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Member of the Month – February 2021

Sophisticated Rubbish

Sophisticated Rubbish started out as a hobby for Janis. Paint some furniture. Clean and restore vintage home decor. Sell at a pop up vendor show. She moved on to selling in consignment stores.

2017 she moved back to Eden and then came Jim. He liked to dig and hunt for old, dinged up, dented, scratched up stuff too! Before they knew it they had a garage full of new loved items! So they tried a bigger market. Three day vintage sales and they were very successful. A few bigger shows under their belts and customers were seeking us out. They looked at several small shops to sell in but just were not satisfied.

Early 2019 they looked at a space on Monroe St in Eden but it was huge and they held off a bit. June 2019 they went back to the same space and jumped in headfirst. Lots of ideas, lots of work, lots of help and Sophisticated Rubbish storefront was real! September 2019 they were open for business! They have grown quite a bit since opening.

The store includes The Beauty Shop where Janis does hair, Rubbish Resale Room in the back where they have discount overstock, vintage and antique salvage and a new Christian gift shop and home decor section! Cold bottled soda, candy shop, small prayer group meets on Wednesday mornings. A beautiful gathering spot for people to come and browse. An old time mercantile store feel. Lots of beautifully restored treasures! Come visit!



Jim and Janis 2.19.21
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