At the Shipshewana Flea Market, we like to shine a "spotlight" on a few of our vendors to help customers get to know them better. This week, we'll be spotlighting a business called Three, who will be selling in The "FLEA"ture June 6-7 and August 1-2, 2017. The "FLEA"ture is a new section of the Shipshewana flea market (open June-Sept) with different product themes.
Three is owned by three (who would have guessed?!) local school teachers, Jen, Amanda and Mallory. They are all full-time educators, and they each have two young kiddos. Together, they sell refurbished and repurposed furniture pieces, hand-lettered signs and a variety of hand-made and antique home decor. Take a look at our interview to get to know them a little better!
What's the story of your business?
Three: Basically we started the business because we all love being creative. We were each doing projects for ourselves and for friends and family. We thought, "Hey, why don't we see if we can earn some extra money and turn our projects into a business!"
We actually started the business by opening a small shop in Shipshewana on Harrison St. in 2014. However, it was really hard to run the business and teach full time. We were invited to participate in an artisan market in 2015 and we were hooked. We decided to close the shop and just do markets instead.
How did you get the name "Three?"
Three: The name Three came to be because there are the three of us and from a little inside joke about teaching.
Why did you decide to set up at the Shipshewana "FLEA"ture?
Three: We decided to do the "flea"ture" because we all teach and are part of the Shipshewana community. We're excited to offer our awesome home decor to a large audience with other vendors like us!
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