GreyRiverMarket

Grey River Market

253 Sales On Etsy since 2016

5 out of 5 stars (48)

GreyRiverMarket

Grey River Market

253 Sales

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Melissa Tenpas

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Melissa Tenpas

Announcement    Welcome to Grey River Market! I love quality, well-made, beautiful homemade items that tell a story and are all about excellence and character. Love the richness of wood. Its texture. The weave and swirl of the grain in the wood. The gorgeous colors revealed as stain is added to the knot of the wood. As a designer and marketer, my mind is always exploding with creative new ideas.

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Last updated on Jul 19, 2019

Welcome to Grey River Market! I love quality, well-made, beautiful homemade items that tell a story and are all about excellence and character. Love the richness of wood. Its texture. The weave and swirl of the grain in the wood. The gorgeous colors revealed as stain is added to the knot of the wood. As a designer and marketer, my mind is always exploding with creative new ideas.

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About GreyRiverMarket

Sales 253
On Etsy since 2016

Almost Veterinarian Turned Designer and Community Changer

I grew up in a small town in Wisconsin, always barefoot, always getting dirty, always exploring. My parents and grandparents let me work alongside them, taking care of a myriad of animals, building and tinkering and discovering. I developed a love for antiques from my mom and learned the art of garage sales. My favorite store was Ben Franklin. I always wanted to pick up a new paint or craft or creative tool.

After majoring in pre-Vet biology and fine arts, I decided I'd head to Vet School. I was accepted to numerous Vet Schools around the globe, but it never set right with me. My ultimate dream was owning my own business and living out in the country. ( I moved to Colorado and do NOT yet live in the country, but I have owned my own business for several years! ) I said YES to a five-year program for my Masters Degree in Public Health and Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine. I finished my MPH...and told the Vet School, "Nope, sorry!" I wanted to work with kids, transform the community, and dive headlong into a creative profession, combining purpose, community development, loving the broken, serving the poor, and being creative.

Now, I work with foster children, help lead a non-profit community health and transitional housing organization, and own my own marketing/branding/editing/photography/
design/creative innovation business. My new creative outlet is building things by hand and making tangible, real, long-lasting items of beauty for your home, your dining table, your kitchen, your garden.

I'm inspired by weathered wood, old Midwest barns, European architecture and charm, rusted metals, old Victorian houses, established neighborhoods, distressed wood, and a combination of old and new.

Welcome to my little corner of the world. : ) Grey River Market!

Melissa

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  • Melissa Tenpas

    Owner, Creator, Designer

    Hi, I'm Melissa, also known as The Blonde Dutch Girl. I'm a marketer, designer, photographer, entrepreneur, and dreamer. World traveler, agent of hope for foster kids, and community developer. Welcome to my creative world, Grey River Market!

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Last updated on Dec 14, 2018
Frequently asked questions
When will you drop my item in the post?

Your item will be handcrafted at the time of order. This means that I will craft, process, wrap, and ship your item sometime within 3-4 weeks. I return to craft more handmade goods after January 3, 2019.