We love helping our fellow vintage dealers and giving shout outs for new shops, shows when we can. I am very excited to tell you about a new event that will be taking place in Carterville, GA. It’s going to be a semi-annual event that will be held in the Spring and Fall. The first show will be in March 2019. It’s called Georgia Junkies 41.
I know three of the four ladies that founded this event. My dear friend and eye doctor, Dr. Shara Draper Mayes is one of the fabulous founders. If you have been a long time follower of Booth Crush, you may remember the blog post I did on her Optometry office in 2016. You can read it on the blog here. She is missing from the photo above but who can blame her. She is in Italy celebrating her 25th anniversary.
Stephanie, Cathy and I have all been in the same antique mall together. These two insanely talented ladies are sisters and share a booth called Scrappy Chix. You may remember me giving them a shout out of the beautiful paper flowers they made. They have such a unique booth. I just want to take one of each item home.
I have not met Shana yet, but I am looking forward to it. I’m told she used to run a boutique in downtown Acworth, Ga called Divas and Dames. We all have one thing in common though and that’s an enormous passion for junkin!! We are so excited for these ladies and we hope this event is very successful. If you are in the Atlanta or surrounding area and you are interested in becoming a vendor visit their website to fill out an application and more details. You can also check out their Facebook page here and Instagram page here. Be sure to tell them Booth Crush sent ya.
Here’s a little back story….
What do an optometrist, entrepreneur, educator, and sales manager have in common? A dream. One common, lofty, exciting dream. We have different backgrounds, careers, ages of kids, and a number of pets, but we share a passion and love for pickin’, junkin’, and creating beauty out of the dustiest, rustiest, and oldest treasures we can find. And so our story goes like this… One day in a local Starbucks the four of us met to toss around the idea of a vintage market with a family event feel. We decided at that time we were not at the right place in our lives to venture into business together, but we promised each other that when the time was right, we would work together to create an awesome event in North Georgia! Fast forward to one year later (and a read of Rachel Hollis’ book, Girl, Wash Your Face)… A text came in from one to the others saying, “I am ready…” And a second meeting, in that same Starbucks, was written in our calendars for the following week. We talked, laughed, shared what each of us pictured as a perfect Vintage Market and toasted our espresso to new beginnings with old friends and even older junk! That was the day Georgia Junkies 41 was born and our dream was officially reality! Since that day we have driven the countryside in search of a perfect venue, visited antique malls together, explored fairs, markets, vendor booths, and vintage events on our weekends. We have talked with hundreds of potential vendors and awesome soon-to-be customers to survey what turns a good event into a great one! And we have created our website, Instagram, and Facebook accounts so we can keep our friends informed and our story building. We believe that together we have encompassed all the elements for a perfect Vintage/Retro/Antique/Junk market that will make our event one that our vendors and customers won’t stop talking about. Watch our dream transpire over the following months by following us on Instagram and Facebook @gajunkies41. You can also search for us by typing Georgia Junkies 41 into your search bar. By the way, thank you! If you have read this far and have followed us on social media, we thank you and want you to know your support of our dream, be it as a vendor, customer, or friend, is something we appreciate more than words in a website can express!