Monday, May 30, 2011

Introducing... The Junk Girls... Jenny and Melissa

Being surrounded by such magnificent talent is both inspiring and motivating.  You have met 4 fabulous woman and I want to introduce you to two more....they are called
The Junk Girls...but us ladies know them as Jenny and Melissa.

Jenny Kompolt, Melissa James and Me
These ladies focus their energy and passion together and are responsible for some of the most unique creations we've ever seen.  Their story began in corporate America where they both spent time in the Graphic Design & Ad Agency world, then Jenny as the Creative Director for Netflix, and then both of them worked in the marketing department of EBay. Most recently they spent 10 years as the Founder & Co-Founder of Kompolt Online Auction Agency , working with large corporate brands, agencies and non-profits to raise money for charity and bring awareness to their products & causes. They are especially proud of that "past life" and the over $23 M raised, just while they were there - and to see the company continue to thrive, too! 

What started as "art therapy" has blossomed into other areas. Including wall installations, lighting, furniture,  and "Bling"  using antique, vintage, found & recycled objects.

They have a passion for finding the beauty in something common and turning it into something beautiful and changing the way people see it. 

Antique industrial salvage turned into lighting, tables, accessories and wall art

One of a kind water feature made from an old copper tub

Pendent lighting made from antique yard sticks
Jenny's beautiful antique letterpress tables, desks and mirrors
The Junk Girls famous "Bling" line has propelled The Junk Girls to stardom in stores, wineries and boutiques nationwide.  Using recycled spoons to create keychains, necklaces, Holiday ornaments,  labels for wine bottles, cheese markers, tablecloth weights, letter openers and plant markers.

Their latest "Bling" is made from vintage door kick plates made from brass that were salvaged from schools in the Central Coast of California.

Not only can you make a necklace or a keychain from the many varieties of sayings, letters and numbers you can also wear one on your wrist that's been made into a fashionable leather cuff made from vintage leather belts.

This past week the girls paid us a visit and brought us lots of new Junk Girl items for the store.  Including water features for indoors and out, their new "Aviary" pendent lights and lots of beautiful "cloche art".  The new bling and cuffs will be in store in the next week along with a new product that I know you all will be thrilled to use the next time you entertain.  For now I have to remain hush hush but stay tuned.... they're well worth the wait.

 These two ladies have blessed my life in so many ways.  Not only are there creations a huge compliment to the store, but they have become very good friends.  Together we're climbing, following our dreams, inspiring one another, and creating great memories along the way. Thank you Jenny and Melissa for all that you bring to my life and "The Mess"

The Junk Girls, 3 Fine Grains / A Beautiful Mess will be selling at the Alameda Flea Market June 5th in space B21.  Hope to see you there!

Have a Happy Memorial Day!


Be sure to follow us on facebook to see photos of new merchandise as it comes in the store.  Yes, we do ship in and out of the Country.


  1. Wahoooooooo Junk Girls...I love your "stuff" and I love A Beautiful Mess the store. I would like to give you a complimentary "pot of paint" to play with, Annie Sloan Chalk Paint. I'll be up in your area soon and if you can go to my website and select a color I'll drop it by. We've got to get Chalk Paint into your store.
    So. California Annie Sloan Stockist

  2. Junk Girls are my "go to" for commissions for my new house. A fountain, small pieces inside the home and a hanging feature as yet to be designed will put the JG finishing touches on my creation.

  3. The yardstick pendant light is fantastic! What a clever way to use something that might have otherwise ended up in a dump. I love your stuff!

  4. Melissa and Jenny K. are 2 of the most beautiful people in the world. Their generous sprit shines in all they do! Kymberley, It sounds like you are truly blessed to get to know "those" girls!
    smiles, alice

  5. Thank you SO much everyone! We are so proud to be a part of the Mess and so appreciate everyone's words! XO Jenny & Melissa

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  7. Love your stuff! What size stamps are you using on the spoons?

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