Barr Street Market Vendor Series: Big Purple Deck
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Barr Street Market Vendor Series: Big Purple Deck

I don’t know about y’all, but when I am shopping fun brand names always catch my eye. Big Purple Deck caught mine! Their products are just as unique as their name. Big Purple Deck is one of the many vendors at the YLNI Barr Street Market. This wonderful establishment was created by and is run by Linda Rupp and Judy Yoder, two sisters. This is their first year at the YLNI Barr Street Market, “We are just getting started in the business and have been testing the water to see if there was a market for our product.” Big Purple Deck creates sandcasted leaves for indoor and outdoor use and decor. What makes one interested in making sandcasted leaves you ask? Rupp and Yoder saw leaves made of ceramic once and loved them! They read how to make them using concrete. “My sister and I finally got together about a year ago specifically to try our hand at it. We were very pleased and friends were impressed and interested in buying.” The number ONE thing they want all their customers to know is each leaf made is an individual. They can only use a leaf one time and one time only. They do not change any of the leaves details. It is all original with the leaf’s design. They paint each item by hand and finish every one with a gloss and an outdoor sealer, each product can be outside if desired. They use a variety of leaves that they mostly gather from their own flower beds and gardens. Each leaf varies from 3 inches to over 20 inches. Some suggested uses of these unique sandcasted leaves are: a candy dish, a soap dish, a spoon rest, a place by kitchen sink for a scratcher, a jewelry or loose change or key holder, a candle holder, a table top display, or a bird feeder. And, they are beautiful to place in your flower beds. Rupp and Yoder’s favorite thing about the YLNI Barr Street Market is “Visiting with the people who stop by. It’s so interesting to see their facial expressions and hear their comments when we explain our product.  We have had wonderful feedback and compliments.” Big Purple Deck’s next and FINAL date at the market is August 29 (TOMORROW)! Look for them at local numerous craft shows in the surrounding area. They will soon be on Facebook. Right now their business is just word of mouth. So come visit...

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