* Junk In The Trunk September 2014

Last Saturday we had record breaking numbers attend the Junk In The Trunk Vintage Market at WestWorld. VIP’s entered at 7:30am followed by early entry for $10 at 8am and general admission at 10am. There was live music & yummy food trucks. The atmoshere was electric. I’m guessing 10K people attended. If your coming to the May 2nd show and you have small children or a stroller, consider coming from 2-5 when the crowds have died down. It’s also a good idea to bring a big beach bag or rolling suitcase to hold your treasures.

The theme of this show was a southwestern flare. Organizers Coley & Lindsey did a superb job organizing this ever growing show. We had 170 fabulous vendors. It was just voted Best Vintage Market in Phoenix 2014. My sister Jen had the booth next to mine and the Phoenix New Times posted a photo from her booth of a chair & doll. Furniture & chairs were huge sellers at this show. Jen always makes my mannequin more funky with her faux furs & skirts.

My booth is totally different this season and I received a lot of compliments on it. My son Avery helped me a lot and he built some of the hanging frames. Shoppers were able to just pluck charms & buttons straight from the chicken wire. I brought necklaces & bracelets from my Big & Bold jewelry line and these little initial necklaceswere created during the event.

Prior to the show I had Alicia from Hot Chick Aprons create these reversable aprons for my sweet workers. I was so thankful for their help. Aimee, Holli, Chantal & Steve I couldn’t have done it without you.

It means the world to me when you folks come see me at a show and bring your friends and family with you. Even if you just say a quick hello, I love seeing you there.

I hid a little mirror in the bowl of buttons & she randolmy found it. It was FREE & she was excited to win it.

I hid a little mirror in the bowl of buttons & she randolmy found it. It was FREE & she was excited to win it.

About Ruby Mae Jewelry

I'm Leah Williams and I adore fabulous buttons and brooches, chains and charms. I find it exciting to look into old tin cans passed down through the generations. They hold buttons and hardware removed from all types of garments. I reuse old buttons and it connects me to men and women that I'll never get to meet. I leave the original thread on a button. I'm inspired to create something new from something that was forgotten. I love, love, love it.