@junkbonanza San Diego is just around the corner! We’re happy to share periodic profiles of some of our newest vendors. Meet the rocking’ junkers who will bring their wares and vintage savvy to the Del Mar Fairgrounds Feb. 19-20. First up:

Tom and Allison Schmidt

Business name:

California Rediscovered


Live in/Business located:

Santa Monica, CA

Your style in three words:

restore, rebuild, repurpose


 On your junking bucket list:We’ve always made plans to hit Brimfield, but something always comes up and we miss it each year. Someday we will make it.

You knew you were a junker when…

…we started to get way to excited to see what others were throwing away.


Best all-time junking find:

a sweet, slightly rotten taxidermy possum we found in Texas

You wish you would never have parted with…

…we don’t sell things if we think we may regret it.


Bringing to the Bonanza:

lots of reclaimed lighting, unique furniture and one-of-a-kind oddities

You never junk without…

…an open mind, because we are always looking for that one thing that could be repurposed or reused.


In your garage: cars or junk?


No one would ever guess you…

…met in art school.



Your junking holy grail:

turn of the century autopsy tabl …for cheap!

Junking makes you feel…

…we have a little hand in recycling and in finding a place for discarded items in today’s homes.



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