* Junk In The Trunk Septmber 2015

The Junk In The Trunk Vintage Market on May 2nd & 3rd was an incredible show for a lot of reasons. We had record record breaking attendance at 15,000+ shoppers. The weather inside was comfortably cool and the event was incredibly well organized. I LOVED the live music atmosphere all weekend long.

Set up was the day before and I was traveling from Gilbert to north Scottsdale thru Tempe when my Excursion broke down. My husband said it would be take him 2 hours to repair it and maybe I should unload my show into my sisters half empty Uhaul. She was driving up from Casa Grande.  So, sister Jen to the rescue. Set up that day was from 10-7pm and after unloading my whole show into her truck, we finally got there at 3:30pm. It’s a good thing we can hustle because that’s not a lot of time to unload two shows & completely set up.

Saturday morning we arrived at 5am for final touch ups and our first shoppers were at 7:30. The crowds were fabulous and I had someone tell me she always comes to my booth for buttons. I met lots of wonderful people and it’s always fun when someone says, “oh Ruby Mae, I follow you on social media”. I have a little charm I like to give folks who make an effort to come find my booth. There were 170+ vendors and feedback from the crowd was that I needed to better mark my booth number. Sadly one gal posted on Instagram she was there and couldn’t find me. For sure the next show I’ll do better with a huge sign on the aisle.

I hung these t shirts up as a way to showcase my statement necklaces. The feedback from shoppers was that they loved it. On Sunday I brought in colored t shirts and they were a big hit too.

I big shout out to Jill from JunkNLove.com for promoting local vendors such as myself with the JUNKNBUCKS promotion. One of the winners named Michelle brought her JUNKNBUCKS $ to spend in my booth.

The next show is September 19 & 20th at West World in Scottsdale. Jen & I will be there, side by side having a blast. We hope we get to see you there. Leah

Our spots #43 & #44

Our spots #43 & #44

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Shoppers wearing their Ruby Mae purchases including the glasses

Shoppers wearing their Ruby Mae purchases including the glasses

Shoppers trying on Ruby Mae pieces

Shoppers trying on Ruby Mae pieces

Tori my helper and more shoppers trying on pieces

Tori my helper and more shoppers trying on pieces

Some of the items that SOLD

Some of the items that SOLD … Michelle used JUNKNBUCKS $ to purchase the necklace top right

Little Kaylee bought buttons for her scrapbook and the rest were gifts.

Little Kaylee bought buttons for her scrapbook and the rest were gifts.

Judy bought these hard to find small metal buttons for her crochet bracelets. Aimee bought this little table and lamb from my sister Jens booth.

Judy bought these hard to find small metal buttons for her crochet bracelets. Aimee bought this little table and lamb from my sister Jens booth.

A BIG thank you to my helpers Chantal, Aimee & Tori... I couldn't have done it without you.

A BIG thank you to my helpers Chantal, Aimee & Tori… I couldn’t have done it without you.

Jen and I at the end of day two. Love her!

Jen and I at the end of day two. Love her!

 

 

 

 

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.

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