A few weeks ago I went on my first junking trip of the year….and it was a fun one!! I convinced my friend Eileen to take a road trip with me to Hillsboro, Oregon for the Junk Salvation Market. Eileen has never been to a market (other than The Olde Farmhouse Market where she sets up The Runway Cafe and provides all the vendors and shoppers with delicious food!!) so she was more than willing to come along and see what kind of a junking world I live for!! She was not sure what to expect, however, I did bribe her with the possibility of having time to hit the outlets in Oregon!! (no tax!!!)
So…off we went in my hubby’s big truck, with lots of room for treasures!! Music of our choice (no kids music on this trip!! LOL!), tea breaks when ever we wanted and the sunshine and warmer weather of Oregon waiting for us!!
We left Friday morning around 8am and we arrived at our hotel in Hillsboro around 3:30pm. It was a great drive, and I don’t think we stopped talking the whole way!! After checking into the hotel, we hit the Costco (that was conveniently located on the way to the market) and the Starbucks and then went to get in line for Junk Salvation!!!
The Funky Junk Sisters had this vintage camper and bonfire set up outside the entrance. Very cool! The market was open to early bird ticket purchasers on Friday from 6pm to 9pm so we made sure we were there by 5:30 to get a good spot in line!
And the market was definately worth the drive!! There were so many great vendors, with some really unique pieces. Everything from furniture, collectables, jewelry, to handmade, you name it…they had it!!
Saturday morning we were lined up and ready for day two!! We had just as much fun looking through all the booths a second time…finding somethings we over looked the evening before. After spending the morning shopping, it was time to load the truck!! And oops!! I may have forgotten to mention to Eileen that we have to haul out all our own purchases!!! But we were a good team and after many trips we managed to fit it all in the truck!!
We finished the day off with some lunch and of course….. a trip to THE OUTLETS!! After a great day of shopping for old and new, we ended the evening with a nice dinner. Sunday morning arrived and we were both appreciating our little girls weekend away, but were also happy to be heading back home to our families!!
This was just the first of many trips this year, and I hope that all of them will be just as much fun!! Maybe you will find some time to head out on a junking journey of your own…I’d love to hear all about it!!!