The Store


Visit us and be inspired. Find unique items for the home, entertaining and gift-giving. We highlight the talents of local makers and artists as well as home decor, kitchen, nursery/kids, or gifts for special occasions and people in your life.

Juniper showcases local authors, artisans & artists by carrying their products and through ongoing pop-up events. Find Rochester 585 items as well as things known to NY State and our region.

Erica Walther Portrait

Erica Walther Schlaefer


The Owner


Juniper is owned by Erica Walther Schlaefer, born and raised in Irondequoit, NY. She is married to her husband AJ and has 3 children and a Golden Retriever named Beatrice. 

Erica’s father owned his own real estate firm in Irondequoit for over 40 years; she became a licensed agent in 2003 also acting as the business and marketing manager. She understand what goes into a family-owned business and believes in the special nature of small business and their necessity to enhance our communities. Juniper was founded from a long-time dream of opening a shop that offers the community unique, beautiful, and handcrafted items for gifts and home décor.

Erica aims to create a place for supporting other small business owners by highlighting local authors and artisans. Look for ongoing events and scheduled pop-ups.

Frequently Asked Questions


Do you have online sales?

Yes! Check our online shop. We offer shipping and curbside pick-up options.

How do you find your local artisans?

We are always looking for new and interesting items to sell in our shop. Contact Us to request more information.

Do you offer workshops?

In the future we will be hosting workshops and events that cover a variety of different topics: crafting, writing, self-care and other life skills.

Do you have shopping by appointment?

We offer private shopping appointments on Wednesdays and Sundays.Contact Us to request more information and schedule your date.


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