about me

I’m Brooke Johnson, mother of 4, one a little angel. I’m married to my best friend, Matt. I started out in education, my mom taught, mother-in-law taught, husband taught, and I taught. But, I knew that wasn’t my calling. I have always loved rearranging things and styling vignettes. I can remember growing up rearranging my room, over and over again. I’m grateful my mom let me! And that love for design led me to starting The Junk Parlor. Want to know how I got that name?  CLICK HERE.

With little knowledge of running a business, but a big desire for change and minimal debt. Did I mention I’m a penny pincher? I started off slowly, continuing to teach while I had booths, shop space, barn sales and set-up at shows. I read as much as a could about running a creative business. Ultimately my goal was to quit teaching and open a brick and mortar. It took A LOT of convincing my husband, but in February of 2016 I opened the doors to my occasional shop. Want to know about an occasional shop? CLICK HERE.

THe Parlor

After a lot of careful thought and consideration – I decided to move my brick and mortar online so that more people could have the chance to buy my hard to find antiques. Take a look through The Parlor to find products you might like!