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JB San Diego! We Love it Here! PART 1

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It’s been two days of amazing junk love at Junk Bonanza #sandiego! We’re going to break our recap into at least two posts, because we have a lot of photos to share! We started the show off while it was still dark outside — 6AM Friday when Heather Lake of Fox 5 San Diego arrived for live shots.

That’s our announcer, master appraiser Tim Luke, sharing the good word about Bonanza in front of the Atomic Rust booth!

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We loved seeing our name in license plates! Thanks to Upcycled Works for those beauties…

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… and these!

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Anything Rustic had everything right with this display!

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People say books can be illuminating, and Junk Style Design had its own take on that idea!

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Relics Reimagined had some sweet pieces, too. Love the way this vacuum cleaner part and wooden tennis racket frames found new purpose!

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Do you know what this was before it became a coffee table?!

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Redhead Sadie Vintage’s booth was filled with exuberant, retro goods!

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Her pins were Spring in a jewelry box!

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Vintage Kantha quilts from Kismet Designs dazzled!

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An oil-painted matron kept careful watch from Last Vestige’s corner!

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Ki and Celeste signed the new Spring copies of their Flea Market Style mag both days…sfri30

Paint & Paddles taught hands-on painting workshops twice daily …

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… our partner Tinker Tin Trailer Co. brought two vintage trailers — a cool photo booth and the “Roll-O-Vend” for a lounge area …

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… and the “Get Lucky” drawings were a big hit with shoppers! Junk Bonanza held drawings for 20 $25 coupons to be redeemed for merchandise in the booths of the winners’ choosing!

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Doors closed at 5PM today — Ki thanked our talented and tireless vendors for their fab product and a rocking good show!

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They started breaking it down. It’s always amazing to see what gets built in a few days…and disassembled in a few hours!

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Through it all, our vendors kept smiling!

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What’s load out without a little bit of rain? It was the least of all we had during the show!

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And then…almost as quickly as it started, the wet yet wonderful few days that were JB #sandiego drew to a close.

But luckily for us, we’ve got memories. And photos!

Stay tuned for Part 2 when we’ll mine our days-old archives for booth shots!

Team Junk Bonanza is heading back to their respective posts — Los Angeles, Minneapolis, Chicago and Cape Coral — and our fabulous vendors are heading on to their next gigs.

Be sure to follow us on Facebook and Instagram  @junkbonanza. We’ll let you know the show dates once they’re set for San Diego next Spring and Portland in the Fall. And if you’re up for a road trip, come see us in Minnesota! Our amazing Minneapolis vendors will be rocking Canterbury Park APRIL 20-22 and SEPT 21-23!

Kim

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  1. Thank you so much for coming to San Diego! I had a wonderful time browsing through the great displays vendors created and meeting all the wonderful people who love junk as much as I do!
    The Early Bird shopping is SO worth the money! Not only does it give to charity, but it gave me 2 hours of “zen” shopping. I loaded my car up with amazing stuff!
    Thanks also for the San Diego Food Bank “bag hold”. The volunteers were sweet and very helpful.
    I will treasure my premier issue of Junk Market Style that Tim Luke and Ki were kind enough to sign!
    Also, a hug from Ki!
    Please come back again!

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