Vendor Spotlight: Glassy Creations

“Crafting is relaxing for me,” Margie Delph says.  “I love junking to find unique or pretty items to use.” And we love her for loving it.  Because she makes some of the cleverest, most beautiful garden art we’ve ever seen. Glassy Creations started out of Margie’s love of crafting for herself.  She had a collection … Read moreVendor Spotlight: Glassy Creations

Vendor Spotlight: The Bath Lab

From a young age, Josh Ray was always trying to further himself and do the next big thing. At 13, he started his first business, The Bread Basket, where he made and sold homemade breads and cakes.  By the age of 14, he had taken up clowning and did children’s birthday parties and festivals complete … Read moreVendor Spotlight: The Bath Lab

Spotlight: Behind the Scenes at Backroads Market

We love spotlighting the people involved in Backroads Market beyond just the three of us.  Sure, we work hard to make each Market an event to remember, but there are plenty of people who work behind the scenes with us to make Backroads Market a success. The next Market is coming up fast.  We’re doing … Read moreSpotlight: Behind the Scenes at Backroads Market

Inaugural Backroads Market Was a Huge Success!

We planned, we fretted, we organized. We held meetings.  We contacted artisans we knew.  We searched for the cream of the food vendor crop and the best of local musicians. We had a vision. And we are proud to tell you that the inaugural Backroads Market exceeded even our imaginations.   Total transparency:  At 9:55, we … Read moreInaugural Backroads Market Was a Huge Success!

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