Antique & Vintage for the Holidays.

December 16th, 2011 in member junk     
JonJenkins JonJenkins, member
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Vintage baseball team photo from Industrial League
Mural from 1970s McDonalds
Vintage baseball team photo from Industrial League

Vintage baseball team photo from Industrial League

From Sue: Please let me introduce you to Jon Jenkins of Jenkins Management. Jon is now an honorary contributor here at JMS and a long time antique show promoter. I have the pleasure and opportunity of working with Jon on two of his upcomiing shows; The Vintage Market Place in Nashville, TN in February and the Springfield Extravaganza in Ohio in May of 2012. I am very excited to be a part of these projects and look forward to developing something fresh and exciting in our industry. Stay tuned as all the details unfold. Click here for all the details for the Nashville show.

From Jon: My earliest memories include being around the antique business. I set up at my first show at age 3- selling $19 and buying a Christmas tree (dad was in the booth next to me- these were much simpler times). As I grow older and now have a child of my own, I look back and realize that most of my special Christmas memories don't necessarily involve toys, electronics, clothes or money, but presents from family members that were gifts from the antique world. Whether it was cast iron still banks, T-206 baseball cards, marbles, cool college sports memorabilia or things that still are in our home, those things stand out as deeply personal gifts, rather than mass produced items that come and go with time. This holiday season think about giving something from the past, which might have a great chance of creating memories into the future.

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Comments (10)

MimiToria writes: An inspirational story and a great baseball photo, which is dripping with memories. Very cool.
Welcome to JMS, and may your experience here be nothing but good. Happy Holidays to you and yours.
Consider it an honor to be working with Ms. Sue. She's full of inspiration and always a lot of fun..
Gretchen Posted: 6:28 pm on December 17th
Heavenly_Treasures writes: jon,
WELCOME TO JMS,You will enjoy this to the fullest.I have always enjoyed ANTIQUE'S. You will really enjoy working with SUE.A lady full of ideas.Glad you shared and how you love the antique world. Its amazing what people have collected and the interest they have.Thank's again for sharing.God Bless Robert. Posted: 8:33 am on December 17th
CottageElements writes: Jon, great to have you aboard! Can't believe you started doing this at 3!! Wow! Great story and loved hearing it. I agree, our children need to learn to treasure things from the past. Great post!

Lani Posted: 7:39 am on December 17th
suewhitney writes: Jon...It's great to have you here at JMS! This is a beautiful story...I enjoyed it very much and totally agrre with giving gifts from the past that hold sentimental value. I look forward to working with you in the upcoming months. Have a very Merry Christmas. Thanks so much for sharing this with the JMS community!

Be Well,
Sue Posted: 6:31 am on December 17th
JonJenkins writes: Thanks for the warm JunkMarket Style welcome. Looking forward to sharing thoughts, pictures and ideas. FYI- that picture came from the Sprignfield Extravaganza- one of my all-time favorite things. Posted: 5:49 am on December 17th
JunkSituation writes: Jon... Welcome from Kokomo! I couldn't believe that picture with the Kokomo Brass Works team! How cool... it's my hometown and where I currently live. That print is a great piece of history. The Springfield Extravaganza is also the highlight of my "junkin'" year. We go every May/Sept ... GREAT show! I'll look forward to learning more from you here on JMS :)
Merry Christmas,
Tammy Posted: 6:51 pm on December 16th
annebell writes: I'm trying to picture a 3 year old selling at an antique show~that's just so sweet! I can't imagine anyone would be able to just walk by. I know I'd have to stop and buy something.

Posted: 12:23 pm on December 16th
gadgetsponge writes: Welcome Jon! Looking forward to hearing and seeing great things from you. And "old" beats "new" any day! Posted: 11:23 am on December 16th
InkByTheBarrel writes: I wish more of my family members lived in antique land. My sister and I rarely get each other anything new. For us, it's all about the age, the patina, and the story behind it. Love that baseball team photo.
Posted: 11:13 am on December 16th
sandyrae writes: sweet story, I also enjoy the sentimental value of a gift with history. even if if didn't previously belong to a family member, I love wondering where it came from and what it might have meant to somebody.
sandy Posted: 9:26 am on December 16th
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