It’s hard for me to believe that Rusted Roots Spring Junk Market is just 6 days away!! We have been working on this market since September of last year! A true labor of love.. and we are so excited to hear from all of you that are coming out to get your junk on at the market! So what can you expect? And are there any tips for shopping the market? Absolutely!! And I’ll take this opportunity to give you the skinny on the market as well as show off what some of our junktastic vendors are loading up this week to bring over!! Boy, have they been busy too!!
First and foremost, pack your patience!! There will be lots of people scurrying about trying to find that one piece of junk they’ve been eyeballing on Facebook, so be patient! There’s plenty of junk to go around! Promise!! As for parking… we are located in the Daniel Boone Village in Hillsborough, NC. If you’ve never been before, the village is chock full of antique shops, even a real blacksmith shop!! And you can park anywhere in the village for FREE!! So, bring your comfy boots and take a stroll through the village. Don’t be upset if you can’t park right next to the market, there is plenty of parking around the village and if you buy something BIG, we will have an area where you can load and unload furniture and larger pieces!! And we’ll even have the Rusted Roots crew to help you load ‘er up!!
As for payment… the Rusted Roots shop accepts cash and credit/debit cards! And some of vendors accept cards as well, but not all of them!! So make sure you bring your Benjamins! Ha ha!! If you remember from my yard salin’ tip, Benjamin talks!! (And that little link will give you the best break down of what cash to bring too!!) The bottom line, cash is best for everyone!! If you are itching to get to the market and forget to stop by the ATM, no worries, there is a BB&T in the Daniel Boone Village with an ATM.
As for hauling your junk… whenever I go junkin’, I always like to have something with wheel!! A wagon, a cart, something that you can load your goodies in and roll around! Buy a basket, a crate, or bring one with you! That will hold all of your small finds! And for those big finds, vendors will let you pay for the item and you can pick it up any time before the end of the market! So, if you need to come back Sunday for pick up, no worries, you have until 5pm!!
So, when is the best time to hit the market?? Well, that depends on what kind of junker you are?? The market is from 10am-5pm Saturday and Sunday (March 28-29). Do you want the best deal? Or do you want the best selection?? That’s an important question to consider when deciding when the best time is to shop the market! If you want the best selection… we’ll see you at 10am Saturday morning!! If you want the best deals, well, we’ll see you Sunday afternoon!! I get the feeling there will be some wheelin’ and dealin’ happening on Sunday!! But remember the magic word and be a good negotiator!!
Whether you are a ‘best deal’ junker or a ‘best selection’ junker… my one big piece of advice, if you see it and you like it, buy it!! I have no idea how many people to expect at this market, but by the response we are getting on Facebook, I think it’s gonna be BIG!! And that piece that you go home to think about may not be there Sunday when you come back!!
The Junk Market is a go, rain or shine!! With that in mind, the forecast is looking a little scary right now… a pretty good chance of rain for Saturday! I’ve even seen a snowflake on a couple forecasts. Yes, snowflakes! Say a prayer. Cross your fingers. Whatever it is that you do to make miracles happen!! But you know what?? It rained on our Grand Opening and look how wonderful the shop has been to us. Sometimes things aren’t perfect, but there’s a reason for everything! And we won’t let a little rain ruin our spirit, so pack your umbrella and your boots and come play in the rain with us!! (That is, if we can wish it away!!!)
For the Junk Market, you will be able to shop the Rusted Roots shop as well as the Rusted Roots tent out in the field!! We have some amazing gals helping us out for the market… look for the ‘Staff’ badges!! When you are shopping our tent outside, you will be able to make a stack, grab a ticket from one of the Rusted Roots gals, and head inside to pay. Once you have paid for your items inside the shop, your ticket will be stamped and you will be able to grab your things from the tent and take ’em home!! We’ll have a Junk Market Tour of Rusted Roots later this week!!
About the crew… we have a great bunch of staff helping us out at the market! They will be able to help if you have a question, can’t find something, don’t see a price, etc. And if they don’t know, they know how to find me!! So look for the Junk Market tees with the old rusty truck!! They are junk-tabulous!!! Speaking of tees… we will have our Rusted Roots tees for sale inside the shop! We have S-XL, and they are $20 each.
If you are coming from out of town and will be here on Friday, stop on by!! The shop will be open Friday from 10am-5pm. We haven’t promoted the shop for Friday because let’s face it, Saturday and Sunday is where it’s at!!! But if you’ll be around, that might be the best time to swing by and say ‘Hello’! I imagine I will have more time for chatting on Friday… but what do I know?!! Ha ha!! I’m sure I’ll be like a chicken with my head cut off!! Keepin’ it real folks. Keepin’ it real!
I will be posting on Instagram and Facebook all throughout the Junk Market, showing off all the funky junk I see!! But please don’t take offense if I am not able to respond right away to comments and questions. I usually try to stay on top of those things, but the Market will be busy!! I promise to do my best!! I am looking forward to seeing each and every one of you!! And if you find me, know that I am horrible with names!! Tell me a story!! If we have chatted online, are you the gal from Ohio, the gal who does a killer Olaf impression (you know you who are!) or the gal who turned that yellow egg basket into a light fixture?? Those are the things I remember… I’m quirky! Ha ha!! And this quirky gal is countin’ down the days to our Spring Junk Market!! See y’all there!!!