In this world of social media and inter webs have you ever found a new page to follow, or an interesting instagram feed you just fall in love with? Usually you gain somewhat of an insight into that person’s daily life, their business and their inspirations. Well Ruth Barnes from Southern Junkers Vintage Market was one of those people to me. I followed her journey from a small show at Top Dog Trade Center to her now super popular indoor market at the Agricenter International center in Memphis, Tenn.
In all the times we went to the same events we never crossed paths, but this past week we changed that! We met up and discussed both our business start-ups, the goals we have and we can make these dreams happen! Take a moment to read a little bit about what Southern Junkers is all about and learn more about the upcoming event next weekend.
Southern Junkers was created in 2010 as a small group on Facebook to gather like-minded individuals together that love antiques, vintage, collectibles and re-purposed items. The group would share our finds from estate sales, yard sales, markets, dumpsters, abandoned homes and curbs. From the love the history and the stories behind the finds they would share them with each other. In an effort to save abandoned treasures from the landfills, they, then would re-purpose and create items into something useful.
In October of 2012 the very first Southern Junkers Market was held in Eads, TN, at Top Dog Trade Center, with over 30 amazing vendors, music, food and fun. Since then, Southern Junkers Market Events has grown by leaps and bounds,with a Spring and Fall market every year, held at the Agricenter International, 7777 Walnut Grove, Memphis, Tn. with over 65 vendors from across the USA. And the Southern Junkers Group on Facebook has now to grown to over 20,000 members to date.
The upcoming Southern Junkers Vintage Market May 5 & 6th in Memphis. It will have about 60 vendors with vintage, antique, up-cycled items, architectural salvage, garden, jewelry, handcrafted items, demo’s and cool junk. The weekend pass is $12.00 and a daily pass is $8.00. Children 13 and under free. Free parking! A great option is to purchase your tickets online via Southern Junkers Facebook Page.
Another great addition this year, Kim Leggett from City Farmhouse will be doing special Design Showcase using selected pieces from the vendors. The theme will be “Inspiriting Spring Porches,” how to design a space with perfect porch sitting appeal. You won’t want to miss this!
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