a good look. Stop at all the booths and glance around...a lot of fabulous junk is displayed on top of things. Take time to scan high and low, even if it looks like they have nothing you want. There just may be some hidden treasures in there.

7.  Don't forget to ask the vendors if they have something you are looking for, They are a wealth of knowledge...remember they've been doing this sorta thing for a long time, maybe they know where you can find something.

8. We always say... you should circle around the market a few times, you might see something you missed before.

9. If you are a bargain shopper...wait til the last day. You may not get the trendiest items but you will definitely get the best deals. OK junk peeps...we will see ya'll at one of our next shows. See the rest of the 2016 lineup below.

Monroe, WA Nov 4 & 5

Puyallup, WA Nov 18 & 19

Ventura, CA Dec 2 & 3

Shopping starts  at 6pm! Then Saturday  10am-4pm.

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