Thrifted Vintage Photos from JUNK

July 17th, 2011


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Hello and happy NEW WEEK, vintage lovers!

I had the BEST weekend for so many reasons … and I hope you did too!

Because I know so many of you personally [at least digitally speaking, anyway!] thanks to the Facebook fanpage, I’ve not a notion you DID have a great weekend, especially because ’tis the season for lots of [albeit sweaty!] exploring the thrifty nooks and crannies of your local town or those in close proximity.

OR, if any of you are as adventurous as me, you’re aching for a vintage store ROAD TRIP

I was definitely adventurous this weekend thanks to being hired by my friend/first Sammy Davis Vintage personal shopping client Sabrina Newman to create her bedroom on a BUDGET!

While thrift shopping furniture and apartment essentials for Sabrina, we encountered a Williamsburg, Brooklyn thrift store called JUNK.

That picture of pictures above? Not the “junk” I expected to find at a place by the same name. I was absolutely mesmerized by this bin-of-vintage-photography, and knew that you vintage lovers would love seeing what photographic gems I dug from among this “junk of JUNK.”

I’ll be blogging more about JUNK the store tomorrow when I share more on how I strategically & stylishly thrifted Sabrina’s bedroom furniture and decorations. The project reminds me of when I was on the Nate Berkus show for its “Bargain Buy Challenge” episode. Definitely watch the clip of me shopping in a Goodwill — it’s hilarious!

Keep reading after the jump to see more of the vintage photography I found at JUNK, and to learn which era I estimated each photo dates from!

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