The Loaded Trunk

Roni Jaco of The Loaded Trunk - Kansas City, Missouri, USA

Roni Jaco of The Loaded Trunk – Kansas City, Missouri, USA

I am a treasure hunter with a heart: I search for and find rare and wonderful things but instead of keeping all of them, I started The Loaded Trunk. Scouring markets and digging through dusty storerooms I find rare, often one-of-a-kind treasures. I don’t bring back just anything … I search for objects with a past … a history … a story – in how it’s made, or what it’s made of. The things that will last – and become treasured, heirlooms to live with and love.

The Loaded Trunk embodies my approach to life: rich artistic tradition, creativity and craftsmanship. I believe traditional techniques and new interpretations of old traditions bring immeasurable beauty and warmth into the home. I also believe in supporting the local economy throughout my travels, and respectfully pay the artisan’s asking price. Fair trade matters – to sustain the craft and culture from artisans all over the world.

For these reasons, only limited quantities are available for most items, and exact pieces may not be restocked once they’re sold. But not to worry, I’m hunting, traveling and curating all the time. Working with a global network of artisans and designers, each item sold through The Loaded Trunk is personally selected for its ability to create a warm and inviting atmosphere.

I consider The Loaded Trunk my global dinner party. The Loaded Trunk proudly celebrates its fifth journey around the sun and we look forward to many more years to come. As a fellow citizen of the world, I encourage you to join me.


-Roni Jaco


Roni Jaco of The Loaded Trunk with a vendor.

Roni Jaco of The Loaded Trunk with a vendor.


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