Why Ranch Junkie Mercantile?
But I'd seriously doubt she'd have the time! Her blood, sweat and tears have gone into Ranch Junkie Mercantile (and no doubt raising a couple of kids) that it's back to the grind for her!
Isn't that the kind of business you want to endorse? Yes for me. Yes for you?
I always fully vent the companies I partner with. Personal connections are important. Actually speaking with the owners over the phone is paramount.
I enjoyed reading Erin and Shawn's background info, too. Erin no doubt inherited her artistic eye from her grandmother.
And Shawn learned the woodworking trade from his grandfather who taught him all his secrets.
It shows in their craftsmanship!
But what you can't teach is passion. Erin and Shawn posses that trait in excess.
Buy from Ranch Junkie Mercantile and you're getting quality, quality, quality.
Ranch Junkie's seriously silly, chic style...
That's Ranch Junkie Style for you. Just. Plain. Fun. In an HGTV kind of way.
Rustic farmhouse. Vintage splendor. Cottage chic. French provincial. Americana. Country farm kitchen. Boutique beauty. Southwest swag. Industrial style. Weathered nautical.
What's not to love?
- neutral, natural colors with white, cream, beige, sage with touches of grey. Some earthy greens browns or even light blues.
- lots of textures. Mix fabrics such as cotton, canvas, and chenille.
- mixed metals with an industrial twist (think galvanized metals and chicken wire)
- comfortable with homey accents
- wood, reclaimed wood and lots of it. Distressed wood, too!
We're talking comfortable style. Yet refined is it not?
1st place winner wins a rustic barnwood floating shelf!
You'll want one of these shelves in just about every room in your home including the bathroom.
Shelves make a space go from bland and boring to invigorating with a focal point.
And guess what! Shelves can hold up to 50 lbs. Let's celebrate!
You choose the length from 12"-48" so there's lots of versatility and flexibility.
Now Tom and I have a rustic/southwest themed room with a woodburning stove. We love this cozy space!
The two shelves add dramatic vertical interest to walls that were positively blah before!
The eye is drawn upward with all the vertical pizzazz.
As a side note, the instructions included with the shelves were spot-on easy to follow. The supports and screws were included.
So it's not rocket science. My husband had them up in about an hour. That's really good for him!
Tom, you're not reading this, right?
How would you use your rustic barnwood floating shelf?
Sturdy storage for books, bowls, fun dishes or holiday decor. We love using ours as a mantel!
But these shelves are also ideal for photographs, antiques, canvases, candles, trinkets, fancy dishes, vintage items, and all your hobby collections!
In fact, use these shelves for anything you love to display but don't want the kids or the grandkids to break.
Know what I mean? They can't seem to keep their grubby little paws off your stuff!
Putting your nativity scene up or your Christmas village on one of these shelves is a no-brainer.
No shame in invoking your creativity with a dazzling white wreath display in January and Valentine's Day decor all the way come February.
And that collection of breakable glitter elves you have? This is where they go!
Rustic farmhouse shelves beyond belief.....
These shelves? Totally exceeded my expectations. Sure, I could have tried to get Tom to have made them and he would have been willing.
But the stress would have drove us to tears.
Tom and I are not woodworkers so we leave that task to the professionals ~ Erin and Shawn from Ranch Junkie Mercantile.
Would they have come out as nice as the shelves from Ranch Junkie? No way.
These rustic farmhouse shelves look one-of-a-kind because they are. Handmade by Erin and Shawn.
Comparing the shelves is interesting because they each boast little differences that make them unique. Nicks and nail holes are part of their chic charm. Stunning!
2nd place winner scores the weekender duffle bag
When are you not looking for a great tote bag? You're always on the go and you want to bring the items you "need" when you're out and about.
A large empty bag is always a welcome sight! Fills me with glee.
Whether you're heading out for a day trip or for a long weekend, this large travel bag hits the sweet spot.
Gotta have snacks, a change of outfits when they get wet playing in the snow and a few small toys.
In lieu of a diaper bag, I like to throw a few diapers, wipes and an outfit change for Timothy in this bag. And the girls always throw in a few Barbie dolls when my back is turned.
And if you are finally taking that much deserved weekend getaway, there's plenty of room for several outfits, your cosmetic bag and another cute pair of shoes.
Southwestern large weekender duffle bag specs....
- Unique Southwest Design
- Large center compartment allows for flexible packing
- Sizable inside pocket keeps smaller items at hand
- Suede handles accent corners
- 4 plastic feet to keep bottom clean
- Fully lined
- Size: 22" long x 10" wide x 12" tall
- 13" Strap drop
- 6 stunning southwest styles to choose from
Warning - You will no doubt struggle to choose which bag to go with out of the 6 styles! They are all so unique. I have the Diego and think I look pretty swanky with the weekender slung over my shoulder! Not bad for this sometimes frumpy gal!