Newcomers’ week continues! Welcome to first-time vendor, The Rusty Pumpkin!
Laura Arensdorf
The Rusty Pumpkin
Lives in/Business located:
Ankeny, IA/A booth on the lower level of Found Things in Des Moines’ East Village

This will be Bonanza vendor appearance:
1st as a vendor, but have shopped it since Bonanza #2!
Specialize in:
One-of-a-kind items — the funkier the better!
Facebook: The Rusty Pumpkin

Favorite activity besides junking:
There’s something besides junking?! Actually, my favorite part besides the hunt is putting displays together.
Would save if the workshop were on fire:
I don’t possess any repurposing skills so I guess it would have to be items on my inspiration shelf.

You knew you were a junker when:
Truly, it was my first Junk Bonanza. I always knew I loved flea markets and the basement of any antique store where the beaten up stuff was at, but it wasn’t until my first JB that I truly felt like I was where I was meant to be, with amazing people that shared the junk love.
Three words that describe you:
Adventurous, determined, unique
Three words that describe your product:
Unique, funky, fun

If you couldn’t be a junker, you’d be a:
props manager/stylist
When you found it, you knew it would sell immediately:
The hood off a 1966 GMC grain hauler truck. Amazing patina and form that totally make a statement in a room.
Laura, we are looking forward to The Rusty Pumpkin’s statement at the Junk Bonanza!
Only 70 days to go!

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