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Combining junk and antiques at Arts and Crafts Fair

Staff writer

With a passion for continuing their family-run business, Clemo Haddox and his brother Michael took over DC’s Juntiques from their parents in 2011 and continue to bridge the gap between junk and antiques.

“We combine junk and antiques to come up with juntiques,” Clemo said.

Donna Carol Haddox — his mother and the business’ namesake — has a love for antiques, which Clemo and his father, Benny Haddox, refer to as junk.

Benny and Donna retired, but they are still active with the business.

“We build wrought iron yard art,” Clemo said. “We build wagons and baskets and a lot of different things to put into your yards and gardens.”

DC’s Juntiques uses wrought iron and rocks and turns the materials into yard art including angels, frogs, and turtles.

“As far as wrought iron goes, there are people who have done these projects before, but we incorporated rocks and there are not a lot of people who do that,” Clemo said. “We’re not the only ones who do it, but we’re one of the few who do.”

DC’s Juntiques, based out of South Coffeyville, Oklahoma, returns to the Hillsboro Arts and Crafts Fair year after year because of the people.

“You meet people and you may only see them once a year, but you build those relationships,” Clemo said. “There’s one lady I’ve seen probably for the last 10 years and she’ll buy those garden angels we make every year. So this year, we know to expect her and we will make a few of those angels. It’s an enjoyment — the people you meet on the road where you get to see what the rest of the world is doing.”

Last modified Sept. 14, 2017

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