Meet the Maker Monday - Rachael's Revelry
We are so thrilled to be hitting the road again this week! This time, we're heading out for a bit longer trip. First stop, Loveland, Colorado! Rebel Junk Market, Loveland will open on Friday evening and Saturday, which means you'll have the opportunity to meet Rachael Murray of Rachael's Revelry!
Rachael is a lifelong salvager and re-purposer, turning old, broken pieces into dreamy furniture and home decor items you won't be able to pass up! She embodies the true American spirit, valuing hard work and family, which is highly evident in her craft! As a passionate junker, she brings purpose and personality to farmhouse and vintage style - you'll be blown away!
So allow us to give you a little sneak peek into the world of this week's featured vendor!
Rebel Junk: How would you describe your personal vendor style?
Rachael's Revelry: I am absolutely passionate about re-purposing and reinventing pieces of our American history. I've come to realize over the years that broken is a magic word for me and that when I come across these pieces I see them as they can be, not necessarily their current condition. My vendor style incorporates these pieces in a way that reflects my passion for the Rocky Mountain West and it's vibrant history. I consider myself a Rocky Mountain Rebel pushing the boundaries of what's possible and not worrying about conforming to the status quo.
RJ: What got you started in the traveling market world?
RR: My family would travel to farm sales and auctions throughout eastern Colorado, Kansas and Nebraska when I was a child and I was bitten by"the bug" pretty early. I was probably 8 years old when I developed an addiction to old penny postcards. The handwriting and art still fascinates me.
RJ: What is your most treasured flea market find?
RR: A 49 star American flag. I'm on the hunt for a 36 star flag and have come close at an auction in Wyoming but it still remains just out of reach.
RJ: What is your favorite item to make or makeover?
RR: I love to re-purpose old Radio Cabinets into bar cabinets. The craftsmanship is amazing and while most modern households aren't using them as radios making them into a feature gives them a spotlight.
RJ: What is one food you wouldn't want to live without?
RJ: What is one thing that makes you absolutely unique? (market-related or not)
RR: I have the blessing of being to spend time in my Granddad's shop and learn from a master how to repair, rebuild and renovate just about anything. I truly believe that nothing is impossible if I out my mind to it.
RJ: If you could travel anywhere in the world, where would you go?
RR: I would move to Galway, Ireland in a heartbeat. We've spent some time traveling through Ireland and their West coast is fantastic.
RJ: What is your favorite quote?
RR: It was also my Nana's.... Well-behaved women seldom make history.
RJ: If you could have one superpower, what would it be?
RR: With the heavy pieces I drag to shows it would have to be "furniture levitation"!
RJ: If your life had a theme song, what would it be?
RR: "Old Sh!t" by Miranda Lambert
Rachael legitimately has some of the COOLEST re-purposed and restored items I've ever seen. Grab your tickets for Rebel Junk Market Loveland, and come meet her! We'll see you there!