Smith Family Renovations

Small town Nebraska does thoughtful, realistic renovations


March 2016

Our Vintage Travel Trailer: Meet The Prospector (Before)

Here’s the official BEFORE photo post of our sweet vintage camper, AND guess what, we’ve given her a name….

Meet The Prospector


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Can’t Miss Spring Junkin’ Events

In springtime, the only pretty ring time, birds sing hey ding… a-ding, a-ding, sweet junkers love… the spring.

Alright, so it’s “sweet LOVERS love the spring“. And if you caught my reference, congratulations- you’re awesome 🙂

Seriously though, I have been waiting and waiting for spring to roll around to get back on the junking trail.

Here are three of the can’t miss sales on my radar!

Junkstock Special Spring Edition

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Junkstock is celebrating their five year anniversary by hosting a Spring Edition of their popular event. This sale set on  a picturesque Omaha dairy farm never disappoints. There are vendors from all walks of life selling vintage, antique, rustic, primitive, and handmade goods. Why go to Junkstock twice a year when you can go three times! The special Spring Edition is April 8-10. Click the link above for directions and more information.

Farmyard Flea Market, hosted by Whispering Acres Tails and Treasures

image from their facebook event page, linked above

A farmyard flea market sounds like a perfect combination. This is the first year for the sale which will feature face painting, petting zoo, and concessions, and OF COURSE vendors selling their junk and handmade items. This fun-for-the-whole-family event is located in Janssen, Nebraska and goes down April 29, 30, and May 1 from 9 to 5 each day. For more info click the link above.

Rural Route Rust Vintage and Handmade Market

photo from their facebook event page

This is one sale that I’ve always wanted to go to, but we’ve never made it. I’m reeeeally hoping to change that this year. I love that it’s located on a historic farm and pumpkin patch near Avoca, Nebraska. They’re boasting 55 of the best vendors in the Midwest along with a play area for kids, farm animals to visit, and tasty concessions options. This one day sale is happening April 16, 10 to 5 pm.  You can find out more on their Facebook event page, linked above.


Well now you’ll know where to find me this spring– at these sales or getting our camper ready to roll! Happy spring!


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