* Junk In The Trunk September 2015

Friday, September 18, 2015 – loaded & headed to West World in Scottsdale

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My booth was 30ft x 15ft – my biggest one ever

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I was two rows from the entrance on the main aisle. Perfect location. I have the same spot for the next show in May.

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My husband Scott had the idea that mannequins could be at a party talking about me or my jewelry. I bought these four gals from Pearl Mae’s Resale in Phoenix in the Melrose district. I also borrowed their vintage clothes from Pearly Mae’s. My sister Jennifer styled their wardrobe & my jewelry and I made their thought bubbles. They will be coming back to the next show but in a different set up. Hopefully with the addition of a fella. It’s an honor they got picked to be in the New Times.

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Our Button Girl mannequins were a hit. Folks took photos with them all day long, both days.

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On Saturday, my dad Jake made a special guest appearance.Tanners video crew interviewed me & I snapped a pic with them & dad. Isn’t little Ruby (bottom right) super sweet?

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After my Sunday morning Channel 3 interview, people like Robin (top right) got in their cars and drove down to meet me & buy the Hole In My Heart charms that I explained about during the interview. It was very touching to hear the stories about their lost loved ones. I couldn’t have done this show without my Button Girl helpers Jen, Chantal, Aimee, Bev & Tori. Michelle & Robin were my tear down crew & I needed them too. It definitely takes a village to put my show on.

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A big thank you to Coco Milano’s for generously donating this gift basket for our email sign up giveaway.

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These are a few of the pieces scooped up during the show. I’m so happy they have new homes.

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My son Avery created display cases from the 1920’s basement windows I brought home from my Montana adventure with my dad. I found them in Fortine, Montana. They worked out really well.

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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'm a "no harm button artist" and as such I don't alter, cut, flatten or change intact vintage buttons. I also leave the original thread on a button. I'm inspired to create something new from something that was forgotten. I love, love, love it.

2 thoughts on “* Junk In The Trunk September 2015”

  1. Saw you on TV. Went to Junk in the Trunk and found your booth. Hopefully sometime in the near future we can display a few pieces of your button jewelry at Birt’s Boutique at Benevilla in Surprise, AZ.

    1. Hi Ellen,
      Lovely to meet you at Junk In The Trunk. I never could have predicted that the Channel 3 interview would strike such a nerve. Happily orders are still coming in for the Hole In My heart charm. Thank you for reaching out. You’ve been on my mind. I will email you about your shop. Take care, Leah

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