Meet the Makers Monday - Coeur d'Alene!
As you may have heard, our first home show of the year took place just over a week ago. You got to meet Axe and Lathe last week, and now I'd like to highlight a few other vendors we were fortunate enough to see!
Walking through the 4 buildings of vendors was this incredible visual treat, really. Looking around, you could find rusty junk, home decor junk, outdoor and lawn junk, junk for your puppy, and just about anything else you might hope for in one area. Signs made by talented artists our of wood, metal, and more. Handmade jewelry incorporating both unique style and finely developed skill. Furniture your grandparents would praise for its construction, and still more made from upcycled junk that was just. so. cool. It was such an experience to see all these different vendors and artisans and small business owners who really brought things no one else had!
A staple of our PNW markets, Amber of Averie Lane Boutique brought a strong sign game to the show! Her iconic hand-lettered signs are beautiful all the time, but she captured my heart this show with a giant quote from Beauty and the Beast front and center in her booth!
When I walked into the "middle" building of the show, I was drawn in to Sailor Girl Soap & Supplies. Shaina not only creates these gorgeous, luxurious skin and body products (hello, unicorn tears!!) but has a pretty heartwarming story to go along with it. A veteran of the US Navy, Shaina acted as primary caregiver for her ailing veteran husband until his passing. Because he called her his Sailor Girl, she now honors his memory through her small business every day. Bringing products like bar soap, lotions, and natural deodorant to her customers, Shaina truly sold me with her warm and inviting personality. We love having her as a Rebel!
Another returning Rebel Junk vendor, Mat of Vagabond Silver brought his unique, handmade silver jewelry. His work is impeccable, and utilizes a skillset that is difficult to find these days. Mat's products are beautiful, and really bring a contemporary look to the handmade jewelry scene! We're looking forward to seeing his booth at many of our upcoming Markets!
In fine form as always, the brilliant Maizy of Maizy Bird Apothecaries and The Best Nest shone a beautiful (and slightly pink-hued) light over her corner by the bar. While the display she put together was hugely attractive, the talk of the Market was her upcycled baby-pink children's play kitchen. I just can't even explain how adorable this thing was. Pink and white and perfect, I was genuinely envious of the sweet little girl who got to take it home!
I could go on for HOURS about all the vendors we had at this show in Coeur d'Alene. Seriously, they were THAT good! Fortunately, our next home show in July will see many of the same businesses with all new Junk! As we gear up for more Rebel Junk Markets throughout the season, be sure to stop on by our website and get your tickets -we're coming to a town near you, and we're bringing the best of the best vendors!