This was my first trip to Junk Bonanza in Minneapolis, Minnesota. I am lucky to have my brother and sister in law live there so Tom and I stayed with them. My sister in law was a good sport and drove me to the show and then to multiple vintage shops in the area.
I got the early bird tickets for $25. We got in two hours before the big crowd. We also had admission on each of the days of the show, so we ended up going Friday as well. The ticket also had a $2 off coupon in the Junk Bonanza shop, so I used it towards a t-shirt. We also got a JB canvas bag (first photo). The early bird admission was definitely worth the price.
The show is good sized and has a great variety of vendors. I have been to Farm Chicks in Spokane, Washington a number of times and thought this show was very similar in the number of vendors, amazing displays and the great vintage finds.
I thought this was a clever display. Vintage dance cards are pinned to this old prom dress. I loved this display too. She had hung the old tin child's plates and saucers from the branches. Brilliant pop of color.
I liked this giant toothbrush. It was gone on my second round through the show.
One of my favorite vendors at the show was Hunt and Gather. They have a shop in town (another post). I love all their crazy color and whimsy. These next few photos are from their booth.
If you watch the HGTV show Cash & Cari. Cari had a booth there. Here she is behind her register. This booth was more of a digger booth. He had great stuff. I got a great tin fish bucket from him.
A great show. I was glad I hit two days as the vendors restock.
I also had the pleasure of meeting a fellow blogger Tammy, from Tammy's in Love. It is always fun to meet someone that you have exchanged emails with. Hi Tammy!
Junk Bonanza finds coming in tomorrow's post. I had a great time at the show and would love to hit it again. They have another show in the fall and would be fun to hit that one...who knows...another trip in Sept?
Next time I would rather bring a truck.