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

Vendor Spotlight: Unique Antiques Jewelry

Unique Antiques Jewelry started just before last Christmas. Jessica Grubb was a broke single mom of 3 trying to figure out how she was going to buy presents for her kids and still be able to give gifts to the rest of her family. She had seen spoon rings on Pinterest and loved them.  So this creative mama … Read moreVendor Spotlight: Unique Antiques Jewelry

Vendor Spotlight: Crosses by Eric

Eric Voyles makes dreamy crosses  in a little one bay garage in downtown Corydon.  And lucky you, he’s bringing them to Backroads Market in Leavenworth on October 7! It all started about 12 years ago with a little aluminum pocket cross that Eric received as a gift. He loved the gift, but  decided that if … Read moreVendor Spotlight: Crosses by Eric

Vendor Spotlight: Simple Gifts Toys

Hold on to your wallets, friends, you’re about to be wowed. Lisa McSpadden is a very local artisan.  Leavenworth is her hometown.  She’s also a homeschooling mama to two beautiful boys, which inspired her one-of-a-kind handmade toys.  In fact, she started making toys as a way to barter for diapers when her boys were small.  … Read moreVendor Spotlight: Simple Gifts Toys

Town Spotlight: Stephenson’s General Store

There’s been a general store at  618 State Road 62 in Leavenworth for 100 years.  It started out as Stephensons & Co, but the family who had owned it since 1917 had to close down in 2008. It might be a sad story if not for Tony and Judy Gallina.  They re-opened the store in 2010 … Read moreTown Spotlight: Stephenson’s General Store

Vendor Spotlight: Wired, Fired, and Vintage Inspired

Gloria Schotter has been an art fiend since she was a child. In her own words, “There is nothing better as a child than the smell of a new box if Crayola 64 with the sharpener in the side!” Backroads Market couldn’t agree more. As for making jewelry, it’s been a long journey with lots … Read moreVendor Spotlight: Wired, Fired, and Vintage Inspired

Vendor Spotlight: Metal Trends and Wooden Blends


Metal Trends and Wooden Blends is an artisan vendor appearing at Backroads Market on October 7, 2017 Mindy Bounds and her sister,  Marlie, create gorgeous metal and wood pieces that will have you drooling.  But when you hear the story of they got started, you’re going to love them even more.

Their mom’s death in 2013 ended their parents 44-year-long love story.   Their dad, Don Bounds, was at somewhat of a loss as to how to fill his time. In 2014, with his overabundance of time and his love of all things wood and metal, he came up with the ingenuity and creativity for Metal Trends & Wooden Blends as a way to fill his time and to spend some quality time with his daughters or “girls” as he called them.  In July of 2015,  Mindy and Marlie’s dad was tragically killed in a car crash but he had taught his girls enough of his MTWB “bag of tricks” that they opted to continue the business to keep his special blend of creativity alive.

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Vendor Spotlight: Heart of Glass by Jan

Jan Ashabranner has been a maker all her life.  But it wasn’t until last year when she visited a market herself that she found her true calling.  Lucky for us art-loving buyers, she saw someone at that market making art from broken glass.  After watching for a few minutes, she realized she could make art … Read moreVendor Spotlight: Heart of Glass by Jan

Musician Spotlight: Ryan Lynton

While you shop the talented vendors at  Backroads Market on October 7, those lovely sounds in the background will be the amazing musicians who have agreed to spend the day entertaining you. We love them all, but this week we want to tell you about Ryan Lynton, Singer-Guitarist Extraordinaire. Spotlight: Ryan Lynton Ryan is a … Read moreMusician Spotlight: Ryan Lynton

Vendor Spotlight: Linda’s Soap Shop

We love our vendors, and we can’t wait for you to get the chance to meet them at the inaugural Backroads Market on October 7, 2017. Because we want you as excited about the Market as we are, we’ll be introducing you to several of our vendors leading up to the big day. Our very … Read moreVendor Spotlight: Linda’s Soap Shop