Wednesday, March 14, 2012

The Rusty Pumpkin is On Board!

Laura Arensdorf of The Rusty Pumpkin
Purveyor of :
"Uber Cool" Vintage Wares

Laura of The Rusty Pumpkin will be making her way to Vintage Marketplace all the way from her home in Des Moines, Iowa. That is a great thing for all concerned. Laura has one of the most interesting and eclectic mixes of goods I have ever seen. I recently had the pleasure of watching her set up a very original and well orchestrated booth in Minneapolis. Wow! I couldn't wait to see what was coming off the trailer next. From farm goods, to industrial wares, to funky junk, to garden goods....she covers the gamut and she does it with impeccable style! She also incorporates something very important to me. A sense of humor. Her double street sign of "E. Normal"  and "High Street" is HI larious. What a conversation piece for your home! While you are at the show MAKE SURE to visit The Rusty Pumpkin. You are in for a real treat!

There is something for everyone inside The Rusty Pumpkin from bowling pins to fabulous architectural remnants!

Advertising...yep she has it! There's that E. Normal street sign. Ah,hahaha!
Clock faces are always in style! Another fine feature in this booth. You can find stuff in the rough for projects of your own or you can find ready to goes!
Laura works with a welder to help make her creative visions a reality. One thing I spied that was very cool was a ginormous speaker that sat atop a welded base A perfect planter for any patio, porch, or garden! I love the red round (for lack of a better term) thing pictured here. The addition of the legs made it yet another fabulous planter. All it needs is some moss or coco mat and some plants and it's good to go!

You can expect to see color at The Rusty Pumpkin booth mixed with metal, natural wood, and you guessed it....a little bit of rust too! In rust we trust! 

Galvanized metal mixed with red and black is always a winning combination!  
At JMS we put out a "Top Ten" list every year. You'll find that Laura of the Rusty Pumpkin has all of the "Top Ten" picks well covered inside her booth. Welcome aboard Laura! See you in May! 


  1. LOVE Laura! She has the best stuff and her booth is always stunning!

  2. Good for Laura very cool stuff!

  3. I know this is gonna be a great show!