Junking Trail: Along the Trail

In addition to trekkin' your way through vintage stops throughout San Luis Obispo County, we have some shops joining us Along the Trail--offering all sorts of events and items to bolster your journey. From terrarium making to book signings to a good meal and caffeine kick, see what these stores have to offer next Saturday, November 8th:

HAPPY GO SMILE




36 N Ocean Ave, Cayucos, CA 93430

Owner Barbara brings her overflowing personality to her Cayucos store: it's a place to eat cupcakes, attend painting classes, shop, and leave with a smile! In addition to the store, Susan Branch will be there from 10-12p Saturday for a book signing. We've collaborated with Susan in the past--she's always been a true junker and a natural fit for the Trail!
 
THE MERCANTILE, FEATURING CATTANEO BROS.

950 Chorro St, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401

Informally San Luis Obispo's general store, owner Katelyn features local products and artisans in her new downtown store. Varying from specialty and gourmet foods to jewelry, home decor and custom gift packs, the Mercantile is an essential Holiday gift stop. Bring old containers and/or vintage gifts to make your own gift baskets bulked with local goods!


HUCKLEBERRY MARKET

1335 Walker St, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401

We are so happy to see our old location on Walker Street looking better than ever under the care of owners Carla and Karen. They have created a part florist, part gift shop, part art residency in Huckleberry Market, offering incredible workshops throughout the year. For the Trail on November 8th, they will have a spot to make your own terrariums! Collect vintage littles from your trek to add to these living creations!


SALLY LOO'S WHOLESOME CAFE

1804 Osos St, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
We've been in cahoots with the Manueles since they opened Sally Loo's five years ago. The cafe is full of deliciousness--local, organic, and seasonal fare. Not mention their great coffee from Four Barrel roasters. This is the spot to get fueled (or re-fueled) to keep you junking all Saturday!

This Weekend: Junking Season Update

We had so much fun last weekend at Stitch Market, thanks to all who came out! This weekend, Three Speckled Hens and AHah Magazine are up. Next weekend, Junk Trail! Junk Season fully is underway, don't miss out on these incredible events:




THIS WEEKEND:
Three Speckled Hens ($7-15 entry fee)
May 3-4 (Sat & Sun, 10-4p (Earlybird 8-10a)
Paso Robles Event Center
A biannual event that specializes in selling one-of-a-kind antique and vintage items. Over 100 vendors participate, selling everything from antiques and vintage to re-purposed treasures. Three Speckled Hens has been ranked as one of the nation’s top antique shows, and it’s right in our backyard!




AHah Magazine Launch (free!)
Printed issues will be available at Three Speckled Hens show and then again at locations along the Junking Trail.
A Happy, Artful Home Magazine exposes the aHah! moments all around the Central Coast. Be inspired by locals and their creative take on their places and spaces.
**PSST: We are so honored to have been included in the first issue, check out our article:




NEXT WEEKEND:
Junking Trail (free!)
May 9-10 (Fri & Sat, 11-4p)
SLO County (9 participating locations)
Take a scenic—yet efficient—tour up and down the 101 on this collaborative trek with vintage shops in SLO County. Some locations are hosting a pop-up local vendor selling goodies and gifts for Mother’s Day. Bring your mom or send her a treat from the Trail!
**PSST: we are hosting Orange Blossom Creative, a sweet local florist who uses reclaimed vessels to house her arrangements!



2014 Junking Season

Starting next week there are some must attend events around town we thought you would like to be in the know about. From a handmade market to antique shows to a countywide Mother's Day event, San Luis Obispo boasts of some amazing locals who junk, make, and curate to bring you some really amazing stuff! Mark your calendars and treasure maps, and bring a friend, away we go!

Stitch Market ($1 entry fee)
April 24-26 (Thurs-Sat, hours vary)
Grace Church, SLO
Lovely modern, vintage, and handmade goods by more than 25 local vendors. See what makers are making right under our noses!
**PSST: we have new inventory saved exclusively for this event, you won't see it in store!




Three Speckled Hens ($7-15 entry fee)
May 3-4 (Sat & Sun, 10-4p (Earlybird 8-10a)
Paso Robles Event Center
A biannual event that specializes in selling one-of-a-kind antique and vintage items. Over 100 vendors participate, selling everything from antiques and vintage to re-purposed treasures. Three Speckled Hens has been ranked as one of the nation’s top antique shows, and it’s right in our backyard!



Junking Trail (free!)
May 9-10 (Fri & Sat, 11-4p)
SLO County (9 participating locations)
Take a scenic—yet efficient—tour up and down the 101 on this collaborative trek with vintage shops in SLO County. Some locations are hosting a pop-up local vendor selling goodies and gifts for Mother’s Day. Bring your mom or send her a treat from the Trail!
**PSST: we are hosting Orange Blossom Creative, a sweet local florist who uses reclaimed vessels to house her arrangements!



Remnants of the Past ($15 entry fee)
June 28-29 (Sat & Sun, hours vary)
Santa Clara County Fairgrounds, San Jose, CA
This antique show started in San Luis Obispo as a gathering of unique, creative vendors in one place and has grown to over 100 participating vendors. We are sad to see it leave our county, but now, it’s a great excuse for a road trip!

aHah! Magazine Launch (free publication)
First issue available at Three Speckled Hens Show and then again at locations along the Junking Trail.
A Happy, Artful Home Magazine exposes the aHah! moments all around the Central Coast. Be inspired by locals and their creative take on their places and spaces.
**PSST: We are so honored to have been included in the first issue, check out our article!

If you have questions about or would like fliers to any of these events, drop by Ruby Rose, our doors open today at 11a!