The Store


Come and be inspired and 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 through ongoing pop-up events. Find Rochester 585 items as well as things known to NYS 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.  Erica has served the community as a business person since 2003.

She comes from a family-owned business background and believes in the special nature of small business and its 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 community events and highlighting local authors and makers through a series of ongoing events.


Frequently Asked Questions


Do you have online sales?

Not yet. We may add this feature in the future.

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.

What kind of workshops do you offer?

We offer a variety of different workshops. They are for kids and adults in the creative realm as well as life enhancement topics such as nutrition and business. Check our calendar for scheduled workshops.

I am interested in teaching a workshop. Who do I contact?

Please Contact Us to learn more.

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