WHO IS SPUNKY MONKEY?
Spunky Monkey Alaska was born from our love of making something old new again. Our items are handmade from recycled and/or repurposed materials whenever possible. We specialize in pallet wood pieces, railroad spike creations, natural soy upcycled wine and alcohol bottle candles, and custom orders. We can create anything you can imagine! Have an idea for a custom piece? Send us a message and tell us about it!
HOW DOES COFFEE FIT IN?
In 2019 we decided to open a coffee kiosk inside Poppy Lane Merchantile located in Palmer, Alaska. We proudly serve Heritage Coffee, locally roasted here in Juneau, Alaska. The journey to open our coffee kiosk has been especially rewarding because we opened it in memory of my mother, Terrie. In the early 1990's my mom had a small coffee shop called Binky's Den in the beautiful coastal town of Seward, Alaska. It is there that I first tasted Heritage Coffee and I was hooked! We are so incredibly honored to be able to carry the same premium coffee in our shop.
WHAT'S IN A NAME?
Many people are stumped by our name. They like it but it doesn't describe what we do. Our name came to us one afternoon while watching our fur baby run as fast as he could in circles after a bath. Gizmo, our rescue Japanese Chin, has always been full of spunk. We started calling him Monkey years ago and that afternoon I said he was a "Spunky Monkey." The rest is history. So, basically we named our company after the dog and it fit. The definition of spunky is courageous and determined and monkey means playful and fun. That describes us both. He is the Monkey and I am the Spunky. Together we are Spunky Monkey.