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    CJC Moved In! A Fall Farmhouse Market in Gonyea's Foxwood Neighborhood

    CJC Moved In!  A Fall Farmhouse Market in Gonyea's Foxwood Neighborhood
    We moved our store into a new construction home for a weekend, and it was all sorts of fixer-upper-inspired fabulous! Check out the pinterest-worthy photos and Fall design ideas.

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    BIG NEWS | CJC is on the move!

    Carver Junk Company started out four and a half years ago in a 300-sq ft space with a month-to-month lease. Our goals were to create a store that appealed to people like us, that was open one weekend a month, and to fill our "spare" time with a hobby we could work on together. I wish I could remember how those conversations sounded. "It's 18 hours a month. It'll be fun!" "It's an excuse to go to flea markets! And we'll have a place to sell all the things we find, so we don't turn into hoarders!" We lasted four months in that 300 sq ft space before we outgrew it. We moved a half block up the street into a bigger space, we found some equally-crazy and motivated vendors to join us, and opened our doors. A year later, with a baby on the way, we knew we couldn't keep moving dozens and dozens of furniture pieces up and down treacherous stairways every month. We moved. Again. This time, 2 full blocks up the street, into our current location. In 2014, we heard a demand for a CJC location that was open more often, and closer to many of our customers, so we opened a second location in Mpls. Each time, our business was busting at the seams, and our demand had outgrown the space we had. And this time is no different. Yes, this time...we're moving again! We've loved our time in Carver. The town is charming - it's why we live here, in the same historic downtown area. The members of the community are amazing, and have been incredibly supportive of our small business. We're moving because we need more space, and it's not available in our little downtown Carver. We're looking forward to almost double our square footage and a dedicated workshop space where we can share our passion for DIY with more people via more classes! We're moving because Chaska feels as much like home to us as Carver has been. Chad grew up in this area, living in Chaska from the time he was born through middle school. The building we're moving to is a historic bank in downtown Chaska. It's the same historic main street where he grew up riding his bike with friends. We're moving because the future of downtown Carver feels uncertain, and the focus of the City government is on growing the community far from its center. We're moving to a downtown that's actively working on revitalization and growth, and we know our current customers and our supportive Carver community will love the new space as much as we do! Our beautiful new building features 13-ft ceilings, exposed brick, natural wood work, the original bank vault (which will be a part of our sales floor space!) and a light, bright interior. It's the perfect fit for modern, industrial farmhouse style. We can't wait to show it off to you in May, at our Grand Opening! We still intend to be open one weekend [plus maybe an extra day] each month, along with the other occasional stores in Chaska. We're beyond excited to be joining a group of existing businesses that started this occasional market. They're unique, local shops that support dozens of other local makers. They focus on remaining unique, supporting one another, and ensuring that their products are complementary to one another. It feels like the perfect home for CJC! Thank you all for making this possible, for helping us continue to grow, expand and push our boundaries. Our customers remind us, again and again, when we take on crazy projects that push us far beyond our original goals for this business, that we have so much support and love! Chad, Brandy, and the CJC team!   Visit the Carver store for our Grand Finale: March 16th - 19th, 10 am - 4 pm each day. We won't have a "store" location in the SW Metro for April, but our Minneapolis store is open 7 days a week, and our CJC@HOME event is April 21-23rd in Apple Valley!

    July Ladies' Night + Upcoming August Events!

    Whew! It's been a busy month! So busy, I forgot to fill you all in on the amazing Ladies' Night we had in July {you know, for those of you who couldn't make it...} First of all, we had some amazing vendors join us. Camp Cheesecake, which is the vintage camper-turned-food truck, came out with their cheesecake by the slice, and it was heavenly. Not only did they have all the best flavors you think of when you think cheesecake, they also carry gluten-free and vegan cheesecakes. Our daughter has a dairy allergy, so for her first birthday, instead of regular cake, we had the vegan raspberry swirl cheesecake from these gals, and everyone raved about it! The cheesecake is made by Muddy Paws Cheesecake out of St. Louis Park, and it's the best in town. THEN, we partnered with the fabulous Michaela Rae Photography and Mobile Photo Booth MN. Michaela setup an open-air photo booth right in the store, and we used a set of antique church doors as the backdrop, with some vintage picture frames for props. These booths are fun for so many occasions! Michaela also took some amazing shots of the store while she was there, with her regular camera {because taking all the cool stuff into the photo booth would have been tough...you know, because there was SO MUCH cool stuff.} We had some beverages, and I put myself on stage to do a milk paint demo. We let everyone test out the milk paint on some mini-MN wooden ornaments, and then I painted a small end table, distressed and waxed it, all within the hour of the demo. Check out the pics, and then mark your calendars for August 19th {Wed, 6-8pm} and August 20-23 {10-4 each day} for our upcoming event! Remember, our Carver store is a one-weekend-per-month store. CARVER Junk Company | Michaela Rae Photography | Vintage Block Letters In addition to the August shopping event, we have one more Milk Paint workshop happening in August, one in September, and at least one in October. Sign up early!

    New Art Prints: Nursery, Fall, and Home Sweet Home

    We're pretty excited about these pretty new prints! And we're even more excited to finally have them in some styled shots, so you have a better idea of what they could look like framed and in your home.  We sell these in both store locations, and will be listing them online soon. In store, you can purchase these 11x14 prints unframed for $20 each, or framed for $56 each. Autumn Definition Art Print | Minneapolis Wall Decor Wall Art | Made in MN | Minnesota Artist | hayrides, pies, sweaters, pumpkin spice latte, apple cider, bonfires, leaves, fall Autumn Definition Art Print | Minneapolis Wall Decor Wall Art | Made in MN | Minnesota Artist | Dream Big Little One Green | Nursery Art | Carver Junk Company Autumn Definition Art Print | Minneapolis Wall Decor Wall Art | Made in MN | Minnesota Artist | Dream Big Little One Hot Pink | Nursery Art | Carver Junk Company Autumn Definition Art Print | Minneapolis Wall Decor Wall Art | Made in MN | Minnesota Artist | D is for Dog Puppy | Nursery Art | Carver Junk Company Autumn Definition Art Print | Minneapolis Wall Decor Wall Art | Made in MN | Minnesota Artist | Home Sweet Home Flowered Wreath Print | Carver Junk Company Autumn Definition Art Print | Minneapolis Wall Decor Wall Art | Made in MN | Minnesota Artist |I love you in the morning and in the afternoon, I love you in the evening, and underneath the moon| Nursery Art | Carver Junk CompanyWhich one is your favorite? Are there any specific quotes or styles you'd like us to bring in for future prints?  

    Online Store: New Products Added!

    We love handmade. Especially really cool, locally handmade stuff. We've recently added to our online store, and have some new products we think you'll love!

    State Love

    MN Beer Cap Bottle Map | We also have Wisconsin! | Carver Junk Company | Handmade Home Decor | Craft Beer Display Wisconsin Keychain Bottle Opener 14 Gauge Metal | Made in Minnesota | MN | WI | Carver Junk Company City Bike Print | 11x14 | Minneapolis Skyline | Road Bike | MN | Screenprinted | Limited Edition | Brian Geihl |Dogfish Media  Loch Ness Art Prints | Paul Bunyan | Babe the Blue Ox | Minnesota Greeting Cards | Handmade
     Paul Bunyan and Babe the Blue Ox Plush Set | Carver Junk Company | Handmade MN | Original Art | Brian Ness | Lochness Mpls    mngrown-4pack_10e3ab6d4f80371a0cf8a171c4c0c133  Minneapolis Art | Spoon and Cherry
     MN Alphabet State Print Red White Black  Barnwood Handpainted Home MN Sign | Minnesota  Minnesota Tree Screenprinted Art  MN Wall Mounted Bottle Opener | 14 Gauge Steel | Minnesota

    Smell-Good Stuff

    Natural Soap | Handmade | Birch Tree Basics | St. Paul, MN | Tea Tree Face Bar Natural Soap | Handmade | Birch Tree Basics | St. Paul, MN | Wake Me Up Bar Natural Soap | Handmade | Birch Tree Basics | St. Paul, MN | Lavender Rosemary Bar Natural Body Products | Handmade in Minnesota | Man Soap & Beard Oil Set | Father's Day

    Around the House

     DIY Terrarium in a Jar Kit | Made in MN | Unicorn Terrarium | Moss Terrarium  Antique Zinc Mason Jar Lid Coaster Set | Repurposed Coasters | Made in MN Photo Holder Wood Block | Handmade MN | Great for Recipes, Photos, Handwritten Notes Photo Holder Wood Block | Handmade MN | Great for Recipes, Photos, Handwritten Notes, Instagram Photos
     Custom Wine Rack | Metal and Wood | 8 bottle wine rack | Handmade MN  SHIT Art Print | Bathroom Wall Art | Handmade MN  SHIT Art Print | Bathroom Wall Art | Handmade MN  Custom Made-to-order Barnwood Sign | Home Arrows | Handmade in MN | Minnesota Signs | Handpainted
    Which new items are your favorites? What new handmade items would you like to see us carry in the future?