Well, we survived Junk Bonanza and when I say “survived”, I don’t think it is an understatement! We both have the bruises to show it. It was a lot of work and to be honest, we will very likely never do another show again but it was definitely an experience and it gave us a whole new appreciation for our customers and our cute, little, quiet store. I do want to share some of the booths and some of the experience with you and for those of you who didn’t make it, I would definitely recommend going to the spring show, we will be going as spectators for sure.
Here is our trailor loads, Theresa has a hidden talent for packing and it definitely helped with this trip. Here are our two trailers loaded and ready to go.
It was amazing to see all of the booths and the elaborate creations that people did. Some people were there all day building their booths and setting up.
There were definitely some odd things. Note the baby doll parts in the aquarium in the picture above. There was also a sheep with horns and a toupee, and this little wonder…
It said, “the real deal” and ladies, for $2,900 you can have this little guy in your home! Amazingly enough it did not sell. I do have a very slight farm/cow theme going on in my house but I didn’t think this would fit in. I did send Nate a picture though… I also did find a very cool old school house cupboard that fit perfectly in my mud room. I have been looking for something to store things in and hide some of the mess and this was perfect and unique. If you plan to go to J.B I would recommend coming on Saturday, people are willing to deal so that they don’t have to pack things up. Waiting until then allowed me to get a very good deal on my cupboard and the day is a little more laid back and relaxing.
Anyway, here was our booth…
We had a small space and we tried to get as much in without overcrowding but here is is. We felt pretty good about our stand that was built to have our ladder and sign on however; when we arrived we realized that our neighbors had built walls out of very large doors so our sign really didn’t stick out as much as we had hoped. Lesson learned, it is important to go and scope things out before you decide to vend at an event! We survived and ended up with lots of cool things that did not make it to the booth. If the weather permits, we are planning to have an outdoor junk bonanza sale this coming weekend (October 10-11th) where we will have our J.B items marked down. Crossing our fingers for some nice fall days!