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

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

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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