22.11.14

A Giveaway From Junque Hippy

Today's giveaway is from our newest sponsor, Junque Hippy.  



Tell us a little about yourself:

The Junque Hippy Company is made up of a fun, creative and sometimes crazy family of four from the Midwest.
Owners, Travis and Tessa Trumble, along with our two boys Christian and Logan, all lend a hand in the business each day by offering each of our individual talents and passions.


We started off re-purposing lamps that sold online and at local craft fairs and slowly moved towards other upcycled products that we did more for a hobby.
We realized quickly that we had so much fun looking for items at garage sales, thrift shops and even at the end of some curbs and turning these pieces into fun and functional items for our customers that we wanted to do more.
After some trial and error and MANY mistakes we started specializing in furniture painting and restoration and we haven’t looked back.
We now spend our days finding old, rusty, worn-out, beat down, vintage and plain ol’ forgotten about pieces and create something new that has character and a story.

What's your favorite part of being a small, family business?
I think we all agree that we love to create. We love to see our ideas go from talking about them at dinner, to paper and then a finished product.
It is rewarding to see that we are able to take pieces that may have been forgotten or tossed out and see them take on a new life.
The most rewarding part of what we do is that we can do it together, as a family. It definitely brings us closer together and makes our love show through in our work.

What does your work space look like?

Ah, it is a beautiful disaster. We recently moved from Georgia to the Midwest and have been searching for a workshop to move into, but in the meantime we are working out of our home.
If you are familiar with Wisconsin winters you know that working outside from November until April is completely out of the question. In the summer we are able to work on pieces outside on our patio, in the driveway and garage, however now that old man winter has quickly moved in, so has our workspace.
We find ourselves working in closer quarters to one another, scrambling to find space for new items we’ve picked and becoming experts in finding new uses for our storage space indoors.
We recently have been working on a photography studio in our upstairs loft and that has been a lot of fun seeing that come together.

What are you looking forward to this year?

We are extremely excited for the holiday season this year. We have found a niche for re-purposing old rusty corrugated tin, (found on the roof or siding of older buildings) into unique Christmas ornaments.
The corrugated tin has a great patina and makes for some amazing and rustic looking items.




For today's giveaway, Travis and Tessa are generously giving away a set of two Rustic Corrugated Tin Christmas Star Ornaments.   



You can enter to win by leaving a comment below.  Gain additional entries, in the following ways {be sure to leave a comment for each additional entry}:
* Like Junque Hippy on Facebook
* Share on Facebook
* Follow their blog

Comments will be closed Saturday, November 29th, and a winner will be announced Sunday.


In addition, Junque Hippy is offering an Etsy coupon code CYBER15, good for 15% off any shop purchase until Monday, December 1, 2014. 


Thank you for supporting independent artisans this holiday season! 



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Congratulations to Lesli {wabisabinaturals}, you're the winner!  
Please contact us at thesittingtree{at}gmail{dot}com to claim your prize.

18 comments:

  1. I love the stars - having two front living room windows, I'd hang them right in front of the electric Chistmas candles that I always put in the windows - in that way, the stars would "glow" out into the dark on Main Street.

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  2. I've liked Junque Hippie on Facebook they have such unique items.

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  3. I've subscribed to their blog by email. Can' wait to get their blog posts.

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  4. And finally, shared on Facebook - that way everyone has the chance to win these simple and beautiful stars! If I don't win them, I hope they go to a great person!

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  5. Those stars are adorable. Quaint and rustic...Perfect for a Wisconsin Christmas!
    Love them!
    Ann

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  6. And now that I think about it even more, I can see all kinds of Christmas tin ornaments...reindeer, hearts, pine trees, round personalized ornaments....all hanging with a little distressed gingham ribbon. Hmmmm....adorable!
    Ann

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  7. Beautiful stars, perfect to hang on any tree. Thank you for such a lovely giveaway.

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  8. The star ornaments are so cute! Love the handmade soap...as well as the recyclable packaging. Thank you!

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  9. Liked them on Facebook. Thank you!

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  10. Following their blog. Thank you!

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  11. Great giveaway.
    Traci

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  12. Love the stars - great repurposing! (LaurenS Rav)

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  13. These are just lovely, and so is this family business! Thank you for introducing me to another WI business, I love finding artisans in my state :)

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  14. The patina on the recycled tin is beautiful! Such a cute family...love that they followed their passion!

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  15. I liked Junque Hippy on facebook.
    Lesli

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