Vendor Spotlight: Primitive Junq

Mike McBride’s interest in making primitive awesomeness got a down-home country boy type of start.  In fact, it all began when he was a boy, pulling vines for other crafters. So yeah, he has experience in the making world from way back.  His favorite thing is finding cool embellishments to adorn his pieces, and if … Read moreVendor Spotlight: Primitive Junq

Vendor Spotlight: Scents Melt My Heart

  Love having a yummy smelling house?  Then you’re going to crush hard on Scents Melt My Heart and the owner/creator of these incredible candles. Cynthia Griffith loves to laugh.  For her, there’s nothing better than good fun and belly laughs.  Except maybe scents. Though she’s always been interested in candle-making, Cynthia went full-tilt in … Read moreVendor Spotlight: Scents Melt My Heart

Vendor Spotlight: Richardson’s Relics

Backroads Market is proud to be the very first market Richardson’s Relics has ever attended.  Rachel and Darin Richardson make absolutely gorgeous and practical pieces that you won’t be able to pass by, so we’re fortunate that co-host Abby Taylor caught sight of one of their designs on Facebook and convinced them to give the … Read moreVendor Spotlight: Richardson’s Relics

Vendor Spotlight: Little Pink Dress

Lindsey Newton loves and appreciates handmade goods.  So much so that she started Little Pink Dress in order to hand-make textile items that will make you swoon.  “They are worth so much more to me than a store bought item, “ she says. “ A part of myself goes into everything I make.” Inspired by … Read moreVendor Spotlight: Little Pink Dress

Vendor Spotlight: French Ridge Pottery

Though Roberta Gayer has always wanted to be a potter, she hasn’t always been an artist.  In fact, she was a self-proclaimed band geek who never took a single art class in school. She got into pottery thanks to her day job.  “One day at work, I met a woman that had a pottery studio … Read moreVendor Spotlight: French Ridge Pottery

Vendor Spotlight: BaerDen Primitives

The cute name is because Vivian Baer is the artist behind BaerDen Primitives, and when we say artist, we mean Holy Wow! Vivian has been making BaerDen Primitives products since 2008. In 2015, she started doing open air events, festivals and farmers markets full time to make up the finances her lost when her husband … Read moreVendor Spotlight: BaerDen Primitives

Vendor Spotlight: 3 Chicks Fudgery

Fudge has been in Rachel Rainey’s family for three generations. Her grandmother made and sold fudge at the family apple orchard in Muncie, IN. Her mom owned a fudge store in Carmel, IN. About 5 years ago, Rachel  decided to give it a go herself.  Now she’s making the same fudge her grandmother made.  So … Read moreVendor Spotlight: 3 Chicks Fudgery

Vendor Spotlight: Inspirations Studio and Gift Shop

Jo Reynolds has always loved glassware and been fascinated with all processes used to create it. Her mother has worked with stained glass for years, so it’s no surprise that Jo’s creativity found that outlet as well. In November 2014 a college roommate invited Jo to go to a class at Minnetrista in Muncie to … Read moreVendor Spotlight: Inspirations Studio and Gift Shop

Vendor Spotlight-Steph Tanner, Art-Maker

Steph Tanner has always been an artist. Her paternal Grandmother was a talented seamstress as well as a fiber artist (she could knit, crochet, needlepoint) and she was hugely inspirational  to Steph as she grew up. Steph learned to sew when she was 12.  Throughout her life she has been a poet, a photographer, and … Read moreVendor Spotlight-Steph Tanner, Art-Maker

Vendor Spotlight: Rustic Rooster

Like many of our vendors, Michele Strotman began her business making Christmas gifts.  Two years ago, she needed gifts for her family and friends, so she made up a few products and Rustic Rooster was born. Michele says, “For the longest time, I told people I couldn’t draw a straight line.   Now, I can.”  … Read moreVendor Spotlight: Rustic Rooster