For the Love of Junk


If you think farms are a great place to find unexpected treasures, prepare to have your socks blown off during a much anticipated two-day event at 221 Valley Chapel Road this weekend.

Mobile retailers, food vendors and shoppers will converge on the farm of Doug and Brenda Swenson for the open-air vintage market known as “Love of Junk.”

New, salvage, repurposed and handcrafted items will be part of the massive selection from vendors spanning Walla Walla to Arizona.

The event takes place 9 a.m.-7 p.m. Friday and 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday. Admission is $5.

Among the Walla Walla Valley vendors set to sell their wares: Shannon Smith-McKeown and Catie McIntyre Walker will be there with their 1967 Fireball camper/trailer “Haulin’ Sass” mobile boutique, featuring sassy home decor and fashion accessories; Tito & Sam Mobile Boutique; A Family Affair; Door Number Two; Starview Sonnet; and Nest Vintage Home and Garden. The Salty Jane will be there from College Place.

Others coming from all over the region include Designblox from Mabton, Wash., Hanky Panky Collectibles and Antiques from Moses Lake; Ryoko’s Vintiques from Burien, Wash.; DeTails from Yakima; Magical Rubbish of Moses Lake; and many more. Coming from Arizona is Kelly Biggs of “My Dear Trash.”

The property overlooks the Blue Mountains on the outskirts of town. A big red barn and other amenities on the property provide an ideal space for the event, which will also feature numerous food vendors and a group of children selling their artwork.

For more information call 602-321-6511 or email


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