One person's trash is another's treasure — and some of it is really exquisite. Discover new ways to use old stuff, peruse piles of junk to design your own DIY treasures and revisit days gone by with a peek inside a vintage glamper. The Humboldt Junkies Vintage Market & Trailer Rally is back June 8 and 9, this time at The Bluff in Ferndale. Follow the signs and the sounds of live music to the cool old barn-turned-venue for weddings or parties.
See the salvaged, rusty, reimagined and reclaimed at the Friday Night Junk Jubilee from 4 to 9 p.m. (Friday's admission is $5 and gets you in on Saturday, too). Saturday, the Vintage Market and Trailer Rally from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. ($3, kids 12 and under are free) is a junker's paradise with vendors from up and down the California and Oregon coast (and lots of local vendors) offering vintage furniture, raw junk and reclaimed items, with rustic, boho and shabby chic home decor, too. In addition to the marketplace vendors, you'll find community food and drink vendors serving up favorites. Gyppo Ale will be there, as will the show's signature drink, the "Aqua Junkarita." On Saturday, the vintage trailers will also be all dolled up and ready for tours. While you're there, doll yourself up and step inside the vintage photo booth for memory making fun.
The organizers embrace the reuse of vintage materials or repurposing items as a low-impact way of life. Larissa Richardson of Humboldt Junkies says, "Our favorite way to recycle is to buy vintage." In fact, no new items are sold at the event. Go easy on the planet and make it more beautiful with some creativity, ingenuity and love for the old and discarded.