Our Awesome Players
(and just a few of their specialties)
Trish Moore - Good Ju Ju - Chief Fun Officer
and Purveyor of Good Vibes!

AWrightDesign - Click here to see her Facebook Page

Amy has been living and teaching Art in Liberty Mo for the past 14 years.  She's been junking
and collecting with an obsessive passion for about the last 7 years, but has created, painted
or drawn every day of her life that she can remember!

What does Amy look for?  Junk that screams her name!  Ornate and funky furniture pieces
that are in need of some serious surface refinishing and could use a little lovin'.  Furniture is
her favorite canvas and she loves to transform it into a signature piece that someone will
love to have in their home again. Tramp Art and anything groovy and glass from the 70s,
original portraits, artwork and paintings (you know they have a story!), most anything
colorful, kitschy, flashy, fancy, shiny, sparkly, or in any way over the top, unique, and

What are her favorite finds?  There are tons of them!...and she found most of them here at
Good JuJu actually...both a benefit and a hazard of working here!

Favorite thing she's created:  Her home..."I've tried to make sure that everything in it has
some history, character, and special meaning to me", says Amy. "I love working with the
peeps at Good JuJu because we all have such an appreciation for each other and what we do.
Our customers are just as awesome...I'm constantly amazed by how often I see customers
helping each other or have myself been helped by a customer when moving or carrying
something around the store for someone

What does Amy love to do the most? Refinishing, re-purposing and reviving quality vintage
and antique furniture to give it the personality that it deserves and to give you a signature
piece for your home that you will love"!

Willa Raybould - Princess of Mosaic & Purveyor of Fine vintage clothing

Sally Paredes - Artist and
furniture transformer

Quality painted furniture.  Re-purposed
furniture.  Re-purposed household items
such as yardsticks, cabinet doors, old frames,
windows and more, into unique, functional
accent pieces for your home.

Leanna & Maurice - Jams, Jellies and tons of style

We search barns, hay lofts, attics, cellars  and quiet old estates to  uncover astounding  
antique, vintage, mid-century, and retro treasures! Our goal is to make amazing forgotten
pieces  relevant for today's living spaces. Maurice uses a vibrant color pallet  to refresh and
revive hutches, buffets, unique chairs, side tables, dressers, armoires, night-stands,  dining-
room sets and quirky little accent pieces. It is our goal to make affordable redecorating  in
today's economy totally possible!    We have truckloads of back-stock in store for  the smart
shopper who visits the sale more than once during the once a month Good JuJu events! We
also offer our Grandmother's Pantry Candied Jalapenos,  Old Fashioned Lime Pickles, Chow-
Chow, Five Amigos Salsa, Pepper Patch Salsa, Pumpkin Butter, Apple Butter, Sweet Potato
Butter, and No Sugar Added jams.  

Chris & Dianne Ripper - Eclectibles
D-R Designs Jewelry on Facebook

You never know what exciting things you will find in Chris and Dianne Ripper’s space at Good
Ju Ju each month because they work hard to buy a unique and eclectic mix. While they don’t
specialize in any one category, they do enjoy buying: antique furniture, primitive pieces,
vintage jewelry, movie memorabilia, antique camera and photography items, old sporting
goods (baseball gloves, vintage photo's, etc), laces and trims and vintage fabric.

You will often find great things to decorate your table and home – Silverplate flatware and
serving dishes, vintage linens, elegant glassware, china, candleholders, chandeliers and
prisms, architectural elements, wall decor, mirrors, silhouettes, lots of alternative-use
interior decorating items and more.

The D-R Designs Jewelry Collection consists of vintage jewelry pieces that have been
refashioned into new jewelry designs. Vintage pins, earrings, beads and rhinestone pieces
are used to create new necklaces, bracelets and pierced earrings for today’s fashions.  New
designs are created for each month’s sale.  You will also always find a good selection of
vintage pins, necklaces and clip earrings that are still in their original form.
Chris and Dianne love to find unique antique and vintage items. The best compliment a
customer can give them is to say “Oh my gosh, that is so cool! I have never seen anything like
it before!”

Geri Wurth - Night Kitchen Vintage.  

To me, the "Night Kitchen" is that magical place from which all creativity flows. We all have
that mysterious and heart-driven place inside that makes us love what we love when it comes
to our homes and lives.

I love to find and re-purpose:  mid-century furniture, primitives, industrial pieces, & vintage
or antique furniture. Look for contrasts such as a fancy hutch with burlap backing, a Gothic
mirror painted teal, or a mid-century cabinet with map-door fronts.  I also carry LOTS of
fun small treasures: vintage clothing, LP's, vintage jewelry, pendant lamps, vintage frames
and prints, home decor and dishes.  It tickles me so much to see a customer enjoy a small,
well-loved treasure!
 Check out Geri's Facebook page!

Carrie's Booty -

Carrie has been “going to swap meets and flea markets since “before she was born,” and   
has an amazing eye for finding hand-made vintage treasures.

Customers at Good Ju Ju almost get lost within Carrie’s stacks of retro side tables and cool
midcentury furniture, all leading to a closet armoire Carrie re-purposed, complete with a
miniature hanging light inside.  The armoire holds belt-buckles, vintage earrings and
necklaces, scarves, cowboy boots, salt and pepper sets, tiny vases and vintage dishes.
Carrie loves to find things “made in earnest” from metal, wood, stone, or glass. She also
adores anything “bizarre or weird.”  Like a bronze belt-buckle with a couple square-dancing
on it.  Or a  1960’s pink shag rug.  

“I have always filled my home with vintage furniture and art and worn vintage clothes,” she
says.  Thus customers will also find a long rack of inspired vintage clothing, along with retro
purses, jewelry, midcentury art and tribal or Native art.  Carrie also loves music and
consistently stocks quality vinyl LP’s.

Carrie’s favorite find?  “A beat-up round coffee table covered in red leather.”  
Carrie appreciates how wonderful Good Ju Ju customers are.  “They are willing to brave our
busy sales” and truly enjoy the vintage goods we find for them.

Check out Carrie's Booty on Facebook.

Paul Wilson & Chelle Swanson
Kathy Heptig

Karen Kessler - A new view of shabby

You would be lucky to jump into Karen Kessler’s little gray truck and go vintage shopping with
her.  She is a great shopper and can find, as she says, “the oddest things,” like the dentist’s
case full of replica sample teeth.  But she also buys ‘normal things.’  Normal vintage things like
concrete birdbaths, rustic tables, wood porch swings, watering cans, birdhouses and primitive
benches, architectural elements, wall art, mirrors, small furniture, guy collectibles, garden,
kitchen oddities, lamps, interior decorating items, and cowboy boots!

Karen is drawn to rustic furniture in grays and whites, primitive tools and old signs, garden
décor, and anything having to do with back porches and farmhouses.  Her spot at Good Ju Ju
abounds with small delights as well: vintage children’s books, game pieces, vintage light bulbs,
and those ‘odd’ things again:  the faux wood fish with fishhook hangers, two tiny metal fans,
and a four foot yard stick.

Karen has shopped for 15 years now and doesn’t plan to stop.   “All I can say is that my
husband wants his basement back.”  
She also wants customer to know that she is “available for dating on the nights her husband is
gone.”  (That's a joke, people)  Karen is famous at Good Ju Ju for her energy and sense of

Pat and Mel Clouser - A strange love for the old and funky

Burlap Girls - April and Paige-

When decorating a space, April and Paige of Burlap often think of a particular quote: "A
perfectly kept house is the sign of a misspent life." In order to express life as evolving,
flexible, and passionate, April and Paige look for signs of a well-spent life, such as 20th
century office and home supplies, industrial keepsakes, original artwork, and lots of
expressive vintage clothing for men and women. After finding these style patterns, these
women then create a space at Good JuJu which tells a particular kind of story: no matter who
you are or what you love, you too can create spaces in your home full of your unique voice, your
changing interests, your real and rare passions. Come find all of the treasures of Burlap and
change your space with the seasons,the times, or with your own creative mind.
Check out Burlap on Facebook

Pam Kenny -

Jana Martinez- Patience pays off!

Pam and Patty- Here to stay and play.

We frequently have typography, vintage linens - aprons, curtains and fabric, tables, chairs,
jewelry, paper dolls, advertising memorabilia, vintage toys, books, lamps, unique art furniture,
industrial art furniture, unique art, mid-century lamps, bedroom sets, dining room tables &
chairs, sofas, easy chairs, vintage toys, painted desks, painted tables, books, china, dishes,
retro kitchen, lamps, urban farmhouse, industrial chic, chippy furniture, farmhouse style and
all things redesigned, repurposed & restored!

Ted & Mitzi Hargis - "Work in Progress" -Primitives, Shabby, Mucho More

Ted and Mitzi Hargis together make up the team “Work in Progress”, their business making
unique art and home furnishing pieces.  They live in St. Joe, Missouri, and travel back and
forth to Good Ju Ju, stocking their area with some of the coolest industrial pieces in the
West Bottoms of Kansas City.

Ted is famous for his lighting fixtures:  cultivator wheel chandeliers, metal cylinder pendant
lights, and tractor seat ceiling fixtures.  “I’ve been collecting stuff for 35 years,” says Ted.  
“I like unusual metal pieces that I can re-purpose into something useful.”  Like birdfeeders
and coat racks.  

Mitzi paints and restores everything from farm tables to primitive hutches to vintage trunks.
She also bakes, and Good Ju Ju vendors are treated every month to her chocolate chip

Mitzi brings a crafty and primitive touch to whatever she makes; for example, their “Work in
Progress” tags are cardstock Mitzi tea-stains to look old.  
Together this couple can re-purpose any farm implement or old wood furniture into a one-of-a-
kind piece.  Ted’s favorite one-of-a-kind piece?  “Hard to say, I enjoy making all of them.”

Elise Gerdts - UpChic Boutique -

Shelly Graham -

Adam Howard -

Jill Cook
- Home at Last Antiques

Amazing inventory of primitives, Americana, Folk Art and more, including: Primitive to formal
country antique furniture in original paint and natural wood finishes. Pie safes, dry sinks,
cupboards, chests, desks, farm & harvest tables, benches, country store counters and more.  
Huge inventory of 18th & 19th century American country primitives and accessories.  
Here to see the Home at Last Facebook page
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