For several years after moving to Arizona, I thought only one decor style existed: Southwestern. The only acceptable color scheme was brown, beige, gold, terra cotta, orange, and maybe olive green if you're really adventurous. Basically, most homes and places of business were brown, light brown, yellow-shiny brown, red brown, bright red brown, and green-brown. You did have the choice between going more South of the Border Southwestern, Native American Southwestern, Elegant Spanish Southwestern, or Full-on-Cowboy Mode Southwestern, but there your options ended.
Then, thanks to Instagram, I discovered an entire community of vintage lovers in the valley. They made and sold everything from art to jewelry to home decor in styles like Shabby Chic, Victorian, French Country, Retro Modern, Mid-century Modern, and Full-on-Hipster-From-Portland.
So it was with much anticipation that Edison and I went to check out the Treasured Vintage Baazar hosted by Junk in the Trunk Vintage Market and Scottsdale Bible Church.
Unfortunately, soon after arriving, we encountered a problem. There was no possible way I could fit the stroller into the booths. I could only peruse the very edges of the displays, and even then, there were so many people, I felt like I was blocking traffic. After a few laps around the building, looking longingly at all the cool things I couldn't reach, Edison got cranky. As the crowds grew, so did his displeasure. Outside, he was fine, but as soon as we went indoors, he started crying. So, Brian ended up coming and rescuing him. Of course, he fell asleep just before Brian arrived.
Amazing "junk" from Junk in the Trunk.
Globes, dream catchers, and other awesomeness from Savannah Ashley Art.
I really, really want one of these log coffee tables. And the orb light fixtures.
In addition to shops, they also had fresh flowers from The Florette, a farmer's market, and food trucks. Plus, the proceeds from the ticket cost went to the school in Tanzania that Scottsdale Bible founded and supports.
Here's what I did buy:
- An arrow plant stand and metal key from Off the Dirt Road
- A painted heart and rose picture frame from Sweet Repeats
- A French blue bowl from Junk in the Trunk
- Vintage books from Rodeo Red Ranch
- Fruit of the Spirit baseball tee for me, and Phoenician tee for Edison from Dovetail Vintage