Monday, September 24, 2012

Meet the Crafter: Krista Webber

Meet Krista Webber of Pauper's Candles.  Pauper's Candles is a local candle company created by Krista and her husband Mark.  Pauper's Candles are the purest I have found for both the home and the environment.   Krista strives to keep her products as natural as possible by using:
  • 100% Natural Soy Wax
  • Non-Metal Wicks, No Lead
  • Premium Grade Fragrance Oil
  • Pure Essential Oils
  • No color dyes
  • Glass tumblers that are made in the US
        Krista has been a vendor for 3 years at the Funky Junk Show and is also a fellow vendor at the Sandpoint Farmer's Market.
Krista helping a customer choose the right scent.
Home fragrance spray.
A clean look and an awesome product.  Wonderful gifts for just about anyone!
I have a current favorite right now, the Pumpkin N' Spice!  I appreciate the thought that is found in the quality of these products.  I always stock up on gifts for friends and family!  There are so many scents to choose from that I cannot find anywhere else,  My Mom and sister love the Garden line:
 Basil Sage Mint, Cilantro,
Cucumber, Lettuce, Tomato Leaf,
Pumpkin N' Spice, & Dirt!

I hope you can catch up with Krista and try out her products, you are sure to be happy.  You can find Krista at the Sandpoint Farmer's Market.    You can also shop online at
All Photos Courtesy of Burnett Photography.

Monday, September 17, 2012

Week 1 of "Meet the Crafter" -Jay Mock

These spatulas are wonderful, I use them for everything!  And the best part...They are only $5!
As many of you know I spend my weeks from May to October as a vendor at the local Farmer's Market here in Sandpoint, ID. Every year I gather items through out the season to tuck away for Christmas and Birthdays. I love buying handmade items, supporting my fellow vendors and knowing that the item is of great quality. In honor of buying local and supporting small business's I am going to feature a local crafter each week until the holiday season is over. Starting with the man I always go to for a gift, because everyone can use his items!

Meet Jay Mock, the maker of the amazing wooden Utensils!  Jay has been in business since 1978, and believe me when I say some of those original items are still be used by people in my family!

Jay Mock, Master Utensil Maker!

I love these spoons with flat ends because you can scrape the edge of the pot with them!

My favorite item to give as a gift!  Perfect at only $20!

I always take the time to pick out just the right one for the person I am giving it to.  They are all unique and different sizes. 
Perfect for scraping peanut butter from the jar!  great butter spreader and many other uses.

There is something so magical about wooden utensils, they are primitive and warm.  Unlike plastic and metal these seem to have a bit of heart to them.  Cooking to me is such a soulful experience that I prefer to use wood as much as possible.  My personal ladle has the stains of berries from jam, the colors from canning beets and the history of many pots of soup shared with those I love.  I hope you get a chance to see these in person.  You can find Jay at the Sandpoint Farmer's Market on Wednesdays and Saturdays until Mid October.
You can also reach him through email or call him 208-263-1270.

Friday, September 14, 2012

More moments captured by Cary Burnett

I just received the photos from Burnett Photography and they are AMAZING!  Here are a few of my favorites.  Cary does such an amazing job and I have to say that she once again captured the true soul of Funky Junk!  Thank you Cary, for your talent and for being a part of this amazing "Family"!
Down an old dirt driveway awaits a world of treasure and imagination!

A moment in Oden Thymes.

Simple beauty.

Gifts for my vendors.

ALWAYS the first in line, bless her heart she (on the left) was here by 8am!

Erin with Ladybird creations, was a hit with her vintage Trailer "Lady Marilyn".

Inside Lady Marilyn.  Ladybird Creations

Chance, our Saturday Musician enjoys a comfy bale of hay as he plays us a tune.

Such a pretty McCall.

And here comes the crowd, with plenty of space to roam!

Finally, a picture of my sister Errin!  (on left).

Valerie and Amy enjoy a day in the country!


One of my favorite moments!  Denny and Robyn of "Scout".  Robyn was missed this season, but she came by to support the Funky Junk Family she holds dear.  We adore her!

Happy Shoppers!

A little humor to be found at Funky Junk! 
Sweet moment.

Jennings of "Zest"!
Sister's Creed

I am so grateful Cary captured this moment.  I took a second to look over the show and see that it had all come together, I am still in awe of all my vendors and their talent.  I love Funky Junk!

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Breaking in "Big Jim"

The week of Funky Junk Old Blue Had a bit of heart failure and could not make the haul to and from the show.  I came to the realization that I needed to get a "new truck" for this junking business.  With a heavy heart I went on my took about 5 minutes on Craigslist.  I found a truck over in Colville from an amazing family that get this...owns a Farm and an Antique store The Front Porch Farm !!  It was Serendipity!  A Caribbean Turquoise color, I named him after Jimmy Buffett...So I am proud to welcome "Big Jim" to the farm!  We wasted no time trying out the 4 wheel drive, We made trip after trip up the mountain for firewood.  I love this time of year, the smell of firewood and the time we spend in the woods with family and friends is something I have always cherished.  We came home with a good load, clear heads and the comfort in knowing we had made a good purchase in Big Jim!

Meet Big Jim, a 1997 F350.
Linda helping me make a right choice!
I love firewood season!
Everyone lends a helping hand!
Glenn Kelly Gives Granny a push up the hill after our hike.
A last shot before the frost hits...

A hard days work deserves a chocolate milk!

Monday, September 10, 2012

Funk Junk 12, That's a Wrap!

It was indeed the BEST Funky Junk Labor Day weekend I could ask for!  Not just because it was only a couple minutes from my house in the most beautiful valley in the world!  But because it was everything I have always dreamed of for Funky Junk.  It was a day out in the country, on a historic and well loved farm. A day of music and laughter, food, Junk and friends.  It was a festival of vendors that continued to laugh, and hug and tell stories like a holiday get together.  And it was the shoppers, near and far who came and stayed and came back again!  I really do appreciate every one of you and I hope you know how grateful and happy I am that you chose to Make Funky Junk YOUR destination!  I will cherish the memories of this labor day weekend and look forward to seeing all of you at the next show!  Thanks for the Love!  ~ Jennifer
"Come and get it!!"
The Wood V-X Barn (known to the locals as the old "Davis Barn").
Nathan visits with Mr. Jim Wood himself, with wife Virginia.  Love this moment!
McCall of Sideshow
Made by my friend Coco, of Coquille Vintage.
Pavilion shopping.
Sal, Glenn, Rebecca and I take a break from setting up.
Looks like Glenn Kelly and Tank might be on their way for an adventure!

"take me to...Funky Town", I love my Carol!
Dan Brown keeping things in line!
Mom, Celeste and Michele enjoying the day!
My dear friend and talented Graphics designer, Elle!

Funky Junk Gear designed by Elle!
We welcome you to Funky Junk!!!  My niece, Holly and Nat Nat!

Rebecca and Marianne sharing a hug and a fun day!
Sandy sold out of Biscuits and gravy both days!

Marley and her sweet new pillow.

Ariel shot by my nephew, Dylan.
I love that all 3 of Sister's Creed was reading the same copy!
My hero's of the weekend!  Michele, Jim and Natalie of 3 craft Chicks, they helped all week to get the grounds ready, decorate, prep and keep me sane (not to mention all the hauling!)  Love them so much!
Bridges Home, playing the last sounds of Summer.
A dance with the love of my life and the rock that keeps me grounded, Somewhere over the rainbow...
Thank much.