It’s a party Saturday at JunkerVal’s on Bluebonnet Circle.
The junque shop will celebrate its second anniversary May 3 from 10 a.m.-7 p.m. with food, drinks, cake and (in the afternoon) live music.
JunkerVal is a unique jewelry, vintage junk, and antique shop located at 3458 Bluebonnet Circle in the 109.
Owner Valerie Arnett, opened the shop two years ago with her dog, Beckett, who will also celebrate his 10th birthday during the party.
The shop is open 10a.m.-7p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. on Sundays because Arnett does appraisals and estate sales the rest of the week.
Customer Taylor Borgfeldt said JunkerVal has a welcoming atmosphere.
"Loved the store and everyone in it,” Borgfeldt said, “especially the pup.”
Inside JunkerVal, customers can find just about anything from the 1970s and older. Arnett said she doesn’t like to have anything made from the 1980s to the present.
She also doesn’t like to have the same item in her shop for a long time. If it doesn’t sell, she will donate it and put something else in its place, she said. Things are always changing in the shop, and that’s the way Arnett likes to keep it.
“I have the best discount in town, she said, and the widest variety.”
The most extravagant item Arnett has ever sold, she said, was an authentic gold necklace with a huge amethyst pendant which she had found it in a small community in Fort Worth. It came with matching earrings and a ring.
Before opening this shop, Arnett had sold antiques for 35 years in antique shops and malls, she said.
Arnett used to go with her parents to flea markets, and her grandmother supposedly worked in the carnival, she said. So there’s a slight carnival theme in the shop.
Although Arnett said she has been willing to sell her truck in the past, her saying is “I’ll sell anything but my dog.”